Hazoor delivered his Friday Sermon today illuminating verse (61:9) of Surah Al-Saff in which Allah the Exalted declares the certainty of His Nur (Divine Light) prevailing over the evil designs of others.
Speaking with reference to the writings of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) Hazoor said that Allah has willed that Islam’s Nur or light be manifested to all to see that it indeed is the true faith. However, some do not value this blessing and try to make mischief, these are the people whose hearts are sealed. Hazoor said regardless of their evil intentions and devises, heavenly forces are implemented to guide humanity to the right path and that it is a pity that these people will not appreciate how the Divine Light of spirituality expands. Hazoor enjoined that the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that he indeed was the Messiah whose blessings were proliferating by the day, whose Nur was ever increasing, and that a day would come when kings shall seek blessings from his garments. He said that although others wanted his disgrace Allah the Exalted would decree that indeed he, the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), was the eminent one.
Further, Hazoor enjoined the Community to be always steadfast in face of opposition, to exhibit high morals in exploitation and when verbally abused. He said that whoso is patient is granted a Divine Light which illiminates a fresh capacity in that person’s wisdom and insight.
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)