Posts Tagged ‘Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad’

The Exemplary Ahmadiyya Jama’at

May 30, 2014

Friday Sermon delivered on May 23,2014 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-05-23.html

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It is great grace and favour of God on the Jama’at of the Promised Messiah(as) that He has given it people who understand the spirit of their pledges and understand the spirit of sacrifice and not only do they understand the spirit of sacrifice but they also set models of it of which many examples can be found in this age. If it is a matter of financial sacrifice, it is the Ahmadis who demonstrate it, if sacrifice of time is demanded, the Ahmadiyya Jama’at present excellent models of it.

The first thing to remember here is that when we claim to be a Divine community we should be mindful that such communities do not believe in relying on worldly governments and protestations. There is no hand of any worldly help in the progress of Divine communities. Moreover, worldly help is never unconditional, it is never offered without any clause to capitulate before whoever is offering help and true believers cannot abide by this. They seek help from God and turn to Him alone.

By way of example of the stance of worldly people Huzoor said a newspaper here published an article saying that Muslims are not loyal to this country and they should be expelled/deported. Our press section responded to this and told them that this was incorrect and Islam teaches being loyal to the law of the land and to love ones’ country. They said in response that this was not what how other Muslims behaved and asked us to write something advisory to them.

Another example of a person who understood the spirit of sacrifice was demonstrated by Sahibzada Abdul Latif Shaheed. The king repeatedly asked him to reject and deny the Promised Messiah(as) and incited him with freedom in return. Every single time Sahibazada Sahib’s reply would be that if God was granting him a death that makes one a recipient of blessings, why would he turn away from it. He said it was a strange ignorant deal to ask for!

Each one of us should try and aspire to become as the Promised Messiah explains and this is not possible without the grace of God. If a person makes effort and becomes like this, then God comes forward and holds such a person and this is when God gives glad-tidings of Paradise and for this He has taught us prayer for steadfastness, prayer for gaining triumph over the enemy. It signifies that by accepting the prayer God will open the doors of triumph in such a way that the enemy will have nowhere to escape.

Martyrdom of Khalil Ahmad Sahib was martyred on 16 May in district Shiekhupura, Pakistan. Death of Maulawi Ahsan Illahi Sahib and Nasreen Butt Sahiba.

There is no god but Allah

May 16, 2014

Friday Sermon: There is no god but Allah
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-05-09.html

The translation of the sermon is available in following languages; please click the language of your choice after accessing the above link.

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Synopsis: English

What was it that the people of that time not believe in which agonised the Holy Prophet(saw)? They did not believe in desisting from associating partners with God, in making man son of God. Shirk or associating partners with God is a sin which God has called unpardonable. It is love and compassion for every human being, even for an idolater, with which one makes practical effort to bring them to the right path and also pray for them.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that some time ago he felt that the workers and management of Humanity First had the idea that if they gave their services unconnected with faith, perhaps the world would appreciate them more. Huzoor explained to the central management here that their significance was in being connected to faith and the Jama’at is mentioned in their works somehow or the other. And there was nothing wrong to, if need be, mention the Jama’at in some instances.
In the world slogans are raised to have mottos about moral development, slogans are raised to have mottos about academic development and if human rights are violated somewhere political organisations make freedom their motto and make efforts in this regards and raise slogans. Any other specific situation elsewhere gives rise to specific mottos. The reason to have a motto is to establish it in the world and to also keep it in view at the same time.

Hazrat Musleh Maud(ra) said that some mottos are inter-connected. For example the mottos ‘obey God’ and ‘advance in virtues’ are interdependent because obedience of God is not possible without advancing in virtues and one who is not virtuous cannot be obedient to God. Similarly the mottos ‘I shall give precedence to faith over worldly matters’ and ‘I shall try and excel in good works’ are congruous and inter-linked. Thus, all virtues are good and we should try and adopt them.

When someone becomes spiritually weak it is because he has lost sight of لا الہ الا اللہ because if one always keeps لا الہ الا اللہ in view one is saved from spiritual weaknesses. The objective is not to simply verbalise لا الہ الا اللہ like many people do, even if they tell lies they do so by saying لا الہ الا اللہ whereas articulating لا الہ الا اللہ brings into focus God’s greatness and His fear and all His attributes. And as mentioned earlier the reality of لا الہ الا اللہ is only manifested through the Holy Prophet(saw).

Through abiding by Unity of God high morals, knowledge, culture, politics and excellence in other arts are instilled in man because the light of God is an antidote to all ailments. Thus, our motto which is appointed by God is لا الہ الا اللہ (There is none worthy of worship except Allah) the rest are all details which can be useful as advice. Dajjal is evident in full force in this age and his objective is to give precedence to worldly matters over faith.

Death of Sadeeq Akbar Rahman Sahib, son of Faizur Rahman Sahib.

Seeking Nearness to Allah

May 12, 2014

Friday Sermon: Seeking Nearness to Allah
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at)Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-05-02.html

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Promised Messiah(as) said: In the real sense no one is pious except God Almighty, all high morals and all pieties are in Him in their entirety. As much as one breaks free of one’s nafs (self) and one’s desires and gains nearness to God, one is able to reflect Divine qualities in his person accordingly. Whatever qualities and true refinement one attains is by virtue of Divine nearness. And so it should be since creation is nothing on its own accord.

Promised Messiah(as) said: The reality of Islam is to present one’s neck to God like the sacrificial lamb; to give up one’s own designs and to be devoted to the designs of God and His pleasure; to lose oneself in God and to impose a type of death upon oneself; to be dyed in the personal love of God and to obey Him entirely for the sake of that love; to obtain eyes that see only through Him, and to obtain ears that hear only through Him, and to develop a heart that should be wholly devoted to Him, and to obtain a tongue which would speak only at His command.

The Promised Messiah(as) also explained that some people are satisfied by obtaining something from the government while the source of satisfaction for others is their family, children and acquaintances. However, all this cannot give true satisfaction, in fact as they continue to seek satisfaction from these people their thirst/yearning increases and is never satiated and is ultimately ruinous.

One who surrenders his being to God and devotes his life in His path and is eager to do good will get his reward from the fountain of Divine nearness. They shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve. In other words, one who employs all his faculties in the way of God Almighty and whose word and deed, action and inaction, indeed his whole life is devoted to God, and who occupies himself in doing good, shall be rewarded by God Himself and shall be delivered from fear and grief.

Promised Messiah(as) said: When contempt and persecution reaches its height and the trial that God had willed comes to pass, is when God Almighty’s sense of honour for His friends is stirred, God looks at them and find them the victims and sees that they are persecuted and abused and have been unjustly branded kafir and are hounded by the oppressors. He rises so that He can fulfil His way for them and demonstrate His mercy and help His pious people.

A True Ahmadi Passes Away

May 5, 2014

Friday Sermon: Mahmood Ahmad Bengali:
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-04-25.html

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I wish to pay tribute here to a very dear personality who had a special station owing to his absolute loyalty. He was utterly devoted to serve the Jama’at and passed away two days ago. Inna lillahe wa inna illaihe raji’oon. Each person has to leave and will one day depart from this world. Most fortunate are those who try to spend their lives according to the wishes of Allah the Exalted and try their utmost to honour the pledges they make.

This was our dear brother Mahmood Ahmad Shahid, who is known as Mahmood Bengali Sahib by many in Pakistan. He was a servant of the Jama’at, an excellent helper of the Khulafa of the time who had intense sense of honour for Khilafat. These days he was serving as the Ameer Jama’at Australia. He passed away on 23 April. Inna lillahe wa inna illaihe raji’oon. The first letter or message that I received after his passing away was from a relative saying that may Allah the Exalted make all of us as devoted to Khilafat as he was.

By way of introduction Mahmood Ahmad Sahib was born on 19 November 1948 in a Bangladeshi village Char Dukhiya in Chandpur district. His father’s name was Maulana Abdul Khair Muhammad MuhibUllah and his mother’s name was Zebunnisa. His father had accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1943. Initially his father’s name was just Abdul Khair Muhammad to which Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II(ra) added MuhibUllah. He was the first Ahmadi of his region and was a great scholar.

Khalid SaifUllah Sahib, who is currently the acting Ameer of Australia writes that Mahmood Bengali Sahib told him that when the election of Sadr Khuddamul Ahmadiyya took place in 1979 the votes he garnered were in fifth position. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III(rt) was most affectionate to Mahmood Sahib. He beckoned him and told him to abundantly engage in Istighfar till the evening.

Khalid Saif Ullah Sahib writes the late Ameer Sahib was an intelligent person who was extremely skilled in making contacts and honouring them and used this for the benefit of the Jama’at. As a result of this the immigration process for Pakistanis became easy and the Australian Jama’at which numbered in a few hundred when he first came here now numbers in its thousands and is progressing.

May Allah the Exalted have mercy on him and continue to elevate his station. No doubt he was a selfless elder who served the Jama’at with all his capacities. He neither cared for his health nor let any impediment come in the way of Jama’at work. Although he was in great pain during my last tour of Australia he supervised everything himself. When I emerged from the air plane he stood there. I was quite concerned to see his condition. He had severe back ache. His back bone had deteriorated a lot.

The All Powerful One God

April 25, 2014

Friday Sermon: The All Powerful One God
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-04-18.html

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Now the only source to reach the God of this universe is the Holy Prophet(saw). In order to appreciate the power of God one must turn to God in complete sincerity and worship Him. If this is done, God runs to embrace His servants and showers them with His blessings. The Promised Messiah(as) asked us with great anguish to connect to God in this manner and thus adorn our life in this world as well as in the Hereafter.

No one can comprehend His Being. We can comprehend the sun and the moon in their entirety, but we cannot comprehend God in His entirety. Then he said: “He is the Knower of the seen”, that is to say, nothing is hidden from Him. It is not to be imagined that He should be unaware of anything. He has every particle of the universe within His sight; but man does not possess such comprehensive vision. He knows when He might break up this system and bring about the Judgement.

Those on whom you call beside Allah cannot create even a fly, though they should all combine together for the purpose; and if a fly should snatch away anything from them, they cannot recover it therefrom. Their worshippers lack intelligence and they themselves lack power. Can such as these be gods? God is One Who is more powerful than all those who possess power.

The Promised Messiah(as) wrote: ‘The objective of all commandments of the religion of Islam is to elucidate the reality of the beauty that is inherent in the word ‘Islam’. The Holy Qur’an comprises teachings which work towards endearing God. They exhibit His beauties and remind us of His beneficence, inasmuch as love is created either by the observation of beauty or by the remembrance of beneficence.

He is the Master of all recompense and everything returns to Him. He is near and yet far, and He is far and yet near. He is above all, but it cannot be said that there is someone below Him. He is more hidden than everything else is but it cannot be said that there is something more manifest than Him. He is Self-Existing in His Being and everything is alive through Him. He is Self-Sustaining and everything is sustained by Him.

Writing about complete belief in God, the Promised Messiah(as) said: ‘Our God possesses many wonders, but they are visible only to those who become His out of sincerity and loyalty. He does not disclose His wonders to those who do not believe in His Power and who are not sincere and loyal to Him. How unfortunate is the man who does not know that he has a God Who has power to do all that He wills. Our paradise lies in our God. Our highest delight is in our God for we have seen Him and have found every beauty in Him.

The Revealed Sermon ( Khutbah Ilhamiyya)- Delivered with special help and support of God

April 16, 2014

Friday Sermon: Khutbah Ilhamiyya – The Revealed Sermon

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at)Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-04-11.html

The original sermon was delivered in Urdu; its translation is available in following languages. Please click the language of your choice by accessing the above link:

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that he would give a discourse on a sign of the Promised Messiah(as) which appeared on today’s date, 11 April in 1900. This sign was a sermon delivered by the Promised Messiah(as) in Arabic with the special help and support of God. As it was a revelatory sign, it is called The Revealed Sermon. It was listened and witnessed by two hundred people. Someone drew Huzoor’s attention to speak on this magnificent sign as the date fell on a Friday.

It is written in Tarikh e Ahmadiyyat that because the Sermon was a tremendous literary sign the Promised Messiah(as) motivated his Khuddam to memorise it. In compliance, Sufi Ghulam Muhammad Sahib, Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ismail Sahib, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib , Maulawi Muhammad Ali Sahib and some others memorised it.

Hazrat Maulawi Sher Ali Sahib said that the Promised Messiah(as) delivered the Revealed Sermon at Eid. He had sent a message to Maulana Nur ud Din in the morning of the day before Eid to send him a list of names of all the people who were present so that he could pray for them. Maulawi Sahib prepared a list and sent it. Huzoor prayed with the doors of his courtyard shut and people who came later would slip their notes [with names] through the closed door.

Haji Abdul Karim Sahib went to Egypt for his military service, perhaps some time prior to 1940. He did Tabligh work there and a friend called Ali Hassan Sahib became Ahmadi. Haji Sahib would accompany him and visit Egyptian friends for Tabligh. One of them was a clerk in telegraph department. They exchanged thoughts for many days and he was convinced of all matters but did not accept the Promised Messiah(as) to be a subordinate Prophet.

Promised Messiah(as) in his Revealed Sermon said: O People! For the sake of God, fear Him and think collectively or individually like that person who is neither narrow-minded nor has any enmity. Has the time not come for God to have mercy on people? And has the time not come for wickedness to be eliminated and parched souls to be satiated with spiritual rain? And has the deluge of evil not reached its height and ignorance spread boundlessly? The country has become wicked and Satan is grateful to the ignorant.

These are the magnificent words of the invitation that the Promised Messiah(as) gave with the command of Allah the Exalted on 11 April 1900. This sign continues to demonstrate its glory to this day and to this day no expert linguistic or great scholar or author even if he is from Arabia can match it. How could this ever be matched, for these were the words of God which were uttered from the tongue of the Promised Messiah(as).

Death of Hanifa Bibi Sahiba of Sheikhupura and Syed Mahmood Ahmad Shah Sahib of Karachi.

Essence of True Love for God

April 10, 2014

Friday Sermon: Essence of True Love for God
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at)Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

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http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-04-04.html

Synopsis:

English

Huzoor explained that adopting Divine attributes is an expression of love of God and as Huzoor had explained in his Friday sermons based on knowledge and understanding of God a few weeks ago, unless one is aware of all attributes of God one cannot have His knowledge and understanding. Love of God is the next step up and when Divine attributes are adopted one receives Divine light.

Phrases like, ‘my crop flourished only because I irrigated it’ or ‘I was successful because of my own endeavour’, or ‘my such and such purpose was fulfilled because of Zaid’s kindness’ or ‘I was saved from ruin because of Bakr’s vigilance’ appear trivial and false. One sees only One Being, One Power, One Benefactor and One Hand. It is then that man sees favours of God Almighty with clarity and with no hint of the murkiness of relying on ways and means.

God Almighty has named this religion Islam with the objective of man worshipping God Almighty owing to his inherent passion and not selfish motives because Islam is the name of abandoning all motives and willingly submitting to the will of God. There is no other religion in the world save Islam which has these objectives. No doubt, as a sign of His grace God Almighty has promised the believers all kinds of blessings. However, the believers who aspire to higher station have been taught to worship God out of personal love for Him.

It is for this reason that those who enjoy a holy and perfect relationship with God always occupy themselves with Istighfar. A true lover is always apprehensive lest his beloved should become annoyed with him, and his heart is filled with the thirst to please Him perfectly, and he is not content even when God Himself informs him that He is pleased with him.

The Promised Messiah(as) said: ‘If you find out that you have the capacity to love like a true and ardent devotee, who endures hunger and thirst when separated from the Beloved and has no care for food or drink or his body, you should become absorbed in love of God in such a way that your own being is lost somewhere along the way. Man is very fortunate if he dies in such a state. We are interested in personal love and not revelations and visions.

If you become God’s, be assured that God is yours. He will wake for you when you are asleep, you will be unaware of the enemy and He will watch over him, and will destroy his ploys. You do not know yet of the powers of your God. Had you known you would have been extremely saddened every day for this world! A person who has a treasure-trove with him does not scream and cry over losing a penny.

Essence of Recognizing Allah:Divine knowledge:knowledge of God

March 22, 2014

Friday Sermon: Essence of Recognizing Allah

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at)Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

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http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/index2.php?d=2014-03-14

Synopsis:

Today Hazrat Khalifatul Masih presented some extracts from the writings and pronouncements of the Promised Messiah(as) regarding Divine knowledge, or knowledge of God. His writings on this subject cover hundreds of pages but today just a few examples were presented as regards to his guidance on Divine knowledge. Prophets of God and saints have a distinct station in Divine knowledge, but the Promised Messiah(as) explained what should be the standard of an ordinary Muslim in this respect.

The Promised Messiah(as) explained why man lowers himself towards sin so much. He said the audacity to commit sin stems from hearts devoid of fear of God. How can fear of God be generated? For this Divine knowledge is required, the greater one’s Divine knowledge the more one will fear God. Divine knowledge is central and it results in fear of God. When man has knowledge of something, he even fears and avoids tiny insects like the flea and mosquito etc.

The Promised Messiah(as) said about the significance of knowledge in respect of avoiding sin that knowledge is something that prevents man from sinning. Just as a man who knows that arsenic kills snakes and lions, does not go near it.

Similarly, if man has knowledge he does not go near sin. This is why it is important to enhance/develop knowledge and this happens with prayer. Salat is Prayer. The more one adorns one’s Salat the freer one is from sin. Knowledge cannot be attained by verbally professing something.

The Promised Messiah(as) said about doing good and shunning evil that all goodness is dependent on recognising God and there is only one thing that stops selfish passions and satanic actions and that is perfect knowledge of God. It tells us that there is a God Who is All-Powerful and is Severe in reckoning. This is the only formula which falls like scorching lightening on man’s refractory life. Until man moves from the stages of ‘belief in Allah’ to ‘knowledge of Allah’ it is not possible for him to avoid sin.

Some people complain that they did good, offered Salat, fasted, gave alms and charity and made spiritual endeavour but they did not attain anything. Such people are inherently miserable and they do not believe in the Divine quality of Rububiyyat (quality of nurturing) and their good deeds were not done for God Almighty. If something is done for the sake of God Almighty it is not possible for it to go wasted and for God Almighty to not reward it in this life. This is why many people remain embroiled in suspicions and they are not even sure if God Almighty exists or not.

Huzoor said this was the objective for which the advent of the Promised Messiah(as) took place; to instil knowledge of God in us in a manner as if we are seeing God. May we do everything in light of love and fear of God and may we have such Divine knowledge instilled in us which burns away all our sins and we fulfil the objective of the Promised Messiah’s advent. May God enable us to put all this in practice and understand its spirit!

Death of Abdul Subhan Mannan Din Sahib in UK.

Conference of World Religions 2014

March 13, 2014

Friday Sermon: Conference of World Religions 2014

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-03-07.html

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that about three weeks ago Jama’at Ahmadiyya UK held a conference to commemorate its 100 years in Britain. Scholars and representatives of various religions were invited to present concept of God and religion based on their scriptures. The theme of the conference was God in the 21st Century. Indeed, Islam was going to be represented at the conference and it was done by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih. Other religions represented were Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Druzes and Zoroastrianism. Also present at the event were Sikhs and Baha’i.

Before giving the details Huzoor said that the administration of UK Jama’at which organised such a big event did not promote it ahead of time as they should have and were satisfied by simply organising it and anticipating a large number of guests. This was a chance to introduce the Jama’at on a wide scale and disseminate the beautiful teaching of Islam to as many people as possible. If the media had been contacted properly it would have produced better results than what we have as a result of efforts Ameer Sahib and his team is making now.

Baroness Warsi said: ‘It is an honour to speak before such an illustrious audience in such prestigious surrounding here at the conference of world religions. It is a testament to the openness and the pragmatism and the humility of the Ahmadiyya community that your flagship global event today is not just about celebrating your own faith but you are celebrating all faiths.

A message from Her Majesty the Queen who is the supreme governor of the Church of England and defender of the faith read: ‘The Queen was pleased to receive your kind message sent on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK on the occasion of the conference of world religions being held today at Guildhall as part of your centenary celebrations. Her Majesty was interested to learn of the aims of the conference and appreciates your thoughtfulness in writing as you did.
Huzoor told the conference that when God sent the Holy Prophet(saw) to reform the entire world, he surpassed in disseminating the message and not only that, he spent his nights in intense prayer and supplication made to God. In doing so he wept with such anguish and heartache that the place where he prostrated would become submerged in tears. His agony and anguish to reform mankind cannot be described in words.

Huzoor also told the conference that God’s help is with the one He sent in this age, otherwise how could a claimant from a small village in India become renowned throughout the world. And following his passing away without God’s help he could not have left behind such a flourishing community. A community which due to being firmly attached to the institution of Khilafat, was furthering his mission throughout the world.

Next Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that may the world turn to its Maker, it can only be saved from the destruction that it faces by turning to God. Indeed, the Promised Messiah(as) had warned about this in his writings. Huzoor asked for prayers for the situation in Pakistan. May God save the country from the evil and keep Ahmadis safe and also them safe who wish for peace and wish to avoid conflict and strife. Prayers should also be made about the situation in Syria, may God protect Ahmadis there.