Chandigarh,30.09.17-On 29th September 2017, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India (AMJ) organized a Peace Symposium as a part of the 12th Global Youth Peace Festival 2017 programs. This Symposium comprised of more than 150 International Delegates, who came from the various parts of the world to participate in the GYPF 2017.

 About the Event

The world today is passing through very turbulent times. Being a Global community and a purely Islamic organization with its firm objective to establish Global peace, we consider our first & foremost duty to guide the world towards peace. Because Islam is a religion of peace and the very meaning of Islam is peace & harmony. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community present the Pure & Pristine teachings of Islam and also strive hard to remove the misconceptions prevailed about Islam.

With this Objective, the community had the privilege to host the International guests of GYPF in its session, in Hotel Mount View, Chandigarh where the young scholars of the community explored the responsibilities of Youth in promoting Global Peace & harmony. Which was then followed by a short documentary which introduced the community and its Global efforts to promote peace and harmony. The documentary also covered the guidance of  the Khalifa of Islam, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in which His Holiness emphasized the integral role of the youth in promoting Global peace and harmony and in the development and reformation of the society and nation. Global Issues like Peace in an Unrest World, How to tackle extremism & radicalization, Youth moralization, Global Conflicts and the need for Absolute Justice, Refugee Crisis, Pluralism and tolerance, Women Empowerment etc were discussed. Before the conclusion of the event a question & answer session was also held that promoted a deeper understanding of the peaceful teachings of Islam.

In the Documentary Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Said that: "It was imperative that every youth sought to always display the highest standards of honesty, integrity and moral virtue. If you are able to improve and reform yourself it will not only benefit you, but it will also be a means of serving your nation and the society in which you live... Most importantly the world must realise that it has forgotten its creator and they must come back to Him. Only when this happens can true peace be established and without this there can be no guarantee of peace."

The community also conducts peace symposiums throughout the world. The aim of the event is to achieve the larger goal of attaining Peace in society by bringing people from diverse walks of life together and provide them a forum to exchange ideas and experiences.

Ahmadiyya Community; An Insight

The purpose of Islam is to teach man the ways of attaining peace, both with himself and with his Creator. Under Divine direction, over 1,400 years ago, Hazrat Muhammad (Peace & Blessings of Allah be upon him), the Holy Founder of Islam, began the process of delivering this message to humanity. Today, in this age and time, and in fulfillment of the prophecies of the Holy Prophet, God raised Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (Peace be upon him), the Promised Messiah, a true and most sincere servant of the Holy Prophet, to rejuvenate the faith and instill the love of God in the hearts of men so that they may again learn the ways of peace and avoid destruction.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889 in the small village Qadian (District Gurdaspur), Punjab, which is now spread in 210 countries of the world. Being Law abiding citizens, respecting all religious personalities, scriptures and sentiments of all religions, promoting peace, harmony, tolerance & mutual respect, striving hard for the upliftment of poor societies through personal sacrifices of its members are among the core features of the members of the community.

Khalifa of Islam,

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad,

The fifth Caliph and the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide.

His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the champion of Peace and defender of Islam. His Holiness has travelled globally to promote and facilitate service to humanity. Under the leadership of His Holiness, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has built a number of schools and hospitals that provide high class facilities in remote parts of the world. His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad currently resides in London, England. As spiritual leader of Ahmadi Muslims all over the world, he vigorously champions the cause of Islam through a refreshing message of peace and compassion.

In 2012, both the United States Congress and the European Parliament benefited directly from His Holiness’s message of peace, justice and unity.

On 27 June 2012, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was welcomed to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. where he delivered a keynote address entitled, ‘The Path to Peace – Just Relations between Nations’.

On 4 December 2012, His Holiness delivered a historic keynote address at the European Parliament in Brussels where His Holiness called on the EU to preserve its unity and called for Equality and Justice in International relations.

Recently, His Holiness has also addressed the Netherlands Parliament, delivered his Lecture in the York University Toronto, was welcomed in the House of Commons in Ottawa where he reflected the peaceful teachings of Islam.

K. Tariq Ahmad (Ahmadiyya Spokesperson)


 Ahmadiyya Representatives: Shiraz Ahmad (Additional Chief Secretary AMJ India), Fazlur Rahman Bhatti (Sec General Affairs AMJ India), Syed Aziz (Dy Sec External Affairs), K. Tariq Ahmad (Ahmadiyya Spokesperson), Abdul Aleem (Event Manager), Hussam Ahmad (Speaker of the Event).