Increasing numbers of Muslims are joining a persecuted minority sect of Islam, its leader has revealed – among other disclosures – in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph.
Sitting behind his desk surrounded by sunflowers, books, and photos of his smiling grandchildren, Mirza Masroor Ahmad exudes an air of graceful, serene wisdom.
In his role as worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, he regales officals, diplomats and world leaders with his views on Quranic principles, Islamic teachings and offers guidance on how to achieve world peace.
Among his many talents, His Holiness also revealed a slightly more bizarre trick: he can transform a spoon into a weapon.
In the first interview with the British media about his personal life, the current and fifth Caliph opened up to The Telegraph about the persecution of his fellow Ahmadi Muslims in the UK and across the world, his passion for gardening, eating breakfast, the letters he receives from children asking him if he has any pets, as well as highlighting the increasing numbers of Muslims joining the minority sect.
The grandfather-of-five also revealed that while being imprisoned in Pakistan because of his religious beliefs in the 1990s – and before his impending exile – he shared a cell with dozens of murderers who taught him how to turn a spoon into a knife.