Spokesperson: Dr Mubashir Mumtaz. Cell 717-576-0565
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns the attacks in Orlando, Florida
We strongly condemn the recent brutal killings of innocent people in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with them as their neighbors, brothers, and sisters in peace. We urge calm and restraint to be shown in these difficult times.
The Holy Quran teaches us the killing of an innocent person is like the destruction of entire mankind.
In light of this horrific tragedy, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Harrisburg/York Chapter will be holding a prayer for peace for the victims, their families, and the entire grieving community. We pray for the swift recovery of the injured and stand by those affected by terrorism.
Where: Hadee Mosque, 245 Division Street, Harrisburg, PA When: Friday, June 17, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Media Opportunity: Leaders of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be available to discuss an Islamic perspective on the situation.
Dr. Zarar Bajwa
President, Harrisburg/York Chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Phone: (717)232-7566 or (570)449-8684
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the oldest American-Muslim organizations.
The 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.