German Ahmadiyya Convention Concludes.
Posted on June 18th, 2014

 By A. Abdul Aziz.

 More than 33,000 people attendrd 3-day convention in Karlsruhe, Germany.

 The three-day convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany concluded 15 June 2014 with a spiritually charged address by the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad about the importance of building a personal bond and connection with God Almighty.
During his address, His Holiness said that whilst some people believe that God has become silent, the truth is that God’s Attributes continue to be manifest today as they ever were. He said that God listens as He has always listened and speaks as He has always spoken. 

 During his address, His Holiness outlined the methods by which one can obtain the love of Allah. Quoting extensively from the writings of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that if a person desires a relationship with Allah the Almighty then he or she must first seek to free themselves of sin and should remember God in the same way that one remembers their own father.

His Holiness highlighted the importance of prayer before speaking of the numerous heavenly signs that are found in favour of the Promised Messiah. He described spiritual signs and dreams through which people around the world in the present era were joining the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

 Concluding, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

I pray that we may be those who come to bear true understanding of their faith; who become close to God and gain His love. May we be truly the inheritors of the vast treasures that the Promised Messiah has left for us.”

The event concluded with a silent prayer.

 Earlier in the day, over 33,000 Ahmadis attending the event in Karlsruhe took part in an emotional pledge of allegiance (Bai’at) at the hand of the Khalifa, whilst Ahmadi Muslims around the world also took part whilst viewing the proceedings live on MTA International.

 The conference began on 13th June, 2014, with the Friday Sermon by Ahmadiyya Khalifa. During his Friday Sermon, His Holiness spoke of the importance of the Annual Convention, an institution that was started by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. 

 Speaking about the difficulties faced by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 When I have met some Ahmadi Muslim guests from Pakistan they have become emotional and seek prayers that soon it is possible for them to hold Annual Conventions once again. And so I say again to the Pakistani Ahmadis that if they want to be freed from the trials they face then must bow down in prayer in front of God Almighty.”

  On Saturday 14 June 2014, the Ahmadiyya khalifa emphasised the true nature of Khilafat (Caliphate) during an address in front of around 1,000 non-Ahmadi guests at the second day of the 39th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany. His Holiness also used his address to categorically disprove claims that Islam advocates extremism or violence at any level. 

 Speaking about the institution of Khilafat, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 Today the Institution of Khilafat – that is the institution of spiritual succession that leads the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – is keeping Islam’s true teachings alive.”

 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

 The Khilafat of the Ahmadiyya Community can never depart from Islam’s core teachings of fulfilling the rights owed to God and to mankind. Today, the institution of Khilafat is striving for peace in every possible way and to spread love and affection throughout the world.” 

 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 Let me make it clear that the institution of Khilafat leading the Ahmadiyya Community has no interest in power or government. Rest assured that true Khilafat has no worldly or political objectives. The sole concern of the Ahmadiyya Khilafat is that the people of the world come to recognise their Creator and bow down before the One God.”

 His Holiness also spoke of the connection between Ahmadi Muslims and their Khalifa. He said it was due to this unique relationship that Ahmadi Muslims were united and intent upon spreading Islam’s message of peace across the world. 

 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 You are seeing for yourselves that in these halls there are thousands of men and women who are completely attached to Khilafat and through this unbreakable spiritual bond they are perfectly united. They speak only of how to spread love and affection and how to fulfill the rights of humanity.” 

 His Holiness said Islam was a religion of peace and compassion and that Ahmadi Muslims followed these true values. He said the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian had repeatedly urged is followers to show sympathy towards mankind. 

   His Holiness concluded by appealing for unity and the promotion of common values.

 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 Instead of pointing fingers at one another and instead of hurting the feelings of each other, we should instead join together as one and work towards the progress of the nation and towards establishing peace in the world.”

 Various dignitaries also addressed the Annual Convention. Each of them commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for its commitment to peace and freedom of belief. 

 Earlier in the day, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad directly addressed the members of the Lajna Imaillah (Ladies Auxiliary Organisation) in which he counselled them towards modesty in all aspects of their lives and of the importance of the moral training of their children.

 His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad returned to London after a 15 day tour of Germany on 17 June 2014.

 As stated, during the tour His Holiness attended the Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany. His Holiness also inaugurated 2 Mosques and laid the Foundation Stones for 2 others. He met with various delegations from a number of different countries, as well as thousands of Ahmadi Muslims.

 His Holiness departed from the Baitus Sabuh Mosque in Frankfurt at 10.05am where hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims had gathered to see of their spiritual leader.

 His Holiness then travelled to Calais through Germany, Belgium and France. After crossing the Channel, His Holiness was escorted directly to the Fazl Mosque in London where he was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims upon arrival at 7.45pm local time.

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