Sunday, August 9, 2015

'Eid' in the Times of a 'Khalifatullah'

THE TWO FESTIVALS OF MUSLIMS

We Muslims belonging to the spiritual family of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and Islam have two festivals, two days of celebrations which Allah (twt) has given us as moments of joy and as a token of His love and satisfaction to the sacrifices we happily do for His sake, as per the fulfilment of His divine commandments. These two moments of joys are the Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

The Eid-ul-Fitr comes after the blessed month of Ramadan, the month of fasting for the sake of Allah with the intention to reap the harvest of Allah’s proximity and belonging to Him heart and soul. As for the Eid-ul-Adha, it is what is known as the greater Eid, the greater celebration as it concludes the Hajj rites and commemorates the great sacrifice of the Patriarch and Prophet of Allah, Ibrahim (as) and his devoted son Prophet Ismail (as).

By the grace of Allah, after a month of Ramadan, we are to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, Insha-Allah, tomorrow. This Eid (Joy) is of the essence of Allah and reflects the devotion of the faster who sacrificed himself and his way of life for a whole (lunar) month just for the sake of Allah, as fasting during this blessed month has as reward Allah Himself.

THE SUNNAT ALLAH CONCERNING THE ADVENT OF DIVINE ELECTS

And by the grace of Almighty Allah, Allah has enabled us (Ahmadi Muslims) to be born Muslims and also belonging to the spiritual family and identity of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) who came more than 100 years ago with a rise of a new century to bring people from darkness into light.

It is Sunnat Allah (the blessed practice of our Lord Almighty, Allah) that whenever the original divine message is in danger of extinction, that is, when people have deviated from the right path and has taken their own souls as prisoners and cast them in the dungeon of unfaith, then Allah, merciful as ever, before seizing them with His mighty punishment, chooses to send to them, time after time, era after era someone from Him to bring back the pristine message of Islam, the pristine divine message.

It is a reality which existed since the dawn of time and which the Quran highlights that those in power try to manipulate the mass so that the people listen to what the corrupted divines have to say instead of the true Messengers of Allah who come to the world with the Ruh-il-Quddus (Holy Spirit) to warn mankind and to give good news of the approval and pleasure of Allah when those who come forward embrace the divine light which is offered to them.

If the teachings of Islam as a whole were being manipulated by the so-called divines and scholars so much so that Allah saw the need to send the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), then do you think that now the people in the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as) shall remain as devoted and pure as when the Ruh-il-Quddus was still descending on the Promised Messiah (as) when he was yet alive?


THE EID OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN THE ERA OF A DIVINE MANIFESTATION

People constitute a Jamaat, and when people become corrupted especially the spiritual leaders and their subordinate chiefs (in all regions and countries), do you think that Allah shall stay aloof and won’t send His Chosen Messenger again to save the ship (the Community) of His true prophets? Won’t He send the Eid for those people who have chosen to trust in Allah and submit to His will by recognising and accepting His divine signs and messenger? Such a Messenger who shall safeguard the honour of His elects and preserve His teachings as per His divine instructions which He sends in forms of revelations, true dreams and visions?

My dear ones, such a Messenger of Allah has appeared for you, to uplift your spirituality and solidify your relationship with Allah. Such a Messenger who has been chosen by Allah Himself, not by a group of people who have voted him to become their leader! There is great difference between a Messenger of Allah like the Quran expounds and an ordinary leader chosen by the people until the advent of a Messenger of Allah, with the Ruh-il-Quddus.

Bear in mind that the Promised Messiah (as) knew that he alone is not the Promised Messiah, that other promised ones (more than 10,000) shall come and shall attest to his veracity and continue the task of leading man from darkness into light. These Men of God shall come by the explicit command of Allah, not that of the people. People shall reject them, but not Allah and the truly intelligent (the Ulul-al Baab).

LIGHT SHALL ALWAYS CRUSH DARKNESS BY THE WILL OF ALLAH

Like I explained in my recent Friday sermons, the era of a Messenger of Allah is that era of darkness which is pierced by the divine light which Allah sends down from the heavens to bring people from darkness to light. The veils of falsehood fall and the light of truth pierce the sky and the earth to fill both with that special light. The advent of that light, that messenger of Allah is an Eid for those who have responded “Labbaik” (Here I am) to the call of Allah and have given their all before Allah. The joy is present for as long as the messenger of Allah lives on earth and spread the message of Allah all around him. He uses several methods and means to spread this message so that people may receive it with humility and joy, and not with adversity and defiance!

When Allah unveils truth to any one of His servants and blesses him and makes him a staunch believer in His chosen messenger, then the world may become mad, but not the Messenger of Allah and his disciples. Please ponder over these words and pray. Insha-Allah, it is my prayer that Allah guides you to the understanding of His plan when He chooses to send His chosen messenger even in the presence of a man-elected Khalifa. Unfortunately, the majority of people will go on deifying their man-elected leader and even raise him to the status of divine messenger through their wrong interpretations of the Holy verses of the Quran. Verily there is a world of difference between a messenger elected by Allah and a leader elected by man. Both are elected ones, but only one of them carries within him the divine light and has the support of the Ruh-il-Quddus. The mass will reject him except for a few until nearing the end of his mission on earth or after his death when the veils before the eyes of the people begin to fall and they begin to see more clearly the divine signs and manifestations in support of Allah and His elected messenger.

May Allah remove all cobwebs of doubts and illusions which you may have and the fear which is deep in your heart, fearing that man may call you crazy, unreasonable when perhaps, just perhaps, the truth may have been stifled under the covers of illusion. If you think you were mentally sick and have now been cured, then not all cases are that of madness or illusions, even if the world rejects and “maddify” the Chosen Messenger of Allah. Illusions are bound to disappear and only the truth of the “mad” messenger shall be proven when the time is ripe, for the will of Allah is bound to supersede the will of the people. Insha-Allah. May Allah cause the times of truth revealing to come at great speed so that the world may rejoice without fear in the truth of Allah with the blessings of Allah. Insha-Allah.

A DIVINE SIGN AT THE END OF RAMADAN

While doing meditation (Zikr) yesterday Thursday 16 July 2015 (29 Ramadan 1436 AH) at Fajr time, one of our newly-converted sisters received a revelation and Allah made her understand that the message is for the Sadr Saheba and her family, that is, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam.  While she was praying Allah, suddenly she felt her eye lids become heavy and her eyes were closing on its own and then suddenly she heard a voice (divine voice) say in English (a message to be given to us):

“On the crucial and memorial day of Eid, you and your family will be fulfilled with barakatein (blessings) over barakatein (blessings). You will never be empty in nothing and will always be full in everything, as the full moon, By the Lord, Allah.”

EID MUBARAK WISHES & PRAYER

On this note, the hours (for the end of Ramadan) are approaching, I wish to all my Muslim brothers, sisters and children – Ahmadi Muslims, my disciples in the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam and all other Muslims – an Eid Mubarak. May your everyday be Eid Day in the spiritual joy which the Divine Manifestation has come to spread in your lives so that the training begins with each of you submitting the Allah’s will. 

When there shall be submission, there shall be comprehension, and when there is comprehension of the ways of Allah (Sunnat Allah), then one shall be intelligent enough to know the difference between truth and falsehood, between the light of Allah and the traps of darkness which the satans try to set in the way of the seekers of truth and people in general. Fortunate are the ones who unmask the ways of the satans and hold fast to the truth from Allah come what may.

- Friday Sermon of 17 July 2015 ~(30 Ramadan 1436 Hijri) delivered by the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.  

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