America’s Oldest Muslim Organization Takes Out Full Page Ad in New York Times
First Muslim centennial in America ends with an invitation to all Americans to heal as one
On the completion of its first centennial in America, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has taken out a full-page ad in the New York Times to share the words of healing from its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who is accepted as the long awaited Promised Messiah (on whom be peace).
At a time when falsehood, divisions and injustices cripple our nation, #TheMessiahAd invites Americans to reflect on the Islamic precept to show human sympathy for all of God’s creatures.
“During these tense and challenging times, Islam offers a solution to the maladies of our nation,” said Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “At a time when worldly leaders have failed us, what can serve our nation best is to study and reflect on the Promised Messiah’s teachings of peace, absolute justice, and love for all.”
This full-page ad in the New York Times is a bold invitation for Americans to embrace unity and kindness over division and hate.
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.