By Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, who is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Syracuse chapter. He is a radiation oncologist currently practicing as medical director of radiation oncology, Buffalo Medical Group.
This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY. Follow this theme and author posted Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
The Holy Quran states that any “Messenger is only responsible for the clear conveying of the Message.” (29:19). The Holy Prophet Muhammad foretold the advent of a Messiah in the latter days of Islam. Some Muslims believe that this Messiah will literally destroy anyone who opposes him. Contrary to this, True Islam recognizes that the Messiah may only use logical reasoning and powerful arguments, never violence, to illustrate the teachings of Islam. The Holy Quran implores Muslims to promote peace by remaining united, “Hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided…. (3:104) Locally, in the spirit of enhancing interfaith understanding and removing any misgivings about Islam, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been present at the CNY Regional Market since 2005 and recently has started “Coffee, Cake and True Islam” weekly meetings at Baitul Ihsan Mosque, 6650 Old Collamer Road, East Syracuse, every Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information about Islam: http://www.TrueIslam.com.
Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Syracuse chapter. He is a radiation oncologist currently practicing as medical director of radiation oncology, Buffalo Medical Group.