International Women's Day with Ahmadiyya Muslim Women
When: March 9 2019
Where: CALGARY, Canada
FREE EVENT | Celebrate International Women Day with Ahmadiyya Muslim Women at BaitunNur Mosque, Calgary AB
FAITH & FEMINISM: Status of Women according to their faith
3:00pm - 5:00pm. Informative Displays, Books, Free Henna, Nail Art & More...
The event is a part of the continued efforts of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at to create awareness on universal human rights, empowerment of women and promote better understanding among various faith communities. This seminar seeks to provide members of the local community with an opportunity to learn more about each other, appreciate diversity and find common grounds to work together to promote peace and harmony. Dinner will be served.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at (Community) is a global religious organization founded in 1889. It has tens of millions of followers in more than 200 countries. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at categorically rejects all forms of extremism. The founder of the community Hadhrat Mirza Ghulām Ahmad as, the Promised Messiah and the Mahdi, declared that extremism and an aggressive "Jihad with the sword" has no place in Islam.
The best way to defend Islam is through an intellectual "Jihad with the pen". The motto of the community is "LOVE FOR ALL - HATRED FOR NONE". The community is known for its unique approach to interfaith dialogue and active engagement in charitable work at home and abroad; such as Run for Vaughan, Run for Calgary, Feed the Hungry program in the GTA and establishing schools and hospitals in the developing countries. It advocates universal human rights and protections for religious and other minorities. It champions the empowerment and education of women.
Its members are among the most law-abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world. The world renowned Nobel Laureate, Professor Abdus Salam who did the ground breaking work in discovery of Higgs boson particle also belonged to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at. On July 5, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper while speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Baitun Nur Mosque referred to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at as "the true and benevolent face of Islam" and it’s Khalīfa as the "champion of peace”.