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Times

MORDEN

Monthly Journal, November 2011

this issue

Friday Sermon

Eid-ul-Adha

Halloween- why is it against

Islamic teachings?

Poppy Appeal Collection

Editor:

Shahrukh Faridi.

Qaid Majlis:

Waqar Laeeque.

Cover design and layout:

Nabil S. Faridi.

اهلل

In the name of Allah , the Gracious, the Merciful.

All Praise belongs to Allah , Lord of all the worlds.

Salaat

Masjid Fazl & Baitul

Futuh

The Gracious, the Merciful

Master of the Day of Judgment

Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we improve for help.

Guide us in the right path—

The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have

Fajr 06:45

Zuhr 13:00

Asr 13:00

Maghrib 16:00

Ishaa 19:45

not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

(Surat Al-Fātiĥah 1:7)

Email: Morden@khuddam.org.uk , Website: www.khuddam.org.uk/regions/baitul-futuh/qiadat/morden/


The Holy Qur’an

(Al-Taubah, 9:103)

O Muhammad (saw), take alms out of their wealth

in order to cleanse their hearts and improve their economic

condition, and always treat them kindly.

In this verse, Allah, the Almighty has given three commandments. First, take Zakat, for it will

create feelings of kindness and regard for the poor. Second, spend it in such a way as improves

the condition of the poor, that they may also advance with the world. Third, it is enjoined

in the words, not to be harsh while collecting Zakat; rather, always be kind with them.

Hadith

Sahih Muslim

Abdullah ibn Mas'ud relates that the Holy Prophet(saw)

used to supplicate: Allah, I beg of Thee guidance, and

righteousness and chastity and self-sufficience (Muslim).

Writings of the Promised Messiah (as)

‘O ye of my dear Jama'at! Believe firmly in the fact that the world is now approaching its

end and a radical change has begun to appear. Do not, therefore, deceive your souls, and

turn immediately to attaining perfection in piety and righteousness. Make the Holy

Qur’an your true guide and acquire true light from it for your every need. You must not neglect

the Traditions of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, either,

and must not consider these to be useless. Nay, these also are most important and

were collected and compiled at the expense of very great effort and hardship. But beware

when a Hadith happens to clash with the Holy Qur’an, disregard it totally so that you

may save yourselves from going astray. God has caused the Holy Qur’an to reach you in its

pristine purity, therefore, give the greatest importance to the Word of God and let nothing

take precedence over it, because all truth and righteousness are based on it. People regard

and have faith in the exhortations of men according to the measure of their piety and righteousness.’

(Tadhkirat-ush-Shahadatain)


Summary of Friday Sermon (28 October 2011)

"God's help is needed to attain righteousness"

Hudhur (ayyadhullahota'ala) said:-

Hundreds of thousands of pious-natured people departed this

world in the hope of finding this era. Each one of us who associates

him or herself to the Ahmadiyya Community should reflect over these

matters.

Promised Messiah (as) said when God’s blessings shower down on the

earth, along with the beneficial growth weeds and toxic plants also

grow. Hudhur explained that this signifies that some wrong claimants

will also rise.

The Promised Messiah(as) said that true spiritual insight is in considering

oneself to be completely worthless and falling down on the threshold

of God and seek God’s grace and that spiritual light which burns

selfish desires.

Calling on his Community, the Promised Messiah(as) said they should

follow the teaching that has been given to him for the salvation of

people. They should associate no partners with God, from the heavens

or from the earth.

The Promised Messiah(as) said while it was true that his followers

would be triumphant, but everyone who took his Bai’at could not be

included in his followers, until he or she was completely and perfectly

obedient to him and did not consider anything of him or herself.

The Promised Messiah(as) said that a worldly person who is included

in his Community is not really from his Community in the eyes of

God. Only that person is included in this Community who is free from

this world.

Hudhur said with God’s grace, the Community has matured in some

ways but with the passage of time since the days of the Promised Messiah(as)

getting longer, some ills are taking root; like arrogance, selfishness.

Hudhur said following his long bout of cough during last Friday sermon

many wrote him concerned, including from Arab countries. Hudhur

said people sent him many remedies and Hudhur joked that if he

tried them, he would perhaps feel worse.

[Note: Alislam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication

in this Synopsis of the Friday Sermon]


Upcoming events

27 th November (Sunday):

Paintballing (Contact zoama

for details)

8 th January (Sunday): Morden

Jama’at’s local Ijtema

Eid ul Adha

Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)

is a festival comes about ten weeks

after Eid-ul-Fitr, and marks the

completion of Hajj (Holy pilgrimage

to Mecca). It is the festival of Sacrifice

that commemorates the obedience

of Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) and

his son Hadhrat Ismail (as) to the

commandment of Allah. Hadhrat

Ibrahim (as) had a series of dreams

in which he saw himself sacrificing

his eldest son Ismail. He inferred

that it was perhaps the will of God

that he should sacrifice the life of

his son. Hadhrat Ibrahim (as), being

most obedient to God, was about to

sacrifice the life of his son Ismail,

when God commanded him to stop

and gave him the good news that he

had indeed fulfilled His command.

God was so pleased with Ibrahim

(as) because of his obedience that

He multiplied his progeny into billions.

He was also given the great

honour of being the forefather of

the Holy Prophet of Islam

(PBUH). On the day of Eid those

Muslims who can afford to sacrifice

an animal are enjoined to do so after

Eid Prayer.

In his Eid Sermon of 1983, Hadhrat

Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ru), Khalifatul

Masih IV, asked the wealthy

Ahmadis to go to the homes of

their poor brethren to wish them

happy Eid and offer them gifts. In

compliance of this directive, the delectation

of Eid in Ahmadi society

has escalated significantly and this is

the very substance and philosophy

of Islamic festival of Eid.

Last year’s Eid-ul-Adha sermon delivered

by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor

Ahmad (atba), Khalifatul Masih V,

can be seen here.

Local ta’leem class – Every Friday

after Ishaa in Khuddam

office

General meeting – Last Sunday

of every month after Asr

prayer

See full year’s activities, see

MKA calendar at: http://

images.khuddam.net/upl/

docs/95/mka-uk-calendar-

1296686195.pdf

Work or study in the city? Why not join us

for Jumu’ah prayers?

You can easily manage to offer Jumu’ah prayers during your lunch

break. We start at 1:15 and finish by 1:45 pm. Our venues are in

Shoreditch and Euston Square/Warren Street. Should you wish to

know the exact locations please ask your Qaid.


Halloween- why is it against Islamic teachings?

As many of you may recall Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih

V (atba)'s Friday Sermon from 29 th October

2010, Huzur (atba) has spoken of the dangers in the

modern world of innovations in religion. Many of

these innovations may appear trivial or just harmless

fun, but in reality are so harmful that they are

tantamount to ‘shirk’ (associating partners with

Allah) which is the only type of sin that Allah will

not forgive on the Day of Judgement.

Huzur (atba) stated that two such harmful innovations

are Halloween and Bonfires. Huzur (atba) explained

that Halloween originated from old Irish

pagan practices based on concepts belonging to

witches. The basic concept being that on 31st October

the boundaries between the living and the dead

are removed and the dead come back to cause

harm to the living. In order to avoid being harmed,

so-called magicians are called in who take animals

and crops from people and sacrifice them in a specific

way. Bonfire is also part of the ritual and is

meant to frighten the dead. Clearly this is a type of

shirk. Similarly the concept of ‘Trick or Treat’,

where children dress up in costumes and go from

door to door asking for something, is done to bring

comfort to spirits. The notion is that if a household

gives something to the costume-clad children the

dead would not harm the household. Huzur (atba)

stated that it is against the dignity of any Ahmadi

child to dress up in a strange manner and go door

to door like beggars, even if it is for chocolates.

Huzur (atba) advised that an Ahmadi should endeavour

to avoid these innovations and should

there be any inclination to such practices one

should read ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’

(there is no power to avoid sin or to do good

except through Allah) which should turn one’s attention

back to the worship of God.

Huzur (atba) concluded the sermon by reminding us

that the Promised Messiah (as)’s mission was to

establish a true and pure love between man and

Creator where all satisfaction is found in Allah

alone without resort to harmful innovations. This is

true worship and is the purpose of man’s life, but

this state is not generated without the special

blessing of God. Huzur (atba) said that this is why

effort and prayer are constantly required so that

we can achieve complete satisfaction of all our desires

in Allah without resorting to such harmful innovations.

May Allah enable us to meet the expectations

of the Promised Messiah (as).

The full Friday Sermon summary can be found at: http://

www.alislam.org/archives/friday/FSS20101029-EN.html

(e-mail from Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK)

Some useful Apps for your smart phones:

Ahmadiyya Islamic News

The Holy Qur’an- Arabic Text

Mobile Friday Sermons


Poppy Appeal Collection

Our Khuddam collecting at Aldgate East and

for Royal British Legion on 31 st Oct 2011.

Barbican Stations

ITV also provided exclusive coverage of Khuddam at Fazl Mosque

raising funds for the Royal British Legion.

Click the YouTube thumbnail on right to watch the coverage.

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