His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, is the world’s leading Muslim advocate for championing the cause of peace and for religious harmony. Through his sermons, lectures, literary works, and personal interactions he works tirelessly to uphold the Islamic principles of justice and peace. His Holiness underlines the need for us to strengthen our bond with God and to serve humanity regardless of colour, creed or race.
“..with all my heart, I pray that may Allah Almighty have mercy upon humanity and may the people of the world, especially its leaders and policymakers, see sense before it is too late. I pray that instead of warmongering and sabre-rattling, they utilise all their faculties and resources to foster peace and security for all peoples and nations, rather than seeking to feed their egos and satisfy their lust for power by fueling wars.” (National Peace Symposium 2023)
A Man of Peace
His Holiness frequently meets with presidents, prime ministers, heads of state, parliamentarians and ambassadors to uphold the sanctity of life and the need for harmony at national and international levels.
His Holiness has delivered keynote addresses at the UK Parliament, Capitol Hill in USA, the European Parliament (see photo below), the Dutch Parliament, the New Zealand Parliament and UNESCO.
In these addresses, His Holiness consistently emphasises the critical importance of absolute justice as a cornerstone for peace and stability in the world and advocates to uphold fairness and equity for all people.
As the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter-religious harmony, His Holiness continually advocates the path to peace through the worship of God Almighty and service to humanity. Through his many sermons, lectures, books and personal meetings he has called for the separation of mosque and state and has championed the need for universal human rights through justice for all.
In 2004 he launched the annual National Peace Symposium which is attended by by nearly one thousand people including ministers, parliamentarians, faith leaders, diplomats and other dignitaries.In 2009 he launched the annual ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace‘. This is an international peace award for an individual or organisation that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and service to the cause of peace and humanitarianism.
In the same year he initiated national peace campaigns comprising of distribution of leaflets promoting the need for peace through greater understanding. In the UK this leaflet has reached five million homes and is increasing day by day. This was supplemented by an international awareness campaign that featured adverts on buses, billboards as well as a large number of interfaith & peace symposium and exhibitions of the Holy Qur’an. In 2012, in light of the growing global tensions, His Holiness wrote a series of letters to world leaders calling for the peaceful resolution to world conflicts.
A Call for Peace
The world is seeing a rise in conflicts based on national interests and a relentless desire for power rather than for peace. This is creating misery for millions of people, destroying nations and fuelling extremism. It is only by following God’s teachings that true, lasting peace can be achieved.
This is the message that His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has emphasised in his keynote addresses at the National Peace Symposium, since its inception in 2004, which have been compiled in this new book. It outlines the pathway to achieving peace in our communities, nations and throughout the world.
“… those countries who want to be the standard-bearers of peace should sit down together and work out how the world can be saved from destruction. When thinking of that, they should remember their Creator and then think for the betterment of His creation.” (Golden Principles of Justice and Peace)