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Friday Sermon: Conveying The True Teachings of Islam

 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). On the one hand, this is something that should be a means of increasing us in our faith, but if we fail to increase in our faith and belief after having accepted the Promised Messiah (as) then we have derived no benefit from accepting him."

Huzoor (aba) then said that some people have become too involved in worldliness in the Western countries and though they verbally claim to give preference to faith over all worldly things, however in reality their practise is contrary to it. The Ahmadis here are very good with integrating with the people here and also in showing good morals but their standards of worship and fulfilling the rights of Allah the Almighty are not that of what is expected from an Ahmadi.

Huzoor (aba) further stated that since more and more mosques are being built in Germany and also more Jama'ats are being established, the Jama'at is gaining more exposure and subsequently the world will look at us more critically. Naturally as our numbers increase, the Jama'at will become further introduced to the world and the more we become introduced to the world, the more critically we will be viewed and this is continually increasing. Thus, this demands from us that we improve our standards of practical conduct and also fulfil the purpose of the Promised Messiah's Bai'at.

Huzoor (aba) said: "I always say this and will once again remind you all that 99.9% percent of the Ahmadis who have migrated here to the Western countries is not because of their own talents or qualities. Rather, it is because of Ahmadiyyat and therefore every Ahmadi who lives here is a silent preacher of Ahmadiyyat. By the grace of Allah the Almighty due to the good example of the Ahmadis here and also because of their good relations in society they have left a good impression on the people about the community and people express this at various occasions."

As I mentioned that in the various functions organised here as well as in other parts of the world, I have met many people, including the functions that have been held here, who say that after listening to you not only have our reservations been removed. I shall present a few examples of how people's views have completely changed after listening to the message of Islam.

The first function for the inauguration of the mosque was perhaps in Waldshut. One of the guests, Simon Klauss said:

'My view about Islam has completely transformed. Today, I have learnt about the true meaning of Jihad. After learning of the true meaning of Jihad there is no reason to fear from the word Jihad. In fact, there is nothing that one needs to fear about.'

He further states:

'Prior to attending the function, I feared that there could be a terrorist attack committed against me and therefore even though I had accepted the invitation but I decided not to attend the function. However, a friend of mine who had researched into the community on the internet and had also saw some videos, told me that this was a very peaceful community and therefore told me that there is no harm in attending their function.'

Another Guest, Dr France, said:

'Today, I have witnessed an Islam that does not spread by promoting hatred, but in fact it is spreading through love.'

A lady who attended the inauguration of the second mosque said:

'What I have heard today, I have never heard this before from any other Muslim leader.'

A Syrian Muslim also attended the function and said:... Read Full Summary