Islam’s Beauty Accepted in Guatemala
In March 2015, three Ahmadi missionaries arrived from Canada with the purpose of distributing literature in Guatemala, in order to introduce the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Mr. Domingo from Coban had the privilege to receive one of these literature packs. This sparked his curiosity about the Community; consequently he decided to contact me. He wanted to know more about the Community and thus came to our Baitul Awal Mosque. We spent many hours discussing the beautiful teachings of Islam. As he left, I gave him some further literature about Islam and Ahmadiyyat. When he returned home he introduced the remarkable teachings of Islam to his wife and children and also his friends.
In April 2015, Mr. Domingo brought along another six individuals to the Baitul Awal Mosque upon my invitation, who were in search of the truth. They stayed there for about a week and gained a good insight into Islam and Ahmadiyyat through the different classes on various topics given by Mr. David Gonzalez, Mr Dario Samayoa, Mr Faiz and myself. Thereafter, Mr. Domingo and his wife accepted Islam and entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat. Alhamdulillah (All praise belongs to Allah)!
The village of Coban is approximately 300 km away from the Baitul Awal Mosque, and 47 km of that journey is very arduous, being along a broken road.
On 4th July 2015, Mr. David Gonzalez (General Secretary), Mr. Dario Samayoa (President of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya – auxiliary group of Ahmadi Muslim men aged between 15-40 years), Hafiz Dawood of Mexico and I reached Coban after a journey of nine hours by car. On this day, Mr. Domingo had gathered some of his friends and relatives in a school. The discussion began with the translation of the Holy Qur’an. Islam’s beautiful teachings were presented in a discussion that continued for about seven hours. This was followed by a question and answer session. Alhamdulillah, on 5th July 2015, 89 individuals including ladies, men and children, accepted Islam Ahmadiyyat from Coban Alta Verapaz, after learning of the beautiful teachings of Islam.
Among the individuals who did Bai’at (oath of allegiance) was a priest, who had served as a catholic priest for 34 years and was affiliated with the protestant faith for 5 years. Now by the Grace of Allah, he has accepted Islam. He now openly opposes the vices of the Church, including the dishonesty of priests and other evil practices. Alhamdulillah, he was so impressed after learning the true and beautiful teachings of Islam, that he announced himself to be a Muslim in front of everyone.
Abdul Sattar Khan, National President and Missionary In Charge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Guatemala
Pakistani Mullah Attack on Ahmadis Thwarted by God
On Thursday, 25th June 2015, at about 5:40pm (local time), there was an interruption to the programme at the Compo Yaoundé Mosque, Malabo, during the Ramadan Tafseer (commentary of the Holy Qur’an) Programme, when two Pakistani Mullahs (Muslim clerics) entered the mosque and disrupted the ongoing activities.
Events transpired when one of the Mullahs walked up to the Missionary In Charge of the Ramadan Tafseer and tried to instigate violence by claiming before the congregation that Ahmadis are Kafir (disbelievers), and consequently have been justifiably attacked and killed in Pakistan. Thus, he claimed that Ahmadis are not true Muslims. He also demanded that a similar brutal attack should be carried out there (in the Mosque). He insinuated that Ahmadis use their own Qur’an, which he claimed was different from the one other Muslims use throughout the world.
The congregation refused to accept his false accusations and treaties, and began laughing at his absurd claims, as they were well aware that Ahmadis are true-followers of the Holy Prophetsa and a peace-loving Jama’at (Community). The Mullah then physically assaulted the missionary by grabbing him by the neck; a scuffle ensued.
Security personnel were alerted and the two Mullahs were apprehended. In the course of consequent interrogations, three more Pakistani Mullahs were discovered in the community and also arrested. During questioning by the security personnel, the Pakistani Mullahs claimed that they were in the country to propagate the religion of Islam during the Holy Month.
As their claims was contrary to their earlier actions, the security personnel rebuffed them and informed them that they were not in the country to propagate Islam, but rather to cause violence and chaos among the peace-loving Ahmadis there, who had co-existed peacefully within the local community for many years.
In the course of further investigations, it was discovered that the Pakistani Mullahs entered the country illegally from Cameroon. Thus, they were deported back within 24 hours.
This is how Allah the Almighty exposed and foiled the evil plans of Pakistani Mullahs targeted at Ahmadis in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Missionary Abdul Kabeer (missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)