Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2016
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.
Those who have a covering over their eyes and have resolved that they will never believe, fail to observe any of God’s signs of support. This has always been the way of the deniers of Prophethood. Despite witnessing signs, they demand that further signs are displayed.
Allah the Almighty sets a seal on their hearts because of their excessive wrongdoing. They are unable to accept the truth and Allah the Almighty sometimes makes them a sign of warning for others. This was the state of the opponents of the Promised Messiah (as)
Who continued to reject all of his signs out of stubbornness even though they were witness to them or they would ignore them. Some of the chiefs among the disbelievers became signs of admonishment for others. The Promised Messiah (as) has detailed numerous signs that were fulfilled in his support.
He has also mentioned various prophecies of the Holy Prophet (saw) and explained how these signs have come to pass. Yet religious leaders chose to deny these signs and lead other people astray, and they continue to do so to this day. At different occasions the Promised Messiah (as) outlined various signs in his favour
To demonstrate the truthfulness of the Movement [the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community]. The Promised Messiah (as) has expounded that some of these were deemed to be signs by the Holy Prophet (saw). One such sign is the lunar and solar eclipses. The Promised Messiah (as) says that before the fulfilment of this sign,
The Muslim clerics would raise a huge fuss and would recount the Hadith relating to this. Yet after this sign was fulfilled not just once, but twice (firstly in India and then on a second occasion in America), these very clerics disregarded what they themselves believed be a sign.
They could not deny the sign outright because it was clearly displayed, but they succumbed to obstinacy. The Promised Messiah (as) says: “I was informed by an acquaintance that during the lunar eclipse a Muslim cleric, “named Ghulam Murtaza, hit himself on his thigh (i.e expressed deep grief and anguish)
And said ‘now the world has gone astray!’ ” The Promised Messiah (as) says: “Imagine, was he a greater well-wisher for the world than God Almighty?” There are similarly other signs of the Promised Messiah (as) such as the plague, the sign of rivers flowing onto one another, prophecies of the Holy Qur’an,
Prophecies of populations being brought together, the sign of mountains being cut open, the sign of the publication of books and newspapers and the sign of new modes of transport. In short, the Promised Messiah (as) has described so many signs which were foretold by the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (saw).
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) was once explaining that instead of testifying to the signs that appear in his favour, people level criticisms towards the Promised Messiah (as). Often they hurl very trivial and meaningless allegations that are quite absurd. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “The Promised Messiah (as) displayed sign after sign
“and yet people would come and say ‘how can he be the Messiah when his turban isn’t straight?’ ” Such were the objections. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says the Promised Messiah (as) showed miracle after miracle, but still there were some who would say that he could not pronounce certain Arabic letters properly
And so how can he be deemed the Messiah. Despite displaying so many signs, others would say since he has prepared jewellery for his wife and uses almond oil, how can we accept him as the Messiah? These were the types of criticisms raised. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says:
“Do not close your eyes to the signs of God. “Many people would come to the Promised Messiah (as) and say to him, ‘show us a sign.’ “The Promised Messiah (as) would reply ‘have you availed from the signs already shown that
‘you now wish for more? When you have not benefitted from thousands of other signs that have been displayed, how will any new sign be helpful to you.’ ” Thus such people are destined to always deprive themselves and remain deprived.
There is one such very powerful and great sign that we see being fulfilled every day, which the Promised Messiah (as) explaining says: “In the book Baraheen-e-Ahmadiyya, Allah the Almighty teaches me a prayer in a revelation: [Arabic, Revelation to the Promised Messiah (as)] ‘’Leave me not alone and form a Community.’’
The Promised Messiah (as) translated this himself [from Arabic to Urdu] Elsewhere, the Promised Messiah (as) says: [Arabic, Revelation to the Promised Messiah (as)] ” ‘Allah the Almighty will provide you Himself the necessary resources for the guests who will come to you from all directions’
And also: ‘Guests will come to you from every (distant) path and track’ Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “This prophecy was made 26 years ago (from when he was referring to this) and continues to be fulfilled in glorious fashion up until today.” This is a prophecy relating to the progress of the Ahmadiyya Community.
We observe how this prophecy is still being fulfilled in all its splendour even now. It is a powerful evidence of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (as) that every single day his Community grows and advances and its members excel in financial sacrifices. However only those can observe this who see and perceive.
Those who shut their eyes cannot see this. I shall present some extracts of Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) himself where he discusses prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as) relating to the means to the victory of Ahmadiyyat and also the progress of the Community. He says:
“The Promised Messiah (as) was repeatedly informed by Allah the Almighty that “the Ahmadiyya Jama’at would have to make the same sacrifices “made by the followers of the past Prophets. “Once the Promised Messiah (as) saw in a dream that: ‘I enter the house of Nizam Uddin’
“Nizam Uddin means the system (Nizam) of the religion (Din) “This dream means that ultimately one day the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will become the system of the religion It will triumph over all other orders in the world, InshaAllah” But how will this victory be obtained? The Promised Messiah (as) explains in his dream that:
“We will enter this house with a combination of the Husni and Hussaini ways. “Everyone is aware that Hazrat Hassan (ra) obtained success through peace and reconciliation and Hazrat Hussain (ra) obtained his success through Shahadat [martyrdom].” Thus, certainly the Promised Messiah (as) was told that
The [Ahmadiyya] Community would reach the status of Nizam Uddin, however this would occur through both peace, love and compassion, but also through martyrdoms and sacrifices. If anyone thinks that this Movement will progress without love, peace and sympathy they are wrong. And they are also wrong who believe that
This Movement will advance without sacrifices and martyrdoms. Sometimes we will have to adopt peace and harmony and sometimes we will need to adopt the Hussaini way, which means that we can lay down our lives before the opponents, but we will never give in to them. Both these approaches take precedence for us.
Neither the Messihi approach alone nor the Mehdiviyat approach alone are our preference. Rather we will have to walk upon a middle path. There will be one victory achieved through love, harmony and peace and one victory through sacrifices. It is after this that the Community will enter Nizam Uddin.
We observe that today members of the Jama’at present their examples in both these respects. We give a message of love, compassion and peace and also it is the Community alone that is giving sacrifices. In a further reference to the same revelation to the Promised Messiah (as) he says:
” ‘There is a house near to the Mubarak Mosque (the house of Mirza Nizam Uddin) “and we will enter it through a combination of the Hussni and Hussaini approach.’ Many people were surprised by what the meaning could be of this revelation”
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “I heard from the Promised Messiah (as) himself say, the immediate meaning of this revelation is not evident however with time it will become clear.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says: “the Promised Messiahas declared at a time
“when he was completely alone and had no followers, that God Almighty had informed him that “his Community would be given so much success and progress that in comparison other nations will become like the nomadic people of today.” We witness new signs of the divine succour of God Almighty on a daily basis.
God willing, we shall indeed witness days such as these. Our members will progress so much that other nations will become insignificant in comparison. However it is essential to inculcate the true spirit of faith within us as well as our progeny, subsequently God Almighty will then show us these signs.
Wherever there is divine succour, one also faces opposition and enmity. This has always been the case for the followers of Prophets. However this enmity does not cause fear, instead it strengthens the faith and causes one to enhance in his faith.
A few days ago a special police force of the government – which is known as the ‘Counter Terrorist Police’ and deals with counter terror related incidents – carried out a raid on the Tehreek-e-Jadid office and Zia-ul-Islam Press in Rabwah [Pakistan]. They arrested two missionaries and some [clerical] workers.
After this some people from Rabwah wrote to me including some women who all stated that this incident has not frightened them, on the contrary it has increased them in their faith and incidents such as these have always enhanced [our faith]. We will always respond to any difficulties and offer any sacrifices required.
This is the spirit that believers should adhere to. These are the sayings to which the Promised Messiah (as) alluded to when he said: “You will have to endure [these trials]” We are witness to the promises and countless signs of divine support.
Undoubtedly the final victory will be for the community of the Promised Messiah (as). Opposition does occur and it will always remain. Those who carried out the raid, the biggest fear they have is from Ahmadis because Ahmadis encourage to inculcate the fear of God in ones hearts.
Ahmadis encourage the fear of God and warn others to fear the wrath of God. And so according to them, they think “how is it that the Ahmadis can tell us to fear God. “Who is a bigger terrorist than the one who warns us from about the wrath of God,
Therefore detain them and finish them”. May God Almighty give them sense and enable them to understand the truth. May the country be saved from those Maulvis [clerics] who are the real terrorists; those who have spread disorder in the country, leaving nobody safe from their harm.
May the special police – that combat terrorism – have the courage to wage war, instead than the peaceful, law abiding Ahmadis who have true love for their country, against those individuals, from whose hands ordinary members of the public are not safe,
And who are involved in trying to destroy the foundations of the country. In addition, they should arrest those people who are ransacking the country by all means possible. Ahmadis should pray for Allah Almighty to safeguard Pakistan and free it from the clutches of these tyrants.
As for sacrifices, Ahmadis always offer sacrifices and will continue to do so and, God Willing, He will show us the fruits of these sacrifices. In a similar manner Ahmadis in Algeria are suffering great atrocities at the hands of the government. May God Almighty keep them safe and keep them steadfast
May the government see reason and enable them to see the truth of the Ahmadis in that they are peaceful law abiding citizens. It is alleged that the Ahmadis are plotting against the government and wish to cause chaos, even though wherever there are Ahmadis throughout the world
Not a single one will rise up against their respective government. Rather, we aim to spread love, peace and harmony. Indeed, for this if we need to offer sacrifices then God willing, we shall continue to do so. I will now return to the extracts of the Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra). He writes:
‘The worst sort of enmity is that which comes from close relations. In Punjabi there is a proverb: [The greatest adversary is a close relative] Therefore, the greatest adversaries are usually the close relatives and loved ones, because they cannot bear to see someone from their own
Rise up and earn respect and fame in the world. How can those who quarrel with that individual over the smallest piece of land tolerate the notion that the whole world will flock to him. For this reason they try their utmost to quell him.
To the extent that when they are left frustrated at the fact they are powerless to do anything, they attempt to vent all the anger and resentment. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) would often say that from among the rulers of Shahpur
“one of the chiefs received the title of Khan Bahadur [The Valiant one], “and a poor lady who belonged to the same family named her son as Khan Bahadur. “She was asked about this as to why she used this name? “She replied: ‘I do not know what he will choose to be when he is older
‘However just as others call his relative Khan Bahadur , they will also call him by the same name.’ Therefore, those who cannot achieve anything themselves, simply adopt the titles.” He further states: “When the Promised Messiah (as) made his claim, a relative of his also claimed to be the Imam [Mahdi]. His relative thought that now since he [i.e the Promised Messiahas] has made a claim and the people would turn their attention towards him, therefore I should also make a claim.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) then presents a Persian proverb: [Persian Proverb] this means every individual’s vision and understanding is governed by his strength and judgment.
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “The Promised Messiah (as) claimed that “he has been sent by God for the entire world as an arbitrator. “He has not only been sent for the common man, rather it is incumbent upon even the great kings
“to accept him, however the relative who made the same claim was simply taking on the title only.” “Among his relatives there was one who made a claim to be the ‘Imam of the sweepers’ “and on the other hand the Promised Messiah (as) wrote to such an extent that
“it is even incumbent upon the Sovereign of England to accept him. “For that reason he wrote a letter to the Queen [of England] who was the ruler at the time. “In comparison, the bravery of the one who claimed to be the Imam of the sweepers and his followers
“was such that when a policeman asked him whether he had made any claim? “He replied: ‘I have made no claim whatsoever “Somebody must have made a false claim of their own accord’ Thus, the relatives are the worst adversaries.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) continues by saying: “Close relatives are the greatest antagonists
“Especially when they become opponents, they cause the greatest enmity, subsequently they use every method – whether it is legal or illegal – to cause harm to them.” Having mentioned this Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “Dozens of our relatives have severed ties with us due to Ahmadiyyat,
“not because we do not wish to meet them, rather they do not wish to meet with us. “Our relatives would hurl verbal abuse at us and our elder aunt (Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states) “our elder aunt, who later accepted Ahmadiyyat, would hurl abuse and insults at us.
“I remember clearly on one occasion when I was approximately six years old, “I was climbing up the stairs, she saw me and repeatedly said: “[Punjabi – ‘The son is equally as evil as the father’] “She repeated this statement so many times that I memorised it.
“When I reached home I narrated this incident and enquired as to the meaning of the statement. I was told that it means: ‘Just as the father is evil, the son is evil all the same’.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’udra states: “In Qadian “there was a boycott imposed upon the Promised messiah (as).
“People were stopped from completing the chores connected with his house. “The people who practiced pottery were stopped, “the sweepers were prevented from cleaning [near his house]. “Our beloved brother, the sister-in-law of the Promised Messiah (as) along with other relatives, “to the extent that his paternal uncles son called Ali Sher
“were all involved in causing him pain and anguish. “On one occasion, seven brothers from the area of Gujrat came to visit Qadian “and used the path that lead to a garden which belonged to the Promised Messiah (as). “On route they came across one of our relatives who was arranging his garden. He enquired from them where they have come from and what business they had there.” “The guests who were visiting from Gujrat said: ‘We have come from Gujrat
“and have come to meet Hazrat Mirza Sahib.’ He said ‘hear me well, I am his uncle’s son ” and know him very well’ and said all kinds of things against the Promised Messiah (as). “From among them, one of them stepped forward and grasped him, “then shouted to his brothers to come quickly
“The relative [of the Promised Messiah (as)] was shaken up by this “The Ahmadi then said: ‘I am not going to hit you as you are the relative of the Promised Messiah (as) ‘I wished to show my brothers your face, as we had heard that Satan is hidden,
However today we have come to know that he looks like this’.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) further states: “The Promised Messiah (as) was informed that apart from his progeny, all other progenies of his family members shall terminate” And told him that his progeny shall continue while the progeny of all others [from his family] will cease to exist and this is precisely what happened) “Now, only those members of the Promised Messiah (as) remain who entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat “and the progeny of all others has finished.
“At the time of the Promised Messiah’s claim, “there were around seventy male members in the family but now apart from those “who are among the physical or spiritual progeny of the Promised Messiah (as), “no one has any issue of their own
“Despite the fact that they did their utmost in trying to destroy the Promised Messiah’s name “and exhausted their efforts in doing so “but ultimately they themselves were destroyed and their progeny also terminated. This indeed is another sign of the Promised Messiah’s truthfulness.”
Then, narrating the instant when the Promised Messiah’s elder aunt did the Bai’at he states: “Even though certain prophecies and signs appear very small, “however if one carefully ponders over them, then many aspects come to light “which become a means of increasing one’s faith. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states:
“I only came to learn of one of the Promised Messiah’s revelations yesterday ” and although it is related to one person and regarding their particular situation, “however it consists of many prophecies. “Many friends mentioned that they already knew about it but I only learnt of it yesterday.
“Yesterday, after the demise of our elderly aunt, Sheikh Yaqub Ali Sahib stated, ‘a very old revelation of the Promised Messiah(as) is: ‘The elder aunt came’ And the wife of the Promised Messiah’s elder brother) ‘the elder Ahmadi members relate that at the time they were not able to fully understand its meaning “everyone had their own interpretations of it’. “However, a very simple and straightforward meaning could be that “a lady will come whose relation is that of an aunt
“and by ‘coming’ it could mean one of two things; either physical she will enter the community. “For someone to physically come does not signify a prophecy because relatives often come to visit. “All of us at the time used to call the wife of the Promised Messiah’s elder brother Tai
“[senior aunt], in other words, her name was Tai “Those who have read the literature of the community will know that “during the time of the prophecy regarding Muhammadi Beghum, she fiercely opposed (i.e. Tai). “One of the reasons for this was because she was the most senior in the family
“and the prophecy was made about her sister’s daughter “Being a leader of the family at the time, “she considered it her duty to try and cause a hindrance in their relation “which otherwise would have been a source of humiliation for their family. So considered it an important duty to oppose this.”
Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) states: “it is in the nature of elderly women “that they consider the honour and respect of the family to be far more significant “than religious matters, in fact even more important than governance “and other any other issues. “At that time, the Promised Messiah’s claim to be the Messiah
“was not as important to her i.e. to Tai “as was the honour of the family “Also, it is rather difficult for an elder to obey one who is younger than them “and the Promised Messiah (as) was younger than her. “Moreover, the Promised Messiah (as) did not take any share in the inheritance
“and therefore his food and other provisions would be provided from her house. “Thus, in this regard, she considered herself as a benefactor to the Promised Messiah (as) “Women naturally have this feeling, “therefore she considered the Promised Messiah (as) to be dependent on her.
(She did not consider that he did not take any share from the inheritance and that all the wealth was with her, in fact she felt that the he was dependent on her and that she was his benefactor because she would send food and bear all the expenses).
The Promised Messiah (as) writes in an Arabic couplet: [Arabic couplet] “There was a time when I would suffice on the leftovers of others. But now God Almighty has bestowed such honour upon me that thousands eat from my spread.” “This couplet also points to the fact that
“the Promised Messiah’s assets and wealth was in the care of his brother and was not separate. “The Promised Messiah did not pay attention towards looking after his own wealth “and his father would also say this that he would not be able to look after his share of wealth.
“Thus, in the given circumstances it was impossible for the elder aunt to accept Ahmadiyyat “not because of religious reasons or arguments but due to the family circumstances. (the background that has been explained)” “This was because according to her, “her relation to the Promised Messiah (as) was that of a master and a servant
(The elder aunt considered her own status as a master, and God forbid, the status of the Promised Messiah (as) to be of a servant.) “She considered the Promised Messiah to be a poor person who did not do any work “and lived of their food. “Thus, in these circumstances, she could never allow that
“the Promised Messiah marrying her sister’s daughter. Since she was the eldest, therefore she opposed greatly against this. “In those days, there was intense opposition against the Promised Messiah “and members from his own family had stopped meeting him “and the Promised Messiah (as) would also not meet them.
“The opposition from the members of his own family was so severe that our mother relates “(Hazrat Amma Jaan (ra) ) that there was an elderly lady from the maternal side of the family, “who would lament that they are not allowed to even see the son of Chiragh Bibi.
“The Promised Messiah (as) would be kept isolated form everyone as if he were a bandit or thief “and was considered to have tarnished the family honour. “In such circumstances, it would seem impossible for the Tai [elder aunt] to accept Ahmadiyyat. “Although one can have a change of heart
“however for this it is necessary to assess the circumstances. “It was in such circumstances, the Promised Messiah (as) received the revelation: ‘The elder aunt came’ “At the time, the elder aunt the Promised Messiah’s sister-in-law in relation.
“Therefore, the words of the revelation point out to the fact that she will do the Bai’at at a time “when her relation to the person taking the Bai’at will be that of an elder aunt. ” If she were to take the Bai’at in the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as),
“then the words of the revelation should have been: ‘The sister-in-law came’ (Because she was the Promised Messiah’s sister-in-law and so the revelation should have been according to that) “If she were to do the Bai’at during the time of the first Khalifa
“then the revelation should have been: ‘A lady from the Promised Messiah’s family came’. “However, the word Tai [elder aunt] alludes to the fact that “she will do the Bai’at when the Promised Messiah’s son becomes the Khalifa.
“If no one was going to become a Khalifa from the progeny of the Promised Messiah (as) then to use the word Tai was of no significance.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states further: “This revelation contains three prophecies. “Firstly, there will be a Khalifa from the progeny of the Promised Messiah (as).
“Secondly, the Tai [elder aunt] will accept Ahmadiyyat during that time. “Thirdly, there is a prophecy regarding the age of Tai because “the Promised Messiah’s own age was almost seventy at the time and he is prophesising about a lady
“who was much older than him that she will still be alive “and will do the Bai’at at the hand of his son who shall become a Khalifa. “For someone to live that long is an extraordinary thing. “Let alone an elderly woman, a human mind cannot even say this regarding a young person. “Thus, for her to do the Bai’at and that too during my time “when one of the sons of the Promised Messiah (as) is a Khalifa is an extraordinary sign. In just these two words, there are many prophecies which have been mentioned.” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) further states:
“After accepting Ahmadiyyat, the Tai [elder aunt also signed up the institution of Al-Wasiyyat “In view of the customs and sentiments of traditional families “this was indeed an extraordinary transformation that the elder aunt joined the institution “of Al-Wasiyyat after doing the Bai’at (not only did she do the Bai’at but also did her Waisiyyat). “Initially, she opposed Promised Messiah’s burial “somewhere else instead of the ancestoral graveyard.
“She even sent a message stating that the he should be buried in the ancestral graveyard “instead of elsewhere because this would be mark of disrespect. “For several years she remained adamant on this but then her stance changed dramatically “and she did the Wasiyyat and was buried in the Heavenly Graveyard.
“For any reasonable person this is in fact a great sign. “Though it may seem as something very ordinary but there are multiple aspects to prove ones truthfulness.” “Despite the fact that she wished for the Promised Messiah’s burial to be in the ancestral graveyard,
“however later she did the Wasiyyat and was buried in the Heavenly Graveyard. Relating the time when the Promised Messiah (as) travelled to Delhi, Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states: “A person who places his trust in Allah the Almighty “can never entertain any doubt in the outcome of God’s works
(if one has trust in Allah the Almighty, then surely Allah the Almighty will produce the right results).” He states further: “I was a young child when the Promised Messiah travelled to Delhi “I was a very young child at the time when the Promised Messiah (as) travelled to Delhi “The Promised Messiah (as) visited the graves of some of the saints and prayed extensively. “The Promised Messiah stated, ‘the reason why I prayed is so that ‘the souls of these saints become impassioned
‘lest their progenies become deprived from recognising this spiritual light ‘which Allah the Almighty has sent down in this day and age as a source for guidance. ‘Indeed that day shall come when Allah the Almighty will open their hearts and enable them to accept the truth.’ ” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) states:
“Although I was very young at the time, however these words of the Promised Messiah (as) “continue to have a deep impact on my heart till this day. “Therefore, if the Jama’at here desires to witness the fruits of their efforts “then they should place their trust in Allah the Almighty.
Surely that day will come when that which God wants to establish shall come to pass.” Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) mentioned this in response to a question while addressing the Jama’at in Delhi. Therefore, it is the duty of the Jama’at in Delhi to spread the message of the Promised Messiah (as) with wisdom.
Recently there has been an increase in Tabligh activities through exhibitions, etc. However, there is a lot of opposition from the Muslims and there is a need to convey our message to them also. However, the most important thing in this regard is prayer. Great attention needs to be paid towards this.
In further reference to this Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) also mentioned a dream of the Promised Messiah (as). He said that “The Promised Messiah (as) saw in a vision that “there is a very long hollow pit that has been dug out and many sheep have been laid down upon it.
“A butcher is stood at the head of each sheep with a knife in his hand ready [to slaughter it]. “They are looking up at the sky as if waiting for a command. ‘I was also walking on that site and went near to them and said: ‘Say to the believers, ‘but for your prayer to Him my Lord would not care for you’ ‘And they immediately ran their knives. ‘When the sheep shuddered, the butchers said to them that ‘what are you?
‘You are nothing but sheep that eat dirt.’ ” Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) says that seventy thousand people died due to cholera in those days. Therefore, if someone doesn’t pay heed then why would God care for such a person. His affairs cannot stop. They will surely happen. He said that
“Christianity progressed three hundred years after the advent of the Christian Messiah “However, looking at our circumstances one can deduce that Ahmadiyyat will progress much sooner than the time of the Christian Messiah.” Whether they are Pakistani clerics or some religious leaders or they are worldly powers,
They do not have any status in the sight of Allah the Almighty. They are like sheep and these people can never hinder the progress of Ahmadiyyat. However, we cannot rely solely on our missionaries for this purpose that they preach and spread Ahmadiyyat.
If we are to become a part of this progress, and we should become a part of it, then we will also have to focus our attention towards prayers and we will have to increase our spirituality and we will have to strengthen our relationship with Allah the Almighty.
And these are the things that will end the opposition of the Jama’at and will enable us to become those who partake in the progress of Ahmadiyyat InshAllah. May Allah the Almighty grant us that status. After the Friday Prayers I will also lead funeral prayers in absentia
Of Respected Sufni Zafar Ahmad sahib, Missionary Indonesia. On 8th November he passed away due to a heart attack. “Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return” He was seventy-one years of age. He was born in Padang Sumatra. His father, Zeni Dalaan sahib joined the Jama’at in 1923
After taking Oath of Allegiance on the hand of Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra). And he established headquarters of the Jama’at in Sumatra and Java with the help of two other young men. Similarly, Sufni sahib’s father was amongst the pioneer missionaries of Indonesia.
Zeni Dalaan shiab had three children out of whom he devoted Sufni Zafar Ahmad sahib and sent him to Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah to obtain further education. Sufni Zafar Ahmad sahib departed for Rabwah on 17 July 1963. He stayed in Rabwah for approximately 11 years and he received education in Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah.
And in 1974 he returned to Indonesia after graduation where his first posting was in Kalimantan. After that he continued to serve in Indonesia as a regional missionary in West Java and as a regional president. After that he was able to serve in East Java and Papua.
He served as a Regional Missionary from 1985 till 1987 in Jambi and from 1987 till 1991 in North Sumatra. Form 1991 till 1997 he served as a teacher in Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia and taught Fiqah [Jurisprudence] and during this time he was appointed
To serve as the In-Charge of the department that looked after the training of new Ahmadis. From 1997 till 2001, he was appointed as a Regional Missionary in Lampung. Many chapters of the Jama’at were established in Indonesia through him as well as the construction of Mosques and Mission Houses.
He was also able to write the following four books in the Indonesian language: Philosophy of Zakat, Sacrifice in the Way of Allah Almighty, Funeral and Meaning of Jihad in Islam. He wrote these four books. He retired in 2001. He was suffering from various illnesses from some time.
He had a relationship of unconditional loyalty, love and immense obedience with Khilafat. He was a very sincere and devoted servant of the movement. Apart from his wife he has left behind one daughter and two sons. May Allah the Almighty keep them steadfast upon Ahmadiyyat
And may He enable them to increase in virtuous deeds and express loyalty like their father and may He make them an exemplary Ahmadi. All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone
And we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path.
And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other
And to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He too will remember you;
Call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.