His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad
The Holy Qur’an, which Muslims believe to be the direct Word of God, has promised Muslims who are good and righteous the reward of ‘Khilafat’ whereby a ‘Khalifa’ (spiritual Successor) is appointed by Allah to continue the work of a Prophet.
Today the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Muslim sect in the world that is united at the hand of one leader, who is known as the Khalifa. The Khalifa-tul Masih is the successor to the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (peace be upon him). After his demise in 1908, the institution of Khilafat was re-established in Islam on 27 May 1908. In 2008 the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrated 100 years of the Khilafat.
His Holiness is the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter-religious harmony. Through his sermons, lectures, books, and personal meetings, His Holiness has continuously advocated the worship of God Almighty and serving humanity. He also continuously advocates for the establishment of universal human rights, a just society and separation of religion and state.
“To truly love God and Islam requires a person to love his nation. It is quite clear, therefore, that there can be no conflict of interest between a person’s love for God, and love for his country. As love for one’s country has been made a part of Islam, it is quite clear that a Muslim must strive to reach the highest standards of loyalty to his chosen country, because that is a means of reaching God and becoming close to Him”.
His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad Military Headquarters in Koblenz, Germany, 30th May 2012