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Hudhur Aqdas related a few more incidents of the companions of the Promised Mess iah (on whom be peace)

highlighting their resoluteness. Mian Abdullah Khan sahib: He writes that although he had taken Baiat he did not m eet the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) in person. Once during the year of t he plague in India someone asked him if he believed Hadhrat Isa (on whom be peac e) was alive and he replied from a scientific perspective that he did not. He wa s then told that Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had claimed that he was the Promised Messiah and that the Messiah of the Israelites had passed away. Mian sahib imme diately wrote a letter of Baiat and soon after left for Africa. His father had no t opposed him at the time of his Baiat but wrote to him when he was in Africa tha t unless he gave up his belief in the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) he wou ld disinherit him. Mian sahib was employed as a station master in the railways a t the time. He did not reply to the letter for ten days and then mentioned it to his wife. His wife was uneducated but she said that God had provided for them a nd if his father did not accept the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) why did he want them to renounce their belief? She said if he so wished he could disinhe rit them. Mian sahibs father wrote back and said that Mian sahib was his only son and he had written the first letter on the incitement of others. Mian sahib wro te back as he had earlier and the father also responded in the same manner. When Mian sahib came home on leave he discussed the matter with his father. His fath er told him that he knew Mirza sahib from the time when he was employed in Sialk ot and was perhaps twenty, twenty-two years old and was a very pious person. He said he was also of similar age at the time. A man had come to the Promised Mess iah (on whom be peace), which the father had witnessed himself, and told him tha t he thought he was the Mahdi. Hearing this, Mian sahib said to his father that this was a sign from God for him, but the father said even if Mirza sahib was tr uthful, he would not accept him. Mian sahib said Istighfar and left. Hadhrat Sheikh Abdul Rasheed sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes th at [following his Baiat] his parents had turned him out of the family home when a friend of his parents suggested to him that they should see a certain Maulwi so that it could be understood what Rasheed sahib had to say. He writes that he wa s very enthusiastic in those days so he agreed. Upon meeting, the Maulwi remarke d why the person had brought the Kafir along. Rasheed sahib was upset to hear th is but decided to stay to conclude the matter and his acquaintance also said tha t if the Maulwi could not explain matters to the young man how he could explain to any other Mirzai? The Maulwi cited a Hadith and went on to give a detailed comm entary on it but Rasheed sahib said the words of the Hadith proved that it was o pen to interpretation and he then started to cross examine the Maulwi which both ered him. The Hadith under question is related in Bukhari and Muslim and is as f ollows: How fragile will be your condition when son of Mary, who will be the embo diment of Messiah, will descend; he will be your Imam and will be from among you . Hudhur Aqdas explained that another version states, due to being from among you he will carry your Imamat. Rasheed sahib told the Maulwi that he was interpreting it incorrectly. He cited Quranic verses to support his argument and also relate d another Hadith and gave its detailed commentary. The Maulwi was perplexed and enraged and told his fathers friend that did he not tell him he would not listen? The Fathers friend reported to the father that the Maulwi could not make Rasheed sahib understand his point of view but then assured him by saying, he is a young ster, he will understand. Hudhur Aqdas explained that with the grace of God knowledge of Maulwis cannot ev en match our youngsters but Maulwis are stubborn. Saqib Zairvi sahib wrote that once he happened to overhear a scholar Ataullah Shah Bukhari say that even if God told him that Mirza sahib was truthful, he would not accept it. Relating about Hadhrat Abdul Hassan sahib, Ali Muhammad sahib writes that his op ponents used to persecute him most harshly but this did not deter him and he car ried on doing Tabligh.

Hadhrat Hafiz Ghulam Rasool Wazirabadi (may Allah be pleased with him): He write s that he once arrived in Qadian exasperated by the opposition and the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) asked him why he was so perturbed? Hafiz sahib writes it appeared from the tone of voice of the Promised Messiahs (on whom be peace) t hat he wanted to offer financial help but Hafiz sahib only wanted peace of mind. He writes he had gone to Qadian to strengthen his heart by virtue of the power of holiness of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). He writes one should not go to those commissioned by God to take financial help, rather one should make an offering. He writes the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) prayed a lot for him. Hadhrat Babu Abdul Rahman sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that his relatives, friends and neighbours were very pleased with him due to his humi lity and meekness but after they heard the news of his Baiat, everyone apart from his ancestral relatives, who had taken Baiat with him, became his great enemies. Hudhur Aqdas said this is what happens with Prophets of God and their followers. Hudhur said once Hudhur went to a village near Faisalabad where non-Ahmadis tol d him about Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Mazher sahib that they had not seen a lawyer a s pious, pure, God-fearing, honest as him who always took on the right cases. Bu t he had one defect and that was that he was a Qadiani. Babu sahib writes that his relatives shunned him and also incited the public to do the same. The milkman stopped serving him and it was said that anyone who pas sed from under an Ahmadi house will become a Kafir. However, the irony was that the Maulwis who thus advised people, ate at Babu sahibs house. After his Baiat he started offering his Salat separately and the neighbours argued about this. He s topped going to the mosque to offer Salat and started congregational Salat at ho me. However the owner of the [rented] house asked him to vacate the house. Babu sahib rented another house and carried on with congregational Salat there. Meanw hile they purchased some property to build a mosque and an Ahmadi Dr. Basharat s ahib moved to the area. His presence gave a lot of strength to the local Jamaat, he was passionate and openly led Salat. He was ever engaged in Tabligh and used to say that he wished he could have it written in bold letters that Hadhrat Isa (on whom be peace) has passed away and could announce it by displaying the words on his chest. Hadhrat Sheikh Ataullah sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that he received acceptance of his Baiat via post from Qadian, accompanied by some liter ature including the newspaper Al Hakm. Sheikh sahib says he publicised the paper and it became popular but this was followed by extreme opposition. Frequent ral lies were held and Ahmadis were forced to repent. As a result, a few weak Ahmadis who could not endure the harsh treatment, started to slip and leave. Sheikh sahi b writes only two other Ahmadis and he remained firm. One of them had by the gra ce of God partaken the spiritual light directly from the Promised Messiah (on wh om be peace) in person at Qadian but God had enabled Sheikh sahib to have enligh tenment from the unseen and none of the opposition influenced him. In fact the m ore they tried to scare him, the stronger his faith grew. Hadhrat Mian Abdul Majeed Khan sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that once opponents held a large rally in which animosity against him was voiced . Many schemes against him were uttered, he was warned about [social] boycott an d uneducated people were incited against him by calling him a traitor and a rebe l. One night Mian sahib left for the woodland where he turned to the Qibla and i n his mind asked the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) for some help. He cried with anguish and God listened to his cries. Here Hudhur Aqdas explained that Mi an sahibs condition did not connote any element of shirk. It was just his manner that he had the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) in mind as he prayed to God

to save him from the cruelty of people. Indeed, he was pleading God. Mian sahib writes that he fell asleep and had a dream in which he saw that opponents have e ncircled his house and are shouting that they will kill him. Meanwhile, the Prom ised Messiah (on whom be peace) appears and holds his arms and turns his face to wards the heavens and says fly towards the heavens. Mian sahib writes that it is w ith the power of the holiness of the Promised Messiah that he flies to the heave ns as the opponents stood watching in astonishment. When he woke up he was very happy and was completely convinced that the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) was commissioned by God. Next morning opponents gathered around his house once a gain and Mian sahib told them that through His manifestation God had given him s uch strength that even if his body was sawn off his heart could not turn away fr om the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). Next night he sa w in his dream that the police has encircled his house and is saying that now th e government will pressurise him and if he did not desist, he will be killed. Mi an sahib is very anxious when once again the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) appears and holds both his arms by his blessed hands and again turns his face t owards the heavens and tells him to fly towards the heavens and as the night bef ore, Mian sahib flies towards the heavens. He writes that both these dreams imme nsely strengthened his faith. At the time of writing he had not seen the Promise d Messiah (on whom be peace) and says in response to his letter he received a le tter from the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) asking him to promptly go to Q adian. Hadhrat Ameer Khan sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that after h is Baiat he returned to his village from Qadian. A very arrogant person of the vi llage became his opponent and exceeded limits in abusive language but Khan sahib bore it all with patience. This was the time of plague in India. The mans family was struck by it and one after the other they all perished so much so that he h ad to go to his married daughters house in the next village to eat. Eating at dau ghters in-laws was worse than death for him. He was around sixty years old and di d not have much property. One day when Khan sahib was reciting the Quran after Fa jr at mosque, he came to him and said, look at the state of me, He then faced the Qibla and said he had no animosity towards Mirza sahib. Hudhur Aqdas said these were a few incidents of resoluteness of the companions o f the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). The Jamaat that God granted to the Pro mised Messiah (on whom be peace) remains just as extraordinarily resolute today. Hudhur Aqdas receives letters and meets people in person, both men and women, w ho relate incidents regarding this. What the power of holiness of the Promised M essiah (on whom be peace) cultivated in his companions, continues to prevail tod ay. May God elevate the stations of these companions who accepted the Promised M essiah (on whom be peace) and may God grant resoluteness to their families as we ll as to those who are joining the Community now and also to those who will join in the future. Next Hudhur Aqdas related some incidents of the companions of the Promised Messi ah (on whom be peace) highlighting Gods miraculous protection for them. Hadhrat Barkat Ali sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that during the earthquake of 4.4.1905 he was buried under the rubble of his house and was t aken out with great difficulty. A couple of days prior to the earthquake the Pro mised Messiah (on whom be peace) had foretold it and had leaflets printed. Barka t Ali sahib was present in Qadian at the time of the prophecy and had brought a lot of leaflets with him and had distributed them to people. He writes that he w orked as a clerk in those days and could spare the time to go and see a companio n Mirza Raheem Baig time to time. He writes that all the Ahmadis in the area wer e saved in the earthquake although he thinks 90% of people in the area lost thei r lives and the fact that Ahmadis survived the great earthquake was a magnificen t sign. He writes that the reasons/causes of his family surviving as well as the survival of other families are all individual signs. A few days after the earth

quake, he went to see the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) in Qadian and saw that the Promised Messiah was residing in a tent under the shade of a mango tree . The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) asked him how he had survived after be ing buried under the rubble. Barkat Ali sahib explained that a bedstead had save d him. The bedstead had borne the weight of a huge wall. The Promised Messiah (o n whom be peace) asked similar questions about the survival of other Ahmadis alt hough he had clearly stated in his leaflet that not even one Ahmadi would lose h is or her life in the earthquake and Barket Ali sahib says that he was sure God had informed the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that this had come to pass. Barkat Ali sahib was the first person to report to him. Blessed are those who t ake a lesson from this sign and accept the one commissioned by God. Hadhrat Chaudhry Abdul Hakeem sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes t hat he met with an Ahmadi, Maulwi Badr ud din sahib who was a primary school hea dmaster. Maulwi sahib gave him the newspaper Al Hakm to read. He writes that he remembers that on the front page of Al Hakm there would be the sub-headings of Fr esh Divine Revelation and Blessed pronouncements of the Imam of the Age. Reading th ese he used to feel a great attraction and love compelling him to present himsel f to the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). In spite of others provoking him a gainst it, he accepted Ahmadiyyat. Maulwi Badr ud din asked him to visit Qadian. Chaudhry sahib and an Ahle Hadith Maulwi prepared for journey to Qadian. He too k leave from work but did not have enough fare money for train travel to go all the way to Qadian. So he and his companion bought tickets that they could afford . On the journey when they saw the ticket checker approaching them they had no c hoice but to pray to God that they were going to see His true Messiah and they p rayed that God helped them in their situation. God listened to their prayers. Wh en the ticket checker came to them they showed him their tickets. He had a good look at them but returned them without saying anything. Chaudhry sahib writes it was a miracle that God saved them from disgrace and the truthfulness of the Pro mised Messiah (on whom be peace) became clearer still to them. After reaching Ba tala, they travelled on foot to Qadian. Hadhrat Allah Ditta sahib Headmaster (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that with His extraordinary grace, God saved him from a thousand close-to-death situations. Hadhrat Master Wadaway Khan sahib (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes abo ut the time of the plague that one day on his return home his wife stood outside and told him that there were dead rats in their house. He told his wife not to worry because the Jamaat was to be safe. He swept clean the inside of the house. The second day the rats returned and once again he assured his wife and cleaned the house. On the fourth day his wife said she had developed swelling but Master sahib assured her that in the morning he would write a letter to the Promised M essiah (on whom be peace) for prayers. He wrote the letter in the morning and sa ys that probably the letter would not have even reached Qadian when the swelling was gone and his wifes health was restored. A few days later their one year old son developed swelling. Again, Master sahib wrote a letter requesting prayers to the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and reassured the family. The childs swe lling was also gone of its own accord. The plague was so intense at that the tim e that hundreds of people died every day and the numbers were daily announced. Hudhur Aqdas said he wanted to clarify here that the Promised Messiah (on whom b e peace) had issued clear instructions with regard to the plague and it is possi ble that they had not reached Master sahib because the companions always promptl y acted upon the Promised Messiahs (on whom be peace) instructions. Hudhur Aqdas said while the incident illustrates the strength of his faith but the instructio n of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) was: Our instruction is that it is better if friends in Lahore issue posters that a ho use which has dead rats or which has disease nearby should be promptly vacated a

nd move to a house outside the city should be made. It is the command of God tha t apparent arrangements should not be abandoned. It is forbidden to live in uncl ean, dark and narrow houses anyhow, whether there is plague or not. Every kind o f uncleanliness should be avoided; clothes should be clean, the place should be tidy, body should be kept clean. These are important matters and alongside one s hould engage in prayer and Istighfar. He also said: Plague also broke out in the time of Hadhrat Umer (may Allah be pleased with him) . Muslim army had gone to a place where there was a severe outbreak of plague. W hen news of this reached Hadhrat Ameer ul Momineen in Medinah he sent instructio ns to promptly leave the area and to go to an elevated hill. Thus the army was s aved. A man had objected at the time saying, do you run away from Gods decree? He r eplied, I run from one Divine decree to another Divine decree and what matter is there that is outside the decree of God? Hudhur Aqdas said this is the general instruction. One should not knowingly put oneself in trouble. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) also said that God h ad made two promises to him. One was that He would save people of his/the house from plague. The other promise was about the Jamaat that there was peace for thos e who have accepted and have not adulterated their faith with any injustice. The y alone are the guided ones. He said this was Gods promise that those people of t he Jamaat will be saved who will fully act upon the Promised Messiahs (on whom be peace) instructions and remove the dirt of their inner weaknesses and mistakes a nd will not be inclined to the evil of the self. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said many people take Baiat but do not correct their deeds. Hudhur Aqdas s aid these two promises are guiding lights of protection from every trouble, ever y epidemic and for this we have to be mindful of our faith all the time. Hadhrat Maulwi Sufi Ata Muhammad (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that it was very difficult for him to go and see the Promised Messiah (on whom be pe ace) because he could not get leave from work. Once he read in the paper that th e Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) was coming to Jhelum. The next day was a S unday and Sufi sahib decided to go to Jhelum. He walked through mountainous trac k to reach the train station at a distance of 3 miles. The track was difficult t o cross even during the day but Sufi sahib put his trust in God and started off in the evening. He ran through most of the track in the dark, but by coincidence he had a light in front of him throughout, making it easy for him. Perhaps anot her person was making the same journey. The train was about to depart when he re ached the station. He travelled to Jhelum and saw the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). Hadhrat Ghulam Rasool Rajiki (may Allah be pleased with him): He writes that whe n he was a young man he saw in a dream that he is crushed under an elephant. In the morning someone asked him to join a party that was going on elephant-back to see storm in the river Bayas. Rajiki sahib writes the dream had affected him a lot and due to the association of elephants he declined but other friends coaxed him to join. Reluctantly Rajiki sahib decided to go. They left on the back of t hree or four elephants. At the river a young man was jumping from the bridge, wh ich had many arches/abutments, onto the stormy waters and emerging from the clos est arch/abutment of the bridge on the other side. Rajiki sahib writes that he w as also a swimmer so he asked the young man that it would be significant if rath er than emerge from the closet arch, he emerged from an arch/abutment further aw ay. The young man said there was storm and it was difficult to emerge from a fur ther away arch. When he found out that Rajiki sahib was also a swimmer he dared him to show what he was suggesting. Rajiki sahib jumped from the bridge and emer ged from an underneath arch. He then decided to jump from a further point the se cond time. By chance he jumped straight into a vortex/whirlpool and was trapped into it. He tried all he could to escape but to no avail. He was submerged under

the very strong currents and it appeared impossible to get out of the whirlpool . His energy was depleted and he felt he was going to perish in a few minutes. H is friends were watching all this from atop the bridge and clamouring, they coul d see the desperate situation but Rajiki sahib writes none of them thought of th rowing down something for him to hold onto. Meanwhile, the situation in the wate r was turning extremely despairing and it seemed as if life was about to abate i n a few moments. Just then there was a dramatic change and by virtue of the bles sing of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) under whose instruction Rajiki s ahib sahib had travelled to the area, a manifestation came to pass. While he was totally at the mercy of the whirlpool, emerging, submerging in it and having no energy of his own, as if a very strong hand threw him out of the vortex. He was thrown so far from the whirlpool that he ended up with a tree branch in his han d, a tree that was along the river side. Supported by the branches of the tree, and by the sheer grace of God alone, he came to the river bank. Thus the fulfilm ent of his dream came to pass and he realised that being crushed under an elepha nt in dream can materialise as having to face another kind of calamity. He write s that he also realised that his escape from the whirlpool was by virtue of the blessings of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) as he was in the area under his instructions, otherwise the situation was quite hopeless. Hudhur Aqdas ions as well ). Otherwise coincidence. said these incidents highlight the state of the faith of his compan as they show their belief in the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace a worldly person would have attributed escaping from the vortex to We should all inculcate such state of faith, may God enable us so.

Bengali Complete Text English PowerPoint English PDF Slides English Summary by Wakil Ala Indonesian Complete Text Tamil Complete Text Urdu Complete Text Other Languages Arabic Bosnian French [ April 20th, 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: Synopsis: English Urdu Mian Abdullah Khan sahib: He writes that although he h ad taken Baiat he did not meet the Promised Messiah(as) in person. Once during th e year of the plague in India someone asked him if he believed Hadhrat Isa(as) w as alive and he replied from a scientific perspective that he did not. He was th en told that Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had claimed that he was the Promised Mes siah and that the Messiah of the Israelites had passed away Hadhrat Sheikh Abdul Rasheed sahib(ra): He writes that [following his Baiat] his parents had turned him out of the family home when a friend of his parents sugge sted to him that they should see a certain Maulwi so that it could be understood what Rasheed sahib had to say. Hadhrat Sheikh Ataullah sahib(ra): He writes that he received acceptance of his Baiat via post from Qadian, accompanied by some literature including the newspape r Al Hakm. Sheikh sahib says he publicised the paper and it became popular but t his was followed by extreme opposition. Hadhrat Mian Abdul Majeed Khan sahib(ra): He writes that once opponents held a l arge rally in which animosity against him was voiced. Many schemes against him w

ere uttered, he was warned about [social] boycott and uneducated people were inc ited against him by calling him a traitor and a rebel. Hadhrat Barkat Ali sahib(ra): He writes that during the earthquake of 4.4.1905 h e was buried under the rubble of his house and was taken out with great difficul ty. A couple of days prior to the earthquake the Promised Messiah(as) had foreto ld it and had leaflets printed. Hadhrat Allah Ditta sahib Headmaster(ra): He writes that with His extraordinary grace, God saved him from a thousand close-to-death situations. Hadhrat Master Wadaway Khan sahib(ra): He writes about the time of the plague th at one day on his return home his wife stood outside and told him that there wer e dead rats in their house. He told his wife not to worry because the Jamaat was to be safe. He swept clean the inside of the house. Hadhrat Maulwi Sufi Ata Muhammad(ra): He writes that it was very difficult for h im to go and see the Promised Messiah(as) because he could not get leave from wo rk. Once he read in the paper that the Promised Messiah(as) was coming to Jhelum . The next day was a Sunday and Sufi sahib decided to go to Jhelum. Hadhrat Ghulam Rasool Rajiki(ra): He writes that when he was a young man he saw in a dream that he is crushed under an elephant. In the morning someone asked hi m to join a party that was going on elephant-back to see storm in the river Baya s. Rajiki sahib writes the dream had affected him a lot and due to the associati on of elephants he declined but other friends coaxed him to join. : : ( ) : : : : : : : 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

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