I was excited to see the Connection cover the celebration at Mubarak Mosque marking the centennial of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's presence in the United States. Since its establishment in February 1920, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has positively influenced America in many ways. But noticeably for me here in Fairfax County, I have seen so much done through the Mubarak Mosque which has spearheaded social projects, such as during 2019, when multiple canned food drives were held to be donated to the homeless in Northern Virginia. During Ramadan, we are able to have interfaith iftars (meal for breaking the fast) and learn from each other’s beliefs, thus fostering peace in our community.
Being an American Ahmadi Muslim here and having our mosque as a community symbol means a lot to me. It reminds me that there is always a way to contribute back to our community and help make society a better place.
With these contributions in mind, I look forward to many more years of service to the community!