Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya
Monthly Journal, November 2011
Halloween- why is it against
Poppy Appeal Collection
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Nabil S. Faridi.
In the name of Allah , the Gracious, the Merciful.
All Praise belongs to Allah , Lord of all the worlds.
Masjid Fazl & Baitul
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
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
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.
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.’
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
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
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
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]
27 th November (Sunday):
Paintballing (Contact zoama
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
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
General meeting – Last Sunday
of every month after Asr
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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).
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Poppy Appeal Collection
Our Khuddam collecting at Aldgate East and
for Royal British Legion on 31 st Oct 2011.
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.