A Compilation of Speeches and Letters of Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Imam and the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at, Fifth Successor to the Promised Messiahas, may Allah the Almighty be his help.
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In this book, we have gathered the guidance put forth by Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Over the past several years, as events have unfolded, he has been fearless in announcing to the where things are heading—not to create alarm but to prepare them to think about how the world has arrived in this state of being and how it can avert disaster and chart a course to peace and security for all the people that inhabit this global village. He has forthrightly proclaimed that the only way to insure peace is for the world to adopt the ways of humility and justice and to humbly, submissively, turn to God; for man to become humane; for the strong to treat the weak with dignity and respect and justice and for the weak and poor to also to show gratitude and adopt the ways of truth and righteousness and for all to turn to their Creator in utter humility and total sincerity.
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Over the past several years, as events have unfolded, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has been fearless in announcing to the world where things are heading and how the world can avert disaster and chart a course to peace and security for all the people that inhibit in this global village.
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The world is passing through very turbulent times. The global economic crisis continues to manifest newer and graver dangers almost every week. The similarities to the period just before the Second World War continue to be cited and it seems clear that events are moving the world at an unprecedented pace towards a horrific third world war. There is an overwhelming sense that things are quickly getting out of control and the people are looking for someone to step on to the stage to offer concrete, solid, guidance in which they can have confidence and that speaks to their heart and mind alike and gives them hope that there is a path that can lead to peace.The consequences of a nuclear war are so catastrophic that none dare even think about them.
Here, in this book, we have gathered the guidance put forth by Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Over the past several years, as events have unfolded, he has been fearless in announcing to the world where things are heading—not to create alarm but to prepare them to think about how the world has arrived in this state of being and how it can avert disaster and chart a course to peace and security for all the people that inhabit this global village. He has forthrightly proclaimed that the only way to insure peace is for the world to adopt the ways of humility and justice and to humbly, submissively, turn to God; for man to become humane; for the strong to treat the weak with dignity and respect and justice and for the weak and poor to also to show gratitude and adopt the ways of truth and righteousness and for all to turn to their Creator in utter humility and total sincerity.
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, Ever Merciful.
First of all I would like to thank all of the respected and honourable guests, MPs and Right Honourables who have allowed a leader of a religious organisation to say a few words to you. I am most grateful to our respected MP, Justine Greening, Member of Parliament of our area, who has done so much in organising this event for the sake of a small community of her constituency on the occasion of its Khilafat Centenary. That shows her greatness, open heartedness and the concern about the sentiments of every people and community living in her constituency.
Although the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a small community, it is a standard-bearer and the representative of the true teachings of Islam. Nevertheless, I must say that every Ahmadi who lives in Great Britain is an extremely loyal citizen of the country and loves it; and this is because of the teachings of our Prophet sa who instructed us that the love of one’s country is an integral part of one’s faith.* The teaching of Islam has been further elaborated and emphasised by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community, whom we believe to be the Promised Messiah as and the Reformer of this Age.
He said that by announcing his claim God Almighty has placed two burdens upon him. One is the right of God and the other is right of God’s creation. He went on to say that discharging the rights owed to God’s creation was the most difficult and delicate challenge.
With reference to Khilafat, you may fear that a time might come when history repeats itself and wars may start as a result of this form of leadership. Let me assure you, however, that although this accusation is laid against Islam, God Willing, the Ahmadiyya Khilafat will always be known as the standard-bearer of peace and harmony in the world, as well as be loyal to the country in which members reside. The Ahmadiyya Khilafat is also here to perpetuate and continue the mission of the Messiah and Mahdi, and so there is absolutely no reason to fear the Khilafat. This Khilafat draws the attention of members of the Community towards fulfilling these two obligations for which the Promised Messiah as came, andas a result, tries to create peace and harmony in the world.
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim—In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Assalamo ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatohu—peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all.
I would like to first of all take this opportunity to thank all of you for inviting me to your headquarters and giving me the opportunity to say a few words. As the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I would like to speak to you about the teachings of Islam. However, this is such a vast topic, that to cover it in just one function or in a short time is impossible. Thus, it is necessary that I limit myself to one aspect of Islam to focus on and speak to you about.
Whilst contemplating which facet of Islam I should address, I received a request from the National President of our Community here in Germany, Abdullah Wagishauser, in which he asked me to speak about Islam’s teachings in relation to love and loyalty to one’s nation. This helped me make my decision. Thus, I shall now speak to you briefly about certain aspects of Islam’s teachings in this regard.
It is very easy to simply speak of, or hear the words, ‘loyalty and love for one’s nation.’ However, in reality these few words encompass meanings that are wide-ranging, beautiful and of tremendous depth. Indeed, to fully comprehend and understand what these words truly mean and what they require is actually very difficult. In any case, in the short time available, I will try to explain Islam’s concept of loyalty and love for one’s nation.
First and foremost, a fundamental principle of Islam is that a person’s words and deeds should never manifest any form of double standards or hypocrisy. True loyalty requires a relationship built on sincerity and integrity. It requires what a person displays on the surface to be the same as what lies beneath. In terms of nationality, these principles are of the utmost importance. Therefore, it is essential for a citizen of any country to establish a relationship of genuine loyalty and faithfulness to his nation. It does not matter whether he is a born citizen, or whether he gains citizenship later in life, either through immigration or by any other means.
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