Updated 2nd Mar 2016
|Salaat||Masjid Fazl & Baitul Futuh|
Ever since the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) made his claim and established his Jama'at and up until today Muslims have continuously alleged against the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and his followers that we deny the concept of finality of Prophethood because the Promised Messiah called himself a Prophet or because we accept him as a Prophet.
Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) once explained that we should continuously self-reflect if our practice and decisions are in accordance with the Holy Qur'an and Hadith.
23 March, which was two days ago, is a very significant day for Ahmadiyya Community. This is the day the Divine promise made to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was fulfilled and his prophecy came true and the second phase/renaissance of Islam began.
Some parents severely reprimand their children over things while others are so lenient when children do something wrong that children lose their sense of right and wrong.
Today's Friday sermon was a continuation of short stories and fables with morals that Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) had recalled the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) relating to him. These ancient stories from the Indian sub-continent are being related today by virtue of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace).
After greeting everyone with "Assalamo-Alaikum wa Rahmatullah" - peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah - and bearing witness to the absolute Unity of Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger and Servant, and seeking the protection of Allah against Satan, Huzur Aqdas (may Allah strengthen him with His Mighty Help) recited Sura Al-Fatiha, and then said that:
20 February is recognised as the day of the prophecy of Musleh Maud in the Ahmadiyya Community. In this prophecy God informed the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that he will have a son who will serve faith and will have numerous qualities. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that this was not just a prophecy but was also a magnificent heavenly sign which God manifested for the truthfulness and greatness of the Holy Prophet (pace and blessings of Allah be on him). And this sign was far superior, grander and loftier than a sign which would bring a dead person back to life. Fact is that the soul of dead person can be only brought back to life through prayer and this matter is copiously contested. However, in this instance through the grace of God and blessings of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) the Promised Messiah says his prayers were accepted and a promise was made to send a blessed soul whose evident and latent qualities would spread all over the world. Even if this sign seemed or appeared to be on par with a sign of bringing the dead back to life but it is realised upon thinking that it is indeed hundreds of times a better sign. Dead souls are brought back through prayer and here a soul was sent for through prayer but those souls and this soul were poles apart.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih continued with his series of sermons relating moral stories and discourses of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) as narrated by Hazrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him).
During the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) it was mentioned by someone in a Jalsa speech that the only difference between the mission of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and other Muslims was that the others accepted that Jesus (on whom be peace) ascended to the heavens alive while we believe that he died a natural death. This did not clarify the objective of the advent of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) who in spite of suffering from ill health made a speech to fully elucidate the matter.