Climate change is also a natural process, but man’s actions have sped it up – German youth seek guidance from Huzoor

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A group of khuddam from Neuhof, Germany met with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, on 25 January.

Upon arrival, Huzooraa enquired about the group’s accommodation and where they were staying. Huzooraa then asked them to introduce themselves individually. The demographic of the khuddam was such that most had completed their studies and were pursuing their professional careers, while others were still undergoing education.

A number of questions were asked by khuddam to Huzooraa regarding various topics. The first question asked was with regard to the current state of the world. A khadim said that if a world war was to break out, there would be no value of currency and money. He then proceeded to ask that in such a situation, where should one invest their money. In response, Huzooraa stated that even after the Second World War, a bartering system was put into place. Huzooraa further said that we may invest in real estate and government bonds.

A question concerning climate change was asked by a khadim who said that there are some scientists who say that climate change is occurring due to carbon dioxide, while other scientists say that it is a natural phenomenon. The khadim asked Huzooraa his views on the matter. Huzooraa said, “A factor of this climate change is due to the growth of population. The world’s population continues to grow, deforestation continues and more and more trees are being cut down and the usage of cars continues extensively.”

Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa gave an example saying that nowadays, even if one has to travel to a nearby location, people still resort to and are more inclined to driving and using their cars, rather than walking or running. Huzooraa said that climate change is a natural process which occurs, but man’s actions have worked as a fan, speeding up the process. Huzooraa noted that climate change would not completely destroy the planet any time soon as “there are still many prophecies with regard to Ahmadiyyat that still need to be fulfilled.”

Another question was whether we would be able to recognise our loved ones in paradise. Huzooraa replied in the affirmative and said, “Families will be able to recognise each other.” Huzooraa added, “You should pray that may Allah enable you to follow the footsteps of righteous people.”

Following this, a khadim asked if religion and science are compatible. Huzooraa said that they are and that “religion is God’s teaching and science is its practical example.”

Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa further said, “The Promised Messiahaa was also asked the same question which has been recorded in the tenth volume of Malfuzat with a very detailed answer.”

Regarding the Badri Companionsra, a khadim asked if there is a difference in rank between the Badri Companionsra and the other Companionsra. Huzooraa said, “I have already spoken about this topic at great length. With regard to the Badri Companionsra, God has especially mentioned that He was pleased with them as they helped the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, at a very crucial time.”

A question was asked about how Huzooraa felt when he was elected as Khalifatul Masih and about the responsibility that comes with it. Huzooraa asked the khadim if he saw the video when he was elected, to which the khadim replied in the affirmative. Huzooraa then said, “The video should suffice as an answer.”

A khadim noted that the Holy Quran, on many occasions, addresses the believers to become muttaqi [righteous]. The khadim proceeded to enquire about how one can become a muttaqi. “Wherever the Quran mentions the muttaqi, it also presents their attributes.” Huzooraa said.

Huzooraa further said that we should obey and worship Allah as this is the purpose of man’s creation. The sitting came to a close and the group were fortunate to have a group photo with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

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