Food Donation to Dar Leopoldo

Food boxes were donated to Dar Leopoldo – shelter for the Homeless people – in Gzira by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. The food was provided in collaboration with Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta and Humanity First Switzerland – charitable wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. The donation was presented to Mr. Andrew Cauchi, the head of Dar Leopoldo.

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Dialogue, reconciliation and peace

The Palestine–Israel conflict: Dialogue, reconciliation and peace Palestine–Israel conflict can only be resolved if true justice is brought about

Times of Malta | 24/05/2021 | Laiq Ahmed Atif

In today’s world we see that certain issues are constantly being highlighted on various platforms and are being labelled as the most significant problems of our time. Lack of peace and security is one of the most concerning issues of the contemporary world. People are extremely concerned about the escalation of various conflicts and the increasingly volatile state of the world.

If we analyse the situation objectively, it is evident that world peace and security is indeed the most critical issue of our time and it is a great misfortune that this situation is worsening every day. There are multiple factors and reasons for deterioration of the situation, however, whatever the causes may be, it is clear that the lack of peace, tolerance and security in the world urgently needs to be addressed.

Indeed, the word peace is priceless. However, its worth is only known well by those who have faced war, conflict, crime, disorder, killing or bloodshed. Palestine is one such example. This holy land has faced turmoil and devastation countless times throughout history and has once again been brutally attacked lately. The situation there is so fragile that every few years we witness escalation which results in many innocent lives being lost and the destruction of infrastructure and civilian buildings.

Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo has highlighted the need of constructive dialogue in the peace-making process of the region. He said: “Existing disputes in the eastern Mediterranean will not be solved by force. They require, more than ever, dialogue and negotiations.”

I believe dialogue and negotia­tion are the only solution to this conflict, and indeed for every conflict that arises anywhere in the world. Some people argue that dialogue has not been fruitful. I believe that rather than abandoning the process of dialogue and negotia­tion when it seems it is not being fruitful, we must multiply our efforts and the process of dialogue, to ensure we achieve peace and harmony.

I believe that the road that leads to reconciliation and long-lasting peace is through constructive dialogue and honest negotiations; this is the only feasible and lasting solution.

The road that leads to reconciliation and long-lasting peace is through constructive dialogue and honest negotiation– Laiq Ahmed Atif

Therefore, the world powers must play their part and adopt a realistic and impartial approach to chalk out a comprehensive plan for this  area of conflict of so many decades. Letting this territory continue bleeding and turning a blind eye will mean innocent people will continue to die in their masses and it will be an extreme injustice, abuse of power and utter failure of the world powers.

Almighty God has guided us in the Holy Quran towards peace and reconciliation and highlighted that in every matter “reconciliation and peace is best”. Furthermore, in chapter eight, verse 62, God says: “And if they incline towards peace, incline thou also towards it.”

This means that no matter how difficult and arduous the journey towards reconciliation and peace may be, such a result must be achieved at all costs and any opportunity must be availed for all parties to work towards a peaceful resolution.

This Quranic injunction is a key principle for maintaining international peace and security. Islam teaches that no opportunity for peace should be wasted. And so, even if there is only a glimmer of hope, you must try and grasp it.

In his address at Capitol Hill in 2012, while addressing members of the US Congress, the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, stated that the United States government and world leaders should value and prioritise justice at all levels of society – both in terms of domestic and foreign policy. It remains the case that it is only through true justice that the Israel-Palestine conflict can be solved, otherwise the cycle of violence and hostilities will just continue in perpetuity. Justice is the means of forging trust, which in turn can lead to peace.

I am certainly convinced and optimistic that if sincere and concerted efforts are made by the world powers, further causalities and destruction can be avoided and put to an end, and the foundation for reconciliation and lasting peace can be laid down.

amjmalta@gmail.com, Laiq Ahmed Atif is president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta.

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Muslim community donates food to Fondazzjoni Sebħ

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta donated food to the the Fondazzjoni Sebħ for all its residential homes. The food was provided in collaboration with Humanity First Switzerland, an international relief and humanitarian wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

Fondazzjoni Sebħ provides residential services to children and also to female victims of violence and their children. It also provides community social work service to families living in Hamrun and Marsa.

Following the donation, Imam Laiq Ahmed Atif said that serving humanity was in itself a form of worship.

“The entire Islamic teachings can be divided into two main categories, the rights of God Almighty and the rights of one another, and we are expected to fulfil both these rights.

“The founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community constantly drew the attention of mankind towards serving fellow human beings. On one occasion he said that, to fail to help a brother in their time of need or difficulty is utterly immoral and wrong. Therefore, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community always tries to show its solidarity to fellow brethren.” Times of Malta

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Pray for the Palestinian people

World Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Speaks Up for the Rights of the Palestinian People During Eid Sermon

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad calls on Muslim nations to show a united front and to stand against the cruelties and injustices being perpetrated on the Palestinians

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has strongly condemned the cruelties being perpetrated upon the Palestinian people by Israel during his Eid-ul-Fitr Sermon earlier today.

Speaking from the international headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, at the Mubarak Mosque in Islamabad, Tilford, His Holiness condemned the use of unjust force inflicted in recent days by the Israeli State against Palestinians and their attempts to evict Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah. Find more www.pressahmadiyya.com

Love is the antidote of hatred

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Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021 Mubarak

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Food donation to refugee families

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Malta has presented food to the 51 families resident at the family section of Hal-Far refugee centre in a gesture to mark Ramadan. 

The food was provided in collaboration with Humanity First Switzerland, an international relief and humanitarian wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. Its mission is to provide assistance to those in need, and to serve socially disadvantaged individuals and poorer families.

The donation was presented  by Imam Laiq Ahmed Atif, president Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta, together with Youth Leader, Haroon Ahmad Khan.

Imam Laiq Ahmed Atif said that serving humanity is a core principle of Islam. Times of Malta ; Muslim community donates food to refugees – Newsbook.com.mt ; Turkish News ;

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Taking care of the environment

NIEĦDU ĦSIEB L-AMBJENT

KULL META TINQATA’ XI SIĠRA, GĦANDKOM TĦAWLU TNEJN MINFLOKHA

Fid-dinja moderna teknoloġika fejn insibu modi ta’ komunikazzjoni u ta’ trasport mill-aqwa, l-impatt tat-tibdil fil-klima wkoll jinħass u jidher mad-dinja kollha u qed isir aktar gravi ma’ kull ġurnata li tgħaddi. Allura, iż-żmien jitlob li nagħmlu minn kollox sabiex nipproteġu l-ambjent tagħna. Aħna wasalna f’punt fejn ma nistgħux inħallu din id-dinja tinqered iktar. Għalhekk, huwa importanti li l-umanità kollha tingħaqad flimkien u naħdmu id f’id sabiex insalvaw l-ambjent tagħna mill-qirda totali.

Tibdil fil-klima

Dan l-aħħar żagħżugħ talab l-opinjoni tal-Qdusija tiegħu, Mirża Masroor Aħmad, il-Mexxej tal-Komunità Ahmadiyya, li għandu għerf profond fuq dan is-suġġett, rigward is-sitwazzjoni attwali tal-klima u kif wieħed għandu jipprova jindirizza din il-kwistjoni.

It-tweġiba tiegħu hija valida ħafna. Fi ftit kliem sempliċi imma profond huwa spjega din il-kwistjoni u r-rimedju tagħha. Huwa qal li l-problema tat-tibdil fil-klima hija kwistjoni kullimkien madwar id-dinja, speċjalment fil-pajjiżi li qed jiżviluppaw fejn il-popolazzjoni qed tiżdied fin-numru mingħajr ebda proporzjon. U biex takkomoda din il-popolazzjoni, iż-żoni residenzjali qed jiżdiedu u minħabba ż-żoni residenzjali li qed jiżdiedu, il-foresti qed jinqatgħu wkoll.

Din id-deforestation qed tikkawża wkoll tibdil fil-klima. Barra minn hekk, il-konsum tal-fuel għall-mezzi tat-trasport għandu jitnaqqas ukoll. Aħna l-bnedmin, tant sirna għażżiena, li jekk irridu mmorru minn post għall-ieħor u d-distanza hija biss 100 jew 200 metru, minflok nimxu, nieħdu l-mutur jew il-karozza tagħna biex immorru f’dak il-post. B’dan il-mod qed titniġġes aktar l-atmosfera.

Huwa ħeġġeġ liż-żgħażagħ biex jippromwovu l-mixi u jimmotivaw lil xulxin biex dejjem jagħżlu l-mixja u jnaqqsu l-użu tal-muturi jew tal-karozzi, kemm jista’ jkun possibbli.

Kull meta tinqata’ xi siġra…

Barra minn hekk huwa qal li ż-żgħażagħ għandhom jibdew skemi biex iħawlu s-siġar fil-foresta u f’żoni differenti, fil-pajjiżi rispettivi tagħhom. Iż-żgħażagħ għandhom ikunu eżempju eċċellenti f’dan ir-rigward. Huwa qal li, “Għandkom dejjem tkunu ħerqana biex taraw li kull meta tinqata’ xi siġra, għandkom tħawlu tnejn minflokha.”

Fil-kuntest lokali ta’ pajjiżna, naħseb dan il-punt jagħmel ħafna sens. Allura għandna  nħawlu ħafna siġar fil-lokalitajiet tagħna u nżidu l-green zones.

Ħawwel Siġra

Hawnhekk nixtieq nipproponi proposta sempliċi, fattibbli, prattikabbli u effettiva ħafna biex il-lokalitajiet tagħna u tabilħaqq pajjiżna jsir pajjiż aħjar f’termini ta’ ambjent. Flimkien, bi ftit sforz kollettiv, nistgħu nagħmlu bidla kbira u flimkien nistgħu nagħmlu pass kbir ’il quddiem.

Jiena nipproponi li kull wieħed u waħda minna, kull meta niggradwaw, niżżewġu, ikollna t-tfal, nixtru d-dar, jew ikollna xogħol ġdid, għandna nħawlu mill-inqas siġra waħda fl-inħawi tagħna.

Fil-qosor, għandna nagħmluh dmirna li f’kull mument memorabbli ta’ ħajjitna għandna nagħtu rigal lil pajjiżna billi nħawlu siġra fil-lokalità tagħna. Permezz ta’ din il-kampanja mal-pajjiż kollu, fi ftit snin, nistgħu nibnu ambjent aktar f’saħħtu għalina nfusna u għall-ġenerazzjonijiet tagħna li ġejjin.

Għaliex għandna nħawlu s-siġar?

Għandna nħawlu s-siġar għax bis-siġar il-lokalitajiet tagħna u pajjiżna se jkunu aħjar, jidhru mill-isbaħ, u se jkollna ġmiel naturali. Barra minn hekk, bis-saħħa tas-siġar, l-arja tkun iżjed nadifa u l-ambjent iktar sabiħ u rilassanti. Is-siġar inaqqsu t-tniġġis, jiffriskaw l-arja, u jagħtuna l-ossiġnu. Fil-fatt, meta jkun hemm is-siġar, il-ħmieġ fl-arja jonqos drastikament u nistgħu nieħdu nifs nadif u frisk.

Is-siġar huma ħbieb tal-bniedem u huma dejjem lesti biex iservuna; huma jagħtuna frott bnin li huwa tajjeb għal saħħitna, joffru post fejn wieħed jista’ jistkenn mix-xemx, anke ħafna għasafar jistkennu fuq il-friegħi tagħhom. Nagħmlu l-għamara mill-injam tas-siġar, nagħmlu karti li niktbu fuqhom u anke nippubblikaw kotba. Fil-qosor, is-siġar tassew jagħmlulna ħajjitna isbaħ u aħjar. L-art mingħajr siġar hija bħal deżert. Is-siġar għandhom irwol sinifikanti biex jagħmlu l-art tagħna aktar sabiħa, attraenti u b’saħħitha. Fil-qosor, is-siġar huma parti integrali ta’ ħajjitna. Għalhekk huwa importanti ħafna li aħna nibżgħu għalihom u nieħdu ħsiebhom sabiex pajjiżna jsir mill-isbaħ u ngawduhom sabiex nibqgħu f’saħħitna.

It-Torca | Sunday 9 May 2021 | Laiq Ahmed Atif | amjmalta@gmail.com

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Food for the homeless

The Youth wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta, the Majlis Khuddam-Ul-Ahmadiyya, provided lunch for the homeless people at the ‘Dar Leopoldo’, Gzira. The food was homemade and prepared according to the needs of the residents of this homeless shelter. Youth Leader, Haroon Ahmad Khan, said that the message of Ramadan besides the worship of the Lord is to serve humanity.

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