Sincerity and Obedience of Companions of Promised Messiahsa
Summary of Friday Sermon Delivered on May 25, 2012
On May 25, 2012, Ḥuḍūraa delivered the Friday Sermon at the Baitus-Subuh Mosque in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ḥuḍūraa said the Promised Messiahas was grateful to God Almighty for the sincere and devoted Jamā‘at He had granted. Whenever he invited Jamā‘at members to serve Islām, they hastened to offer the best they could and vied with one another in the opportunity. In fact, they were all fully devoted and sincere to the Promised Messiahas.
Ḥuḍūraa said no nation or Jamā‘at can rise to the height of glory unless they fully submit to their leader and Imām’s will. The Promised Messiahas once said, “God has filled the members of my Jamā‘at with enthusiasm and compassion for me. Therefore, their actions are full of faithfulness and sincerity for me.”
Ḥuḍūraa mentioned the book Ḥaqīqat-ul-Waḥī by the Promised Messiahas in which the Promised Messiahas related the signs God Almighty showed in his support. Ḥuḍūraa referred to ‘Sign No. 76’ in Barāhīn-e-Aḥmadīyya under which the Promised Messiahas wrote:
“There is a Divine prophecy about me, namely: i.e., God says: I shall instil your love into the hearts of the people and I shall bring you up before my eyes. This revelation was received when I did not have a single follower. Then after a long period of time it was fulfilled as God created thousands of men whose hearts He filled with love for me. Some sacrificed their lives for my sake; some courted financial losses for my sake; some were driven out of their native lands for me. They were persecuted and tormented. And there are thousands of others who put me over and above their personal needs and placed their cherished earnings at my disposal... When I witness sincerity and devotion of such high quality in most of my followers, I cannot help declaring: My All-Powerful Lord! Each single particle is under Your dominion. It is You Who has drawn these hearts towards me in these tumultuous times and invested them with steadfastness. This indeed is a great sign of Your might!”
Ḥuḍūraa related a few incidents from the lives of the Promised Messiah’sas Companions and said that when we read the traditions of the companions, we find them soaked in submission to and love for the Promised Messiahas. In each tradition there is a lesson for us to learn as to how we ought to surrender ourselves completely to the will of the Promised Messiahas. It is clear from every tradition that the companions were always pleased to obey the Promised Messiahas. Indeed, they saw it as a great honour. Ḥuḍūraa said it is only true obedience and submission to the Promised Messiahas that can increase us in piety and righteousness and make us one and united.
The names of the companions of the Promised Messiahas whose incidents Ḥuḍūraa quoted were: Ḥaḍrat Fadl Ilahi ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Mufti Fazl-ur-Rahman ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Hafiz Abdul Ali ṣāḥib S/o Maulvi Nizam-ud-Din ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Malik Shadi Khan ṣāḥib S/o Amīr Bakhsh ṣāḥib, respected mother of Bashir Ahmad Bhatti ṣāḥib S/o Abdur-Rahim Bhatti ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Mian Abdul Ghaffar ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Sheikh Zainul Abidin ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Malik Gulam Hussain ṣāḥib - the migrant, Ḥaḍrat Maulvi Aziz Din ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Mian Abdul Aziz ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Mir Mahdī Hussain ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Maulana Ghulam Rasul ṣāḥib Rajeki, Ḥaḍrat Mian Khairuddin ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Khalīfa Noorud-Din ṣāḥib of Jammun, Ḥaḍrat Syed Taj Hussain Bukhārī ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Mian Sohney Khan ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Fadl Ilahi ṣāḥib S/o Muḥammad Bakhsh ṣāḥib, Ḥaḍrat Sir Muḥammad Zafrullah Khan ṣāḥib S/o Chaudhry Nasrullah Khan ṣāḥib and Ḥaḍrat Sufi Ghulām Muḥammad ṣāḥib. May Allāh be pleased with all of them.
Ḥuḍūraa prayed that may Allāh elevate the stations of all the companions of the Promised Messiahas and may He also enable their descendants to continue to show submission and faithfulness to the Jamā‘at. Ḥuḍūraa prayed that may Allāh enable all of us to be truthful and firm in our relationship with the Promised Messiahas and with all his Khalīfas, who are the second manifestation of Divine power in this age.
In the end, Ḥuḍūraa spoke of the recent martyrdom of Tariq Ahmad ṣāḥib S/o Mubarak Ahmad ṣāḥib of Layya, and the passing of Amatul-Qayyum ṣāḥiba W/o Sheikh Abdus-Salām ṣāḥib of Rabwah. He then led their Namāz Janāzah Gha’ib after the Friday prayers.