The Women’s Association of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA will hold its first annual “Day on the Hill” event to bring together Muslim women leaders with members of Congress to discuss the role they play in preventing their American Muslim youth from becoming radicalized.
Stands in solidarity with African American Christian Community
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the barbaric terror attack yesterday on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The terror attack left nine dead. From God we are and to God must we return.
This attack is an attack on all humanity, and we stand in solidarity with our African American and Christian brethren,” said Wasim Malik, Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “We must maintain the lines of dialogue and understanding to prevent future such attacks. We pray for the departed that may God be with them always.”
For Muslims the holy month of Ramadan began today—a time of fasting, prayer, contemplation, and service to humanity. As such, we increase our prayers and supplications for the victims of this horrible crime, and pray God engulfs them with His strength and Grace.
Community prays for Vice President Biden’s family following tragedy
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is heavy hearted at the passing of Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden (46), son of Vice President Joe Biden. We offer our prayers and sincere condolences to Vice President Biden and his entire family.
"We pray God continues to strengthen Vice President Biden through this immensely difficult time,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Senior Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “and while we mourn, we remind ourselves of the prayer of Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an that indeed, from God we are and to God must we return.”
We thank Beau for his military service to our country and for the legal services he provided to secure the rights of others. May God grant him peace.
Grateful for Court upholding American values
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA applauds the United States Supreme Court for ruling in favor of Samantha Elauf in her religious discrimination suit against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2008, Abercrombie & Fitch denied Elauf employment because she wears hijab, or the Islamic head covering.
"This ruling aligns with American values of freedom of religion and practice,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, Senior Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “It is critical to the success of our diverse nation that companies learn from this and adapt their policies to work in the 21st century.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has championed the Islamic principles of justice and religious freedom in all affairs of government. This Supreme Court ruling advances these causes, and we hope to see them continue.
U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison will deliver keynote address
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will inaugurate its first mosque in Minnesota, named Nusrat Mosque, in Coon Rapids. The Honorable United States Congressman Keith Ellison will deliver the keynote address. The inauguration is open to the public.
“In a time when most Americans have never met a Muslim, we invite all Americans to join us in this celebration,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We believe this mosque, which is open to all people, will foster a spirit of community with neighbors and establish inter-religious harmony and peace.”
A mosque is an Islamic place of worship for Muslims to gather and worship God. This mosque will have space for men and women to worship, to hold events, and will also have spiritual training classes for children during the weekend.