The belief by some parents that a child devoted under the blessed Waqf-e-Nau scheme must be employed by the mission or serve as a missionary has been described as a misconception.
Hafiz Maulvi Muhammed Saani, National Waqf-e-Nau Coordinator of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission who threw light on this issue, was speaking at the 89th Annual National Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the mission at Bustan-e-Ahmad in Accra today.
The theme was “Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya – A Tool for Authentic Islamic Revival”.
He explained that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community had a great need for missionaries, medical doctors and teachers.
“Thus, those who completed their education and receive the necessary experience may be appointed by the community to work in any place in the world where there is a need”.
“Many others will be asked to continue to offer their services in government institutions to further the welfare of mankind. Even then, such individuals are required to make time out of their schedules to serve the community in various capacities and assignments when called upon to do so.”
Maulvi Saani said apart from the missionary, medical, and teaching professions, other disciplines were important to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
These other professionals he listed, as research scientists, lawyers, architects, construction engineers, software developers, journalists and those interested in these fields were encouraged to do so.
However, the Waqf-e-Nau coordinator pointed out when the children completed their education, they were required to notify the mission and seek permission from our spiritual leader to work in any company and be ready and available to carry out any assignment given them by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Story by Alhaj Mohhamed Affum, Accra