Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2018
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 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 alone 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. [Arabic] The translation of this verse is as follows: “And who is better in speech than he who invites men to Allah and does good works and says,
‘I am surely of those who submit?’” This is a perfect example of a verse which contains all the attributes that should be the hallmark of a believer. Who can put these words into practice more than a true Muslim? If one is equipped with these three characteristics, of which Allah the Exalted has spoken,
A revolution can be brought about in that individuals life. It can not only bring about a revolution in one’s own life, but such a person can also bring about a revolution amongst others. These three things are: calling towards Allah, performing righteous deeds and, having demonstrated obedience, announcing that
‘I am one who acts upon or endeavours to the best of their abilities to act upon all the ‘instructions of Allah the Exalted and His Prophet (saw).’ These things are such that the first of them leads a believer to acquire religious knowledge and to teach it to the world.
It teaches him to tell the world as to what the rights of Allah the Exalted are and how they ought to fulfill them. It informs him to convey to others as to what mutual rights among the people have been established by Allah the Exalted and how they ought to fulfill them.
One can only be driven to tell others, if one entertains an anguish in one’s heart for others and is fully focused on freeing them from the beleaguerment and clutches of satan. At the same time he is anxious about increasing the servants of the Gracious God.
One who inculcates this characteristic or has a passion and desire for bringing [people] closer to Allah the Exalted, (especially given the current times in which the ploys of satan and various means of entertainment Only one who entertains the fear of God the Exalted and seeks His nearness, can undertake such endeavours and strive under such circumstances. The second characteristic is that, God enjoins us to perform righteous deeds. In other words, pay attention to fulfilling the rights of Allah, the Exalted
And in addition to this one should set such an example that it serves as a model for others. Otherwise, your religious knowledge would be futile and, if you do not personally act upon these things, your calling towards Allah the Exalted
Would also be void of the blessings of Allah the Exalted and will lack good results. If that is the case, then all endeavours of calling towards Allah will be in vain and the pleasure of Allah will not be achieved.
Then, the third characteristic which has been expounded is that a true believer should proclaim that, ‘I am of those who submit fully, that is, ‘I fully believe is in the commandments of Allah the Exalted and His Prophet (saw). ‘Not only do I believe in them, but I also inculcate them into my life
‘and I give precedence to my Faith over the world and will continue to do so.’ Obedience also includes the obedience to the System of the Jama’at as well as to the Khalifa of that time. To say that I am preaching in abundance or that I am very knowledgeable and therefore
I have no need to follow the system, is not a practice that is liked by Allah the Exalted. It was the wish of God Almighty to establish a Community in this day and age, and as a matter of fact, He did so. Thus, it is necessary to be attached to it.
Allah the Exalted has proclaimed that even though calling towards Allah is a good deed, it is also necessary to proclaim, (Arabic), in other words that I proclaim to be obedient, whilst observing and maintaining the highest standards of obedience. Similarly, the standards of good deeds and righteousness
Can also be achieved when the standard of obedience will be raised. At times, there are certain individuals who from their appearance seem as if they are pious and serving their faith, however, it is visible that their fate is not optimistic.
Thus, Allah the Exalted says that a believer, as well as someone who utters most excellent words will only achieve the highest standards and [their actions] will only be fruitful when they proclaim that they will be obedient or that they will show complete obedience to the system formed by Allah the Exalted.
Furthermore, for us Ahmadis, these standards of absolute obedience will be only be established, and our Tabligh will only be successful and our virtues will be deemed as virtuous deeds only when we demonstrate complete obedience to Khilafat after the Promised Messiah (as)
And when we cooperate with the system that is under the supervision of Khilafat. Our individual as well as collective efforts will only be blessed when every member of the Jama’at, every office bearer of the Jama’at, every worker and every missionary will understand the system and fulfil each other’s rights.
There is no doubt in the fact that Allah the Exalted has sent the Promised Messiah (as) according to His promise and in accordance to the prophecy of the Holy Prophet (saw). The promises with which he was sent, in other words the tasks that he was going to complete and
Fulfil, will be fulfilled, God Willing. Some were fulfilled during his lifetime, whereas, some were going to be fulfilled following his demise and they are in fact being fulfilled. Furthermore, the message of Islam is also reaching the corners of the world through the Promised Messiah (as)
And pure-hearted people are slowly and gradually entering the fold of Ahmadiyyat. Allah the Exalted fulfils the purpose and objective with which He sends His messengers. Allah the Exalted states in the Holy Qur’an that (Arabic, Holy Qur’an, 58:23) Allah has decreed: ‘Most surely I will prevail, I and My Messengers.’
Allah the Exalted also disclosed this revelation to the Promised Messiah (as) several times. The Promised Messiah (as) was also informed by way of revelation. Elaborating on this verse, the Promised Messiah (as) states in one place, ‘This is the established practice of God Almighty that since the day He created humans on the earth,
‘He has continued to manifest this tradition ‘in that He helps and supports His prophets and messengers and grants them victory ‘as He states (Arabic, Holy Qur’an, 58:23) ‘What is meant by victory is that just as prophets and messengers wish to establish
‘the signs of God on this earth and that no one will be able to oppose these [signs], ‘God the Exalted also manifests his truthfulness with powerful signs. ‘Furthermore, God plants the seeds of the truthfulness which He wishes to spread ‘in the world by their very hands’
The Promised Messiah (as) then states, “From time immemorial it has been the decree of God Almighty “and He has established His law that He and His Messengers shall always prevail. “I am the follower of the Holy Prophet (saw), but without bringing any new law or name,
“rather I have come in the name of that very Noble Prophet, the Seal of the Prophets, “being completely absorbed in him and as his second manifestation. “This is why I say that since the beginning, i.e. “from Adam to the Holy Prophet (saw) this verse always proves to be true
“and in the same way it will prove to be true in my favour in this day and age.” Therefore, the plant which God Almighty wishes to sow in every corner of the world through the Promised Messiah (as) is the seed of the law which the Holy Prophet (saw) gave us
And its propagation was decreed to be completed in the time of the Promised Messiah (as). Hence, just as the Promised Messiah (as) has said that the seed of righteousness God Almighty desires to spread in the world is sown at the hands of His messengers
And the seed for the completion of the propagation of Islam was sown at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as). In fact one can see that this seed has flourished in certain parts of the world. Furthermore, the flowers of this seed planted by the Promised Messiah (as)
Are spreading all over the globe through the system of Khilafat. So this seed which God Almighty sowed at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as) is growing and spreading in other countries too. As agriculturalists will know how a plant nursery is arranged; it is a custom here too to have plant nurseries
And these plants are then taken to their appointed place, similarly the nursery of the Promised Messiah (as) are explanations of the meanings and wonders of the Holy Qur’an and the manner in which he clearly explained to us the message of Islam, in light of the Holy Qur’an.
This is being propagated to every corner of the globe and the world is being attracted to this beautiful teaching of Islam. Hence, there is no doubt that the beautiful message of Islam is to spread by means of the Promised Messiah (as), and indeed is doing so.
With reference to this God Almighty gave the Promised Messiah (as) glad tidings through his numerous revelations, one of which was, (Arabic), which has been mentioned. Besides this there are many revelations, some of which I shall present. God Almighty revealed, (Arabic) ‘God will aid you in your service to His religion’.
In other words the work which you are propagating is the religion of Allah i.e. Islam. Then there is the revelation, (Arabic), ‘God will grant you help from Himself’. Then there is the revelation which is widely known, but before this I will mention another one,
The revelation is: ‘I will grant you eminence around the world’. The honour of the Promised Messiah (as) will be established and it shall be due to spreading the teachings of Islam and from God Almighty Himself. Then the revelation which I spoke of earlier was
‘I shall cause thy message to reach the corners of the earth’ which everyone is aware of.’ Therefore, there is absolutely no doubt that his message shall reach the whole world and the world will come to know of him as the ardent devotee of the Holy Prophet (saw)
And the true champion. And is doing so. We now see that through MTA God Almighty is Himself conveying this message to the world. I have previously mentioned on many occasions that with our worldly resources, it was never possible or at least at that point in time it was not possible for us to
Run a TV channel, 24 hours a day, presenting programmes in different languages of the world, for these programmes to be reaching every part of the world and for the translations of my sermons to be reaching every part of the earth. Six or seven translations are running in parallel with my live sermons.
This is all as a result of those promises made by God Almighty to the Promised Messiah (as). Then through these, i.e. my sermons and the different programmes on MTA, pious-natured people are entering into the fold of Ahmadiyyat. Many people write to me how different programmes of MTA, my sermons
Or other programmes had a profound impact on them, how they became interested and how God Almighty enabled them to accept Ahmadiyyat. Two or three days ago, a programme from Guadalupe was being broadcast [on MTA] in which there was a missionary. A new convert from there says, “I was introduced to Ahmadiyyat
“but did not take the oath of allegiance. “But when I listened to the sermons I felt the urge to take the Bai’at and became convinced.” So this is the work and promises of God Almighty which shall continue to be fulfilled, God-willing. This is not down to any of our efforts, rather
God Almighty has stated that the best quality of a believer is that he calls others to God. Hence, God Almighty desires for us to partake in this work which He is actually doing Himself and has already decided to do. Thus He wishes for us to partake of the blessings.
Therefore, each and every Ahmadi must give importance to this that we should be part of the task which Allah the Almighty has taken upon Himself, to partake of its blessings and to be among those who attain His pleasure. Therefore, all of you who live here in Spain should take time out and dedicate
At least two days of the month to Tabligh. Find different ways of spreading the message to the people here according to their temperament. There is a Spanish Ahmadi convert who came to meet me a few days ago, last week or rather it was this week.
He mentioned that the Jama’at is not conveying the message of Islam in this country the way it should be. In fact, he believes that even the missionaries, except one or two despite understanding the nature of the people here are not propagating the message adequately, or they do not know how to do so.
He said that although Spain is part of Europe, but the attitude of the Spanish people is somewhat different to the rest of Europe. As a result of the state of affairs nowadays the people here are afraid of Islam and Muslims. There is an effect of Europe on us, but on the other hand
Seeing as the Muslims remained in certain regions of Spain for a long period of time, we have a deep-rooted attachment for Muslims which needs to be rekindled. In particular certain areas of Andalusia. Therefore, where our Central Tabligh Secretary, the Tabligh Secretaries of each Jama’at
And other office bearers should be devising plans according to the circumstances, at the same time it is also the duty of every Ahmadi to give time to this, whether they are part of Khuddam, Lajna or Ansar. Here [in Spain], seven-eight hundred years ago, Muslims were forced to convert to Christianity by the sword.
However, we are to win the hearts with love, affection and with the beautiful teachings of Islam. Awareness of the Jama’at and Islam is increasing on a wider scale. TV channels and newspapers are giving coverage about the Jama’at and this is one way in which we are conveying the message.
The Editor of a newspaper in Cordoba, or perhaps the owner himself came to meet me. He showed me his newspaper and how he is writing about the Community and he has devoted a whole page to the Jama’at. Our Peace Symposium was held in London
And the representatives of this newspaper and TV channel also attended. The representatives of the TV channel also conducted an interview with me then returned here to make a programme about our Jama’at and how it presents the peaceful teachings of Islam. In that program they also aired a portion of my interview.
So the situation in Spain today is not like that of 35-40 years ago. Today, if there is any short-coming in the propagation of the message, then it is on our part. Also in several cities there are Moroccans and other Arabs who have settled here.
Arab speaking people should be utilised to convey the message to them and they should be given literature in Arabic. When it comes to distributing Spanish literature based on introducing Islam and Ahmadiyyat, for the last few years I have been sending Shahid graduates from [Jamia] UK and Germany
Before they enter the field of work to distribute literature in the cities. In my opinion, approximately 3 million pieces of literature have been distributed. The general consensus of the new graduates about the people of Spain is that when they hand out the literature to the people here,
They are usually greeted in a respectable manner. Furthermore, there are more who read the literature and fewer who throw it away. It has been noticed that by and large the people read it and put it in their pockets. Apart from this there is Spanish lady who converted to Ahmadiyyat and lives in London.
She is the wife of the New Ahmadi Secretary there. Her family is here in Spain i.e. her parents. She visits different schools, universities and colleges here and conveys the message. She searches for opportunities to come from London and introduce the Jama’at here and spread the message of Islam.
So why is it that the residents and missionaries here are not able to find such opportunities? Hence, the Ahmadi residents, office-bearers and missionaries here must make a resolute and concrete plan. I said the same thing to the newly-converted Spanish gentlemen, whom I have already mentioned that he should send me in writing
Whatever he feels is the best way to do Tabligh. When he sends me his suggestions, I shall send it here too and if you are able to understand and implement it then you should act accordingly. But the main point is that there should be co-operation amongst yourselves
And putting aside all personal egos, we should give precedence to benefitting the Jama’at. We need to understand that by becoming Ahmadis we must fulfil our obligations with a special passion and desire. The target is not just for new missionaries to come for a month every year to distribute literature.
The reason why I began sending them here is so that it may aid you as the members here are low in number. The second reason was so that a passion and desire to do Tabligh may be borne in your hearts,
Or at the very least for that obstacle of not knowing the language properly to be removed and for everyone to take part in conveying the message. The new graduates who come here do not know the language but they still go all around and fulfil their duty.
Hence, there is a need for us to understand and fulfil the duty to call to God assigned by God Almighty to a true believer. We must participate in this with great eagerness and enthusiasm and the duty is first and foremost for the missionaries.
First of all you must find different methods in doing Tabligh, inform the members of the Community and to move forward with them. The National Tabligh Secretary expresses his keen desire with regards to doing Tabligh.
He did not openly say this to me but it seems that there is always an issue with the budget and with the co-operation of members of the Community. Hence it is also the duty of the Ameer Jama’at [National President] that if there is an issue with budget then it should be resolved.
He should write to me because the headquarter have covered expenses in the past as well. It is also the responsibility of the Secretary Tabligh, Missionaries and members of the Jama’at to fully cooperate with Ameer Jama’at. This is the way by which we can establish the lost grandeur of Islam once again.
This was the objective of the Promised Messiah’s (as) advent. The Promised Messiah (as) has outlined the current times and condition of Islam. He has shared his heart felt pain and informed everyone that now God Almighty desires to establish the splendour and glory of Islam once again.
The eminence of Islam is made evident to the world once more and God Almighty wishes to destroy the plan of the enemies of Islam and this will happen soon and it is for this reason that God Almighty has sent the Promised Messiah (as)
In order to establish the Community and is showing everyone the magnificence of this Community. In one place, the Promised Messiah (as) says: “How blessed is this era! God Almighty, out of His sheer Grace, “has desired to provide support for Islam during such turbulent times in order to demonstrate
“the greatness of the Holy Prophet (saw) and thus, “through support from the unseen and owing to His Grace He established this movement. “I would ask those who have a soft corner for Islam and have some respect “and regard for it in their hearts to tell me when Islam has experienced such abuse
“and the Holy Prophet (saw) and the Holy Qur’an have been insulted to this extent. “I am also extremely saddened and experience heartfelt anguish at the condition of Muslims. “Sometimes I become restless due to the pain that “they do not have the slightest sense to feel this humiliation.
“Did God Almighty have any regard for the honour of the Holy Prophet (saw) “to establish a heavenly movement and silence the enemies of Islam “by spreading the grandeur and purity of the Holy Prophet (saw) in the world? “When God Almighty and His angels send salutations on the Holy Prophet (saw)
“then how integral is it to do so at this time when he is being insulted? “God has manifested the Holy Prophet (saw) through the establishment of this Community.” That is by establishing the Ahamdiyya Jama’at. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “God sent me to establish
“the lost grandeur of the Holy Prophet (saw) and to demonstrate “the truths of the Holy Qur’an to the world. “All of this work is taking place but those whose eyes are covered, cannot see. “This movement is shining bright like the sun “and there are so many people who are witnesses to its signs.
“If they are all gathered in one place their numbers will be more than “that of an army of the worldly kings. “There are so many signs for the truthfulness of this movement “that it is difficult to even mention all of them. “Since Islam was severely dishonored,
“therefore God Almighty demonstrated the greatness of Islam just as emphatically.” We are all witnesses to the fact that God Almighty continues to demonstrate this greatness today. A lot of attention of the media and other people has been directed towards this and this is being expressed openly in some countries worldwide.
Therefore, this is a testimony to the words of the Promised Messiah (as) and despite our weaknesses, one should take part in this as it is God Almighty Himself who is doing this work. So take part in this work and fully immerse yourself in it.
In another place whilst stating that if one desires to increase their age, they should do Tabligh, the Promised Messiah (as) says: “Not everyone is fully acquainted with their objective and role. “Some limit themselves to simply eating and drinking like cattle. “They are not concerned about anything else apart
“from how much meat they should eat and the clothes they are to wear. “When such people are punished then they perish in an instant.” The Promised Messiah (as) states: “However, those who occupy themselves in serving the faith,
“they are treated with leniency until they do not complete the task or service they are rendering.” The Promised Messiah (as) further continues: “If one wishes to live a long life “and extend their age, then as much as he possibly can he should sincerely “dedicate his life for the service of faith.
“Remember, God Almighty cannot be deceived by any means. “The one who attempts to deceive God should understand “that he deceives none but himself alone and eventually he will perish in this pursuit.” The Promised Messiah (as) continues: “Let it be known that there is no better way
“to increase one’s age in that one should sincerely and devotedly occupy himself “in spreading the word of God and serve the faith. “This method indeed is most effective in this age, “since the faith is in need of such sincere servants.
“However, if one fails to do this then no one can be responsible for one’s age “and it will continue to just pass by.” Whilst drawing attention towards Tabligh, the Holy Prophet (saw) gave some advice to Hazrat Ali (ra) which also serves as a beautiful piece of advice for us as well.
On one occasion, the Holy Prophet (saw) said to Hazrat Ali (ra), “I swear by God that if one single person was to attain guidance through you “that would be far better than if you had attained red camels.” In those days, red camels where considered to be extremely valuable.
A person who possessed red camels was considered to be rich and affluent. Thus, the Holy Prophet (saw) stated that the wealth and fortunes of this world are of no value as compared to if one did Tabligh and he became the means through which one attained guidance.
Therefore, those who have come here should no doubt endeavour to earn worldly wealth but you should also devote some of your time towards Tabligh. Though I have said that you should give one or two days but in fact you should give more than this.
In this way you will be able to acquire the worldly wealth and God Almighty will also be pleased with you. As I mentioned earlier, by doing Tabligh you will also increase your religious knowledge. Also, the Holy Prophet (saw) has stated that one who invites one towards a good deed
And to guidance, he will attain the equal in reward to that who follows and carries out the good deed and nothing will be taken away from his reward. Therefore, this is an elaboration of the verse which I recited at the beginning that:
“Who is better in speech than he who invites men to God Almighty.” The one inviting [towards God] shall also earn the reward, the reward for performing that good deed and he shall also earn the reward of the one who has received the guidance about that good deed.
One who invites men to God shall attain the worldly rewards, blessings in one’s longevity of age and also the reward for performing the good deed. Thus, in order to become the recipient of God Almighty’s rewards it is essential to devote time towards Tabligh and affording the world with guidance.
Furthermore, the Promised Messiah (as) reminding us of the importance of serving Islam, states: “Time is very limited. “I admonish you again and again that no young person should be in a false sense of security “by considering himself to be only eighteen or nineteen and that there is plenty of time left.
“One should not pride himself on account of his good health. “Similarly, one who enjoys excellent condition should not trust this opulent state. “We are passing through a time in which revolutionary changes are occurring, “this is the era of the latter days. “God Almighty desires to distinguish between the truthful and the disbelievers.
“This is the time to demonstrate sincerity and loyalty “and one last opportunity has been given for this. “This time shall not come again; “this is the time where all the prophecies of the earlier “prophets reach their end /reach their finale. “Therefore, this is the last opportunity granted to mankind to show one’s sincerity
“and to render service [to faith]. “Thereafter, one will not have an opportunity “and most unfortunate is one who fails to avail from this opportunity.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states: “Simply making a verbal proclamation to have done the Bai’at [oath of initiation] is of no value.
“Rather, one should make an effort and supplicate to God Almighty “so that He may make you among the truthful. “Therefore do not show indolence or slothfulness, rather become active “and try to adhere to the teachings which I have presented to you “and tread on the path which I have shown you.”
As I mentioned in the previous Friday Sermon, in relation to the book, Noah’s Ark, that each and every Ahmadi should read the section, Our Teachings. In fact, the Promised Messiah (as) stated that we should read the entire book. The instructions contained in the section of the book, Our Teaching,
Will serve as a guide in the opportunities that we will have when inviting people towards God and performing good deeds. The teachings contained within it is one that can enable us to become excellent believers. Directing our attention towards righteous deeds, the Promised Messiah (as) further states:
“We observe that even though people proclaim ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allah’, “and they also testify to the truthfulness of the Holy Prophet (saw), “observe the prayers and keep the fasts however they are completely devoid of spirituality. “Moreover, the fact that their actions are completely contrary to righteous deeds,
“therefore that in itself proves that they are not performed in a righteous manner.” Their actions are against the injunctions of God Almighty. This proves that the actions of the Muslims are not righteous. In fact, the Promised Messiah (as) states: “Even their pious deeds are done in a customary and ceremonial fashion
“because they are devoid of any kind of sincerity and spirituality, “otherwise why is it that the blessings and spiritual light “that accompanies such righteous deeds is not visible? “Remember until these actions are not performed with true sincerity of the heart “and spirituality they are of no benefit and avail.
“Righteous deeds can only be counted as righteous when they are pure from all kinds of disorder. “The antonym of virtue is disorder and one who is virtuous is free from all forms of disorder. “Those whose prayers are filled with disorder
“and their personal interests are deeply hidden in them, their prayers are certainly not for God “and do not rise from the earth even the slightest “because they are devoid from the spirit of sincerity and have no spirituality within them.”
What is the true reality of righteous actions? In relation to this the Promised Messiah (as) states: “Remember, God Almighty looks towards one’s heart and spirituality. “He does not look towards ones deeds and instead looks towards ones inner state
“in order to gauge whether in the depths of their deeds there is a hint of egotism or selfishness “or is there true obedience to God Almighty and sincerity. “However, on some occasions, man can deceived by physical actions,
“for example if a person has a prayer bead in his hand or offers his Tahajjud and Ishraaq prayers, “he is considered to be pious by others.” Seemingly he is carrying out virtuous deeds and as a result people consider him to be pious.
Usually if someone has a Tasbeeh in his hand, he is considered to be pious, however, God Almighty does not like paust, apparent actions. “This is considered to be paust and a shell, which is not liked by God Almighty, “nor is He pleased by it until one displays loyalty and truthfulness.”
Apparent charm is an exterior state, which is equivalent to a hollow shell and is not liked by God Almighty nor can one attain His pleasure. The Promised Messiah (as) states: “Until there is loyalty and truthfulness. “An unfaithful person is similar to a dog who falls prey to this material world.
“From the outside he may appear to be righteous, but in fact he carries out many immoral acts.” He is involved in evil acts and has hidden sinful traits. “What good are those prayers which are filled with pretentiousness “and what benefit will they provide?
“Thus, deeds that are filled with pretentiousness can be of no benefit to man. “Those deeds which are not carried out with the fear of God “and His pleasure in mind will not be worthy of reward.” Even the outcome of those who call others towards the path of God and have similar actions,
Is not fruitful, irrespective of how much effort they exert. Thus, just as the Promised Messiah (as) has stated, we need to pay attention towards this. Whilst mentioning that one should perform Amaal-e-Saliha [virtuous deeds] constantly, the Promised Messiah (as) states: “Those people who wish to preserve their faith
“should look to excel in performing virtuous deeds. “These are spiritual matters which have a profound effect upon ones beliefs.” Ones actions have a great effect on one’s faith. “If one wishes to be firm in their faith, then virtuous deeds are a vital component.
“Ponder over those people who choose to live a life of sin “and you will arrive at the conclusion that they have no belief in God. “For this reason it is mentioned in a Hadith that “when a thief steals something, he is not a believer
“and when an adulterer commits adultery, he is not a believer. “The meaning of this is that ones immoral actions have influenced his pristine belief “and rendered it futile. “The members of our Community should strive to perform virtuous deeds in abundance.
“If their condition is that of other people, then what is the distinguishing factor? “What would be the purpose of God Almighty’s protection and guardianship? “God Almighty will only provide shelter when you please Him through righteousness, “purity and true obedience. Remember that He has no special relation with anyone”.
That is, God Almighty has no family relations. “Mere boastfulness and vain dialogue can be of no avail.” Idle discourse and making claims are meaningless until one shows loyalty. The Promised Messiah (as) further says: “True obedience is akin to death.
“Whosoever does not adhere to this risks playing a game of chess with God Almighty, “in that when he is in need he is content with God, “but when he does not need God he becomes angry with him. “This should not be the conduct of a believer.
“Ponder over the fact that if God Almighty grants success at every level to the extent “where one does not see any failure, “then would everyone not become a believer in the One true God? “Would they not believe in the One God? “What other trait would remain? Therefore, in times of trial
“if one displays loyalty and truthfulness, then God Almighty will be pleased.” Thus, actions can only be deemed as virtuous deeds if one shows complete obedience and with this in mind they perform their actions and also they carry them out to attain the pleasure of God.
When one completely breaks down all the walls of personal desires, and in every action of his he has one goal which is to give precedence to the Will of God and obey all His commands in such a case this will be labelled as true obedience.
It should not be the case that when there is personal gain one shows obedience, but then when it is something averse to ones own desires one makes complaints. Always remember that making unnecessary complaints to the administration of the Community inadvertently leads one away from the Community.
Then it also leads one away from faith, Khilafat and even God Almighty. We have seen the fate of such people in the past. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “The weapons that will lead us to victory are: istighfar [seeking forgiveness], “taubah [repentance], increasing in religious knowledge,
“understanding the grandeur of God Almighty and offering the five daily prayers. “Worship is the key to the acceptance of prayer. “When you offer worship, ensure that you pray and do not show negligence in this matter. “Abstain wholly from every vice, regardless of the fact
“that is connected with fulfilling the rights of God or fulfilling the rights of His creation.” May Allah the Almighty enable us to propagate the message of the Promised Messiah (as) and make us a part of his victory. May he enable us to disseminate his message and make us a part of his dominance.
Whilst offering taubah and istighfar and also praying, may we fulfil our responsibility of spreading the message. May we fulfil the due rights of God Almighty and His creation. It is the fulfilment of these rights that enables one to carry out virtuous deeds.
May we keep the pleasure of God in mind in all of our actions and become completely obedient to God Almighty. When we keep these matters in mind then God Willing, we will be able to see the victory of Islam in accordance with the promises of God Almighty.
May Allah enable us to do so. 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.