Work is ongoing to save lives in honor of victims
Just two decades ago, on Sept. 11, a traumatic and tragic incident brought our nation to its knees. This incident still resonates in our hearts, as thousands of our siblings in humanity were lost to mindless terrorism and their families left to mourn.
As Muslim Americans, we wholeheartedly condemned these cowardly attacks that have no connection to the true teachings of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community under the guidance of His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, launched a nationwide campaign called #MuslimsForLife to promote life and lead blood drives efforts to honor our lost compatriots.
Through the 11 years of upholding this mission, we've held thousands of 9/11 commemorative blood drives annually across the nation in collaboration with American Red Cross, blood centers, Humanity First, churches and synagogues.
Nationally, we've collected over 61,000 pints to help save over 183,000 lives. Last week, we hosted another blood drive at our mosque in Glen Ellyn in collaboration with the American Red Cross to show our unity with this nation.
We pray for all in service and express gratitude to them so that we are able to enjoy our freedom.
Kamran Khan, Director of Outreach
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Greater Chicago