American Muslims Discuss Spread of Islam Worldwide, Khilafat, and Worship to Begin Peace Conference


Thousands of American Muslims convened for longest-running American Muslim convention.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA begins its annual Peace Conference known as Jalsa Salana today in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In accordance with Islamic guidelines to be loyal to one’s homeland, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA proudly hoisted the United States flag to begin the proceedings followed by the traditional Islamic weekly Friday sermon. Speeches on the beginning day discussed the spread of Islam worldwide, khilafat, and worship. The Community is among the nation’s oldest American Muslim Organizations and has been the leading Muslim voice of denouncing terrorism in the United States with a message of peace and moderation. Thousands of American-Muslims, dignitaries from the U.S. and Pennsylvania State government, as well as hundreds of non-Muslims attended the convention.

“This year’s theme is service to humanity and education. At a time when a great deal of confusion exists on what Islam stands for, and what Muslim-Americans stand for, this peace conference stands out as a beacon of understanding, tolerance, and peace,” Mansoor Qureshi, MD, President, Ahmadiyya Muslim community

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