The Leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Worldwide, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has stated that the problemS currently being experienced globally are due to greed and personal interests.
“The disorder and injustices we see around the world are not as a result of religion. Rather, they are being perpetrated by self-interest and greed. It is a result of people misusing the name of God to fulfill their vested interests, and it is also a result of the denial of the very existence of God,” he explained.
Hazrat Ahmad was speaking in Hampshire, at the closing of the 49th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom, attended by 35,000 Ahmadi Muslims from Britain and 95 other countries.
He debunked the suggestion that religion should evolve and adapt to suit the modern age and latest cultural trends, stating that “religion is there to lead and guide humanity, not to follow people’s worldly desires. So we believe in the Holy Quran, which has been preserved for more than 1,400 years and whose teaching are in every way perfect and complete”.
The Spiritual Leader said Islam taught one to favour others and to prioritise their rights over one’s own rights. However, the major powers rarely sought to favour those who were vulnerable, and any help or aid they gave was generally contingent on the fulfillment of certain conditions or criteria.
Hazrat, who had dropped atomic bombs on Japan, continue to feel no sorrow or shame. They continue to claim that the use of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of bravery and honour, even though hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children were killed, and generation and after generation had suffered the ill effects of those devastating attacks.
“Amongst those claiming Islam is a religion of violence are people who had supported the failed military interventions in Libya in 2011 and Iraq in 2003, in which hundreds of thousands of innocent lives had been lost,” he added.
Speaking about the desperate state of much of the world, Hazrat Ahmad said anti-Islamic powers were taking advantage of the widespread conflict within the Muslim world, and were “fanning the flames of fear and mistrust of Islam.
He prayed for world peace and for mankind to exhibit a spirit of true compassion and love for one other.