Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 30, 2018 |

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 30, 2018 |

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 30, 2018 |

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | March 30, 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 worth of worship except Allah.

May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon you. 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 on 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. Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah was a companion of the Holy Prophet (saw). He was the son of Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram.

Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram was the companion with regards to whom I narrated in a Friday sermon a few weeks ago that upon his martyrdom the Holy Prophet (saw) said that: “Allah the Exalted asked him what his wish was?” He replied that: “O Allah! My wish is that I be given life again

“and to be returned to the world again, so that I may attain martyrdom again for Your cause.” As this is against the practice of Allah the Exalted, Allah said: “I cannot do this, “for the dead cannot be returned to the world. Tell me if there is anything else!”

In any case, this narration highlights his standard of sacrifice and his exceptional treatment by Allah the Almighty. Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah was the son of a great companion. He had performed Bai’at at the occasion of the Second Pledge at al-Aqabah while he was a child.

With regards to the narrations about Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Haram, it was also mentioned that he said to his son: “The debt, which I owe to one of the Jews, “sell the fruits from the orchard and return it to him upon my martyrdom.” Thus, he paid it back according to that instruction.

Moreover, it was the custom in those days, that people used to borrow money against the assurance to pay it back through the upcoming yield from orchards and crops. Thus, Hazrat Jabir (ra) also used to borrow money in order to cover his expenses.

We find one detailed narration regarding how he said to a Jew at the time of paying back his debt, that this time around the profit from the orchard had been poor or that it was expected to be poor due to a poor yield. Thus, he should be lenient regarding paying back the debt.

He should take some of it and take some in the coming years. However, the Jew was not ready to grant any ease. Hazrat Abdullah bin Jabir came to the Holy Prophet (saw) during this stressful situation or the Holy Prophet (saw) himself found out about it.

The Holy Prophet (saw) appealed to the Jew but he did not agree. Later, how the Holy Prophet (saw) showed kindness to his companion with regards to paying off of his debt, how he prayed for him and how Allah the Almighty then bestowed His Grace upon him, all this is mentioned in the narrations.

I shall also mention here that some people are of the opinion that this narration is concerning the paying off of the debt of Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr, the father of Hazrat Jabir, about which he had advised his son to pay back.

In any case, at that time the yield was poor and it was difficult to pay back that debt. Later, as I mentioned, the matter came to the attention of the Holy Prophet (saw). However, the narration found in Sahih al-Bukhari indicates that it was a latter incident.

Anyway, regardless of how it is understood, it highlights the kindness of the Holy Prophet (saw) towards his companion and shows a miracle of his prayers. Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (ra) narrated that: “There was a Jew in Medina

“who used to borrow me some money until my orchard of dates had produced the next yield. “This piece of land of mine was situated on the way to the well named Roma. “Once, a whole year had passed, however, it bore little fruit and it was not even fully ripe.

“During the season of harvesting the fruit, the same Jew came, as was his custom, “in order to receive the loan taken from him. “However, I had not harvested any fruit this year.” He says: “I requested respite from him for another year. However, he refused.

“He intended that perhaps in this way the entire garden would fall into his possession. “Hence, the Holy Prophet (saw) was informed about this incident “upon which he said to his companions that come “and let us seek respite from the Jew on behalf of Jabir.”

He says: “The Holy Prophet (saw), along with a few companions, “entered my garden and spoke to the Jew. “However, the Jew said that ‘O Abu Qasim! I will not give him any respite.’” He addressed the Holy Prophet (saw) in this manner.

“Observing this conduct of the Jew, the Holy Prophet (saw) walked around the date palms once. “He returned and spoke to the Jew once again. However, he refused again.” He says that in the meantime: “I took some dates from the garden “and presented them to the Holy Prophet (saw), which he ate.

“Following this, he said that Jabir: ‘Where in this garden is the hut or place where you rest?’ “I informed the Holy Prophet (saw) upon which he said that: “‘Spread for me a mat there so that I may rest there for a few moments.’”

He says: “I acted in accordance with his guidance. The Holy Prophet (saw) fell asleep there. “When he woke up, I once again brought to him a handful of dates. “He ate some of them, stood up and spoke to the Jew once again. However, he again refused.

“The Holy Prophet (saw) once again walked around the garden and said to me that: “‘Jabir, harvest the dates and pay off the loan taken from the Jew’. “I started to harvest the fruit “and in the meantime, the Holy Prophet (saw) remained standing in the date palms.”

He says: “I harvested the fruit, paid off the entire loan “taken form the Jew and some dates were left over. “I informed the Holy Prophet (saw) of this good news upon which he said that: “‘I bear witness that I am the Messenger of Allah. ‘This miracle, this extraordinary incident transpired

‘as Allah the Almighty hears my prayers and blesses my endeavours.’” Thus, where we observe in this incident the blessings of the fruit as a result of the kindness and the acceptance of the prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw), we also witness the anxiousness of the companions in relation to paying off their debts.

Thus, this is the spirit, which should be the distinctive characteristic of a true believer. At times, we see in our society that despite calling ourselves Ahmadi’s, we do not pay any heed towards this and prolong the matter of paying off debts. At times, years pass by and even lawsuits are filed.

Thus, we should also always remember this and remember these words of the Promised Messiah (as) that after pledging allegiance to me, you should adopt and follow the examples of the companions as only then can that wonderful society be formed, which was to be formed following the advent of the Mahdi and the Messiah.

There is another narration by Hazrat Jabir (ra) in relation to the importance of paying off debts. However, prior to this, I will narrate another incident. In some narrations it is mentioned that when Hazrat ‘Umar (ra) found out that the debt had been paid off, he also came to that place.

The Holy Prophet (saw) said to Hazrat Umar to ask Hazrat Jabir what had just happened. Upon this, Hazrat ‘Umar replied: “There is no need for me ask. “The reason for this is that when you walked around the garden once, I was certain “that his entire debt would now be paid off.

“Furthermore, when you walked around the second time, this certainty grew even stronger.” As I said, an account in relation to the importance of paying off debts is narrated by Hazrat Jabir (ra). Once, a companion passed away while he was in debt by two Dinar

And the Holy Prophet (saw) refused to personally offer his funeral prayer. Upon this, another companion took the responsibility of paying off his debt as a result of which the Holy Prophet (saw) led his funeral prayer. The following day, the Holy Prophet (saw) questioned the person who took this responsibility saying that:

“The responsibility of two Dinar, which you took upon yourself, have you paid it or not?” Hence, this is the importance of paying off debts and this is the concern one should have. Then, another narration by Hazrat Jabir is found that

The Holy Prophet (saw) said that if a believer leaves some wealth and property, it is received by his family and relatives. Furthermore, if he leaves a debt and his property and the wealth he leaves behind are not sufficient in order to pay off the debt,

Or in the case that he leaves behind children without any means of support, his orphaned children and the payment of the debt will be taken care of. In other words, the government and those in authority will take the responsibility for this. The upbringing of orphans and making arrangements for their expenditures

Have greatly been emphasised in the Holy Qur’an. For this very reason has the Holy Prophet (saw) said that this is the responsibility of the government. It seems as if these two narrations refer to different occasions whereas on the one hand the Holy Prophet (saw) is refusing to offer the funeral prayer

Of a person who is indebted by two Dinar and on the other hand he said that this is my responsibility and the responsibility of the government. It seems as if these are two different occasions. The first incident indicates the importance of debts to those that unnecessary take loans.

Therefore, their relatives and those left behind by them are emphasised to take the responsibility of paying off their debts if they are able to do so. On the second occasion, the Islamic government has been declared responsible for the upbringing of orphaned children and if the property left behind by the deceased person

Does not suffice in order to pay off the loan, the government should take the responsibility for its payment. Hence, this is a lesson for the Islamic governments, which have been taught to us by the Holy Prophet (saw) as to how we, the Muslim governments, should care for our citizens.

However, it is unfortunate that the rights of citizens are mostly usurped under Muslim governments. Another incident in relation to the kindness of the Holy Prophet (saw) towards Hazrat Jabir (ra) is found. The narrator says: “I approached Hazrat Jabir bin ‘Abdillah

“and said to him that please narrate whatever you have heard from the Holy Prophet (saw). “Hazrat Jabir said that: ‘I was accompanying the Holy Prophet (saw) on a journey.’” The narrator says that he is not aware whether the journey was in relation to a battle or ‘Umrah.

“Nevertheless, when we returned to Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) said that: ‘Whoever wishes to return to his family sooner may do so.’ “Hazrat Jabir said that: ‘Upon hearing this, we quickly departed. ‘I was riding on one of my camels, which was of a khaki colour.

‘It was free from any blemish and people were following me. ‘I was riding along as the camel came to a complete stop ‘and refused to move even after I commanded it to move. ‘The Holy Prophet (saw) saw this and said to me that ‘Jabir, sit on the camel somewhat firmly’.

“Following this, the Holy Prophet (saw) tapped the camel with his stick, “as a result of which the camel jumped from its place and started to walk “and it started to walk rather briskly. “The Holy Prophet (saw) said that: ‘Are you willing to sell this camel?’

“I replied that: ‘Yes, I am willing to sell it.’ “When we reached Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) entered the mosque with several of his companions. “I also went with him and tied the camel in a corner on the stoned floor in front of the mosque.

“I said to the Holy Prophet (saw) that: ‘This is your camel.’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) came outside and walked around the camel. “The Holy Prophet (saw) then stated, ‘This camel is our camel.’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) then sent several gold coins and stated: ‘Give this to Jabir.’

“He then said: ‘Have you received the payment in full?’ I responded, ‘Yes, I have received it.’ “The Prophet (saw) said; ‘This payment and the camel is yours.’ “Very affectionately, the Holy Prophet (saw) returned the camel and paid for it as well.”

One possible reason for this could be that that according to one narration this camel was used to transport water and Hazrat Jabir’s uncles and relatives would also use it for that purpose. So perhaps they had objected as to why it was sold and how could they bring water without it.

Nevertheless, such was the affection of the Holy Prophet (saw) towards his Companions and the children of those companions who offered great sacrifices. May Allah Almighty elevate the status of these Companions. I often share various incidents such as these.

May He enable us to continue in their virtues and apply them in our own lives. After this short sermon, I shall now speak about two sincere individuals. First is Respected Bilal Adalbi sahib from Syria. He got severely injured in a car accident which occurred a few days ago

And passed away on 17 March 2018 at 1:30am during the night. The cause of death was heart failure. ‘Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return’. Bilal sahib was born in 1978. When he was 17 years old, an Ahmadi brother found him some work in Doctor Musalim Mutrabi sahib’s company.

There he was introduced to the Jama’at and Ahmadi’s and took the Oath of Allegiance a short while thereafter. Doctor sahib says: “Since 2010, we have been performing prayers “in different Ahmadi homes in Syria. “This year after returning from Qadian,

“I began to offer prayers with the group that would go to Bilal sahib’s house for prayers. “Bilal sahib welcomed me with immense enthusiasm “due to the fact that he had accepted Ahmadiyyat through me. “Hospitality was among his traits, however, he was grateful to me and would say:

“ ‘I found the way to Ahmadiyyat through you’ and he would be very courteous towards me.” The local president writes about him: “Bilal sahib owned a sports garment store “and would assist those brothers in need by offering them clothes.

“He would do so even to the extent if his store did not have any clothes, “he would purchase from somewhere else in order to provide for others. “He was a very honorable person. He could not bear seeing any Ahmadi’s “in such a state that they did not have anything to wear.

“If he noticed anyone experiencing hardship, “he would strive to fulfill their needs through any means possible. “He would take great care of his children. He admitted them in the best schools.” He further says: “We were offering prayers at his home two days prior to his demise.

“The finance secretary informed us that Bilal sahib had paid all due payments “towards Wassiyat, Tehrik-e-Jadid and Waqfe-Jadid. “In fact, he had purchased a new piece of land which he also included in his Wassiyat. “He regularly paid his Chanda and kept its record. “He served others, took great care in his observance of prayers

“and worship and had a deep attachment with Khilafat. He would listen to every sermon.” In fact the local president writes: “When I used to present the summary of the Friday Sermon the following week, “he would be weeping whilst covering his face and would always say that

“it seems as if the Khalifa of the time is talking about me or he talking directly to me.” He leaves behind an eleven year old son and a twelve year old daughter. His elder brother is an Ahmadi and lives in Germany, but his other two brothers and a sister are not Ahmadis

And therefore he faced a lot of opposition from them. However, God Almighty influenced them in such a way that at the time of the funeral prayer, his brother said that: “You Ahmadis can offer the funeral prayer “and you can offer it inside our mosque “- there is no restriction.” He [local president] states:

“Thus, by the grace of God Almighty many people offered his funeral prayer behind us.” The second person who I shall mention about is Salima Mir Sahiba, the former president of Lajna Imaillah Karachi. She was the wife of Abdul Qadir Dar Sahib.

She also passed away on 17th March, 2018 at the age of 90. Her father was a companion [of the Promised Messiah (as)], Mir Ilahi Bakhsh Sahib from Sheikhupura, Gujrat. He did the Bai’at in 1904. Her mother, Mariam Beghum Sahiba was educated from Madrsatul Khwateen, Qadian.

She had great passion for the study of the Holy Quran. Salima Mir Sahiba got married in 1946 and after the partition of the sub-continent, she moved to Karachi. In 1961 they moved to Iran where there were a few Ahmadi household and they made arrangements for the Friday prayer and other gatherings.

Her husband passed away in 1964 and she returned to Karachi and stayed with her brother, Mir Imanullah Sahib. While bringing up eight children, she also continued to pursue her studies and completed her studies up to bachelor level. Along with this she started to work in the Lajna office.

She started working by replying to letters and then served in various other roles for the Lajna in Karachi. In 1981 when the Muntizima Committee was formed, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) appointed her as the president of the committee. She states: “When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) announced my appointment

“as the president of the committee, I was left in a state of complete shock “as to how I would be able to fulfil this responsibility. “On the one hand there was the obedience to the Imam, “but on the other hand I was aware of me being unworthy of this

“and also my inexperience to undertake such huge task. “I began to fervently pray to God Almighty. “However, I started the work “and quickly organised the meetings with Majlis Amila and began visiting the local Jama’ats. “I spoke to them all about the importance of obedience and attachment with the Nizam,

“administrative system of Jama’at, adopting true Islamic morals, “to strive against harmful innovations and to completely refrain from levelling allegations.” Some people have the habit, especially women, but even men now are guilty of this, of levelling unnecessary allegations against the Nizam.

However, she said that no kind of allegations should be made in our Majlis. She also reminded them to remain profusely engaged in seeking forgiveness. She would also write letters to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh). She states: “God Almighty’s blessing were such that the Lajna of Karachi began to progress.”

She started her work for Lajna in 1961 from Iran and then Pakistan. In 1986 when Lajna Karachi were re-joined with the central Lajna, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) appointed her has the president of the Lajna for Karachi. She served as the president for Lajna Karahi from 1986 to 1997.

During her tenure, a lot of work was done in regards to the publication of the books and 60 books were published and two magazines. The classes for Dai-illa’Allah, preaching, were started. Upon this Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) expressed his great happiness and stated:

“By the grace of God Almighty, you are doing an excellent job and prayers “come from the heart for you. “May God bless your long-life, health and happiness. “And may He greatly reward those assisting you in this world and the next.”

There are many accounts in regards to her work and Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) and Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) greatly admired her work. In one letter, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) wrote: “I received your report for Lajna Karachi and your message of great devotion.

“I honour your expression of devotion and sincerity from the core of my heart. “I am always praying to God Almighty for your success “and may He cause those days to return with even greater glory “the memories of which are very dear to me.”

Salima Mir Sahiba became a widow at the age of 36. Her daughter says that she never heard any kind of words of impatience and ungratefulness expressed by her. She would remain grateful to God Almighty in all circumstances. She would always think positively and also wanted to see this in her children.

Her daughter says: “One day my husband fell ill and it was a terminal illness. “My mother i.e. Salima Mir Sahiba was with me “and the first thing she gave me was a copy of the Promised Messiah’s book, Malfuzat.” She then said: “After your father passed away,

“I have spent my life with this Malfuzat and left everything with God.” She would also say that: “The love of God should be superior over all other relationships of love.” Her daughter says further says: “When my husband was nearing his last moments,

“the doctors asked me to sign but I could not control myself “and began to cry and whilst crying my voice became louder. “My mother also heard this and at the time I was extremely distressed.” Salima Mir Sahiba was also sitting there and the husband of her daughter was nearing his death,

The daughter was extremely distressed. She says: “When I was about to leave the hospital, I went to my mother (Salima Mir Sahiba) “and in a very strong tone she said; ‘You are my daughter ‘and my daughter cannot show such impatience and why did such a loud cry come from you?’

“She then said that the patience displayed at the very first instance “is true patience because everyone displays patience later on.” Her daughter further states: “She then told me that my husband belongs to God, “He is the one who gave him to you and now has taken him back.”

After having four daughters she gave birth to her first son, but a short while later he passed away. She would say with great forbearance that he was the trust of God and now He has taken him back. She would pray all the time.

Her children said that she would always give this advice in Punjabi that “Never detach yourselves from the Khalifa and always hold fast to Khilafat.” She would pay great attention to observing purdah, veil. Wherever she would see a shortcoming in terms of purdah,

She would explain in a wonderful manner that others would not be offended. One of her daughters says: “My younger sister received a proposal. “The man said that I wish to see the girl before we begin discussions. She says that: “We told our mother when presenting her instead of wearing the Niqab

“our sister should wear a head scarf.” “Our mother immediately answered that this proposal is for my daughter. The one narrating this is her daughter and is speaking about her younger sister and the one who proposed to her.

She says that: “My mother immediately answered if this proposal is to happen then so be it. “But it will not happen without the Niqab.” One of her granddaughters had a driving test in London and the instructor was a man.

So Salima Sahiba sat with her saying: “I will not allow you to go alone with a man.” Others scoffed at this but she paid no attention to the world. Whenever someone would get a head scarf or Niqab she would always say

There is a book for Lajna in which there are all the instructions of the Khulafa (Caliphs), its name is: ‘Flowers for those who cover themselves’. So she would say that: “If you wish to buy a flower then you must also buy an Aurni.” The flower is for the one who covers up.

One daughter, in fact her granddaughter says that: “When I was “about to get married my grandmother handed me the book of Hazrat Nawab Mubaraka Begum Sahiba, “underlining the advice in the chapter about ‘Sending off of Daughters’ “and told me to read this again and again.”

She says that: “My grandmother did not like unmarried women attending “any function which ran until late night. “During our college days whenever there was a function at my friends’ house, “she would also come along.” Nowadays many women write to me saying they wish to spend the night at someone’s house.

This is absolutely wrong and our young women should avoid doing so. She says that if ever we missed the Fajr prayer, our grandmother would not speak to us the whole day and this was her biggest punishment for us. On one occasion she travelled to Chicago for a function.

One of the ladies turned on some music and stood up in a manner as if she was about to dance. She went from behind and held her and said: “Turn the music off! Do you not know what is said about those women who dance?”

She brought up a young Christian girl and taught her prayers, various moral codes, in fact she would say that she had become half Ahmadi. Amtul Bari Nasri Sahiba says: “God Almighty enabled sister Salima Mir Sahiba to serve Lajna Karachi for a very long time.

“Though she no longer remains in this world but those who have been trained by her “and are serving Lajna in various parts of the world will thus keep her name and works alive. “Her name is associated with the example of doing excellent work.

“She would greatly oversee the work and would teach how to do the work. “She was not concerned about her own praise for her name, “rather she wanted to those working with her to be trained in how to do the work.

“She greatly encouraged her team when they were working for the publication of the books. “She would often have to travel abroad in the latter part of her life “and therefore in order to not let it impact the Jama’at work, “she herself wrote to the headquarters and requested for another president to be appointed.

“She then called a meeting in an excellent fashion “and put flowers around the newly appointed president, Mrs Bhatti Sahiba, “and seated her on the main chair and delivered a beautiful address regarding her services “and told everyone to show complete obedience to her.

“Thus, she took leave from her responsibility in a very dignified manner.” She further writes: “Such a wonderful way to leave an official post.” This is a lesson for those who sometimes get removed from a particular office or their names are not approved and subsequently they start to criticise.

If one receives an office then, All praise belongs to Allah, and if they do not even then they are to be grateful to God Almighty and search for other ways to serve the Jama’at. However, it should not be the case that one only serves the Jama’at if they receive an office.

She then writes: “She would deal with all matters rationally and quietly. “If one would confide in her about something personal, “one would never be afraid that it would be disclosed. She would keep matters a secret.” Amatul Bari Nasir Sahiba then writes that:

“She managed to keep all the secrets to herself and this was a great attribute of hers.” This is something that is found less and less today even amongst men. Amatul Noor Sahiba from Karachi writes: “Salima Mir Sahiba was an affectionate and selfless woman. “She had a poised sense of character and would

“always keep herself in the background, and instead promote the works of others. “She was always smiling and a cheerful person. “Alongside a beautiful countenance, God Almighty bestowed her a beautiful and gentle heart.” She further writes: “When I was appointed as Sadr [Local President],

“I said that this area is vast and I do not have any experience, nor do I have any conveyance. “She said to me: ‘Do not worry.’ “My daughter lives nearby so whenever you wish to carry out visits, “simply inform her and she will send her car. Alternatively you can inform me.

“You do not have to worry about anything at all. “She was very humble and would work alongside her other team of workers.” One of the Secretary Ishaat of Karachi states: “I have had the opportunity to work with Sister Salima Mir Sahiba since 1986.

“I always found her to be someone who would look after the poor “and always had a balanced temperament. “On one occasion, a passionate female worker “who had distanced herself from the Jama’at for a particular reason fell critically ill.

“She came to know that this lady had a few precious relics of the Jama’at in her possession. “With the prayers and under the instructions of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (ra) Salima sahiba “supervised the process of contacting the lady with great wisdom.

“However, before they could obtain any of the relics, that lady passed away. “Salima sahiba contacted one of the relatives of the lady and said: ‘If you find any items of such description, ‘then we would be willing to pay any price in order acquire them.’

“This was because they were artefacts with great historical importance belonging “to the Promised Messiah (as). “Later on, a large storage box was found “which contained hand written letters of the Promised Messiah (as) “and also some writings of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra). “Contained within was another box which held great historical importance

“which Salima sahiba obtained with great wisdom from that lady. “During the whole process Salima Sahiba also arranged for the medical care for the lady “who had become distanced from the Jama’at.” Every person who has written about her has said the same things,

That she was a very honourable lady who always demonstrated a great resolve and patience. She was a model of excellent morals who had a strong connection with Khilafat and always encouraged others to also establish a connection with Khilafat. She would carry out virtuous deeds and advise others to do the same.

She would advise everyone in the same manner, whether they were close associates or others. It was not the case that she would only advise her own children. She always guided her daughters in all matters and had firm belief in God Almighty.

She was someone who was always content with the Will of God Almighty. May Allah the Almighty elevate her status and may He enable her children , her daughters, to further advance her virtuous deeds. I will lead both of their funeral prayers after the Friday prayers. 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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