True Islam vs. Extremism
A talk by Mohammed Qureshi MD, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Dr. Qureshi will highlight the true teachings of Islam using the original source of Quran and the conduct of the prophet Muhammed, the founder of Islam. If followed and practiced properly, it only leads to peace and love for all of God's creation. The extremists have distorted the message for their own goals and agenda.
Qureshi’s mosque, Baitul Aman (House of Peace) in Meriden, CT, practices a type of Islam called Ahmadiyya, a reform sect that believes the Messiah has already come. Ahmadiyya's founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, taught that “jihad by the sword” is not Islam and advocated for the end of religious wars and bloodshed. Dr. Qureshi was invited to attend President Obama's State of the Union address in 2016, after the Meriden mosque was shot at by a neighbor. He frequently offers talks and community meetings to answer questions and educate the public about true Islamic principles such as belief in nonviolent Jihad, human rights, and the understanding that “no religion can monopolize salvation.”
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Coolidge Museum