gm In the name of Allah, the Gracious the Merciful
Volume 3 Issue 2 February 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
Talim Tarbiyyat & Sports Day
Dr Abdus Salam
National Amla (MKAA) & Qaid list
Quran Classes - Every Monday in Sydney at 6:45pm
Musleh Maud Day – 27th February
Clean Up Australia Day – 6th March
Red Cross Door Knock Appeal – 13th March
Seeratun-Nabi Jalsa at Majlis ACT
Masih Maud Day – 27th March
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The Holy Quran Surah Al-Imran Chapter 3: Verse 104
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas The Promised Messiah & Mahdi 1835 - 1908
“104. And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided; and remember the favour of Allah which He bestowed upon you when you were enemies and He united your hearts in love so that by His grace you became as brothers; and
you were on the brink of a pit of fire and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah explain to you His commandments that you may be guided.”
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Abu Darda (ra.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said that prophet David (as)
used to pray in the following words:
“O Lord, grant me Thy love and the love of those who love Thee; and the love of
Editor: Sharfraz Ahmad Rahim
the deeds which will enable me to attain to Thy love. O my Lord, make Thy love dearer to me than my own life, my kith and kin, and even dearer than cold water (to a man dying of thirst in scorching heat).”
Editor (Urdu Section):
Selected Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam, page 8 Published by Islam International Publications Ltd. 1998
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.
Honour of the Holy Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and blasphemy law 21st January 2011
Hudhur (aba) said currently a hotly debated topic in the press and the electronic media is that of the blasphemy law of Pakistan A true Muslim can lay his/her life down, can see his/her children murdered and his/her property looted but cannot listen to disrespect towards his/her master, the Holy Prophet (pbuh) Hudhur (aba) warned that anyone who made the slightest of effort against the honour and respect of his master, the Holy Prophet (pbuh) would come under the chastisement of Allah In the current age, the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) understood this status more than any other and explained it to us The truthfulness and sincerity of a true believer to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) can only be expressed if Durud is invoked while trying to follow the blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) If Muslims wish to express their endorsement for the honour of the Prophet (pbuh) they should search for taqwa as taught by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) Love for the Prophet (pbuh) is not to be expressed through empty slogans. God wants practice If anti-blasphemy laws are made to gain ulterior motives then that is blasphemous in itself
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God’s love for the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) 28th January 2011
Hudhur (aba) quoted a Hadith e Qudsi in which God states regarding the Holy Prophet (pbuh): ‘If I had not created you I would not have created the world.’ to emphasise the exalted status of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) By attaining extreme closeness to God, he was given the station for the salvation of people and intercession on their behalf and given the title of ‘Mercy of all the worlds’ and God declared love for him is love for God His task was to give the message of God to people and The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) took this message to everyone with love, compassion, patience and prayers As other Prophets were derided and so was he, even today he is mocked; According to Divine promise, chastisement of his enemies in every age will become a sign Allah will punish wrongdoers while God enjoins steadfastness to believers If the enemy does not fear God’s warnings, as He manifests His Power at times to reform people, then God definitely punishes, but only Allah has control over this matter
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4 ‘Khaira Ummah’ (best people) 4th February 2011
Hudhur gave a discourse on ‘Khaira Ummah’ (best people) and the standard set by the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) Prior to enjoining others to good, we have to bring ourselves in line with those who ‘believe in Allah’ Once we have associated ourselves with the Imam of the age to try and become ‘Khaira Ummah’, we have to relinquish worldliness and give up self-created standards of piety Hudhur (aba) gave a deep and detailed explanation of a hadith relating the signs of a hypocrite Hudhur announced that he would lead funeral Prayer in absentia of Rasheed Ahmadi Butt sahib of Lahore who passed away on 18 October 2010 at the age of 71 years. He had been injured with a gun shot wound to his leg at Darul Zikr on 28 May 2010
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (atba) Khalifatul Masih V
History of Islam Ahmadiyyat in Indonesia and recent martyrdoms 11th February 2011
A few days ago three Indonesian Ahmadis were martyred in a brutal and barbaric attack which has saddened every Ahmadi Through the ages followers of each Prophet of God always displayed courage of belief when Pharaoh-like people made them choose between giving up their belief and losing their life In Indonesia attackers entered the mission house armed with knives, machetes and sticks while the police looked on, they martyred three Ahmadis whereas five were injured. The attack was most brutal and reminiscent of the barbarity of the pagans of the dark ages After each martyrdom we should pledge that not only will we not allow our belief to be wasted by the persecution, rather we will enhance it and will not take any such action which may discredit our traditions and our patience
The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) Persecution News Updates and indolent said one whoand is careless For latest updates about the persecution of peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim Community please visit www.ThePersecution.org or at the The Persecution Blog
MAJALIS NEWS Majlis Bait-ul Huda Salutations & Meanings
sas / saw
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.
(By Syed Tariq Ahmad, Qaid Majlis Bait-ul Huda) After the New Year break, Majlis Baitul Huda held their monthly meeting for January towards the end of the month, to allow khuddam to join after their holidays. The meeting took place on Friday, the 28th of January at Brother Murad Khan’s residence, who was very kind to offer his place to conduct the meeting. The attendance in this meeting was 21 Khuddam and the focus was on prayers and tabligh. The tabligh pamphlets that were produced by the Jamaat were given out to each Khadim, so that they could get familiar with it and distribute it to their non-Ahmadi friends to spread the true message of Islam. After the meeting, Maghrib and Isha prayers were offered in congregation and refreshments were served for everyone. Following this, Khuddam made their way to Emerton Leisure Centre to play indoor soccer. This was a great physical work-out for the Khuddam and a very keenly contested 7-a-side match was played. The Majlis will plan to make this a regular event or alternatively start outdoor soccer training to get the Khuddam fit and ready for the Sydney and National Ijtemas coming up later in the year.
(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
By the grace of Allah, Majlis Al Noor is continuously trying its best to improve in every shoba, Alhamdolillah.
Caliph / Khalifa
Head of the Muslim community, literally successor (Ar. Khalifa)
The Successor of the Messiah
As we know this month was very busy .Alhamdulilah the main event organized by Markaz and hosted by Majlis Al Noor was Talim & Tarbiyati day on this month. It included various informative sessions such as reading some parts of Promised Mesiah’s books, we focused on monthly talim syllabus, and more than 1 tarbiyati Speech. We also played cricket during the day.
Hadhrat / Hazrat
A courtesy title used for a revered & righteous person. Holiness
We held a combined general meeting with duration of 1 and half hours.The attendance was 29 khuddam. As sadar sahib instructed, we focused heavily on reading NAMAZ, learning namaz and reading books.
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We also held a skill learning session in our general meeting. This was a 30min session where we learnt how to upgrade a Laptop's RAM, also some detail knowledge of laptop hardware.
Mr. or Esquire, implying respect.
Since from last 2 months we started series of lesson on tabligh , where we openly discussed preaching issues and their solution specifically in Australian work place.
Razi Allah anho
Razi Alah anha
(By Mohammad Iqbal, Mutmaa’d Majlis Al-Noor) First of all from all amila members of Majlis Al Noor we wish you a very happy new year. May Allah bring happiness and peace in the world and progress for Jamaat.
Talim & Tarbiyat / sports Day:
On Friday namaz, TTS day and other events 9 khuddam from Majlis Al noor performed Security duties for 7 hours. On other mosque events, 6 khuddams took part in khidmat-ekhalq at Langar Khana for duties such as, cooking, pot cleaning etc.
Majlis ACT (By Kamran Ahmed, Qaid Majlis ACT)
Month of January started with congregational Tahajud prayer to welcome the New Year. We had our Tahajud prayer on 1st of January. Three khudam and three ansar attended the prayer.(Many khudam were out of Canberra because of Christmas break). Majlis ACT also had their Tarbiyyati ijlas, Taleemi class and Tabligh Training Class on 22nd January2011. 5 khudam participated in the two hours program. We focused on tarbiyyati issue related to 5 daily prayers, recitation of Holy Quran and writing letters to Huzur. Taleemi class was based on Taleemi syllabus provided by markaz. Tabligh class was based on the tabligh pamphlet which was published by Jammat Australia. We also had our joint Jalsa Seerat-un Nabi on 26th January 2011 with Jamaat ACT.Khuddam presented their speeches on the seerat of Holy prophet (peace be upon him) and there was also one speech on Australia Day. The Two hours program was concluded with dua followed by Lunch. Majlis ACT has ijtemai Waqar-e- Amal on 26th January2011 at Queanbeyan Community Centre after finishing of jalsa Seerat un Nabi.Seven khudam took part in the waqar-e-amal and approximately spend one hour.
Talim, Tarbiyyat & Sports Day 23rd January 2010 (By Murad Khan, Muhatmim Khidmate Khalq, MKAA) This event was hosted by Majlis Al Noor. It included various informative sessions such as reading parts of Promised Messiahâ€™s books. We focused on the monthly Talim syllabus and had a speech on Tarbiyyat. The sports ( Cricket only ) was also played. Alhamdolillah all Sydney Majalis participated in this event. Each majlis played two matches with each other, there were 28 khuddam present during sports time. The First Session went from 9:30am to11:30am and covered Talim & Tarbiyyat topics. We had a total of 43 participants. We played Cricket in the second session until lunch and namaz. By now we had 68 khuddam present with similar number in the last session where we continued playing Cricket. It was good to see member participation in all sessions. May Allah give everyone the means and privileges to attend all Jamaat events in great numbers.
Marsden Park mosque opens doors to mark Australia Day
20 Jan 11 @ 09:00am by Stacy Thomas
Khalid Saifullah and Mirza Sharif from Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia at the Marsden Park mosque. Picture: DAVID MARSHALL MUSLIMS will celebrate Australia Day at Ahmadiyya’s Baitul-Huda Marsden Park mosque on Sunday, January 30. They will also join the rest of the nation on Wednesday, January 26 to celebrate the event.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia is opening its Marsden Park mosque doors to the public for its festivities. The event has been a regular part of their calendar since 2007 and is an opportunity for people who have never seen a mosque up close. Association external affairs secretary Mirza Ramzan Sharif said it was a way of strengthening their members and reaching out to the broader community. ``It is tradition of the Holy Prophet that a love of a nation (country) is part of faith,’’ he said. ``By celebrating we instill the love further, particularly in our younger generation. There will be collective prayers where we will all pray in our own way, especially for all the people (affected) by the Queensland floods.’‘ Mr Sharif said the association frowned upon the burning of the Koran and said they had no place for Muslims with extremist views.
8 ``We don’t associate with persons like that and really try to focus on the positive.’‘
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National vice president Khalid Saifullah said their motto was ``love for all hatred for none’‘. ``We are a group of Muslims who come from places like Fiji, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan,’’ he said.
Martyrdoms in Indonesia – February 6th 2011
The association’s headquarters is at 20 Hollinsworth Rd Marsden Park. The event will run from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, January 30.
New Friday Sermon Page Launched: FridaySermon.org Updated regularly with Audio, Video, Translations, and Summaries
Dr Abdus Salam, His faith and His science
Urdu Audio Lessons to learn translation of the Holy Quran by Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Pakistan Holy Quran with Persian translation and Persian (Farsi) Home Page with Jama'at books launched Sermons on Waqf-e-Nau(pdf) English translation of Five Friday Sermons delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad KhalifatulMasih IV(rh) Islam, Universal Human Rights, and Cairo Declaration Where is the moderate Islam to be found? – Rafi Ahmad A study of Jesus in IndiaSlides based on the book Al Manar: Talim-ul-Islam College Old Students Association UK – Monthly Internet Gazette New Periodical MTA Program: Fiqahi Masail (Urdu) Questions of each program listed at Al Islam Media Library
By Zakaria Virk Dr Abdus Salam was a deeply religious man despite the fact that he was a towering scientist of the 20th century. He was a devout Muslim in his personal life. He was brought up by a profoundly religious father; hence his father's personality was imprinted on him. His family had a rich tradition of scholarship, learning and piety. As was the custom, he learned the reading of Holy Quran from his mother. He was well versed in Arabic. His father used to recite verses and narrations in the Holy Quran to him. It was from his father he developed his love for Islam. From his childhood he offered five daily prayers. In the pocket of his jacket he used to carry of a small copy of the Holy Quran. At his home in Putney, while he was engrossed in his research, he used to listen to taped recitation of Holy Quran by outstanding Qarees of the Muslim world. He performed lesser pilgrimage, Umra when he was not internationally renowned. Despite his wish to perform Hajj, he could not do so on account of his religious beliefs. The Saudi Government would not grant him a visa. When Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims in 1974 by Government of Pakistan, he grew beard and assumed the forename Muhammad to show his pride in being a Muslim. He used to lead the Friday congregational prayer for Muslim students at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy. When his father was staying with him in London, he had the opportunity to buy a house in a posh London suburb, but instead, he chose to buy a house in Putney, because it was close to FAZAL Mosque, where his father could easily go for daily prayers. On Fridays Dr. Salam used to arrive at the mosque early and would take a seat in the front row. Even during the summer, he would don a winter jacket and a hat. When the Imam was delivering sermon, he would take out a notebook and start making notes. One day Imam Rafiq asked him: Do you like my sermon so much that you take notes? Dr Salam replied, the fact of the matter is that I get flashes of scientific ideas like an electric current, so I jot them down right away. These ideas subsequently become basis for my theories. If I don't write them instantly, chances are I will lose them.
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