National Interfaith Program Calls People to Justice
Mosques in 30 cities will host Interfaith Iftar this weekend
SILVER SPRING, MD—April 6, 2022— Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, the oldest Muslim organization in the United States, has launched a nationwide initiative to open its mosques to host Interfaith Iftars during the first weekend of April. With the convergence of Ramadan, Easter, and Passover this year, the interfaith events aim to bring people of all faiths together in this season of spirituality, centered on the theme “Justice Through Compassion.”
“Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, when Muslims not only abstain from eating and drinking during the daytime but, more importantly, focus on self-reform of habits and character,” said Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We resume in-person Interfaith Iftars at a time of a grave global turmoil and an urgent need to stand united as Americans against injustice through compassion.”
In the wake of an escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine that places the world on the brink of a Third World War, these Interfaith dinners draw attention to the urgent need to secure justice for all through compassion. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA believes now more than ever our mosques should be open to our fellow Americans. Mosques in 30 cities have joined this initiative and will host an interfaith Iftar/dinner this weekend. Interviews with leaders from the different faith groups can be arranged.
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.