by Lajna Imaillah Karachi
Each time the heavenly message of Ahmadiyyat is accepted and imbibed by a fortunate soul in Africa, the beloved memory of Bilal is rekindled in our hearts. Bilal bin Rbiah, once no more than a negro slave, rose to the exalted status of being called Sayyedna Bilal, meaning ‘Our Lord Bilal’.
The degree of spiritual ascent, manifest in his case, in a unique example in itself. The honour he won is an illustration of the love he bore for the Prophet of Islam. The store of Bilal is one of perseverance, fortitude and devotion. His life has inspired and illuminated the hearts of millions of Muslims.