The 121st Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in India concluded in Qadian, which attracted over 18,000 people from around the world, with a powerful and faith-inspiring address by the Fifth Khalifa, the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Ayyadahullahu ta‘ala bi nasrihil ‘aziz meaning May Allah assist him with His Mighty help and Allah grant him a long life).
The Khalifa addressed the event via satellite from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London where more than 4,000 gathered for the session.
During his hour-long address, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) spoke in detail about defending the honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw in a sincere and proper manner.
Commenting upon news that certain so-called religious scholars in Pakistan had declared 2013 as the ‘Year of Defending the Honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw’, His Holiness said it was strange to designate just one year towards this noble task. The truth was such scholars were not sincere in their love for the Holy Prophetsaw but were motivated by greed and power alone.
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“The so-called clerics and their followers desire only to fulfil their own vested interests and to satisfy their egos. In the name of religion they are taking the blood of innocent and vulnerable people. How unjust it is that they commit such heinous acts in the name of that Prophet who was sent as a source of mercy and compassion for the entire world.”
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad concluded his address with an emotional call to Ahmadi Muslims worldwide. His Holiness said:
“Oh followers of the Messiah of Muhammad, light up the final night of 2012 with your love and loyalty to the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Do not limit this spirit to a single year but keep this light burning every day, of every year, until either you breathe your last, or until that day when the entire world comes under the banner of the Holy Prophet.”
His Holiness continued:
“Every Ahmadi Muslim should see out this year and welcome the New Year with such sincere prayers and worship that the Heavens are shaken. Submit your melted hearts before Allah so that the entire world comes to embrace the loving and peaceful message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.”…. See Deeba Chaudhry on Calgary Ahmadiyya Muslim Examiner
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