“You should have complete understanding and faith in the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), that he is the Messiah and Mahdi as prophesied by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad
On 4 April 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad held a virtual online meeting with more than 50 Arab Ahmadi Muslims, originally from countries including Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, most of whom were converts to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and were now living in Germany.
Some of those present took the Bai’at and entered the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on the day of the meeting.
His Holiness presided the meeting from his office in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst the 57 attendees joined from the Baitus Sabuh complex in Frankfurt, which serves as the National Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany.
During the meeting His Holiness spoke with every attendee and enquired about their wellbeing, family and asked the new converts about any hardships they were facing from other family members who had not converted to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Throughout the meeting, His Holiness offered the converts his guidance and his prayers and particularly prayed that they would remain steadfast on their faith and that Allah the Almighty would remove whatever trials and tribulations they faced.
One of the attendees, originally from Yemen, asked for prayers for the Ahmadi Muslims in Yemen.
In Response Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Yes I do keep them in my prayers. May Allah have mercy upon them too. May Allah bless them.”
Some of the attendees who had converted to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community explained their stories of conversion, one of whom converted after seeing a dream.
One person narrated that he converted after having regular theological discussions and debates with an Ahmadi Muslim friend which led him to researching into the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and ultimately he found it to be the truth.
Some men mentioned that their wives had not yet become Ahmadi Muslims and so His Holiness advised that they should exhibit the highest morals and treat their families with even greater love and care.
One of the attendees who became an Ahmadi Muslim on the day of the meeting said he converted because of seeing the good conduct of Ahmadi Muslims and as a result of researching online about the beliefs of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
In response, His Holiness said that the convert should ensure he remained steadfast upon his faith.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“It should not be the case that if you ever see an individual Ahmadi Muslim behaving immorally that you turn away from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Rather you should have complete understanding and faith in the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), that he is the Messiah and Mahdi as prophesied by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). This is the faith you should strengthen within you… The teaching of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is that which is the teaching of true Islam and an Ahmadi Muslim should be firm upon it regardless of him being a new convert or a born Ahmadi Muslim.”
One of the attendees mentioned he was not an Ahmadi Muslim but was still doing research into the truth of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Speaking to him, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Do research thoroughly into the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and understand it fully and read about it in detail. There is no need to hurry in taking the oath of allegiance. May Allah open up your heart and if the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is indeed true then may you have the ability to accept it and then, afterwards may Allah grant you firmness in your faith too.”
As the meeting concluded, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad bid farewell to everyone and said:
“In the limited time we had, we could only manage some brief introductions and could not speak in detail. In future, if there are further meetings arranged then perhaps we can speak about other matters too. May Allah keep you all protected.”