Monday, February 3, 2020

Tamil Nadu Jalsa: Special Message

O my disciples in Tamil Nadu and the whole of India who have entered into a covenant with me, 

Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu

It gives me great pleasure to address you this message on the occasion of your 3rd Jalsa Salana of the Tamil Nadu Jamaat – in Kottar.

It is true that today your number is small and you are being treated in every way. For the cause of Allah, you will have to bear all sorts of disagreeable things, you will have to pass through some heavenly trials also that you may be tried in every way. Your way to victory will not be through dry logic or your returning abuse with abuse. If God does not wish to destroy us, we cannot be destroyed by anyone. How shall we win without human support? Through righteousness! Through trust in Allah! Put forth every effort that we become righteous, and that Allah may become our eternal Support and Help.

As you are heirs of truth, you are bound to be treated with enmity. Then be warned and let not your egos prevail over you. Endure every hardship and reply gently to all abuse so that you may be rewarded in heaven… Do not deride and do not indulge in mockery. Your speech should betray no meanness or ribaldry [i.e. your behaviour and talks should always be upright, without any vanity, vulgarity, arrogance or buffoonery], so that the fountain of wisdom may be opened for you.

Wise words conquer hearts. Coarse and vulgar language promises disorder. It is my principle that till one prays for one’s enemy, one’s mind is not wholly cleared. Allah (swt) has said: “Call on Me, I shall respond to you”. (40: 61)

He has not said that He will not accept a prayer in respect of an enemy. I believe that to pray for an enemy was the practice of the Holy prophet (pbuh); that is how Hazrat Umar (ra) became a Muslim. There should be no personal enmity with anyone and one should not be miserly and tyrannical. I am grateful that I can recall not one among my enemies for whom I have not prayed more than once. That is what I tell you and teach you. God Almighty is as much averse to anyone being persecuted and being treated as an enemy as He is averse to anyone being associated with Him.

He does not desire that mankind should cut asunder from each other, and he does not desire that anyone should be associated with Him. This is the way that entails praying for those who deny us. Thereby one’s mind is cleansed and expands and one’s resolve becomes firm. It is an attribute of God that He forgives the evil ones for the sake of the good ones. You, who have established a relationship with me, should become a people concerning whom it has been said that whosoever keeps with them will not encounter misfortune.

The true purpose of the internal and external limbs and faculties that have been bestowed on man is the understanding of God and His worship and His love. That is why, despite occupying himself with diverse projects in this life, man does not find his true welfare except in God.

Having had great wealth, having held high office, having become a great merchant, having ruled a great kingdom, having been known as a great philosopher, in the end he departs from all these involvements with great regret. His heart constantly rebukes him on his total preoccupation with worldly affairs and his conscience never approves his cunning, deceitful and illicit activities.

An intelligent person can appreciate this problem in this way also that the purpose of everything is to be determined by its highest performance beyond which its faculties cannot operate. For instance, the highest function of a bullock is ploughing or irrigation or transportation. Its faculties are not adapted to anything else. Therefore, the purpose of a bullock’s life are just these three things. It has no power to do anything else. But when we look into the faculties of man and try to discover what their highest reach is, we find that he seeks after God, the Exalted. He desires to become so devoted to Allah that he should keep nothing as his own and all that is his should become for Allah.

He shares with other animals his natural urge towards eating, sleeping etc. In industry, some animals are far ahead of him. Indeed the bees extracting the essence of different types of flowers produce such excellent honey that man has not yet been able to match them. It is obvious therefore, that the highest reach of man’s faculties is to meet God, the Exalted. Thus, the true purpose of his life is that the window of his heart should open towards God. 

Africa Calling

Before I end my message, like I have always said that, the persecution and the blood of Hazrat Bilal (ra) had not been shed in vain. This blood is not without any importance! As you know, Hazrat Bilal (ra) was an African who sincerely accepted Islam, and even accepted to undergo all types of persecutions. There was always on his lips: “Ahad! Ahad!” (i.e. God is One!).

So, don’t you think that Allah (swt) will bless the African countries and send among them His Chosen One and send along with him His divine blessings? So, this has been fulfilled in this era where Allah (swt) has chosen this humble self in Mauritius, this small island which forms part of the African countries. He has therefore blessed the African countries and people through this humble self’s advent in Mauritius with the rise of a new Divine Manifestation. So, I can say that Allah (swt) has chosen the African countries for the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam so that they may have very strong ties with the victory of Islam. Insha-Allah.

By the grace of Allah (swt) our Naib Amir of the Tamil Nadu Jamaat, Salim Sahib is doing dawa (tabligh) with the African people. His tabligh has been very successful where in Congo and Ghana, our brothers took the Bai’at and accepted the Khalifatullah of this era. May Allah continue to bless the efforts of our Naib Amir and my other disciples who are regular in tabligh activities with other people of the other countries, and I pray for all of you will be successful in this noble work, Ameen Summa Ameen

Special Advices for the Jamaat 

So I request all my disciples in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Kannur, the whole of India and the other countries, do not miss your five daily prayers and also your Tahajjud prayers and every day, in the morning, after the recitation of the Holy Quran, after your Zikr and reciting the attributes of Allah, make it a must also - all of you - to engage in this noble work, i.e. Dawa, whereby each of you become a Dai-Illallah, inviting all people to Allah (swt) and the truth of the Divine Manifestation of this era. And all of you should make it a must to pay your financial contributions in a spiritual of sacrifice for the cause of Allah, whereby the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam needs money for the cause of Allah’s Deen, Allah’s works, many activities, the publication of the Al-Azim Tafsir’ul Quran, many other books, newsletters, the constructions of our own mosques, Madrassas, and for Khidmat-e-Khalq (Service to Humanity), etc.

I hope that you will not turn your back from this announcement, this advice. Never be deaf to this call. Contribute every month according to your means and capacity, and I request the Amirs, Naib Amirs, tabligh secretaries, finance secretaries to send me a report every month to know about the management of our Jamaat worldwide. I have many times sent this, to request you to send me reports every month, including also every Sadr and Naib Sadr of the Siraj Makin (ladies’ side). They also must send their reports to me directly and send a copy of this report to the Ummul Mumineen Sadr Saheba International, but is a must that every Sadr must send all their reports. You can give a copy of your reports to the Amir in your respective branches, and you must send me the reports of all your works. As the prophet of Allah I must know about all this. So you should send your reports first to me, and then to the others.

Be careful, Allah (swt) is watching you and you have been chosen by the prophet of Allah. Do not make Allah angry with all of you; the consequences will be very serious. Listen carefully what I am telling you and don’t lose this blessing. Pray a lot that you remain sincere in the Divine Manifestation and obey Allah’s Khalifa. Allah (swt) has the power to replace you with other more sincere and devoted people. So I pray for all of you. May Allah have mercy on you and forgive all of you and help you in this blessed cause and bless you in your businesses, in your jobs and your everyday lives.

So what I want to tell you is that, our [Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam’s] future is linked with Africa. Africa’s population approximately amounts to 1.3 billion, even more than that. They are in the same situation as the Arabs in the time of the Holy prophet (pbuh). They are as dried wood or dried leaves, spread over miles and miles in different areas. There is need for those hands which will burn them to ashes. Such ash, that will be like an antidote containing such chemical elements that will revive not only the African but the whole world. Insha-Allah. Ameen.

And Alhamdulillah Summa Alhamdulillah there is a big success in Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar in terms of Dawa, and many people getting to know the Divine Manifestation of this era and accepting it. I ask you to keep in contact with our website, and youtube channel. You will see in how many villages, towns from which the people have integrated the Jamaat. Alhamdulillah. And also they are working actively for the construction of our mosque. From my last visit to Mayotte and the Comoros, and Madagascar as well, where the population is largely Muslim and Christian, many of them have integrated the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, and what is interesting these countries also form part of the African countries.

So I have personally gone in these three countries and I have seen how the people are very poor. So I am conscious of the importance of my duties (I and all my disciples around the world). We have been following with great interest the hard struggles of the people of Africa for their livelihood and development. As the Khalifatullah of this era, Insha-Allah, if Allah permits me through His divine instructions, I will announce an Africa fund.

Insha-Allah the object of the plan is to make humble contributions in the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of Africans.

We are conscious of its importance in African countries, Insha-Allah, I and my Jamaat will pray for the welfare of all the African people. Our prayer is that Allah (swt) guides all the African people and other people around the world in their genuine and truthful deliberations and makes them fruitful. May Allah enable in this era, with the rise of His divine manifestation and Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, the unity in African countries and other countries around the world where they all stand as one body, Insha-Allah. Alhamdulillah - All praises belong to Allah.

May bless all my disciples in Tamil Nadu – India. I wish all of you a Jalsa Salana Mubarak. May Allah (swt) enable you do what should please Him. Ameen.

I thank you all for your kind attention.

Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

[Special Address of Imam- Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (atba) of Mauritius on the occasion of the 3rd Jalsa Salana of the Tamil Nadu Jamaat (India), 29 December 2019]. 

Additional Resources: 

For the YouTube video of the special message, click here

For a full report of the Tamil Nadu Jalsa 2019, click here