Muhammad Ahmad, Secretary Tabligh, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Detroit, USA
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Detroit, USA, hosted a Rochester University class on 30 November 2023, from 6 to 8 pm.
Professor Dr Keith Huey along with his class of 10 students visited the Mahmood Mosque. The students were given a tour of the mosque, the community centre and the library.
The class sat down with the missionary Faran Rabbani Sahib to have an informal session focused on questions and answers. The programme started with an introduction of each student, Prof Keith Huey, and members of the Jamaat in attendance. Right after the brief introductions, the forum was opened for questions and answers. There were many questions and healthy discussions during the two-hour-long session.
One of the students asked about the difference between Sunni and Ahmadi Muslims, to which Faran Sahib elaborated on the differences and the key similarities in the beliefs that both held.
The Islamic viewpoint and teaching on war were discussed in the context of the Palestine-Israel conflict and how the Holy Prophetsa forbade the killing of children, women, elderly, clergy, crops, and animals during the war.
Questions on the Islamic teachings on women’s education, women’s rights and the wisdom behind gender segregation were discussed.
The difference between culture and religion came up during the discussions.
Many students along with their professor stayed to observe how the Muslim prayers are offered in congregation.