50 Year Anniversary
In 2016, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at (community) Canada is celebrating 50 years of its establishment in Canada. Throughout this year, the community will hold various events to recognize and honor Canada and will work to become the most robust, organized group of Muslims in Canada. The community has been actively involved in various aspects of society: promoting its motto, Love for All, Hatred for None.
The community has launched various public initiatives across Canada to work with people from all walks of life. It has partnered with faith and community leaders alike, all the while abiding by the instructions of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that “Loyalty to Country is a part faith”. In order to fulfill its duty as a citizen, it has organized many successful information sessions all across Canada.
These include key events such as:
- Muhammad – The Astonishing Story of the Prophet
- Stop the CrISIS campaign
- Meet a Muslim Family campaign
- Fast with A Muslim Friend campaign
- Je Suis Hijabi campaign
- A Better Future for Syrians campaign
- Million Pounds of Food campaign
- Visit a Mosque campaign.
The community is involved in various social initiatives to remove misconceptions about Islam. It denounces violence and rejects false practices of Islam as presented by extremists. To achieve this goal, the community has organized hundreds of interfaith conferences, Holy Qur’an open houses, Mosque open houses, and various other academic interfaith programs to promote peace, love, and harmony among all Canadians.
Through these campaigns the community was able to reach millions of Canadians; in person and through the media to understand their concerns and present the true and peaceful teachings of Islam.
The community supports Humanity First, an international disaster response charity. It operates food bank, fitness facility, computer labs, homeless shelters, feed the hungry programs, and international aid relief across Canada and around the world.
With local chapters all across Canada, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at abides by the Quranic teachings of peace, harmony and service to mankind, and seek to foster these noble ideas into the hearts and minds of their members.
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at have also donated thousands of units of blood to Canadian Red Cross. Contributing to Canadian architectural treasures, the community has built many landmark mosques, including:
- Baitun Nur Mosque, Calgary
- Baitul Islam Mosque in Toronto
- Baitul Rahman in Vancouver