Friday Sermon 14 August 1998
O ye who believe! Be mindful of Allah and speak in a direct manner and to good purpose. He will reform your conduct for you and forgive you your defaults. And whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger shall surely attain a mighty success. ('The Holy Quran'. al-Ahzab [The Confederates]: 71, 72). For today's sermon I have selected 2 verses from 2 different Surahs of 'The Holy Quran' and chosen them as the theme of this sermon. The second 2 verses are: Do you enjoin others to do good and neglect yourselves while you read the Book? Will you never understand? And seek help with fortitude and Prayer; this is difficult indeed but for the chivalrous. ('The Holy Quran'. al-Baqarah [The Heifer]: 45, 46). Speaking straightforwardly is better than speaking the truth. One who is in the habit of speaking straightforwardly tries their best to speak truthfully and in a way so as not to be misconstrued. The rectification of one's actions has a deep connection with straightforward talk. If you make a habit of speaking straightforwardly then Allah the Almighty would certainly rectify your actions. There are also Ahadith about these verses which suggest that straightforward talk should first begin at home. Whatever you say to the children should be clear and correct. As a result of this they would respect and honour you. A person who speaks clearly, correctly and bluntly creates a respect for themselves in the hearts: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger ﷺ said 'The signs of a hypocrite are 3 - 1. whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he is entrusted, he proves to be dishonest. 3. Whenever he promises, he breaks his promise. (Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Ismail. 'Sahih Bukhari'). Whoever makes a promise should not try to postpone fulfilling it. Some incidents from the life of His Holiness the Promised Messiah (peace be on him) also show how he fulfilled his promises and took care for the smallest of things. With reference to the verses of Surah al-Baqarah it is important to seek help from Allah through fortitude and Prayer. That is the formal worship as well as prayer in general. With reference to the verse 'Do you enjoin others to do good and neglect yourselves while you read the Book? ...' His Holiness the Promised Messiah (peace be on him) says: This only means that one should not keep looking at the faults of others while ignoring oneself. The best truthful person is one who first looks at their own faults and they can be identified through constant self-analysis. (Ahmad, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam. 23 February 1904. 'Malfuzat: iii.' 590). This is a very deep psychological point. This theme of 'constant' is very difficult it requires steadfastness and worship and prayers day and night. His Holiness the Promised Messiah (peace be on him) has also stated that purification of morals and the self is a very difficult task and it is important to keep company with a person of pure soul for it. 'The Holy Quran' presents the Holy Prophet ﷺ as that pure personage. One way of keeping company with the Holy Prophet ﷺ is to keep company with those who have purified themselves through the beneficence of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. Those pure people will assist in purifying you. However direct company of the Holy Prophet ﷺ is also possible. To keep his company by commemorating the Holy Prophet ﷺ. When you invoke salutations upon the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and imagine his favours that is a way to be with him. He gave good counsel which was important in one's daily life though they were apparently small things but they were all for our benefit and a favour upon us. We can derive great benefit if we act upon them. They should all be given regard. This is the company that if achieved would free you from all tribulations. The text http://www.alislam.org/urdu/sermon/FST19980814-UR.pdf © The Tahir Archive / MTA International, 2016.
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