Friday, February 3, 2017

Canada: Edmonton Ahmadiyyas hold ‘visit a mosque’ event


"People come; they are old and poor and rich and ladies and young people and they come here to seek peace, be in peace, listen to sermons."

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Global News
By Julia Wong / Phil Heidenreich | February 3, 2017

[Excerpt]

A “visit a mosque” event was held Friday at the Baitul Hadi Mosque on 98 Avenue.

The campaign, which is supported by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, took place across the country.

It was meant to open the doors of mosques to allow Canadians to visit and show their support for Muslims.

Mohyuddin Mirza, director of external relations at the Baitul Hadi Mosque, said the idea was to “remove any fears about Islam or the mosques, where worshippers come in peace and they try to seek peace and communication with their creator and God. Nothing sinister is going on inside the mosque. People come; they are old and poor and rich and ladies and young people and they come here to seek peace, be in peace, listen to sermons.”

“We also want to express our feelings, how the Canadian public at large… responded in such a positive manner that they give us hope for humanity,” he said, adding the mosque’s neighbours have dropped by over the last week to bring flowers.
According to Mirza, Friday’s prayer service presented an opportunity to condemn the Quebec mosque massacre.

“It really doesn’t matter if it was a mosque or a church or a synagogue or a temple or any place of worship where people go and pray to their creator,” he said. “If someone walks in and just destroys the lives of people and their families, just gunning them down, that’s not a good value by any means.”



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