Friday Sermon: Ahmadiyya Persecution - A Sign of Truth

 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. Both Muslims and non-Muslims alike put all their energy into opposing him, and this continues today. Nowadays it is the Muslims who display greater opposition, however Allah the Almighty continues to cause the Community of the Promised Messiah (as) to grow and flourish. With the Grace of Allah, the [Ahmadiyya] Community is now established in 209 countries of the world.

As I have mentioned in several of my previous Friday Sermons, the Ahmadis of Algeria are currently being targeted for cruelty. Therefore, we must remember these oppressed and persecuted members in our prayers. May Allah the Almighty grant them steadfastness and shield them from this oppression. Similarly, you should remember the Ahmadis of Pakistan in your prayers. There too, especially in the Punjab [province], a well-planned scheme of persecution against Ahmadis is being executed.

Huzur stated that the signs foretold by Allah and His Messenger have clearly been fulfilled and continue to be fulfilled in connection with the advent of the Promised Messiah. This path alone is the one that can restore for the Muslims their lost honour and greatness.

The Promised Messiah (as) states:

'It is evidently clear that God Almighty has sent me to the world as His Appointed One and the Promised Messiah. Those who oppose me are in fact not opposing me, but are opposing God.'

Thus, those who oppose the Community are acting against the Will of God. They are in fact opposing God, and such people have not hindered anything in the past and neither will they ever do so in the future, InshaAllah (God Willing). The Help and Succour of God has always been with the Promised Messiah (as). In Algeria, they thought that they were eliminating Ahmadiyyat. Newspapers and the media gave ample coverage of this and published material against the Community that was spread widely. Indeed, the newspaper played a prominent role in opposition to us. However, this very opposition actually became a means for propagating the message of the [Ahmadiyya] Community.

The Promised Messiah (as) has also said that all the material against us in literature and books actually encourages people to read our books and draws attention to them. Further the Promised Messiah (as) said that this was the time that was destined for him to appear and his advent was according to the decree of Allah, so that he could secure and stabilise the wavering ship of Islam... Read Full Summary