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Annual American-Muslim Convention to Focus on World Crisis

Over Five Thousand From Across the US to Attend Longest Running American Muslim Convention

HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - August 08, 2014) - Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, one of the nation's oldest American Muslim organizations, celebrates its 66th annual Jalsa Salana Peace Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The event will take place August 15th to August 17th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The three-day conference will include presentations on the following topics, for which subject matter experts are available for interviews:

1. The Khalifa of Islam as the Solution to World Crises
2. An Urgent Call to Save America
3. Erring and Forgiving in Islam
4. Muhammad's Examples of Mercy for His Companions
5. Examples of Khalifas of Islam Conquering Hearts through Love
6. Establishing a Living Faith in God
7. Practical Steps Towards Self-Reformation
8. Giving Precedence to One's Faith Over Worldly Objects
9. Safety in the Fortress of the Messiah

"We are at a critical point in a conflict-ridden world," said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. "The world cries for a solution and we are here to offer that solution through dialogue, education, and a sense of community."

The conference will focus on how to use prayer and faith to navigate today's world and will educate attendees on Islam's true teachings of peace and equality. Additionally, there will be blood drives, food drives, and clothing drives to address important human welfare issues. The general public is invited to attend. A guest session open to the public will take place on Saturday afternoon with mayors, professors and representatives from Congress, the State Department, diplomatic corp, FBI and police departments in attendance. Local and national leaders will address the conference during this program.

About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad's advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam's true and essential teachings.

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