CA: ‘Visit a Mosque’ – Saskatchewan Ahmadiyya Muslim community aims to build bridges of understanding

Source: regina.ctvnews.ca | Michaela Solomon , CTV Regina


Imam Zeeshan Ahmed, left, of the Mahmood Mosque, speaks about the upcoming “Visit a Mosque” in Regina. The campaign is aimed to dispel misconceptions about Muslims and build bridges of understanding.

Imam Zeeshan Ahmed, left, of the Mahmood Mosque, speaks about the upcoming “Visit a Mosque” in Regina. The campaign is aimed to dispel misconceptions about Muslims and build bridges of understanding.

Imam Zeeshan Ahmed with Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada and a member of the Regina Muslim community is inviting the public and leaders to visit their local mosque, in the wake of a massacre against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“One of the major misconceptions that we have seen or heard is that Islam is a violent religion but the fact of the matter that Islam is a peaceful religion, the word Islam itself means peace,” said Imam Ahmed.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada is organizing the national campaign, “Visit a Mosque” in an effort to combat the rise of Islamophobia.

“We want to educate the public. Through education is the only way to get rid of islamophobia and hate. Give us an opportunity to give our side of the message and establish those bonds of understanding and compassion which not only Islam teaches but all major religions in the world teach,” added Imam Ahmed… read more at source.

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