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Friday Sermon – 21st February 2020

March 1, 2020


Allah is the Greatest,
Allah is the Greatest
Allah is the Greatest,
Allah is the Greatest
I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah
I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah
I bear witness that Muhammad (saw)
is the Messenger of Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad (saw)
is the Messenger of Allah.
Come to Prayer
Come to Prayer
Come to success
Come to success
Allah is the Greatest,
Allah is the Greatest.
There is none worthy of
worship except Allah.
Peace be upon you all, I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship except Allah He is alone and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw)
is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with
Allah from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah, the
Gracious, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah,
Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and
Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou
hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. February 20th is specially commemorated
in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community with regards to the Prophecy of
Musleh Maud [the Promised Reformer]. The Jama’ats also hold Jalsas [gatherings]
in commemoration of ‘Musleh Maud Day’. Although, I have previously explained this
particular matter on several occasions but I will clarify it again for those who
have newly joined and for the children that we do not celebrate the birth
of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra), the Promised Reformer on Musleh Maud Day. Rather, it is commemorated in the
regards to the fulfilment of a prophecy – a prophecy which was made
by the Promised Messiah (as) as per divine revelation to prove
the superiority and truth of Islam. It was made three years before the
birth of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) and contained a glad-tiding regarding the Promised
Son, who was to be a great servant of Islam. This prophecy was to serve
as a sign for the opponents. Yesterday was February 20th and hence 134 years
have passed since this prophecy was announced. This has been serving as a brilliant
sign for more than a hundred years. In any case, as I mentioned, Jama’ats
also hold Jalsas in this regard. Various aspects of the prophecy and the
various attributes of the Promised Reformer that are mentioned in the prophecy are
elaborated in these Jalsas to some extent. However, it is not possible to
elaborate upon all the various aspects, its true significance and how magnificently this
prophecy was fulfilled within one to two hours. Therefore, if an entire Jalsa cannot
encompass all these aspects, then it is certainly even more impossible
to elaborate all the various aspects in one just one sermon. Hence, I decided that I should present
some quotes regarding those aspects, the details of which have been elaborated
by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) himself. To read and listen to what
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has written in his own words has its
particular delight and unique feeling. In any case, even through these brief quotes
one can gauge how immense this prophecy is and with what brilliance it
was fulfilled in the person of the Promised Son of the
Promised Messiah (as). However, I will first present
the words of the prophecy as mentioned by the
Promised Messiah (as). Whilst informing his opponents of his
prophecies, the Promised Messiah (as) states in regards to the
prophecy of the Promised Son: “The first prophecy which God, the Merciful
and Noble, the Magnificent and High, “Who has power to do all that He wills,
glory be to Him and exalted be His name, “addressed me in a revelation “and said ‘I confer upon you a Sign of My
mercy according to what you begged of me. ‘So I have heard your entreaties
and have honoured your prayers ‘with My acceptance through My
mercy and made your journey.’” the journey to Hoshiarpur and Ludhian,
‘a source of blessings for you.’ ‘Therefore, a Sign of power, mercy, nearness
is bestowed on you, a Sign of grace ‘and beneficence is awarded to you and you
are granted the key of success and victory. ‘Peace on you, O victorious one.’ “Thus did God speak so that those who desire
life may be rescued from the grip of death “and those who are buried in the
graves may come out of them “and so that the superiority of Islam
and the dignity of God’s Word “may become manifest unto the people “and so that truth may
arrive with all its blessings “and falsehood may
flee with all its ills, “and so that people may understand that I
am the Lord of Power, I do whatever I will, “and so that they may believe that I am with you,
and so that those who do not believe in God “and deny and reject His religion and His Book
and His Holy Messenger Muhammad (saw), “the Chosen One may be
confronted with a clear Sign “and the way of the guilty
ones may become manifest. “Rejoice, therefore, that a handsome
and pure boy will be bestowed on you; “you will receive an unblemished youth who
will be of your seed and will be of your progeny. “A handsome and pure boy
is coming as your guest. “His name is Emmanuel and also Bashir. “He has been invested with a spirit of
holiness, and he is free from all impurity. “He is the light of Allah. “Blessed is he who comes from heaven. “He will be accompanied by
grace which shall arrive with him. “He will be characterised with
grandeur, greatness and wealth. “He will come into the world and
will heal many of their disorders “through his Messianic qualities and through
the blessings of the spirit of holiness. “He is the Word of
Allah for Allah’s mercy “and honour have equipped
him with the Word of Majesty. “He will be extremely intelligent and
perceptive and will be meek of heart “and will be filled with secular
and spiritual knowledge. “He will convert three into four,”
of this the meaning is not clear. “It is Monday, a blessed Monday. (Arabic) “His advent will be greatly blessed and will be
a source of manifestation of Divine Majesty. “Behold a light comes, anointed by
God with the perfume of His pleasure. “We shall pour Our Spirit into him and he
will be sheltered under the shadow of God. “He will grow rapidly in
stature and will be the “means of procuring the release
of those held in bondage. “His fame will spread to the ends of the earth
and peoples will be blessed through him. “He will then be raised to his
spiritual station in heaven.” (Arabic) These are the words of the prophecy,
which speak of its different aspects and of the attributes
of the Promised Son. The Promised Messiah (as) performed a ‘chillah’
[i.e. forty days of intense prayers in seclusion], and subsequently he received a
revelation from Allah the Exalted, the wording of which
I have just presented. While describing the location of
where this ‘chillah’ took place, and the revelation that [the
Promised Messiah (as)] received after the
supplications he had offered, on the basis of which he made the
Prophecy of the Promised Reformer, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “Exactly fifty-eight years ago from
today the prophecy was made;” when Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) was
mentioning this, fifty-eight years had passed “and it was now entering
its fifty-ninth year. “On the 20th February 1886, in
this very city of Hoshiarpur,” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) at the time was
delivering this sermon from Hoshiarpur, “in a house in front of me,” pointing at it
with his finger from where he was standing, “there is a house which at that
time was known as an outbuilding, “which is a temporary place to
stay and not an actual dwelling. “In fact, it was an additional building of a
chief, similar to annexes built occasionally so “that guests may stay there
who arrive unexpectedly, “or which is used as a store or where, if
need be, animals could also be kept.” In other words, it was
an additional room. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further states, “An unknown individual from Qadian, who even the
people of Qadian were not fully acquainted with, “came here upon witnessing the enmity people
harbored towards Islam and the founder of Islam. “He came in order to worship his Lord in
solitude and seek a sign of His help and succor. “He spent forty days in isolation from
others and supplicated before his Lord. “After forty days of supplications,
God gave him a sign that, ‘I will not only fulfil the promises ‘I made to you of spreading your
name to the corners of the earth, ‘but in order to fulfil this in an
even more splendid manner, ‘I will bless you with a son, who
will possess certain qualities. ‘He will spread Islam to
the corners of the earth, ‘explain to the people the
verities of the Holy Qur’an, ‘he will be a sign of mercy and grace ‘and he will be endowed with the
religious and secular knowledge ‘that is essential for the
propagation of Islam. ‘Similarly, Allah the Almighty
will grant him a long life, ‘so much so that his fame will
spread to the corners of the earth.’” Today, in whichever country of the world
the Ahmadiyya Jama’at is established, it in fact serves as a means of propagating this
prophecy and the grandeur of this great son. When this announcement was published,
the opponents started raising objections that what kind of a prophecy is this? Anyone can announce that
a son will be born to them. This allegation has also been answered by
the Promised Messiah (as) and referring to it, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “When
this announcement was published, “the opponents started raising a
series of objections in relation to this. “Subsequently, the Promised Messiah (as) published
another announcement on 22nd March 1886. “The opponents raised the objection that
how can such a prophecy be deemed reliable “which states that a
son will be born to him? “Do other people not have sons? “In fact, there might be
the exceptional case “where a person is not granted a son
or who is only granted daughters. “Otherwise, it is common
for one to have a son “and never is their birth
declared to be a particular sign. “Hence, even if a son was born to him, why would
it prove that a particular sign of God Almighty “had been manifested in the
world through this means? “Replying to this objection of the
people, the Promised Messiah (as) “wrote in the announcement of 22nd March “that this is not merely a prophecy,
but a magnificent heavenly sign, “which God the Benevolent and most Sublime
has manifested in order to establish the truth “and grandeur of our benevolent, kind and merciful
Prophet, Muhammad the Chosen One (saw).” In the same announcement, the
Promised Messiah (as) wrote, “By the grace and blessings of God and owing to
the blessings of the Seal of the Prophet (saw), “God Almighty accepted this
humble one’s supplication “and promised to send
such a blessed spirit “whose external and internal blessings
will be spread in the entire world.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states, “If the Promised
Messiah (as) had simply proclaimed to have a son, “even then it would have been
considered a prophecy in its own right “because there are people in the world,
even though they may be very few, “who do not have any children at all. “Secondly, the Promised Messiah (as)
was over fifty years of age “when he made this announcement. “There are thousands of people in the world
who cannot have children after the age of fifty. “Also, there are some
who only have girls. “Then there are some who may have a son but
the child passes away shortly after its birth. “All these factors applied to the
Promised Messiah (as) as well. “Thus, firstly no individual has the
power to predict the birth of a son. “Even if this objection is accepted,
the Promised Messiah (as) stated, ‘Even if one were to accept the fact ‘that predicting the birth of a son
cannot be deemed as a prophecy, ‘however the question arises that when did I
share the news of only a son being born? ‘I did not simply claim that
a boy will be born to me. ‘Rather, I stated that God Almighty
had accepted my supplications, ‘and He has promised me to send
a blessed spirit whose internal ‘and external blessings will spread
throughout the entire world.’” As mentioned earlier that the whole world
is a witness that this Promised Son (ra) attained fame across the earth and
every one of the foreign missions outside of India and Qadian are
evidence of his truthfulness. Numerous missions were established
during the time of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), and this is continuing till today. Some people raised the objection
that the birth of the Promised Son was to take place much later on, after
one or two or three hundred years. Elaborating on the fact that why the
Promised Messiah (as) prayed for this sign and why did it need to be fulfilled during
his lifetime, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states, “Some people claim that the birth
of the Promised Son will take place “in the future progeny of the
Promised Messiah (as), perhaps 300-400 years later “but even here it states
that from his progeny “i.e. that the Promised Son shall
appear from his progeny “and His advent cannot take
place in this day and age. “Such people should fear God and focus on
the words of the prophecy and ponder over it.” The Promised Messiah (as) has written that
allegation were being levelled against Islam that it does not possess any
power to show any signs. Hence, Pundit Lekraam was claiming that if Islam
was a true faith, then a sign should be shown. Indirman was raising the same objection that if
Islam was a true faith then demonstrate a sign. Thus, the Promised Messiah (as) prostrated
before Allah the Almighty and supplicated: “O Lord! Demonstrate a sign that convinces
these people of Islam who seek a sign. “Show such a sign which would convince
people like Indirman Murad Abadi about Islam. “But despite this, those who
object to the prophecy,” and say that it was to be
fulfilled 300-400 years later, “they claim that when the Promised
Messiah (as) offered this prayer, “God Almighty responded with the
glad tiding that He will grant him a son “whose birth will take place three hundred years
later as a sign of the truthfulness of Islam. “Is there anyone in the world who
can consider this to be of any logic? “This is indeed, very irrational. “This is equivalent to the example of a thirsty
person who knocks on someone’s door for help “and says, ‘Brother, I
am extremely thirsty. ‘Please grant me some
water for the sake of God’ “and the person in the house
responds, ‘Sir, worry not. ‘I have sent a letter to
someone in America ‘and he will send the essence
of a sweet drink of high quality ‘by the end of the year, and I will prepare
that drink and grant it to you next year.’” Even the most insane
person would not attribute such a statement to God
and His Messenger (saw). Pundit Lekhram, Munshi Indarman Murad
Abadi and the Hindus of Qadian were saying that to claim that the God of Islam has the power
to show the world a sign is false and baseless. If there was any truth to this
claim, a sign should be shown. Hence, the Promised Messiah (as) submitted
before God Almighty supplicating, “O God, I pray to You that You
manifest to me a sign of Your mercy. “Grant me a sign of Your
might and nearness. “Hence, this sign must surely have
been manifested in the very near future “whilst those people who
demanded it were still alive. “Thus, this is what came to pass. “When I was born in 1889, in
accordance with the divine prophecy, “those who had asked for a sign of the
Promised Messiah (as) were still alive. “Hence, as I grew older, more and more signs
of God Almighty continued to be manifested. “Therefore, it was necessary
for this sign to be manifested “in the lifetime of the
Promised Messiah (as) “and in the lifetime of those who
raised allegations against Islam “and who asked for the sign, and
indeed the sign was fulfilled.” It is also very important for us to
understand the purposes of this prophecy and why there was a need for
these objectives of the prophecies to be achieved in the lifetime
of the Promised Messiah (as). I have just briefly mentioned this
and it is also important to know why it was necessary for this sign to
be fulfilled in the physical progeny and bloodline of the
Promised Messiah (as) and through the son whose biological
father was the Promised Messiah (as). Whilst describing these objectives in one
instance, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states, “The Promised Messiah (as) wrote in one of
his announcements of 20th February 1886: ‘God Almighty has disclosed
to me that this sign, ‘which was shown to the world
has a number of objectives. ‘Firstly, this sign has been
manifested so that those ‘who desire life shall be saved
from [the claws] of death ‘and those who are buried in their
graves shall emerge once more, ‘i.e. life shall be given to those who
have become spiritually dead.’ “He further explains, ‘If it is assumed that
this prophecy is to be fulfilled after 400 years, ‘it shall therefore mean that, ‘I have
made this prophecy so that those ‘who desire life today should
remain in their state of death ‘and only be granted
life after 400 years.’’” However, this notion is clearly incorrect. The Promised Messiah (as) further states, “This
chilla [praying in seclusion for 40-day] has been “performed in order for a living sign of God
Almighty to be shown to those who reject Islam “and so that those who reject the miracle
of the Holy Prophet (saw) be given a new “and marvellous proof of the fact that God
Almighty manifests signs in support of Islam “and the Holy Prophet (saw) even now. “The revealed words which shed light upon
the purpose of this prophecy are as follows: ‘God has spoken so that those who seek
life may be saved from the claw of death ‘and that those who are buried in
graves may come out of them’. “If we were to accept the notion
of these people to be true, i.e. that the Musleh Maud is to come
after three to four hundred years, “then this sentence would mean
that this prophecy was only made “so that those who desire life
today should remain dead, “and after 400 years, some from among
their progeny shall be given life. “How can anyone then
accept such a notion? “The second purpose of this prophecy is
that the excellence of the religion of Islam “and the dignity of the Word of God
be made apparent to the world. “It is clearly evident that the meaning
of this sentence is that in this time, “people are not fully aware
of the excellence of Islam, “nor is the dignity of the
Word of God clear to them. “However, according to such individuals it
means that God Almighty made this prophecy “so that the excellence of the religion of
Islam and the dignity of the Word of God “will be manifested after 300 to 400 years
later, when these people will have died, “and their children will have died,
and their progeny will also have died. “The excellence of the religion of Islam
and the dignity of the Word of God “will only be manifested unto the people
when there will no longer be Pundit Lekhram, “or Munshi Indarman Murad Abadi, nor their
children or even the progeny after them. “Thus, tell me then, can anyone accept
such an interpretation to be correct? “Do these people not possess
any understanding?” The Promised Messiah (as) states,
‘The third purpose of this prophecy is “so that truth may come with all its blessings
and falsehood may disperse with all its ills. “The meaning of this is clear “that in this time truth is in a weak
state and falsehood is prevailing. “God Almighty desires for such a sign to be
shown that the enemies of Islam be silenced “through irrefutable logical and rational
arguments so that they be left with no choice “but to accept that Islam is the
truth and that all other religions “that stand in opposition
to it are all false. “The fourth purpose of this prophecy is
that people may know that God is Mighty “and does what He wills. “Now it is worthy to note that how could
people understand God to be Mighty “if it is assumed that this sign will
be manifested 300-400 years later, “through which they will be compelled to
accept that the God of Islam is Mighty. “How can Pundit Lekhram give
this prophecy any importance? “Furthermore, how could the
conclusive argument be made to those “who were criticising Islam in that time, deeming
the signs of the Holy Prophet (saw) to be false “and claiming that
Islam is a dead religion, “if after 400 years they shall begin to
understand that God Almighty is All-Powerful? “How could the fulfilment of this prophecy after
400 years convince them that God is Mighty? “They would say that they
cannot accept the verbal claims “and it is proven that this shall
come to pass after 400 years. “In fact, anyone can say make such a
claim, but the true significance of this is “when a sign is actually
shown at the time “that the God of Islam is
indeed Mighty and Powerful.” ’This is why the sign was meant
to be fulfilled in that time. “The fifth purpose of the prophecy made is that
people may be convinced that God is with me” i.e. that God Almighty is with
the Promised Messiah (as). “If this prophecy was to be fulfilled after
400 years, how then could the people in “that era be convinced that God Almighty
was with the Promised Messiah (as)? “The sixth purpose of this prophecy is
that those who do not believe in God “and reject His religion and His Book and
His Holy Messenger Muhammad (saw) “may witness a manifest
sign for themselves. “Again, this would mean that
those who reject Islam in this era,” in other words during the time the Promised
Messiah (as) was making the prophecy, “that they shall receive a clear sign in
support of the truthfulness of Islam, “but they shall only witness this after
400 years, when the people in this era, “rather their children and their
grandchildren too shall have passed away.” So this too defies logic. The seventh purpose that the
Promised Messiah (as) has stated is that, “This prophecy has been made so that the
way of the offenders may become manifest “and that it be made
known that they are liars. “How therefore can anyone after 400 years
discern if these offenders were lying?” Thus, this prophecy referred
to the Promised Son being from among the Promised Messiah (as)’s children, just as the prophecy states: “He would be
of your seed and will be of your progeny.” This does not mean that the he would be from among
the later progeny of the Promised Messiah (as), rather it referred to a son of
the Promised Messiah (as), and this was magnificently fulfilled. The 52-year span of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)’s
Khilafat was like a bright star illuminating the world, and even those
outside the Jama’at acknowledge Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)’s
knowledge and insight. Details of this can be found in the literature of
the Jama’at and if I begin to speak on this now, it would require a lot of time. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra)
has stated in his own words that he was the Musleh
Maud [Promised Reformer]. Some people raised an allegation that Hazrat
Khalifatul Masih II (ra) did not announce that he was the Musleh Maud – he
made the announcement in 1944 and during this announcement he said: “I say this after taking an oath in
the name of Allah the Almighty, “that I am the Musleh Maud
referred to in the prophecy “and God Almighty has made me
the embodiment of the prophecy “foretold by the Promised Messiah (as). “Whosoever thinks that I
have fabricated this claim “or have lied or uttered
a falsehood in anyway, “they ought to enter a mubahhila [prayer
duel] with me, or he ought to swear by God – “in a manner whereby speaking a
lie would incur divine punishment – “that he had been informed by
God Almighty that I had lied. “In such a case God Almighty would
send down a heavenly decree Himself “as to who is lying and
who is speaking the truth.” No one from among the opponents of Hazrat Musleh
Maud (ra) came forward [to accept the challenge], and neither those members of the Jamaat
who [later] separated themselves. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further says: “If they assert that the dream had
come true as Misri Sahib had stated” there were certain people
who turned away in apostasy, “then they ought to write an
essay outlining its truthfulness. “I will in turn also write an essay and I am
convinced that if they accept this challenge, “they would suffer such a humiliating defeat that
they would remember it for decades to come. “Thus, through His Grace and Mercy, God Almighty
has informed me by way of Divine revelation “that the prophecy for which
people were eagerly anticipating “has been fulfilled
through this humble one. “God Almighty has now sent down
conclusive evidence for the enemies of Islam “to plainly see that Islam is the true religion of
God, Muhammad (saw) is the true messenger of God “and that the Promised Messiah (as) is also
the true appointed one of God Almighty. “Those who assert that Islam is a
false religion are themselves lying. “Those who claim that the
Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a liar “are the ones who utter falsehood.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further says: “Through the
fulfilment of this grand and magnificent prophecy, “God Almighty has demonstrated living proof of the
truthfulness of Islam and the Holy Prophet (saw).” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) continues: “Who had
the might and strength to prophecy in 1886 – “exactly 58 years ago – that they would be
blessed with a boy within a period of nine years “and that boy would grow rapidly in stature;
his fame will spread to the ends of the earth; “he would propagate the message of Islam
and the Holy Prophet (saw) far and wide; “he would be filled with secular
and spiritual knowledge, “the honour and dignity of God
would be manifested through him “and that he would be a living sign of
the Power and Mercy of God Almighty “as well as proof of His nearness. “No human could have foretold this from
his own accord; rather it was God Almighty, “Who foretold this news and it was God
Himself Who ensured its fulfilment through “that person” Hazrat Musleh maud (ra) is
referring to himself and says: “God ensured the fulfilment of this
prophecy through an individual regarding “whom the doctors were concerned
whether he would even survive “or that he would not live a long life.” i.e. with regards to Hazrat Musleh
Maud (ra)’s health in his early years, doctors were concerned
whether he would even survive. Nevertheless, with regards to himself
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “In my childhood years, my health was so frail
that at one stage Dr Mirza Yaqoob Baig Sahib “mentioned to the Promised Messiah (as)
that I had developed Tuberculosis, “and thus I ought to be sent
to a mountainous region. “Subsequently, the
Promised Messiah (as) sent me to Shimla. “However, when I went there I felt
homesick and returned after a brief stay. “There was not a single day in which I did
not suffer from one ailment or another, “yet despite this, God Almighty granted
me health and He kept me alive “in order to manifest the fulfilment
of this prophecy through me “and provide the people with proof of the
truthfulness of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. “Furthermore, this humble one was such
that I did not attain any secular knowledge, “yet God Almighty sent down His angels
in order to bestow that knowledge to me “and He instilled such knowledge
of the Holy Quran within me, “that no human could have ever
perceived of those meanings. “The knowledge that God Almighty
granted to me and the spiritual fountain “that flowed within me was not as a
result of my own thoughts or ideas, “rather, it is so comprehensive and sound
that I issue a challenge to the entire world “that if there is anyone on the
face of the earth, who claims “that God Almighty taught him
the knowledge of the Holy Quran, “then I am ever ready to
challenge such an individual.” This was the challenge issued
by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra). He further states: “However I
am aware that God Almighty “has not bestowed knowledge of the Holy
Quran to anyone on this earth other than myself. “God Almighty granted me
knowledge of the Holy Quran, “and in order to teach the
Holy Quran in this era, “He has appointed me as the
teacher of the entire world. “God Almighty has appointed me so that I may
propagate the message of the Holy Prophet (saw) “and the Holy Quran to the ends of the
earth and ensure that Islam prevails once “and for all over every
false religion of the world. “The entire world can gather all their strength
and might, whether they are Christian kings “or if Christian governments join them,
even if Europe and America join forces “or if the most powerful and
wealthiest nations unite together “in an attempt to stop
me achieving my goal, “I swear by God Almighty that all their efforts
will be in vain and they will be defeated. “God Almighty will accept
my prayers and efforts “and destroy all of their
schemes and deceptive ploys. “In order to prove the
truthfulness of this prophecy, “God Almighty will establish the
honour of the Holy Prophet (saw) “and Islam through me or my followers, and
will not forsake Islam until its full grandeur “and glory is restored
throughout the world “and until the time the Holy Prophet (saw)
is accepted as a true and living prophet.” This was not an ordinary announcement
and as mentioned earlier, each day of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)’s 52 year
khilafat is proof of the glory of this prophecy. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) then says: “O my
friends! I require no honour for myself, “nor do I expect to live for many more years,
except what God Almighty reveals to me,” he does not say that he wishes to, “continue
living for a particular amount of time, “indeed if I am in need of something
then that is the grace of God Almighty. “I have full conviction that in order to restore
the honour and glory of Islam once again “and my former or future endeavours
shall play a part – God Willing – “in defeating Christianity and my
steps will be counted amongst those “who crush the heads of Satan, as it
were, and bring an end to Christianity.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “God willing, I shall manifest the
truth for the entire world to see. “This sound you hear is the voice of God
Almighty, Lord of the heavens and the earth. “This is the Will of God, and this truth can never
be averted, never be averted, never be averted. “God Willing, Islam will inevitably prevail over
the world and Christianity will be conquered. “No support can save
Christianity from my onslaughts “and God Almighty will defeat
them through my hands. “Either in my lifetime it will be crushed in a
manner that it will not have the power to recover “or then through the seed that I plant, those
trees will flourish that will reduce Christianity “to nothing more than a dried up shrub and the
flag of Islam and Ahmadiyyat will wave aloft “in all four corners of the world.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) then says: “At this
point in time, where I give you glad tidings “that God Almighty has fulfilled the
prophecy of the Promised Messiah (as) “regarding the Musleh Maud, “at the same time I would urge you all
to be mindful of your responsibilities,” the same responsibilities
fall upon us as well., “The primary responsibility lies on all of you
who have attested to my announcement “regarding Musleh Maud, that
you ought to reform yourselves “and be ready to offer every ounce of blood
for the victory of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. “Indeed, you are free to rejoice at the fact
that God Almighty has fulfilled this prophecy, “in fact, I would say that you
must certainly express your joy, “because the Promised Messiah (as) has
written himself that you all are fortunate.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) states: “You may jump
for joy owing to the fulfilment of this prophecy “as this will now be
followed by [spiritual] light.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) further says: “I am not stopping you from rejoicing
nor do I stop you from jumping for joy. “Indeed you are free to
rejoice and celebrate, “yet in this state of euphoria I urge
not to forget your responsibilities. “I was shown in a vision
that I was racing ahead, “and the world beneath my feet
was shrinking at each step, “in the same manner, God
Almighty prophesied regarding me “that I would grow rapidly in stature. “Thus, it has been decreed for me to move
swiftly ahead in all matters of progress. “At the same time it is incumbent
upon you all to move ahead swiftly “and to abandon all forms
of negligence and tardiness. “Blessed will be the one who
moves forward alongside me “and continues to advance
in the field of progress. “May God have mercy on the one who does
not stride forwards owing to their negligence “and tardiness and instead, just like
the hypocrites, they move away.” Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) says: “If you wish to make progress and want
to understand your responsibilities “in the correct manner, then advance forward
alongside me at every step and at every occasion, “so that we may embed the flag of the
Holy Prophet (saw) in the heartland “from where disbelief has taken root and
eradicate falsehood from the face of the earth. “God willing, this shall
transpire accordingly. “The heavens and the earth
may move from their positions, “however, the Words of God
Almighty will always be fulfilled.” May Allah the Almighty
enable us to practically strive and spread the message of
Islam to the corners of the earth and not simply just commemorate
the Jalsa Musleh Maud. We should not simply be content
by taking part in the Jalsas, rather we should help
further this mission. Moreover, we should strive
in furthering those tasks for which God Almighty sent
the Promised Messiah (as), who announced countless prophecies, among which is the prophecy of
Musleh Maud [the Promised Reformer]. I will briefly like to mention something in relation to the achievements
of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra). It is mentioned in the prophecy that, “he will be
filled with secular and spiritual knowledge.” I will briefly present just one
aspect in relation to this. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)’s books,
lectures, speeches are all being published as a multi-volume set
known as Anwar-ul-Uloom. Many volumes have already been published and
those who can read Urdu should read them. Also, some of the books are being
translated into English as well. Currently, 26 volumes of
Anwar-ul-Uloom have been published which include a total of 670
books, lectures and speeches. Similarly, 39 volumes of
Khutbat-e-Mahmud have been published which include all the sermons up to 1959
and there are a total of 2367 sermons. There are 1071 pages of Tafsir-e-Saghir
and there are 10 volumes of Tafsir-e-Kabir which contains the commentary
of 59 chapters of the Holy Qur’an. The total number of pages of the ten volumes
of Tafsir-e-Kabir amounts to 5907 pages. The commentary of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)
which had not been published yet has now been composed
by the Research Cell and submitted to the Fazl-e-Umar
Foundation which has a total of 3094 pages. I have now instructed the Research Cell to collate
the additional commentary of the Holy Quran from the writings and discourses
of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) which they have now started working on. Up till now, they have been able to
compile 9000 pages of commentary and the project is still on-going. This was just a very brief overview of some
of the works of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra). Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) also gave an
overview of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)’s works during his Khilafat in
one of his sermons. I will also present the extract of Hazrat
Khalifatul Masih III (rh) in relation this. Huzoor states, “In relation to
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), God Almighty had declared “that he will be filled with
secular and spiritual knowledge. “In regards to this I had
collected many details, “however I can only give an overview of the
information I prepared, which is as follows: “One of the commentaries of the Holy Quran by
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) is the Tafsir-e-Kabir. “This commentary is of such a remarkable
standard that if one were to even reflect “on one aspect of that commentary
they will have no choice but to accept “that if a righteous person was to simply present
only that particular part of the Holy Qur’an “with those explanatory notes,
then in the eyes of the world, “this achievement alone of his would be
sufficient enough for him to be considered “as one of the most pious
and righteous individuals. “However, in addition to this
commentary, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) “wrote many other books
on the Holy Qur’an. “In my estimation,
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has written 8-10,000 pages “on the commentary of the Holy Qur’an alone,
which includes the 11 volumes of Tafsir-e-Kabir. “On the subject of Kalam, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)
has written 10 books and treatise. “31 books and treatise written on the subject of
spirituality and Islamic morals and doctrines. “13 books and treatise written on the life
and character of the Holy Prophet (saw). “4 books and treatise on
the subject of history. “3 books and treatise on
Fiqah [Islamic jurisprudence]. “25 books and treatise in relation to politics
prior to the independence of Pakistan and India “and 9 books and treatise
after the independence. “15 books and treatise in relation
to the political issues of Kashmir. “99 books and treatise on particular
aspects relation to Ahmadiyyat “and its various initiatives. “The sum total of these
books and treatise is 225.” At the time, Hazrat Khalifatul Maish III (rh) may
not have been provided with all the information but now this detailed infomraiton has been
provided which I have just mentioned. In any case,
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) states, “As stated that the words of
the divine revelation states “that he will be filled with
secular and spiritual knowledge. “When one glances at this aspect
of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra), “they will find that he possessed
both secular and spiritual knowledge. “Moreover, whichever book or treatise
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) wrote, “everyone stated that no one would be able
to produce anything better in comparison. “When Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)
took lead in political matters “or gave advice to the
leadership in political issues, “even the staunchest opponents
were left with no choice “but to acknowledge his
peerless competence. “In short, there is a great depth of detail in
relation to Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) being filled “with secular and spiritual knowledge
and I,” i.e. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh), “cannot even go into even
one small aspect of it. “In fact, I have just presented a very brief
summary before you and will end at this.” May Allah the Almighty send thousands of
blessings upon Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) and may He continue
to elevate his station. Just like this son of the
Promised Messiah (as), may we also instil the passion within
our hearts for the spread of Islam and may we be ever ready to serve Islam. May we be counted amongst
those who truly serve their faith and not among those regarding whom
Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) stated that, “Let it not be the case that the
Community is defamed in your time.” May it not be the case that the future generations
become those who dishonour the Community, in fact may they continue to
excel in serving their faith. After the Friday prayer, I shall lead
two funeral prayers in absentia. The first is of respected
Mariam Elizabeth Sahiba. She was the second wife of respected Malik
Umar Ali Khokhar Sahib Raees Multan and who also served as the
former Ameer of Multan. She passed away at the age
of 86 owing to an accident: “Surely to Allah we belong
and to Him shall we return” The deceased and her daughter
were in lift which had a malfunction. The mother was not able to
survive as a result of the incident and her daughter also sustained
injuries and is currently in hospital. She was born in 1934 and was originally
from Germany and lived in Hamburg. She accepted Ahmadiyyat
and did the Bai’at in 1952 and was married to Malik
Umar Ali Khokhar Sahib. She later moved to Pakistan and
after the demise of her husband, she returned to Germany and
then again moved to Pakistan. She was a part of the blessed
Nizam of Al-Wasiyyat and was very regular in her offering her
Salat and in the observance of fasting. She was extremely punctual in her prayers and would pay particular attention to
the timings of sunset and sunrise. She would regularly recite the
Holy Qur’an and observe the fasts. Her children have related that she would tell
them that she married their father in 1952. The missionary serving at the time in
Germany, respected Abdul Latif Sahib, did her Bai’at and also lead her Nikkah. After her marriage, she
moved to Pakistan. Her children relate that [after moving
to Pakistan] she lived together with Malik Umar Ali Sahib’s first
wife, Syyeda Beghum Sahiba, who was the daughter of Hazrat
Mir Muhammad Ishaq Sahib and would always show
great respect to her. After moving to Pakistan, she
began to learn how to offer Salat and the recite the Holy Qur’an and
a teacher was arranged for this. The very first book she read of
the Promised Messiah (as) was ‘The Philosophy of the
Teachings of Islam.’ Since she was living in Pakistan, she was
able to speak a little bit Urdu and Saraiki and also understand it. The deceased had two
children; a son and a daughter. When the time came for
her children’s marriage, she left the decision with Malik Sahib’s
first wife, Syyeda Beghum Sahiba, who was elder than her and
stated that she should choose whatever marriage
proposal she felt was best. Her son is Tariq Ali
and daughter is Tahira. May Allah the Almighty grant her His
forgiveness and mercy and elevate her station. The next funeral is of Jahid Faris,
who passed away at the age of 12: “Surely to Allah we belong
and to Him shall we return.” He was the son of Tariq Noori
and Attiatul Aziz Khadijah. The maternal grandfather of
Jahid was Farooq Ahmad Khan, who is the eldest paternal grandchild of
Hazrat Nawab Amtul Hafiz Beghum Sahiba. He, and along with many
other friends of the deceased, have written that he
possessed many qualities. He was extremely well mannered
and had great love for Khilafat. He would always regularly write to me, whether
it was for his exams or any other matter. He was very proud to be an Ahmadi and to announce one is Ahmadi in schools
in Pakistan is indeed a significant thing. He would regularly listen to the sermons. He was a Waqfe Nau and would
attend the [Waqfe nau] classes and had also memorised the
Waqfe Nau syllabus for his age. He was currently learning the Qaseedah
of the Promised Messiah (as). He would regularly take part in contributing
towards Tehrike Jadid and Waqfe Jadid. He would regularly go to the
Namaz centre to offer his prayers. He paid particularly attention
towards the congregational prayers and would regularly recite
the Holy Quran after Fajr. Many of his friends have also written
that he has a very beautiful voice. He was a 7th year student and due
to a house fire from a generator, he was sustained burns from the fire. The doctors had said that his condition was
improving and the wounds were improving, however he contracted an infection,
or perhaps due to some other factors, his organs began to be affected owing to the
infection and he passed away in hospital. He was a young child and indeed children of
this age are innocent and enter paradise; may Allah the Almighty grant him a
station in the nearness of his loved ones. He was brought up by his mother on her
own and his father separated from them and had kept no contact
with them whatsoever. He was brought up by his mother
and his maternal grandparents. May Allah the Almighty also grant them patience
and steadfastness to bear this great tragedy. The child’s maternal grandmother
was Tahira Beghum Sahiba, who was the daughter of
Mariam Behgum Sahiba, who as I just mentioned
sustained injuries due to an accident in the lift
and is currently in hospital. May Allah the Almighty grant
her long and prosperous life and enable her to witness the happiness
and prosperity of her progeny. Tariq Ali Khokhar, who is the
cousin of Jahid’s mother, his son writes that one of his notable
qualities was that during his illness while in hospital he would sometimes lose
consciousness or become very drowsy and therefore would always ask me
whether he had offered his Salat. If I told him that he had
not offered his Salat, he would immediately begin to
offer his Salat whilst laying down. As I have mentioned, may Allah the Almighty
elevate his station and also grant patience, steadfastness and strength to his
mother and maternal grandparents. All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help
from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone and we seek protection against
the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the
right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled,
none can guide him onto the right path. And we bear witness that none deserves
to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad
is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May
Allah be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with
justice, to confer benefits upon each other and to do good to others as
one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which
pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits
revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He
too will remember you; call Him and He will make
a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance
is the highest virtue.

21 Comments

  • Reply Master yo February 21, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    may hazoor live a long life

  • Reply Souad Benzerrouk February 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    جزاكم الله احسن الجزاء😢😢😢😢

  • Reply Amjad Ali February 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Ahamadiyat jindabaat love for all hatred for none

  • Reply Sewa Singh February 22, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Love for all hetrad for none

  • Reply Masroor Shams February 22, 2020 at 1:27 am

    May Allah give our beloved hazoor a long and healthy life ameen

  • Reply Muhmmad Yasin February 22, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Mashaallah

  • Reply Muhmmad Yasin February 22, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Love for all hatred for none

  • Reply Muhmmad Yasin February 22, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Ahmadiyyat zindabad

  • Reply Thucky Saab February 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Jazakallah

  • Reply Paf Bikers February 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    May Allah give guidance for 4 who dislike this

  • Reply Parveen Ilyas February 22, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    اے چھاؤں چھاؤں شخص تیری عمر ھو دراز آمین

  • Reply S Cheema February 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Mashallah our beloved huzoor👍🏻👍🏻

  • Reply Saira Qureshi February 22, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    mashallah

  • Reply ali noor` February 22, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Mashallah

  • Reply Master yo February 23, 2020 at 1:11 am

    mashallah may Allah be his helper.

  • Reply Shahzad Ahmad February 23, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Piyary hazoor i miss u

  • Reply Zahoor Bhatti February 23, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    God bless u hazoor. May u live long..

  • Reply Be Nice February 23, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I think for respect comment should be disable

  • Reply Farasat Ahmad February 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Ameeen

  • Reply hamyati siti February 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Masha Allah semoga mereka sdra"kita guru"kmi sellu dlm.lindungn Allah subhanahu wataala Aqmiin

  • Reply Sadia Khan February 28, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Masha Allah jazak Allah love for all heated for none

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