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Akal Takht Jathedar Addressed Annual Ahmadiyya Convention At Quadian

Jan 6, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Akal Takht Jathedar addressed

Annual Ahmadiyya Convention at Quadian

Pardeep Luthra

Monday, 27 December 2010


Akal Takhat Jathedar addresses Ahamadiyya
Muslim conference at Quadian

BATALA: Giani Gurbachan Singh, the head (Jathedar) of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs in Amritsar on Monday addressed the 119th Annual Ahmadiyya Convention at Quadian town. He appreciated the contributin of Aahmadiyya Jammat in spreading the message of peace and humanity around the world.

The Muslim scholars strongly condemned terror in the name of Islam. Mohammed Muslehuddin Saadi, Ahmadiyya Missionary from Hyderabad speaking on the second day of the 119th Annual Ahmadiyya Convention said that Jihad is the most misunderstood concept and Islam never promotes violence."

Islam is a religion of peace and harmony. The word ‘Jihad’ itself means make efforts to achieve something.", said he. He further added that 'Forcible conversion of people to Islam is absolutely unjustified and it can never be labeled as Jihad.”

Earlier, in the day, the session began with the recital of verses from the Holy Quran. Thousands of delegates gathered at the Ahmadiyya Grounds here in Qadian amidst chilling weather and fog. The session's keynote speech was delivered by Moulvi Gulaab Nabi Niyaz, Former Missionary Incharge Kashmir, who spoke on the claims of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, the founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Finality of Prophet-hood.

Addressing the audience Moulana Mohammed Naseem Khan, Secretary General Affairs, Ahmadiyya Community, asked the delegates to follow the example of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, in treating people from all communities with love and compassion irrespective of religion, caste, creed or sex.

Speaking in the second session of the day, Sheeraz Ahmad Sahib, Secretary Education Dept, presented an Islamic solution to the global economic crisis. Blaming the crisis on interest based economies; he said that an interest free economy, a simple way of living and less dependence on loans is very important to avoid such crisis in future. Quoting Hadhrat MIrza Masroor Ahmad Sahib (Supreme Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community), he said, “The root cause behind the economic crisis is that people are going away from Allah. The western countries have forgotten Allah. The Real and permanent solution is to turn towards Allah Almighty.”

Significantly, more than 4,000 delegates have come from Pakistan to attend the spiritual convention.

The Annual Convention will continue till 28th December here in Qadian, the headquarters of Ahmadiyya Community in India. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib in 1889. It is noteworthy that the community members are spread in over 197 countries. The community has been in the forefront of helping poor and destitute sections of the society and to promote peace, harmony and love among people. The motto of the community "Love for All, Hatred for None", speaks volumes about the community

source: http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/akal-takht-jathedar-addressed-annual-ahmadiyya-convention-quadian/27292