Masood Nasir, Canada
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah strengthen his hand, launched the newly re-designed website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat after inspecting the new features of the mobile friendly website on 13 January 2019.
The website has been designed with the Urdu Nastaleeq font and is responsive for desktops, tablets and smart phones. On desktops, you can install the Urdu font once and all the text appears elegantly.
Over one thousand Urdu books are available in the books section, which has been divided by topics and authors. These pages have been decorated with the title covers and brief introductions where available. You can also type and search in Urdu without installing Urdu keyboards. An onscreen keyboard is provided for those who are not familiar with the phonetic keyboard.
Friday Sermon pages have also been enhanced by adding full text in Urdu, and the font size can be adjusted according to one’s needs. Friday Sermons can be found of all Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat to date on the website.
The new website also features special pages where all related content is collected on a single page. The first page is about the Holy Quran, featuring translation, commentary, recitation, dars, classes and books about the Quran.
The next page features the books of Hadith and the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, with related audio/video content. After this, the page about the Promised Messiahas features his claim, arguments in support of his claim, Ruhani Khazain (collection of books of the Promised Messiah) and books about his life.
Other pages include Ahmadiyyat the True Islam, Khilafat, Personalities, Jamaat Magazines and Newspapers in Urdu, Response to Allegations, and History of Ahmadiyyat.
Under Personalities, there are pages about the Companionsra of the Holy Prophetsa, Companionsra of the Promised Messiahas, Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat and other prominent personalities. Here, you can find the profile of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa in Urdu, with his photo, link to his books and faith-inspiring articles detailing his day-to-day activities in Urdu.
Urdu poetry is an important part of the website featuring not only books and selected poems, but also in melodious audio format. You can listen to the Urdu poems individually or add your favourite poems from the collection in a playlist format. For those who cannot read Urdu, this section has been specially designed to display both Urdu and Roman text.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said in his Friday Sermon on 9 October 2015:
“In this age, Ahmadis have the advantage in that where Allah the Almighty has created new facilities and inventions, He has blessed Ahmadis with the facilities of television, internet and websites etc. to use for the propagation of religion. Access to the writings of the Promised Messiahas is easily available and we can reach it whenever we want. We can see it as well as listen to it in different major languages, and can read and listen to the advice and addresses of the Khalifa of the time, which also consists of the Quran, Hadith and writings of the Promised Messiahas.”
May we benefit from these facilities and the latest technology.
If you would like to share your feedback about the new Urdu website, you can send an email to email@example.com so it can be further improved.