gm In the name of Allah, the Gracious the Merciful
Volume 2 Issue 5 April 2011 Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Australia (Youngmens' Auxiliary) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia
Al Masroor Al Masroor is a monthly publication since January 2009 by Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Australia Contents
The Holy Quran - selected verse
Hadith – Sayings of the Holy Prophet (saw)
Friday Sermon – summary
Cleanup Australia Day
Not possible to refuse Muhammad rationally
Quran Classes - Every Monday in Sydney at 6:45pm
Ta’lim, Tarbiyyat and Sports Day 15th May
Cleanup Australia Day 2011
“Cleanliness is Part of Faith”
Khilafat Day - 29th May
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The Holy Quran Surah Al-Araf Chapter 7: Verse 3
This is a Book revealed unto thee—so let there be no straitness in thy bosom concerning it—that thou mayest warn thereby and that it be an exhortation to the believers. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas The Promised Messiah & Mahdi 1835 - 1908
Sadr Majlis Khuddamul
Uthman bin Affan (ra.) states that the Holy Prophet (sa) said:
“The best among you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it to others.”
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(Bukhari) Selected Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam, page 12-13 Published by Islam International Publications Ltd. 1988
Muhtamim Isha’at: Mohammed Irfaan Editor: Sharfraz Ahmad Rahim Editor (Urdu Section): Tahir Sheikh Contri buting Edito rs: Ataul Awal Nasir Ahmad Murad Mahmood Khan Sikder Taher Ahmad
Friday Sermon The Jumu'ah (Friday) prayer is one form of congregational worship in Islam. It takes place every Friday. Regular attendance at the Jumu'ah prayer is enjoined on the believer. According to a Saying of Hazrat Muhammadsaw this congregational prayer is twenty-five times more blessed than worship performed alone. We encourage members to read Huzur’s (atba) Friday sermons which can be found at: http://www.alislam.org/archives/ For your benefit we have published below, a summary of Huzur’s (atba) recent Friday Sermons.
3 Natural Disasters and Divine Punishment 18th March 2011
Whenever any natural disaster occurs in the world, those who fear God are frightened lest any such future disaster puts them in difficulty. The blessed model of the Holy Prophet(saw) is there for us to follow for the rest of time and incident from the life of Holy Prophet(saw) narrated by Hazrat Aishah(ra). Holy Prophet(saw) said Surah Hud had aged him, Huzur explained that Surah Hud relates destruction of nations, No one understood God’s Words more than the Holy Prophet(saw). True believers do not just fear God at the time of their own trouble, rather when affliction falls on others, it instils fear of God in them. Incident in Ghana where earthquake occurred due to prayers of missionary mubasher sahib resulting in people coming in fold of Islam Ahmadiyyat as earthquake was considered sign of arrival of imam mehdi. Extracts from the noble writings of Promised Messiah(as) (The Will, pp. 3-5) Earthquake followed by Tsunami in Japan. People of Japan have Shintoo and Buddhist beliefs. Natural disasters in NewZealand, Japan, Australia, USA and Pakistan. Extracts from noble writings of Promised Messiah(as) (Haqiqat ul Wahi - Essence of Islam, Vol. V, pp. 148 – 150) Martyrdom of Rana Zafarullah Sahib in Sanghar, Pakistan.
Compelling Beauty of the Holy Qur'an th 25 March 2011
An ill-natured American priest, who was verbally abusive about the Holy Qur’an in September 2010 and had talked of burning it, committed this foul act two days ago. The correct reaction to such matters should be to present such a picture of the Qur’an through one’s word and deed that the world itself condemns the perpetrator. We are not concerned that their disrespectful stance will, God forbid, harm the Qur’an, God has taken the responsibility of safeguarding it Himself. The honour of the Qur’an cannot be maintained by putting price on heads and wrongful demonstrations. A true believer proves the superiority of the Qur’an by practicing its beautiful teaching. Extracts from writings of Promised Messiah(as) explaining the high station of Holy Qur'an. Three stages of Unity of God. Huzur cited the German Jama’at as an example of holding exhibitions in various venues, including church halls, on the Holy Qur’an that had had positive results. Huzur said our detractors talk a lot about Jihad and ‘Qitaal’ but do not mention what are the conditions under which fighting is allowed in Islam. Death of Hafiz Saleh Muhammad Alladin sahib and some details about his life. Death of Col.(r) Muhammad Saeed sahib.
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“Ahmadiyya Muslim Community established in Australia since 1903”
Obedience to the State 1st April 2011 With God’s grace, Ahmadis have understood that prayer alone is the real ‘weapon’ and they do not participate in violent protests. Once the Holy Prophet(saw) was asked how people should react if unjust rulers are imposed on them, He declined to answer, he was asked again, and again he declined, When he was asked the third time, he replied that even in such a situation the ruler should be obeyed. Huzur said in our Community there is one instance of ‘disobedience’ to the state, This is in Pakistan where we are told not to call ourselves Muslims, not to read the Qur’an, not to say the Synopsis Kalima, not to offer the Islamic salutation of Salaam etc. Huzur said we have the example of Prophets of God and their obedience to the state. The Promised Messiah(as) said: ‘The Holy Qur’an states ‘obey Allah, and obey His Messenger and those who are in authority over you.’ The Promised Messiah(as) said that destruction of peace is worse than killing. He said that to participate in strikes etc. in colleges and universities is against our teaching and it is like participating in rebellion. The Holy Qur’an does not only direct the masses, it also enjoins the rulers, telling them not to be arrogant about their power and not be unjust. Death of Amtul Wadood sahiba, wife of Syed Abdul Hai Shah sahib. Death of Muhammad Saeed Ashraf sahib. Death of Naeema Begum Sahiba daughter of Dr. Hashmatullah Khan sahib. Death of Naeem Ahmad Waseem sahib. Companions of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) 8th April 2011 Narratives of the companions of the Promised Messiah(as). Hadhrat Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim sahib(ra): He took his Ba'iat in 1900. He was introduced to Ahmadiyyat via his close friend and teacher who had given him books to read. Hadhrat Master Khalilur Rahman sahib(ra): He took his Bai’at in 1896 as a fourteen year old, In 1898, he went to Qadian early for the Jalsa and remained in the company of the Promised Messiah(as). Hadhrat Hafiz Ghulam Rasul Synopsis Wazirabadi(ra): His son ‘Ubaidullah’ in the words of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II(ra) was given the title of the first shaheed (martyr) of India. Hadhrat Khan Munshi Barkat Ali sahib(ra): He was a Director General of Indian Medical Service. He took his Bai’at in 1901 and also had an audience with the Promised Messiah(as) in the same year. Hadhrat Muhammad Ismaeel sahib(ra): He was a born Ahmadi who had his first audience with the Promised Messiah(as) in 1904. Hadhrat Muhammad Akbar sahib(ra): He lived in Jhelum where a vacant mosque was populated by Ahmadis. A non-ahmadi maulvi came to the neighbourhood and started inciting people that Ahmadis should be expelled from the mosque. Later on, due to floods that part of city was destroyed and Ahmadis built a The new Promised Messiah whom peace) mosque. Hadhrat Nazam ud(on din sahib(ra): He be related that in 1904 the Promised Messiah(as) visited Sialkot, where he lived, and said one who is careless and indolent advised: ‘In order to incite you, people are abusive about me. But you should never be provoked by this abuse and should not be abusive in return. Munshi Abdullah sahib Ahmadi sahib(ra): He took his Bai’at in 1902 when he was 13 years old. His Bai’at came about after a dream he had. Hadhrat Muhammad Yahya sahib(ra): He had his first audience with the Promised Messiah(as) in 1904. His father had taken his Bai’at in Ludhiana, and in the past had been a certified maulwi of the Deoband sect.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (atba) Khalifatul Masih V
Majlis Bait-ul Huda (By Syed Tariq Ahmad, Qaid Majlis Bait-ul Huda)
Salutations & Meanings
sas / saw
Razi Allah anho
Razi Alah anha
Salla Allaho alaihay wa sallam - Peace & blessings of Allah be on him, used for Holy Prophet of Islam, Sayyedna Muhammad, SAS
Alayhe Salam - Peace be on him, used for Prophets of God ayyadah Allah tala beNasray hil-Aziz, may Allah assist him. A prayer recited with Khalifat al-Masih’s official title. (RA) May Allah be pleased with him. Used for a male companion of the Prophet or a revered person who has passed away
(RA) used for a female companion of the Prophet or revered lady who has passed away
March was a very busy month for Khuddam in general and for Majlis Baitul Huda specifically as well. This month every year Khuddam take part in the two biggest events related to serving humanity, Clean Up Australia Day and the Red Cross Door Knock Appeal. Majlis Baitul Huda actively took part in both these events , with 25 Khuddam turning up on the Clean Up Australia Day on the 6th of March 2011 and 10 Khuddam participating on the Red Cross Door Knock Appeal on the 13th of March 2011. Khuddam continued to collect funds for the Red Cross throughout the month and the total amount collected was an impressive $ 1,157.00. Atfal from Majlis Baitul Huda turned up in healthy numbers for both these events as well. To continue with serving humanity in various ways, 3 Khuddam visited the Nepean Blood Bank on the 31st of March to donate blood as well. This month instead of a Majlis monthly meeting, both Halqas organised their own Halqa meetings, where various taleem, tarbiyyat and tabligh issues were discussed. Throughout the month, Khuddam also took part in distributing the Peace Pamphlets, mainly by door-knocking houses in suburbs around the Mosque. Around 130 pamphlets were distributed by Majlis Baitul Huda Khuddam in this month. Soccer training also commenced every Tuesday from the start of the month to keep Khuddam fit and train for upcoming tournaments and Ijtemas. The training came to fruition in the 7-a-side Inter-Majalis Soccer Tournament held at the Mosque on the 19th of March. There were two teams representing our Majlis and both teams made it to the semi-finals, with the ‘white’ team from our Majlis going all the way to win the final in a convincing manner. Soccer training has been stopped temporarily due to Khuddam occupied with Jalsa Salana preparations, but will Insha-Allah continue from May 2011.
Majlis Al-Noor (By Mohammad Iqbal, Mutmaa’d Majlis Al-Noor)
Caliph / Khalifa
Head of the Muslim community, literally successor (Ar. Khalifa)
The Successor of the Messiah
Hadhrat / Hazrat
A courtesy title used for a revered & righteous person. Holiness
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya
Mr. or Esquire, implying respect.
By the grace of Allah , all zuma & saqeen really worked hard to continue efforts for Namaz with congregation, we had 3 meetings in different halqajat where we mainly focused on namaz, the number of khuddams who offered 2 daily prayers in congregation has improved .Allhamdullialh from all Namaz centers , around 33 khuddam who offered daily 2 times prayer at different namaz centers. Alhamdulillah under shoba tarbiyat we had 5 visits during whole month in which we visited almost 80% khuddams. Also during our visits we arranged namaz ba jamat at different places .As per our routine we offered namaz in congregation at our namaz centre and we have also been organising DARAS and kids class after namaz. As always Majlis Al noor are ready to perform khidmat-e-Khalq duties. During Friday namaz, Talim Tarbiyat & Sports day and other events 9 khuddam from Majlis Al noor performed Security duties for 3 hours. On other mosque events, 8 khuddams took part in khidmat-e-khalq at Langar Khana for duties such as, cooking, pot cleaning. One of our Khadim visited 10 mentally disabled children and played bowling with them. This was a very special day and we hope to encourage more khuddam participating in such events. There were 27 khuddam who participated in Australia cleanup day and 18 khuddam participated in the Red Cross collection.
Majlis ACT (By Kamran Ahmed, Qaid Majlis ACT)
We actively participated in Clean up Australia day on 6th March 2011. The program was organized and coordinated by Nazim Waqar-e- Amal brother Rahimat Ali sahib. We did our Waqar-e- Amal at Canberra’s famous tourist attraction “Mount Ainslie Look Out” (we are doing clean up Australia Day on that location for approx last six years). The program started at 9.00am.There were 29 people who registered with that site including six non-Ahmadies. Six khuddam, seven ansar, four lajna, three nasirat and three kids participated in the program. A reception table was also set up with energy drinks and food at the site and decorated by beautiful banners displaying the message “Love for All Hatred for None”, “Ahmadiyya Muslim Association”, “Clean up Australia Day”. We collected approx 12 bags of rubbish. Program finished at 12.30 followed by lunch and concluded with dua by president Canberra Jammat. Majlis ACT participated in Red Cross Door Knock Appeal on 13th March 2011.Three khuddam and three ansar participated in the program. The program was organised and arranged by brother Rahimat Ali sahib (Nazim Khidmat-e-Khalq).The event started at 9.30 am after dua and finished at 12.00.We collected $500 in donation. After the event there was BBQ lunch which was provided, prepared and arranged by brother Hafizul Hasan Sahib (Secretary Ziafat-ACT) at his house. We had our Tarbiyyati ijlas on 27th March 2011. 6 khudam participated in the ijlas.In approximately one hour ijlas we focused on tarbiyyati issues related to 5 daily prayers, recitation of holy quran and writing letters to Huzur. Taleem Class was also held on 27th March. Khuddam discussed on various taleemi topics based on the syllabus.The (appox) one hour class finished with dua. Majlis ACT khuddam distributed approx 300 tabligh pamphlet during this month. These were distributed to different people at various public locations in Canberra CBD.One of the khadim (brother Shahid Hasan delivered an introductory speech about Islam at Canberra grammar school which was appreciated and liked by the school students as well as staff members. He also got the opportunity to distribute tabligh pamphlet to teachers and religious leaders of the church. Khudam continued to play volley ball and soccer on weekly basis.
Majlis Al-Sadaqat (By Khalid Chohan, Nazim Tarbiyyat, Majlis Al-Sadaqat)
Majlis Al Sadaqat participated in this years Red Cross Calling Appeal on 13 March. We spent three hours in the Glendenning area with eight participants (Khuddam 6, Atfal 2). Each participant was given a collection kit comprising of a bag for collecting money, a receipt booklet, and a badge for Identification. The participants were divided into two groups of four, each group having at least one person experienced in collecting donation. Major streets within the Glendenning area were then selected and allocated to each team to cover within the allotted time.
At the end of the collection period, the teams got together for light refreshments and then headed back to the mosque, where the money, the voucher booklets and the badges were all counted and returned to Muhtamim Khidmat e Khalq.
Australia Cleanup Day Media Coverage
A Namaz Centre in the Hills District will Inshallah be pursued and a further centre in Parramatta is being investigated. Also, in order to cultivate a greater sense of duty within Khadims to observe all daily prayers, each Khadim will Inshallah be contacted by Nazim Tarbiyyat and available Saiqeen to individually speak to Al Sadaqat Khadims and gently encourage and discuss the importance of observing namaz.
Majlis South Australia (By Ahmad Dilshad, Majlis South Australia)
Majlis SA participated in the Australia Cleanup Day with 41 khuddam, 17 atfal and 16 ansar members participating to make Australia a better place to live. We collected over forty bags of garbage as well as $200 donation towards Australia Cleanup Day Organisation.
Cleanup Australia Day â€“ 6th March 2011 (By Murad Khan, Muhtamim Khidmat e Khalq )
Jazakamullah to all those who registered online or turned up on the day to help clean up our environment. We had over 750 volunteers around our centres in Australia to help cleanup and conserve our environment. In Sydney alone, we had over 200 volunteers (90 Khuddam, 30 Atfal, 40 Lajna/Nasirat, 40 Ansar). Though cleaning was our primary objective, we also got rewarded with endless benefits in terms of 9 media groups mentioning and praising our Jamaat. This included 8 newspapers and SBS radio Melbourne.
(9th March 2011 @ 11:14am by Penelope Bradely)
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association members participating in Clean Up Australia Day. MARSDEN Parkâ€™s Ahmadiyya Muslim Association topped the tally for the largest group registered for Clean Up Australia Day with more than 200 association members participating on the weekend. Ahmadiyya covered 25km of roadway, including Richmond Rd, Rooty Hill Rd and Hollinsworth Rd.
Event co-ordinator Murad Khan said it was the association’s 21st Clean Up Australia Day. The event was important for Ahmadiyya because cleanliness was central to the Islamic faith, he said. “We grew up with the teaching that cleanliness is a part of faith,” Mr Khan said. “We have to be clean 24 hours a day because we have to pray five times a day, so it’s important for us to maintain clean houses and clean mosques as well as outside areas.” Mr Khan said the association also joined the event as a matter of civic pride. “We celebrate Australia Day and pledge our loyalty, so (Clean Up Australia Day) is also part of that demonstration of loyalty,” he said. Mr Khan said the association participated in clean-up initiatives throughout the year, focusing on areas of illegal dumping. The association was considering setting up another clean-up project focusing on graffiti removal. Australia Cleanup Day - Sunday 6 March 2011 Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Site Name Cleanliness-Part of Faith
Tepely Hills Road
Leisure Land Drive
Mt Ainslie Lookout
Regency Park Bushland
Rotary Park Cusack Lane
749 Total Sites : 4683
What's New at www.alislam.org Introduction of Holy Quran Chapters (Urdu Audio) Ahmadi or Ghair Ahmadi Main Kia Faraq Hay? Urdu Audio Book of The Promised Messiah(as) Zarurat-ul-Imam Urdu Audio Book of The Promised Messiah(as)
I hope we can make 2012 Cleanup Australia Day bigger & better than this year and collect few more tonnes of rubbish. May Allah reward our hard work and commitment
Ruhani Khazain Interactive English Index of the Urdu books of Promised Messiah(as)
Not possible to refuse Muhammad rationally: Analyzing William Montgomery Watt
Peace Symposium 2011 (UK)Including Address by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
William Montgomery Watt called Muhammad, may peace be on him, 'one of the greatest sons of Adam,' he regarded the Holy Quran as divinely inspired, though not infallible, yet he continued to be an apologist for Christianity all his life. Is there any rational way to reconcile Watt's views?
Shuhada-e-Lahore Pakistan, Eulogy to the Lahore Martyrs(pdf) Urdu Book with Pictures of Martyrs Coming of The Messiah (MTA Documentary) different interpretations and understandings regarding the awaited Messiah MTA Documentary: The Defender of Faith Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani(as) Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK Muqami Ijtema 27th March 2011 (Urdu) Address by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V(aba)
Friday Sermon (Archives)
By Zia H Shah
The more we study Watt and other reasonable Christian Orientalists, it seems that only way to deny prophethood of Muhammad, is to have an irrational animosity against him, like the medieval Christians or a deceptive approach of constantly shifting sands! Propping up necessary illusions against the greatest champion for humanity and propaganda seem to be the only way to sustain denial of Muhammad. This Google Knol is dedicated to analyzing person and writings of William Montgomery Watt. Any interpretation of individual incidents of the prophet Muhammad's life that is not consistent with his well established achievements and well documented developments of his life, completely violates the principles of history. It is an obligation of every historian to give the readers a plausible and a consistent account of the person they write about. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, many Christian writers are unable to rise above the centuries of medieval prejudices against him that the Catholic Church had cultivated in the times of crusades. This introduces numerous contradictions in their writings and in my opinion William Montgomery Watt is a prime example of this phenomenon. To read more click here
Published on Apr 1, 2011