Knowledge and wisdom are both the lost property of a believer. In a world bursting with greater curiosity than ever before, sometimes it can feel like we don’t have the answers. However, as members of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Canada, we are very blessed to have access to books written by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as), the Promised Messiah, and the guidance of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his Helper). Huzoor Anwar continuously guides Khuddam and lovingly helps them navigate the intellectual waters and dangerous moral landscape of the 21st Century.
Religious learning requires us to ask the tough questions, but this is no reason to ever hesitate. What is required is an unbiased and fair-minded investigation for the sake of understanding the truth. The super-surge of information that exists today through technology has never existed before. As such, while access to information is at its peak, the chances of being misinformed are also at an all-time high. Hence, a believer always investigates with fairness and vigilance.
Today’s day-and-age is teetering on a high wire of extremes – on one side are those who simply follow their whims and whatever social media tells them, and on the other are people who feel the need to over-intellectualize everything. Islam invites its followers to draw a beautiful balance between the two. It proposes a brilliant symbiosis between faith and reason, where, rather than being enemies, reason and faith are allies which help catapult a believer toward true knowledge of both his Creator and the creation.
In the Majlis-e-Shura of 2017, a forum was proposed for Khuddam to get answers to frequently asked questions on everyday topics. This book is part of a humble effort made by Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Canada to achieve this goal. It provides concise and comprehensive answers to questions in light of the Holy Quran, Ahadith, writings of the Promised Messiah(as) and Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat. With the guidance and approval of Syedna Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his Helper), this book is being published at the occasion of Majlis-e-Shura 2019.
We would like to thank both the authors, Maulana Farhan Iqbal sahib and Maulana Shahrukh Rizwan Abid sahib, for finding and compiling the answers to the important questions discussed in this book. In the end, we also thank Allah the Almighty for enabling Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Canada to complete this humble undertaking, and we express our sincerest and heartfelt gratitude to our Beloved Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his Helper) for guiding us in all our endeavors. We pray that Allah makes this book a source of knowledge and guidance for our Khuddam. Amen!
Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Canada