Deepest appreciation


Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatohu

I have been meaning to write to Al Hakam for some time now and I find that my inner yearning can hold it off no more, and so I put my thoughts [in writing].

It is indeed a phenomenon that living in a “connected world” and wanting bitesize pieces of information (or just the facts) through the plethora of social media apps and online content, I find myself deeply and intrinsically hooked to the Al Hakam newspaper.

Upon reading the many articles, especially those focused upon our beloved Imam, Syedna Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (may Allah be his Helper), the sheer impact that it leaves upon me is like that of a beautiful perfume or musk, where it leaves a trail of fragrance even after the person wearing it has gone. The fragrance continues to be smelt and the pleasure such a fragrance gives continues to invigorate. 

I find when reading the writing in Al Hakam that it comes to life and it is as if one can live, or is living through, that moment and I find myself visualising that moment as I read the many incredibly spiritually uplifting articles.

Not only has Al Hakam helped me to garner knowledge that I was previously not privy to, but it has also given me a most dramatic unquenchable thirst of wanting more and more. The highlight is certainly every Friday after Jumuah whereby I look forward to clicking on the app and finding new content. 

It is like being in a sweetshop when one is of a young age, but certainly this sweetshop is full of the sweets of spirituality and the sweets that enable one to truly feel connected. 

Thus, most humbly, I wish to take this opportunity to express my deepest and most heartfelt appreciation to the entire team for this incredible newspaper.

How fortunate we are that this precious gem that was started in the time of Al-Masih and Al-Mahdi, Hazrat Masih-e-Maudas is now once again alive and awakening so many through its incredibly pertinent, sometimes poignant and, more often than not, exhilarating articles.

I do not wish to take more of your time but suffice to say that I have tried to express my feelings above. I cannot do enough justice to expressing the inner pleasure and serenity that I feel when I open Al Hakam.

Indeed, it is a blessing of Allah, and certainly a result of the guidance of our beloved Imam, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih.

May Allah continue to bless all the team involved in the composition of Al Hakam. Amin. May Allah reward you all abundantly. Amin. May Allah enable you all to continue to provide service to the newspaper and may He grant you success in leaps and bounds. Amin. 

Finally, may Allah bless our beloved Imam, Huzoor-e-Aqdas (may Allah be his Helper) with a long, healthy life, and may our beloved Imam lead us to the victory of Islam Ahmadiyyat through the grace and help of Allah. Amin.


Dr Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, Slough

Article on historicity of the Holy Prophetsa

I pray you and your team are well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the service you are being blessed to do. May Allah bless you. Amin.

I would like to draw your attention to the Grand Mosque in Cordoba. This was built by Abdul Rahman I of the Umayyad dynasty. There are detailed accounts of the construction and arrival of Muslims in Málaga, thus proving the existence of the religion of Islam and also proving the existence of our beloved Imam, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa, peace and blessings of Allah be on him.

There is an overwhelming amount of physical evidence on the existence of the Holy Prophetsa. Much is present around the Battle of Yarmouk preserved in Roman history. It is undoubtedly a great shame that the Muslims of today are not even aware of the need to preserve the holy sites of Islam and proofs around the legitimacy of Islamic concepts and authenticity.

Therefore, I thank you for bringing this to my attention and I hope and pray that this article is read by those in positions of charge for the protection of such sites and relics and that they heed the warnings raised by the so-called scholars in Germany … Without any attention to a universe of proof in front of them, they deny the obvious.


Waqar Ahmad, UK

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