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CNN: ‘Ahmadiyya Community Appealing to US Politicians’

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D), Congressman Keith Ellison, Khalifa of Islam: Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Ameer of USA: Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar

Washington (CNN) – You’ve almost certainly never heard of him, but Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad drew some serious star power at a recent Capital Hill reception in his honor.House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican Sen. John Cornyn were among the many lawmakers who showed up to meet Ahmad, a Muslim leader who was in town last week on a rare U.S. visit from London.At a time when the United States is struggling with its views about Islam – as Islamists gain power in the Middle East and with ongoing concerns about Quran-citing terrorists – it’s not hard to see Ahmad’s appeal to both parties. As he said in his Capital Hill speech, he has “love for all, hatred for none.”It’s a sentiment that Sen. Robert Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, echoed in introducing Ahmad, praising the “leadership you have shown to tolerance and to peace.”It’s not just Ahmad who espouses his can’t-we-all-get-along read on Islam. The 61-year-old is the spiritual leader of the global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, whose friendliness toward the West and whose criticism of other Muslims has earned the sect allies at the highest level of the U.S government, even as it faces mortal enemies in other parts of the world.Unlike most Muslims, Ahmadis believe that the 19th century founder of their sect was the Second Coming of the Prophet Mohammed, who founded Islam in the 7th century.It’s because of that belief that Sunni and Shiite Muslims do not regard Ahmadis as true Muslims. The rift has provoked Egypt to charge Ahmadis with blasphemy, Saudi Arabia to deport them and Pakistan – where the sect was born – to pass a law that designates Ahmadis as non-Muslims.  Read more.

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3 Responses to CNN: ‘Ahmadiyya Community Appealing to US Politicians’

  1. anisa

    July 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful share. Masha’Allah. God Bless you abundantly.Amen

    “Ahmadis believe that the 19th century founder of their sect was the Second Coming of the Prophet Mohammed”

    The main source of the news has corrected it with The “second coming of Jesus Christ”, please do the same here. Thank you.

    There are so many responses on the main source. Alas it is so heart aching to see that most of the people has lost the true soul of a human. They do not see the danger of becoming perished. For the path on which today’s modern man has stepped leads to destruction.

    The path of getting away from the the Creator and relying only on his own sense and remedy.

    Achieving worldly goal by hook or crook and not seeking the divine guidance.

    They just tend to doubt and accuse every sensible thing. And the things that bring trouble, create chaos in human life, crave for it.

    God have mercy on them and us all. Amen

    They should know whatever one may do, wish, say or think, only God’s Will, will be done. His is the ultimate decree.

  2. Hassan

    July 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Well said,

    The events, programs and motives of Ahmadi Muslims are of nothing but the support and promotion of peace and tolerance.

    Ahmadi Muslims hence have only one objective, to spread the word of God, that was delivered through the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and actions of his Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). And to say, that very objective is Islam itself, and Islam means Peace.

    Hopefully, as you read this, try to reflect and compare this particular sect to others. As Pakistan defames and degrades itself towards complete “idiocracy” in ethics, as several groups in the middle east hold on to a gun and spread Islam in the form of “jihad”, as for their version of Jihad is not of their actions at all, we see that all these accumulate to labeling Islam as a terrible and terrorist religion in the world, God forbid. For once, a particular sect or group of people have successfully promoted peace around the world, especially in the world of politics. Ahmadi Muslims are a total new leaf, and a seed of hope for Muslims to redeem themselves. And keep in mind Ahmadi Muslims have done this not by a sword, a gun or bomb strapped to their chest, no. All this was accomplished by nothing but love, peace, prayer, the Holy Qur;an and the power of the pen. Indeed the pen is mightier then the sword.

    May God bless you all, and hopefully you may see the difference between terrorism and Islam, as for they are two vastly separate stories.

    Thank You

  3. Penny Farthing

    July 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for writing and posting this article.