Monday, February 6, 2017

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslims seek to dispel misconceptions about Islam following Quebec mosque attack


"They can't change our thinking. We still feel safe. Coming from Pakistan, I just arrived here. They gave us shelter. And from Pakistan, we have been persecuted there."

Imam Luqman Ahmed said Friday prayer at a mosque is like prayer at any other
religious institution. (Jaela Bernstien/CBC)
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By Elysha Enos | February 3, 2017

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"So even though this has happened, we still feel safe in Canada, in Quebec."

[I]n Montreal, and across Canada, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community opened their doors.

One of its mosques, the Al-Nusrat Mosque in Montreal North, wanted to dispel myths about Islam.

"We basically want to clear the misconception that there's something going on," said Rafi Safdar, the secretary of foreign affairs of the Montreal West Ahmadiyya community.

"We come to Friday prayer to pray, and it's like any other religion," he said.

Other members of the mosque's community said despite what happened in Quebec City, they still feel safe in Quebec and Canada.

"They can't change our thinking. We still feel safe," Imam Luqman Ahmed said.

"Coming from Pakistan, I just arrived here. They gave us shelter. And from Pakistan, we have been persecuted there."

A Concordia University software engineering student, Awais Mughal said most of the mosque's members are immigrants to Canada fleeing persecution.

"So even though this has happened, we still feel safe in Canada, in Quebec," Mughal said.


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2 comments:

  1. It is good to see that after so much happening, people still feel safe in their city. It is not easy to walk the streets and have no fear. This is the type of faith we all need in God.

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  2. It is good to see that after so much happening, people still feel safe in their city. It is not easy to walk the streets and have no fear. This is the type of faith we all need in God.

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