Ahmadiyya Academy

by Dr. Allah Bakhsh

Al-Ahmadiyya, July 1979 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 7, p. 17)

We appeal earnestly to the sponsors of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam Lahore that their drive for Islamic propagation merely through broadcasting of books would remain incomplete. The first and foremost need of the central Ahmadiyya Movement Lahore is the establishment of a theological academy where persons from the world over should gather to learn the spirit and teachings of the Islamic faith as propounded by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement and as elaborated by Maulana Muhammad Ali and Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din.

It is only through creation of a social organisation on the true pattern of the original Ahmadiyya Movement, as well as the setting up of a true academy, which can revive and renew the original urge, and activate, invigorate and quicken the forces of Islamic propagation in foreign lands.

The very primary need of Islamic propagation is the immediate establishment of an academic institution which is based on the Ahmadiyya interpretation of Islam.

The emergent need of the hour is to provide a centre for acquainting and training students by establishing a teaching and training institution for the Ahmadiyya Academy. Upon this depends also the future of the central Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam Lahore. Will the sponsors and directors of this Anjuman wake up in time and arise to the call of the occasion?

Extract from: The Light, May 24, 1979. Organ of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam Lahore, Pakistan.

We hope this appeal by the Editor of The Light should be given serious consideration by the central Anjuman at Lahore. — Editor, Al-Ahmadiyya.