Blood drive organized at Scarborough mosque
A blood donation drive organized by a Muslim youth group attracted 66 people to a Scarborough mosque recently.
Organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the drive succeeded in collecting 53 units of blood, nearly 24 litres for Canadian Blood Services. Representatives of Canadian Blood Services were at the clinic to collect blood and provide literature on the importance of donating blood.
Kincardine News editor conducts mock interviews for Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada (AMYA) selected The Kincardine News' editor Troy Patterson to conduct a series of four mock interviews surrounding international Muslim-related issues on Oct. 28, 2012 at the Best Western Plus Governor's Inn in Kincardine. Patterson conducted the series of interviews as an observer, in order to judge and provide constructive criticism to candidates vying for the AMYA Canada executive director position.
Peace is the goal
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community centre on Balmoral Avenue blends into the neighbourhood, so it is easy to mistakenly drive by — even if you are looking for it. But it is where a steady and faithful group of devoted Muslims visit to pray, gather and to celebrate. A group of just 20 families, the Ahmadiyya community in Cornwall is smaller than most congregations, but they have had an active presence in recent months as they host information sessions and door knocking campaigns.
'Muslims for Remembrance' campaign comes to Mississauga
Mississauga is on the list of nation-wide Remembrance Day tributes this Thursday that will be hosted by a Muslim-Canadian charitable organization. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada will present the Muslims for Remembrance campaign, which will visit the Bait-ul-Hamd Mosque on 1194 Matheson Blvd. E. at 1:30 p.m. In teaming up with Canadian legions, the campaign will collect donations, spread awareness about the importance of Remembrance Day and set the record straight on how Muslims are loyal to Canada, said Rizwan Rabbani, executive assistant for the campaign. "The objective of this campaign is to show our support and loyalty to our troops and to the veterans that have died for Canada," said Rabbani.
Dispelling Muslim myths
A group of Fraser Valley Muslims brought a message of moderation to Chilliwack recently as part of a nationwide campaign meant to dispel myths and counteract recent images of conflict and strife sparked by a controversial video. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada went door-to-door in downtown Chilliwack to try and impress on residents that Islam is a religion of peace, not conflict. While Chilliwack is known as a predominantly Christian community, Rizwan Peer-zada said the group received a positive response from residents, with 550 homes accepting pamphlets.
Muslim leader calls for peace, limits to speech over incendiary video
After weeks of violence erupted over an amateur video criticizing the Muslim faith, members of Ottawa’s Islamic community will call for an end to the violence and limits to free speech at a meeting Saturday. “It is against the teachings of Islam to burn flags, burn property and kill people – including an ambassador,” said Imtiaz Ahmed, an Islamic missionary and community leader. “There is a fine line between freedom of speech and hurting people’s sentiments. When we hurt people we have to draw a line on freedom of speech.”
Ottawa Muslim leader condemns violence over anti-Islamic film
The Ottawa leader of a Muslim sect condemned the violent reaction to “an extremely foul and provocative film,” including bloody protests and the storming of a consulate building in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff. During a Saturday evening gathering at the spiritual centre of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Cumberland, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed told members of his congregation that it’s possible to protest peacefully against “The Innocence of Muslims,” a 14-minute amateur film produced in the United States and released online.
Local Muslims to participate in national campaign to educate Canadians about Islam
The agenda is to promote religious harmony
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Rizwan Rabbani doesn’t want to force his ideology on anybody. But when he knocks on your door this weekend, he does ask for a chance to explain his mission of peace. “Sometimes people shut the door in our faces, sometimes they’re very receptive,” Rabbani said from his Bradford home. The national executive director of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada knows he has his work cut out for him.
Controversial anti-Islamic video sparks nationwide campaign
ORILLIA - An anti-Islam movie has Canadian Muslims descending on more than 50 communities across the country — including Orillia — to dispel misconceptions of their faith. “The way they depicted the life of the Prophet of Islam is not right,” said Rizwan Rabbani, national executive director of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada. “If somebody were to make an offensive movie about Jesus Christ, I would be hurt.” The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association strongly condemns the viral video titled Innocence of Muslims and is launching a campaign this weekend to pay tribute to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad.
Ahmadiyya Muslims kick off awareness campaign
Canada’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community is launching a national education and awareness campaign in response to a controversial anti-Islam film and the deadly protests it sparked last month. The campaign — dubbed Tribute to Muhammad, The Messenger of Peace — kicks off Saturday, Oct. 13 in 50 cities and towns across the country including Vaughan, Bolton, Brampton, Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Chilliwack. Thousands of people will be going door-to-door to distribute literature and other material about the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
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