In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful
We praise Him and invoke blessings on His Noble Prophet, and upon his servant, the Promised Messiah
With the grace and mercy of God
He is the Helper
Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahe Wa Barakatuhu
Alhamdolillah, after a long period, Al Hakam newspaper is being launched online.
Al Hakam bears great significance in that it was the first newspaper of the Jamaat, established during the life of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him. Then, after a long interval it was re-established in 1934 during the time of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, Allah be pleased with him, by Irfani sahib. Now, Allah the Almighty has granted the opportunity to Asif Mahmood Basit sahib to launch it once again, on the internet.
May Allah enable this newspaper to be published regularly and may Allah accept the desire of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, Allah be pleased with him, which he expressed in 1934 upon its relaunch:
“Its name will forever endure. Not even the most important of Jamaat tasks can be achieved without mentioning it because it bears the history of the Jamaat . . . It is my heartfelt desire that Al Hakam, the name which suggests the reverence given to the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, by members of the Jamaat, remains in its physical form also.”
Now that it is being relaunched with the effort of our youth, may Allah enable this newspaper to remain forever and may it continue unimpeded so that we never see its termination.
May Allah always help those who work for this newspaper and may Allah the Almighty also enable its readers to derive true benefit from it. Now that it is to be published in English, I hope, and it is my prayer, that it will prove to be a beneficial organ of the Jamaat for the English readership, Insha-Allah-Ta’ala.
Khalifatul Masih V
(Translated from the original Urdu)