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 6th, 2005
(NOTE: Alislam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication in this Synopsis of the Friday Sermon by Naseer Sayed)
The Best People Raised For The Good Of Mankind
Huzuraba recited verse 111 of Surah Al-Imran. The translation is:
You are the best people, raised for the good of mankind; you enjoin good and forbid evil and believe in Allah.
Huzuraba stated that according to this verse, we who call ourselves Muslims, are the best people and now that we have accepted the Promised Messiahas who has, according to the prophecies of the Holy Prophetsaw, revived the forgotten teachings of Islam, we truly are the best people. This is because, by accepting all the prophets from Hadhrat Adamas to the Promised Messiahas, we have announced our complete faith in Allah. However, this announcement adds to the responsibilities of every Ahmadi Muslim. Allah says that you are the best people because you enjoin others to good and forbid evil. You have good wishes about others whether they belong to your family, your tribe, your city, your country or not. You have to be good to every one. You have to win everybody’s heart. It is your duty that in order to win those hearts you will lnot do any harm to anyone. All your actions must reflect love and compassion. All this you must do because it is commanded by Allah and without this your belief in Allah cannot be complete. We must not be like other Muslims who, when asked if they are Muslims, say, “Alhamdolillah, we are Muslims,” but if you look at their actions, even the Satan would feel ashamed.
Huzuraba stated that to be the best member of the Muslim community, it is necessary to adopt good and shun evil. When your own actions are good, then you can enjoin others to good and forbid evil. Otherwise, if you try telling others to do good, the response will be that first become good yourself. You cannot become the best people by deceiving others or by deceiving Allah. Therefore, in order to strengthen yourself and the Jama’at, adopt good and then enjoin others to do the same. This will facilitate in Tabligh and will ease the task of moral and spiritual training within the Jama’at.
Huzuraba then enumerated many of the good qualities as mentioned in the Holy Qura’an. These include loving your neighbor, being trustworthy, offering sacrifices for others, feeling the pain and suffering of fellow beings, telling the truth, forgiving others shortcomings, being patient, being just, fulfilling your promises, treating your relatives well, taking care of the poor, etc.
Huzuraba also enumerated many of the evils that one should give up and also forbid others. These include being miserly, laying false blame on others, being jealous, backbiting, telling lies, usurping others rights, etc.
Huzuraba stated that good and evil cannot coexist. We must always try that whenever we start to do some good, we should also give up some bad habits at the same time. This way all Ahmadi Muslims will become pure of heart. Huzuraba further illustrated the subject by quoting some Ahadith and passages from the writings of the Promised Messiahas.
In the end, Huzuraba prayed
that may Allah enable every Ahmadi to act upon this noble teaching and
strengthen us in our faith. Aameen.
urged all Ahmadis to pray for the complete success of his tour of the