Muslim Television Ahmadiyya
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya
|TV station ( private law )|
|Program type||Specialized program (religion)|
|Start of transmission||January 1, 1994|
|owner||Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat|
|List of TV channels|
MTA International is a non-commercial television station that can be received 24 hours a day worldwide. The programs deal not only with religious but also with cultural themes. The broadcasts are made by members of the AMJ in charitable work (Waqar-e-Amal).
MTA International was founded by Mirza Tahir Ahmad on August 21, 1992. The station broadcasts its programs from London via satellite. In the initial phase, MTA International could only be received five hours a day in Europe . Since April 1996 MTA International has been available 24 hours a day worldwide. This is possible through volunteer work and donations from members of the AMJ.
In 2004, the station started with a second channel, which is officially called MTA Al-Saniya (Al-Saniya = The Second, MTA2). It broadcasts special (European) programs for France, Great Britain and Germany.
Since March 23, 2007, a third channel, MTA Al-Arabiyya, has been broadcasting contributions to Arab countries.
- MTA1: mta-muslim.tv (MTA AL-ULA) Astra2 satellite 28.2 ° East
- MTA2: MTA INTL (MTA AL-Saniya) Satellite Hotbird 13 ° East
- MTA3: MTA International (MTA AL-Arabiyya) Satellite Hotbird 13 ° East
Goals and way of working
MTA International is characterized by its non-commercial way of working. All activities are carried out on a voluntary basis by members who have acquired the necessary specialist knowledge on their own. MTA International broadcasts a varied program with a focus on programs of religious content, which is intended to support the spiritual and moral development of the community.
The programs are produced all over the world and are often broadcast in different languages via seven different audio channels. In certain time windows, contributions from different countries are sent. In most of the contributions, however, Urdu still dominates .
The motto “Reach the ends of the world” is derived from a prophecy by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , the founder of the Ahmadiyya. In 1898 he is said to have received a promise from God personally that "his message would reach the ends of the world". (English: I'll cause thy message to reach the corners of the earth. )
Adhān is called at every time of prayer . In addition, there are numerous short Arabic prayers with English and Urdu translations between the programs , which every Ahmadi should quote 11 or 33 times a day.
Every Friday at 2 p.m. Central European Time, the Caliph's Friday address ( Chutba ) is broadcast live in Urdu, which is also simultaneously translated into different languages. The Friday address mostly deals with various questions of faith.
Every evening at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Central European time, a one-hour program is broadcast in German, which is moderated by members living in Germany.
The visits of the spiritual leader, the Khalifat ul-Massih , to other countries are also broadcast. The visits mostly take place at the request of the respective emir , who (mostly) asks the caliph to participate in the Jalsa Salana , for example . The opening and closing ceremonies are often broadcast live from each Jalsa Salana in which the Caliph is attending. Particular attention will be paid to broadcasts of the program from the Jalsa Salana in Qadian, India and the International Jalsa Salana in the United Kingdom . This includes mostly speeches by the caliph and other members of the AMJ, but also speeches by non-Ahmadi guests.
Otherwise, repetitions of the Friday speeches or archives are sent, such as question and answer programs with Mirza Tahir Ahmad , Khalifat ul-Massih IV.