Ahmadiyya charity Humanity First to offer scholarships to Palestinian students

The President of Al-Quds Open University Prof. Dr. Younis Amr welcomed the delegation of Ahmadiyya charity Humanity First at the University’s Headquarters in Ramallah to discuss ways how the charity can provide scholarships to Palestinian students. Al-Quds Open University is one of the largest universities in Palestine with campuses in Gaza and Ramallah. Humanity First was founded by the 4th Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mirza Tahir Ahmad in 1993 to help with the hunger crisis in Somalia and the …

Khalifa of Islam condemns Brussels terror attacks

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier today in Brussels.

ISIS affiliated group linked to the murder of Ahmadi in Kyrgyzstan

Ahmadi Muslim Yunusjan Abdujalilov was murdered December 2015 in front of his home in the village of Kashkar Kyshtak in Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. Police arrested six members of the Kyrgz branch of Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a religious extremist movement affiliated with ISIS in Syria. On the night of 22nd December 2015 unknown assailants shot Yunusjan while he was talking to his neighbor outside his house, He died from his injuries on way to Nariman district hospital. Yunusjan had converted to Islam Ahmadiyya in 2007 and had 3 daughters …

Khalifa of Islam Ahmadiyya pays tribute to rights campaigner Lord Avebury who died aged 87

Khalifa of Islam Ahmadiyya His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad has paid tribute to former MP and rights campaigner Lord Eric Avebury, who has died aged 87. Lord Avebury had been battling illness for more than a year, He was known for campaigning for democratic and human rights. He was the MP for Orpington in Kent for eight years after winning a Commons by-election for the Liberals in 1962.He was respected across all faiths – he won the Secularist of the …

British Muslims object to construction of a new Mosque

United Kingdom’s North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee has approved plans to build a new mosque in Scunthorpe  despite a number of objections from local Muslim groups. The application was passed by a majority verdict. Phil Wallis, head of planning, said the council had received two petitions – one with 55 signatures objecting to the development and one with 499 objecting on the grounds of design concerns about traffic and parking. 

Indonesian authorities forcibly evict Ahmadiyya Muslims from Bangka

The local government on Indonesian Island of Bangka is currently expelling members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, after it issued a letter demanding that they either convert to Sunni Islam or face expulsion. The letter, dated Jan. 5 urged members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the Srimenanti subdistrict, Sungailiat district, to convert to the mainstream Sunni teachings of the Indonesian Muslim majority or face expulsion from the regency. It also stated that JAI (Jammat e Ahmadiyya Indonesia) was forbidden from spreading …

Persecuted Ahmadiyya Muslims who fled Pakistan celebrate Australia Day

Four years ago, Asif Khan took his wife and two children and fled Pakistan, where as an Ahmadiyya Muslim he was part of a heavily persecuted minority group. Yesterday, Mr Khan said he thanked Allah for bringing him to the other side of the world as he celebrated Australia Day among a peaceful sea of red, white and blue at the Masjid Baitul Huda Mosque in Marsden Park in Sydney’s northwest.

Australian of the Year shows his support for Ahmadiyya Muslims

When David Morrison saw a group of Muslims flying the Australian flag and having their picture taken at a citizenship ceremony in Canberra yesterday, he walked straight over to them and asked if he could join in. Wearing the Australia Day blue cap and T-shirts declaring “love for all, hatred for none”, the men and children from the ­Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia were handing out pamphlets expressing their loyalty for the country.

Australian Ahmadiyya Muslims celebrate Australia Day

Muslims for loyalty are handing out half a million leaflets across the country in early Australia Day celebrations to end extremism and prejudice. ‘Love for all, hatred for none’ is the motto the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association are hoping to share with fellow Aussies this year, through leaflets adorned with the national flag.

Indonesia’s Island of Intolerance: Ahmadis asked to convert to Sunni Islam or leave

Time is running out for the beleaguered Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on Bangka Island. Bangka Island’s top elected official, Tarmizi Saat, told a crowd on January 24 that he would ensure the expulsion of all members of the religious minority by February 6. He warnedthat expulsion enforcement measures from Bangka Island, located off the east coast of Sumatra, could begin as early as January 27. Adding to the fear factor for Bangka’s Ahmadiyya is an open letter circulated on January 22 by …

Ahmadiyya Muslim women hold fundraising dinner for Syrian refugees

“It’s one of the biggest disasters in my lifetime,” said Nudrat Mansoor with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association. “I was not here to see World War II, but it’s the biggest displacement after that– we want to help as many human beings as possible.” Mansoor is part of a local group of Muslim women who organized a sold out fundraiser Saturday night at the Baitul Hadi Mosque. The money raised will go toward Humanity First, an organization that privately sponsors …

Indonesian province bans Ahmadiyya Islamic sect from ‘spreading faith’

A tiny Indonesian province has banned a minority Islamic sect from conducting religious activities, a move activists say raises concerns over intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. The move by Bangka-Belitung, made up of two main islands off South Sumatra, is the latest in a series in which religious minorities including Christians and Shi’ite Muslims have faced harassment and complained of a lack of protection.