His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Elected to office in April 2003, the fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of the Ahmadiyya Community following the demise of the founder in 1908 .He leads the global community that is now established in 204 countries with tens of millions of members worldwide.
As the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter-religious harmony, His Holiness continually advocates the path to peace through the worship of God Almighty and service to humanity. Through his many sermons, lectures, books and personal meetings he has called for the separation of mosque and state and has championed the need for universal human rights through justice for all.
His Holiness has led a worldwide campaign to convey the peaceful message of Islam through all forms of print and digital media.
In 2004 he launched the annual National Peace Symposium which is attended by by nearly one thousand people including ministers, parliamentarians, faith leaders, diplomats and other dignitaries.
In 2009 he launched the annual ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace‘. This is an international peace award for an individual or organisation that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and service to the cause of peace and humanitarianism.
In the same year he initiated national peace campaigns comprising of distribution of leaflets promoting the need for peace through greater understanding. In the UK this leaflet has reached four million homes and is increasing day by day. This was supplemented by an international awareness campaign that featured adverts on buses, billboards as well as a large number of interfaith & peace symposia and exhibitions of the Holy Qur’an.
In 2012, in light of the growing global tensions, His Holiness wrote a series of letters to world leaders calling for the peaceful resolution to world conflicts.
Meeting with World Leaders
Public Service & International Scope
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has travelled globally to promote and facilitate service to humanity. He regularly meets presidents, prime ministers, other heads of state, parliamentarians and ambassadors to promote dialogue and press for the need for peace and respect. He has delivered a number of keynote addresses across the world including:
His Holiness also takes a keen interest in charitable and development work across the world to ensure that his community plays its part in serving mankind through disaster relief, development projects, medical services and education for all. Read more here