Friday Sermon: Seek Allah’s Help with Patience and Prayers: 12th May 2017

Friday Sermon: Seek Allah’s Help with Patience and Prayers: 12th May 2017


Allah is the Greatest,
Allah is the Greatest
I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah
I bear witness that Muhammad
(saw) is the Messenger of Allah.
Come to Prayer Come to success Allah is the Greatest,
Allah is the Greatest.
There is none worthy of
worship except Allah.
Peace be upon you all, I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah He is alone and has no partner 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. O ye who believe! Seek help with patience and Prayer;
surely, Allah is with the steadfast. [Holy Qur’an 2:154] People face many trials
throughout their lifetime. There are many hardships in
the world that man undergoes and in some cases there is no choice
but to show patience and forbearance. These include the loss of wealth,
children and worldly provisions. A worldly person can either show forbearance
at the loss through wailing and crying – many a times this in
actuality is not forbearance, because during such times a
worldly person utters many remarks of disbelief and words of
complaint spur from his tongue. In other cases some people
are unable to bear these losses and sometimes
lose their mental stability. Yet, there are some servants
of Allah the Almighty that undergo the loss of life and wealth or
they have to undergo mental torture or they have to sustain physical
torture in the form of violence. The sole reason for this is that whilst
adhering to the commandment of Allah the Almighty they are those
who have believed in a prophet who has been sent by Allah the Almighty. Just as their losses in their worldly
possessions are for the sake of God Almighty, their loss of life is also for
the sake of God Almighty, yet in spite of all this they
pass through such tribulations without uttering a single
word of grievance. Undoubtedly they pray to
Allah the Almighty saying: “O Allah, when all this is
being inflicted upon us “because we have accepted
Your commissioned one, “then enhance our faculties
of patience and You, “Yourself come to our aid and safeguard
us from the oppression of these tyrant “Grant us firm resolve for this trial
that we undergo for Your sake.” The world either reads or listens
to the history of the Prophets. Muslims also read and listen to the facts
pertaining to the prophets and their followers and they read the incidents
of the early Muslims, how they were oppressed or
hear this from their scholars. However, it is the Ahmadi Muslims
that are practically passing through this phase due to the reason that they
accepted the Messiah of Muhammad (saw) the true ardent devotee of
the Holy Prophet (saw), who was the chosen one of God
Almighty for the rejuvenation of Islam. Perhaps to others they may
seem as mere tales and stories of religious oppression from the past. Some other groups and
sects can also claim that they are also facing opposition
and cruelty due to religious beliefs, however, given the opportunity,
all these people, communities or groups
retaliate in the same oppressive manner that was meted out to them. It is Ahmadis who never take
the law into their own hands, thereby displaying the true
characteristics of a believer who show patience
upon facing cruelties by prostrating before Allah the
Almighty and seeking His support. Thus, this is a stark difference
between Ahmadi Muslims and other people of the world. We are the people who act in this manner and we should be like this because we
have accepted the Promised Messiah (as) We never forsake patience
when faced with any worldly trial and neither
do we revert back having professed belief due to the
enmity of our opponents. We are fully aware that Allah
the Almighty is the only one who can ease our hardships and pains. During times of difficulty we do
not bow before worldly people, but rather we prostrate before the
Omnipotent God and seek His assistance. It is He who can grant us
salvation from such hardships due to our patience and prayer,
God Willingly. He does not leave those people empty
handed who sincerely bow before him. Those who present sacrifices
for His established community, He most certainly
bestows them with grace. We are those who adhere to this
saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) and understand its
meanings wherein he stated that a believer’s situation
is very mysterious. His entire situation is
based upon goodness and this state can only be
attained by a believer. If some happiness reaches
him, he shows gratitude for it by praising Allah and
prostrating before Him. Thus, this becomes a
source of goodness for him. But if he is inflicted with any
trial and shows forbearance, then this factor also becomes
a means of goodness for him. To suffer severe hardships
in the way of Allah and showing patience through prayers
becomes a means of goodness for man. Yet, Allah the Almighty is that
Being who bestows to man even when he is faced with the smallest
trials and does not leave him empty handed. Hence, whilst mentioning this at one
occasion the Holy Prophet (saw) stated that whatever exhaustion, ailment
anxiety, hardship and grief reaches a Muslim, so much so that even
if a thorn pricks him, then Allah the Almighty forgives some
his shortcomings as a recompense for it. Thus, this is our Gracious
and Merciful God, who blesses a believer for even
the most insignificant matters. The believer who
demonstrates patience and prostrates before Allah the Almighty
receives immense glad tidings. On one occasion, whilst mentioning
the importance of patience and prayer and in reward of it the relationship of Allah
the Almighty, the Holy Prophet (saw) said “No drops of fluid are
dearer to Allah the Almighty “than the drop of blood that
has been shed in the way Allah “and that tear drop that
flows from an eye as a result “of the fear of Allah the Almighty during
the voluntary prayer of the night. “Similarly, no action whilst in a state
grief is more dear to Allah the Almighty “than the action of
suppressing ones anger. “In other words that a state of grief,
at the time of hardships that man face “when a person shows forbearance
and he displays forbearance “for the sake of Allah the Almighty then Allah
the Almighty greatly favours that patience. “Likewise the suppression of anger
is dearer to Allah the Almighty “that man endures as a
result of becoming enraged. “Exhibiting anger is not what
Allah the Almighty holds dear, “rather that one should
suppress their anger. “Many occasions arise when
man suppresses his anger “and he does so for the
sake of Allah the Almighty. “This results in him gaining the
pleasure of Allah the Almighty.” Thus, whether one is caused
harm due to personal matters or is caused due to belonging to the Jama’at
if we wish to acquire the pleasure of Allah the Exalted, if [we] wish to attain the love of
Allah the Exalted, then the Holy Prophet has laid down this principle
that prostrating in front of Allah and displaying patience
brings one closer to Him. In one narration it is mentioned
that Allah the Exalted manifests great love and
honour for his dear servants. He seizes the enemies,
who cause him distress and harm. Thus, why would a person
need to take a matter into his hands when Allah the Almighty has taken it into His own
hands? As a matter of fact, this is not all, Allah punishes the enemy of those
who incline towards Him and bear patience Furthermore,
on one occasion the Holy Prophet (saw) said that when an injustice is
committed towards a servant [of God] and he bears it with patience,
Allah the Exalted bestows him with honour and what greater privilege
can there be for a person who is bestowed with honour
by Allah the Almighty. Hence, during these difficult,
troublesome and distressful conditions that are faced by members of the Jama’at
these days in various countries, it is our responsibility to submit
to God Almighty whilst seeking His help with patience and prayers. It is He, who is most capable of seizing
the ringleaders of the disbelievers and safeguarding us from them,
from their malicious plans and schemes. In the history of the Jama’at,
we have continuously observed this very aspect that the enemy,
despite possessing every power and resource has been unsuccessful and
faced failure and that the Jama’at has continued to march forward. If the Holy Prophet (saw) and his companions
had to face a period of hardships and distress and it was only after they had
faced these that they were granted success who then are we to be successful
without tolerating any hardship? Mentioning this distressful
period of the Holy Prophet (saw), the Promised Messiah
(as) says at one place, “A period of thirteen years
is not a short duration. “It is not an easy task to even mention
the distress the Holy Prophet (saw) “had to bear during this period. “Every effort was made by the people
to cause distress and inflict pain.” He said, “On the other hand,
Allah the Exalted “commanded to endure it with
patience and steadfastness.” On one hand the people were
continuously inflicting pain upon pain whereas the command of Allah the Exalt
was to display patience and steadfastness.” The Promised Messiah (as) says, “This command was received
repeatedly to bear patience “just as previous prophets
endured the same with patience. “Hence, the Holy Prophet would
bear all of these sufferings “with utmost patience and did not become
complacent with regards toTabligh “[propagating the true message of Islam]. As a
matter of fact, he would only advance further.” The Promised Messiah (as) said, “The truth is that the patience
of the Holy Prophet (saw) “was not similar to the
patience of previous prophets “as they were appointed
for a specific nation. “Therefore, their cause of distress and infliction
of pain was also confined to this extent. “However, in comparison to this,
the patience of the Holy Prophet (saw) “was far greater as from the very outset
the very people of the Holy Prophet (saw) “opposed him and sought to inflict pain and
even the Christians turned against him.” Thus, when we pledge
initiation to the person who came in submission of the Holy
Prophet (saw) for the revival of Islam to prove Islam to be superior to every
religion and to remove the sectarianism within Muslims and to untie them
under one hand, thus creating one nation, we will also have to face the opposition of
own people as well as that of non-Muslims. Currently, the non-Muslims
in most countries do not oppose as openly compared
with the opposition the Muslims had to face in the first period of Islam. Rather, if these people oppose,
i.e. non-Muslims, they do so in a very methodical
and premeditated manner. They utilise such methods
to attack Islam with regards to which they can say that
have we committed no cruelty, nonetheless they continue
in their opposition. We also have to defend [Islam] against
such people in the same manner. Therefore, the Promised Messiah (as) said
that we need to utilise the same weapon which is being utilised by the opponents
of Islam in order to eradicate it and that is the weapon of literature and Tabligh. When Islam will begin to spread
in the non-Muslim world, the non-Muslim countries
will also oppose the Jama’at; once they realise that the local
people are accepting Islam. As a matter of fact,
in some places such incidents occur where in the beginning,
some churches open heartedly offered us their places in
order to hold our functions. However, when they noticed that the
inclination of people is increasing this way, the opposition commenced and they
refused to offer us [their places]. They are realising that this Islam,
the true Islam which the Ahmadiyya Jama’at propagates and spreads,
will one day prevail and it has been decreed that this true Islam will be spread
through the Ahmadiyya Jama’at. However, at this time the
Mullahs [religious clerics], the Muslims and their religious
clerics are at the forefront of opposition due to the fear
of losing their authority. They are committing
cruelties in the same manner they were committed against
religions in the olden times. Even politicians,
in fear of losing those voters who follow these religious clerics follow
them for the votes and for mere fame. Aside from this they are not even
aware of the basics of religion. The majority might not even
offer the formal prayers. As a matter of fact, they might rarely attend
the Friday prayer as well as the Eid prayer. However, in the name of
love and honour for religion, they attack Ahmadis or endeavour
to have laws passed in assemblies. Nowadays, even in the assembly
of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan, under the influence of
Pakistani religious clerics, as well as the politicians,
are presenting a resolution in the assembly of Kashmir to
declare Ahmadis as non-Muslims. As a matter of fact it has
already been submitted. Nevertheless, these people
can do whatever they wish. What has the assembly of
Pakistan gained by declaring Ahmadis as non-Muslims and how have
they stopped the progress of the Jama’at? By the Grace of Allah the Almighty the Jama’at
is ever reaching new heights of progress. However, the members of
the Jama’at must remember that beseeching the help of
Allah the Exalted with patience, submitting to Him and to strictly observe
their formal prayers and worship, is the responsibility of every Ahmadi
and these very aspects will enable us to become
the recipients of the blessings of Allah the Exalted
to an even greater extent. Furthermore, there is
opposition in Algeria as I have mentioned several
times in the recent sermons. Many people are imprisoned due
to [having accepted] Ahmadiyyat, sentenced to one year and up to three years. The sentences for dozens of
Ahmadis have been announced. They have not yet been
imprisoned, however, they can be arrested at
any time and imprisoned. Various kinds of restrictions have been
imposed merely due to the religious clerics’ fear of the progress of the Jama’at,
and this is something they cannot tolerate. Similarly, the opposition is
continuously carried out in Bangladesh as well as in Indonesia
and Arab countries. However, in the recent days,
in a place in Bangladesh called Shubhai a town in the district of Mymensingh,
our mosque was attacked by a group of religious clerics,
leaving our missionary, Mustafeez-ur-Rahman Sahib,
severely wounded. They attacked him with
knives and daggers. They stabbed him so severely and
brutally with knives or daggers, that it pierced his entire body. They say that they stabbed him at such a
place in his stomach that his kidney came out. He was stabbed on his neck but
his jugular vein remained intact. Observers say that fountains of blood
were pouring forth from everywhere. Nevertheless,
the police arrived at the scene, took him away from the attackers
and sent him to hospital. The members of the Jama’at also arrived. Khuddam [Ahmadi youth] arrived
immediately and donated blood. By the Grace of Allah, medical aid was
able to reach [the wounded missionary] He was able to get to a hospital,
where able physicians were available too and he has
been given good medical care. He was operated on for many hours. Anyway, according to the
report received yesterday, although, he is in a stable condition
but not [entirely] out of the danger. Whilst, he has gained some consciousness but despite having gained consciousness
he cannot speak. Despite having gone through this ordeal some of the words that he has conveyed
using pen and paper, show the hallmark of a believer;
he is rather concerned about others. He has written that arrangements for the
security of such and such missionary should be made, because he is in danger or he has expressed his
concerns regarding his parents. May Allah the Almighty
grant him a healthy, peaceful and long life and a full,
speedy recovery. Anyway, the Promised Messiah (as) has
already forewarned us about such opposition. He said that, if one has
accepted Ahmadiyyat then one must also be ready
to face these hardships. Thus once, whilst elaborating on this
the Promised Messiah (as) said that the Jama’at is
facing the kind of hardships, which Muslims at the time of the
Holy Prophet (saw) were facing. Thus, he said, that the initial infliction
one faces upon entering this Jama’at is that family, friends and kinsfolk
immediately distance themselves from that person and sometimes
even the parents and siblings become the enemies of such an individual. They do not even tolerate to say
‘Assalam-o-Alaikum’ [peace be upon you]. and do not wish to offer the
funeral prayer [of such a person]. One has to face many such difficulties He said, “I am aware that there
are some who are of a weak “nature and become frightened [at
the prospect of] such opposition. “However, remember that
these hardships are necessary. “You are not above
prophets and messengers; “They were subjected to these
kinds of difficulties and hardships. “They come so that one’s
faith in God strengthens “and so that one gets the opportunity
bring upon him/herself a pious change. “Keep continuously
engaged in supplications. “Thus, it is incumbent that
you follow the prophets “and messengers and choose the
path of patience and steadfastness. “You will suffer no loss whatsoever. “The friend who forsakes you for
accepting the Truth is not a true friend. “There is no need to be distressed due
to him as he is not a genuine friend. “Otherwise, he ought to
have stood by your side. “Do not quarrel with those who
forsake you and separate themselves “from you merely for the reason that
you have joined the Dispensation, “established by Allah, the Almighty. “You should rather
pray for them secretly. “In any case, this is our attitude. “The others are showing animosity.” He states: “You have to pray for them
in seclusion that Allah the Almighty “may grant them such divine
insight and knowledge as “He granted to you through His Grace. “By way of your pure example
and your excellent conduct, “prove to them that you
have chosen the right path; “After having accepted Ahmadiyyat,
you have not committed any crime or sin “nor have you indulged in any filth, “rather it a good path that,
you have chosen.” Thus, this is the response, which we
show and should show after such attacks. No doubt, we pray for the
reformation of the criminals, but we do also seek legal recourse
and we will certainly do this, as this is a commandment of Allah the
Almighty too, but we have never let go of holding on to patience with
steadfastness in the past, nor will we do so in future,
nor should we. In every [hour] of
calamity and difficulty, it is our practice to bow down
before Allah the Almighty and before Him alone will we bow down, InshAllah. However, sometimes I receive
complaints about some people, who are not facing any of these issues They live here [in the West] and have
opportunities to do Tabligh but when they engage in Tabligh in
person or on social media with maulvis and others or while they sometimes
are having debates with them, they use such harsh language,
which does not behove an Ahmadi and some write to me that they are perturbed
by the use of such abusive and foul language, which they utter against their opponents, or non-Ahmadi maulvis
or the opposite debaters. Nonetheless,
this type of language does not suit an Since I have not observed
this behaviour myself, I do not know to what extent this is true
but some people have voiced the concern that during such discussions,
in comparison to some Ahmadis the non-Ahmadis are more soft-spoken. If this is true then I would
say to such Ahmadis that it would be better if they
abstain from engaging in Tabligh. Such Tabligh would, instead of
drawing them nearer to Allah, become the reason to
distance them from Him. As it has been narrated in
Hadith that Allah the Almighty likes those who have patience
and suppress their anger. We proclaim that only those who
have no arguments exhibit anger. Thus, if we have reasoning then there
is no valid reason for showing anger. We should always remember that
the Promised Messiah (as) said that, “I have been commissioned to admonish
you time and again that you should “stay away from any occasion of
disturbance and disorder and show patience “even on being subjected
to foul language. “Respond to evil with goodness and if
anyone is about to participate in any disorder “then it is better that you quietly leave
that place and reply with kindness. “It has often occurred that that someone
opposes with great animation and acts “in a disorderly way, which might
be outrageous to the listeners, “but if he receives a kind answer and
one does not return the foul language, “then they themselves feel ashamed. “Consequently, it is our teaching to
respond to profanity with kindness. “Such an individual will himself begin to
show remorse and worry upon his actions. “It has often so occurred that [at
such occasions], the opponents, “who were of a pious nature,
showed remorse. “I tell you truly;
never let go of patience. “Patience is such a weapon that
canons do not avail such benefit, “as patience does. It is patience,
that conquers the hearts. “Indeed, remember that I am
immensely grieved to hear that “such an individual has quarrelled with
despite being a member of the Jama’at. “I never like such conduct and nor does
God Almighty desire that the Community “which is to become an
example to the world, “should follow such a path,
which is other than that of Taqwa. “Rather, I tell you this, that Allah the Almighty
supports this matter to such an extent “that if an individual,
despite being from this Community, “does not practice patience and
forbearance, then he should “remember that he is not
part of this Community. “The utmost cause of your provocation
might be that you hear people abusing me. “Leave that matter for God to decide. “You cannot judge it. “Leave my affair to God; you should show
patience even in the face of such abuse. “You cannot comprehend the
level of abuse I have to endure. “It is often the case that I
receive letters full of nothing “but vile abuse written on open cards. “I even receive letters without any
postage for which I have to pay for myself. “Upon reading it I find it filled
with obscene and vile language, “the likes of which have never
been used for any prophet. “I cannot imagine that even Abu Jahl
would use such a plethora of expletive “however, I must endure all of this. “If I demonstrate patience, then it is your
responsibility to also exhibit patience. “A branch cannot outgrow the tree, “simply observe until when
they will use profane language. “Eventually, it is they who will
become exhausted and abandon it. “Their profanities,
schemes and ploys can never affect me. “Had I not been sent by God Almighty,
I most certainly would have been fearful of them. “However, undoubtedly I have been
appointed by God Almighty, “why then would I worry
over such trivial matters? “This can never take place. “You should ponder over who these curses
and insults have harmed more; them or me? “Their Jama’at is decreasing
and my following is on the rise. “If these profanities are a barrier then…”
In the time the Promised Messiah (as) was writing this he states: “Today,
this Jama’at has grown “to over two hundred thousand.” Despite this verbal abuse,
due to the Grace of Allah the Almighty the Jama’at is established in
209 countries of the world. The Promised Messiah then
stated that it was from among the people who hurled abuses that
have chosen to join the Jama’at. “They issued an edict
declaring me to be an infidel, “but what was the aftermath of these
edicts? The Jama’at increased [in number]. “What was the outcome of these edicts
declaring me to be a Kafir [infidel]? “Only that the Jama’at continues to grow. “If this dispensation was
an organised scheme, “then indeed these edicts
should have had an impact. “If I had an ulterior motive for creating this
Jama’at, then these edicts would have taken effect “and these edicts declaring me to be an infidel
would become a great hindrance in my path. “However, man does not
have the strength to crush “that design that has been
created by God Almighty. “Any ploy or scheme hatched
against me will always be “seen by those who have
understanding with regret. “I say to all those who oppose me that
they wish to stop a ferocious river “headed straight to them
with just their hands, “yet the outcome is inevitable
and it will not be stopped.” “They wish to prevent [this
community] using foul language, “but they should remember
that it will never be hindered.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states “Is it the habit of a well-disciplined
individual to use profanities? “Regrettably, I am confounded at what kind of
Muslims they are who speak without any restraint. “I swear by God Almighty that
I have not heard such vile “profanities from even the
sweepers and cleaners “that I have heard from those people
who call themselves Muslims. “From these profanities they demonstrate
the state of their inner condition “and affirm that they are indeed
debauches and transgressors.” May God Almighty open their
eyes and have mercy on them. Thus, we should always remember,
that if it is true that out of annoyance some Ahmadis reply using harsh language,
then this is wrong. In this manner they are not
only committing one sin, but they are also guilty of distancing
the new generation from Ahmadiyyat. Some members of the youth may be led
to believe that we have no arguments, and that is why we are resorting to harsh
language, whereas this is completely wrong. These people should change
their attitude immediately. As I mentioned before using foul
language to reply to profanities is an indication that we do not
have powerful argumentation. The Promised Messiah (as)
has constantly reminded us that we must never forsake
the garb of patience. At this point I will present an extract
the Promised Messiah (as) before you. The reason why I am
reiterating this point is so that everyone is aware of the teachings
of the Promised Messiah (as). He stated: “They use foul
language against me, “however I have no concern for their
profanities nor do I worry over it “because they have failed to meet the
challenge [i.e. the arguments set forth by me] “and they are unable to disguise their defeat
and humiliation without using foul language. “They possess no arguments
and have been humbled. “As a result of not having any
arguments they use profanities.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states: “They have issued edicts
declaring me to be an infidel, “invented false lawsuit and conjured an
array of fabrications and falsehoods. “They can use all their might
and influence against me, “but observe who will
reign supreme in the end. “If I begin to show concern for
their profanities then the real duty “assigned to me by God
Almighty will remain incomplete. “Therefore, just as I show no
concern for their verbal abuse, “I urge my Jama’at to
endure their profanities. “Never reply to the profanities
with further foul language, “because in doing such a thing
you would lose all blessings. “Through your morals demonstrate
patience and forbearance. “Take heed! Verily intellect and
passion have a dangerous correlation. “When one is overzealous and enraged,
then one’s capacity of intellect is inhibited. “However, the one who is brave and
shows patience is bestowed a radiance, “which sharpens their
intellect and power to reason. “Then from that radiance
more light is generated. “Since anger and passion cause the
heart and mind to become clouded, “therefore from this,
only darkness is generated.” Thus, if we want to increase
our faculties of wisdom and reasoning and also to spiritually
enlighten our hearts and minds, then we must suppress our anger
and passionate emotions at all times. Only then will the blessings of Allah
the Almighty increase manifold. The progress of the Ahmadiyya
Community has not happened because of anyone’s display of
intensely overzealous passion or anger All the progress up until now
is because of God Almighty’s promise that He shall cause the
Promised Messiah (as) to triumph. Therefore, if it is Allah Almighty alone
Who is going to grant us victory and is going to bless our efforts in this
task of Tabligh [spreading the message], as well as our other works. Hence, we should strive
to attain His pleasure. We should live our lives while
always remembering the words of the Promised Messiah
(as) wherein he stated: “Worldly people solely depend upon
material means and resources alone. “However, Allah the Almighty is
in no need for such provisions. “At times, if He should will,
He can fulfil the task of His loved ones “without the need of any means,
and at other times “He creates intermediary for that
particular task to be fulfilled. “In some cases, He can completely destroy
a pre-established intermediary Himself. Further advising us,
the Promised Messiah (as) states: “Therefore one should adopt such actions and
practices which are pure and continuously “remember Allah the Almighty and
never become neglectful of this. “When a fleeing prey becomes
lethargic even for a moment “that is when it is caught by the hunter. “In the same manner the
slightest negligence in the “remembrance of Allah the Almighty
will cause one to fall prey to Satan.” Thus, one must always remember
this example wherein if a fleeing prey that was running in fear from its hunter
was to relax, the hunter would catch it. Similarly, if man was to
become negligent in worship, supplication and seeking help from Allah
Almighty, then he would fall prey to Satan The Promised Messiah (as) states: “Never forget to seek repentance and
never allow this practise to die out. “Seek forgiveness profusely
because only that part of the body “can be of benefit which is kept in use
but if it is abandoned, “then it will eventually become redundant for
good. Similarly, one should continue to repent “so that this practice does
not become ineffective.” The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “If you do not seek true repentance then it is
akin to a seed which is planted on a stone. “However, if it is true repentance then
it is like the seed “which is planted in fertile land and
bears its fruit at the right time.” The Promised Messiah (as) continues: “There are many a hurdles in the way
of seeking repentance these days.” The Promised Messiah (as) was
giving advice to some people who had come to visit him in Qadian. “Once you leave from here, you will have
to listen to all kinds of things from people “for example that you have done
the Bai’at of one who is a leper, “an infidel and the
anti-Christ and so on.” The Promised Messiah (as) stated: “Never become enraged by
people who say such things. “I have been appointed by Allah
the Almighty to show patience, “therefore you should pray for them that
may Allah the Almighty also guides them. “Should you learn that they will
not accept what you have to say “then you should turn away from them. “The weapons for our victory
rests in seeking forgiveness, “repentance, becoming acquainted
with religious knowledge, “always remembering the
greatness and grandeur “of Allah the Almighty and
observing the five daily prayers. “Prayer is the key for the
acceptance of our supplications. “When you pray, you must also
supplicate and never show negligence. “Refrain from all kinds of sins,
whether it is to do with the rights “we owe to God Almighty or the
rights we owe to His creation.” Therefore, our duty is to develop a
relationship with Allah the Almighty and always adhere to His commandments. We must remain patient and steadfast
while offering sacrifices in His way. May Allah the Almighty enable us to tread
on the paths of His pleasure with patience and prayers and may we always be the recipients
of Allah the Almighty’s grace and rewards. After the prayers I will lead a
funeral prayer in absentia, which is of P. P. Nazim Ud Din
Sahib of Pingardi, Kerala, India. He passed away on 3rd
May in a train accident. Surely to Allah we belong
and to Him we shall return. He was travelling in his car
when the accident took place, whilst returning from a meeting
regarding a Quran exhibition. He was a very sincere and
devout individual who always gave precedence to
his faith over worldly matters. He regularly participated in the Ijtemas, Jalsa
Salanas and Shuras that were held in Qadian. He was a very active
member [of the Community]. He had the opportunity to serve as
the district Maal (finance) Secretary. At the time of his demise he was serving
Naib Sadr (deputy president) of Ansarullah India. He lived in Dubai for
a long period of time and had the opportunity to serve as
the first Ameer Jama’at [President]. His scope of contacts and
acquaintances was very vast and he always utilised them
to the benefit of the Jama’at. He was extremely obedient to the system of the
Jama’at and admonished others to do so as well. He was regular in his worship
and in reading the Holy Quran. He possessed a very
humble and pure personality and he greatly helped and benefitted
a very large number of people. He would always advise children to piety
and to remain attached with Khilafat and he had an excellent manner
of giving them Tarbiyyat. He was a Moosi and he leaves behind a daughter
who lives here and a son who resides in Dubai. May Allah the Almighty
exalt the status of the one who has passed away and
may He enable his children to continue performing his virtues and
to remain closely attached to Khilafat 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
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 proh
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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