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Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih said that not only every Ahmadi, but also our opponents can see

the fulfilment of the promises God made to the Promised Messiah (on who m be peace). The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explained in his book Baraheen e Ahmadiy ya that in the verse and will place those who follow thee above those who disbelie ve until the Day of Resurrection (3:56) is a Divine promise with his Jamaat. He wro te in October 1902 that Gods promises are true and likened his own time to sowing of seed. He also said that if there had been no opponents, the Jamaat would not have seen miraculous progress because miracles are burnished with opposition. He wrote that God was increasing the Jamaat in size in an astonishing manner. Could it be something he or his Jamaat had managed? Certainly not; it was Gods work. We witness corroboration of this on a daily basis, pious-natured people are ente ring the Jamaat and the Jamaat is being blessed in its resources and its people. T he opponents are consumed with jealousy and every day some news or the other com es from Pakistan to this effect. Recently a wretched shop put an image of the Pr omised Messiah (on whom be peace) on a door mat so that it may be trampled on. A decent officer from the authorities took notice of this and had the door mat re moved. These people should remember that Gods sense of honour will definitely ave nge such treatment of those who are dear to Him. These people and their ringlead ers will become a cautionary sign and a time will come that not only their image s, they too will be trampled. We are patient and no matter what they do we will never take the law in our hands. We should intensify our prayers; these alone ar e our weapons, we have no other weapons. Some people put forward suggestions to take other measures. They should first take their prayers to the highest point. Gods help and corroboration is with the Jamaat as pious-natured people are drawn t o the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and enter the Jamaat. People who do not even believe in the existence of God are compelled to opine that this Community is progressing by the day and its teaching is going to be triumphant. As the Pr omised Messiah (on whom be peace) said this is Gods work and through it wondrous signs emerge. People of the Community as much as touch a task and God brings abo ut thousand-fold results. This gives rise to jealousy among the opponents. Addre ssing the enviers, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih said their contention is with God; s urely none can contend with God. Therefore they should fear God, for those who c ontend with Him are reduced to smithereens. Indeed, we witness showers of Gods bl essings by the day and in spite of being called Muslims, these people do not sto p and think that any effort that the Ahmadiyya Jamaat makes is resulting in the o utsiders being impressed. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih said whenever he goes on a trip abroad, he notices a re newed glory of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) unfolded to the outsiders . In his recent trips to Holland and Germany, he met people of the Community as well as outsiders. As it is observed, the outsiders who come to the Jalsa take a positive influence. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih graced Holland Jalsa after a long period. The Holland Jamaat suggested arranging an event with outside guests which Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih initially did not agree with as he felt the Jamaat did not have sufficient networks with the educated fraternity there. Later, he thoug ht that our Jamaat centre is located is the area of the infamous Dutch politician who is ever vociferous against Islam and the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), so it would be favourable to hold an event. As the Jamaat is small, it was envisaged that about twenty people could be invited, but with Gods grace 125 people attended the event, including dignitaries. Amazingly, national media, along with local media, covered the event. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih presented the beautiful teachings of Islam and the bles sed model of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) in his ad dress at the event. The local mayor and MP also addressed the event and spoke of religious tolerance. Later, the MP said that he was impressed with the beautifu

l teaching of Islam. The MP verified that the Dutch Jamaat does not have sufficie nt networks when he said that the Jamaat should develop links with the educated f raternity and the politicians so that misconceptions regarding Islam held by the Dutch are removed. Without naming names, he said that hatred spread by some wou ld also be removed. God works in mysterious ways. Here was a Christian suggestin g ways to take the teaching of Islam to his countrymen. This very decent politic ian had said to Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih that he would post his views on his web site as well as a photograph he had had taken with Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih and he fulfilled his words. The press too portrayed the event in a positive manner. One of the two national newspapers present also took a brief interview of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih at th e end of which Hudhur put a question to the journalist. He said that the region was known as the Bible belt of Holland and its inhabitants were religious people who awaited the Second Coming of Jesus (on whom be peace) and they realised tha t the time for his Coming is here, in fact it has passed. While Jesus (on whom b e peace) has not come, they should reflect on the one who has come. The journali st momentarily appeared sore, but then smiled and said nothing. It was thought t hat he may not print the news or may not report correctly. However, next day sur prisingly not only was the news printed, a photograph of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masi h was given the front page and all the reporting was accurate. The newspaper has a large circulation. The other national newspaper also printed news of the event. The media gave very good and positive coverage of the event and what Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih menti oned in his address, including our views on the Second Coming. This is indeed Go ds work. On one hand is Geert Wilders, spreading his book against Islam and the H oly Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and on the other hand not o nly in his country, rather in his region, misconceptions about Islam were remove d through the Ahmadiyya Community. The Holland Jamaat did not expect so much medi a coverage. Now, they need to build on the links and networks and further remove misconceptions against Islam and uncover the lies and malice of Wilders to his countrymen. The guests who attended the event responded very well. May God bring about good results in future as well and may these people gather under the bann er of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). The members of Holland Jamaat will have to make great endeavours in this regard. The Jalsa in Germany went very well. Each year at Jalsa time in Germany inaugura tions of mosques also takes place. This year three mosques were inaugurated and foundation stone was laid for one mosque. The German Jamaat has taken on to invit e dignitaries and educated fraternity at the inaugurations and foundation-laying . This is very significant for the introduction of Jamaat and indeed to spread th e teaching of Islam. Our real objective is to present the teaching of Islam. Had hrat Khalifatul Masih always reminds the Jamaat that with the introduction of the Jamaat and with Tabligh activities, the responsibility of the members increases. They have to demonstrate exemplary models of Islam. In Germany, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih had the opportunity to give a lecture at a military organisation. Civil authorities are also affiliated with this organisat ion. They invite experts from various fields to deliver lectures and hold semina rs. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih gave a lecture on Islams teachings on loyalty to ones country which was followed by a brief Q & A session. The event was attended by dignitaries including Christian and Jew religious leaders as well as high rankin g military officers. It was very well received. Among the responses recorded, on e guest said that he was astonished that a person could explain the solutions to the problems the world faces today in such easy terms. Thus is the teaching of Islam! It is the task of the followers of the true and ardent devotee of the Hol y Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to take the true and real tea ching of Islam to the world. Many attendees of the event requested a copy of the address given by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih. It is currently being translated in

German for this purpose. A regular feature of German Jalsa is an event where German guests outside the Ja maat are invited. It is usually attended by 500 to 600 people. This year Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih addressed the occasion on the teachings of Islam, the objective of the advent of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), current affairs and c aution about the way, having forgotten God, the world is heading towards destruc tion. It was very well received. German Jalsa is always attended by Ahmadi and non-Ahmadi delegations from variou s countries. The largest delegation this year came from Bulgaria. They were quit e impressed by the Jalsa proceedings. Each year new people come and are impresse d by the Jalsa while it proves to open up the hearts of some. A young man from B ulgaria asked Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih what proof was there that Ahmadis did wha t they did for the sake of God. He was told that leaving everything else aside, we are serving in far-flung regions of Africa regardless of race or religion. We have nothing to gain from this. Of course, it is our effort that people worship the One True God. There has been restriction on the Jamaat in Bulgaria for the p ast few years. The government is under the influence of the Mullah although outw ardly it is said that in order to prevent chaos among Muslims only one sermon sh ould be given etc. Bulgaria receives aid from some Arab countries who cannot tol erate that Ahmadis are given any opportunity. Meetings were also held with Ahmad i and non-Ahmadi guests from Malta, Spain, Turkey and Bosnia and they went very well. This year the Baiat of new converts was held in a large hall so that others could also join. One person, who has been in touch with the Jamaat for a long time and attended all the events, was also present at the Baiat. He said he had no intent ion of taking Baiat but when the ceremony started, he felt as if a power extended his hand for Baiat. He says he is now a staunch Ahmadi. The German Jalsa went ve ry well. May it garner blessings and having garnered them, may it go on to disse minate them. This year the asylum seekers from Pakistan worked with great enthus iasm at the Jalsa. May their fervour remain once their asylum cases have gone th rough. Right now, they would have been influenced by a sense of deprivation due to the situation in Pakistan. Once their asylum cases have gone through, true se nse of thankfulness would be not to disregard the Jamaat for worldly reasons. The organisation of the German Jalsa was generally good, however, as it happens in organising events on large scale complaints were also received. Complaints ab out a few departments were rather large in number. As regards Ziafat, there was shortage of food or people had to wait very long. This was particularly the situ ation in the womens side. Some had to make their own food arrangements. When this happened in one instant, it was the task of the Officer Jalsa to immediately fi nd out the reasons behind it. It is possible this was done but did not result we ll. The management should always remember that each Jalsa evening the Officer Ja lsa has a meeting with all his deputies where each department is reviewed and an y shortcoming is addressed for the next day. It is the task of the hospitality d epartment to bring it to the knowledge of the Officer Jalsa how many people were fed and how many could not be fed. There should be a proper record of this. If the meeting had taken place, prompt action would have taken place for the next d ay. There is also a department of inspection at Jalsa, in addition the Officer J alsa has his own team that goes around the Jalsa and inspects if everything is r unning smoothly. In cases where urgent action is required, matters are promptly dealt with. Shortage of washrooms was also noticed at Jalsa. Due to some reason they were no t made available. The venue has plentiful facilities. The duty-holders should no t follow rules so severely. If the management had not sought permission to use t he facilities earlier on, they should have done so promptly when the need arose. Saving money is very good but it should not be done at the cost of lack in hosp

itality. Some guests who had come from abroad complained that there was no one t o look after new converts. It was the task of the murrabi sahib or in-charge of their respective country to organise this. Departments of hospitality and accomm odation should have also taken this up. It is said that there was no transport a rrangement for the new converts. Even if a few were inconvenienced, the matter needs looking into. We cite the in cident of the time of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) when some guests a rrived by the Langer and the workers in the Langer did not help them unload the carriage or something else transpired. The guests felt rebuffed and left. When t he Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) was informed of this he quickly went afte r them and walked a good distance trying to catch up with them. He brought them back and started taking their luggage off by himself. Such are the models of hos pitality before us. Every Ahmadi should keep them in view. There is need to impr ove our level of hospitality. Attention was drawn to these matters in the Friday sermon in Germany. If it was heeded this situation would not have arisen. Such matters negate other good efforts by the management. Managements of all countrie s need to make in-depth analysis of this and it should not be treated as somethi ng that happened in one country. Although there was silence in the main ladies h all, women in the mother and child hall contributed to the noise there. Future c are should be taken regarding this. In spite of these matters, the Jalsa was ver y good in general terms, may God make its blessings permanent. Jalsa attendees s hould thank the workers, may God reward them. The workers should thank God that they were enabled to serve the guests of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) . May God keep everyone infused in sentiments of sympathy for each other. Bengali Complete Text English Summary by Wakil Ala English PowerPoint English PDF Slides Indonesian Summary Malayalam Complete Text Tamil Complete Text Urdu Complete Text Other Languages Arabic Bosnian French [ June 8th, 2012] Find by Keyword Go Browse Friday Sermon by year: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1935 1934 1933 1932 1931 1930 1929 1928 1927 1926 1925 1924 1923 1922 1921 1920 1919 1918 1917 1916 1915 1914 1913 1912 1911 1910 1909 1908 1907 1906 1904 1902 1901 1899Go Verses Cited in this Friday Sermo n: 3:56 Synopsis: English Urdu The Promised Messiah(as) explained in his book B araheen e Ahmadiyya that in the verse And will place those who follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection (3:56) is a Divine promise wit h his Jamaat. He wrote in October 1902 that Gods promises are true and likened his own time to sowing of seed. Gods help and corroboration is with the Jamaat as pious-natured people are drawn t o the Promised Messiah(as) and enter the Jamaat. People who do not even believe i n the existence of God are compelled to opine that this Community is progressing by the day and its teaching is going to be triumphant. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih said whenever he goes on a trip abroad, he notices a re newed glory of the Promised Messiah(as) unfolded to the outsiders. In his recent trips to Holland and Germany, he met people of the Community as well as outside rs. As it is observed, the outsiders who come to the Jalsa take a positive influ ence.

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih presented the beautiful teachings of Islam and the bles sed model of the Holy Prophet(saw) in his address at the event. The local mayor and MP also addressed the event and spoke of religious tolerance. The Jalsa in Germany went very well. Each year at Jalsa time in Germany inaugura tions of mosques also takes place. This year three mosques were inaugurated and foundation stone was laid for one mosque. The German Jamaat has taken on to invit e dignitaries and educated fraternity at the inaugurations and foundation-laying . In Germany, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih had the opportunity to give a lecture at a military organisation. Civil authorities are also affiliated with this organisat ion. They invite experts from various fields to deliver lectures and hold semina rs. Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih gave a lecture on Islams teachings on loyalty to ones country which was followed by a brief Q & A session. German Jalsa is always attended by Ahmadi and non-Ahmadi delegations from variou s countries. The largest delegation this year came from Bulgaria. They were quit e impressed by the Jalsa proceedings. Each year new people come and are impresse d by the Jalsa while it proves to open up the hearts of some. Even if a few were inconvenienced, the matter needs looking into. We cite the in cident of the time of the Promised Messiah(as) when some guests arrived by the L anger and the workers in the Langer did not help them unload the carriage or som ething else transpired. The guests felt rebuffed and left.

About Friday Sermon The Jumu ah (Friday) prayer is one form of congregational worship in Islam. It t akes place every Friday. Regular attendance at the Jumu ah prayer is enjoined on the believer. According to a Saying of Muhammadsa this congregational prayer is twenty-five times more blessed than worship performed alone. (Bukhari) Friday Sermons in the QuranO ye who believe! When the call is made for Prayer on Friday, hasten to the remembrance of Allah, and leave off all business. That is best for you, if you only knew. more Friday Sermons in the Hadith (He who) offers the Prayers and listens quitely when the Imam stands up for sermon, will have his sins forgiven between that Friday a nd the next(Bukhari) Related resources Salat: Friday Prayer Significance of Friday in Islam The Online Salaat Guide Islamic Prayer Yearly Archive List by Khulafa