Tuesday, August 2, 2011

JUSAI, Kerala: Three Day Camp at Mathra-I

Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala conducted a Three-Day Camp on the occasion of the historic inauguration of the Noor’ul Islam Mosque at Mathra, July 22-24, 2011. Members of the small Sahih Al Islam Community in Kerala participated with much enthusiasm and spiritual fervour and spent time together discussing many issues and learning about spiritual verities. It was almost like a family get together of the Sahih Al Islam members in Kerala, with women members of the Jamaat (Siraj Makin) also being present.  [The first part of a Report is being uploaded here.]

With the arrival of delegates from different parts of the State on the morning of Friday, July 22, 2011, at the home of Jamaluddin Sahib, the Amir/Jamaat at Mathra, the Member Registration Process began at 11 a.m.  The Amir Sahib and his family informally welcomed everyone and interacted with all those who were present. By the time of Jum’ah prayers at 1.00 p.m., 17 persons were registered at the Counter, including a few non-Members.

For the Jum’ah sermon, the Amir Sahib selected an important sermon of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) that explained the coming of a Khalifatullah in the light of Qur’anic verses and the traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the explanations thereof by the previous Mujaddid, Hadhrat Ahmad (as). In brief remarks at the end of the sermon, the Amir Sahib formally declared the Three-Day Camp open.

After the Jum’ah prayers, lunch was served for everyone. The audio records of the Kodiyathoor Public Meeting where the Amir Sahib and secretary Dr. Thahir Sahib made major speeches introducing the message of the Khalifatullah were played over the mike system. As our Mosque shares borders with the Ahmadiyya Centre in Mathra, and individual Ahmadis are prevented from reading our literature, the audio records allowed us to project our message to even those who cannot read it individually.

At 3.15 p.m. Fazil Jamal Sahib made an hour-long speech on the subject of “Ahmadiyya Khilafat and the Coming of a Mujaddid”. The speech drew upon his recent research and subsequent writings on the impugned issues at the Sahih Al Islam Blog. Fazil Jamal Sahib drew attention to the ways in which the Ahmadiyya Khilafat drifted away from the understanding of Hadhrat Ahmad (as) on various spiritual issues such as the meaning of ‘Khilafat’; the future of Mujaddidiyat and the interpretation of Khudrat-e- Saniyah or the Second Manifestation of Divine Power etc. He also contrasted the current perceptions of Ahmadis on the question of the need for an Imam and the opinions on the issue held by the Promised Massih (as).

Apart from narrating the doctrinal corruption, the speaker also graphically illustrated how the Ahmadiyya Community today is bedeviled by issues of financial impropriety, corruption and maladministration, nepotism and injustice. The quest for protecting the vested interests of a decadent system is forcing the Community’s leaders and scholars to command Allah to stop sending His Elects and chosen Messengers including Mujaddidin. Fazil Jamal sahib further explained that the Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim Sahib (atba) was forced to confront them- including Maulvi Muhammad Ismail Sahib of Kannur- through a Mubahala Challenge precisely because of their contemptuous disregard of Islamic ethics by leveling false accusations against him and spreading spurious charges about his disciples.  
Moments after the speech ended, a police team arrived at the Mosque. As Hindus, Christians and common Muslims of the area are friendly with us, the police complaint against our Programme could only be the machinations of certain elements within the Ahmadiyya Jamaat who are completely inimical to us. Some Ahmadis from the area are officers in the Police Department and would not hesitate to use the Department for their own nefarious purposes if needed (an Ahmadi police officer from the area joined duty only recently after being under compulsory departmental punishment for two years- demoted to a lower rank- for his criminal offences while serving the Department in the past).

While the local Ahmadiyya leadership refused to take any credit for their involvement in the arrival of the Police at the Mosque, they formally told the Police (when they arrived) that they have objections against our speeches over the microphone even if this is being done within our own premises as we are criticizing their precepts and practices. Since the Ahmadis formally told the police about their objections against the usage of microphone, Police feared that it might lead to law and order issues and we were requested to switch off the mike system and to conduct proceedings without it. In the interest of peace, we agreed to forego the use of the mike system.

In the evening, well known writer and public intellectual Dr. Thahir Sahib who is also the Secretary of the Kerala Jamaat, led a study session on some verses of Surah Al Mu’mineen.

After the Darsul Qur’an, the Amir Sahib announced the glad news about the Bai’at of a family of four. Amir Sahib was really delighted that his son-in-law DA Zainul Abdeen Sahib and daughter Fauzia Jamal Sahiba along with their children Fa-e-zah Maryam Zain and Zachariah Bin Zain expressed the desire to join the new Jamaat. [ Fauzia Jamal Sahiba, who recently translated the divine revelations vouchsafed to Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) into Malayalam, is a former editor of the ANNOOR Magazine, the official journal of the Kerala Lajna Imaaillah, the women’s wing of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat]. For the benefit of the newly joining members and to refresh the memory of the existing members, the Amir Sahib explained the conditions of Bai’at and the responsibilities it entails.