Friday, January 29, 2016

Why A Divinely-Elected Imam Now?

The Advent of Divine Elects

The main reason for the arrival of new non-Law-bearing prophets in the Muhammadan Ummah (pbuh) is that Islam came for the whole world and must be propagated. And for this important work two arrangements are necessary: first the internal reform among Muslims (i.e., the strengthening of their faith in Islam), and second, the spread of Islam around the world. These two needs cannot be achieved without strict discipline, a leader, an Imam.

In the Quran, Allah (swt) talks about this discipline in these terms:

“Allah would not leave the believers in that (state) you are in (presently) until He separates the evil from the good. Nor would Allah reveal to you the unseen. But (instead), Allah chooses of His messengers whom He wills, so believe in Allah and His messengers. And if you believe and fear Him, then for you is a great reward.” (3:180).

Here it is said to the believers: Oh you who claim to have faith, as long as there shall be no difference between the good and the bad you will remain mixed up with the result that Islam will be weakened. Allah does not like such a situation. Surely He will send a prophet to separate the bad from the good. Since only God knows who is good and who is not, and He alone knows how to separate, He will choose a pious Muslim to operate that separation of/ distinction between (the good and evil/ bad ones). O you who believe! “So believe in Allah and His messengers.”

On the other hand, if there should not come a prophet, why did Allah (swt) say to those who believe in Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) that a time will come when there will be no difference between good and evil and that He shall then send a prophet? Why did He give the command to believe in the Prophet and to fear (i.e., to reform)? There is in all this food for thought.

Ponder over this: In this era, there are currently millions and millions of Muslims on earth. They have governments, wealth and Ulemas, but despite all this nothing is actually done to spread and to improve the image of Islam in the face of the slander of other nations and thoughts on what is really Islam, on what it actually represents. 

On the contrary, Islam is weakening day by day; the real teachings of Islam are trampled; the way of practicing Islam (by those who say that they are Muslims) is giving a bad image to Islam where Islam is even accused of being a religion advocating terrorism. These same people who call themselves “Muslims” have soiled the commandments of Islam and gave a bad image of this perfect religion to other religions around the world as a whole.

So it is obvious that for the propagation of Islam there is not much need for government, wealth and number than piety and faith; on the other hand the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam has taken this heavy task/ responsibility. Despite great opposition that we have on our back, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam persists and spreads the message of Islam worldwide. In respect to material wealth, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam is now poor, and also very few in number, but those who oppose it cannot thwart the work it does around the world. Why? Simply because the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam has a Khalifatullah a divinely-elected Imam in this era.

The members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam have faith and piety filled in their hearts. They try to live as per the teachings of the Holy Quran. They make money and life sacrifices for the Islamic mission. All their efforts are channelled under the guidance of a divinely-elected leader chosen by Allah for them and for the world. They work with strict discipline. They firmly believe that our Jamaat is the one to take over the responsibility of the mission of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and Allah has certainly blessed all those people who have recognized the Khalifatullah of this era. 

Insha-Allah these fortunate people (the followers of the Khalifatullah) will work even harder and more people will come to this truth who shall be guided by Allah to spread the message of Islam throughout the earth, and through this divine blessing, whereby they have recognised and accepted a Khalifatullah, Insha-Allah Muslims shall become once more the worshipers of unity (the unicity of Allah), and without fear and hindrance, they shall worship the one and only God. According to the divine promise, the Khalifatullah shall win everyone to Islam, Insha-Allah

Allah (swt) talks about the Caliph of Allah in these terms:

“Allah has promised the ones of you who have believed and done deeds of righteous- ness that indeed He will definitely make them successors in the earth, (even) as He made the ones who were before them successors, and that indeed He will definitely establish for them their religion that He is Divinely satisfied with (i.e., that He approves of) for them, and that indeed He will definitely give them in exchange, even after their fear, security. ‘They shall worship Me, not associating with Me anything.’ And whoever disbelieves after that, then those are they (who are) the rebellious and wicked.” (24: 56).

O my Muslim brothers and sisters! Pray and be vigilant. Islam has become weak today. You and your children, you have drifted far from Islam. This faith, this firm belief which was once in the hearts of the companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), where is it now? We need that same faith and that same union; in a word, it is through a Caliph of Allah that Islam shall spread quickly on earth again. Today Muslims are weak, the storm of infidelity and apostasy threatens to sweep them. If God was not to keep His promise now, when shall He do so?

God always keeps His promises, and in this century, by raising a Muhyiuddin, Khalifatullah, He has accomplished that promise for you. 

So why do you take a hostile attitude towards the Khalifatullah of this era? Leave it to the ulemas (religious scholars/ priests) with their Bidat (innovations). They have closed the door of the coming of the prophets and the door of divine revelations, to open the doors of innovations (Bidat such as: Khatam, Taweez, Mawlud) and they have made people abandon the Quran, to make them attracted to them (the ulemas). Corrupt ulemas therefore have a hatred for God’s messenger. But you, you should open your eyes. 
Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) not say, “Their ulemas (scholars) will the worst of all creatures under the canopy of the heaven”? Leave them alone to their fate. Come join us for the propagation of Islam, and to make the mission of our beloved prophet (pbuh) succeed on earth.

My brothers and sisters! 

Nabuwwat (prophethood) shall always exist but only that one which is connected to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) in the beauty of his perfection and seal. And certainly the advent of such prophets, faithful followers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) will appear in their time appointed by Allah until the Day of Judgement. Nobody can stop it. This is a blessing from God who made the promise. And He always keeps His promises. Religions are always restored by God. 

Allah sends a prophet or a reformer to remove man from materialism and return him to his Creator. Such reformer demands (from the people) a lot of sacrifice in the name of God. He invites people to work and toil, to be persistent and patient, and He tells them that those who want to live must be prepared to give their lives. He prepares them for a long and painful struggle against blind opposition and persecution at the hands of those they love and seek to save.

Indeed, this is the true and eternal philosophy to revive the true divine teachings. Any philosophy which is against this is pure fantasy. I must draw your attention that every Muslim, whatever sect he may belong, believes in the oneness of God, and in the prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Every Muslim believes that Islam is the last religion for the salvation of humanity. All Muslims believe that Islam will continue until the Day of Judgement to meet the spiritual needs of man.

All Muslims believe that the law revealed through the Holy Prophet (pbuh) is unchangeable and that the Quran is incorruptible and unalterable even down to the smallest parts. Muslims of all schools believe that the edicts of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have value and authority now like in the past and that until the last men. Muslims of all sects believe that it is only through an alliance with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that the light of eternal truth can be perceived and seen. These basic points are accepted by all Muslims without exception. With so much in common, there is however the fundamental difference that distinguishes the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam from other Muslims in that which they have closed the door of prophethood, and the Divine revelations.

Come, Oh good, righteous and honest creatures of God, come and give a helping hand to achieve this magnificent goal. Become heirs of the divine favours and blessings. May God give you that happiness! Ameen.

--- Friday Sermon of 29 January 2016 ~(18 Rabi’ul Aakhir 1437 Hijri) delivered by Hazrat Imam Muhyi-ud-Din Al-Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.