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Nation’s Oldest Muslim Organization Holds Landmark 70th National Muslim Peace Conference.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, the nation’s largest and oldest Muslim organization, will host the 70th annual Jalsa Salana this weekend in Harrisburg, PA. The 3-day national peace conference seeks to spiritually rejuvenate Muslim Americans, young and old, and build bridges of understanding between American Muslims and the greater American community. As the nation’s longest running American Muslim conference, it aims to reach into Islam’s fundamentals as practiced by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to teach how to be a model Muslim in today’s world.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA expresses its grave concern at the repeated bombing of Syria. The Community expresses its deep remorse at the ongoing loss of life, and calls upon the United States and allied leaders to exercise restraint and uphold justice. Justice demands prudence, patience, and reverence for all human life. Hasty, ill-advised actions will lead to devastating consequences for the entire world.
“The Qur’an teaches that when two nations are in dispute and this leads to war,” said the Community’s National Vice President Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah while referencing a lecture from the Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, “then other governments should strongly counsel them towards dialogue and diplomacy so that they can come to an agreement and reconciliation on the basis of a negotiated settlement.”
Failure to engage in peaceful negotiations ensures additional loss of life and misery, and increasingly risks war proliferation causing untold devastation. Rather than resorting to bombing each other, the Community implores international leaders to come to the negotiation table on the tenets of justice and fairness.