Muslims for Life

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

Muslims for Life

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 an award-winning 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, blood drives have yielded a collection of over 60,000 pints of blood to save as many as 180,000 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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