“…Accounts of new Ahmadis should not be listened to as interesting stories; these are factual accounts which should be faith-enhancing and we should be grateful to God for His treatment of the Jama’at. These accounts should inspire us to be mindful of our responsibilities…”
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said he recently received a letter from USA in which an Ahmadi wrote how he was inspired to listen to Huzoor’s address at Jalsa Salana UK about people coming into the fold of Ahmadiyyat.
Huzoor had explained in the address how people were entering Ahmadiyyat Islam through Tabligh efforts and also by directly drawn to Ahmadiyyat by God through dreams etc. and how faith was being strengthened and the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyat was being instilled in hearts.
This inspired the letter-writer to wish for someone to come into Ahmadiyyat through him so that he could personally witness Divine signs. A short while later he received a telephone call from a lady who said that she had seen his number on our web site. She said she was interested in Islam and wished to meet.
On being invited she travelled a long distance and came for the meeting and related her story. She said she developed interest in Islam and started researching it on the internet. Her husband and in-laws who were strict Christians were unhappy about this and eventually there was a break-up and separation.
The court gave custody of her two children to the husband. The lady gave precedence to her quest for the truth and started deep study of our website and also started watching MTA regularly. She said the information of other sects of Islam did not satisfy her. She continued her search and also watched Jalsa proceedings and now wishes to join the Jama’at.
The letter-writer said that his daughter said that when she had heard at Jalsa how new-comers to Ahmadiyyat Islam came to believe in the truth and how God guided them she had felt that perhaps those were exaggerated accounts. But listening to this lady her faith was refreshed and now she understood how God truly guides people to the truth.
Some educated people as well as young people may wonder if the accounts of new-comers to Ahmadiyyat are somewhat overstated. It should be remembered that what Huzoor presents are not mere stories but are factual accounts and are instances of a Divine wave.
There are indeed countless such accounts from which Huzoor but chooses a few. Huzoor said he had said last year that he would relate some of these accounts [apart from at Jalsa Salana] during the course of the year as well.
Now, this year’s accounts are also piling up, therefore, today Huzoor related some. This is done so that our faith is strengthened and we are motivated to self-reflect and think how we too can receive guidance from God.
Accounts of new Ahmadis should not be listened to as interesting stories; these are factual accounts which should be faith-enhancing and we should be grateful to God for His treatment of the Jama’at. These accounts should inspire us to be mindful of our responsibilities.
Indeed, it is our obligation to take the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat to others and while we need to make efforts for this we also need to look at our own practices and adapt them according to ways of God. Our good, positive role models will further strengthen the faith of new Ahmadis.
to be continued
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