Today’s Friday Sermon was on how Ahmadis can benefit from Khilafat by performing righteous deeds. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Vaba expounded on the progress of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya and drew the attention of the Jama’at towards offering the five daily prayers and being righteous to fully benefit from the institution of Khilafat. Presented below are some points from the Friday Sermon:
Huzooraba stated: “Yesterday was 27 May in which Jalsa Khilafat is celebrated. There are Jalsas so that we are acquainted with the history of the Jama’at and so that after coming into the Bai’at of Khilafat we discharge our responsibilities so that we gain the blessings of Allah. Allah the Almighty has blessed us that we have accepted the one sent by God, who came to tell us the true teachings of Islam. Then after him we came into the Bai’at of Khialfat so that we can apply those teachings to us and continue to propagate them in the world. Thus, being attached to Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya places a huge responsibility upon Ahmadis. If we discharge that responsibility, it is only then that we pay due to the blessing”
Huzooraba stated: “If there is no offering the Prayers, Zakat and the rights that we owe to others then you cannot absorb the blessings of God. Only getting acquainted with our history and celebrating Khilafat Day is not enough. Until we do not become proper worshippers—those who guard their prayers, those who discharge the rights owed to others—till then there is no point celebrating Khilafat Day. We ought to evaluate our conditions. Do we possess the fear and Taqwa of God?”
Huzooraba stated: “Those people who truly obey Khilafat are the ones who possess a relationship of loyalty towards Khilafat. They protect Khilafat and Khilafat protects them. The prayers of the Khalifah are with them. Their pain draws the Khalifah to pray for them. It is those who perform righteous deeds whose relationship with Khilafat and the relationship of Khilafat with them is for the sake of the pleasure of Allah. This is the true Khilafat in which the relationship of the Jama’at and the Khalifah is due to the pleasure of Allah and this is the Khilafat which is the basis of strength and peace.”
Huzooraba stated: “Those people who, in Germany and other places, migrated after 1974 and have gained wealth, they should tell their children how the enemies tried, and how under the blessings of Khilafat Allah the Almighty gave them wealth which was thousands of times more than before.”
Huzooraba stated: “Now the era of the Fifth Khalifah which has started is due to the prophecy of the Holy Prophetsa. After the advent of the Promised Messiahas many new chapters have began in the history of Islam. The era of the Fifth Khilafat is also a new chapter. The enemies thought that the progress of the Community would stop. But the true hand is that of God.”
Huzooraba stated: “Then to establish a connection with Khilafat, Allah the Almighty has opened up an new way, which has emerged due to the Covid pandemic which is the online or virtual Mulaqats. Meetings and Mulaqats are taking place. This is a direct connection with the Communities [around the world] and they are taking direct guidance from the Khalifah-e-Waqt. Sitting here in London I meet Ahmadis from Africa, Indonesia, Australia and America and they take guidance from me. This is all the help of God. We should never forget that God is blessings us so we should discharge our rights.”
Kicking Off the Year – Khadim Style
The National Ijtema Sports day for Northern Regions is currently underway in Bradford at Dixons Allerton Academy, and the Khuddam and Atfal present here are thoroughly enjoying all the activities and sessions that are taking place.
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK is holding this sports day on the instructions of Huzooraba after sports at the National Ijtema 2022 were cancelled due to the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a mark of respect. Huzooraba instructed the Majlis that the sports that were due to take place at the Ijtema should be organised as soon as possible for the benefit of all Khuddam and Atfal that missed out. Subsequently, it was decided for the Majlis to hold 2 sports days – one for the northern regions (taking place today) and another for the southern regions (date to be announced).
Registration started at 8am with Khuddam and Atfal arriving from all around the northern parts of the UK with breakfast served in the marquees set up onsite. The event started at 10am with an opening session chaired by the Nazime Ala Sahib Ijtema, Tariq Hayat Sahib. The plan for the day was announced by Mohtamim Sahib Sehate-Jismani, Abdur Rauf Lodhi Sahib.
Football and Cricket for Khuddam and Atfal took place in grass fields and netball courts. Tarbiyyat ‘Chit Chat Chai’ were held at the auditorium, alongside outdoor and indoor sports, on topics such as relationships, the key to paradise, and working hard or hardly working. The first talk covered a wide range of questions in relation to how Khuddam should approach the idea of getting married, how to decide on the type of spouse that they desire, the qualities they should look for and the attitude they adopt going into the process.
After Namaz-e-Zuhr and Ask a short Talqeen-e-Amal session took place which was on the topic of Namaz. This was followed by a continuation of sports. So far Khuddam and Atfal are finding this it to be a good opportunity to begin the year with an activity that binds the Majlis together in a spirit of brotherhood. The final session is due to take place after Maghrib Namaz, where winning teams will be given prizes by Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. The Khuddam and Atfal attendance at the Sports Day is 780, Alhamdulillah.
Here is some of the feedback from the Khuddam on today’s event.
A Khadim form North West, Abdul Ghalib Sahib, said that “The event has been really good so far, I enjoyed coming together with Khuddam again after the sports were previously cancelled at the Ijtema due to the demise of the Queen”. Another khadim, Waheed Ahmad, said that “It was good that Majlis has found a window to hold such an important event of the Khuddam year”. Another khadim from Scotland said that “It is important for Ahmadi youth to come together, build a sense of togetherness and develop brotherhood.”
Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V Inaugurates Islamabad Convenience Store
On the 1st of April 2022, after Asr Namaz, Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (aba) inaugurated the MKA Tuck Shop in Islamabad. Huzoor (aba) opened the Homeopathic Dispensary adjacent to the Tuck Shop before gracing the Khuddam store. Huzoor (aba) unveiled a plaque and led everyone in silent prayer after which Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK, Abdul Quddus Arif, Mohtamim Sanat-o-Tijarat, Umar Hassan, and Motamid Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK, Nassar Bhatti, had the opportunity to show Huzoor (aba) the store and its wares.
Huzoor (aba) graced Khuddam with his precious time and distributed sweets to children who had gathered outside.
Immediately after Huzoor (aba) stepped outside the store, Huzoor (aba) was informed by Sadr Sahib about the Khuddam present with Huzoor (aba) speaking to a few as well. All those who had gathered were greatly moved by Huzoor’s presence.
This tuck shop will Insha’Allah serve as a small convenience store for the residents of Islamabad and visitors. The Homeopathy Dispensary has also opened alongside the MKA Tuck Shop.
Wars will Stop when the World Turns to the Promised Messiah Says Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V
In today’s Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (aba) once again reminded Ahmadis around the world to pray for an end to the current crisis.
In today’s Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Vaba once again reminded Ahmadis around the world to pray for an end to the current crisis. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V stated:
Pray that Allah the Almighty grants both sides of the conflict proper understanding and they stop this murder of humanity.
Huzooraba further commented that Muslims should learn from the unity that the West has displayed in condemning the war:
Muslims should learn from this war. The [West] has become united, yet Muslims, despite belonging to one creed, never unite. They had one country destroyed; Iraq was destroyed, Syria was destroyed, Yemen is being destroyed—they cause this destruction through outsiders and are doing it themselves too, instead of being united. At the very least the Muslims should learn, from the West, how to be united.
Huzoor reiterated his continuous message that there will only be peace in the world when the world accepts the Imam of the Age—the Promised Messiahas:
May Allah have mercy on these nations, the Muslim nations and on the Muslim Ummah. This can only happen however, when these people accept the Imam of the Age who has been sent for this very purpose.
May Allah grant them understanding, and where they [the Muslims] reform themselves may they also pray and use their means to stop the world from wars, rather than themselves become embroiled in them.
Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Vaba has been warning of an impending world crisis for a long time and has travelled the world spreading the message of the Promised Messiahas.
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