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Germany: Convocation ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya takes place in Riedstadt


"In order to fulfil your responsibilities, it is of paramount importance that you develop a strong and everlasting bond with Allah the Almighty."

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By Web statement | April 23, 2017

17 Graduates enrolled as Missionaries of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that the second Convocation Ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany took place at the Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany premises in Riedstadt on 22 April 2017.

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address.

During the ceremony, 16 graduates were presented with ‘Shahid Degree’ certificates by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad and were thus enrolled as official Missionaries and Imams of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Furthermore, one graduate was awarded with a ‘Mubashar Degree’ certificate. Apart from Germany, there were also graduates hailing from Bulgaria, France and Switzerland.

Following the presentation, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered a faith-inspiring address, in which he emphasised the vast responsibilities placed upon the newly graduated Missionaries.

Addressing the graduates, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

    “At a personal level, you must continue to strive to increase your knowledge, as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that the pursuit of knowledge should continue throughout one’s life. At the same time, you must endeavour to raise the spiritual and moral standards of the members of the Community, whilst also propagating the true and peaceful message of Islam to all quarters.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

    “In order to fulfil your responsibilities, it is of paramount importance that you develop a strong and everlasting bond with Allah the Almighty. If you do not have such a personal connection with Allah you will be unable to fulfil your pledge of giving precedence to your faith over all worldly matters and you will not be able to fulfil your duty of bringing others closer to Allah.”

Highlighting the importance of continued learning, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

    “Aside from paying attention to your worship, you must reflect upon the deeper meanings of the Holy Quran and study its commentary. You should continue reading the books of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) every day as they offer the best interpretation of the Holy Quran. Only if you have true knowledge of the Quran will you be in a position to answer the questions and allegations raised against Islam.”

His Holiness said Ahmadi Muslim Missionaries must never be prone to an inferiority complex or harbour embarrassment about Islam and must remain firm in their faith no matter what.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

    “As Missionaries, you must never move away from the fundamental tenets of Islam and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It does not matter if media columns are written against you or even if an entire newspaper is printed in opposition to you. No matter the circumstances, you must remain firm in your convictions. Always remember, that Islam’s true message is destined to spread because this is the promise of Allah the Almighty.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

    “Remember, Allah foretold the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) that ‘I shall cause thy message to reach the corners of the earth’. When such a promise has been made by Allah, then we need not fear anyone. Thus, to hide or compromise your beliefs is not a sign of wisdom, rather it can only be described as cowardliness.”

His Holiness said that Ahmadi Muslim Missionaries must never be like the so-called clerics who preached one thing but acted in a completely different fashion.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

    “Where your worship of God Almighty should be of a very high standard, similarly your morals must also be of the highest order. Whether it be your domestic life, dealing with the public, or even in terms of your dress code, you should act in an exemplary fashion. People should be able to instantly recognise you as those people who are true representatives of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

Concluding his address, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad underlined the importance of righteousness and seeking the help from Allah the Almighty in all circumstances.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

    “Whenever and wherever you are in need, you must bow down in worship before God seeking His Help, rather than turning to people. Seek the assistance and support of God in every aspect of your lives and always remember to beseech Him to guide you on the right path.”

The ceremony concluded with a silent prayer led by His Holiness.


-- Germany: Convocation ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany takes place


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