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The Muslim Writers Guild of America, an auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA, responds to English print and online media’s coverage of Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
More than 100 years ago, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and claimant to the office of the Promised Messiah, declared that the tenets of Islam dictated that “jihad of the pen” would replace the “jihad of the sword.” Towards this end, Ahmad penned more than 90 books and tens of thousands of letters. In doing so, he would be bestowed with the title of “King of the Pen.” Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, the Second Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, later institutionalized these efforts by founding a writers guild named Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam, meaning “Helpers of the King of the Pen.” Years later, it would serve as the internal name of the Muslim Writers Guild of America.