Islamic Movement advocating peace, tolerance, love and understanding


An Islamic religious movement, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at that advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding is giving exhibitions and seminars across the North Island. This Saturday they will be visiting Gisborne.

The exhibition is centred on the Muslim holy scripture, the Quran.

Organisers say they hope their visit will help shed the truth on Islam.

“There are a lot of negative stereotypes projected in the media,” Imam Shafiq ur Rehman said.

“We want to put the book before the people and show there is nothing that supports violence and terrorism.”

The sect, whose motto is “love for all and hatred for none”, claims tens of millions of members living in 209 countries.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at describes itself as a revival movement within Islamic religion that works to restore the faith to its true, non-violent form.

The  movement was founded in 1889 by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.

At present there are members in 178 countries.

In New Zealand the movement has about 300 members. Its national headquarters and Mission centre is Wiri, with branches in Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington.



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