Call to Action
by Aziz Bakhsh (Manager, The Young Islam)
The Young Islam, 1st July 1934 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 3, Supplement p. 2)
It is the Almighty Himself Who has revealed His perfect guidance and will in the form of the Quran. And it is Allah Himself Who revives and resuscitates the shaken faith in the Book. There is not a single instance of true religion having been revived through human intelligence and effort alone.
How is Islam going to reassert itself once more? Has the Almighty God not moved to make some arrangement to save the floundering ship of Islam? Why has no Mujaddid appeared in the most needed hour of help? These are questions that must arise in the mind of every sincere Muslim. And on the satisfactory answer to these questions depends the fate of Islam.
The duty of those who have accepted Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be a Mujaddid of this age is much more onerous. They must exert their utmost to convince their Muslim brethren which ways lies the Victory of Islam. By their word and deed they have to absorb the stagnant and dormant forces of Islam into a movement with which are bound the destinies of Islam.
The journal Young Islam is but a humble and sincere attempt on the part of a few young men to serve Islam on the above lines.
It is Allah Who moves hearts of men. It is He Who is to be beseeched for all help. He knows the hidden motives moving men to some endeavour. We beseech Him therefore to give us the means to broadcast our views. The Young Islam is not a speculative venture. It cannot be. The word Ahmadiyya is itself a scarecrow. We also know that in this noble undertaking all those courageous and faithful souls would like to participate who are truly rallying round the banner of Islam.
وَ اُفَوِّضُ اَمۡرِیۡۤ اِلَی اللّٰہِ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ بَصِیۡرٌۢ بِالۡعِبَادِ
“And I entrust my affair to Allah. Surely Allah sees the servants” [The Holy Quran, 40:44].
The Young Islam
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