Special Prayers To Find Peace in the Current Global Turmoil: Khalifa of Islam

Source: Alislam.org

Friday Sermon: Seeking and supplicating for Allah’s benevolence

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih recited the following Quranic verses, which are both prayers, at the start of his Friday sermon: ‘And of them there are some who say: ‘Our Lord, grant us good in this world as well as good in the world to come, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.’(2:202)

‘Allah burdens not any soul beyond its capacity. It shall havethe reward it earns, and it shall get the punishment it incurs. Our Lord, do not punish us, if we forget or fall into error; and our Lord, lay not on us a responsibility as Thou didst lay upon those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with what we have not the strength to bear; and efface oursins, and grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us; Thou art our Master; so help us Thou against the disbelieving people.’ (2:287)

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih expounded the philosophy of prayer in the words of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), who wrote:

‘He who supplicates God at the time of difficulty and distress and seeks the resolution of his difficulties from Him achieves satisfaction and true prosperity from God Almighty provided he carries his supplication to its limit. Even if he does not achieve the purpose of his supplication, he is bestowed some other kind of satisfaction and contentment by God Almighty and does not experience frustration. In addition, his faith is strengthened and his certainty increases. But the one who in his supplication does not turn towards God Almighty remains blind all the time and dies blind….He who supplicates with the sincerity of his soul is never truly frustrated. That prosperity which cannot be achieved through riches and authority and health, but which is in the hand of God and He bestows it in whatever shape He wills, is bestowed through perfect prayer. If God Almighty so wills, a sincere and righteous person in the midst of his distress achieves such delight after supplication which an emperor cannot enjoy on the imperial throne. This is true success which is bestowed in the end on those who pray.’ (Ayyam-us-Sulh, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 14, p. 237, Essence of Islam Vol. II pp. 207 – 208)

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  1. The world should listen to this man of God who has taken himself to preach sincere peace in our time. One can see from the eyes of this man that he sincerely wants peace for mankind.
    World leaders should listen to him and chart a new course to realize a lasting peace for this world in order to avoid a Third World War.

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