News Courtesy: Anees Ahmad Nadeem,
President & Missionary Incharge Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Japan
On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Japan and devastated northeastern region of the country. It is the worst disaster in the recorded history of Japan, causing 13,778 people dead and 14,141 people missing (as of April 17) due to the quake and resultant tsunami, and some 150,000 people are still forced to live in evacuation shelters to this day.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Volunteers were the very first relief workers who reached at Tohoku and carried on their humanitarian activities until September 2011 at Ishinomaki City Minato Primary School.
Mr Anees Ahmad Nadeem President & Missionary Incharge Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Japan said:
Tragedy& disasters has no boundaries. When fellow human being suffers, the grief and heartache are felt by all.
On the 4th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Japan gathered to remember and pray for Tohoku victims at Bait ul Ahad the Japan Mosque in Aichi Prefecture.
Imam Anees Ahmad Nadeem said after leading the prayer that:
We offer our prayers to all those who lost their lives in the Tohoku earthquake as well as our sympathy to the survivors and their families. We appeal further support for them. We reiterate our sincerest condolences & extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those who have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai)
Mr Anees Ahmad Nadeem spoke to media and expressed that Islam teaches us humanity and kindness.
Huqooq-ul-Allah (duties towards Allah) and Huqooq ul Ibaad (duties towards fellow humans) are the two most important aspects in a life of a real Muslim and henceforth Huqool ul Ibad (duties towards human beigns) are the integral part of our Faith.
Mr Anees Ahmad Nadeem explained that the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has repeatedly advised to Muslims of the world to show loyalty to their respective countries. As he said:
“As citizens of any country, we Ahmadi Muslims, will always show absolute love and loyalty to the State. Every Ahmadi Muslim has a desire for his chosen country to excel and should always endeavour towards this objective. Whenever a country requires its citizens to make sacrifices the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will always be ready to bear such sacrifices for the sake of the nation.”