Last Updated on 12th January 2021
Ata-ul-Haye Nasir, London
It has become a norm for people around the world to celebrate the New Year with great enthusiasm and have high hopes of the coming year that it will end the difficulties and miseries of the past year and open the door to happiness and success. But expectations from the year 2021 are higher than ever before and somewhat different as well.
The world is hoping for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic in the new year so that the world may be released from the shackles of the current situation which has caused huge distress in society in many ways. The news about the success in finding a vaccine has brightened that hope.
Though the vaccine will probably succeed in eradicating this pandemic, there is also a dire need to search for a “vaccine” to eradicate the “virus” of hatred, oppression, injustice, corruption and other problems from society, which have engulfed the world at every level. These contagious traits are spreading rapidly around the world and are causing distress and conflict.
In many countries of the world, hatred, intolerance and racism are at an all time high. At present, there are many kinds of conflicts all over the world, whether it is the issue of Rohingya Muslims, the burning issues of Kashmir and Palestine, the China-India border tension, the many rifts between major powers, recent protests by farmers in India or sectarianism and injustice in Pakistan. There is huge distress the world over.
There are very few world leaders who openly speak out against all injustices and oppression and there is no attempt to solve the problems of the common man or society. Perhaps the main reason behind this silence is their own political interests.
We often hear that Pakistan is going through a very delicate situation, economically and politically. But we also see that its leaders never ponder upon its causes and what the elements which brought the country to this state are. The main reason for this is injustice, religious intolerance and mixing religion and politics.
In Pakistan, a peaceful and loyal community, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, has been subjected to oppression and hatred for decades. The same community has contributed at every step to the establishment, stability, integrity and development of this country. But it has become commonplace to call its members traitors and enemies of the country.
Such a community was declared non-Muslim by this country, which has firm belief in the Kalima, presents the true image of Islam around the world and answers every objection raised against the Holy Prophet, Muhammadsa in the best way. For this, it always follows the path which has been taught by Islam.
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya not only played a great role in the formation of Pakistan, but also made practical efforts for its progress.
Not only towards Pakistan, but Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya has rendered great services to many other Muslim countries as well, which is clear proof of its loyalty and love for Islam.
The Muslim Ummah is currently suffering from all kinds of differences. It longs for unity, but does not make a real effort for it and does not move towards its source.
We see that from time to time, various voices or calls are heard for the aspiration of establishing Khilafat, but they do not pay heed to the divinely established Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya. On the contrary, they cross all limits while opposing it.
Has this had any impact on the status of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya? Not in the slightest; rather, they are depriving themselves of Allah’s grace and blessings.
May Allah the Almighty guide the whole world towards the right path and make them aware of the true remedy for all the afflictions of this world, which is purely a spiritual remedy – Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya. Amin