Friday Sermon: Al Rauf - The Compassionate

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Friday Sermon: Al Rauf - The Compassionate

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad rh Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
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In his Friday Sermon today Huzur continued with the subject of Divine Compassion, Al Ra'uf. Speaking with reference to verse (3:31) of Surah Aal-e-`Imran

Huzur said that Allah the Exalted certainly has a most kind and compassionate way with His servants. His cautions and warnings against His punishment are designed as a source of deterrent and He puts them in place by virtue of His compassion. In drawing a parallel Huzur said that the clearer and the more obvious the traffic warning signs on the roadside are, the more alert, cautious and protected the motorist is.

Huzur further elucidated the subject in light of several Ahadith and said that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) told us that the kindness and compassion that all creation mutually reciprocates is a consequence of Allah’s allocation to them all a mere hundredth out of His mercy and compassion, the remainder He has set aside for His own bestowal on His creation. Huzur recounted that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) said that no one’s good deeds would ensure entry into Paradise, rather it will be the grace and mercy of Allah that will enable them to do so.

Huzur related many Ahadith illustrating the Holy Prophet’s (peace and blessings be on him) compassion for animals and his directions for compassionate treatment towards living creatures ranging from camels, dogs and cats to birds’ eggs in the nest. Hazoor also briefly touched upon the Promised Messiah’s (on whom be peace) compassionate nature and his general advise on kindness towards living creatures that mostly centred on references to the compassion of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him).

Next Huzur announced that today is the third day of a most auspicious annual Jalsa taking place in Qadian. Huzur said for today the organisers of the Jalsa anticipate an estimated attendance of 55,000 to 60,000. Several Indian provincial dignitaries have sent their goodwill messages for the Jalsa. In conclusion Huzur said to remember all the participants of the Jalsa in our prayers.

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    • In his sermon Huzur continued with the subject of Divine Compassion, Al Ra’uf. Speaking with reference to verse (3:31) of Surah Al e Imran. Huzur explained the subject with the help of Quranic verses, hadith and the conduct of both the Holy prophet (pbuh) and the Promised messiah (as). Allah certainly has a most kind and compassionate way with His servants. He overlooks our evil deeds and does not show any haste while giving punishment. God has shown mercy upon us by continuously showing us signs of danger and teaching us precautions in the Holy Quran. Allah has decided that His mercy will always overcome His wrath. Paradise will be bestowed with Allah’s mercy only. Holy Prophet (pbuh) taught us to be merciful towards animals also. In the end Huzur mentioned the successful Jalsa in Qadian. An attendance of 40,000 and participation of members of Hazrat Amma Jan’s family.
    • حضور نے اللہ کی صفتِ رؤف پر جاری مضمون کے تسلسل میں رحمت و رافٔت کی تشریح آیاتِ قرآنی ، احادیثِ نبویﷺ، سیرت النبیﷺ اور سیرت حضرت مسیحِ موعودؑکے حوالہ سےبیان فرمائی۔ سورۃ اٰلِ عمران کی آیت نمبر ۳۱کی تلاوت ۔ اللہ تعالیٰ بہت زیادہ رحمت کا سلوک فرماتا ہے۔ بدیوں سے درگزر کرتا ہے اور سزا میں جلدی نہیں کرتا۔ قرآن میں ہمیں بار بار خطرے اور احتیاط کے اشارے دے کر رحمت کا سلوک کیا گیا ہے۔ اللہ نے فیصلہ کر لیا ہے کہ اس کی رحمت اس کے غضب پر غالب رہے گی۔ جنّت اللہ کے فضل و رحم سے ملے گی۔ آپﷺ نےجانوروں سے بھی رحمت کے سلوک کی تلقین فرمائی ہے۔ آخر میں قادیان کےعظیم جلسہ کا ذکر ۔ چالیس ہزار حاضری اور حضرت امّاں جان ؓ کے خاندان کے افراد کی شرکت۔
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