Manassas residents and visitors recently received a few words of wisdom.
His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, visited the Masroor Mosque on Saturday.
“He’s here from the [United Kingdom] to inaugurate the mosque and to inspire all of us that we participate in collective worship of God, and become better human beings and, therefore, treat each other with kindness and gentleness and be just to each other, because the solution of world peace lies in these very factors,” Nasim Rehmatullah, national vice president of the Ahmadiyya Community, told What’s Up Prince William.
The Khalifa discussed the practice of spreading peace and love to others during a keynote speech.
“Islam’s teachings unite mankind and foster the spirit of mutual love and respect between all people irrespective of racial, religious or social backgrounds,” Ahmad told community members. “It is a religion that breaks down barriers and encourages peaceful and tolerant dialogue.”
The prophet Muhammad, who is the founder of Islam, was compassionate and tried to alleviate human suffering, according to Ahmad.
“He taught his followers to respect and value all humanity,” Ahmad said.
Ahmad also received a Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Jeremy McPike and Delegate Hala Ayala.
Here is a summary of the event:
This is Ahmad’s keynote speech:
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