Source: The Malta Independent, Wednesday, 20 July 2011.
BY GODFREY MAGRI – Attard MALTA
The annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, between 24 and 26 June. Over 30,000 members participated and prayed in a great community spirit.
The Leader of the Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, made two inspiring speeches. In the first speech he emphasised the loyalty to one’s nation, explained that suicide was against Islam, warned that terrorism only creates disorder and leaves behind it bloodshed, widows and orphans and that we must pray God for guidance and protection. The message of the Quran is a message of peace, love and respect.
In the concluding speech and the message for the future, the Head of the Community, spoke about Satan’s free hand. However, we must pray God to help us, as His Messengers have suggested, and God will respond. We must have fear of God and obedience to His laws. The modern electronic devices, if badly used, can be poison. We must distance ourselves from evil and misdeeds. Our journey in this world has to be justified; there must be fear of God in both letter and spirit. God wants love and brotherhood. Fasting is not enough, one must lead by examples and by the way one lives.
Piety and soft hands do more good than violence. He finally concluded by reminding us that our prayers to God will help us to remove our weaknesses and to reform ourselves.
Although these speeches were made to the members of the Ahmadiyya Community, they also appeal to all humanity.