Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2015
With the Grace of Allah the Almighty, the Jalsa Salana United Kingdom begins from next Friday, InshaAllah . Volunteers have been at work in Hadeeqatul Mahdi for the past few weeks to prepare for Jalsa Salana. And in particular the last week to ten days
Has seen Khuddamul Ahmadiyya and others on duty fully engaged. To make full-scale arrangements for the Jalsa in a remote countryside is no ordinary feat. However Khuddam and other volunteers come from various parts of the UK and discharge their duties with such expertise and skill
That we find no other such example or organization anywhere else in the world like this. In short this is the passion and zeal infused by Allah the Almighty in the youth and other workers after coming into the fold of Bai’at (allegiance of the Promised Messiah (as).
The youth do not care if they have to work in the rain or in the heat; rather they go on working selflessly to prepare for the institution of Jalsa established by the Promised Messiah (as). During the Jalsa days itself thousands more volunteers will be present
To give duties to serve the guests and run the Jalsa system and administration in the best possible manner. Work continues after for quite some time to wind up the entire site and all equipment and material. Those who are serving now and will do so during the Jalsa, InshaAllah
Include men, women, young boys and girls as well as elders. Thus this extraordinary passion to serve the guests of the Promised Messiah (as) is something we find only in the Jama’at established by the Promised Messiah (as) and has no parallel anywhere else. Ahmadi youth volunteer their services with humility and humbleness
In these Western countries where nearly everyone prioritises earning money or other materialistic endeavours. And so it is our duty to constantly pray for all of these workers. Where we should pray that may Allah the Almighty enable them to discharge their responsibilities in an excellent fashion,
There we should also pray that He protects them from all worries and difficulties. Now, as is custom and also very important, I will say a few things relevant for the workers relating to hospitality. There is no doubt whatsoever as I have mentioned that all those on duty give their utmost effort and attention
To serve the guests of the Promised Messiah (as). However it is important for the newcomers, the children who will give duty for the first time, and for the experienced workers by way of reminder, to keep in view Islam’s guidance relating to hospitality imparted by the Holy Prophet (sa)
And demonstrated by his blessed model, as well as the advice and the example of the Holy Prophet’s (sa) true servant. We should constantly remind ourselves of this guidance so that we can continue to improve and display the best standards of hospitality.
In the Holy Quran, Allah the Almighty, explaining to us the importance of hospitality, mentions the example of Hazrat Abraham (as). His first reaction to guests arriving, after greeting them with a prayer of peace and security, was to prepare food for them.
Then the Qura’n also mentions the concern of Lot (as) for his guests lest his people inflict the guests with pain and suffering. Thus we should be constantly worried about guests suffering or being inconvenienced. A lesson we derive from this is that guests suffering is embarrassment for the host.
We should always remember that guests being distressed is not a trivial issue that we should choose to ignore. Indeed guests suffering in any way is a source of shame and dishonor for the host. Islam has greatly advocated respect and esteem of guests.
Among the exceptional qualities Hazrat Khadijah (ra) observed in the Holy Prophet (sa) was one that she mentioned to him after seeing the Holy Prophet (sa) perturbed immediately after he received his first revelation. Hazrat Khadijah (ra) saw that God would not let the Holy Prophet (sa) go to waste
As he possessed the amalgamation of qualities. Hazrat Khadijah (ra) also mentioned to the Holy Prophet (sa) that the trait of hospitality was superlative in him. Further the Holy Prophet (sa) has left behind for us not one, two or a few, but rather countless examples and accounts in his life
Showing the highest standard of respect and esteem and hospitality towards guests. He taught these principles [of hospitality] to his followers and to his companions. Reading the accounts of extraordinary hospitality extended by the companions leaves one astonished in the manner they made sacrifices for this
And how Allah the Almighty then infused blessings in their hospitality and appreciated it. The practice of the Holy Prophet (sa) was that when a large number of guests would arrive he would assign them among each person and host some guests himself and extend hospitality to them personally.
Thus on one such occasion when a high volume of guests came, he assigned some to others and hosted some himself. One companion, Abdullah bin Tuhfa, said that, “I was among the guests who fell into the category of those “who the Holy Prophet (sa) would personally host.
“He took us with him to his home and asked Hazrat Ayesha (ra) if there was any food to offer. ” She replied there was a small amount of Hareera which she had kept for the Holy Prophet (sa). The Holy Prophet (sa) was fasting on that day
And the food had been kept for him to break his fast with ( Iftaar ). Nonetheless on the Holy Prophet’s (sa) request, Hazrat Ayesha (ra) brought some of the food in a utensil and the Holy Prophet (sa) ate one morsel after which he said to the guests to say Bismilllah and eat.
The companion said that we thus ate in a manner that we did not stop to look and we were all satisfied. Then the Holy Prophet (sa) asked if there was anything to drink and thus she brought something to drink. The Holy Prophet (sa) drank a little from it
And then said to the others to say Bismillah and drink. The companion said that we drank in such a manner that we did not stop to look and all of us completely quenched our thirst. So thus this was the hospitality of the Holy Prophet (sa).
The reason why the Holy Prophet (sa) ate first – rather we should not say he ‘ate’ – but rather he ate a morsel and prayed so that through the blessings of his prayer, the food would fill everyone and this is what came to pass.
There are dozens of similar accounts of blessings bestowed on food by virtue of prayers, which demonstrate how people would be left satisfied with a small amount of food. Then, sometimes guests create difficult situations and hosts can lose their patience. What was the Holy Prophet (sa)’s great and astonishing example in such circumstances?
A person stayed overnight and either due to an upset stomach or deliberately out of animosity towards the Holy Prophet (sa) he soils his bedding and left early morning. Rather than complaining the Holy Prophet (sa) immediately began cleaning the bed of the guest.
In short we saw in the example of the Holy Prophet (sa) the greatest possible efforts to fulfil the right of guests. As a consequence of the Holy Prophet’s (sa) personal example and teaching he imparted, we see incidents of sacrifices for guests in the lives of the companions (ra).
There is a very unique incident, and every time one reads it, they derive a new pleasure from it when a companion put his hungry children to bed and also remained hungry himself but did not allow his guest to experience any kind of difficulty.
An Ansaari says that, the Holy Prophet (sa) sent one of his guests to me. I went home and asked my wife if we had any food, she replied that there was very little food which had been kept for the children.
Therefore, they both decided that they would put their children to sleep and once they brought the food before the guest, they would dim the candle. And so, when the food was brought before the guest, his wife put out the flame by moving her garment.
They had also decided that they would make it appear as if they are also eating along with their guest. Otherwise, if they didn’t eat, the guest may also stop eating. Thus, with this stratagem they were able to feed their guest and he ate sufficiently.
The next day when this Ansaari went to the Holy Prophet (sa), he said cheerfully that even God Almighty laughed at your plan to feed your guest. Thus, God Almighty was so pleased with this hospitality that he also informed the Holy Prophet (sa). These companions would give precedence to their guests over themselves
And even over their children. Indeed, such people earn the pleasure of God Almighty and become the heirs of this world and the next. This passion of the companions was owing to the example set by the Holy Prophet (sa) and due to his teaching.
In one tradition the Holy Prophet (sa) said that one who believes in Allah and the Last Day should say only a good word or otherwise observe silence. And one who believes in Allah and the Last Day should respect their neighbour.
And one who believes in Allah and the Last Day should respect their guests. Thus this is the required standard of a Momin (true believer). When one takes steps to complete and perfect their faith and belief, then Allah the Almighty’s pleasure will continue to increase. Only when Allah the Almighty’s pleasure is received
Does a person attain beneficence from the bounties of this world and the next. When the Holy Prophet (sa) assigned guests to others he would later enquire from the guests how the hospitality was that was extended to them. One tradition mentions a delegation of guests arriving from the Abdul Qais tribe.
The Holy Prophet (sa) instructed the Ansaar to provide their hospitality. So the Ansaar took the guest to his home. In the morning when these visitors returned to have an audience with the Holy Prophet (sa), he asked them, “How did your hosts look after you?”
The guests reported that “Oh Prophet of God, they were very good people, “they gave us comfortable bedding and attended to our every comforts. “They gave us nice food and taught us about the Holy Quran and Sunnah.” So you see that when the companions of the Holy Prophet (sa) held gatherings,
Those gatherings were all about God and His Prophet (sa). Therefore, all these are the duties of the hosts. Therefore, if there are Jalsa guests staying in any friend or family homes, they must not waste their nights in idle chit chat.
Instead they should engage in discussions about Allah the Exalted and His Prophet (sa), deliberate on the virtue of good deeds and teach each other righteousness. Jalsa guests include young children and young people. Our Jalsa is attended by many guests from outside the community along with many Ahmadi guests.
They stay at multiple sites where hospitality teams look after them. Those team members assigned to the tasks of looking after these guests should display a behavior that suggests that they are here to attend a religious event and not a worldly affair. These workers should display the highest standard in etiquette and attitude
While in their spare time engage themselves in religious debates as this will have an impact on the guests. The guests will appreciate that these workers have withdrawn from this world purely for the sake of God. This way, they will be teaching their guests about our religion.
So in this manner, workers will become engaged in preaching of Islam and training of the youth and youngsters. With the grace of Allah, we are destined for great achievements. The companions of the Holy Prophet (sa) understood this concept and therefore did their best to tend to their guest’s physical needs
By giving them the best food, accommodation and also fulfilled their spiritual and educational needs. After witnessing this, when these guests went back home, they were capable of giving good moral training to their children and convey the message of Islam in the nicest possible manner.
Within our system, we have departments of moral and spiritual training and preaching; during Jalsa, teams of these departments are also formed. Some meetings are held in the evenings with international guests from various backgrounds. Therefore, it is part of their duty to also provide spiritual nourishment to both Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis,
And should do this in the best manner possible. So everyone, doing these duties must remember that their behaviour and practical example, are also part of hospitality. Along with serving guests, we must focus on this aspect of hospitality. Now I will present some examples of how the ardent devotee of the Holy Prophet (sa),
The Promised Messiah (as), demonstrated the excellent examples of hospitality providing training for us all. There is an incident demonstrating how to show respect and reverence to guests. Once a guest was visiting Qadian, and after, he took the Bai’at of the Promised Messiah (as);
He was now a follower of the Promised Messiah (as). In the spirit of followership, he started massaging the feet of the Promised Messiah (as), when a Hindu friend knocked on the door or the window. The companion said that, “I got up to open the window
“but the Promised Messiah (as) hurriedly got up and opened the door before me; “he said that, you are our guest “and the Holy Prophet (sa) has instructed us to show reverence to the guests.” Note two points here. The Promised Messiah (as) respected the wishes of his companion
And allowed him to massage his feet; then he showed reverence to the guests by following the guidance of his Holy Master (sa) and opened the door himself. There is another incidence that is related by Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra).
He says that a very sincere and down to earth Ahmadi shop keeper from Pindi, Sethi Ghulam Nabi Sahib, once related to him that he was visiting the Promised Messiah (as) in Qadian. It was winter and it was raining.
I had my evening meal and retired to bed; late at night there was a knock at my door. I opened the door and found the Promised Messiah (as) standing at the door with a glass of warm milk in one hand and a lantern in the other.
I was overawed to see the Promised Messiah (as), who said most affectionately that, “Someone brought milk for us; “I thought I should give this to you as you may be in the habit of drinking milk at night.” Sethi sahib says that, this kindness made my eyes well up with tears.
Holy is Allah; the Messenger of God took so much trouble to serve his servants and was so happy about this! The Promised Messiah (as) used to get food made to suit the palate of people from different geographical areas; though for logistical reasons during Jalsa only one type of food was served.
However, now the community has progressed and is well-organised; we have volunteers, resources and can undertake administration of big tasks. Therefore, there are two types of Langar (catering facilities) operational during Jalsa. One is the ordinary Langar and the other is the special food prepared for outside guests,
People from certain parts of the world and for the sick and poorly. We do not have any difficulties in doing this and have no problem with this; there should be no problem. Sometime people raise unnecessary objections that why is special food being cooked, why is someone being given special food?
We should show resolve. Perhaps these special guests, who are called Tabshir guests, could be served ordinary Langar food as well, so that they get to know what ordinary Ahmadis eat. Some of the Tabshir guests eat this food really happily.
So the main point is that there should be no undue formality. Now that we have facilities to make special food to show respect to our guests, no one should take issue with this. This is how it used to be in Rabwah, when Jalsas were held there;
For the sick and for foreign guests separate catering was provided. Ordinary Ahmadis should eat whatever food is available from the ordinary Langar . Similarly, duty holders, workers and officers, should have the ordinary Langar food unless they are on duty with the dignitaries or have special needs.
The norm for the duty workers should be to have the standard food. The Promised Messiah (as) really liked that the duty holders should not get embroiled in undue formality; he also liked that without overdoing it, some guests should be given special treatment.
Once, guests were not served food properly during the time of the Promised Messiah (as) due to administrative errors. Allah the Exalted informed the Promised Messiah (as) about this; so he said that I have been informed by God that last night guests were not served properly
In the Langar Khana and serving of meals was just a show. The food was given to the people, the workers knew and others were not served food. Guests were not served properly. For this, he directed to discharge some of the Langar workers from their duty
For six months and reprimanded them. Despite being very soft at heart, the Promised Messiah (as) did not tolerate any injustice and deficiency in the service of the guests; he reprimanded those who slacked in their duty and then personally supervised the working of Langar Khana .
So the department of hospitality needs to be more careful; no guest should be inconvenienced in any way anywhere. The hospitality department is a really important department in the administration of Jalsa. If this department goes well, then the rest follows. Hospitality does not merely include serving food. It also includes storage and supply.
If supplies are delayed, this totally disrupts the system of cooking of the food and if the food cannot be served on time, then Jalsa programmes cannot start on time. Accommodation is also included in hospitality. To supply bedding is our responsibility and these should be done properly.
The cleanliness, including general cleanliness and toilet cleaning and car parking are also part of hospitality. If parking is not managed properly, it leads to chaos causing discomfort to the guests and disrupts the Jalsa programmes. Then to manage routes to remove difficulties because of rain is also part of hospitality;
Effective system to manage wheelchairs and pushchairs and shuttle service between the car park and Jalsa Gah is also a hospitality and should be managed well. So there are many aspects that come under hospitality. If these are managed well, then the rest of the Jalsa proceeds smoothly.
To give medical aid to the guests is also part of hospitality. So 80% of all duties of Jalsa, I think, come under hospitality or maybe even more, so every worker should remember that hospitality is not just the job of those who wear badges, every department has a component of hospitality in it.
It is the duty of every worker to create comfort for their guests, to give them respect and reverence and save them from any discomfort. May Allah the Exalted help all workers to fulfil their responsibilities in the best possible manner and may God make this Jalsa blessed in every way.
Today is 14th August – Independence Day for Pakistan. In this connection I would wish to draw your attention to prayers that may Allah the Exalted grant true independence of Pakistan and save the country from the actions of selfish leader and self-promoting religious leaders.
May Allah the Exalted grant sense and understanding to the people of Pakistan so that they elect honest leaders who can do justice to their roles. May God make them appreciate that the survival of the country lies in justice and fulfilling the rights of others.
They appear to profess the name of God and claim that they act for the cause of faith but are committing horrendous atrocities in the name of God and the Holy Prophet (sa) who was the mercy for the whole universe. Ahmadis who took part in the creation of the country are being persecuted;
However Pakistani Ahmadis, wherever they may live, will always display sincerity to their country. There we need to pray that God saves this country; delivers it from cruel and self-promoting people. The country’s survival is greatly endangered by its internal enemies such as selfish and corrupt leaders and scholars.
If they run the business of the government bearing the fear of God in mind, no external country can harm this country. Pakistani Ahmadis should pray for Pakistan more than ever before that God grants Pakistani Ahmadis true independence and this country survives, Ameen. After the prayer I shall lead some funeral prayers in absentia.
One of them is of respected Kamal Aftab Sahib, the son of respected Rafiq Aftab Sahib of Huddersfield, UK. He passed away on 7th August 2015 in Leeds Hospital at the age of 33 due to Leukaemia. To Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.
At the time of his demise, he was serving as the Regional Qaid of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, Yorkshire Region and also as the Secretary Tarbiyyat [training and development] of his local Jamaat, Huddersfield South. During the final days of his illness, he set out to raise £50,000 for Leukaemia Research from his hospital room.
He selflessly worked in various projects for serving humanity and Tabligh [preaching] till his last breath. He was extremely devoted and loyal towards Khilafat. Despite his illness and weakness, he arranged for a TV in the hospital and heard my address which I delivered live at the Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya Ijtema.
In 2014, the national newspaper, The Guardian, awarded him as the Volunteer of the Year. He came to visit me a few days before his demise, and despite the severity of his illness, he spent the time with great courage and in a cheerful mood.
He did not express his pain even though he was suffering from a lot of pain at the time. He was always loyal to Khilafat. His brother Farooq Sahib writes that Kamal Aftab was the great grandson of Seth Allah Ditta Sahib (ra), a companion of the Promised Messiah (as).
During the [perilous] circumstances in 1953 and 1974, there was a failed attempt to attack the house of Kamal Aftab Sahib’s grandfather, respected Jamal ud Din Sahib. Jamal ud Din Sahib also served time in prison on account of his faith. Kamal Sahib was very sociable, courteous and highly courageous.
He would always be willing to help other Ahmadis, in fact even the non-Ahmadis recognised this trait and people had nothing but praise for him. He was popular among young and old, was friendly to everyone. He served his parents and took care of his siblings. He was very regular in offering his Salat
And would always be at the forefront for serving mankind. He was the leader of Humanity First’s project, Gift of Sight and was working on plans to build an eye clinic in East Africa. He was a very active in preaching and would never miss an opportunity to do Tabligh .
Even during his treatment in hospital, he would introduce the Jamaat to the doctors and other staff members. He, in fact told me that he has arranged for a TV and MTA, and shows its programmes to others and these programmes open avenues for Tabligh .
He was also a very active member of Majlis Ansar Sultan ul Qalam and gave more than a hundred interviews to TV, radio and newspapers and through these conveyed the message of Islam to thousands. One of his brothers is Yousaf Sahib. He also writes that through his personal relationship and efforts,
He would try to bring those Khuddam and Atfal, who did not have a strong connection with the Jama’at close to it. He tried to instil the love of Khilafat in their hearts. Sometimes he brought Khuddam to Fazl Mosque in London
So that they could offer their Salat there and form a connection with Khilafat. He drew the attention of Khuddam in general and the Amila [office holding] members in particular towards the observance of Salat and also took practical steps to achieve this.
In fact, he would take some Khuddam to the mosque for Fajr Salat. Regarding his illness, Dr Hafiz Sahib writes that after he was diagnosed with the illness, Kamal Aftab told him that he was not worried and accepted whatever was God’s will. His greatest concern after being diagnosed with his illness
Was that the interviews being prepared for Humanity First’s work on the Nepalese earthquake should be uploaded online so that the world can learn of Jamaat’s services to humanity. [Aziz Sahib] is a doctor and says that from a medical point of view
This is a very painful illness but he was always smiling during his illness. Even during his time in hospital, he would tell me that we should never miss an opportunity to do Tabligh because the Promised Messiah (as) had expressed his desire that had he known the English language,
He would have made great efforts for Tabligh [through it]. Our press in-charge Abid Wahid writes, in addition to his various services for the Jamaat, Kamal Sahib made many new media links for our press office. In spite of his illness he urged journalists via telephone and email
From his hospital bed to attend the Jalsa. Regarding the centre’s media team, he would often call Adam Walker, a member of that team, to see how the team was progressing and if there was any deficiency, he would passionately say that we need to understand the importance of this work.
He further writes, despite the lack of sleep during the Jalsa duties, whenever he came to the office he would appear fresher than everyone else and his positive thinking and personality had a very good effect on others. He would make new contacts without any reservations or fear.
He also writes that BBC, ITV and Belfast Telegraph, etc. have published articles on his passing. Many prominent personalities have paid tribute to Kamal Sahib and have admired the efforts of the Jamaat. For example, ITV’s journalist, Heather Clarke said that, as a journalist, she should not be lost for words
But she was deeply saddened at the passing away of Kamal Aftab Sahib and that such good people depart from this world so early. We should now keep his name and work alive. Similarly, Margaret Emsley, Head of News ITV Yorkshire said Kamal Aftab was a very good and kind person.
Seeing him felt as if he had spent a very happy and fulfilled life. She added, we will pay tribute to him on our TV [channel]. Sadr Jamaat of Huddersfield writes, he was extremely obedient. He had such a deep love for the Jamaat and Khilafat that it inspired admiration.
He was very regular in prayers, especially in the Fajr Salat. He had great passion to serve humanity. If he was ever delayed in submitting his [Jamaat] report and I would enquire him about it, he would immediately apologise. Many non-Ahmadis have praised him for his charity work.
Everyone has been writing about his love for Tabligh and that he would do it wherever he found the opportunity. Muhammad Ali Sahib of Hartlepool writes, last year in December we had the opportunity to do Waqfe Arzi in Ireland.
Kamal Sahib was the Regional Qaid and I was a local Qaid. Yet Kamal Sahib appointed me as the leader for the trip and throughout the trip he showed complete respect and obedience to me. He made special arrangements for Tahajjud [voluntary prayers] and did Tabligh passionat
And would ask our missionary in Ireland, Ibrahim Noonan Sahib that how should we do Tabligh to Christians. He also says that during the trip, he drew one Khadim’s attention who was with us towards reading the books of the Promised Messiah (as), and later took his test.
Many others who are serving in Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya have praised him. Former president of Huddersfield [Jamaat] writes that he knew him since childhood. He was different from other children; he would never fight or show-off and was respectful to elders from childhood. He was intensely passionate about serving Jamaat.
It would not be an exaggeration to say he truly abided by his pledge. As a preacher he was a successful Mubaligh; he would preach wherever the opportunity arose. He would extensively hand out the literature of the Jamaat to everyone he met at work and would invite them to Jamaat functions.
He had a very large circle of friends and conveyed the message to all of them. One Khadim wrote that he had a very calm temperament and was always ready to serve his faith. He would derive more pleasure from working in the background and did not seek for the limelight.
He never worked with the intention of being praised. He would always counsel others about forming a relationship with God Almighty. He had a deep love for the Holy Quran and Hadith. He loved reading the books of the Promised Messiah (as) and whenever a translation of a book was published in English
He would immediately inform others about it. In short, he was a person of countless qualities. May God elevate his station and grant steadfastness and patience to his elderly parents and provide them with comfort and peace. May God Almighty grant patience and steadfastness to his brothers and near and dear ones.
The second funeral is of respected Muhammad Naeem Awan Sahib, who was the son of Mushtaq Awan Sahib of Germany. He passed away at the age of 36 after drowning in the River Rhine. His son aged 12 also drowned and both father and son have passed away –
To Allah we belong and to Him shall we return . Naeem Awan Sahib who was currently residing here [UK] but on 31st July went to visit his parents in Germany along with his wife and three children. He was swimming with his children in shallow waters
Along the edge of the River Rhine when two large ferries passed by. As a result, large waves were created and five members of his family were engulfed by the strong waves and were dragged into deeper waters. A German standing by at the time was able to save three members of the family.
However, when Naeem Sahib saw his son drowning, he dived into the water to rescue him or perhaps I think he was already in the water and went further ahead but both father and son were overcome by the strong wave.
His son’s body was found the next day while his body was found the same night. The deceased was the great grandson of Maulvi Muhammad Ishaaq Sahib of Qasoor, who was a companion of the Promised Messiah (as) and was the nephew of respected Mubarak Ali Awan who was martyred in Lahore.
He had the opportunity to serve as the Qaid of Unsingen Jamaat in Germany and during the construction of the Bait ul Huda mosque in Usingen, he gave an extraordinary amount of time for its voluntary work. In 2005, he moved to UK with his family.
Here, he was also an active member of Majlis Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya. He would regularly come to the mosque for prayers, gave security duties and also actively took part in voluntary work. He also had the good fortune of performing Umrah in 2012. He was a very courteous and sociable person.
He leaves behind a wife and two daughters; Razia Awan who is 10 years old and Natasha Awan who is 14 years old, his parents and three younger siblings. Farooq Aftab who is the Mohtimid in Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya and was also mentioned earlier as the brother of Kamal Aftab says that,
I knew Naeem Awan Sahib for many years. He was very courteous, pious and helped others. Until a short while ago, he was facing many difficulties but never mentioned it to anyone and neither took any help and thus was a model in this regard.
The Qaid of the Fazl Mosque area says that he would always extend help to others but never liked to be a burden on others and would never tell them of his own difficulties. A president of the Jamaat in Bad-Homburg says that,
On Monday 3rd August they were to hold a Tabligh sitting. He says, when I arrived at the Salat Centre to inspect the work, I saw Naeem Awan Sahib who was visiting his family working there. I was very happy to see him there.
He asked him why he had come and he replied that he came along with his brother so that he could also contribute his services towards this Tabligh sitting. He would work extensively every year at the UK Jalsa. One of his friends, Asim Sahib writes that prior to the Jalsa,
He would take almost a month off and would take part in voluntary work every day from morning to evening in Hadiqatul Mahdi for the whole month. He would carry out his duty with honesty and hard work. He was very strong and would offer himself for any kind of strenuous work.
May God Almighty elevate his station and grant his loved ones patience and steadfastness and become a guardian for his daughters.