Why am I an Ahmadi? – Introduction
Our beloved Huzoor’s desire is that every Ahmadi should fully understand ‘why they are an Ahmadi‘ and ‘what are the claims of the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him‘.
This is something that must be understood from a very young age and something that should be instilled in us all, something of which we should be proud.
The Ahmadiyya Community was set up by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, may peace be upon him, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, after being guided by Allah. We are Muslims and followers of our beloved Prophet, the Holy Prophet Muhammad,may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and we believe that we are firmly on the right path and true followers of Allah, the One and Only God.
Sadly, some misguided and often mischievous Muslims have tried to prevent our message of the true Islam being heard and persecute us, even going so far as to declaring us as non-Muslims by law! But this is not the case and we have the support and help of Allah.
You should have no fear; instead you should be proud that you are an Ahmadi Muslim. You should study this claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, may peace be upon him, and inform others of what you believe. You are a true Muslim, one who has submitted to Allah and one who strives to always please Allah and put Allah first before everyone and everything.
You should study your faith and act upon its teachings and always remember who and what you are – an Ahmadi Muslim. Be proud of that, because you are one of the chosen people whose duty it is to demonstrate to everyone – who is obedient to and a true follower of Allah. Always put your full trust in Allah and remain steadfast through all the trials and tribulations of life. Always hold firm to the rope of Allah – the Holy Qur’an – and let that always be your guiding principle throughout your life. Keep a firm attachment to the Khalifah, who is the representative of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, may peace be upon him, and who continues his work in delivering Allah’s message to all of mankind.
Finally, always remember to perform your five daily prayers.
And when My servants ask thee about Me, say: “I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken to Me and believe in Me, that they may follow the right way”
Holy Qur’an, Chapter 2, Verse 187