After the partition of the Indian subcontinent, members of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya living in large cities were able to benefit from the nizam-e-Jamaat and establish auxiliary organisations. However, those living in villages did not have enough resources to resurrect the infrastructure of education and moral well-being required to bring about the spiritual transformative changes Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) taught.
So, from divine guidance, as a solution to this problem, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) initiated the blessed scheme of Waqf-e-Jadid (The New Dedication). This scheme was initiated on 27 December 1957 (although it was first mentioned by him on 9 July 1957, during his Eid-ul-Adha Sermon). He stated:
"Now, I am launching a scheme for a new kind of waqf [dedication]. I had mentioned it in a sermon on 9 July 1957 […] The purpose of this waqf is to create a network of our muallimeen [missionaries dedicated to the scheme of Waqf-e-Jadid] from Lahore to Karachi. There should be a muallim present in all places at short distances, i.e. 10 to 15 miles. He should either start a madrassa or run a shop and live and work among the people of the area all the time. This is a very vast scheme, but I have decided to take only 10 devotees in the beginning, considering the expenses. It is possible that some devotees may be taken from Africa or other countries, but in any case, the beginning will be with 10 devotees and then more efforts will be made to increase their number to thousands.” (Al Fazl, 16 February 1957, p. 3)