Is it enough to believe in Ahmadiyyat without pledging bai’at?


A non-Ahmadi Arab lady wrote to Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa that she had not yet sworn allegiance because she was afraid that she may not be able to fulfil the conditions of bai‘at. She asked if she could nevertheless preach to her friends. […] In his letter dated 13 March 2021, Huzooraa replied as follows:

“Striving and praying is an essential prerequisite for attaining nearness to Allah the Exalted. Intention alone is not enough to attain righteousness, action is also necessary. Since Allah the Exalted has shown you His true path, now it is your duty to try to get close to Him with prayer and efforts. When you do that, Allah will make matters even easier for you by His grace. The Promised Messiahas mentions this subject in light of Quranic teachings as follows: 

“‘The journey of righteousness [taqwa] is extremely difficult. Only that person can complete it, who fully abides by God Almighty’s will and does whatever He wants and does not follow their own preference. Nothing can ever be availed by pretence. This is why what is needed is God’s grace. That can only be achieved if on the one hand, one prays and on the other hand, he makes continuous efforts. God Almighty has enjoined both prayer and making efforts. In:

‭ ‬ادۡعُوۡنِيۡۤ‭ ‬اَسۡتَجِبۡ‭ ‬لَكُمۡ‭ ‬

“‘[“Pray unto Me; I will answer your (prayer)”  (Surah al-Mu’min, Ch.40: V.61)], the emphasis is on prayer and in

‭ ‬جَاهَدُوۡا‭ ‬فِيۡنَا‭ ‬لَنَهۡدِيَنَّهُمۡ‭ ‬سُبُلَنَا‭ ‬

“‘[“Those who strive in Our path – We will surely guide them in Our ways” (Surah al-Ankabut, Ch.29: V.21)], the emphasis is on effort. Unless there is piety, one will not at all enter among the friends of the Gracious God [awliya-ur-Rahman]. And until that happens, verities and spiritual insights will not at all come to light.’ (Al-Badr, Vol. 3, No. 2, January 1904, p. 3)

“One way to be thankful for the bounties of God is to share them with others. So, since Allah Almighty, by His grace, has guided you towards Ahmadiyyat i.e. true Islam, now you too can give thanks to Allah Almighty for this kindness by preaching this true path to your friends as you see fit. […]”

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