Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon: 29th July 2016 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 29th July 2016 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 29th July 2016 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: 29th July 2016 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2016

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah 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 state of affairs in the world is currently rapidly deteriorating and sadly, certain Muslims groups are the reason behind this. In Muslim countries the leaders, and those responsible fail to understand that, anti-Islamic forces are trying to,

Ensnare and envelop them. The barbarity being perpetrated in the name of Islam and Jihad, has absolutely no link to Islam whatsoever. Similarly [Muslim] governments who inflict cruelty upon their citizens, act in a manner that has no bearing to the teachings of Islam in any way, shape or form.

Rather they conduct their activities in contradiction to the teachings of Islam. Where does Islam say that you should kill innocent bystanders? These people do not only kill blameless non-Muslims in the name of Islam, but rather they go even further and massacre innocent Muslims, including men, women, children and elders.

The strength of the Muslim countries continues to weaken. This is exactly what the anti-Islamic forces hoped for as they desire to, never see Muslim governments gaining strength, nor achieve economic prosperity nor peace and security. The Muslim leaders and their cherished clerics who they support,

Do not understand the teachings of Islam nor they intend to. Indeed they have rejected the Imam and Guide of this era who was sent by Allah the Almighty. His advent, according to the promise of Allah the Almighty, and the prophecy of the Holy Prophet (saw),

Was to revive the true teachings of Islam in this day and age. What do we see coming to pass as a result of this denial? As I have mentioned, Islam is the biggest standard bearer of establishing peace and justice, and it teaches Islamic governments that,

Their primary responsibility is to establish peace and equality. Yet it is the Islamic governments who completely destroy peace and justice. There is corruption and disorder prevalent in every Muslim country, which people with self-serving interests are taking advantage of. All of this is because governments give priority,

To their vested interests over working towards the good of the people. Muslims kill Muslims and tolerance is something completely lost to the Muslim leaders. Now, recently there was a revolt in Turkey. Undoubtedly rebellion is completely unjustified in the teachings of Islam,

However in response the measures taken by the government are cruel and oppressive, as they have taken action against all political opponents of the government, regardless of whether they were part of the uprising or not. This is despite the government having witnessed how in the past,

Such measures have led to a rapid backlash soon after. Whenever oppression persists by a government then most certainly a reaction follows. Then, anti-Islamic powers give vent to the reaction and avail of the situation. The major powers then sell weapons and extend support to both sides.

Despite witnessing this exact scenario unraveling in Iraq, Libya and Syria and so on, the Muslim governments have still not learned their lesson. If Muslim governments choose to cast aside the teachings of the Holy Qur’an, and not act as Muslims, then wisdom demands that at least they should, adopt measures with thought and deliberation.

They should reflect on who is benefitting from the discord between Muslims, and the restlessness and chaos in the Muslim countries. However, they fail to understand this. Thus, there is a need to especially pray for the Muslim countries nowadays. May Allah the Almighty grant them wisdom and sense.

Further, here in the Western countries, terrorist organisations have started to perpetrate, the most barbaric and heinous attacks on innocent people, and defame the name of Islam. It is not out of the question that it will emerge that anti-Islamic forces, are the ones instigating these perpetrators to commit such attacks in non-Muslim countries,

To damage the reputation of Islam. And on the pretext of resolving the situation and saving the world from terrorism, they (anti-Islamic forces) have a reason to consolidate their foothold. Had they [those Muslims] been aware of the true teachings of Islam,

They would know that Islam does not teach to kill and slaughter innocent men, women, children, elders, the afflicted and those travelling at airports and at stations. Islam does not teach to enter Churches and kill priests and others. When the Holy Prophet (saw) sent armies to fight in battles,

He ordered them to not kill women, children, elders, monks and priests [religious figures]. The Holy Prophet (saw) instructed to not harm, let alone kill, anyone who refrains from raising their weapon, and engaging in war with the Muslims.

Thus the actions of such people are not reflected in any way by the teachings of the Holy Qu’ran, or teachings or practice of the Holy Prophet (saw), his Rightly Guided Successors (Khulfa), and the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them). Allah the Almighty gave our religion the name ‘Islam’.

This name itself is a rejection of terrorism, compulsion and extremism, and extends a message of peace, reconciliation and harmony. The inherent meaning of Islam is to be in peace oneself and to convey peace to others. Allah the Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an, [Arabic] “And Allah calls to the abode of peace”. [10,26]

When a true Muslim performs prayer he or she supplicates for the mercy, and grace of Allah the Almighty. However these merciless people neither believe in the Holy Qur’an nor act upon it nor do they pray. They have formed a new religion and law. In any case, when a true Muslim prays,

And supplicates for peace and security, he or she is saved from mischief, maliciousness and sin and immorality. Allah the Almighty states that prayer prevents one from committing bad and undesirable deeds. Islam also enjoins to make spreading to others “Salaam” (greetings others with peace) a habit. Conveying ‘Salaam’ is not limited to only Muslims.

Albeit, in Pakistan nowadays the national law, pressured by the clerics, has monopolised the issue by declaring, that apart from Muslims no one else can say ‘Salaam’. Ahmadis in particular are completely forbidden to say ‘Salaam’. Yet in the time of the Holy Prophet (saw) ‘Salaam’ was extended to everyone indiscriminately.

I have outlined briefly just a few of the qualities found in Islam, and means to establish peace. A detailed study of Islam or any of its commands from any perspective clearly reveals, that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony, and not one of terrorism.

The only way to win over the hearts of the people of the world and to spread Islam, is through spreading its beautiful teachings, and not through spreading the self-concocted teachings of the clerics and extremists. Alas, the path to attain this can only be shown by the One who was sent in this era,

By Allah the Almighty as the Imam (Leader). Justice can be established by only by he who Allah the Almighty commissioned, to establish justice and who was sent as the Judge and Arbiter. Only he can implement the true teachings of Islam, who has been elevated to that status, and rank by Allah the Almighty.

We, Ahmadis, are fortunate that in this age we have accepted, the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, and have been saved from falling into this darkness, and evil in the world. At one place the Promised Messiah (as) says,

“Islam has divided its teachings in two parts, the first part is the Rights Due to Allah, “and the second is the Rights Due to His Creation. The Rights Due to Allah means to believe that, “He alone is worthy of being worshipped and the Rights Due to His Creation is to show sympathy,

“and compassion to the creation of Allah the Almighty. “It is wrong to inflict pain, and suffering upon someone simply because you oppose their religion. “Compassion and sympathy to others is one thing, “whilst differences in religion is a separate matter. “Those Muslims who stumble in their misconception of Jihad, “believe it is permissible,

“to capture the wealth and possessions of non-Muslims though inappropriate means.” The Promised Messiah (as) says, “In fact they have declared an edict (Fatwah) against me that my wealth should be looted.” This edict of non-Ahmadi Muslim clerics is upheld even today against, the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Promised Messiah (as) says,

“They (the Muslim clerics) have declared an edict ( Fatwah ) against me that my wealth, “should be looted (his wealth or the wealth of Ahmadis). “They even go far as to say that, “our wives should be taken. “However Islam has never taught such impure ways, “for Islam is a pure and clean religion.

“The similitude of Islam is like that, “of a father who wishes to take his right, as the head of the family, “and he similarly desires for there to be mutual love, and sympathy between his children. “He never wishes for his children to hit one another.

“Where Islam desires for no one to be considered as equal to Allah the Almighty, “it is also wishes for all mankind to live in mutual love, “and sympathy and to be united as one.” Thus Muslims, by adopting these teachings, can once again restore the glory of Islam to the world.

This requires that they recognise both the rights, due to Allah the Almighty, and the rights due to mankind. They should foster love and harmony amongst all people, irrespective of a person’s religion, or faith. Instead of killing innocent people cruelly, use Islam’s ‘sword’ of love, reconciliation and harmony to win the hearts of people,

And draw them under the shade of Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet (saw). Instead of incurring Allah’s displeasure through barbaric actions and suicide attacks, strive to attain His love and nearness. Form Islam’s embrace similar to the love, and mercy shown by parents to their children, rather than committing depraved actions,

To give further ammunition to critics of Islam to raise objections. If they do not desist from this course of action they should remember that, they will never spread Islam in the world through their worldly ploys, methods and deception. We, Ahmadis, should also keep in mind that every attack,

By these misguided people in the name of Islam should, alert us to fulfilling our responsibilities to an even greater degree than before. After every act that defames Islam, we need to tell the world that, the basis of our religion is upon peace and security. Each and every one of us must convey this.

If any follower of Islam commits an act, which creates chaos and strife, it reflects the personal self-serving motives of that particular individual or group. It has no link to Islam whatsoever, and such acts are entirely forbidden. The individuals who perpetrate these atrocities alone bear the responsibility for their actions,

Rather than the teachings of Islam. With the Grace of Allah the Almighty the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community makes efforts, to convey this in every country of the world. Now with the Grace of Allah this is having a positive effect through the media, and this is reflected by columnists.

After the merciless murder of the priest in France, a columnist here wrote this apparently tells us, that a religious war has erupted in the word. However he continues and says the reality is otherwise, which is that is actually a war of those using religion for their vested interests,

And is also a war of those with mental illnesses. The Pope has also issued a very good statement by stating that, this indeed has become a global war, but it is not a religious war, rather it is a war based on vested interests.

It is a war of those people who have their personal interests behind it, because no religion teaches cruelty. Therefore, at this moment in time, the non-Muslims themselves, are taking care of their own people, but as this cruelty escalates, then it can cause a reaction from people. Thus, our responsibility have greatly increased;

To propagate our peaceful message of Islam to all parts of the world . In any case, on the one hand we have such people, while on the other hand we have those who have received our message, but try to distort and falsify it.

Someone wrote to me that there is an individual, who perhaps has left Islam, and has tweeted with reference to me and maybe he has also posted my image in which he says that, Islam is a religion of peace, and the Holy Prophet (saw) has forbidden one from committing cruelty, and acts of barbarity.

However, after that he wrote from himself, in a mockingly fashion that, this instruction does not apply on women, those who leave Islam and renounce their belief, and neither for such and such people. Thus, there are people who when they see that the peaceful message of Islam,

Which the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is spreading is having a positive effect on people, they then try to reduce its impact, and through adopting these various mediums such as twitter, Facebook and through various other means, they can reach thousands, in fact hundreds of thousands of people with their message.

Therefore, it is our duty to be watchful of this, and to also reply to them. and to also reply to them. We have a lot of work still to do in conveying the true message of Islam to the world. Although through Ahmadiyya Community, Islam has been introduced much more than before,

But we cannot say that it’s reached a satisfactory standard as yet. In a time of such opposition wherein Islam is facing opposition from the non-Muslims, and the Ahmadiyya Community is facing opposition from the other Muslims also, we must work with great wisdom and intensity.

There is no doubt in the fact that Islam is a religion which shall spread all over the world, InshAllah [Allah willing] and there is also no doubt in the fact that, the renaissance of Islam, shall take place through Ahmadiyya Community, InshAllah. Allah Almighty has destined for this to happen,

But we have to strive for this and also pray for it, so that we can witness this success in our lives and so that our deficiencies, and shortcomings do not take this success away from us. Thus, in order for our shortcomings to be overlooked,

And to draw the grace of Allah Almighty towards us, we need to strive and also pray. As I mentioned earlier that the enemy of Islam is against us, and also those Muslims who follow the so-called Muslim scholars. However, we must remove all fears,

And seek to fulfil the mission of the Promised Messiah (as). Nowadays, many journalists and the representatives of newspapers ask the following question. I have been asked here in Europe, and while on my recent tour of Sweden, I was asked by a journalist that, “as you are opposed by terrorist groups,

“and your lives are in danger, how will you carry out your task?” I replied that there is no doubt that me and the members of the Community are in danger, however these dangers cannot hinder us from our work. I told the journalist that everywhere, and everyone is now in danger;

All of you are also in danger, and it is no longer a question of being an Ahmadi or a non-Muslim. Anyone who does not act according to their agenda, and does not agree with them is in danger. However, those nationalists or those in opposition of Islam are also against Ahmadis,

Thus we are in danger from both sides. However, a Momin [true believer] does not worry over such matters, and remains firm in his/her faith, and InshAllah every Ahmadi will do so. In view of the current circumstances of the world, in order for every Ahmadi and the Community as a whole,

To be safeguarded from every form of mischief in the world, we need to pay focus on prayers, and offering Sadqa [alms] We need to pay particular focus towards this because as I said that, the state [of the world] is becoming more and more precarious. May Allah Almighty cause the mischief of the evil-doers,

Who are defaming the name of Islam and, committing cruelties and injustices in its name, to reverse back on them. May Allah Almighty quickly take them in His grip and keep all kinds of adversities, and difficulties away from us. Drawing our attention towards prayers, the Holy Prophet (saw) said on one occasion,

“For whosoever the door of prayer has been opened, “it is as if the doors of mercy have opened for him, “and among all the things one supplicates for, “Allah Almighty is most pleased when one seeks for His protection.” The prayer to come into His protection is the most desirable [supplication] near Him.

The Holy Prophet (saw) has also stated, “the prayer is an aid for those upon whom calamities have befallen, “and is also beneficial for those who have not been afflicted with any trial as yet. “So, O people of Allah! It is incumbent upon you to engage in prayer.”

On another occasion, the Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “there is nothing more honourable in the sight of Allah than prayer.” Regarding Sadqa, the Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “give alms in order to be safeguarded from tribulations and the hellfire.” In fact, the Holy Prophet (saw) has also stated that,

“it is compulsory upon all Muslims to give Sadqa.” When the companions asked that what shall one do if he/she has nothing to offer [in Sadqa]? The Holy Prophet (saw) stated that, “one should adhere to all that is good; “fulfil the Islamic injunctions; perform virtuous deeds;

“and abstain from evil and that is Sadqa for them.” However, if one has given Sadqa from the wealth he/she possesses, it certainly does not mean that, one no longer needs to adhere to the good deeds, and refrain from evil.

In fact, this is Allah Almighty’s mercy which He has shown on His servants whereby, if someone is deprived of means and is destitute, then doing good, and refraining from evil becomes a Sadqa for that person. Otherwise, if a person does not practise virtuous deeds and nor refrains from evil,

Then the Sadqa of such a person has no value. Just as prayer of those who perform it ostentatiously has no value, and is thrown back in their faces, similarly Sadqa of this kind has no value. It is expected of a Momin that, if he or she gives Sadqa and offers prayer,

Then he or she will also be trying to fashion their actions, according to the will of Allah Almighty. When this state develops then it enable ones to draw in the grace of Allah Almighty, and protects one from difficulties and tribulations. Regarding this the Promised Messiah (as) states,

“Trials and tribulations can be annulled/overturned through Sadqa and prayer.” Furthermore, what should be one’s condition for prayers to be accepted? The Promised Messiah (as) regarding this states, “For a prayer to be accepted, it is also necessary that, “one should bring about a pious change within.

“If one does not refrain from evil and breaks the boundaries set forth by Allah Almighty, “then the prayers of such a person has no effect.” Thus, while remaining within the boundaries set forth by Allah Almighty, we should make an intensive effort in our prayers and Sadqa,

So that we continue to draw in the grace of Allah Almighty. Drawing our attention towards prayer, the Promised Messiah (as) said on one occasion, “I always pray, however you all must also remain engaged in prayer. “Offer your Salat, and seek repentance. “When this becomes your condition, then Allah Almighty shall protect you.

“And, even if there is only one person in the whole house like this, then due to him, “Allah Almighty shall also protect the others.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “Those who are especially sincere in their faith, Allah Almighty turns towards them, “and protects them Himself.” The Promised Messiah (as) states,

“Allah Almighty is never unfaithful to one who is truthful. “Even if the entire world becomes his enemy, they still cannot cause him any harm. “Allah is the Almighty and the All-Powerful, “and man can enter into His protection, through the strength of his faith,

“and is able to witness the miraculous signs of His power and Might, “and he shall not be subjected to humiliation. “Remember that Allah is All-Powerful (He is mightier than the mighty), “in fact He has supremacy over His own laws. Thus, offer your Salaat with a sincere heart and remain occupied in supplication

“and convey this teaching to your relatives and friends also. “No one experiences loss after wholly becoming Allah’s. “The root cause of one’s loss is sin.” Therefore, we need to prostrate before the Almighty Allah with complete sincerity, and seek help from Him.

May He remove all the afflictions and difficulties and completely annihilate the enemy. May He frustrate and fail every ploy and attack of the enemy against the Community. Allah Almighty has also taught us some prayers in the Holy Qur’an which we should recite.

The Promised Messiah (as) has also drawn our attention towards the Qur’anic prayers and has stated that, “the prayers which have been taught to us in the Holy Qur’an are there so that, “when a Momin recites them in his supplication sincerely, Allah will accept those prayers. ”

Therefore, in order to remove tribulations and to be safeguarded from the evil ploys, we must pay heed to the Qur’anic prayers. One of the prayers that we have been taught in the Holy Qur’an, and which we often recite in Salaat,

And the Promised Messiah (as) has also placed great emphasis on reading this prayer is, [Arabic] “Our Lord, grant us good in this world as well as good in the world to come, “and protect us from the torment of the Fire.” Regarding this the Promised Messiah (as) states that,

“in order for one to prosper, he is in need of two things, “firstly, for one to stay at peace in this short worldly existence, “despite the various trials and difficulties etc. one may face. “Secondly, that he saves himself from all sin and immoral behaviour, “which distances one from Allah Almighty.”

The Promised Messiah (as) continues to state, “Good in this world is, be it spiritual or physical, “one should stay away from an impure and demeaning life.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “Good in the world to come, which refers to the prospect of the afterlife,

“in actuality it is the rewards of this life and the fruit we receive as a result of it. “If one receives good in this life, then that virtuous deed is [stored] for the afterlife.” With regards to saving oneself from the hellfire, the Promised Messiah (as) states,

“It does not refer solely to the fire which will be witnessed on Judgement Day, “there are hundreds of torments in our daily lives.” There are a number of fears and worries [in the world], dealings with relatives, illnesses etc.

All of these are included in it. “A believer prays for him to be saved from every type of fire.” Then there is a prayer for steadfastness, when ones situation worsens, and goes through certain trials they may not remain steadfast,

We have been taught a prayer for steadfastness and help against the enemy, and that is, [Arabic] “Our Lord, forgive us our errors and our excesses in our conduct, “and make firm our steps and help us against the disbelieving people.” Regarding this the Promised Messiah (as) states,

“Thus, it is evident that if Allah was not the one who forgives sins, “then He would never have taught such a prayer.” Then there is a prayer of the Holy Qur’an, [Arabic] “My Lord, I am in need of whatever good Thou mayest send down to me.” This prayer should also be recited.

There are many other prayers in the Holy Qur’an, which should be recited in order to draw the Grace of Allah Almighty. As I have already mentioned, the Promised Messiah (as) has stated that, “Allah Almighty has taught several prayers in the Holy Qur’an, and the reason for this is that,

“one should seek from Allah Almighty, having purified himself, “and in return Allah will accept it.” Then there are prayers that the Holy Prophet (saw) would recite, and prayers of the Promised Messiah (as). One such prayer of the Promised Messiah (as) is, The Promised Messiah (as) states that, “I have been conveyed by Allah,

[Arabic] Huzoor (as) states, “It was conveyed to me by Allah the Almighty that, “this is the great name of Allah, “and that whoever supplicates in these terms would be delivered from every affliction.” May Allah almighty protect the Community as a whole and individually,

From every evil of the enemy and repel every maliciousness back on them. May He also show sense to the Muslims, and give them understanding to hear the voice of the one sent by Allah, and may we become one united Ummah and by upholding the beautiful teachings of Islam, spread them throughout the world.

After the prayer I will offer 3 funeral prayers. The first one is of Mr Ewen Vernon Sahib who lived in Belize. He passed away recently at the age of 49. ‘To Him we belong and to Him we shall return.’ He was one of the pioneer Ahmadis in Belize,

And was currently serving as the secretary of Tabligh. He attended the Jalsa Salana UK in 2014. He was a very pious, and devout Ahmadi who had a great passion. Despite having accepted Ahmadiyyat recently, his sincerity and loyalty with the Community was such, that Ahmadis of a long time may not even have that.

May Allah raise his status, and may Allah Almighty continue to grant us such devout Ahmadis. The second funeral is of Syed Nadir Sayyidain, who was the in charge of the Nasir Fire & Rescue Service in Rabwah, and was the son of Sayyid Ghulam Sayyidain. He passed away on 23rd July 2016,

In PIMS hospital (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) at the age of 55. ‘To Him we belong and to Him we shall return.’ He passed away as a result of a clot in one of his coronary arteries. His paternal grandmother, who was from Kohar,

Accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1905 by writing a letter to the Promised Messiah (as), but nobody else from her household became an Ahmadi. Syed Nadir Sayyidain accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1982, having researched about Ahmadiyyat himself. He completed his BSC from Karachi and remained there until 1989, when he moved to Islamabad from Karachi.

He had the opportunity to serve under several departments, of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya on a district level. He served as the district Mo’tamid as well as Khidmat-e-Khalq. He had the opportunity to set up medical camps in various places. He also served as head of the Writer Forum in Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, in the district of Islamabad.

In 1999 he moved to Rabwah from Islamabad then devoted his life in the year 2000. As I have already mentioned, he served as head of the Nasir Fire & Rescue, which runs under Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. He was also in charge of the Sports complex. He was a Karate and Martial Arts expert,

And renowned in the Martial Arts sphere, on an international level. On a national level he represented Pakistan in various countries. Even in Rabwah he trained the children and Khuddam in Martial Arts. He had a profound connection with Khilafat, and a worker who served with great loyalty and sincerity.

He was simple of nature and he had a special trait that, he would always smile, no matter how sick he was, or however much difficulty he suffered, he was always happy. May Allah treat him in the hereafter in a manner that gives him contentment and his generation.

By the grace of Allah he was a Moosi, and has been buried in Rabwah. Aside from his wife he is survived by his parents, three sons and three daughters. One of his sons is memorising the Holy Qur’an in Madrasat-ul-Hifz. May Allah grant the deceased a lofty status.

The third funeral is of Mr Nazeer Ahmad Ayyaz sahib, who was the Sadr of New York Community in USA. He passed away on 3rd July 2016 at the age of 69 years old. ‘To Him we belong and to Him we shall return.’ He was born on 23rd May 1947 in Tanzania.

He moved to New York in 1977 and started actively taking part in Community events, initially he served as the Finance Secretary, then served as the Sadr [Head] of New York Community for 35 years. He would visit each Salaat center across New York on a monthly basis with the local Missionary.

He would regularly partake in financial schemes and voluntary contributions. He would remind his Community members on a regular basis by email and letters, encouraging them sacrifice more. He would work for the Community with great passion and concern. He would train the youth.

Often it happens that the in charge does not train the next line of workers, but he had a special quality in that he would train the youth, and in doing so he prepare the next batch of youth who would step up to serve the Community. At the mosque or the center’s,

He organised games for the young girls and boys, and would set up certain schemes which would grasp their attention so that, the children do not deviate off track. He would organise weekly educational classes for the men and women without fail. These are still on going under the name of Tahir Academy.

He was the director of Humanity first for New York and worked very hard for it. He would complete every task, even though he was Sadr Community. If the centre needed cleaning he would do it himself, and would throw any garbage out on his own. He was regular in his five daily prayers.

The deceased was a Moosi and is buried in Maqbarah Moosiyaan [Rabwah]. He is survived by his wife and only daughter Asma Ayyaz. May Allah Almighty forgive the deceased and shower His mercy on him, and raise his status. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) once said to him,

That he is a true example of a Sadr in the USA and, prayed that it always remains as so. May Allah Almighty enable more people to emerge in his footsteps. He served as Sadr Community for 35 years and he served with great sincerity.

Ameer sahib and Naib Ameer Sahib of USA have also written that, he served with great humility, and would help more than anyone in administrative matters. He would also help in the capacity of an ordinary worker not just when he would be in charge.

Nevertheless, May Allah grant all of them a lofty status and forgive them. As mentioned earlier, after the prayers I will lead their funerals. All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone,

And we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls, and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path.

And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other,

And to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred, and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves, and evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He too will remember you;

Call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.

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