The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a fast growing international revival movement within Islam founded in 1889. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that the long awaited Messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (AS) (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad (AS) claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus (AS) of Nazareth and divine guide foretold by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Ahmad (AS) divested Islam of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the foremost Islamic organization with a central spiritual leader. Ahmad (AS) reminded his followers of God’s promise to safeguard the message of Islam through khilafat (the spiritual institution of successorship to prophet hood). Five spiritual leaders have succeeded Ahmad (AS) since his demise in 1908. Its fifth and current spiritual head is Mirza Masroor Ahmad, residing in the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom. Currently, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions.
The Seattle chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is engaged in many humanitarian and interfaith activities. Members of the Seattle chapter regularly participate in programs such as Adopt-a-Street, Food Lifeline, Blood Drives, Habitat for Humanity, and Adopt-a-Family. We hope this project will raise awareness in our community and help make an impact in addressing issues of family homelessness.