Saturday, April 9, 2011

A prophecy on the Renewal of Islam

“He it is Who has raised among the Unlettered people a Messenger from themselves who recites unto them His Signs, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and wisdom, although they had been, before, in manifest misguidance;



 
And among others from among them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty, the Wise. 


That is Allah’s grace; He bestows it on whom He pleases; and Allah is the Master of immense grace”.     [Holy Qur’an, 62: 3-5]


These verses from the Surah Al Jum’ah point to the appearance of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) among the unlettered Arabs and to the same spiritual phenomenon repeating through a great Deputy of the Holy Prophet in the latter Days. A well known Hadith of the Holy Prophet (sa) throws light on the issue. Says Abu Hurairah:

One Day we were sitting with the Holy Prophet when Surah Jum’ah was revealed. I asked the Holy Prophet,

Who are the people to whom the words And among others from among them who have not yet joined them”, refer.

Salman, the Persian was sitting among us.Upon my repeatedly asking the same question,  the Prophet put his hand on Salman and said, If Faith were to go up to the Pleiades, a man from these would surely find it” (Bukhari).   

Reflecting on the Hadith,  Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) stated:  

All of us do agree with this Hadith, that it refers to Hazrat Massih Maoud (a.s). No doubt in it. This question was being asked twice or thrice from this Hadith because Allah made His Rassool understand that when Imaan would go high up the furthest star, Surrayya, someone of Persian descendants of Salman Farsi (r.a) would bring faith back on earth. In other Hadiths, it is mentioned more than one person from his descendants. So, we understand fully that Hazrat Massih Maoud (a.s) was that chosen one to bring back faith on earth. Then when faith would go back to Surrayya again, people of his Jamaat will bring back faith to others. This Khalifa cannot appear from outside the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Maoud (a.s)

Now, how can Imaan which has gone till the furthest star Surrayya be brought back on earth? How Hazrat Massih Maoud (a.s) brought back that Imaan? Through revelations – Divine Revelations. Allah spoke to him and guided him how to bring faith into the heart of people. He had to exile himself completely from this materialist world to seek help from Allah. Surely, Allah has guided him through revelations how to achieve this task. Imaan did not reach the earth like this. Hazrat Massih Maoud (a.s) had to suffer a lot, in this field of his bad health and persecutions.

Despite all his trials and hardships Allah supported him and helped him through revelations. He wrote more than 80 books. Do you think that was an easy task to re-establish Imaan in the heart of people towards the Unicity of Allah? When he founded the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, only an Ana (Paisa) was left in the fund of the community. He was not worried about that Ana, but he was more worried about the millions of rupees which will come Insh’Allah in the fund of the Jamaat, but unfortunately, the money will be lavishly spent.This proved that at that time he knew that in the future Imaan will disappear from the heart of the Ahmadis. Imaan will go back to Surrayya…

Allah sends His Spiritual Leader, the Khalifatullah, when fear of people has taken place and love of Allah has disappeared from the heart of people, when ignorance has spread in all corners, when people has turned towards luxuries and comfort of this world, when people are strayed away from religion and when they become selfish and egoist. Victory, security, protection, and peace lie in the hands of the Khalifatullah as only Allah is responsible to direct him and to instruct him. Truth triumphs over falsehood. It’s true that when a Khalifatullah makes his apparition, very few people come to him and support him, but they also face that problem of adaptation because they also were used to lead a luxurious and comfortable life as the others but the difference is that they struggle a lot to maintain a pious life.

The Khalifatullah comes with the Rouhil Qoudouss. It is here at this point where lies the difference between a Khalifa elected by Allah and a Khalifa elected by man because the former’s message and advice will be very different from the latter’s. He comes with a revolution, to create a new world. But people are used to the ancient world. They find it difficult to adopt themselves to him and they even think that he is practicing strange, queer and odd methods to change the mind and hearts of people. They forget that a prophet or a messenger who come in each era, his message is divinely applied. But people are much confused and have great difficulties to understand his move. Great scholars and great “mullahs” in religion fail in this situation and they lose their Imaan – they close the doors of revelation and prophethood”.

Extracts from the Friday Sermon, May 30, 2008. Full Text is available here.

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