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. These are some of the reasons why the Peace Symposium is organised. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize also awarded for this reason and is therefore awarded in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace.