Islam Understood event in Collingwood Sunday
A number of Muslim youth will be canvassing Collingwood neighbourhoods on Sunday as part of a campaign to teach others about Islam.
Youth will take part in the Islam Understood event in Collingwood, presented by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. They will be joined by thousands of others who will fan out across 65 towns across Canada in addition to core downtown intersections in major Canadian cities.
“In light of our teachings we are going to reach out to as many Canadians as possible,” said Imam Farhan Iqbal, a spokesperson with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. “We are going to canvass these towns and knock on doors, deliver flyers and get people engaged in conversations about Islam.”
Iqbal said the idea of the canvassing is to remove misconceptions and false notions people may have about the religion of Islam, especially in… read more at source.
The national Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is undertaking the campaign to help break down misconceptions.
The youth group said that it is launching the national program, titled Islam Understood, “”in light of the recent rise in the anti-Islamic rhetoric both in Canada and abroad.”
“Recent shifts in the political climate and the increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the… read more at source.
According to the organization’s press release, the Islam Understood campaign is designed to remove misconceptions regarding Islam and answer any questions or concerns people may have.
The open house runs from 7 to 9 p.m.
“At a time when Islam is one of the most widely searched topics online, in light of the recent rise in anti‐Islamic rhetoric both in Canada and abroad, Canadian Muslim youth feel the need to bring forward a platform that provides their fellow Canadians an authentic source to learn about the faith and break down misconceptions first‐hand,” the release states.
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