The Spiritual head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has charged Muslims to live by the golden rule, which was given by the Prophet Mohammed to make the world peaceful.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad made the statement in his inaugural speech at the 56th Jalsa Salana at the Oakland Farm in Hampshire, UK.
Jalsa Salana is a formal annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, initiated by the Community’s founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to enable Ahmadi Muslims to use the event for spiritual and moral advancement, beneficial social interaction, and most importantly to increase their personal relationship with God.
His Holiness said the profound statement by Prophet Mohammed if acted upon would give the world everlasting peace.
“A golden principle given by the Founder of Islam (peace and blessings be upon him) is that a true Muslim should like for others, what he likes for himself. Believe that this simple and profound point, if acted upon, not just by Muslims, but by all people, is the means for everlasting peace in society.”
“No doubt, everyone desires for themselves and their loved ones, but most people will be lying if they claim that they want their opponents and competitors to have peace and to live with contentment. Yet this is the standard of nobility and generosity of spirit that Islam requires. It is a religion and teaching that promotes selflessness and urges humans to discard all traces of selfishness.”
The fifth Khalifa of Islam Ahmadiyyat said the teachings of Islam offer moral and spiritual values to the world and that the Holy Quran is the only complete book that can provide all the answers to the problems in the world.
The three-day event aimed to enhance the understanding of the peaceful teachings of Islam through various activities saw speeches at various sessions during each day.
Participants from across the UK used the opportunity to renew their pledge and commitment to Islam.
The convention attracted approximately thirty thousand (30, 000) people from across the UK.
By Rudolph Nandi