My dear fellow citizens,
Peace be upon you!
The world is currently going through a great crisis. Calm is lacking everywhere. For one, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across the globe. It behooves us that we adhere to the preventive measures that we are reminded of, such as:
- Practicing social distancing
- Using face covering
- Washing hands frequently and thoroughly
- Maintaining cleanliness and hygienic environment
- Above all, praying to God Almighty that He protects humanity and saves everyone from this menace, Amen.
The second thing that I would like to request special prayers for is that our nation is currently facing many challenges and difficulties. Especially on the west coast, many states are facing the threat of the raging wildfires. These deadly fires have caused great loss of life and property. The fire is doing what it is supposed to do. We should turn toward God, our Creator, that He may extinguish this fire with His grace and compensate for the loss of human life and property, Amen.
Third, rain, flood and hurricanes have displaced many people and caused loss of life and property.
Fourth, restlessness prevails in many countries around the world. If we look around, we see great suffering of humanity and no one seems to be there to offer comfort. The countries who are able to offer help are not doing enough in this regard and many look for their own interests in every situation.
Therefore, I appeal everyone in our nation that:
- For the improvement of these conditions, bow down to God and pray profusely.
- Wherever you can serve humanity, do so without looking after your own interests.
Islam teaches us that if you have mercy on the dwellers of earth, God will have mercy on you, and that to love your nation is a part of the faith.
If we – the Ahmadiyya Community – can help anyone, anywhere, please let us know. We are ready to serve.
Imam Syed Shamshad Ahmad Nasir
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Detroit, MI USA | 909-636-8332 | https://humanityfirst.org/
Categories: The Muslim Times