Saturday, December 31, 2011

Vilification of Holy Prophet: Prophecy on the Culprits

Today, in the garb of freedom of speech and expression, press freedom and European liberty, the common faith of the Muslims and the sacred symbols of Islamic spiritualism are under attack in Europe. The ‘creative spirit’ of ‘libertarian’ (and ‘liberated’) individuals does not seem to respect any notions of limits. Nor do they recognize any restraints whatsoever. In the name of opposing radical Islamic elements, the European Press is targeting the founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet (sa), hurting and bruising the spiritual sensibility of millions and millions of common Muslims everywhere, leading to protests and even violence and police clashes and demonstrations. When a society stretches liberty on its head and encourages anarchical voyage of the mind, it invites certain, negative consequences in its wake. That is why in most civilized societies, notions of reasonable restraints and proportionality are part of the judicial tests to preserve the social order in tact. Confusing individual freedom to express oneself with the liberty to abuse the faith and feelings of others is a sure way to invite social trouble and communal disharmony.

With the gradual ascendance of Muslim populations in western Europe with an upsurge of immigrants from North Africa and also the other regions of Europe where the genocidal killing of Muslims have taken place in the last decades, historic prejudices and jaundiced perceptions on Islam and on the common Muslims, are increasingly regaining currency among Europeans, in a social and political milieu where radical elements among the youth resort to terror as a political strategy to take on despicable, imperial regimes that oppress and destroy Muslim lives and lands. In a society and culture where nothing remains as sacred and spiritual, the hatred against ordinary Muslims transforms itself into the satirical raping of Islam's holiest symbols and the abuse and vilification of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) on a daily basis in newspapers. 

The recent explosion of hatred against Muslim immigrants in Europe and especially, the eruption of more disgusting cartoons on the Holy person of Hazrat Muhammad (sa) in Denmark, Sweden “Nerikes Allehanda” (at the end of August) and France “Charlie Hebdo” (November 2011) must be seen in this backdrop . While the Swedish newspaper pictured the Holy Prophet of Islam as a dog (God Forbid!), the French magazine has depicted “a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad on the cover as “guest editor”. 

In the aftermath of the first cartoons made on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) in Denmark (Jyllands-Posten) [Inset: Kurt Westergaard – Danish cartoonist who pictured the Holy Prophet having bombs on his head], Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim (atba) of Mauritius had sent a warning letter to the Prime Minister of of DenmarkMr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, calling his attention to the dangerous trends in his society. Reminding the people concerned that all are children of Adam, Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) pointedly asked them:  “If one brother is hurting another, do you call that “civilized, democratization, liberty, freedom of expression” to sadistically rape the pure religion of Islam and going beyond the limits of morality and ethics?” 

The Khalifatullah (atba) advised them to “repent for your actions and asks God forgiveness and stand before the Islamic World and apologize sincerely towards your Islamic brothers because you have hurt us in the most atrocious ways”. He further WARNED: What is really needed is that you must fear the great calamity, destruction and divine punishment; a severe punishment, which comes from God Almighty, if, you do not repent. If you continue to tarnish the pure reputation of the Holy Prophet of God, God Himself will deal with you. God Almighty has said in Chapter 21 “The Prophets” of the Holy Quran:And how many a township that acted wrongfully have We utterly destroyed, and raised up after it another people!’  So reflect well on this verse of the Holy Quran before it is too late”.

Instead of benefiting from the wisdom of the message, the Caricaturists are parading their crime before the world more and more. In a Divinely-inspired message on December 07, 2011 Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) reiterates his warnings and passed on this message[t]he consequences of these people shall be grievous after what they have done. Allah Almighty shall seize them for the way they depicted His beloved Messenger (sa). “These wretched ones shall burn in the greatest of fires, and they shall neither die nor live. Divine malediction shall pursue them in this world till they meet their final destruction.”

The previous warnings (to Danish culprits) can be found in section “Letters” on the Official Website and can be read here and here

‘Janbah Sahib, Your Days Are Counted’!

In the aftermath of the Mubahila Challenge issued by Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius against the Mujaddid claimant Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Kiel, Germany and his disciple Mansoor Ahmed Sahib, the opposite parties concerned are adopting diversion tactics to avoid the Challenge altogether and thereby evade the inevitable, if possible! Indeed, the Mubahila challenge has hit them very hard, so much so that the response shows either they are out of their minds or stupidity has no limits!

How else can one explain a situation where the challenge is raised by a Divinely-raised Imam and the response is to take the focus away from the issue altogether? The Mubahila Document was sent to the last known address of Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib on November 24, 2011. Instead of promptly accepting it as a golden opportunity to prove his worth with Divine Help and succour and signing and stamping it with his official seal, the Janbah Sahib sat over the matter for more than a couple of weeks. He later, issued a very vaguely-worded, decision to accept the Challenge on December 10, 2011.

While in his statement Janbah Sahib merely expressed a wish to see this humble person’s signature (Fazil Jamal) on the Document based on my previous critical notes on his claims and requested to the Khalifatullah for the separate inclusion of my name in the Document, his disciple Mansoor Ahmed Sahib has later elevated the wish/request of his Guru into a legitimate demand initially and now, a condition precedent for the signature of his own and that of his Guru! So much so that unless I sign on the Document, they would not dare to sign it!!

Before ending his last Friday Sermon for the year 2011, on December 30, 2011 Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) took note of the situation. Read the extracts from the Sermon:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Celebrating ‘Christmas’

The very basis of modern Christianity and its foundational theological concepts are shrouded in mythical haze. No less a festival than the ‘Christmas’- celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ (as)- itself reminds one about the extraordinary theological engineering that underpins and sustains the constructed belief systems of contemporary Christians. In his Friday Sermon of December 23, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) spoke about the dimensions of mystery surrounding the faith and the futility of Christmas when viewed through the prism of pristine spirituality. As the Divinely-raised Warner of this (spiritually) empty age, Hadhrat Sahib reminds Muslims-including Ahmadis and their leader- against indulging in vain pursuits-such as celebration of Christmas- that takes one away from the true path of Allah.

Read the extracts from the Friday Sermon:     

That Jesus is the central figure and the very soul of Christian theology is manifestly clear. Without some kind of belief in his Christhood, whichever way may it be defined by various denominations and scholarly theologians, the very foundations of Christianity are totally altered. Throughout the last two thousand years, hundreds of millions of Christians have been sustained in their beliefs through their deep faith in the life of Jesus. The miraculous character attributed to his birth, the stories of the miracles he performed, his encounters with the Romans, Israelites and other gentiles, and finally, his crucifixion provide the basic ingredients which have continued to nourish this leading religion of the western world not only today but through the centuries past.

Yet, it is rather strange, indeed ironic, that most important events of his life have always remained veiled in mystery. Was he born of a virgin mother? When was he born? Why is hardly anything known about his life from early infancy to the time when he proclaimed his ministry? How long did his ministry last? Who were really responsible for his being led to the cross – hostile Jewish leaders or the Roman rulers? Did he really die during the few hours that he was on the cross or was he only unconscious when he was taken off the cross with unusual haste? If there was a resurrection, then who were the eye-witnesses, if any? What is the significance of the blood stains of the shroud in which he was temporarily wrapped and which is now preserved in the Cathedral of Turin, Italy? [Inset: An image of Christ which corresponds exactly to the Shroud of Turin]. Did he leave Palestine for the eastern regions to accomplish his proclaimed mission of having come for the lost tribes of Israel? These and several other issues about the life of Jesus of Nazareth have continued to challenge the curiosity of the Christian as well as the non-Christian scholars.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Curious Case of Mansoor Ahmed Sahib

Mansoor Ahmed Sahib, the disciple of the Mujaddid claimant Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Kiel, Germany has been and is at the forefront of articulating the viewpoint of his Guru on various spiritual matters. On the question of the fulfilment of prophecy Zaki Ghulam/ Musleh Maoud, Mansoor Ahmed Sahib kept writing in the last year or so, the responses from his Guru’s perspective on the issues and points raised by the Imam of the Age Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius (atba). In his polemical writings defending the position of his Guru, Mansoor Sahib has had no qualms about describing people who differ with him and follow a different interpretation as “religious criminals”.   

It is no accident, then, that the Imam of the Age has decided to include his name along with his Guru in his Mubahila Challenge of November 21, 2011. The challenge is available here: ]. A month after the declaration of Mubahila Challenge, the Document remains yet ot be signed by the opposite parties concerned- Janbah Sahib and Mansoor Ahmed Sahib. 

In stead of promptly accepting the challenge and signing on the page prepared by the Imam Sahib, Janbah Sahib and  his disciple are manufacturing excuses to look for avoiding the Challenge altogether. Is it to delay the inevitable destruction of their agenda at the Court of Allah? In his public statement of December 10, 2011 Janab Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib gave expression to his intent to accept the Mubahila challenge along with his Jamaat with a rider. He did not sign the Document citing that the signature of this humble person (Fazil Jamal) is not included in the Document as though without my signature, the Mubahila cannot proceed at all!   

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nasir Ahmad Sultani and the Intoxication of Death

Where angels fear to tread, troublesome Satans rush in. It is often the intoxication of death that drives them blindly to the wilful suspension of spiritual logic and the consequent attempted subversion of the Divine Plan, leaving a trail of Signs and proofs in favour of the truth and veracity of the chosen Messenger of Allah.

As we have reported, the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib recently rendered a word of advice and warning to the Mujaddid claimant Nasir Ahmad Sultani of Pakistan. [This advice/warning is available here: ]. In the aftermath of this advice by the Khalifatullah, Sultani Sahib rushed to describe Hadhrat Sahib a “liar” (God Forbid). In his Friday Sermon of December 16, 2011, Hadhrat Sahib responded to the comments of Sultani Sahib.

Calling the bluff of Nasir Ahmad Sultani’s pretence that he is the chosen one of this era, the Khalifatullah in the speech invites him to a Mubahila Duel.  The recent Mubahila Challenge issued by Hadhrat Khalifatullah, though primarily addressed to Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany, is for all those who consider him a liar. Nasir Ahmad Sultani has now a golden opportunity to walk his glib talk: come to the Court of Allah and officially sign and date the document; come in the Court of Allah, accept this Challenge of Mubahila”, exhorts the Khalifatullah.

Read the extracts from the Friday Sermon:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Qur’an Burning: ‘Terry Jones, You shall be reduced to Dust’

On 30 August 2010, the Messenger of Allah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) issued an absolutely clear warning to anti-Islam hate monger Mr. Terry Jones of USA: retain your sanity and desist from burning the sacred book of Muslims, the Book of Allah, the Holy Qur’an! In the warning message, the Khalifatullah stated:

“… but there are always a party of them who act like snakes in the grass! The concrete proof of it is you at the Dove World Outreach Centre and specially a certain Mr. Terry Jones, and also the creator/s of the website!) So, all the Quran, Islam and Muhammad haters, bear in mind that according to the law of God, to each person his religion. Thus, do not impede on the sacred honour of Muslims by burning God’s Holy Book, for if you think that its place is the fire, then how would you feel when the day comes and God decrees your eternal resting-place the fire of Hell. Indeed what a worst resting-place that would be.

But before the fire of Hell touches you, then, bear in mind that your punishment will commence in this very temporal life itself. Do not challenge God by burning His Book, or else you will be reduced to dust in no time at all!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mubahila: May Allah Curse the Liars!

On November 21, 2011 the Messenger of Allah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) invoked the ultimate armament of a servant of Allah against his persistent objectors: Mubahila or the Duel of Prayer. He challenged the Mujaddid claimant Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany and his disciple Mansoor Ahmed Sahib and their entire group to Mubahila

Read the extracts from the Official Statement:  

In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


As Almighty Allah said in the Holy Quran (Al-Imran Chapter 3 Verse 62): “If anyone argues with you, despite the knowledge you have received, then say, “Let us summon our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then let us invoke Allah’s curse upon the liars.”

MUNIR AHMAD AZIM of Mauritius challenges Abdul Ghaffaar Janbah Sahib of Kiel, Germany and Mansoor Ahmed, the disciple of Abdul Ghaffaar Janbah Sahib who have accused this humble self along with the son of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) – Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) – of imposture and that the latter was not the Promised Reformer (Musleh Maoud) awaited by his noble father (as). As this humble self is a firm believer in Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra), Janbah Sahib and his disciple are adamant to label him and this humble self as false and that our proclamations also are false.

Despite the fact that I have refuted him several times (and even through a recent refutation on 15 August 2011) and even invited him (Abdul Ghaffaar Janbah Sahib) openly and officially to a Mubahila Challenge through one of my in-charge of correspondences, Fazil Jamal Sahib, but he (the claimer of being the real Musleh Maoud) has not come forward to accept this Mubahila Challenge. He and his disciple are adamant in persisting in their ignorance and to attack this humble self and this humble self’s sincere and loyal disciple, Fazil Jamal Sahib (who is Alhamdulillah very attached to the Khalifatullah of this era and the Divine Manifestation and Mission).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Janbah Sahib and the Argument of 23 Years

Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Kiel, Germany claims to be the "real" Musleh Maoud as per the prophecy of the Promised Massih (as).  Janbah Sahib thinks that he is on the right path and that he is the true and only Musleh Maoud promised to Massih Maoud (as) and he is adamant to defile the claim of Musleh Maoud of Hadhrat Musleh Maoud (ra). In order to prove that the claim of Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was false, Janbah Sahib argues that Hadhrat Khalifa Sani met with the accursed death of a false claimant (God Forbid). In short, for the sake of making himself true, Janbah Sahib has smeared himself with the blood of the Musleh Maoud (ra).In order to prove his satanic theory, Janbah Sahib attempts to derive a principle from the writings of the Promised Massih (as). Janbah Sahib alleges that the Promised Massih (as) held that anyone who is killed within a period of 23 years after making a claim of being a divine appointee shall be deemed to be false. Applying this (self-invented) principle in the case of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra), Janbah Sahib comes to the conclusion that because Khalifa Sani died 22 years and 06 months under the Islamic Calendar after making the claim of being the Musleh Maoud of the era, he did not complete the requirement of 23 years! Further, since Khalifa Sani met with a severe attack on his jugular vein during this period, Janbah Sahib argues that the Qur’anic punishment of divine wrath for a false claimant is fulfilled in his case (God Forbid).        

Such simplistic analysis of a profound spiritual issue could have been dismissed as the fabrication of a deluded mind but for the proponent of this idea claiming to speak on the basis of divine guidance. Since the Holy Qur’an is with us even today, any one who speaks to be inspired by Allah, the Most High ought to confirm the message of the Holy Qur’an and not to go against the grain of divine wisdom contained in the Holy Book.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Prophecies of Munir Ahmad Azim

 He is the Knower of the unseen; and He reveals not His secrets to any one, 

Except to him whom He chooses, namely a Messenger of His. And then He causes an escort of guarding angels to go before him and behind him (HQ, 72: 27-28)

The Holy Qur'an, thus, emphatically states that only Divine servants/Messengers of Allah/ Prophets of God have access to some finer elements of the Knowledge of the Unseen (Ilm-e-Ghiab), based on whatever information the Most Holy Lord chose to share with them. Even here, the chosen servants of God are revealed only parts of the information pertaining to the future events, out of what Allah (swa) choose to reveal to him/them. 

There are several verses in the Qur'an that reinforce this message of humility of the Divine servants who do not claim to know the events of the future in general, except what Allah reveals to them.  It states: "And with Him are the keys of the unseen treasures-- none knows them but He" (6:59). 

When someone claims to be in communion with the Divine and has access to the exquisite and sublime presence of the Lord Almighty in this age, truth seekers become curious to learn about the lofty messages descending down upon such a chosen servant of God Almighty. Recently, a Muslim brother has raised a question: Are there instances of fulfillment of prophecies made by Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius in the last decade? 

The Divine Manifestation of the new Millennium and the new century of Islam in the person of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius has crossed an important landmark, with the passage of time, of a decade of its existence. In spite of the extraordinarily adverse reactions from the mundane establishment within the Jamaat-e- Ahmadiyya and malicious attempts to stifle the common Ahmadis' desire to engage and understand the Divine reality, the caravan of Allah’s Khalifa and Massih of the era straddles the earth with the message of Divine Love. For the benefit of this brother and others who are in search of truth, we would like to mention some of the prophecies that have already materialized. All praise belongs to the Almighty Alone!

(a) On 09 September 2001, Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) informed Zafrullah Domun Sahib and other persons of the impendent wrath of Allah on America, and the mention has also been made of Pentagon (something will happen to the Pentagon).Two days after, the World Trade Center and Pentagon went in smoke! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Natural Law for the Progress of Man

In his Friday Sermon of November 11, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius spoke on a law of nature- the linkages between individual enterprise and societal progress. For, the flowering of individual capabilities and qualities are the bedrock on which nations advance swiftly to progress and achievement. The Khalifatullah (atba) reminds us that physical and intellectual development cannot be separated from moral and spiritual progress.  Hence, believers are urged to pay attention to the holistic development of their skills and traits covering the entire spectrum of capabilities and faculties: develop your talents to the highest degree”, exhorts the Khalifatullah.

Read the extracts from the Sermon:

The real achievements of a man are the faculties granted to him by Allah, and the total sum of collective achievements of individuals constitutes the real wealth of the nation. Every species to some extent reflects the attributes of God, but most of these reflections occur in humans. Therefore, the human species is considered the noblest of creation.

Man is endowed with different qualities, each contributing in a different proportion to his personality. His faculties are inherent physical, intellectual, moral and spiritual, but can be deployed gradually since many factors affect their development. With its mother the child is already beginning to exercise its powers (faculties) only to be helped (afterwards) in its development by his father. A healthy environment will facilitate its evolution to a large extent. However, man shall only be able to showcase his inherent talents and abilities through his own efforts and attendance. All men have not inherited the same capabilities and these capacities are not unlimited.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

QURBANI: The Gift of Divine Blessings

[In an article published at Le Mauricien Newspaper on November 07, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius reflected on the spiritual significance of ‘Qurbani’, an important component of the festival of Eid-ul-Adha in Islam. Besides commemorating an instance of extraordinary submission to the Will of Allah displayed by two servants of Allah, Qurbani underscores the need for every human being to be ready to do sacrifices in the pursuit of attaining salvation and the pleasure of Allah, points out the Khalifatullah. For the benefit of everyone, we are reproducing the article below].

And We gave him (Abraham) the glad tidings of a very gentle son (Ishmael). And when he reached the age of travelling with him, he said: ‘My son, while I was sleeping I saw that I shall slaughter (sacrifice) you, tell me what is your opinion.’ He replied: ‘Father, do as you are ordered (by Allah). Allah willing, you shall find me one of those who are steadfast.’ And when they had both submitted, and his son had laid down prostrate upon his forehead, We called to him, saying: ‘O Abraham, you have confirmed your vision. ‘As such We recompense the good-doers. That was indeed a clear trial. So, We ransomed him with a mighty sacrifice.” (Quran 37:102-108)

Qurbani (Udhiya) or sacrifice dates back to the time of Prophet Abraham (on him be peace) when Allah asked him to sacrifice his only son, Prophet Ishmael (on him be peace) so as to test his sincerity and faith in Him. The help and encouragement from his son – who did not hesitate to give up his life for the sake of Allah (Almighty God) – made Prophet Abraham accomplish his duty towards his Creator without a single hesitation. Had he not said: “I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds”? (Quran 2:133)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

'Khalifatullah shall Perform Hajj’

or the pilgrimage to Mecca for the performance of spiritual rites is one of the most sacred obligations in Islam. An able Muslim has to undertake the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. The Holy Qur’an describes the Hajj in a manner that reinforces spiritual brotherhood, universal solidarity, and oneness of humanity symbolizing the essential unity and egalitarian spirit of all mankind worshipping the Lord Almighty.   

And yet, the Mullahs have instigated the mundane caretakers of the ‘Ancient House’- (‘Baitul Aqiq’) so much so that Muslims who believe in the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) are prevented from performing their spiritual obligations at Mecca. This is a patent subversion of the Qur’anic idea of Hajj which seeks to unite humanity under the banner of Islam, rather than divide the world on the grounds of sectarian prejudices and jaundiced perceptions.

It is only logical to consider that irrespective of what the mundane caretakers of the the ‘Ancient House’ may prescribe, the original Qur’anic perspective of uniting mankind at Mecca shall have to happen, especially with the advent (and departure) of the Promised Massih (as). Now that Allah has sent a Chosen Messenger of His in our times in the personhood of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius, there is a valid spiritual expectation that the promised uniting of all humanity under the symbolic banner of Hajj shall take place in the present era itself. Allah knows Best.

It is instructive to note that in his recent speeches- November 04 & 06, 2011- on the subject of Hajj and Eid,  Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim (aba) of Mauritius made certain pertinent observations based on what Allah the Most High has informed him through revelations. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Munir Azim Sahib: Years before the Divine Call

[The series of articles on the family and spiritual background of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius looks at his life before the Divine Call.  The previous instalments in the series were published here at the Sahih Al Islam Blog on October 24 & 26 & on November 03, 2011. While the first two parts detailed the family lineage and provided an account about the righteous parents of the Khalifatullah, the third instalment dealt with the events of his childhood days, especially his Thabligh encounters against the spiritual opponents of Ahmadiyya Islam and his enthusiasm and enterprise in spreading the message of Islam among the people as a young man. 

The current instalment chronicles the services of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib to the Jamaat of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as). In his intrinsic quest for rendering services to Islam, he preferred to work with the organizational framework of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, rather than pursuing job opportunities elsewhere. It is highly unusual for someone who has not graduated from any Jamia to become a full-pledged missionary of the Jamaat. Yet, Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib went on to serve and become highly effective and successful in his Dawa works in Mauritius and outer Islands so much so that even the Caliph of the day was highly appreciative of his selfless services to the Jamaat. Through out this period, his devotion to the cause of Islam enabled him to transcend the pettiness and decadence he observed and witnessed among the employees of the Jamaat, including hierarchical superiors within the Ahmadiyya establishment. The article further provides extracts from a recent speech - intensely moving, retrospective reflections on those eventful years-by the Khalifatullah].

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Munir A. Azim Sahib: A Born Soldier of Islam

[This is the third article in the series- based on a recent, authorized biographical essay- on the family background of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius. The first two parts in the series were published here at the Sahih Al Islam Blog on October 24 & 26, 2011.

The events chronicled here provide a fascinating glimpse into the growing up years of the man who would eventually be raised to the august spiritual position of Khalifatullah and Messenger of Allah.  Born into a modest and righteous family of Ahmadi Muslim lineage which had made seminal contributions to the propagation of the message of the previous Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as), little Munir Ahmad Azim was drawn to a spiritual life from very early.

As we shall see, the events narrated here bear witness that he is virtually a born soldier of Islam. For, he took to the defence of the faith and the Ahmadiyya view of Islam in his Tabligh encounters while still being a child! In spite of the many trials he faced and endured in material life, the young Azim was enthusiastic about explaining Islam to the people and derived much personal pleasure and satisfaction in the work. He went on with his spiritual work even in an environment of outright hostility and utter indifference, shutting the mouth of spiritual opponents with consummate perspectives and clinching arguments, as his Thabligh experiences across the sectarian and religious spectrum testify].

Monday, October 31, 2011

Vision of the Heart: Stages of Spiritual Progress

In his Friday Sermon of October 28, 2011 the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius reflected on the profound meaning of a Qur’anic verse relating to the ultimate reason or divine objective for the creation of man.  Man’s inner most quests for Divine communion takes him through various stages of spiritual progress.  From a desire to know God, man progresses through constant struggle against his many weaknesses and frailties. The door of repentance in its sublime form leads to the knowledge of certainty regarding the existence of God. Hadhrat Khalifatullah emphasises on the need for keeping the mirror of our souls pristine so that we may truly reflect Divine Love.   

Read the Extracts from the Sermon:

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an:

مَّا جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِرَجُلٍ مِّن قَلْبَيْنِ فِي جَوْفِهِ
“Allah has not made for any man two hearts within him.” (33: 5)

The Incomparable Majesty who granted us the boon of existence has placed in us only one heart so that with it we love only God and that we give up everything else and so that we devote ourselves only to Him by refraining from dividing our heart. Knowing God is the ultimate goal of man, and the reason for creation.

The Holy Prophet (sa) tells us that God has revealed that had it not been for him (the Holy Prophet) – that is to say, taken as the archetype and model of the man who has reached full spiritual stature – He (Allah) would not have created the heavens.
In another inspired word – Hadith Qudsi, Allah Most High says: “I was a hidden treasure and I wanted to be known, that's why I created the universe.”

God created man in His image, He breathed into him of His spirit, He has established him as His vicegerent on earth, He taught him the names of all things. When is a man freed from needs? When God shall deliver him from them? This does not take place through the efforts of man, but with the help and grace of God.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A ‘Severe Warning’ to Mr. Moussa Taujoo

In his Friday Sermon of October 28, 2011 the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib took note of the nefarious activities of the Ahmadiyya leadership in Mauritius which is hell-bent on deviating common Ahmadi people. With their administrative control over the every day lives of common Ahmadis, the leadership is virtually enslaving common Ahmadis.

They seek to restrict and prevent common Ahmadis from recognizing the Divine Manifestation and worse still, to fill their hearts with hatred against and contempt for, God’s Chosen Messenger of the era. As is perhaps to be expected in times like these, all of these Un-Islamic activities are being done and sought to be legitimized  in the name of protecting the sanctity of ‘Khilafat’ and ‘Ahmadiyyat’! Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) has now specifically warned the leaders among them- including the Ahmadiyya Amir of Mauritius- to desist from their evil ways and deeds or be ready to face their moment of reckoning which shall approach "soon, very soon". 

Read the Extracts from the Sermon:

Moussa Taujoo and Ganee, along with Amine are taking themselves as great protectors and defenders of Khilafat and Ahmadiyya. They have rejected that which they cannot grip from Allah’s knowledge, despite not receiving its explanation. Likewise, there were people before them who acted arrogantly, and refused to accept the truth and see how Allah Almighty has led them to their destruction.

You, Moussa, you are following only your imagination so as to acquire honour. You forgot the humiliation you got in 1988 when the late Caliph Tahir Sahib came; you listened so much to the talks of Hussein. Where is Hussein now and where are you? You were ousted (from your seat) – bear in mind that your satanic imagination which is making you apply boycott on us and not bidding us salaam cannot become greater (stronger) than the truth in any way. Allah knows what you are doing. Allah Almighty says in the Quran: Inna sharraddaa-waaabbi indallaahis summul-bukmullaziina laa yaqiiluun.In the eyes of Allah, the worst animals are those who make the deaf and dumb, who do not use their reasoning (intellect).

O Moussa, fear that calamity which shall befall you and those around you, who are doing harm, and bear in mind that Allah Almighty is very severe in inflicting punishment. Ponder over the fact that those who reject the signs of Allah, Allah Almighty shall let them go astray and ultimate destruction little by little, in such a way that they do not realise (what is happening to them).

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Warning to Nasir Ahmad Sultani

Nasir Ahmad Sultani, the founder of Jama’at Ahmadiyya (Haqiqi) claims that Allah Almighty has appointed him as Mujaddid for 15th century of Islamic calendar on March 31st 2011. His group and he himself had been claiming as their “speciality” that he “has live contact with Allah Almighty” and that no other religious leader of this age can compete with him in this. 

In recent comments published at the official Blog of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement on October 19, 2011, Sultani Sahib made sweeping statements: 

Live contact with Allah Almighty is the main objective of a religion. Every religion and nowadays Islam must provide opportunity to connect people to their Creator. But there was none. I have searched and challenged all over the world. There is none of the followers of Islam who has his own presentable live connection with Allah Almighty.

There are some people who are claiming. But if you see minutely, you will know easily that they are not on the right path. Like Munir A. Azim sb., A. Ghaffar Janba sb. and Zafarullah D. sb. These claimants are not believers of Khatm-e-Nabuwat. They think that Khalifas of Mirza Mahmood sb. are true Khlifas although Janba sb. has some disagreement. Munir sb. thinks that Mirza Mahmood sb. was Musleh Maud. Munir sb. is claimant of Ummati Nabi as well…”

In his Friday Sermon of October 28, 2011 the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius has taken serious note of these statements of a claimant to an august office who has no qualms about judging the faith of others. Hadhrat Sahib noted:

You are labelling this humble self as false, that I am not a Muslim. Have you got the patent to judge the faith of others? Nabi Kareem (sa) himself did not possess the patent to judge the faith of others, so then who do you think you are?

You are trying to extinguish the Light of Allah with your mouth, but let me tell you that Allah Almighty shall persist to perfect His Light, even if this is not to your liking (despite your recriminations). It is Allah alone who has sent His Caliph (Khalifatullah) with guidance and the religion of truth, to make it shine over all other religions and even over your Jamaat, even if it this does not please you at all.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bibi Momin Azim Sahiba

In view of the extraordinary interest of people, we continue the series on the family background of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim (aba) of Mauritius. In the first part in the series, published here at the Sahih Al Islam Blog on October 24, 2011, we have featured an account about the life of the father of the Khalifatullah Marhoom Hadhrat Solim Azim Sahib. This second part contains an extract from a recent book providing an account about the life of the respected mother of the Khalifatullah- Bibi Momin Azim Sahiba.

Bibi Momin Azim (the eldest daughter of Hazrat Isoop Sahib and Madina Sahiba), the mother of the Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim (aba) who is presently 83 years old, by the grace of Allah is a pious lady very much attached to Allah. She is frequently recipient of true dreams; such dreams which foretell of events to come. She also very often sees angels of Allah showing and telling her the glorious status to which Allah has elevated her beloved son, Munir Ahmad Azim. Her duas are very often accepted by Allah to such a point that whenever she prays for someone, Allah relieves that person, and whenever she is angry with someone (who is not conforming to the teachings of Islam), then Allah also does not delay in giving punishment in the aftermath of her warning.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Munir A. Azim Sahib: Family Background

Hundreds of thousands of men of God and His Messengers have passed away in history. Most of them lived among the common people, preached the message of Tauhid, in a language the people could understand and relate to. Invariably, the Messengers used to say: I am only a man like yourselves; but I have received the revelation that your God is only One God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord do good deeds, and let him join no one in the worship of his Lord’.  (HQ, 18:111)

The followers of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) used to consider that Allah never leaves aside the requirements of Deen-i-Islam and would raise-up His Messengers to call the people back to the path of Allah whenever faith degenerates in society, just as had been His practice in the past. All praise belongs to the Almighty Alone. Today, at a time when the land and the sea are both corrupted materially and spiritually, we have a Messenger of Allah among ourselves, who fits the Qur’anic descriptions of Divine Messengers, word by word, phrase by phrase!

Now the same Jamaat-e- Ahmadiyya has changed doctrines and adopted an official policy that Allah cannot raise a common Ahmadi with a Divine Mission to rectify the creeping mistakes and blunders within! Surely, no people can be fooled by the official system for long. Those who make an independent study of the claims and doctrines of the Promised Massih (as) and his prophecies regarding the future of the Jamaat cannot condone what they see- Ahmadis now venerate their man-elected Khalifa by elevating him to the august status of an Elect of Allah. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

SALAT and Divine Communion

In his Friday Sermon of October 21, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib continued the subject of Islamic prayer and reflected upon the psychological benefits of Salat. 

Beyond the psychological benefits to the human body and mind, Salat offers the real possibility of expressing the true yearning of the human heart and soul to reach the Divine presence, points out the Chosen Messenger of our times. 

Read the extracts from the Sermon:

Allah has said:

“Whoever shows enmity to a friend (servant) of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religions duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near me with Nawafil so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears: his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask something of Me, I would surely give it to him. And were he to ask refuge, I would surely grant it to him.” (Bukhari)

What is implicit in this Hadith is that man can transcend the space time barrier and acquire the attributes of divinity, to control his entire environment. This means that he can, by following the Sunna, insures both physical and mental health not only for himself but will also effect changes in his environment. This is the meaning of the successes of all Muslims and the source of their dynamism.

Prayer said with utmost humility and tenderness of heart becomes special prayers, just like a suckling who cannot speak can attain utmost kindness of the mother by weeping, in the same manner the Duah with tears and utmost humility is the most effective way to communicate with God.

There has been sent down an extremely effective, healing and beneficial medicine, from the heaven of mercy. It is easily available in one sense, but rare in another. It appears to be common, but is the most special. It is beyond our description and praise, because it is universal remedy for thousands of diseases. Such a miraculous medicine is Salat, and duah. Prayer is the yearning of the heart to be one with the Creator and an invocation for His blessings.

SALAT : A Healing Balm for the Bruised Soul

In his Friday Sermon of October 21, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib continued the subject of Islamic prayer and reflected upon the psychological benefits of Salat. Drawing upon the latest trends in psychiatry and the treatment of mental illnesses, Hadhrat Khalifatullah sketches down the ways in which recourse to Salat and its postures would be beneficial. 

Read the extracts from the Sermon:

“A good doctor will utilise the three aspects of therapy to effect a cure:

 (1) Drugs, to actually combat the illness or relieve pain.

 (2) Food to strengthen the defences of the body and,

 (3) Fear, hope, joy or grief are emotions which the doctor should evoke by counselling the patient to conquer his illness.

If a man is engaged in worship, he will feel apprehension, fear and hope, nervousness and love. And when he takes thought of the next life, he will strengthen the faculties, delight the heart and drive away disease by this very means.

The latest trends in psychiatry, both in causation and therapy, postulate a biochemical basis for mental illness. Salat and indeed Zakat can produce mental changes and even psychotic behaviour has been determined most positively. The converse would also apply. The latest trends in psychiatry regarding the causation of depressions and even Neuroses as well as psychoses reveal that anti-Sunna behaviour is implicated. 

This anti-Sunna activity ranges from error in diet to faulty nutrition (Example, lack of Nicotinic Acid Vitamins etc. causes dementia) and to anti-social activity like isolation, lack of social companionship and lack of orientation. All these factors which represent in the various aspects of Salat, (whereby Salat in congregation leads to a fostering of brotherly feelings and companionship) can prevent mental illness. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Worship in Islam: Three Elements

In his Friday Sermon of October 14, 2011 Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius explains the spiritual purpose of Creation- the worship of the Almighty Allah-by looking at the deep meaning of the various elements and postures involved in the Islamic prayer- Azaan, Wudu and Salat

The unique character of the Islamic call to prayer- Azaan, the external purifying impact of Wudu for active and awakened participation in worship and the spiritual and physical benefits that arise out of performing the Salat through its various prescribed postures are explained in the sermon. The Khalifatullah offers illuminating insights on the structural design of human personality and the benefits it may derive by engaging in Salat. 

Read the extracts from the Sermon:

Allah says in the Holy Quran: 

“I have only created Jinns and men, that they may worship Me.” (51: 57). The purpose of creation, according to the Quran in Surah Az-Zariyat (51:57), is but that of worship, and the Salat is the most important worship in Islam. There are three elements to worship in Islam:

(i)                 the preparation or call (Azaan).
(ii)               The purification or Wudu and
(iii)             Salat, the prayer itself.

Each of these elements coalesce and overlap and no exact demarcation is possible, as the Azaan proclaims: Come to prosperity, while the Salat itself is described in Surah Ash-Shams (91: 10)Those who purity their souls will make progress.

Azaan is the unique call among all religions in that it does not consists of tolling bells or the sounds of the Shofar (Jewish horn) or trumpet. The Azaan proclaims in a language which everyone can comprehend, the cardinal principles of Islam, the witnessing of the existence of one sole God, and the apostleship of Muhammad (peace be upon him).

This beautiful call echoing in the early dawn, which requires repetition after the Muezzin according to the Sunna, evokes far greater reaction than the musical tones of the bell or trumpet which requires an aptitude for musical perception, something not granted to all. The tolling of mournful bells or fear-instilling blasts of the trumpet represent a wrathful divinity compared to the Beneficent and Merciful God of Islam; calling people to progress and prosperity both in this world and the next.

This is the reason for the repetition of the words: Come to prosperity and come to prayer, each call signifying the separate worlds of existence. The early morning call signifies the awakening of the inner soul of all. Creation as is proved by the wakening of all nature, the lifting of darkness, the chirping of the birds and the emergence of the radiating fingers of sunshine.