In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Ever Merciful.
Love for All, Hatred for None.
Summary of Friday Sermon
delivered by the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
June 02th, 2006
NOTE: Alislam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication in this Synopsis of the Friday Sermon
Citing verse 52 of Surah Al Mu’min (40:52) Huzuraba said that when Allah sends His prophets He fills their hearts with the absolute and complete belief of His help and indeed the zenith and climax of this Divine assurance was granted to the Holy Prophetsaw.
The manifestation of this help is also witnessed by those who believe in the prophets and sincerely act upon their teaching. All this is indeed in fulfilment of the Divine promise that is stated in the verse above. Indeed, the Holy Qur’an is replete with verses expounding how Allah has helped His prophets through the most incredible situations.
To attain this help it is essential that one becomes a true and sincere servant of God; it is also by means of the Holy Prophetsaw that we can achieve this, in that we are most fortunate that we have the blessing of Islam and in the current age in obedience to all the directives of the Holy Prophetsaw we have accepted the Promised Messiah as as well. Therefore, in accordance to Divine promise, we now are among those who are helped by Allah. While Allah’s favours and help with the Community are evident we should also try and individually reflect on our state of faith and try and be the recipient of Allah’s grace on an individual level.
The general Muslim populace has removed itself from the sphere of those who Allah has promised His help by not conforming to all His commandments. If the current state of affairs of the Muslim world has nothing to do with their rejection of the Promised Messiah as then where is the evidence of Allah’s promise of help? Certainly Allah’s promise cannot be false; the weakness lies in the state of the faith of the general Muslim world. Indeed, there is still time for them, before the “witnesses stand forth” to accept the Messiah. Certainly they would experience how Allah’s grace would then descend on the Muslim ummah. Huzuraba explained that it is impossible that Allah would fulfil all His promises made to His earlier prophets and would not do so for the most excellent of them all, the Seal of all the Prophets, Muhammadsaw. The Muslim world needs to ponder and reflect over this. Today we can say with certainty that those who have truly accepted Allah’s commandments, that is the Ahmadiyya Community, are experiencing Allah’s help and His aid with renewed glory each day. Each Ahmadi is therefore obliged to take this message to the wider world more than before, to make it clear to others that their non-acceptance would deprive them in the world as well in the Hereafter - where the Prophets will stand witness, angels will stand witness and indeed human faculties will stand witness to the fact that not only did they not accept the message of truth rather they were extremely cruel to those who had believed.
However, Huzuraba explained that this cruelty has never harmed the Community; in fact each time the ‘hostile’ wind blew, it took us further upwards. We do not rely on any government or any organisation nor do we seek anyone’s help. We only seek Allah’s help.
Citing Quranic verses elucidating how Divine help came to Allah’s prophets Huzuraba mentioned verses 77 & 78 of Surah Al Anbiya (21:77,78) that explain how Allah helped Hadhrat Nuh as and saved him ; making his extraordinary rescue a sign of his truth. Similarly, Huzuraba said, the Promised Messiah as was given a revelation with reference to verse 28 of Surah Al Mu’minun in that whoever would take refuge in his house would be saved. Indeed this came true during the great plague outburst in India when those who had taken refuge in the ‘spiritual’ house of the Promised Messiah as were indeed saved against all odds.
Next Huzuraba cited verses 69 to 71 of Surah Al Anbiya (21:69-71) that relate the miraculous escape that Hadhrat Ibrahim as had from the fire that he was cast into.
Verses 115 to 117 of Surah Al Saffat (37:115-117) recount the extraordinary help granted to Hadhrat Musa and Hadhrat Haroon (peace be on them both) against the mighty Pharaoh. Huzuraba said the Muslims of today who are hasty in raising slogans calling so and so a Pharaoh need to reflect that these episodes of the prophets of God are detailed in the Holy Qur’an so that people may reflect and take heed that unless they believe these occurrences will be replicated among the ummah of the Holy Prophet saw.
Among all Divine helps, the most glorious manifestation was indeed for our Holy Prophet saw. Verse 40 of Surah Al Taubah explains the time of migration when the Holy Prophet saw and Hadhrat Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) sat in a cave while the deadly enemy prowled outside.
The Promised Messiah as wrote with reference to this verse that the enemy had indeed come to kill, yet the bravery and courage of the Holy Prophet saw was astonishing that he calmed and consoled his anxious companion by speaking the words ’Grieve not, for Allah is with us’ – the Promised Messiah as maintains that these words must have been spoken, that the message cannot be communicated via signals – this courage to speak up while the enemy was inches away was borne out of the fact that he had complete assurance of Divine help and had matchless reliance on Allah.
In verse 124 of Surah Al Imran (3:124) Allah mentions the extraordinary Divine help at the Battle of Badr. Explaining this verse the Promised Messiah as says that there were only 313 people on the Muslim side majority of whom were children. What could be a weaker state in a battle than this? The apparent warfare apparatus was next to nothing while they faced an experienced, fierce and powerful army. It is in such a situation that the Holy Prophet saw supplicated to Allah and amazing help came his way.
The Promised Messiah as said that his age too was like the time of Badr, for Islam was enduring dishonour of high scale, yet people did not realise and understand that it was in the hour of this disgrace that Allah had sent the Messiah so that he would once again bring triumph to Islam through proofs and arguments. The Promised Messiah as maintained that this verse prophesises that 1400 years later when Islam would grow weak Allah’s help would come.
Huzuraba said these days Islam is being disgraced from all directions. The time demands that Allah’s help comes and according to His ways this help comes with the advent of His servant. Rather then extend cruelty to the Community of the Messiah the Muslim world should strengthen it, so that Allah’s help comes.
Huzuraba also cited verse 27 of Surah Anfal (8:27)
Huzuraba prayed that may Allah give sense to the Muslims and may He enable us to fulfil our obligations, may we abide by the true teachings so that we may continue to witness the manifestation of Divine help.
this subject would InshaAllah continue.