The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has always demonstrated the spirit of tolerance, goodwill and true brotherhood. It regularly organizes exhibitions, seminars and symposiums throughout the world aimed at encouraging mutual understanding and tolerance despite bitter persecution faced by the people of the community in some countries.
Today when many questions have been raised regarding the doctrines of Islam; Islam oppresses women and endorses violence and terrorism. The community offers a clear presentation of Islamic wisdom, philosophy, morals and spirituality as derived from the holy Quran and practice of Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. It strongly rejects violence and terrorism in any form and for any reason. It emphasizes educating women and assuring equal rights to them. The community boasts of millions of educated women, serving the society in diverse capacities as doctors, engineers, social workers and homemakers to name a few.
And if thy Lord had enforced His will, surely, all who are on the earth would have believed together. Wilt thou, then, force men to become believers? And no soul can believe except by the permission of Allah.
Islam, the Holy Qur’an, Ch.10: V.100-101
Those who praise their own doctrines and disparage the doctrines of others do not solve any problem.
Jainism, Sutrakritanga 1.1.50.
The Buddha says, “To be attached to a certain view and to look down upon others’ views as inferior–this the wise men call a fetter.”
Buddhism, Sutta Nipata 798.
Like the bee, gathering honey from different flowers, the wise man accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.
Hinduism, Srimad Bhagavatam 11.3.
Now consider that this is the Qur’anic teaching despite the fact that it treats idols as of no significance. Yet God teaches the Muslims to abstain from insulting even the idols and admonishes them instead to adopt a course of gentle persuasion lest they [the idolaters] should be provoked, in turn, to abuse God.
Islam, the Promised Messiah, A Message of Peace, p. 32
Let all mankind be thy sect.
Adi Granth, Japuji 28, M.1, P.6