Introductory Message

from Hazrat Ameer Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed

ILAN, January 2004 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 1)

Dear Members of the Jamaat [Movement],

It gives me great pleasure to write this message for the first issue of the ILAN. I have a vision to bring the Ahmadis all over the world, youth and adults alike, closer to one another. A Newsletter is one of the many means that I hope will not only fulfill this objective but also help in the education of our youth and make them better informed about their faith and the role that they are expected to play as members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya community. The newsletter has been launched with the objective of information, teaching, news sharing and participation in mind.

The first issue has been produced in a short period after a team of enthusiastic youths came to discuss the idea with me. I organized a workshop for them in my office and what you see in front of you is the first attempt to put into practice their discussions and deliberations from the workshop.

I hope this issue will be the first in the series that will appear every month. The plan ahead will only be possible if you all actively participate and contribute. It will also contain international news and I hope you will all send in news from your countries and Jamaat to the editor for inclusion in the forthcoming issues.

I pray for the success of this venture and hope that fruit of the efforts of all those who contribute towards it will be apparent very soon and that Allah will reward all of them for their time, enthusiasm and effort.