بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
as-salaamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
I’d like to share some exciting news with you. Quite a few people have come to Islam from Ahmadiyya in the last month. The numbers are growing by the week of people openly saying what they are doing. We are being told that the work we are doing is having an effect. Alhamdulillah! We take no credit for anything other than conveying the message. If Allah wills, all Ahmadis would come to Islam.
We’re also going to change the site. The existing forum will be ditched for another system. (The old system will still live on, just for reference). The blog, front page and forum will be much more integrated. There will be an FAQ section, profiles on writers and most importantly, a brand new name. Please note, none of the existing content will be lost, insha’Allah.
We recognise that the name “thecult.info” has not appealed to everyone. That we believe it is a cult and that many insiders do doesn’t mean that it needs to be pushed in the faces of those who might otherwise engage, but think the title too hostile. Whilst we have always used the title as a matter of fact and not of insult or hostility, that it is perceived as such is not helpful to dialogue.
My aim has always been to facilitate Ahmadis coming back to Islam, that view is shared by many other writers here. I feel that a more open Ahmadiyya organisation and a more friendly approach between Muslims and Ahmadis can only help. We are not there yet, but I’d like to move towards it. My Iqra interview was meant to emphasise that and the following week’s discussion was a great example of dialogue. We’d like that process to continue and we’d like to openly invite Ahmadis, as we have always done, to the new platform, where Muslims, Lahori Ahmadis and Qadiani Ahmadis can discuss important issues openly.
And peace unto those who follow the guidance.