An IT professional who works for a company in LaVergne just returned from a massive American Muslim conference in Pennsylvania. Hamid Malik was one of several dozen Tennessee citizens attending the conference.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA held its annual Peace Conference known as Jalsa Salana this past weekend in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. WGNS received a press released from Qasim Rashid that said the event began with the raising of the American flag followed by the traditional Islamic weekly Friday sermon. Speeches on the beginning day discussed the spread of Islam worldwide, khilafat, and worship.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is among the nation’s oldest American Muslim Organizations. The event streamed live internationally, at live.alislam.org.
Information About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (From Qasim Rashid):
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 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.
Hamid Malik, part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in LaVergne