Muslim group mourns death in Paris attacks PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 November 2015 15:08

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Philippines on Saturday expressed deepest condolences to the victims and families of the horrific acts of terrorism in Paris, France.

French officials reported more than 120 people killed, with many more wounded. The Community urges calm and patience as authorities work rapidly to restore security and order.

“Our deepest condolences are with the people of France. This is an attack not only on Paris but on all of humanity. Islam teaches us that killing one individual is like killing the whole of humanity,” said Imam Talha Ali, President and Missionary In-charge of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Philippines.

“While we await additional information about the attackers and their motives, we condemn any attempt to justify the killing of innocent lives. It must be understood that terrorism and extremism have nothing to do w ith the peaceful message of Islam. Their dogma [terrorists’] is that of hate, whereas Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ’s motto is Love for All, Hatred for None.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Philippines prays for swift justice and the speedy recovery of the wounded.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Philippines was established in the 1950s and has chapters in various parts of Philippines.

The Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1H35-1908) 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.