Interview of Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad with Mt Druitt Standard in Australia

The Muslim equivalent of the Pope fears the unrest in Syria will spread to other parts of the world.


The Caliph of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Caliph of Ahmadiyya: Unrest in Syria could spread across the world

Caliph of Ahmadiyya, Mirza Masroor Ahmad is in Australia, speaking with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

He caught up with the Mt Druitt Standard this week to talk about his position, worldwide issues and the Muslim culture.

“Both parties – the ruler and people – should behave in a civilised way,” he said in regards to Syria.

“Secular groups, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have ruined almost 70 per cent of the country.

“There is a fear in the country, there is fear of peace for the region and that it could spread to the world.”

During his visit to the Marsden Park mosque, he will spend up to three minutes with each family, speaking about their issues and sharing his message of peace, harmony and love.

On the weekend, more than 4000 Muslims are expected to visit the Marsden Park mosque to speak with or catch a glimpse of His Holiness.

Mirza Sharif, who is from the Marsden Park Ahmadiyya community said having the Caliph visit was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Families will line up and spend up to three minutes with His Holiness to talk about their troubles,” he said.

“He is the equivalent of the Pope in our religion – he is elected the same way as the Pope and our Muslim community is the only in the world to be lead by one person.”

His Holiness said where he goes, his main purpose was to “meet the community, see the progress and how they’re doing”.

His advice to individuals to help create peace was to discharge themselves with respect in the community.

“We are all creations of God and God loves his creations, therefore we need to behave in a manner of good,” he said.

When the Caliph was elected as the leader for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 2003, he said he didn’t know until the last minute.

This is despite having dedicated his life to the community at an age of 27.

“An election was held … like the election of the Pope is held,” he said.

“Nobody knows which name is proposed, but there is an electoral call where heads of different countries, missionaries and executive members vote.”

He said if he’d known that he would become the leader, he would have “run to the hills”.

At the time of being elected as Caliph, His Holiness was the head of Ahmadiyya in Pakistan.

4 replies

    • Aslam: Do you believe in Hadith?

      See: Usama bin Zaid was sent in an expedition, he spoke about one man in the battlefield, he said:
      “… I saw one of them, he said “laa ilaaha illallah”. I stabbed him, and after that I felt bad and so told Muhammad (saw) what I did. The Prophet (saw) asked: “did he say laa ilaha illallah, and you killed him?” I said: “He said it, but only out of fear for my sword.” He (saw) asked “did you check his heart to see if he believed it?” he kept on repeating that question until I wished that I was not Muslim yet until that day.” [Muslim V-2 P-107]

  1. Thank you Rafiq sb. for reminding our brother, Aslam about this very important event in the life of our Holy Prophet (pbuh).

    Now to bro Aslam – on what grounds are you calling our Khalifa a fake and an agent….? Of what? Or who? He’s definitely an AGENT for ISLAM, though!

    And on what grounds are you calling us, Ahmadis, non-Muslims? Are you repeating things that you’ve heard others saying or have you really thought about what you’re uttering?

    Because if you call another who claims to be a non-Muslim, you become one, didn’t you know? Or have you acquired the ‘gift’ of reading minds and hearts which quality belongs to Allah alone?

    Shame on you for making such allegations without enough proof!

  2. Dear Aslam, may Allah open your mind to understand Islam well. What are the characteristics of muslims that are lacking in Ahmadiyya? Do Ahmadis not believe in the kalimat Tayyib? Are they not praying five times a day? Are they not fasting during the month of Ramadhan? Is any one of them on whose Zakat is due not paying? Are they not going to Makkah and Medinah to perform hajj rituals?

    You are only following what your forefathers and the ignorant ones have been saying.Please, go and study the holy Quran and hadits of the holy prophet Muhammed (saw) to understand who are muslims and who are not.

    Our Huzur(Khalifa) is not and can never be a fake one, may Allah forgive you.Our Khalifa(may Allah strength and keep him) is Khalifatil llahi and is an agent of peace and Islam. All his life he has been busy spreading the words of Islam throughout the world and let the people know and understand that Islam stands for peace.

    Ahmadis stand for what Islam stand for,we do not believe in Jihad by sword or by any other violent means as this is not the sunna of our noble prophet Muhammad (saw).

    If Ahmadis are not muslims,then, I don’t think there is anyone on the surface of the earth today to be called Muslim.

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