Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ahmadiyyas community observes a century

Brussels, June 16 - The clash of civilisations and talk of jihad are not non-existent in the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community, but used to condemn all forms of terrorism and highlight that Islam’s true teaching is of love and compassion for all of God’s Creation. On May 27, 2008, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, observed in different parts of the world completion of a period of more than 100 years since the foundation of the holy community by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib Qadiani. Addressing the community on the occasion, Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, “Today the history of Ahmadiyyat bears witness to the fact—and the whole world knows it—that no one remembers the erstwhile opponents of Ahmadiyyat. Yet by the blessing of Khilafat, Ahmadiyyat is flourishing in the world and millions of people devotedly profess Ahmadiyyat, or the true Islam.”

Naseer Ahmed Shahid, missionary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belgium told New Europe, “The Ahmadiyya Community is trying to carry the message of love and brotherhood of Islam through inter-faith conferences and trying their best to explain teachings of Islam through gatherings.”

Going down the memory lane, Naseer said, “The Ahmadiyya Community was established in 1889 by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in a small and remote village, Qadian, in the Punjab, India. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organisation, international in its scope, with branches in over 189 countries in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australasia, and Europe. It represents the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history, with worldwide membership of tens of millions.”

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