Jamaat Ahmadiyya al Mouslemeen

FRIDAY SERMON

of Hazrat Amirul Momeneen Zafrullah Domun

10 June 2011

At Bait-ul-Rahma Mosque
Les Guibies, Pailles
MAURITUS

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After reciting the Tashahhud, the Ta’uz and the first chapter of Al Fatiha Imam Zafrullah Domun read the following verse from the Holy Quran:

Wa’dallahoul lazina aamanou minkoum wa amelous swalehaate la yastakhlefannahoum fil arze kamastakhlefannalazina min qablehim wa layomakkenan nalahoum dinahomoul lazirtaza lahoum wa layobaddelan nahoum mim ba’de khawfehim amna ya’bodounani wa laa youshrekounabi shay’a wa man kafara ba’da zaaleka fa oulaaeka homoul faaseqoune. (24:56)

The translation of this verse is as follows:

Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good works that He will surely make them Successors in the earth, as He made Successors from among those who were before them; and that He will surely establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them; and that He will surely give them in exchange security and peace after their fear: They will worship Me, and they will not associate anything with Me. Then whoso is ungrateful after that, they will be the rebellious. [24:56] 

These days we are speaking about Khilafat. In my past two sermons I have shown how the institution known as khilafat was set up in mainstream Jamaat Ahmadiyya. In the course of time through the celebration of “khilafat day” and the indoctrination of the members of the Jamaat through its propagandists namely the missionaries most Ahmadis came to believe that Khilafat is the be all and end all of their existence. Consequently Jamaat Ahmadiyya has produced a group of devotees who are so dedicated to this institution and what it represents and they are so brainwashed that they have even preferred to obey this institution in causing harm and spreading hate in society rather than being devoted to the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammadsaw and Hazrat Masih Maoodas.

To begin with most members of Ahmadiyya Jamaat are completely ignorant of what Hazrat Masih Maoodas has said not to speak about what the Holy Quran says. Many Ahmadis may speak and discuss about the death of Hazrat Isaas or the truthfulness of the claims of Hazrat Masih Maood as but few are able to speak to you about what he has really said in his book Kisti Nuh or even Al Wasiyyat or about “How to get rid of the bondage of sins”. When one looks at the behavior of Ahmadis specially those in Mauritius one can easily see that they do not at all portray the true teachings of Hazrat Ahmadas. People who have rejected Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas show better morals than most Ahmadis. Hazrat Masih Maoodas came to teach us to wash our heart from all sorts of evils so that neither in our actions nor in our words we harm anyone. But Allah tried the Ahmadis by raising amongst them someone who has told them “I am an Imam to you all”. Had Ahmadis absorbed the teachings that they were given they would have shown the nobility of their souls instead they showed to all that the evil buried deep in their heart had not disappeared at all despite all the teachings that they have received. The evils in their souls manifested itself with its full fury once the green light was given by their caliph. Hence despite almost a hundred years of teachings a majority of the members of Jamaat Ahmadiyya in Mauritius have yet to know what Ahmadiyyat really stands for. One wonders if this is the situation in Jamaat Ahmadiyya Mauritius which is almost hundred years old what would it be elsewhere.

But Allah did not send Hazrat Ahmadas as the Promised Messiah and Mahdi for his followers to misbehave with their fellow brothers and sisters. Hazrat Ahmad was sent to show people how to behave like human beings by spreading love and peace and goodwill in society. Unfortunately in many places the contrary has happened. The worst case that we know of is Mauritius for the time being. If in the past the evils practiced within Jamaat Ahmadiyya here or elsewhere were kept under silence, this will no longer be the case anymore. Whenever we think that Jamaat Ahmadiyya is doing something which is wrong we will denounce it. The most such recent example is what the caliph said in his Friday sermon last week. The text is a copy and paste from the summary published at their website. After speaking about the status of Hazrat Masih Maood as as Ummati Prophet he said:

………..Thus, the mission that started from the time of his claim continues to this day and having attained the beneficence, pious-natured people continue to embark on the vessel of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). Today only that person can attain the beneficence which the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) was granted through his perfect following of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), who is connected with his validated Khilafat. Today, the pious-natured are guided about the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) through dreams and they come into the fold of his Community. In order to prove to these people that the Khilafat of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) is also rightly-guided, God shows the Ahmadiyya Khulafa to these people through dreams.”(http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/)

In the abovementioned extract he has made three statements:(1) Only someone who vows allegiance to the khilafat that has followed Hazrat Masih Maoodas can profit from the favours that Hazrat Masih received as a follower-prophet of Hazrat Mohammadsaw. I will say that this is another of the preposterous statement coming from Mirza Masroor Ahmad who wants to make his followers believe that they have a monopoly on spiritual guidance. But through the Holy Quran we know that it is Allah who is the source of all types of spiritual guidance. We also know that in Islam people have to strive to develop their personal relationship with Allah. There are no intermediaries between the servant and the Lord. The role of the spiritual guide is only to help the truth seeker along the path. He gives feedback so that the truth seeker does not falter along the path and he helps by his supplications on the truth seeker’s behalf. For this to take place there should be a very close relationship between the guide and the spiritual aspirant. Since the spiritual path towards Allah is a difficult one the guide is the friend of the traveler and he eases the harshness of the journey. Unfortunately I have to say that Ahmadiyya Caliphs do not play this role at all. They make one-size-fits-all sermons and speeches and that is why within the Jamaat very few people nowadays are interested in the spiritual way of life. What the caliph says is not true at all. Had the mainstream Jamaat been blessed by any of the spiritual beneficence with which Hazrat Masih Maoodas was blessed there would not have been so much hate, bigotry and bias and ignorance prevailing within the Jamaat these days.

To say that only within mainstream Jamaat Ahmadiyya which is led by a caliph that one can receive the spiritual Grace that Hazrat Masih Maood as received is to betray a crass ignorance of what is going on beyond the frog-pond of mainstream Ahmadiyyat. We all believe Hazrat Masih Maoodas to be a follower prophet. His Prophethood is a reflection of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet Mohammad saw and that is why he said that he should not be called just a prophet. Every time one wants to make a reference to this immense Grace of Allah upon him one should speak of his being an Ummati Nabi and not only a Nabi. But if you examine mainstream Jamaat’s literature you will notice that more often than not they refer to him as a prophet and quite rarely they speak about his being Ummati.

What was that special Grace that qualified him as an Ummati Prophet? Was it the fact that people were having dreams about him? Was it his particular insight and wisdom that we came to know through his writings? Was it because he was the head of a new Jamaat? Was it because people were running towards him from far off places? No, not at all. He was an Ummati prophet because he strove to lead a life which was a reflection of the life of his master Mohammadsaw. Consequently as promised by the Holy Quran he was blessed with frequent converse by Allah which in common parlance we call revelations. He helped us to understand that he attained this exalted rank of Ummati prophet because the quality and quantity of his revelations excelled those of ordinary believers. This was the distinctive Grace with which he was blessed and he called these blessings the pinnacle of blessings. Furthermore he taught us that it was this special Grace that was to be permanent within his Jamaat till the end of time. This Grace will manifest itself through divinely appointed Imams, caliphs and Allah’s particular friends. He helped us by making it clear that whoever would look after his Jamaat after him, the Jamaat would become old and decrepit and it would need a new vigor after sometime. That new vitality will be brought about by the acceptance of Allah’s appointed representatives who would be made to stand up through revelations from Allah.

So we ask if the actual leader of the mainstream Jamaat Ahmadiyya, namely Mirza Masroor Ahmad can declare to the world that he is a recipient of that particular Grace which characterized Hazrat Masih Maoodas as explained by Hazrat Masih Maoodas himself and not as interpreted by the caliphs that have followed him. Hazrat Masih Maood as received a revelation from Allah “ Yansoroka rijaaloun nouhi elayhim minas samaa’ae” meaning “Men to whom we would give revelations from heavens will help you”. Although this might also mean that to some people Allah will reveal the truthfulness of the claims of Hazrat Masih Maoodas and they will rush to his help. In his time many of his companions fell into that category. But it would be a folly to restrict the meanings of this revelation only to those people who are guided to the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah through dreams and revelations. Another meaning could also be that as promised by Allah some people among his companions will be the recipients of revelations and they will help the mission of Hazrat Masih Maood as through the divine knowledge and insight that they would receive. But Khilafat Ahmadiyyat understood by the second caliph onwards has taken centre stage and does not tolerate that anyone can receive any message from Allah challenging its interpretation of the doctrines of Jamaat Ahmadiyya. Hazrat Masih Maoodas made it quite clear through his writings that those who will follow his teachings sincerely would partake of the spiritual blessings that he received. He did not say at all anywhere that those who would be with the khilafat that will be established after him will benefit of those blessings. In fact there is a controversy about how his succession should have been. But today to hear a caliph who claims to be the representative of the Promised Messiah say that only those who are with him have a monopoly on guidance is a thoroughly false statement. Allah guides whomsoever He likes to the right path. It is His Privilege and He is the only one who knows the heart of a believer.

As I have said before I continue to tell the world that by Allah’s Grace my friends and I together with their families we are on the straight path although we do not have any connection with the Khilafat Ahmadiyya these days. Khilafat Ahmadiyya thought it could do as it pleases with the servants of Allah. But Allah has strengthened the heart of His servants and made them stand alone and continued to shower spiritual graces on them as he did on Hazrat Masih Maoodas and his companions. In my view the claim of the caliph is an empty boast as are his claims about the number of Ahmadis in the world. In the words of the Holy Quran what he says is based only on a supposition and not on knowledge. Using the words of the Holy Quran I say to him “Haatou burhaanakoum in kountoum Swadeqeen” meaning “bring your proofs if you are really truthful” and “ Wa maa yattabe’o aksarohoum illaz zanna innaz zanna laa youghni menal haqqe shay’a Inallaha alimooum bema yafaloune “ meaning “And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Verily, Allah is well aware of what they do.”(10:37) By the Grace of Allah we have the proofs from Allah with us.

Ahmadis boast that they have khilafat and according to them we do not have it. But I say that Allah grants his Khilafat to whomsoever He likes. I do not know if I have said it before but I want to say it now that at least three times Allah has revealed the verse “istikhlaaf” which I read in the beginning to me. Besides I cannot keep count of the number of revelations that He vouchsafed to Hazrat Masih Maoodas that He has given me including “inni akhtartoka le nafsi” meaning “I have chosen you for Myself” and “Alaysallaho bekaafin Abdohou” meaning “ Is Allah not sufficient for His Servants” and many others. So it is not true to say that just because people are seeing the caliphs in dreams that Ahmadiyya Khilafat is on the right path. Unfortunately Ahmadiyya Khilafat needs to be brought back to the right path because it has been coercing its members to do a few things which are against the Shariah. We will stop here today. We will continue incha Allah next week because I have some more comments to make.