World Crisis & the Pathway to Peace

World Crisis and pathway

The world is passing through very turbulent times. The global
economic crisis continues to manifest newer and graver dangers
almost every week. The similarities to the period just before the
Second World War continue to be cited and it seems clear that
events are moving the world at an unprecedented pace towards
a horrific third world war. There is an overwhelming sense that
things are quickly getting out of control and the people are looking
for someone to step on to the stage to offer concrete, solid,
guidance in which they can have confidence and that speaks to
their heart and mind alike and gives them hope that there is a path
that can lead to peace. The consequences of a nuclear war are so
catastrophic that none dare even think about them.
Here, in this book, we have gathered the guidance put forth
by Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Over the past several years, as
events have unfolded, he has been fearless in announcing to the

world where things are heading—not to create alarm but to prepare
them to think about how the world has arrived in this state
of being and how it can avert disaster and chart a course to peace
and security for all the people that inhabit this global village. He
has forthrightly proclaimed that the only way to insure peace is
for the world to adopt the ways of humility and justice and to
humbly, submissively, turn to God; for man to become humane;
for the strong to treat the weak with dignity and respect and
justice and for the weak and poor to also to show gratitude and
adopt the ways of truth and righteousness and for all to turn to
their Creator in utter humility and total sincerity.
Again and again he has reminded one and all that the way
back from the brink of disaster is for nations to make justice an
absolute requirement of their dealings with each other. Even if
there is enmity between them they need to still observe justice
because history has taught us that this is the only way to eliminate
all traces of future hatreds and thus build a lasting peace.
This is the teaching of the Holy Qur’an that he has emphasized
in his letters to the leaders of the world:
And let not the enmity of a people, that they hindered
you from the Sacred Mosque, incite you to transgress.
And help one another in righteousness and piety; but
help not one another in sin and transgression. And fear
Allah; surely, Allah is severe in punishment. (ch. 5: v. 3)
In his letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, he wrote:
Hence, it is my request to you that instead of leading

the world into the grip of a World War, make maximum
efforts to save the world from a global catastrophe. Instead
of resolving disputes with force, you should try to resolve
them through dialogue, so that we can gift our future generations
with a bright future rather than ‘gift’ them with
disability and defects.
To the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he admonished:
There is currently great agitation and restlessness in the
world. In some areas small-scale wars have broken out,
while in other places the superpowers act on the pretext
of trying to bring about peace. Each country is engaged in
activities to either help or oppose other countries, but the
requirements of justice are not being fulfilled. It is with
regret that if we now observe the current circumstances of
the world, we find that the foundation for another world
war has already been laid.
To President Obama, he stated:
As we are all aware, the main causes that led to the Second
World War were the failure of League of Nations and the
economic crisis, which began in 1932. Today, leading economists
state that there are numerous parallels between the
current economic crisis and that of 1932. We observe that
political and economic problems have once again led to
wars between smaller nations, and to internal discord and
discontentment becoming rife within these countries. This

will ultimately result in certain powers emerging to the
helm of government, who will lead us to a world war. If in
the smaller countries conflicts cannot be resolved through
politics or diplomacy, it will lead to new blocs and groupings
to form in the world. This will be the precursor for
the outbreak of a Third World War. Hence, I believe that
now, rather than focusing on the progress of the world, it is
more important and indeed essential, that we urgently increase
our efforts to save the world from this destruction.
There is an urgent need for mankind to recognise its One
God, Who is our Creator, as this is the only guarantor for
the survival of humanity; otherwise, the world will continue
to rapidly head towards self-destruction.

To Premier Wen Jiabao of the State of the People’s Republic of
China, he wrote:
It is my prayer that the leaders of the world act with
wisdom and do not allow mutual enmities between nations
and people on a small-scale to erupt into a global
And to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, he wrote:
It is my request that at every level and in every direction
we must try our level best to extinguish the flames of
hatred. Only if we are successful in this effort, will we be
enabled to guarantee brighter futures for our generations
to come. However, if we fail in this task, there should be

no doubt in our minds that as result of nuclear warfare,
our future generations everywhere will have to bear the
horrific consequences of our actions and they will never
forgive their elders for leading the world into a global catastrophe.
I again remind you that Britain is also one of
those countries that can and does exert influence in the
developed world as well as in developing countries. You
can guide this world, if you so desire, by fulfilling the requirements
of equity and justice. Thus, Britain and other
major powers should play their role towards establishing
world peace. May God the Almighty enable you and other
world leaders to understand this message.

It is our sincere prayer that the guidance collected herein may

prove a source of guidance for mankind in this time of great
danger so that by acting on the principles of justice and humility
and by turning to God, man may be blessed with a lasting peace.