Our Guiding Principles
“Those who remember Allah while standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain; nay, Holy art Thou; save us, then, from the punishment of the Fire.. “
(Surah Aal-e ‘Imran, Verse 192)
The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets. Money and wealth is never the heritage of the Prophets, rather their legacy is knowledge and wisdom.
(At-Tirmidhi – Kitabul ‘Ilm – Bab Fadl al-Fiqqah)
“Our sole objective in establishing an academic institution is that its students should give precedence to religion over worldly matters. Contemporary secular education is being continued side by side just so that these disciplines of knowledge play a subservient role to religious learning. We do not want that people, after graduating from high school or college, should run after worldly pursuits. We expect them to dedicate their lives for the service of faith.”
(Malfuzat Vol. 8 pg. 269-270)
Duties of a Secretary Ta`lim
(From Rules of Tehrike Jadid 2008a)
- He shall see that members take keen interest in studying the Holy Qur’ān, the Hadīth, the books written by Promised Messiah (as) and other Jamā’at literature. For this purpose he may prescribe syllabus and periodically give tests to Jamā’at members.
- He shall endeavour for the general educational uplift of the Jamā’at. The least requirement is that every Ahmadi should be literate. It is preferred that Ahmadi youth complete at least the higher school education.
- He shall see that every Jamā’at carries out a survey of its children and identifies such children who do not attend school in spite of their age.
He should also find out the reasons why such children are not attending school and try to resolve the difficulties which the children or their parents are facing.
If some children find. it difficult to carry on the conventional education, he shall try to guide and motivate them to adopt some suitable vocation.
335. He shall see that Jamā’at youth, men, women, boys and girls pursue higher education. For this purpose he shall provide necessary information, guidance and assistance to Ahmadi youth.