Peace and mercy of Allah be on you......There are many kinds of gatherings and meetings in the world with various aims. Some gatherings are for counseling about worldly purposes such as to run government, for politics, business, sports or leisure and about so-called knowledge. Committees are made for these, people sit and mutually think. All these gathering, committees and mutual sittings are for worldly works. These gatherings are not for the sake of God the Exalted, His pleasure and nearness. Even if any gathering is convened for the goodness of people and matters are considered, it too is for worldly aims. Pleasure of God the Exalted is not sought in it.
Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a. t.) further mentioned: But there are gatherings, which are for the purposes of Deen, to do the zikr (mention, remembrance) of Allah the Exalted, to think plans to bring human close to Allah the Exalted, to find means to make progress in spirituality, or those who attend these gatherings they come to get pleasure of Allah the Exalted..... In short, the purpose of these gatherings is only that whatever we do, whatever we plan, whatever programs of gatherings are, the aim should be to get pleasure of Allah the Exalted, nonsense things are avoided in these. Such gathering are the ones, which God the Exalted likes. Results of such gatherings appear in this world too , and Allah the Exalted blesses attendees of such gatherings after death too.
So, whether it is gathering in home with spouse and children or outside the home, the duty of a momin / believer is to make effort, how to get pleasure of Allah the Exalted and how to take care of own ruhaniyyat (spirituality) and improve it, how to improve condition of self and believers.
The apparent worldly gathering of a believer is not empty of zikr of God the Exalted. He avoids nonsense even when doing worldly works. If he is busy in worldly works, his heart does not forget remembrance of Allah the Exalted and zikr. In the worldly gatherings of believers talks of deception and to usurp rights of others are not done, like talks are done in today’s political and earthly gatherings. Rather fear of Allah the Exalted and Taqwa is always kept in view, and it is expected from a believer that he should always keep in view.
In Holy Quran, what God the Exalted has guided believers about it is that, these gatherings should be clean from disobedience, rebellion and sins. These should be avoiding disobedience of messenger and should be about practicing Taqwa.
Alas, majority of gatherings of muslims are fully contrary to it, and a muslim is killing another muslim.
Allah the Exalted says “ya aiyohallazina aamanu eza tanajaytum fala tatanajo bilismey wal udwan wa ma’siatirrasuley wa tanajo bilbirrey wattaqwa wattaqullahallazi elehey tohsharun” i.e O ye who believe! when you confer together in secret, confer not for (the commission of) sin and transgression and disobedience to the Messenger, but confer for (the attainment of) virtue and righteousness, and fear Allah unto Whom you shall (all) be gathered. (58-10)
But muslims have forgotten the commandment of Allah the Exalted, their mutual split is at maximum. Allah the Exalted told the sign of believer “rohamaohum bainahum”...they have mutual affection. But here we see the state, which Allah the Exalted has mentioned about non-believers i.e. “wa qolubohum shatta” i.e. their hearts are split. .... They counsel, mutually and with others; in form of secret agreements, by disobeying Allah and His Messenger, away from Taqwa. Fear of Allah is not presnt at all.
Allah the Exalted says, “and fear Allah unto Whom you shall be gathered”. There governments, kingdoms, wealth and having blessing of western powers will of no use. There, no big power will be able to save from punishment of disobedience of commandments of Allah His Messenger and of going away from Taqwa.
In fact the state of those who call themselves muslims but they make the world as their aim and they run after it, it is the practical expression of end of faith and certainty in the Being of God the Exalted. Had there been little faith and certainty in the Being of God the Exalted then neither the state of muslim politician and leaders nor of so called ulama /scholars would have been like this and seen.
Anyway, it is our duty that we should make ourselves clean from such (worldly) thoughts, and increase in having fear of Allah the Exalted and Taqwa. And those of us who, in their circles, has contacts with muslims, they should make them realize that your such state will not only make you slaves of non-muslims but you will become descending station of punishment of God the Exalted. The world you are chasing, it will slip from your hands, and you have already left Deen. Thus it is time to develop fear of Allah the Exalted and Taqwa in hearts otherwise everything will go away from hands.
Among the gatherings of worldly counsels, one is that of United Nations. Recently, a session of it, was convened. There was speech by president of America. At this, here, the Western essay writers and analysts too wrote that, by this speech, instead of peace, there is more chance of development of discord and mischief. Rather, they wrote clearly that, by this speech, perhaps Saudi Arabia and some other muslims countries may been happy, otherwise it was extremely disheartening and inciter of war and discord speech.
So the muslim governments should see commandments of Allah the Exalted and should avoid all kind of mischief and discord.
Anyway, all it is said by talking about what is being done in common muslim world.
But we should continue to keep reviewing our states. It should always be remembered that Satan will never bear to see Jama'at making progress. According to its nature, Satan will continue to make effort to make unrest and split among us.
So the people who sit together sometime and talk about system of Jama'at at local circle, city, country, they in fact are lured by Satan. Since work of Satan is to attack by pretending to be sympathetic, thus such people too attend in these gathering who are not actually against system of Jama'at. Due to feeling of pain of Jama'at, they think the opinion teller (in fact mischievous in form of sympathizer) is saying right and correction is needed. ...
In fact, if correction is needed, the word should be sent to country’s system of Jama'at and Khalifah of time. Then after this, it is very wrong method to talk in gatherings here and there, and in style as if very secret and important things are being mentioned with sympathy of Jama'at, and are signs of sin, transgression and disobedience of Messenger....Allah the Exalted has warned believers against such gatherings that they should avoid these.
If one has complaint against any office holder or Ameer, send complaint to center, send to Khalifah of time. After this, the work of members of Jama'at ends. Now it is work of Khalifah of time, which matter is to see how and how to solve. ... However, everyone should keep doing prayer, each Ahmadi should pray with pain that May Allah the Exalted remove every kind of evil from Jama'at and always those are continued to be granted to Jama'at who practice Taqwa and serve. So everyone should remember this important thing.
As Allah the Exalted will continue to grant progress to Jama'at (and is granting), Satan will do its work too. Satan had expressed before Allah the Exalted on first day and had taken permission that it would lure human, believers.
Opponents of Ahmadiyyat make (and will make) plans against Jama'at openly and also in the name of sympathy they make (will make) use of simple minded people and weak-in-faith people for mischief. Thus, in this regard, each Ahmadi should be careful. May Allah the Exalted always save Jama'at from internal and external mischief and always enable them to sit in and become part of gatherings of virtue and Taqwa -- not of gatherings of sin, transgression, disobedience of Messenger and gatherings which take away from Taqwa. (Aameen)
There are various sayings of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) about types and states of gatherings, and of his true servant too.
How the gathering of a believer should be. If gathering is not up to status of the religious-honour of believer, what reaction should be shown to that.
Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) says: Our way is it, and it should be the way of believer, that when he should speak, speak fully, otherwise remain silent. When you see, in a gathering, laughter and mockery is being at Allah and the Messenger, then either leave from there so that you are not counted among them, or answer back fully, clearly. The third way is hypocrisy, that keep sitting in gathering and keep agreeing without thinking, expressing own beliefs with suppressed voice, secretly.
Edited by Mir-Peace, 30 September 2017 - 03:28 PM.