Visit a Mosque
Following the barbaric terrorist attack that has taken place in Christchurch, New Zealand the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada welcomes all Canadians to partake in the “Visit a Mosque” campaign, in which dozens of mosques and prayer centres across the country will be open for visits.
From British Colombia to Newfoundland, the community is inviting Canadians from all walks of life to visit a mosque and learn more about the true and peaceful teachings of Islam. As Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, we aim to unite people under the banner of “Love for all, Hatred for none”.
As we examine at the New Zealand mosque shootings, it is apparent that true security in mosques will not come from vested guards, but rather compassionate citizens that demonstrate unconditional love for one another’s freedoms.
The Promised Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who is the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at has stated:
“It is our principle to have sympathy for the whole of mankind. If a person sees that fire has broken out in the house of a Hindu neighbour and he does not get up to help put it out, I tell you truly that he is not of me. If one of my followers sees a Christian being killed and he does not go to rescue him, I tell you very truly that he is not of us….”
This is the Islamic teaching of love and compassion. This is a message and commitment from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at that we will continue to work together with our friends and neighbours and offer them any support and protection that they may ever need. And in this time, we are very appreciative of the love that we have seen and the over-whelming support from Canadians during this tragic time.
Through this campaign specifically, we feel that the Visit A Mosque intiative provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet their Muslim neighbors, friends and fellow citizens, and learn how Muslims truly live and practice their faith. Many misconceptions have crept into the minds of people due to the rise of Islamophobia. This initiative allows Canadians to meet and interact with Muslims on a personal level and truly understand the beliefs.