American Muslims Thank Veterans for Service
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA shows support for veterans
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA celebrates Veterans Day this year by recognizing all Americans who have sacrificed their lives to protect and serve this country. In particular, the Community thanks those who have selflessly served this nation during the Covid19 pandemic. Veterans Day will be featured in the Community’s international “Muslims for Remembrance” campaign this year, which aims to pay homage to the sacrifices of the men and women of uniform around the world who protect their nation, its values and freedoms.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA calls on all Americans to show support for American troops and veterans who have put their lives on the line to protect and serve our great nation. The Community’s Khalifa (Worldwide Head), His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, teaches its members to always follow Islam’s commandments to remain loyal citizens of their country and to love their country as a commandment of their faith. He stated, “It is essential for a citizen of any country to establish a relationship of genuine loyalty and faithfulness to his nation. It does not matter whether he is a born citizen, or whether he gains citizenship later in life, either through
immigration or by any other means.”
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA honors all veterans who have served and protected our country. We commend their efforts and celebrate the lives of those who are with us, and those
who have fallen. The Community encourages its members to show their support for those serving in the armed forces through prayers for peace, especially on this Veterans Day.
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 longawaited 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.