Sutton Ahmadiyya Muslims Community
The key promoters of the Peace Symposium, the Sutton Ahmadiyya Muslim community are the largest and fastest growing single Muslim denomination in Sutton and have been leading a peaceful coexistence with other communities in Sutton for the last three decades. Its members have been proactively integrating within Sutton by fundraising and supporting local charities, holding weekly information stands in High Street and summer events, serving local voluntary organisations and serving as Elected Councillors in Sutton. It is the nature of its membership to build and live in cohesive societies and hence make them Ideal promoters of Peace Symposium in Sutton.
The Sutton Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is part of a dynamic, fast growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, it spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Its also the largest and fastest growing Muslim community in Sutton Borough with its Mosque (largest Mosque in Western Europe) at London Road (A24) at the border with Morden.
Established in the UK since 1913, we built London’s first mosque in 1926 (The London Mosque in Putney). We now have 129 branches across Britain and have opened a number of mosques including the landmark Baitul Futuh mosque in south London, which is the largest in western Europe.
The Community has now built over 15,000 mosques, over 500 schools and over 30 hospitals and has translated the Holy Qur’an in over 70 languages. It propagates the true and welcoming teachings of Islam and the message of peace and tolerance through a 24-hour satellite television channel (MTA), the Internet (alislam.org) and print (Islam International Publications).
One Community, One Leader
The community is led by a system of Khilafat or spiritual leadership. His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the community’s fifth Khalifa and is based in London. His Holiness leads his global community and inspires it to serve humanity with the spirit of kindness and humility that is integral to Islam.
In accordance with the teachings of Islam he upholds the honour of all prophets of God and highlights the role of religion in the promotion of peace. His Holiness has led a worldwide campaign to convey the peaceful message of Islam, through all forms of print and digital media.
Under his leadership, national branches of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have launched campaigns that reflect the true and peaceful teachings of Islam. Ahmadi Muslims the world over are engaged in grassroots efforts to distribute millions of ‘Peace’ leaflets to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, host interfaith and peace symposiums, and present exhibitions of The Holy Qur’an, to present its true and noble message. These campaigns have received worldwide media coverage and demonstrate that Islam champions peace, loyalty to one’s country of residence and service to humanity.
The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. He claimed to be the expected reformer of the latter days and the awaited one of the world’s religions (the Messiah and Mahdi of the latter days). His mission was to revive the peaceful teachings of Islam and engender in people’s hearts the love of God and the duty to serve mankind.
The community is now established in more than 200 countries and it spearheads an international effort to promote education and health across the developing world as well as a global peace campaign to engender respect and human rights for all.
To find out more about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: www.LoveForAllHatredForNone.org