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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of New York will host an event titled, “Religion, Freedom and Peace” to present true Islam. The fundamental teachings of Islam, which are rooted in peace, coexistence, humility and personal betterment have been ignored due to misconceptions and misunderstandings about Islam’s teachings.

“As Muslims dedicated to peace and understanding, these elements of coexistence are crucial to humanity’s success,” said Nazir Ayaz, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Queens. “This is a critical time for us to understand each other so we can progress together.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community seeks to dispel the misconceptions attributed to Islam through rational discourse and dialogue and invites the public to attend this event. Please RSVP: (718) 479-3345.

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