Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:27 pm
Press Release: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ
26th Annual Convention for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Auckland
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be hosting their 26th Annual Religious Conference in Manukau on Saturday 24th of January with a large gathering of Muslims and invited guests expected to attend.
This year the theme for the Annual Conference is ‘Allah the Almighty’, giving prominence to our creator and our obligation to humanity (His creation).
Mr Mohammad Iqbal, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, believes that Allah the Almighty is the Master and the King. He has no equal or partner and He is the sole Creator of everything in the universe.
“Failure to understand the unity of God has transcended mankind into all sorts of turmoil, violence, and brutality in the name of Allah and religion.” said Mr. Iqbal.
The Spiritual Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in his closing address at the Annual Convention held in Qadian, India on 28 December 2014, said “….in the first chapter of the Holy Quran, Allah has stated that He is the ‘Lord of all the Worlds’ and as such He is the Lord of all people of all beliefs. Thus, it was impossible for a true Muslim to show anything other than sympathy for all of mankind.”
His Holiness said, “We must develop the very highest standards of compassion for all humanity. Love for every person should gush forth from our hearts like water gushes from a fountain. We must nurse those who are in pain or those whose hearts ache with grief. Only then can we be considered true representatives of Islam.”
“People can never justify injustices whether it be politically or economically motivated or power driven or anger driven to use the name of God to glue the ignorant people together to justify joining them and fighting and shedding innocent blood, usurping other rights/ properties, honour and dignity”, said Mr. Iqbal
In a special session for guests and dignitaries starting at 11.00 am, the central missionary Maulana Shafiq-ur-Rehman will speak on God, the Source of Peace.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organisation, international in its scope. It is acknowledged worldwide for its sincere efforts to promote peace.
The Ahmadiyya annual convention is celebrated internationally in countries all over the world including Australia, England, Germany, Canada and the United States of America, with tens of thousands of participants.
The convention will be held at 20 Dalgety Drive, Wiri Manukau on Saturday, January 24 starting at11:00am. Any member of the public wishing to attend should contact Mr. Eqbal Khan, National Secretary for External Affairs on 021 133 6146. Refreshments and lunch provided by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
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