Muslims Offer Solution to Nation’s Problems

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community launches nationwide campaign to bring fellow Americans towards true peace

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA announces the launch of a new nationwide campaign that provides holistic solutions to our nation’s problems. Just like the deteriorating world conditions, millions in this country have suffered grief, injustice, unemployment, foreclosures and hardships – while a few in positions of power fed their own insatiable greed.  As such, people are searching for any kind of peace – social peace, economic peace, political peace, personal peace and even interreligious peace.  This new campaign entitled “Peace Through the Messiah” asserts that peace can be achieved today only by accepting the Messiah who was Divinely sent to bring humanity back to God and rid the world of all these issues.

With true respect, care and consideration for the well-being of its fellow citizens, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA launches this campaign in order to spread the teachings of the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, who was prophesized to come by previous prophets to re-establish belief in God and demonstrate unity of mankind as the means to achieve true peace.

As the Messiah, Ahmad established peace through the belief of, and personal communion with, the all-Loving God.  Ahmad’s teachings not only establish interreligious peace; his teachings also establish social, economic, political peace since they are based on absolute justice.  Most importantly, Ahmad’s rational teachings establish belief in God and lead to individual peace between a person and God.

The nationwide “Peace Through the Messiah” campaign will launch on May 22nd in Zion, Illinois – a city founded by Reverend Dr. John Alexander Dowie, who over 100 years ago claimed to be the Prophet Elijah III and would herald the coming of the Latter Day Messiah.  He exchanged words and views with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – the Divinely sent Messiah – in what culminated in a widely publicized prayer duel.  The subsequent death of Dr. Dowie firmly established the truth of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the United States, and for this reason, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA – the oldest Muslim organization in America – returns to its roots in Zion to spread this invitation to peace.
  
Islamic spiritual values promote genuine peace in all spheres of our lives, be they political, economic, social or personal.  The failure to uphold such vital values has led to a breakdown in our families, communities and nation.  Peace can only be achieved through an unbiased application of these values. 
  
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s “Peace through the Messiah” campaign will accept invitations to debate or dialogue any topics regarding Islam. 

Contact:
Harris Zafar, National Spokesperson
harris.zafar@ahmadiyya.us

About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the first American-Muslim organization.

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 (peace be upon him). 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.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the first American-Muslim organization. Its journal, The Muslim Sunrise, is among the earliest and longest running American-Muslim periodicals. 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 Ahmadiyya Muslim 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. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the leading Islamic organization to categorically reject terrorism in any form. More than a century ago, Ahmad emphatically declared that the doctrine of violent jihad goes against the teachings of the Holy Quran and the practice of the Holy Prophet of Islam. Instead, his advent as Messiah ushered in a new era of tolerance, dialogue and prayers. To that end, Ahmad penned more than 80 books and thousands of letters, delivered countless lectures, and engaged in public debates and prayer duels in an intellectual and spiritual campaign to defend the honor of Islam. Following the example of The Messiah, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community continues to spread Islam’s true teachings of moderation and restraint with compassion, patience and prayers, in the face of bitter opposition from the Muslim world. Similarly, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the leading Islamic organization to endorse a separation of mosque and state. Over a century ago, Ahmad taught his followers to protect the sanctity of both religion and government by becoming righteous souls as well as loyal citizens. He cautioned against irrational interpretations of Quranic pronouncements and misapplications of Islamic law. He continually voiced his concerns over protecting the rights of God’s creatures. Today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community continues to be an advocate for universal human rights and protections for religious and other minorities. It champions the empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law-abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the foremost Islamic organization with a central spiritual leader. Over a century ago, Ahmad reminded his followers of God’s promise to safeguard the message of Islam through khilafat (the spiritual institution of successorship to prophethood). The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that only spiritual successorship can uphold the true values of Islam and unite humanity. Five spiritual leaders have succeeded Ahmad since his demise in 1908. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s fifth and current spiritual head, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, resides in the United Kingdom. Under the leadership of its spiritual successors, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has now built more than 15,000 mosques, more than 500 schools, and more than 30 hospitals. It has translated the Holy Quran into more than 70 languages. It propagates the true teachings of Islam and the message of peace and tolerance through a 24-hour satellite television channel (MTA), the Internet (alislam.org) and print (Islam International Publications).

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