Press Releases

April 25, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Condemns Heinous Murder of John Ridsdel

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada denounces the killing of John Ridsdel, who was held hostage in the Philippines by terrorists since September 2015. This was an act of cold-blooded murder and was utterly unjustified.

April 6, 2016

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary Hosted by City of Ottawa

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at held a special celebratory event to commemorate its 50 Year Anniversary in Canada. The Community has become a leading contributor to Canadian society through its various social, humanitarian and peacekeeping initiatives. The event was hosted by the Ottawa Mayor, Hon. Jim Watson, who praised the contributions of the community over the past 50 years. “The activities of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at speak volumes regarding your philosophy of reaching out to the wider community to better explain the religion of Islam. You showcase your commitment to peaceful society through your charity runs, food drives, and other humanitarian efforts.” said Mayor Watson

March 27, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Condemns Terrorist Attack in Lahore, Pakistan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada strongly denounces the explosion at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan. Tragically, at least 69 civilians have been reported killed, with many victims being women and children. Hundreds of innocent peoplewere left injured in this horrific act of violence. The attack comes a little more than a year after the brutal 2014 Peshawar school attack, which resulted in the death of more than 150 people, primarily children and recent attack at a University killing over 30 people.

March 22, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Strongly Condemns Terror Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada categorically and unequivocally condemns the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. The community is appalled by the simultaneous terror attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek Metro Station in Brussels, Belgium. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at spanning across Canada are devastated to learn about the loss of innocent lives and
number of injured. 

March 15, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Condemns Attack on Members of Canadian Military in Toronto, Canada

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada categorically condemns the attack on Canadian Forces officers in Toronto, Ontario. The community expresses its heartfelt grief and prays for the victims and their families.

March 8, 2016

Canadian Muslims Commemorate International Women’s Day

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada honours women and celebrates their role in society, at work and in family. Women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at are empowered, educated, confident, humble and honest members of society. 

March 4, 2016

Canadian Muslims Launch National “Visit a Mosque” Campaign

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada launches its nationwide “Visit a Mosque” campaign on Sunday, March 6. As misconceptions regarding Islam have become prevalent, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at invites Canadians to visit its mosques and gatherings nation wide to experience firsthand, the true and peaceful teachings of Islam.

January 20, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Condemns Terror Attack Targeting Students in Pakistan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada categorically and unequivocally condemns the attack on Bacha Khan University in Peshawar, Pakistan. Tragically, at least 19 civilians have been reported dead and many more were critically injured in this gruesome act. The attack comes a little more than a year after the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack, which resulted in the death of more than 150 people, primarily children.

January 20, 2016

National Muslim Community Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary in Canada

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, launched the first of many celebratory events to commemorate its 50 year anniversary in Canada. The event was hosted by Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, Ontario, who spoke highly of the contributions of the Community. “The activities of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at demonstrate their deep affection, love and commitment to serve mankind, said the Mayor.

January 14, 2016

Canadian Muslim Community Mourns Jakarta Terror Attacks

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada categorically condemns the multiple terrorist attacks that occurred around Jakarta, Indonesia on January 13, 2015. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies with the victims of this horrific tragedy. The community is saddened to learn that at least two civilians, including one Canadian, were killed during the attacks and many more critically injured.

December 8, 2015

Canadian Muslims Welcome Syrian Refugees With Open Arms

As the wave of Syrian refugees begins to enter Canada, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is paving the way to help families transition into their new home country. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at has sponsored dozens of Syrian families and is committed to ensuring all their living essentials. Volunteers of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at are working around the clock to arrange living accommodations, food supplies and all other necessities for the newcomer families.

December 2, 2015

Canadian Muslim Women Launch National Campaign: #JeSuisHijabi

In light of the recent terror attack in Paris, France and the subsequent hate attacks on Muslim women around the world, Canadian Muslim women have launched a national awareness campaign to help Canadians better understand Muslim women’s identity. As Muslims around the world find themselves being victims of various forms of hate attacks, this campaign aims to open dialogue at public forums across Canada.

In the wake of recent attacks on Canadian Mosques and assaults on Canadian Muslims, it is imperative that Canadians across the country stand united in the face of these senseless acts of intolerance. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has launched a national campaign titled #JeSuisHijabi to highlight the Canadian values of multiculturalism, plurality and tolerance. 

 

 

November 23, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community Condemns Mob Attacks on Ahmadi Muslims in Jhelum, Pakistan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at categorically condemns the recent extremist mob attacks to murder Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and destroy their mosque and property, after a local man falsely accused Ahmadi Muslims of desecrating the Holy Qur’an. 
 
A violent mob of thousands was formed following the allegations, after which a chipboard factory belonging to Ahmadi Muslims was set on fire in Jhelum, with workers still inside. Police helped the Ahmadi Muslims escape, but not before the mob had attacked nearby homes belonging to Ahmadi Muslim families. 
 

November 17, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community Deeply Disturbed By Peterborough Mosque Arson and Malicious Assault on Muslim Woman

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada denounces the arson attack on Masjid Al-Salaam (Mosque) in Peterborough, Ontario. In the Islamic faith, all places of worship are revered and command special place in society as central venue for worship and community-gathering. 

On the heels of the mosque arson, the community is appalled to learn about the malicious attack on a Canadian Muslim mother in Toronto. This hate crime has alarmed the community as the brazen assault occurred during broad daylight near her children’s school. 
 

November 14, 2015

Canadian Muslims Mourn Paris Terrorist Attacks

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada categorically condemns the multiple terrorist attacks which occurred in Paris, France today. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at mourns the loss of life and expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The community is saddened to learn that more than 150 people have been killed, with many more critically injured. 
 

October 30, 2015

Canadian Muslim Group Launches Nationwide “Muslims for Remembrance Day” Campaign to Raise Funds for Canadian Veterans

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada is proud to launch its 5th Annual “Muslims for Remembrance Day” campaign. This nationwide campaign was first launched in 2011 to remember and show support for the sacrifices of Canada’s armed forces. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at will again show its support for Canada’s troops and veterans that sacrificed their lives for this country and for those who are protecting us today. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at has become the leading Muslim organization to showcase support for Canadian veterans through this annual campaign.

October 20, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community Congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Federal Election Victory

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at congratulates Prime Minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, and his colleagues at the Liberal Party of Canada as they form a new majority government.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at believes that loyalty to one’s country is a fundamental part of the Islamic faith. All members of the community from across Canada serve their country in everything good – as they have for the last 50 years. We believe that Canada is indeed strong not in spite of our differences but because of them.
 

October 5, 2015

HEAD OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY ARRIVES IN HOLLAND

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived at the Baitun Noor Mosque in Nunspeet, Holland on 4th October 2015.

The Khalifa (Caliph) travelled from London by road and after crossing into France he was greeted by the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Holland, Mr Hibbatun-Noor and various other officials who then escorted His Holiness to Holland.
 

September 24, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community Mourns the Hajj Pilgrimage Tragedy in Mecca

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada have been left deeply shocked and grieved to hear of today’s tragic stampede in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of worshippers lost their lives and many others were injured. We offer our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all those who have been affected by this devastating tragedy and pray that may God Almighty grant a full recovery to all of those who have been injured.

September 17, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community Applauds the Federal Court’s decision to Uphold Religious Freedom During the Citizenship Oath

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at welcomes the decision by the Federal Court to dismiss the appeal to ban the niqab in citizenship oath ceremonies. The decision by the Federal Court upholds religious freedom, is in line with core Canadian values and is indicative of Canada’s status as a truly free and democratic nation.

“We are glad that the Federal Court upheld principles of freedom of religion. It is a true blessing and privilege to live in a free democratic society where both the government and the courts can ultimately make decisions and reach a resolution that is the best for the collective good.” said Mr. Lal Khan Malik, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada.

August 31, 2015

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Successful in Promoting Peaceful Dialogue as Canada’s Largest Islamic Convention Concludes

Over 17,000 gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga for the 39th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada. The three-day event – chaired by the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, Mr. Lal Khan Malik – featured addresses by numerous prominent dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper; Minister of Defence, Jason Kenney; Liberal Party of Canada leader, Justin Trudeau; Consul General of India, Akilesh Mishra; and Consul General of Pakistan, Asghar Golo. On the final day of the Convention, First Nations Regional Chief of Ontario, Isadore Day, and other First Nation Chiefs commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at for its persistence in promoting peace and tolerance. 
 

August 30, 2015

Justin Trudeau Commends Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at in Address at Largest National Islamic Convention

Thousands gathered for the second day of the 39th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada at the International Centre in Mississauga. The opening session of the day – presided by the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, Mr. Lal Khan Malik – included a special address by Justin Trudeau. Several dignitaries, politicians and diplomats also attended the second day of the three-day National Islamic Convention. 
 

August 29, 2015

The Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Gets Underway with Opening Address by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Thousands gathered for the first day of the 39th Jalsa Salana (annual convention) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario. The opening address of the first session was presented by the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and presided by the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, Mr. Lal Khan Malik. Several dignitaries, politicians and diplomats were also in attendance for the opening session.  
 

August 25, 2015

National Islamic Convention to draw thousands of Muslims from across Canada

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at will host Canada’s largest Islamic Convention on August 28, 29 and 30 at the International Centre in the Greater Toronto Area. The three-day event will attract tens of thousands from across Canada and abroad, providing a unique spiritual experience through scholarly lectures, discussions and special exhibitions. This year the convention aims to tackle controversial topics of contemporary relevance, such as the rise of global terrorist organizations and the apparent conflict between freedom of speech and freedom of religion. 
 

July 15, 2015

Muslims Celebrate Eid With Special Prayers For Canada

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada will be celebrating Eid, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan on July 18, 2015. All 88 chapters of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Jama`at Canada, spanning from Newfoundland to British Columbia will hold special Eid prayers for Canada. 

June 16, 2015

Canadian Muslims Launch "Fast with a Muslim Friend" Campaign to Share their Ramadan Experience with Canadians

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has launched a national campaign titled, “Fast with a Muslim Friend”, for Canadians to participate in Ramadan with their fellow Muslims. 

Starting June 18, 2015, over a billion Muslims across the globe will begin the 30-Days spiritual journey, as they enter the Holiest month in Islam. While fasting is common among most faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, fasting during Ramadan is particularly sacred in the religion of Islam. Through this campaign, the community aims to share the experience of Ramadan with fellow Canadians. The community also hopes that this campaign will help remove any misconceptions about Islam, and bridge gaps that may exist amongst Canadians. 
 

March 24, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Murdered, in Pakistan, for being a … Muslim

 
Fakhar Lone, a Toronto-area resident, was hit today by the news that a 30 yr-old cousin, Noman Najam, had been murdered in cold blood, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Karachi, Pakistan. Unknown assailants irrupted in Najam’s computer store and opened fire. He apparently received 5 bullets and died while being rushed to the hospital. 
March 17, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community condemns murderous attacks on Christian churchgoers in Pakistan

 
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at of Canada categorically and unequivocally condemns the weekend attacks on Christian churchgoers in Lahore, Pakistan, where it is reported that as many as 14 people were killed and scores of others injured. 
February 27, 2015

Canadian Muslims Launch "Meet a Muslim Family" Campaign to Unite all Canadian Families

 
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has launched a national campaign titled “Meet A Muslim Family”, to connect Canadians with their fellow Muslim families. This campaign aims to introduce the various diverse Muslim families, their traditions, cultures and hospitality, while embracing the Canadian mosaic. 
In recent months, there have been several heinous terror attacks carried out in the name of Islam, by violent extremists, both here in Canada and around the world.
February 12, 2015

Canadian Muslim Community mourns the murder of Muslim college students from North Carolina University.

 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada mourns with the families of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and sister, Razan Abu-Salha. These innocent students were murdered on February 10, 2015, in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Some reports suggest that the murders may be a targeted anti-Muslim hate crime. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence, their families and their loved ones. We pray “Surely we belong to God and to God, we shall return”. 

January 15, 2015

Canadian Muslim community urges for calm and prayers as Charlie Hebdo publishes millions of copies defaming Prophet Muhammad​​(sa)​

 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has categorically condemned the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in Paris, France. We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the victims and those left bereaved. The perpetrators of the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket may seek to justify their acts in the name of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (sa)​ but their actions have no relation whatsoever to the true teachings of Islam.