Secretary Waqf-e-Jadid: Hannan Bajwa
Waqf-e-Jadid is a scheme initiated by Hazrat Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood in 1957, and was launched to spread Islam and Ahmadiyyat in remote areas of Pakistan.
The scheme was initially only for the Ahmadis of Pakistan, but was made world-wide by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad later. The primary objective of this project was to look after the spiritual upbringing of the members living in the rural communities.
The scheme was started in 1957 by Hadhrat Musleh Maud (Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad – may Allah be pleased with him)
Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him) was made a member of the scheme and was specifically instructed to focus on the two main objectives of the scheme.
Firstly, the moral training and Tabligh (propagation of Islam) among the rural Jama’ats of Pakistan. Secondly, he instructed to concentrate on Tabligh to the Hindu community in the Sind province of Pakistan.
At the time of its launch, Hadhrat Khalifatul-Massih II (Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad – ra) not only required funds for the scheme but also wanted those men who had a sound religious knowledge to volunteer their time for the cause of propagation of Islam.
The Hindu community in the Sindh province of Pakistan was destitute and was mistreated and exploited by the Muslim landowners. Seeing this, the Christian missions offered them financial help and thus influenced them towards Christianity. Waqf-e-Jadid carried out the huge task of bringing this Hindu community into Ahmadiyyat and continues to do that even to this day.
This scheme was made world-wide in 1985 by Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him)
This scheme was extended to the whole world so that with the help of everyone’s contributions, in particular of the Jammats in Western countries, Waqf-e-Jadid could be set in motion in India.
Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (Mirza Tahir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him) had expressed grave concern over some anti-Ahmadiyya movement within India at the time and decided to counter it by the implementation of Waqf-e-Jadid scheme.
It is an institute which is responsible for training the preachers (sent to the rural areas of Pakistan) by certifying them with a three year course.
New mosques are being built, new Jamaats are being established, new Imams are being trained, people are coming into the fold of Islam-Ahmadiyyat and a heightened awakening is taking place in the hearts and minds of people to make even more sacrifices, monetarily and in many other ways.
Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih III (Mirza Nasir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him) particularly encouraged participation among children.
A free Waqf-e-Jadid Homeopathy clinic is run in Rabwah.
The Waqf-e-Jadid fiscal year starts on January 1st of each year.