By Imam Mustenser A Qamar , media-release

Over 600 people are expected to attend the one-day convention-The event hopes to highlight looming dangers in the wake of the current pandemic and the need for unity among nations

In June 2020, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad wrote a series of letters to various world leaders urging them to consider the paralysingand devastating effects of Covid-19 as a Divine warning for mankind.

In his letters, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad stated that the Coronavirus had exposed the frailty of nations and human beings and expressed his conviction that the effects of the pandemic and the way that the world had been brought to a standstill were according to the Decree of God Almighty and ought to be considered a grave warning to mankind to reform and to forego all forms of injustice.

In his letters, His Holiness wrote that the economic consequences of Covid-19 were set to exacerbate and compound the misery and could easily further destabilise the peace and security of the world. As a result, His Holiness said that leaders should uphold the highest standards of justice at a domestic and international level and set a positive and noble example for their people.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“In light of the prevailing circumstances, it is my sincere and humble request that where your government is forming and enacting policies to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the leader of your nation, you should also encourage the citizens of your country to fulfil the rights of one another and to be ready to make personal sacrifices in the cause of humanity. Similarly, your government should strive to ensure the peace and security of society, both within your country and at a broader, international level. I sincerely request that you uphold the demands of justice and integrity by seeking to fulfil the rights of your own people and of all other nations.”

His Holiness warned it was essential that today’s leaders and nations heeded the lessons of the past and acknowledged that natural disasters and lethal viruses were a warning for mankind to recognise its Creator and to fulfil the rights of God’s creation.

The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand, Mr Bashir Khan said:

“Due to prevailing circumstances there is an even greater need to highlight theimportance of the need for unity amongst nations. Absolute justice andthe belief in God are keys to achieving this.”

On Saturday 23rdJanuary 2021, over 600 people from across the country are expected to attend aone-dayannual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealandin Auckland (at Alfriston College).

Members of Parliament including MP Michael Wood, the chief guest HonMPPrinyanca Radhakrishnan (Minister for the Community & Voluntary Sector, Diversity, Inclusion & Ethnic Communities, and Youth),dignitaries and members of the public from all walks of life are expected to attend the special guest session being held from 11:30am. The short session will include speeches from guests and a speech about the ‘Looming dangers in the wake of the current pandemic’ and the keynote speech on the topic of ‘Unity among nations –Call of the Hour’. The guest session is expected to conclude at 1pm with lunch for all attendees.

All members of the public wishing to attend can RSVP through the event on the ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand’ Facebook page.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in Punjab, India, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans 213 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Its motto of ‘Love for all and hatred for none’ is evidenced through the peaceful actions of its millions of followers. The New Zealand branch of this community was established in 1987 and is a registered charitable organisation that endeavours to be an active and integrated community within New Zealand society.

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For more information please contact:

Imam Mustenser A Qamar

Mob: 027 627 2627

@MustenserAQamar

 

Bashir Khan

Mob: 021 778425

E:media@ahmadiyya.org.nz