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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Waqfe Jadeed

On December 27th, 1957 The Khalifat al-Masih started the blessed project called The New Dedication (Tehrike Waqfe Jadeed). The primary objective of this project was to look after the spiritual upbringing of the members living in the rural communities. The secondary objective was to bring the message of Islam to Hindu population of the country.

Hudhoor planned to create a network of Mualimeen who should be wholly devoted to the upbringing of the members throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan.

On February 1st, 1958 fourteen such Mualimeen were dispatched to selected rural areas of the country. Now the number has reached into thousands by the grace and mercy of God Almighty. Hudhoor asked the members to donate six rupees each towards this project. However many members donated their farmland for this purpose. Hudhoor appointed Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmad its first Director (Nazim Irshad).

Up to 1986 the project was intended mainly for the rural communities of Pakistan. However Hadhrat Khalifat al-Masih the Fourth broadened the scope of this project and now all the countries of the world are within the scope of this plan. Hudhoor issued a directive in 1984 whereby there is no prescribed amount of donation for this blessed initiative; members can donate as much as they want. Children can make financial contributions as well.

By the grace of God Almighty the scheme is operating very successfully. Lot of useful & productive work is carried out in the vast rural areas.

Waqfe Jadid was the last initiative Hudhoor put forth before the Community. A short while later his illness took a grave turn, and by virtue of his protracted illness he could not guide the Community in an appropriate manner.