Harmony, not strife
Originally posted in Philadelphia Enquirer
Recently, I traveled with 200 of my Muslim brothers in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association from across the country to London to visit the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mizra Masoor Ahmad. He advised us to return with a message to encourage people to establish a relationship with their God. He also advised us to proactively share the true, harmonious teachings of Islam with others at home. He himself has spoken in many places, including on Capitol Hill, urging leaders toward reconciliation and rejecting injustice.
Members of our group have taken this advice and started “Stop the CrISIS” events across the country, aimed at conveying the correct teachings of Islam. Unlike the caliph of ISIS, who desires bloodshed and havoc, this leader desires peace and harmony.