Showing posts with label Umrah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Umrah. Show all posts

Monday, August 17, 2020

The Murder of Tahir Naseem

Charged with the offence of 'blasphemy' and facing legal proceedings for the last two years in Pakistan, Tahir Ahmad Naseem was murdered by a fanatic youth on Wednesday, 29 July 2020. Apparently, the assassin was able to sneak inside a Peshawar courtroom where a judge was presiding over the case, and  shot the victim down at point blank range, to silence him forever. Media reports testify that while the gunman Faisal Khan was immediately apprehended by the police; the murder is being openly celebrated as a 'victory of Islam', with many Mullahs competing among themselves to declare the murderer a 'Ghazi' - soldier of Islam-, turning the horrific criminal into an instant national hero! 

Such is the 'Darkness at Noon' that engulfs a so called 'Islamic Republic' in our times. The State of Pakistan claims to respect Islamic values in its Constitution and the Laws. And yet, it looks away from the glaring injustice and oppression that is taking place in the name of faith-based crimes. With virtual impunity, religious thugs who take law into their own hands, celebrate their cult of violence and murder in the name of Allah. With close to 100 people being so murdered in the last three decades alone, today, extra-judicial killing of persons merely accused of 'blasphemy' is a near certainty in Pakistan. The assassination of Governor Salman Taseer of Punjab by his own bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri in 2011 only because the Governor opposed the application of blasphemy law on an innocent and helpless Christian woman, and the subsequent adulation Qadri received at the hands of fanatical mobs on his court trial is a grim reminder of the deeper malaise in society. The national criminal law, especially its provisions relating to the offence of blasphemy, is being widely misused by fascist elements  to intimidate religious minorities- including Ahmadis; to arrest and imprison individuals for their personal opinions. The privileging of  ‘majoritarian’ prejudices in national discourse threatens the very space for Divinely-willed diversity: after all, minority voices and contrarian perceptions can enrich the discourse on truth appreciation. The deadly poison of religious/sectarian scheming casts its long shadow over the integrity and fairness of the nation’s governance structures. Ensuring fair trial and justice for those caught up in the maelstrom of blasphemy allegations is virtually impossible under the prevailing circumstances. How should we look at a Law that caters to collective prejudices, to persecute and spread hatred against minority communities and to target contrarian voices in the public sphere? 

When blood-thirsty Mullahs openly call for shedding human blood in public meetings- all in the name of safeguarding the Faith / ‘Honour of the Holy Prophet’, etc-  they create conditions for civic strife and chaos in society. These religious leaders are inciting people to commit murder! Rather than following Divine ordinances on good conduct, they are following their own whims and caprices. Most certainly, rather than setting things right, nor seeking to reform the morals of their followers in society; they are working corruption on land in the quest for power and pelf. They play God by seeking to define and control legitimate religiosity in the land, and they end up tampering with the social order and rule of law; denying justice and basic rights of the people. The cult of violence and lawlessness they unleash will eventually corrode the Faith from within, as well as destroy the social order in the long run. Like the Qur'an says, 'Corruption has flourished on land and sea as a result of people's actions and He will make them taste the consequences of some of their own actions so that they may turn back'. (HQ, 30: 42). 

Contrary to fanatical Mullah-ism, true Islam abhors Totalitarianism and thought control, either by the State or the vigilantes. Islam stands for freedom of conscience, and respect for personal choices.   A society that does not tolerate difference and diversity, nor respect freedom of religion of individuals -including the freedom from religion-only ends up challenging Allah’s Grand Order of Things for the world. When a nation’s leaders exceed the bounds of equity and fairness and social balance, they ignore common sense and the lessons of history, only to write its destiny in creeping injustice, violation of rights, social turmoil and bloody conflicts.  Just as it is some people who create "Fasad", it is for the good people in society to join hands with the Divine Elects among them to work for "Islah"- reforms for a just and humane social order that works for everyone. Indeed, the Qur'an notes: "And were it not for God's repelling people, some by means of others, the earth would be completely corrupt" (2:252). 

In his Eid-ul-Adha Sermon of 01 August 2020~10 Dhul-Qaddah 1441 AH, Imam- Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (aba) of Mauritius took note of the recent murder of Tahir Ahmad Naseem in Pakistan. Against the backdrop of moral decadence and spiritual corruption all around, Imam Azim (aba) reminds that following in the glorious tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his family, and also the great companions of the Holy Prophet (sa) in the past; today it is for the sincere believers in the Divine Way to stand up for the creation of a just social order through spiritual revolution, with fervent prayers, constructive efforts and selfless sacrifices against all odds and at all costs. Hadhrat Saheb (aba) exhorts, 'Arise and Create a New World'.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

'Eid-ul-Fitr' Sermon 2020


I wish Eid Mubarak to all my disciples around the world and I pray that this Eid be a blessing for us and the entire Muslim world. Insha-Allah.

Islam uses the word “Eid” to express joy. It’s a day that comes at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and sacrifice. It is a day when our prayers (Salaat and Duahs) are accepted, and we must make this supplication: O Allah, make this day come more often. Ameen.

On that day, Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) used to praise Allah in a very special way with great love and brilliance. A question was asked: When was Eid first celebrated?

The first Ramadan was observed in the second year of the Hegira and it was during this same Ramadan that Muslims fought the battle of Badr. The Muslims weren’t even done dressing the wounds of war. It is mentioned that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) was so exhausted that he leaned on Hazrat Bilal (ra) and it was only with the help of the latter that he stood up and pronounced his sermon.

A few days before the celebration of Eid, he announced the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr which he had made compulsory for every Muslim. As soon as this Fitrana was announced, the companions generously contributed. The money thus collected was distributed among the poor before and after Eid festival.

However according to another tradition (Sunnah), it was during this same Eid that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) had, outdoors and in a vast place celebrated the Eid festival. According to Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (ra), the Holy Prophet (pbuh) in his sermon, placed great emphasis on the glory and the Hamd (praise) of Allah. He praised Allah in an extraordinary and special way.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Ka'aba as a Sign of God


The story of the Ka'aba

Mecca, the Holy City is the busiest city in Saudi Arabia. The Holy Mosque (Masjid al Haram) is located in Mecca. It is a city in the Arabian Peninsula 350 meters above the sea. The Ka’aba is in the middle of the Sacred Mosque. This mosque is located in a space called Bakka.

The date of its foundation goes back to the time of Hazrat Ibrahim (as), the Prophet (Nabi) and the Friend (Khalil) of Allah. It is in this city that the Holy Prophet of Islam was born. It is also the cradle of the revelation that welcomed the light of Islam and it is there that springs the Sacred Mosque, the first installed on earth for the men by virtue as it is evident from the words of the Most High (Allah): “The first House that was built for the people is that of Bakka (Mecca), blessed and a good direction for the universe.” (Al-Imran 3: 97)

It has been safely reported from Abu Dharr that he said, “I asked the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) about the first mosque on earth? He said, ‘The Holy Mosque’ and then I said to him, ‘Which one afterwards?’ He said, ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ I told him, ‘How much time has passed between the two?’ He said, ‘40 years old.’”

The Ka’aba towards which the Muslims of the East and West (all Muslims) turn for their prayers (to worship the Unique Lord of the Ka’aba), is approximately found at the centre of the Sacred Mosque. It has a height of 15 metres and takes the form of a large cube almost square. It was built by Hazrat Ibrahim (as) on the command of Allah the Most High. Allah the Almighty and Majestic says: “And when We appointed for Ibrahim the place of the House (the Ka’aba) saying to Him, ‘Do not associate Me with anything; and cleanse My House for those who circle around it, for those who stand up in prayer, and for those who bow and make prostration.’” (Al-Hajj 22: 27).

The term “bawwa’na” means: We directed it and made it available to it and gave it permission to build. In this regard, Allah the Almighty says: “And when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundation of the House, [saying], ‘O our Lord, accept this from us! For You are the Hearing, the Knowing.’ (Al-Baqara 2: 128).

Saturday, March 17, 2018

'Umrah': The Khalifatullah in Arabia

Fulfillment of a Grand Prophecy

He selects for His mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty. (3: 75).

But is it (not) that every time a messenger came to you, with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party (of messengers) you denied and another party you strived to kill. (2: 88).

When on divine order I proclaimed myself as Muhyi-ud-Din (Reviver of Religion) and the Khalifatullah (Caliph of Allah) of this era, as well as other titles that Allah has granted me, the Muslims, more precisely the envious Ahmadi mullahs, stood up against me and began to heap blames and dirt at me, despising me. People who claim to be theologians and defenders of Islam, of Ahmadiyyat and defenders of the 'caliph' roam everywhere to raise the masses against the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam and against the Khalifatullah of this century.

Since the beginning of the Divine Manifestation and the proclamation of this humble servant of God as Muhyi-ud-Din and Khalifatullah etc., the mullahs have mixed politics with their anti-Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam designs. But who can stop the steamroller that has become Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam ? When God the Almighty is with us, who would dare to challenge Him and stand up against His will? Certainly the consequence of this one would be very lamentable, because Allah always supports His Elected/ Chosen servants and certainly fulfils His promises.