Updated 2nd Mar 2016
|Salaat||Masjid Fazl & Baitul Futuh|
After reciting Tashahhud, Taawwuz and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) said: "It is the grace and blessings of Allah the Almighty upon us that we have been enabled to enter the Bai'at [oath of initiation] of the Promised Messiah (as).
After reciting Tashahhud, Taawwuz and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) said that he would first all like to mention something regarding this site which the Jamaat has obtained for holding the Friday Prayers and where they say it will also be held next week.
After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta'uz, Tasmia and Sura Fatiah Hazrat Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen (aba) said: Opposition to the Promised Messiah (as) had started even before the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community had been properly established and he had not yet taken the Bai'at (oath of allegiance) from anyone.
Huzur (aba) stated that yesterday, which was 23rd March, was a key date in the history of the Jamaat as it was the point in history when the Jamaat was established at the hand of the Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) announced that the awaited Messiah and Mahd [the Guided one] prophesied by the Holy Prophet (sa) was fulfilled in his personage.
Nowadays we are observing that the far-right political parties and nationalists are having an increasingly stronger presence. The experts and analysts are also commenting on this a lot and believe that this is all happening because the left-wing parties are not strict enough in their policies on immigration.
Today Huzur delivered his faith-inspiring Friday Sermon on the importance of missionaries and life devotees, the need for cooperation and understanding between between missionaries and office holders and the vital need for all to walk hand in hand to help towards a united endeavour to help the progress of the Jama'at.
Huzur said that generally, people in the world are steeped in materialism. There is a race to attain worldly pursuits and turmoil has ensued as a result.
Today, the Annual Convention of Bangladesh is starting. I was not due to address the concluding session, however they requested that I say a few things in my Friday Sermon. By the grace of Allah the Almighty Bangladesh is also a very devoted Jama'at. They are facing persecution and its members have even offered sacrifices of their life but may Allah continue to increase them in their faith. Similarly, the Annual Convention of Sierra Leone has also started today and they too have requested for prayers.