Baitul Muqeet, the New Zealand’s largest purpose built mosque, was the venue for a memorial service held on Saturday the 23rd of March to honour the victims of Christchurch terror attacks. More than 200 people from all faiths and walks of life came together to remember the victims and offer prayers for their bereaved families.
Members of Parliament including Hon Louisa Wall, Hon Judith Collins and Hon Melissa Lee, Council representatives, faith leaders from the Christians, Hindu and Sikh communities, as well from Manurewa Marae were amongst the notable attendees.
Welcoming the guests, the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association NZ, Mr Bashir Khan spoke about how the events of last week had impacted the Muslim community.
After the memorial, the attendees had an opportunity to meet with the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, and were also given a guided tour of the mosque with a brief introduction to the salient features of Islamic faith… read more at source.
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadi Muslims are those who believe in the Promised Messiah His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (as). Founded in 1889, this Community spans more than 212 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. It is the leading Islamic organisation to categorically reject terrorism in every form. It advocates for universal human rights and protection for all religions and even atheists. It champions empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law-abiding, peaceful, educated and engaging Muslims in the world – striving to spread peace.
Motto of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Love for All, Hatred for None
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