Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Historic Friday Sermon in Maldives

Ya Massih-e-Maoud-Al-Rassool-e-Nabiullah, Munir Ahmad Azimtamannaé kawno makan..." (O Promised Messiah, Messenger and Prophet of Allah Munir Ahmad Azim, the universe as a whole desires to inherit your love).

- (Extract of Revelation (in Verse form) in Urdu - 2004 & 2010)

Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius, the Muhyi-ud-Din and Khalifatullah of this era and the founder of Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam International, just completed a highly successful, three-nation- Sri Lanka, Maldives and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai & Abu Dhabi) Dawa Mission, which was undertaken in accordance with Divine inspiration and direction. The presence and effective preaching of the Khalifatullah in these different countries has been specially blessed by Allah the Most High, leading to the acceptance of Bai’at of new members and the official Registration of the Jamaat’s chapters with the respective national authorities. The Tabligh journeys of the Khalifatullah also provided extraordinary opportunities for other peoples in these countries to listen to the sublime message of Islam and its practical ordinances, as being expounded through Divine Revelations vouchsafed to the Muhyi-ud-Din of our times. 

While still on this international Dawa Mission, Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) made a historic Friday Sermon from the island-state of Maldives on May 02, 2014. Reflecting on the different religious systems and practices still existent in diverse parts of the world, the Khalifatullah expounds profoundly on the Qur'anic norms to assess the complex situation produced by human imaginations and extrapolations on prisitne teachings of world's religions. As the Divinely-raised Muhyi-ud-Din of this era, Hadhrat Sahib (atba) explains his lofty spiritual mission and invites the people to join him in the collective project of global reform through adhering to the Islamic teachings on personal and social transformation. 

Read the Extracts from the Friday Sermon:  
A question that currently arises is: if all religions were in fact founded by messengers from God, then why is there any difference in their teaching? Can the same God send down different teachings?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Dynamics of Renewal and Expulsion

In the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, one of the spiritual teachings that the Khulafatul Massih have always defended is the continuity of Divine revelations and the advent of Divine Reformers till the Day of Judgment. Allah has kept the door open for revelation and Allah will appoint Guides/ Khulafa through revelation to guide this Jamaat and humanity whenever and wherever Allah chooses as the need arises. We have already documented many statements from the Promised Massih (as) and also that of the Musleh Moaud Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra), whereby they have expressly endorsed this blessed hope about the continuity of Divine Reformers and other promised spiritual sons in the Din-e-Islam till the Last Days. (For a list of Blog articles chronicling and commenting on such speeches and references from the writings and statements of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, check here: 1234567891011121314161718 ). 

In a speech delivered at Sydney, Australia in the 1990’s, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV has given a very vivid picture of how reform takes place within religious communities and what are its consequences. One of the sure trajectories of religious renewal is the trials and oppositions a Reformer will have to face within his own community and people when he becomes a servant of Allah and bring to the people the mercy of Divine Messages. The sermon entitled The Philosophy of the Revival of Religion states:

…………….Every fair minded person can see from this comparison that the Ahmadiyya view-point is based on the history of religions while the philosophy of its opponents is mythical and contradicts the history of religious revival. 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. A study of the Holy Quran shows that:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Divine Revelations of the Khalifatullah

Revelations as Divine Mercy

"It is not granted to any mortal that God should speak to him except through revelation or from behind a veil, or by sending a messenger to reveal by His command what He will: He is exalted and wise. So we have revealed a spirit to you by Our command: you knew neither the Scripture nor the faith, but We made it a light, guiding with it whoever We Will of Our servants. You give guidance to the straight path, the path of God, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and earth: truly everything will return to God.” (42: 52-54)

Say that the “Roohul Quds” (Holy Spirit) has brought the Revelation with the Truth step by step from your Lord, to strengthen the believers and as guidance and good news to the devout Muslims” (16: 103). 

A recipient of Divine revelations and other inspirations and spiritual visions bring with him, with the help of the Roohul Quds,  an abundance of Divine communications and spiritual messages. Such messages from the Unseen may contain glad tidings foretelling the brilliant destiny awaiting a people. It can also include clear warnings about the potential dangers ahead in their collective lives, both mundane and spiritual. That is why devout Muslims- those who wholeheartedly submit to the Will and Decree of the Almighty Allah, at all times- consider revelations and inspirations as a great bounty and special blessings of the Almighty. These fortunate believers, whose hearts open up to recognize, accept the Divine Message of the times, walk along, in the narrow and straight path of the Divine, being guided and hand held by that servant of Allah the Most High, in their spiritual journey of a lifetime. Hence, the presence of a recipient of Divine revelations is the very embodiment of Divine mercy for the community of believers.

Consider the experience of the Divinely-raised Muhyi-ud-Din Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius, the servant of Allah in our times. As we have noted in previous articles in the Blog, Hadhrat Sahib is a born-soldier of Islam, having had with him from a relatively very young age of his blessed life, an abiding interest in religious matters and an intuitive understanding of effective preaching and an exceptional drive to spread further and further the true message of Islam for all of humanity. Years before the Divine Call, as a devout Daai-e-Ilallah, Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib was the ambassador of the Promised Massih (as) to the several communities and peoples of the Indian Ocean island-states, including Reunion Island (1990)Mayotte (1997) and Seychelles (2000), helping to establish the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in these distant lands. Through his fervent prayers and the Divine Grace over his ardent preaching efforts,  hundreds of people in these lands got the opportunity to recognize the sublime path of true Islam.

Indeed, in the annals of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyyathe extraordinary services rendered by this humble servant of Islam to the mission of the Promised Massih (as) had been recorded by the Fourth Khalifa Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahib himself. Even more importantly, Allah (twa) showed His deep appreciation and profound satisfaction for the sincere and earnest efforts, when Allah (swa) took him under His wing of Mercy and blessed him with an abundance of Divine communications and spiritual messages, to a level and scale unheard of in the history of Islam since the times of the Promised Massih (as). If the solitude of the Arabian desert provided the perfect setting for the revelation-centered, Divine mission of the Holy Prophet of Islam (sa), the waves of the Indian Ocean will forever bear witness to the preaching of this Divine Elect, Insha Allah(For an account about the  family background and early life of Hadhrat Sahib, click here:  12345678910 ).

Divine Revelations on a Purified Heart

For the benefit of our readers, we have assembled here, a few of the Divine revelations and other Divine Messages vouchsafed to the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib Sahib (atba) over the years. While the list of revelations and messages presented here are by no means exhaustive or even comprehensive, these are certainly illustrative of the Divine communications vouchsafed to Hadhrat Sahib (atba) in the last decade and beyond. We understand that many other messages are to be unveiled and these are awaiting to be codified together, in the fullness of time, Insha Allah, Aameen.  The revelations mentioned here are those that are available over the official website, one could read many of them in the archives of the Friday Sermons delivered over the last decade or so. 

La Maqsooda Illallah, meaning there is no destination but Allah.

La Mabooda bil Haqqe Iillallah - There is no one to worship in truth but Allah

Laa Ghaliba Illallah”- The Victory of Allah

Surely, true guidance is Allah's Guidance

And him whom Allah guides, there is none to lead him astray”

من عرف نفسه فقد عرف ربه    “Man arafa nafsahu faqad arafa rabbahu.”

That is to say: "He who knows his self knows his Lord".

رأيت ربي بعين ربي  “Ra’aytu rabbi bi ayni rabbi”  That is to say: “I saw my Lord through the (merciful) eye of my Lord.” 

"If you become solely Mine, indeed the whole world shall come to be thine".

“Purify yourself of the attributes of the self in order to contemplate your own pure essence, and look in your own heart all the sciences of the prophets, without books, without teachers, without masters. The book of the true servant of Allah is not composed of ink and letters; it is nothing but a heart white as snow. The scholar is not the one to borrow knowledge from any book and who becomes ignorant when he forgets what he has learned. The true scholar is one who receives, when he wants, his knowledge from his Lord, without study or teaching.

“It is Allah who silences it or makes it speak. It is He who veils it or unveils it. It is He who gives it and takes it back wherever and whenever He pleases because that light comes from Him. That is why He works within that Light as He wishes and wherever He pleases and in whom He pleases and according to His will.”

"O My Servant, Your Boss is a good payer, with the price of your labour, you shall receive eternity".

O you Soul at peace! Return to your Lord well pleased (with Him) and He well pleased (with you). So enter among My servants, And enter My Paradise.” (HQ, 89: 28-31)

The perfect mind comprehends not imperfection.
It derives pleasure from Source Divine
It shelters faith in the furthest compartment,
Willing the heart to be pleased with love anew;
From the start of the Swell of submission
The mind comprehends not the Purpose Divine.
Of the world it knows no other,
Except the one whom God makes him see through the wonders of his capabilities;
Islam is his ideal
Islam is his focus
Perfection over perfection!”

(Received on 22 June 2011)

On the spiritual Mission and Divine Mandate

“Fasbir sabran Jameela”meaning, “Show beautiful patience”(In the year, 2000).

"Even if the world leaves you tomorrow, but Allah is with you, ALL is with you, but if the world is with you, and Allah is not with you, nothing is with you."

Stand up and warn, And your Lord do you magnify, And your clothes do you purify, And uncleanliness do you shun, And bestow not favours seeking to get more in return, And for the sake of your Lord, do you endure trials patiently”.

Convey what has been revealed to you from your Lord; and if you do it not, you have not conveyed His Message. And Allah will protect you from men”.

"You are the Mohyuddin of this era"

“O Mohyiuddin, arise and create a new world!

“You Are the New Orbit”

"O descendant of Deen-e-Islam each time that in some place in the Universe religion declines and irreligion advances, I send someone with the Rou-hil-Qoudouss".

O Munir Ahmad Azim, you are known as the Reviver of religion, you are the strength of this religion, O Mohyuddin

O Mohyuddin! My relation to you is above all relations. Your status is indeed high.

O Khalifatullah, Muhyi-ud-Din, My beloved Munir Azim, arise and create a new world”.

 Ya Khalifathullah! Qul: “Annal Mujaddido (O Khalifathullah! Tell them: ‘I am the Mujaddid’)

On the state of Ahmadi beliefs

The teachings of the Promised Messiah have been trampled to dust”.

The teachings of the Promised Messiah have been trampled to dust…. They give khilafat more importance than My divine words (Holy Quran), the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the teachings of the second Issa (the Promised Messiah)”.

“Diamond will cut Diamond”.

I will humiliate he who tries to humiliate you”.

“We will punish them from where they expect not”.

“In the long run evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that they rejected the Signs of God, and held them up to ridicule.” 

“Allah says that they are working very hard to deviate the followers especially the weak ones. They think that they possess the power of the world. When a prophet comes, what do these people do, they try to weaken his faith, so as to stop the propagation of one God. They ignore that Allah has chosen him and he is a Rassool-Allah, a prophet of God, a Khalifatullah and a Massih’ullah. When Allah sends His Rassool, do you think he will walk on red, velvet carpet? Will he live a comfortable and easy life? When he stands alone firmly, steadily to proclaim himself as the prophet of God, everybody is against him except very few believe in him. Allah says that whatever strategy they apply to humiliate My prophet, Allah will never support them. Allah challenges them that if ever they take all the people in this world with them, all stand against My prophet, saying that they are the possessor of power, Allah says that when I am with my prophet no man can weaken My power. Allah is the Most-Powerful. Allah is the inflictor of punishment. He can send His punishment at any time. No one can save them, neither their wealth nor their children. No one can save them from the anger of Allah. Their punishment will be double as they cannot hear the words of Allah (REVELATION).” (Extract of Friday Sermon 01 February 2008)

“...signs foretelling the death and destruction of those who stood in the way of My Khalifatullah will become increasingly manifest. The time of the destruction of the enemies of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam (as) and the Muhyi-ud-Din Khalifatullah of this era, will remain hidden so that when the Divine punishment overtook them all of a sudden, they will become completely non-plussed and will not know what to do.” (REVELATION 20 January 2010 @ 2.15pm 

On Adversaries and their challenges

Look how they strike for you comparisons; but they have strayed, so there is no way out for them”.

“We verily know what they say grieve you. But really they do not believe that you are lying, but it is the revelations of Allah, (which) the unjust reject.” (~ November 25, 2011)

Those who argue concerning Allah after He has been responded to – their argument is invalid with their Lord, and upon them is (His) wrath, and for them is a severe punishment.

“Laa takhaf innaka antal-a’alaa” – Fear not, for you shall have the upper hand.

Falaa tahinuu wa tad-‘uuu ‘ilas-salmi wa ‘antumul-‘a’-lawna wallaahu ma-‘akum wa layy-yatirakum ‘a’-maalakum. 

(So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of (the reward of) your deeds.) December 2011

But they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves, and these people say, “This is an amazing thing.” Verily they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition. And the intoxication of death shall certainly bring forth the truth; that is specifically what they are trying to avoid (that is, death). And Allah says: Wa innaz-zaalimiina lahum azaabun aliim – Verily, the wrongdoers shall have a painful chastisement. (Insha-Allah)

In the Friday Sermon of 21 March 2014, it was announced by the Khalifatullah (atba)In the capacity of Khalifatullah in this era, I would like to tell Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib and his followers the following revelation which I have received from Allah:

Wa-adallaahul Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam huwal fawzul Aziim. 

Allah has promised the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam the Grand Victory.

Warnings about Calamities

The state of the world is such that it shall witness all the more calamities, destructions which shall be a lesson for them for their disobedience to the divine commands. They have turned away from My worship. Haiti is in serious condition, and so will be other countries because these people have left My worship to grip the dirt of this world. Remember O Khalifatullah what I had told you so many times: Destructions, destructions, destructions – rivers of blood will follow, and widows shall weep and tears will be of no avail. No man in the power of man can stop Allah’s design. What Allah has decreed shall come. (Revelation; – in bold – reappeared 8 times at 12.05pm on 20 January 2010).

How many a people have turned in their pride against the command of their Lord and His Messengers! We made them a stern reckoning, and punished them with a horrible punishment. So they tasted the mischief of their deed, and the end of their matter was loss. Allah has prepared a severe punishment for them. So those possessing understanding and who believe, fear Allah! Allah has sent this (the message) down for you as a reminder, (through) a messenger reciting to you the clear revelations of Allah as proof, so that he may bring forth those who believe and do good deeds from darkness into light. Whosoever believes in Allah and does good deeds He will admit him to gardens underneath which rivers flow where they shall live forever and ever. For those (people), Allah has made a nice provision.” (Mentioned in the Friday Sermon of March 25, 2011)

And tell them Oh Muhyi-ud-Din: Indeed, I have come to warn you clearly. Like this, We had sent warners to those who have cut (their scriptures) in pieces, and those who have made the Quran into portions. So by your Rab, We will surely question them all about what they used to do. Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from those who ascribe associates to Allah. Indeed, We are sufficient for you against those who mock, who put other god with Allah. This I promise you, soon they shall know.” (Revelation in Creole:  30 August 2012)

Advice for Believers

O Mohyuddin! Tell your people, be courageous; my disciple, be cheerful and sing in ecstasy. You are among the one who acknowledge this saying.

For me, of course, all of you are my spiritual children, and my prayers are, accordingly, for all of you alike... So I warn you against your indulging yourselves in the worldly temptation so much as to forget your spiritual development altogether. If you really wish to share the blessings of Allah, through your accepting the manifestations and revelations, you will have also to hand over your entire selves and all your belongings to Allah and thus bring death to your temporary pleasures. 

1. The more is a man’s attachment to the world, the less is he likely to attain knowledge. The less his attachment to the world, the more is the probability of his gaining knowledge.

2. If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

3. That knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true knowledge, all else is only a negation of knowledge. As soft clay easily takes an impression, but not hard stone, so also Divine Wisdom impresses itself on the heart of a devotee, but not on a bound soul.

4. He alone enters the kingdom of Heaven who is not a thief of his own thought. In other words, guilelessness and simple faith are the roads to that kingdom.” 

   -(Revelation ~ Received in English) ; (Extract of Friday Sermon 24 June 2011)

O Mohyiuddin, tell them

All praise to Allah and peace be upon His chosen servants. If I have chosen you, then you must listen to My Words and must do My works with love and full cooperation (with one another). Tell the: All praise be to Allah, to whom belongs all this there is on the heavens and the earth, and to whom all glory in the Hereafter. He is All-Wise, All- Aware”.

“Tell them that the Creator is well informed of what they do and then, He informs His servant and the servant of Allah gives the message to you all. Nobody must have the least arrogance in his heart, because arrogance shall destroy your faith. Show humility. And all of you work together with humility. Do not hurt people’s feelings, especially those who are working for My cause; make sure to forget your own selves for the love of Allah”. 

“O My servant, Khalifatullah, you are always with me; all those who are with Me, all those who have Taqwah (fear of Allah) in their hearts, shall be with Me and with you also. Accept the Divine Justice, it is in this way that you shall be in the ranks of the just ones (the pious and the righteous)”. (Creole language; mentioned in the Friday Sermon of 22 February 2013)

Special Prayers taught  

“Rabbi la tazar alal arzi minal Kafiriina dayyara” – O Allah, do not leave any infidels on earth.

(For other prayers, click here.)

On Trials and Rewards for the Believers

“…No worries for the believers who are sincere in the divine manifestation, whom you pray for day and night, who are treasures who shall be known tomorrow as the carrier of the divine light. You along with these people – not the hypocrites among them – shall prosper in this life and the life to come.

Say to them: “O my disciples, bear witness along with Allah’s Prophet. I have come for both your spiritual and physical welfare…”

O Khalifatullah, verily those who ask you to pray for them, Allah has blessed them with faith. They are those in your ranks for the betterment of the future of Islam. O Beloved One, your assembly is such that I your Lord am present to bless you along with My angels. This year shall bring in its wake many blessings from Allah for you and your people.

Say: “O Humanity, heed the message of Allah, for in it you shall find peace and betterment for both your worldly pursuits and that of the next world…”

"O Munir Ahmad Azim, Mohyuddin of this ERA. Your gathering is such that not only prophets but the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) himself is present. The status of your Holy Prophet (s.a.w) is boundless. You are the perfect illustration of this fact, O Azim. Many of your followers have achieved the supreme status of "Qutb" and "Abdaal"

"... Tell these people, you have not come for propaganda or publicity or gaining disciples or devotees. I AM YOURS AND YOU ARE MINE. Where then is the need for publicity? I give not lectures but mixtures for your mental health and moral invigoration. So take my words as medicines necessary for your health..."

“Ya Khalifatullah qul yaa Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam! Baqiyya-tullahi khayrul-lakum ‘in-kuntum-Muminiin!...”

(O Khalifatullah, say: O Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam! What Allah has kept in store for you is better for you if you are believers…)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Prayer under Divine Inspiration

O Allah! Give me success in my supplications,
And show me my days of joys.

O my Lord,
Be for me,
And O the Knower of my pain and sadness,
O the One whom the weak ones adore,
Purify me and adopt a lenient attitude towards me.

All the opponents have renounced me and have humiliated me in all sorts of ways,
I did not have any other alternative which presented to me,
Than to go in quest of Thy help and support.

O the One who fulfils prayers,
I have complete hope that Thou will give me back my days.

When my Sun is preparing itself to set and my heart has become tired with worry,
I take an oath on Thee O Allah that my supplications are not because I am behind fame and glory;
No! But instead it is for Islam which the enemies are attacking.

The sun has set on Islam and Ahmadiyyat and there is darkness everywhere.
O my Lord! Have Mercy upon us and accept my supplications.