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Historic Conference of World Religions Held at Guildhall, London

February 18, 2014

12th February 2014
PRESS RELEASE

Historic Conference of World Religions Held at Guildhall, London

God is a Living God and so world should turn towards Him says Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

The World Head and Fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, delivered the keynote address at the historic ‘Conference of World Religions’ on 11 February 2014.

The conference was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK, as part of its centenary celebrations, at the famous Guildhall in the City of London. The theme of the much anticipated event was ‘God in the 21st Century’.

Around 500 delegates attended the conference, including faith leaders from various countries, politicians, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, academics and representatives of various NGOs.

The conference also received messages of support from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Prime Minister David Cameron and several other dignitaries.

During the event the various faith leaders considered what role religion could play in today’s world and whether religion continued to be a force for good. The keynote address delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad sought to answer these questions in light of Islam’s true teachings.

The Khalifa highlighted that all the major religions of the world taught the worship of God and love and compassion for mankind in their original form. His Holiness said that if these original teachings were upheld today it would lead to a harmonious society, free from conflict and war. He also condemned governments across the world for prioritising defence and military spending above and beyond social welfare and humanitarian projects.

Speaking about how the Founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) responded to the most horrific and sustained persecution, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“When the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gained victory over the sworn enemies of Islam, who in the past had left no stone unturned in their efforts to destroy the religion, he responded with peace and forgiveness.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said there was no contradiction between Islam’s peaceful teachings and the fact that some wars were fought during the early years of Islam. He said that those wars fought had been defensive wars, fought not only to protect Islam, but also to protect the people of all religions.

Citing the example of the Battle of Badr, where 300 ill-equipped Muslims defeated a much stronger army comprising 1,000 soldiers, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Where on the one hand this was a victory for Islam, it was also a timeless triumph for every person who desires for peace to be established in the world. It was a victory for every person who desires for human values to always be preserved and it was a victory for all people who believe religion to be a force for good and for establishing peace in the world.”

His Holiness clarified that any wars fought during the era of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) or his four Rightly Guided Successors were entirely defensive in nature and fought only to “end cruelty” and “establish peace”. However, later wars fought during the eras of certain Muslim monarchs were fought to expand kingdoms and gain power.

Commenting on this, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Those wars fought to expand kingdoms and to increase power were not in any way fought in accordance with the teachings of Islam as taught by the Holy Quran.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that Ahmadi Muslims believed the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, to be the Promised Messiah and Mahdi and that he had come to end all religious wars, to bring mankind towards its Creator and to draw the attention of the world towards fulfilling the rights of one another.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad appealed for the people of all religions to work together towards creating a just society based on mutual respect and tolerance.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“I hope and pray that we, who are the representatives of different faiths and religions, and who have gathered here today to practically demonstrate these loving teachings, all strive towards worshipping the One God, by treating His Creation with justice and by fulfilling their due rights.

Certainly these are the original teachings of all religions. We should utilise all of our resources and capabilities to foster a better society, to help God’s Creation and to spread love, affection and peace at every level. The urgent and critical need of the world today is to establish peace and faith in God.”

His Holiness called on the leaders of all nations to prioritise social welfare above and beyond unnecessary militarisation.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The urgent and critical need of the world today is to establish peace and faith in God. If the world understood this reality then all countries, whether large or small, would not, in the name of defence spending, allocate millions and billions of dollars to expand their military capabilities. Rather, they would spend that wealth to feed the hungry, to provide universal education and to improve the living standards of the developing world.”

The Khalifa concluded by reiterating the fact that God is a “Living God” who continues to listen to the prayers of mankind.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“In order to protect ourselves and to save mankind we need to turn towards God Almighty and we need to attach ourselves to that Living God who did not forsake the Prophet Moses and his people and nor did He forsake the Prophet Jesus and his disciples. Nor have true Muslims been deprived from attaining the blessings of God and seeing their prayers accepted.”

Earlier in the evening, a range of faith leaders and dignitaries took to the stage to highlight their respective beliefs. All of the speakers also took the opportunity to express their gratitude to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for organising such an event that promoted inter-faith dialogue.

Rabbi Jackie Tabick, Joint President of the World Congress of Faiths said:

“We should be supportive of one another in our spiritual lives and be true to our own faiths whilst understanding and valuing the oneness amongst us.”

Umesh Sharma, Chairman of the Hindu Council UK quoted sacred Hindu texts highlighting the peaceful teachings of the Prophet Krishna. He also said that Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad “leads by example” in his efforts to develop peace in the world.

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, the Attorney General said:

“The right of individual conscience is the basis of everything and so it is essential that people are free to practice their religions without coercion of any kind. I would also like to thank Your Holiness (Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad) and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for its astonishing contribution to the United Kingdom.”

Geshe Tashi Tsering, read a message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which said:

“Virtues of love and altruism are the basis of all religions and so a respect for all religions is essential. All religions are a means of inner-peace. I give my full heartfelt support to the Conference of World Religions.”

Prof Kwaku Danso-Boafo, High Commissioner of Ghana read a message from the President of Ghana, which said:

“This Conference will be a means of helping to bring peace in the world.”

Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, Spiritual Head of the Druze Community of Israel said:

“All the great religions agree on the Unity of God… Let us all come together and join hands together against violence.”

Dr Katrina Lantos-Swett, Vice-Chair United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, said:

“I am always uplifted and moved by the spirit amongst Ahmadi Muslims. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is living proof that religion can be a means of peace.”

Dr Lantos-Swett also acknowledged the role of the late Sir Chaudhry Zafrullah Khan Sahib in negotiating the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the fact that he signed it on behalf of the State of Pakistan.

Baroness Berridge, Chair of the UK Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom outlined the work of the Parliamentary Group and said that its objective was to “prick the conscience of Governments” towards establishing religious freedom.

Archbishop Kevin McDonald, representing the Roman Catholic Church, spoke of the World Day of Prayer for Peace organised by the late Pope John Paul II in 1986 and said that “today’s conference is another moment of the coming together of the people of different religions in peace and justice.” The Archbishop also read a message of support from Cardinal Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice.

The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the Foreign Office, said:

“It is testament to the openness, the pragmatism and the humility of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community that their flagship global event celebrated all faiths.”

Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber, representing the Chief Rabbi of Israel addressed Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad as the ‘Khalifa of Islam’ and said:

“Humankind in the world are not its masters but its custodians. Let us return to the simple notion of faith and the sanctity of God.”

The World Conference concluded with a silent prayer led by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Earlier in the evening, His Holiness held a series of private meetings with dignitaries and delegations from various countries and he also led the Maghreb and Isha prayers at the Guildhall.

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March 27, 2013

Paarsurrey says:

LAO TSU, Krishna, Buddha, and Jesus; none of them was God or son of god or a demi-god; they were all human beings.

They eradicated their “self” and with their good deeds and charitable deeds they acquired oneness with the attributes of the one true creator God; they completely submitted their “self” with the will of God and got attuned to Him.

They received enlightenment or word of revelation from Him. They were men of God and chosen by Him as His messengers prophets or saints with a message from Him for the mankind.

Thanks

Is Islam the true religion of GOD?

September 25, 2009

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4182

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend Ani

Yes, Islam is the true religion of God; but that does not ‎mean that other revealed religion were not truthful. God ‎Allah YHWH sent the warners or Messengers Prophets to all ‎nations of the world for guidance; this is very much ‎mentioned in Quran, in my opinion. Quran is not a book of ‎names, so Quran has not mentioned them by names; so we can ‎deduce from that that Krishna,Buddha,Zoroaster, Socrates, ‎Moses,Jesus etc were all perfect men sent by God Allah YHWH ‎for guidance of human beings. They were the truthful ‎persons; and so were their Revelations truthful in origin.‎

All human beings are just like a family; every one of them ‎is to be loved and noone to be hated.‎

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

‎“Apostasy has no death penalty”‎

September 25, 2009

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4103&p=68553#p68553‎

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend AllahuAkbar

I agree with you that there is no death penalty for ‎apostates in ‎Quran/Islam/Muhammad; and one cannot name a ‎single ‎individual who was killed by Quran/Islam/Muhammad to ‎coerce ‎to Islam.‎

So, we can defend Quran/Islam/Muhammad in this connection ‎‎very truly; but we cannot and should not defend any wrong ‎‎doing Muslim politicians, rulers etc of the past or ‎‎present. If they did any wrong then they were sinners; ‎‎their case is with God Allah YHWH.‎

We will only defend Quran/Islam/Muhammad.‎

All human beings are just like a family; every one of them ‎‎is to be loved and noone is to be hated.‎

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

“God Expects Us to Be Civil to Each Other”‎

September 23, 2009

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/jim_daly/2009/09/civil_discourse_should_be_our_aim.html

“God Expects Us to Be Civil to Each Other”‎

Navin1 says:

I read the Koran and find a god that hates me – idolator, heathen, and infidel that I am. ‎Too bad for the god of the Koran. For I Love the God that is Truth. If the god of the ‎koran can’t love me because I Love Truth, that’s his problem (and intolerance, and ‎unloving nature, and demonic truth denying nature). Expunge that from the koran and ‎you may have the beginnings of a meaningful argument for your so called merciful deity.

Hariaum

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend Navin1

I don’t think there are any hate words in Quran. If you have read the Quran, then quote from it, the text and ‎the context. For the context of Quran, usually five preceding and five following verses should be given to ‎understand the true meaning of a verse. Quran gives rational arguments. If God of Quran mentions the ‎truth, which you believe in, with rational arguments; it should be accepted, in my opinion.‎

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.‎

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

‎“The making of a Muslim”

July 19, 2009


http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/07/13/the-making-of-a-muslim/



Paarsurrey
says:‎

Hi friend Moooo

I am sorry that my argument made you angry; while this was not my intention. I wanted ‎that you should humanly realize the fact.‎

You are a rational person as you say and I am happy to learn that. Perhaps you left ‎Christianity as you don’t think it has rational creeds.‎

I would like to quote here some small passages from wikipedia on the topic “The atomic ‎bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were”; you may access the whole article, if you ‎like:‎
‎ ‎
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of ‎World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the executive order of ‎U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively. The ‎bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end ‎of 1945,[4 During the journey, Navy Captain William Parsons had armed the bomb, ‎which had been left unarmed to minimize the risks during takeoff. His assistant, 2nd Lt. ‎Morris Jeppson, removed the safety devices 30 minutes before reaching the target area.[21] ‎Responsibility for the timing of the second bombing was delegated to Colonel Tibbets as ‎commander of the 509th Composite Group on Tinian. Scheduled for August 11 against ‎Kokura, the raid was moved forward to avoid a five-day period of bad weather forecast to ‎begin on August 10.[42] Three bomb pre-assemblies had been transported to Tinian, ‎labeled F-31, F-32, and F-33 on their exteriors. On August 8, a dress rehearsal was ‎conducted off Tinian by Maj. Charles Sweeney using Bockscar as the drop airplane. ‎Assembly F-33 was expended testing the components and F-31 was designated for the ‎August 9 mission.[43]‎

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

‎1.‎ Navy Captain William Parsons
‎2.‎ ‎2nd Lt. Morris Jeppson
‎3.‎ Colonel Tibbets
‎4.‎ Maj. Charles Sweeney
Please tell me were the above persons Muslims? I don’t think they were Muslims. Were ‎they peaceful Agnostics, or peaceful Atheists or peaceful Hindus or peaceful Buddhists?‎
Were the inhabitants of Hirishima and Nagasaki heathens? Any friends here please reply; ‎I don’t want that our friend Moooo becomes angry again.‎

All human beings are just like a family; every human being is to be respected and loved; ‎not to be hated anymore.‎

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

If some Christians dropped bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; would you blame all the ‎Catholics or Bible or the Christianity for that act?

July 18, 2009


http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/07/13/the-making-of-a-muslim/

Moooo
July 17, 2009 • 8:47 am

Your quran hates non believers especially Jews, Christians and polytheist. Being a ‎humanist you must hate that piece of trash.


Paarsurrey says:‎

Hi friend moooo

I condemn the individual who says that he is a Muslim; yet he did a terrorist act of ‎suicide bombing in your country in JW Marriot and Ritz Carlton hotel, Jakarta. I also ‎condemn the group that was involved in it. The authorities should take appropriate action ‎against them. Muhammad died fourteen centuries ago; he never did anything like that his ‎whole life; he is an innocent person in this case; why should one use hate words against ‎Quran/Islam/Muhammad or against Muslims as a people.

I think you are a Chirstian by birth. If some Christians dropped bombs at Hiroshima and ‎Nagasaki; would you blame all the Catholics or Bible or Jesus or Mary or the Christianity ‎for that act? I think you won’t do it; I also won’t.

All human beings are just like a family; they all should be respected and loved and ‎certainly should not be hated.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim


I say I am a peaceful Ahmadi Muslim as I cannot hate the Muslims en-block

July 18, 2009

http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/06/18/the-earliest-copy-of-the-quran-yemeni-koran-‎video/#comment-17399‎
‎ ‎
paarsurrey

July 18, 2009 • 11:39 am

Hi friend Arp

I don’t agree with you. I say I am a peaceful Ahmadi Muslim as I cannot hate the ‎Muslims en-block. One could condemn a certain incident done by a criminal; but it is ‎against the cause of humanity to condemn others who are not envolved in the incident ‎and to condemn the whole race of a people. This would be counterproductive and serve ‎on purpose. Please have a humanist approach; and don’t find fault with the innocent ‎Quran/Islam/Muhammad. If one loves humanity; Muslims are also a part of the ‎humanity; adn hence one should learn loving the Muslims also.

Would you like to inform us about your faith you previously had; and your current faith ‎you were converted to later?

All human beings are just like one family; one should learn respecting and loving ‎everyone and one should not hate anyone.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

There is not a single word of hatred in Quran about ‎Jesus and Mary

July 13, 2009

http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/07/05/is-islam-really-america%e2%80%99s-second-‎largest-religion/‎

‎31. paarsurrey Says:
July 13th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Hi friend Marie (refer # 30 above)

It is good to know that you are a deist; a believer in God.‎
I only worship God Allah YHWH. I don’t believe that Jesus was god; he was one of the ‎‎perfect men who walked on earth. Mary was also a woman; mother of Jesus who gave ‎‎birth to Jesus very naturally. Jesus did not die on Cross; he survived with the grace of ‎‎God Allah YHWH who always helps His Messengers Prophets , like He saved Jonah as ‎‎Jesus himself mentioned.

After getting saved his life Jesus migrated to India; there he lived upto the age of 120/125 ‎‎years and died there a natural and peaceful death.‎
I don’t understand as to why you should oppose Islam/Quran/Muhammad which mentions ‎‎of Jesus and Mary with love and affection; there is not a single word of hatred about ‎‎Jesus and Mary.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

Ahmadi Muslims – want to change the world peacefully, which also appeals to democrats-‎to-the-core-persons in the West‎(and America)

July 11, 2009

http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/07/05/is-islam-really-america%e2%80%99s-second-‎largest-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-16991‎

‎• 24. Demsci Says:
July 11th, 2009 at 9:38 am

Hello Paarsurrey, I was raised as a Protestant Christian, tried to live accordingly until ‎about my 21st birthday. But I could not dispel my doubts, which I had had all my life. So ‎I stopped going to church. I kept on searching, reading, and now I consider myself a ‎Darwinist. I consider Science the best way to help us find ever more of the Truth.‎
I am glad that there are Ahmadi Muslims who only want to change the world peacefully, ‎which appeals to a democrat-to-the-core-person like me.

‎• 25. paarsurrey Says:
July 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Hi friend Demsci

Thanks for your appreciation.‎
I congratulate you on being bold enough to leave Protestantism. They, the Protestants left ‎‎the simple and rational teachings of Jesus; and opted to follow the cunning Paul and ‎‎sinful scirbes of the Bible. If we see the real character, teachings, acts and Revelations ‎‎Jesus had from God Allah YHWH, we have to admit that he was one of the perfect men ‎‎that walked on Earth.

After when he survived death on Cross and he migrated to India; most unfortunately, his ‎‎enemies took over; they changed and tailored his teachings and also his acts according to ‎‎their own low motives. Jesus was not responsible for that changes made in his name;in ‎‎fact he had warned his follwers of this phenomenon.

I would say that the Man Jesus was a truthful Messenger Prophet of God Allah YHWH; ‎‎and hence his teachings consisting on his pure revelations were originally truthful. I ‎‎would suggest you to rediscover the perfect man Jesus; and follow him, if you can.Jesus ‎‎was not god and he never claimed to be one. The present Christianity has got nothing to ‎‎do with Jesus and persents only a mythical Jesus carved out of thin air by Paul and the ‎‎Church unauthorized.

If you still remain disgusted with the Bible; then you enjoy your life being a Darwinist; ‎‎but don’t oppose Jesus; a natural fruit of humanity and truthfulness. This is only a ‎‎brotherly advice; no compulsion.

Please concentrate on your new religion – your present abode of faith. You may present ‎‎merits of Darwinism if you so like and tell us as to how you cherish it. This may benefit ‎‎us, who hardly know anything about this religion; if it is a religion.

I understand that there have been many scientific changes in the theory Darwin ‎‎presented.What is your opinion about it?

You may present your interesting write-up as a separate topic in this forum for benefit of ‎‎us all; if the owners/moderators allow it.

All human beings are but a family; love for all, hatred for none.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim