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Notable attendees include U.S. Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod and Mayor of Redlands, Peter Aguilar


Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has concluded its 28th Annual West Coast Convention, or Jalsa Salana. More than 1000 American Muslims and guests from across the United States gathered for the three-day event, December 27th to December 29th, to participate and listen to various presentations on theology, history, and science. The Jalsa Salana is an entirely volunteer-run event that is open to the general public.

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Themed “Those Who Are Humble in Prayers”

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will hold its twenty-eighth annual west coast convention, the Jalsa Salana,from December 27-29, 2013 at Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, California. The Jalsa Salana provides an uplifting spiritual experience for Ahmadi Muslims and the local community through scholarly lectures and interactive discussions. Over 1500 Muslims from across the country and guests from the surrounding community are expected. Speakers and speech topics include:

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid of Sacrifice

 

Annual Muslim holiday commemorates Abrahamic sacrifice and marks the completion of Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca

American Muslims join Muslims worldwide to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adhia. Eid-ul-Adhia marks Prophet Abraham’s symbolic sacrifice and the close of the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca. This joyous day is celebrated to remind Muslims of the importance of sacrifice, service to humanity, and gratefulness to God.

“During these difficult times for our nation, it is more important now than ever to remember what God has given us,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, vice president of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “As Muslims, we should strive to show our gratitude through prayers and service to humanity.”

The Eid service will begin with a congregational morning prayer followed by a sermon. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA invites all Americans to join or observe this important holiday.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA mourns passing of Dr. Yusef Lateef

 

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA mourns the passing of al-Hajj Dr. Abdul Yusef Lateef on December 23, 2013. Dr. Lateef died at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness. From God we are and to God must we return.

Dr. Lateef accepted Islam in 1948 and was a selfless stalwart of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for the last 65 years. Publically, he is best known for his Grammy Award-winning musical talents and his numerous books on music and spirituality. Dr. Lateef, affectionately known as the “Gentle Giant,” was a devout and practicing Muslim and believed his faith and music were inextricably intertwined. As an example of his religious devotion and exemplary faith, Dr. Lateef performed only in establishments that did not serve alcohol because he came to believe music shouldn't be presented in alcohol-and-smoke cellars.

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For Immediate Release: 
July 9, 2013 

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American-Muslims observe 30-day fast to enhance spirituality and increase their service to humanity

 

Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide. It will commence Wednesday, July 10th and end on August 8th.

Tens of thousands of American Muslims belonging to one of the nation’s oldest Muslim organizations, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, will observe Ramadan across 73 chapters nationwide this year. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting, a discipline also practiced by Jesus Christ and many honored Biblical Prophets, is a time to reflect, repent, and become spiritually pure, which, in turn, helps lead to societal peace. Ramadan is also a time to increase charity and service to the poor.

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