Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2014
Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah Come to Prayer Come to Prayer Come to success Come to success
Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest There is none worthy of worship except Allah Peace be upon you all I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is One and has no partner. 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 displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. Today I shall mention such a sign of the Promised Messiah (as) which was manifested on this day, i.e. 11th April 1900.
Rather, one can say that this sign was brought into practice. This sign of his was a sermon in the Arabic language which flowed from his tongue with divine support; in fact, it was a revelation. This sign was divinely revealed which is why it was named the ‘Revealed Sermon’ –
Approximately 200 people listened to and witnessed this divinely revealed sermon and state of inspiration at the time. Someone has drawn my attention to the significance of this day, as it is a Friday, and that I should speak about this marvellous sign of the Promised Messiah (as),
As there are Ahmadi Muslims who may well know about the ‘Revealed Sermon’ in its book form, but are unaware of the history, context and particulars of it. I was also astonished to learn that there are some who are completely unaware of what the ‘Revealed Sermon’ is at all.
Each and every Ahmadi Muslim should keep in mind that the signs God Almighty has shown in favour of the Promised Messiah (as) are there to strengthen us in our faith and to lend us proofs to silence the opponents of Ahmadiyyat. They provide us with the proof of his truthfulness, especially the signs
Such as the ‘Revealed Sermon’ as it is among the most wondrous of signs that silenced the most well-renowned clerics. As I have mentioned, I shall briefly present the history and background to this, what effect it had on our own people, what kind of state the Promised Messiah (as) passed through
And what others have said in relation to this. Likewise, I shall also present a few lines or citations of this sermon. One can sense the truthfulness and grandeur of this divinely inspired sermon by reading it, but by way of the few lines that I have chosen to present,
One can understand the lofty rank and status of the Promised Messiah (as). This ‘Revealed Sermon’ is perhaps not mentioned in Tadhkirah as it published in a separate book itself, but as it were, I have some reservations with regards to this. Therefore, whenever Tadhkirah is published in future,
Or whichever edition of any language it is published in, the respective department should consult me with regards to this. The background to the ‘Revealed Sermon’, which has been mentioned in the Al-Badr and Al-Hakam newspapers, or in other literature of the Jama’at is as follows:
“On the morning of Arafaat,” the day before the Eid-ul-Adha, “the Promised Messiah (as) wrote a letter to Hazrat Maulana Nooruddin Sahib, informing him: ‘I wish to spend this day, and part of the night, in prayer for myself and my dear ones. ‘Therefore, those friends who are here should send me their names
‘and residence,’ where they live, ‘in writing, so that I remember them whilst in prayer.’” In accordance with this, a list of friends in order was sent to the Promised Messiah (as). Thereafter, others also came from afar to visit, expressing their heart-felt desire, whilst also sending notes requesting for prayers.
Thereupon, the Promised Messiah (as) announced once again: “No further notes should be sent to me as this causes great inconvenience.” The Promised Messiah (as) arrived for the Maghrib and Ishaa which were combined. After offering the prayers, he stated: “As I have made a promise to God Almighty
“that I shall spend this day and a portion of the night in supplication, “therefore I shall now take leave in order to not break this promise.” I.e. not to go against the promise. Having said this, the Promised Messiah (as) left and occupied himself in prayer. The following morning, on the day of Eid-ul-Adha,
Maulawi ‘Abdul-Karim Sahib entered to ask with regards to delivering the sermon. In response to this, the Promised Messiah (as) stated, “God Almighty has ordained so.” He then said: “It was revealed to me last night that I should deliver some of the sermon “in the Arabic language before a gathering.
“I understood it to be some other gathering, but it seems perhaps it is this one.” I.e. for the Eid prayer. It is also mentioned in the reports, “When the Promised Messiah (as) prepared himself “to deliver the sermon in Arabic, he instructed Hazrat Maulawi ‘Abdul Karim Sahib
“and Hazrat Maulawi Nooruddin Sahib to sit as close as possible to note down the sermon. “When the two of them were ready, the Promised Messiah (as) “began his address in Arabic with the words ‘O servants of God!’.” During the address, the Promised Messiah (as) said,
“Write the words down now, for I may not recall them later.” i.e. you should write the words down simultaneously and if you do not understand any of the words, you should ask now. “When the Promised Messiah (as) had sat down after delivering the sermon
“and upon the request of a large number of people, Maulawi ‘Abdul-Karim Sahib “stood up to present the translation. “But before doing so, the Promised Messiah (as) said: ‘This sermon was a sign of acceptance, as a result of the prayers I offered on the day of Arafat
‘and the night before the Eid-ul-Adha, that if I delivered it extemporaneously ‘and entirely in Arabic, all of the supplications I made would be accepted. ‘All praise belongs to Allah, all of these prayers have been accepted, ‘in accordance with the divine promise.’ “Once the Promised Messiah (as) had made this statement,
“Maulawi ‘Abdul-Karim Sahib began reciting the Urdu translation. “As he was doing so, out of sheer joy the Promised Messiah (as) “spontaneously performed a prostration in gratitude to God Almighty. “Everyone present joined him in this prostration “and as he raised his head from this prostration, the Promised Messiah (as) stated:
‘I have witnessed the word Mubarak [blessed] written in red, ‘which is a sign of acceptance.’” This report was published in Al-Hakam and is also mentioned in Malfuzat. The Promised Messiah (as) writes in his book, Nuzul-ul-Masih: “On the morning of Eid-ul-Adha, I received a revelation ‘Say a few words in Arabic’.
“I, therefore, informed my friends about the revelation. “I had never made a speech before this in Arabic. “But, on that day when I stood up to deliver the Eid Sermon, “God caused an articulate, eloquent speech full of wisdom, to flow from my tongue, “which is set out in ‘Revealed Sermon’.
“It is a lengthy speech, which was delivered extemporaneously in a single occasion. “God declared it a sign in His revelation, “for this impromptu address was made purely under the influence of the power of the Almighty God. “I cannot begin to imagine that even an eloquent,
“well-versed author in the Arabic language could stand up and deliver such an address impromptu. “This address is such that was witnessed at this time by approximately 150 people.” In his book Haqiqatul Wahi, the Promised Messiah (as) writes in detail:
“On the morning of 11 April 1900, the day of Eid-ul-Adha [the Festival of Sacrifices], “I received a revelation: ‘Deliver an address in Arabic today, ‘you have been bestowed the capacity’. “And this revelation was also received: ‘This discourse has been made eloquent by the Noble Lord.’
“Meaning that, God has bestowed eloquence upon this discourse. “Accordingly, this revelation was communicated right away to my dear, “the Late Maulawi ‘Abdul-Karim, my dear Maulawi Hakim Nooruddin, “Sheikh Rahmatullah, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, Maulawi Muhammad ‘Ali M.A., “Master ‘Abdur-Rahman, Master Sher ‘Ali B.A., “Hafiz ‘Abdul ‘Ali, and many other friends.
“Then, I stood up after Eid Prayer to deliver the Eid sermon in the Arabic language. “And God Almighty knows that a power was given to me from the unseen “and such an eloquent address in Arabic was proceeding forth from my mouth extemporaneously “that was quite beyond my capability.
“I cannot imagine that, except through special divine revelation, “anyone in the world can deliver extempore, without writing it down on a piece of paper, “a speech that comprises many sections, with this degree of eloquence and clarity. “When this Arabic address, which has been named ‘Revealed Sermon’,
“was delivered to the people, an audience of perhaps 200 was present at the time. “Holy is Allah! It seemed as if a fountain had begun to flow from the unseen, “and I knew not whether I was the one who was speaking “or it was an angel addressing through my tongue,
“because I was aware that I had no part in this address. “Preformed sentences kept proceeding from my mouth “and every sentence was a Sign for me. “All of these sentences have been preserved in published form “under the name of ‘Revealed Sermon’. “One will appreciate, by reading this booklet,
“whether it is in the capacity of any human being to stand up “and, entirely extemporarily, deliver such a long speech in the Arabic language “without thinking or contemplating. “This is a literary miracle that God showed, and no one can present its like.” Thus, this challenge is open to this day.
Further details are also mentioned with regards to this sermon which the Promised Messiah (as) delivered within the history of the Jama’at: Just as the Promised Messiah (as) stated, “Due to the fact that this was a literary miracle “and was of special importance, in the context to this the Promised Messiah (as)
“encouraged his Community to put this to memory. “In accordance with this instruction, Sufi Ghulam Muhammad Sahib, “Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ismail Sahib, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib, “Maulawi Muhammad Ali Sahib and some others memorised the entire sermon. “In fact, in between the Maghrib and Ishaa prayers, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib
“and Maulawi Muhammad Ali Sahib recited the sermon by heart “on the rooftop of Masjid Mubarak in the presence of the Promised Messiah (as). “Maulawi Abdul-Karim Sahib, who was a man with deep interest in literature, “was so in love with this sermon that he would often be found reciting it
“and would always be captivated by particular segments of it. “It is natural for an extremely scholarly person such as Maulawi Sahib to be captivated “by the miraculous words of the ‘Revealed Sermon’, “but such a wonderful incident from God Almighty took place
“that even children listening to the sermon were deeply affected by its charm and appeal.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) narrates that, “The sun had not yet set on the day “that this sermon was delivered, that children even younger than 12 years of age were
“walking about the streets of Qadian repeating its words,” that is, the words of the sermon, “which was indeed something quite extraordinary.” This sermon was published in August 1901. “The Promised Messiah (as) very diligently had it written by a scribe, “he translated it himself into Persian and Urdu and he added the strokes
“and diacritics in the text. “The actual sermon, within the book ‘Revealed Sermon’, ends at page 38, under chapter 1. “The following chapter up to the end “is the Promised Messiah’s (as) own writing which he added later on. “The entire book was then named ‘Revealed Sermon’,”
I.e. the actual revealed sermon is in the first chapter. “When this book was published, even the most renowned scholars of Arabic were left “dumb-founded having read its peerless language, “extraordinary verities and literary excellences. “In truth, this was a literary miracle of the Promised Messiah (as)
“which, other than in the Holy Qur’an, cannot be found.” The Promised Messiah (as) has recorded two dreams of his with regards to this ‘Revealed Sermon’, which can be found in Tadhkirah. “Under the date April 19, 1900, the Promised Messiah (as) “wrote about a dream of Mian Abdullah of Sanaur (ra)
“in which Mian Abdullah Sanauri said that Munshi Ghulam Qadir of Sanaur had come there. “Mian ‘Abdullah asked him about the gathering. “He said there was a great clamour up there [in the heavens].” He is relating the dream in which Munshi Sahib is describing the situation up in the heavens.
“This dream is in exact accord with the dream of Sayyed Amir ‘Ali Shah, “because he had seen that when the Arabic address was being delivered on Eid day, “the Holy Prophet (saw), Jesus (as), Moses (as) “and Khidr (as) were present among the audience listening to the sermon.
“He was shown this as a vision while he was sitting and listening to the sermon.” We also find the impressions of some of the Companions. Hazrat Hafiz Abdul Ali Sahib narrates: “I was present when the ‘Revealed Sermon’ was being delivered. “The voice of the Promised Messiah (as) had changed.
“Sayed Mulhim Sahib of Sialkot,” Syed Sahib was an Ahmadi who would receive revelations. “He was saying that even the angels were present listening to the sermon.” Hazrat Mirza Fazl Baig Sahib states: “The Promised Messiah (as) stood at the outer door,
“which was in front of the internal door of the Mehrab of Masjid Aqsa, “the original mosque at the time of the Promised Messiah (as), “and delivered the sermon before me in the Arabic language,” I.e. he stood at the arched doorway of the veranda.
“Huzoor (as) would repeat each word three times and Maulawi Hakim Nooruddin, “Khalifatul Masih I (ra) and Maulawi Abdul Karim Sialkoti Sahib (ra) would write the words down “and ask Huzoor (as) whether certain words were spelt with a ‘seen’ or a ‘thaa’, “an ‘ain’ or an ‘alif’ etc.”
I.e. , they would enquire about the wording. “Hence, the two of them would themselves ask about any corrections “and Huzoor (as) would answer accordingly. “Then, when the Promised Messiah (as) completed the sermon, “he asked Maulawi Abdul Karim Sahib (ra) to present the Urdu translation to the public.
“Maulawi Sahib(ra) then read out the translation “and the prostration in gratitude to God Almighty was performed in the mosque.” Hazrat Maulana Sher Ali Sahib (ra) writes: “The Promised Messiah (as) delivered the ‘Revealed Sermon’ on this Eid occasion.
“On the day of Hajj, the Promised Messiah (as) sent a letter to Maulawi Sahib (ra) saying that “all the people present here at this time should write their names “and addresses to me so that I may pray for them. “Thus, Maulawi Sahib (ra) gathered all the people in the Talim-ul-Islam School,”
The Talim-ul-Islam School was established where the Madrasah Ahmadiyya was previously situated in those days. “A list was made with the names of the people and sent to the Promised Messiah (as). “Huzoor (as) then closed his courtyard door and began his supplications. “Later on, people who still remained to see him, would hand notes
“via the closed door to the Promised Messiah (as). “The next morning, he came out for the Eid prayer. “As he reached the steps of the Mubarak mosque, he stated ‘I received the revelation last night “Say a few words in Arabic”.’ “Consequently, he had the message conveyed to Maulawi Abdul Karim Sahib (ra)
“and Hazrat Maulawi Hakim Nooruddin Sahib (ra) to bring paper and ink etc. “with them, as he was told in the revelation to speak some words in Arabic. “Maulawi Abdul Karim Sahib (ra) led the prayer “and the Promised Messiah (as) delivered the sermon in Urdu, “most probably whilst sat on a chair.
“After delivering the Urdu sermon, he began delivering it in Arabic, whilst still seated. “He was in a peculiar state in that moment; his eyes were closed, “and each sentence would start off in a higher pitch then become deeper. “In the meanwhile, Maulawi Abdul Karim Sahib (ra)
“and Hazrat Maulawi Hakim Nooruddin Sahib (ra) were noting it down to the left of him. “It so happened that there was a word which both of them had not heard properly, “so they enquired about it and Huzoor (as) would repeat the word,
“stating that if they were unable to pick up any word they should enquire there and then, “lest he forget what is was later on. “The Promised Messiah (as) also stated that he only stopped speaking when the connection from above had ceased. “The Promised Messiah (as) very diligently made arrangements for this sermon
“to be written down and took responsibility himself of translating it “into both the Urdu and Persian languages, “whilst encouraging others to memorise it just as they memorise the Holy Qur’an. “Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib (ra) and Maulawi Muhammad Ali Sahib (ra)
“memorised it right away and recited it before the Promised Messiah (as) in Masjid Mubarak. “Thereafter, my brother Hafiz Abdul Ali Sahib (ra) enquired from Maulawi Sahib about it. “Maulawi Sahib replied that we are convinced “that this was beyond the capacity of the Promised Messiah (as).
“What he meant by this was that the words were from God Almighty and not from Huzoor (as).” Hazrat Mian Ameeruddin Sahib (ra) relates: “Having left after delivering the ‘Revealed Sermon’, “the Promised Messiah (as) stated, ‘As I was uttering a sentence, ‘I did not know what words would follow.
‘I would just read whatever I could see written in front of me’. “Huzoor (as) was speaking slowly and gradually.” Hazrat Maulawi Abdullah Sahib Butalwi (ra) writes: “Syed Abdul Hayy Sahib Arab, who had come from Arab land to research “and investigate, remained in Qadian for a number of days
“and even took the oath of allegiance at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as). “He related to me the state in which he pledged his allegiance, stating, ‘Having read the eloquent and articulate writings of the Promised Messiah (as) ‘I had become convinced that such writing cannot be written without divine support.
‘But I was still not fully convinced that this was the writing of the Promised Messiah (as). ‘Even though Hazrat Maulawi Hakim Nooruddin Sahib and others ‘would assure me with their own personal testimonies. ‘However, this would not dispel my doubts, so I tried through a number of ways
‘to gather evidence as to whether or not these truly were the words of the Promised Messiah (as) ‘and whether or not there was any help of another behind this. ‘Consequently, I began writing letters to the Promised Messiah (as) in Arabic ‘and would receive the answers in the Arabic language.
‘Then I would pay attention to the wording therein and compare it to the writings in his books, ‘and would come to the realisation that the two are of the same kind. ‘Even then, I would see a difference in them, and the answer
‘I would be given to this is that the general language Huzoor (as) would use in his response ‘to letters is not necessarily of a miraculous nature ‘or with the special support of God Almighty, ‘for each and every Arabic book of the Promised Messiah (as) was written
‘in accordance with the decree and instructions of God Almighty, ‘which is why there is a distinction between the two, as there should be. ‘If this were not the case, there would be no way to differentiate ‘between ordinary human ability and the special support of God Almighty.
‘In any case, I remained in Qadian to investigate further into this ‘and in order to witness some sort of this divine help with my own eyes. ‘Thus, I came when the ‘Revealed Sermon’ was being revealed ‘and I witnessed first-hand the divine and miraculous words being revealed
‘and I heard with my own ears how this man was speaking such eloquent ‘and articulate words in broad daylight in front of everyone, without the help of another. ‘Therefore, after listening to this sermon, I open-heartedly pledged my allegiance.’ “Haji Abdul Kareem Sahib Fowji went on a business-trip to Egypt,”
Perhaps some time prior to 1940. “He carried out his preaching there and a person named Ali Hasan Sahib accepted Ahmadiyyat. “Haji Sahib would then take him to preach to a number of Egyptians. “One of these people was a clerk at a telegraph sector, “with whom he would exchange thoughts for several days.
“He came to agree in all the matters discussed but was not ready “to accept the concept of a subordinate prophet.” He was not willing to accept that the Promised Messiah (as) was a subordinate prophet. “Haji Sahib then gave the clerk the ‘Revealed Sermon’ “and did not visit him for a few days.
“One day, Haji Sahib received a letter from him “and in which was an invitation to eat [at his home]. “When he reached there, the Egyptian friend said, ‘Fill out my form of initiation’. “Haji Sahib asked, ‘Has the matter of finality of prophethood been resolved?’,
“to which he replied, ‘I invited a renowned scholar from Azhar University to a meal, ‘and explained how some people from the subcontinent had come and preached to me, ‘saying that Jesus (as) has passed away ‘and his second-coming will be from among the people of Muhammad (saw).’
“He shall come as the Messiah and the Mahdi “and the claimant to this is no other than Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian. “I told him how I agreed with all their arguments but they claim “that Mirza Sahib will be a subordinate prophet and I was not willing to accept that.
“Seeing as you are a scholar in religious matters, “tell me whether or not my stance is correct. “The scholar from Azhar University answered, ‘I have read the literature of Mirza Sahib and even met and exchanged thoughts with some Ahmadis. ‘Even if there comes a thousand prophets of the kind of prophethood
‘that Mirza Sahib has made a claim to, then this would still not break the seal of prophethood’.” This is what he accepted, as he further says, “Thereupon I told him that I shall now join the Ahmadiyya Community “and on the Day of Judgement you shall carry the responsibility of this.
“The Azhar University scholar then said, ‘This answer of mine is for here only, ‘if you had asked me about this in public I would say that even subordinate prophets cannot come.’” I.e. I cannot accept it in front of the public. ‘But if you wish to join the Ahmadiyya Community,
‘then by all means place the responsibility on me, but as far as for my case, ‘there are certain hurdles, the foremost of ‘which is that I will lose my job if I accept Ahmadiyyat.”’ He was overtaken by worldliness. The Egyptian person says, “When I heard this from the Azhar University scholar,
“I immediately had a firm resolve to join the Community, “so I began reading ‘Revealed Sermon’ and went to sleep only after completing its reading. “I saw a dream at night that the Promised Messiah (as) was going somewhere “with a large assembly of people.
“I asked, ‘Huzoor, who are these people and where are you taking them?’ “His Holiness (as) replied, ‘These are the pious saints of the people of Muhammad (saw) ‘who passed before me and I am taking them to the courtyard of the Holy Prophet (saw). ‘I am the Khatamul-Auliyaa [Seal of the Saints]
‘and after me there will be no saint except he who is from my Community. ‘And after the Holy Prophet (saw) there is no prophet except he ‘who is a subordinate prophet, as is the case with me.’ “When I woke up, the entire issue of Khatm-e-Nubuwwah [Seal of prophethood]
“was resolved and I was extremely pleased.” Haji Abdul Karim Sahib says, “I immediately had this incident “and the form of initiation sent to Qadian. One person named Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Maghribi was among the best scholars. Hazrat Syed Waliullah Shah Sahib had a deep connection
And friendship with Allamah al-Maghribi Sahib due to his scholarly, literary and religious nature. The first time he met with him was in 1916. On one occasion al-Maghribi Sahib asked Syed Waliullah Shah Sahib to come and have their photo taken and they affirmed their friendship
As they placed their hands on the Holy Qur’an whilst having the picture taken. It was owing to this friendship that when Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) visited Damascus, Maulawi Abdul Qadir Sahib came to meet him and posed to him many questions. When Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) gave the answers to these questions,
Maulawi Sahib, being a scholar and due to his ego, said, “We are Arabs and native speakers of this language, so we are well-versed “in the Holy Qur’an, who else can understand it better than us?” There were other discussions as well, but as it were, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) stated,
“Your need for lexicons is the same as ours. “God Almighty has taught and explained the Holy Qur’an to us, “so despite our dialogue being in Urdu and our lack of opportunities to speak Arabic, “our [Arabic] is still more eloquent and articulate than yours etc.”
Huzoor (ra) then began passionately conversing in such eloquent Arabic that a Syed Sahib sat nearby turned to Maulawi Abdul Qadir and said their Arabic truly is more eloquent than ours. Thereafter, Maulawi Abdul Qadir became softer in his tone and spoke with greater respect. During the conversation, Allamah Maghribi Sahib also said that
There are errors in the writings of the Promised Messiah (as). In response to this, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) said, “Reveal the errors right now if you have the strength to, or write a response to these books. “But bear in mind, you shall never be able to do so.
“If you pick up the pen, your ability to write shall be taken from you. “See for yourself.” In reply he began pleading him not to spread such claims in the Arab countries, such as Egypt and Syria, saying, “This shall only cause the dissention to increase “and would be a great blow to us.
“The Wahabbis have already caused great harm, “so you should concentrate your preaching efforts on the disbelievers “and Christians of Europe, America and Africa. “You can by all means send your missionaries there “but do not even mention such beliefs here, for God’s sake.
He would say, “I beg you, Sir.” Whilst embracing and holding his hands. As it were, he tried in every way to plead to Huzoor (ra) for God’s sake not to preach the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as) in these lands, nor to send any missionaries etc.
He then said, “I am aware that the Promised Messiah (as) was a good man “and had a sense of honour for Islam, “but we cannot accept his claim to being a prophet and messenger. “Therefore, only call people unto ‘There is no God but Allah’.”
In any case, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) responded to this with powerful words and in a magnificent manner, saying that, “If this was our own doing, “it we would abandon it, but as it is the command of God, “neither we, nor the Promised Messiah (as) have a say in the matter.
“This is the instruction of God so we will most certainly convey it.” Further details of the incident with Maghribi Sahib are such that Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) sent Maulana Jalaluddin Shams Sahib to Syria. Whilst describing an incident in those days, Hazrat Zainul Abideen Waliullah Shah Sahib states,
“One day, Hazrat Maulana Shams Sahib and myself were speaking to some friends about Ahmadiyyat, “when Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Maghribi came, “sat down and began listening to what we were discussing. “During the conversation, he mentioned his previous meeting in a scornful manner,”
In other words, he spoke mockingly about his encounter with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) “and repeated whatever advice he gave to Huzoor (ra),” i.e. to not preach in these lands. “He even joked that the revealed Arabic was incorrect,” i.e. the Arabic from the revelations of the Promised Messiah (as) was incorrect.
Maulana Zainul Abideen Sahib says, “I handed him ‘Revealed Sermon’ and asked him to read where the Arabic was wrong. “He began reading it out loud and with regards to a couple of words “that they are not even in the Arabic language.
“Maulana Shams,” who was also sat there “took out Tajul-Urus,” an Arabic lexicon “from his wardrobe and showed him that specific word. “The listeners were shocked by this, and seeing this as an opportune moment, “I said, ‘You call yourself a great literary and scholar,
‘yet you do not even know as much Arabic as my student,’ “In those days, I was teaching Shams Sahib English, which is why I called him my student. “Thereupon, he became very enraged and as he got up and left the room, he said,
‘I will see to you and tell you what will happen to you tomorrow!’”. Shah Sahib continues, “I saw that those sat here were affected somewhat “by what I had said, so I told them that the two of us stayed together, “I also used to teach him, and having read ‘Revealed Sermon’,
“Allmamah Sahib should not have expressed such a view. “Instead, he should have accepted the truth.” In any case, the discussions continued to happen with these friends. “The following morning Shams Sahib reminded me that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) “advised me not to create any tension with Abdul Qadir al-Maghribi
“and to keep good relations with him, but you have now upset him. “I told him not to worry, I shall amend this. “The next day we both went to Allamah Sahib’s house in the morning. “We knocked on the door and al-Maghribi Sahib came to the door.
“He all of a sudden hugged and kissed me, saying, ‘I wished to seek your forgiveness and to come see you myself. ‘Please come in and drink some coffee and I shall show you how I spent my night.’ “So we entered and he pointed to Al-Haqa’iq Anil Ahmadiyya,”
A book written by Hazrat Waliullah Shah Sahib “and said, ‘I had this in my hand and I made a firm resolution to write a response to this. ‘I even placed books of Ahadith and Tafasir on my desk ‘and began writing a rebuttal right after offering the Isha prayer.
‘I would look at the book then turn to these books [of Ahadith and Tafasir] ‘to write the response. ‘As I would write an answer, but it would seem pretentious so I would scrap it. ‘I would write another and scrap that as well. This is how I spent my night.
‘Even my wife was asking what the matter was and that I should come back to sleep. ‘Eventually, the call to prayer for Fajr was made and but I was not able to write a thing. ‘Whatever I wrote would seem incorrect, despite it all being based
‘on the literature of the Jama’at and the writings of the Promised Messiah (as)’. “He then said to Shah Sahib, ‘I promise you that shall not hear a word of opposition from me. ‘All your teachings are completely in line with Islam and you can preach here freely,
‘and if anyone asks about you, I shall speak only what is good. ‘Even so, I cannot join your Community.’ “He continued to speak good of the Community till his last breath.” I shall now present some excerpts from ‘Revealed Sermon’, which allow one to understand its magnificence, as I have already mentioned.
In reality, one can truly grasp this when he reads it fully. The Promised Messiah (as) states in Arabic: [Arabic] “O people, I am the Messiah of the dispensation of Muhammad and I am Ahmad, “the Mahdi [i.e., the Guided One]. “Verily, my Lord has remained with me since my childhood
“and shall stand by me until I reach my grave. “I have been granted a fire which devours and water that is sweet. “I am the Yemeni Star and a heavenly rain. “Infliction of a wound by me is a sharp spear, and my supplication is a proven remedy.
“I manifest my glory to one people and my beauty to another. “I hold a weapon in one hand with which I destroy the practices of cruelty and sin. “In my other hand, I possess an elixir by which I restore life to the hearts.” He then states: [Arabic]
“O people, stand firm altogether or individually for the sake of Allah; “fear Him and reflect like such a one who is consumed with neither greed nor enmity. “Is this not the time when Allah should have mercy on men?
“Is it not time that evil be repelled and the thirst of the hearts be quenched by rain? “Has not the deluge of evil reached its height? “Has ignorance not cast its net in all corners? “All the land has been corrupted and Satan has thanked the ignorant.
“So, be thankful to Allah who has remembered you and remembered your Faith “and safeguarded it from ruin. “He safeguarded the seeds that you had sown and the crops “that you cultivated from catastrophe and sent down rain “and thus brought His investment to fruition.
“He sent His Messiah to ward off harm and His Mahdi to foster goodness “and bestow reward, and caused you to join the age of your Imam “after the age of the others had gone by.” He also states: [Arabic] “I have been appointed at the highest station of ‘Wilayat’ just as our Chief,
“the Holy Prophet (saw) was at the highest station of prophethood. “He was the Seal of the Prophets and I am the Seal of the ‘Auliya’. “There is no ‘Wali’ after me except the one who is from me and is under my covenant.
“I have been sent by my Lord with every power, blessing, and honour. “I stand on a minaret where all heights culminate. “So fear Allah, O stalwarts. “Recognise me and do not disobey me; nor die in a state of disobedience.
“The age is near when every soul shall be called to account for its deeds “and be recompensed.” Hence, this is the wonderful sign, these are the magnificent words and this is the claim the Promised Messiah (as) made in accordance with divine instruction.
He gave this to the world by means of revelation of God Almighty, and as I have mentioned, this sign was manifested on 11 April 1900, but is still shining today. Even to this day, no expert in the language, no scholar and no well-versed person,
Arab or non-Arab alike, has been able to challenge this. This was the word of God Almighty which flowed from the Promised Messiah (as). May Allah grant understanding and courage to the world, especially the Arabs, to understand the message of God Almighty’s appointed one and may He make the Muslim Ummah one again
By supporting the True Servant to the Holy Prophet (saw). May Allah Almighty enable us to discharge our duties in the best manner possible. After the Friday prayer, I shall lead two funeral prayers. The first is of Hanifan Bibi Sahiba, wife of Chaudhary Basheer Ahmad Sahib Bhatti Bhoruchak of the Sheikhupura district.
She passed away on 3rd April 2014 at the age of 84. To Allah do we belong and to Him shall we return. She had the honour of accepting Ahmadiyyat on the bases of a dream she saw in 1953. She saw Hazrat Khalifat-ul Masih II (ra) in a Jalsa in Rabwah and said
That the one who called her to take the oath of allegiance was no other than Huzoor (ra). She is the only Ahmadi out of her siblings. She was regular in offering her five daily prayers and the tahajjud [early-morning voluntary] prayers, and had a habit of praying all the time.
She took care of the poor, had a good heart and was a very sincere woman. She had a deep loyalty to the Community. She paid great respect to the office-bearers. She leaves behind her husband, two daughters and five sons. She sent one of her sons, Muhammad Afzal Bhatti to Jamia
And he is now serving as a missionary in Tanzania and due to his work there, he is unable to attend the funeral of his mother. May Allah Almighty elevate the deceased in rank and grant patience and comfort to this son who is offering his services in his field of work.
The second funeral is of Syed Mahmood Ahmad Shah of Karachi who passed away on 29th March 2014, at the age of 76 due to cardiac arrest. To Allah do we belong and to Him shall we return.
He was in his home when he had made his ablutions and went to his room to offer the Asr prayer. After waiting some time, when his wife went to check on him, she saw that he had not even taken out his prayer mat and it was still folded.
Perhaps [he had folded it] after completing his prayers or maybe before. In any case, he had fallen upon his prayer mat so she lay him on the bed, the ambulance came and the doctors checked and pronounced him dead. He was the son of Hazrat Syed Nazir Husain Shah Sahib,
A companion of the Promised Messiah (as) and the son-in-law of Abdullah Shah Sahib, the maternal cousin of Hazrat Khalifat-ul Masih IV (rh). Syed Mahmood Ahmad Shah Sahib was very loving, kind, pious and well-wishing. He had a deep bond of affection with the Jama’at
And Khilafat and served the Jama’at for a long period of time in various capacities. He was regular in offering the Tahajjud prayers and the five daily prayers and he would regularly participate in the Waqf-e-Arzi Scheme. He would wait keenly for the Jalsa each year.
Every year he would come here and participate in the Jalsa and he always had a great zeal to meet the Caliph. He served as the Wasaya secretary in his locality of Karachi for a long time and was a Musi. He leaves behind his wife, one daughter and four sons
Who are all outside of Pakistan. Some live in Australia, Canada, America, Sweden etc. He has two brothers, one of whom is Syed Naseer Shah Sahib who is currently serving as the Rishta Nata In-charge in the UK. May Allah grant forgiveness to the deceased and have mercy on him.
May He grant patience and forbearance to those he left behind and enable them to continue his good deeds. 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.