“Islam is the Religion of peace and tolerance but unfortunately it is very wrongly understood religion today,” said Imam Ahamshad Nasir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Midwest region
Report by Dr Abdul-Qudoos Shahid, Dayton, Ohio.
Event: “Proudly We Hail”
The Fazl-e-Umar Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was recognized by the Exchange Club of Dayton at the Masonic Temple of Dayton in one of their annual events called “Proudly We Hail”. The Exchange Club of Dayton is the local club of an all-volunteer, national service organization who are working together through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service,Youth Activities, and the prevention of child abuse.
The “Proudly We Hail” program encourages regular display of the American flag by individuals, commercial establishments and industries. This year the Fazl-e-Umar mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at 637 Randolph St in Dayton Ohio, was recognized for displaying the American flag along with Ahmadiyya flag year round, and a plaque was awarded.
Imam Shamshad Nasir, Regional Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Midwest region along with the president of the Dayton Chapter, received the plaque for Dayton Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and addressed the gathering on the subject of “Who we are as Muslims and as Americans.”
The Imam outlined the Community’s faith history and its high regard for all faiths as heavenly teachers sent to reform humanity. Imam Shamshad explained the meaning of Islam and Muslims, and elaborated how true Muslims are loyal to their country of residence. He also explained how peace cannot be attained without justice and the importance of acting justly for peace without personal interest. Islam teaches us to sacrifice our rights for others, he further explained.
Talking about the history of the Ahmadiyya Community in Dayton, he surprised the audience by telling them that the Fazl-e-Umar mosque they were honoring that day was the oldest in Ohio.
Imam Shamshad Nasir also presented the book Life of Muhammad as a gift to the president of the Exchange Club.
Dr. Shahid, president Dayton Jamaat, talked about the history of the Community here that started with many of the missionaries from the time of second successor (Mirza Basir -Ud- Deen Mahmood Ahmad) of the founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim community Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be on him) Dr Shahid showed some clippings of the news papers and history of the Comunity in this area.
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