Author: Soofi Aziz Hakim

A true Muslim is a peace-maker, not a hate preacher or a murderer

My letter most likely won’t get published because I am speaking the truth but I won’t give up writing. I just want my small voice to be heard; even it is just you or somebody else reading this. As an Australian Muslim, I am truly sorry for what happened in London and I pray for the victims because my religion teaches me to sympathies with others in times of crisis. My religion also teaches me to uphold justice when dealing with an enemy. Senator Pauline Hanson may not agree with me but she cannot see what lies in my heart. I don’t blame her because she...

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Love and Respect for all

In February, a few anti-Islam groups are gathering in Sydney and Melbourne for an expensive dinner in the name of protecting freedom of speech. They will argue that Islam is on the rise and is extending its oppressive rule across the country. As a Muslim belonging to the Ahmadiyya Community, I disagree that Islam is an oppressive religion. On the contrary, Islam teaches Muslims to show love, respect and honour for mankind. In his final address to all Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad said that God has made the lives, property, and honour of every man sacred. This is the true message of Islam that I and my fellow Ahmadi Muslims will be displaying...

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Annual Convention – Jalsa Salana 2016

Dear Editor, The world is facing many uncertainties and people continue to live in fear of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community works hard to promote peace by organizing interfaith dialogues, peace symposiums and annual conventions throughout the year. One such example is the 32nd Annual Convention held over 3 days at Baitul Huda mosque in western Sydney. Since Wednesday, thousands of Ahmadi Muslims have gathered to listen to speeches on how to raise the standards of worship of God and how to treat fellow humankind with respect. This unique event attracted hundreds of non-Muslim guests, including the Mayor of...

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We want to work together to end extremism

As a Muslim, I am saddened to hear that Ms Sonia Kruger, a well-respected television host, has called for a ban on Muslim immigration. She made her ill-informed opinion after reading Andrew Bolt’s commentary linking immigration policies to terrorism. I am surprised that Ms Kruger chose to blindly accept Mr Bolt’s comments that were biased and false. I would like to point out to Ms Kruger that banning Muslims from entering a country is not the solution to end extremism. Banning Islamic practices is not the solution either. I belong to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a sect that is...

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