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  1. If officeholders patiently listen to what people have to say, then a lot of issues, rather grievances, can be eradicated. (January 19, 2018).
  2. Then there is the ill of finding faults of others, rather than spend time in constructive matters. Officeholders, too, should do tarbiyat affectionately and, rather than increase grievances, they should increase mutual affection. (November 20, 2015).
  3. It should be clear to all officeholders that advising others is not just the responsibility of the amir, or the presidents of Ansar, Khuddam or Lajna or their respective tarbiyat secretaries. Each secretary, for example those serving for hospitality or sports, should all present themselves as role models in this regard. If this was put in practice, it would ensure that more than 50% of the Jama’at would abide by the commandments of God, be they regarding attending the mosque or be they about paying dues of mankind. (July 3, 2015).
  4. Missionaries, officeholders or those with religious knowledge should become helpers and supporters of Khilafat. It is wrong to assume that stressing the significance of Khilafat once is the end of the matter. (May 29, 2015).
  5. Sermons and classes should be listened to and Jama’at programs should be attended for spiritual development. Once Jalsa and sermons are availed of, it is the task of missionaries and officeholders and the amila to constantly remind others. (January 30, 2015).
  6. It would be wrong if officeholders were complacent having read an extract of the writings of the Promised Messiah (as) to people, or if they think that people listen to the Friday sermon of the Khalifa of the time anyway so they do not need to be reminded. (January 30, 2015).
  7. What we need to work on is enhancing the spirit of sacrifice amongst ourselves. Officeholders should strive in this regard and also pray for it as well as other Ahmadis. Continue with the venture to restore connections. The pious-natured, who God wishes to save, will definitely return and if the weaker ones drift away, we need to have compassion for them that they gained and then lost God’s blessings. But we are not worried about our numbers decreasing. The Promised Messiah (as) gave more emphasis to have sincere Ahmadis with faith rather than Ahmadis in great numbers. (January 9, 2015).
  8. Huzoor instructed the Jama’ats that constant contact should be maintained with new Ahmadis and these contacts should be strengthened. Visit them frequently so that if any tarbiyat issues come to light, they can be addressed. (January 9, 2015).
  9. It is the task of the missionaries, amirs and officeholders to formulate their programs in accordance with these discourses [of Khalifat-ul-Masih], so that these important matters [regarding the reform of practices in the Jama’at] are brought to the attention of the Jama’at again and again. It should be extremely clear to every Ahmadi and should be instilled in them, what their practices should entail. (January 24, 2014).
  10. Our religious scholars, our missionaries and officeholders do not try to repetitively mention in their respective circles that efforts should be made to attain the love of God – as, indeed, there is need to do so! Or their own examples are such that they do not draw attention of others. Incidents of God’s help and succor and His signs demonstrated for the Promised Messiah (as) and his companions are not mentioned with the required stress, and, as a result, they do not instill the belief that God did not limit His attribute to a time and place and that He demonstrates His attributes today as He did before. If such matters are explained repetitively, and the ways to connect to God are also explained and the promises God made to the Promised Messiah (as) are mentioned, children and youngsters would never raise the question of why prayers are not accepted. (January 24, 2014).
  11. If seeking piety and nearness to God becomes widespread in our Jama’at, we can have a large group of people through whom sin can be erased to a great extent … For this purpose, missionaries, amirs and officeholders should try to reform in their individual spheres and reform people by telling them that God informed the Promised Messiah (as) that those who will follow him completely will gain divine nearness and God listens to most prayers of such people. (January 24, 2014).
  12. There is no other religion apart from Islam with signs of the ever-fresh Word of God, living miracles and signs demonstrating the existence of God which cleanse human hearts from all kind of adulteration and grant it knowledge and closeness of God. Why, then, do we still find weaknesses of practices in our Jama’at? Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) said that in his opinion the reason for this is because our religious scholars, missionaries and preachers have not paid special attention in disseminating this … Just as we gradually move away from the time of the Promised Messiah (as), efforts should be made to have proper planning in this regard. (January 24, 2014).
  13. The Jama’at system also needs to pay attention to the needs of such members [those who are not as active and do not participate in the ijtemas / jalsas] and try to reform them and train them, instead of just pushing them aside or ignore them by saying that they cannot be reformed; except of course, such as [those] who say openly that they have no connection or association with us. (August 16, 2013).
  14. In some places there are such tarbiyat secretaries who have developed programs keeping in mind the particular psychology and mindset of such people [those who are not as active and do not participate in the ijtemas / jalsas]. Such programs had a positive and significant impact, and they received very good response from such members who had become alienated so much. (August 16, 2013).
  15. Our efforts need to ensure that we will try and save every Ahmadi as far as possible and within our abilities. This is the responsibility of every officeholder and every missionary and murabbi and at every level within the Jama’at and the auxiliary structure of the whole Jama’at – it is everyone’s responsibility. (August 16, 2013).
  16. Those elected to a Jama’at office should now plan for the moral training and development of members of their respective Jama’ats with fairness, and try and work hard. Every officeholder from local to national level is included in these instructions. Interest of the Jama’at should be over and above personal interests. Otherwise, God informs us that He is All-Seeing and He keeps an account of everything we do. (August 9, 2013).
  17. Wherever there are needy and poor people, they should be looked after by the Jama’at. It is the task of relevant amirs and officeholders to care for them within the resources available. (April 12, 2013).
  18. If the officeholders and life-devotees will pay heed, the general spiritual condition of the Community will improve along with our mosques being populated. With exemplary officeholders, people in general will develop piety. Personal knowledge, judiciousness or excellent organizational skills cannot benefit an individual as an Ahmadi, nor can the Community derive any lasting benefit from them, if they lack fear of God and if their worship is not sincere. May God enable us to attain the expectations of the Promised Messiah (as). (June 26, 2009).
  19. Huzoor said [regarding a Hadith where the Holy Prophet (sa) told two sahaba that the lady he was walking with at night was his wife Hazrat Safiyya (ra)] here the moral is that one should endeavor to save others from stumbling; in particular, Huzoor said officeholders of the Community should be mindful of this. It is not so that only huge matters cause people to stumble; sometimes, even trivial matters can cause people to stumble. Therefore, where necessary, clarification and explanation should be given. (December 14, 2007).
  20. The beneficence of the quality of being Quddus is only favorable if every well-placed, privileged person, every person in a supervisory position, and every officeholder fulfils the rights of those in a weaker position and those subordinate to them. (April 27, 2007).
  21. The officeholders should involve the new converts in financial sacrifice. This would facilitate keeping in touch with them as well as in raising their standard of moral training and taqwa. (March 31, 2006).
  22. Do not deem the suggestions of the young and the less educated as unimportant. [Huzoor] instructed the auxiliaries to provide suitable answers to the queries of the youth. (July 1, 2005).
  23. All officeholders should have the spirit to listen to complaints made against themselves and their friends and family and if they do not have what it takes, then they ought to relinquish the obligation. (December 31, 2004).