Friday Sermon: Follow the Commandments of The Holy Quran

Friday Sermon: Follow the Commandments of The Holy Quran

Sermon Delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. July 26th, 2013

 

Verses Cited in this Friday Sermon:

Synopsis:

  Hazrat Khalifatul Masih(aba) said: As explained in last Friday sermon, the month of Ramadan and the Holy Qur’an have a particular affinity because the revelation of the Qur’an began in this month. However, this connection can only avail if our recitation of the Qur’an during Ramadan is done in conjunction with reflecting over its directives and then these directives are made part of our lives. Otherwise we would not be fulfilling the objective of it being revealed in Ramadan.

  • The Promised Messiah(as) said: ‘The Holy Qur’an is a guidance through which its follower attains excellence and he develops a connection with God Almighty. His good deeds, which are in accordance to the directives of the Holy Qur’an, grow liked a blessed tree, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. They bear fruit which develop a distinctive sweetness and flavour.’
  • In the verses recited at the start of the sermon God has drawn attention to a few directives. These directives guide us towards Taqwa and towards paying the dues of God and the dues of mankind. Although the translation of the verses would have made these directive very clear, but Huzoor mentioned them once again as a remainder: Do not associate anyone or anything with God, Show kindness to parents, their mistreatment is forbidden, Do not kill your children for fear of poverty.
  • The Promised Messiah(as) said: ‘Shirk is three-fold. The first kind is general idol-worship and worship of trees. This is a broad, common Shirk. The second kind of Shirk is when too much reliance is placed on ways and means, that is, saying ‘if such and such did not happen, I would have died’, this is Shirk. The third kind of Shirk is whereby one considers oneself to something compared to God.
  • Promised Messiah(as) said: O people, worship the God, Who is One and without any partner, Who created you and your forefathers. You should fear the Powerful God Who made the earth a place to rest for you and the sky a cover. Who sent down water from the sky to create varied forms of sustenance for you from fruits. Do not knowingly associate those very things equal to Him which have been created for you.
  • Children should be given time and attention. Their education, affiliation with the Jama’at , good, pious upbringing should be given importance. Home environment should be made conducive to pious upbringing so that children can grow up to be useful members of society. It is certainly the responsibility of parents to bring them up in an excellent manner and to educate them well. Rather than follow their own preferences, parents should give time and attention to their children.
  • It is a cause for concern here that divorce rate is also increasing among us and it is ruining children when divorce takes place in a family with children. Parents should sacrifice their egos and preferences for the sake of their children. May God enable all of us to practice the commandments of the Holy Qur’an during Ramadan.

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Some of the Commandments of God

Do not associate anyone or anything with God

  1. Show Kindness to parents, their mistreatment is forbidden
  2. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty.
  3. However, this connection can only avail if our recitation of the Qur’an during Ramadan is done in conjunction with reflecting over its directives and then these directives are made part of our lives.,
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