The three-day 88th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Ghana has opened at Pomadze, near Winneba, with a call on members to strive to achieve a high degree of piety and righteousness. This call was contained in a message to the Convention from the Spiritual Leader of the Ahmadiya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khilafat Masih V.
The theme of the convention is: “Corruption, a threat to national development, peace and stability”. “You should offer the five daily prayers regularly. You should not lie nor hurt anyone with your tongue. You should not let even a thought of mischief, wrong doing or transgression pass through your minds”, he said.
Hazrat Masroor Ahmad advised the Ahmadi Muslims to shun every type of sin, offense, undesirable speech and action as well as egoistic passions and unruly behaviour.
“You should become pure hearted harmless and weak servant of Allah Almighty and no poisonous germ should flourish in your beings”, His Holiness stated.
His Holiness drew the attention of the Ahmadi Muslims to the importance of the institution of spiritual succession in the community and the need to strengthen their attachment and loyalty to the institution. “Today, the mission for the revival of Islam and indeed the attainment of world peace can only be achieved by adhering to the system of the institution of spiritual succession of the Community”, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad said.
The Khalifah advised Ahmadi Muslims to establish a close relationship with Allah as the true purpose of life was for man to open the window of his heart to his Creator.
His Holiness said a person who has developed true love for Allah in his heart has an unwavering belief that if he led his life within the confines of the commandment and prohibitions of Allah, he would become a recipient of his blessings. “Such a person has a strong faith that if he continues to show perfect obedience to Allah, follows the path of righteousness and fulfills the rights of Allah and His creation, the Almighty Allah will be pleased with him” he added.
On preaching, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad observed that Ghanaians were showing increasing interest in the Ahmadiyya community, adding that, it was essential that the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat was spread far wide to people of the country.
Pomadze, Jan. 03.