Continuing with the theme of the Divine attribute of Al-Nur (The Light) in his Friday Sermon Hazoor elucidated the subject by means of Quranic verses, ahadith and various commentaries.
Hazoor recounted that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had warned that after his time people who would be guardians over others would extinguish the light of Sunnah; he enjoined not to obey these people.
Hazoor said that Allah has declared the Holy Quran as a Nur or light that the disbelievers wish to extinguish with the puff of their mouths, however it is they themselves who are humiliated and disgraced and that none and nothing can put out the Divine Light. Quoting from the writings of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) Hazoor said if this movement had not been from Allah then none of the prophecies would have been fulfilled and that the Promised Messiah (God forbid) would not have succeeded, however, his message was Allah’s light and it was going to be accomplished without doubt.
Hazoor explained that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that Allah the Exalted conceals Himself in His Nur and if He were to remove it, His unimaginable brilliance would smoulder all creation.
Further explaining the concept of light Hazoor said that Allah’s chosen people, such as the Prophets are granted a light that is independent and other righteous people acquire light from them that they then exude just as the moon reflects the sun’s light.
Hazoor recounted that the Holy Quran declares that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) was the one who took people out of darkness and into light, people who sought his blessed company, observed his pious ways and imbued them and thus came towards light. Hazoor said the beneficence of light comes to those who have enlightenment and that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) was the ultimate mass of luminosity.
The Jumu'ah (Friday) prayer is one form of congregational worship in Islam. It takes place every Friday. Regular attendance at the Jumu'ah prayer is enjoined on the believer. According to a Saying of Muhammad(sa) this congregational prayer is twenty-five times more blessed than worship performed alone. (Bukhari)
“O ye who believe! When the call is made for Prayer on Friday, hasten to the remembrance of Allah, and leave off all business. That is best for you, if you only knew.” more
“… (He who) offers the Prayers and listens quitely when the Imam stands up for sermon, will have his sins forgiven between that Friday and the next” (Bukhari)