Kabul Vendors Buzzing Over Alcohol-Free Beer

Hot dogs. Bodybuilding. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Titanic hairdo. They’re all Western fads that have gripped the Afghan capital at some point in the past few years. But these days it’s nonalcoholic beer, a popular thirst-quencher among young men eager to keep up with Western tastes in a country where alcohol is forbidden (but readily available, for a price). The alcohol-free beer is affordable and widely sold in Kabul’s convenience shops and bazaars, thanks to supplies apparently smuggled off foreign military bases.

Prime Minister of Tuvalu visits head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in London

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu visited the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at the Fazl Mosque in London on Saturday 11 July 2015. During the meeting, His Excellency, Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga thanked the Khalifa for his continued efforts towards promoting world peace and for sending a humanitarian relief team to Tuvalu following Cyclone Pam earlier this year.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns Chattanooga shooting

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA sent out the following statement regarding Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA urges calm after deadly shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee on military facilities. Reports allege Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire at two military facilities, killing four U.S. Marines and wounding several others.

American Muslim Youth Respond to Chattanooga Shooting

Nation’s oldest Muslim youth group condemns the shooting, offers prayers to victims The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the boys and young men’s association of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, strongly condemns today’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and our prayer is for peace and justice to be reinstated. “As we complete a month focused on fasting, reflection and service to our fellow countryman, I am very saddened to hear …

Nepal a religious refuge for many Pakistani Ahmadis

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a voice in Urdu echoes through a desolate neighborhood of a valley on the outskirts of Kathmandu. We are climbing a four-story building tucked away against green paddy fields. The voice grows louder. At the cramped, top floor apartment, amid a tattered carpet and mattresses, a desktop computer sits beside a rickety table fan. It is playing a grainy video for perhaps the umpteenth time. The video shows a heated debate between an analyst and …

Indonesian Governor promises to let Ahmadiyya keep their Jakarta Mosque

Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has said that he has ordered the South Jakarta Mayor and the Spatial Planning Agency to reopen an Ahmadiyya mosque in Tebet, and that he would promise to help the Ahmadiyya secure permits to keep their mosque open there. “We respect all kinds of beliefs. So, if they pray and do not bother other people, we have to let them be,” he said on Friday, adding that moreover, the Ahmadis had been praying there for …

Ahmadiyya Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia shut down by local authorities

Officials from the South Jakarta administration and the municipality’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) sealed the An Nur Ahmadiyya mosque in Bukit Duri Tanjakan, Tebet, on Wednesday morning, affixing a red banner that stated the mosque had been officially sealed by the Jakarta administration. The closure follows a June 12 incident in which a crowd of locals blocked the Ahmadis from performing their Friday prayers at the mosque, forcing them to fulfill their religious obligations in the street. Tri, a …

Muslim Leader demands ex-communication of those who radicalise children

Rafiq Hayat, national president of the moderate Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, says that moderate Muslims fear and despise Islamic State barbarism just as much as the rest of the British public. Security at the community’s huge mosque in Morden, Surrey, which can house 10,000 worshippers, has been stepped up to airport standards with metal and bomb detectors amid threats against the moderates in Britain and around the world. Now Mr Hayat says that it is time for responsible Muslims to react …

WikiLeaks ‘Saudi Cables’ reveal secret push to stop Ahmadiyya in Indonesia

Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has published more than 60,000 secret documents from Saudi Arabia and said that it had more than half a million additional documents that it will be releasing in the upcoming weeks as part of the “Saudi Cables”. The secretive organization, headed by 43-year-old Australian Julian Assange, was launched in December 2006. The organization facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website to expose the wrongdoing of governments and corporations.

Muslims invite non-Muslims to ‘fast with a Muslim friend’ during Ramadan

Canada’s Ahmadi Muslims are conducting a first-time campaign during this year’s month of Ramadan. They are inviting non-Muslims to “Fast with a Muslim Friend”. Through the “Fast with a Muslim Friend” program, non-Muslim Canadians are invited to sign up to try fasting and then share iftar, the evening meal that ends the day of going without food or drink.

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad AYAZ awarded Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad AYAZ, OBE has been awarded an Honorary Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2015 for his services to Tuvalu. The KBE marks the second time AYAZ has been honored by the Queen, following his recognition as OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1998.

Bipartisan Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus re-launched for 114th United States Congress

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) re-launched the bipartisan Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus at a press conference last week. She was joined by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Humble, TX), and members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) who were on Capitol Hill to advocate against radicalization. More than 20 members of Congress have already joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus, taking a strong stand against religious persecution.