Justice in an Unjust World

September 3, 2018 India , OPINION/NEWS

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Jose Kalathil

 

 

Speakers at a peace symposium, ‘Justice in an Unjust World,’ held in New Delhi, batted for creating just in this unjust world. Organised by the Delhi chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamait, speakers advised all “to watch your words, watch your action, watch your behaviour” for creating such a world.

 

They also said that we are living in an unjust world, even though God created all equally without discrimination. They also said that the message should go from this hall to the outside world for creating a just world.

 

Founded in Gurdaspur, Punjab in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is today spread over 212 countries. Known for their commitment to peace, a law-abiding nature and determination to create a harmonious society, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity or faith, the community underlines the need for respecting all religions, to abide by the law of the land and to be loyal to the government of the country in which we live.

 

The community also recognizes the noble teachings of the great religious founders and saints, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Confucius and Guru Nanak. It also believes in the empowerment and education of women.

 

 

 

 

Nobel laureate Dr. Abdus Salam and International Court of Justice former head Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan are two prominent members of the community. Its relief arm, Humanity First, extend its hands whenever a disaster hits anywhere in the world. The Community has also built a number of schools and hospitals in remote parts of the world.

 

Since the founder’s demise in 1908 the community has been led by a series of spiritual leaders. Present head Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the fifth in succession. Residing in London, he continues to relay the message of peace to all corners of earth.

 

He promotes peace and inter-religious harmony through his sermons, lectures, books, and personal meetings. At Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. he delivered a keynote address, ‘The Path to Peace – Just Relations between Nations.’ He has also addressed the European Parliament at others such as Westminster, New Zealand and Holland.

 

The community takes particular interest in alleviating the suffering of developing nations, by helping to improve their agriculture and facilitating access to food, clean water, electricity and building modern villages.

 

The community is entirely self-funding. Its motto is ”Love for All, Hatred for None.”

 

 

 

 

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Jose Kalathil

Jose Kalathil is a senior journalist based in New Delhi. With more than three decades of experience in India and abroad, he is comfortable writing on any subject under the sun. He may be contacted at kalathil.jose@gmail.com

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