THE Ahmadiyya Muslim community at Baitul Masroor Mosque, Stockleigh welcomed a new Imam, Ahmed Nadeem Malik at a prayer service on Friday.
Mr Malik, 26, has moved from Canada to assume his duties as new missionary in-charge and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, having worked in places such as Libya and Pakistan and also has a degree in religious studies.
In his new role, he said he will focus on engaging the wider community and advancing the ongoing humanitarian contribution that the mosque and Ahmadiyya have already made.
"I am interested in youth reform and educating our youth on what Islam is about - we have been defamed in recent times, but our community, we are progressive, we believe in peace, we don't believe in violent prosecution," Mr Malik said.
"Our door is open, we invite anyone who is interested to come to us to find out more about Islam Ahmadiyya, or just to come and have a look at the mosque."
Mr Malik has replaced Maulana Masood Ahmad Shahid who spent 17 years in Logan and was instrumental in having the new mosque built in 2013.
He will now move to Canberra to work on establishing a mission house and a mosque there.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association secretary Ehsan Alvi said they had experienced a lot of growth over the past 15 years since the first mosque was built and were eager to continue their positive work in the Logan community.