The Object of Man’s Creation

According to the Quranic concept of creation, the philosophy of the creation of just the inanimate universe would have served little purpose other than being, God forbid, a futile act on the part of the Creator. Who would know and who would share the knowledge with the Creator of the existence of things? It would have been tantamount to the creation of nothing less. The purpose of creation was to create a consciousness and ultimately to improve, widen and enhance the quality of that consciousness to the purpose of creation. This is not a simple objective and needs a separate full discussion,...

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Blasphemy

Islam goes one step further than any other religion in granting man the freedom of speech and expression. Blasphemy is condemned on moral and ethical grounds, no doubt, but no physical punishment is prescribed for blasphemy in Islam despite the commonly held view in the contemporary world. Having studied the Holy Quran extensively and repeatedly with deep concentration, I have failed to find a single verse which declares blasphemy to be a crime punishable by man. Although the Holy Quran very strongly discourages indecent behaviour and indecent talk, or the hurting of the sensitivity of others...

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Fasting in Islam

- Hazrat Maulawi Sher Ali [ Adapted from The Review of Religions, Jan.1930, Vol. XXVIX] “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.” (Holy Qur’an Ch.2:V.184) In the above verse, Muslims are told in the first place that fasting is not a new institution. It is not a new burden laid upon them; it is a very old institution and all those nations that have passed before them and among whom prophets appeared were commanded to observe fasts. Secondly, they are told that they should not look upon fasting as a useless...

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women in islam

Islam for the Modern Woman

A brief look at how Islam have always provided rights for women long before western cultures introduced them - By Mrs Mansoora Hyder Muneeb, UK. [ From the Archives, The Review of Religions ] Islam is for the modern woman and she actually came into existence with the advent of Islam some 1500 years ago. It may surprise you that it is through Islam that a woman can become modern and attain her full rights, rights which unfortunately others are still fighting for even today. The common image of a Muslim woman is that of a suppressed woman, forced into a marriage she did not agree with, tied to...

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Friday Sermon: The Attributes of a Momin

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 20th April 2018. After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) recited verse 34 of Surah Ha Mim Al-Sajdah. “And who is better in speech than he who invites men to Allah and does good works and says, ‘I am surely of those who submit?’” This verse points out three attributes of a believer. These three attributes are: calling towards Allah, performing righteous deeds and, having demonstrated obedience, announcing that ‘I am one who acts upon or...

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Friday Sermon: Taqwa and our relationship with Allah

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 13th April 2018. After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) stated: In this age, disorder and turmoil has spread everywhere and at every level; home, community, nations and international, in the world. Despite all the progress in this age of science, rationality and enlightenment, mankind is lost in darkness. Mankind has forgotten their Creator and Lord and in pursuit of this world, are heading towards the pit of destruction. Under such...

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Friday Sermon: Responsibilities of Emigrated Ahmadi Muslims

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 6th April 2018. After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) stated: Although Spain is undoubtedly amongst the Western countries but is economically less well established than other European countries such as France, However, compared to Pakistan, the economic conditions are far better for those people here who have emigrated from Pakistan. That is why many Pakistanis also come here for business or employment purposes. As far as Ahmadis are...

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Institute of Jamia Ahmadiyya

On the demise of great scholars like Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti ra and Hazrat Burhanuddin Jehlmi ra , the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as felt the need to establish an institution that could produce more scholars. Hence, he established an institution named Madrasah-e-Ahmadiyya in Qadian. Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad ra , the second successor of the Promised Messiah as , described the early state of the Madrasa-e-Ahmadiyya in the following words: “There were no buildings here. This place was a big pond of water where people would come and bathe. There was only...

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The Promised Messiah's (as) Message to the World

Remember that God has informed me about the coming of earthquakes. So, remember surely that in accordance with the prophecy, earthquakes came in America and also in Europe. They will also occur in different parts of Asia. Some of them will be as terrifying as doomsday. There will be death on such a large scale that rivers will run with blood. Even birds and animals will not escape it. Such destruction will overtake the Earth as has not happened since man was born. Most places will be turned upside down as if they had never been inhabited. There will also be other terrible afflictions both in...

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Friday Sermon: Men of Excellence

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 30 th March 2018. Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah was a companion of the Holy Prophet (sa). He was the son of Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram. I narrated the incidence of martyrdom of Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram a Friday sermon a few weeks ago. Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah was the son of a this great companion. He had performed Bai’at at the occasion of the Second Pledge at al-Aqabah while he was a child. At the time of his martyrdom, Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram, said to his son, “The...

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Polygamy

In the West it is quite common to confront a speaker on the subject of Islam with the question: does Islam permit one to marry four times and keep four wives simultaneously? I have had vast experience in addressing many public and select gatherings of intellectuals in the Western world. Seldom do I remember an occasion when this question was not raised. More often than not a lady would stand up, and, of course, with due apologies, innocently enquire whether Islam permits four wives or not. Obviously, everybody knows the answer. But, perhaps, this is the only aspect of Islam which is so widely...

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Press Release: Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, Germany and Canada Convocations take place in Joint Ceremony

43 graduates receive their Shahid degrees from Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 25 March 2018, the 6th Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, the 7th Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada and the 3 rd Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany took place in a combined event at the UK college premises in Haslemere, Surrey. The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address...

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A Glimpse into the Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa)

Hazrat Mirza Bashir- ud -Din Mahmood Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih II( ra ) Inquisitiveness The Holy Prophet sa always exhorted people against inquisitiveness and to think well of each other. Abu Huraira ra relates: ‘The Prophet sa said: “Save yourselves from thinking ill of others for this is the greatest falsehood, and do not be inquisitive or apply epithets to each other out of contempt nor be envious of each other and do not entertain ill feelings towards each other; let each of you regard himself as the servant of God and treat others as his brothers as God has commanded,” and also “Remember...

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Press Release: Al Hakam Newspaper Relaunched by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad relaunches newspaper from the Baitul Futuh Mosque The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 23 March 2018, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph) , His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad relaunched the ‘Al Hakam’ newspaper. Henceforth, Al Hakam will serve as a weekly English newspaper for members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and will aim to provide Ahmadi Muslims with historical and contemporary content regarding the true teachings of Islam. His Holiness officially relaunched the newspaper from the...

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The Promised Messiah Day Globally  Commemorated

Prophecy had it that the Muslim Ummah would gradually drift away from the true teachings of Islam. The Unity of Allah, the status of Hazrat Muhammad sa , the meaning and interpretation of the Holy Quran would all be misunderstood. The true essence of Islam would be abandoned and only ritual would prevail.  The unity of the Ummah, which was once its pride, would become a thing of the past and sect after sect would emerge, each declaring the rest out of the pale of Islam. Islam, that meant and stood for peace, would become synonymous with violence and bloodshed.  The prophecy goes on to tell...

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Friday Sermon

Advent of the Promised Messiah (as)

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (aba) on 24th March 2017 After reciting Tashahhud, Ta’awwuz, Tasmiyah and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Amirul-Mominin (aba) said: Yesterday was 23rd of March and in the history of Ahmadiyyat this day is highly significant because on this day the Ahmadiyya Community was officially established by the Promised Messiah (as) through the system of Bai’at [oath of initiation]. The Promised Messiah (as) announced, “The prophecy of the Holy Prophet (saw) regarding the awaited Messiah and Mahdi [the Guided one] has been fulfilled...

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Press Release: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says Time has come to Stop Blaming only Muslims for the World’s Problems

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says inequality, extreme poverty, international arms trade and unjust foreign policies are the driving forces in radicalisation during 15th Annual Peace Symposium Caliph says rise of far-right “evokes memories of dark days of the past” His Holiness proves that Islam rejects all forms of extremism & conflicts of today are ‘geo-political’ and not linked to religion Muslim leader says world powers being blinded by short-sightedness and tunnel-vision On 17 March 2018, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat...

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Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

On Saturday, 17th March 2018, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifah (Caliph), delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Peace Symposium UK, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK. The event was held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London and was attend by over 550 non-Ahmadi guests, comprising government ministers, ambassadors of state, members of both Houses of Parliament and various other dignitaries and guests. The full transcript of the address delivered by His Holiness on this occasion is...

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Men of Excellence

While mentioning the status of the Companions (ra), the Promised Messiah (as) stated at one occasion that, "The revered Companions, may Allah be pleased with all of them, are a clear proof of the character of the Holy Prophet (sa…Thus, only that person can truly respect the Holy Prophet (sa), who respects his revered companions. One who does not esteem the revered Companions, he can never ever truly esteem the Holy Prophet (sa).' Now, I will narrate some accounts of some of the Companions. Abu Dujana Ansari was a Companion. He accepted Islam, before the migration of the Holy Prophet (sa) to...

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The High Status of Women in Islam

On 24th February 2018, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , Khalifatul Masih V, Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, addressed the concluding session of the UK National Waqfaat-e-Nau Ijtema 2018. The event took place at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London and was attended by more than 1600 women and girls, including over 1200 members of the Waqf-e-Nau scheme above the age of 7. The scheme allows parents to pledge their children to the service of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community before they are born. Once the children reach adulthood, they can choose to voluntarily renew...

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