American Muslims Honor Sacrifices of Armed Forces
Muslims for Remembrance campaign honors armed forces by prayers for peace and remembrance of their sacrifices.
American Muslims Honor Sacrifices of Armed Forces Ahmadiyya Muslim Community prays for those who have served our nation
On this Memorial Day, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA remembers American Veterans and those who are currently serving in the armed forces. Though mosques of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA are only open for essential services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community encourages its members to show their support for the armed forces through prayers for peace, especially on Memorial Day.
As stated in the Holy Quran, Muslims must show loyalty to the country that they live in: “O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey His Messenger and those who are in authority among you” (4:60). Additionally, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifa (Worldwide Head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, said “As citizens of any country, we Ahmadi Muslims will always show absolute love and loyalty to the State…Whenever a country requires its citizens to make sacrifices the Ahmadiyya Muslim [Community] will always be ready to bear such sacrifices for the sake of the nation.”
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA realizes that the brave men and women who serve our nation have made monumental sacrifices to protect us all so we can practice our beliefs freely. For this reason, the international “Muslims for Remembrance” campaign was initiated to remember the sacrifices of the nation’s armed forces.
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 213 countries with tens of millions of members. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the oldest American-Muslim organization.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.