Friday Sermon 9 January 1998
So when My servants ask thee about me: I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So should they respond to Me and have firm faith in Me that they may be guided aright. ('The Holy Quran'. al-Baqarah [The Heifer]: 187). This verse also relates to our year of Mubahila [Quranic prayer duel] and this verse would prove a colossal pillar in support for the Ahmadiyya in the future too . It speaks of Allah being near and it expects people to reply in the affirmative to the words of God. This Friday holds special significance because I had issued a Mubahila Challenge to all the Maulvis of the world who were and are in the forefront of mischief on 10 January 1997. Today is the tenth of the blessed month of Ramadan. It is an open book as to how many triumphs we have achieved this year which even the enemy can read, is reading and is restless and occupied in dangerous plots. This Mubahila was a one-sided supplication in which they were also invited to participate and to see as to whether your prayer turns upon you or not. This was supplicated clearly and openly. I said that 'You are definitely about to be smitten with a humiliating chastisement'. At the Jalsa I will show you the statements of these opponents admitting that the year of Mubahila has testified in favour of the Jamat 100%. They are saying one to the other that they have been chastised repeatedly with humiliation. The same chastisement would also continue into the next year. As far as the Jamat is concerned I had especially appealed for prayer. I am certain that the Jamat took heed of it and offered these prayers. If they had not it would not have resulted thus. I had appealed 'O God! Wipe out all these Pharaohs who jump about in their falsehood and arrogance.' It was also said that this century should end in combining this year and the year following so that it be a century belonging to Ahmadiyya ............ the facts and figures are headlined in the newspapers of Pakistan that the way the Mullah has been destructed this year and died from unnatural causes and the corpses of some Mullahs were dragged like dogs through the streets reveals that our prayers have been accepted. The year has now passed. They did what they could. Many a tyrannical government joined forces but now they cannot change this past year. Their machinations continue in full force so Allah caused me to include the next year in it as well. There is now a center of conspiracy being prepared in Dakar - Senegal. Its reins are all in the hands of Pakistan. We are informed of everything and there are 2 sources for it one being that with the bounty of God some from among themselves rise up in support of the Jamat and inform the Jamat without telling the government. Even though the Jamat has no relation with them. In actual fact Allah is our guardian and He is the one who keeps watch. Secondly their Mullahs talk absurdities. If a secret comes into the hand of the Mullah he cannot resist [hiding] it and says such things that reveal what he has done in opposition to Ahmadiyya which opens up the inside story. Now the center of the The Muslim World League has been established in Dakar. Allah has afflicted the previous machinations of The Muslim World League with disgrace. This would happen again. It is hoped that the Ahmadiyya Community would continue praying for '98 in the same way and prayers are our only support. We rely on nothing else. Under the pretext of: Verily, they are hatching a plot. I, too, am devising a counter-plot. ('The Holy Quran'. al-Tariq [The Night-comer]: 16, 17). It is my duty to respond to every vile action against the Jamat because presently I am the elect of Allah the Almighty to champion the cause of Islam. Allah the Almighty causes the plan He devises in the heavens to descend and explains those plans to His people who He wishes to use. So we are with the bounty of Allah doing as much in the way of planning as we can with great enterprise but these plans would be executed through your prayers. Like '97 the year of '98 is also ours, would remain ours and no power in the world can snatch it from our hands. Proceed with this certainty and offer prayers with this assured certainty. Abandon falsehood at every level. A lie requires being told that is the real falsehood that leads to Shirk [affiliating partners with God]. If you do not demolish the idol of falsehood then the whole heart would become a temple of idolatry: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said 'When the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of the fire are closed and the devils are chained'. (Tirmidhi, Muhammad ibn Isa. 'Jami' at-Tirmidhi'). The text http://www.alislam.org/urdu/sermon/FST19980109-UR.pdf © The Tahir Archive / MTA International, 2016.
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