Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2016
May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon you. 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. Explaining the subject of financial sacrifice, the Promised Messiah (as) stated on one occasion: “In this world, man is greatly in love with money, that it is why it has been written in the book,
“Ilm-ul-Tabir-ul-Roya [The Interpretation of Dreams] that “if one sees themselves in a dream taking their liver out and handing it over to someone, “then it is interpreted as money.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states: “It is for this reason that in order to attain true righteousness, God Almighty has stated: [Holy Qur’an (3:93)]
‘You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love.’ “This is because a large part of showing sympathy and “affording good treatment to the creation of God is linked to the spending of one’s wealth. “Without this, one cannot perfect or strengthen their faith.
“How can one prove be to be of benefit to another unless one does not make sacrifices? “Sacrifice is essential to provide benefit and extend sympathy to others, and in this verse ‘You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love’, “we have been taught and directed towards sacrifice.
“Thus, to sacrifice one’s wealth in the way of God, “is indeed a standard and a benchmark for one’s good fortune and righteousness.” In another extract which I shall read out, the Promised Messiah (as) states, “The fact is that unless one bears temporary difficulties,
“it is not possible to attain the pleasure of God which is the source of true happiness. “Blessed are those who for the sake of attaining the pleasure of God, “care not about any pain because the light of everlasting happiness and comfort “is only granted to believers after experiencing temporary difficulties.”
The world today thinks that to accumulate wealth and to spend it on one’s own comfort and luxuries alone can become a means of granting one happiness and peace. However, a believer who has true knowledge of faith knows that
Although Allah has created these comforts and amenities, but the true objective of ones’ life is to seek the pleasure of Allah the Almighty, adopt righteousness, and fulfil the dues of God Almighty and also of His creation. The Promised Messiah (as) has expanded upon this subject which Allah has mentioned in this verse,
[he explains] that true peace can be acquired by good deeds and not by gathering wealth. Also, deeds cannot reach their true merit unless one spends out of that which he loves most for the sake of fulfilling the rights of God Almighty and His creation.
The Promised Messiah (as) states that money and wealth is something that man loves dearly. Today, if we assess the situation of the world, we find that much of the chaos, disorder and restlessness is due to love and greed of wealth.
Also, if worldly people do acquire large amounts of wealth, they do not even know how to spend it. Indeed, there are many wealthy and affluent people in these countries of the West which are also known as the developed countries, however, what do they spend their wealth on?
They have casinos in which they squander their money on vain extravagances and gambling. In fact, the situation of the Muslim countries and the Muslims is no different. They too come here and indulge in these extravagances and their own countries have similar establishments where people can lavishly spend their wealth.
A short while ago, I saw an advertisement in a magazine of a hotel in Dubai which was selling a cup of ice-cream which had two or three scoops of ice-cream and cost 850 dollars. It contained saffron from a particular country, certain other ingredients from such and such country and covered with [edible] gold.
In a poor country, 850 dollars is enough for a whole family to manage with an excellent standard, however these people spend it on just one single cup of ice-cream. Thus, those who have countless amounts of wealth do not even know how to spend it
And nor do they know how to acquire peace and comfort from it. No doubt, they spend their wealth but they simply do it to fulfil their vain pursuits and not for seeking the pleasure of Allah Almighty and to perform good deeds.
However, Allah Almighty states, and which the Promised Messiah (as) has then expanded upon, that in order to attain true righteousness, faith and the pleasure of Allah Almighty, one should spend one’s wealth for the compassion and kind treatment of God’s creation instead of spending it on vain pursuits and extravagances.
If this is not the case, then one cannot attain the pleasure of Allah the Almighty. Showing compassion to mankind does not only consist of taking care of the needs of the disadvantaged but also to take care of their needs relating to religion, faith and bringing them closer to God Almighty.
The Holy Prophet (saw) used to become anxious over this and which is something that the Holy Qur’an has also recorded when God Almighty stated that “Will you grieve yourself to death sorrowing after their condition.” So, what exactly was that condition of the people which the Holy Prophet (saw) became anxious over?
It was the fact that they had moved away from God Almighty and faith. The Holy Prophet (saw) would grieve over their condition because by not accepting faith they may face a punishment from Allah Almighty. In this era, apart from fulfilling the material and physical needs of people and helping the poor,
It is also very important for us Ahmadis to spend our wealth for the spiritual needs of people too. This is because the task of spreading the teaching [of Islam] to the whole world has been entrusted to the Promised Messiah (as). The teaching which the Holy Prophet (saw) brought for the whole of mankind
And was extremely anxious for its propagation, this is now the time for its propagation and all the different means are now available. Just as the Promised Messiah was entrusted with this task, in the same way, his followers have also been entrusted with this task.
The task has been entrusted to those who pledge that they will give precedence to their faith over worldly affairs. The rich spend on extravagances and they have so much wealth that they do not know what to spend and how to spend it. After spending on all their essential needs,
They do not know what they should spend the rest of their wealth on because faith and compassion for mankind is generally missing from their lives. Aside from vain extravagances and immoral deeds, they see nothing else. However, a believer is told by God Almighty to not only spend from one’s surplus wealth
But in order to acquire true piety and to seek the pleasure of God Almighty, they should put themselves through difficulties and should spend from wealth which they most love. Although many affluent people donate towards charities and make other contributions, the amount they give as compared to their income is significantly small and
Neither are they regular in their payments. Thus, it is only a believer who spends with regularity, for virtuous causes and to acquire good deeds. And, in this day and age it is only the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which is that community of believers who spend their wealth through a proper system in place,
And for the propagation of Islam and for this there are many forms of Tabligh [preaching] involved and it spends on mankind out of compassion for them and to fulfil their rights. There are many people who bear great difficulties in order to contribute towards this
And they do it with the conviction that on one hand where this donation will serve as a means of attaining the nearness to Allah the Almighty and winning His pleasure, there it offers them assurance that this money will be spent properly.
Even some non-Ahmadis accept the fact that the financial system of the Jama’at is excellent. Our missionary in Kababir wrote that ‘‘Two retired professors from the University of Jerusalem “along with their two foreign guests came to our mission house in Kababir. “I had the opportunity to discuss the community and told them about
“the Nizam-e-Jama’at [administrative system of the community]. “One of the guests was a professor from Austria, “at the end said that one of the best things he found about our community was that “its financial system was extremely pure. “He further added that perhaps to bring about a revolution through a pure financial system
“was destined for our community and congratulated the community for this.” For the financial contributions it is essential that the money is earned through pure means. God Almighty has also stated that one should spend out of the wealth which is pure and has been earned through pure means.
It should not be spent from the wealth that has been earned by being dishonest and through evading tax or through any other wrongful means. Therefore, financial contributions are only accepted from those regarding whom it is assured that the money has not been earned through any wrong means
And if it is then the Nizam-e-Jama’at does not accept that contribution. However, if one does know and yet still accepts it and I come to learn of this then either that contribution is returned, or the office-bearer is removed from his post.
Thus, the contribution should be such that it should be given as a result of having sacrificed and out of that wealth which is pure, only then can one’s wealth be blessed. When non-Ahamdis are told of this principle, even they acknowledge this just as the professor did.
Worldly people will also observe that if anyone is to bring a revolution, it is this community. Therefore, as long as our intentions are virtuous and we try to earn our money through pure means and spend it in the way of Allah Almighty, we can become the means of bringing about a revolution.
And this revolution is destined for us because the God Almighty has promised this to the Promised Messiah (as). However, this revolution is not going to be of any worldly nature, rather it is going to be a spiritual revolution. It is to spread the message of the Holy Prophet (saw) all over the world.
It is to establish the unity of Allah Almighty and to fulfil the rights of His creation. These are not just mere words uttered by man, in fact God Almighty has promised the Promised Messiah (as) that he will increase the sincere and loving followers of his and
Who shall fulfil his task and will be ready to make every sacrifice for its completion. Thus, speaking about the loyalty of the members of his community, the Promised Messiah (as) states: “The level of devotion and loyalty that was shown by the companions of the Holy Prophet (saw) was
“such that its example is never to be found in the history of the world. “They bore all kinds difficulties without making nothing of it, purely for him. “They even left their country and all their wealth, possessions and relatives. “Similarly, I have seen that God Almighty has granted my Jama’at such passion and …
Although the status of the companions [of the Holy Prophet (saw)] was extremely high but the status of the companions who did Bai’at [the pledge of initiation] at the hands of the Promised Messiah (as) was also high. “…Allah has granted my Jama’at such passion and “they demonstrate their devotion and loyalty.”
Mentioning the financial sacrifices of his Jama’at, the Promised Messiah (as) states: “They have openheartedly contributed for my religious endeavours and objectives. “Almost every individual takes part according to his/her capacity and ability. “Only Allah knows with how much sincerity and loyalty they partake in these contributions.
“However, I know very well that our Jama’at has shown the devotion and “loyalty which the companions [of the Holy Prophet (saw)] showed in the time of extreme difficulty.” Once, the Promised Messiah (as) expressed how astonished he was at how they offered such great level of sacrifices,
After the witnessing the standard of sacrifice in the members of his Jama’at. Thus, the Promised Messiah (as) brought about a revolution in his followers who were ready to discard their worldly desires and give preference to faith. However, has that spirit of sacrifice which he had instilled in his followers
Who directly took Bai’at his hands diminished now? If that was the case then the Jama’at would never have been able to achieve any success. Also, God Almighty had promised to him that He shall grant him prominence with great honour
In every part of the world, so it was necessary for a Jama’at which was full of sincerity, passion and ever ready for offering sacrifices. Similarly, the Promised Messiah (as) received the news from God Almighty and gave the glad-tidings that after him the institution of Khilafat
Will be established which will complete and fulfil his mission. And by attaching to it, the sincere members would help carry out that task. Thus, today we see how Allah the Almighty continues to fulfil those promises and that there is a Jama’at of sincere members and they are offering sacrifices of their life,
Wealth and time while remaining firmly attached with Khilafat. Since today I will be announcing the new year for Tehrik-e-Jadid. Thus, I will present some examples of those who offer financial sacrifices. One is astonished to learn, it is not only those in affluent countries [who offer sacrifices],
In fact it is also people belonging to poor countries and also God Almighty opens the hearts of those who have just newly joined Ahmadiyyat. Despite their difficult circumstances they excel in their sacrifices. The Missionary in Charge of Guinea-Conakry writes:
“There is Jama’at here, Sonmp Yavi and its Imam along with [the people of] his mosque “embraced Ahmadiyyat this year. “When he was told about the financial system of the Jama’at and about Tehrik-e-Jadid, “he said that he had given many lectures on financial contributions and
“Zakat but he had never witnessed such a strong and comprehensive financial system anywhere else. “Nor have heard of one. He straight away made some financial contribution and “said that he now promised that his Jama’at will offer financial contribution every month.”
These are those people who belong to poor areas and their standard of poverty is far below the standard of poverty we know in Europe or in the West. They are extremely poor and yet their levels of sacrifices are extremely high.
Then this is not the story of just one country; this is happening in many countries of the world. Guinea-Conakry was mentioned earlier; the Missionary In charge of Ivory Coast writes that “We went to the village of Kopange for the purpose of conveying the message of Ahmadiyyat to them.
“This message was listened to very carefully by all men and women. “A Sunni friend said that many people have come here to preach, “but we have never before heard a message as appealing as this one.
“As a result, almost three hundred people joined Ahmadiyyat straight away by taking the Bai’at . “Next, these new converts were introduced to the financial system of the community “and were given information about Tehrik-e-Jadid. “During the discussion, it was mentioned that today was the last day of the Tehrik-e-Jadid year.
“At this, the Chief and the Imam of the village said that, ‘Although ‘we have joined the community only today, we will definitely take part in this blessed scheme’. “So the villagers made a collective contribution of 10,000 Franks for Tehrik-e-Jadid right away.
Then, there is an example of financial sacrifice from another country in Africa, Tanzania, Mwanza region. An Ahmadi from this region promised to contribute 200,000 Shillings towards Tehrik-e-Jadid. He paid off 100,000 Shillings and 100,000 was outstanding. He writes that, “In October, Ameer Sahib wrote to remind him that,
‘He still had some outstanding contributions to make and ‘the financial year of Tehrik-e-Jadid was coming to an end’. “At this, he responded by saying that, ‘I am travelling at present, ‘but will find a way to get the money to you in time’.”
Therefore, he gave the outstanding amount to a non-Ahmadi bus driver and explained to him that this is my Chanda , it is really important that this is paid in time. He instructed the driver to give this money to Mu’allim Sahib as soon as he gets there.
He also gave the bus driver Mu’allim Sahib’s name and address. As soon as the driver arrived at the bus stand, he rang Mu’allim Sahib and explained to him “I have got something that I have been keeping safe for you. Please come and collect it.”
When Mu’allim Sahib arrived to collect the Chanda , the driver said to him that “I would like to become an Ahmadi.” His wife and children were already Ahmadi but he had not accepted Ahmadiyyat yet because he was not fully convinced. He said, “I found this whole episode very moving.
“That in this material world where people love their money; we come from a poor area. “I was astounded to see that God Almighty has created such people who find true happiness and “peace in contributing their money for the sake of God Almighty”.
Thus, the act of an Ahmadi person to send their Chanda money via a bus driver became the source of guidance to him and was the reason why the bus driver accepted Ahmadiyyat. These are the contributions made with the purest of intentions, and their results become evident straight away.
The act of making the sacrifice of one’s most precious possession, money, became the source of guidance of a pure soul. This is how Allah Almighty finds way to reward the efforts. Similarly, Ameer Sahib [National President] of Senegal writes, “A non-Ahmadi father of
“a member of our community, Omar Sahib, who lived in Guinea-Conakry came to see us. “He was extremely unwell. After initial consultation and check-up, “doctors advised him to have an operation on his prostate. “However, Omar Dayaloo Sahib did not have enough funds to pay the bill for his father’s operation.
“It was also not possible for him to take such big loan. He was extremely worried.” Ameer Sahib says, “During the first week of October, I drew people’s attention towards making a contribution to Tehrik-e-Jadid. “The next day Omar Sahib came to the mission house and offered “to make the contribution for Tehrik-e-Jadid.”
The Ameer Sahib says, “I knew about his circumstances really well. “So I said to him that you are in need of money as it is, your father is really ill, “how would you be able to afford this sacrifice? “At this, he said, ‘In your sermon yesterday you said that
‘this Tehrik-e-Jadid is a deal with God Almighty. ‘I have come today to make a deal with God Almighty. ‘Therefore, please accept my contribution.’ Ameer Sahib says, “Two days later, when I went to their home to visit his ailing father, “I saw that he was sitting comfortably outdoors on a chair.
“Omar Sahib and his father explained, ‘Our deal has been successful and ‘with the grace of God my father is absolutely fine and he has no pain’. “After a few days, the doctors examined him and said there was no need for an operation now.”
Therefore, after this incident, his father also took the Bai’at . And so, at times, God Almighty deals in such obvious and clear terms with people. Last week during the inauguration of the Mosque, I also explained about a person from here [Canada]
About how he gave preference to commit himself to the service of the Mosque and how God Almighty arranged for him to receive a very large sum in an extraordinary circumstance. A worldly person might think that this is just a coincidence, however, he who believes in God
And has faith totally appreciates that all this has happened because of the blessings of God. Similarly, there is the Jama’at in Congo-Kinshas and the Ahmadi friend is called Ayub Kokondulu. He says that I did not use to take part in the activities of the community,
My son was chronically ill and a large part of my income was spent on his treatments. Then, he says that I was given the responsibility to serve as the local finance Secretary. At this, I thought that now I have been given the responsibility as a Finance secretary,
The standard of my financial sacrifice should be a model for others. One should ponder over this that a poor man living in a small village of a far country appreciates that now that I have been given the responsibility as the finance Secretary, the level of my sacrifice should be better than others.
He says, then I started to contribute Chanda regularly and with the blessings of Chanda , my circumstances began to change for the better. My life became more peaceful and more affluent. My son, with the grace of Allah, is enjoying a better health and is free of disease now.
I truly believe that this is the result of serving the community and making the financial sacrifice. There is a phrase in Urdu which states that you make sacrifices by cutting a part of your stomach. We all hear this, but we can’t really appreciate the truth behind this saying
Until we reflect upon some incidences like these. The level of sacrifice made by those who are poor themselves brings this saying to light. A lady from Gambia accepted Ahmadiyyat, she belonged to a village called Jeeda. When she was informed about Tehrik-e-Jadid, this lady said that in my home,
I only have 100 Dalasi so that I can buy a sack of rice. I have run out of rice in my house. This lady also said that her only son, who was the main bread-winner of the family, was missing for the past two years.
People say that he has passed away as he has not been seen and no one has heard from him for two years. However, this lady said, but it’s okay; I will take some loan and buy items of food. I will give these one hundred Dalasi for Chanda for Tehrik-e-Jadid.
God Almighty will arrange something for me. Within three days after this incidence, her son who was missing for the last two years, returned. He also brought with him 10 sacks of rice and a large sum of money.
This son told his mother that when he was away, he learnt the trade of building work. Now, he lived in the city and is able to tender good building contracts. She says that it is the blessing of my financial sacrifice and I would always partake in this.
Is this not a revolution that God Almighty has produced in people living in faraway countries because of their faith in the Promised Messiah (as)? Indeed it is. Just reflect on the elevated state of faith in the woman that she did not even care about her hunger.
And then how God Almighty responded to her sacrifice, is also astounding. Then, the missionary in charge from Mali writes that an Ahmadi lady who is eighty years old always contributes to Chanda regularly. One day she walked for 1 km in searing heat to come to the mission house.
When she arrived, she was in a terrible state because of the immense heat in those countries. The missionary said to her that “if you would have told me, I would have collected it from you.” She said that “now that I have learnt about financial sacrifice and its importance,
I am not prepared to waste the blessings that come with this.” So she walked to make her contribution to the financial sacrifice and also gave the money in Chanda that she would have paid for Rickshaw fare. So these are the standards of people who live in faraway regions.
Allah the Almighty grants strength to the people’s faith through personal experiences and this something that is evident in every incident. A local missionary from Benin, Zakaria Sb narrates an incident that the Sadr of Jama’at Sane Pota. He had lost his job which made him very concerned.
During then, he was reminded of Tehrik-e-Jadid, after some days had passed he said that “when I was reminded of paying Chanda , I became extremely worried. “I prayed to God Almighty that he should create such means whereby I could pay my Tehrik-e-Jadid.
“I spent the whole night in restlessness. After offering the Fajr prayer, “I went to a neighbouring village in search for work. “I could not find any work there, but there was a man who was going somewhere to sell his animals. “I assisted that person and he gave me 500 Franks”.
He further says that with this money he purchased some supplies for food for 200 Franks. He gave 100 Franks for his Child’s school and 200 Franks were given in Chanda . He says that Allah the Almighty blessed him so much for this insignificant sacrifice that
Exactly after 4 days of paying Chanda , he found work and to find such good work and so quickly is not a mere coincidence but rather the sheer grace of God Almighty. These were the incidents from Africa. Then the Inspector of Tehrik-e-Jadid in India writes that Shahab-ud-din Sahib who is
The Inspector of the provinces of Andhra and Telangana says that a friend from Hyderabad who has a poor family background, began his business with 20,000 rupees. He runs a small shop and when the time for prayers arrive he closes his shop.
(This is the quality of a true believer that he closes his trade for prayer) and he says that he gives a full month’s income for Tehrik-e-Jadid. Even this year he gave 60,000 rupees towards Tehrik-e-Jadid. He lives in a rented house.
He says that one day I said to him that he should purchase a home of his own. Upon this he said to me that let things continue as they are, the way the world is heading,
There is there no point in gathering money, why should I not keep on spending in the way of Allah. Likewise in Pakistan, the Deputy Wakeel-ul Maal writes that he met a Khadim from Sialkot. His promise was of 15,000 rupees, upon which he said to him that he should increase it
To 100,000 Rupees, whereupon he increased his promise to 100,000 Rupees. He started a business of exporting shoes and in the beginning he gave 5,000 rupees, then 10,000 rupees, then he increased it to 15,000 rupees and further increased it to 100,000 rupees.
He says that now due to the blessings of Chanda, the factory that he had rented out, he has now purchased it and his business is also flourishing. Our missionary in Indonesia writes that a local person said that if he had a motor cycle,
Then it would become easy for him and his son to offer the Friday prayer. Our missionary told him to pray and become regular in financial sacrifice. After this he began paying his own and his family’s Chanda for Tehrik-e-Jadid.
He says that after a short period of time, Allah Almighty blessed him and enabled him to purchase a motor cycle. Now instead of one there are three motor cycles. He has also done Wasiyyat and his income has also increased.
In Canada there are some people about whom Ameer Sahib has writes [about their sacrifices]. For example there was someone who’s Chanda was $1000, they increased it to $5000 and by the grace of God Almighty they were able to fulfil this promise and did it very early on
So that they could garner the blessings of Allah the Almighty and they were enabled to contribute towards the construction of the mosque also. Likewise, there are some faith inspiring incidents. One woman from Canada says that “My promise was of $1000. I had no money.
“In the evening my husband phoned me and said someone has given me a cheque. “I said that it is a cheque of $1000.” He replied, “how do you know?” She said that “I was worried that I had to pay the Chanda for
“Tehrik-e-Jadid and I had to pay $1000 and I thought that “Allah the Almighty has arranged this money, so it must be this much.’ Likewise, there are the European Countries also. There are new Jama’ats here that are being established. The Missionary of Croatia writes that due to poverty there are very few job opportunities.
There is a large number of people who do not have any source of income. These individuals are generally either given money by their relatives, or if they find any work for one or two days, then they live off that money. There is an elderly Ahmadi friend who takes keen interest in Jama’at works,
He spends all of his time working for the Jama’at, but even when he is not working for the Jama’at, he tries his best to do some work or another whereby he can benefit the Jama’at. For approximately one year he had been gathering empty cans,
So that he could give them for recycling and earn some money in return. He gathered these cans for a year and handed them for recycling and in return he only received $30. With this amount he came straight to the Mission house and gave $10 out of that for Chanda .
He had made a promise for Tehrik-e-Jadid and thus he gave a third of what he earned for a whole year to the Jama’at. Secretary for Tehrik-e-Jadid Germany writes that there is a lady who has not disclosed her name. She came to the office of Tehrik-e-Jadid and offered all her jewellery in Tehrik-e-Jadid
And her jewellery was so much that the entire table was filled with jewellery. There were gold necklaces, rings, bangles and many other items but she said that she did not want her name to be disclosed so that her sacrifice would be solely for God Almighty.
Jewellery is a weakness of a woman, yet it is the Ahmadi women that make these sacrifices. Here I also met an Ahmadi lady and she had given her jewellery towards the fund for a Mosque and she said that my in-laws were not happy with this and
Are saying to me that why have you given this and giving some other taunts as well. Allah the Almighty blesses those who offer sacrifices for Him and God willingly, Allah the Almighty shall also bless her for her sacrifice and shall reward her,
However those people should worry who stop her or others from financial sacrifice. God is the one who provides with wealth and can also take it away from those who show ingratitude. One should always remember this and those who entertain such thoughts should
Engage themselves in a lot of Istighfar [seeking repentance from God]. There are also many incidents from Russia. A friend, Lenar Sahib says that his circumstances were very dire and he was staying in a rented flat and was gripped in many financial hardships yet he would in
Accordance to his ability pay his obligatory Chandas and Tehrik-e-Jadid. He says that due to the blessings of Chanda , after his wife graduated from Medical College, she was given a governmental job and they also gave her a loan for her children’s accommodation.
[He says] “Now, the financial circumstances are much better than before and by the grace of God “Almighty we now have two cars.” “This is the grace of Allah the Almighty and is the result of paying Chanda.
“we would pay Chanda during our hard times and now Allah the Almighty has given us in abundance.” Thus, Allah the Almighty is gracing a person who is sitting in Russia, and He is also blessing those in Africa, and in Indonesia, in other countries, in Europe also,
All this proves that such is the treatment of Allah the Almighty. He is also fulfilling the promise He made to the Promised Messiah (as) in providing a community of ardent lovers and enhancing them in faith. Therefore, those who excel towards Allah Almighty, He also elevates them in their faith.
Countless incidents of financial sacrifice and the blessings of Allah as a result are reported to me. So much so, that it became difficult for me decide which ones to select. I have presented just a few. As I already mentioned; such is the treatment by Allah Almighty of the people of almost every country,
That those who sacrifice in His cause, while putting their Trust in Him, He showers his countless favours upon them. This should be a sufficient proof of the truth of Ahmadiyyat for any reasonable person. Why does Allah the Almighty bestow His favours upon those who offer sacrifices?
This is because these donations are being spent on the propagation of the faith. Certainly, those from poorer countries also make financial contributions. However, their expenditure is much higher than their contributions. Thus, the Markaz [Centre] spends the contributions made in affluent countries on poorer countries as their own budgets does not suffice.
Hundreds of schools, dozens of hospitals, hundreds of mission houses and hundreds of mosques are built every year and that requires funds. That [requirement] is met through the funds of Tehrik-e-Jadid and Waqf-e-Jadid . Likewise, millions of dollars are spent on MTA.
Although there is a donation category of [ Amanat ] Tarbiyyat or MTA, towards which people contribute, the expenses are far greater. Regarding MTA, I also wish to say that according to the assessment, the level of regular tendency to watch MTA,
Which should have been there does not exist here or at least they do not listen to my live sermons. Jama’at spends an extensive amount for the Tarbiyyat of the Community. Even if there is difference of time zones, the sermon should be watched when the repeat telecast is aired.
Countless [non-Ahmadis] watch it and then write to me that “we are not affiliated to the Jama’at but we listen to your sermons”. Allah Almighty has made MTA a means to attach the Jama’at with Khilafat .
If you do not pay heed to this at homes, then your children will gradually drift away. Allah the Almighty will fulfil His promises, He made to the Promised Messiah (as), InshaAllah. Sincere members will also join. And you have seen how advanced the newcomers are in their sincerity.
Be mindful, lest the newcomers gather all kinds of blessings, whilst you merely pride yourselves, with your forefathers being companions of the Promised Messiah (as) or being old Ahmadis. Allah the Almighty is not the relative of anybody. If the old ones distance themselves then their forefathers’
Being companions or their relatives will be of no benefit to them. Before you come to regret it, attach yourselves with Khilafat. And utilise the best means, that is MTA, which Allah has granted for [achieving] this. There are countless excellent programmes that are broadcast on MTA
But you must, at least watch [my] sermons. It should not be the case that [you say,] “Murabbi Sahib read out the summary to us, so we know what was said.” There is a difference between listening to a summary and listening to something.
As I said, the new year of Tehrik-e-Jadid is beginning and the old year is closing, I hereby announce the new year. According to myself, this announcement is being made from Canada for the first time. It is a great favour of Allah Almighty upon the Jama’at that
The Jama’at has expanded to such an extent. In 1934, the Ahrar group used to talk of destroying the Jama’at. They used to speak of putting Qadian to ruin. At that time Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) announced this New Scheme [ Tehrike-e-Jadid ] and devised a plan to send missionaries all over the world.
A comprehensive plan for Tabligh was devised. Today, by the Grace of Allah, the Jama’at is recognised in every country and it has been established in 209 countries. Today, as an organised community, it is only the Ahmadiyya Jama’at, upon which the sun never sets.
Imagine, how the Ahrar group used to speak of silencing the voice of Ahmadiyyat from Qadian an how today, a humble servant of the Promised Messiah (as) is conveying the message of the Promised Messiah (as) from this western corner of the earth to the entire world.
The promise, which Allah the Almighty made to the Promised Messiah (as) is being fulfilled in its full glory. Thus, in view of this, every Ahmadi should remember that these matters lay some responsibilities upon them and to fulfil that responsibility is the duty of each of you. May Allah enable you to fulfil it.
Now, I shall announce the new year of Tehrik-e-Jadid and, as per tradition, I will also present some particulars. By the Grace of Allah, the year of Tahrik-e-Jadid, which has closed on the 31st of October 2016 was its 82nd year and the 83rd year has begun since the 1st of November 2016,
Which as I mentioned, I have now announced. By the Grace of Allah the Almighty, according to the reports, which have been received, Jama’at Ahmadiyya, that is the International Ahmadiyya Community altogether, has contributed £10,933,000 towards the financial system of Tehrik-e-Jadid. Alhamdolillah
This contribution [shows] an increase of £ 1.77 million compared to last year. As for the rankings of Jama’ats , Pakistan has always stood first in any case. Apart from them [positions are as follows:] Germany, UK, USA, Canada, India, Australia, A Middle Eastern Jama’at, Indonesia, Another Middle Eastern Jama’at, Ghana and Switzerland.
Due to the fact that Switzerland’s Chanda per capita is a lot more, that is why their name was written, otherwise the list is only up to 10. Those who contributed per capita: America is at number one, then Switzerland, then UK, then Finland, then Singapore, then Germany, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Canada.
Before them there are 5 Middle Eastern Jama’at, which we do not name. In regards to the total contribution of the African countries that have outshined: Mauritius is first, then Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Tanzania and Mali.
Also by the grace of Allah Almighty, the number of participants has also increased by 90,000 and 1.44 million people have participated in this and those that have made a significant effort are: Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal and Cameron.
There is still a lot of attention that needs to be paid towards this in every part of the world. The registers of Daftar Awaal , are all fully functioning by the grace of Allah Almighty and Chanda is being contributed by their relatives or those that are alive are still contributing.
The three major Jama’ats of Pakistan are Lahore, Rabwah, and Karachi and in regarding contribution, the top 10 Jama’ats of the cities are: Islamabad, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Hafizabad, Miyanwali, Khotli, Khanewal and Bahawalpur. The ten provinces in Pakistan that have made the most sacrifices,
(even in spite of poverty the financial sacrifices of Pakistan are of high quality): Sialkot is number one, then Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujrat, Umarkot, Okara, Narowal, Mirpur Khas, Toba Tek Singh, Mandi Bahauddin, and Mirpur Azad Kashmir. The first ten Jama’ats of Germany are: Roedermark, Neuss, Weingarten, Rainham South, Floersheim, Limburg, Cologne, Koblenz, Nieder, Mehdi Abad.
Amongst the ten Local Amaraats: first is Hamburg, then Frankfurt, Gross Gerau, Moerfelden, Walldorf, Wiesbaden, then Dietzenbach, Offenbach, then Mannheim, then Darmstadt, then Riedstadt. In regards to total contribution the first five regions of UK are: London B, London A, the Midlands, Northeast, South Region. The first ten large Jama’ats in regards to contribution are:
Masjid Fazl which is number one, then Worcester Park, Glasgow, Birmingham South, New Malden, Bradford, Islamabad, Gillingham, Mosque West and then Wimbledon Park. Then in regards to contributions per capita the first five regions are: South West, Islamabad, Scotland, Midlands, Northeast. The large Jama’at are Bromley Lewisham, Leamington Spa, Islamabad, Scunthorpe, Birmingham South,
Worcester Park, Gillingham, Bournemouth and South Hampton, Masjid Fazl, Mosque West. In regards to total contributions in the Local Amaarats of Canada are: Peace Village is number one, Vaughn. (Ameer Sahib, is peace Village and Vaughn separate?) Number two Vaughn, then Calgary, Brampton, Vancouver and Mississauga.
In regards to contributions from the whole of Canada: Edmonton West is first, then Durham, Saskatoon South, Saskatoon North, Milton East, Ottawa West, Ottawa East and then Regina. I would have thought that Lloyd Minister Jama’at is also good, it is an active Jama’at, the President also looks very active in working,
I was told that the financial circumstances of the members there is also good, however they did not gain a position. In regards to total contributions of the Jama’at of America, it is: Silicon Valley, Ash cosh, Ash Cosh number 2, Detroit, Seattle, York, Central Virginia, Los Angeles,
Silver Spring, Central Jersey, Chicago, South West and then Los Angeles West. The top ten Jama’ats of India are: Kerali Kerala, Calicut Kerala, then Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, then Patha Prem Kerala, then Qadian, then Kenna Noor town Kerala, then Pangari Kerala, then Delhi, then Calcutta Bengal, then Silver Tamil Nadu.
The first ten provinces of India are as follows, number one is Kerala, then Karnataka, then Andhra Pradesh, then Tamil Nadu, then Jammu Kashmir, then Orissa, then Punjab, Bengal, Delhi and Maharashtra. Over the past few years India has advanced, initially they were quite behind.
The first ten Jama’at of Australia are, (they are also by the grace of Allah making progress): Melbourne Berwick, Castle Hill, ACT Canberra, Marsden Park, Brisbane, Bathurst, Logan, Melbourne, Long Warn, Adelaide South, Plumpton, Melbourne East. Likewise in regards to contribution per capita, the 10 Jama’at are:
Tasmania, Brisbane North, ACT Canberra, Sydney, Metro Darwin Parameter, Melbourne Berwick, Perth, Marsden Park and Castle Hill. May Allah the Almighty bless all the participants in the wealth and health and bless their sacrifices and may he further enable them to participate in sacrifices
And may he enable them to always establish a firm relationship with Khilafat. 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.