Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sri Lanka: Canada High Commissioner called over at Ahmadiyya Center, Colombo


A brief introduction on Ahmadiyyat in Sri Lanka as well as the claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, peace be on him, was put forward before the High Commissioner.

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Source/Credit: AMJ Sri Lanka
By Statement | April 11, 2018

H. E. David Mckinnon, the Canadian High commissioner of Sri Lanka called over at National Headquarters of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Colombo today – 11th April 2018. He was accompanied by Trevor Ludowyke, Senior Development Officer of Canada High Commission.

A.H. Nasir Ahmad - National President, M. Anis Ahmad – National Vice President, R. Bashirudin – General Secretary, A. Abdul Aziz – Press Secretary & National Secretary Tabligh, Moulavi A.B. Musthaq Ahmad – Missionary-in-Charge participated in this audience with the High Commisoner.

A brief introduction on Ahmadiyyat in Sri Lanka as well as the claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, peace be on him, was put forward before the High Commissioner. It was told about the claim of Promised Messiah (a.s.) as reformer of this age based on the prophecies of four major religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.

While explaining the differences between Ahmadis and non-ahmadis, it was told differ comes only the non-believing of Promised Messiah (a.s.) The subject of finality of propehthood in accordance with the belief of non-ahmadis also explained to the High Commissioner. When the High Commissioner sought some details of the Holy Qur’an Translation into Sinhala language by the Ahmadiyya Jama’at compared with other sections of Muslims, it was explained, originality of Qur;an never changed, only certain interpretation by non-Ahmadis in certain particular places may differ. 

On the subject of persecution against Ahmadis, he was highlighted about the persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan because of their faith and also about the migration of Ahmadis from Pakistan to be resettled in third countries through UNHCR. As the High Commissioner was well aware of that, it was appreciated for Canada’s humanitarian support on this key issue.

High commissioner was presented the book: World Crisis and the Pathway To Peace – A compilation of addresses in various Parliaments by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, May Allah Strengthen his hands. Few copies of Sinhala Translation of this book as well as Sinhala Translation of the Holy Qur’an were also gifted to the High Commissioner, for the reading of Sri Lankan staff in the Canadian Embassy in Colombo.

In the end, High commissioner thanked for the opportunity provided.

A. Abdul Aziz – Press Secretary.




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