Chanda: An Introduction to Financial Sacrifice

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم بسليما

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اتَّبِعُوا مَن لَّا يَسْأَلُكُمْ أَجْرًا وَهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ
Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided.
Surah Yasin, Verse 21


The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم directed us to pay 2.5% of one’s end of year savings. This is the absolute minimum Allah has commanded us to give, which is distributed directly to the poor, not even to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. While giving is good, and truly necessary in some circumstances, the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم never made a general mandate to give money except to the poor.

However, the Ahmadiyya faith has created a new law: Chanda. Often described as a “financial sacrifice”, Chanda is a fee paid by all Ahmadis merely for being Ahmadi. This fee, a tithe, is given directly to the religious authorities. Tithes were not a practice of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم, and thus constitutes a new religious innovation – a new law created in the faith, despite the claim that Mirza Ghulam was a “non-law-bearing” prophet.
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MirzaLeaks: Pay Up or GO TO HELL!

More and more people are coming forward. We are actually finding it hard to deal with the flood of data we have received. In fact, we’re thinking of contacting Julian Assange for tips on how to deal with such a large volume of information. And the interesting thing is that this isn’t coming from foot soldiers alone, this is coming from high up. Very high up. Everywhere. Amazing.

The cult is ruthlessly exposed as a money-grabbing machine, doing nothing for its membership, tying up properties into elaborate financial constructs that are opaque to the layman. Some serious questions need to be asked of the Ahmadiyya leadership.

“Why are you taking money from us under the threat of hellfire?”

“Why have you drifted so far from Islam?”

“Why are you spreading fear about Muslims using lies and distortions and the media, when Muslims have never harmed you in the UK in a century?”

“Where did our money go?”

“Why do you continue to swindle money from the poorest members who are deserving of our help?”

“You lied to us massively about numbers to make us feel bad. Now that we know there are NO converts, isn’t Ahmadiyya finished?”

It is shocking that the Ahmadiyya are threatening its members with hell for what is meant to be a voluntary scheme.

So here, another leak, this time, from a brand new source, sent on the 9th of October this year.

 

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My dear brothers Khuddam and Aftal, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.
As you may already be aware the Tehrik-e-Jadid year end is fast approaching (31st October) and it is our beloved Huzur’s (atba) wish that every Khadim and Tifl steps forward to participate in this blessed scheme.

The History of Tehrik-e-Jadid

The blessed scheme of Tehrik-e-Jadid was launched by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) on 23rd November 1934 to facilitate propagation of the message of Ahmadiyyat throughout the world. The scheme has been instrumental in establishing missions and mosques in over one hundred countries. Under Divine inspiration and guidance, Hadhrat Musleh Maud (ra) initiated the Tehrik-e-Jadid, concerning which he said:

“The purpose of launching Tehrik-e-Jadid is to acquire such a fund with which Allah’s message can be delivered as far as the corners of the earth with ease and facility.” 

Initially the scheme was set-up on a temporary basis. However, by Nov 27, 1953, the scheme was made permanent by Hadhrat Musleh Maud (ra). Today, through the blessings of this scheme, the Jama’at has been established in over 178 countries. More than 13,000 mosques have been built and 740 missions have been established around the world. Moreover, at present hundreds of missionaries are working to propagate the message of true Islam. 

The importance of participation
In his Friday Sermon of 9th November 1934, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) stressed the importance of contributing to Tehrik-e-Jadid:
“Though one is free whether or not to join Tehrik-e-Jadid, but if someone has the means to join it and does not do so because Khalifatul Masih has declared it to be optional, he will be brought to account either in this world or the next…”

How much should I contribute?
Since this is not a compulsory chanda each individual has to decide for himself the amount of sacrifice he is going to make for this blessed scheme.
However it is recommended that earning members should contribute 20% of one month’s income over the year. Hazur Aqdas (atba) has also recommended the rates for unemployed & students as £50 and £25 respectively.

Therefore if you have not already done so you are urged to contact your local presidents and fulfill your promises for this blessed scheme as soon as possible. The framework of Tehrik-e-Jadid as outlined by Hadhrat Musleh Maud (ra) involved far more than simply making financial sacrifice. In fact there were also nineteen injunctions that had to be followed in order to lead a moral, spiritual and fulfilling life. For further information on this and the history of the scheme, please visit the Khuddam website.

May Allah enable you to understand the importance of this scheme and may you partake in its immense blessings.

“You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 93
Please visit the Tehrik-e-Jadid section of the Khuddam website for more information

Jazakumullah,
Wassalam,
Tariq Hayat
Mohtamim Tehrik-e-Jadid, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK
tahrikejadid@khuddam.org.uk