In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Ever Merciful.
Love for All, Hatred for None.
SUMMARY OF FRIDAY SERMON
the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
May 16th, 2003
Hazuraba continued with the series of Friday Sermons on the Divine attribute
of Al Khabir (The All-Aware). He recited verse 89 of Surah Al
Naml (Ch. 27)
and elucidated the matter citing Hadhrat Musleh Maud’s (may Allah be
pleased with him) commentary which explains that therein the mountains denote
big powers of the world and the manner in which their conceit will be smashed,
not by any human planning but with Divine design. This revolution can come
about only if the Muslim world reforms itself otherwise God does not will to
replace one unjust system with another.
Hazuraba added that as the followers of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) it is incumbent upon us to bring about a radical change in our lives in order to discharge of our responsibility of safeguarding the world of Islam, we have no worldly power but we shall employ the power of prayer to achieve our aims.
Hazuraba gave further Quranic references expounding the Divine attribute of Al Khabir. These were: 31:17, 34:2. Hazuraba cited the Quranic verses that foretell prominent world events in great detail. In Surah Bani Israel (Ch. 17) verse 105 the coming together of the Jews for a second time is predicted with clarity. Hazuraba gave a potted history of the making of the state of Israel and said that now the situation is such that this assemblage of Jews has caused turmoil for the entire Muslim. In Surah Al Kahf (Ch. 18) verse 48 the reference and inference is to big world powers and ordinary people and the discord that is so evident in this day and age. Commenting on the current global turbulent state of affairs Hazuraba said indeed new blocs are being created and may we remain in Allah’s protection from all that’s evil. Verse 31 of Surah Al Anbiya (Ch. 21) speaks of the ‘Big Bang’ phenomenon with absolute clarity. Illustrating verses 2 – 4 of Surah Al Takwir (Ch. 81) Hazuraba explained that this indicates the current times when the light of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) is prevented from reaching mankind, as is the light of the Companions made indistinct and huge fleets sail the seas and giant planes fly the skies. Expounding verses 5 – 9 of Surah Al Buruj (Ch.85) Hazuraba said the connotation of these verses is applicable to the relentless persecution of the Ahmadi Community in Pakistan. Commenting on the dire situation Hazuraba said that the condition is such that one can only invoke Allah’s help. (Hazuraba quoted the last three references from the pronouncements of Khalifatul Masih IV rahma'ullah).
Illustrating the Divine endowment on the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) to foresee times to come, Hazuraba drew a parallel to the present day and the description of a few ahadith about the state of affairs the Muslim world would be embroiled in. These mention Islam rendered to be around just in name and the corrupt clergy to be the one instigating duplicity, Muslims to conduct themselves as the Jews and Christians of pre-Islamic days had done and for them to be divided in 73 sects and for the 73rd group to be granted salvation.
Hazuraba also narrated a few prophecies of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that have been fulfilled in a most glorious manner and conveyed his admonition to the world to acknowledge the Divine truth to achieve salvation.