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.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah 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.
While mentioning the sacrifices of the companions of the Holy Prophet (saw), their status and the favours which Allah the Exalted bestowed upon them, the Promised Messiah (as), said on one occasion: “Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) sacrificed all of his belongings in the way of God the Exalted “and instead placed a blanket on himself.
“However, what did Allah the Exalted grant him in exchange? “He made him the king of the whole of Arabia. “Likewise, He revived Islam once again at his hands, “conquered those in Arabia who rebelled against the state and left their faith.
“He then bestowed upon him those blessings, the likes of which could never have been imagined. In short, “the honesty, purity, loyalty, sincerity and kindness of these people “is an example for every Muslim. “The life of the sahabah [companions of the Holy Prophet (saw)]
“was such that a similar example cannot be found in the life of any of the prophets. “In essence, whilst abandoning one’s personal desires and goals, “until man does not come to the threshold of God the Exalted, one cannot achieve anything. “Rather they cause harm to themselves.
“However, once they abandon all their selfish desires and aims, “and come to the threshold of God the Exalted, empty-handed and with pure hearts, “then Allah grants them and supports them. “However, this is a prerequisite, that man becomes ready to die “and to endure all forms of humiliation and even death.
“Observe, this world will eventually come to an end and no person will live forever. “However, those who abandon it [worldly pursuits] for the sake of God, receive its pleasure. “For this reason God Almighty makes His beloved ones admired and accepted in this world.
“It is the same popularity, for which the worldly people undertake thousands of efforts “so that they may be granted a certain title or an honourable position or a chair at a court “or a similar place or that he may be counted amongst those who hold a certain rank.
“In short, all the worldly honours are bestowed upon them. “Every heart is infused with the respect and acceptance of those “who are prepared to abandon everything for the sake of Allah the Exalted. “Not only do they become prepared to do so, but they indeed put this into practice.
“To sum up, those who abandon everything “for the sake of God the Exalted are bestowed everything.” On a different occasion, the Promised Messiah (as) said the following words whilst sitting in a gathering: “One who loses a little for a worldly government, he is rewarded for it.”
(In one’s day to day worldly affairs, we see that, if an individual gives them something or performs a service for them, they will be rewarded for it.) The Promised Messiah (as) says: “One, who loses for the sake of God, “would he then not be rewarded?”
He further states, “Such people do not die until they have received their reward from God Almighty, “manifold as compared to what they sacrificed in His way. “God the Exalted does not remain indebted to anyone. “However, it is unfortunate that there are only few who believe in these things
“and few who comprehend the reality behind them.” We find the remarkable examples of those, who exhibited the [aforementioned] honesty and purity, sincerity and love that one is marvelled. The Spiritual Power of the Holy Prophet (saw) channelled their desires. At first, they were inclined towards something else,
Which he then turned towards something completely different. Namely from the worldly pursuits to the Divine. Moreover, the standard of their love and inclinations reached their zenith. They reached such heights, the like of which was not found previously in the world. Observe how eloquently the Promised Messiah (as)
Has presented the example of their excellences and magnificence. He stated that this standard of their love and sacrifice is not found even in the life of previous prophets. Furthermore, as far as the followers of [these previous] prophets are concerned, their grandeur and state was extremely inferior
In comparison to that of the companions [of the Holy Prophet (saw)]. These companions were absolutely pure from all of their personal desires. They purified their hearts, devoted themselves to God and lived their lives merely for the sake of acquiring the pleasure of God the Exalted. Furthermore, when this state is created,
God the Exalted also showers His blessings and He does so without any boundaries and we witness these aspects in the lives of the companions. I will present the incidents of some companions as to how they devoted themselves to God the Exalted and what examples they demonstrated.
Hazrat ‘Abbad bin Bashar was a companion from among the Ansar [Muslims local to Medina]. He was martyred in the prime of his youth at the age of approximately thirty five. Narrating an incident in relation to his worship and the recitation of the Holy Qur’an, Hazrat ‘Aisha (ra) says:
“One night, the Holy Prophet (saw) woke up for the Tahajjud prayer [predawn voluntary prayer], “and heard the Holy Qur’an being recited in the mosque.” The Holy Prophet (saw) used to wake up very early for the Tahajjud prayer. “The Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘Is this the voice of ‘Abbad?’
Hazrat Aisha replied: ‘it seems to be his voice.’ Upon this the Holy Prophet (saw) prayed for him saying: ‘O Allah! Have mercy on ‘Abbad.” How fortunate were these people, who spent their nights in worship and recitation of the Holy Qur’an, which resulted in them becoming
The immediate recipients of the prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw). Furthermore, they awoke at night beseeching Allah the Exalted for His pleasure and mercy. Due to one of his dreams, Hazrat ‘Abbad was certain that he would attaint the status of martyrdom. Hazrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri relates: “Hazrat ‘Abbad once said to me
‘I saw in a dream that the sky has been rent asunder and that I entered it, ‘after which it closed again and returned to its original form.’” Due to this dream he used to say that he is certain Allah the Exalted will grant him the status of martyrdom.
This dream of his was fulfilled during the battle of Yamama. He was martyred whilst fighting with great courage. Nevertheless, his army, which comprised of all the Ansar, defeated the opponents he was fighting against. He was martyred, however, they defeated the enemy. Hazrat Abu Sa’eed says that following the battle,
His face was unrecognisable due to the sword wounds to his face. His body was only recognised due to a certain mark on his body. Then, history informs us about another companion by the name Haram bin Milhan. This youth was at the forefront of teaching the Holy Qur’an to the youth and others
As well as serving the Ashab-e-Suffa [impoverished companions, who dwelt in Suffa]. A delegation from Bani ‘Amir requested the Holy Prophet (saw) to send them some people, in order to preach to them [the message of Islam] so that they may also become familiar with Islam,
And so that their people may also enter the fold of Islam. Their intentions were evil even at that time they made this request. As these people were not trustworthy, the Holy Prophet (saw) said that “I fear that your people might cause harm to the people I will send.”
Upon this, their leader, who came, listened to his [the Holy Prophet’s (saw)] words, but did not accept Islam, said, “I take responsibility of this and everyone will be under my protection.” Subsequently, the Holy Prophet (saw) sent a delegation to Bani ‘Amir. Haram bin Milhan was appointed as the leader.
When this delegation reached there, Hazrat Haram bin Milhan became suspicious that there must be some wrong. Their conduct seemed suspicious and it could be seen from a distance that the intention of these people was not positive. Hence, he said to his companions that
“We should take some precautionary measures and that everyone should not stand here together.” The reason for this was that if they encircle all of us, they could cause them harm in a single instance. ‘Therefore, you should all stay here and I will go with one person [to them].
If they treat us appropriately, you can come as well. However, if they cause us harm then you may decide, according to the circumstances, whatever they may be, whether to return, fight them or to remain there. When Haram bin Milhan and his companion approached these people,
The leader of Bani ‘Amir indicated to a person, who attacked Haram bin Milhan from behind with a spear. A fountain of blood gushed forth from his neck. He rubbed this blood on his hands and said, ‘By the Lord of the Ka’ba, I have succeeded. By the Lord of the Ka’ba, I have succeeded.’
After this, the other companion was also martyred, following which they attacked the remaining seventy people and martyred all of them, except one or two, who remained safe. When these people were being brutally killed, after having been deceived, they prayed that,
‘O Allah! Accept these sacrifices of ours and inform the Holy Prophet (saw) of this state, ‘of ours, as there are no means of doing so here.’ Hence, Hazrat Gabriel conveyed to the Holy Prophet (saw) salutation of peace of these companions, and informed him of their situation and the martyrdoms.
The Holy Prophet (saw) informed his companions that all of them have been martyred. As I mentioned, there were seventy companions. The Holy Prophet (saw) was greatly grieved by their martyrdoms. He prayed against these tribes for thirty days, saying, ‘May Allah personally seize and punish those who are guilty of this brutality.’
The Holy Prophet (saw) declared these deaths to be extremely magnificent martyrdoms. Mentioning this love, affection and offering magnificent sacrifices for the sake of religion, the Promised Messiah (as) states on one occasion, ‘Love is something, which enables a person to do anything.
A person who falls in love with another, what does he not do for the sake of his beloved?’ Then, he gave an example of worldly people by saying: ‘A woman fell in love with someone. They would drag her away, inflict all sorts of pain upon her and beat her.
However, she would say that ‘I find pleasure [in this]’. If pleasure can be attained intolerating difficulties and hardships for false love, which manifests itself in the form disobedience [to God] and wickedness (as is the state of worldly people, the Promised Messiah (as) says),
What great pleasure will a person, who is a sincere lover of God the Exalted, and who desires to submit himself at the Divine threshold, acquire during difficulties and hardships?’ The Promised Messiah (as) states, ‘Observe the state of the esteemed companions, ‘may Allah be pleased with them.
‘What atrocities were meted out to them in Mecca? ‘Some of them were captured and were tortured and punished in various forms. ‘Men were certainly made a target of this. ‘However, some Muslim women were [also] tortured in such a manner, ‘the mere thought of which makes the body quiver and tremble.
‘If they had joined the people of Mecca, they would seemingly, ‘have been treated with great respect because they were part of the same tribe. ‘However, what enabled them to remain firmly established upon the truth, ‘even during the storm of difficulties and hardships? ‘It was that very delight and the fountain of happiness,
‘which gushed forth from their chests due [their] love for the truth.’ Whilst narrating another incident as an example, the Promised Messiah (as) states: “It is recorded about a companion (ra) whose hands were severed. “When this happened, the companion said ‘I perform the ablution’.
“Eventually his head was decapitated and he passed away saying ‘I prostrate [before Allah]’ “and at the time of his death he prayed, ‘O Allah! Inform the Holy Prophet (saw) about my situation.’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) was in Madina at the time. “Angel Gabriel offered his greetings of peace to the Prophet (saw).
“The Prophet (saw) responded ‘Peace be upon you’, “and was notified about this incident.” The Promised Messiah (as) says: “Hence, after obtaining the pleasure of being in the company of God the Exalted, “one readily accepts being trampled to death like an insect.”
Just like the Companion (ra) who stated: “I have attained the Lord of the Ka’abah”. Meaning that I have reached the highest point of love. He says, ‘The most excruciating afflictions are made easy for a believer to experience.
The truth is that it is a sign of a true believer that they are ever ready to be slain. Similarly if a person is asked to convert to Christianity or prepare to be killed, then at that time they should seek what their conscious tells them to do.
Whether they will accept death or prefer converting to Christianity. If they give preference to being put to death then they are true believers, otherwise they are disbelievers. Hence, those believers who experience such hardships, also experience a form of hidden delight. Just think about this, if there was no delight in experiencing such trials,
Then how can the prophets (on whom be peace) go through such hardships for such a long time?” The examples about the Companions (ra) that have been mentioned here, show that the Spiritual Power of the Prophet (saw),
Had infused such a spirit in them that even on the brink of death they would readily profess: ‘we swear by the Lord of the Ka’abah that we have succeeded.’ We have attained God.’ However these people would perform virtues. When they were wronged, they would offer sacrifices as a response instead of transgressing,
Like some groups of this day and age who say that they shall enter paradise after being martyred. Those [companions] people were not like this. Rather, they were the type of people who fought against cruelty. They were not those who spread transgression. Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr, who was a companion from amongst the Ansar,
It has been mentioned about him that when he was leaving for the Battle of Uhud he said: “I will be the first one to achieve martyrdom”. Perhaps he had seen a dream or Allah Almighty had informed him about this.
He said to his son “Take care of your sisters after my demise.” He had daughters. He also said “And I have taken a loan from a Jewish man. “Pay him back from my date gardens when you receive the earnings.” This was the level of their love for Allah, righteousness, chastity,
And the standard of offering due rights [of others]. This Companion was going to war but he was not worried for his life, rather he was least concerned about it. Instead it delighted him to know that will be blessed with martyrdom before others.
He had no fear about his young daughters in that he has to fulfill their rights, instead he had faith in Allah and after putting his trust in Him, he advised his son that ‘you will now become the head of this household, ‘and fulfill these obligations and also care for your sisters.’
He was also concerned about paying off his debt, that he had taken from a Jewish person. [He said] I do not expect that you should pay this off from your own pocket. Rather, it will be paid off from the profit gained from our date gardens.
I am not putting any financial burden on you. I am simply informing you about this obligation. I am informing you about an integral Islamic commandment, which is to pay off this debt. You will inherit my property only after paying offthis debt. This is the first thing that has to be implemented.
Whilst stating how Allah Almighty blessed the martyrdom and sacrifice of Hazrat Abdullah, it is narrated that “When the Holy Prophet (saw) saw the condition of Hazrat Abdullah’s son, he expressed condolences and said “I shall share something to cheer you up.”
He said “After your father’s martyrdom, Allah the Almighty made your father sit in front of Him, and said: “ I will grant whatever you ask from me.” Hazrat Abdullah responded: “O my Lord! I was unable to fulfill my due obligations. How can I ask more from you?”
He held high standards of sacrifices and worship, yet his response was that he has not fulfilled his obligation towards his due rights. “I do not have the words to express my wishes. It is all due to Your Mercy and Grace.
Then he stated: “Since you have asked, my Lord, my only desire is that you make me go back, “to the world so I can fight the enemy alongside Your Messenger (saw), “and I return to You once again as a martyr.” Allah Almighty said:
“I have decreed that those who pass away once are not returned to the world again.” So this desire cannot be fulfilled but you will inevitably get the status of a martyr regardless. Similarly, regarding the passion to offer sacrifice and martyrdom of Hazrat Amr bin Jamuh
It is stated that he would walk with a limp due to a leg injury. He was in a lot of discomfort. His sons did not let him partake in the Battle of Badr due to this handicap. When the disbelievers marched to fight in the Battle of Uhud he said to his sons:
“You can do whatever you like but I will not listen to you “and I will most definitely take part in this battle.” Therefore, he met the Holy Prophet (saw) and requested: “My sons keep me from partaking in the battle due to an issue in my leg.
“However, I would like to join you in doing this Jihad.” And he stated: “By God, I wish that Allah Almighty fulfills what my heartfelt desires “and grants me martyrdom. I will enter heaven due to my injured leg.” The Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Jihad is not obligatory for you due to this handicap.
“However if this is your wish, then you may join.” And the Holy Prophet (saw) instructed his sons to let their father take part in the battle. Therefore, Hazrat Amr took part in the battle and prayed continuously:
“O Allah! Grant me martyrdom. And do not make me return to my house unsuccessful in this task”. His desire was surely fulfilled and he was martyred in the battlefield of Uhud. Hence, these people had advanced in faith and conviction. Take the example of any companion (ra).
They were every ready to offer their lives with sincerity and loyalty. Hazrat Abu Talha (ra) was a companion (ra) from amongst the Ansar and was famed for his archery. He displayed great skill of archery during the Battle of Badr. The Holy Prophet (saw) would say that “place arrows in front of Abu Talha”
As he would use arrows quickly and would also hit the intended targets. He also had the opportunity to shield the Holy Prophet (saw) during the Battle of Uhud. Hazrat Talha (ra) kept his hand in front of the Holy Prophet (saw)’s face. This was the Ansari companion Abu Talha.
He was blessed with the opportunity to stand in front of the Holy Prophet (saw) and demonstrate bravery and courage. He would prefer to stand in the most dangerous locations during the battle without any kind of fear or trepidation, so that he could fight the enemies of Islam who sought to annihilate it
And in order to establish peace and security in the world. As I mentioned, they did not take part in wars in order to commit cruelties, rather when the enemy attacked they simply did not show cowardice and instead showed the quality of courage and valour.
They spent all their faculties in order to attain the pleasure of God Almighty. The Promised Messiah (as) states: “Whatever has been decreed by God is always destined to take place “and in relation to this the material means is of no significance. “God Almighty states, ‘And whoso strives in the cause of God
‘will find an abundant place of refuge.’ “One who acts with pure intention, God Almighty is then with him, “in fact even if one is suffering from an ailment, God Almighty alleviates it.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states: “Look at the example of the Companions, their example is like that of all the prophets.
“God Almighty is pleased with actions and they offered their lives to be sacrificed like goats. “Their example is in similitude to the prophets which has been their practise since Adam (as).” This has been the way of the prophets since Adam (as) as is evident from our history of religions.
He (as) further states, “However, the companions demonstrated this in a most lustrous manner. “They did not just reveal its importance in terms of imparting its knowledge “but illumined it by practically demonstrating it as well “and showed what sincerity and loyalty really means.”
He (as) further states: “Don’t even ask about the state of Jesus (as), no one betrayed Moses (as) “but Jesus (as) was betrayed by his disciples for just 30 rupees. “It is evident form the Holy Qur’an that the disciples entertained doubt about Jesus (as),
“hence this is why they asked for a table spread with food [from heaven], [Arabic] “so they could know if he has spoken the truth, thus distinguish whether he is true or false. “Therefore, from this it seems that prior to the table spread with [heavenly] food being sent down, “they were not certain.
“Moreover, there is no parallel to be found in the manner in which “they [the Companions] lived a life filled with such extreme anguish. “The companions were indeed a truly unique group of individuals “who are worthy of admiration and emulation. “Their hearts were filled with complete certainty.”
When one is full of conviction then initially he first wishes to spend his wealth, and when this desire grows then such a person is even ready to offer his life. This conviction was ever-increasing in them due to the spiritual power of the Holy Prophet (saw).
Even the day to day dealings of the Companions were filled with such wondrous examples of their love for the Holy Prophet (saw). They would always be in search for an opportunity whereby they could express their love for the Holy Prophet (saw).
Regarding Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr (ra) it is said that even during normal days he would be searching for the opportunity where he could express his love and loyalty for the Holy Prophet (saw). It is mentioned in one of the narrations that once he sent something sweet
That had been cooked in his home through his son, Hazrat Jabir (ra). When his son returned, he enquired whether the Holy Prophet (saw) had said anything. Hazrat Jabir (ra) replied that the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Jabir, have you bought meat?” Upon hearing this, Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr (ra) said,
“My master wished for meat” and then immediately slaughtered one of his goats in his house, and then sent the cooked meat to Holy Prophet (saw). The Holy Prophet (saw) prayed for his entire family for this gesture. The Companions also experienced many difficulties in preaching to their close relatives.
At times, difficulties arose if the son had accepted Islam whilst the father did not, or if a man or women accepted Islam but were weaker in comparison to their more stronger relatives, and they would cause them difficultly or express their displeasure.
Hazrat Amr bin Jamu’s son performed the Bai’at [Pledge of initiation] before him. His father was a Mushrik, idolater, and when he had exhausted all means in his efforts to preach to him, his son threw his father’s idol, which he had adorned in his house, in a pit of waste.
Amr bin Jamu searched for the idol and brought it back home and very angrily said, “If I find out who is responsible for this, I will punish them severely.” The next day his son did the exact same thing with the idol and his father found it again in some pit.
Eventually, Amr [his father] cleaned and adorned the idol and then placed his sword next to it and said, “I do not know who is committing these acts against you, “but I am now placing this sword next to you and now you can protect yourself.”
The next day he saw that the idol had vanished. When he set out to find it he discovered that it was tied around the neck of a dead dog, lying in a pile of rubbish. Amr then thought to himself that the idol which he deemed to be God,
Despite having a sword nearby, it did not even have the strength to defend itself, how will it then defend him? He then addressed the idol and said: “Were you the true God, you would not have been hung around the neck of a dog.
“Thus I proclaim to the Lofty and Exalted God Almighty, the Provider and Just.” He then says: “From among the Ansar, the last person to accept Islam was Amr bin Jamuh.” The status and rank of the companions can be gauged from the love the Holy Prophet (saw) had for his companions.
Furthermore, the bond the companions had with God Almighty was due to the spiritual power of the Holy Prophet (saw). On occasions God Almighty would bless the companions without any medium or through the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab also had a special relationship with God Almighty.
It is written in Bukhari that on one occasion the Holy Prophet (saw) said to him: “God Almighty has ordered me to recite the Qur’an to you.” The Holy Prophet (saw) is saying to his companion that God Almighty has instructed him, to recite the Qur’an to him [i.e.to Ubay bin Kaab].
Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab was astonished by this and asked: “Has God Almighty mentioned me by name? “Has the Lord and Master of the Universe mentioned me by name “and asked to recite to Qur’an to me?” The Holy Prophet (saw) replied: “Yes, he has mentioned you by name.”
Upon hearing this Ubay bin Kaab became overwhelmed with emotions and began to cry. Nevertheless, the Holy Prophet (saw) recited the surah: ‘Lam Yakunil Lazeena Kafaroo’ i.e. Surah Bayyinah. Sometime later when someone asked Ubay bin Kaab, “On hearing this, you would have felt overjoyed”,
He replied: “If God Almighty has stated for one to be delighted with His blessings and mercy, “then why would I not have been overjoyed.” Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab was well versed in the Holy Qur’an. On one occasion the Holy Prophet (saw) asked him
And I have narrated this incident in a previous sermon, two or three weeks ago – [he asked] which verse of the Qur’an should be declared to be the greatest verse? Initially he replied by saying that God and His Messenger (saw) know best. When the Holy Prophet (saw) insisted, he said
“Ayatul Kursi is one that can be declared to be one of the greatest verses.” I also related an incident regarding Ayatul Kursi. The Holy Prophet (saw) was pleased to hear this and said: “O Ubay! May Allah bless your level of knowledge. “Undoubtedly Ayatul Kursi is a great verse of the Qur’an.”
In another narration it is mentioned that the year the Holy Prophet (saw) passed away, he completed one reading of the Holy Qur’an with Ubay bin Kaab. With the permission of Hazrat Umar (ra), he would teach people the knowledge of the Qur’an as well as its exegesis.
These were the [accounts of] companions of the Holy Prophet (saw) who progressed to such an extent that they reached the highest rank. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “Since progress takes place gradually over time, “in the same manner the companions also advanced gradually.”
He continues by saying: “He (the Holy Prophet (saw)) wished to see his companions “reach their ultimate goal, “however, they were destined to reach their zenith at their appointed time.” “Thus, the companions received [blessings] the likes of which was not witnessed before them “and they saw what had never been witnessed before.” With regards to the companions of the Holy Prophet (saw), on one occasion the Promised Messiah (as) said: “If one ponders about the [lives of the] companions of the Holy Prophet (saw),
“one would discover that they were simple people. “Just like a vessel becomes clean after polishing, their hearts were the same in, “that they were filled with divine light and free from the filth of carnal passions. “In essence, they were the true embodiment of the statement: “[Arabic] He indeed truly prospers who purifies it.”
The Promised Messiah (as) then says: “The companions of the Holy Prophet (saw) demonstrated such truthfulness, “that they shunned all forms of worship of idols and creation.” i.e.worshipping people. Over praising someone or begging from an individual also equates to worshipping them. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “They not only shunned all worship of people,
“rather they obliterated any desire to gain material possessions “and instead they began to see God Almighty. “They were so perfectly absorbed in the way of God Almighty “that it was as if every single one of them was Abraham (as).”
He further states: “The Holy Prophet (saw) was like a body and the companions were the limbs.” May Allah the Almighty enable us to truly understand the status of the companions and whilst acting on their example, may Allah enable us to increase in our loyalty and sincerity. All praise is due to Allah.
We praise 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.