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SUMMARY OF FRIDAY SERMON

by the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
December 17th, 2004

(NOTE: Alislam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication in this Synopsis of the Friday Sermon)


Holy Prophet's high morals and supreme courtesy

With reference to verse 22 of Surah Al Ahzab (33:22) Huzuraba based today’s Friday Sermon on the theme of the Holy Prophet’s high morals and supreme courtesy, selecting to elucidate his quality of benevolence, in particular, towards those who are disadvantaged in life.

Huzuraba said we understand this sublime trait of the Holy Prophet through his traditions and it was highly likely that what has reached us, through these narrations, is not even a hundredth of the original glorious characteristics.

Reading excerpts of the Promised Messiah’s (on whom be writings) incomparable and eloquent praise of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) Huzuraba explained the veracity of the great love.

The Holy Prophet said that God had sent him for the completion of good morals; therefore, Huzuraba said each person who is in the ummah of this ‘perfect man’, in particular the Ahmadi Muslim is obliged to honour his blessed advent by adopting these qualities. Citing Ahadith Huzuraba related the Holy Prophet’s propensity towards meekness and meek people, his exceptional leniency towards his personal servants and indeed his championing of the slaves. He had deep affection for the simple-minded Bedouins and befriended them despite their awkward habits.

Huzuraba recounted Ahadith illustrating the Holy Prophet’s kindness and deep affection for children and explained the most excellent factor of his fair-mindedness in that his prayers for children of his own family and other children would be indistinguishable.

The Holy Prophet enjoined that all creation is the ‘family’ of Allah and that Allah likes the person who is kind to His ‘family’ and cares for their needs.

Next Huzuraba related some Ahadith that admonish against disregard in benevolence towards the disadvantaged, in kindness towards all people in particular towards close relations and in acknowledging the dues of the young and the elders.

In compliance with the most excellent and blessed model of the Holy Prophet the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) demonstrated great love, affection and care towards those who were disadvantaged and Huzuraba recounted a few illustrations of this.

In conclusion Huzuraba said these paradigms shall never be dated. If we wish to obtain Allah’s grace and honour our claim of love for the Holy Prophet then we have to follow these blessed examples.