Opinion: A uniting ring, “Is Allah not sufficient for his servant?”


Adila Yacoob, Medical student, Trinidad & Tobago

In June 1876, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’sas father fell very ill. Naturally, the Promised Messiahas thought about the sad demise of his father and the hard days that would soon be approaching; days of poverty ahead and unstable financial support flashed before him.

Before the demise of his father, there were two revelations that were revealed to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas about his father’s approaching departure from the world. The second revelation from Allah the Almighty declared:

اَلَیۡسَ اللّٰہُ بِکَافٍ عَبۡدَہٗ

“Is Allah not Sufficient for His Servant?” (Surah al-Zumar, Ch.39, V. 37)

Indeed, Allah is sufficient for his servant. When this revelation was revealed, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas felt a sense of relief and contentment that Allah the Almighty would take care of him and his needs. And Allah indeed did because throughout the rest of his life, Allah blessed him in abundance and granted him all what he required.

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After the revelation was revealed, later that very same evening, around sunset, the Promised Messiah’s father passed away. Later, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas took it upon himself to engrave this revelation onto a ring.

Today, throughout the world, scores of Ahmadis have rings with this inscription which reminds them of trusting Allah. This has also become a sort of identity and ethos for Ahmadis. Throughout the world, this reminder on the ring can somewhat unite all Ahmadis together in following the footsteps of the Holy Prophetsa and Promised Messiahas.


The rings are made in various shapes, colours and sizes. People use this ring when tying the knot, while others receive it as presents and most importantly when received from Huzooraa, it becomes a source of blessing.

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