Muslims Honor Dr. King’s Work for Justice
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls people towards Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s message of equity and justice
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, one of the nation’s oldest Muslim organizations, joins its fellow Americans today in remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for justice. As a passionate advocate for justice and equality, Dr. King called people toward a non-violent resistance against injustice. The need for justice is just as relevant now as it has ever been, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community remains committed to advocating for the Quranic tenets of absolute justice, kindness and kinship. “Islam mandates the strict practice of absolute justice regardless of differences in faith, race, creed or any other distinction,” said Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “True Islamic teachings promote equal rights and command believers to love others as if they are one’s own kin. These teachings harmonize with Dr. King’s message who said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ — we remain committed to continuing the vital work of bringing people towards justice, kindness and love.”
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.
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.