The purpose of this documentary is to give you knowledge about the scheme of Waqfe Jadid which was started on 27 December 1957 by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih -II (rh). This documentary is one of the example that explore Jamaat in Thar which is supported by the Waqf-e-Jadid scheme.
Please make note of the following points as your knowledge will be tested in taleem classes by your Nazim Atfal sb :
- 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.
- 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 Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV (ra) was appointed as the first Director (Nazim Irshad) of Waqf-e-Jadid
- According to the 1998 census, Muslims constitute 64.42% of the population and Hindus 35.58%.
- At the time of the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the Hindus were 80% while the Muslims were 20% of the population.
- Following the 1965 and 1971 wars, the Hindu upper castes and their retainers fled to India
- As a result, the lower caste Hindus were freed from serfdom and to some extent from discrimination. However the area has the lowest Human Development Index of all the districts in Sindh
- Some town names you will hear are Mithi, the capital of the district and Nargarparkar which borders Indian Rajasthan and Gujrat so some of the languages you will hear are local to these areas.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Secretary Waqfe Jadid (Atfal)