Statement of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community following France Church Attack

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

All members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community throughout the world have been left shocked and devastated by yesterday’s murder of Father Jacques Hamel in a church in France.


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community considers this to be an outrageous and evil attack that can never be justified in any way or under any circumstances.  


The teachings of the Holy Quran and of the Founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are of peace, tolerance and love for humanity.


The Quran says to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of humanity (Quran 5:33).


Throughout his life, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) condemned all forms of warfare, violence and injustice. He strictly instructed his followers that even in a state of defensive warfare, Muslims were not permitted to attack any religious leader, any place of worship or to target innocent people such as the elderly, women and children.


Today no nation and no group has waged war against Islam. Muslims are living freely here in the West and are able to practice their religion and so Muslims should be grateful for these freedoms. Thus the hatred manifested by terrorists and extremists is completely incomprehensible. Such terrorists and extremists are not defending Islam but rather are serving only to defame and discredit its name and its teachings.


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community offers its deepest condolences to the family of Father Jacques Hamel and to all those affected.


We further offer our sympathies to Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Church and to the people of France. We share in their grief and we share in their outrage.


We pray for peace in the world and for an end to all forms of terrorism, extremism and hatred. @AhmadiyyatIslam


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Transport Secretary visits Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Post-Brexit UK, refugee crisis and various other issues discussed

On 22 July 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was visited by Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, the UK Government’s newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport. Also present at the meeting at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in South-West London was Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for State for Transport.


During the meeting, Mr Grayling had the opportunity to discuss various matters with His Holiness, including the future of Britain, in light of the recent EU referendum. Also discussed was the continued threat of terrorism and extremism, the ongoing refugee crisis and various other issues.

Mr Grayling also took the opportunity to condemn the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and in certain other countries.


In response, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“We, Ahmadi Muslims, do not take revenge or resort to violence in the face of the persecution we face. Rather, we respond only with peace as this is what our religion of Islam teaches us.”

Speaking about the future of Britain and its food security, His Holiness advised the British Government to increase investment in agriculture and farming.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The UK Government should develop its own agriculture so that it is less dependent on other nations. This is something that I am also encouraging our own Ahmadi community here in the UK.”

Regarding the charitable and humanitarian activities of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has established many humanitarian projects in different countries. For example, we are providing clean drinking water to people living in the most remote parts of Africa by either installing new water pumps or rehabilitating existing ones. Each year we also raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities here in the UK.”

The Secretary of State also offered his sympathies to His Holiness about the fire at the Baitul Futuh Mosque complex in September and thanked His Holiness for the continued positive contribution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to society.


Earlier, the Secretary of State was given a personal tour of the Mosque and he also listened to the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. @AhmadiyyatIslam


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Nice attack - condemnation

Friday, 15 July 2016

Statement by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

"We are shocked and saddened to hear of yesterday's terror attacks in Nice in which dozens of innocent people have been killed. 

"The victims of these barbaric attacks and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. 

"All forms of terrorism and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam. The Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind.

"We hope the perpetrators of these evil attacks are swiftly brought to justice."


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Statement by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community following death of Abdul Sattar Edhi

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Following the recent death of the renowned humanitarian Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi in Pakistan, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has said: 


“I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi. On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I would like to extend my condolences to his family and loved ones.

"Abdul Sattar Edhi was an extremely sincere man who devoted his entire life to serving humanity. Living his own life with great simplicity, his only concern was to selflessly serve others and to help those in need. Indeed, it was his exemplary humanitarian and philanthropic work that led him to being the second recipient of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace.

"I pray that Pakistan is blessed with many more people who exhibit the same selflessness, sincerity and humanity that Abdul Sattar Edhi displayed throughout his life so that Pakistan can be saved from its current plight and move towards a better and brighter future.  

"May God Almighty have mercy on the deceased and grant patience to his family members and all of those left bereaved at this difficult and sad time.”


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Turkey attacks - condemnation

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attack at Istanbul's international airport in Turkey in which dozens of innocent people were brutally killed.


“We offer our sincere condolences to all who have been left bereaved or affected in any way. May God grant them patience at this time of untold grief and sadness.


“All forms of terror and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam. The Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind. @AhmadiyyatIslam


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Extremists martyr Ahmadi Muslim man

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Religious extremists have murdered an Ahmadi Muslim in Karachi, Pakistan. 

Alternative medicine practitioner, Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad, was tending to patients at his clinic when he was shot and martyred by unknown assailants on Monday.


During the unprovoked faith-based sectarian attack, Mr Ahmad was struck by multiple bullets, including two wounds to his head, and passed away en route to hospital. 


The attack comes just weeks after a similar murder in the same neighbourhood of another Ahmadi Muslim man, Daud Ahmad. Faith-based killings of Ahmadi Muslims in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan have become increasingly common in recent years. 


Mr Ahmad was a well regarded member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and held no enmity towards anyone @AhmadiyyatIslam


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