Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (aa) is the current Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
He is the great-grandson of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). He was born on 15 September 1950 in Rabwah.
He was elected as the fifth successor of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) on 22 April 2003. He resides in Islamabad, Tilford. Since being elected Khalifa, 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 symposia, 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.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aa) receives thousands of letters every day from Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, seeking his guidance and prayers. As well as responding to all such letters, he meets with individual members of the Community, on a daily basis.
Every week, he delivers a Friday Sermon in which he addresses all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide. The sermon is broadcast globally live on MTA International, an Ahmadi Muslim satellite television station established in 1994, and translated into various languages. He uses his sermons to counsel Ahmadi Muslims about various issues of importance.
Despite the continued sectarian persecution that Ahmadi Muslims are subjected to in various Muslim majority nations, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad expressly forbids any violence.
On 28 May 2010, anti-Ahmadiyya terrorists attacked two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Lahore, Pakistan. 86 Ahmadi Muslims were martyred during their Friday Prayers, whilst scores more were injured.
Despite the barbaric nature of this pre-meditated crime against humanity, he instructed Ahmadi Muslims worldwide to respond only through prayers and entirely peaceful means.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aa) takes a particular interest in alleviating the suffering of developing nations, by helping to improve their agriculture and facilitating access to food, clean water and electricity.
He oversees the work of the International Association of Ahmadi Architects and Engineers (IAAAE), an organisation briefed with leading various humanitarian and development projects, in remote areas of the world.
Under his leadership, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has built a number of schools and hospitals that provide high-class facilities in remote parts of the world, irrespective of their religious background.
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