Facing The Ka'aba

November 24, 2017

The need for the Imam

The need for the Imam

Sheikh Maikano: Imam of Al-Qalam University

Sermon From Baitul-Futuh

Mentioning some of the signs for advent of the Promised Messiah’s, the Promised Messiah (as) states: ‘In actuality, the emergence of the railway is one of the signs of the advent of the Promised Messiah and the Holy Quran also alludes to this, that is, ‘when the she camels, ten month pregnant, are abandoned.’ Piety comes with righteousness and if these people ponder carefully they would clearly realise that the words, the she camel shall be abandoned, refers to the emergence of the railway.

Sheikh Maikano: Imam of Al-Qalam University

However, if this does not refer to the railway, then it is incumbent upon them to inform us of the event that shall cause the camels to be abandoned. The Promised Messiah (as) further states: ‘So many signs have been fulfilled that these people have withdrawn from even engaging in this discussion. For instance, did the lunar and solar eclipse in the month of Ramadan not take place just as it had been stated in the signs for the advent of the Mahdi? Similarly, since the beginning of creation, no such mode of transport has been invented.’

The Promised Messiah (as) states: ‘The signs signify that the Promised Messiah has appeared. If these people do not believe me to be the one then they should search for someone else and reveal who he is because the signs which were prophesied for his advent have all been fulfilled.’

The Promised Messiah (as) further states: ‘If you want to investigate my truthfulness then do so in view of the arguments presented by the previous prophets and follow this path. Try to ponder over these arguments you find with pious intention and see it as your good fortune. … However, those who harbour malice and rancour in their hearts, my words will have no benefit for them. Their example is like that of a person who is squint-eyed and sees double. Regardless of however many arguments are presented to such a person to prove that what he sees is only one, he will never accept this.’

The Promised Messiah (as) therefore states: ‘ I have outlined a compilation in which over 150 signs were given to me and were witnessed by millions of people.’

The Promised Messiah (as) continues by saying: “Thus, you should asses my claim in the same manner in which the claims of all prophets or messengers are analysed. I openly declare that you will find me to be true of the same criteria.” We can see clearly that God Almighty has helped the Promised Messiah (as) across many fields.

Whilst explaining the way to find out the truth, the Promised Messiah (as) said: “If you wish to find the true path, then pray to God Almighty in your worship for Him to make the truth evident for you.” The Promised Messiah (as) continues by saying: “If an individual prays to God Almighty to manifest the truth before him, in a manner that is free from all prejudice and stubbornness, then I say with conviction that forty days shall not pass before the truth will be made evident for them.” (Forty days will not have passed that the truth will be made plain for them) provided that one seeks the truth from God Almighty with a clear conscious. The Promised Messiah (as) then states: “There are but a few who desire to seek from God Almighty according to these conditions and due to their prejudice and stubbornness they reject the appointed one of God, thereby relinquishing their faith. The reason for this is if an individual rejects the appointed one of God – who acts like an anchor of prophethood, then that person also rejects the prophet, and by rejecting the prophet one denies God Almighty, thereby losing his faith altogether.

May God Almighty guide the Muslims in a way that instead of accepting what their clerics tell them, they see reason themselves and sincerely seek succour from God Almighty. May God Almighty open their hearts and by accepting the Promised Messiah (as) may He remove them from the dire situation of the Muslim world. They are in complete disarray and see no way of escape. Presently in Pakistan, new organisations are being formed such as “Labaik Ya Rasoolallah”, who recently staged a march; at first they encircled Lahore and then encircled Islamabad. Then another organisation with a similar name has enclosed Islamabad and the government nor the army can prevent them from doing this. It is us Ahmadis who can truly say Labaik Ya Rasoolallah [Here we are, O Messenger of God] as we are the ones who responded to the Holy Prophet (sa) when he said “the Messiah and Mahdi will appear, and when he does you should send my greeting to him”. This is the correct way to respond to the Holy Prophet (sa). Alas, if only they would understand the true meaning of Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah rather than raising hollow slogans.

May Allah the Almighty protect the world, as well as Pakistan and every other Muslim country from chaos and disorder. May God Almighty grant His special mercy for the Muslims, because the current climate in which there are organised schemes against the Muslim world are extremely frightening. If they do not see reason now, they will regret it in the future. May Allah have mercy.