The Promised Messiahas described his mission as having two main objectives: establishing a connection between God and mankind and ensuring that human beings become dutiful towards fellow human beings. He spent his entire life in meeting this objective.
After his demise, his Khalifas have taken his mission forward with great success. Huzoor’s tour to the USA has beautifully exemplified how Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya is serving on both of these fronts through numerous means.
The humanitarian services of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Africa, Asia and many underprivileged parts of the world are well known to the world. Under the auspices of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih, Humanity First has been providing relief aid to the regions that have been struck by natural disasters from time to time. These efforts have been coming to light through MTA news and the Jamaat’s newspapers and magazines, but what rarely comes to public attention is the fact that Humanity First is constantly occupied, as a full-fledged international charity. Plans are devised, presented to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih for his approval, guidance is sought and plans are implemented accordingly.
Very few knew that a hospital was being planned for the people of the central American region in Guatemala. Huzooraa inaugurated this hospital on 23 October 2018 and that is when the whole world got to see what a beautiful gift Hazrat Khalifatul Masih had presented to the people of the region.
The hospital is, in every meaning of the term, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide medical care to those in need of it. Humanity First got the privilege to be part of executing this great humanitarian service of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya. This event was proof of how Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya is attaining the objective of being dutiful towards fellow human beings – one out of many proofs that the world has been witnessing over the last 130 years.
During the rest of the tour to the USA, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa has inaugurated two mosques, one in Philadelphia and another in Baltimore, where receptions were held and dignitaries from local authorities, the federal authorities, journalists and local residents got the chance to listen to the words of the Khalifatul Masih as he expounded the Ahmadiyya vision of building mosques. These events showed how beautifully the objective of uniting mankind with its Creator is being served. This is the fourth visit of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa to the USA, but the message he has delivered is one: Islam is a peaceful religion that strives to achieve global peace and the only means to this goal is to remember the Creator of the Universe and to do as He has commanded.
We must not forget that it is the same USA that some miscreants, under the guise of Islam, had attacked through extremely violent means. Thousands lost their lives in the twin-tower attacks at the turn of the millennium. The miscreants said they were trying to tell the people of America what Islam actually stands for.
On the other hand, we have the Khalifatul Masih, the leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, going out to the peoples of America with the same purpose, but in a manner which is not only the best possible way, it is also completely aligned with the practice of the Holy Prophetsa of Islam. It was the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, who reminded the world that the Prophetsa of Islam was a prince of peace and that terrorism in the name of Jihad was a concept that was alien to his teachings.
In this day, when this fact needs to be communicated to the world, through words and action, the fifth successor of the Promised Messiah and Mahdias is carrying out this blessed service to Islam by travelling far and wide and reminding the world that associating violence to Islam is a grave misconception. He speaks to the media, dignitaries, intellectuals and general public in all parts of the world, especially in the Western world, and demystifies the myth.