Friday Sermon: Observing the Life of the Promised Messiah

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1 Jeff Smith = "The following is a transcript of this khutbah of December 12, 2014.Dear Brother, Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) narrated a few incidents as explained by Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd about the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah , his high spiritual station and how the Almighty God helped him. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) gave details of the case of attempted murder lodged against the Promised Messiah and announced that Captain Douglas’ maternal grandson has sent him a message that he wishes to take Bai‘at. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: One should always remain engaged in prayers and remembrance of the Almighty God and continue to supplicate that God may bless him with the day when He Himself makes the truthfulness of His faith manifest to him. On December 12th, 2014, Hazrat Khalīfatul-Masīh V (May Allāh be his Helper) delivered the Friday Sermon at the Baitul Futūh Mosque, Morden, London. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) narrated a few incidents as explained by Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd about the life of the Promised Messiah. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: By studying these incidents we come to know about the high spiritual station of the Promised Messiah and about how God helped and supported him. In Sūrah Yunus, verse 17 [‘…I have indeed lived among you a whole lifetime before this. Will you not then understand?’], God has stated the criterion for judging the truthfulness of His messengers. Speaking about the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah , Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd said: When we look at the life of the Promised Messiah before he claimed to be the Promised Messiah, we find out that he repeatedly challenged the Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims of his time if they could raise any objection on his past life. However, none of those people had the courage to raise any objection against his past life. They all rather admitted that the Promised Messiah led a life of piety and righteousness. Even Maulvi Muhammad Hussain of Batala, who later became a fierce opponent of the Promised Messiah, testified in his magazine to the pure and pious life of the Promised Messiah. Some other opponents also testified to the righteous and pious conduct of the Promised Messiah. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: God has stated in Sūrah Momin that He supports His messengers. Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd said that all sorts of efforts were made to kill the Promised Messiah, so much so that a case of attempted murder was also filed against him. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) spoke about the case filed against the Promised Messiah by Henry Martyn Clark and shed light on how the Promised Messiah was acquitted of the charges against him. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: Maulvi Umruddin Sahib of Shimla judged the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah by witnessing that God helped and supported the Promised Messiah. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) narrated a few incidents from the life of the Promised Messiah shedding light on how the Promised Messiah was falsely accused of a number of crimes and then how he was acquitted of those false charges against him; how he was treated with respect and courtesy in the courtroom and how his enemies were humbled and humiliated and proved false in their accusations against him. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: Indeed, these are manifest signs of the Almighty God. They show us how God caused the Promised Messiah to be acquitted of the false charges brought against him by his enemies. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) spoke of Captain Douglas, the English magistrate who heard the case of attempted murder against the Promised Messiah , and explained how God showed him the signs of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: All these are signs of the Almighty God f or us. God showed a number of signs to Sir Douglas as well, impressing upon him the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah. One of those signs was that while he walked around, he saw as if the face of the Promised Messiah came before him and said that he was sinless and blameless. Sir Douglas narrated these incidents to other people as well, informing them of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: Signs of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah are being shown to this very day. After more than a hundred years have elapsed since the advent of the Promised Messiah , I have received a message from a maternal grandson of Captain Douglas that he wishes to take Bai‘at. Indeed, this is a sign of the Almighty God that today Captain Douglas’ grandson feels that he should embrace the truth which was once made manifest to his grandfather. Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) said: We have already heard the story of the great grandson of Dr Martyn Clark who clearly stated that his great grandfather was in the wrong and the Promised Messiah was truthful.Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd said: A believer should always remain engaged in prayers and remembrance of the Almighty God and continue to supplicate that God may bless him with witnessing the day when He Himself makes the truthfulness of His faith and His own person manifest to him and cause him to see His blessed face as well as the face of the Holy Prophet. In fact, when a person surrenders himself to God, the world surrenders itself to him. Nothing in the world can then cause him any damage. We know numerous such incidents in the life of the Promised Messiah when he was not armed with any sword, or any other weapon, but God protected him and helped him. Despite all the opposition against him, the Promised Messiah remained safe and secure as God had promised to him. Not only the Promised Messiah himself remained safe but his Jamā‘at also flourished and the town of Qādiān prospered. Hazrat Musleh Mau‘ūd said: There was a time when Ahmadīs were not allowed to go to mosque in [Qādiān] or fetch water from the well. The potters were told not to supply pots to the Ahmadīs. There was a time when these difficulties existed. But, where have all those people gone, who created these difficulties for the Jamā‘at?! In fact, their children accepted Ahmadiyyat and are today propagating the message of Ahmadiyyat in the world. These are all signs of the Almighty God showing that the Promised Messiah was true in his claim. These signs also show that the institution of Khilāfat which succeeded the Promised Messiah is also supported by God Almighty. Indeed, these signs also enhance us in faith. Please convey these guidelines given by Huzoor (May Allāh be his Helper) to members of your Jamā‘at. Jazākumullāh. Wassalām, (Ch. Hameedullah) Wakīl A‘lā, Tahrīk Jadīd Anjuman Ahmadiyya Pakistan"
2 Jeff Smith = "Verse 17 of Surah Yunus, outlining the truthfulness of a prophet.[10:17] Say, "If Allah had so willed, I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you. I have indeed lived among you a whole lifetime before this. Will you not then understand?""
3 Jeff Smith = "Verse 52 of Surah Mu'Min."[40:52] Most surely We help Our Messengers and those who believe, both in the present life and on the day when the witnesses will stand forth.""
4 Jeff Smith = "Sura Baqara verse 100.[2:100] "And surely, We have sent down to thee manifest Signs, and no one disbelieves in them but the disobedient.""