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Virtual Ramadan Celebration organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

by Attiya Ghani
June 2020
Virtual Ramadan Celebration organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

(Left) Hammad Ahmad, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 

On Saturday, May 9th, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) held a Centennial Interfaith Iftar via Zoom. A total of ninety members attended the session which addressed the topic, “Virtual Reflections on the Power of Prayer during the Pandemic.”

Dr. Naseer Humayun began the program with recitation of the Holy Quran. He said that this year is the centennial year of the establishment of AMC in the United States. The session continued with a centennial video showing the message of peace and love being spread in early years by Ahmadiyya missionaries. Members of AMC community believe that the Messiah has come to bring man closer to God in the personage of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India.

(Left Botom) Chairman Gwinnett County, Charlotte J. Nash

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Chairman Gwinnett County, Charlotte J. Nash, who attended the Zoom session, said, “I salute you for this gathering despite all the challenges, and appreciate the effort AMC put in reaching out to everyone and trying to understand the neighbor.”


(Right Bottom) State Representative, Brenda Lopez

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State representative, Brenda Lopez, who also attended, stated, “Your place of worship is in my district. Now coronavirus has shown how we can be flexible and remain connected to each other. I appreciate the community service you offer and your ability to give it back to people.”

Rabbi Jesse Charyn of Temple Beth David, when invited to speak, defined prayer in Judaism as gratitude to God. He said, “We thank our living God every day and remind ourselves that we get a hundred things every day.” Pastor Matthew Henning shared that in Christianity, prayer is related to the service of God.

Hammad Ahmad, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and keynote speaker of the event defined prayer as a solution when everything is falling apart; that while logic tells us that everything is going to fail, prayer rises and does inexplic- able miracles.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of AMC and the Promised Messiah, said, “Some types of miracles are in reality the acceptance of prayer. The source of thousands of miracles that were manifested by the Prophets was prayer, and it is through the effect of prayer that extraordinary events display the power of the All-Powerful…Indeed, in the systems of natural means, nothing has a greater effect than prayer.”


 

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