In 1934, Majlis-e-Ahrar started an agitation against the Jama‘at [Community] and declared that they would not rest until they had wiped the Jama‘at off the face of the earth. In response, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II (ra):
"I see the earth slipping from under the feet of Ahrar. They say they will wipe out this Jama‘at, but Allah Almighty has told me of a plan with which the Jama‘at will spread in all countries of the world and no one will be able to destroy it."
So, at that time he initiated Tahrik-e-Jadid, concerning which he said:
"The purpose of launching Tahrik-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."
It began as a temporary scheme, but at the end of nineteen years, Hazrat Muslih Ma‘ud (ra) said:
"Now that nineteen years are coming to an end, I have decided that Tahrik-e-Jadid will continue up to your last breath."
"I hope that Tahrik-e-Jadid will last for countless ages, just as the stars in the sky, so did Allah say to Hazrat Ibrahim that his progeny would be countless. And Hazrat Ibrahim’s progeny greatly served the faith, and the same is being done by Tahrik-e-Jadid."