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10th January 2015
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Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns Terrorist Attacks in France

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad prays for peace in the world

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The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has categorically condemned the terrorist attacks that have taken place in France this week and prayed for peace in the world.

Speaking, during his weekly Friday Sermon, delivered from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that the attacks had nothing to do with the true teachings of Islam. His Holiness said that the perpetrators and anyone found to be involved should be punished in accordance with the law.

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Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The perpetrators of this brutal attack may seek to justify their acts in the name of Islam and its Holy Founder (peace be upon him) but their acts have no relation whatsoever to the true teachings of Islam. Nowhere does Islam permit taking the law into one’s own hands or to injure or murder anyone. Yet these so-called Muslims and Muslim groups still do not abstain from such cruelties and atrocities.”

His Holiness said that he hoped that this attack would not lead to the religion of Islam being unjustly targeted or attacked as such a reaction could increase the divide between Muslims and non-Muslims living in Europe and the rest of the Western world. His Holiness called on all parties to show patience and restraint in an effort to unite society.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said it was the responsibility of Ahmadi Muslims to spread Islam’s true teachings throughout the world and to pray for peace.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Today, it is the task of the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to pray for peace and to pray that all parties desist from every form of cruelty or injustice.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that Ahmadi Muslims should particularly engage themselves in offering Durood – invoking salutations upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad concluded by praying:

“May Allah the Almighty free the world from all forms of disorder and may this current state of conflict transform into a state of peace and harmony.”

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