TENS of thousands of Muslims have made a symbolic pledge to promote peace and harmony in society. Known as the Bai’at pledge of allegiance, the stirring move came as more than 38,000 worshippers united for the Jalsa Salana convention. Muslims
In response to the comments by Boris Johnson regarding the burqa, Rafiq Hayat, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK said:
“The remarks made by former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are deplorable. Rather than seeking to use his position to promote dialogue and understanding he has used it to mock and ridicule Muslim women.
“On the one hand he opposes a ban on the burqa and on the other he demeans those who choose to wear it. Through this is reinforces the Islamphobic ...
For more than one hundred years the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been leading a peaceful revival of Islam. From the time it was founded in India in 1889 it has enjoyed an unrivalled record for peace and for its efforts to build cohesive societies.
Established in the UK since 1913, we built London’s first mosque in 1926 (The London Mosque in Putney). We now have one hundred branches across Britain and have opened a number of mosques including the landmark Baitul Futuh mosque in south London, which is the largest in western Europe.
Since the founder’s demise in 1908 we have been led by a series of Caliphs or spiritual leaders, the present being His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad; this form of global leadership is another distinctive feature of this community.
He continues to relay the message of peace to the corners of the earth, a message that has been reflected in action by the community through humanitarian efforts by men, women and the youth of the community.
In fact the members of the community willingly give time and money for relief work even in the remote parts of the globe, to help those in need regardless of creed or colour.Read more
Your motto – ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – shines from all you do. It is a message we would all do well to live by, especially as we buildread full statement
Thank you for everything you do to bring about a more tolerant, more just, more respectful society. Let us work together to build on this.read full statement
Ahmadis are known for being a peace-loving community, with a strong emphasis on inter-faith integration. They also carry out excellent charity work - whichread full statement
We need to come together across society and communities to combat extremism. The Ahmadiyya community has a proud track record of positive action in society,read full statement
I very much support the continued efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, in London and elsewhere, to promote peace and cohesion in our country. I seeread full statement
I am fully behind this initiative by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This campaign very effectively highlights the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s totalread full statement
We are an incredible, inclusive and progressive nation where the diversity of our communities is our strength. I pay tribute to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Communityread full statement