USA: Khalifa of Islam to visit the United States

Ahmadiyya Times: The Khalifa of Islam and the spiritual head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat (His Holiness), Mirza Masroor Ahmad will visit the United States in few weeks, it is reported.

The membership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) of the United Sate learned today in an email blast about Hazrat Ahmad’s visit to the U.S., anticipated in late spring, early summer this year.

“I am about to say the best words a Sadr [president] could ever say: Hadhur is coming,” wrote Bilal Rana, national president of  AMYA-USA in an email to his nationwide membership.

“Hadhur,” an Arabic/Urdu world, conveys the very essence of the highest respect for someone very revered.

Rana reminded his membership about the sentiments of appreciation His Holiness had bestowed upon the American Ahmadi Muslim youth during his May 2013 visit of Los Angeles.

“Such honest and sincere expressions of love should never go unreturned,” youth president wrote. “So plead to your employers, to your professors, and to your parents — do whatever you have to do, but don’t miss this opportunity.”

Rana further reminded his membership about “the tremendous honor and tradition of serving” that comes with this opportunity.

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1 reply

  1. There are two errors in this story.

    There is no “Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA)” in USA and the made-up name is misleading … as if it is open all Ahmadi Muslim youth. Bilal Rana’s organization, Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, does not include girls, even youthful girls.

    Second error is “Khalifa of Islam”. The correct title is “Khalifa tul Masih” (Caliph of the Messiah). Islam does not have a khalifah, nor did Muslims elect Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad sahib to represent them. Each sect among muslims has their own leader, and it’s arrogant to impose one on others. This attempt at changing the tile is similar to Government of Pakistan changing Rabwah’s name to Chenab Nagar without regard to wishes of its inhabitants.

    If we have “Love for all, hatred for none” then we should guard our language and avoid hurting others’ feelings.

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