Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon: 27th February 2015 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 27th February 2015 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 27th February 2015 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 27th February 2015 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2015

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) narrates an account of Hazrat Mir Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib at the occasion of the Nikah (marriage announcement) of Mir Hissam-Ud-Din’s son, Mir Hamid Shah Sahib. Mir Hisaam-Ud-Din Sahib had a very close relationship with the Promised Messiah (as).

He says that Mir Hamid Shah Sahib held a special position in the Jama’at and moreover, was a Companion of the Promised Messiah (as). Mir Hamid Sahib’s father Mir Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib had known the Promised Messiah (as) from the time when the Promised Messiah (as), tired of his father’s persistent demands

For him to find employment, eventually [conceded] and travelled to Sialkot for work. As Mir Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib was a resident of Sialkot. He formed a relationship with the Promised Messiah (as) after he moved to Sialkot. The Promised Messiah (as) worked for a year in a legal court in Sialkot.

His friendship with Hakeem Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib originated from that time and this close association remained for their entire lives. It was not only a connection with Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib but also with his family. After Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib, Mir Hamid Shah Sahib [his son] was among the outstanding followers in the Promised Messiah’s movement.

Once Mir Hamid Shah Sahib was being mentioned in a gathering of the Promised Messiah (as) and the Promised Messiah (as) said: Shah Sahib is a Darvashi person [inclined to great simplicity and humilty] and God the Almighty prefers such people. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says:

‘An example of Mir Hissam-Ud-Din Sahib’s unique relationship with the Promised Messiah (as) is seen in the early days of his acquaintance with the Promised Messiah (as). Once the Promised Messiah (as) visited Sialkot after making his claim. Hakeem Hisaam-Ud-Din Sahib was overjoyed that the Promised Messiah (as) would be visiting

And arranged for his accommodation in a house. However when the Promised Messiah (as) found out that the house, that had been arranged for his stay, did not have a proper roof ledge, the Promised Messiah (as) decided that he would return to Sialkot.’

It should be borne in mind regarding roof ledges, that it is mentioned in Hadith that one should not sleep on the roof of houses that lack a roof ledge. In those days people would sleep on rooftops during the hot summers as fans and other facilities were not available.

Hence when the Promised Messiah (as) saw that there was no roof ledge, he said that the house was not suitable and therefore decided he would return. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says: ‘The Promised Messiah (as) sent a note through me to the men outside,

That we will depart from Qadian in the morning and it was also mentioned that the house was unsuitable owing to the fact that it lacked a roof ledge. Hearing this news the people outside, who included Maulvi Abdul Kareem and others, seemed to accept this.

However, as soon as Hakeem Hisaam-Ud-Din Sahib heard about this, he said: “How can it be possible that the Promised Messiah (as) returns in this way?” And he marched to the door and gave notice that Hakeem Hisaam-Ud-Din Sahib wished to meet the Promised Messiah (as).

The Promised Messiah (as) immediately came outside and Hakeem Hisaam-Ud-Din Sahib said: “I have come to know that Your Holiness is returning because this house is unsuitable. “In terms of accommodation we can arrange it in any house you wish, in the entire city.

“In terms of returning, did you come here only to return straight away and disgrace me before others?” He said this with such vigor that the Promised Messiah (as) stayed completely silent and eventually said: “ Fine, we will not go .”

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) relates an account of when a person came to the Promised Messiah (as) and said: “I am a firm follower of yours, however you have made a huge mistake. “You are aware that the Ulema [Muslim scholars] do not accept anyone’s arguments

“knowing full well that it will be a source of their disgrace and defamation should they do so. “Because people will say that if others have understood such and such matter, “why then did not the Ulema? “And so the best way to convince the Ulema is to make them admit to something themselves.”

The manner suggested to the Promised Messiah (as) by this person, who had come to meet him, was that he said: “Thus when you learned of the [reality of the] issue of the Death of Jesus (as), “you should have invited select scholars for a meeting and told them,

“that the Christians are greatly aided by the belief that Jesus (as) is still alive, “and are leveling criticisms against Islam and causing it damage. “The Christians say that your Prophet has died, whilst the Founder over our religion is

[alive] in the heavens and hence our Prophet is greater, and in fact he is God. “And so, how should we respond to this?” In others words, this person is saying to the Promised Messiah (as) that after gathering the Ulema, he should have asked how they would have replied to this.

So this person then says: “Then then Ulema at this point would have said, ‘you tell us how you suggest we should respond to this.’ “You should then have responded: “In my view your judgment alone can be correct.

“However my belief is that such and such verses (of the Qur’an) establish the death of Jesus (as). “The scholars would respond immediately that this is true and in the name of God “it should be announced, as we are ready to support this notion.

“Then the claim could have been presented by saying that the Hadith mention “the second coming of the Messiah. “However what do we infer from this since we have already established the death of Jesus (as)? “Then one of the scholars could have said that you (the Promised Messiah (as))

“are the second coming and all the Ulema (scholars) would have certified this.” Hearing this suggestion the Promised Messiah (as) said: “If my claim was born out of a man-made scheme then I certainly would have “implemented this suggestion; however this claim was based on the command of God

And so I acted in the precise manner I was instructed to by God.” So Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that: ‘Deceptions and schemes are adopted against man- made concoctions. Communities of God can never be afraid or apprehensive of such things. This is not our own scheme, rather this is the mission established by God.’

Nowadays as well some say that we should not present our claims in the way we do but rather in different ways and that we should not say (the Promised Messiah) is a Prophet, but only that he was a Mujaddid (Reformer) and i this way doctrinal issues can be resolved.

In fact, a Muslim came to interview me here from a journal, who said to me: “What difference will it make if you do not accept the Promised Messiah to be a Prophet? “If you retract this belief, the Ulema (scholars) will stop opposing you.”

I explained to him in great detail and I gave him the reply given by the Promised Messiah (as) that: “Should we accept what God says or what your Ulema say? ” Nonetheless, they still cannot understand despite this. There is a prophecy of the Promised Messiah (as) that

” Threaten me not with fire, for fire is my servant and indeed the servant of my servants.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says: ‘I remember that in 1903 a person called Abdul Ghafoor apostatised from Islam to join the Aryas [A Hindu Sect] and changed his name to Dharam Paal.

He wrote a book called ‘The Objection to Islam’. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) wrote and published a rebuttal to this called ‘Nur-Ud-Din’ (The Light of Faith). On a daily basis this book was read to the Promised Messiah (as) and it reached

To the part of the book in which Dharam Paal raised the objection that, if the fire was cooled for Hazrat Abraham (ra), why could it not be cooled for others. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I’s (ra) explanation from the book was read out, that the

‘fire’ referred to here, does not mean literal fire but rather it means the ‘fire of opposition’. The Promised Messiah (as) in response said: “ What need is there for this explanation? “God Almighty has also called me ‘Ibrahim’ and so if people cannot fathom how the fire was cooled for Ibrahim (ra) (Abraham),

“then they should attempt to throw me in the fire to see whether I safely escape from it or not.” As a result of this reply given by the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) added it to his book ‘Nur-Ud-Din’ and also wrote:

“Just try to throw our leader into the fire and see for yourselves. “Certainly Allah the Almighty, according to His promise, will safeguard him from the fire “in the same manner He protected Hazrat Abraham (as) from it.” On one occasion Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra), explaining this further

With reference to miracles of the Promised Messiah (as), said: ‘When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) was writing his book ‘Nur-Ud-Din’ he wrote that the ‘fire’ in the account of Hazrat Abraham (ra) entering the fire signifies the ‘fire’ of enmity and fighting.

Thinking that it would be difficult for anyone to be saved from literal fire, he inferred ‘fire’ to mean the ‘fire’ of opposition. The Promised Messiah (as) would in those days head to Basrawaan for walks. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that ‘I recall being present there also.

Whilst walking, someone said to the Promised Messiah (as): “Respected Maulvi Sahib [Hazrat Khalifaul Masih Ira] has written an exquisite and very subtle explanation [in his book]. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that: ‘People who are generally inclined towards intellectual explanations are greatly drawn towards subtle meanings of things.

The Promised Messiah (as) spent the duration of almost the entire walk negating this explanation and said he had received a revelation that: …’for fire is my servant and indeed the servant of my servants.’ He said that “ It is then small wonder if Allah had treated Hazrat Abraham (ra) in this manner.

“Is the plague smaller than a fire and is it a lesser miracle when it rampaged “from all four sides but our house was kept protected from it by Allah Almighty? “Thus it is small wonder if Hazrat Abraham (ra) was saved from the fire.

“Tell Mauvli Sahib [Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra)] to delete his explanation .” Hence, as was mentioned earlier, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) removed the previous text and re-wrote that section. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) explains that: ‘Only the views of the Prophets can be considered correct regarding miracles because they have personally experienced them.

A person who converses with God for long periods of time and asks God various questions to which God directly gives the answers to, is something even Holy people can never attain to, let alone ordinary people, who have never even seen a [true] dream.

And if they have it, they would have only seen a few dreams at most. And even those who do see many dreams are perplexed as to whether the dreams were from God or formed out of their own thoughts.’ Citing the example of the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says:

‘However then there are those (i.e. the Promised Messiah (as)) who say that as soon as they fall asleep with their head on a cushion they begin to hear a voice telling them, ‘You were cursed all throughout the day but do not worry, for We are with you.’

From the moment they rest their head on the cushion until the moment they wake up, God continues to reassure them in this manner. The Promised Messiah (as) said that at times for the entire night I would receive the revelation that ‘I stand in support of My Messenger.’

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that other people cannot comprehend this. Indeed holy and pious people of God can understand such things to a certain degree, but never to the same extent as the Prophets. A Prophet is after all a Prophet and God speaks to them in a manner completely distinct and incomparable from others.

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra), referring to himself, says: The number of my dreams and revelations have reached in their thousands until now, yet they still do not equal to the amount of revelation he (the Promised Messiah) received in just one night; who would receive the revelation that

‘I stand in support of My Messenger’ from night until the morning.’ Then Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says: ‘It is our duty to respect our holy people and saints, however when we give them equal status to the Prophets, we are needlessly defaming them. Every person has his own tastes.

I remember that generally in the life of the Promised Messiah (as) there would be discussions on who was most dear to him. Some would argue for the ‘elder Maulvi Sahib’ – Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) and others would say that the ‘younger Maulvi Sahib’ was closer; Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Kareem (ra).

We were in the camp of those who believed Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) was dearest.’ Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says: ‘I remember one day around the afternoon – I cannot recall the exact occasion’ I have perhaps related this incident previous and also mentioned the context.

‘I arrived home and the Promised Messiah (as) said either to me or to Hazrat Amman Jaan (ra) [blessed wife of the Promised Messiah (as)] who was perhaps present also, that: “Among the favours of God one is in the shape of Hakeem Sahib.”

The Promised Messiah (as) would normally refer to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) as ‘Hakeem Sahib’, and at times as ‘Maulvi Sahib’ and at other times as ‘Maulvi Nur-Ud-Din’. The Promised Messiah (as) was writing something at that moment in time when he said

That “one of the favours of God is in the shape of Hakeem Sahib”. ‘It will be our ingratitude if we fail to acknowledge this. God Almighty has bestowed us with such a scholar who delivers Dars [religious lectures] throughout the day and also practices as a physician,

Which results in the lives of thousands being saved. This was the first of the relevant instances that Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) was witness to. Further on he writes that the Promised Messiah (as) has said that “Maulvi Nur-Ud-Din follows me like a pulse of one’s heart flows with a person.”

‘If such a person’s quote is presented in contrast to a quote of the Promised Messiah… On this occasion people were comparing and asking if anyone had given an example or reference of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) in this regard.

It was at that time that Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud explained what the Promised Messiah (as) and Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) had said. ‘Let anyone cite any greater references in this regard, despite so much praise, in terms of closeness to the Promised Messiah (as).’ Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says about himself:

‘If someone quotes me in opposition to the Promised Messiah (as) then what would be the result, other than to make us the recipients of verbal abuse? In spite of Hazrat Khalifah I (ra)’s status, and the high regard the Promised Messiah (as) had for

Him and despite his praise for him, if for example’s sake his reference or anyone else’s was presented contrary to the Promised Messiah’s then it would be as if one put himself up to be subjected to verbal abuse. The honour of a Khalifa is in following the person whose Bai’at they have done

And through this the dignity of the Khulafa remains intact. If due to unawareness they make a mistake i.e. the Khulafa due to unawareness make a mistake, then anyone who is aware of the matter should inform [the Khalifa] that the Promised Messiah (as) has in fact spoken on this subject in this particular way

And that maybe [the Khalifa] was unware of it. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that ‘God Almighty has endowed me with much greater comprehension than others, i.e. to reach the depth of a meaning and to assess and profoundly examine it. He states that ‘The Khulafa have been given a far greater understanding

Of the Promised Messiah’s words than other people and are more capable of understanding the words of the ones sent from God. After a careful assessment we are able to determine whether the meaning generally derived by the other people is correct or not, and indeed after reviewing it we are able to solve it

And 99% of the time it is correct. However, being able to solve it does not signify that we stand in competition with [the Promised Messiah], or references are to be drawn from our statements and presented contrary to the Promised Messiah’s.

If anyone presented a reference of the Promised Messiah (as) along with a reference of my own, it would be nothing more than the humiliation of the one being compared with the Promised Messiah (as). Therefore, whether it is the first Khalifa, myself or any of the Khulafa that come after,

It would be wrong to say that ‘The Promised Messiah (as) has said this, however the Khalifa has now said something different’. If it has been said due to one’s unawareness, it will carry no authority. If it is said due to lack of knowledge then it bears no authority.

But if it is done on the account of one’s knowledge, then it is as if he has placed the Khalifa in opposition to the person he follows. If a Khalifa has explained a particular quotation of the person he follows,

Then it is permissible for one to say that ‘the Khalifa gives this interpretation [of the quote], whilst another Khalifa has provided another interpretation. In this way the Khalifa does not stand against the Prophet, but In fact he takes a stand against the person who seeks to give his own explanation

To the Prophets’ words. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that it is not necessary for a Khalifa to know everything. Did Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and Hazrat Umar (ra) know all the Ahadith? Similarly, there are numerous accounts of the Promised Messiah (as) which we are unaware of

And others share them with us, and we feel that it would be an act of great benevolence if they shared it with us. He stated that it is not necessary that a Khalifa should have knowledge of everything. Many people know that Hazrat Khalifa I (ra) –

At that time the companions were present and had seen Hazrat Khalifa I (ra). That is why Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) is saying to them that many people know that Hazrat Khalifa I (ra) used to read very few books i.e. he used to read very little

Of the newly published books of the Promised Messiah (as). He states that an incident took place in front of him, where someone once asked the Promised Messiah (as) why he sent the proofs of his writing to Maulvi Sahib to read

Since he was not a qualified proof-reader and neither did he have any experience of doing so. Some people are qualified to do this whilst others are not. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that I go over my sermon but despite this numerous errors remain and get published and he gave the example of his sermon

That was published that same day which contained a huge error. [He writes] that I had made the correction, however whilst making the correction I forgot the gist of the previous sentence and as a result of which an error was made. What I intended to say was that ‘after the Holy Prophet (sa)’

And I corrected the following sentence which contained an error and wrote that ‘after the Holy Prophet’s prophethood makes prophethood.’ He states that ‘After it had been published, when I read it I realised that the latter part of the sentence

Was completely the opposite of what I thought and I was shocked when I read it in Al-Fazl. What he actually wanted to write was that after the Holy Prophet (sa) there can be no law-bearing prophet. However a non law-bearing prophet can come who shall continue the prophethood

Of the Holy Prophet (sa) and maintains his prophethood. Therefore, this is completely the opposite of what he wanted to write and appeared to say that the possibility of a law-bearing prophet still exists. However, he explained the details of this and then stated that some people are

Experts in proof-reading whilst some are not and therefore someone asked the Promised Messiah (as) that why does he send his proofs for Maulvi Sahib to read since he is not an expert in it. The Promised Messiah (as) replied that Maulvi Sahib had very little time to spare.

He attended to patients and did not have time to read books as well and the Promised Messiah wanted him to read his manuscripts so that he remained aware of his views.’ Despite the fact that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) had blind faith in the Promised Messiah (as),

At times due to being unaware, one might take a wrong course of action. The Promised Messiah (as) said that he sends him the manuscripts as he did not have time to read books and by proof reading he would be aware of my views.’ Also, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud stated that

‘it is not necessary that everything one reads should be retained in his memory. For example, I could not pick out the verses regarding Hazrat Yahya’s murder, therefore sent a message to Maulvi Muhammad Ismael sahib to pick them out for me.’ Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that

‘My memory is such that I cannot pick out the verses from those Surahs of the Holy Quran which I recite daily, but if they are relating to a particular argument [I am presenting] then regardless of the time that has elapsed, I am able to recall it.

Anything that I am not required to remember in relation to my work, I do not remember them. And because I know I can ask others to take out references for me, therefore I cannot memorise them. It is very clear from this that first of all, if the Khulafa give any explanation or interpretation

Which appears contrary to the interpretation of the Promised Messiah (as), then he should be informed. If the Khalifa of the time considers that his interpretation could be gleaned from the Promised Messiah’s interpretation, then it should be accepted, otherwise he would correct his interpretation.

It is wrong however to assume that he said this and the Promised Messiah (as) said something else, therefore why does there appear to be a contradiction? To say this is not correct. There is no contradiction; the cause of any such occurrence is due to unawareness.

Then, regarding the eclipse of the sun and the moon, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that ‘There is a very famous incident whereby a Maulvi from Gujrat who was a very staunch opponent of the community and would always warn people to not be deceived by the Promised Messiah’s (as) claim.

He would say that it is clearly mentioned in the Ahadith that one of the signs of the Mahdi is the eclipse of the Sun and the Moon in the month of Ramadan. Until this prophecy is not fulfilled and the sun and moon are not eclipsed in the month of Ramadan

His claim is not valid. Coincidently, the sign of the eclipse was fulfilled in the Maulvi’s lifetime. The Maulvi’s neighbour was an Ahmadi and he related that when the eclipse occurred, the Maulvi became perturbed and went onto the rooftop of his house and started pacing,

While muttering, “now people will go astray, now people will astray”. He failed to realise that now that the prophecy has been fulfilled and people will accept Hazrat Mirza Sahib and were now going to be guided, instead of going astray.’ Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that

‘The Christians used to acknowledge that all the signs that were mentioned in the earlier scriptures, have been fulfilled. But on the other hand, after hearing about the Holy Prophet’s (sa) claim, they would say that coincidently a false person has made the claim.

In the same way as the Muslims say that all the signs have been fulfilled but coincidently a false person has made the claim. However, it is rather strange that such a coincident only occurs in favour of the liars and not the truthful people.

There is great support for the liars but none for the truthful ones in this age. Regarding the Promised Messiah’s forgiveness, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that ‘You are full aware of the various ways the enemies of the Promised Messiah (as) sought to oppose him.

The enemies stopped the misguided people from making utensils for him and delivering water. Yet, whenever they came to him asking for forgiveness, he would always forgive. Once the opponents of the Promised Messiah (as) were apprehended and the magistrate said that he will only conduct the trial on the condition

That there will be no intercession from Mirza Sahib. Because if he is going to pardon them later, then there is no need of detaining them. However, his colleagues said that this time they should be punished. And so when the culprits realised that they were definitely going to be punished,

They came to the Promised Messiah (as) to seek his forgiveness. Hazrat Sahib called the workers and said to pardon them but they replied that “We have promised to not accept any kind of intercession.” The Promised Messiah (as) said that “What can we do if they are asking to be forgiven?”

Upon this the magistrate said that what he had previously stated, exactly that happened and Mirza has forgiven them. We should not just merely enjoy listening to these accounts but also try to put them into practice. Forgiveness and pardoning others is something that we need to give a lot of attention.

Hazrat Mulseh-e-Maud (ra) relates an incident and regarding himself says that ‘I am from among those people who engage with the opponents with a very cool temperament. I have heard the abuse of the opponents with my own ears and have sat them in front of me and heard their abuse,

But despite this I continued to converse with them in a civilised and calm manner.’ He states that ‘I have also been subjected to stones being thrown at me. I was also present when stones were thrown at the Promised Messiah (as) in Amritsar.

At the time I was very young but God Almighty enabled me a share of this. People were hurling stones in great numbers on the car/carriage in which the Promised Messiah was sitting and I was around 14 or 15 years of age at the time.

The window of one of the car/carriage was open and I tried to close the window but people were throwing the stones with such force that the window slipped from my hand and the stones hit my hands. When stones were pelted at the Promised Messiah (as) in Sialkot, I was also hit.

Then, recently I travelled to Sialkot and was hit by four stones, even though the members of the community had formed a circle around me.’ Hazrat Mulseh-e-Maud (ra) states that ‘The Promised Messiah (as) put the idea to his opponents to hold a convention where everyone would explain the qualities of their faith.

He did not say that because he has been commissioned by God Almighty, therefore everyone should stop and no longer propagate their faith. Because he realised that others had a right to propagate their faith just as much as he had a right to propagate his.

That is why he stated that you should present your views and I will present mine and until such a practice is not adopted, there can be no peace and truth cannot spread. Who in the world does not consider himself to be right? However, when there are differences in opinion then it is necessary

That one should be given the opportunity to express it.’ If the government of Pakistan or the Arab world understands this point then the avenues of tabligh [preaching] will broaden and they will see for themselves that who is right and who is in the wrong.

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra), regarding the preaching to the Queen, states that ‘In the previous ages it was virtually impossible for someone to preach to the ruler. It was considered a great insult and disrespect but the Promised Messiah (as)

Wrote a letter to the Empress of India, Queen Victoria, inviting her to Islam and stated that “She would be very fortunate if she accepted Islam.” Rather than show any displeasure after reading the letter, the Queen responded with a letter expressing her thanks and happiness.

Those who make allegations against us of being an agent [of the government] to this day, they are not able to preach to their leaders even today. A Turkish ambassador once visited Qadian. Regarding this Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) states that many years ago,

During the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as), a Turkish ambassador came to Qadian. He had collected a lot of donations from the Muslims in order to strengthen the Turkish government. And when he heard of the Ahmadiyya community he also came to Qadian.

His name was Hussain Kami and he also had a conversation with the Promised Messiah (as). And he thought that he would receive a lot of support from here. The Promised Messiah (as) honoured him as a guest and also discoursed with him on the subject of religion.

The Promised Messiah (as) advised him about honesty, trustworthiness and not to oppress people.’ Today this is of great importance for the Muslim leaders and the Muslim countries. He then stated that ‘Because of these wrong doings the Rumi Empire is in great danger.

Because those people who are assigned to important positions to serve their government are not fulfilling their obligations honestly and are not the true well-wishers of their government and seek to weaken the Islamic Empire through their treacherous behaviour. He also forewarned that the state of the Rumi Sultanate, who was the king of Turkey

And was considered a caliph, was not good. And he had seen in a vision that the foundations were not in a good state and the end will not be good. He further said that there were certain strings within the Turkish government that would give away eventually and will reveal their treacherous instinct.

When the Promised Messiah (as) gave this advice, this ambassador did not like it at all because he had arrived under the impression that I am an ambassador and these people will kiss my hands and they will not disagree with anything I say. The Promised Messiah (as) said these things to him sharply that

‘You collect huge wages from the Government then betray it (Government). You should act with righteousness and with morality and strengthen the Islamic government.’ So he left from there with immense anger and he started to say that he (the Promised Messiah (as))

Disrespects the Islamic Government because he said that there are some weak links in the Turkish Government. Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) says that ‘Normally Muslims love their faith, sadly however, maulavis do not let them reflect on the truth. This has been noticed commonly that the populace at large has fear of God in their hearts

And they love honesty. However the difficulty is that maulavis do not let them reflect on anything and they instigate them instantly. On this occasion as well maulavis created an uproar, saying that the Promised Messiah (as) has disrespected the Turkish Government, which is guardian of ‘Harmain Shareef’ (Makkah and Madina).

When this noise was raised the Promised Messiah (as) wrote that “You say that the Turkish Government guards Makkah and Madina, “However what is the Government of Turkey that it can guard Makkah and Madina? “On the contrary, Makkah and Madina are actually guarding the Government of Turkey.” Then the Promised Messiah (as) said,

“If a person has some sense of honour for Makkah and Madinah, “can it be said about those who believe that they will be happy if it is said “that Holy Ka’abah will be demolished and laid in ruins? “We cannot even tolerate if it is acknowledged that any government is actually

“guarding Makkah and Madinah. “We believe that God is guarding Makkah and Madina from the Divine Throne. “No human can even look at Makkah and Madinah [with a malicious intent.] “Yes it is possible that apparently if an enemy attacks these holy places, then at that time “a human hand can be raised in defense.

“However, God forbid, if that time ever comes then at that moment the world will find out how the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is giving more sacrifice than anyone else in being obedient to the responsibility which God the Almighty has reverted to mankind regarding guardianship. We believe these places to be holiest of all sites.

We believe the glory and splendour of Allah the Almighty was manifested in here and we believe that it is [achieving] good of this world and the next world if our dearest things are sacrificed for its safeguarding and protection. And we have the conviction that if anyone looks at Makkah indignantly even once,

God will make him blind. If God the Almighty ever decides to take care of this matter through human beings then out of the hands which will be raised to burst this eye open, our hand will be at the forefront by the grace of Allah the Almighty.

It is due to the grace of Allah the Almighty that even today every Ahmadi’s heart has the same passion for the holy places and InshAllah (God Willing) it will always remain this way. May Allah the Almighty always increase our faith and conviction

And may He always keep us at the forefront of those who offer sacrifice. After offering prayers I will lead two funeral prayers in absentia. First is of Respected Sameer Bakhota Sahib who passed away on the morning of 24th February 2015 in Germany. Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return’

For a long time he was suffering from cancer, however he had busied himself continuously in the service of faith. He was 58 years old. He was born on 11th May 1957 in Algeria and in 1991 he took oath of allegiance on the hand of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh).

Ameer Sahib France writes that ‘Sameer Sahib used to say that “I have seen so many dreams that there is no room for me to not accept Ahmadiyyat.” From 1993 until 1994 he served as Sadr Jama’at Kassel in Germany. From 1994 until 1999 he was able to serve as Local Ameer Kassel Jama’at.

From 1999 until 2003 he was able to serve as Regional Ameer of Hessen North Region. Ameer Sahib France writes that ‘Sameer Sahib attended Jalsa Salana France in 1998. This was my first meeting with him. During our conversation he said that

“I desire to be one of the two madmen which Hazrat Musleh-e-Mauud (ra) has mentioned.” After this he did propagation like a madman (very passionately) in order to fulfill the due right of propagation. In 2006 Sameer Sahib wrote to me that ‘I devote my life as a missionary’. He used to serve before,

But anyway after this, until his last breath, he served in the best manner. Ameer Sahib France writes that ‘I have seen Sameer Sahib do propagation work very passionately for the past 16 years. What streets of France or Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, or Islands of Kiri Brus ,

From street to street, from house to house he had to walk, but never said that I do not have a car or the distance is great. He used to walk and walked for several miles while distributing literature, propagating and answering questions.

He was in love with Khilafat and every letter that he received from me, he used to put it away carefully with utmost care and respect. He did many tours of Algeria and organised the Jama’ats there. Sadr Sahib Algeria states that ‘Despite severe heat he walked to those places which were difficult to reach.

He walked village to village for this purpose and he worked continuously, regardless of suffering from diabetes. He did tours of Morocco with Ameer Sahib France. Once he did Eid-ul-Fitr and spent the month Ramadan there also. He used to visit houses of Ahmadis, gathered them and informed them about organisation of Jama’at.

He has done service with utmost perseverance. Not only did he propagate but he also did moral training of those he propagated to and he also organised various Jama’ats. Once during a propagation tour in Tunisia, police arrested him. He spent some time in custody as well.

Afterwards he was released because of his European passport. Ameer Sahib France says that ‘If I were to say that Sameer Sahib used to propagate like a Jinn, it would not be incorrect. Even during his last moments he advised friends to do propagation and other Jama’at work.’

He sent his last message to me (Huzur) through the current missionary in Kassel that ‘If I have made a mistake in my work then please forgive me.’ However, the truth is that not only did he fulfill his oath of allegiance with immense sincerity,

He also strived to the extremity in fulfilling his oath of service to faith. Service to faith was his life and obedience to Khilafat was such that one cannot imagine that a new Ahmadi would become so brimful with immense passion of obedience to Khilafat. Missionary Sahib Kassel, Safeer-ur-Rahman, writes that

‘Last Jummah he got permission from hospital administration with great difficulty in order to attend Jummah. He arrived at the mosque and got pictures taken. He was saying that this is my last Jummah.’ He knew it. Missionary Sahib says that

‘Even in his last days his demand was that two copies of Zikr-e-Ilahi (Remembrance of Allah) written by Hazrat Musleh-e-Mauud (ra) should be provided to him. He wanted to pass this book on to the doctors that were under his propagation.’ Missionary Sahib says that

‘As soon as these books were delivered, Sameer Sahib asked his wife to pass them on to the Doctors. Doctor Sahib was also very impressed by Sameer Bihutah Sahib’s conduct and morals and he said again and again that we have never seen a person more patient

And one who puts his trust in God more than him.’ Missionary Sahib says that ‘Once there was a meeting in which decision was to be made regarding the quantity of food and menu for the incoming guests. This started a long debate on the quantity of the food.

Sameer Bihutah Sahib was attending this meeting as a representative. He expressed immense displeasure and said, “We are not little children that rules and regulations are taught to us again “from the beginning and neither is Jama’at a new thing for us. “We have an organisation and that organisation is that we have the representative

“of the Khalifah of the time in our midst, that is Missionary Sahib. “Whatever Missionary Sahib says we have to simply obey. “So let go of details regarding the quantity of the food “and do according to what he says, as he decides.” Therefore, this is the spirit.

When this is procured then by the grace of Allah there is unity amongst Jama’ats, There is concord and there is progress. He always used to say that “It is our duty to convey the message of the Promised Messiah (as) “anywhere we get a chance”.

“Afterwards it is up to Allah the Almighty to give someone guidance.” He used to say that “Propagation is my oxygen.” By the grace of Allah there are many non-Pakistani Ahmadis in Kassel and all of them have accepted Ahmadiyyat through him and due to his hard work.

Other than his wife, Mariam Bakhota Sahiba, he left behind three sons as his memory. Nurudin is the oldest son. Nurudin is married. Second is ‘Abdul Hakeem and then Munir Ahmad. May Allah the Almighty exalt the status of the deceased and enable his progeny to follow his footsteps.

He used to have this bag, which he always carried with him on his journeys. Even now he booked his seats to travel to Algeria but life did not allow him more time. Ameer Sahib France says that ‘After his demise this bag was handed over to his wife.

It was observed that there are two shirts, one pajama and one warm coat in this bag. Other than that there are four Arabic books of the Promised Messiah (as) and there are letters from me which were sent from me to him. He had those letters with him.

And there were 100 Bai’at (oath of allegiance) forms in Arabic in this bag. This was purely a travel bag and it was with him all the time. Sadr Sahib Algeria, Muhammad Sahib, he says that ‘Sameer Sahib was a person of good morals and he used to represent the Khalifah of the time

In the best manner. He says that I met Sameer Sahib for the first time in 2007, after which the deceased established Jama’at here according to the instructions of the Khalifah of the time. He used to tour despite his sickness. He never complained about anything.

He always taught patience for the sake of eminent and true word. He had an ardent desire that there should be a Mosque in Algeria where he could pray.’ Arash Shameed Sahib of Algeria says that ‘Sameer Sahib had a very impressive personality and even after introduction

Arash Sahib had feelings of love and devotion for him. When I met Sameer Sahib for the first time, I enquired if we can have our own mosque in the area He smiled and replied that the promise of Allah the Almighty with the real servant of Holy Prophet (sa), is indeed true.

If I am not present here the day when a mosque is built here, do not forget me and remember me in your prayers. One day Bakhota Sahib mentioned about someone from his tour of Africa that

“During that tour once an old man grabbed my hand and asked that should I not show you a treasure?” “Then he took out his acceptance of Bai’at (oath of allegiance) letter from his pocket which was in a plastic cover.”

“He showed Sameer Sahib this and said that this is a treasure and its protection is necessary.” So these are people who have converted to Ahmadiyyat and they continue to grow in their sincerity and faithfulness. Abdul Qayoom Sahib from Germany writes that ‘Sameer Sahib was a very devoted Ahmadi who intensely loved

Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat (Caliphs of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community), was obedient to superior officeholders and was brimful with passion for propagation. Those books of the Promised Messiah (as) which had been translated into Arabic, Sameer Sahib read them three times and memorised a huge portion of it.

When he was Ameer Kassel, people from 18 different ethnicities accepted Ahmadiyyat through his propagation. He did their moral training and made them an active part of the Jama’at. He used to hold a class for 70 to 90 Arabic Ahmadis from Kassel Prayer Centre.

In this class Arab friends used to bring their non-Ahmadi friends along with them. He was an angel for Kassel Jama’at. He played a huge role in purchasing the mosque there as well. He was proficient in Arabic, French and German language.

Sami Qureshi Sahib says that Sameer Sahib took Bai’at (oath of allegiance) through me. When his Bai’at form was sent to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh), when Huzur (rh) was informed about his Bai’at, Huzur (rh) said “It is that Sameer Sahib is one of those who prove the truthfulness

“of the Promised Messiah’s (as) revelation that: ‘I will help you with those men upon whom I send my revelation from the heavens.’ And by the Grace of Allah he proved this. The second funeral is of Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad Sahib who was son of Chaudhry Ibrahim Sahib. He was inhabitant of Sheikhu Pura.

In 1977-78 he was able to do Bai’at (oath of allegiance) by himself and afterwards his family and two brothers also did Bai’at. He was able to serve as Secretary Islah-o-Irshaad and Secretary Umur-e-‘Aama when he resided in Rachana Town. He was a person of a well-known and prominent character in the area.

On 7th September 2011 opponents of the Jama’at carried a deadly attack on Bashir Sahib near his house in Rachna Town. Due to this attack he was shot three times. One bullet struck him in the neck and passed through. Whereas two bullets struck him in the stomach which severely damaged his large intestine.

After this incident he was treated in Lahore for a week and he was transferred to Fazl-e-Umar hospital later on. By the Grace of Allah he made a recovery. His non-Ahmadi nephew, Zahid Ahmad Sahib, become the claimant against those attackers who had attacked Bashir Sahib.

Since they were members of a gang, so as a result, on 5th March 2012 they shot and martyred his non-Ahmadi nephew. Under these circumstances Chaudhry Bashir Sahib moved to Rabwah along with his family. Sometime ago he was diagnosed with Cancer and he was being treated for it.

However Divine decree overcame and he passed away. Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return’ His wife says that ‘He was always soft spoken. He gave importance to five daily prayers and also served his parents He was a simple person who was sincere and compassionate with everyone.

He preferred to incur a loss for himself but he never let anyone else incur a loss. He would not leave a needy person without fulfilling his need. He was always cooperative with everyone regardless of them being Ahmadi or non-Ahmadi. He always offered Tahajjud prayers (voluntary prayers)

And he always performed his prayers in the Mosque. He used to nurture and support orphans, children and widows. Whenever there was mention of opponents he always used to say that “Just pray that may Allah guide them.” When he was attacked, those who visited to attend him, said that

“May Allah the Almighty seize them.” Even then he said, “Pray that Allah the Almighty may guide them.” By the Grace of Allah he was a Musi (person who signs the Will) and he was buried in Bahishti-Maqbarah in Rabwah. At the time of demise he was 63 years old.

He has a wife, two sons and one daughter. May Allah the Almighty grant them all patience and enable them to follow the footsteps of the deceased. May Allah the Almighty exalt the status of the deceased.

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