Do Goodness and Beneficence to Everyone in the World. Spread Peace.
Peace be on everyone.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Khalifah (may Allah be his Helper) explained from Holy Quran that Allah the Exalted requires from Muslims that they must spread goodness and beneficence to whole world. [Ref: (ch3:v111) alislam.org/quran].
These days some Muslim governments, organizations and groups are spreading so much terror and killing of innocents that people have become terrified of Islam now. In this situation, then, who will think that they will get any goodness from Muslims?
Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah (may Allah be his Helper) said Ahmadiyya Muslims feel pain about the situation created by these groups who are defaming Islam and Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) who is called mercy for all humanity by Allah.
This era of spirritual and moral decline proves the truth of Islam too. Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had foretold a time would come when Muslims will have such condition. He (p.b.u.h.) foretold the time and duration this decline.
As a remedy, Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) told through divine knowledge that, in such dark age, his ardent beloved devotee Promised Messiah Mahdi (on whom be peace) would come to remind and spread the real, beautiful and pure teaching of Islam in the world. It is the teaching recorded as the character of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) in Holy Quran.
Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah V (a.t.) said that we Ahmadis believe that the awaited Promised Messiah has come and prophesied heavenly and earthly Signs of his coming are fulfilled. This Messiah and Mahdi has illumined our hearts by teaching us true teaching of Islam and Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at is practicing this beautiful teaching.
When Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah (a.t.) tells these facts to non-Muslims, they acknowledge Islam is not wrong, the actions of these trouble making people are wrong who are abusing name of Islam.
Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah (a.t.) said that every person of his Jama'at is required to call the world towards goodness and desire good for everyone because they have accepted the Promised Messiah by Allah’s grace. They have to live with peace and they have to establish peace, and they have to avoid evil deeds and fights. These all are the part of work of reform of Promised Messiah in the light of true Islamic teachings.
Thus this desire to spread goodness, coming in Bai'at of Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and the directives of God the Exalted demand from us that we practically do our best to give good to the world and remove evil.
Ahmadiyya Muslims desire goodness for Muslims, non Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, and people of other religions, and for those who deny God. They have to show everyone the path which takes them closer to God. Even they have to desire good for those who are involved in crimes because after all everyone belongs to Lord of all worlds. Ahmadis have to seek goodness, to show the ways to do good and avoid evil, and the ways to reach God, and to tell them the physical life ends and Hereafter comes for reward and chastisement. But first Ahmadis check themselves too. Difficulties and oppositions come in path, which have to be run over. The greater the scope the larger the opposition.
Prophets and their Communities are promised they get victory. Since Promised Messiah Mahdi came for whole world as subservient to Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) therefore opposition came from all sides. People in west laud works of Ahmadis but when they will get more progress they will have opposition from here too. Some people show this opposition now too e.g. some Churches do not like to come to their invitations like Conference of all Religions convened in February 2014 in UK. If Ahmadiyya delegations go to certain European areas more times, they are opposed. Atheist write quite aggressively against Islam but when Ahmadiyya Jama'at answers back, they oppose too. But the Prophets are certain that the eventual victory is theirs because God assure them; Ahmadiyya Promised Messiah (a.s.) was too granted the assurance of his victory. That is why his Jama'at is sure that victory will come him (on whom be peace) Insha’Allah. Promise of God the is never wrong. Countless practical testimonies from God are showing God’s support. Thus promise of victory to Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has full weight. His Jama'at faced severe oppositions but remained firm and opponents vanished.
No matter how people treat Jama'at Ahmadiyya, they will always seek and convey good for whole world. This good is to convey message of true Islam.
This age is unique in seeing evil at various levels. Worship of low desires and disrespect of commandments of God is common. Governments and media are advertising rubbish. Satan is at full swing. Instantly trash program, dirty pictures, stories and voices reaches from one end to the other of the world.
Ahmadiyya Muslims raise voice of goodness. It is uphill task. If some people listen, they praise but maintain no more connection and get involved in the non good deeds. Thus they must realize that they cannot be happy with some praise they have to accomplish huge aim with enormous effort by the grace of God, by treating oppositions as fast wind treats straws. They should use their full capacities and powers. Many people accept Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (on whom be peace) by seeing opposition to him, they find him great devotee of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). His Community is ha rock solid faith that their effort to spread goodness will cause drops of love to fall from opponents and they will accept Messiah of Muhammad (p.b.u.h.). Promised Messiah (a.s.) has taught to pray for opponents, to seek and to send goodness to them. When God showed sign of plague for his support, he would pray with utmost effort that people are saved. Thus his Jama'at should do same, as Promised Messiah (a.s.) followed his Master Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.), his Jama'at should pray and make effort to save humanity.
Bless humanity spiritually and physically as well. Feed, dress and fulfill needs of people of all nations and religions. Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was engaged in humanitarian efforts even before his Prophethood. He was part of an agreement called ‘hilf ul fuzul’ which was made among some good people to help needy of Mecca.
Seek no reward from world. Be zealous to make world recognize their Lord. Be ready, when one does good they get opposition. Case of Ahmadis is like person who owns a tiger. Tiger escapes. When person try to catch it, he is careful not to hurt it so that it remains useful after caught. But tiger would like to make pieces of person. The opposition is led by fanatic clergies. They see their influence and religious-business ends if Jama'at get success. Some people in West think, Jama'at want to take over governments. It is not true. Jama'at want to see people recognize their God and God’s commandments are practiced. It will make these countries much peaceful. Jama'at wants muslims to follow Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) so that their worldy life and life in Hereafter become good. Same good thought are for people of other religions.
Ahamdis should always learn about the life of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and history of Islam. Despite the message of goodness from him, he and his companions were given troubles. Wars were imposed. But he (p.b.u.h.) sought mercy for people. He did his best that the world get mercy from him.If he fought imposed wars. Previous book mentioned opposition to progeny of Hazrat Ismael by people of Hazrat Ishaq. Thus adherents of previous Book opposed Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) for this reason but Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) always showed mercy to them except when for governmental issues and it was goodness for others.
We should remember that in this age Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) is sent as assistant for Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) with certain affinity. This affinity of getting troubles and animosity will be established with him too, and it was to have taken place, and it exists. We, who entered in the Bai'at of Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), we have to face oppositions, and we are facing so. But despite all this, by following the model of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) we have to seek goodness and beneficence of the world.
Victory will come as it is promised, but it will come with help of any worldly powers. Depend on God and do best. Work hard with wisdom to take message of God to places before Satanic attempts are done for message’s opposition. Take the true Islamic teaching of goodness and beneficence to each heart, and do full effort for it. For this, number of worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim devotees who invite to Allah should be increased and made active. May Allah the Exalted enable members of Jama'at and the system of Jama'at too, to give full attention towards it – prayed Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah V (may Allah be his Helper). Aameen.
1- Friday sermon by Hazrat Khalifa tul Messiah V (a.t.), alislam.org
2- religiousforums.com [Ahmadiyya DIR in Islam DIR]