Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Khalifatullah visits Madagascar: A Report

On 12 August 2015:  After Tahajjud and Fajr prayers, Hazrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (atba) left for the airport. Flight for Madagascar (by Air Madagascar) was scheduled early in the morning. Upon reaching the big island, the Khalifatullah (atba) had to meet the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs respectively who were very busy. The meeting was very important for the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam which by the grace of Allah was very successful.

Top Priority for Service to Humanity

After the meeting, the Messenger of Allah learnt that at the airport, there was a group of our Muslim brothers, sisters and children from a neighbouring island who were facing lots of difficulties and their situation were deplorable. They were not receiving any flight back home after their transit (since many days) and nobody were looking after their needs and helping them. Each time their flight was cancelled. Therefore, the Khalifatullah (atba) gave this “Service to Humanity” work priority and went to support these people.

Later on, when the Khalifatullah met with the members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, he explained why he gave this work priority, saying: “Service to Humanity is the top of my priority, irrespective of people’s religion/faith. Service to Humanity is an act of worship (Ibadah). Our Jamaat is a Jamaat of Allah which needs to talk less and implement good deeds a lot for the pleasure of Allah.”

Therefore, the Khalifatullah remained with them, helping them extensively and also seized the opportunity to do his preaching.  They were more than 40 people and he showed them how to deal their problems with tact, non-violence and good words. These people faced much hardship from the airport authorities despite that they were neither terrorists, nor drug dealers, but simply travellers going back home. The latter were very appreciative of the help of the Khalifatullah (atba) – they saw a saviour in him – and promised to keep contact with him and the Jamaat of Allah once they get back home. 

On 13 August 2015: It was only after resolving this problem that the Khalifatullah (atba) concentrated his attention on the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam members and the works at hand. He gave them some needed guidance/directives on how to do their tabligh (to give the message of the advent of a Divine Reformer in this era) in the other provinces of the island. Madagascar is twice the size of France and has millions of inhabitants and this land is one of the most corrupted lands in the world (with rampant immorality) and has a large population who are very poor.

The Khalifatullah conducted a meeting to motivate the office bearers of the Jamaat who were not doing their works in the correct manner and not enough. He condemned lethargy in the work of Allah and advised them to become dynamic and doing their works truly for the pleasure of Allah. He highlighted: “Do not think that when you have accepted a Khalifatullah of this era and the Divine Manifestation, and that you are found in the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam that you have received a Visa for Paradise! It is not the time to sleep; but indeed you have to wake up and give the message in the four corners of the island.”

The Khalifatullah also gave them directives in how the true teachings of Islam must be disseminated throughout the island. He says that now the Tawheed (Unity of God) and faith (Iman) and all that it comprises is only on the lips of people, not in their hearts and deeds. Taqwa (Fear of Allah) has disappeared, and thus it is for us to bring back those precious and vital essences of Islam to the peak of righteousness in and about the Malagasy society.

More work plans have been discussed. And the Khalifatullah (atba) gave as example, Kerala, a State in India where our members are truly dynamic in the field of tabligh. The Khalifatullah (atba) encouraged them to open blogs in their native tongue (Malagasy) and also to translate his Fridays Sermons and our other website materials in Malagasy language. And he also advised that a centre be found as soon as possible in all those provinces and functioning in the right way. (Insha-Allah).

Afterwards, the Khalifatullah (atba) along with some members went to meet several personalities and businessmen to disseminate the message of Islam and of the Jamaat of Allah and invited them to partake of the blessings of the Divine Manifestation of this era. He axed his message on the fact that the door of prophethood (i.e. the non law-bearing one) is never closed, and that it was today’s Mullahs who are trying to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths. 

The light of Allah, through the Holy Spirit on the Messenger of Allah is here in this era to guide people from darkness to light, to the divine mercy and forgiveness, so that they may receive a new lease of life. The Khalifatullah (atba) told them that if they agree, this agreement and recognition of the Divine Manifestation shall be for their own good, but if they reject, they shall verily have to answer for that before Allah one day. The Khalifatullah (atba) told them that he has done his duty of inviting them and explaining them really well the ways of Allah and His Divine Manifestation in this era and that it was now up to them to decide.

On 14 August 2015: For his Friday Sermon, Allah guided the Amir’ul Mumineen Muhy-ud-Din Al-Khalifatullah to elaborate on the importance of Jumu’ah for all believers, irrespective of sexes. Both men and women are believers and need to frequent the mosques regularly. He read the second Ruku of the Surah Jumu’ah and backed his words by several Hadiths, especially concerning the subject of women and the mosque. And he also explained why Allah also mentions the advent of a Messenger in the first Ruku who shall come from among us. This important sermon of the Khalifatullah touched the hearts of many. (Insha-Allah a summary of the sermon shall be available soon).

Before his return to Mauritius, the Khalifatullah made it a must to meet all members of the Jamaat and again attracted their attention on the importance of working with dedication for the cause of Allah, in the Jamaat of Allah. He warned them that if they take these works lightly (not with devotion and seriousness) then Allah the Almighty shall take away this blessing from them and give it to others. He stressed on the fact that the land of Allah is large and the servants of Allah are many, and Allah can, whenever He wants bless other people who shall be more sincere and dedicated than them to give them this honour of forming part of the blessed people of Allah under the leadership of His Khalifatullah. 

Therefore, he advised them not to lose this blessing for if so, this loss shall be incurred in both the worlds, and verily the punishment of the hereafter is verily the harshest of all punishments/loss which they may witness in this world. He also advised them to send regularly detailed reports of all works and activities done. Before his departure back to Mauritius, the Khalifatullah (atba) and the members there did a social work according to the means available.
All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.