Thursday, February 12, 2015

Khalifatullah (atba) visits London: A Report

By the grace of Allah, the year 2014 has been full with the blessings and miracles of Allah. Allah showed His support, succour and blessings upon His Khalifatullah Hazrat Munir A. Azim (atba) and Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam in extraordinary ways. Allah opened such doors which were thought to be long closed. These doors were opened by divine will and under the special instruction of Allah to His Khalifatullah to show His infinite power and the truth of His Divine Manifestation in this era through the appointment of His chosen servant Munir A. Azim (atba) to the office of Khalifatullah.

After years of patience, Allah blessed His Jamaat, opening the doors of victory whereby not only people received the divine message but many also entered the fold of the Divine Manifestation of this age. Alhamdulillah. Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam is not in need of many people who are empty of faith, but it needs quality believers, even if they are only a few. But Allah shall breathe in His essence to purify them more and more so that they may reflect the true spirit of Islam. Insha-Allah.

The year 2014 saw to the establishment of Allah’s Jamaat, the true Islam as well as the true representation of the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). From the United Arab Emirates, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Reunion Island, Seychelles, to Rodrigues, Allah closed this blessed year with an extraordinary victory in the form of sacrifice and further victory for the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, culminating in the recent visit of Hazrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (atba) to the United Kingdom.
The visit to the United Kingdom served not only a Service to Humanity purpose, but was very refreshing in terms of Dawa/tabligh, and success for Jamaat establishment.

After leaving Mauritius for London, United Kingdom on 20 December 2014, Huzur (atba) and his family members reached their destination at 18.10 pm (London time). By the grace of Allah, they were warmly received by Mrs. Dulloo and family. The latter did not hesitate to accommodate Huzur (atba) and family, sacrificing their own little world to put their guests at ease; indeed very much at home. Huzur (atba) prays for them on a daily basis, may Allah reward them handsomely for their kind-heartedness and shower of love and friendship, both in this world and the next. Insha-Allah, Ameen.

Alhamdulillah, despite the harsh coldness of the season, everyday Huzur (atba) and family woke up for their Tahajjud prayers followed by the Fajr prayers, without forgetting the customary reading of the Holy Quran with translations, as well as duahs. 

A Misconception about the Split in the Jamaat cleared.

During his time in the UK, the Khalifatullah (atba) met with some Ahmadi Muslim brothers and sisters and some told Huzur (atba) that they heard that he was proclaiming – God Forbid – to be God on earth. Huzur (atba) saw red upon this statement and replied to them in a harsh tone how can they even believe such a lie? Then the subject of divine revelation was brought up and some of the questioners believe in the descent of divine revelations and see it as a blessed favour of Allah in the Jama’at of the Promised Messiah (as). After Huzur (atba) explained to them the Divine Manifestation and how it does not in the least contradict the teachings of Islam and that of the Promised Messiah (as), they were relieved. They could not understand why such lies have been spread on the person of the Khalifatullah, and this from Mauritius itself, and this has reached the United Kingdom, and the Headquarters of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya as well as the Ahmadi Muslims there. They were not even aware that there was a boycott which has been applied all these years upon those who have recognised and accepted the Divine Manifestation and the Khalifatullah of the age.

Huzur (atba) gave them an aper├žu of the last 14 years (December 2000-2014). They were baffled. Some of them promised to keep in touch and read the contents of our official website.  

A lesson taught to the Ahmadis in the UK and strengthening of bonds.

Alhamdulillah, on their Dawa Mission, the Khalifatullah (atba) and family members had the opportunity to go to an Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque, and there encountered some Ahmadi Muslims who were very antagonistic towards the Khalifatullah (atba) in the Mosque and did not return him his Salaam. Huzur (atba) gave them a lecture about their behaviour, which does not reflect at all the famous motto: “Love for All, Hatred for None”. 

After the lecture of Huzur (atba), Alhamdulillah they accepted their mistake, and embraced Huzur (atba) in true brotherhood – as well as others who witnessed the unislamic gesture (of not bidding/replying Salaam and receiving guests in the Mosque) – and then asking for forgiveness and praying for Huzur’s (atba) long life and children. The lesson taught to them was well received and they were henceforth courteous and invited Huzur (atba) and also his family members to come anytime in the Mosque, and also they even proposed Huzur (atba) and family a place to stay in the Mosque (with all provisions). They provided Huzur (atba) with the Mosque door code so that he can access the Mosque without any problem should he need to come back. Alhamdulillah, Summa Alhamdulillah, Huzur (atba) also became emotive for his preaching did not go in vain.

Some Ahmadis in the UK also informed Huzur (atba) and family that very soon the present Mosque shall be pulled down and a new one built. Huzur (atba) later on in a brief get-together prayed in the Mosque and invoked Allah so that one day all true and sincere Ahmadi Muslims recognise the Divine Manifestation and his advent as a sincere brother and reformer of the age to them as well as all mankind as true. Insha-Allah. 

Special programmes in the UK & Jummah 

Alhamdulillah, The Khalifatullah (atba) had the opportunity to deliver short speeches (about 10 minutes each) in Leighton Hall to the Ealing and Hanwell Scouts.

Moreover, Alhamdulillah, Huzur (atba) had the opportunity to deliver two Friday Sermons (Khutba Jumu’ah) in the UK. His first Khutba (26 December 2014) was axed on the necessity for the believer to be ever conscious of the hour of death which is very nigh. Indeed the most intelligent person is him who remembers and prepares for death most. (Hadith – Ibn Majah).

The second Khutba Jummah (02 January 2015) was axed on the person of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). At the end of his sermon, Huzur (atba) called for unity, for all humanity to be one, be it Mauritius, or the UK, one should strive for unity.

Letters to the Khalifatul-Massih V, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib – A call for United Brotherhood…

It was in that spirit of unity that Huzur (atba) sent a Letter – a call for Brotherhood and Unity, a call for the extinguishment of the unislamic boycott rules which seemed to have ruled the hearts and conduct of the Ahmadi Muslims in Mauritius for years – to the Fifth Khalifatul-Massih of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, UK. Huzur (atba) wished to meet with the fifth Khalifatul-Massih in person to remove any misconceptions/misunderstandings which have cropped up ever since the times of the Khalifatul-Massih IV (May Allah forgive him).

Even Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) desired unity among his people. It was that deep wish which prompted him to write his last book: The Message of Peace (Paigham-i-Sulh). Hazrat Muhyi-ud-Din Al-Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim (atba) also felt the need that after so many years, an opportunity presented itself to “break the ice of misunderstandings and ill-feelings” and to march forward for the well-being of the religion of Islam, and thus like a true Muslim, closest to Allah, he made the first step forward for reconciliation with his estranged brother-in-faith, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib, but unfortunately, despite sending the letter, and calling several times in the office of the Private Secretary Munir Javed Sahib, the latter did not respond for a special Mulakaat (meeting), especially since Huzur (atba) was to leave the country in a couple of days and returning back to Mauritius. 

The request to the Khalifatul-Massih for a special Mulaakat was delivered to Bashir and Salim Sahib in the Private Secretary Office, and a request was humbly made that Munir Javed Sahib calls the Khalifatullah (atba) back on a given UK mobile phone. Allah knows best if Bashir and Salim Sahib conveyed the message, but the Private Secretary did not call back for an appointment, especially as the precision was made that the Khalifatullah – Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam – wanted to meet with the Khalifatul-Massih for a courtesy meeting, a brotherly meeting, as Huzur’s stay in the UK was very short.

Therefore, before leaving the country (UK), Huzur (atba) wrote another letter – a handwritten letter and in there expressed his regret that the Khalifatul-Massih has not responded to that brotherly letter and call. Nevertheless, he prayed for the Khalifatul-Massih that Allah may “remove all veils of hatred, doubt and disbelief in the Divine Manifestation of this era…” (For the letter, click here). 

Tabligh efforts crowned with Success.

Alhamdulillah, through the efforts of the Khalifatullah to keep up with his mission in the United Kingdom despite the freezing cold, he met with many people from many backgrounds and religions, including Muslims. And Alhamdulillah, through the immense grace of Allah 3 families: Siddiqui (originating from Pakistan), Mansoor Al-Joudi (from Saudi Arabia) and Ali Sadir (from Iran) upon meeting with Allah’s Chosen Khalifa and talking with him were convinced of his veracity and integrated the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam.  The following day, Allah manifested Himself yet again, and 2 more families joined the Jamaat, as well as 3 individuals. They received clear signs from Allah. 

Later on Huzur (atba) regrouped them together for a special session – Questions and Answers – and thereafter without losing any time they discussed some serious matters relating to the Jamaat’s operations in the UK, including Scotland. And Alhamdulillah, Huzur (atba) appointed an Amir in both England and Scotland.

The Mission continues…

Huzur (atba) continued with his tabligh work. He met with Bangladeshi people, Algerians, Arabs (from Qatar), Kenyans, Somalians and English people also. He passed on his message and also openly proclaimed himself as the Reviver of Faith of the age. While some were clearly astonished, the others welcomed the message. They were not against the coming of a Man of God/Allah to revive religion, to revive Islam. Among other places which Huzur (atba) went on Dawa/tabligh venture, Southall represented the centre of Dawa/tabligh, with many people receiving the message and also welcoming it with pleasure.

The Khalifatullah (atba) also met with Afghani people who not only agreed about the coming of a Man of God to revive religion/Islam like the Quran states, but throughout the tabligh, they were enthusiast to bring in their own views on Islam, on how to improve Islam further, on how all Muslims should be one and not divided, and thus they welcomed the proclamation of Huzur (atba) and how we must have love for all, and hatred for none, and how Muslims should not be arrogant and join together as one family of Islam. After the very interesting tabligh and proclamation session, they promised to keep in touch. May Allah open their hearts completely so that the divine light penetrates them so much that they feel the need to belong to the Jamaat of Allah under the leadership of His Khalifatullah, so that they may reap the maximum blessings of both worlds when they surrender their all to the cause of Allah in the present exceptional era of the presence of a Divine Messenger. Insha-Allah, Ameen

For a YouTube video on the visit, click here

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