Friday Sermon: IslamAhmadiyyat – Divine Signs of Truth: 9th December 2016 (Urdu)
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I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw)
is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah
from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah,
the Gracious, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah,
Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee
alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou
hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not
incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. Those who have a covering over their eyes
and have resolved that they will never believe, fail to observe any of
God’s signs of support. This has always been the way
of the deniers of Prophethood. Despite witnessing signs, they demand
that further signs are displayed. Allah the Almighty sets a seal on their hearts
because of their excessive wrongdoing. They are unable to
accept the truth and Allah the Almighty sometimes
makes them a sign of warning for others. This was the state of the opponents
of the Promised Messiah (as) who continued to reject all of his signs out of
stubbornness even though they were witness to them or they would
ignore them. Some of the chiefs among the disbelievers
became signs of admonishment for others. The Promised Messiah (as) has detailed numerous
signs that were fulfilled in his support. He has also mentioned various
prophecies of the Holy Prophet (saw) and explained how these
signs have come to pass. Yet religious leaders chose to deny
these signs and lead other people astray, and they continue
to do so to this day. At different occasions the Promised Messiah (as)
outlined various signs in his favour to demonstrate the truthfulness of the Movement
[the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community]. The Promised Messiah (as)
has expounded that some of these were deemed to be
signs by the Holy Prophet (saw). One such sign is the
lunar and solar eclipses. The Promised Messiah (as) says that
before the fulfilment of this sign, the Muslim clerics would raise a huge fuss and
would recount the Hadith relating to this. Yet after this sign was fulfilled
not just once, but twice (firstly in India and then on a
second occasion in America), these very clerics disregarded what
they themselves believed be a sign. They could not deny the sign outright
because it was clearly displayed, but they succumbed
to obstinacy. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “I was informed by an acquaintance that
during the lunar eclipse a Muslim cleric, “named Ghulam Murtaza, hit himself on his
thigh (i.e expressed deep grief and anguish) and said ‘now the world has gone astray!’ ” The Promised Messiah (as) says: “Imagine, was he a greater well-wisher
for the world than God Almighty?” There are similarly other signs of the
Promised Messiah (as) such as the plague, the sign of rivers flowing onto one
another, prophecies of the Holy Qur’an, prophecies of populations being brought together,
the sign of mountains being cut open, the sign of the publication of books and
newspapers and the sign of new modes of transport. In short, the Promised Messiah (as)
has described so many signs which were foretold by the Holy
Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra)
was once explaining that instead of testifying to the
signs that appear in his favour, people level criticisms towards
the Promised Messiah (as). Often they hurl very trivial and meaningless
allegations that are quite absurd. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “The Promised Messiah (as)
displayed sign after sign “and yet people would come and say ‘how can he
be the Messiah when his turban isn’t straight?’ ” Such were the
objections. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says the Promised
Messiah (as) showed miracle after miracle, but still there were
some who would say that he could not pronounce
certain Arabic letters properly and so how can he be
deemed the Messiah. Despite displaying so many signs, others would
say since he has prepared jewellery for his wife and uses almond oil, how can
we accept him as the Messiah? These were the types
of criticisms raised. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “Do not close your
eyes to the signs of God. “Many people would come to the Promised
Messiah (as) and say to him, ‘show us a sign.’ “The Promised Messiah (as) would reply ‘have
you availed from the signs already shown that ‘you now wish for more? When you have not
benefitted from thousands of other signs that have been displayed, how will
any new sign be helpful to you.’ ” Thus such people are destined to always
deprive themselves and remain deprived. There is one such very powerful and great
sign that we see being fulfilled every day, which the Promised
Messiah (as) explaining says: “In the book Baraheen-e-Ahmadiyya, Allah the
Almighty teaches me a prayer in a revelation: [Arabic, Revelation to the
Promised Messiah (as)] ‘’Leave me not alone
and form a Community.’’ The Promised Messiah (as) translated
this himself [from Arabic to Urdu] Elsewhere, the Promised
Messiah (as) says: [Arabic, Revelation to the
Promised Messiah (as)] ” ‘Allah the Almighty will provide you
Himself the necessary resources for the guests who will come
to you from all directions’ and also: ‘Guests will come to you
from every (distant) path and track’ Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “This prophecy was made 26 years ago
(from when he was referring to this) and continues to be fulfilled in
glorious fashion up until today.” This is a prophecy relating to the
progress of the Ahmadiyya Community. We observe how this prophecy is still being
fulfilled in all its splendour even now. It is a powerful evidence of the truthfulness
of the Promised Messiah (as) that every single day his Community grows and advances
and its members excel in financial sacrifices. However only those can observe
this who see and perceive. Those who shut their
eyes cannot see this. I shall present some extracts of
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) himself where he discusses prophecies of the Promised
Messiah (as) relating to the means to the victory of Ahmadiyyat and also the
progress of the Community. He says: “The Promised Messiah (as) was repeatedly
informed by Allah the Almighty that “the Ahmadiyya Jama’at would have
to make the same sacrifices “made by the followers
of the past Prophets. “Once the Promised Messiah (as) saw in a
dream that: ‘I enter the house of Nizam Uddin’ “Nizam Uddin means the system
(Nizam) of the religion (Din) “This dream means that ultimately one day
the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will become the system of the religion It will triumph over
all other orders in the world, InshaAllah” But how will this victory be obtained? The
Promised Messiah (as) explains in his dream that: “We will enter this house with a combination
of the Husni and Hussaini ways. “Everyone is aware that Hazrat Hassan (ra)
obtained success through peace and reconciliation and Hazrat Hussain (ra) obtained his
success through Shahadat [martyrdom].” Thus, certainly the Promised
Messiah (as) was told that the [Ahmadiyya] Community would reach the
status of Nizam Uddin, however this would occur through both peace, love and compassion,
but also through martyrdoms and sacrifices. If anyone thinks that this Movement will progress
without love, peace and sympathy they are wrong. And they are also
wrong who believe that this Movement will advance without
sacrifices and martyrdoms. Sometimes we will have to
adopt peace and harmony and sometimes we will need to adopt
the Hussaini way, which means that we can lay down our lives before the
opponents, but we will never give in to them. Both these approaches
take precedence for us. Neither the Messihi approach alone nor the
Mehdiviyat approach alone are our preference. Rather we will have to
walk upon a middle path. There will be one victory achieved
through love, harmony and peace and one victory
through sacrifices. It is after this that the Community
will enter Nizam Uddin. We observe that today members of the Jama’at
present their examples in both these respects. We give a message of
love, compassion and peace and also it is the Community
alone that is giving sacrifices. In a further reference to the same revelation
to the Promised Messiah (as) he says: ” ‘There is a house near to the Mubarak
Mosque (the house of Mirza Nizam Uddin) “and we will enter it through a combination
of the Hussni and Hussaini approach.’ Many people were surprised by what the
meaning could be of this revelation” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “I heard
from the Promised Messiah (as) himself say, the immediate meaning of this revelation is not
evident however with time it will become clear.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “the Promised
Messiahas declared at a time “when he was completely alone and had no
followers, that God Almighty had informed him that “his Community would be given so
much success and progress that in comparison other nations will become
like the nomadic people of today.” We witness new signs of the divine succour
of God Almighty on a daily basis. God willing, we shall indeed
witness days such as these. Our members will progress so much that other
nations will become insignificant in comparison. However it is essential to inculcate the true
spirit of faith within us as well as our progeny, subsequently God Almighty
will then show us these signs. Wherever there is divine succour,
one also faces opposition and enmity. This has always been the case
for the followers of Prophets. However this enmity
does not cause fear, instead it strengthens the faith and
causes one to enhance in his faith. A few days ago a special police force of the
government – which is known as the ‘Counter Terrorist Police’ and deals
with counter terror related incidents – carried out a raid on the Tehreek-e-Jadid office
and Zia-ul-Islam Press in Rabwah [Pakistan]. They arrested two missionaries
and some [clerical] workers. After this some people from Rabwah
wrote to me including some women who all stated that this incident has
not frightened them, on the contrary it has increased them in their faith and incidents
such as these have always enhanced [our faith]. We will always respond to any difficulties
and offer any sacrifices required. This is the spirit that
believers should adhere to. These are the sayings to which the Promised
Messiah (as) alluded to when he said: “You will have
to endure [these trials]” We are witness to the promises and
countless signs of divine support. Undoubtedly the final victory will be for the
community of the Promised Messiah (as). Opposition does occur
and it will always remain. Those who carried out the raid, the
biggest fear they have is from Ahmadis because Ahmadis encourage to inculcate
the fear of God in ones hearts. Ahmadis encourage the fear of God and
warn others to fear the wrath of God. And so according to them, they think “how is
it that the Ahmadis can tell us to fear God. “Who is a bigger terrorist than the one
who warns us from about the wrath of God, therefore detain
them and finish them”. May God Almighty give them sense and
enable them to understand the truth. May the country be saved from those
Maulvis [clerics] who are the real terrorists; those who have spread disorder in the country,
leaving nobody safe from their harm. May the special police – that combat terrorism –
have the courage to wage war, instead than the peaceful, law abiding
Ahmadis who have true love for their country, against those individuals, from whose hands
ordinary members of the public are not safe, and who are involved in trying to
destroy the foundations of the country. In addition, they should arrest those people who
are ransacking the country by all means possible. Ahmadis should pray for Allah
Almighty to safeguard Pakistan and free it from the
clutches of these tyrants. As for sacrifices, Ahmadis always offer
sacrifices and will continue to do so and, God Willing, He will show
us the fruits of these sacrifices. In a similar manner Ahmadis in
Algeria are suffering great atrocities at the hands of
the government. May God Almighty keep them safe
and keep them steadfast May the government see reason and enable
them to see the truth of the Ahmadis in that they are peaceful
law abiding citizens. It is alleged that the Ahmadis are plotting
against the government and wish to cause chaos, even though wherever there are
Ahmadis throughout the world not a single one will rise up against
their respective government. Rather, we aim to spread
love, peace and harmony. Indeed, for this if we need to offer sacrifices
then God willing, we shall continue to do so. I will now return to the extracts
of the Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra). He writes: ‘The worst sort of enmity is that
which comes from close relations. In Punjabi there is a proverb: [The greatest adversary is a close relative] Therefore, the greatest adversaries are
usually the close relatives and loved ones, because they cannot bear to
see someone from their own rise up and earn respect
and fame in the world. How can those who quarrel with that
individual over the smallest piece of land tolerate the notion that the
whole world will flock to him. For this reason they try
their utmost to quell him. To the extent that when they are left frustrated
at the fact they are powerless to do anything, they attempt to vent all
the anger and resentment. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) would often
say that from among the rulers of Shahpur “one of the chiefs received the title of
Khan Bahadur [The Valiant one], (one of the chiefs
received this title) “and a poor lady who belonged to the same
family named her son as Khan Bahadur. “She was asked about this as
to why she used this name? “She replied: ‘I do not know what he
will choose to be when he is older ‘However just as others call
his relative Khan Bahadur , they will also call him
by the same name.’ Therefore, those who cannot
achieve anything themselves, simply adopt
the titles.” He further states: “When the Promised
Messiah (as) made his claim, a relative of his also claimed
to be the Imam [Mahdi]. (This is regarding the
case of close relatives) His relative thought that now since he [i.e the
Promised Messiahas] has made a claim and the people would turn their attention towards
him, therefore I should also make a claim.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) then presents
a Persian proverb: [Persian Proverb] this means every individual’s
vision and understanding is governed by his
strength and judgment. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states:
“The Promised Messiah (as) claimed that “he has been sent by God for
the entire world as an arbitrator. “He has not only been sent for the common man,
rather it is incumbent upon even the great kings “to accept him, however the relative who made the
same claim was simply taking on the title only.” “Among his relatives there was one who
made a claim to be the ‘Imam of the sweepers’ “and on the other hand the Promised
Messiah (as) wrote to such an extent that “it is even incumbent upon the
Sovereign of England to accept him. “For that reason he wrote a letter to the Queen
[of England] who was the ruler at the time. “In comparison, the bravery of the one who claimed
to be the Imam of the sweepers and his followers “was such that when a policeman asked
him whether he had made any claim? “He replied: ‘I have made
no claim whatsoever “Somebody must have made a
false claim of their own accord’ Thus, the relatives are
the worst adversaries.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) continues by saying:
“Close relatives are the greatest antagonists “Especially when they become opponents,
they cause the greatest enmity, subsequently they use every method – whether it is
legal or illegal – to cause harm to them.” Having mentioned this Hazrat
Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “Dozens of our relatives have
severed ties with us due to Ahmadiyyat, “not because we do not wish to meet them,
rather they do not wish to meet with us. “Our relatives would hurl verbal abuse at us and
our elder aunt (Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states) “our elder aunt, who later accepted
Ahmadiyyat, would hurl abuse and insults at us. “I remember clearly on one occasion
when I was approximately six years old, “I was climbing up the stairs, she
saw me and repeatedly said: “[Punjabi – ‘The son is equally
as evil as the father’] “She repeated this statement so
many times that I memorised it. “When I reached home I narrated this incident and
enquired as to the meaning of the statement. I was told that it means: ‘Just as the father is
evil, the son is evil all the same’.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’udra states: “In Qadian “there was a boycott imposed upon
the Promised messiah (as). “People were stopped from completing
the chores connected with his house. “The people who practiced
pottery were stopped, “the sweepers were prevented
from cleaning [near his house]. “Our beloved brother, the sister-in-law of the
Promised Messiah (as) along with other relatives, “to the extent that his paternal
uncles son called Ali Sher “were all involved in causing
him pain and anguish. “On one occasion, seven brothers from
the area of Gujrat came to visit Qadian “and used the path that lead to a garden which
belonged to the Promised Messiah (as). (They visited the garden as it belonged
to the Promised Messiah (as) ) “On route they came across one of our
relatives who was arranging his garden. He enquired from them where they have
come from and what business they had there.” “The guests who were visiting from
Gujrat said: ‘We have come from Gujrat “and have come to meet Hazrat Mirza Sahib.’
He said ‘hear me well, I am his uncle’s son ” and know him very well’ and said all kinds of
things against the Promised Messiah (as). “From among them, one of them
stepped forward and grasped him, “then shouted to his
brothers to come quickly “The relative [of the Promised
Messiah (as)] was shaken up by this “The Ahmadi then said: ‘I am not going to hit you as you are the
relative of the Promised Messiah (as) ‘I wished to show my brothers your face,
as we had heard that Satan is hidden, however today we have come
to know that he looks like this’.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra)
further states: “The Promised Messiah (as) was
informed that apart from his progeny, all other progenies of his
family members shall terminate” (There was a lot of opposition, however Allah the
Almighty assured the Promised Messiah (as) and told him that his progeny shall continue while
the progeny of all others [from his family] will cease to exist and this is
precisely what happened) “Now, only those members of the Promised Messiah
(as) remain who entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat “and the progeny of
all others has finished. “At the time of the
Promised Messiah’s claim, “there were around seventy male members
in the family but now apart from those “who are among the physical or spiritual
progeny of the Promised Messiah (as), “no one has any
issue of their own “Despite the fact that they did their utmost in
trying to destroy the Promised Messiah’s name “and exhausted their
efforts in doing so “but ultimately they themselves were
destroyed and their progeny also terminated. This indeed is another sign of the
Promised Messiah’s truthfulness.” Then, narrating the instant when the Promised
Messiah’s elder aunt did the Bai’at he states: “Even though certain prophecies
and signs appear very small, “however if one carefully ponders over
them, then many aspects come to light “which become a means
of increasing one’s faith. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “I only came to learn of one of the
Promised Messiah’s revelations yesterday ” and although it is related to one person
and regarding their particular situation, “however it consists
of many prophecies. “Many friends mentioned that they already
knew about it but I only learnt of it yesterday. “Yesterday, after the demise of our elderly
aunt, Sheikh Yaqub Ali Sahib stated, ‘a very old revelation of the Promised
Messiah(as) is: ‘The elder aunt came’ (This was a senior aunt of
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) and the wife of the Promised
Messiah’s elder brother) ‘the elder Ahmadi members relate that at the time
they were not able to fully understand its meaning “everyone had their own
interpretations of it’. “However, a very simple and straightforward
meaning could be that “a lady will come whose
relation is that of an aunt “and by ‘coming’ it could mean one of two things;
either physical she will enter the community. “For someone to physically come does not signify a
prophecy because relatives often come to visit. “All of us at the time used to call the wife of
the Promised Messiah’s elder brother Tai “[senior aunt], in other words,
her name was Tai “Those who have read the literature
of the community will know that “during the time of the prophecy regarding
Muhammadi Beghum, she fiercely opposed (i.e. Tai). “One of the reasons for this was because
she was the most senior in the family “and the prophecy was made
about her sister’s daughter “Being a leader of
the family at the time, “she considered it her duty to try and
cause a hindrance in their relation “which otherwise would have been a
source of humiliation for their family. So considered it an important
duty to oppose this.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) states:
“it is in the nature of elderly women “that they consider the honour and respect
of the family to be far more significant “than religious matters, in fact even
more important than governance “and other any
other issues. “At that time, the Promised
Messiah’s claim to be the Messiah “was not as important
to her i.e. to Tai “as was the
honour of the family “Also, it is rather difficult for an elder
to obey one who is younger than them “and the Promised Messiah (as)
was younger than her. “Moreover, the Promised Messiah (as)
did not take any share in the inheritance “and therefore his food and other provisions
would be provided from her house. “Thus, in this regard, she considered herself
as a benefactor to the Promised Messiah (as) “Women naturally have this feeling, “therefore she considered the Promised
Messiah (as) to be dependent on her. (She did not consider that he did not
take any share from the inheritance and that all the wealth was with her, in fact
she felt that the he was dependent on her and that she was his benefactor because she
would send food and bear all the expenses). The Promised Messiah (as) writes
in an Arabic couplet: [Arabic couplet] “There was a time when I would suffice
on the leftovers of others. But now God Almighty has bestowed such honour
upon me that thousands eat from my spread.” “This couplet also points to the fact that “the Promised Messiah’s assets and wealth was in
the care of his brother and was not separate. “The Promised Messiah did not pay attention
towards looking after his own wealth “and his father would also say this that he would
not be able to look after his share of wealth. “Thus, in the given circumstances it was
impossible for the elder aunt to accept Ahmadiyyat “not because of religious reasons or
arguments but due to the family circumstances. (the background
that has been explained)” “This was because
according to her, “her relation to the Promised Messiah (as)
was that of a master and a servant (The elder aunt considered
her own status as a master, and God forbid, the status of the
Promised Messiah (as) to be of a servant.) “She considered the Promised Messiah to
be a poor person who did not do any work “and lived of
their food. “Thus, in these circumstances,
she could never allow that “the Promised Messiah marrying
her sister’s daughter. Since she was the eldest, therefore
she opposed greatly against this. “In those days, there was intense
opposition against the Promised Messiah “and members from his own
family had stopped meeting him “and the Promised Messiah (as)
would also not meet them. “The opposition from the members of his own
family was so severe that our mother relates “(Hazrat Amma Jaan (ra) ) that there was an
elderly lady from the maternal side of the family, “who would lament that they are not allowed
to even see the son of Chiragh Bibi. “The Promised Messiah (as) would be kept isolated
form everyone as if he were a bandit or thief “and was considered to have
tarnished the family honour. “In such circumstances, it would seem impossible
for the Tai [elder aunt] to accept Ahmadiyyat. “Although one can
have a change of heart “however for this it is necessary
to assess the circumstances. “It was in such circumstances, the Promised
Messiah (as) received the revelation: ‘The elder
aunt came’ “At the time, the elder aunt the Promised
Messiah’s sister-in-law in relation. “Therefore, the words of the revelation point out
to the fact that she will do the Bai’at at a time “when her relation to the person taking
the Bai’at will be that of an elder aunt. ” If she were to take the Bai’at in the
lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as), “then the words of the revelation should have
been: ‘The sister-in-law came’ (Because she was the Promised
Messiah’s sister-in-law and so the revelation should have
been according to that) “If she were to do the Bai’at during
the time of the first Khalifa “then the revelation should have been: ‘A lady
from the Promised Messiah’s family came’. “However, the word Tai [elder aunt]
alludes to the fact that “she will do the Bai’at when the Promised
Messiah’s son becomes the Khalifa. “If no one was going to become a Khalifa from
the progeny of the Promised Messiah (as) then to use the word Tai
was of no significance.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states further: “This revelation contains
three prophecies. “Firstly, there will be a Khalifa from
the progeny of the Promised Messiah (as). “Secondly, the Tai [elder aunt] will
accept Ahmadiyyat during that time. “Thirdly, there is a prophecy
regarding the age of Tai because “the Promised Messiah’s own age was almost seventy
at the time and he is prophesising about a lady “who was much older than
him that she will still be alive “and will do the Bai’at at the hand of
his son who shall become a Khalifa. “For someone to live that long
is an extraordinary thing. “Let alone an elderly woman, a human mind cannot
even say this regarding a young person. (The Tai [elder aunt] passed away around 1927) “Thus, for her to do the Bai’at
and that too during my time “when one of the sons of the Promised Messiah (as)
is a Khalifa is an extraordinary sign. In just these two words, there are many
prophecies which have been mentioned.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) further states: “After accepting Ahmadiyyat, the Tai [elder aunt
also signed up the institution of Al-Wasiyyat (and this also has a very
extraordinary background to it) “In view of the customs and
sentiments of traditional families “this was indeed an extraordinary transformation
that the elder aunt joined the institution “of Al-Wasiyyat after doing the Bai’at (not only
did she do the Bai’at but also did her Waisiyyat). “Initially, she opposed
Promised Messiah’s burial “somewhere else instead of
the ancestoral graveyard. “She even sent a message stating that the he
should be buried in the ancestral graveyard “instead of elsewhere because
this would be mark of disrespect. “For several years she remained adamant on this
but then her stance changed dramatically “and she did the Wasiyyat and was
buried in the Heavenly Graveyard. “For any reasonable person
this is in fact a great sign. “Though it may seem as
something very ordinary but there are multiple aspects
to prove ones truthfulness.” “Despite the fact that she wished for the Promised
Messiah’s burial to be in the ancestral graveyard, “however later she did the Wasiyyat and
was buried in the Heavenly Graveyard. Relating the time when the Promised
Messiah (as) travelled to Delhi, Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra)
states: “A person who places his
trust in Allah the Almighty “can never entertain any doubt
in the outcome of God’s works (if one has trust in
Allah the Almighty, then surely Allah the Almighty
will produce the right results).” He states further: “I was a young child when the Promised Messiah
travelled to Delhi (Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) was
addressing the Jama’at in Delhi at the time) “I was a very young child at the time when
the Promised Messiah (as) travelled to Delhi “The Promised Messiah (as) visited the graves of
some of the saints and prayed extensively. “The Promised Messiah stated,
‘the reason why I prayed is so that ‘the souls of these saints
become impassioned ‘lest their progenies become deprived
from recognising this spiritual light ‘which Allah the Almighty has sent down in
this day and age as a source for guidance. ‘Indeed that
day shall come when Allah the Almighty will open their
hearts and enable them to accept the truth.’ ” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “Although I was very young at the time, however
these words of the Promised Messiah (as) “continue to have a deep impact
on my heart till this day. “Therefore, if the Jama’at here desires
to witness the fruits of their efforts “then they should place their
trust in Allah the Almighty. Surely that day will come when that which
God wants to establish shall come to pass.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra)
mentioned this in response to a question while
addressing the Jama’at in Delhi. Therefore, it is the duty
of the Jama’at in Delhi to spread the message of the
Promised Messiah (as) with wisdom. Recently there has been an increase in Tabligh
activities through exhibitions, etc. However, there is a lot of
opposition from the Muslims and there is a need to convey
our message to them also. However, the most important
thing in this regard is prayer. Great attention needs
to be paid towards this. In further reference to this
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) also mentioned a dream of
the Promised Messiah (as). He said that “The Promised
Messiah (as) saw in a vision that “there is a very long hollow pit that has been dug
out and many sheep have been laid down upon it. “A butcher is stood at the head of each sheep
with a knife in his hand ready [to slaughter it]. “They are looking up at the sky
as if waiting for a command. (The Promised Messiah (as) states:) ‘I was also walking on that site and
went near to them and said: ‘Say to the believers, ‘but for your prayer
to Him my Lord would not care for you’ ‘And they immediately
ran their knives. ‘When the sheep shuddered, the butchers
said to them that ‘what are you? ‘You are nothing but sheep that eat dirt.’ ” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says that seventy
thousand people died due to cholera in those days. Therefore, if someone doesn’t pay heed then
why would God care for such a person. His affairs cannot stop.
They will surely happen. He said that “Christianity progressed three hundred years
after the advent of the Christian Messiah “However, looking at our circumstances one can
deduce that Ahmadiyyat will progress much sooner than the time of the
Christian Messiah.” Whether they are Pakistani clerics or some
religious leaders or they are worldly powers, they do not have any status in
the sight of Allah the Almighty. They are like sheep and these people can
never hinder the progress of Ahmadiyyat. However, we cannot rely solely on
our missionaries for this purpose that they preach and
spread Ahmadiyyat. If we are to become a part of this progress,
and we should become a part of it, then we will also have to focus
our attention towards prayers and we will have to
increase our spirituality and we will have to strengthen our
relationship with Allah the Almighty. And these are the things that will end the
opposition of the Jama’at and will enable us to become those who partake
in the progress of Ahmadiyyat InshAllah. May Allah the Almighty
grant us that status. After the Friday Prayers I will also
lead funeral prayers in absentia of Respected Sufni Zafar
Ahmad sahib, Missionary Indonesia. On 8th November he passed
away due to a heart attack. “Surely, to Allah we belong
and to Him shall we return” He was seventy-one years of age. He was born
in Padang Sumatra. His father, Zeni Dalaan sahib
joined the Jama’at in 1923 after taking Oath of Allegiance on the
hand of Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra). And he established
headquarters of the Jama’at in Sumatra and Java with the
help of two other young men. Similarly, Sufni sahib’s father was amongst
the pioneer missionaries of Indonesia. Zeni Dalaan shiab had three children out of
whom he devoted Sufni Zafar Ahmad sahib and sent him to Jamia Ahmadiyya
Rabwah to obtain further education. Sufni Zafar Ahmad sahib departed
for Rabwah on 17 July 1963. He stayed in Rabwah
for approximately 11 years and he received education in
Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah. And in 1974 he returned to
Indonesia after graduation where his first posting
was in Kalimantan. After that he continued to serve in
Indonesia as a regional missionary in West Java and as a
regional president. After that he was able to serve
in East Java and Papua. He served as a Regional Missionary
from 1985 till 1987 in Jambi and from 1987 till 1991
in North Sumatra. Form 1991 till 1997 he served as a
teacher in Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia and taught Fiqah [Jurisprudence]
and during this time he was appointed to serve as the In-Charge of the department that
looked after the training of new Ahmadis. From 1997 till 2001, he was appointed
as a Regional Missionary in Lampung. Many chapters of the Jama’at were
established in Indonesia through him as well as the construction
of Mosques and Mission Houses. He was also able to write the following
four books in the Indonesian language: Philosophy of Zakat, Sacrifice in the Way of Allah
Almighty, Funeral and Meaning of Jihad in Islam. He wrote these four
books. He retired in 2001. He was suffering from various
illnesses from some time. He had a relationship of unconditional loyalty,
love and immense obedience with Khilafat. He was a very sincere and devoted
servant of the movement. Apart from his wife he has left
behind one daughter and two sons. May Allah the Almighty keep them
steadfast upon Ahmadiyyat and may He enable them to increase in virtuous
deeds and express loyalty like their father and may He make them
an exemplary Ahmadi. All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from
Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone and we seek protection against the
evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the right
path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none
can guide him onto the right path. And we bear witness that none deserves
to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad
is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah
be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice,
to confer benefits upon each other and to do good to others as
one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits
revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He too will remember you; call Him and He will make
a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance
is the highest virtue.

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