Laiq Ahmed Atif, president and director Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta presented 25 food packets to Fr. Martin Micallef, the director of Dar tal-Providenza, as a donation for residents of this institution.
Laiq Ahmed Atif explained about the social, charitable and humanitarian work of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. He also presented some quotes from the writings of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Jamaat, the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi of this time, whose advent was prophecised by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, to reform Islamic teachings.
‘‘The principle to which we adhere is that we have kindness at heart for the whole of mankind. If anyone sees the house of a Hindu neighbour on fire and does not come forward to help extinguish the fire, most truly I declare that he does not belong to me. If anyone of my followers, having seen someone attempting to murder a Christian does not endeavour to save him, I most truly declare that he does not belong to us. ……….. I love mankind with the love that a compassionate mother has for her children; even more so.”
‘‘Remember that, according to me, the circle of those to whom kindness must be shown, is vast. No people or individuals should be excluded. I do not tell you, like the ignorant people of this age, to confine your kindness to Muslims. No! I say that you must be kind to all of Allah’s Creatures, whoever or whatever it may be, be it a Hindu or a Muslim or anyone else. I never like the discourse of such people who seek to confine kindness to their own. I repeatedly admonish you that you should never ever restrict your circle of kindness.’’
Laiq Ahmed Atif also explained that the Ahmadiyya Jamaat provides its services to mankind irrespective of their colour, creed, race, nationality, politics and faith, on the basis of humanity first. It promotes its famous slogan ‘Love for all, Hatred for none.
Illum : Sunday, September 26 , 2010 ; www.illum.com.mt