Progress of Ahmadiyyat in 2013

Friday Sermon:

Progress of Ahmadiyyat in 2013, Financial Sacrifice and Waqf-e-Jadid

Sermon Delivered on 3rd January 2014 by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-01-03.html

The original Sermon was delivered in Urdu; Its translations are available in following languages:
Urdu English Albanian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian French German Indonesian Malayalam Russian Sindhi Spanish Swahili Tamil Turkish

Synopsis:

• First, I wish to say to all of you and to all Ahmadis spread throughout the world, that may Allah bless the New Year. I have been receiving such congratulatory, prayerful, mubarakbaad [blessings] messages from individual Ahmadis, from Jama’ats and from Ahmadiyya Jama’at institutions. May Allah bless this new year for them all and for all Jama’ats.

• It is not enough for us to get together and offer voluntary prayers in congregation on New Year’s night if we also do not develop the feeling that now we have to try, as far as possible, to continue to offer these voluntary prayers every night; and have to improve the standard of our worship to acquire the Grace of God; and have to try in our daily practical life to do everything with the sole motive of winning the pleasure of God.

• May Allah enable all our officeholders and those devoted to serving the Jama’at develop and adopt humility, lowliness and sincerity and become hard working and prayerful and daily more so than before. And when this happens then truly they will become the “sultanan naseera” – a helping power – for the Khalifa of the time also. And the members of the Jama’at also would then turn, with full loyalty, to attend to the work of the Jama’at giving such work preference over all other worldly tasks.

• In 2013, by the Grace of Allah, the Exalted, 136 mosques were built; and in India, in some small places, small temporary mosques or sheds have been constructed using wood and tin and these numbered 22. We were also blessed with 258 new mosques. We were given these 258 mosques in this way that the work of tabligh/outreach that the Jama’at is doing resulted in Imams joining us and they brought these mosques also with them and the people also joined.

• Similarly, during the trips to Germany, I placed the foundation stones of two mosques and joined in their Jalsa and during these trips their newspapers and radio and tv stations provided us coverage that went well beyond the borders of Germany and reached Austria and Switzerland also since the tv channels who covered the events were jointly serving these countries also. And in this way, overall, during these journeys of Germany, the message reached some 4 million people.

• So fill the coming year with prayers. Pay so much attention to the recitation of durood and istighfar that Allah, the Exalted, casting always a glance of Mercy upon us, may continue to make more and more expansive the Grace that He has been bestowing upon us and turn the machinations of our enemies upon them themselves. May He wipe out and make extinct, every opponent and every opposition. May His Grace continue to descend upon us in greater measure every day.

• Today is the first Jumu’ah [Friday] of January and in keeping with tradition, the announcement of the new Waqf-e-Jadid year also happens on this Friday and the Grace of God that descended during the previous year by way of Waqf-e-Jadid and that continues to descend is also mentioned. Some of it I have already mentioned. Much of the Waqf-e-Jadid chanda [contributions] is used in Africa and this is another Grace of God that this chanda is enabling mosques to be made and tabligh to be carried out and for doing many other things.

• Death of Yusuf Lateef Sahib of Boston, USA.

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4 Responses to “Progress of Ahmadiyyat in 2013”

  1. Sabio Lantz Says:

    Pay so much attention to the recitation of durood and istighfar that Allah, the Exalted, casting always a glance of Mercy upon us, may continue to make more and more expansive the Grace that He has been bestowing upon us and turn the machinations of our enemies upon them themselves. May He wipe out and make extinct, every opponent and every opposition.

    “Religion of Peace” ??
    And this from a sect of Islam which claims to be better than the rest.

    • paarsurrey Says:

      It is praying before God; no bodily or physical harm is intended.
      The wiping out of the inimical opposed is done with praying supporting with reasonable dialogue.
      Is it bad?

      • Sabio Lantz Says:

        Sorry, paarsurrey, I can’t understand your English here.

        When he says, “May He [Allah] wipe out and make extinct, every opponent and every opposition.
        You mean he wants only ideas wiped out and not people.
        Well two problems with that:
        (1) he shouldn’t use such violent language which is used in militant Islam
        (2) we should be able to live peaceably with opinions different from our own and not need them “wiped out”!

        So, Yes, it is bad. Religion at its worse in my book.

      • paarsurrey Says:

        You are right there; he wants to wipe out wrong ideas not the innocent people.
        We follow Quran; he cannot go against Quran.
        There is no such teaching in Quran.

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