from Hazrat Ameer (Head) of Ahmadiyya Anjuman, Lahore,
Dear Members of the Jamaat,
Assalaam-o-Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah-i-Wa Barakaatohu.
The holy month of Zilhajj has begun and we shall, Insha Allah,
be celebrating Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha in a few days. These blessed
days are of special significance as they renew in us the spirit
of total submission to the will of Allah and readiness to sacrifice
all as exemplified by Hazrat Ibraheem (may Allah bless him).
We all know the turmoil and crisis the Muslim Ummah is facing today.
The difficulties faced by our Jamaat are even greater. However,
our Jamaat is an embodiment of selflessness and sacrifice and is
prone to facing hardships at every step. Al Hamd o Lillah
(praise be to Allah), even under such trying conditions we are advancing
towards our goal with patience and steadfastness a goal which
Allah points out through His chosen ones. Hazrat Masih-i-Mauood,
the Promised Messiah, who was one such servant of Allah, showed
us the way to this destination.
Our noble mission can only be accomplished with the assistance
and support of Allah Almighty. Therefore, in the face of apparent
difficulties, we should rely on support and protection of the All
Knowing and Powerful Allah rather than looking for temporal help.
May Allah be your helper and protector and shower His blessings
and bounties on you.
The days of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha are particularly blessed. These
are days for the acceptance of prayers and supplications. On this
occasion, we should, as a Jamaat, collectively pray that Allah might
provide the means for the triumph of His religion, that He may grant
ascendancy to the followers of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allah be on him) and free them of their anxieties, that He removes
all difficulties besetting the Muslim Ummah and guides them in the
resolution of their problems.
On behalf of the Central Anjuman and on my own behalf, I wish all
the women, men and children associated with the Lahore Ahmadiyya
Movement all over the world a very happy Eid.
Seeker of your prayers,
Abdul Karim Saeed Pasha (Dr.)
7 February 2003