Islam focuses on securing peace in every sphere of human activity. It encourages all to promote education, respect and tolerance, improve social and interfaith harmony, support charitable causes and serve humanity regardless of race, creed or colour.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is dedicated to establish peace at all levels and to protect the basic human rights of all. In light of this it is keen to recognise efforts made by anyone to advance the cause of peace.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace is therefore awarded in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace.
The prize was launched at the 2009 UK Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention), by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The award comprised a trophy together with a certificate and a monetary prize.