18TH July, 2012
The Queen has asked me to thank you for your letter which accompanied the beautiful gifts that your delegation, headed by Mr. Rafiq Hayat Amir, the National President, of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK, so kindly brought to Buckingham Palace on 13th July. Her Majesty was most interested to see a copy of the book entitled A Gift for The Queen written by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. I am to convey the Queen’s thanks and warm good wishes to you and to all the Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK for your thoughtfulness.
In your letter you mention your endeavours to promote enduring peace and a request for Her Majesty to encourage followers of all religions to show mutual tolerance and respect. While this is not a matter on which The Queen would personally comment, I am sure you are aware that at a recent Diamond Jubilee multi-faith reception at Lambeth Palace in London, Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh met with representatives of eight non-Christian religions to celebrate the diversity of faiths within the United Kingdom.
Her Majesty was grateful for the assurance of your prayers and your kind words sent on the occasion of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were much appreciated.
I enclose a message from Her Majesty in return.
Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen
His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad,
Khalifatul Masih V.