Friday Sermon: The Workings of Missionaries and Office Holders: 10th March 2017
2017-03-10 Friday Sermon Khutba Juma
Friday Sermon delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Recorded on 10th March 2017.
By the grace of Allah, our Jamia’at are established in different countries where missionaries are being prepared. These are people who have dedicated themselves for faith and have fulfilled the promise of giving faith priority over worldly affairs. The need for missionaries is constantly rising; therefore parents, especially parents of waqf-e-nau children, should prepare their children for this purpose. Our international Jamiat are now established in Ghana, India, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, UK and Indonesia. All waqf-e-Nau boys should try to go to Jamia and become a missionary. Sometimes, it is seen that Missionaries and office bearers do not fully cooperate with each other and do not give each other the due respect. Missionaries should remember that they must be obedient to the person over them and must display exemplary obedience. Presidents and Umura should also respect the missionaries and work in cooperation and counsel with them. Our eventual goal is the same; to spiritually reform the members of Jama’at, to join them with Khilafat and spread oneness of God in this world. The Promised Messiah (as) has said that no Jama’at can truly become a Jama’at until the stronger ones help the weaker ones. Missionaries and Office bearers should work with this spirit in mind. If internal cooperation is missing, Satan causes much restlessness in that Jama’at. These issues are very rare, but I’m explaining them so that missionaries and office bearers are clear regarding these issues. They have to do educational and moral training of Jama’at together with humility. Respecting Waqifeen in Jama’at would make it easier to get future missionaries. Even though Allah turns people towards waqf, but this is part of human nature. If the youth see the Waqifeen being respected in Jama’at, they will also be drawn towards this. You should greet every Jama’at member with respect as was the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (saw). You should consider Jama’at work as an honor for yourself and try to fulfill the expectations of the Khalifa of the time. Similarly, you should try to promptly resolve the matters of members of Jama’at, so that they do not feel neglected. They should be informed if there is a delay for any reason. The Holy Prophet (saw) once said that just rulers will be beloved of God on the Day of Judgment and unjust rulers will be far from His grace. Therefore, you should fulfill your responsibilities with Taqwa and humility. If anyone complains against you, you should have the courage to listen and self-reflect whether or not you have that weakness. Similarly, members of Jama’at should also increase themselves in righteousness, so that they are blessed with righteous office bearers. At the end, Huzur (aba) prayed that may we all work for the sake of pleasure of Allah and fulfill the wishes of the Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) has said that God wants that He should make you into such a Jama’at that you become a model of righteousness and virtue for the entire world. May Allah help us in transforming ourselves according to these instructions. Ameen.
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