- Virtual meeting between His Holiness and young Khuddam from Germany.
- Virtual meeting between His Holiness and older Khuddam at Germany Ijtema
- Summary of the Friday Sermon of 27th August 2021.
Discussed in the above virtual meeting. PLEASE NOTE – These do not reflect the full answers given by Huzoor Aqdas (aba) You are encouraged to watch the full video sequence of each question by clicking on the time-link. Bold italic quotes are from Huzoor Aqdas (aba).
On Saturday 21st August young Khuddam of school-going age from Germany were honoured to have a virtual meeting with Huzoor Aqdas. The 1500 German Khuddam who attended were based at a stadium in Frankfurt and the meeting occurred during their National ijtema.
- (1:20 - 120 secs) What were Huzoor's (aba) emotions regarding Jalsa UK?
Huzoor (aba) said he expressed his gratitude to Allah the Almighty for enabling the Jalsa to go ahead even though it was on a much smaller scale. Huzoor (aba) said: “People began to ponder if the annual conventions will take place in the future and a feeling of despondency and sadness that had merged in members of the Jama’at was also removed. I was naturally happy as well as I am sure you all were as well.” Huzoor (aba) also mentioned that hundreds of thousands of people, from various Jama’ats across the world viewed the Jalsa online through MTA, either form their homes or collectively in gatherings. They also tried to create the same kind of atmosphere, preparing traditional dishes like Aloo Gosht and Daal “...just like it is prepared in the Langar Khana.” Huzoor also said: “Allah the Almighty enabled us to make this breakthrough since the pandemic of Covid-19 and new avenues have opened for the future as well.”
- (3:09 - 189 secs) – What impact will the Afghanistan war have on the rest of the world?
Huzoor (aba) said this war in Afghanistan has been fought for the last 100 years and unrest will continue to occur. “This situation in Afghanistan has been on-going from the time of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), when upon the martyrdom of Sahibzada Abdul Latif Shaheed Sahib, the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) stated that the land of Kabul will not remain in peace. Therefore, the peace in the land has been destroyed and the situation continues to be like this.” Huzoor went on to say that with the Taliban in power again, we have to wait and see how they deal as a government and how other nations of the world will work with them “...as if they do not integrate with the international community, it cannot function,” as the world is so interlinked with each with regards to trade. Huzoor (aba) further commented, “...due to their extremist views and mind-set [the Taliban], it seems that after some time there will be disorder once again and it will be caused by their own people.” Huzoor (aba) also said the national flag of Afghanistan was removed and the flag of the Taliban was raised – they [the Taliban] had not conquered a new land said Huzoor, “...therefore the flag of Afghanistan should have remained.” Huzoor (aba) went on to say that in order to establish peace and security, the Taliban have to change their policies. If they don’t, Huzoor (aba) warned any further danger they may pose to the world may result in another government entering their land to seize control and gave the example of possibly China and other countries intervening. Huzoor (aba) concluded by saying: “However, this all depends on the conduct of the Taliban. So lets us see what happens and how the situation will unfold.Just give it a few months and the entire situation will be evident.”
- (6:10 - 370 secs) – Huzoor (aba) some scientists say that the Covid-19 pandemic is psychologically having a negative impact on people. What is Huzoor’s view on this and what changes has Huzoor (aba) felt by this?
“I have not experienced any change in me.” were Huzoor’s first words. Towards the end Huzoor (aba) said that aside from the mulaqats no longer being held in person, there is no change in his routine; “... the gap which was created with the absence of the mulaqats in person has been filled with virtual mulaqats,” and other engagements like official office meetings continue to take place.
But earlier in the answer Huzoor (aba) commented: “The scientists say this for those worldly people who have a materialistic mind-set and cannot survive if they do not go to night clubs or if they do not socialise together by drinking alcohol or by partying.” Such people Huzoor (aba) said became distressed when restrictions came into place. Huzoor (aba) went on to say that whenever a pandemic affects the entire world, the psychological impact is people fear if they will survive it or not. “However, a person should understand the fact that one’s life and death is in the hands of Allah the Almighty and one should adhere to the precautionary measures which Allah the Almighty has prescribed and also take benefit from the available method of treatment.” Due to the lack of activities or change in routine can cause temporary anxiousness said Huzoor (aba) but one should not be greatly distressed by it and one should pray to Allah for conditions to quickly improve. This is especially so, said Huzoor (aba), for people to turn to God who are suffering from depression due to this pandemic and quoted from the Holy Qur’an Chapter 13: verse 29: “Aye It is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort.”
- (9:09 - 549 secs) - A Khadim asked Huzoor (aba) if all his work seemed difficult for him?
Huzoor (aba) started by saying to carry out any work correctly is difficult, ”...but Allah the Almighty makes it easy and the work can be completed.” However, Huzoor (aba) said that he manages to complete his daily tasks but still remains concerned if he has done justice to the tasks and that there are no shortcomings in discharging one’s duty to Allah.
- (10:00 - 600 secs) - Due to the Covid pandemic, so many issues have risen [referring to quarrels and arguments] at home. What is the solution to this?
Huzoor (aba) said: “There is a great need to pay attention towards prayer. We must realise how we can fulfil the rights of one another. if you do this there will be peace and comfort in the homes.” Prior to this Huzoor (aba) said we should should be turning more to God Almighty during this pandemic. “If this pandemic is a punishment from God, we should strive to create mutual love and respect, we should seek forgiveness from one another and aim to reconcile with one another, so that may Allah Almighty may deliver us from this trial and this pandemic.”
Huzoor (aba) further said the Promised Messiah (as) stated, “... that Allah the Almighty reminds us to fulfil the rights owed to mankind. At times Allah almighty overlooks the rights owed to Him, but He will not forgive if one fails to fulfil the rights owed to mankind.”
Huzoor (aba) also spoke about extensively the rights family members have over each other. Huzoor’s answer was detailed and readers are advised to listen to the whole answer by clicking on the time link.
- (13:37 - 817 secs) - Concluding remarks by Huzoor Aqdas (aba)
Sadr Sahib answered Huzoor’s query of attendance which was 1,500 people and the Ijtema was being held after a 2 year absence due to Covid. “Holding the Ijtema will only be beneficial... when you understand your purpose.... Allah Almighty has stated that the purpose of life is that He created mankind in order to worship Him. An Ahmadi Muslim must recognise that this is the purpose of their life and that they should form a bond with Allah the Almighty.” Huzoor (aba) further stated that such gatherings like Jalsas, ijtemas, etc. “...are all in order to develop a good moral spiritual and intellectual state. After having acquired this knowledge, if they do not apply this to themselves or act upon it, then these gatherings will be devoid of any benefit,”
- (16:44 - 1004 secs) – The next day a virtual Mulaqat for German students at their National Ijtema was held with students of higher education.
Huzoor (aba) asked Sadr Sahib about the weather conditions which didn’t look very good as many were seated outside holding umbrellas. Sadr Sahib replied they were not experiencing any difficulty and "so we shall continue to sit, God-willing, regardless of the rain," and further stated they ere enjoying the drizzle! Questions were then asked to Huzoor Aqdas (aba).
- (17:54 - 1074 secs) – Will the land of Kabul find peace, and if so, how will this be
“There will be peace in Kabul when the people turn to God Almighty and listen to the words of God Almighty’s chosen one. And when they remedy all the injustices they have been committing. The remedy for this is to accept the Imam whom God Almighty has sent in the age, AND REGARDING WHOM THE HOLY PROPHET(SA) FORETOLD that he would propagate the faith around the world.That is when peace will be established in the world. This condition applies to Kabul as well.” Huzoor (aba) further stated that you find the same thing happening in other Muslim nations - that they fail to obey God Almighty’s teachings and instead oppose, reject it and forcibly spread their own religion according to their own desires.
Huzoor (aba) said the Talibans, “claim they have caused a revolution the like of the conquest of Makkah, but where are the disbelievers here? The place they have seized control is inhabited by Muslims. so how can this be compared to the conquest of Makkah?”
- (20:44 - 1244 secs) – What are Huzoor's (aba) views about upcoming political elections in Germany?
Huzoor (aba) said if the same party wins, the policies will remain the same. If the other main party wins, Huzoor (aba) said their policies are similar. However, Huzoor (aba) said there will be concern for Muslims if any anti-Islam or far-right party wins, which Huzoor (aba) said he doubts anyway. Huzoor (aba) further added that the “two parties who have a similar manisfesto could agree to a joint coalition and form a government.”
Huzoor (aba) also reiterated the importance of Ahmadi Muslims fulfilling their responsibilities and preaching about the true teachings of Islam as this will slowly remove misconceptions and reservations that some people may have in their minds.
- (23:31 - 1411 secs) - What is the first place Huzoor (aba) would visit if he goes to Rabwah?
The questioner was delighted to receive this response from Huzoor (aba); “...let the opportunity to travel there become an actual possibility and I will take you along with me and you can see for yourself!” Huzoor (aba) went on to say one naturally feels inclined to honour the elders who “...established Rabwah and made it prosper, their memories are associated with Rabwah. So in order to remember those pious people and to pray for them, people usually go there first.” Huzoor (aba) also cited the example of when people visit Qadian - the first thing they try and do is to visit the grave of the Promised Messiah (as) and if one visits Makkah and Madinah, “...one goes straight to the blessed tomb of the Holy Prophet(sa).”
- (25:17 - 1517 secs) – If one sees a Khalifa in a dream, can he assume that it is a true dream?
“As far as seeing a Khalifa is concerned, if he instructs you to do virtuous deeds, then that dream is true and correct. If anything wrong is attributed to him, then that dream is false.” Earlier in the answer, Huzoor (aba) said one can dream of things that are in their thoughts, but names in dreams have meaning and the names of the Khulafa have good meanings. Huzoor (aba) also said: “One knows about the nature of the dream from its context, i.e. what one sees in the dream and the details of it..... one cannot only judge by seeing one aspect of the dream.”
With regards to names of people in dreams, Huzoor (aba) further added interpretation can be based on this or based on the events ones sees in dreams. Huzoor (aba) then cited a well-known incident within the Jama’at about a dream where someone related to their father they saw in a dream that the Second Khalifa told them in a dream not to offer prayers. His father said: “Son, he came and passed by my bed [the sons’s bed was in such a position that to access it, the father’s bed had to be passed]. Why did he not whisper the same thing in my ear?,” Huzoor (aba) continued: “Thus, it depends whether the dream is self-created or if it is a true dream.”
- (28:20 - 1700 secs) – Huzoor's remarked about the patience of Khuddam who withstood the rain.
As the meeting progressed, the rainfall became more intense but Khuddam remained in their positions and engrossed with their virtual mulaqat – a clear testament to the dedication of the Khalifa. Their dedication and patience was appreciated by Huzoor (aba) who when addressing the Khuddam Sadr sahib said: “Masha’Allah, I have seen now that your Khuddam are patient and steadfast. They are strong enough and their passion is such that they can endure the rain. May Allah increase them in their resolve and grant them strength; may they become true servant of the faith; may they achieve the real objectives of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya; may they act on the pledge they affirm that they will give precedence to their faith over worldly pursuits; may they always safeguard Khilafat. Strive to your utmost using all your facilities, increase your religious knowledge; may you spread the message of Islam Ahmadiyya in your country. May Allah enable all of you the opportunity to do this."
- (29:47 - 1787 secs) - Huzoor e Anwar (aba) speaking to Sadr Khuddam about Alam-e-Inami.
Huzoor (aba) was introduced to members of the Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya of Hanover who were awarded the Alam-e-Inami for the years 2018-2019. The second Alam-e-Inami was for the Atfal and awarded for the Majlis of Munster. Concluding Huzoor (aba) commented; “....after gaining the Alam-e-Inami, may they serve the Faith even more than before; may they act on the commandments of Allah and may they become shining ambassadors of Ahmadiyyat.”
- (31:46 - 1906 secs) Friday Sermon
Huzoor (aba) continued his series on the Companions of the Holy Prophet(sa). After the Sermon, he launched of the new Ahmadiyya Turkish internet radio station called ‘Islam Ahmediyet’in Sesi’ which means the ‘Voice of Islam Ahmadiyyat’. Huzoor (aba) said that by the grace of Allah, the channel is ready to broadcast 24 hours a day and can be accessed via a link on a tablet, smartphone, laptop etc. Regarding the transmission Huzoor (aba) said: “A four-hour broadcast will be repeated six times in the day; this package will include Tilawat with Turkish translation, Hadith of the Holy Prophet (sa), sayings of the Promised Messiah (as), and Turkish translations of my Friday Sermons.”
In addition to all this, Huzoor (aba) said there will be a Q/A sessions as well and all this will benefit more than 20 countries, (including Azerbaijan and Georgia where Turkish is spoken) for the purpose of Tabligh and Tarbiyyat and the broadcast will also reach many Soviets states and European countries where Turkish is spoken.
The set-up of this radio channel was created by the Tabligh department of Germany for which Huzoor (aba) commented: “May Allah the Almighty reward them and bless this initiative in every regard.”