Ahmadi Muslim VideoTube Friday Sermon Khalifa V Friday Sermon: Fault-Finding and Complaining: 2nd December 2016 (Urdu)

Friday Sermon: Fault-Finding and Complaining: 2nd December 2016 (Urdu)

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

Peace be on 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. Some people level allegations against certain office bearers or make complaints about others who are not in any office by stating that they act in such and such manner;

Or that they have committed a certain injustice or act which is contrary to the Sharia. Therefore immediate action should be taken against such an individual, because they are bringing the community into disrepute. However, often those who make such accusations do not put their name on the complaint

Or they use a false name and address. It is evident that no action is taken for such complaints nor is it possible to take any action. Then after some time has elapsed another [anonymous] complaint is received stating that ‘no action has been taken following my complaint.

‘If nothing is done about this then it will be a grave injustice.’ The ill habit of writing anonymous complaints is more prevalent among the people of India and Pakistan. In the rest of the world there is rarely a complaint of this nature from the local populace.

Yet, this ill custom is even prevalent amongst some of the Pakistanis who reside in other countries and they write complaints without mentioning who they are. This is not a new practice. People who make accusations in such a manner have always existed over the ages. Even today people write to me in this manner.

These people existed in the time of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), during the reign of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) as well Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh), and they would raise allegations without mentioning their names. On one occasion Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) delivered a whole sermon on an accusation of this kind

And it proved to be comprehensive and adequate enough to silence them. Having benefitted from it, I decided to say something on this topic. As for those who make accusations against others and do not mention their name or use a false name,

Firstly, I would say that they are either hypocrites or are people who lie. If they were courageous and truthful they would not care for anything at all. They pledge that they will be ever ready to sacrifice their life, wealth and honour.

Yet when it comes to their honour and reputation in the community circle they hide their name, so that their honour and reputation can remain intact. Thus, if an individual shows weakness from the outset, there is a greater likelihood that the rest of his affairs will also be false.

God Almighty states in the Holy Qur’an that when you receive any news then investigate the matter. Every intelligent person is aware of the fact that when one is investigating a certain matter and when the information is received from a claimant themselves or through another means,

Action is not taken immediately and nor is it possible for this to happen. In fact, the investigation begins by first analysing how the claimant is as an individual. An investigation will first be executed to know whether that person is free from all vices.

Are they involved in any ill habits and whether they are firm in their faith, lest it is uncovered that the claimant themselves are weak in faith, yet they level accusations against others that they are involved in such and such activities.

It has often been witnessed that a person only makes horrific allegations against others – whether they are an office bearer or not – when they see that their own personal interest will be compromised by the other person. Thus, prior to making any form of enquiry it is important to analyse the claimant

And whether he is a believer or a transgressor. If the person who has registered the complaint is unknown then it is difficult to know which category they fall under. Indeed, if the person who has written a complaint has mentioned something which can cause damage to the interests of the community,

Then one should carry out an independent investigation. Similarly, if the person who has complained is evident and known, then as I mentioned earlier, firstly their character should be assessed and investigated. Also the verity of his claims should then be investigated

In order to know whether the claims they made where true or they were in fact lying. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “In the Qur’an, God Almighty states: [ARABIC] ‘If an unrighteous person brings you any news, ascertain the correctness of the report fully’ . “Only after this should one carry out an investigation.

“On the one hand those who make such accusations make themselves guilty by remaining unknown, “on the other hand they demand that their claims should be taken on face value “and immediate action should be taken against the accused and they should be punished.”

Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “ Fasiq does not only mean an immoral person. “there is no doubt that in the Arabic language an immoral person can be called a Fasiq , “however according to lexicon Fasiq is an individual who is short tempered “and clashes over the smallest of matters.

“ Fisq also means the least form of obedience. “The individual who removes themselves from the boundaries of obedience is also a Fasiq. “In addition to this someone who does not cooperate can also be labelled as a Fasiq : “someone who is quarrelsome as well as uncooperative.

“Another meaning for Fasiq is an individual who finds the smallest faults in others “and exaggerates it manifold before disclosing it to others and by doing so “they believe that the other individual should receive the severest of punishments “based on their testimony, leaving no room for forgiveness.

“Someone who short-tempered and easily irritable is also known as a Fasiq .” Whilst referring to an old friend and longstanding devout Ahmadi, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “As far as his sincerity is concerned there is not a shadow of a doubt,

“but he has a habit of desiring the most extreme edicts for the smallest of matters.” He states: “he had an ill habit of declaring the smallest of matters as heretic. “Should he stumble across even a trivial matter “he would instantly brand the edict of being a disbeliever.

“For example if someone is in the sitting position [of the Salat] and “reciting the Tashahhud [declaration of the oneness of God] “and the Al-Tahiyyat [a short prayer recited in the sitting position] “and his toes are not straight (as there is an injunction to keep them straight)

“in his view that individual is nothing short of a disbeliever.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) writes: “I was in pain due to my condition of gout and “as a result I was unable to straighten the toes of my right foot. “Although I would always do so before the condition.”

Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) continues by saying: “If Hafiz sahib were alive (the abovementioned) “then before the start of the evening he would have probably branded me a disbeliever as well.” Thus, individuals such as these also exist; a person who would issue the edict of disbelief for not straighten the toes

Simply because it was contrary to the practice of the Holy Prophet (saw), which indicates a disbelief in the Sunnah [practice] of the Holy Prophet. If one does not have faith in the Sunnah then they do not believe in the Qur’an

Which is tantamount to disbelief in God, therefore that person is a disbeliever. Nevertheless, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has presented this as an example to all those who have an impulsive nature, despite being sincere. Thus, the one who conceals their name and is of weak faith and

On top of that he brands others as disbelievers is a Fasiq by all the definitions of the word. Thus, it should be made clear for all those individuals who make accusations anonymously that this action of theirs is contrary to the Qur’anic injunctions,

Because the Qur’an makes it clear to first investigate the nature of accuser. If we begin to take action without any investigation, as such people hope, then instead of progressing the Jama’at would begin to decline and would fall victim to degeneration.

[In such instance] there would be no investigation by the Khalifa nor the Jama’at. The investigation would be based on whatever an individual says. This will not lead to progression. As everyone will rise and demand that verdicts should be pronounced according to their wishes.

Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) said: “Even if you know that the one making a complaint is very careful, “honest and sincere, it will still be essential to investigate into the matter.” As I mentioned, despite being aware that the complainant is truthful, genuine, pious and does not often make a mistake,

The matter still has to be examined and the accuser will also be investigated. Nobody can say that just because they have made a claim, everything should run exactly in line with that and a decision made accordingly. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “Once when the Holy Prophet (saw) was leading the prayers

“he made an error (when reciting a portion of the Holy Qur’an). “Hazrat Ali (ra) was amongst the congregation and he uttered some words [in correction]. “The Holy Prophet (saw) was displeased by this and questioned him saying ‘who told you to utter those words?’

Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) said: “One inference we can take from this displeasure “is that it meant that Hazrat Ali (ra) had more important responsibilities assigned to him “and thus he should leave small matters like these to others. “Another possible meaning is that this task should be left to those members of the congregation

“who had learned the Holy Qur’an directly from the Holy Prophet (saw).” Regarding the person who wrote to him anonymously Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “Perhaps this person making the complaint is a senior individual “to whom I would have said to leave this matter to others and

“that instead he should focus on his actual task at hand.” The one writing in the complaint did not disclose his name so that his rank and position would remain hidden, to prevent him from being admonished. Secondly, many of his complaints were citing faults of several office holders, Nazirs (executives) and Lajna.

The allegations were of very inappropriate nature and he would pinpoint that such and such person possesses such and such shortcomings. On the one hand the complainant criticises such people for acting contrary to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (saw).

Naturally it is a major failing to act against the teaching of the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (saw) and hence the compliant highlights this significant blemish. If a Muslim does not behave in a manner that contradicts

The teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (saw) , it is not an erroneous practice, but it is a fault if they do act contrary. So, nonetheless, such people are on the one hand alleging that that others act contrary

To the teachings of the Holy Prophet and the Holy Qur’an yet they themselves go against them. They contravene the stipulations of making complaints and providing evidence. In most cases this is what complainants do. Such people who write to me also do not adhere to the prerequisites.

The essence is to act upon the commandments of the Holy Qur’an and the practice of the Holy Prophet (saw). And the Holy Qur’an says that anything claimed openly should be evidenced and investigated. When a person does not even write their name then how can an investigation be carried out?

This is clearly against the command of the Holy Qur’an. One making a complaint in this manner therefore contravenes the injunction of the Holy Qur’an. Always remember, that the following the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and acting on the practices of the Holy Prophet (saw) is true piety;

Even if one may find something disagreeable out of their distaste or under societal influence. However if that act is not against the teachings of the Holy Prophet (saw) and the Holy Qur’an – then it is an appropriate deed and there is nothing wrong in it.

Some people act strictly and harshly in certain matters due to their nature traditions, However there is no status of their approach even if they may say they act in the name of religion. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) explains this with reference to account of the Promised Messiah (as).

This has been related numerous times before in detail, however it is now being cited in relation to this topic. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “Once the Promised Messiah (as) was walking “on the platform of the train station with his blessed wife of. “The interpretation of Purdah was taken very strictly in those days.

“Certain people of a high-rank would bring their women to the station in sedan chairs “which were fully covered on both sides with sheets. “They would be taken all the way to the train whilst sitting inside such sedan chairs “and would then enter the train carriage directly from it.

“This is the Purdah their women would travel in and once in the train carriage, “the windows would be closed so nobody could glance at the women.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “This type of Purdah only causes suffering “and was against the teachings of Islam.

“However the Promised Messiah (as) followed the teachings of Islam. Hazrat Ummul Mo’mineen (Mother of Believers – his wife) would wear her Burqa and go out for a walk. Even on this day Hazrat Ummul Mo’mineen was wearing her Burqa and the Promised Messiah (as) was walking with her along the platform.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) and Maulvi Abdul Kareem Sahib were also present. Maulvi Abdul Kareem Sahib was hasty and abrupt by nature and he thought that this was wrong. He did not have the courage to speak to the Promised Messiah (as), he approached Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) and said:

“What is this outrage! There will be a clamour in tomorrow’s newspapers “and people will publish leaflets saying that the Promised Messiah (as) “was out walking on the platform with his wife – “so go and explain this to him.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) said: “Why is this bad? I cannot see anything wrong.

“If you feel something is wrong, then go and say so yourself.” Thus Maulvi Abdul Kareem Sahib went to the Promised Messiah (as) who had walked to quite far. When Mauvli Abdul Kareem Sahib returned his head was stooped downwards.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) said: “I was keen to enquire as to the reply he had received. “Thus I enquired from Maulvi Sahib, what did the Promised Messiah (as) say? “Maulvi Sahib said when I said to him that what are you doing and what will people say about it,

“the Promised Messiah (as) replied: ‘Indeed what will they say? ‘All they will say is that Mirza Sahib was walking with his wife’.” Maulvi Sahib returned, ashamed. Hazrat Ummul Mo’mineen was observing Purdah and further there is nothing objectionable for a husband and wife to walk together.

The Holy Prophet (saw) would also walk outside with his wives. Once the Holy Prophet (saw) had a race with Hazrat Ayesha (ra) in public view. The first time they raced the Holy Prophet (saw) was left behind in the race and Hazrat Ayesha (ra) won.

After some time had elapsed they raced for a second time and this time the Holy Prophet (saw) won the race and Hazrat Ayesha (ra) lost. The Holy Prophet (saw) said to Hazrat Ayesha (ra) ‘This win is in exchange for the loss!’

In short the Holy Prophet (saw) did not consider going outside with his wives a forbidden thought. If Islam has given permission for something, it cannot be deemed wrong. Thus anyone making a complaint against someone else infers that the person is acting contrary to the teachings of Islam.

However, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says regarding the one who complained that he wrote, that such and such person is lowly and also mentions personal and family grudges and criticisms against him. They wrote that such person is malevolent and questioned why Huzoor gave him a position.

Some allegations are such that must be accompanied by eyewitnesses as stipulated by the Sharia, the Sharia states that [for certain acts] if there are four eye witnesses then they have a right to lodge a complaint, otherwise they have no such right. Sometimes people level allegations against others for engaging in an illicit relationship.

If one is going to level such an allegation against a couple then in Islam it is compulsory for to also have four witnesses. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “It is rather strange that a person displays a great sense

“of honour for his faith and yet his own practise is against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. “Moreover, he levels such allegations which in fact have been forbidden in the Holy Qur’an. “They have not only been forbidden but a punishment of eighty lashes is to be handed

“to the one who asserts wrongful allegations.” In other words he violates a clear injunction given by the Sharia and while he goes against the Holy Qur’an himself he claims about others that they do not adhere to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an.

Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states further: “Look at the status of one who made the allegation! “Firstly, he has not disclosed his name, then failed to provide the essential evidence required. “I am not above the laws of the Sharia and nor is the Promised Messiah (as)

“and even the Holy Prophet (saw) was compelled to follow the laws of the Sharia. “The Sharia metes out a punishment for the kind of allegations this individual has made. “The Sharia has specified a proper procedure for testimonials, which is essential to follow,

“however this individual wants others to be punished for breaking a law of the Holy Qur’an, “yet he does not want himself to be given any punishment.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “I remember a very light-hearted incident from my childhood

“and enjoyed it greatly at the time and laugh even now when I recall it. “I was studying class five or six and one of our teachers had adopted a method “where if a student answered the question within the allocated time, “then that student would be awarded a higher position in class.

“We were all standing and the teacher asked a question. “One of the students raised his hand and gave the answer but another student then raised his hand “and said to the teacher that the answer was in fact incorrect. “The teacher told the previous student to drop down the order

“and told the other student to go above him. “However, the student who was previously in a higher positon and was made to move back down “told the teacher that while the other student was pointing out his mistake, “he pronounced the word ‘incorrect’ inaccurately.

“Subsequently, the teacher reappointed the student back to his original position “and moved the other student back down.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “It is the same case for some of those who pose allegations and “regardless of whether their allegation is true or not, the manner in which they pose the allegation

“is unlawful and consequently warrants them for punishment instead. “They then exclaim that the offender is not penalised “and the one who has drawn the attention has been punished instead, “but what can those who are charged with the duty of handing out punishments do? “They are after all bound by the Sharia .

“If one desires that the law of God should be established then one must also abide by that law. “It is wrong to desire for the law of God to be established and “yet consider yourself to be exempt from it. “Thus, I say to those who make allegations, [PERSION COUPLET]

‘O Ayyaz! Recognise and remember your own status first’.” Those who make allegations without revealing their name saying that such and such person has no status and also the evidence they put forward for their claim is simply that one belongs to a particular family and has very little status,

Then such allegations bear no significance and those levelling the allegation are in fact the ones who have no significance. We are to follow the commandments of God Almighty. He Alone is our Lord and the Lord of mankind; He nourishes us and nurtures us.

Therefore, when we are receiving everything from God Almighty then we must only listen to Him and not those who level allegations. As I mentioned, these people who raise allegations want others to be punished according to the Shari yet consider themselves to be exempt from the commandments of the Sharia –

They become their own judges. So, when the matter is brought into the open [and their identities are revealed] then they will also be punished according to the Sharia. There are certain matters where witnesses are required and if they are not present

Then the claim carries no weight and in any case of this nature the decision is then made according to the Sharia and the Holy Qur’an. At times, it is said that the person has taken a false oath and thereby saved himself. On one occasion, there was a dispute between two people

And their case was brought before the Holy Prophet (saw). The Holy Prophet (saw) stated that according to the Edict of Allah, one of them must take an oath. One of them replied and said that the other was a liar and can swear any given oath a hundred times.

The Holy Prophet (saw) replied, ‘I shall have to judge according to the commandment of Allah ‘and if his pledge is false then his matter lies with God Almighty and He shall then punish him.’ Thus, one should always bear this in mind that a decision will not be made merely

On account of the person who makes the allegation. After complaint has been made, the decision shall be made according to the teachings of Allah. In a case where two witnesses are required then it is important to produce two witnesses

And likewise where four witnesses are required then four witnesses would need to be present and the investigation as well as the decision will be based on that. Our success lies in following the commandments of Allah in all our dealings and decisions. One should not make one’s ego and personal preference as their basis

And compel the administration and the Khalifa of the time to make decisions against a person. May Allah the Almighty also guide those who lodge such complaints. If they believe they are right then they should openly make the complaint and present evidence.

Their name should also be mentioned so that they too will be included in the allegation. Similarly, when people see that there is an actual violation in the Jama’at administration then one should come to the forefront and complain about it and one should contest everything related to it.

May Allah the Almighty grant the administration of the Jama’at the ability and wisdom to keep every aspect of justice at the forefront when they are making decisions after being appointed by the Khalifa, and may they become those who make decisions in accordance with

The practice [of the Holy Prophet (saw)] and by following the commands of Allah. After offering prayers, I will also lead funeral prayers in absentia. The first funeral is of a martyr whose name is respected Sheikh Sajid Mahmood, son of Sheikh Majid Ahmad sahib.

He was 55 years old and lived in the area of Gulzaar Hijri, [which is a] district of Karachi. On 27th November 2016, opponents of Ahmadiyyat martyred him at the time of Maghrib, when he was sitting in his car outside his home. Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return .

According to the details, Sheikh Sajid Mahmood sahib worked to supply spare parts to flour mills. On the evening of 27th November 2016, after the Maghrib prayer he went to buy groceries for his home from the market. While he was sitting in the car an unknown motorcyclist shot him four times.

Then whilst driving off he turned around and fired four times again and fled the scene. Due to the firing one bullet struck Sajid Mahmood sahib on the right side of his chest and it protruded through the left side after striking his rib. Another bullet struck him in the leg.

Sajid Mahmood sahib was immediately taken to the nearest hospital. From there he was shifted to the Agha Khan hospital. However, he was unable to survive and passed away before he any treatment could be administered. Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return .

Ahmadiyyat entered his family through his paternal great grandfather, respected Sheikh Fazal Kareem sahib who performed the Bai’at [pledge of allegiance] in 1920 at the hand of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (II) ra. The father of the deceased, Sheikh Majeed Sahib, migrated from Kanpur to Lahore

After the creation of Pakistan and in 1961 he settled in Karachi. The grandfather of the deceased, respected late Khwaja Muhammad Shareef sahib remained the president of Jama’at Ahmadiyya of Delhi Gate, Lahore. The maternal great grandfather of the deceased, Hazrat ‘Ala Din sahib was a companion of the Promised Messiah (as).

Similarly, the respected late Seth Muhammad Sadeeq Bani sahib (decased) of Calcutta was the paternal grandfather of the deceased wife. The honorable Martyr had completed his studies up to a BA. He spent five years in great difficulty. After that he started a business of supplying spare parts of flour mills.

Allah the Almighty blessed this business immensely and it became well-established. His son, Harith Mahmood sahib, who is also a Naib Qaid Majlis as well as the Wasiyyat Secretary of Gulshan Iqbal, Karachi. The deceased son also joined his father’s business after completing his ACCA. The martyr had countless good qualities.

Similarly, daughter of the martyr, Sana Mubashara, is currently studying in Karachi. She also received a scholarship to travel to the United States for six months where she did a short course and returned (to Pakistan). The deceased had an incredible love for Khilafat and was deeply committed to it.

He constantly instructed his children to stay attached to Khilafat and the Jama’at. He would be at the forefront when it came to participating in financial contributions and he would instruct his son to do the same. He was always worried in regards to his financial contributions

And he had a separate till in his shop in which he collected money for financial contributions on a regular basis. He was very simple and honest man in matters of transactions, he keep truth at the forefront, he was compassionate, he would treat his siblings in a loving manner

And he would never get upset at anyone. The deceased was a person of excellent and pure thoughts. He would deal kindly with his blood relations. The martyr had named both of his shops after his deceased father and his deceased father-in-law.

He would treat his wife’s relatives in such a kind manner that it was exemplary. He would meet friends and all the relatives with a clean heart. His nature was free from harboring any grudge or enmity. The attributes of the martyr and all the other qualities which I have mentioned are the summary

Of what different people have written about him. The mother of the martyr is currently very ill. It was difficult to inform her about the martyrdom of her son due to her illness. However, when she found out and saw the body she spontaneously said that

“My son is a martyr. No one should cry” and she repeated this statement many times. The wife of the martyr bore the news of her husband’s martyrdom with courage and resolution. She demonstrated high level of patience. The martyr’s son says that “there was unusual sophistication in my father’s temperament

“and his belief in God was immense. “He would say again and again that ‘God has granted me a lot of respect, ‘so much respect that I cannot believe it myself’.” He was very punctual in worship. And his relatives also say that he was very simple, tender-hearted and humble in nature.

The deceased had 11 siblings, all of them had families. The martyr would treat everyone with kind treatment and would take care of everyone. In the district of Sakhar when the circumstances worsened for the Jama’at and martyrdoms occurred, the deceased would go there numerous times to perform duties for many days.

His daughter says that “after his demise I saw in a dream that there is a very large garden “where many spiritual people are gathered. “Everyone is wearing bright and white clothes and my father is also there. His status is very high. “Everyone is gathered around my father and they express joy.

“My respected father begins to walk in one direction and everyone follows him in a form of a caravan and everyone is happy to see him”. The mother of the martyr is very weak as I have stated. She is not even able to walk.

After the martyrdom, she saw in a dream that the martyr says while addressing his mother that “I am very happy here and I am very content. You should not worry because of me.” Other than his mother, wife Mansoora Yasmeen sahiba, son Sheikh Harith Mahmood,

And daughter Sana Mubashara, the deceased has left behind four brothers and six sisters. May Allah the Almighty exalt the status of the martyr and may He enable his progeny to follow in his footsteps. The next funeral is of respected Sheikh Abdul Qadeer sahib,

Son of Sheikh Abdul Kareem sahib who was a Darveesh of Qadian. He passed away on 26 November 2016 at the age of 92 due to heart failure. Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return . Ahmadiyyat was introduced in his family through Hazrat Abdullah Sanori sahib,

A companion of the Promised Messiah (as). In November of 1947, when the last caravan left for Pakistan from Qadian then he sat down with his ailing mother in a truck whilst providing support to her. When they reached the boundary of Qadian, his mother stopped the truck and dropped him off

For the security of Qadian and in this manner he was granted the honour of Darveeshi . He had immense love for the institution of Khilafat and the administration of the Jama’at. He had complete trust and belief in Allah. He would accept every success and failure as the will of God.

He would treat his wife, children and kindred in the best manner. And until his very old age he would do all his chores with his own hands. He had the opportunity to serve many departments in the offices of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya.

His son said that due to the upcoming Jalsa Salana (Qadian) the deceased had ordered some cement etc. to paint the house. On the same night, he called (his son) and said that “My time is near. “I had collected 500 rupees from a person, that has to paid back.

“Similarly, he informed him about other accounts as well. And after a short while he passed away.” Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return . He has left behind three daughters and one son. His son Nasir Waheed sahib is serving in Qadian.

The third funeral is of Tanveer Ahmad Lone sahib from Nasir Abad, Kashmir. He was in the Police. On November 25, he passed away when some unknown people fired their rifles when he was on duty in the district of Kolagaam. He also has the status of a martyr.

Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return . He was punctual in prayers and fasting, pious, kind to the poor, sociable, had good morals, was loyal, and beneficial to others. He was very brave and was a person who would put his trust in Allah.

He was ever ready and regular in making financial sacrifices and increased them. He would comfort his younger siblings and help them and would always look out for their education and training. His neighbours say that he was a person who would offer the rights of neighbours in true essence.

Those from his department say that he was always very alert and lively while fulfilling the obligations of his assignment. He was never negligent of deficient. Other than his mother, he has left behind six brothers, his wife, and three innocent children. One of his children is part of the Waqfe-nau scheme.

May Allah the Almighty exalt the status of the deceased and may He always keep his children connected with the Jama’at and may He keep them steadfast on virtues and may He be their guarantor. 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.


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