Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2015
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God 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 Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.
In the Holy Qur’an Allah the Almighty says: [ARABIC] “O ye who believe! Avoid most of suspicions; for suspicion in some cases is a sin” The Promised Messiah (as) says in one place regarding this: ‘Things go wrong when man starts making erroneous conjectures and is suspicious. ‘Positive thinking enables him to move onwards.
‘It is difficult to reach the destination if one stumbles at the very first stage. ‘Thinking ill of others is a terrible trait and it deprives man of many virtues. ‘So much so that man begins to think ill of God.’ Elsewhere the Promised Messiah (as) says:
‘We do not know what is hidden in hearts and it is sinful to make conjectures in this regard. ‘Man considers another to be bad and then becomes worse than him. ‘It is not good to hastily think ill of others.
‘Imagining that one knows what is in hearts of others is a highly sensitive matter. ‘Why is it such a delicate matter? It is because this caused the ruin of many a nation ‘for they thought ill of Prophets of God and their families, ‘which eventually led them to thinking ill of God Himself.’
In one place Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) discusses those who speak ill of others in light of various accounts from the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as). As mentioned the Promised Messiah (as) said that people thought ill of the Prophets of God and their families.
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud endured the biggest brunt of this during his lifetime. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says in one place: ‘God made me the Khalifah and He has always conferred His help and succor upon me. ‘Apart from those blind to this fact, none else can deny that
‘God has continued to send His angels in my support at every moment from the Heavens. (Addressing critics Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says): ‘Thus go ahead ‘and raise as many criticisms as you please even now; and then see what comes of it.’ Similar allegations were raised against the Promised Messiah (as).
Once an objection was made against him relating to Chanda . In response the Promised Messiah (as) said to them, ‘do not pay even a penny towards Chanda in futur and then observe if it causes any harm to the Movement.’ And so Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says:
‘I also respond in similar vein to those who object (that money is being spent wrongly or that the Khalifah of the Time misuses the funds of the Community). They too should refrain from paying Chanda to th Community [and see if it makes any difference].
I am not inclined to using harsh language but I say [emphatically] that if these critics have any decency left in them they should not pay a dime towards Chanda and then examine whether the Movement continues to advance or not. God the Almighty will provide means for my support from the Unseen.
He will give revelation from the Unseen to the sincere and pious who believe it is a source of pride to sacrifice their wealth towards help the Community.’ Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) then says: ‘Are you unaware; the Promised Messiah (as) has referred to this status [i.e. of his family]
When he said God had made an exception for his wife and children. This was relating to the Promised Messiah’s 5 children that they would be buried in Bahishti Maqbara [the heavenly graveyard] Promised Messiah’s wife [Hazrat Ummul Momineen – mother of the believers] and 5 children
Without having done Wasiyyat; and whoever objected to this is a hypocrite.’ Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: ‘If we simply wanted to grab the money of others why would God have given us this sign of distinction and permitted us to be buried in the Heavenly Graveyard without having done Wasiyyat ?
In short whoever attacks me, his criticism rebounds on the Promised Messiah (as). And whoever attacks the Promised Messiah (as), his criticism rebounds onto God. I remember clearly, once the Promised Messiah (as) walked into the garden and said ‘I was shown graves made of silver here where an Angel says to me
‘these are the graves for you, your wife and children.’ Hence a specific section [of the Heavenly Graveyard] has been marked to his family. Although the dream has not been published in exactly the same way I have described, but I remember that is what he said.
Thus God has made even our graves silver and discloses to critics that whilst you allege that they [the Promised Messiah and his family] usurp the wealth of others, We (God) will continue to confer blessings by virtue of this family. In short God the Almighty is turning our dust into silver,
Whilst critics are turning their silver into dust! Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud says: ‘Hypocrites normally spread their rumors secretly and in private. This is why I am openly shedding light on the true facts whereas I am extremely and utterly
Embarrassed to have to say how much chanda we (our family) have given in the way of God.’ As mentioned these allegations from opponents and hypocrites were at their most fierce during the time of Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra). Although even today there are a few who hurl similar criticisms,
The intensity of such allegations were at their pinnacle during the era of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud continues: ‘However a criticism was hurled and I was therefore compelled to mention that the sum total of all the chanda my entire family has given
Is five times greater than the amount that is alleged we devoured. The amount just my wife and children have contributed in Chanda is still greater. No sensible person could ever accept that we gave five times fold more
In financial contribution to the Jama’at treasury to somehow later usurp one fifth of it. Hence such critics should fear God and reform before they lose all faith and conviction and die as Atheists and Apostates.’ As mentioned we find similar people in every era, but the allegations were far more intense
During the era of Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra). The same criticisms were levelled against the Promised Messiah (as). Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: ‘Those who have separated from us habitually think ill of their brothers. So much so that they alleged that Hazrat Sahib [the Promised Messiah Messiah (as)]
Usurped Jama’at funds for his personal use. The Promised Messiah came to know of this objection in the last days of his life. He said to me [i.e. to Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra)] ‘these people believe that I use the money people contribute to the Langar [Community Kitchen] for my personal use.
Whereas these people are oblivious to the fact that even the money people gift me for my personal use, I donate to the Langar .’ Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: ‘I would manage the Promised Messiah (as)’s money orders and remember very well the funds received for the Langar were so low
That it was impossible to cover all Langar running costs. The Promised Messiah (as) said to me: If responsibility for running the Langar was handed to these critics or those who believe they are the executives of the Anjuman [administrative body] ,
They would never be able to run it on this scarce budget. The ill thinking continues and they think the Langar budget is in the red (i.e. those who thought they could manage the Langar far better).’ However, despite the Langar running devoid of required funds,
The Promised Messiah (as) prayed especially for the Jama’at. The affluence in the Jama’at today is a result of the prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) and the promises by God the Almighty. It is not the result of anyone’s personal efforts. Today the Langar of the Promised Messiah (as) operates in
Every country of the world [where the Jama’at is established]. There is an account relating to spirituality and the state of the Community during the lifetime of the Prophet and after they depart. Prophets appear in the world to halt the spiritual decline among people and to rejuvenate them to lead people to spiritual progress.
When the followers of the Prophets increase in numbers, then in addition to spiritual success, material affluence is also attained. However he level of worldly prosperity sees a sharp rise after the demise of the Prophet. We observe exactly this, with the Grace of Allah, in the life of the Prophets
And the Community of the Promised Messiah (as). In short the spiritual standards demonstrated in the lifetime of a Prophet cannot be equaled by the people who live in the time periods after. In a Prophet’s lifetime, spirituality reaches its pinnacle, whereas material progress is minimal.
Material success comes after they pass in accordance with the promises of Allah the Almighty however spirituality declines. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra), explaining this, narrates an incident of the Promised Messiah (as). Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: ‘Immediately after the demise of a Prophet, a period of darkness ensues in spiritual terms.
A spiritual night falls & the sun appears meaning outward prosperity and achievements manifest. This occurred in the era of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), in the era of the Messiah of Nazareth (as) [i.e. Jesus (as)] and Moses (as), and now in the era of the Promised Messiah (as).
The last Jalsa that took place during his lifetime, 700 people attended and it is worth listening to what the Promised Messiah (as) had stated. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that I remember the Promised Messiah (as) went outside for a walk in Raytee Challa, in a place where there was huge tree
And upon witnessing the multitude of people stated that it seems as if my work is complete because the signs of domination and triumph have appeared. He would repeatedly mention the success of Ahmadiyyat and would state that God Almighty has granted great success to Ahmadiyyat
And now 700 people have gathered to take part in the Jalsa. In other words, the Promised Messiah (as) stated that the gathering of such large numbers at the time seemed as if his work had been completed.
It is such a huge success that it seems that the task for which God Almighty appointed me for has been achieved and now no one can eradicate Ahmadiyyat, said the Promised Messiah (as). Hazrat Mulseh Maud (ra) states that such was the Promised Messiah’s trust and belief in God Almighty
That when 700 people attended the Jalsa he said that the community has grown in such numbers that no one can now destroy it. Now, by the grace of God Almighty Ahmadiyyat has reached all over the world. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states I recall when the expenses for the kitchen
And had significantly increased and so too did the number of guests visiting Qadian. The Promised Messiah (as) became quite anxious as to how the cost would be covered however, today, by the grace of God Almighty the condition is such that a single Ahmadi alone can cover the expenses of the kitchen.
That was relating to the time of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), however by the grace of God Almighty there is even further expansion to this now. [Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)] further writes that many people flocked to Qadian when the Promised Messiah (as) published the prophecies concerning the earthquakes.
The Promised Messiah (as) alongside his companions took to the garden and began residing in tents. Since the guests began coming to Qadian in great numbers, the Promised Messiah (as) one day said to our mother that there does not seem to be any way of money coming through.
The expenses have increased greatly and I think we should seek a loan from someone the Promised Messiah (as) said this because there was no money to cover the cost. Shortly afterwards, the Promised Messiah (as) left for the Zuhr prayer when he returned he was smiling.
He first went into his room and then came back out after a short while & said to our mother that despite witnessing the continual signs of God Almighty, a person sometimes thinks ill [of Him]. I had thought that due to the lack of money to cover the expenses for the kitchen,
I would have to seek a loan from somewhere. However, when I went for prayer, a person dressed in shabby and dirty clothes stepped forward and placed a small pouch in my hand. I assumed from its appearance that it contained some money as it was quite heavy
Because of the weight of the coins and thus there must be a few coins inside it. When I returned back to my room and opened, it contained many hundreds of Rupees. Now, what value do those financial contributions hold compared to today’s contributions? If today someone was told that they would be granted
One day from the Promised Messiah’s lifetime on the condition that he would have to bear the cost of one day of the kitchen’s expenses, he would say that instead of one day he will cover the cost for the whole year
In order to be granted the experience of just one day from the life of the Promised Messiah (as). However, today no one can match the experience of those who offered sacrifices in the time of the Promised Messiah (as).
Indeed, the sacrifices of today have greatly increased but that era has its own unique status. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that I have written a small note on my Quran which illustrates the heartfelt emotions found in those who experience the era of a prophet.
On the word ‘Salaam’ i.e. that in that night it is all peace, in the commentary of Surah Al Qadr, he states that ‘Ah! The era of the Promised Messiah (as)’. He writes that at the time we were only a few however it was peaceful, thereafter, God Almighty granted us immense success
But these successes cannot even compare to the time of the Promised Messiah (as). Now, even though in worldly terms people listen to us more and we are able communicate our message much further, including very prominent politicians and governments.
Also, the community is much stronger financially as compared to the time of the Promised Messiah The financial sacrifices made by just one person today is far greater than the total sum of what the Promised Messiah (as) received in one whole year, in fact two years
But despite this no one can say that these times are better than the times of the Promised Messiah (as). However, we even though we could not witness that time but we can still benefit from the prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) so as long as we have the passion
For furthering the mission of the Promised Messiah (as) with the same sincerity and loyalty which he wished to instill within us, and strive to excel to the level of spirituality that he had established in his companions. I will present a few more writings of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) which shed light
On the various aspects of the Promised Messiah’s life and are from his lifetime. Describing the love that the companions had for the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that we saw the Promised Messiah (as) and the love that people had for him
No one can ever imagine that who came after him or who were very young during the Promised Messiah’s lifetime and although were present but did not have enough understanding. However, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that God Almighty had granted me with such a heart
That right from childhood I paid attention to these things. I have tried to estimate the love these people had for the Promised Messiah (as) who were in his company and over the years I have seen that they took no delight from life if they were away from the Promised Messiah (as).
After the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), those who knew Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I were aware of his strong character and that he would never reveal his sorrows and worries, yet after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) many a times he would say that
Mian! Ever since the Promised Messiah (as) has passed away my body feels empty and the world too. Although I continue to work and interact with people but it seems as if something is missing. Apart from him I have seen many other people who had remained in the company of
The Promised Messiah (as) and their love and devotion [for the Promised Messiah (as)] was so strong that nothing else would give them any pleasure and they would wish that their soul departs from their body & they rejoin the Promised Messiah (as) Advising the workers of the Jamaat, particularly those who were in countries
Where there was a lot of poverty as well as inflation of the economy, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that you should ask God rather than looking to the Anjuman [administrative body] and presented a small example with regards to this from the life of the Promised Messiah (as).
He states that the Promised Messiah (as) used to feel very cold and therefore would eat musk. This is a remedy of the Sub-continent where musk is used to get rid of the cold and so he would keep a small jar of musk in his pocket and would use it whenever needed.
He would often state that it is a small jar and easily fits in the pocket and can last for almost two years but whenever I think that there is only a little left and look at it, it finishes. When I do not look at it, I continue eating it and it remains blessed
But the moment I look at it, it finishes soon after. Thus, Hazrat Museh Maud (ra) states that God Almighty provides sustenance from out of nowhere and has peculiar ways of providing it. Therefore, you should seek from that Being Whose treasures are never empty.
Why do you ask from the Anjuman which does not even have enough money to increase your allowances? Become wholly God’s and worship Him and God shall provide you with sustenance from out of nowhere. The Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya does not have enoug money to increase your allowance,
After all the money it has is received from the donations of the community and it is not a lot. As I mentioned before that in some countries there is a lot of inflation in the economy and sometimes people’s circumstances are so difficult that they say that they cannot get by.
Some of them write to me and I am also aware of the situation in certain countries as I mentioned before about the inflation in Pakistan and India and therefore it is difficult to get by on the allowances given to the workers. However, the maximum provisions that can be possibly made are given
But they also need to look at those who are enslaved in great poverty, who do not have means to seek cure for their children or themselves when they fall ill. Therefore, we should be thankful to God Almighty
And there is a greater need to place our trust in Him and need to prostrate before Him in order to fulfil our needs rather than looking elsewhere. With regards to one of the prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that there are hundreds of prophecies
That were fulfilled after the Promised Messiah (as) and stood as clear proofs of his truthfulness. For instance, regarding me there was a prophecy that he would be a man of majesty, grandeur and wealth. Now, one can see that how much wealth the Promised Messiah (as) had during his lifetime.
When the Promised Messiah (as) challenged the opponents with a financial reward he wrote that he shall offer his entire wealth which amounts to 10,000 Rupees. In other words, at the time his wealth was only 10,000 Rupees and now it is hundreds of thousands. Where did all this wealth come from?
These are all the blessings of God Almighty. I recall after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) when our [maternal] grandfather, Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahib handed back over the documents regarding our land as initially he used to administer its affairs during the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as)
I felt so helpless and was perplexed as to what to do. Coincidently, Sheikh Noor Ahmad Sahib came to me and said that he had learned that I was looking for someone to help manage with the administrative affairs of the land, therefore I should employ him.
I told him that where will I provide his salary from as I have no money to give as salary and neither expecting anything from the property? He replied that you give me a salary however small and then himself said you can give me 10 Rupees every month.
Therefore, I employed him and thought that I would be able to generate at least 10 Rupees but later God Almighty bestowed such blessings that as the town gradually went on to expand so too the value of the land increased. When the first translation of the Holy Quran was to be published –
As some people object about the expenditure or where the money came from and this answers their question. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that when the first translation of the Holy Quran had to be published, I desired that all the expenses of this translation’s publication
Should be covered by our family – i.e. his brothers and sisters. I called for Sheikh Noor Ahmad Sahib and told him that I needed 2000 Rupees and can such an amount be made available? He said that if I grant permission for some of the land to be sold
For housing development then you can have as much money as you require. Therefore, I gave the permission for the land to be sold. The land was approximately 25 Canals and was situated where the neighborhood of Dar ul Fazl was later formed.
A short while later Sheikh Sahib returned and had a large stack of Rupees in his hands and said that this is 2000 Rupees but even if you wanted 10,000 Rupees that could have been arranged I told him that I only needed 2000 Rupees
Because I needed it for the publication of the Holy Quran’s translation and do not require more than that. Thus, this is how the neighborhood of Qadian known as Dar ul Fazl emerged which Huzur mentioned and the money generated was used for the publication of the Holy Quran.
While narrating the Promised Messiah’s (as) love for Qadian, Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) mentioned how much the Promised Messiah (as) loved and admire Qadian. Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says that “The places with whom God the Almighty has a link, are made sacred forever.
Qadian is also a similar place where the Chosen one of God the Almighty was sent and he spent his entire life there. He loved this place. When the Promised Messiah (as) was visiting Lahore” [Huzur (aba) says] When the Promised Messiah (as) visited Lahore during his last days
When he was sick and he passed away there, Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says “One day the Promised Messiah (as) called me and said ‘Mahmood, the sunlight here seems very light.’” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says that “The sunlight seemed normal to me as it did everyday.
So I replied ‘No, the sunlight seems to be the same as it is everyday.’ The Promised Messiah (as) said ‘No, the sunlight here is lighter and more subtle. The sunlight in Qadian is more clear and excellent.’ Since the Promised Messiah (as) was going to be buried in Qadian,
He said something which illustrates his love and affection for Qadian.” Then Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) narrates an incident which is related to horse riding or it shows how the Promised Messiah (as) compared riding a bicycle to horse riding. Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says
“I remember that the Promised Messiah (as) bought a horse for me shortly before he passed away. Actually, it was not purchased it was rather sent to the Promised Messiah (as) as a present. The detail is as follows; I saw some boys riding bicycles
And the desire to ride a bicycle procured in my heart. I mentioned this to the Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) said ‘I do not like bicycle riding. I think horse riding is more suitable for men.’ I said ‘Alright then, please purchase a horse for me.’ The Promised Messiah (as) said
‘I like a horse which is steady and powerful.’ The Promised Messiah’s (as) intention was that I will become a good rider. Hence, the Promised Messiah (as) wrote to ‘Abdul Majeed Khan Sahib of Kapurthala to purchase a good horse and have it delivered.
The Promised Messiah (as) wrote to Khan Sahib because his father was In Charge of the stable owned by the state and his family was very familiar with horses. Khan Sahib purchased a horse and delivered it as a present without collecting its price. Naturally, the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) affected our expenditures.
Therefore I made up my mind to sell that horse.” [Huzur (aba) says] In the first part of this incident, the Promised Messiah’s (as) preference of riding is mentioned. The second part states the circumstances of Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra). I will now narrate that entire incident. Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says
“That horse should be sold so that our respected mother is not burdened with its maintenance expenditures because sources of income were meager after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) and Hazrat Amma Jaan (ra), Mother of the Believers, would get burdened.” [Huzur (aba) says] Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says
“A friend who was aware of my intention of selling that horse, who is also alive to this day, sent a message stating that ‘this horse is a present of the Promised Messiah (as). Please do not sell it.’ At that time I was 19 years old.
I still remember that place where this message was conveyed to me. I was standing next to the Dhaab on the south- east side of the office of Tashkeez-ul-Azhaan. When it was said to me that this horse should not be sold because it is a present for the Promised Messiah (as),
Without thinking the words that came out of my mouth spontaneously were that ‘regardless of the fact that this horse is a present for the Promised Messiah (as) but the Mother of the Believers is a greater present. I do not wish to cause any inconvenience to the Mother for the sake of that horse.’
Therefore, I sold that horse.” As I stated earlier, this illustrates the feelings and benevolence that Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) had for the Mother of the Believers. While mentioning the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) and his condition, Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says “When the Promised Messiah (as) passed away,
It was thought that he passed away all of a sudden. However, I found out about some things which lead me to believe that a great revolution is about to come. For example, I saw in a vision that I am returning from Bahishti Maqbara on a ship
And the water is very boisterous and clamorous and a whirlpool starts to form causing a dangerous situation for the ship. Everyone embarked on this ship gets afraid. When their condition of fear transforms into despair, a hand appears from the water.
There was a writing on this hand which read ‘There is a grave of a Saint here. Request him and the ship will get out.’ I said ‘This is Shirk. Even if our lives are lost, we will not do this.’ During all of this the situation got more dangerous and some people said
‘What is wrong with doing something like that?’ and these people write a letter to the Saint without my knowledge. I was witnessing this in my dream. When I find out about this letter, I dive into the water immediately and take this letter out.
As soon as I did that, the ship escapes from the danger and there is no danger anymore.’ [Huzur (aba) says] Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says “God the Almighty strengthened my heart immensely when the Promised Messiah (as) passed away. Immediately my attention turned towards the fact that now
A humongous responsibility has been rested upon us. At that time I took a pledge that ‘O God, I am standing by the dead body of your Promised Messiah I pledge that even if there is not one person in the world to do this work,
I will continue to do this work.’ At that time I gained such strength that I cannot explain.” [Huzur (aba) says] Then at another place while mentioning this in detail and advising the Jama’at, Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says “One should not get worried in face of hardships and afflictions.
When the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, I heard some people say that his death was untimely. Those who said this did not say that, God Forbid, he was a liar. However, they used to say that he passed away at a time when he had not fully spread the message of God the Almighty
And his prophecies were not fulfilled as well. As it has been stated before, I was 19 years old at that time. When I heard such expressions, I walked towards his dead body and stood by it. I addressed God the Almighty and said ‘O my God, he was Your beloved.
He offered countless sacrifices for the sake of the establishment of Your faith until he was alive Now that You called him towards You, people are saying that his death was untimely. It is possible that such things become a source of a stumbling-block for those
Who say this or their companions and the bond of the Jama’at is dispersed. For this reason O God, I take a pledge with you that if the entire Jama’at turns away from your religion, even then I will fight till the end of my life for it.’
I understood at that moment that I am the one who has to do this work. This was the only thing that filled my heart with such a fire at the age of 19 years that I spent my entire life serving faith. I abandoned all other goals.
The only goal I kept in mind was that I am the one who has to do the work for which the Promised Messiah (as) appeared. The determination that procured within me at that time continues to resonate within me in new ways and flavors to this day.
The pledge which I took at that time whilst standing next to the Promised Messiah’s (as) body guides me and carries me along. It was that pledge of mine which kept me steadfast on my aim. Hundreds of thousands of storms were raised in my opposition but they hit this rocky ground,
On which God the Almighty positioned me, and were obliterated. Every plan and every mischief which was contrived against me by the opponents was returned to them in failure and God the Almighty showed me success at every juncture out of His grace.
Those people who used to say at the demise of the Promised Messiah (as) that his death was untimely, were to be seen in utter shock after witnessing the accomplishments of his mission. Hence, the person who takes the pledge and understands that ‘I am the one to carry out this task’
Crosses thousands of obstacles, adversities and barriers that hinder his way and he reaches the ground where success awaits to welcome him.” [Huzur (aba) says] Now there is an exhortation for the members of the Jama’at which everyone should listen. Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says “Therefore every member of our Jama’at should take the pledge that
We are the ones to do this work for faith. A state of wakefulness will be procured within them after taking this pledge and every difficulty will be made easy for them and every hardship will turn into ease for them, every predicament will turn into good fortune for them.
There is no doubt that they will have to suffer hardships, misfortunes and afflictions but they will feel comfort in this condition. In the Holy Qur’an Allah the Almighty says to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that, ‘For the sake of perfecting religion, you are my only addressee.
I will make use of you for this work whether your companions partake in this work or not.’ It was for this reason that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to stay busy in this work day & night & every movement, every time of rest, every word, every action of the Holy Prophet(PBUH) was devoted
To establish the religion of Allah the Almighty in the world and he used to understand the fact that ‘this is my work and it is not work to be done by others.’ [Huzur (aba) says] This is the practice which we have to adopt.
About the bounties of Allah the Almighty, success of the Jama’at and our duties Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says that “It is the favour of Allah the Almighty that merely out of His grace, He granted me the ability to fulfill this pledge which has been mentioned.
I devoted my entire life to spread the message of the Promised Messiah (as) to the corners of the world. Everyone is witnessing the outcome of this. Our missions have been established in majority of cities in the world. Thousands of people who were involved in the act of associating partners with God
Or they had fallen prey to Christianity started to invoke salutations on the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Regardless of all these results, we should never be unmindful of the reality that the population of world was 2.5 billion then.
It is the duty of the of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to deliver the message of the One God to everyone and include them in the circle of slaves of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Therefore, this is a great task which is in front of us and it is a very heavy burden
Which has been placed on our weak shoulders. There is no chance of being successful in this important task without the miraculous help and support of Allah the Almighty. We are His humble and worthless servants and nothing that can bear fruit without His grace.”
[Huzur (aba) says] We should try as much as possible to assimilate His bounties. Mentioning the pledge that Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) took whilst standing by the dead body of the Promised Messiahas-and this should be our pledge because this will lead to advancement and we can become an effective part of the Jama’at
Because this is God’s work Hazrat Musleh-e- Mau’ud (ra) says “When we can take a pledge for the sake of a person” [Huzur (aba) says] Similar to what Hazrat Musleh- e-Mau’ud (ra) did whilst standing by the dead body of the Promised Messiah (as) “then why can’t we take a pledge
For the sake of Allah the Almighty that ‘O Allah, if the entire world abandons you, we will never abandon you.’ Therefore, this is the pledge that we all need to take. Today Atheism has become very powerful in the world.
We need to renew this pledge and we need to fulfill this pledge with immense fervor. And we need to mold our actions according to the teaching of God the Almighty. Every one of us should take the pledge that we will abstain from associating partners with God,
We will strive hard to complete the mission of the Promised Messiah (as) and we will also fulfill our pledge with God the Almighty to raise the flag of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in this day and age. Insh’Allah! May Allah grant us the ability to do this. 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 (saw) 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.