Whenever a Divine Messenger is raised in the world, it represents a spiritual test for all believers. To re-examine the validity of one’s father’s traditions and other inherited notions of belief systems requires a full commitment to be aware of the larger truth of the Divine reality. A matching humility of the heart to accept and follow the narrow and straight path of the Divine as one finds it is also necessary. Likewise, a courageous spirit to face the world with one’s innate conscience and the confidence of one’s convictions rooted in the sublime feeling of being mindful of Allah (twa) in all of one’s deeds constitute the identity of the new believer. Thus, to accept a Divine Reformer in a new era often means to put Allah (twa) and His judgement over all our ‘comfort zones’ of family and friends, relatives and brothers in faith. To be on the vanguard of creating a new world by following the Divine servant requires one to believe that Divine guidance is true guidance.
Muslims, including the Ahmadis, today face this challenge of spirituality as Allah (twa) has raised His Messenger in the personhood of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius in the new century of Islam. It is for them to shun the arrogance of intellectualism and the hubris of special claims of Divine privileges and to adjust their spiritual doctrines and theological understandings to match step with the times of a Divine Messenger. In August 2013, some members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Kerala followed their innermost spiritual convictions and accepted the new Mujaddid of the era, leaving aside their previous association with the man-elected Khilafat system in the Jamaat-e- Ahmadiyya.
In a special Message issued on the occasion of the new Bai’ats on Saturday, August 10, 2013 the Khalifatullah (atba) reflects upon the empirical conditions in the Jamaat-e- Ahmadiyya that has necessitated the raising of a Divine Reformer as per Sunnat Allah (Divine practice) and also on the trials and rewards that await those who follow true Divine Guidance.
Read the Special Message Below:
Jamaat Ahmadiyya has taken more than 125 years to explain to the other Muslims that the door of revelation and prophethood is not closed. This is in fact a great blessing for the Ummah of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) andthis door shall remain open till the Day of Judgement. But nowadays, when Allah (swt) has sent this humble servant as His Khalifa, Khalifatullah with the Holy Spirit (Ruh-il-Qouddouss), instead of putting into practice the words they preached to others for so long, they have instead reject the Divine Manifestation.
Today the Jamaat Ahmadiyya has taken the Khalifatul-Massih as their idol. As long as the teachings of Hazrat Massih Maoud (as) was not crushed under the feet of the so-called scholars in Jamaat Ahmadiyya, as long as there were Khalifas who had the fear of Allah in their hearts and worked according to the commandments of Allah and His Rassool (saw) and His Massih (as), Allah (swt) through His grace let this “Khalifatul-Massih” system exist.
But when this situation cease to be, that is, when they began to act with arrogance and trample the teachings of Allah under their feet, and they began to bluff on the subject of number of Bai’ats every year – when they say that they get new converts in millions – like confetti, and when they devise such a system like Waqfe Naw to dedicate even newborns – thus to show how many children, newborns they have obtained in this scheme, but if we look closely, we can see that very few among all these dedicators have really become Waqfe Naw and dedicated themselves for the cause of Allah. This is a show and also a pampering of the Pakistani people despite the wrong and dirty way they behave. This is because the Ahmadi Pakistanis have developed arrogance, thinking that they alone know Ahmadiyyat best and they think that they are the sole heirs of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya. They think that as they are the counsellors of the Khalifatul-Massih and are around him, then they are permitted to do all that they want. The list is too long on what is happening in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya.
Shall Allah leave this situation like this? Allah does what He wants. He gives His favour to whom He wants without having to give an account to anyone.
Trials and Rewards for Believers
Therefore, my message today for my three brothers who are interested in the Divine Manifestation, and who want to know more about this humble servant of Allah, the first thing that I have to sincerely say is that the path leading to Allah is not an easy path. Do not think that you shall walk on red carpet (that is, all will be easy for you). There shall be many trials, difficulties and Allah (twa) shall try your faith. This in fact was the way of Allah with the people of the past prophets.
Therefore, if you remain firm in your faith come what may, then definitely before you leave this world, Allah (swt) shall give you and your generation great rewards, and your rewards in the hereafter shall be much better than what you shall obtain in this world.
Bear in mind that life on earth is only for a limited time. It is the life of the hereafter which is better for those who follow the path of Allah. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran, addressing first and foremost Hazrat Muhammad (saw): Even before you there were messengers whom the people rejected. But they keep steadfast on these rejections till Our help reached them. There is no one who can change Allah’s words.
Allah (swt) sends His messengers to give good news and also to warn people. Those who acquire faith and do good, for them there shall be no fear, no pain. Those who reject the signs of Allah, divine punishment shall strike them for the sins they committed.
“Inna hudallaahi huwal-hudaa.”
Divine Guidance is true guidance.
Bear in mind, the one whom Allah (swt) wants to guide, He opens His heart to Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam and the one whom He let to go astray, He hardens and closes his heart and Allah (swt) cover such people like this with humiliation. This is because they reject Allah and His Messenger.
“Qawluhul-Haqq wa lahulmulku yawma yun-fakhu fis-suur.”
The words of Allah are truth. It is Him the Judge on the day when trumpets will be blown.
Munir Ahmad Azim
Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam
Saturday – 10 August 2013