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Ahmadi Muslim women have power to change the world

USA: South Bay Ahmadi Muslim women have power to change the world

Ahmadis are a minority sect of the Muslim religion who have been persecuted in Pakistan, where they are considered heretics. While other Muslim sects believe they are still waiting for the Messiah, Ahmadis believe that their founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was the savior foretold by the Quran. 

Ahmadiyya Times | News Staff |US Desk
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By Pam Marino | June 21, 2010

Like others who have grown up exclusively in the West, my assumption was that Muslim women are oppressed with little power. But I recently discovered that the ladies of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque, Bait-Ul-Baseer, in Milpitas, believe that women have the power to change the world.

The women from the mosque, known as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, translate that belief into action, donating hundreds of hours of volunteer time to local charities. They have also reached out to women of other faiths through an informal group known as Women’s Interfaith Dialogue Encounter, hoping to spread a better understanding of the Muslim faith.Read more