A Glance From East to West

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Currently, it appears to be unsuccessful, leaving the same muddle of difficulties and dissatisfactions. 

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa has, on many occasions, spoken in favour of international unity and about its advantages to respective regions. 

According to The Economist, missionaries from the south are trying to save the “godless West”. 

In earlier years, Africa and Asia were the main focus and preachers would generally be Europeans or Americans. Nowadays, the tides have turned. 

Poor nations are undeniably more faithful than the rich ones. As the devotion continues to decline in the wealthy world, missionaries from the south are on a mission to save the rich from destruction. 

The case of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam is very similar as its members devote their lives to save the “godless West”. Furthermore the members who present themselves for this cause come from all walks of life, irrespective of Northern or Southern Hemisphere. 

The Promised Messiahas, founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, states:

“I have dedicated my whole life … not to confine the spread of the light of truth to the oriental world, but, as far as it lies in my power, to further it in Europe, America … where the attention of the people has not sufficiently been attracted towards proper understanding of the teachings of Islam.” (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Letter to Alexander Russel Webb, 4 April 1887)

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa says:

“So, now we have missionaries being trained in Jamias in UK and Canada, and these are boys who grew up in the West and then volunteered to study in Jamia and succeeded. Most of them are also a part of the Waqf-e-Nau scheme. Despite living in Western countries with all the attractions of the world, to devote oneself for the service of the faith speaks to the goodness of their nature and their preference for faith above everything else. And remember, this is not possible without God’s grace … May Allah enable us to do everything for His sake, may we live up to the expectations of the Promised Messiahas, and may we come under God’s benign protection. Amin.” (Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa, Friday Sermon, Baitul Futuh Mosque, 10 March 2017)

Nowadays, there is a great concern for the rights of animals. The laws of their welfare are being considered just, not on the grounds that they have rights, rather in light of the fact that their safety is valued and in opposition to the cruelty of animals. 

Considering the fact that there are many other pressing issues, including the violation of basic and fundamental human rights, we should prefer to focus on humans first. 

Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, shedding light on the negligence in providing fundamental human rights and drawing mankind’s attention towards them, stated:

“It is essential that every effort is made to raise the standards of the developing world. Poor nations must not be looked down upon, rather we should consider them as part of our family – our brothers and sisters. By helping the developing nations stand on their own feet, and by giving their people opportunities and hope, we will actually be helping ourselves and safeguarding the future of the world. Otherwise, we are already seeing that the poverty and destitution in the developing world is negatively affecting the rest of the world as well.” (15th National Peace Symposium, Baitul Futuh Mosque, 17 March 2018)

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