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Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 2, 2012

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2012

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 Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. Today I will present incidents from the lives of the companions of the Promised Messiah (as) in which they have displayed bravery and courage after having accepted Ahmadiyyat.

Furthermore, one is able to gauge the depth of their understanding of faith and the Quran. Similarly, once they gained the understanding [of Ahmadiyyat] and accepted it, they were prepared to face every tyranny and persecution against them. I have collated the various incidents from the lives of the companions under different sections,

Called ‘Register Ravayaat’ [accounts], which I shall present at different occasions. Nevertheless, I will now present some examples which show their bravery and courage. Mian Abdul Aziz Sahib, who was better known as Mughal Sahib (ra) narrates: “Ayub Baig and I went to the home of Maulvi Abdullah Tonki.

“Mirza Ayub Baig asked Maulvi Abdullah Tonki, ‘Why have you labelled me and my Master ‘(i.e. the Promised Messiah (as) as an infidel?’ “Maulvi Sahib was a Professor of Arabic in Oriental College “and he also gave his seal of approval for the edict of Kuffr [disbelief].

“Upon the question of Mirza Sahib-” i.e. the question by Mirza Ayub Baig, “he replied: ‘Since such and such Maulvi [cleric], Maulvi Ghulam Dastgeer Qasoori, ‘Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, Maulvi Nazeer Hussain Dehlvi, Maulvi Abdul Jabbar Ghaznavi ‘signed it, therefore, I also signed it.’

“Mirza Ayub Baig replied boldly: ‘Since they all are condemned to hell, you will also join them.’ “At this Maulvi Abdullah Tonki stated that he had made a mistake “and he had not read the books of Mirza Sahib [Promised Messiah].

“Thus, we took all the books that were written by the Promised Messiah (as) up to that time “to his home and requested him to study these for a period of three months. “We went back to him after the three months.

“He said to them: ‘You are still children’ these two were in their youth, and he told them that they were still young, ‘- and you will not be able to understand.” Mirza Ayub Baig Sahib said: “I am a graduate with a Bachelor degree” He said that he is educated and has a BA.

“If you wish to study English, then I can teach you. “If I ever feel the need to study Arabic, then I will study from you. “If in your eyes we are still children, then children are not accountable [for their deeds], “would you be able to write this down for us?”

“Then we departed from there. “When we visited for the third time we took Khalifa Rajabuddin,” “- the father in law of Khwaja Kamaluddin Sahib- with us since he was an elder. “We took him along with the intention that if this time he mentioned again

“that we were heedless children then we would present Khalifa Rajabuddin Sahib. “Maulvi Abdulla began to speak (idly) with Khalifa Rajabuddin Sahib, saying how good it is that “Muslims have now opened shops that sell flour and lentils as well as pottery shops.”

The narrator continues by saying: “This incident took place after the death of Lekhram. “After this Ayub Baig took the hand of Maulvi Abdullah and said ‘On the Day of Judgement I will hold the hand of Maulvi Abdullah in front of God Almighty

‘and will say ‘My Lord! We went to his house three times, ‘yet he failed to explain to us why we are disbelievers.’ “At this point Maulvi Abdullah Tonki said: ‘I do not care for this at all.’ “Ayub Baig Sahib replied: ‘If you do not care for the God Almighty,

‘then I will never say to you that Peace be Upon You.’ “We then left that sitting. Then throughout his life Mirza Ayub Baig fulfilled his promise. He says, “I fulfilled this promise until the demise of Maulvi Abdullah.” This is brazen attitude of the so-called intellectuals which exists even today.

They do not read books, or perhaps they read a particular portion and without understanding the context of the writing they raise allegations against the Promised Messiah (as). In fact, in Arab countries incidents often arise whereby they say that since the clerics of Pakistan have unanimously declared Ahmadis to be disbelievers,

Therefore they do not need to think or ponder over anything, Ahmadis will be Kafir. Thus this has taken place from the very outset of Ahmadiyyat and has continued until this very day. Hazrat Munshi Qadhi Mahboob Alam Sahib narrates: “I was absent from school for a few days.

“When I returned on the fourth day, Mirza Rahmat Ali Sahib from Daska, “who was an employee of Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam organisation, “called me and asked why I was absent for four days. “I told him the honest truth that I was in Qadian. “He asked, ‘Have you performed the Bai’at [oath of allegiance]’,

“to which I replied in the affirmative. “He then said: ‘Do not mention it here. I am also an Ahmadi and have taken the Bai’at, ‘but I have not informed anyone here as they would cause trouble.’ “However, I told him ‘I will not keep this quiet, no matter what the consequences may be.’

“Thus, I informed my Quran and Hadith teacher, Maulvi Zain-ul-A’bideen Sahib “- who was the nephew of Maulvi Ghulam Rasool Qilawaalon – “that I have accepted Ahmadiyyat. “He was incensed by this and day by day his stern attitude towards me increased, “to the extent that he would often say: ‘Whosoever accepted Mirza Sahib

‘has rejected all the prophets.’ He would also tell me to repent and retract my Bai’at. “However, I would always debate with him regarding the life and death of Jesus (as) “as mentioned by the Holy Quran, which he refused to answer. “His opposition increased so much that

“as soon as the bell would ring for the beginning of his period, he would address me by saying: ‘You Mirzai [follower of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]! Stand on the bench.’ “I would stand on the bench according to his instructions and would ask what I did wrong.

“He would reply: ‘It is wrong enough that you are a Mirzai and a Kafir [infidel or disbeliever] “I endured this treatment for a short period of time, after which it occurred to me “that I should report this behaviour to the principal

“- who was a new convert to Islam by the name of Hakim Ali – “and inform him that some teachers beat me for the reason that I am an Ahmadi. “After this he sent a circular around stating that “teacher should not punish a student on the grounds of religion.

“Hence, after this circular Maulvi Zain-ul -A’bideen Sahib and similar minded teachers “recoiled and their opposition towards me diminished.” These incidents are not confined to one hundred years ago or due to ignorance of that era, rather it continues until this day in Pakistan. Even today children are mistreated.

In the past few days, I received a letter from a student who had very good grades and due to these grades, he obtained a place at a college. When he went to pay the admission fees there were some members of the administrative team as well as other departments.

Somehow or another they received information that he was an Ahmadi and they asked: ‘Are you an Ahmadi?’ He replied: “Yes, I am an Ahmadi.’ Upon hearing this they said: “Take your fees back, your admission has been cancelled. “Make sure you are not seen around here again, otherwise we will break your legs.”

Similarly, a few days ago a received a letter from a girl who also achieved good grades. She was very good in her studies, “However, when it came to filling the form for the [school] examination board “- since they have computerised it – “they have to tick whether they are Muslims or non-Muslim.

“Before our students would be able to write Ahmadi, however, now that option does not exist.” She continues by saying: “As you have instructed us to declare that we are Muslim, “when we tick the column that says Muslims, at the same time we have to sign the declaration

“in which profane language is used against the Promised Messiah (as). “If we do not sign that then our admission is revoked.” Thus, these are the difficulties imposed upon the children by the schools, and these are being imposed on very sensible and mindful children. Earlier [in the aforementioned incident] the principal was just

And due to this impartiality the opposition against those early Ahmadis ceased. However, today this injustice is committed under within the regulations of the constitution and they have exceeded all bounds. Nevertheless, despite all these injustices, by the grace of Allah, the faith of our children is strengthening day by day.

Similarly, Hazrat Mehr Ghulam Hasan Sahib has narrated the events leading up to his Bai’at in the following manner: “Maulvi Faiz Din Sahib and I were sitting (at a particular place) “when a man by the name of Rahim Baksh Sahib, profession tailor, came to them and said: ‘Maulvi Sahib! I feel very uneasy today.’

“I enquired as to the reason for his worries to which he replied: ‘Hamid Shah was an angelic and saintly figure. ‘Hindus as well as Muslims would praise him -‘ i.e. everyone would speak highly of him, whether they were Hindu or Muslim. “Today, he is guilty of committing a big mistake.

“He asked his uncle, Umar Shah: ‘O my dear uncle! ‘What do you believe regarding the honourable Son of Mary?’ “He [i.e. the uncle] replied: ‘My son! It is my belief that he is alive in the heavens and

‘he will descend at a given time in the future for the reformation of the People of Muhammad (saw).’ “Shah Sahib then replied: ‘My dear uncle! From this day forth you will no longer be my Imam, ‘because it is an idolatrous belief to consider a human to be a [eternal] living being,

‘the one that is self-subsisting and everlasting. ‘Secondly, this belief is an affront to our Chief and Master of this Universe ‘- The Holy Prophet (saw) – ‘in that he is buried in the earth and Jesus (as) is raised to the heavens.’ “Upon hearing this Umar Shah said:

‘That is fine, my son, from now on you can lead [the prayers] and I will stand behind you’.” The narrator says: “Having listened to this conversation I said: ‘Maulvi Sahib! I have accepted that the Messiah [Jesus (as)] has passed away.

‘If the Messiah (as) is alive, then it compromises Tauheed [the Oneness of God]. ‘Do not think that I am an Ahmadi. ‘I am not yet an Ahmadi, however this statement of Mirza sahib is correct. ‘I cannot tolerate the idea that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) be insulted’.

“Maulvi sahib then placed his hand over my mouth. “I asked him why he stopped me, to which Maulvi Sahib replied: ‘If you have accepted this belief, then what is the need to show such passion and enthusiasm?’ – meaning it is fine that you have accepted, but now you should stay quiet about it.

“I then said: ‘Maulvi Sahib! The minute I leave this mosque I will announce that ‘if Jesus (as) is alive, then it is a grave insult to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). ‘I cannot bear to see this.’ “As soon as I reached home I informed my father as well as my brother Ghulam Hussain,

“who was the Ameer of Aarif Wala Jamaat -” who was not an Ahmadi at the time. “Upon hearing this they were enraged and labelled me as the Antichrist and accursed.” The narrator continues by saying: “It occurred to me that “perhaps the Maulvis would attack me the following day.

“That very evening, I sent for the Ahmadi who was refused entry into the mosque, “through one of the servants.” He was not an Ahmadi at that time and he is narrating his personal experience. He says: “When I expressed my viewpoint on the [aforementioned] matter,

“I thought to myself that my parents and brother are already incensed by it; “furthermore, the clerics will also rally against me. “I therefore sent for the Ahmadi that we had previously removed from our mosque. “I asked him: ‘Has Mirza Sahib given any proof towards the death of Jesus (as)

‘or was it a simple statement of his?’ “He said that, ‘He (as) has presented thirty verses of the Quran with regards to this’. “Astonished to hear this, I asked: ‘We read the Quran day and night, ‘yet we are completely oblivious to this matter. How can this be! Tell me at least one verse’.

“He gave reference of the verse found in the seventh part, Al Mai’dah verse 118, “I then said to him: ‘I am now content. Now there is no Maulvi that can stand against me.’ “During the Fajr [dawn] prayer, Maulvi Ghulam Hasan Sahib, Maulvi Fez Din

“as well as two or three other men came to the mosque accompanied by my brother. “I was in the doorway of the mosque when they arrived. “Maulvi Ghulam Hasan asked: ‘Why are you an enemy of the Messiah (as)?’ “I replied by saying: ‘O Maulvi Sahib! What enmity have I shown?’

“He then said: ‘Your brother says ‘that you have accepted the idea that the Messiah (as) has passed away.’ i.e. his brother mentioned this complaint to Maulvi Sahib. “I said: ‘Maulvi Sahib! What can I do if he [i.e. Jesus] has admitted to his own death.

‘Your case is like that of a witness in a court case shows more enthusiasm than the complainant.’ “Maulvi sahib said: ‘Where is this written?’, that the Messiah (as) has admitted to his own demise “I said: ‘In the Holy Quran’. “He then asked: ‘Which Quran? The one that Mirza Sahib has fabricated?’

“I responded by saying: ‘Maulvi Sahib! Be careful with what you say ‘as this is a direct attack against God Almighty, ‘because He says that no soul can create something that even resembles the Quran, ‘yet you are saying this-‘ ‘that Mirza Sahib has fabricated his own Quran, think about what you are asserting.’

“He then asked: ‘Where is this written?’ I recited the verse from the seventh part [of the Quran], “to which he responded: ‘I will tell you something crucial ‘and that is to avoid speaking with these non-believers (i.e. the Ahmadis), ‘only then will you be saved.

‘In fact, do not even make eye contact as through this they can influence you. ‘if you bear these two points in mind, you can save yourself.’ “I then said: ‘Maulvi Sahib! The truth often influences one in this manner.’ ‘The points you are informing me are in fact the signs of the truthful ones’.

“The Maulvi then turned away and left. “My brother who was against us migrated to Nairobi, “after which I performed the Bai’at [oath of allegiance]. “I managed to convince my wife and father. “My brother understood the matter when he reached Nairobi. “After ten months he returned and performed Bai’at.

“Now by the grace of Allah – ” at the time this incident was written “there are approximately one hundred to one hundred and fifty Ahmadis in the township.” Even today people are told not to meet with Ahamdis and not to even make eye contact. This is not the case just for today.

In fact, fourteen hundred years ago this very statement was asserted against the Holy Prophet (saw) when he made his claim. There is a famous incident narrated by Hazrat Tufail bin Amr Dausi (ra) in which he stated: “When I arrived at Mecca the Quraish said to me:

‘You are an honourable chief as well as an intelligent poet. ‘Since you have come to our town it is our duty to inform you ‘that a man from among us has made a claim [to prophethood] ‘which has caused strife and division amongst us. ‘His words have such a magical influence

‘that it has divided fathers and sons, brothers and even husbands and wives. ‘We fear that if you and your people hear his words, it would have the same effect on you, ‘and consequently you would have to endure what we are going through.

‘Therefore, do not speak to him nor listen to what he says.’ “He then continued by saying: “The disbelievers emphasised this so much “that I decided I would not listen to him. “In fact, I was so worried that every time I went to the mosque, the Ka’bah

“I placed wool in my ears, lest I end up hearing his words inadvertently. “In the [compound of the] Ka’ba the Holy Prophet (saw) was occupied in his worship. “It so happened that destiny enabled a few of his words to reach my ears and I liked what I heard.

“In my heart I thought to myself, ‘shame on myself! “I am an intelligent and able man as well as a poet. “I know what is right and what is wrong. I should at least listen to what he has to say. “If his teachings are amicable then I will accept them,

“otherwise if they are displeasing then I will leave them.” He then further states: “Nevertheless, I stayed there for a while longer “until the Holy Prophet (saw) finished his worship. “As he was returning home I also followed him. “When he reached his home, I went up to him and said:

‘O Muhammad! (saw) Your people have told me such and such thing about you. ‘They warned me to such an extent that I became terrified and placed wool in my ears, ‘lest any of your words should enter my ears.

‘However, it was the will of God that I managed to hear some of your teachings and I liked them. ‘Now I wish to listen to your teachings’.” He then stated that the Holy Prophet (saw) explained to him about Islam and recited the Holy Quran.

He states: “By God! I have not any words more beautiful than those, “nor have I heard words more accurate.” Hence, he recited the Kalimah ( Muslim declaration of faith) and accepted Islam. Thus, this has always been the conduct of the opponents.

If there is any spell cast on anyone then it is from the opposition themselves and never from prophets. God Almighty has presented this very argument that magic never succeeds. If the [so called] magic succeeds, then in accordance with the Quranic argument, that is not deemed to be magic, rather it is the truth,

And that is something that they should accept. Similarly, there is the incident of Hazrat Khalifa Noor-ud-Din Sahib of Jammu, he was a resident of Jammu and was known as Khalifa Noor-ud-Din. He writes: “I tried to convince Maulvi Abdul Wahid Sahib Ghaznavi for approximately one year.

“On one occasion he said that the Ulema [religious clerics] had placed a Fatwa [edict] “declaring Mirza Sahib to be a heretic and disbeliever. “I told him that the clerics also issued a Fatwa against his father. “He then said that another Maulvi Sahib -“most likely to be Maulvi Muhammad from Lakho Waleh

“also receives revelation. “He will write to him to ask what God has informed him about Mirza Sahibs claim. “After one month the reply from that Maulvi arrived in which he said: ‘I have prayed about this matter…’ Just listen to the reply given by the Maulvi,

‘…I received a reply from God Almighty saying, ‘Mirza Sahib is a Kafir [disbeliever]’. “I had travelled to Bhadrawah for work. When I returned to Jammu I was shown the letter. “I said: ‘The God that issued this revelation seems like a coward (heaven forbid)

‘as on the one hand he declares Mirza Sahib to be a Kafir, ‘whilst at the same time also addresses him as ‘Sahib’ [‘Sir’]’.” He raised a valid point in that the wording “Mirza Sahib is a Kafir” shows that on the one hand God Almighty declares him to be a Kafir,

On the other hand God Almighty addresses him using the word Sahib, which is a very respectable word. “The words of such a fearful and timid God are not worthy of being followed.” Thus, they manage to make inferences from the subtlest of points.

Hakeem Abdul Samad Khan Sahib, son of Hakeem Abdul Ghaznavi Sahib, performed Bai’at in 1905. He writes: “In 1891 I would read the Jalalain [Quranic exegesis by two Jalal’s] from a Maulvi. “During this we came across the verse,’Allah said, ‘O Jesus I will cause thee to die a natural death’

“In the tafseer [exegesis] it was written ‘raised you towards myself from this world without death’. “I was astonished where the words ‘without death’ appeared from and thought to myself, “is this exegesis of this text, or an altogether new text is being created?

“I deliberated over this verse and when I saw the time it was two o’clock in the morning. “Coincidentally my father woke up and asked the reason for why I was awake at such hour. “I told him the truth of the matter. “My father said: ‘Son! This is the reason we have teachers.

‘Go in the morning and ask Maulvi Sahib. He will resolve your issue.’ “Therefore, in the morning I went to Maulvi Sahib and narrated the entire incident. “He replied: ‘My dear! Everyone from the earliest people to those who came after, ‘have unanimously agreed on this point. ‘Therefore, do not argue about this matter’.”

I.e. from the beginning people have agreed on this, so leave it be!. “However, I insisted that unless I understood this point I would not progress. “He was incensed by this and sent for my father. “However, my father said: ‘You are the teacher and he is your student…’

“My father said to my teacher that, ‘You are the teacher and my son is your student. ‘I have sent him to you to study. ‘…You should resolve your issues amongst yourselves. ‘I will not interfere in any of these matters.’ “Having said all this my father stood up and left.

“Maulvi sahib then turned to me and ordered me to read further. “I told him: ‘If you do not explain this matter, how am I supposed to advance further?’ “Maulvi Sahib became enraged by this comment and he slapped me. “He then said: ‘You have gone mad and so has Mirza! [the Promised Messiah (as)]’

“I was perplexed as to who was Mirza?” At the time they had not met, nor had he even heard the message of the Promised Messiah (as). He was puzzled as to who was Mirza. “A thought crossed my mind that which fundamental principles do I adhere to?”

“Nevertheless, this was not just a mere thought of mine, but an indication of something deeper. “It is not just me thinking like this, other people must also think along the same lines. “Without wasting any more time, I told Maulvi Sahib: ‘Unless you clarify the matter I will not progress ahead.

‘This is a matter pertaining to religion and there is no coercion in matters of faith. ‘Today you may slap me, thereby coercing me to accept your faith. ‘Tomorrow another Maulvi may slap me two twice and force me to accept his version of faith. ‘Is this a joke? I will not read on further!’.”

This indicates that people in the past would not accept anything on face value, rather they would delve deep into the subject matter. The narrator continues by saying: “This argument continued until nine o’clock “and due to my persistence, I did not study further. “In the evening I went to another teacher.

“He also said: ‘On the one hand you have gone mad, on the other side Mirza has been driven insane.’ He then said that on the one hand you are enquiring about this matter. The other person who questions this concept is Mirza, i.e. the Promised Messiah (as).

“I was even more assured, and this gave me courage that my argument is not weak. “I then went to a third teacher, Maulvi Abdul Wahab Sahib – and asked him the same question. “He said: ‘This is a profound matter. ‘There exists a person who claims that Prophet Jesus (as) has passed away

‘and the Jesus awaited by the people is that individual.’ “I said to him that I have understood the first part, “but I have yet to comprehend the second part.” He [i.e. Maulvi Sahib] then said: “I went to Punjab and stayed there for twenty-two days. “One of his followers is Maulana Noor-ud-din.

“There is not another person who can match his wisdom. “I have heard his religious discourses. “Great scholars are nothing before him.” He did not mention the incident of his Bai’at… i.e. Maulvi [Abdul Wahab] Sahib had performed Bai’at, but he did not disclose this fact to this youth, …because he was afraid of opposition.

“He said to me: “Lower your voice as Maulvi Abdul Ghafoor Sahib may hear.” There was another non-Ahmadi Maulvi who was sitting close by them. “I told him that I have no worry for that! How can I stop from expressing the truth?”

The narrator then continues: “Nevertheless, I continued my studies until the year 1905.” He says that he continued his studies. Then came the year of 1905. “The Promised Messiah (as) travelled to Delhi, “and stayed in the large house of Alf Khan Sahib Siyahi. “Thousands of people came to see him, including myself.

“I went with hostile clerics. “The majority of them were students and their ringleader was Maulvi Mushtaq Ali. “He began raising allegations against the Promised Messiah (as) “upon which the Promised Messiah (as) told him to wait a moment. “He took some paper, a pen and an inkpot from Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib

“and began writing an essay. “He gave this to Maulvi Mushtaq Ali for him to read, “and said if you do not understand any of it then ask me and also prepare an answer to it.” The Promised Messiah (as) wrote a small essay there and then, gave it to the non-Ahmadi Maulvi to read

And if he did not understand any of it he had the opportunity to ask him. At the same time, he was to write the answer to the essay that he wrote. Then the Promised Messiah (as) told the Maulvi: “First you should read out my essay – having read it yourself,

“after which you can read out your answer which you will write”. “Without writing his answer the Maulvi began reading out the essay of the Promised Messiah (as) “The Promised Messiah (as) said: ‘If you had written your answer it would have been better – ‘

I.e. if you had written the reply beforehand it would have wasted less time. “However, he replied in the negative “he started reading out the essay of the Promised Messiah (as) saying ‘I will give my answer orally. ‘I am in no need of writing the answer to your essay’.

“Nevertheless, he read out the essay of the Promised Messiah (as) “and having read it all out he stood silent for quite some time, unable to give his answer. “Some of the students who were with him said, ‘If we knew you were not capable of giving a rebuttal

‘then we would have appointed someone else as our ringleader. ‘You have embarrassed us too.’ “The Maulvi then slapped one of the students, “he was unable to give an answer so out of anger he slapped one of his students “who then slapped him back.” i.e. the student reacted by slapping him back.

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib then ended the altercation between the two non-Ahmadis. “The Promised Messiah (as) then began delivering his sermon “during which a few people caused a commotion. “The members of the community encircled the Promised Messiah (as) “but in one section of it there was an open gap.”

The narrator says, “I went and stood in that gap”, he was not yet an Ahmadi at that point. “Judging me to be an opponent, Akbar Khan – an Ahmadi junior [office] clerk – pushed me away. “A little while later I stood in that place once again.”

A little love for the Promised Messiah (as) had been kindled in his heart which is why he stood in that gap, lest anyone should harm the Promised Messiah (as). The narrator continues, “He pushed me away once again. “When he advanced to push me again Hadrat Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib,

“the first Khalifa stopped him saying, ‘Why are you pushing him away?’ “Akbar Khan Sahib said: ‘Sir! This is an opponent’. “Maulvi [Nooruddin] Sahib replied, ‘Did you cut up his heart to see? ‘Whoever wishes to join us, let him come forward’.

“After this Maulvi Chamriyan Wala stood up,” this too was a name, Maulvi Chamriyan Wala. “He too began using profane words against the Promised Messiah (as). “Upon hearing this I said, ‘O Chamriyan Wala! ‘I will rip out your tongue if you continue to use these obscenities.’

“Hafiz Abdul Majeed then stopped him as the people of his own ranks were getting out of control. “Stay quiet at this point in time and do not exceed the limits of good morals, “because our own people are getting out of control and we will suffer at their hands.

“Therefore, remain silent. So, remain silent. “During his discourse the Promised Messiah (as) mentioned that, ‘God Almighty had sent him as the Promised Messiah ‘and those who cannot make a decision about him due to their lack of understanding ‘should make this supplication which God Almighty has taught them in their five daily prayers:

‘Guide us on the right path, the path of those on whom though has bestowed thy blessings,’ ‘You should recite this when walking, sitting and at all times. ‘At the most, after 40 days, if read with pure intentions ‘God Almighty will disclose the truth to him’.”

The narrator states: “I started reciting this from that very moment. “A week had not passed that the truth was made evident for me. “I saw [in a dream] that I am in the mosque of the Hamid Mahallah. “Hamid Mahalla is a name and I was in the mosque situated there.

“The Promised Messiah (as) has come there.” He saw this in his dream. “It was my desire to go to the Promised Messiah (as) to shake his hand “when a blind Maulvi [religious cleric] stopped me from doing so.

“I tried to advance to meet him from another side but the Maulvi stopped me there too. “The third time I tried to go forward and shake his hand, “the blind Maulvi [religious cleric] stopped me again. “I was then angered and raised my hand to hit him,”

In his dream he is narrating this. In the dream the Promised Messiah (as) says, ‘Do not get angry and refrain from striking him.’ “I said, ‘Your Holiness! I wish to shake your hand and this man is stopping me from doing so’. “This is when I woke up.

“In the morning I related this incident to Mir Qasim Ali Sahib, Maulvi Mahboob Ahmad “and the carpenter, Qadir Bakhsh Sahib. “Mir Sahib said to write it down and I did as he requested. “He said to write underneath that, ‘I adjudge this dream ‘to be a means of taking the oath of allegiance’.

“So, I wrote this down. “Maulvi Mahboob Sahib, a non-Ahmadi cleric said: ‘You are full aware of your father’s nature! ‘He will not permit you to remain in his house for even a second.’ “I replied that I am not worried about this at all.

“The Promised Messiah (as) accepted my Bai’at and wrote to me that my Bai’at has been accepted. ‘Even if a mountain of abuse is hurled your way do not raise your gaze to look.’ ‘No matter how much foul-language is used against you, you must not reply at all’.

“Now I come back to the main incident. “After the speech of the Promised Messiah (as) “Hazrat Maulana Nooruddin Sahib (ra) (the first Khalifa) delivered a speech. “After his speech I shook his hand. “Hazrat Maulvi Sahib asked, ‘Have you received any religious education?’

“I answered, ‘I have read Mishkat and Jalalain’ [Quranic exegesis by two Jalal’s]. “He then asked, ‘How much have you read of Islamic jurisprudence?’ “I said, I have studied Qudoori and – ” another name which cannot be read properly. These incidents are hand-written, so some writings are difficult to read.

“He then asked, ‘How much logic have you studied?’ “I answered, ‘I have read a few small articles on it.’ “I then met the Promised Messiah (as) and “when I was returning Maulvi Abdul Hakeem Sahib told me to peel my skin with a shoemaker’s knife”

It is a small instrument used to skin leather when making shoes or in leather-making. He said that, “Because you shook hands with Hadrat Mirza Sahib, you must peel off your skin. “That is the only way you will be able to be clean and without doing so they can not be cleaned

“because you shook hands with Hazrat Mirza Sahib.” God Forbid. In any case, he took the oath of allegiance. Similarly, whilst writing an incident, Hafiz Ghulam Rasul Sahib Wazirabadi states: “There is a large house in Saman Rajgan Wazirabad” – which is located in the north of Wazirabad,

“in which the Muslims of Rajouri district of Kashmir live. “One man named ‘Allah Waaleh’ went to the late Raja Ataullah Khan who was the Ambassador of Kabul “and said, ‘People are unnecessarily following Ghulam Rasul’.” He had become Ahmadi, so he said they were following him needlessly.

“Having said this Raja Sahib then called for Hafiz Sahib saying: ‘When he comes here tell him ‘that we believe in the Rafa’ (ascent) of the Messiah (as) as mentioned in the Holy Quran ‘and also in the Nuzul (descent) of the Messiah (as) as described by the Ahadith’.

“Hence, it was announced throughout the town and all the Muslim sects gathered in the thousands. “I knew what I was going to say,” Ghulam Rasul Sahib Wazirabadi had already accepted Ahmadiyyat. He says, “I knew what I was going to say

“and I also knew that nobody would understand what I was going to say. “I would have to speak using gestures. “If anyone was going to understand then it would only be one man by the name Hakam Sultan Ali – “who was a member of my family. “Hence, when I reached Raja Sahib said,

‘Allah Waaleh has said Hafiz Sahib believes in the ascent and descent of the Messiah. ‘Is this true?’ I replied, “Indeed! “Everyone should remain quiet so that I can explain.” “Thus, when every fell silent, I was the only Ahmadi among the crowd of thousands –

“in that moment I said, “Listen O people! When the Quran speaks of the ascent of the Messiah, “and just as the Ahadith mention the descent of the Messiah, I believe it to be true. “Whoever does not believe in it, I see him devoid of faith.

“With these few words spoken the crowd uncontrollably uttered words of congratulations “and felicitations out loud and there was an audible commotion. “I considered it a blessing at that time to leave at that point and, so I did.

“But after I left and just as I had imagined, that man Hakeem Sultan Ali went to Raja Sahib and said “You have not understood a single thing and he thrown a covering over your eyes and left. “Call him back.

“Hence, when exiting the doors of Saman, some people came in pursuit of me to bring me back. “However, I reached home via a different route. “I spent the night safe and sound. “After the Fajr prayer a messenger of Raja Sahib named Babu Fazl Din came to me and said that

“Raja Sahib and other members of the sitting were not satisfied with the mere utterance “of the words Rafa’ and Nuzul. “I enquired, ‘How will they then be satisfied?’ “He replied that, ‘Raja Sahib and the rest of the gathering have said that until you declare

‘Mirza Sahib to be a Kafir (heretic and disbeliever), we will not believe you.’ “I answered, Why should I call him a Kafir. He said, ‘It is what the Maulvis have said’. “I said because the Maulvis call Mirza Sahib a Kafir, “I too will call the same (about the Maulvis) Kafir,

‘i.e. in my heart I called the Maulvis Kafir in my heart I called the Maulvis Kafir. ‘It was my intention to call the Maulvis Kafir’. “He then went away satisfied. “When he reached the gathering, he told them that he has now declared Mirza Sahib to be a Kafir.

“The same Sultan Ali spoke up again saying, ‘You have once again come back with wool over your eyes’. “He has called the Maulvis Kafir (heretic and disbeliever) not him [Mirza Sahib]! “Go again and tell him to write the words ‘I declare Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani to be a Kafir (God forbid)’.

“Hence, he came to me again trying to make me say these words. “Two days had now passed, and I became more courageous. “So, I told him that whatever I have said is absolutely true “i.e. that those who call Mirza Sahib a Kafir (heretic and disbeliever) “I declare them Kafir (heretic and disbeliever).

“They then despaired. “This day have those who disbelieve despaired of harming your religion” [Al-Ma’idah, 5:4]. He wrote this verse of the Holy Quran here that, ‘This day have those who disbelieve despaired of your religion. So fear them not.’ God Almighty says fear them not but fear Me.

“Then certain court cases ensued (against him) to the extent “where even those whom I would never expect to lie spoke outright lies in the courtrooms. “However, I was not concerned by that at all nor do I now. “Hence, I narrated this incident of calling the Maulvis Kafir (heretic and disbeliever)

“who declared Mirza Sahib a Kafir (heretic and disbeliever) to the Promised Messiah (as) “and he laughed heartily. The Promised Messiah (as) said that, “There is also a level of hiding one’s faith, “that is to say there is a rank of hiding one’s faith or to protect oneself from mischief,

“just as is mentioned in Surah Al Muminoon:[Arabic] “You have done very well in understanding the situation “and saving yourself from the mischievous ones.” Thus, these are accounts of the difficulties Ahmadis have had to endure. There are accounts of efforts made to hinder them from the truth and of trying to frighten them.

These are not fables of old, but as I have said before, even after one hundred and twenty-three years the same treatment is dealt to Ahmadis. Yet by the grace of Allah, the convoy of Ahmadiyyat continues to stride forward despite this opposition

And after believing they keep the command of God Almighty in mind, ‘Do not fear them,’ If they fear anything, it is God Almighty, not any of His creation. May God Almighty increase the members of the community in the strength of their faith

And not only maintain their faith but to continue to advance in it. Today there has been a similar incident where a respected Ahmadi of Nawabshah, Mr Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Sahib, son of Mr Muhammad Yusuf Sahib was martyred. He possessed strong faith who displayed his example especially in Pakistan.

‘To Allah we belong and to him is our return.’ The family of Mr Chaudhary are originally from the Gokhowal district of Faisalabad. Ahmadiyyat was introduced to his family through the Bai’at of his grandfather Hadrat Mian Ghulam Qadir Sahib (ra) who took the oath of allegiance at the hand of the Promised Messiah (as).

Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Sahib was born in the Gokhowal district of Faisalabad. When he was martyred two days ago he was 80 years of age. Along with his brothers and his father, he used to do farming on his family land in Jhool Khanpur. Then in 1960 he sold the land and travelled to Nawabshah.

In 2005 he shifted to Australia with his wife, as his children resided there. Since November last year they had come back to Pakistan until this incident took place. On 29th February 2012 he was returning home from the shop of his son-in-law in Nawabshah with his

Grandson Muneeb Ahmad son of Mr Rafeeq Ahmad Sahib at approximately one o’clock in the afternoon. When he was close to reaching home two unknown people on a motorbike began firing at him which resulted in him being wounded. On the way to the hospital he passed away.

‘To Allah we belong and to Him shall we return’. The grandson with him was also hit by a bullet in his hip which passed through into his intestines and damaged them. An operation has been carried out and he is in the ICU ward of the hospital at this moment in time.

May Allah grant him a long and healthy life. After the deceased shifted to Nawabshah in 1960, he served the community immensely alongside his work. He served approximately 35 years as the finance secretary of the district and town of Nawabshah. Similarly, he also served as the District Naib Ameer. The deceased possessed high morals.

He was a devout worshipper, regularly offered the Tahajjud prayer and was an extremely intelligent and understanding person. Some people have told me that when he was the finance secretary it was never the case that if someone said they wished to pay chanda,

Even if they informed him over the phone, he would not say to come to his house, rather he would go to their house himself to collect the money and issue a receipt immediately. He had great love for the community. He fully participated in agricultural tasks. He had great love for Khilafat.

He regularly listened to the Friday sermon with great attention. The president of Nawabshah Jamaat states, “He was very obedient to the office bearers of the community. “Despite being senior in age he would meet me with great manners and obedience. “This time when he came back from Australia

“he prepared a list of all the homeless and poor people; both Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis alike. “However long he was here he would regularly help them. “Likewise, a centre in Nawabshah had been closed for quite some time “which he reopened with lots of effort and energy.

“Regarding its construction he said to start any further constructions and repairs :and I will send the money from Australia for its construction. “But God Almighty did not give him the opportunity to do so.” May God Almighty make it so that the community itself complete its construction there.

He had a desire to become a martyr. His daughter-in-law states that, “Whenever he heard of the martyrdom of another “he would always say this honour is given to those preordained for it.” In the end God Almighty fulfilled this desire of his.

Apart from his wife, the deceased has left behind five sons and two daughters. By the grace of Allah all his children are married. As I have already said his children (four sons and one daughter) live in Australia. One son and one daughter live in Nawabshah, Pakistan.

Akram Sahib’s grandson, Muneeb Ahmad Sahib who I have already mentioned, is approximately 18-19 years of age and he is a second year college student. May God Almighty grant him a full and complete recovery. InshaAllah, after the prayers, I will lead the funeral prayer of Akram Sahib in absentia.

All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone and we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds.

Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path. And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.

O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other and to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves

And evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He too will remember you; call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.


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