It has long been a principle of the Islamic teaching that every Muslim man, woman and child, is obliged to show loyalty to the country he or she lives in. A practising Muslim is taught by the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that he must always desire the very best for his country of residence and its citizens.
This teaching is championed by the current head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who, when describing the mainstream Ahmadi interpretation of Islam, stated:
“As citizens of any country, we Ahmadi Muslims, will always show absolute love and loyalty to the State. Every Ahmadi Muslim has a desire for his chosen country to excel and should always endeavour towards this objective. Whenever a country requires its citizens to make sacrifices the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will always be ready to bear such sacrifices for the sake of the nation.”
“We feel pain and distress when any nation suffers and we share the grief and pain of others. Thus whenever any country faces difficulty we try our utmost to alleviate their suffering. That is what the founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, taught us. It was the Holy Prophet who counselled that you should put your own pain to one side in an effort to alleviate the suffering of all of mankind. It is thus that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is involved in spreading humility, love and kindness.”