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From the Constitution:
Mohtamim Tahrik-e-Jadid of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya shall make every possible effort to ensure that all the aims and objectives of Tahrik-e-Jadid are being implemented. The Mohtamim serves as a facilitator to the National Tahrik-e-Jadid department.
Food for the Soul
(#23) LatestI am a Khadim from the Minnesota Jama'at and currently serve as Nazim Tarbiyyat. I came from Pakistan to the US for my Masters degree. I'm the only one from my family in the USA.
I have a personal story to share. The Minnesota Jama'at is facing difficulties with construction of the mosque, and our President Sb asked members to pledge more money for construction. I am a student but, the day he made the request, I started saving money and gave away my entire tax return. Eventually I saved $1000 and donated that to the mosque fund. I'm an international student and its hard to find a job. I was a research associate at my university for only two months, and I was worried that with August approaching how would I pay rent and other bills. But because of the blessings of financial sacrifice, Alhumdolillah I am now a recipient of a Chancellor's Scholarship in the amount of $3000. Please remember me in your prayers. At times its very hard to live when you don't have family over here.
- Waqas bin Khalid (Khadim, Minnesota) via e-mail in response to 'Food for the Soul'
(#22)Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) related this inspirational anecdote: Once Hazrat Rabia Basri was visited by 20 guests and she had only two Rotis (bread) on hand. She then instructed her maid to take the bread away and give to the poor. The maid was perplexed and thought this was a foolish request since there were guests waiting and the little food she had was being sent out.
A few moments later a woman appeared at the door and said a wealthy lady has sent her here to give these 18 rotis. Hazrat Rabia turned down the offer, saying these weren't meant for her. The maid insisted she keep them and told her these were sent by God, but she refused. Then the neighbor next door, a wealthy woman, raised her voice and told her that the bread was not meant for her, but another set of 20 rotis were on their way, to the astonishment of the maid.
Hazrat Rabia commented, I had made a bargain with God that I am offering the only 2 rotis I have to the poor, so please reward me 10-fold. The is the reason I turned down the batch of 18.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) said, I had similar experiences many times. This is absolutely true in my own experience. I would advise that do not test your God as God does not care for your testing.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (rh), Friday Sermon, Nov 7, 2003
(#21)Someone wrote to Hudhur that they collected money in a box to give towards Tehrike Jadid and wished to equal their last year’s payment. When the box was opened, the money was not sufficient. The Tehrike Jadid secretary approached them and said that there was a shortage of specific amount which had been allocated to them to fulfill. He wondered that he had a limited income how he could meet the demand. Yet he gave whatever he had saved for the next year. Soon after, he received a check from an acquaintance who had borrowed money from him a long time ago which they had both forgotten. Later, he received some money from another source. Thus God provides those who make sacrifice and thus fulfill the significance of ‘…and they shall have no fear…’ , as here he had wondered how he would pay for the next year. The condition is to give with complete sincerity and once given, there should be no sense of having done a favor.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Friday Sermon, November 5, 2010
(#20)Jamil Ahmad, a Muallim in Africa, reports that he went to a place and appealed members for financial contribution. At the close of the meeting, the President of the Jama’at said that I have nothing to offer accept this chicken, please accept this. A few months later, Jamil Sahib went again and noticed that this person had a whole pack of chickens. Upon inquiry, the man responded that I borrowed one chicken and had her hatch the eggs, and now today these are all the products of just one hen. None of the offspring died. This is the immense blessings of the Chanda I offered with sincere heart. So just note how Allah blessed this man’s finances due to the meager sacrifice he offered.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Jalsa UK Speech, printed in Al Fazl, July 12, 2013
(#19)Farmers who give on the prescribed rate as well as participate in Tehrik e Jadid are always blessed at harvest time. When the harvest of an Ahmadi farmer is significantly better than the neighboring farmer they are asked for the reason for this and their response is that their crop has yielded better because it had Allah’s portion in it. Allah strengthens His servants’ faith by examples such as this. Second generation Ahmadis are witness to how Allah has blessed the sacrifices made by their elders and those who have a true perception of this carry on with it and themselves make a ‘dealing with Allah’.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Friday Sermon, Nov. 3, 2006
(#18)An Ahmadi Muslim in France offered 100,000 Francs in contribution. A few days later, he came again and paid another 100,000 Francs and explained, 'As I went back after the first payment, this additional fund came from somewhere that I was not even expecting. I am sure Allah has sent these for Jama’at, so I have brought these as well.'
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Jalsa Speech, September 19, 2003
(#17)A heart-warming story comes from Ireland, where a newly converted couple, who did not have children or were not expecting, had such a great desire that their children should be included in this scheme, that they contributed on behalf of a son and a daughter. Soon afterwards, they were blessed with the news of a child, and were told that they were having twins. The couple truly believes that is was their contribution in Tehrik-e-Jadid that they were blessed with two healthy children.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (rh), Friday Sermon, November 9, 2012
(#16)Two brothers in Gambia accepted Ahmadiyyat and they both were preparing to go to the Khuddam Ijtema. Their non-Ahmadi friends arrived at their place and persuaded them to go fishing instead as the weather was just suited for the outing. One of the two Khuddam flatly declined to go as he had made up his mind to go to the Ijtema. The other one agreed to go on the fishing trip, but first advised his brother to take his Khuddam Ijtema Chanda and deliver it to the Finance Secretary.
Later, during the Ijtema, news came that the boat carrying a few young people had been caught in a storm and capsized in the ocean. The brother very calmly said that nothing will happen to my brother as he partook in Chanda Ijtema before he went on this trip. Later on it was reported that the Ahmadi brother was the lone survivor of the boating accident. This is how Allah blesses even the meager sacrifices.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Jalsa Speech at UK, 2013
(#15)Hasan Basri from Cambodia writes:
In April 2004, there was a big drought and crops were devastated. The Missionary suggested that this predicament can be averted if we all pitch in and contribute for the cause of Islam. Over 100 people joined him at the mission house and brought their financial contributions (chanda). The same evening it began to rain heavily and continued for three days and changed this entire famine situation, Alhumdolillah. They all pledged that they will continue their sacrifices henceforth. They all expressed their gratitude to Allah for this great blessing of rain.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Jalsa Speech at UK Reference: Al Fazal, July 12, 2013, page 10
(#14)In Pakistan, an Ahmadi did not have any children and was praying to be bestowed with four. He began to offer Rs 100 for each unborn child and continued paying Rs. 400. Allah blessed him with four children one after the other, thus matching the offering he made to God. This was an instant reward that Allah manifested for this man. There are many Ahmadis like that who are being blessed with unusual rewards for their meager sacrifices.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Friday Sermon, November 5, 2004
(#13)Once the National Tehrik-e-Jadid Secretary made an appeal to members of our local Jama'at to increase our annual pledges. I had just bought my first house and had our first child, so I had thought that it would be very difficult to increase my pledge from last year. Yet, trusting in Allah, for the first time I pledged an amount over $1000. Now this was back at the time when internet banking was first taking off. My bank had inadvertently failed to credit me for a deposit due, and somehow I had overlooked it for almost a year. Within days of making the pledge, I got a letter from the bank informing me of their error. I believe this was not a coincidence, but was a sign of Allah's beneficence, since at the time of pledging I didn't know where the money would come from, and days later I unexpectedly got the same amount as I had pledged.
- Reported by a current member of the U.S. Jama'at who was a Khadim at the time of this incident
(#12)This is a manifestation of how Allah protects and rewards those who offer sacrifices for His sake. It is a story of an Ahmadi of Ivory Coast, who was a carpenter by profession and runs a shop at a marketplace. This year he pledged a large sum for Tehrik e Jadid and also managed to pay it as well. The evening he paid the Chanda, a fierce fire broke out in that neighborhood. There were a number of shops in the marketplace with his shop amongst the middle shops. Allah saved his shop from all damages; this Ahmadi wrote to Hudhur that this was due to the Chandah Tehrik e Jadid which was paid last evening and has been immensely accepted and rewarded instantly.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), address at 2003 Jalsa Salana UK
(#11)"An Ahmadi businessman wrote to me that this year I pledge one third less than last year as I did not receive Hudhur's sermon earlier. My income was one third less than the prior year. I realized this could not be due merely to chance and there is a clear message here. I then adjusted my current pledge to be higher than earlier budgets. Amazingly, this year, I'm noticing a great increase in my business' profits. I recouped all my losses and people have returned money they owed me, etc. My income has substantially increased."
- Friday Sermon, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh), October 26, 1984
(#10)There were two day laborers who earned 2 rupees per day. They were filled with the passion of sacrifice in Tehrik-e-Jadid, and their pledges were Rs. 30 and Rs. 10, a sizable chunk of their wages indeed. But for these people times have changed. The person who pledged Rs 30, his pledge today is Rs. 3500, the person who began his pledge with Rs. 10, today his pledge is Rs 5,000, and so forth. In short every one who partook in these sacrifices now are financially well off and offering a large sum to the Jama’at.
- Friday Sermon, November 5, 1982 by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh)
(#9)In 1934, there were two individuals who would race to the Private Secretary’s office to be the first to get their Tehrik-e-Jadid pledges recorded. They were both 'Tangay Walay' (horse cart drivers) and remained in this race for their entire lives. Their names were Ramzan and Mohammad Boot from the Tanga Stand in Qadian.
- Friday Sermon, November 5, 1982 by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh)
(#8)"In this age, Allah Almighty has opened the door to the Jihad of Spreading the faith and Jihad against one’s own self, instead of Jihad with the sword. And we cannot spread the faith without money. You are the Mujahidin of this age and you deserve the same reward which those people did, and indeed you are getting it. Do what you are told with diligence and also teach others, so that all of you become Mujahidin in the way of Allah. Amin."
- Letter of Hadrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) addressed to Finance Secretaries of Karachi Jama'at, March 03, 1957
(#7)The Ramadhan that passes without real sacrifices is in reality not Ramadhan, and that scheme that is devoid of refreshing your soul is in reality not Tehrik-e-Jadid.
- Gist of excerpt from the Friday Sermon of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra), November 4, 1938
(#6)"I hope that Tehrik-e-Jadid will last for countless ages, just as the stars are in the sky, so did Allah say to Hadrat Ibrahim that his progeny would be countless. And Hadrat Ibrahim's progeny greatly served the faith, and the same is being done by Tehrik-e-Jadid."
- Hadrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II (ra), Friday Sermon, February 22, 1935.
(#5)"The similitude of those who spend their wealth for the cause of Allah is like the similitude of a grain of corn which grows seven ears, in each ear a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies it further for whomsoever He pleases; and Allah is Bountiful, All-Knowing."
- The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 2, Verse 262
(#4)Tehrik-e-Jadid secretary of Germany reports that a lady gave € 1000 for Tehrik-e-Jadid, money she had kept to buy jewelry. Many Lajna in Germany gave their jewelry in Tehrik-e-Jadid funds. He also reports that on one of his tours, someone gave him a piece of paper with a message on it that he pledged € 20,000 for Tehrik-e-Jadid but wished to do so anonymously. He said he related this in another place he visited. There too a person gave him a slip of paper with the message that he wished to donate € 21,000 to Tehrik-e-Jadid anonymously.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Friday Sermon, November 4, 2011
(#3)In India when our Tehrik-e-Jadid secretary toured Kashmir he met an elderly person who was making ends meet on government pension. His medication cost more than his pension therefore it was not considered appropriate to increase his contribution. However, he inquired the purpose of the visit of the Tehrik-e-Jadid representative and when he learned that the proposed increase was in light of Hudhur’s instruction, he said as long as he lived he would abide by Hudhur’s call. Not only did he increase his contribution in compliance with Hudhur’s instruction, he also made payment of half of it.
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Friday Sermon, November 4, 2011
(#2)A young girl from the village of Badeen in Pakistan did not have funds to contribute to Tehrik-e-Jadid but when a request was made on 'Tehrik-e-Jadid Day', she borrowed 180 Rupees from her brother and gave it to the Secretary. Later that day when she was cleaning her cupboards, she found 500 Rupees that were lost for many months, Alhumdolillah.
(As reported by Muzaffar Ahmad, Secretary Tehrik-e-Jadid, District Golarchi, Pakistan)
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Friday Sermon, November 7, 2008
(#1)"A member of Jamaat, who had arrived in Switzerland, sought to seek refuge, but his case was rejected. At about the same time, the new year of Tehrik-e-Jadid was announced. He had approximately 1000 Francs in his bank account, which he pledged towards this scheme right away, although he had saved that money for the lawyer’s fee. He prayed to God that his troubles be taken away. Soon afterwards, he was granted asylum, without the aid of any lawyer."
- Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ab), Friday Sermon, November 9, 2012
Tahrik-e-Jadid(The divine scheme)
The institution of Tahrk-e-Jadid was established by Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Masih II (ra) because of severe opposition to Ahmadiyyat in the 1930s. During this time, a group called Majlis-e-Ahrar made its mission to obliterate Jamaat Ahmadiyya. Its leader, Ataullah Shah Bokhari, declared that nobody would even remember Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (as). However, the incident inspired Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) to establish Tahrik-e-Jadid. Prior to this, tabligh activities were largely confined to the Indian subcontinent. Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Masih II (ra) introduced the framework of Tahrik-e-Jadid in three historic sermons in November of 1934.
Hadhrat Musleh e Maud (ra) said:
“This is not my scheme, rather it is a scheme revealed by God.” He further said:
“The purpose of initiating Tahrik e Jadid is to generate necessary funds for the propagation of the name of God to the corners of the world. It is initiated so that individuals could devote their entire lives for the propagation of Islam. Tahrik e Jadid is initiated so that the members of our jam’at would gain that courage and perseverance that should be a characteristic of active and efficient organizations.”
Friday Sermon Nov. 27, 1942
Since then, the institution of Tahrik-e-Jadid has been instrumental in establishing Jama'ats around the world and in propagating the message of true Islam outside of the Indian subcontinent.
To participate in this blessed scheme, click on the link, fill out the pledge forms and submit to the Nazim Tahrik-e-Jadid of your majlis. TJ Pledge form
The Three Basics of Tahrik-e-Jadid:
- Lead a simple non exhorbitant life
- Participate in Tahrik-e-Jadid fund contribution and help spread the message of Islam
- Dedicate leaves of absence to the jamat and encourage fellow Ahmadi Brothers to do same
Goals of Tahrik-e-Jadid 2013-2014:
Increase participation rate among Khuddam/Atfal per Hudhur’s (aba) directive
Goal: 80% participation by October 31, 2013
Steps to Achieve this Goal, for Qaideen:
1: Appoint Nazim (Khuddam/Atfal)
2: Obtain pledges and encourage early participation
3: Educate with speeches, reading material
4: Focus efforts (new participants)
5: Include Atfal in all plans
6: Report regularly
Increase education/awareness of TJ
Goal: All Majalis hold at least one TJ event locally, All regions hold at least one TJ event
National TJ Atfal Poster competition (topic to be determined)
National Khuddam TJ video competition (topic to be determined)
Data on participation by Khuddam/Atfal will be obtained from National TJ Secretary and communication to local Qaideen on quarterly basis
- SPRING 2013: Plan TJ educational/awareness events across all regions
- SUMMER 2013:
- Target 50% participation nationally by Jalsa Salana USA
- National TJ drive during Ramadhan 2013
- FALL 2013:
- Mohtamim and Naibeen to travel to regions
Monthly meeting discussion on Tahrik-e-Jadid guidelines:
1. The second Khalifa initiated the Tahrik-e-Jadid scheme to help spread the word
of Islam, build missionaries and mosques around the world.
2 .Every member should participate in the scheme
3. Members should consider dedicating some time for Jamat duties
4. Members should consider giving up little things such as a soda a day
or a buger a week in order to contribute to the Tahik-e-Jadid fund .
If available, pictures and videos of Ahmadi mosques and missions around the world
should be shown to members as the accomplishments of the Tahrik-e-Jadid scheme. monthly meeting presentation
Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (RA)
Khalifatul Massih II
Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Masih II (RA) introduced the framework of Tahrik-e-Jadid in three historic sermons in November of 1934. Since then, the institution of Tahrik-e-Jadid has been instrumental in establishing Jama'ats around the world and in propagating the message of true Islam outside of the Indian subcontinent.
For more than 70 years, funds collected through Tahrik-e-Jadid have established missions in over one hundred countries, helped fledgling branches to buy mosques and centers, published translations of the Holy Qur’an and the writings of the Promised Messiah (AS), and supported many waqf-e-zindagi abroad to spread the teachings of Ahmadiyyat and Islam.
Today, Tahrik-e-Jadid continues its primary mission: to fulfill the revelation of the Promised Messiah (AS): to carry the message of Islam to the corners of the earth.
History of Tahrik-e-Jadid
A brief account
Everyone is familiar with the opposition the Ahmadiyya Jama'at faces today, not only in Pakistan but across Africa and Asia.
But this is not the first time that the Jama'at has faced opposition. The institution of Tahrk-e-Jadid was in fact established by Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Masih II because of severe opposition to Ahmadiyyat in the 1930s.
During this time, a group called Majlis-e-Ahrar decided to make its mission the obliteration of Jamaat Ahmadiyya. Its leader, Ataullah Shah Bokhari, declared that nobody would even remember Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (AS).
Shortly afterwards, Majlis-e-Ahrar fell into disfavor with other Muslim groups, and died out...
The true meaning of Khilafat: Setting aside our own opinions and conforming to the Kalifa's every plan
The very meaning of Khilafat is that at the very moment the Khalifa gives a command, all schemes, suggestions, and plans should be thrown aside. And understand that it is only that scheme, suggestion, or plan commanded by the Khalifa himself that can benefit us in any way whatsoever. Until this spirit pervades every member of the Jama’at, all sermons are futile, all schemes are worthless, and all efforts are useless. (Hazrat Musleh-e-Moud RA)
- Sermons on Tahrik-e-Jadid by Hazrat Musleh-e-Moud (RA)
- Tahrik-e-Jadid and Sacrifices of Our Elders
- Purchase - Khilafat Centenary Poster by Tahrik-e-Jadid
1. TJ MKA 2012-2013 FQC Presentation
Alm-e-Inami is the highest Award given to a Majlis with an outstanding performance in a given year.
The criteria to gain points for the Tahrik-e-Jadid department is listed in the sequence of importance:
% participation (50%)
highest # of new participants (50%)
Status will be reported quarterly to all Qaideen
A monthly publication of the department of Tehrik-e-Jadid, USA. Check out the impact of Tehrik-e-Jadid at the global level but clicking on the archives below
Summary of Friday Sermons on
1. Vie With One Another in Good (new)
2. Inauguration of Al Mahdi Mosque
3. Qualities of believing men and women
4. Spending in the way of Allah
5. Giving in the name of Allah
Start of the new Tahrik-e-Jadid Year
more to follow.
Demands of the Tahrik-e-Jadid scheme
1. Lead a simple life
2. Participate in spreading the message of Islam worldwide.
3. Dedicate leaves of absence for the service of Jama'at.
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Muthamim/Director of Tehrik-e-Jadid
Phone: (714) 371-6398
Phone: (630) 309-2640