Monday, September 30, 2013

Divine Message of Our Times: Don’t Rush to Reject

Islam claims the legacy of all religions that came before it and consolidates within it the great spiritual message of all times:Believe in One God and leave aside the gods besides God, the Lord. According to the Holy Qur’an, that is the simple but profound Message all Prophets and the Divine Elects of the past have always taught their people(s).

And Islam promises the great blessing of Divine Elects who will come in the Ummah as practical role models of living spirituality in every century. To raise and appoint a Messenger to teach the Book and practical wisdom is a Divine prerogative. Consequentially, it is the duty of people of the age to recognize, accept and assist the Messenger when he announces his Divine Mission. Yet, when Allah (twa) appoints a Divine Messenger, the people of his times will most likely, cling to their traditional rituals and inherited notions of faith and belief. Arrogance of affluence and vanity of pride will induce them to look down upon the Divine Message and the Messenger. When they seek to reject a Messenger, they do it only by trampling upon the eternal spiritual teachings and the subtle ways of the Divine Will.

Ahmadi Muslims know in the heart of their hearts that there is nothing in the spiritual doctrine which stands in the way of the appearance of a Divine Messenger in this age- the Fifteenth Century of Islam. Yet, they are not able to come forward to recognize the Divine Messenger among them because of certain wrong notions they have developed as their theological doctrines. They have not understood the full significance and grandeur of the Divine Message descending down upon the Chosen Messenger of Allah in our times. They are in doubt as to how can this happen when they have themselves elected a Khalifa for themselves and remain ‘united’ largely as a community. To protect the power and authority of their elected Khalifa, however, Ahmadis have no option but to propagate that which contradicts their own inner conscience: Khatme Massih Maoud. Many Ahmadis are increasingly unhappy with this kind of theological foreclosure of Divine Elects by the community’s own divines and leaders and are coming forward to embrace the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius.

On September 22, 2013 the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala (India) organized a special Tarbiyyat and new Bai’at Programme whereby some Ahmadis from Kerala took Bai’at at the hands of the Imam of the Age, Muhyi-ud-Din Khalifatullah, Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius. The special address of the Khalifatullah on the occasion throws profound light on the subject of living Islam and the vital blessing of a Divine Elect being raised in this age.

Read the Extracts from the Speech:

My dear brothers and sisters, Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

It is with great pleasure that I address you today 22nd September 2013 on the special programme organised by the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam of Kerala. Alhamdulillah, Summa Alhamdulillah, if you are here today in the Nur-ul-Islam Mosque is because of your thirst for truth and to seek the divine blessings through the acceptance of the Khalifatullah of this age, the century in which you are living.

It is important for you to know that Allah (twa) gave to His beloved prophet Muhammad (saws) the glad tidings of an unending blessing for his Ummah. This blessing is mentioned both in the Holy Quran and the Hadiths.

In Surah An-Nisa, Chapter 4, Verse 70, Allah clearly depicts the status of the truly sincere, pious and God-fearing who shall accede to four great statuses, which are: Siddiq (truthful), Salih (righteous/just), Shahid (martyr) and Nabi (prophet).

Moreover, in Sunan Abu Da’ud Hazrat Abu Huraira (ra) reports that the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saws) said: « Surely Allah will raise at the head of every century someone who will revive His Religion. »

We all know that the door of law-bearing prophets have been closed with the advent of our loving prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saws), but as per the promise of Allah contained in the Holy Quran, Allah shall keep Islam safe and sound from rust, rebels, infidels, hypocrites and all kinds of afflictions with the advent of His chosen one with the Ruh-il-Quddus.

For more than a century the Ahmadiyya establishment has taught that Allah speaks with men, that the door of revelations is open and will remain open forever. And according to Ahmadiyya teachings the institution of revelation and the coming of prophets continue even after the Holy Prophet (saws). Nowadays they have taken the caliph as their idol. They make as if the caliph knows what is invisible and he knows everything. They think that Allah will not talk to anyone but the caliph, yet for more than ten years now, the divine light has changed trajectory and their caliph has not come official with a single divine revelation which he is “supposed” to have gotten as a “representative of Allah” like the Ahmadi brothers and sisters are made to believe.

Verily, today’s Ahmadiyya establishment are trying to close the clear book which is the Holy Quran in favour of the interpretations of their own making when they keep saying that Allah shall not send any other Messiah or Khalifatullah or Mujaddid after the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). They have now held firm grip on “Khatme Massih Ma’ud” (end of Massih Ma’ud where no other Messiahs or Mujaddids shall come) just like the Muslim world in general has kept firm on “Khatme Nabuwwat” (end of prophethood).

With this wrong idea in their head and with their keeping firm with a man-elected caliph who is just like an idol-like figure, not preaching what he teaches and who is without the support of the Ruh-il-Quddus (Holy Spirit), thus the Ahmadi Muslims and the other Muslims who have taken others as their idols and saintly saviours have drifted away from the teachings of Islam.

Their beliefs are now different from their teachings. The teachings of the Promised Messiah (as) have been trampled to dust. It is a pity that they put the blame on others and refuse to accept their own mistakes. They have rejected the Holy Quran; they have put aside the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) and the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as). If the teachings of one or several caliphs or any other Mullahs in Islam contradict the teachings of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) or the Holy Quran or the traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), it is your duty to reject such teachings. The teachings of Allah and His prophets should be given priority in all circumstances. Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) wrote in his book Al-Wassiyat - The Will” page 11-12:

“It is imperative that pious people in the Jamaat should take bait in my name after my departure. It is the intention of Allah to assemble all the souls who are pure, and who inhabit the different regions of the globe, be it in Europe or Asia. He wants to unite them on divine unity and assemble them under His unique religion. This is the objective for which I have been sent in this world. Therefore you should pursue this objective through politeness, good manners, and supplications. And as long as someone does not stand up with the Holy Spirit (Ruhil Quddus), you should all work together after me.”

In this century, with the advent of Allah’s Messenger, Khalifatullah, Muhyi-ud-Din and the establishment of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Allah seeks to give a new life to Islam, to give it back its glory like He promises in the Holy Quran, that He shall be its guardian, its protector. Islam is the religion which Allah has established till the Day of Judgement, but how can He keep Islam clean from all filth if He does not send someone, a Divine Lieutenant (representative) to gather back the body of the Muslims as one? This is the duty which I have as an Amir’ul Mu’mineen, Muhyi-ud-Din and Khalifatullah.

Allah sends a Muhyi-ud-Din in order to draw you nearer to Him, to strengthen your relationship with Him. To try to know the Muhyi-ud-Din of this era is part of your destiny. I have come to repair the ancient road that leads man to His Creator. It is my wish to lead all those who have gone astray back to the right path and to save them. I have come to save your virtue and your saintliness and to guide you back to Allah. And at the same time, to make you undo the works that Satan has turned around you and thus entrapped you.

But as a Messenger of Allah, I have come also for the whole world, for humanity, for they also in this era are innocent, without ever having encountered a divine messenger, and unless I come to them and warn them, so they will not be accountable to Allah severely for the way they behave. But once I warn them and they are very much aware of the presence of a Messenger of Allah amidst them, and yet they reject God’s way and His Messenger, then their consequences shall be very serious.

Today, in your very own country and state, and elsewhere in the world where the believers in Allah and the Khalifatullah of this era are found, there are many trials and persecutions that they are undergoing. The Ahmadiyya establishment also has not spared them and persecuted them, and a clear example is what is happening in Kerala itself. My dear disciples in Kerala have undergone and undergoing hard trials and persecutions, yet they keep firm by the grace of Allah. Only the sincere ones will survive Insha-Allah, for these are trial times during which Allah seeks to see who among you are really sincere to Him, His Khalifatullah and the Divinely established Jamaat, Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam.

Read the Holy Quran with attention. Read the history of the ancient prophets of Allah. You will learn that there has always been an opposition against the men of God. They have been insulted, oppressed, persecuted and slandered. Their enemies hatched many plots to humiliate them and to stop their activities. But all the enemies' plans failed. In the end the prophets were always victorious. This is a formal promise from Allah:

“Allah has decreed: Most surely I will prevail I and My Messengers. Verily Allah is Powerful and Mighty.” (58: 22)

Spiritual progress is possible only through piety (taqwa) and this is an eternal blessing. If Allah has sent a Khalifatullah to you it is for your own good because He loves you. He wants you to be saved. Be not of those who are the first to reject a Divine Message. Who besides the Muhyi-ud-Din Khalifatullah can give you good advices?

How can you remove the love of the world from your heart without the arrival of a Khalifatullah? The Muhyi-ud-Din Khalifatullah, the chief of the believers is the one who has submitted himself to the Shariah. His heart is extraordinarily enlightened by the grace of Allah. If you desire your Rab (Allah), if you desire faith, be quick, get hold of the hand of the Khalifatullah. Keep attach with a living religion, Islam, and a living Messenger of Allah, because the time you are living will not come again in your life unless Allah gives you a very long life to witness the advent of another Messenger of Allah (from within Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam).

Thus, my dear brothers and sisters, Oh you the lovers of truth, be ready to embrace the truth and keep firm with the truth. Insha-Allah, when you keep firm with Allah and His Messenger, His Khalifatullah you will never lose. You may lose this world and all that it contains, but on the other hand, you will get Allah and His promised everlasting world? So, now it is for you to decide what you want. This world and its false gods or Allah and His present Messenger, Khalifatullah? To keep firm with a lost cause or to keep firm with a living Islam, a Sahih (true) Islam?

May Allah give you the Tawfiq to stick to truth come what may and may Allah bless you. Indeed, may Allah bless this special programme and make manifest the presence of His angels to bless this assembly. May Allah be your Guide and Protector. Oh my dear ones, stand up for truth, be faithful to your Islam and keep attach to Allah and His chosen Khalifatullah so that Islam and us all, we march towards the victory of Islam with the mighty help of Allah. Allah is a living God and He speaks like He spoke in the past to His chosen ones. How fortunate you are that you are now living the times of an elect of Allah to guide you to none other but ALLAH. Allah O Akbar.

Jazak-Allah for your kind attention. May Allah put light in your hearts and illuminate your lives with Him (Allah), true faith, true Islam. Insha-Allah, Ameen. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

To watch a video of the Speech, click here. To read a Report of the New Bai'ats in Kerala, click here .