The Khalifah of Islam, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, sent a special message for the event.
He said: “Since it was founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been constantly engaged in serving humanity throughout the world without any discrimination to creed, caste or colour. We practice and preach a message of Love For All Hatred for None based upon the teachings of the Holy Quran”.
“Furthermore the Holy Quran has deemed the Founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as a ‘Mercy for Mankind’. And so it is because of these teachings that we Ahmadi Muslims are obliged to serve humanity without any distinction of religion or background.”
“[The Promised Messiah] taught that his followers should not rest until they have solved the problems of others and they should be ever ready to bear personal difficulty or anxiety so that others could live in peace and comfort. Thus, this is the spirit that underpins the humanitarian efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”