He said: God has sent me to repair the connection between God and the people, by creating true love and sincerity in the hearts of people, by establishing the truth and by maintaining the peace into the world.
On the occasion of a Divine revelation, in 1891 Hazrat Ahmada declared himself being the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, whose arrival was predicted by The Holy Profetsa of Islam Mohammad and also in the writings of other religions. Us followers, we believe that, as the arrival of Eliasa was fulfilled in the person of John the Baptist, the second arrival of Jesus in a spiritual way, has been fulfilled by the arrival of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmada. Ahmadiyya Muslims are no fundamentalists or fanatics. Our rule is:
There is no force in religion.
We only occupy ourselves with religion and not with politics (secular). We don’t want to impose anything to anyone, but we want to strive for peace and harmony amongst the people. Our motto is:
Love for all, hatred for none.
The community was founded in 1889 in Qadian (India) and has grown to be a dynamic power in de present world of different religions.
Our members: men, women and children have their own sub-organisations, classified according to age categories. Also, every member contributes a part of his or her income to funds of the community for local, national and international projects established by the community, such as for instance: the building of mosques and mission houses, educational institutions and hospitals, printing companies, literature, gatherings, etc.. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community provides information about Islam in many ways: among other things by means of his own TV channel (MTA) and literature in the local language. Our community has edited the translation of the Holy Coran in more than 58 languages. The Ahmadiyya Community has establishments spread over the entire world. In Belgium, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is active since 1982 and counts approximately 1200 members.
In the beginning of the year 1938, the second Caliph, Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, established a youth organisation called Khudam-ul-Ahmadiyya (men between 15 – 40 years of age).
The young Ahmadis, at all times, have been in service of humanity, have spread the message of Islam and have sacrificed their time, their life and their wealth, on a continual and voluntary basis.
In 1982, MKA Belgium was founded and in spite of the limited possibilities, has always been active to reinforce the community in the field of physical, mental and spiritual help.
MKA has a spiritual attitude, therefore, its goal is to educate khudam, in such a way that they are able to fulfil their responsibilities and obligations towards God and humanity in a correct way and moreover, that they are always in service of mankind and nation. Furthermore, it is being strived that khudam are responsible and are an example in the community in the field of moral and religious values and that they develop a strong personality and that they always speak the truth.
WORLDWIDE YOUTH ACTIVITIES
HUMANITY FIRST is an international important and world famous NGO, founded by an Ahmadi in the early nineties with current headquarters in England. In the name of humanity, since several years, they successfully work on big aid projects throughout the world. It is an international charity institution that works over the entire world (natural disasters, war, famine).
- To free people who suffer from natural disasters and human conflicts
- To promote peace and understanding, based on mutual tolerance and respect
- To protect their vision and to maintain human life and dignity above all other (religious-)considerations, to symbolise unity and brotherhood. Humanity First ensures that help reaches the exact places as much as possible. All work is done on voluntary basis.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN BELGIUM
Here are some projects that we organise in name of humanity:
This is voluntary work our Khudam participate in with enthusiasm. The purpose is to educate our Khudam and to sensitize them in such a way that enables them to execute all kinds of physical work without developing the feeling that a job can be inferior or humiliating. To create the habit of working with the hands, and as such, increase the ability to make efforts.
At the occasion of different Holidays, our community distributes presents to amongst other things the children in refugee camps, without any form of discrimination. Also, on regular basis, the sick and elderly people are being visited and moreover, on regular basis big blood donations campaigns are being held.
In the field of moral and spiritual aspects we organise:
Religious Teaching Days
This program is organised on an annual basis in different cities in Belgium. The main purpose is to create an interreligious dialogue and harmony amongst religions, but also for exchanging and spreading knowledge.
Every year, a three day educational camp is being held. There, our youth is being taught moral, religious and social knowledge and values.
Yearly Ijtema MKAB
The main purpose of an Ijtema (gathering) is to ensure the physical and moral wellbeing of our youth