Press Release: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA (Glen Ellyn Chapter) to Celebrate Festival of Sacrifice
All Americans Are Invited To Join Our Celebrations
Annual Muslim holiday commemorates Abraham’s sacrifice and marks completion of pilgrimage to Mecca. American Muslims join Muslims worldwide to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adhia. This joyous day is celebrated to remind Muslims of the importance of sacrifice, service to humanity, and gratefulness to God.
Imam Shamshad A. Nasir, Missionary and President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Glen Ellyn in Chicago said:
“Today when the world is on the verge of destruction, and it is heading day by day towards too much pro blames there is a great and urgent need to incorporate the quality of sacrifice in ourselves following the foot steps of Abrahim, Ishmael and Hager peace be on all of them Having this spirit in ourselves we can save our generations and our people,and thus can lead to the path of peace and tranquility.
As Ahmadi Muslims, we should rectify our hearts through prayers, tolerance and service to humanity.”
The Eid service will begin with a congregational morning prayer followed by a sermon.
Event: Eid-ul-Adhia, Islam’s most important holiday, commemorating Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice.
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 @10:30 am
Where: 2S 510 highway 53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Shamshad A. Nasir
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 206 countries with membership exceeding 160 million. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.
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 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.