When was the blessed scheme of Waqf-e-Jadid started?
The scheme was started in 1957 by Hadhrat Musleh Maud (Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad – may Allah be pleased with him)
Who were the first fortunate ones to participate in this blessed scheme?
The scheme was initially only for the Ahmadis of Pakistan.
Whom did Hadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) first appoint to lead the efforts of Waqf-e-Jadid?
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.
What were the two objectives laid out by Hadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) for the establishment of this 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.
Other than requiring funds, what did Hadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) want from the Jamaat?
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.
What was the state of the Hindu community in Sind when Hadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) established this blessed scheme?
The Hindu community in the Sind 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.
When was this scheme made worldwide?
This scheme was made world-wide in 1985 by Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him)
Why did In Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (may Allah have mercy on him) extend this scheme to the rest of the world?
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.
What was the primary objective laid out by Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih IV (may Allah have mercy on him) for setting the scheme 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.
What is Madrassa-tul-Hifz?
It is an institute located in Rabwah which is responsible for training the preachers (sent to the rural areas of Pakistan) by certifying them with a three year course.
What other scheme is helping to expand the Madrassa-tul-Hifz?
With the influx of Waqfeen-e-nau, the school is expanding at a fast rate.
What activities are taking place in Africa under the auspices of Waqf-e-Jadid?
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.
What country had the highest amount of contributions to the scheme?
Highest amount of contributions of any country came from Pakistan last year (2010).
What country had the highest amount of per capita contributions to the scheme?
USA was ranked at number 1 in terms of per capita contributions to the scheme.
What place did USA have in terms of total contributions to the scheme?
USA was ranked at number 2 last year (2010) in terms of total contributions to the scheme.
In which section of the Jamaat did Khalifa tul Masih III (may Allah have mercy on him) specially promote Waqf-e-Jadid?
Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih III (Mirza Nasir Ahmad – may Allah have mercy on him) particularly encouraged participation among children.
What percentage of the Waqf-e-Jadid collections do children contribute in Pakistan?
Half of the contributions from Pakistan come from children.
In what sections of the Jamaat did Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih V (aba) say that special awareness should be raised?
Hudur (aba) advised that in addition to children special awareness about the scheme should be raised in those who have entered into Bai’at in the last ten years and their participation should be encouraged.
What other institution is run in Rabwah through the contributions of Waqf-e-Jadid?
A free Waqf-e-Jadid Homeopathy clinic is run in Rabwah.
When does the Waqf-e-Jadid fiscal year start?
The Waqf-e-Jadid fiscal year starts on January 1st of each year.