- On December 27th 1957 Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II(ra) started the blessed project called The New Dedication (Waqf-e-Jadid)
- Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II(ra) planned to create a network of Mualimeen (Teachers) who should be wholly devoted to the upbringing of the members throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan
- Waqf-e-Jadid was the last initiative Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II (ra)put forth before the Community
- On 1st February 1958, fourteen Mualimeen were dispatched to selected rural areas of the country – Now by the grace and mercy of Allah the number of Mualimeen is in thousands
- Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahib (later to become Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV (ra)was appointed as the first Director (Nazim Irshad) of Waqf-e-Jadid
What are the Objectives of Waqf-e-Jadid?
Primary objective – to look after the spiritual upbringing of the members living in the rural communities
Secondary objective – to bring the message of Islam to Hindu population of the country
- The Hindu community in the Sind province was poor and was mistreated and exploited by the Muslim landowners. Seeing this, the Christian missions offered them financial help and thus influenced them towards Christianity. Waqfe Jadid carried out the huge task of bringing this Hindu community
into Ahmadiyyat and continues to do to this day.
- Up to 1986 the project was intended mainly for the rural communities of Pakistan. However Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV (ra) broadened the scope of this project and now all the countries of the world are within the scope of this plan
Who should participate?
Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II(ra) stated:
“I emphasise to the Community that they should understand the importance of this scheme and devote their full attention to it and try their utmost to make it a success, ensuring that no individual in the Community who can afford it is left out.”
Why should I participate?
Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Al-Khamis (atba)says:
“In this age of rampant materialism and commercialism when public, especially in the Western world, is bombarded with enticements to purchase merchandise, the Holy Qur’an guides us, setting forth the contrast of a “bargain” of striving in the way of Allah with one’s wealth.”
“Those who are well off should consider if the donations they make are real sacrifices” 6thJanuary 2006, Qadian