Friday Sermon: Signs of Truth: The Promised Messiah and Mahdi

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.


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Today Hazrat Khalifatul Masih gave a discourse with reference to writings of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) in which he expounded signs of his truthfulness and his miracles. First Huzoor explained that last Friday he gave a discourse based on extracts of the Promised Messiah’s (on whom be peace) writings regarding the significance and attainment of knowledge of God. Among these extracts Huzoor had also briefly explained one or two difficult passages. Later when Huzoor heard the initial English translation of the sermon and also saw the Urdu transcription for publication in Al Fazl, Huzoor felt that perhaps one extract was not explained sufficiently and this may have caused the translators some difficulty and may have also caused difficulty to those who transcribed it. Therefore, today Huzoor read out part of the extract and then elucidated it in easy to understand phraseology. The extract was:

‘God has appointed knowledge and understanding as the principal means of obtaining a true concept of Islam. Though there are other means for obtaining such knowledge, like fasting, Prayer, supplication and carrying out all the Divine commandments, the number of …kindly continue reading at

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  1. Divine Supports and Signs of Truth
    ==========================When God sends a promised one with the reminder for humanity to recognize Him, do good and avoid evil, then God shows continuous support and signs for His Truth from heaven and earth and His Light prevails. Here are some examples.

    Peace be on you…People with veils on their spiritual eyes, who have decided not to believe, they do not see supports and signs by Allah the Exalted. The deniers of Prophets always have this very way that after seeing the signs they say, ‘Show us signs.’ Because they exceed limits, Allah the Exalted closes their hearts. So they cannot reach the truth. Sometimes Allah the Exalted make them the sign of admonition.

    The opponents of the Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) were also like this. Despite witnessing many signs, they would not see any sign due to their obstinacy or they would just disregard them. But indeed Allah made certain amongst them an emblem of warning.

    Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) mentioned listing of many fulfilled signs of Allah the Exalted in his support. He stated listing of what Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said and prophesied and fulfilled…But these religious leaders themselves did not accept and made people astray too and continue to do so till now.


    On various occasion, Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) stated various signs for the truth of the Movement. He (a.s.) told that Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) declared these as signs.

    1) Among these, there is the sign of lunar and solar eclipse. He (a.s.) said that, till this sign was not fulfilled the clerics would read this Hadith crying…When this sign fulfilled, not once but twice, once in Hindustan and second time in America [1895, 1896], then these people who sought this sign, retracted. But they could not deny the sign because it had appeared. Their stubbornness stood in their way…….A friend reported to Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) that when this sign occurred, a clergy repeatedly would hit his hand on his upper legs i.e. expressing pain and sorrow and said, ‘now the world is gone astray.’……….Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that think over the fact that was he more well-wisher of the world than God the Exalted?


    2) Likewise, in the support of Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) there are signs of:

    — plague,

    — creation of canals,

    — development of new communities,

    — ripping of mountains,

    — publishing of books and newspapers

    — new vehicles,

    In short, there are many such signs which he (a.s.) mentioned, which are prophesied in Holy Quran and foretold by Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) too.

    Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) showed signs after signs, miracles upon miracle, and brought Ayaat (verses, signs) after ayaat, but some people made petty, hollow and ridiculous objections like his turban is bent, he uses almond oil, he cannot articulate the alphabet ‘ق – qaf’ etc etc.

    Hazrat Musleh Maud (r.a.) said, do not close your eyes to the signs of God. Many people would come to Hazrat Sahib and ask for some sign. He (a.s.) would reply that did you gain any benefit from earlier signs, that you need more now? When you have not gained any benefit from the previous thousands of signs then how will you be benefitted from more?

    Such people always remain deprived; it is their destiny.


    3) A powerful sign which fulfills everyday, Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said about it:

    In the book ‘Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya’ Allah has taught me a Dua, i.e. as revelation He says ‘rabbey la tazerni fardun wa anta khairul wareseen’ i.e. do not leave me alone and make a Jama’at…..He said at other place, ‘yateeka min kulley fajin ameeq’ i.e. Allah the Exalted will provide by Himself the money and necessaries from everywhere which is essential for guests, and they shall come to you from every path. Then He said, ‘ yatona min kulley fajjin ameeq’ i.e. from each path and every side, guests shall come to you…This prophecy was made 26 years ago and it is being fulfilled till today with immense majesty.

    Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah be his Helper) said we see this prophecy is being fulfilled till now with great grandeur. The daily increase of his (on whom be peace) Jama’at, member’s progress in financial sacrifice, it is a powerful proof and a sign of his truth. But it is only seen by one who is discerning, it cannot be seen by blinds.


    4) With regard to revelations of Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.), the means of dominance of Ahmadiyya Islam and progress of Jama’at, Hazrat Musleh Mo’ud (r.a.) said: Allah the Exalted continuously told Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) that Jama’at Ahmadiyya will have to do same sacrifices, as Jama’ats of previous Prophets had to do. Thus once, he (a.s.) saw in dream that he entered the house of Nizam ud Din. The meaning of Nizamuddin is ‘system of Deen’. This dream means that eventually one day Ahmadiyya Jama’at will become the System of Deen and will dominate all other systems of the world [Insha Allah]. But how will this supremacy take place, about it he (a.s.) says in dream that ‘ we shall enter this house somewhat as way of Hassan and somewhat as way of Hussain.’ All these people know Hazrat Hassan (r.a.) obtained success through peacemaking and the success attained by Hazrat Hussain (r.a.) was by shahadat / martyrdom. Thus Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) was foretold that Jama’at will indeed reach at the station of ‘Nizam ud Din’ but somewhat with peacemaking, love and affection and somewhat through martyrdoms and sacrifices.

    If any of us thinks that this Jama’at will develop without peacemaking, love and affection than he makes mistake too. And if someone thinks that this Movement will progress without sacrifices and martyrdoms then he is also incorrect.

    Sometime, we shall have to go towards peacemaking and reconciliation and sometime we shall have to adopt the way of Hussain; it means we can die before opponent but shall not accept his demand. Both these ways are destined for us. Neither the manner of Messiahiat [Messiah-ness] is destined for us, nor only mode of Mahdwiyyat [Mahdi-ness] is destined for us. There is a middle path, at which we shall have to walk. One dominance will be with peacemaking, love and affection, and other dominance will be with sacrifices. After that, Jama’at will enter in the house of ‘Nizam ud Din’ and it will gain success.

    Today we see model of these two thing being shown by members of Jama’at. Message of peacemaking, security, reconciliation is from us and Jama’at is also offering sacrifices for Deen.


    5) Further Mention of above revelation: Hazrat Musleh Mo’ud (r.a.) says: Once revelation came to Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) and was shown that we shall enter in the house of Mirza Nizamuddin (near Mubarak Mosque) somewhat in way of Hassan and somewhat in way of Hussain. Many people were surprised what could be meaning of this revelation. I myself have heard from Hazrat Sahib that he said he did know meaning of this revelation but meanings open at the time.


    6) Hazrat Musleh Mo’ud (r.a.) said that Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) had told at that time, when there was not a single person with him, God the Exalted had given him news that his Jama’at would have so much progress that other nations of the world would remain like ancient nomad nations as they are today.

    We, daily, see ever-new scenes of support by Allah the Exalted, Insha Allah that day will come when these scenes would be seen for sure and we, Jama’at Ahmadiyya, will make so much progress that others will be of minor status. But we, in ourselves and in our generations, need to infuse the spirit of Deen, by which Allah the Exalted show us these scenes.

    Where there are supports, there are oppositions too against the Jama’ats of Prophets since ever. Such oppositions do not terrify them, instead these strengthen and increase their Eman. Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a.t.) mentioned recent opposition against Jama’at in two cleric ridden Asian and north African countries and how the faith and morale of peace-loving Ahmadiyya Community there is high with strong faith and determinations. Huzur (a.t.) pointed out that, instead of grabbing peaceful and country loving and law abiding Ahmadis, those people should be caught, from whose hands lives of common people are not saved and who are trying to make the roots of countries hollow, and those too who are looting the countries with both hands.


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