Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | May 24, 2019

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | May 24, 2019

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2019

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. These verses that I have just recited are from Surah an-Noor. They include the Verse of Khilafat [Ayat Istikhlaaf], in which God Almighty has given the promise to continue to establish Khilafat among the believers, and I have recited some of the verses before and after it.

In all of these verses, attention has been drawn towards the obedience to God Almighty and His Messenger (saw). If these conditions are fulfilled, then Allah the Exalted will fulfil His promise of establishing Khilafat; Allah the Exalted will give us in exchange security and peace after our state of fear

And He will bring an end to our opponents. The translation of these verses is as follows: “The response of the believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger “in order that he may judge between them, is only that they say: ‘We hear and we obey.’

“And it is they who will prosper. “And whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger, and fears Allah, “and takes Him as a shield for protection, it is they who will be successful. “And they swear by Allah their strongest oaths that, “if thou command them, they will surely go forth.

“Say, ‘Swear not; what is required is actual obedience in what is right. ‘Surely, Allah is well aware of what you do.’ “Say, ‘Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger.’ “But if you turn away, then upon him is his burden, and upon you is your burden.

“And if you obey him, you will be rightly guided. “And the messenger is not responsible but for the plain delivery of the Message. “Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good works “that He will surely make them Successors in the earth,

“as He made Successors from among those who were before them; “and that He will surely establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them; “and that He will surely give them in exchange security and peace after their fear: “They will worship Me, and they will not associate anything with Me.

“Then whoso is ungrateful after that, they will be the rebellious. “And observe Prayer and give the Zakat and obey the Messenger, that you may be shown mercy. “Think not that those who disbelieve can frustrate Our plan in the earth; their abode is Hell; “and it is indeed an evil resort.”

Thus, in these verses God almighty has clearly elaborated everything. No matter how often one claims to be a believer but unless and until one follows the commandments of God Almighty and His Messenger with conviction and full certainty and becomes steadfast in every test and trial, one cannot be successful.

Thus, in order to attain true success and triumph, it is incumbent to fully obey God Almighty and His Messenger. In order to attain the pleasure of God Almighty, it is incumbent to follow His commandments, fearing lest one may incur the displeasure of God due to some of his actions.

Likewise, it is incumbent to uphold righteousness. Every good deed and excellent moral needs to be adopted for that is the commandment of Allah the Exalted. If these conditions are fulfilled, then one will also attain successes and security from Allah. When we reflect upon this, we will see that at most times

People do not attain the standard of obedience that is required. Even if they act upon something, they do so very half-heartedly in matters that are against their wishes. The instruction to obey the commandments of Allah the Exalted and His Messenger has appeared repeatedly in these verses.

These verses pertain to the continuation of the establishment of Khilafat. Thus, in other words, Allah the Exalted is stating that the system of Khilafat is also a part of the commandments of Allah the Exalted and His Messenger. Hence, it is incumbent upon you to act upon the instructions of Khilafat.

This is one of the commandments of Allah the Exalted. Rather it is extremely crucial for the believers to raise their standards of obedience in order to secure the continuation of worldly and spiritual life. The Holy Prophet (saw) even said that, “One who obeys the Ameer, appointed by me,

“in fact, obeys me and one who obeys me, in fact, obeys God the Exalted “and one who disobeys the Ameer, appointed by me, in fact, disobeys me “and my disobedience equates to the disobedience of God the Exalted.” Hence, the obedience of the Khalifa of the time is much more important than

The obedience of a general Ameer. We see incidents of complete and wholehearted obedience in the lives of the companions of the Holy Prophet (saw). I will present one such example. During one of the battles, the command of the battle was initially given to Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (ra).

However, Hazrat ‘Umar (ra) replaced him for some reason right amidst the battle. Anyway, the instruction of the Khalifa of the time that came at that occasion was that Hazrat Abu ‘Ubaidah will take the command and that he should be handed over the command.

However, Hazrat Abu ‘Ubaidah (ra) initially did not take the charge from Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (ra) thinking that he was already commanding in an excellent manner. However, Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (ra) said that, “You must immediately take the charge from me “because that is the instruction of the Khalifa of the time.

“I will serve under you with full obedience as you require of me without complaining “or any thought of an ill will.” Thus, this is the standard of obedience, required of a believer instead of complaining about a decision which may be against one’s wishes.

It should not be the case that if an office bearer is replaced by another individual, they stop doing their work. Whoever acts in this manner, neither do they show any obedience and also the fear of God Almighty and nor righteousness.

It has now been brought to my attention that there are some presidents [of local Jama’ats], who have stopped performing their duties before their actual term ends in June. Since there is a new rule now [where the term officially ends in June] they

Therefore are of the mindset that why should they now carry on with their duty. However, were they merely performing their duties because they believed that they were permanently going to serve as office bearers? Consequently, they are not paying attention towards the duties they have to perform in the months of May and June.

Firstly, such a thought is a dishonesty of one’s religious obligations. Secondly, it is a rebellious way of thinking and it is a matter, which will remove one from the sphere of the obedience towards Khilafat. Since the Khalifa of the time has now approved the rule

That the term of a president will only be for six years, therefore, some of them feel that they no longer need to perform their duties wholeheartedly. Hence, such people should act with righteousness and fear God. On one occasion, the Holy Prophet (saw) took the pledge of initiation on the condition that,

“We will hear and we will obey, whether we like it or not.” Following this, the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Whoever disobeys God Almighty, “he will meet Him on the Day of Judgment “in a state of not having any argument or excuse [for being disobedient]”.

Furthermore, the Holy Prophet (saw) states, “The person who dies in a state of not having pledged “initiation to the Imam of the time, will die a death of ignorance and misguidance.” Hence, we are fortunate to have pledged initiation to the Imam of the age

And are not among the ignorant, who have rejected the Imam of the time. However, even after having accepted him, if we still behave in an ignorant manner, then it will be as if we are removing ourselves from this pledge

And we will also be removing ourselves from the sphere of the obedience towards God Almighty and His Messenger (saw). Hence, after having pledged initiation, it is extremely important to direct our way of thinking in the right direction and to show examples of complete obedience.

What has the Imam of the Age said about the standard one ought to acquire after having pledged initiation to him? On one occasion, the Promised Messiah (as) state, “A person who makes our teaching his code of conduct and tries his level best to act

“in accordance with it will be considered to have truly entered the Jama’at. “However, one who simply registers his name, but does not act in accordance with the teachings, “should remember that God Almighty has intended to make this Jama’at a special Jama’at “and an individual, who is not truly a part of this Jama’at,

“will not remain a member merely by having his name registered in it.” In other words, if one does not act in accordance with this teaching, it is as if one is merely a part of the Jama’at in name only

And according to the Promised Messiah (as) he is not truly part of the Jama’at. The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “Therefore, you should try your utmost “to fashion your deeds in accordance with the teaching that is given to you.

“The teaching is the following that you should not cause any disorder, not commit any evil, “bear verbal abuse with patience and not confront anyone.” That is, one should not confront anyone in idle and vain matters. Do not think that someone has now been appointed as an office bearer,

Therefore I will no longer remain obedient, or that since I have now been removed from an office, I will not obey now. The Promised Messiah (as) further states that, “One should treat the one who confronts him “with kindness and virtue; in general, day to day circumstances, “as well as in quarrels and disputes.”

Even if someone confronts others in vain and idle matters, one should try and overlook this fault of theirs. As a matter of fact, one should not only overlook this fault of theirs but treat them with kindness. The Promised Messiah (as) stated that, “One should demonstrate

“an excellent example of speaking to them with softness.” One should speak to them with kindness and in a soft tone and demonstrate a good example. “Comply to each instruction with utmost sincerity of the heart so that you may please God Almighty. “Moreover, even your opponent should acknowledge that since taking the Bai’at,

“this individual has completely transformed. “Be truthful when testifying in courts. “Those who enter the Community should exert all their efforts and strength to remain truthful.” Furthermore, God Almighty states that there are some who make a firm oath and claim that if God were to instruct them they would do such and such.

However, when they are instructed to do something, they do not follow through with it. For this reason, God Almighty states that one should not make such great promises and bold claims. In fact, one should simply show ‘Maruf’ obedience – i.e. what is required is actual obedience in what is right.

Even if one were to show such obedience, it would be deemed as fulfilling the commandment. Otherwise, it will be just mere verbal claims and God Almighty is well-aware of one’s deeds as well as the condition of the hearts. Hence, general obedience is that one fulfil the rights due to God Almighty

And worship Him in the most excellent manner. These days during the month of Ramadhan, many have acquired a greater focus towards worship, and this should continue to be maintained. Furthermore, this obedience entails that one fulfil the rights of mankind in accordance to the commandments of God Almighty.

Also, as I just mentioned that the Promised Messiah (as) stated that one should safeguard themselves from all kinds of mischief, evil, altercation and disputes. One should improve the standard of their morals. One’s manners should be such that they show a clear distinction between an Ahmadi and a non-Ahmadi. Always remain steadfast on truthfulness.

In short, it is essential to perform all types of virtuous deeds, and this in fact is Ma’ruf obedience, which God Almighty has commanded us to establish. This is what the Holy Prophet (saw) commanded us and the Promised Messiah (as) also expressed this desire and instructed the members of his Community to uphold this.

Also, Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya has consistently directed our attention towards this for the past 111 years. This obedience is not only to be shown in religious and spiritual matters but it is also important to demonstrate perfect examples of obedience in administrative matters

As well just like we find in the example of obedience shown by Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed. One should not enter into a dispute of whether an instruction is Ma’roof or not. Indeed, if a directive is against the commandments of God Almighty and His Messenger (saw), then it is undoubtedly not Ma’ruf.

However, this also does not mean that one should infer from the words of the pledge in which it states: “I shall deem it essential to abide by any Maroof decision “made by Khalifatul Masih,” that people should now begin to offer their own interpretation

And begin to decide what is Maroof and what is not. When Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (ra) received orders from Hazrat Umar (ra) right at the moment when they were in the middle of the battle and both armies were facing one another,

And moreover he was extremely intelligent and the situation was favouring the Muslims, however he did not say that this was a non-Ma’ruf order. In fact, he displayed perfect obedience to Abu ‘Ubaidah and considered it a blessing to serve as an ordinary soldier under his leadership.

Regarding those people who get entangled in the discussion about whether something is Ma’ruf or not, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) stated, “There is another mistake people make and that is in understanding the words ‘To show obedience in Ma’ruf matters’. “Such people do not obey certain instructions that they consider not to be Ma’ruf.”

In other words, they decide for themselves as to what is Ma’ruf and what is not. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) states, “The word Ma’ruf has also been used for the Holy Prophet (saw) as well: (Arabic – Holy Quran 60:13) ‘Nor disobey thee in what is right’.”

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) states, “Have such people prepared a list “consisting of the Holy Prophet’s (saw) faults?” Did they make some kind of list for his short-comings and weaknesses, God forbid, whereby one could ascertain as to which of his decisions were Ma’ruf and which were not?

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) states that, “Likewise, Hazrat Sahib i.e. the Promised Messiah (as), “has also included the obedience of all Ma’ruf decisions in the conditions of Bai’at. “The wisdom behind this is that the prophet and the Khalifas instruct only “according to the commandments given to them by God Almighty.”

On one occasion, whilst explaining the word Ma’ruf, the Promised Messiah (as) stated that, “A prophet commands that which is in line with reason “and he forbids all that which goes against logic. “He deems pure things lawful and all impurities unlawful. “God Almighty has clearly stated all of these in the Holy Qur’an

“and the Holy Prophet (saw) has also explained all the commands and prohibitions, “i.e. the acts we should carry out and those we should abstain from. “Thus, those who follow Allah and His Messenger (saw) “and act upon all these commandments will attain salvation.”

Thus, we must always remember that the instructions given by Khilafat are, and will continue to be so, in accordance to the Shariah and Sunnah. God Almighty has stated that if you obey, you shall be rightly guided and there is no other path which leads to salvation.

God Almighty then states that He has promised those who believe and do good deeds that Khilafat shall remain with them. Good deeds is not only that one turn all their attention to prayer, are sincere in their worship of God Almighty, abstain from all kinds of shirk [associating partners with God];

Not just outward shirk but also to pursue your vain desires and to give faith secondary importance is also shirk; no doubt these are very pious deeds, but in addition to this, obedience is also very important. Hence, if we wish to truly benefit from the promise of the blessings of Khilafat,

We must not only safeguard our prayers and stay away from shirk, but it is also incumbent that we obey the Khalifa of the time, otherwise we shall be counted among the disobedient, just as the Promised Messiah (as) stated that they will not truly be deemed among his adherents.

God Almighty states that Community of believers, who remain firmly attached to Khilafat, also pay attention to observing prayer, populate the mosques, give Zakat, make financial sacrifices for the sake of Allah and His Messenger (saw) and who follow the commands of the God Almighty

And the practice of the Holy Prophet (saw) to the best of their ability. When this condition is developed, God Almighty will have mercy on such servants. Therefore, in order to attract the mercy of God Almighty, we must improve our condition

And when the mercy of God Almighty covers us in His cloak of Rahmaniyyat and Rahimiyyat, all the plots and schemes of the opponents will come to nought and they shall come to a miserable end, God-willing. Hence, if we are to attract the favours of God Almighty, we must analyse ourselves

As to what extent we possess obedience, are acting upon the commandments of God Almighty, are adorning our prayers, are trying to follow the practice of the Holy Prophet (saw) and what our level of obedience is. We should reflect upon our conditions in this regard.

I will now present some incidents relating to Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) which he narrated at various occasions. He mentioned about the precarious times after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) and how the institution of Khilafat granted peace and security. With regards to those who refused to perform the Bai’at,

He has narrated about their lives before the Second Khilafat and how they acted after the election took place. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has also written about their line of thinking before the second khilafat and after. When the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, the enemies [of Ahmadiyyat] were rejoicing.

However, with the election of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra), they expressed dejection and embarrassment. Subsequently, when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) passed away, the enemies of Ahmadiyyat hoped then that the Community would be destroyed. But once again, God Almighty safeguarded the Community of the believers

And changed the atmosphere of fear into peace and tranquillity. These historical accounts are vital to strengthen the faith of the youths as well as of those who are unaware of them. They are also important because everyone should be aware of the events in history to a certain extent.

I will present these accounts before you. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has written that after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), their condition was the same as that of the Muslims at the demise of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) writes: “The Ahmadiyya Jama‘at was in the same state of mind

“during the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as) “as were the Companions (ra) of the Holy Prophet (saw) during his lifetime. “All of us believed that the Promised Messiah (as) would not die as yet. “As a result, we never thought, even for a moment, about what would happen after his demise.

“I, at that time, was not a child. “I was a young man, I used to write articles, and was editor of a magazine. “I say on oath that I never thought, for a minute, or even for a second,

“that the Promised Messiah (as) would die, even though, in the last years of his life, “there were a series of revelations about his demise. “In his last days, such revelations increased manifold. “Despite the fact that there were revelations and visions specifying the date etc.

“of the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), and we used to read Al-Wasiyyat (The Will), “we still presumed that these things would probably happen after two centuries. “Thus, the thought of what would happen after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) “never crossed our minds.

“Since we had assumed that he would not die in our lifetime, “it was difficult for us to accept the reality of his demise when it happened. “I clearly remember that after his demise, he was given a bath and was wrapped in the shroud.

“As is common, that one’s clothes and moustache etc. move with the blowing of the wind, “some of the companions would come running, saying that the Promised Messiah (as) was alive, “and his clothes or moustache was moving. “Some said that they saw his shroud moving.

“Anyhow, the body of the Promised Messiah (as) was brought to Qadian “and was placed inside a house in a garden. “Around eight or nine o’clock, Khawaja Kamaluddin sahib arrived in the garden, “took me aside, and asked me, ‘Miyan! Have you thought of what would happen after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as)?’

“I replied to him, ‘Something should happen, but as to what it should be, I cannot say anything’. “He said to me, ‘In my opinion, we should give Bai‘at to Hadrat Maulawi Sahibra’. “At that time, due to my age and lack of knowledge, I said, ‘The Promised Messiah (as) did not mention anywhere

“that we should take the Bai‘at of someone after him, “so why should we take the Bai‘at of Hadrat Maulawi Sahib (ra)?’” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further says, “Though it was mentioned in Al-Wasiyyat, “however it did not occur to me at that time.”

He further writes, “On this, he started arguing that the Community would be destroyed “if the Bai‘at was not taken at the hand of one person. “He added that after the demise of the Holy Prophet (saw), “the people took the Bai‘at of Hadrat Abu Bakr (ra).”

This is point raised by Khawaja Kamaluddin sahib is of great significance. He said that after the demise of the Holy Prophet (saw), the Muslims pledged allegiance to Hazrat Abu Bakr and accepted him as the Khalifa. Khawajah Sahib then further adds, “So the same should be done now,

“and there is no one more suitable in the Jama‘at than Hadrat Maulawi Sahib.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further writes that, “Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib was of the same opinion “rather it was Khawaja Kamaluddin Sahib who informed Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)

“that Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib also held the same opinion that the Jamaat should pledge allegiance “at the hands of Hazrat Maulawi Sahib.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) writes, “Finally, the whole Community unanimously requested “Hadrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) to accept the Bai‘at of the people.

“Then, all the people gathered in the garden and Hadrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) addressed them “and said, ‘I have no wish for Imamat (leadership), ‘and in my opinion, the Bai‘at of someone else should be taken.’ “For this purpose, he first proposed my name, then the name of our maternal grandfather,

“Mir Nasir Nawab Sahib, then the name of our brother-in-law, Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan Sahib, “and then the names of some other people, “but we all unanimously told him that he himself was entitled to the post of Khilafat. “Then, everyone took Bai‘at on his hand.”

Furthermore, according to some narrations Khawaja Kamaluddin Sahib published an announcement in which he stated that in light of the book, Al-Wasiyyat, they ought to elect a Khalifa who is to be obeyed in full and even presented the name of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra). Nonetheless, this was their thinking initially

And perhaps this was after assessing the situation and in order to achieve their underlying goal. Although these people pledged allegiance to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra), in reality, they lacked true obedience to Khilafat and were devoid of the true spirit of pledging allegiance. Deep down they had other ideas and were always scheming

How they could impose the authority of the [Sadr] Anjuman over Khilafat, thereby gaining complete control to govern through the Anjuman. This was the thinking of those individuals. Mentioning about their intentions, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) writes, “About fifteen to twenty days after the Bai‘at, Maulawi Muhammad Ali Sahib met me and said,

‘Miyan! Have you ever considered how the organization of the Community would function?’ “I replied, ‘What is the point of pondering over this issue, ‘for we have taken Bai‘at at the hand of Hadrat Maulawi Sahibra.’ “On this, he said, ‘This is the relationship between a ‘Pir’ (spiritual mentor) and ‘Murid’,

“and the question remains, how will the organization of our Jama‘at operate?’ “I said, ‘I do not see this matter worthy of discussion, ‘as we have taken the Bai‘at of one person, and he can better explain ‘which type of system should be established in the Jama‘at,

‘and there is no need for us to interfere in this matter.’ “He stopped his argumentation, but added that the point required further consideration.” He [Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib] was not content. From these incidents one can gauge their internal condition.

It shows that they did not perform the bai’at at the hands of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) wholeheartedly, rather they had an agenda. For this reason they were never at peace and were always anxious. They failed to develop that peace within them that God Almighty has promised to bestow upon those

Who forge a connection with Khilafat. They refused to show complete obedience and wished to run this spiritual institution in the way a worldly organisation would be run. We are a witness to their outcome; they exist merely by name and are a handful, perhaps a few hundred followers.

In fact, it is appropriate to say they are only a handful who follow their self-made organisation. On the contrary, those who remain under the shade of Khilafat, by the grace of Allah – they are now established in 212 countries of the world.

Then explaining about what the enemies thought about the future of the Jama’at after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says that, “When the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, “people generally thought that the community would perish. “The enemies were jubilant and thought that people would stop paying Chanda –

“as they thought that people only paid this because of the Promised Messiah (as) – “and as a result the progress of the Jama’at would stop. “However, when people witnessed that the Jama’at was continuously progressing “in terms of its numbers, sacrifices and propagation of the faith,

“they concocted that Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib was a renowned scholar in the Jama’at “and the entire progress of the Jama’at was owing to his efforts “and even during the lifetime of Mirza Sahib [i.e. the Promised Messiah (as)], “he did most of the work but would attribute it all to Mirza Sahib.”

In fact, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that, “Many people, whose nature “and disposition is similar to that of the Maulvis and only have regard for superficial things, “would say even during the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as) “that the community was in fact being run by Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib.

“Thus, when they witnessed that the Jama’at was progressing “even more than before during the time of Maulvi Sahib, the Maulvis completely retracted “from their initial claims and instead began to rejoice at the fact that they were right “when they said that everything was being done by Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib.

“They claimed that a proof of this was that despite the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), “it had no impact whatsoever. “They claimed that the Jama’at was being run owing “to the efforts of Hazrat Maulana Noouruddin Sahib alone.” In relation to a particular Maulvi, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states,

“Some members from Gujrat told me that when the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, “an Ahle-Hadith Maulvi told them, ‘You are now trapped because the Holy Prophet (saw) ‘stated that after prophethood, the institution of Khilafat is established. ‘You claim the Promised Messiah is a prophet, but irrespective of

‘whether he is a non law bearing prophet or attained the status of prophethood ‘through his subservience to the Holy Prophet (saw), ‘Prophethood is succeeded by Khilafat and you will not have Khilafat. ‘You follow the values of the English, therefore will not seek to establish Khilafat.’

“The Ahmadi member from Gujrat further stated that the next say they received a telegram.” Nowadays we have the internet and phones and news can be conveyed in a matter of seconds, however in those days they would send information through post office via telegram.

At times, it could take up to two to three days to receive a telegram post. “The telegram contained the news that the Jama’at had taken the Bai’at [pledge of allegiance] “at the hands of the Hazrat Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib (ra) and has elected him as the Khalifa.

“When the Ahmadis told this Maulvi, he said, ‘Noourddin is a very scholarly person and therefore he established Khilafat in the Jama’at. ‘However, let us see if Khilafat remains after him.’ “When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) passed away, the Maulvi said, ‘That time was different, now let us see if Khilafat remains.’

“The Ahmadi members there say that the next day “they received a telegram stating that Jama’at had taken the Bai’at at my hands. “Upon this, the Maulvi said, ‘You are indeed strange people, ‘no one can tell anything about you.’” However, despite this, he still did not believe.

This is exactly what they claim even now and as a result of it they continue to burn in their fire of jealousy. I have previously mentioned on many occasions before as well that during the elections of the 5th Khalifa, a Maulvi Sahib said that, upon witnessing all the indications it seems

That the support of God is with the Jama’at. However, despite witnessing these signs, instead of accepting the truth, it only causes them to increase in their jealousy, opposition and malice. Nevertheless, God Almighty is granting success to this Jama’at which remains attached to its Khalifa.

The Jama’at continues to grow and is spreading across the world. There are people who live in distant lands but have a bond of loyalty with Khilafat and continue to increase in it. God Almighty guides those who attach themselves to Khilafat and the Jama’at and He Himself guides them towards Khilafat.

I shall present a few examples in relation to how God Almighty Himself guides people towards Khilafat. Just as the Maulvi Sahib had said that by witnessing all the indications it seems that this Jama’at has the support of God Almighty, however this is because we are the true servants of the Holy Prophet (saw)

And are propagating the true message of God Almighty in the world. An elderly lady from Guinea-Bissau, which is a country situated in a far-off land, writes, “I once saw in a dream that the local missionary handed me a book “and said that the means of my salvation lie in this very book.

“In my dream, I opened the book and it contained a picture. “I enquired from the missionary as to whose image it was and he said that it was Khalifatul Masih, “whom God Almighty has now chosen.” The next day, she went to the missionary and related the dream.

The missionary told her that her dream did not require any interpretation because God Almighty Himself had guided her to the truth. Upon this, the elderly lady said, “By God, from today onwards, I am an Ahmadi. “Indeed, the Khalifa of the Ahmadis is chosen by God Almighty.

“This institution of Khilafat is from God Almighty.” Thus, she immeditatley took the Bai’at. Since accepting Ahmadiyyat, she attends all the programmes of the Jama’at and also pays the Chanda according to her means. She also courageously takes part in Tabligh and tells people how God Almighty Himself guided her towards the truth.

Similarly, there is a member from Syria. He says, “I was watching your sermons on MTA and at the time I was immersed in many ills “and was extremely argumentative. “However, after watching MTA, I developed an inclination towards faith “and subsequently I pledged to become an Ahmadi

“because this was the only Khilafat which was granting us guidance.” Similarly, there are many other examples like this as to how God Almighty in every age guides so many people living in different parts of the world. The Missionary-in-Charge of Cameroon writes, “The people of Maroua,

“which is one of the cities in Cameroon, regularly watch MTA. “In fact, since the launch of MTA Africa, many people now watch MTA, particularly the sermons. “After listening to the sermons, they are bringing about a new change in themselves “and are drawing closer to the Jama’at.

“The Ahmadis there are increasing in their faith “and are striving to their utmost to attach themselves to Khilafat “and demonstrate complete obedience to it.” In any case, one’s deep bond and love for Khilafat is purely due to God Almighty. As long as this attachment and love for Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya remains,

The condition of fear will continue to be transformed into a state of peace and God Almighty will continue to grant them the means of attaining peace and tranquillity – InshAllah. People inform me when I visit different countries during my tours and also through letters that how after having accepted Ahmadiyyat, God Almighty

Has enabled them to develop a strong bond with Khilafat. Moreover, how their state of extreme anxiousness and deep worry transformed into a state of complete peace and serenity. Thus, those who remain attached with the institution of Khilafat, adhere to the commandments of God Almighty and His Prophet (saw), continue to safeguard their prayers,

And continue purifying their souls and their wealth, they shall, God willing, ontinue to become the recipients of God Almighty’s grace. It is only through Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya that the world can become one community and it is not possible without this. Therefore, in order to achieve this and to grant the blessings of God Almighty,

Members of the Jama’at should continue to pray that God Almighty continue to bestow us with this blessing of Khilafat. Through prayers and the grace of God Almighty, may we become the means of the whole world becoming Muslim and forming into one community who stand united under the flag of the Holy Prophet (saw).

May God Almighty grant us all the ability to do so. In the previous sermon, which marked the inauguration of this mosque, I forgot to mention something. When the foundation was laid for this mosque, I was on tour of Canada at the time.

The date which had been set for the laying of the foundation coincided with my tour, therefore I prayed on the brick which was going to be placed as the foundation stone and gave it to the committee. With prayers and supplications, on 10 October 2016,

The late respected Usman Chini Sahib laid the foundation stone of this mosque. This entire project began after the foundation stone of the mosque was laid. Therefore, the foundation stone of this mosque was laid by Usman Chini Sahib. Thus, in one respect we can say that by the grace of God Almighty,

The people of China have also contributed towards this through his representation. Therefore, we must also pray that may God Almighty enable the message of Islam to spread swiftly in China. Respected Usman Chini Sahib was extremely passionate about the spread of Islam in China and would always be concerned about this.

Whilst we pray that may God Almighty elevate his status, we should also especially pray for the spread of Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam, in china as well as the world over. May God Almighty grant us the ability to do so. 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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