Massive Muslim service dispels negative misconceptions
The chilly winter winds blowing through the city did nothing to dissuade Calgary from packing the Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday for Muhammad: The Astonishing Story. The event was comprised of spoken word excerpts from Umair Khan – the Imam of Baitunnur Mosque – and accompanying visual components displayed on a large projector.
Produced by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (AMJ), the large service is seen as a catalyst of dispelling negativity for the cities Muslim community, while providing members of neighbor faiths a learning opportunity on which to build their own perceptions. Among the crowd were faces and races from all walks of the world, further strengthening the idea of Calgary as a central hub of diversity.
Photos by Brandon McNeil and Ryan Rumbolt
Published on October 3, 2014
Umair Khan, Imam of the Baitunnur Mosque in Calgary, led the performance, showing the connections between Islam and Christianity.
The Jubilee Auditorium was a full house for Muhammad: The Astonishing Story of the Prophet.
Muhammad: The Astonishing Story of the Prophet welcomed Calgarians to learn more about their Muslim neighbors.
Lal Khan Malik, president of the AMJ Canada, opened the event, welcoming people of all faiths.
The crowd was a mix of many religions and faiths.
The Ahmadiyya community made signs available for guests before the performance.