Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | June 29, 2018

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | June 29, 2018



Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | June 29, 2018

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | June 29, 2018

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. In the previous Friday sermon, I was spoke about Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir (ra). There are some further narrations regarding him, which I will present today.

It is narrated by Hazrat Hassan (ra) that Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas said: “I hope that Allah will not cast an individual, “whom the Messenger of Allah (saw) loved till the day of his demise, into hell.” The people said: “We observed that the Holy Prophet (saw) used to love you

“and he appointed you as a governor.” Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas replied: “Allah knows best, “whether the Holy Prophet (saw) used to love me or said it to grant comfort to my heart. “However, there was one individual, whom we saw being loved by him.” People asked, “Who was that individual?”

Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas said: “Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir “was that individual to whom the Holy Prophet (saw) always showed affection.” Upon hearing this, the people said: “Was it not you, who killed him during the Battle of Siffin?” Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas was supporting Ameer Muawiyah during that battle.

Thus, Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas replied: “By God! We were the ones, who killed him.” It is mentioned in another narration that Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas stated: “I am a witness regarding “two people whom the Messenger of Allah (saw) loved till the day of his demise.

“They were Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood and Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir.” Abu Bakr bin Muhammad bin Amr bin Hazm narrted from his father that: “When Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir was martyred, Amr bin Hazm came to Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas and said:

‘Ammar has been martyred, whereas I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) saying that, ‘he will be martyred by a rebellious group.’ “Upon [hearing] this, Hazrat Amr stood up and in a state of worry he went to Hazrat Muawiyah. “Hazrat Muawiyah asked if everything was alright.

“He replied that Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir had been martyred. “Hazrat Muawiyah asked as to what the issue was with Ammar being martyred. “Hazrat Amr said: ‘I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) saying that, ‘He will be martyred by a rebellious group.’ “Muawiyah replied: ‘We did not kill him.

‘It was Hazrat Ali and his companions, who caused his death ‘by positioning him before our spears and swords.’” Nonetheless, there was righteousness in Hazrat Amr bin al-Aas (ra) and thus he became worried. However, Ameer Muawiyah did not give much importance to this matter.

The companions of the Holy Prophet (saw) however, were always concerned when a narration reached them or they had themselves heard it directly in which the Holy Prophet (saw) had warned about an event or had given a certain glad tiding.

Hazrat Aisha (ra) said regarding Hazrat Ammar that he was filled with faith from head to toe. Hazrat Khabbab came to Hazrat Umar. Hazrat Umar said to him: “Come closer! Nobody deserves this company more than you,except Ammar.” Then Hazrat Khabbab began showing the marks of injuries on his back,

Which were inflicted by the idolaters. Hazrat Umar granted him honour because he endured many hardships in the early period of Islam and mentioned that Hazrat Ammar also endured many hardships. There is also a narration by Hazrat Ammar regarding the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali,

Which is related to a prophecy made by the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir narrates: “Once, during the Battle of Zaatul Asheerah, “I was travelling alongside Hazrat Ali. “When the Messenger of Allah (saw) camped at a certain place, “we saw some people from the clan of Mudlij,

“who were working near the springs of their orchids. “Hazrat Ali said to me, ‘Let us go to these people and see as to how they work.’ “Thus, we went closer to them and observed how they worked for a short while. “Then we became tired.

“Hazrat Ali and I then retired to an orchid and laid down [to rest] on the ground. “By Allah! It was the Messenger of Allah (saw), who woke us up. “He was waking us up with his foot as we were completely covered with dust.

“That day, the Holy Prophet (saw) said to Hazrat Ali, ‘O Abu Turab [Father of Dust]!” This was due to the dust that could be seen on him, he called him Abu Turab. “The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Shall I inform you about two of the most unfortunate individuals

“‘from among the people?’ We said, ‘Indeed, O Messenger of Allah!’ “He said, ‘One is the fair-skinned individual with reddish complexion “from the people of Thamud, who crippled the camel [of Prophet Saleh] “and the second individual, O Ali, is the one who will strike your head

“and cause your beard to be smeared with blood.’” Abu Majlis states: “On one occasion, Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir lead us in a very short prayer. “Someone asked him the reason for doing so. “He responded: ‘I did not deviate even to the slightest degree ‘from the prayer of the Holy Prophet (saw).’”

There is another narration by Abu Majlis in which he states: “Once Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir lead us in a very short prayer which left the people astonished. “Hazrat Ammar stated: ‘Did I not complete the Ruku and Sajood?’ “They responded: ‘Yes, certainly you did.’

“Hazrat Ammar responded: ‘I offered a prayer of the Holy Prophet (saw) in this salat “which is as follows: [Arabic].” “O Allah, You are aware of the knowledge of the unseen and your power encompasses all of creation.

“I implore you to keep me alive only to the time you think my life is good for me “and give me death when it is better for me. “O Allah! I seek your protection from the unseen and that what is visible,

“and I beg you to grant me the strength to speak the truth when in a state of anger and delight. “I beseech you to grant me the ability to adopt the middle way during times of difficulty “as well as abundance. I beg you to grant me the delightful sight

“to witness your face and the eagerness and desire to meet you. “I seek your protection from any affliction and mischief that can lead one astray. “O Allah! Adorn us with the beauty of faith and make us those from whom people find guidance.”

It is also mentioned in a narration that Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir would recite Surah Yasin at the pulpit on Fridays. Harith bin Sohail states: “A person once spoke ill of Hazrat Ammar in front of Hazrat Umar (ra) “and complained about him.

“When Hazrat Ammar heard of this, he raised his hands in prayer and said: ‘O Allah! If this person has fabricated a lie about me ‘then grant him abundance in this world and hold him accountable in the hereafter.’” Abu Naufal bin Abi Aqrab states: “Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir observed silence the most

“and would talk very little. He would say: ‘I seek refuge with Allah from every mischief.’” Khaithamah bin Abi Subrah states: “I came to Medina “and prayed to Allah Almighty seeking company of a righteous person. “Allah Almighty granted me the companionship of Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (ra).

“Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (ra) enquired: ‘Which tribe do you belong to?’ “I responded: ‘I am from the area of Qufa. I have come here to gain knowledge and goodness.’ “Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (ra) stated: ‘Do you not have people in your midst whose prayers are

‘accepted, such as – Hazrat Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas, who would carry the water and shoes ‘of the Holy Prophet (saw), Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood, the Prophet (saw)’s confidant, ‘Hazrat Huzaifah bin Yaman and Ammar bin Yasir, about whom ‘the Holy Prophet (saw)’s blessed words were: ‘Allah Almighty has safeguarded them from Satan’

‘and Hazrat Salman, the one who had knowledge of ‘the two books – The New Testament and the Holy Qur’an?’ “He said if such people are there then how come you did not obtain benefit from their company?” Muhamamd bin Ali bin Hanafiya narrates: “Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir came to the Holy Prophet (saw).

“At the time, the Prophet (saw) was unwell. “The Prophet (saw) said: ‘Shall I teach you a prayer which Gabriel recited for me?’ “Hazrat Ammar responded: ‘Yes, O Prophet of Allah (saw).’” Then the Holy Prophet (saw) taught him the following the prayer: [Arabic] That is, “I begin all prayers with the name of Allah,

“Who can grant you full recovery from every disease that might cause you difficulty.” It is related by Hazrat Anas (ra) that the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Paradise yearns for Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Ammar, Hazrat Salman and Hazrat Bilal (ra).” Hazrat Huzaifah (ra) narrates: “We were sitting alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) when he stated:

“I am unaware of how long I will remain in your midst. “Thus, you should follow these people when I am gone.” The Prophet (saw) pointed towards Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and Hazrat ‘Umar and said: “Adopt the way of Ammar and attest to whatever Ibn-e-Masood says to you.”

In reference to Hazrat Ammar, it was mentioned last week that he was mislead by the rebellious group when Hazrat Uthman (ra) had sent him to investigate the governor there. He met the rebellious party and a thorough investigation did not take place.

Whilst commenting on this in one place Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) says that the disorder created against Hazrat Uthman and Khilafat, was because these people were not properly trained and they would visit the headquarters very little. They possessed very limited knowledge of the Holy Qur’an and faith.

For this reason, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) instructed the Jama’at that they should learn from this and this should serve as a lesson. Firstly, one should obtain knowledge of the Holy Qur’an, stay connected with the Headquarters,

And learn about the faith and in this way if there is any discord in the Jam’at in the future, they will be able to protect themselves. Hence, we should always keep this in mind. It is not possible for everyone to visit the headquarters

And they cannot establish a personal relation with Khilafat in this manner. However, in this day and age, learning about the faith and the Holy Qur’an is possible for everyone through MTA, which has been established by Allah Almighty. This is such a resource that if we wish, we can learn religious knowledge.

One can find lessons on the Qur’an and the Hadith, the books of the Promised Messiah (as), and Friday Sermons all on MTA. One can establish a relation with Khilafat in this manner. There are also other speeches that are played on MTA.

So in this regard, if we connect at least ourselves and our children to MTA then this can serve as a very good way of training. At the same time, this can also protect us against every kind of mischief and disorder and become a source of increasing one’s knowledge.

So members of the Jama’at should direct their attention towards this. They should form a bond through MTA, which has been granted to us by Allah Almighty. Hazrat Abu Labaaba bin ‘Abdul Munzir is another companion that I will mention. There is some disagreement about his name. Some have reported that his name was Bashir.

Ibn-e-Ishaaq states that his name was Rifaa and according to Alaama Zamkhashri it was recorded as Marwan. In any case, he was from the Ansar and belonged to a tribe called Aus. He was one of the twelve chiefs and participated in Baiat-e-Uqbah.

During the Battle of Badr the Holy Prophet (saw) appointed Hazrat Abdullah bin Maktoom as the Ameer in his absence, but when he reached a place called Roha, which is thirty six miles from Medina, then perhaps owing to the fact that Abdullah was blind and anticipating the arrival of the Meccan Army,

The Holy Prophet (saw) thought that the arrangements in Medina should be made stronger. Therefore he appointed Abu Lababa bin Munzir as the Ameer of Medina and sent him back. The Prophet (saw) instructed that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Maktoom should be

The Imam for prayers and all the administrative duties should be carried out by Hazrat Abu Lababa. In any case, this is how he returned after travelling half way. Ibn-e-Ishaaq says that the Holy Prophet (saw) assigned a portion for him from the spoils of war. During the Battle of Badr the Holy Prophet (saw),

Hazrat Ali (ra) and Hazrat Abu Lubabah (ra) would all take turns to sit on the camel. Hazrat Ali (ra) and Hazrat Abu Lubabah (ra) insisted that they should go by foot and for the Holy Prophet (saw) to remain on the camel,

But the Holy Prophet (saw) did not agree and smiled saying the two of them are not stronger than him in walking, nor is he in less need when it comes to gaining reward, than the two of them. After the Battle of Badr the Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat Zaid bin Haritha

To the people of Medina to convey to them the glad tidings. Hazrat Zaid came on the camel of the Holy Prophet (saw). When he reached the prayer area he shouted out whilst on the camel that the two sons of Rabee’a,

Utbah and Shaybah, the sons of Hajjaaj, Abu Jahl and Abul Bakhtari, Zam’ah bin al-Aswad and Umaiyyah bin Khalf have all been killed and Suhail bin Amr and many others have been held captive. The people of Medina could not believe what Zaid bin Haritha was saying

And thought that Zaid had fled after losing and this angered the Muslims. The hypocrites and enemies were saying that he was panicking and this is why he is saying all this. A man from among the hypocrites said to Hazrat Usama bin Zaid that your master

And all those with him have all been killed. One man said to Hazrat Abu Lubabah: “Your friends [i.e. the companions] “have been desolated to the extent that they will never be able to come together again, “now that Muhammad (saw) and his high ranking Companions have all been killed.

“This camel belongs to him and we recognise it. “Due to his fear Hazrat Zaid does not even know what he is saying.” The protagonists further said that: “Hazrat Zaid does not know himself “what he is saying and has returned having fled from the defeat.”

Hazrat Abu Lubabah (ra) replied that: “God Almighty will prove your words to be wrong. “The Jews too were saying that Hazrat Zaid has returned having been defeated.” Hazrat Usama bin Zaid states: “I asked my father in private if what he says is true.”

Hazrat Zaid replied that: “O my son, by Allah all that I have said is the truth.” Hazrat Usama states that: “From this my heart became resolute.” An incident highlighting the simplicity and loyalty of Hazrat Abu Lubabah to the Holy Prophet (saw) is that in 5 Hijri whilst the Holy Prophet (saw)

Was returning to the city from the Battle of the Ditch he had laid down his weapons and finished bathing. God Almighty conveyed to him through a vision that as long as the verdict for the betrayal and treachery of Banu Quraizah has not passed, they must not lay down their weapons.

The Holy Prophet (saw) announced to his Companions that everyone should proceed to the fortress of Banu Quraizah and to perform the Asr prayer once they have arrived there. In the beginning the Jews were displaying great arrogance and stubbornness

But as time went on they began to feel the effects of the besiegement and felt helplessness that the Muslims had surrounded them. In the end after conferring with one another as to what to do next,

They suggested that such a Muslim should be called upon who, due to having a good relation with them and out of his candidness, could be swayed by them in order to find out the intentions of the Holy Prophet (saw) regarding them.

That way they can make a decision going forward as to which plan of action they should follow. Hence, they sent a messenger to the Holy Prophet (saw) requesting him to send Abu Lubabah bin Munzir Ansari to them in their fortress so that they could take his advice.

The Holy Prophet (saw) granted him permission and he went forth into their fortress. The chiefs of Banu Quraizah had planned that as soon as Abu Lubabah enters the fortress the women and children would all go crying to him and try to overwhelm him with all their problems and difficulties.

As it were Abu Lubabah was affected by it and when Banu Quraizah asked him if what would be of them if they open their fortress to allow Muhammad (saw) to make his verdict, Abu Lubabah unwittingly answered yes come down now but also indicated with his hand swiping across the neck, i.e.

That the Holy Prophet (saw) will order to have you killed. Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) says that when it occurred to him that this indication was an act of dishonesty towards God and His Prophet (saw), and that he had made a grave mistake, his legs gave way. He made his way to Masjid Nabwi.

Hazrat Abu Lababa tied himself to a pillar of the mosque as a punishment for himself. He vowed that till God Almighty accepts his repentance, he will remain tied to that pillar. Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) said that when the Holy Prophet (saw) got to hear the news about

What took place in the fortress of Banu Quraisa, the Holy Prophet (saw) said, leave him alone, until God Almighty decides for him, whatever He thinks is right for him. The Holy Prophet (saw) said: “If Abu Lababa had come to me, “I would have sought forgiveness for him.

“Now, that he has not come to me and has gone elsewhere, leave him be.” Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) says that: “I remained in this ordeal for fifteen days.” Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) says that: “I saw a dream and I recalled my dream.

“In my dream I saw that we have surrounded Banu Quraisa and I am trapped in a pungent swamp. “I was trying to get out of there but could not. It was, as if I was about to die of the smell. “Then, I saw a flowing river.

“I saw that I washed myself in this river, till I became pure and clean and started to smell nice.” Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) went to Hazrat Abu Bakrra to seek the interpretation of this dream. Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) interpreted the dream that he would be faced with a difficulty

Which will make him grieve, but then his difficulties will be dispelled. Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) says that tied to the pillar, I used to recall this interpretation of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and was very hopeful that my repentance will be accepted.

Hazrat Umme Salama (ra) states that the news of pardon of Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) was revealed in my home. The Holy Prophet (saw) received a divine revelation. Hazrat Umme Salama (ra) relates that: “At the time of dawn, “I saw that the Holy Prophet (saw) was smiling.

“I said, ‘May Allah the Exalted always keep you smiling, what has made you laugh?’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) said that: ‘The repentance of Abu Lababa (ra) has been accepted,’ “I asked, ‘O prophet of God, can I tell him that?’ The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Yes, if you so wish.’”

Hazrat Umme Salama (ra) relates that: “I called out from the door of the chamber.” This incidence is before the time, when the commandment of Purdah was revealed. “‘O Abu Lababa! Be content, Allah has shown His blessings to you ‘and has accepted your repentance.’

“At this, people rushed to untie Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra), but he said, ‘No, only the Holy Prophet (saw) will free me from this pillar.’ “When the Holy Prophet (saw) arrived to offer the Fajr prayers, “he untied Abu Lababa (ra) with his blessed hands.

“Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) said that: ‘The ancestral home, where I ended up committing such a sin, ‘I will forsake that house. I have made a grave error and for this, ‘I relinquish my house and give my possessions in charity for the sake of Allah and His prophet.’

“The Holy Prophet (saw) advised him that he can only give away one third of this in charity, “Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) gave a third of his possession in charity “and gave up his ancestral home.” Mentioning this in detail, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II further states:

“The Banu Quraizah had dishonoured their pact with the Muslims and this could not be passed over. “The Prophet collected his exhausted force and told them that there was no rest for them yet. “Before the sun went down, they must reach the forts of the Banu Quraizah.

“Then he sent Ali (ra) to the Banu Quraizah to ask them why they had gone back on their treaty. “The Banu Quraizah showed no regret and no inclination to ask for forgiveness. “Instead, they insulted Ali (ra) and the other Muslim delegates and started hurling vile abuse

“at the Prophet (saw) and the women of his family. “They said they did not care for Muhammad (saw) and had never had any kind of pact with him. “When Ali (ra) returned to report the reply of the Jews, he found the Prophet (saw) “and the Companions advancing towards the Jewish forts.

“The Jews had been abusing the Prophet (saw), his wives and daughters. “Fearing lest this should pain the Prophet (saw), Ali (ra) suggested there was no need “for the Prophet (saw) to take part as the Muslims themselves could deal with the Jews. “The Prophet (saw) understood the matter and said,

“You do not wish for me to hear their abuse, Ali?” “Indeed,” said Ali (ra). “The Holy Prophet (saw) said: ‘What difference does it make? ‘Moses (as) was of their kith and kin. ‘Yet they inflicted more suffering on him than they have on me.’ “The Prophet (saw) continued to advance.

“The Jews put up their defences and started fighting. “Their women also joined them. Some Muslims were sitting at the foot of a wall. “A Jewish woman, seeing this, dropped a stone on them and killed one of them. “The siege went on for some days.

“At the end of this period, the Jews felt they would not be able to hold out for long. “Then their chiefs sent word to the Prophet (saw) requesting him to send Abu Lubaba (ra), “an Ansari chief of the Aus, a tribe friendly to the Jews.

“They wanted to consult him about a possible settlement. “The Prophet (saw) sent Abu Lubaba (ra) to the Jews, “who asked him if they should lay down their arms and accept the settlement of the Prophet (saw). “Abu Lubaba (ra) said they should.

“But at the same time he passed a finger over his neck, making the sign of death. “The Prophet (saw) had said nothing on this subject to anybody. “But Abu Lubaba (ra), fearing that the crime of the Jews merited nothing but death, “unwittingly made this sign, which proved fateful for the Jews.

“The latter declined Abu Lubaba’s (ra) advice and refused to accept the Prophet’s conditions. “Had they accepted it, the utmost punishment “they would have suffered would have been expulsion from Medina. “But as ill-luck would have it, they refused to accept the proposal by Prophet (saw).

“Instead of the Prophet’s, they said, they would accept the punishment handed out “by Saad bin Muaz (ra), chief of their allies, the Aus. “They would agree to any punishment proposed by him. “A dispute also arose among the Jews. “Some of them began to say that their people had

“really gone back on their agreement with the Muslims. “The behaviour of the Muslims, on the other hand, “showed that they were true and honest and that their religion also was true. “Those who thought in this way joined Islam.” ‘Amr bin Saadi one of the Jewish chiefs, reproved his people and said,

“You have committed a breach of faith and gone back on your plighted word. “The only course now open to you is either to join Islam or give jizya.” They said, “We will neither join Islam nor give jizya, for dying is better than giving jizya.”

‘Amr replied that in that case he stood absolved, and saying this left the fort. He was sighted by Muhammad bin Maslama (ra) commander of a Muslim column, who asked him who he was. On learning of his identity he told him to depart in peace and himself prayed loudly: [Arabic]

“God, give me ever the power to screen the mistakes of the decent.” What he meant was that this Jew had shown remorse and regret over the conduct of his people. It was the moral duty of Muslims, therefore, to forgive men like him. In letting him go he had done a good thing,

And he prayed that God should give him the chance to do such good deeds again and again. When the Prophet (saw) got to know of what Muhammad bin Maslama (ra) had done, he did not reprove him for letting go this Jewish leader. Rather, he approved of what had been done.

This also clarifies the misconception that the Holy Prophet (saw) was oppressive and ordered the killing of a Jewish tribe. They were themselves the architects of their own downfall. Instead of accepting the decision of the Holy Prophet (saw),

They wished the decision to be passed from the leader of another tribe, who had accepted Islam. Nonetheless, this decision was made taking their own teachings into account. Therefore, no blame lies with the Holy Prophet (saw), nor with any of the companions.

Allama ibn Sa’ad has written that according to a narration, during the Battle of Qainqa’ and the Battle of Saweeq, Hazrat Abu Lababa (ra) had the honour of serving as a representative of the Holy Prophet (saw) in Medina. On the occasion of the Victory of Mecca, Hazrat Abu Lababa

Was in the company of the Holy Prophet (saw) as his fellow-rider. He was holding up the flag of the Ansar tribe. Hazrat Abu Lababa accompanied the Holy Prophet (saw) in many battles. Hazrat Abu Lababa passed away during the era of Hazrat Ali’s Khilafat.

There are also some who are of the opinion that he passed away after the martyrdom of Hazrat Usman (ra). Another estimate is reported that he lived even after 50 Hijri. Saeed bin Musayyab relates from Hazrat Abu Lababa bin Abdul Munzir that the Holy Prophet (saw) prayed for rain on a Friday, saying, “O Allah send down rain upon us! O Allah send down rain upon us! O Allah send down rain upon us!” Abu Lababa stood up and said, “O Prophet of Allah (saw), the fruits have ripened in the orchards.” The narrator states that they could not see any cloud in the skies at the time.

The Holy Prophet (saw) prayed, “O Allah! send forth the rain in such abundance that Abu Lababa “will stop the waterhole reaching his barn of grains with the clothes off his body.” He says that after the prayer, rain began to fall.

The clouds emerged and rainfall began and the Holy Prophet (saw) then lead the prayer. The narrator states that the Ansar [inhabitants of Medina] came to Hazrat Abu Lababa and said, “O Abu Lababa, by God this rain shall not end until, “according to the statement of the Holy Prophet (saw),

“you do not stop the flow of water entering into your stack of grain “with your clothes off your bare body.” Thus, Hazrat Abu Lababa stood up to stop the flow of water with his clothes and thereafter the rain stopped.

Hazrat Abu Lababa appeared before the Holy Prophet (saw) with his grandson, Abdul Rehman bin Zaid, who was the nephew of Hazrat Umar, and had him covered in the bark of a date palm tree. The Holy Prophet (saw) enquired, “O Abu Lababa, what do you bring?”

Hazrat Abu Lababa replied, “O Prophet of God (saw), this is my grandson “and I have never seen a new-born so weak.” The Holy Prophet (saw) lifted the child and put his hand on his head and prayed. Owing to the blessings of this prayer, when he became older,

Abdul Rehman bin Zaid would be the tallest among all when they stood in line for prayer. Hazrat Umar (ra) married him to his daughter, Fatimah, who was born to Hazrat Umme Kulsoom. Hazrat Umme Kulsoom was the daughter of Hazrat Ali (ra) and Hazrat Fatimah.

Hazrat Anas bin Malik states that from among the Companions of the Holy Prophet (saw), there were two Companions who lived the farthest; Hazrat Abu Lababa bin Abdul Munzir, whose house was in Quba and Hazrat Abu Abas bin Jabrah, who lived with the tribe of Banu Haritha.

Both of them would come to offer their prayer with the Holy Prophet (saw). This was the condition of the Companions (ra). May God Almighty continue to elevate their station. After the Friday Prayer, I shall lead two funeral prayers; one is present and the other will be in absentia.

The funeral prayer in absentia is of respected Qazi Shaban Ahmad Khan Sahib from Sawaba Garden, Lahore. Qazi Shaban Ahmad Khan Sahib, son of Qazi Muhammad Salman Sahib, was martyred on 25th June 2018 at the age of 47 when opponents [of Ahmadiyyat]

Entered into his house and shot him – Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. According to the detailed reports, two masked men entered the house while Qazi Sahib and his wife were in a room and their daughters were in the other room.

Qazi Sahib’s wife at the time was in the bathroom and when she came out she saw two masked men. One of the men pointed the pistol towards her head and took her to another room where their daughters were.

The other man remained in Qazi Sahib’s room and fired three shots into Qazi Sahib’s abdomen and he passed away at the scene Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. The deceased accepted Ahmadiyyat along with his family in 2001 through a friend, Muhammad Iqbal Sahib.

Qazi Sahib originally lived Muzaffarabad, Kashmir. He moved to the Nashter Colony, Sawaba Garden in Lahore. He also lived in Township, Lahore for a short period before that. Qazi Shaban Sahib was running a school for children with disabilities and lived on the top floor of the school building.

Recently there was construction work taking place in the lower floors of the school building and the scaffolds were being erected. These two men entered and hid there while the scaffolding work was being done. They then waited for the opportunity to attack. The deceased martyr possessed countless qualities.

After talking the Bai’at, he became an extremely devoted and pious individual. He had great love and attachment with Khilafat. The deceased martyr had setup a satellite dish to watch MTA and so he and his family could remain attached to Khilafat through this. He would greatly excel in offering Chanda and other financial sacrifices.

He was serving as the Secretary for Audio and Video in his local president’s Amla [executive committee]. He would fix the satellite dishes for the locals without taking any payment. Qazi Sahib was married to his cousin and both along with their children were the only Ahmadis in their family.

As a result of them becoming Ahmadi, their family began to oppose them. A few months prior, Qazi Sahib’s brother-in-law came to his house and said that he had found out that they all had become Mirzai. He then noticed the satellite dish and tried to break it.

Qazi Sahib stopped him and they had a heated exchange of words. Nevertheless, the deceased’s brother in law said to his sister that her Nikah had become annulled because her husband had become a Mirzai [Ahmadi], therefore she should go back with him. The wife of the late Qazi Sahib said to her brother:

“I have also become an Ahmadi and a Muslim. “I deem Qazi sahib to be a Muslim, therefore I will not go anywhere with you.” Qazi Sahib’s wife said that the deceased was receiving threats on a regular basis,

As a result of which he was anxious and for a few days [prior to the incident] he remained quiet. He did not leave the house as much either. Respected late Qazi Sahib had told his wife that if anything were to happen to him, she should contact the local President of the area.

Thus, after the incident of the martyrdom took place she acted in this very manner and informed the office bearers of the Jama’at. She showed great steadfastness and despite the fact that many non-Ahmadi relatives came, she told

Them that Ahmadis would lead the funeral prayers and the burial will be take care of by Ahmadis. After his demise, some of Qazi Sahibs relatives came to Baitun Noor Mosque but they did not offer the funeral prayers. The wife and children of Qazi sahib also went to graveyard.

The deceased martyr is survived by his wife, Shahnaz Shabaan sahiba, who is 40 years old, and daughters: Kiran who is 19 years old, Sidrah Shabaan who is 18 years old and Malaekah who is 11 years old. All three daughters suffer from Polio and as a result they have certain disabilities.

May Allah the Almighty become their guardian Himself and remove all their apprehensions. May He continue to elevate the status of Qazi Sahib. The second funeral, which is present, is for Mrs Amatul Haye Begum Sahiba, daughter of Seth Muhammad Ghaus Sahib. She passed away on 23rd June 2018 and was over 100 years old.

To Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. Her father Seth Muhammad Ghaus Sahib had two special distinctions. Firstly, although he was not a companion of the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) granted permission for him to be buried

In Bahishti Maqbarah, Qadian, in the enclosure where the Companions are buried. The second distinction is that according to the book Ashaab-e-Ahmad, it is written: “Seth Muhammad Ghaus is very fortunate as he is the first person in 42 years “whose funeral prayer is being offered in the same locality and area

“where the blessed body of the Promised Messiah (as) was placed.” At that instant Hazrat Sheikh Yaqub Ali Irfani Sahib (ra) stood up on a stool or a chair and in a loud voice attested to this fact. During the Nikah ceremony of Amatul Haye Sahiba – despite her father being present –

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) was her Wali [Islamic legal guardian] on the wish of her father and also led the nikah. During her nikah he said: “At present I will announce the marriage ceremony “of the younger daughter of Seth Sahib which has been settled with Muhammad Yunus Sahib,

“a close relative – perhaps the nephew – of Dr Muhammad Abdullah Khan sahib. “In this marriage Seth Sahib has given precedence to sincerity. “I wrote to him stating that due to the difference in culture he should look for “a suitor in Hyderabad,

“however, it was his desire to look for a proposal from Qadian or the Punjab. “In this way it would give him an opportunity to visit Qadian. “Muhammad Yunus Sahib is from the district of Karnal, which is near to Delhi. “Nevertheless it is closer to Qadian than Hyderabad.

“Seth sahib belongs to a noble family. “The women of his family and the woman of my family, “the girls and boys of both families have such relations, “as if we are all part of the same family. “There are no formalities between our families and on their weddings or occasions of sorrow,

“it is as if the jubilation or sorrow has befallen my own family. “His daughter’s marriage has been settled with a dowry of 1000 rupees, “with Muhammad Yunus Sahib, who is the son of Abdul Aziz Sahib from Ladvah, Karnal district.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) then says: “Seth sahib has requested

“that I should be the wali of the bride.” Amatul Haye Sahiba would regularly observe the prayers and also fast. She would offer prayers and had an earnest relationship with Khilafat. She would come to visit me frequently despite her health and always displayed a level of sincerity.

She was a pious and righteous woman and also a Moosia [part of the scheme of Al-Wasiyyat]. She is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons, as well as a number of grandchildren. She was the mother of Muhammad Idrees sahib of Germany.

One of her grandsons, Musawer sahib, lives here and works in Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. May Allah the Almighty elevate her status and enable her progeny to establish a sincere and honest relationship with Khilafat. 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 thae 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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