God Almighty revealed to the Promised Messiah(as):
“He (God) has conveyed to me that my followers will excel so much in knowledge and insight that they will confound all others with the light of their truth, their reasoning and their signs.” (Tajalliyate Ilahiya, page 21)
The above prophecy has been fulfilled in various forms many times over, and will continue to do so. Insha Allah. During the blessed reign of the Third Caliphate this prophecy was magnificently manifested in the person of Professor Dr. Abdus Salam. He was a renowned scientist who received the highest award of Nobel Prize in physics in 1979 from King of Sweden. He was the first Muslim and in fact first Pakistani to receive the prestigious award. The President of Pakistan sent him a message of congratulation in which he stated that the honorable Dr. Salam had brought honors to his native land.
When Dr. Salam was intimated of this sensational news by a telephone call from the Nobel committee, right away he went to the London Fazl mosque to offer Shukrana Nafal (prayer of gratitude). Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih III also sent him a message of warm greetings. He stated in his message that it was a matter of great prides that the first Muslim ever and the first Pakistani scientist to receive the Nobel Prize is an Ahmadi. Huzoor fervently prayed “May Allah give you even more honors in the future and may He always guide you and help you. Ameen”
Every Ahmadi child should have the vision and the determination to make a mark in some discipline of knowledge. That one day he/she will also bring laurels to his/her country and the Jamaat. Insha Allah
Next year Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih traveled to Europe and laid the foundation stone of a mosque in Pedroabad (near Cordoba, Spain) on October 9th, 1980. Later Huzoor traveled to Canada and the United States.