Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2019
May the peace and mercy of Allah be upon you. I have just unveiled the plaque to commemorate the opening of the mosque and the inauguration has now taken place. When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) inaugurated the Mubarak Mosque in Rabwah, he said that arrangements should be made to offer two nawafil [voluntary prayers]
Before the inauguration. However, since this could not be arranged at that time, he said that they would perform sajdah-e-shukar [prostration in gratitude to Allah] instead. Usually, the tradition has been that whenever I unveil a plaque for an inauguration, we offer silent prayer.
However, today, keeping in line with that practice, instead of a silent prayer, I will perform ‘Sajdah-e-shukar’ and all of you should join me for God Almighty has granted us this modest headquarters [markaz] and also this mosque. Following this, the Friday sermon shall commence. Sajdah-e-Shukar. Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest.
Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah. Come to Prayer, Come to Prayer Come to success, Come to success Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship except Allah. Peace be upon you all,
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah He is alone and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings,
Those who have not incurred displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. The translation of these verses is as follows: “Say, ‘My Lord has enjoined justice. ‘And fix your attention aright at every time and place of worship, ‘and call upon Him, making yourselves sincere towards Him in religion. ‘As He brought you into being, so shall you return.’
“Some has He guided, and as for others error has become their desert. “They have taken evil ones for friends to the exclusion of Allah, “and they think that they are rightly guided. “O children of Adam! look to your adornment at every time and place of worship,
“and eat and drink but exceed not the bounds; “surely, He does not love those who exceed the bounds.” All Praise belongs to Allah, today, God Almighty has granted us the opportunity to offer the Friday prayers at this mosque in Islamabad.
As I mentioned a few Fridays ago regarding the move of the headquarters to Islamabad that managing of the offices adjacent to the Fazl Mosque was becoming very difficult and that there was a need for a larger and better space for offices.
Now, by the grace of God Almighty, with the completion of the construction project in Islamabad, that space has become available to a large extent. Likewise, those serving the Jama’at and working in the offices have also been provided with accommodation according to requirements. Similarly, the residence of the Khalifa has also been constructed.
It is important that a mosque be available adjacent to the residence of the Khalifa, so that people may easily offer prayers behind him and he may perform other tasks such as delivering sermons and speeches etc. with ease. Although, we are officially inaugurating this mosque today with the Friday prayers,
But in reality, the prayers and other activities had commenced as soon as I moved here. Large delegations of Khuddam, Atfal and Lajna continued to visit from outside. Sittings with them took place in this mosque. As for those with whom other events took place in the smaller halls,
There was adequate space to accommodate them in the mosque to offer the prayers. The capacity of this mosque is approximately four times greater than that of Fazl Mosque. However, when the delegations visited, it became evident that even this mosque proved to be too small during those occasions.
However, there is a multipurpose hall adjacent to the mosque, which has been constructed in the direction of the qiblah. This has been used to offer prayers as it also has additional capacity. Nonetheless, the purpose of mentioning these things is that, by the Grace of God Almighty,
In the UK Jama’at as well as other various countries of the world, mosques are being constructed. Owing to the grace of Allah the Exalted, in the past 10 or 15 years, Jama’ats have paid special attention to the construction of mosques and as a result of this special attention, mosques are being built.
However, this mosque, which I have named ‘Masjid Mubarak’, is significant because the residence of the Khalifa is located here. Similarly, for those serving the Community, there is adequate residence for approximately 29-30 people. All necessary offices, which I communicate with daily or generally on a regular basis, are here as well.
In this regard, this place and this mosque holds the status of a central mosque and is of great importance. May Allah the Exalted enable this mosque to be a reflection of Masjid Mubarak [in Qadian]. May it attract and attain the blessings of Allah the Exalted and may it be blessed in every regard.
When the name of the mosque was under consideration, various names came to mind and suggestions for some names were also received. However, the revelation of the Promised Messiah (as) came to mind as a result of which I named it as such. The revelation is as follows: (Arabic).
The translation of this in the very words of the Promised Messiah (as) is that, “This mosque is the source and recipient of blessings “and every blessed deed will be performed therein.” May Allah the Exalted enable the prayers of the Promised Messiah (as),
Which he offered in Masjid Mubarak in Qadian, as well as his desires and yearnings for Islam to spread across the world and become victorious, be received by this mosque as well. And may this mosque and this centre always remain established, through which the unity of Allah
And the message of Islam will be spread across England, Europe and the entire world. May the move of the headquarters here prove to be a blessing in every regard. May all of the schemes initiated by Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya always receive the blessings of God Almighty and in the sight of God,
Whichever blessings were associated with the mosque of the Promised Messiah (as), may they be received by this mosque as well. Until yesterday, I was not aware of this fact and it was only then that this came to my attention that even when Rabwah was initially inhabited,
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) said the very same words at the construction of Masjid Mubarak, that, “It would be a reflection of Masjid Mubarak in Qadian.” That is, Masjid Mubarak in Rabwah would be a reflection thereof. Nevertheless, Khilafat remained there for a long time and even today, the central offices are present there.
However, having migrated from there, new offices, buildings and mosques have been required here for the past 35 years. Due to the law of the country [Pakistan], Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya had to migrate from Rabwah. Subsequently, in order to fulfil the needs here as well, God Almighty opened the doors for progress even greater than before.
May God Almighty continue to extend the expansions which He has blessed us with. The blessings and favours – which the opponents desired to snatch away from us according to their misconceptions – may God Almighty Himself manifest such progress through this mosque and this headquarters, which is greater than before.
The intellectual state and ignorance of those who believe to possess authority over progress and destiny of the Jama’at is such that someone showed me a social media clip in which a politician of the ‘Peoples Party’ was passing some comments and said that they had placed restrictions on the Ahmadiyya Jama’at
And did not allow them to flourish in Pakistan. This new government has now come into office and allowed Ahmadis and Qadianis to establish their headquarters in Islamabad, [Pakistan]. This is the state of their intellect. Some time ago, another politician also passed an ignorant statement similar to this,
After which he released a statement saying that he was mistaken and that he had not understood the matter correctly. Nevertheless, these are the thoughts of these worldly people. Little do they know that the progress of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at is a result of the blessings of God Almighty.
Neither can any worldly government halt the progress of the Jama’at, nor is Ahmadiyyat in need of support from any worldly government. As long as we follow the commandments of God Almighty, and as long as we endeavour to acquire His pleasure, we will continue to be the recipients of the blessings of God
As well as a part of these progresses. Hence, we should continue to assess our conditions. Those people, who have been granted the opportunity by God Almighty to reside in this new dwelling and those who, due to the headquarters being established here, are coming to settle in the surrounding areas,
Or are currently settled here, should endeavour to reform themselves in such a manner that other people are able to see a true manifestation of Islam and Ahmadiyyat in this area. Our life devotees and workers have lived in Islamabad for many years and the local people are acquainted with Ahmadis.
The locals have also been introduced to Ahmadiyyat through the Jalsas [annual conventions], which had been held here for a long time until 2004, and are now currently being held in Alton, a place near to here. Irrespective of all of this, the situation is now completely different
And as such, the local people will also look at us from a new perspective. The local people have taken note of the fact that Ahmadis have suddenly started to acquire homes here. They have started to say that all of this is due to the Caliph,
Or the leader of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at taking up residence here that they are moving here. Therefore, you will have to set an example that is even better than before and you will have to leave a good impression on them.
If our neighbours are disturbed by our noise, constant traffic or due to any other reason, then we will be conveying the wrong message to the local population. Our gratitude to Allah the Exalted will be mere lip service if we are not conveying the correct message of Islam through our actions.
Being grateful to God Almighty necessitates that our words, our actions and our teachings are all in line with one another. It should not be the case that we say one thing and do another. God Almighty has provided us with guidance in the Holy Qur’an in relation to mosques as well.
Even in the verses which were recited, we have been made reminded of very important matters. If we remain mindful of these matters then, alongside fulfilling the rights of worship of God Almighty, we will also fulfil the rights of His creation. In these verses, God Almighty clearly announces to the believers i.e. the Muslims,
That if you wish to earn the pleasure of God Almighty, then make your faith and your religion exclusively for Allah. If you do not do this, then rather than progressing, you shall fall into a pit of misguidance. The purpose for which Mosques exist must be fulfilled –
Only then will we receive God’s bounties. We will have to purify the intentions and focus of our worship, only then will be become heirs to the rewards of God Almighty; you will have to cleanse your minds of materialistic priorities and thoughts, only then will the grace of Allah Almighty descend upon you.
When this will be our constant effort five time a day, only then shall we be among those who practice the religion of God with pure intentions. Thus, one ought to purify their soul, and this purification can only take place by staying true to faith for the sake of God Almighty.
Those people who do not strive to attain guidance, those who do not purify their faith and those who do not hold fast to their faith for the sake of God, fall into abyss of misguidance and transgression. These people are such that instead of seeking the protection of Allah Almighty,
They have taken Satan as their friend. Yet still they believe that their actions are in accordance with the pleasure of God. This is the condition of those who reject the One sent by God. It is the condition of the evil so-called Muslim scholars of today who along with themselves, are misguiding the masses.
In their imagination they believe that there is no one who practices Islam more accurately than them. In order to achieve their objectives, they do not leave any means, manner or design untried, and even governments remain in fear of them. These days in Karachi, Pakistan, this same sort of opposition is on the rise,
And even the government there insists that we demolish our minarets. We have tried to reason with them countless times stating these are minarets of old mosques which have been built 50-60 years ago, but they do not understand. There is an unprecedented fear of the Muslim Clerics.
These people are continuing to increase in their oppression of members of the Jama’at. They have exceeded all bounds in their hateful propaganda and agendas against the Promised Messiah (as). It is these sorts of people regarding whom God Almighty states that misguidance and transgression has become their prerogative.
The so-called Muslim scholars who are behind this indeed fall into the category of those regarding whom the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said that the mosques of that era will apparently seem populated to the onlookers – which is what we see nowadays in non-Ahmadi Mosques – but they would be devoid of divine guidance,
And that disorder would emerge from within them and wouldreturn to them, and such people shall be the ones who defame Islam and will be the worst among all of creation. In such a situation, our responsibility increases even more towards purifying our own states of worship
And making the world aware of the true teachings of Islam. God Almighty Himself opens many more ways and means for the spread of Islam’s true teachings than our own efforts, and this new headquarters is one of them. Hence, we should understand our responsibilities.
If it had been left to our personal efforts or to the efforts of the Jama’at, this could have never been built. It is only due to the sheer grace of God Almighty that He granted us a new headquarters
During the blessed days of Ramadan, the days in which God Almighty has secured for us the means for our spiritual betterment. Since He has provided us with all this, it is all the more incumbent upon us to strive even more than before towards adopting our faith exclusively for the sake of Allah Almighty.
How has the Promised Messiah (as) guided us on how to purify our faith and to make it exclusively for God Almighty? At one place, describing this, he writes, “It is written in the Holy Qur’an (Arabic). “One should remember God Almighty and ask for His blessings with sincerity.
“One should possess sincerity, virtue and turn to Him in such a manner “that He alone is the Lord and the true God.” He then states, “In short, the essence of the principles of worship are “that one ought to stand before God as if they are beholding Him or that God is watching them.
“He should be free from all types of impurities and shirk [associating partners with God] “and should keep in mind God Almighty’s grandeur and providence.” He further states, “One should make those supplications granted to us “as well as other prayers as much as possible, “seek forgiveness and repent often and express one’s weakness over
“and over so that the soul may be purified. “Also, so that one may develop a true bond with God Almighty “and that they may be submerged in His love.” Thus, when one practices faith sincerely for the sake of God Almighty,
The soul will be become pure, and one shall have the opportunity to cleanse themselves. They will fulfil the rights due to the worship of God and they shall strive to act upon the commandments of God Almighty. Someone showed a video from social media
Wherein Muslims had made full preparations for the Iftar [breaking of the fast]. Thereafter, they began hurling abuse at one another, perhaps over the food, which quickly escalated to exchanging of fists. They were punching one another, fighting, tearing at each other, all the while the food was scattered everywhere.
Some people were fighting in one place and others further away. They neither had any respect for their elders, nor did they have any regard for those younger than them. They were fighting one another all whilst in a state of fasting,
And as is their custom, they came to pray wearing long dresses and gowns, but all of them were involved in the brawl. God Almighty has said that one should not utter anything immoral whilst in a state of fasting,
Not to reply to anyone who hurls abuse and instead merely say that they are fasting. God Almighty has also said that He Himself is the reward for the one who fasts. Can God Almighty be the reward for such people observing the fast? Are these the ones who attain the pleasure of God Almighty?
Is this the purification of the soul which they are achieving through fasting? The importance of accepting the Imam of the age becomes even clearer from all this and just how much the Muslims are in need of reform through the Imam of the age. Since he has appeared and they refuse to accept him,
This all draws our attention even more to analyse ourselves, to reform ourselves, to remove even the smallest of conflicts and worries we may have in our hearts and that we should fulfil the rights of fasting. We should worship God Almighty whilst being sincere to Him and act upon His commandments.
On one occasion the Promised Messiah (as) stated, “Today, there has been a change in what is known as Islam. “All kinds of immoralities have become rampant,” All types of wrongs, evils and vices have become widespread. “And that sincerity which is mentioned in (Arabic) has been lifted to the heavens.”
It is not found anymore. “Sincerity and loyalty, love and trust in God Almighty is all but finished. “Now God Almighty has ordained that these faculties be revived once again.” Then he states, “In this day and age lowly attributes such as pretentiousness, “self-admiration, egotism, arrogance, conceit have greatly flourished.”
People are progressing in adopting these evil behaviours but, “the good qualities such as being sincerely devoted to faith have ascended to the heavens”. He states, “Qualities such as resigning to the will of God “and putting one’s trust in Him have become non-existent.” That is, people do not have faith in God.
A believer entrusts Allah Almighty with their affairs, but this is not witnessed amongst the so-called Muslims. They engage in brawls over trivial matters. Good manners have vanished. He states, “God desires to sow the seeds [of such good attributes].” Initially, he had stated, “God desires to revive these faculties.”
However, here he states, “God desires to sow the seeds [of these attributes].” This took place through the Promised Messiah (as), and God desires to revive these characteristics, to purify the acts of worship, to offer the rights due to God and the rights due to humanity through the Promised Messiah (as).
We are to become the branches of the plants and trees that are the outcome the seeds which have been planted. We can accomplish this by purifying our worship for the sake of Allah Almighty and by observing weaknesses in others, we ought to strive to reform own ourselves,
Thereby attaining the pleasure of God becomes our primary goal. On one occasion, he stated, “Sincerity is the precondition for good acts. “An action lacking sincerity and a deep longing to attain the acceptance of Allah Almighty is futile. “[Such] prayers are useless.”
Hence, this is an admonition for us that there is no benefit of worship until it is offered with sincerity and devotion. Then, he stated, “Let it be known that according to the Holy Quran, “the natural state of man has a very strong relationship with his moral and spiritual states,
“so much so that even a person’s manner of eating “and drinking affects his moral and spiritual states.” As mentioned already, the incident that took place during an Iftaar where people had gathered to eat during the Month of Ramadhan, their outward condition depicts their spiritual state.
These actions connote that they have no spirituality left within them. Thus, these matters should draw our attention towards this. The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “If the natural state of a person is subjected “to the control of the directions of divine law it becomes his moral state “and deeply affects his spirituality,
“just as it is said that whatever falls into a salt mine is converted into salt.” The Promised Messiah (as) states that if one were to be mindful of the commandments of God Almighty in relation to one’s natural faculties, for example, if one were to eat and drink in moderation,
And similarly there are many other natural faculties, which if governed according to the Shariah, they would become high moral qualities. The Promised Messiah (as) says that, “Once they become part of ones moral qualities, “they will deeply impact ones spirituality.” The Promised Messiah (as) further continues, “That is why the Holy Qur’an
“has laid stress on physical cleanliness and postures, “and their regulation in relation to all worship and inner purity and spiritual humility.” Cleanliness of one’s body and physical etiquettes and to keep oneself presentable is also necessary because only then can one become a truly well-poised person with a balanced nature.
The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “Upon reflection, this very philosophy is borne out “as exceedingly accurate; “namely, that physical conditions deeply affect the soul. “For instance, when our eyes are filled with tears, even if the tears are artificially induced,
“a spark from these tears impact heart, the heart is affected, and following the tears, “the heart becomes sorrowful. “In the same way, when we begin to laugh, even if the laughter is artificially induced, “the heart begins to feel cheerful.” The Promised Messiah (as) further says, “It has also been observed that
“physical prostration in prayer induces humility in the soul.” At times, by simply going into the position of prostration instils a feeling of humility and meekness within a person. “As a contrast when we draw ourselves up physically and strut about with our neck raised
“and our chest pushed forward, this attitude induces a mood of arrogance and vain glory. “These instances establish clearly that physical conditions certainly affect spiritual conditions.” The Promised Messiah (as) states that the type of food one eats also has an effect on one’s spirituality.
Thus, one needs to adopt moderation in relation their diet as well. One should not be given to a diet consisting of only meat and nor should one only have a diet of greens and vegetables. One should adopt moderation in all the various foods God Almighty has provided for mankind
And which He has declared as Halal [lawful] and Tayyab [pure and wholesome] and one should not exceed beyond the limits. Subsequently, such a practise will also affect one’s spirituality. When one adopts a balanced diet, they also develop a balance in their moral state and will remain inclined to the worship of God.
The Promised Messiah (as) states that, “It is indeed the beautiful teaching of Islam “which has provided us guidance in all matters.” Furthermore, the Promised Messiah (as) states that, “It is an immense favour of God Almighty “which He has bestowed on man that He has laid down certain principles to maintain good health.
“In fact, God Almighty has stated: (Arabic). That is to say, indeed one should eat and drink but in moderation and not eat excessively, because this will also adversely affects one’s physical condition which then ultimately has an impact on one’s spirituality as well.
Thus, a true servant of God, who wholly devotes himself in the worship of God, not only seeks to improve his spiritual condition and develop a bond with God Almighty, but also seeks to improve his physical condition and utilises all the bounties endowed to him by God Almighty in order to attain His pleasure.
The comforts and luxuries of the world and consuming food and drink are not a believer’s ultimate objective, rather one only seeks to derive benefit from these worldly bounties in order to attain the pleasure of God Almighty. Endeavouring to attain the pleasure of God Almighty is in fact the ultimate objective.
Similarly, a believer is always mindful of fulfilling the rights of God Almighty’s creation. It is only the religion of Islam which not only draws the attention of man to fulfil the rights of God, but also towards fulfilling the rights of God Almighty’s creation.
Thus, in offering our gratitude at the establishment of the new headquarters here, we should raise the standard of our worship and also our moral conditions. Particularly, now in this new environment, the non-Ahmadi neighbours will be observing us with a particular focus, therefore we need to strive even more than before
To demonstrate the beautiful teachings of Islam through our practise and our speech. If we lead our lives whilst being mindful of this objective, this alone can become a huge means of our Tabligh [preaching the message] and moreover this will enable us to become grateful to God Almighty
And become the recipients of His blessings. I would also like to mention here that some people display an excellent conduct towards their neighbours and towards others in their society, however their conduct at home towards their wives and children is extremely poor. This does not just impact them alone –
Although on a personal level God Almighty will punish them for these injustices – however their actions also have an impact on the unity and harmony of the Jama’at. The discord in the home impacts the children and instead of becoming an excellent asset of the Jama’at in the future,
They become distanced from the Jama’at and their faith. In order to propagate the message of Islam and to become wholly devoted to God, it is vital to provide the young generation with a proper upbringing. However, if one’s own practise is contrary to this, it will consequently cause the children to go astray.
Thus, in this respect, this is something that has to be addressed at a Jama’at level. The children will look at their fathers and will think that although he seems to be very religious and is considered very respectable in the Jama’at,
Yet his conduct in the home is completely different and this ultimately ruins the children. Also, owing to the disputes in the home, discord and resentment gradually develops between the families of the husband and wife, consequently affecting the society at large. Thus, homes in which such issues have developed
Should make a firm resolve to establish peace in their homes. Moreover, as a way of expressing their gratitude to God Almighty for His Grace and Blessing for attaching them with the Jama’at, they should bring about a change in themselves by being wholly devoted to God Almighty and adhering to His commandments.
Similarly, those women who become angry over trivial issues, they should also bring about a change in their conditions for the sake of their children’s upbringing. They should make this month of Ramadan unique in this respect as well in that they are to bring about a reformation within their homes
Through the blessings of this month. During the month of Ramadan, many people’s attention has been drawn towards the mosques. However, the true adornment of the mosque is in fact Taqwa [righteousness], and so one should also strive to excel in this as well.
The Promised Messiah (as) has stated that whilst treading on the path of righteousness, one should safeguard themselves from all kinds of display of pride, arrogance and vanity. The more God Almighty bestows His blessings, the more we ought to reflect upon striving to find ways of winning the pleasure of God Almighty
In all aspects of our lives. We should not become like those who pray but only incur the wrath of God and their prayers become a means of their ruin, in fact, we should be counted amongst those who seek to attain the pleasure of God Almighty and become the recipients of His rewards.
The foremost purpose of establishing this headquarters here is in order to serve our faith. However, even if we were to look at it from a worldly perspective, it is a great blessing of God Almighty which He has granted us.
As I mentioned earlier it was not possible for us to acquire this merely though our own efforts. Thus, through the establishment of this headquarters, God Almighty has rewarded us both spiritually and from a worldly perspective as well. Thus, we should be grateful to God Almighty by keeping in view all these various aspects.
When a worldly person witnesses the scale of the mission of our Community, they are left astonished. However, they are even more astounded when they learn that this is all happening purely due to the blessings of God Almighty and the sacrifices of the members of the Jama’at –
Because in reality we are a very small Community whose resources are extremely limited. Such people then realise that the Living God exists even today and grants help and succour to whomsoever He wills. Thus, through this means as well a worldly person becomes inspired by our teachings and receives the message of Islam.
In order to demonstrate the existence of God Almighty, it is essential for our speech and actions to be such that they inspire others. Thus, from whichever aspect we look, we are humbled before God for He has enabled us out of His blessings to develop this land.
Although it is equal to the size of a small neighbourhood of a town, or in fact even smaller, however as I mentioned earlier it holds great significance as it is the headquarters. God Almighty has granted us a centre in that part of world which not only lacks belief in the unity of God,
But is also engrossed in Shirk [associating partners with God]. From here, we ought to spread the unity of God with a new resolve and fulfil the mission of the ardent devotee of the Promised Messiah (as). Then, we will see that day in which entire towns and cities will proclaim the unity of God
And those people – who today say what they like against the Holy Prophet (saw) – will feel a sense of pride coming under the flag of the Holy Prophet (saw) and will send salutations upon him. Thus, this responsibility is not only for the residents of Islamabad
Or those who have taken residence nearby, rather, every Ahmadi residing in this country, and Ahmadis around the world ought to strive to find ways how one can wave the flag of the Unity of God and how one can bring the world under the flag of the Holy Prophet (saw);
They ought to strive as to how they can further aid the mission of the Promised Messiah (as); how they can assist the objectives of the Khalifa and how they can support him through prayers and their own efforts. God Almighty has granted us the opportunity to inaugurate this mosque in the month of Ramadan.
I am not aware during the era of any previous Khalifa, however, in my time, this is the first occasion in which I have inaugurated a mosque in the month of Ramadan. Derive full benefit from this blessed month, in which prayers are greatly accepted, and pray ardently for the progress of Ahmadiyyat
And for the purpose behind establishing the new headquarters in this part of the world. May this headquarters continue to expand and may the Ahmadi population nearby continue to increase. May we witness the masses entering into the fold of Islam. May we witness the schemes of our enemies go to ruin.
May we be granted safe passage to Rabwah and also to Qadian, the abode of the Promised Messiah (as). May the journey to Mecca and Medina – the home of our guide and master, the Holy Prophet (saw) and the permanent headquarters of Islam – be made accessible for us.
May the people living there receive the true message of Islam and may they accept it and attest to the truth of the Ardent Devotee of the Holy Prophet (saw). May God Almighty enlighten all those who harbour prejudice owing to their ignorance and may he hold all those accountable
Who are instilling hatred among the people against Ahmadiyyat only because of hatred and to fulfil their agendas. May the Muslims unite by performing Bai’at at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as) and through this unity may they become embodiments of the true teachings of Islam
And may the rest of the non-Muslim world swiftly come under the banner of Islam. I will also speak briefly regarding the mosque and the construction project overall. By the grace of Allah, in this mosque, the prayer hall is approximately 314 square meters and can accommodate approximately 500 worshippers.
Similarly, adjacent to this there is a hall which can accommodate 1200 people and another place in which 110 people can offer their prayers. In addition to this, there is a covered area in front of the entrance to the hall in which a further 300 people can offer their prayers.
Combining these, 1200 and 300 makes it 1500 worshipers, but the total number of people who can offer their prayers here is over 2000 people. As I mentioned earlier, houses have been constructed as well as offices. Although there are only 3 office blocks, however, there are almost 5 offices in these blocks.
This space should also suffice for MTA for their studios etc. There are adequate facilities to perform ablution and washrooms etc. Furthermore, solar panels have been installed and they have tried to install all present day facilities in order to provide ease. This project was such that despite its enormous scale,
There was no separate financial appeal made for it and according to my knowledge, this is the first project which has been completed without the need of a separate appeal. As for the design of the mosque, some people like the design whereas others do not,
In any case, according to the experts, its design saves electricity and energy. Similarly, according to them, as opposed to the conventional designs, this is cheaper to construct. In terms of the calligraphy of the mosque, previously our mosques had never been adorned with this much calligraphy, but owing to the design of the mosque,
I said that there is no harm in doing so as they are attributes of God Almighty. For this, Razwan Baig Sahib, who organises a Quran Exhibition during Jalsa Salana, wrote them and helped a lot in this regard. May God almighty reward him.
Similarly, the editor of The Review of Religions, Amer Safir, assisted greatly in this. Then there were two missionaries, one of whom graduated this year from Jamia Canada – Basil Butt – Musa Sattar and Musawer Din, they glued together each word, or each letter rather using a special glue.
This was an arduous task, may God Almighty reward all of them. In addition to this the Audio Video UK team and MTA team also worked very hard, may God Almighty reward them for this. With regards to the overall construction, a committee was formed, who would assess the situation from time to time.
There were 2 people who supervised the project on a daily basis, Adrees Sahib, who was on Waqf-e-Arzi [temporary devotion] and the other is a Waqf-e-Nau, Fateh Ahmad, who is an engineer and Waqf-e-Zindagi [life devotee]. Although there may be some shortcomings, nonetheless, they supervised the project and are still continuing with the project.
In addition to this, there was a member of the committee who sacrificed his time to come here on a voluntary basis was Chaudhry Zaheer Sahib. He worked very well in this regard, may Allah reward him also. He took a personal interest in the project and due to his experience,
He managed to resolve many issues. As mentioned earlier, there was no special scheme launched for this development, despite the fact that this was an enormous project. Alongside this, there were big projects in other countries as well; especially in Qadian, Mali and Tanzania.
On occasions, I would worry lest we have to temporarily stop any one of these projects, but then God Almighty would shower His blessings and each project reached completion. In Tanzania, a multi storey building has been constructed which has many offices and other amenities.
A new mosque has been constructed and a new complex along with it. In Mali, a large mosque has been built and as well as other buildings. An excellent complex has been built with complete facilities and whoever has seen it has complimented it. In Mali, seeing the new mosque and the new buildings,
People have begun to say that from this it seems that the Jama’at is very rich. In terms of worldly affluence, we are not rich, however, God Almighty has granted us true wealth in the form of His blessings. Therefore, as long as we seek the blessings of God Almighty,
He will continue to shower His blessings. If we fulfil the due rights owed to Him, God Almighty will continue to send down His blessings. May God Almighty enable us to do so. In recent days, a doctor from USA went to Mali for Waqf-e-Arzi [temporary devotion].
He says, “When I left from the airport, I saw a beautiful mosque alongside a large building. “I asked the driver who has constructed this beautiful mosque? “The driver replied, ‘This is mosque belongs to the Ahmadis and this is where you are going.’” Thus, whoever sees the mosque compliments it.
Indeed, it was an enormous project, which was completed due to the blessings of God Almighty. The planning etc was carried out by the Ahmadi Engineers and Architects Association. May God Almighty reward them for their hard work. Nonetheless, may God Almighty continue to shower His blessings.
May He enable us to complete all the projects currently under construction and may He enable us to continue with more projects in the future. God Almighty has instilled within the members of the Jamaat to offer financial sacrifices. It is through these sacrifices that all these projects are completed
And are being completed and God willing, shall be completed in the future. May God Almighty increase the financial capacity of the members of the Jama’at and may He bless their wealth and offspring. As there was no special appeal for these project and were carried out using the overall budget of the Jamaat,
Therefore all the Jama’ats around the world have a part in this. There is no distinction that certain Jama’ats gave more or less. May God Almighty reward everyone and bless their wealth and offspring. 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.