“No matter how much effort the opponents exert, now there is no one that can stop the progress of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”
The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad concluded the 39th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Holland on 29th September 2019 with an inspirational address.
The event which took place in rural Nunspeet in central Holland was attended by more than 5800 participants from 17 countries. The total attendance figure was a record for the Jalsa Salana Holland and far beyond the anticipated attendance.
During his address, His Holiness spoke of the need to propagate the peaceful message of Islam and narrated a number of incidents of people who had joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in recent years across the world.
His Holiness began his address by reciting chapter 61 verse 9of the Holy Quran that states:
“They desire to extinguish the light of Allah with the breath of their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, even if the disbelievers hate it.”
Elaborating upon the verse, His Holiness said that from the outset of Islam, many people had tried to extinguish the light of Islam with false accusations but their efforts had always proven futile.
His Holiness said that in the modern era, a concerted effort had been made to defame the name of Islam through false propaganda. According to the prophecies of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) God Almighty sent the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him) as the awaited Messiah and Mahdito rejuvenate the teachings of Islam and refute the false accusations.
Regarding the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“When all efforts were being used to frustrate and hinder the progress of Islam, the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) announced that God Almighty had informed him that no matter how fiercely the opponents attacked Islam, its victory and its continued progress was now destined. The peaceful and glorious spread of Islam was bound to take place in this era through the Messiah and Mahdi.”
His Holiness said that the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) spent his entire life defending the peaceful message of Islam but rather than supporting his efforts, Muslim clerics vehemently opposed him. Nonetheless, due to the Help of God Almighty, their attempts to obstruct the success of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community would always be frustrated.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“In this era, it is only through the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) that the beautiful teachings of Islam will become manifest to the world, and this is what is taking place. The efforts of the so-called religious scholars can never succeed in hindering the task which Allah the Almighty wishes to accomplish.”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:
“The promise of God Almighty vouchsafed to the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) continues to this day that He will help him against those who oppose Islam and those who pass fatwas [religious edicts] against him and create obstacles in the accomplishment of his mission of showing the beautiful and peaceful message of Islam.”
His Holiness said that God Almighty supported the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) with a multitude of divine and miraculous signs, such as the eclipses of the sun and the moon which occurred in accordance with the prophecies of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
However, Muslim religious clerics continue to be blinded by their vested interests and so continued to oppose the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him).
His Holiness said that so-called religious scholars grievously misled ordinary people by claiming that Ahmadi Muslims did not believe that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was the ‘Seal of the Prophets’.
Refuting this common and entirely false allegation, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Of all people, Ahmadi Muslims are the strongest in their belief and certainty that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was the ‘Seal of the Prophets’ and no other prophet can come after him with a new law or teaching.”
Thereafter, His Holiness narrated a number of incidents from around the world illustrating how God Almighty himself was guiding people towards the truth of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
His Holiness narrated several incidents of how in countries across Africa and in Arab countries, people had accepted the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) after listening to the radio stations of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community or watching its television channel, MTA International.
His Holiness also mentioned several incidents of people being guided through dreams towards the truth of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad quoted the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) who said:
“When a person appointed by God comes into the world, angels also descend with him in large numbers and create pious thoughts in people’s minds just as Satan creates widespread evil in people’s minds before the advent of the appointed one. All of this is attributed to the appointed one, as it is through him that such piety is created in people’s hearts.”
Concluding, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“We have certainty and full knowledge that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been founded by God Almighty and Allah the Almighty has taken it upon Himself to spread its light and He is causing it to spread. No matter how much effort the opponents exert, now there is no one that can stop the progress of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is bound to flourish, prosper and spread, with the will of God. This is the unchangeable decree of God Almighty which will come to pass.”
The event concluded with a silent prayer led by His Holiness.
Following the conclusion of the Jalsa Salana, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims had the opportunity to personally meet with His Holiness at his office in Nunspeet.