Muslims for Life

Nationwide blood drive campaign to honor the victims of 9/11 in the month of September.

Muslims for Life

10th Anniversary – September 11, 2020

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Muslims for Life campaign, which, in partnership with the American Red Cross, honors the lives lost on September 11, 2001, through annual blood drives. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will continue its remembrance this year with a virtual event featuring speakers who will address the significance of 9/11 in light of the pandemic and national discourse about injustice. Speakers will include:

  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) – Member of Congress and Co-Chair, Ahmadiyya Muslim Congressional Caucus
  • A few Members of the US Congress
  • Paul Sullivan – senior vice president, American Red Cross Biomedical Services

Click to Register :  Zoom – Registration Link

Friday, September 11th @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm EDT

Now more than ever, our nation needs something to unite behind. As a Community that lays roots in America since 1920, we feel an obligation to bring our fellow Americans together around the common value of human life and standing for peace. Through this campaign, we illustrate that the only blood that should be shed is to save lives.”

Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

About the Campaign

While terrorists caused death and destruction on September 11, 2001, they also hijacked the faith of Islam. By painting a violent, militant picture of the faith, terrorists fomented suspicions of all Muslims.  But the truth is that terrorists do not represent Islam or all Muslims.

Since its founding, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community advocates for the sanctity of all human life, as emphasized by true Islamic teachings. The Holy Qur’an teaches that life is sacred, and whoever unjustly kills a single person is as if he had killed all of mankind, and whoever saves the life of one person is as if he has saved the life of all of humanity (5:33). In his Farewell Pilgrimage address, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Even as this month, land and day of Pilgrimage are holy, so has God made the blood, property and honor of every human being sacred.”

The “Muslims for Life” campaign is a nationwide effort with a simple message: the only blood Muslims should shed is to save lives.  Launched on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2011, the campaign has partnered with national and regional blood centers to host several thousand inter-faith drives across America.  To date, through the campaign and partnership with various blood centers including American Red Cross, blood drives have yielded a collection of over 70,000 pints of blood to save as many as 200,000 lives.  Every year since 2010, the “Muslims for Life” campaign hosts an annual blood drive on U.S. Capitol Hill for members of Congress and staff.

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