Reaching out

Islamic group travels the province addressing what it feels are widespread misconceptions

Aslam Shad

Aslam Shad

Based in Surrey, the Ahmadiyya Moslem Community has been active of late, meeting people in distant communities across B.C.

The goal of the group is to explain their faith to interested citizens, and counteract and correct many misconceptions in regard to their faith.

On the program were a number of questions the group would deal with, including:

 

• Is terrorism related to Islam?

• Does Islam permit freedom of belief or freedom of thought?

• What is the formula of peace?

• What does the Holy Qur’an say about “Jihad”?

•Does Islam permit women’s rights?

 

Rizwan Peerzada, Ahmadiyya regional coordinator, said the series of presentations had been going well, with “very good response… very encouraging.”

The men had made a similar presentation the day before in Cranbrook and were scheduled for dates in Grand Forks, Oliver and Summerland following their Castlegar stop.