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Duties of National Secretary Ishā‘at (Publications)

(Chapter/Regional Secretary Ishā‘at (Publications) follows up and assures implementation at the chapter/regional level)

350    He shall try to make the Jamā‘at literature available to the members. For this purpose he may also undertake publication of books written by the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), his Malfūẓāt and books written by different Khulafā’ and eminent scholars of the Jamā‘at.

Please try not to publish or reprint books and literature locally. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your needs. If you do have to publish or reprint a book or a flyer locally, please make sure to inform This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please add the following information to your local publication or reprint: Month and year of printing. Number of copies printed. Printed by (Name of the Jama’at). Please send a copy of your reprints or publications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you want to send a printed copy by mail, please ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the address to send to.

351    He shall undertake publication of Jamā‘at’s magazines and gazettes.

At national level, Jama'at publishes Muslim Sunrise, Al-Hilal and Ahmadiyya Gazette/Al-Nur.

Muslim Sunrise is a subscription based publication. Local secretary should encourage members to subscribe to the Muslim Sunrise for themselves and for libraries, friends and relatives and report the results of his efforts in the monthly report.

Ahmadiyya Gazette/Al-Nur and Al-Hilal are sent free of charge to every member. If a member is not receiving any of them, they should make sure with the local president that their mailing address is properly entered in the Jama’at database.

Local publications secretary should assure that local news are sent to Gazetter/Al-Nur as appropriate.

Local Jama'at can publish local newsletters. Please make sure to send a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also please make sure to post and archive all issues online at the site of your Jama’at on ahmadiyya.us. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get information on how to access your Jama'at's page on ahmadiyya.us to upload items. To send your newsletter by mail to the publications secretary. get his address by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

352    Where possible, he shall be responsible for running Jamā‘at’s book depot(s).

At national level, online bookstore, amibookstore.us, has been established to fulfill the needs of the members and Jama'ats. The local publications secretary should refer members to amibookstore.us to order the books they need. All orders should be placed online. The email address of the bookstore is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case of a problem with an order. If a book is not available at amibookstore.us, members can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Local Jama'ats can have a local bookstore for the benefit of members but it is not necessary or required. If a local Jama'at has a bookstore, they should provide the following information in their monthly reports:

Contact information for the in-charge of the local bookstore (name, email, phone)

Number of times the bookstore was opened during the reporting period.

Number of books sold during the month.

Total sales amount in dollars.

Number of copies of Holy Qur’an sold during the month.

353    He shall collect and dispatch to the Markaz the literature, which is published against Islam and Aḥmadiyyat. Where necessary he shall also publish a refutation thereof.

This is a very important function of the local publications secretary. It is very difficult and close to impossible for the national publications secretary to monitor all the activity all over this huge country. Please monitor not only your immediate area but to the boundaries of your neighboring Jama’ats and report immediately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may make a team locally to conduct this search effectively. In every Jama'at, there are people who read or scan through certain newspapers or magazines regularly. Please identify them and ask them to let you know when they anything published against Islam. Please immediately send such information to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

While you inform the national office of such activity, try to formulate a response locally. A local response is much more effective than a response from far away. You may want to seek assistance from your regional missionary in this respect in guiding you and reviewing your strategy and response.

354    He shall see that appropriate articles in support of Islam and Aḥmadiyyat are published in daily papers and periodicals.

Please encourage your local members to engage in this kind of activity. Again, you may want to seek assistance from your regional missionary in this respect in guiding you and reviewing your strategy and response. Please send copies of all such activities to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

355    He shall involve talented members of the Jamā‘at in writing articles and books which may promote aims and objects of the Jamā‘at.

Please send the names, email addresses and phone numbers of all such members in your Jama’at to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that the national office may contact them for the national needs.

356    He shall see that Jamā‘at’s literature is translated and published in the local languages.

Again, please send the names, email addresses and phone numbers of all such members in your Jama’at who can help to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that the national office may contact them for the national and international needs.

357      He shall see that all major branches have their own libraries and reading rooms which fulfil needs of the Jamā‘at .

Not all Jama’ats have enough space for a full-fledged library and reading room so try to use the facilities at your disposal adequately as much as you can. Please see the instructions on how to arrange your library if you have one on the publications department page on ahmadiyya.us.

A regional library is required in all Jama'ats that have their own permanent mosque or mission house. A list of books required for every regional library is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mark the list for the books you already have and order the books that you do not have at amibookstore.us. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for books in the list that you do not find at amibookstore.us.
 
Please order books only if you have your own mosque/mission house that has space/shelves to display them. Please do not order if you do not have space/shelves and they are just going to sit in boxes and not used by missionaries and members.
 
Library books are to stay in the library and read in the library. Books at amibookstore.us are inexpensive and members can order them easily from amibookstore.us for their homes and offices. Shipping is included in the prices of books at amibookstore.us.
 
Books for Tabligh should be ordered with the approval of National Secretary Tabligh.
 

358     He shall arrange an exhibition library in which literature published by Jamā‘at in different languages of the world is displayed.

Again, not all Jama’ats have enough space for such an exhibition so try to use the facilities at your disposal adequately as much as you can. Your library also serves this purpose to an extent.

359      Before undertaking publication of any new book he shall get approval from Wakīlut-Taṣnīf Taḥrīk Jadīd. He shall see that when a Jamā‘at member desires to publish some book on a topic which concerns the Jamā‘at, he will seek guidance and permission from Wakīlut-Taṣnīf.

Please make sure that the above instruction is followed in your Jama’at. Send all communication to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in this respect for relaying to London for approval. If approval request is sent directly to London, it most probably is going to be sent back to the US so the best way is to start with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Books are reviewed by the book review committee before sending to Markaz for approval for publication.

360     He shall be responsible for collecting and compiling Jamā‘at’s history.

Local secretary publications can play a big role in preserving the local history by sending news and pictures of local events, functions, births, deaths, marriages, etc., to Ahmadiyya Gazette/Al-Nur and have them published. Also, you can help by having all the local newsletters archived on ahmadiyya.us. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instruction on how to access and edit your Jama'ats page on ahmadiyya.us.

361      He shall collect and forward to the Markaz the names of such learned Aḥmadīs who volunteer to devote time in order to study the literature which has been produced against Islam. Such volunteers take a note of these writings and inform the Markaz about it. The secretary shall coordinate the efforts of this group known as the Tracking and Monitoring Cell.

Please send the names, email addresses and phone numbers of all such members in your Jama’at to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that the national office may contact them for their services.

National Tadwīn Tārīkh Committee

(Committee for the compilation of Jamā‘at History)

362     In order to collect and compile the history of Jamā‘at , a Tadwīn Tārīkh Committee shall be constituted at the national level.

363     The National Tadwīn Tārīkh Committee shall consist of seven members including the National Secretary Ishā‘at, Muballighīn and other persons interested in the history of Jamā‘at.

364     The National Secretary Ishā‘at shall be its secretary and the remaining members shall be appointed with approval of Ḥaḍrat Khalīfatul-Masīḥ on the recommendation of the National Amir.

365      The duties and functions of the National Tadwīn Tārīkh Committee shall be:

  1. It shall identify the sources for the collection of the Jamā‘at history, e.g., The Daily Al-Faḍl Rabwah, International Al-Faḍl London, Friday Sermons and Addresses of Ḥaḍrat Khalīfatul-Masīḥ, local newspapers, magazines, reports published on special occasions, narrations by individuals, etc.
  2. It shall discuss and analyze the historical material collected from different sources and finalize it.

iii.       It shall then finally compile the history, obtain approval from Additional Wakilul-Ishā‘at and publish the finalized material.

  1. It shall establish Regional Committees in larger Jamā‘at s and set out a guideline for them to compile the history of their relevant regions.
  2. It shall finalize and publish the historical material relating to a specific period, as and when, it is available / collected.
  3. It shall be responsible to collect record of significant functions / events of the Jamā‘at, as and when, they take place.

vii.       It shall cover in detail the visits of Ḥaḍrat Khalīfatul-Masīḥ to the country.

366    The Regional Committees shall be responsible to compile the history of their relevant region in line with the instructions and directions of the national committee.

367    It shall be the duty of National Secretary Ishā‘at to regularly collect historical information from the country and the regional committees and to present the received matter in the National Committee which should then be finalized.

(Source: Rules and Regulations of Tahrik Jadid Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Revised Edition 2016)

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