Strive For High Quality God Consciousness and Purity

Hudhur delivered his Friday sermon from Germany today at the start of the German Khuddam and Lajna Ijtima. Hudhur said today was also the start of the UK Khuddam Ijtima and there were Jalsa and Ijtima being held in other countries as well. May these gathering be successful with God’s special grace and may each attendee benefit from them and fulfil the objective of these gatherings. May God keep each attendee in His protection and safe from the evil of the envier and the wicked.

With God’s grace each day we witness progress of the Community. Just as our Community expands, its opponents and enviers too are growing in every country. Their growth is proof that with the blessings of God, we are moving onwards in the world. The scheming of the opponents and detractors is a measure of our success. A believer should not be perturbed by it. What should perturb a believer is any lack in sincerity and connection with the Community and with Khilafat, or any deficiency in standards of Taqwa.

The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that it is precarious even if piety and Taqwa get stagnant in a person because this leads to downward slope. Thus, Hudhur said our men, women, children, elders and youngsters should be concerned about that enemy within which stops from enhancing in Taqwa. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that we should not be concerned by the external opposition but should focus on enhancing in Taqwa and purity. God Himself would deal with the opponents. As it is stated in the Qur’an: ‘Verily, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good.’ (16:129) Hudhur explained that if we enhance in piety the enemy cannot harm us in any way. This is what our 125 year history tells us. The enemy has taken the lives of a few of our dear ones; indeed, he has also pillaged our property. In return, those of us who departed this world have found eternal life of God’s pleasure and God has also made up for the financial loss on individual level. Hudhur said many in the congregation before him were witness to this. God has also blessed us on a communal level in return for the sacrifices in an immeasurable way. Thus, our concern should not be about the scheming of the opponents, but about any lack of Taqwa to attain God’s pleasure. Our prayers will attract God’s grace if we have a strong connection with Him, whereas He will contend with the opponent Himself as indeed He has been doing. Hudhur said our opposition is not limited to local level; rather it is carried out via newspapers and TV channels all over the world. But it becomes a source of introduction for us.

The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) once said in an assembly that people were entering in great numbers in the Community and there were no apparent reasons or explanations for this. He said that we had not appointed any religious preachers who called others to the Community. Rather, God Himself had put this attraction in place. Hudhur said some people are drawn to the Community by reading the writings of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) while others are influenced by the message given to them by the followers and missionaries of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), whereas seeing the spiritual pursuit of some, God Himself leads them to the guided path. As the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said, it is such people for whom God puts arrangements in place and they are drawn to the Community with magnetic force. This was true in the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and it is true today. It is a testimony of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that God has out this appeal and attraction in place even today and people are drawn to the Community in spite of the opposition.

Once the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said in a gathering that he had received a revelation in explanation of which he said, God would demonstrate that Pharaoh and people of his nature and Haman and people of his nature and people who were with them, were their armies, were the wrongdoers. He said Pharaoh and his associates believed that the Israelites were going to be destroyed, but God stated that they were wrong. Similarly, people opine about our Community, but the will of God is something else. Hudhur said be it a governmental power or any organisation, it cannot destroy the Community. Many a great Pharaoh and Haman came but could not succeed in this. Many a great envier came and were consumed in the fire of their envy and the wickedness of many a wicked rebounded on them. Hudhur said there are many examples of how God continues to bless the Community and he would present a few.

An Ahmadi from Palestine wrote that in a childhood dream the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had given him the glad tiding that he would be a soldier of the Imam Mahdi and he had been in search ever since. Once he happened to watch a Christian TV channel in which Islam and the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) were verbally abused. He quickly turned to Arabic channels in the hope for any response to the Christian channel but there he only saw nonsensical matters being discussed. Sometime later, he happened to come across MTA and he felt the people on it were truthful. Gradually, watching MTA transformed his life and after having conviction of heart, he took his Bai’at.

Ahmad Ibrahim sahib from an Arab country wrote that he came across MTA by chance. In the beginning he was troubled but gradually had conviction of heart about what he saw. He performed Istikhara which was responded with: ‘Verily, those who swear allegiance to thee indeed swear allegiance to Allah…’ (48:11) His family became hostile but he asked Hudhur for prayers for his resolve and guidance for his family.

Muhammad Abdul sahib of Egypt wrote that two year ago he was flicking through the channels when he came across MTA. He was astonished by what he saw and was compelled to ponder over it. He made comparisons with the programmes presented by other maulwis and realised that MTA represented real Islam. He said he is a simple Muslim and his family has become very hostile to him as they are brainwashed by the maulwis. He asked for prayers for his family.

Hasti sahib from Egypt wrote that after his Bai’at he felt as if he was re-born and was living in the time of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). He said after the Bai’at the maulwis opposed him a lot. He has a large house and always had a plan to convert it into a mosque, now he will do so and present it to the Community. When he did Istikhara he was informed that these people ascribe falsehood to the Imam Mahdi. He said he watches MTA and then carries out Tabligh. During the previous government he was held as prisoner of conscience on religious grounds and was tortured. Yet during his imprisonment he carried on Tabligh and convinced one prisoner officer about death of Jesus (on whom be peace). He also explained about the concept of Jihad. He was asked about the Community in Egypt and questioned why he did Tabligh. He replied that he did not do Tabligh off his own accord, but if someone asked him something, he answered because he did not tell lies. Hudhur said speaking the truth is the distinction of Ahmadis and while the whole world revolves around falsehood, an Ahmadi should never abandon speaking the truth. The new comers to Ahmadiyyat establish this standard of upholding the truth. Pure changes come about after taking Bai’at of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) if everything is based on truth. Hasti sahib said that the police told him that if he continued with his Tabligh they would apprehend him on a [false] charge of bomb blast. He replied he did not care. The maulwis tried to intimidate his wife by saying that her husband had deceived her but she replied she was an Ahmadi before her husband.

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