Tuesday, April 5, 2016

'Show Prudence, Be Good and Do Good'

Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam- Kerala (India) organized a special Spiritual Gathering of our members at the historic Noor'ul Islam Masjid, Mathra on March 24-25, 2016- coinciding with the the august occasion of the Massih Maoud Day

Hazrat Muhyi-ud-Din Al Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius issued a special message of advice for the benefit of all those who gathered there on the occasion. In his message, Hazrat Khalifatullah (atba) underscored the historic responsibility of our Jamaat to restore the true spiritual order of Islam in an age in which all ethical values and religious teachings are trampled to dust and the great legacy of Divine servants destroyed from within by their own so-called disciples and followers. As the momentous task of upholding the Torch of Truth and illuminating the world with the Light of Faith requires extraordinary patience and sustained hard work over a long period of time for the desired transformation-"arise and create a new world"- Hazrat Saheb (atba) advocates the wisdom of displaying foresight in all actions; showing prudence against evil and the need for blazing a trail of good conduct and deeds in our everyday lives. 

Reproduced below is the Official Text of the Address:

My dear brothers and sisters, Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

It gives me an immense pleasure to pen a few words to my disciples in Kerala. My joy is doubled when I see that the Jamaat of Kerala is organising many spiritual programmes by the grace of Allah. The Tarbiyyat programme of Kerala coincides with the day after the 23rd March, marking the Massih Maud Day, and it is thus my duty to say some words on this special date.

Since Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah and Mahdi of the past century too the first Bai’at on the 23rd March 1889, to date the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as) has leapt forward with a continuous progression and has never at any time regressed, in spite of all sorts of obstacles and persecutions which it found on its path. 

It got itself established in many countries, but with the laps of times the Ahmadi Muslims have step by step trampled the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as) to dust. So, in this century, Allah (swt) raised me as His Muhyi-ud-Din, Khalifatullah and bestowed many other dignities and titles upon this humble self in the very Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Maud (as) and in the Ummah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). I came as a Reviver of faith to bring all people to the true teachings of Islam.

Alhamdulillah, the Kerala Jamaat is among the ones who have recognised the Khalifatullah of this era. In this dark era, it is you (the Kerala Jamaat) who have been destined the task of lighting the Torch of Truth and upholding it high. Our swords and our guns are our arguments which we adduce to prove the truth of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam. Our guns and our swords are the prayers we constantly address for the triumph of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, and our guns and our swords are the high moral qualities and character, and it is with these that we are going to conquer all the faiths of the world and to unfurl the flag of Islam.

I observed that the Jamaat of Kerala, by the grace of Allah have been granted outstanding capabilities. If these gifts from Allah are properly utilised and you put into the service of Islam all your faculties of head and heart, I am quite certain that within a short period, Allah will bless you with great victories and you will be able to bring about a moral and spiritual revolution in your dear homeland.

However, let me sound a note of warning here. Whilst performing the tasks I have outlined, you must never permit yourselves to be carried away and to either forget, and violate the respect owed to your elders or transgress the limits set by the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam.

You should never forget your obligations to the law of the land and your duties towards your elders. Always treat higher age groups with extreme love and care. The Holy Quran requires you to lower your wing of mercy upon your parents when they grow old:

And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.(17: 25)

Similarly, always remember that the Amir Sahib must not only be obeyed, but must be respected and loved. You should not be overly enthusiastic and run ahead of him. Remember that the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (saw) has described the Amir as a shield and that the battle is to be fought behind the shield and not ahead of it. And, if you should try to leave the shield behind and try to go ahead of it, you will only be inviting your own ruin and nothing else.

May Allah be with you and may He enable each one of you to be a soldier of Islam, always prepared to struggle for His cause. I end with these words:

“There is no greater wisdom than foresight, no greater piety than abstention from evil and no greater goodness than good behaviour.”

May Allah rain upon your gathering His special blessings and help each of you to better yourselves day after day to become truly His in every way. Ameen, Summa Ameen, Ya Rabbal Aalameen.

Munir Ahmad Azim
The Messenger of Allah
Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam
24 March 2016