Reflect and Practice Upon The Teachings of The Promised Messiah(as)

Hudhur delivered his Friday sermon from Germany and said that following last week’s Ijtimas of Khuddam and Lajna, Hudhur has been receiving letters from people who were roused and stirred by Hudhur’s discourses at the two events. It is, and indeed should be, the distinction of an Ahmadi that he or she should pay heed to any reminding or any advice. Thus, a large majority has responded to Hudhur’s discourses in light of a verse of the Holy Qur’an: ‘And those who, when they are reminded of the Signs of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind thereat;’ (25:74) The Ijitmas were attended by half of the membership of the two organisations and if the majority of those who attended bring about pious changes in themselves, they can be helpers of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) in the revolutionary change that he wished to bring in the world.

Those who were influenced by Hudhur’s discourses need to continually ponder over them on individual basis as well as the respective auxiliary organisations need to plan for their regular study. Otherwise the enthusiasm dies down. The auxiliary organisations should make use of the current mood and strike while the iron is hot and try and mould its members according to temperament for the which the Promised Messiah’s (on whom be peace) advent took place.

Many people were also influenced by Hudhur’s discourses via MTA. A mother wrote to Hudhur that her young child hid his face in a cushion when he heard Hudhur speak on a matter that he felt Hudhur was addressing him on. Such is the spirit of the children of the Community that they are embarrassed and try and correct themselves. Some children gave up mobile phones in wake of Hudhur’s discourses and the eagerness to play games and other idle pursuits on their handsets lost its appeal. Hudhur said what is required is for the adults to constantly self-reflect and for the parents to constantly remind their children to make good practices a permanent part of their lives. Temporary joy is immaterial, unless we inculcate pious changes on a permanent basis we cannot rest and cannot be part of the great revolution that the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) came for.

Hudhur said he was much impressed by the attention with which the Lajna and Nasirat listened to his address which was longer than the traditional time he allocates to addresses to ladies. However, Lajna should not feel complacent that they had a good Ijtima and have been commended. Both the office-holders and other Lajna should make the current way their constant modus operandi, and be a fulfilment of the blessed Ummah that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) spoke of and leave no distinction between the time of the earlier-ones and the latter-ones.

A Hadith relates that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that the people of his time were good but will be followed by people who would be distrustful, irreligious and given to self-indulgence. Another Hadith illustrates that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that there will come a time when darkness will dispel from the Muslim Ummah and the Messiah will erect columns of light everywhere. The time of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was an era of accomplishment of guidance and the current age, the age of the Messiah is a time when accomplishment of propagation of the guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) has to take place. Both these times are blessed because they are both connected to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).

Hudhur said a huge responsibility of accomplishing the propagation lays on us. The Companions and other early Muslims demonstrated great models of connection with the Divine and high morals and won the admiration of the world. Later, traders and preachers from among their followers took the message of Islam as far off as China and influenced people by their good models. Currently there are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in China. Today, it is difficult to take the message of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) directly to China. However, as it is the age of the accomplishment of propagation, God opens up avenues. The German Jama’at has had the privilege to introduce Ahmadiyyat by way of an exhibition in China. They have also provided Chinese language literature, without which the task could not have been possible. The Chinese Desk is working very well in London with Usman Chini sahib as in-charge and the German Jama’at was enabled to take the message to China.

Similarly, the Holy Qur’an and other literature is sent to far-off countries in their local language. All this is because this age is a blessed age and blessed are those who are partaking in this and are trying to renew the era of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). Temporary enthusiasm is not enough, what is required is utmost effort. The German Jama’at is enabled to serve in China as well as in other neighbouring countries. Earlier, this task was done by a few hundred. In light of the effusion of letters to Hudhur, thousands should join in this revolution about which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him ) gave the glad-tidings; he said that the latter-days will also be blessed.

Among other glad-tidings to his Ummah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) foretold about Khilafat. This glad-tiding is dependent on Khilafat being the central aspect and the progress of the Ummah is reliant on Khilafat. Today, various Muslim scholars time and again say that Khilafat is needed in the Ummah, because they realise the permanence of the Ummah is not possible without Khilafat. Yet, they are blinded in not recognising one commissioned by God and through whom Khilafat on the precepts of Prophethood was established in the current age. Today, the internal situation of each Muslim country cries out for people to stop and think about what is coming to pass. It is beckoning to the path of God and His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), for that alone is the solution to all the restlessness and disquiet. Hudhur said this is the message we have to take all over the world, especially to the Muslim countries. In spite of being persecuted for it, Ahmadis continue to take the message of the Messiah (on whom be peace) to the Ummah out of compassion. In fact, it is the message of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) for them to join the latter-ones and be part of the blessed people of the Ummah.

As ever, Hudhur reminded to self-reflect. He asked how many of us reflected over our responsibility in being associated with the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) once a day, once a week or once a month? What our worship of God and other morals are like? What role are we playing in helping Khilafat? Through God’s mercy the Promised Messiah’s (on whom be peace) advent took place and He enabled us to accept him. Is it sufficed to come into the Bai’at of the great person? Indeed, when the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that the latter-days will be blessed like the early days of Islam, it signified that the followers of the Messiah will be part of the revolution for which he was sent. Today, it is the task of each Ahmadi to play his or her role in this.

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