Daily Topic for May 19, 2011
Throughout the Muslim world, the Ahmadiyyas face persecution and even death for their loyalty to one who claimed to be their savior. Many are faithful, even to the point of death, but they will not have the crown of life. Why? Because their hope and faith is not in the One who holds the key to life eternal. How tragic!
Pray that these people will soften their hearts to the only One who is worthy of their devotion.
Saima drew close to her husband. “Suhait, I heard what the imam said. Two signs of the eclipses have occurred, and they have never been seen before in the history of man.” Suahit smiled and replied, “It is true; the messiah is coming soon!”
It was 1889, and the place was India. Looking for a messiah, certain members of India’s Muslim community began to believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was their long-awaited messiah, similar to the second coming of Jesus of Nazareth. The Ahmadiyya Sect of Islam was born amid hopes for the end of religious wars, and the reinstitution of morality, peace and justice.
How the 70 million Ahmadiyya people of the world have suffered for their beliefs at the hands of traditional Muslims! Last year two of their mosques were bombed in Pakistan, killing 96, and wounding 125. Pakistan’s constitution does not recognize them as Muslims, and they are thus legally forbidden to even use the traditional Muslim greeting. They are shunned, beaten and killed. Many have had to move to other parts of the world where they spread their peculiar beliefs.
In Houston a Shi’ite Muslim advertised an Ahmadiyya festival in his paper. Other Muslims protested by pulling their ads from the publication. The newspaper staff received death threats, anonymous calls and emails.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that members of the Ahmadiyya sect will learn about the real Jesus Christ and put their faith solely in Him. Pray that God will protect them as He calls Ahmadiyyas to become part of His Kingdom.
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