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28 March 2012
Custodian of the Two Holy Places
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Respected King Abdullah,
Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahe Wa Barakatohu,
Today, I am writing to you with the intention of raising a most important matter, because as the Custodian of the Two Holy Places and the King of Saudi Arabia, you hold a very high station in the Muslim Ummah. For located within your country are the two holiest sites in Islam—Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah—which to love constitutes a part of the faith of Muslims. These sites are also the centres of spiritual progress for and are greatly revered by Muslims. In this light, all Muslims and Muslim governments confer special status upon you. This status requires that on the one hand, you should properly guide the Muslim Ummah and on the other, you should strive to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony within Muslim countries. You should also endeavour to develop mutual love and sympathy between Muslims and to enlighten them regarding the essence of:
Ultimately, you should strive to create peace in the entire world for the benefit of all of mankind. As Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and the Khalifa of the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him), it is my request that, irrespective of certain doctrinal disagreements that exist between the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and other sects of Islam, we should still unite in an effort to establish world peace. We should do our level best to educate the world regarding the true teachings of Islam, which are based on love and peace. By doing so, we can dispel the misconceptions in general that are embedded in the people of the West and the world about Islam. Enmity against other nations or groups should not hinder us from acting in a just manner. Allah the Almighty states in Verse 3 of Surah Al-Ma’idah of the Holy Qur’an:
‘…. And let not the enmity of a people, that they hindered you from the Sacred Mosque, incite you to transgress. And help one another in righteousness and piety; but help not one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah; surely, Allah is severe in punishment.’
This is the guiding principle that we should keep in view so that we can fulfil our duty to present the beautiful image of Islam to the world. It is with sentiments of heartfelt love and deep compassion for all Muslims worldwide that I am requesting you to play your role in this regard.
We find in the world today that some politicians and so-called scholars are planting seeds of hatred against Islam in an attempt to defame the Holy Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him). They try to present completely distorted interpretations of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an to achieve their aims. Further, the conflict between Palestine and Israel is worsening every day and hostilities between Israel and Iran have heightened to such an extent that their relationship has severely broken down. Such circumstances require that as an extremely important leader in the Muslim Ummah you should make every effort to resolve these disputes with justice and equality. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at does everything it possibly can to dispel the hatred against Islam, wherever and whenever it surfaces. Until the entire Muslim Ummah unites as one and makes efforts towards this, peace can never be established.
Thus, it is my request to you to do your utmost in this regard. If World War III is indeed destined to occur, at least we should strive to ensure that it does not originate from any Muslim country. No Muslim country or any Muslim individual anywhere in the world, today or in the future, will want to shoulder the blame for being the spark for a global catastrophe, the long-term effects of which will lead to future generations being born with defects or deformities, for if a World War breaks out now, it will surely be fought with nuclear weapons. We have already experienced just a glimpse of the utter devastation caused by atomic warfare when nuclear bombs were dropped on two cities in Japan during World War II.
Thus, O King of Saudi Arabia! Expend all your energy and influence to save the world from annihilation! May Allah the Almighty provide you with His Help and Succour, Amin. With prayers for you and for the entire Muslim Ummah of:
MIRZA MASROOR AHMAD
Khalifatul Masih V
Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
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