Terrorists caused death and destruction on Sept. 11, 2001. But they also hijacked the faith of Islam. By painting a violent, militant picture of the religion, terrorist extremists have created suspicion of all Muslims. But the truth is that terrorists do not represent Islam or Muslims.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has, since its founding, upheld the sanctity of all life as emphasized by Islam. The Holy Quran teaches that life is sacred and reaffirms Biblical teaching that whoever unjustly kills a single person is as if he had killed all of mankind; and whoever saves the life of one person is as if he has saved the life of all of humanity (5:33). In his Farewell Pilgrimage address, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Even as this month, land and day of Pilgrimage are holy, so has God made the blood, property and honor of every human being sacred.”
In 2010, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community launched its “Muslims for Peace” campaign in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the goal of demonstrating that Muslims do stand for peace. The campaign included bus and billboard advertisements, interfaith dialogue events and distribution of flyers by our members door-to-door and in public areas.
The “Muslims for Life” campaign, whose goal is to collect blood and help save lives, is a natural continuation of the theme that Islam teaches peace and sanctity of all life.
This campaign is being hosted by the Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. We are holding this blood drive on December 6th of 2019 between the hours of 1:00pm and 7:00pm. We invite everyone to pledge to donate blood for the upcoming drive at our mosque as well as blood drives around the area. If you have friends or family members that would like to donate, feel free to share the link with them.
Our mosque is located at 1730 W Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309.
Make sure to check your eligibility by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).