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“Jihad of The Pen” is True Jihad Today

Allah, on certain occasions in the Holy Qur’an, swears by certain objects, thereby giving them honour and prestige over others. On one such occasion, Allah swears by the “pen and by that which they write” to attest to the sanity of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. After refuting the allegations of he being a “madman,” Allah goes on to describe the “unending reward” that is reserved for the Holy Prophetsa and the “sublime moral excellences” with which he was sent to the world (Ch.68:Vs.2-5).In these verses, Allah sets the basis for how and with what means, allegations against the Holy Prophetsa should be refuted and how his noble character should be established in the world. By swearing by the pen, the task of establishing the lofty character of the Holy Prophetsa is left to be completed by education, rational argument, and persuasion – all of which are best accomplished with the employment of the pen. For the sole purpose of reestablishing the beautiful character of the Holy Prophetsa, Allah raised the Promised Messiahas with the title of the “Prince of the Pen.”In his intense desire to fulfill this purpose, the Promised Messiahas writes, “Think of the preparations that the opponents of Islam are now making. They are not lining up armies. They are publishing magazines and books. We also should, therefore, pick up our pen and answer their attacks with magazines and books.” (Malfoozat, Vol. 8, p. 20). In answering this call, Majlis Ansar Sultan-ul-Qalam around the world are tirelessly engaging in a bloodless, intellectual “Jihad of the Pen” by publishing refutations and expounding on the the noble character of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.

SOHAIB AWAN
CHAIRMAN,
MUSLIM WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA

Khalifah of the Promised Messiah’s Expedition to Establish Peace

Whenever hard work assails you, think of a man whose lofty aim is to save mankind from the seemingly inevitable disaster laying siege. Imagine a man who travels from country to country, a reminder incarnate, not tiring in the least, neither caring for the travails of journeys. Consider that his determination is not maimed no matter how many persons relate their stories of pain and suffering, rather blossoms; his prayers sprouting out like roses to the altar of the most High. His work is renewed every now, but he regresses not, he has been given the task to penetrate the fortified walls of human hearts to which God has not given access to anyone unless He so wishes, yet this man does not relent. He has crowds of supporters around him and spread about, yet he is alone, carrying a burden only he understands and those who bore it before him.

YOUSAF KHAN
MISSIONARY,
THE AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY, ECUADOR

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