Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2015
Today I will cite from different sources, the narrations and incidents of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), which were described by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) in his various speeches. Every incident or narration contains within itself an aspect of guidance. This narration draws the attention of the members of the Jama’at
That they should increase their knowledge. Those who possess religious knowledge also ought to be familiar with current affairs, as well as history, particularly those to whom the task of preaching is entrusted: the Murabiyaan and Mubaligheen . They, especially, should pay attention.
In today’s world this information is readily available with great ease. In any case, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) narrates a narration of the Promised Messiah (as), which draws one’s attention towards increasing both the potential of their knowledge, and the standard of true piety. According to the given time and occasion,
One ought to remain within the boundaries of their capacity of knowledge. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that he heard the following incident from the Promised Messiah (as), ‘He used to say there was an individual who was known as a very eminent holy man.
‘As it happened, a King’s courtier became one of his devotees ‘and he started propagating about the piety and sainthood of this individual everywhere, ‘saying that he was a great holy and godly person, ‘so much so, that he even pleaded the king to visit him.
‘In response, the king said, “Okay, I will pay this saint a visit on such and such day, “to see whether he is a self-proclaimed saint, or the true saint that you say he is.” In any case, the courtier immediately conveyed this message to the saint
And said that “the king will come to visit you on such and such day. “Speak to him in such and such manner so that you make an impression on him “and that he too may become one of your devotees.
“If the king becomes one of your devotees, then his subjects will also completely follow suit.” In any case, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) writes that although he was not sure whether he was really a saint or not, it certainly appears from the events that will unfold, that he was indeed a foolish person.
‘When the news reached him that the king was about to come ‘and that he should talk to him in a particular manner that would create a good impression on his nature, ‘he thought about certain things in his mind to say to the king.
‘When the king came to meet him, he told the king that he should do justice. ‘He said “Consider King Alexander the Great who appeared among the Muslims. “How equal and just he was! And till this day how famous he is!” Even though Alexander appeared hundreds of years before the Holy Prophet (saw),
In fact, even prior to Jesus (as) but this person asserts that Alexander is a Muslim King after the advent of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) stated that ‘This would imply that he was born hundreds of years after the time of the Holy Prophet (saw) because, had this been the case,
Alexander could not have been a King during the period of the four rightly guided caliphs, because the Khulafaa (successors of Prophet Muhammad (saw)) were ruling at that time. Nor can he even be from the time of Hazrat Muaawiyyah (ra) because during this time
Hazrat Muaawiyyah (ra) was the King of the entire world. He could not have existed during the early period of Khilafat of the Banu Abbas because at that time, they were the rulers of the world. Therefore, if Alexander the Great was a Muslim,
He would have been a King in the fourth or fifth Hijrah even though he appeared many hundreds of years prior to the Holy Prophet (saw). Therefore, he who appeared hundreds of years prior to the Holy Prophet (saw) was considered
By that individual, as being from among the Ummah of the Holy Prophet (saw) and Islam. As a result, let alone creating any impression on that King, the King was extremely put off and immediately stood up and left. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) mentions that
‘To be familiar with history is not a prerequisite for sainthood; ‘however, this self-proclaimed sainthood brought the problem on himself. ‘Who told him to meddle with history?’ Therefore, one’s knowledge needs to be accurate. And one ought to be assured about what he says.
If it refers to history, one should possess proper knowledge of it. If a matter relates to a scholarly subject then one should have the right knowledge. This person was ruined by the vested desires of his self. When man moves away from the truth and wears the cloak of self-styled holiness and knowledge
Or seeks to wear it, he gets disgraced and this is the outcome. With reference to demonstrating the gentleness of the heart of the Promised Messiah’s (as) heart and his anguish for the Ummah; in fact, for the entire humanity, Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib narrates an incident.
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) comments that people are hasty to pray against somebody. ‘We adhere to the principle that we do not pray against others; ‘rather, we ought to pray for our opponents. ‘Ultimately, it is they who will come to believe.’
Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib states that he used to live on the top floor. The Promised Messiah (as) had another room constructed above his room. Maulvi Abdul Karim used to live there. The Promised Messiah (as) lived on the lower floor of the house.
He says ‘one night I heard cries coming from the ground floor like that of a woman in labour. ‘I was surprised and I lent my ear to the weeping ‘and realised that the Promised Messiah (as) was praying. And he was crying,
“O God! The plague is rampant and people are dying because of it. “O God! If all these people die who then will be left to believe in you?”’ Now consider, the plague was such a sign concerning which the Holy Prophet (saw) had made a prophecy
And is also mentioned in the prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as). However, upon the outbreak of the plague, this very same person for whose truth this sign was manifested, was praying in deep anguish, in submission before Allah, saying ‘O Allah, if these people die, who then will believe in You?’
Therefore, a believer should not pray against ordinary people, A (Momin) believer should not pray against ordinary people, because he has been raised to save them. A believer (Momin) has been raised to protect the world. If he invokes prayers against them, then who will he save?
Ahmadiyyat was established to safeguard Islam. Ahmadiyyat was established to save Muslims and bring back their former glory. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says that Ahmadiyyat wishes to restore to the Muslims that same glory and greatness of theirs which they once enjoyed during the time of the Umayyad Dynasty and Abbasid Dynasty,
With the condition that the same evils should not emerge among them as well. So how can we pray against those for whom we have come to exalt? The Promised Messiah (as) states, referring to himself: [Urdu verse] ‘O my heart! Take care of people’s thoughts, sentiments and feelings
‘so that their hearts do not become murky. ‘That is, lest they get frustrated with you and make a prayer against you.’ ‘Ultimately these people do love the Holy Prophet (saw) and it is because of this love ‘which they have for the Holy Prophet (saw) that they hurl abuse at you.’
Therefore, the general public among the Muslims is ill-informed and can only express that which the religious clerics ( Maulvis) teach them. Even today many Ahmadis send accounts of their incidents where the truth of Ahmadiyyat was explained in some way, to the opponents or to a particular individual who was critical,
Which transformed his perspective. Similarly, some non-Ahmadi Muslims write to me as well, explaining how they discovered the truth about Ahmadiyyat and now they realised how the Maulvis were misleading them. There are many incidents in Africa where Jama’ats have been established as a result
And they expressed that the religious clerics had wrongly informed them about Ahmadiyyat. Therefore, our prayer ought to be that Allah Almighty saves the Ummah (Muslim people at large) from the corrupt scholars and the leaders who are in the wrong. And that Allah grants the general public the opportunity to recognise the truth.
Further, with reference to being a true Muslim, it is destined for one to be confronted by trials, hardship and dangers. It is for this reason that Allah the Almighty creates provisions for benefit. The Promised Messiah (as) quotes a verse of Hazrat Maulana Rumi: [Urdu verse]
That, whatever difficulty God puts a community of people through; underneath it He has placed a huge treasure. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that upon reading these verses, the Promised Messiah (as) would comment that ‘If, in reality, a nation or a community becomes Muslim,
‘all of their trials and tribulations, which they are entrapped in, ‘would become a source of salvation and progress for them. ‘The believers are not faced by any trial that does not become a source of comfort for them.’ This means comfort and ease is behind every trial and difficulty that comes in their way.
Therefore, in the current time, from among the entire Muslim Ummah, the true Muslim is he who is attached with the Imam of the Age and ardent devotee of the Holy Prophet, (saw) If any difficulty come in our way, they serve to give glad tidings to us. Difficulties are followed by ease and this is a high standard to measure the truth. The history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community bears testimony to this that
By the grace of Allah, each and every trial and tribulation brings provisions for progress for us. Then Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that ‘Just by staying in someone’s company, ‘ill thoughts can have a bearing on a person, in the absence of physical means.’
When one urges another to indulge in a vice, or even by not doing so, if one spends time in the company of a bad individual, unconsciously evil is created in his mind as well. The influence of a bad person will unconsciously affect his thoughts as well.
With reference to his, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says that ‘Once, a Sikh student who studied at Government College in Lahore ‘and who also had a sincere bond with the Promised Messiah (as) ‘sent a message to the Promised Messiah (as)’- Another narration states that the message was conveyed through Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra)
That “At first I believed in God but now I am entertaining doubts concerning Him.” ‘The Promised Messiah (as) sent him a message that he should change his seating place in college. ‘And so, he changed his seat and then wrote back ‘that he no longer had any doubts concerning God Almighty.
‘When this was relayed to the Promised Messiah (as), he said, “he was being affected by the person who was sitting next to him “and that person was an atheist. Therefore, when he changed his seat, “he could no longer affect him and his doubts also finished.”
Therefore, one can be influenced by just simply sitting next to a bad person, whether or not they say anything. Similarly, a good person can have a positive influence on the other without saying anything but by just sitting next to him.
Thus, people’s views influence one another, without us even being consciously aware of it. The youngsters should pay special attention to this, so that their friendships and those who they socialise with are not having a negative influence on them. Similarly, there are TV programmes and adults should be aware of this
That if they stop their children from viewing such programs which can have a negative impact on their morals, or those which specify that they are not for children or have an age restriction but the adults are still watching them, then the children will certainly now and then catch a glimpse of it.
Also, it has subliminal effect on the environment and thereby ruins the moral and spiritual development of the children. It is not possible that those parents who view such programmes remain on the high standards of righteousness after having seen those programmes.
Some people watch TV till late in the night and then do not get up for their morning Fajr prayer. Therefore, it is also the responsibility of the parents to maintain a pure and pious environment within the home because such things subconsciously effect the children and their development. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states
That the Promised Messiah (as) would say to some people, in relation to prayer, that it is important to develop a connection, so they should make an offering and he will pray for them. He adopted this practise so that people could strengthen their connection. The Promised Messiah (as) related an incident many times, that
‘Once, a man went to a holy man to request for his prayers ‘because he had lost the ownership documents of his house. ‘The holy man said “I will pray for you but first you must bring me some Halwa .” ‘The person who had lost the documentation of his house was quite surprised
‘because he had come to request him for prayers but instead he was asking for Halwa . ‘However, since he was in need of the prayer, he went off to buy the Halwa .
‘When he had bought the Halwa and the owner of the sweetshop was about to wrap it in the paper ‘beside him, the man cried out, “Do not tear the paper! These are the documents for my house. “It was for these papers that I was requesting prayers!”
‘He then took the Halwa and told the holy man th he found the documentation for his house. ‘The Holy man said “My intent behind the Halwa w so that I could form a connection with you.”
“Though that connection was formed for prayers, you have derived direct benefit from it also.”‘ There are many narrations of the Promised Messiah (as) in which we find that he made heartfelt prayers and special prayers for some of his sincere companions, regarding an improvement in their business or health.
This is because they would give a lot of money or spend extraordinarily for the Promised Messiah’s (as) mission and for the propagation Islam. Therefore because of their sacrifices, he had developed a special connection with them. In regards to the vying with one another in good work,
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says that ‘the Promised Messiah (as) used to relate a narration ‘about two companions of the Holy Prophet (saw); “One companion brought a horse to sell in the marketplace “and another companion enquired about the price.
“He told him the price but the one buying said that it was not the correct price “and instead quoted one that was higher than the price the seller had quoted. “However, the seller insisted that he would only sell it at the price he quoted,
“while the buyer insisted that he would pay the price which he had quoted.” ‘The Promised Messiah (as) would say that “this is a very ordinary incident of the companions. “It is a very ordinary incident of the companion’s level of honesty and truthfulness. “They would vie with one another in everything good.”
Allah the Almighty states, ‘vie, then, with one another in doing good works. ‘If one does any religious work then try to do better ‘and sacrifice your inner-self while competing with one another.’ If every one of us develops this thought that instead of competing with one another in worldly interests,
We should vie with one another in good deeds and vie with one another in adhering to truthfulness, then not only will this be beneficial for our own development and piety but will also be beneficial for the training of our future generations. It will also become a means for the progress of the Jama’at.
Thus, these are the standards of honesty which we have to maintain. There is another very important matter which every Ahmadi should pay attention towards: Always remember that Allah the Almighty alone is the Master of all attributes. Furthmore, it is the work of Allah Almighty alone to guide someone.
Allah Almighty has entrusted us with only one task and that is to propagate and convey the guidance, however to actually guide someone is Allah’s work. We should try to do our task to the best of our abilities and then Allah the Almighty Himself grants the results. One should never entertain the thought
That if a certain individual was to gain guidance and become an Ahmadi then the Jamaat will progress. Sometimes people say that if a certain individual was to become an Ahmadi then Ahmadiyat will progress and we will also then join Ahmadiyyat. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) relates an incident that
‘Once a few people came to the Promised Messiah (as) and said that “there is a certain individual in their village “and if he becomes an Ahmadi then we would also join Ahmadiyyat.” In fact, the thought of these people is not correct because even if such a person was to accept Ahmadiyyat,
Even then there will be some who will not believe and will not abstain from creating difficulties. In relation to this, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states the incident of a village that, ‘There were three Maulvis [clerics] regarding wh
The villagers had said that “if any one of them were to accept the Promised Messiah (as), “then all of us would also accept him.” Allah Almighty blessed one of them and he did the Bai’at, ‘then the villagers said, “So what if one of them has accepted? He has lost his senses.
“the other two have not accepted yet. “All three of our elders are very well educated, “if they all accept Ahmadiyyat, only then will we accept too. “So what if only one of them has accepted, perhaps he has lost his senses.” ‘However, the second person also did the Bai’at .
‘Once again, the opponents said that ” both of these Maulvis have lost their mind, “there is still one Maulvi who has not done the Bai’at , “therefore we will not accept Ahmadiyyat.” Such instances still happen and those who are not earnest
Remain adamant on this, that “if a certain person was to become an Ahmadi, only then will we accept…”, but the majority never do. Thus, our focus should only be on acquiring the blessings of Allah Almighty. Our reliance should only be on Allah the Almighty
And whatever we do should be done for Him and not for people. There are many people who rely on others but those being relied upon, they themselves at times, face difficulty and trials. Sometimes people write to me, saying ‘this one person has outlined these conditions and will accept Ahmadiyyat if they are fulfilled.
Pray that those conditions are fulfilled and he becomes Ahmadi, because if he joins Ahmadiyyat then a revolutionary transformation will come about in our area. However, this has no relation to it whatsoever. Therefore, one should pray that Allah Almighty grants the Jama’at with such people
Who excel in their devotion and sincerity, and progress in their religious development. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) had a heartfelt passion for saving mankind from becoming misguided. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) relates an example of this that, ‘Once during the time of the Promised Messiah (as) a women came to him
‘who was illiterate and of very low social status.’ A lot of importance is given to one’s caste and social class in India. ‘This lady belonged to a very low caste and said, “Huzoor, my son has become a Christian. “Please pray that he becomes a Muslim.” ‘The Promised Messiah (as) replied,
“Send him to me so that he may listen to discourses about Allah Almighty.” ‘He was very ill and had come to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) for treatment. ‘Therefore, because he was in Qadian, the Promised Messiah (as) had said ‘that he can also come and meet him.’
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that ‘this boy was suffering from Tuberculosis ‘and whenever the boy would come to see the Promised Messiah (as), ‘he would continually advise him and tell him about Islam. ‘However, Christianity was so strongly rooted in him
‘that when the Promised Messiah’s (as) words started to have an effect on him, ‘he felt that he may revert to becoming a Muslim. ‘So one night he diverted his mother’s attention and ran away from Qadian to Batala. ‘There was a Christian mission in Batala and he went there.
‘When his mother found out, she immediately left Qadian for Batala on foot ‘and brought him back to Qadian.’ Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says ‘I clearly recalls this lady ‘falling at the Promised Messiah’s (as) feet and saying “My son is not as dear to me as Islam is.
“He is my only son and I wish that he becomes a Muslim. “Thereafter if he dies then so be it. “If he does not survive I will have no sorrow.” ‘Allah Almighty accepted her earnest prayers and the boy became a Muslim, ‘and passed away a few days after his acceptance of Islam.’
That woman also knew that if there was any last resort; any last human effort to bring him back to faith then it was only the Promised Messiah (as). This is because he alone had true heartfelt compassion for Islam and only with that true heartfelt compassion could he convey the message to others,
And preach to them and convince them. Regarding the Promised Messiah’s (as) method of reforming, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states– Some people, at times, say such a things whereby instead of reforming someone they in fact worsen. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states that the Promised Messiah’s method was very subtle and unique;
‘Once, a person with very limited means came to the Promised Messiah (as). ‘During his discussion he said that due to his limited means ‘he obtained a railway ticket by certain means which were perhaps not permissible. ‘The Promised Messiah (as) gave him one Rupee and smiled whilst saying-‘
In those days one Rupee had a lot of value, ‘I hope that you will not need to resort to those means on your journey back’. Thus, he also taught him that one should always do what is permissible. Then Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) has directed a lot of attention towards
The members of the Community with regards to learning new skills and working hard. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) narrates an incident from the time of the Promised Messiah (as) whilst directing attention towards this; that ‘there was a young man with very basic sense of understanding. ‘He used to live with the Promised Messiah (as).’
Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that ‘I remember that there was a young man with the Promised Messiah (as) ‘whose name was Fajjah. ‘The Promised Messiah (as) sent him to work with a builder ‘and in a very short time he became a builder himself.’ About this the Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that
‘He had very little common sense but he was sincere and religious. ‘He was a non-Ahmadi when he came to the Promised Messiah (as), ‘and afterwards became an Ahmadi.’ The poor level of his common sense is narrated by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) in the following words that,
‘One time some guests arrived, and at that time a langar (dining) system was not established’ This incident is from the very early days. ‘So the food was delivered from the house of the Promised Messiah (as). ‘Sheikh Rahmatullah Sahib, Dr. Mirza Yaqoob Sahib, ‘Khwajah Kamaluddin Sahib, Qureshi Muhammad Hussain Sahib,
‘arrived delightfully and there was another friend there as well. ‘The Promised Messiah (as) instructed for tea to be prepared and said to Fajjah, ‘the person under discussion, to serve tea to these guests. ‘and thinking that Fajjah might forget to serve tea to any of them, ‘the Promised Messiah (as) emphasised and stated
“Listen, serve tea to all five of the guest. Make sure you do not miss anyone out.” ‘The Promised Messiah (as) sent his old servant, Chiragh, along with him. ‘When these two brought the tea to the guests, ‘they found that the guests were not in that room.
‘Instead, they had all gone to meet with Hazrat Khalifa-ul-Masih I (ra). ‘So they took the tea to the guests there’. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says ‘Chiragh was an old servant. ‘He served tea to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) first, ‘because he was aware of his eminence and status,
‘but Fajjah Sahib held Chiragh’s hand and said “the Promised Messiah (as) did not mention his name.” ‘Chiragh signalled at him with the eyes and elbowed him and tried to explain to him, ‘that regardless of the Promised Messiah (as) not mentioning Hazrat Khilafatul Masih I’s (ra) name
‘He is the most respectable out of all the guests so tea should be served to him first. But he kept saying that “the Promised Messiah (as) only mentioned five names; he did not mention his name.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says,
‘So his level of intellect was such that he was not able to understand even this much, but when he was sent to work with the builder, he became a builder very easily.’ Therefore Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) directs our attention towards the fact that if those people who have no skills,
Those who are in various countries; poor countries as well as in this country, if they put in a little bit of effort they can learn some sort of skill and work and earn money. In fact, they can participate in work for social welfare and khidmat-e-khalq.
While mentioning Allah the Almighty’s honour for the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) narrates an incident: ‘There was a person here who became a very sincere Ahmadi ‘and he had a great relationship with the Promised Messiah (as). ‘But before he accepted Ahmadiyyat, the Promised Messiah (as) was displeased with him for 20 years.
‘The reason was that the Promised Messiah (as) had immense reservation towards him ‘because of a certain incident; It so happened that one of this man’s sons had passed away. ‘The Promised Messiah (as), along with his brother, went to him to offer condolences.
‘It was a custom there that when a close friend would arrive for the funeral, ‘they would embrace them and cry loudly. ‘According to this custom, he embraced the Promised Messiah’s (as) older brother ‘and said while crying “God has done great injustice with me.” God Forbid.
‘Upon hearing this the Promised Messiah (as) developed such hatred for him that he did not want to look at his face. Allah Almighty enabled the man to come out of such acts of ignorance and he accepted Ahmadiyyat. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) stated that in relation to the evidence of the existence of God,
The Promised Messiah (as) used to narrate an incident, The Promised Messiah (as) said, ‘there was an atheist ‘who used to study with Mir Muhammad Ismael Sahib. ‘One time there was an earthquake and this atheist said ‘Raam, Raam’ (‘God, God’) subconsciously.’ He used to be a Hindu before becoming an Atheist.
‘When Mir Sahib asked “You do not believe in God. “so then why did you say ‘Raam, Raam’?” He replied that it was a mistake. “I said it subconsciously.” ‘The truth is that atheists are on the path of ignorance
‘and those who believe in the existence of God are on the path of knowledge. This is why, ‘in state of death or fear an atheist thinks that “It is possible that I am wrong.” ‘If he was on the path of knowledge, then instead of this at the time of death
The atheist would tell others to “Quit believing in God. There is no God.” ‘However, we witness the opposite.’ Therefore, this is a very powerful argument for the existence of God that this way of thinking can be found in every nation. While mentioning the Promised Messiah’s (as) sincere emotions regarding the help
And support of Allah the Almighty towards him, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says at one place that ‘This condition of the Promised Messiah (as) can be gauged by this note written by him ‘in his private notebook, which I took from this notebook and published it.
‘He did not write this note for the public to see ‘so no one could think that it was written with formalities and ostentatiousness. ‘It was a whispering with his Lord and it was a humble cry in the presence of his Allah
‘which was written by the pen of the person writing it and was sent before God the Almighty. ‘Neither did the Promised Messiah (as) write the note for it to spread in the world, ‘nor could it have reached the world, had Allah Almighty not placed it in my hand for His reasons.
‘In this note, while addressing God Almighty the Promised Messiah (as) says “Oh God, how can I abandon you? “When all companions and intimate friends cannot provide any help for me. “In those times, You are the One who consoles me and helps me.” This is the meaning of that note.
Every Ahmadi’s standard of morality should be very high. The Promised Messiah (as) has instructed this repeatedly. Look at the Promised Messiah’s (as) own model regarding this matter and how he used to treat his opponents in an excellent manner. While mentioning this Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says that a friend narrates that
‘Once amongst the Hindus, a wife of the most severe opponent became ill. ‘The medicine prescribed the physician required musk. ‘When he was not able to find musk anywhere, ‘he came to the Promised Messiah (as) shamefully and remorsefully ‘and requested “Please grant me some musk if you have any.”
‘He needed approximately one or two grams. ‘But he relates himself that the Promised Messiah (as) brought a bottle full of musk ‘and said “Your wife is in great discomfort, take all of this.” The teaching of the Promised Messiah (as), about safeguarding oneself from instigation to quarrel
Is related by The Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra); he says ‘The Promised Messiah (as) used to say that the word Ta’un (Plague) is derived from Ta’an . ‘And Ta’an means to pierce or wound with a spear ‘Therefore, the same God who demonstrated a wrathful manifestation
‘against the Promised Messiah’s (as) enemies is also present today ‘and He will definitely demonstrate the manifestation of His powers ‘and He will not stay quiet in any circumstance. ‘We will stay quiet and we will advise the Community to control their inner selves
‘and show to the world that such a Community can exist in the world ‘which can stay peaceful after witnessing and hearing all acts of instigation.’ I have shared this incident of prayers, how the Promised Messiah (as) used to pray with agony. Firstly, we should not pray against anyone.
Secondly, we should remain peaceful in every mischievous situation. The Promised Messiah (as) has provided guidance in regards to procuring a special state during prayer Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud (ra) says that ‘the Promised Messiah (as) used to say that “If someone thinks that if real humility is not being established during prayers,
“then he should pretend to cry. “If he does this, he will be able to find true overwhelming emotion.” Then, while explaining what condition is needed in order to pray, The Promised Messiah (as) says that “Some of our failures in certain matters,
“and being stuck with the enemies is only because there is a part of us who is lazy in prayers.” This is true even today. There are many who do not know how to pray. And they do not even know what prayer is.
They talk about revolution but there is a lot of weakness in this matter. In relation to this the Promised Messiah (as) has said ‘Prayer is the name of accepting death.’ He used to say that ‘Whoever begs, dies, and whoever dies, is ready to beg.
That is, asking someone or begging is an acceptance of death. ‘And one cannot beg without accepting death. ‘Therefore, the meaning of prayers is that one accepts death over himself ‘because the one who knows that he is capable of doing something, why would he call for help?
‘Does it happen that a person calls his neighbours to assist him ‘in putting his clothes on by saying “Come and help me dress.” ‘Or would someone call for help in order to wash a dish and say “Come and assist me in washing this dish?”
‘Or does someone becomes dependent on anyone in order to pick up a pen? ‘A person requests others for help when he knows that he cannot do something himself. ‘Otherwise, one who knows that he can do something himself does not ask for any help from others.
‘Only the person who thinks that he cannot do something himself asks for help from others. ‘Similarly, only such a person can ask for help from God the Almighty ‘who considers himself dead and helpless. ‘God the Almighty says that until a person dies in My way, ‘a prayer will not be considered a prayer.
‘Because otherwise it will be as if a person has the power to pick up a pen ‘but he still calls upon others for help. Wouldn’t this be a laughing matter? ‘If a person knows that he has the strength to pick up the pen, then he will not help him.
‘Similarly, a person who thinks that he is able to do something himself and if he prays, ‘then his prayer will actually not be considered a prayer. ‘Only the prayer of a person who accepts death over himself ‘and considers himself as the lowest will be recognised as a prayer.
‘A person who develops this condition can be successful in the sight of Allah ‘and his prayers can be accepted.’ May Allah the Almighty enable us to establish high moral standards and may we be able to establish high standards of worship
And may Allah the Almighty enable us to offer such prayers which are accepted and may we be able to fulfill its due rights.