Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2015
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God He is alone and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah, from Satan, the accursed. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path; The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings,
Those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. The Promised Messiah (as) has mentioned five branches connected to his advent. One of them is the publication of pamphlets. In other words, the publication of leaflets for preaching, to firmly establish the arguments and proof for people.
The Promised Messiah (as) says, “Today, I have decided to publish 40 pamphlets, “to firmly establish the arguments and claim for the opponents and deniers. “So that on the Day of Judgement, I can submit to Allah Almighty ” that I have fulfilled the mission, that I was sent for.”
The Promised Messiah (as) did not just publish a few posters and leaflets, on a single occasion. Indeed, we observe that from even before his claim, up until his demise, the Promised Messiah (as) published a huge amount of pamphlets. These are all published and available to read,
And they constitute a treasure for the religious world. The Promised Messiah (as) had an intense passion to save Muslims, Christians and people of other, religions from ruin. He would work alone, tirelessly and relentlessly towards this task. Although he published major works of literature, the Promised Messiah’s (as) zealous compassion
For humanity, and fervour to reform mankind can also be seen through the small pamphlets he published. To maintain this passion to help reform the world and to further this mission is also the responsibility of the Jama’at, the community of the Promised Messiah (as). Hence, we need to give constant attention to this task.
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) discoursing on the need to have agony and passion for Islam, and the exceptional efforts the Promised Messiah (as) expended for it, says in one place, “We have before us the example of the Promised Messiah (as), “despite his illness, he would remain engrossed in his efforts, day and night
“and would publish leaflet after leaflet, and poster after poster. “People were left astonished observing the Promised Messiah’s (as) work. “He would publish one leaflet, andits effect had not yet died down, “and the opposition was still in a frenzy, when he would publish the next leaflet.
“Some would even say to the Promised Messiah (as) that to publish the next leaflet “at such a time would have a detrimental effect. “However, the Promised Messiah (as) was completely unconcerned, “and he said that, ‘One can only strike when the iron is hot’. “Thus, when the effect of one leaflet started to diminish,
“he would immediately publish the next one. “This is why his posters and pamphlets would raise a storm of opposition. “He worked tirelessly day and night and this indeed is the path of success. “Only if we adopt this approach, we can also be successful.
“Our concern should not be to wait for opposition to lessen.” Pamphlets should be published in parallel to opposition, because this is what will have an impact. Then, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) referring to the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as) says,
“In the life of the Promised Messiah (as) preaching was done through leaflets and pamphlets, “which would consist of two to four pages each. “They were published in large numbers and caused a commotion in the entire country.” “In those days, publishing one or two thousand was considered a large number.
“At times, ten thousand leaflets were even published. “However, our Jama’at is now 20 times bigger, and so in the current era, “propagation through leaflets would constitute publishing fifty thousand, “or in fact one hundred thousand leaflets each time. “Observe thereafter how these leaflets draw the attention of people.
“If in the first year, twelve leaflets a year are published, “however after even two or three leaflets are published annually consisting of a few pages each “but printed in quantities of one or two hundred thousand each, “the huge effect they will cause will become evident.”
Three or four years ago, I directed the Jama’at to produce small pamphlets for propagation and I also gave a target to print them in their hundreds of thousands, as through this, the world would come to know of the beautiful teachings of Islam. The world would receive the message of the reality of Islam.
The world would attain the message that in this era, Allah Almighty sent the Promised Messiah (as) to revive Islam, who rejuvenated the true teachings of Islam. The world would come to know that even today Allah Almighty sends his chosen one to provide the means to Allah’s servants to attain salvation from Satan.
Nevertheless, those Jama’ats that made efforts towards this task of leafleting also witnessed extremely positive results with the Grace of the Almighty Allah. I sent the Jamia students to Spain, and they worked excellently there to distribute nearly three hundred thousand different types of pamphlets.
Similarly, the Jamia Canada students went to Spanish-speaking countries and to Mexico where they distributed leaflets, and with the Grace of the Almighty Allah, the field of Tabligh has greatly expanded through this, and there have been Bai’ats (initiations into the Jama’at [Ahmadiyya Muslim Community]).
Hence, small leaflets should be published one after the other and distributed, rather than distributing large books. Explaining what type of leaflets should be published, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has said, “Some people wish to publish pamphlets on their own accord.”
This was true at that time and is also true today. Although they cannot publish such large numbers, in any case, there are people who wish to publish some quantity of leaflets on their own. So Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “However only the leaflets published
“from the Centre should be distributed and their quantity of printing increased. “Sometimes publishing pamphlets on one’s own “can lead to self-conceit, because they may only be doing so for self-projection.” This is such a serious illness that the Promised Messiah (as) would relate a story
With regards to this, to show how some only wish to enhance their self-importance. The Promised Messiah (as) used to tell story, that: “There was a woman who had a ring made for herself. “However, no other woman praised her ring, and so one day she set fire to her own home.
“When people gathered together she said, ‘Nothing remains except for my ring.’ “So someone asked her, ‘When did you get this ring made?’ “To which the lady replied, ‘If only anyone had asked me this before, ‘I wouldn’t have burnt my house down.’
“So the moral of the story is that self-projection is such a disease that “the one who is afflicted with it is completely “devoured by it in a manner in which he does not even realise.” Self-projection and conceit do not only emerge with relation to pamphlets,
But rather in any matter when one longs for and makes efforts to attain fame and establish self-importance it also emerges. This never gives benefit. Rather, it only incurs far greater loss and harm. Today, the scope of Tabligh has expanded so widely that an individual person who wishes to publish leaflets
Through personal means would only be able to publish a nominal amount. Nonetheless, people do express their achievements in a vain way in their own circles. It is not necessarily always out of self-conceit, but often people relate their activities with good intentions. Hence, when people are publishing material themselves in a good way,
Then it should be increased and its scope expanded, if they deem it to be something good. Hence, if anyone has a beneficial idea in their mind which can improve how leaflets are made and can better attract the attention of people, and it consists
Of strong material and subject matter, then they should notify the Community’s administration. If it is worthy, then the Community’s Administration will publish it. Now I will present various narrations of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), relating to various accounts of the companions of the Promised Messiah (as).
In one place he writes, “When stones were being hurled at the martyrs of Afghanistan, “they would not become apprehensive or anxious. “Instead, they accept the stoning with steadfastness and bravery. “When the stoning became extremely intense, “Sahibzada Abdul Lateef Sahib Shaheed, Neymatullah Khan Sahib and other martyrs
“would only say, ‘Oh Allah! Have mercy upon these people and grant them guidance.’ “The fact of the matter is when one has heartfelt devotion and love, it transforms him completely. “His words have great impact, and the rays of spiritual light “radiating from his face attracts others to him.”
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says further, “I remember that thousands of people came here to Qadian “during the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as), and observing his countenance would say, ‘This cannot be the face of a liar.’ “Without hearing a single word from the Promised Messiah they chose to believe in him.”
We also witness similar examples today. I receive many letters in which people write that, after seeing the photo of the Promised Messiah (as) they knew he could not be a liar, and therefore they took the Bai’at (the oath of allegiance.) Then Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra )says,
“I heard the Promised Messiah (as) say on many occasions “that there are three types of people in our Community. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) said I heard Promised Messiah (as) say on multiple occasions ‘That there are three types of people in our Community ‘The first are those who having properly reflected
‘on and understood my message and claim, accepted it.’ In that era, Islam was in a dire state, and the Muslims were dispersed and completely scattered. Thus, there were numerous categories of people of different mentalities and temperaments, and among them people accepted Ahmadiyyat when they saw
The claim of the Promised Messiah (as) and the community being established. So here the Promised Messiah (as) is depicting the state of these people when he says, There are three types of people found in our community. “The first are those who having properly reflected on and understood my message, accepted it.
“They are fully conversed with the purpose of my advent, and “they understand that they are required to make sacrifices as a community, “in the same way that the communities of the previous prophets did also. “However, there is another group who only joined our community “because of Hazrat Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib.”
They are not familiar with the purpose of the coming of the Promised Messiah; rather they only joined after Hazrat Maulvi Nooruddin took Bai’at at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as). “As Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib was their teacher, was noble and wise, they thought,
‘Since Maulvi Sahib has become an Ahmadi, let us also become an Ahmadi.’ “they thought, ‘Since Maulvi Sahib has become an Ahmadi, let us also become an Ahmadi.’ “So, these people are connected to our community by virtue of Hazrat Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib. “They do not comprehend the purpose of the movement
“and wisdom and the objective of my advent. “In addition, there is a third body of people who joined our community “consisting of some youth, who although were passionate towards Islam, “they possessed a national affiliation towards Islam, rather than a religious one.
“They wanted a focal point for the Muslims. Observing the sorry state of the Muslims, they desired for there to be a united body of Muslims. So such people also joined the Community at that time. When this section later realised that there was a great emphasis on religion and
Spirituality in the community, they separated themselves from it. At different points during the era of the second Khilafat, many of this category of people left the community. We observe nowadays also the misguided passion in young Muslims, who mistakenly join certain terrorist organisations.
This is also solely because they feel that there should be a national unifying strength for the Muslims, or they believe that there should be a group which understands the national identity of the Muslims. However, they have no knowledge of the religion whatsoever and
This is also proven from certain reports from Iraq and Syria, that mention that when questioned about their actions that are contrary to the Qur’an and Hadith, these people reply that ‘we are not aware of this’, however we have to follow what we are told, and we have to maintain
The individual identity we have formed in the name of Islam. So there are people of this manner who also exist. In any case, the Promised Messiah (as) further says, “They desire to be united as a nation and form a group for this. “They wished for there to be organisations and to establish schools,
“and all of this they want to do on a national level. “But as it was impossible for them to form a collective unity among the general Muslims, “they instead, seeing our strength and unity turned towards us to join. “Now they wish to establish schools and Madrasas so people attain degrees.
“This is why they join our community considering it to be an Anjuman, “just an organisation and not a religion. “Hence, the means to progress in worldly matters are completely separate from “the means to progress in religious matters. “An Anjuman (organisation) progresses differently from the way a religion progresses.
For a religion to progress, moral reformation “is essential, and one must attain the highest moral standards. “The spirit of sacrifice must be developed. “One must pray to enhance this spirituality, must keep fast, must have complete “reliance in Allah Almighty and pledge to, submit to, and obey Him entirely.
“If we implement all of this, then in the eyes of the world we will be insane. “However, in the sight of Allah Almighty, we will be the wisest of people.” The Qur’an relates that when Muslims offer financial sacrifices, the hypocrites declare that the Muslims are foolish,
And that they are continuously throwing away their money. They think that the Muslims do not have any sense to spend their money on something good. Similarly, when Muslims sacrifice their time, the hypocrites say the Muslims are foolish, because they are wasting their time, and have removed all hope of progress and success
For themselves, and so they either call the Muslims foolish or declare them mad. Although these are the two names they call Muslims by, yet observe how these very ‘foolish’ and very ‘mad’ people became the teachers of the wise of the world. Thus, our Community must adopt this name ‘foolish,’ and ‘mad’ approach which
Disbelievers declared as foolish and mad. Unless we adopt this, we will never attain success. If you want to resort to lies at a time of need, to resort to fraud at a time of need, to resort to deception at a time of need, if you want to resort to backbiting and speaking
Ill of others at a time of need, and if you hope to derive benefit from all of this, then remember clearly, you will never gain the benefit and the success through these means which was promised to the Promised Messiah (as). these things may be useful for organisations of the world.
Cheating, fraud, backbiting, slandering, duping or misleading others may be the way of worldly organisations, but they remove the blessings from faith. Such actions in fact cause Allah Almighty’s curse to descend upon a person, and so all these things, such as high morals and spiritual progress should be found in religious communities.
Thus, every single Ahmadi needs to greatly increase their standards of honesty and spirituality. While narrating an incident regarding the background There was a time when Taleemul-Islam College was established, at that time of the establishment and the need of the Taleemul Islam High school, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says,
When it was just an idea for the college it was being discussed that they would require many hundreds of thousands of rupees immediately, and many hundreds of thousands in income, in order to run the college. Big plans were being made which would cost some hundreds of thousands.
So at that time Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “There was a time when it was difficult for us to run the higher classes. “There was a middle-school here in Qadian belonging to the Aryans. “In the beginning our boys started studying there, “and the Aryan teachers started giving lectures before them,
“that they should not eat meat.” As Hindus do not eat meat, and they said that eating meat is cruel. “They used to raise such objections which were in fact attacks against Islam. “The boys would return from the school and related these objections.”
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “There was a government primary school here in Qadian, and “Many teachers here were also Aryans, and they used to teach similar things. “The first day when I,” that is Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), “went to study at this primary school, “and in the afternoon when my lunch arrived,
“I walked out of the school and sat under a nearby tree to eat. “I remember clearly that day when the mutton liver was cooked and “it was delivered for my lunch. “At that time the late Miah Umar Waleed Sahib, the father of Miah Abdullah Sahib’s father was there.
“He used to study in the same school, but he studied in a higher class and I was in year one. “When I sat down to eat, he also came, and after watching me he said, ‘What? Are you eating meat?’ even though he was a Muslim.
“The reason was that the Aryan teachers used to teach that eating meat is something very wrong. “This was the first time I heard the word ‘maas’ [meat]. “So I did not understand that ‘maas’ actually means ‘meat.’ “So I said that this is not ‘meat,’ it is mutton liver.
“He then explained to me that ‘maas’ means ‘meat’. “Therefore, I heard the word ‘maas’ for the very first time from him, “and heard it in such a manner as if eating ‘maas’ is a very bad thing “and one should refrain from it.
“In short, the Aryan teachers used to raise such objections in their classes, and “the boys used to return home and used to relate these. “Eventually this matter was brought to the attention of the Promised Messiah (as), “and he said that ‘However possible, the Community ‘should sacrifice and establish a primary school.’
“So a primary school was established, and it was considered “that our Community had achieved the highest possible goal by doing so. “During this time, my brother-in-law, “the late Muhammad Ali Khan Sahib Maghfoor migrated to Qadian. “He was very keen about schools, and he had established a middle-school in Malirkotala area.
“He said that ‘I wish that this school in Qadian transformed into a middle-school. ‘I will close the school there, in Malirkotala, and I will help here in Qadian.’ “So it was transformed, and a middle-school was established in Qadian. “Then afterwards, due to the enthusiasm of Nawab Muhammad Ali Sahib and
“Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra), it was decided that a high school should be established there. “So a high school was established, but in the beginning it was only a high school in name, “because the majority of those who taught there were entrance-pass and
“some were maybe entrance-fail, in any case it was called a High school. “Neither did the Community have the means to spend a great amount, “nor was there an idea to establish a school-and-boarding. “However, a time came when the government emphasised on establishing a school-and-boarding.
“Moreover, it was said that those who established schools and boardings should be given help. “So during the Khilafat of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I this school and boarding was also established. “Then gradually the staff was improved and the number of students also increased. “Before there were 150, then 300-400,
“and then 700-800 and this number remained consistent for a while. “Now after three to four years, from 800 all of a sudden the number of boys has gone to 1700, “and I have heard that the number of girls is over 1000. “So boys and girls combined, the number reaches approximately 3000.
“Then, Madrasa Ahmadiyyat and the college were also established. “By the Grace of the Almighty Allah, with my previous appeal the number of students “started to increase in Madrasa Ahmadiyyat, and 25-30 students started to enrol every year. “If this movement continues, then the number of students in Madrasa Ahmadiyyat and
“the college will be 600-700 or even more that. “In this way, we will attain 100 missionaries every year. “Until we get such a number of missionaries every year, “we cannot work effectively in the world.” This was the minimum, now by the Grace of Allah they are in their thousands.
So Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “In 1944, I laid the foundation for the college, “because it was time to take control of the higher education of our future generations. “There was a time when people in our Community had small positions and meagre incomes.” This indeed illustrates the history of our Community-
“that no doubt people from colleges accepted Ahmadiyyat, and entered the Community. “But that was considered incidental, because people of high positions and salaries “were not in the Community other than a few limited people. “There was Abdur Rehman Sahib, the trader, “Hajji Ali Rakah Sahib Madrasi, a great businessman- but his business collapsed.
“After him, Sheikh Rehmatullah Sahib came. “Other than him, there was no successful businessman or tradesman in our Community, “and there was no major official in our community. “So much so that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) once said to me,
‘Look Miah, according to the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, we find that in the beginning, ‘prophets are not accepted by people of high status, ‘so this is also a proof of the truth of the Promised Messiah (as), ‘that there is no person of high status in our Community.
‘So no EAC has entered our Community’.” “According to those times, the EAC were probably assistant commissioners in government service. “Such a person was considered a very senior ranked person. But Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “Look! Now EACs roam the streets and no one even looks twice at them.”
“But there was a time when the number of high status people in our Community was so low “that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) said, ‘There is no person of high standing in our Community at present’. “There was no EAC in our Community.
“However, according to that time, our Community could not manage or even absorb an EAC.” Today, by the grace of Allah, the Community is running thousands of schools and colleges. today, by the grace of Allah Almighty, highly placed experts and officials are in the Community in various countries of the world.
National members of parliament of countries are Ahmadis and they are very sincere. It is not that they are only excelling in worldly matters, in some African counties, Ahmadis have been appointed to some important ministries. So this is a bounty out of Allah Almighty’s grace. How Allah Almighty is granting us progress.
Whilst mentioning the harsh times endured by Ahmadis in the beginning and the grace of Allah Almighty, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “There was a time when the Community was treated harshly from all directions.” This is in the very early period. “The clerics passed fatwas or edicts that murdering Ahmadis, looting their homes,
“seizing their properties and marrying their women elsewhere without “giving divorce are not only permitted but is actually a means of reward.” This same predicament exists today, but during that time, people were very poor and could be treated very harshly.
So this behaviour of clerics has always been there and exists to the present day. In that time, the severity of harshness was immense because the Community was very small. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) continues, “The wicked and the mischievous who wish
“to find ways to express vehement desires and greed, started to act upon this edict.” Without Nikah, they made women permissible for them. So in Ahmadi houses, that is after giving them a divorce, they married them. So Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says, “Ahmadis were forced to leave their homes
“and were being dismissed from their work. Their properties were forcibly seized. “Many could not find deliverance from these difficulties and so, were compelled to migrate. “Since Qadian was the only place for them to migrate, upon their arrival, ” expenditure for their hospitality thus increased.
“At that time, the Community had progressed to about one or two thousand people but “every single one of them was being victimised by the attacks of the enemy. “One or two thousand people who are always in danger for their lives, their honour,
“their property, and always worried for the protection of their possessions and wealth, “and who were debating people day and night and busy with altercations. “So for these people, to provide money for the propagation of Islam for the world and
“to endure the burden of hospitality of those who came to Qadian to learn the faith, “and endure the expenditure of the oppressed migrant brothers is an astonishing thing.” Huzoor says we should be aware of this history, it is not an insignificant thing.
Hazrat Musleh Maud says, “Thousands of people ate from the Community’s kitchens two times a day. “Also, the other needs of people had to be administered. “In Qadian, due to the high volume of people migrating and guests, other than guesthouses, “every house had become a guesthouse.
“Every room in the house of the Promised Messiah (as) was a permanent abode. That is, a family was living in every room, and each became its own house. “Some migrant family or guest or the other, stayed in any one of these.
“Hence, the burden was huge and was above the human strength and endurance. “Every morning brought with it fresh trials and responsibilities, “and every evening brought with it fresh trails and responsibilities. “But the gentle breeze of ‘is Allah not sufficient for his servant?’ annihilated all worries.
“And the clouds that threatened to obliterate the initial foundations of the movement, “after a short while, became clouds of mercy and grace. “Whenever a single drop fell from this cloud, it produced an ever increasing noise of courage and “conviction of ‘is Allah not sufficient for his servants?’.
“Meaning, there was so much hardship but there was faith that Allah Almighty is sufficient for us. “Allah Willing, the circumstances will change.” Even today in Pakistan and other countries, there is some hardship, which is greater in Pakistan. In other counties, to some degree, circumstances are difficult for Ahmadis.
Despite this, they are not as helpless. They are better off financially and administratively, by the grace of the Allah. This is the expression of Allah Almighty’s bounties. Ahmadiyyat has now reached the corners of the world with the grace of Allah. Ahmadis do not migrate to collect in just one location.
Rather, they have departed to all over the world. If there is hardship, then they have left for abroad. By the grace of Allah Almighty, they attain affluence, even where there is hardship. The voice of ‘is Allah not sufficient for his servant’ becomes our support, even today.
The langar of the Promised Messiah (as) is established in the corners of the world. Thus, Allah has never abandoned us and if we cling on to him he will never abandon us in the future. There is no doubt that sacrifices have to be offered and
Every Ahmadi, by the grace of Allah Almighty, offers these sacrifices. But every sacrifice shows us a new way by grasping the bounties of Allah Almighty. When Allah Almighty is giving, there is never anything insufficient. While narrating an incident regarding the miracle of divine protection, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)says
“I will present an example of divine protection from the life of the Promised Messiah (as). “The Promised Messiah (as) had a strong bond with the father of Kamar Seen Sahib, “who was a principle of the law college in Lahore. “So much so that when the Promised Messiah (as) was in need of money,
“he sometimes used to take a loan from him. This Kamar Seen Sahib was a Hindu. “Kamar Seen Sahib was also very sincere to the Promised Messiah (as). “During the lawsuit in Jhelum, he sent his son a telegram that “he should represent the Promised Messiah (as) in the case.
The reason for this sincerity was that during his younger days when he used to live together with the Promised Messiah and some other friends in Sialkot, “he had witnessed numerous signs shown by the Promised Messiah (as).
“One of those signs is that the Promised Messiah was once sleeping with his friends at night when “the Promised Messiah (as), woke up and it was placed in his heart that the house is in danger. “The Promised Messiah (as) woke everyone up and said that the house is in danger so therefore,
“we should leave from here immediately. “Nobody paid attention due to this slumber and they went back to sleep, “saying that he was being overly suspicious. “But the Promised Messiah’s (as) feeling continued to get stronger. “At last, the Promised Messiah (as) woke them up once again and directed their attention to
“some noise coming from the roof. He said we should vacate this property. “His friends replied ‘it is something normal. ‘The wood can be damaged by wood insects and can cause noise. ‘Why are you disturbing your sleep?’ The Promised Messiah (as) once again insisted that ‘you all should listen to me and just leave’.
“At last, everyone agreed to leave after being compelled. “Since the Promised Messiah (as) was certain that for his safety, “Allah is preventing the house from collapsing, “thus the Promised Messiah (as) told everyone else to leave before him. He said he would leave after. “When everyone left, then the Promised Messiah (as) came out.
“He set his foot on the ladder when the entire roof collapsed. “Now look, the Promised Messiah (as) was not an engineer, but he was able to examine the condition “of the roof and conclude that it was about to fall. “Moreover, until the Promised Messiah (as) insisted and continued to wake people up,
“the roof remained in its place. And until he left, it stayed in its place. “As soon as the Promised Messiah (as) raised his foot, the roof fell to the ground. “This matter proves that this event was no coincidence. “Rather, a guardian was holding this house together until the Promised Messiah (as),
“whose safety was the main objective of this guardian, left this house. “Hence the attribute of guardianship is testimony over “a being with no place and it is a living witness for it.” This similarly, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) narrates “another incident of Allah Almighty’s treatment towards the Promised Messiah (as).
“He says that “the Promised Messiah (as) used to say that, ‘Once I mounted on a horse drawn cart from Amritsar. “A very obese Hindu man also mounted on the same carriage with me. “He sat in the carriage before I did and for his comfort, he spread his legs so much so that
“the seat in front of him where I was going to sit was also occupied “and therefore access to the seat was obstructed.’ “So the Promised Messiah (as) says that, ‘I sat down in a very tight place. “In those days, the heat of the sun was intense.
“It was so much so that a person would lose his senses. “In order to protect me from the sun, Allah sent a small cloud which followed our carriage “along the way, and provided shade the entire journey to Balata.
“After witnessing this scene, the Hindu said ‘you seem like a great saint of Allah Almighty.’ Hence, Allah Almighty treats his servants in such ways that leaves a person astonished. But this is conditional to servitude to Allah Almighty. At the end such a person will most surely be good.
Apparently such a person is seen as being disgraced in the view of the world. But ultimately, he will obtain respect. Apparently he will be defamed. But in the end he will come out honoured. So this person’s beginning will be from servitude towards Allah and finally will be by praying for help and protection.
That is if one becomes a true servant and worshiper of Allah, and worships him and elects his slavery, then supports of Allah Almighty is always encompassing and Allah Almighty provides support against every evil.” While narrating the difference between an ordinary saint and a messenger sent by Allah, and
The righteous affect that the messenger impresses upon others, the reformation of his followers, and his pain for humanity, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), giving an example of this says, “While citing Munchi Ahmad Jaan Sahib, Ludihana, the Promised Messiah (as) said that, Munchi Ahmad Jaan Sahib, Ludihana passed away before the Promised Messiah (as)’s claim.
But Munchi Sahib’s spitirual insight and knowledge was so strong and sharp that before the claim of the Promised Messiah (as), he wrote to the Promised Messiah (as) the couplet, ‘All of us who are sick are looking towards you, so become the Messiah for the sake of Allah.’
Munchi Ahmad Jaan Sahib advised his children that I am now dying, but always remember that Mirza Sahib, that is the Promised Messiah (as), will most surely make a claim and it is my will that you should accept Mirza Sahib. In short, he was a person of such a spiritual status.
In his youth, he served his spiritual guide like an ox operating in a millstone. His spiritual guide had appointed him to operate a millstone which is pulled by an ox so that the millstone operates. And for twelve years, he grinded flour for him.
Then, the spiritual guide that he previously followed taught him lessons for spirituality, that is of the twelve years that he grinded the millstone like an ox, then his spiritual guide gave him some lessons of spirituality. So he says that the so-called spiritual people of that time who were the spiritual guides,
Were very miserly and stingy in sharing spiritual teachings. But not only did the Promised Messiah (as) share all those things with the world, rather he shared things which were thousands of times greater than what had been shared before, and things which people were not previously aware of.
In this way, the Promised Messiah (as) disseminated knowledge in the entire world. However, in accordance with the hadith, the world did not honour him. Thus those who appear to have spiritual prowess cannot compete with such a person who Allah has Himself appointed for the reformation of mankind, and to increase their spiritualty,
And draw them closer to Allah. As the Promised Messiah (as) has stated, “The task which I have been appointed for is to remove “the malaise and discord between Allah and his creation “and to re-establish the relationship of love and sincerity.”
The Promised Messiah (as) further stated that his task is to disclose the religious truths which have become concealed from the eyes of the world and to demonstrate the model of spiritual excellence that has been suppressed under the darkened souls.
He states that, ‘above all, it is to once again sow the eternal plant of pure and ‘radiating The unity of Allah Almighty within the people, which is free from Shirk ‘and had become obliterated.’ May Allah Almighty enable us to fulfil the duty of our Ba’ait [The pledge of initiation] and
Establish a relationship with Allah and to put into practice the religious truths after recognising them. May we excel in spirituality and partake from the radiance of the true Tauheed [The unity of Allah]. And may Allah Almighty also enable the world to recognise this and especially enable the Muslim Ummah to understand
The anguish the Promised Messiah (as) had for Islam, and to enter his Ba’ait. After the prayers, I shall lead two funeral prayers in absentia. One of the is of respected Nuamaan Ahmad Anjam Sahib, son of respected Chaudhary Maqsood Ahmad Sahib of the Malir Rafai Aama Society.
The opponents of Ahmadiyyat martyred respected Naumaan Ahmad Sahib on 21st March 2015 in Karachi by firing shots at his shop in the evening around 7.45pm. Surely to Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return. The deceased was at his shop around 7:45 in the evening when two armed assailants fired.
One of the bullets struck his heart and pierced through. A nearby shopkeeper phone his brother, respected Usman Ahmad Sahib and informed him and also called the rescue service who immediately came to the shop. Nuamaan Sahib had sustained severe injuries and attained martyrdom while on his way to hospital.
Ahmadiyyat entered the deceased’s family through his paternal grandfather, Respected Chaudhry Manzur Ahmad Sahib, son of Respected Karim Uddin Sahib, who did the Bai’it in the time of the second Khalifa. Chaudhry Manzur Ahmad Sahib’s parents passed away at a very early age. After the demise of his parents, Chaudhry Manzur Sahib
Went to Qadian where he had the good fortune of doing the Bai’it. He acquired his early education in Qadian and it was also in Qadian where he got married to Respected Safia Sadiqa Sahiba, daughter of Mubarak Ali Sahib. And after the creation of Pakistan, they moved to Haripur, Sahiwal.
The father of the deceased, Chaudhary Maqsood Ahmad Sahib was born in Rabwah but they later shifted from there because the deceased’s grandfather settled in Gujranwala due to his employment in 1968. He settled there with his family. In 1974 when the outbreaks occurred in Gujaranwala, the deceased’s grandfather
Chaudhary Manzur Ahmad Sahib, and his two uncles Mahmood Ahmad Sahib and Syed Ahmed Sahib were also martyred, and so there were three martyrs in their family previously. In light of their circumstances their family shifted to Karachi in 1976.
Naumaan Ahmad Anjam Sahib was born in Karachi on 26th January 1985 and did a MBA after which he opened his own computer hardware business in 2008. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the deceased was a Mousi, he was extremely trustworthy,
Kindhearted, pious, noble and sociable. He was a very sincere and devoted young man. He treated his employees like his younger brothers. He had gifted computers and other related equipment to the computer institution set up by the community in Nagarparkar, Mithi and also to the mission house.
He had a great desire to open a computer institution on his grandfather’s name Chaudhry Manzur Ahmad Sahib and that is why he had gifted some computers and equipment to the computer institute in Mithi. He was a very loved person and even the non-Ahmadis described him as an angel.
At the time he was serving as the qaid of the majlis Rafai Aam Society. He was someone who gave precedence to his faith over worldly matters and strived in the activities of the community. He would often receive threats made to him by the opponents of Ahmadiyyat
But he always told his younger brothers to be careful. Sixmonths ago, he was bringing some equipment back for his business and was stopped by some unknown assailants who took the equipment and his money, and told him that they had actually
Come to kill him but because they found some money, they would let him go. The deceased leaves behind his father Respected Chaudhry Maqsood Ahmad Sahib, his mother, Respected Safia Sadiqqa Sahiba and two brothers Zeeshan Mahmood and Usman Mahmood. May Allah Almighty elevate the deceased’s status
And grant his loved ones, parents and brothers the ability to bare this loss. Khuram Ahmad Sahib is a Muallam, he states that he was very soft spoken, loving, and had a passion for serving the community. As mentioned before, he would often go to install equipment and many times he would arrive in
Nagarparkur having travelled a great distance as it was situated deep in the area of Sindh. He would be asked to take some rest before starting the work. But he would always reply that we are Mujjahid [Ones who strive] and do not think that
Just because we are from the city, we are weak. He would always be ready to offer his services. Mansur Sahib, a former Qaid of the area mentions that he knew him from the age of twelve. He would always take part in the works of the community even when he was in Atfal,
And would take part in competitions with great passion and zeal. He would always attain a position and would always strive to come first and was never satisfied with coming second or third. After school he would go to his father’s shop and help him, but alongside this,
He would also carry out his Community responsibilities. And it seemed that he did not give enough time to his personal or household affairs as compared to the time he gave towards the Community work. He never wasted his time like other young men. He would speak with extreme humility and meakness.
He is a relative of Tommy Kahlon Sahib who states that their family tried to convince him to leave Pakistan and insisted a great deal. However, he was not happy to leave Pakistan. Imran Tahir Sahib, a missionary of the Community states that he was also my relative and
Never in 20 years have I ever seen him shout at anyone or speak harshly to anyone. He was a image of humility, meakness and kindness. He was very well mannered and a loving person. One of his female cousins in Canada states that in light of the circumstances in Karachi,
We advised him to migrate from Pakistan. But he always disregarded the circumstances and chose to live with his mother in Pakistan and he would take care of his mother’s every desire and need. Mashood Hasan Khalid Sahib, a missionary, states that one day we were having a conversation
With the deceased in which he said that who are those fortunate people who become martyrs? Perhaps it was because of this desire that Allah Almighty granted him this status. May Allah Almighty elevate his station. The second janaza [funeral] is of Respected engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan Sahib who
Is a Naib Amir – Vice President – of the Peshawar Community. Farooq Ahmad Khan Sahib was the son of respected Mahmood Ahmad Khan Sahib. He was travelling back to Peshawar from Rabwah after attending the Shura when the tyre of the car burst, as a result of which an accident occurred and
He fell out of the vehicle and landed on a Jaqwaal Road. He sustained a lot of injuries and the highway police immediately took him to the hospital, but he was unable to survive. Surely to Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return.
Ahmadiyyat entered Farooq Sahib’s family through his grandfather, Ahmad Gul Sahib who did the Bai’it at the hand of Hazrat Khalifatul I (ra), but withdrew from his Bai’it during the time of the second Khalifa. He joined those who did not accept the Khalifa.
Later, Farooq Sahib did the Bai’it himself in 1989 and entered the Community. His two brothers also did the Ba’ait after this. He was born in 1954 and completed his education in mining engineering and then worked for the government’s mining department. In 1985, he was married into an Ahmadi family.
He was a very sociable, noble and pious person. He also served as a secretary or Isla or Ishaat in Peshawar. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the deceased was a Mousi. May Allah Almighty forgive him and have mercy upon him.
He leaves behind his wife and two sons who are 25 and 17 years old and also one daughter. May Allah Almighty grant them patience and courage. 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.