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Today Hudhur inaugurated a new mosque Baitul Wahid in Feltham [near London] and de livered his Friday sermon

from there. Hudhur recited the following verses at the start of his sermon: And all places of worship belong to Allah; so call not on any one beside Allah. (7 2:19) Say, My Lord has enjoined justice. And fix your attention aright at every time and place of worship, and call upon Him, making yourselves sincere towards Him in r eligion. As He brought you into being, so shall you return. (7:30) Hudhur said Alhamdolillah today we are enabled to inaugurate a mosque in the are a of Feltham. Feltham is near Hounslow and Hudhur gleaned from what the regional Ameer sahib said that the mosque will serve as the central mosque of the entire area. Here people will come for Friday Prayer and Salat which is the purpose of a mosque. May God enable the Jamaat to build a mosque in every area here so that the wish and instruction of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) is fulfille d in making our mosques a source of introduction of Islam and the Jamaat and new avenues of Tabligh are opened and the world comes to know the real teaching of I slam. Hudhur said today it is only the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which can pres ent true Islam to the world. Building of mosques is also important for us becaus e Hadhrat Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) related that the Holy Prophet (p eace and blessing of Allah be on him) directed that mosques should be built in t ribes or neighbourhoods or places of residence. Hudhur said at that time neighbo urhoods used to be populated in tribal fashion, just as even in the current time s when they are away from their homeland people of some nations like to live in one locality, like Chinese people make China towns wherever they go. This Hadith indicates that a mosque should be built in every locality and it should be kept clean and pure. Mosques hold great significance especially for Ahmadis so that a clean and pure place is organised to respond to the profusion of misunderstand ing against Islam by presenting the beautiful teaching of Islam. Hudhur said the Jamaat has centres in the nearby areas of Southall and Hounslow where people gat her for Salat and where other events are held and guests are invited. However, b y building a mosque new avenues are opened. The Jamaat in Hayes has also built a mosque which will be inaugurated next week. Hudhur said the mosque from where the sermon was being delivered is not a purpos e built mosque. It has been converted from an office block whereas in Hayes a co mmunity centre building has been converted to a mosque. May God make these mosqu es a source of spreading the teaching of Islam as well as a source of enhancing our faith. Hudhur said enhancement of faith is associated with mosques. Hudhur said the first verse he recited at the start of the sermon illustrates th e significance of mosques. God states that a mosque is a place which is purely f or the sake of God and whoever comes to a mosque should come as a servant of God . There should be no mention of kufr (disbelief), shirk (associating partners wi th God) in a mosque, in fact no worldly matters should be discussed in a mosque. This is the reason why the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him ) forbade from discussing trade and business in mosques, in fact he even forbade announcing any lost property in a mosque. However, once Prayer is over one may discuss plans to spread Gods message in the world and to bring the world close to God, prepare oneself to put this in practice, give suggestions for the betterme nt of mankind and offer ones services for it. Hudhur said the first verse also ex plains that any person belonging to any religion or no religion can come to a mo sque. As such, Hudhur said we hold programmes which are attended by all kinds of people. However, the commandment that mosques are for worship of God should be always kept in view. If anyone wishes to worship solely God they may do so in ou r mosques, however idol worship will have to be done outside. Shirk has no place in a mosque. In this verse God states that if you wish to come to My house for worship, then worship Me and Me alone. The verse also elucidates that God is One

and after the advent of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on hi m) it became all the more lucid that God had willed that His Oneself was to spre ad in the world through the Holy Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be on him) and mosques were the source of this. Those who claim to believe in the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and we who claim to have joined the Community of his true and ardent dev otee in order to fulfil his objective should come to mosques with sincerity to w orship God so that a living connection is formed with Him. Moreover, we should t ry to become sources of spreading the light of the truth in the world. If we are to spread the light of the truth in the world then apparent worship of God will not suffice, in fact we have to first enlighten ourselves with this light. The second verse recited at the start of the sermon, which is from Surah Al Araf first gives the commandment of justice and while it was directed at the Holy Pro phet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), it is also applicable on every tr ue believer who claims to have faith in him. The first commandment here entails to practice absolute justice and be free of any discriminatory stance and abide by Taqwa. This leads to sincere and focussed worship of God and makes one pure o f heart. Those who do not follow this neither pay the dues owed to God, nor the dues owed to mankind. If they act fairly in one matter, they are not just in ano ther matter. It is Taqwa that establishes justice and enables one to be fully in clined to God and it is Taqwa alone that leads one to fulfil the dues of worship of God. God states that when you go to the mosque for His worship and have thin gs on your mind, once the call for Salat is made, all your thoughts should be fo cussed towards being a true servant of God. Otherwise it is pointless to go to t he mosque for Salat. Fear of God and Taqwa also leads one to pay the dues owed t o mankind. God states: As He brought you into being, so shall you return. Hudhur explained that man should remember that it is the deeds of this world which will translate in reward and punishment in the Hereafter. God states that there are different stages after death from which the soul passes. For better growth of the soul one should be concerned about the practices in this life and sincere worship enable s one to do this. One should be fully aware that he or she is standing before Go d during worship and it is worship alone that brings Gods grace. In answering a question as to how one should stand before God in Prayer, the Pro mised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that the main thing is that it is written the Quran making yourselves sincere towards Him in religion. One should deeply ponde r over Gods favours. This should be done with sincerity and grace and one should be inclined to Him with the awareness that He alone is the Lord and Real Maker. The essence of the principle of worship is that one should stand before God as i f one can see him or that God is watching over. One should be free of every kind of adulteration and every kind of shirk and be only mindful of Gods greatness an d His Rabubiyyat. One should make a lot of general prayers and engage in a lot o f repentance and Istighfar (seek forgiveness of God) and repeatedly express ones weakness so that the self is purified and a true connection with God is created and one is absorbed in His love. Hudhur said this is the condition that a true believer should try and emulate an d mosque is the best source for this. Hudhur said it should always be remembered that after building the mosque our responsibility has increased and we have to pay greater attention now otherwise we will not be among those act on: making your selves sincere towards Him in religion The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that time has come when hypocrisy, selfishness, arrogance, pride and other base practices have advanced and good pr actices like making yourselves sincere towards Him in religion have left the earth a nd reliance in God and other such matters are invalidated. He added that God has

now willed that the seed of these good practices is sown. Hudhur explained that God has willed to implement this by sending the Promised Messiah (on whom be pe ace). When we make the claims that we do, we have to detach ourselves from world liness and be sincere, then alone will we be fulfilling the purpose of building this mosque. Hudhur said the Promised Messiahs (on whom be peace) words that God has willed to sow the seeds are not mere words. This sowing of seed which took pla ce 123 years ago generated revolutionary changes in people and created hundreds of thousands of righteous servants of God and continues to do so today. Newcomer s to the Community are joining with the purpose and objective of attaining high ideals. Hudhur said a large majority of those who sat in front of him in the congregatio n was of those whose fathers and grandfathers became Ahmadi. They understood the will of God and took the Baiat of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). They paid the dues of God and dues of mankind. It is now the obligation of their next generation to not only maintain a true connection with God, but to enhance it. Hudhur said this alone will distinguish us from others. The difference between u s and the others will be evident when each act of ours will be for God, when we will only call on Him with sincerity of faith, when during Salat our attention w ill not be on our businesses, employment and other worldly matters. Hudhur praye d that may we act upon the commandment of God in order to attain His pleasure, m ay we enhance in piety and progress in Taqwa and may we engage in Jihad against sin. God states in the Quran: And let not the enmity of a people, that they hindered you from the Sacred Mosqu e, incite you to transgress. And help one another in righteousness and piety; bu t help not one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah; surely, Allah i s severe in punishment. (5:3) Explaining, Hudhur said today one objection on Islam is that it is an extremist religion and God forbid, it was spread with the use of force. It is said that Is lam used force against every opposing religion. The above verse refutes this obj ection. It purports that those who seek Gods pleasure may not even transgress aga inst their enemy. A true believer who seeks Gods pleasure is ever ready to cooper ate with his or her own people and outsiders in matter of piety and Taqwa and is ever averse to matters of sin and transgression and is never ready to cooperate in them. Such acts are tantamount to wasting ones worship of God. Salat that imp edes virtuous acts and is helpful in transgression and is devoid of Taqwa is sim ply Salat of pretence and has no significance in Gods sight. God states about tho se whose Salat is of this kind: So woe to those who pray, (107:5) Hudhur said none among us, who have renewed our pledge of faith, is expected to come to the mosque for worship of God and then get embroiled in sin and oppressi on. Hudhur said a new mosque promotes Tabligh but it can also rouse opposition. Opposition from Muslims is borne of their religious leaders presenting a wrong r epresentation of Ahmadiyyat. It is said that God forbid, Ahmadis attack the fina lity of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). Our perception and insight into the finality of Prophethood is greater tha n anyone else and we have learned it from the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace ). The local non-Muslims are also concerned due to the wrong representation of I slam and can resort to unfair means, while some are simply racist. We are target ed from every direction. Two nights ago wrongful words were written on the wall of the mosque and paint was thrown due to the stance non-Muslims have about Isla m. We have to remove the doubts of all kinds of people and this will only be pos sible when our worship will be purely and sincerely for God. The beauty of our C ommunity is in excelling each other in piety and Taqwa, we should hone our mutua l connections for the sake of seeking Gods pleasure in such a way that they appea r exemplary to everyone. Another aspect of coming to the mosque for congregation

al Prayer is that it develops mutual love and removes rancour. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that it should be routine to help a nd strengthen brothers who are weak. How inappropriate it is that if there are t wo brothers and one of them knows how to swim and the other does not, is the fir st one not obligated to save the other from drowning or should he let him drown? Indeed, it is his duty to save his brother from drowning. This is why the Quran states to help your weak brothers and be their helper in practical, spiritual an d financial weaknesses as well as treat their physical ailments. A community can not be a community unless the strong support the weak. The way to address this i s to cover their faults. The Companions were also taught not to be irritated by the weaknesses of the new Muslims because they too were once weak. Similarly, it is important that one who is in position serves one who is not and treats him w ith love and kindness. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) also said that a community cannot be a c ommunity that usurps each other. Where a few sit together and complain about the ir disadvantaged brother and criticise him and look down on the weak with contem pt and hatred. This should never be, rather there should be strength in unanimit y and unity should be created which generates love and derives blessings. Why ar e moral strengths not extended? This comes to pass when sympathy, love, forgiven ess and kindness are made common and sympathy and covering others fault is given precedence over other practices. Criticism should not be levied on trivial matte rs which can cause grief and hurt. A community is created when some are sympathe tic to others and faults are covered. When this condition is achieved then peopl e become as one and consider each other more than real brothers. God reminded th e Companions of this mode and blessing. Even if they had spent mountains of gold they would not have found the unity that they found through the Holy Prophet (p eace and blessings of Allah be on him). God has established this movement on the same mode and will establish similar unity here. Hudhur said the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) came in this world to bring about such a revolution and to re-establish Taqwa. Our happiness is not in mere building of mosques, rather it is in following the practice of making yourselves s incere towards Him in religion. Hudhur said in the materialistic world of today at taining such standards is certainly drawing Gods grace. Today the real message of Islam is reaching the ends of the earth through the Promised Messiah (on whom b e peace) and non-Muslims are becoming servants of the Gracious God and other Mus lims are forgoing bad practices in religion and are acknowledging true Islam. Hu dhur received a letter from an Uzbek Ahmadi a couple of days ago in which he exp ressed how his world has transformed after accepting Ahmadiyyat. He wrote that h e discovered that facts about the practice of reading Quran at the death of a per son and the matter of death of Jesus (on whom be peace) by reading Ahmadi books. He felt that the more he read the more enlightened his heart became and he felt strengthened and he realised how far off the general Muslims have gone from the true teachings of Islam. He wrote that he is grateful that he is rid of the bad innovations in religion which he sees others around him embroiled in. He wrote that he and his family accept the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and reques t prayers that there are Islamic religious leaders and doctors in his next gener ation. Hudhur said our missionary sahib has written about this new Ahmadi that h e was very opposed to us but he happened to visit the 2008 Jalsa Salana which in fluenced him so much that he took Baiat. He has progressed so much in the short t ime that by virtue of his love for the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Alla h be on him) he has developed ardent love for the Promised Messiah (on whom be p eace). He has read the Uzbek translation of Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam t wice and is currently reading it for the third time. Hudhur prayed that may that time come soon when there is a profusion of people like him in fulfilment of th e revelation of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) regarding grains of sand . Hudhur said this is an area where there is no mosque and where total freedom f or Tabligh is not allowed. Yet, in fulfilment of the prayer of the Promised Mess

iah (on whom be peace) people are being introduced to Ahmadiyyat. Hudhur said th ose of us who live in the West and have religious freedom should pray for these Russian states that may God remove their restrictions and constraints and may th ey be able to build mosques. Hudhur said the West gives freedom of religion but it also give rights to others , like the council or the neighbours, to protest and cause restrictions in any b uilding project. The local council had protested about our mosque and created re strictions and our planning permission was cancelled. However, God listened to t he prayers of the local Ahmadis and the court decided in our favour and council had to pay costs of the court case. We should be grateful to the court and shoul d be extremely grateful to God and fulfil the dues of this mosque by becoming tr ue servants of God and regularly come for five daily Prayers. Hudhur related a Hadith in which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that angels continue to pray for a person until he or she stays in the place where he or she has offered Salat. They pray, O Allah forgive him f or he offered Salat, O Allah, have mercy on him. Hudhur said how fortunate are t hose for whom angels pray! Along with the prayers of angels the prayers made by such people themselves, draw Gods grace. What more could one want who has Gods for giveness and mercy? May God include us in those who gain His forgiveness and mer cy. Giving facts and figures Hudhur said the total expenditure of the mosque was 900 ,000 and with the grace of God both the Jamaats of Hounslow met most of the cost. Other Jamaats in the region may have also contributed. The number of chanda payi ng members is only 200, if the region is include it could be 400 at the most. In any case it was a great sacrifice that they have made, may God accept their sac rifice. In particular six persons made substantial sacrifices, one of them contr ibuted more than 100,000 while others contributed between 20,000 and 50,000. May Go d bless them abundantly. Hudhur said he would like to once again remind that the due of a mosque is not met by contributing thousands of pounds. The real object ive is achieved by populating it and populating it purely for the sake of God an d His worship should so influence that after leaving the mosque the dues of mank ind are also met and piety and Taqwa are enhanced. May God so enable. In the end Hudhur asked for prayers for Jamaat in India where our opponents are trying to t ake over our mosque in Hyderabad Deccan and the government appears to be influen ced by them. May God protect us from their evil. Bengali Complete Text English Summary by Wakil Ala English PowerPoint English PDF Slides Indonesian Complete Text Tamil Complete Text Urdu Complete Text Other Languages Arabic Bosnian French [ February 24th, 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: 72:19 7:30 5:3 107:5 Synopsis: English Urdu Hudhur said Alhamdolillah today we are enabled to inaugurate a mosque in the area of Feltham. Feltham is near Ho unslow and Hudhur gleaned from what the regional Ameer sahib said that the mosqu

e will serve as the central mosque of the entire area. Here people will come for Friday Prayer and Salat which is the purpose of a mosque. Hudhur said the mosque from where the sermon was being delivered is not a purpos e built mosque. It has been converted from an office block whereas in Hayes a co mmunity centre building has been converted to a mosque. May God make these mosqu es a source of spreading the teaching of Islam as well as a source of enhancing our faith. God states that a mosque is a place which is purely for the sake of God and whoe ver comes to a mosque should come as a servant of God. There should be no mentio n of kufr (disbelief), shirk (associating partners with God) in a mosque, in fac t no worldly matters should be discussed in a mosque. Those who claim to believe in the Holy Prophet(saw) and we who claim to have joi ned the Community of his true and ardent devotee in order to fulfil his objectiv e should come to mosques with sincerity to worship God so that a living connecti on is formed with Him. Moreover, we should try to become sources of spreading th e light of the truth in the world. Hudhur said the Promised Messiahs(as) words that God has willed to sow the seeds are not mere words. This sowing of seed which took place 123 years ago generated r evolutionary changes in people and created hundreds of thousands of righteous se rvants of God and continues to do so today. Hudhur said a new mosque promotes Tabligh but it can also rouse opposition. Oppo sition from Muslims is borne of their religious leaders presenting a wrong repre sentation of Ahmadiyyat. It is said that God forbid, Ahmadis attack the finality of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet(saw). Our perception and insight into th e finality of Prophethood is greater than anyone else and we have learned it fro m the Promised Messiah(as). Hudhur related a Hadith in which the Holy Prophet(saw) said that angels continue to pray for a person until he or she stays in the place where he or she has off ered Salat. They pray, O Allah forgive him for he offered Salat, O Allah, have m ercy on him. Giving facts and figures Hudhur said the total expenditure of the mosque was 900, 000 and with the grace of God both the Jamaats of Hounslow met most of the cost. Hudhur asked for prayers for Jamaat in India where our opponents are trying to ta ke over our mosque in Hyderabad Deccan and the government appears to be influenc ed by them. May God protect us from their evil.

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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