Islam missionary hopes to educate others

By Angela Brown
March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: March 8, 2017 - 7:37am

Curious to know more about Islam but don’t know who to ask?

The Ahma'adiyya Muslim Jama'at missionary from Lloydminster is holding an information session at the North Battleford Library, called Islam Understood, to try to educate people on Islam.

Tariq Azeem, of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'adiyya will give a presentation at the event. He hopes to dispel some myths about the faith.

The event is part of the Canadian Muslim Youth group Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s nationwide education campaign.

Azeem explained the Ahmadiyya Muslim community believes God sent Muhammad, like Jesus, to “end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace."

“We believe that these programs and such information events will bridge the gaps and bring the communities together,” Azeem said.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been holding open houses throughout March and plans more than 100 open-house events throughout the country.

“With the recent rise in Islamaphobia throughout the country and some other parts of the world as well, we thought it necessary that instead of having fear of unknown things, we should give an opportunity to people to learn about our faith,” Azeem said.

The session will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.


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