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SUMMARY OF FRIDAY SERMON

by the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
April 11th, 2003


Hazuraba delivered his Friday Sermon on the Divine attribute of Al Khabir (The All-Aware). Hazuraba recited a few verses of the Holy Quran in elucidation of the subject; these were - 4:136, 6:19, 6:74, 6:104. Explaining the meaning of the word Khabir Hazuraba said that it means an expert/specialist through experience, it connotes to know something in-depth, it is a Divine name in that Allah has knowledge of the past and the future, it denotes to have information and knowledge, to have knowledge of hidden facts, Allah being Al-Khabir, there is nothing outside the scope of His knowledge. Hazuraba said the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has explained that the Wise, All-Aware God has so arranged that mankind keeps unravelling new facts through the ages and that the Holy Quran, the Seal of all books, which was revealed 1,400 years ago carries all this enormous knowledge of times yet to come. Hazuraba presented several Quranic verses to illustrate the prophetic knowledge that firmly establishes it to be a Divinely revealed Book. Among the examples Hazuraba recounted the Quranic mention of Hadhrat Nuh’s (on whom be peace) Ark, the discovery of the body of Pharaoh, the meeting of two bodies of water -Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Panama Canal as indeed is the coming together of the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal (Ref: Surah Al Rahman, Chapter 55). Hazuraba further quoted verses 6-10 of Surah Al Humazah (Chapter 104) to explain the Quranic prophecy of an atomic catastrophe to the letter in that it mentions the ‘fire’ (radiation) reaching the ‘hearts’ first and to be the prime cause of destruction.
Hazuraba narrated several ahadith to illustrate the attribute of Khabir as it gloriously manifested itself in the person of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) explaining how Allah gave the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) knowledge of many things beforehand that he would share with his Companions. Next Hazuraba narrated episodes from the life of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) whereby he made prophetic declarations, among them the astonishing predictive statement about the fall of the apparently mighty Tsar of Russia at the height of his power. Hazuraba said the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) wrote that Allah the Exalted had repeatedly informed him that He would bestow greatness on him and that his community would, despite hindrances, continually expand and that the people of his community would be granted knowledge and cognisance through which they would silence everyone. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) enjoined to safe keep this prophecy for it would definitely come to pass one day.