Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says religious texts hold key to conflict resolution

Source: Press Release

An historic keynote address by the world leader of an Islamic movement, to be delivered in the European Parliament, will urge politicians to seek faith-inspired solutions for conflicts rooted in geo-political causes.

With the unfolding conflict in the Middle East clearly in mind, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will tackle head-on the issue of eliminating extremism and promoting peace based on international justice.

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established in 200 countries and is one of the oldest Muslim communities across Europe and America. His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace. His addresses delivered around the world, including Capitol Hill and Westminster, have advocated ways to broker peace in an increasingly globalized and conflict-ridden world.

Fundamentally, His Holiness calls for the quest for justice to be put on a par with peace. He stresses that true justice springs from faith and that revealed scriptures, which millions of people hold dear, provide the framework for delivering that very justice they seek.

His Holiness said:

The establishment of world peace is the most vital and pressing issue facing the world today. However, the truth is that peace and justice are inseparable – you cannot have one without the other.

There is little doubt that restlessness and anxiety is increasing in the world, and so disorder is spreading, which is a clear indication that somewhere along the line the requirements of justice are not being fulfilled.

World political leaderships have their creative and intelligent minds focused on ideas, plans and indeed a vision of peace. Thus, this issue does not require me to speak from a worldly or political perspective; instead my entire focus will be based on how to establish peace based on religion. For this purpose I shall present some very important guidelines based on the teachings of the Holy Qur’an.

His Holiness will deliver his address at the European Parliament, Brussels, on Tuesday 4 December. Hosted by The European Parliament ‘Friends of the Ahmadiyya Muslims’ Group, the event will be chaired by Dr Charles Tannock MEP with Vice-Chairs Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP, Tunne Kelam MEP and Claude Moraes MEP.

A press conference hosted by His Holiness will precede the main event.

More details at: www.ChallengingExtremism.eu

Basharat Nazir, media@ahmadiyya.org.uk, +44(0)7703-483-384
Mahmood Rafiq, +44(0)7971-060-962





9 replies

  1. May Allah guide these people to take heed Ameen.
    It is a very dangerous time indeed for the world, politically, financially & spiritually.

  2. I hope the Leaders of the world, Politically and Religiously, will heed the words of this servant of Allah, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (atba) who invites them to what will make peace reign in the world

  3. Doubtlessly today this is the only Hope for the world to establish peace.In-sha’Allahul Aziz
    May Allah make the event a grand success. Amen

    Long Live Khilafat-e-Ahmdiyyah

  4. Dear Amtul Q Farhat
    While your fine article says; Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says religious texts hold key to conflict resolution, another posting my Muslim Times, which I received says; A Keynote Address today by Khalifa of Islam in the European Parliament, Brussels.
    It is not only confusing but also misleading.
    As far as I know, there is no title or post as such which is called; Khalifa of Islam any where in the world. ven during the Ottaman Empire, they prefered to call their rulers as Sultans and not Khalifa or ven Amir.
    Kind regards

  5. Were ottoman emperors chief of followers of a certain religion to claim the title ‘khalifa’? Spaniard muslims in cordoba had a similar ‘khilafat’, so did Nigerians. Precisely all of these three type of “khalifas’ were local rulers of different region and their jurisdiction was limited to the region they ruled. Like jurisdiction of ottomons were not applicable to Mughals of South Asia and Nigerians or spaniards.

    However, Khulafa-e-Rashideen, i.e. first four khalifas jurisdiction was applicable for entire muslim ummah. Right from Muslim population of Libya till central asia because their reign existed in the hearts and minds of ummat-e-muslimeen. So does successors of Imam Mehdi(a.s.).

  6. I personally do not care if all leaders of Muslims countries call themselves Khalifs, Amirs or Sultans.
    But the term Khalifa (Arabic: خليفة) means caliphate, or dominion of a successor, which is a system of government established in Islam. In other words: The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth.
    If you accept this explanation then you can not use the term for Mirza Masroor Ahmad, supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for two reasons.
    1. He is not Khalifa for all Muslims as the invitation wrote but for a section of Muslim communities called Ahmadiyya Muslims.
    2. Secondly, Calling him: Khalifa of Islam is misleading as I have pointed out. He is not a political head of a Muslim state but the spiritual leader of a movemnet. He does not run a country or a dominion.

    You should focus on his beautiful message of peace and prosperity instead of making his wirds as a divine writ.
    Kind regards

  7. Dear Bashy Quraishy, you wrote:

    “The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth.”

    So, after all Khalifa is the representative of Allah. Can we leave the possibility open that Allah knows best, Who is His representative on earth?

  8. Dear Ahmadi Girl
    I was trying to make things clear as to what the term means.
    Emotionally, one can agree with your assertion and leave things to the higher forces with the question; Can we leave the possibility open that Allah knows best, Who is His representative on earth?
    But we live in a real world and have to deal with realities as these present new challenges. That is why we can not leave every thing to Allah.
    I am personaaly against the idea of Khalafat because it entails problems, which Muslims would not be able to for the foreseeable future.
    Where would this Khalafat be placed? Who will represent the Khalafat and where would the capital of this supposed Ummah would be. What language the Muslims would use to communicate and what sort of political, economic and socail system, would be used to solve the daily problems of Muslims.
    Enough issues to look at!

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