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Serve Others

  1. The Holy Prophet (sa) said to the leaders, “Your high morals will manifest themselves when you will consider yourselves to be the servants of the nation and when you will serve the public with all your capabilities and capacities.” Thus, the office-bearers in our Jama’at should also pay attention towards this matter. (March 2, 2018).
  2. No officer is appointed to a service with the view of becoming an officer; rather, in Islam the concept of an office-bearer is quite different. The Holy Prophet has explained it so, “The leader of a people is their servant.” For an office-bearer to discharge his trust with respect to people is his being a servant to the nation. This condition is created in man when he has the spirit of sacrifice in him. He is humble and meek. The standard of his patience is higher than others … The office-bearers can evaluate their own selves as to how high and to what extent is the level of their forbearance. What is the extent of their humbleness. (July 15, 2016).
  3. Some people tell Huzoor that they hold such and such office. Huzoor tells them not to say they hold such and such office, but to say they serve in such and such capacity. (May 29, 2015).
  4. The national officeholders need to come out of their shells. They should not consider themselves officers; rather, they should think of themselves as servants and serve others. They should instill this view. May God enable them to do so! (June 20, 2014).
  5. Some people become happy thinking that they have been blessed with the opportunity to work in so many different offices in the Jama’at. No doubt, they utter the sentence that they are being blessed with the opportunity to work in these offices, but the due discharge of these works assigned to a person will be done fully when there will appear in no part of the mind of that person any kind of thought of him or her occupying an office … of being in some elevated station … but, rather, the thought should be of serving the faith. (January 3, 2014).
  6. Missionaries who are active, who love their work and attend to it painstakingly, who continue [afterwards] to expand and grow this work … those who do this are being blessed with great success in their efforts, by the grace of God. (January 3, 2014).
  7. The Holy Prophet (sa) said that the leader of a nation is, in fact, its servant. And the Promised Messiah (as) said that to be in the service of the nation is a sign of being one who is a leader. (June 1, 2012).
  8. When people come to Huzoor and tell him about which office they hold in their Jama’at, he often tells them that they should rephrase their thought and say that they have the blessing of serving the Jama’at in such and such department. The word “office” has a different connotation and brings about a feeling of importance, whereas saying that I serve the Jama’at signifies a more humble attitude. (September 30, 2011).
  9. The officeholders should think beyond the office and recognize the objective for which God is enabling them to serve. (April 9, 2010).
  10. The officeholders should be selfless. The Prophet (sa) said that, “An officeholder is the servant of the nation” and that, “A position/rank is a trust and man is but weak.” At times, Huzoor said he corrects young people when they inform him that they hold such and such position [in the Community]. Huzoor says he always corrects them and says that it should be, “I serve in such and such way,” rather than, “I hold such and such position”. (March 13, 2009).
  11. [Huzoor said] the Prophet (sa) forbade wishing for office, and voting for oneself means one considers oneself worthy of the position. [Huzoor said] if one has the capability, then this can be put to use by helping officeholders. If one wishes to serve for the pleasure of God, then why the desire to hold a position? (March 13, 2009).
  12. No office within the Community is the birthright of an individual. Rather, if one is given the chance to serve, that is a grace of Allah. (December 31, 2004).
  13. Each person who ‘leads’ is required to serve in the manner of a servant, and this needs to be apparent in each and every deed of theirs. (December 31, 2004).
  14. We should not just aspire to hold office within the Community. Rather, we must pay the dues of service, make correct use of the office in that [we] have the same rules for friends and others. (February 6, 2004).
  15. In Jama’at Ahmadiyya, the officeholders are not selected or appointed to sit on stages or walk with pride among the members. They are elected with the Hadith, “Leaders of the nation are their servants” in mind. (December 5, 2003).