Saturday, January 2, 2016

15 Years of Divine Manifestation

On this festive day of New Year 2016, I offer a prayer to the Creator of the universe for all mankind: 

“O my God, 
You were with us and You strove for us even before we do so with ourselves; also be with us since we are as You were with us even before our existence! 
Clothe us with Benevolence (Lutfika) and come to us with Your love (Atfika) and Your Majesty (Janaabika). 
Bring out of our heart the darkness of self-will and let shine in our secret (Sirr) the light of surrender to You! 
Make us contemplate the excellence of Your choices so that what You demand and what You choose for us may become more beloved to us than the choices we could possibly make for ourselves. Ameen!”

Today January 1, it’s been 15 years since the late 4th Caliph of the Ahmadiyya movement based himself on a report of hatred and jealousy of his ex so-called Amir to believe that two people were creating fitna (disorder) in the Ahmadiyya movement in Mauritius and that the system of Khilafat (Caliphate) was in danger. And then, without listening to our version mainly on divine revelation which I was receiving at the time, the fourth Caliph with such arrogance humiliated us and expelled from the Nizam-e-Jamaat (administration of the Jamaat) and in addition to that, he had not hesitated to send a curse (Lannat) on us, predicting our end. He qualified this end as a tragic and horrible end; that we would have a fearful destiny. 

As Allah told me afterwards, it was a Mubahila - a wish/ prayer for our misfortune and our end – which the fourth caliph had done, from the tone of his writings which he dictated through the Additional Vakilut-Tabshir Majid Tahir. In a vision (Kashf), Allah (swt) made it very clear to me that it was indeed a Mubahila which the fourth Caliph had done and I saw the Hand of Allah crush the letter (of Mubahila) in question and throw it in the dustbin. The 4th Caliph had not realized his mistake and had failed to control his ego, and then with all his arrogance, he told us to go and form our separate Jamaat, and that when two people will go this shall not make the weight against the millions of people who will join the Ahmadiyya movement.

Huzur (atba) said that recently an Ahmadi told him that they (the Ahmadis of Mauritius) needed him (meaning that he is a vital asset for the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah), and to return to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. Huzur (atba) said that he never left the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. It was never his wish to do so. 

Indeed, it was those at the head who plotted to expel him from the Jamaat, the Nizam-e-Jamaat. Indeed, see how the plan of Allah unfolded. The 4th Caliph “ordained” the both of them (that is, Hazrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (atba) and Zafrullah Domun Saheb) to go form their own separate Jamaat. In a way, they both obeyed the Khalifat-ul-Massih; it is them who showed obedience whilst the other Ahmadis are still showing themselves disobedient. All in all, the will of Allah prevailed in all circumstances.

Therefore, the 1 January 2001 will remain engraved in the history of the Divine Manifestation, for from the first day of the new century, a century that everyone takes into consideration in their daily lives, so, from the first day of the new Century I saw myself expelled from the Nizam-e-Jamaat (administration of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya). Certainly man had made his plan, and certainly continues to make his plan, but Allah also plans and His divine plan is best. Indeed, Allah (swt) had already decreed that He would reveal the extent of the mission of His Caliph, the Khalifatullah and that He was to raise him also with Jamaat to accomplish this mission.

So today after 15 years of trials and struggle for the cause of Allah, all members who are in the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam are Muslims and ISLAM is our religion. It is certainly us who by the grace of Allah and equip with the revealed and Quranic name ISLAM, the authentic ISLAM (Sahih AL ISLAM) will revive ISLAM as in the days of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), Insha’ Allah. No other name is so blessed than Islam, Sahih AL ISLAM. It is a name that God Himself has chosen for us and He made it sacred. We support the belief that Muslims should support and deny the beliefs that Muslims should disown.

We (the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam) believe that God speaks to His chosen servants and reveals to them His purpose. The revelation comes down in words. Man lives by revelation, and through it comes into contact with God. The words with which the revelation comes down are unique in their power and wisdom. The revelation brings ordinances, laws and divine exhortations. God communicates with man through revelation. Communications depend on the circumstances and the persons who receive them.

We (the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam) also believe that when darkness prevails in the world and when the man is immersed in sin and evil, it becomes difficult for him to stand up without the help of God. Then by his Grace and Kindness, God chooses one of His loving and loyal servants and gives him the duty and responsibility to lead and guide men like the Holy Quran says: God sent messengers to every people. Through them God reveals His will and purpose. Those who turn away are ruined, and those who turn towards them earn the affection and pleasure of God. Our belief is that divine messengers belong to different spiritual ranks and contribute in varying degrees to the fulfilment of the Divine Purpose. The Holy Prophet (pbuh) was, is and shall always remain the greatest of all the Messengers and most perfect of men.

Certainly there are verses in the Holy Quran that positively teach that prophets will come in the future. A perfect book as the Quran is complete in itself and gives even the predictions of the future until judgement day. For this consider the verses of Surah Al-Fatiha itself.

The short chapter is recited 50 times a day by every practicing Muslim. The prayer says: “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings.”

What “favours” are we asking here? Worldly or spiritual blessings? There are arrogant people who think they are chiefs in Jamaat Ahmadiyya who understand the meaning of these “favours” as referring to worldly goods, such as cars, electric cooker, refrigerator, washing machine, etc.

Consider these words: the path of those whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, the path of those blessed/rewarded by God. The phrase “blessed/ rewarded” needs another explanation. Fortunately the explanation is found in the Quran itself. The verses 4: 70-71 tell us that: “Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be among those on whom Allah has bestowed favours, namely: the prophets and the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous.”

He mentions four categories of rewards. One of them: Nabiyyin (the prophets). There is no doubt that Muslims in general and particularly the Ahmadis who are obedient to God and the Prophet (pbuh) can expect to become prophets. They can achieve this as well as other rewards promised by God. 

There is a verse, verse 36 of Chapter 7, which definitely teaches that the door of a class of prophets is always open, 

“O children of Adam, if there come to you messengers from among you relating to you My Verses/Signs/Revelations, then whoever fears Allah and reforms - there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.”

The content of this verse is positive and categorical. Allah says therein, when and if the prophets come to you, O children of Adam. It leaves the door open to the coming of prophets. Only they cannot supplant the law of Islam and must be servants and followers of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

We the Ahmadi Muslims, whether in the past, and even now, we present all the verses of the Holy Quran and Hadiths to non-Ahmadi Muslims to make them understand that the door is wide open for the advent of prophets, that this door is not closed. And also with your duahs (especially that of the Surah Al-Fatiha) that you do every day, which you recite about 50 times a day when you ask Allah (swt): “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings.”, then surely Allah hears the prayers of His servants and will certainly not leave them bereft of divine guidance, He will not leave them without a guide, without a prophet that He shall exalt for the reform of men.

The Ahmadi Muslims took over 125 years to put arguments forward to non-Ahmadi Muslims and also provided many explanations to prove that. And they also put forward the sayings of our beloved prophet (pbuh) as arguments to convince and guide them on the right path and that they may also accept Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) as the Promised Messiah, Imam Mahdi etc.

Today with the Divine Manifestation in this century, Allah (swt) has raised His Khalifatullah with the Holy Spirit. 

The Ahmadis have turned their backs on Allah’s Chosen One; they also closed the door to revelations and the coming of the messengers of Allah. All the arguments they once presented to others, they now behave like those deniers of the past when they say that after the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), no one will come because there is a Khalifa-tul-Massih (caliph elected by men) and no one can have revelations or be commissioned by Allah as there is a Khalifa-tul-Massih now! 

Now let’s see what the 4th Khalifa-tul-Massih has himself said in a speech in Sydney, Australia and which the Ahmadis have published in a small booklet with the title: “The Philosophy of Revival of Religion”. Read pages 9 and 10; I mention only a part of it:

“...We learn from history that everyone appointed by God was faced with a storm of opposition. All prophets came with the message of truth and eternal life but were opposed by those who preferred falsehood to truth, and spiritual death to spiritual life. This indeed is the process of the birth of religions. 

When impurities and corruption crept into religions, their rebirth also took the same course. The reformers sent by God also suffered as the prophets had suffered. 

Whenever the Almighty chose to revive a nation spiritually, it split into two groups - those who saw the truth and those who opposed it. And neither group ever changed its demonstrated attitude. The Holy Quran describes this oft repeated cycle in a most effective and moving manner...”

Let us now see a response made by the first Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Hazrat Molvi Nooruddin (ra), to the following question: 

Is it necessary to have a prophet or a messenger? 

The Caliph is quoted to have said:

“There are many who proclaim that they have many books, memoirs of ancient people and therefore are in a very good position to say what is good for us and what is not. Of what use then are the prophets and divine messengers?’ They ask their interlocutors. It is these people who consider that these treasures, that is, books amply suffice for them and their thinking is akin to a crime. In fact this makes them rebellious towards our creator. Let’s say that it is God whom they fight. 

When Allah wishes to honour someone, give him the respect due to him and proclaim him leader, it is our responsibility to submit to His desires. Submission to this leader must be in order. Let it be said that nothing can stop the will of Allah.

Anyone who stands against him perishes. Then the one who defies the chosen one of God and believes he does not need him because of his scholarly standards will not taste the honour, distinction and prestige that God gives him (the elect of Allah). This individual may be pious to the ends of the nails (i.e. throughout) but by being rebellious to this chosen one invalidates all the good deeds he has previously acquired. This is due because he gets in the way of what God plans. He thus becomes a rebel. This is also the law governing the governments of this world. Someone who does not fool anyone, who is not a crook, who pays his taxes and dues to the State shall nonetheless be considered a villain and a rebel if he happens to proclaim that he stands in no need of a leader or deigns to show irreverence towards the latter.” (Ahmadiyya Gazette, January 1994)

With the Divine Manifestation, the Ahmadi brothers became my opponents; their minds were poisoned by the Pharaoh of this century, the former so-called Amir and his Mullahs. The blind and unreasonable attitude adopted by those opponents has given the opportunity to those who used to criticize me and even those who once respected me and loved my work to dare to resort to all sorts of lies about me. They did not hesitate to make such charges against me and against my Jamaat and the divine manifestation, but by the grace of Allah, despite all this opposition, the hearts of men began to be attracted to the Divine Manifestation, to the proclamation of this humble servant of Allah, to our website, to the Blog of Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam prepared by our brother Fazil Jamal and with the great revolution of Tabligh by Amir Saheb Dr. Tahir, the Amir Saheb Jamaluddin (father of Hazrat Mukarram Fazil), Harith Saheb, our young people of Tamil Nadu, and our other brothers and sisters of Kerala and Delhi, as well as Amir M’madi of Comoros, Amir Said Ahmed of Tana in Madagascar; Amir Hamidoo and our brother Ibrahim in Mayotte, etc.

Across the world, God is guiding many people to get in touch with this humble servant of Allah, and despite persecution, boycotts, and many of the Jamaat work but by the grace of Allah, Allah (swt) gives me courage, energy, and time to respond to the messages of all these people almost every day. According to reports and positive opinions of people around the world, they are attracted by all the contents on the website, Alhamdulillah. We (the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam) are confident that the day will come when people will recognize and accept the Divine Manifestation, and this humble servant of Allah, Insha-Allah. Allah’s victory is not far off, Insha-Allah when many sincere, faithful and honest people shall join the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Insha-Allah. Ameen. May Allah bless us for the days, months and years to come, Insha-Allah so that the mission that He has given me is completed successfully, with His blessings and His precious help. Insha-Allah, Ameen.

On an end note, the Khalifatullah also made an appeal to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Mauritius to return to him his salary and lump sum, the sweat of his labour, for this sweat of his labour is to be spent for the cause of Allah. He said that if those officials in Mauritius are not making the step forward to give him his money, then the fifth Khalifatul-Massih should intervene in the matter to see to it that he gets back his due, the sweat of his labour. He also, like he did in the past invited the Khalifatul-Massih Khamis to join him so that they may work in good collaboration for the benefit of Islam. 

---Friday Sermon of  01 January 2016 ~20 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437 Hijri) delivered by Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.