(ROSEDALE, MD – January 20, 2016) – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community cordially invites the broader community to United Against Hate event on Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 3-6 pm at Masjid Bait-us-Samad (located at 7302 Philadelphia Rd., Rosedale, MD 21237).
This is a free and open event.
What: United Against Hatred
Where: Masjid Bait-us-Samad
7302 Philadelphia Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
When: Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00pm
2:45 – 3 PM Reception of guests
3:00 PM Opening Prayer
3:10 PM True Islam Campaign Launch
3:25 PM Guest remarks (Police Captain – Christopher Kelly, Intercept Journalist – Jenna McLaughlin, Pastor – Dr. Herber Brown III, Councilwoman Cathy Bevans)
4:00 PM Audience Questions and Answers
4:45 PM Closing remarks and silent prayers
5:00 PM Meet and greet/refreshments
General Information and Etiquette:
• Praying: Programs start and end with a short prayer. Guests can pray in whatever
• Clothing: Our dress code is casual; guests may wear anything that they would find appropriate for public places. Head cover for female guests is not required (though it’s deeply appreciated).
• Seating: Our mosque has separate areas for men and women. Female guests can choose to sit in the men’s or the women’s section.
• Greeting: Kindly note that Muslims shake hands and hug only within the gender.
Media Opportunity: Leaders of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be available to discuss an Islamic perspective on the situation.
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the oldest American-Muslim organizations. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India.
Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.