Monday, December 29, 2014

'Jalsa Salana' Address to the Kerala Jamaat

My dear brothers, sisters and children of the Kerala Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam,

Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

It is a great pleasure for me to address you for your Annual Jalsa Salana in Mathra, South Kerala. I may be far away from you, but you are very close to my heart, in my thoughts and prayers.

Today, I have chosen to talk to you about the need for believers to remain ever true and sincere to their faith. Remember my dear ones, there shall be a thousand, nay a million trial which shall inevitably cross your path, but when you choose to trust in Allah, and keep firm in your faith, and at the same time strive to give your best for the propagation of the message of Allah in the four corners of the world, then definitely Allah shall become your closest Friend and Support, and help you through all ordeals in life.

The time you are living is not an ordinary time. Allah has chosen you in this era and guided you and then placed you in His Jamaat, under the leadership of His Messenger, the Khalifatullah. You are not ordinary people. You may think you are ordinary out of your humility, but indeed you are exceptional, and in each and every one of you – provided you are truly sincere – is found the light of different talents which Allah has vouchsafed you to help His cause and message to propagate in the four corners of the world.

Bear in mind my dear ones that you may be few today, and scattered across Kerala and may have difficulty to travel often to meet one another as one brotherhood, but indeed where there is a will, there is a way. When one truly makes a good intention to cross the country for the sake of Allah and to meet his or her brothers and sisters in faith to learn together and display a true spirit of brotherhood and to act as a fortress of faith in the face of many trials from the exterior, then definitely when you turn to Allah and seek His help, verily Allah shall open your way.

Many of my disciples here in Kerala and also across the world have related to me how when they least expected it, the succour of Allah came and they were bestowed not only spiritual favours, but mundane favours also, such mundane favours as to help the spiritual realm of the Divine Manifestation itself. So, I advise you lovingly to keep united, and turn to Allah. Do not let the least doubt attack you. Satan is ever present to create havoc in the minds and hearts of true believers. He and his army try their best to drift the believers away from the midst of Allah, His Messenger and True Religion (that is, Islam).

As for us, we are indeed fortunate that Allah has chosen us and put us in His Jamaat under His merciful eyes. He chose us to deliver His message. Each of you is a little reformer of Islam under the gaze of Allah and the guidance of the Khalifatullah in this era.

Hazrat Massih Ma’ud Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) established the first Jalsa Salana as a means to reunite all the true believers of the Divine Manifestation so that they may listen together the precious advices of the Messiah (as), and in absence of the Promised Messiah (as), to cultivate and teach and learn from one another such values as to enrich one’s soul in Islam – Submission to Allah.

Remember my dear ones, Oh you the sincere ones. There will be a lot of trials which shall grip you. There shall be many people who shall disguise themselves as true believers in the Khalifatullah of the age so that you may neglect your faith and take the wrong path. Good news are for those who keep firm, who despite questions and whisperings cast those aside to focus on the Mighty Command of Allah as established in the Holy Quran to: “Obey Allah and His Messenger”. Such will be the companions of the Khalifatullah in the hereafter. Insha-Allah.

Remember, years back I was raised with a Jamaat – Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, and Allah tried all members therein to know the real extent of their faith, whether what they were saying on their tongues were reflected in their hearts. Everything was fine in the beginning, then when the trials set in and our enemies with many plans sought to create dissension, therefore havoc overcame them when they made the Divine Manifestation become an ordinary occurrence, as being of no real value.

Indeed, the hypocrites are those who act and talk like believers while their hearts abhor what they are saying. They detest the Signs and Manifestations of Allah and Allah’s Messenger because primarily, their lives have changed and they are made to work harder and harder for the cause of Allah, while their near ones abandon them and boycott them. They feel as if this world is everlasting and that they are not to leave it one day. They put the blame on Allah and His prophet that it is us who have created such a situation where they feel stifle in the Divine Manifestation. Gone are their days of leisure and pleasure.  But not for the real believers!

The real believers are those who feel complete in the spiritual realm of Allah’s Signs and Manifestations. They welcome with joy the feeling of being cut off from this temporal world and they strive to make the cause of Allah and His Messenger most successful. Those are the gems of Paradise, those who shall shine more than a millions’ light on the Day of Judgement. Their light of faith shall shine and enter the realm of Allah’s satisfaction. Humans are weak in nature. This is a fact, but the believers are those who push away Satan and satanic thoughts and acts from their realm and invite Allah to establish His sovereignty over their hearts, minds and bodies. Those are the ones whose lips are ever pronouncing the name of Allah, praying to Allah and seeking His help and guidance. They are the ones who do not wish harm to others, but yes, they are the one whom like the Holy Quran states clearly, especially in the times of a Messenger of Allah, they are those who prefer Allah, His Messenger and the abode of the Hereafter more than anything; even if their parents, siblings and blood relations are staunch enemies of the Divine Cause and Manifestations, they are those who march with the blessing of Allah towards victory and make Allah, His Messenger and the Divine Cause their priority, and the victory they get is only because they listen and act upon the instructions of Allah and His Messenger, and they do not fear man. Their hearts are filled with the fear of Allah, and they are anxious to help the cause of Allah, in whatever capacity they have, to make the Divine Truth triumph over falsehood.

My dear ones, do not worry if you are facing multitude of difficulties. After every difficulty, there is facility, there is ease. You may be few in number, but Allah looks at the quality of your heart and Iman (faith). Many people may come to you to misguide you, or even to integrate the Jamaat of Allah, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam to harm us from within. But Allah knows very well the evildoers and shall Himself remove them from His precious Jamaat. Allah will keep on testing you also; never lose hope in the succour of Allah and His blessings. Keep on striving hard for the cause of Allah, with a clean heart, with Khushoo (humility) in the heart. Maximize your Deen works. By the grace of Allah, you are doing wonderful works for the cause of Allah.

Remember, you are not doing all these for me. You are doing these for Allah and it is Allah who shall reward you handsomely for that. And verily, day by day Allah is making our common cause – the Ultimate Divine Cause – clearer and clearer, and Insha-Allah, the day shall come when this Jamaat shall be in millions. But really my dear ones, what millions mean for us if they do not have true faith in Allah and His prophets, in His books, angels and if they do not display true obedience to Allah and the teachings of Allah? What millions mean to us if they are against the spirit of Islam, of Sahih al Islam?

Verily, Allah shall never abandon His Jamaat and shall keep the honour of His Khalifatullah, this humble self ever alive. If tomorrow, at the dawn of a new century, the millions cease to serve their purpose in the Divine plan to make humanity one brotherhood for Allah, then Allah shall continue to raise His elects with the Ruh-il-Quddus, to continue this blessed work. This is a never-ending chain – at least until the Day of Judgement!

My dear brothers, sisters and children, we must display true Islamic values internally as well as externally so that Islam reaps the fruits of victory through your humble efforts, so that the today’s world as well as the world tomorrow may realise the truthfulness and perfection of Islam as religion and Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) as the best prophet and man to have ever graced this temporal world. Our priority is to guide others to Allah, and to make them realise that all that which had come from Divine Source since the creation of time will ever remain blessed. 

The prophets of Allah were blessed, are blessed and shall be blessed till the Day of Judgement. The day of victory is here for us, and will become clearer day by day. The night shall be furthermore resplendent with the light of the moon which has come from the waters of Allah. The stars, that is, you shall twinkle brightly in the darkened sky and filled the universe with the essence of your faith. And lost people in that darkened night shall take you as landmark, as guidance to come back safe and sound in the realm of Allah, Insha-Allah.

It is my humble prayer, my dear disciples of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, in Kerala that you become such oasis which quenches the thirst of the travellers in the dry deserts of unfaith. You represent the hope for those people who have not yet received the message. So, continue with your works, only for the pleasure of Allah, for therein is the key which leads to Allah’s approbation and mercy. Insha-Allah. Ameen.

May Allah bless you all – men, women and children – in this special gathering of the Jalsa Salana and manifest His light and angels amidst you to uplift your heart and mind in faith and happiness – a divine happiness for the manifestation of a brand new day which brings more successes for Allah, His Khalifatullah and the Jamaat of Allah, that is, you all sincere believers in the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam. Ameen, Summa Ameen.

- Special Message of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim (atba) of Mauritius on the occasion of the Annual Jalsa Salana of the Kerala Jamaat, Mathra – South Kerala (23 December 2014)

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