Friday, 2 April 2021: Today, during the Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa announced the launch of a new website of the Central Chinese Desk based in the UK: www.islam.cn.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said the new website was created through the help of the Central Markaz IT department and can be accessed independently and also through www.alislam.org. The website will be a means for people to know more about Islam in general and also about Ahmadiyya beliefs. It includes the new revised edition of the translation of the Holy Quran into Chinese (by the Jamaat), 23 books and pamphlets, answers to contemporary questions, introductions to the Promised Messiahas and the Khulafa, among other things.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa prayed, “May God enable this website to be a means of guidance for Chinese people and may their hearts open to Islam and Ahmadiyyat.”
Brief background from Chinese Desk UK
We spoke to the head of the Central Chinese Desk UK, Rashid Ahmad Arshad Sahib, here at the markaz. Rashid Sahib told us the website was a directive from Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa who said the UK Chinese department of the Jamaat should have its own independent website.
Rashid Sahib told us that previously the Chinese books of the Jamaat would be uploaded onto alislam.org, usually as scanned books and the process of editing or uploading would take some time. “Huzooraa told the Chinese Desk, based in the UK, a few years ago to start their own independent website to streamline the process”, Rashid Sahib said.
Rashid Sahib said, “The main aim is to have one place where the typed and new editions of the Jamaat’s Chinese translated books can be swiftly uploaded and updated.
“Now most of the Chinese translated Jamaat books (23 books and pamphlets) have all been uploaded. The second revised edition of the Quran has been uploaded as well as introductions to the Promised Messiahas and Khalifatul Masih Vaa. Contact details of the Chinese Desk are also on the website.
“Now the Chinese Desk UK will themselves manage the website from the UK. The technical side will be managed by the central Markaz IT department, Abdul Wadood Sahib and his team. It is also optimised for mobile viewing.”
Al Hakam prays that this new website may pave new ways for Islam to spread to the land of China and Chinese-speaking people. Amin.