Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says that charitable endeavours and serving those in need are a basic part of Islam.
The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at the International Conference of the charity Humanity First on Saturday 24 January 2015.
The 2-day conference, held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, was attended by 130 delegates from 15 countries around the world.
During the keynote address, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that serving humanity was a basic teaching of Islam and that the work of Humanity First was motivated by this very teaching. He said that the charity’s very name outlined its mission and objective – to consider and value the needs of others above one’s own needs.
His Holiness began his address by quoting from the writings of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him) who said:
“There are only two complete parts of faith. One is to love God and the other is to love mankind to such a degree that you consider the suffering and the trials and tribulations of others as your own and that you pray for them.”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that Ahmadi Muslims were motivated only by