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The true victory of Islam, as is evident from the word 'Islam' (submission) itself, lies in our complete surrendering our selves to God and freeing ourselves of our egos and our passions. No idol, whether it is the idol of our desires, our our intentions, or the idol of creature worship, should stand in our way, and we should submit ourselves entirely to the will of God. After reaching this state of Fana (self-annihilation), we will attain baqa (the life of eternity) which will give our eyes a new light, our minds a new passion; and we will become a wholly new being and the same Eternal God will become for us a new God. This is the true victory, and one aspect of it is Divine ammunion.(the green announcement p. 28)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Attacks on Islam - Refutation of Allegations

Friday Sermon Delivered by Hadhrat Mirza
Masroor Ahmad Head of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

There has been a renewed intensity in
attacks on Islam, on the Holy Prophet
Muhammad, peace and blessings of
Allah be on him, and on the Holy
Qur'an with an objective of defaming
Islam. The reason behind these
attacks is that Islam fulfills the needs of
the time, and people are turning
towards Islam after examining the
teachings of the Qur'an. Unbiased
people have pondered over the Holy
Qur'an. Though just the translation
does not provide the deep knowledge
of the message of the Holy Qur'an, yet
the ones who have a clear conscience
gain some understanding.
A news item has appeared that a
British journalist went to Afghanistan
for social work. She was arrested by
the Taliban and released on the
promise that she will read the Holy
Qur'an. After arriving home, on
reading the Holy Qur'an, she found
that there was great difference
between the teachings of Islam and
the treatment of women in
Afghanistan. She accepted Islam. The
matter received a lot of media
attention. Due to her education and
experience, she was hired in Qatar.
She stuck to principles of truth and
fairness leading to differences with the
owners resulting in her separation.
She took the case to court and won
arguing equal rights in Islam for
women. She had similar experience in
a second employment. She again took
the case to court and won arguing
that it is the responsibility of Muslim
governments to safeguard women's
rights. These incidents strengthened
her faith. Though her experiences
were negative, her faith advanced
through reading the Holy Qur'an.
Rather than maligning Islamic
teachings, she carried out a jihad
against those who were not following
these teachings.
Such examples worry anti-Islam
forces. Irrespective of the level of their
affiliation with their own faith, anti-
Islamic feelings force them to indulge
in unbecoming practices. This is
nothing new. Prophets have
experienced this before and Islam
now is a target as it is a great religion.
Meccans stood up against Islam as it
started gaining strength. 'Umar, a
staunch enemy of Islam, bowed his
head before the Prophet, peace and
blessings of Allah be on him, after
reading a few verses of the Holy
Qur'an. Allah elevated his status so
that he became the second righteous
Khalifah. After the migration of the
Prophet to Medina, Jews became
apprehensive of the increasing
influence of Islam. Further expansion
worried the kingdoms of Iran and
Today all the great powers are fearful
of Islam. They have resorted to such
unfair strategies against Islam that
their own conscientious citizens have
started raising their voices against
their unfair practices. Adversarial
voices rising out of the West do not
represent the sentiment of the general
public. Public has stood up in protest
against unfair and vicious attacks.
A news lady, during an interview with
our missionary, condemned the
republication of the Danish cartoons,
and declared that before their
publication she was proud of her
country. Generally people on internet
and in the media have reacted
strongly against the republication of
Danish cartoons. Khalifatul-Masih
presented numerous quotes in this
respect and said that this wave against
Islam is not the work of a few writers,
elected officials, politicians or
cartoonists but there is a hand of great
powers behind these incidents who
are afraid of Islamic teachings and do
not want their people to know Islamic
teachings, and want to establish their
supremacy in the name of religion.
There was a big hand of Christians in
closing down our television broadcast
channel in the middle east [which was
immediately replaced by an alternate
resource]. They are trying to become
the god of the world, and these brains
are the ones who are involved in anti-
Islamic efforts.
Islam's destiny now is to spread, not
through terrorism or militism but
through the Messiah of the age. All of
us should make an effort to spread the
peaceful message of Islam. Allah's
plans cannot be frustrated by worldly
Khalifatul-Masih gave details of the
efforts of the Ahmadiyya community in
Denmark with respect to the
republication of the Danish cartoons,
and presented the affirmative views of
the queen and parliament towards
Continuing with a review of the
attacks on Islam, Khalifatul-Masih
further quoted from a book written
against the sanctity of the Holy Qur'an
and refuted various allegations in the
He further pointed out with reference
to the Holy Quran and its explanation
by the Promised Messiah, peace be on
him, that people who live immoral and
unhealthy lives cannot understand
and benefit from the pristine teachings
of the Qur'an. Despite it having deep
meanings, it is easily comprehensible.
Only special people reach the depth of
its meaning though everyone is able
to understand and practice its
teachings. People who are filled with
envy, animosity and viciousness
cannot realize its beneficence, except
for when they analyze it with unbiased
minds. Therefore, when we hear the
antagonistic views, they increase our
faith as they fulfill what the Holy Qur'an
told us centuries ago.
The Holy Qur'an tells us that the people
who have taken up to malign the Holy
Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him,
and the Holy Qur'an will not escape the
consequences, and we have seen the
fulfillment of this warning throughout
history. The consequences are
imminent if the behavior is not
changed. No false god will be able to
save them when the time of
consequence arrives.
We invite our adversaries to look at
the teachings and contents of the Holy
Qur'an attentively and discern its
excellences with respect to its spiritual,
moral and social guidance of mankind.
Teachings of Islam are in accordance
with nature but it is necessary to have
a pious heart to understand them, and
a purifier to guide. In this age, the
Ahmadiyya community portrays the
beauties of its teachings.
There is a great need for prayers these
days that Muslim observe heavenly
signs and abandon their
misunderstandings and unite for a
nobler purpose saving themselves
from a grave mischief.

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