Peace and mercy of Allah be on you.
Note: It is essence / short version of a previous essay already given.
Many people end the previous year and start the new year with fun and fair. A true believer leaves previous year and enters into a new one too b a t with different mindset, rather soul-set. He or she ends and start the years with prayers and checking their-selves for review.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Khalifah asked his followers to check and make self-review about passed year, at this occasion so that they can improve for new year. They are asked to check:
1- Did they fulfill their pledge of Bai'at that they shall not make any kind of associate with Allah; temporal or in terms of low desires or show offs in worships and virtuous deeds?
2- Did they avoid lies and remained firm on truths?
3- Did they keep themselves away from matters and programs which make the thoughts bad, e.g. negative use of electronic media?
4- Did their men and women kept gazes lower and clean?
5- Did they avoid name calling, false practices in dealings, unthankfulness and impatience?
6- Did they avoid all kind of oppressions?
7- Did they avoid dishonesty?
8- Did they avoid all kind of mischieves, discords among affectionate ones, back biting, trying to start sins among believers?
9- Did they avoid tyrannical attitudes?
10- Did they avoid agitations of theirselves?
11-Did they regularly offered five daily Prayers? [Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him said, leaving daily Prayers takes one near disbelief and making associate of One God.]
12-Did they make effort to be regular in offering extra Prayer before dawn [Tahjjud]?
13- Did they regualry invoke blessings on Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).
14- Did they continuously did Istighfar i.e. seeking divine forgiveness, cover and help.
15- Did they praise Allah regulary. A work done without it remain flawed, blessingless, non-effectives, said Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.).
16-Did they avoid inflicting troubles to others. Were they toleran and humble?
17-Were they loyal to God in happiness and sorrow?
18-Did they avoid all types of bad customs and innovations?
19-Did they make regular efforts to follow directives of Holy Quran and Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) ?
20-Did they avoid being arrogance [ i.e. to deny truth, think others are inferior, hate them and deal them badly.]?
21-Did they adopt high manners, kindness and humbleness?
22-Did they make effort to bring honour to Faith and gave precedene to Faith over earthly life?
23-Did they love true Islam more than anything dear to us them? [Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said Allah sent him with Islam and Islam is that you give yourself to Allah, avoid other deities, offer Prayer and Zakat.]
24-Did they make effort to be sympathic and beneficial to creatures of God? [Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said all creatures is like family to Allah, He like greatly the person who treats them well and cares their needs.]
25-Did they pray for and advise their children to be firm in great quality of obedience of the Promised Messiah, the Mahdi [the devotee servant of Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.)]
26-Did they increase in such connection of brother hood and obedience with him, which is more than any worldly relation?
27-Did they pray and increase in loyalty and obedience with Khilafat of Promised Messiah Mahdi (on whom be peace)? Did they ask their children for it too?
28-Did they regularly pray for Khalifa and Community?
The Fifth Ahmadiyya Khalifah (May Allah be his Helper) said if members find any weakness in their self-review regarding above questions, they should seek forgive of Allah and pray to get strength to gain best in the new year.
[Benifited from words of Ahmadiyya Khalifah for his Community alislamDOTorg ]
Russian translation @ wwwDOTahmadiyya-islamDOTorg/ru/pyatnichniye-propovedi/2016-12-30/
Edited by Mir-Peace, 27 January 2017 - 07:06 AM.