Muslims of Micronesia to host historic first Annual National Convention in Kosrae

 FEB 2017 - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s first missionary appeared in Pohnpei in 1989 and today there are Ahmadi Muslims in Kosrae and Pohnpei. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community professes the motto of “Love for All, Hatred for None”. The Religious Imam and Minister of FSM, Mahmood Kauser said “News of Muslims involved in disturbances around the world has made people think that my religion is dangerous, that is why I wish to not only share but assure everyone that my religion of Islam is a religion of peace”. To help educate people of all faiths, the Community holds annual conventions around the world in nearly every country that they are established. Since the Community is established currently in more than 209 Countries and nations, it was expected that this Annual Convention would one day also be held in Micronesia. Currently, Marshall Islands has had two such conventions and in the most recent Convention, the then US Ambassador Tom Armbruster along with representation of the President of Marshalls was in attendance and they spoke about Freedom of Religion and highlighted the humanitarian contributions of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. There is also an International Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held every year in London, UK where representatives of more than 90 countries and a total attendance of nearly 40 thousand join in. This convention aims to share and spread the message of Peace to people of All religions and backgrounds with an announcement of free admission and open to all public. The “Jalsa Salana” (meaning Annual Convention) is being held in Malem, Kosrae on Saturday 25th of February. Guest speakers from Kiribati, Marshalls and Mainland USA are all expected to join the program and share their thoughts of how we can attain peace and love in society.

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