Last Updated on 1st October 2022
Frasat Ahmad, Missionary, USA
Do you feel it?
Do you feel the angels of Allah descending from the Heavens?
“The time is not far. Nay, it is very near.
“You will witness armies of angels descending from the Heaven upon the hearts of Asia, Europe, and America.” (The Victory of Islam, pp. 56-57)
These words of the Promised Messiahas, stated some 132 years ago, powerfully resonate today. As the Khalifaaa of the Promised Messiahas sets foot in Zion, Illinois for his historic USA tour.
“It is essential for angels to descend along with the descent of the Khalifatullah [Allah’s Chosen One] so that they may direct the hearts towards truth.” (The Victory of Islam, p. 57)
But has the Khalifa really magnetised the West? Is he changing the hearts of its inhabitants?
The truth lies in the numbers, the data.
So let’s analyse the tours that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa has embarked upon in the West for nearly two decades.
Fortunately, an article of Al Fazl International, published on 19 April 2019, has compiled data of all of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa tours outside of the UK.
The article states:
“Hazrat Khalifatul Masih’s illuminating and beaming countenance has performed an enchanting magic on the hearts of different nations, countries, populaces, colours, languages, and classes of society spread across the world. […]”
So, let’s get into the numbers. Please note that this data only covers 2003-2018.
A brief analysis of the tours:
Total tours: 109
Total countries: 29
Total days on tour: 1,071
Total foundation-stones laid for mosques: 42
Total inaugurations of mosques: 103
Mulaqats with dignitaries: 14,237
Personal mulaqats with Ahmadis: 190,692
I want you to read those numbers again.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa has spent nearly three yearsoutside of the UK on tours of Western countries. He has toured 29 countries, where he had 190,692 personal meetings with Ahmadis, and 14,237 meetings with various dignitaries.
The data speaks for itself.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa Press Secretary, Abid Khan Sahib, in his diaries, also presents innumerable quantifiable proof that Huzooraa has magnetised Western hearts towards recognising God. So do many impressions recorded by MTA with dignitaries and members of the public who listen to Huzoor’s addresses or get an audience with him.
Only one example from Huzoor’saa recent 2018 tour to America, and Philadelphia in particular, will suffice here.
Abid Khan Sahib recounts how he met Anetta Curry, an African American Christian who listened to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa deliver his address inaugurating the new Philadelphia Mosque. He writes:
“Amongst the people I met, one person I will not forget was a middle-aged African-American lady, a practising Christian, called Anetta Curry. She said:
“‘Definitely, I came here with a very different impression of Islam and Muslims. Before I came here, I was fearful – actually very fearful. You do not know what thoughts I had in my heart! I actually believed that this Mosque was going to be built as a front for terrorist financing and as a hub of extremism and that you would plot another 9/11 at this Mosque. It’s no exaggeration to say that I thought that this Mosque will destroy the peace of this city and in fact of the United States.
“‘I had those fears right up until the moment your Caliph started speaking. But as soon as he started to talk, he immediately put my heart at ease. He made me feel comfortable. Honestly, I cannot tell you how glad I was that I came this evening! Today, after listening to him I feel I have been educated. I have realised that every religion has some bad people but that we should not assume all Muslims or Mosques are extremist.’
“Wiping tears from her eyes, Anetta continued:
“‘Even the way he looked and spoke put my heart at ease. The Caliph is so elegant, so beautiful. It is as if there is a halo around him. I feel so peaceful now. I feel so peaceful. You have no idea how peaceful I feel! I never expected to feel like this. I honestly never did. I was in awe of the Caliph. I kept looking at him and thinking he is a man of truth and a man of peace. The more he spoke, the more I relaxed and eventually every single fear I had completely disappeared.
“‘He said that Ahmadi Muslims will be there to wipe away the tears of their neighbours. What he does not know is that when he said these words, I began to weep and had real tears in my eyes. I thought of how my fears were completely wrong and how miseducated I had been.
“‘I promise you that I am going to tell my people everything I have seen and heard here tonight. I am going to tell them about Islam and educate them, like I have been educated. My name is Anetta Curry and I promise you that Anetta Curry is going home with a message to tell her people to embrace this Mosque, just like this Mosque has embraced me. That is my mission now and what I am going to do. I promise. I promise. This is my task and I’m not going to waste any time. Starting tomorrow, I am going to be preaching the message of the Caliph!” (www.pressahmadiyya.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/USA-Guatemala-2018-Part-1.pdf, pp. 66-71)
What more do we need? Quantifiable proof that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa is influencing “the hearts of people in Asia, Europe, and America.” (The Victory of Islam, pp. 56-57)
He continues to do so today as he blesses the USA with his presence.