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Islamic View on Christmas: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrI1X0fhc2I/

 

Since the time of Christmas is approaching us, many are asking about Christmas. This post will aim to answer those questions which constantly arise when speaking about Christmas.
Firstly, I would like to make it clear that Hadhrat Isa(as) was not really born on Christmas according to the Qur’an and sunnah and the bible itself even! The Qur’an tells us in Surah Maryam that the birth of Hadhrat Isa(as) took place at a time when fresh dates were on Palm-trees in Judea. After delivering Hadhrat Isa(as) under a palm tree, an Angel gave Hadhrat Maryam (as) revelation saying :

“And shake towards thyself the trunk of the Palm-tree; it will drop upon thee fresh ripe dates (Chapter 19 verse 26)

Fresh ripe dates are not present in Judea during the month of December, rather in fall or mid summers.

The bible itself rejects this date for the birth of Isa(as). In Luke chapter 2 verse 8 it mentions that there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks during the night time. Do Shepherds walk freely during a December 25th night ?(1)

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) was asked why don’t Ahmadi Muslims celebrate Christmas?
He (rh) stated:
“Well, because you can’t celebrate the days of every religion. You follow Islam, so you follow the days of Islam to be celebrated. Otherwise, it will be impossible for you to cope with the celebrations of all the religions of the world. Why not Holy of Hindus, and so many other traditional days of celebration of other religions? So because we belong to Islam, and because Christmas is a religious celebration, and not just an ordinary celebration, so we don’t participate in that. But we are not too narrow minded, if there are Christian friends, we do send them presents, and there is no harm in it. If they invite us to a bite of turkey, there is no harm in eating of the turkey or sharing their Christmas cake or even presenting some gift to some Christian friends. There is no harm in such things. But it being a religious affair, as such, you should not celebrate it because your religion is not Christianity, it is Islam.” (Question and Answer Session, 4/27/1991)

Question and Answers on Christmas:  https://www.instagram.com/p/B6EVvGkFKWi/

I just did a post on Christmas and the background of this holiday. This post has the answers to all of the common questions and what the view of Islam is.

1) Can we say Merry Christmas?
Now the question comes, in regards to wishing someone a Merry Christmas. Firstly, we are followers of the Holy Prophet (saw) who was sent as a mercy for all of mankind. He was person who was sent for all mankind, so does it not make sense that his true followers treat everyone with mercy as well? Religious views are a separate issue from wishing someone Merry Christmas.
Do we not say Good morning to people and also good night and all the best of wishes? This makes them happy, and there is nothing wrong in making them happy, as long as we are not agreeing with their views. Nowadays Christmas is seen more of a social thing anyways, rather than a religious celebration. Now if they have parties with songs against tawheed, we cannot participate in such songs. We should know our limits.

2) Can we give gifts on Christmas?
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) stated: “It’s good for you that Christmas is near the New Years, so give a gift on New Years instead of Christmas. I send them to all of my neighbors. I send them New Years greetings, cards or something or a gift or chocolate. You should as well. You don’t have to with the name of Christmas.” Hadhur (aba) continued: “Jesus was not born in December and now even Christians accept it. History tells us he was born in July or August, not in the winter. It was the weather of dates and Hadhrat Maryam(as) shook the tree and dates fell. She drank cold water, which is drank in the summer. We do not accept that Jesus was born in December.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SL6SJVqxqc) (1)

3) Can we attend Christmas Dawats?
If you are invited for dessert or a meal, where there is nothing going against Islam occurring, there is no harm in showing kindness. Islam teaches us to be kind to all people and not reject invitations. As long as the invitation has nothing against Islam. As mentioned, nowadays Christmas is more of a social friendly thing rather than a religious thing. In fact, many who celebrate it deny that God even exists. We should use such opportunities for tabligh. Qur’an allows the eating of that which is from the Ahlul Kitab in Surah al Maida verse 6. (2)

4) Can we sing Christmas carols?
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) was also asked about Christmas songs. The young atfal asked: “My question is are we allowed to participate in Christmas songs?”
Hadhur (aba) replied: “Those songs, where Jesus is son of God is mentioned, do not sing them. Otherwise, recite what you like.”
“Over there, remain silent. Otherwise what they sing, rhymes etc, there is no harm in those, you may sing them. It is fine. If (on the condition) there is nothing which is associating partners with Allah, we will not say something which associates partners with Allah” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RPtcjfS4m8)

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) was asked about Christmas and whether children can participate in the dramas and plays. Hadhur (rh) responded:
“It is a thing common sense. Anything that goes against your religion and morals you will not participate in it. What is there to ask in this? Now what do I know, what happens in which dramas? If someone, plays a small part, and does a speech on Islam for example, how we celebrate days of happiness in Islam, this is also a way of attending them. Many of our children in UK do this and get applauded.”
“What is wrong, now I do not know the details. This answer is enough. Anything that relates to associating partners with Allah which is against the morals of Islam, no Ahmadi child will participate in it.”
The person replied to Hadhur (rh) by saying:
“But Hadhur, it is difficult for the child that there is the teacher and students and he is alone”
Hadhur (rh) said: “For you its difficult that on one side there is Quran and on the other the world. Then? What will you hold on to? It is a straightforward thing” (October 25, 1996)
(3)

5) What should we do if we get gifts of alcohol?
Question: Hadhur, on Christmas we get a big package which has alcohol and wine. We give it to our neighbors. Is it wrong?

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) responded: “It is better to break it and throw it away. You are a Muslim, why do you have to make others drink? Even if they drink, why do we have the need? Some Ahmadis take it and say we were travelling and they gave it to us in the First Class, who didn’t know of our faith. We have kept it, so if our friend comes we give it to them. Although the Prophet (sa) said even those who make others drink have the curse (of Allah on them).” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZHLR4P1RyA&list=PLc7HK2M8dnDWgdh8dFJ9NtYLrhoHgMcqc&index=8)

6) Can we have Christmas trees?
We are not Christians and therefore we do not have Christmas trees. The Prophet Muhammad (sa) said that whoever imitates a people is one of them (Abu Dawud). We do not put up such trees nor do we celebrate this holiday. Such innovations and practices can slowly ruin ones faith and go against the teachings of Islam.
(4)

7)Can we dance on Christmas?
Dancing is never allowed, whether on Christmas or any other holiday.

8) Can we have lights on trees?
We do not put lights on Christmas trees since we do not have Christmas trees in the first place. However, it is allowed to put lights up on trees or our mosques and we did this when our beloved Imam (aba) came to Canada. However, we would not do it for Christmas nor use white pine trees. We put lights on the trees which naturally grow in happiness and often do this on Eid or when our beloved Imam comes to our country.

9) Can our children meet santa?
There is no need for such. We need to bring up our children in the best way and in a way which is Islamic. We should not make them follow the innovations of other children. We need to make sure our children are different. If they know that santa is a fake character and there is a function in school and they even shake his hand, there is no sin on them as they are children and do not know better.

(5)

 

How to Celebrate the New Years: https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0SVGmBdDf/

I have already shared the way Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) celebrated the New year and alhamdulillah it has inspired many. However, I will further mention some important points. The New Year is always celebrated with enthusiasm. In the west, we see the New year being celebrated with a lot of activities. Many attend parties and consume alcohol and indulge in immoral activities. Every Ahmadi Muslims should stay far away from such indecency. Those with no religious concern cannot reach to the depths a true believer can. We express despair at such horrible activities and instead evaluate our previous year and learn from our mistakes. We see what we have lost and what we have gained. We are truly blessed to have accepted Hadhrat Ahmad(as) who brought back the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (sa). He told us to evaluate ourselves every day, every week, every month and every year.

In the sermon of December 30, 2016, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) explained:
“Thus, if we spend the last night of the previous year and the new day of the New Year pondering over our spiritual conditions and by spending time supplicating towards Allah then we will be the ones who will be working towards a good life hereafter. And if we also indulge in worldly wishes and affairs, then we will lose a lot and gain nothing. If the weaknesses still prevail and the self-evaluation does not give us peace then we should pray to Allah that the coming year may not be the one that would show us a reduction in spiritual enhancement.”

Our daily goal is to please Allah. This is why we live and our ultimate goal is to establish a relationship with Him. -(1)

Hadhrat Ahmad (as) stated:
‘The proclamation of oneness of Allah is not merely achieved by saying ‘Lailaha ilAllah’ and have numerous idols hidden in the heart. Any person who gives his work, his deception and his tactics the importance that he should give Allah, or depends on any person instead of Allah for any need, or gives glory to himself that he should give it to Allah then in all of these conditions he is doing ‘Shirk’.

We need to ask ourselves questions about this previous year. Did we always speak the truth and stay away from lying? Did we avoid all sorts of backbiting and ill thoughts? Did we stay away from unislamic television programs which divert us away from the truth and drive on towards ill deeds like zina? Did we protect ourselves from unchaste glances? All of these commandments are both for the men and women. Did we protect ourselves from civil strife and mischief? The Prophet (sa) taught that abusive words against a believer is an impious act. Did we refrain from bad language? Did we protect ourselves from treacherous acts? Did we disobey or behave badly towards Jamaat members, volunteers and those who have authority over us? Did we accept every command of the Khalifa of Islam? (2)

Hadhrat Ahmad (as) stated: ‘My entire Jama’at who is present here and others listen to this advice very attentively that those who entered this Jama’at and are associated to me as followers, it is meant that by doing so they achieve good deeds and they reach the highest standards of God fearing piety and no mischief or ill acts can come near them. They be the people who offer Salah five times a day, they abstain from dishonestly, they never harm anyone from their tongue, they never perform any wrong doing and they be not even have any thought of committing any harmful act, hence they prevent themselves from all sorts of criminal acts, bad words, hurtful actions and all psychic emotions and immoral deeds. And said that they be Allah’s clean hearted people who don’t spread any dispute and who are humble kind people and they should not have any sort of ill thought in their souls. It should be their principle to help mankind and they be fearful of Allah and they should protect their hands and tongues and hearts from immoralities and they should pray five times a day with utmost sincerity and they should protect themselves from maltreatment, illegality, bribery and biasness. They should not sit in a bad company. And hence you are required to not keep any relation with a person who is does not fulfill the commandments of Allah or who does not care about fulfilling the rights of the people, or who is mischief by character or who is immoral in his acts or he who does not keep good thoughts about the Promised Messiah (Peace be on Him) and he who inflicts harm on other people through bad deeds.’ (3)

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) said:

May Allah help us to shape our lives according to these teachings of the Promised Messiah (Peace be on Him) Ameen. May Allah help us to fulfill the pledges we have made and we may be able to spend our lives to gain the love and pleasure of Allah, we may be able to live according to the wish of the Promised Messiah (Peace be on Him) and be role models for others, Ameen.

May Allah forgive our sins and shower upon us His countless blessings. May Allah show us the achievements that have been destined for the Jama’at of the Promised Messiah (Peace be on Him). May the coming year be full of blessings (Ameen) and may the plans of the enemies be unsuccessful (Ameen). The Pakistanis who have not been able to go to the Qadian Jalsa Salana, May Allah fulfill their desires in future. May Allah help the Ahmadis in Arabian Peninsula who have many cases against them and those who are in police captivity. May Allah ease their difficulties and they be released soon (Ameen). When the enemies are increasing in their atrocities then we also need to supplicate more towards Allah and indulge in prayer. May Allah give us the strength and courage to do so (Ameen).
(Points from December 30, 2016 Friday Sermon) (4)

We all know the story of Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) before he was elected as the Khalifa. During his stay in London during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, when it was time for the New Year, he took a newspaper and put it on the floor and performed some nawafil (voluntary prayers). When he finished he saw one English man who was in tears. Hadhur asked him what was the matter and he said “The whole world is getting drunk and you are the only one that remembers God at this time” (5)

Nursery Homes and Birthdays: Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BslaNoAB2Zq/

 

 

Milad un Nabi, Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) : https://www.instagram.com/p/BcPwepnHUbG/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

  • The Muslim ummah in today’s day is being attacked day and night by opponents. Generally, the Muslims have great intentions and are working hard, however they are being misled by their scholars. Therefore, their efforts are usually going into wrong things. For example, in Pakistan, many Muslims openly persecute Ahmadi Muslims and this includes children from a young age. The scholars are misleading majority of the Muslims. Ask your local Imam, what do you think about Ahmadiyyat ? It is highly likely that he will reply with hatred and abuse.

    The Holy Prophet(saw) prophesied this horrible condition of Islam, and only gave us one cure. The cure was to accept the one Jamaat, which is opposed by all others. This Jamaat would have one leader only, and be united and a persecuted community. I have posted on the signs of this jamaat from Qur’an and sunnah many times. This post will be on mawlid and the horrible way Muslims are celebrating the Birthdays Prophet in today’s day and age.

    12th Rabi’ul Awwal, is the day of the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad(saw). Our opponents celebrate this in a way which contradicts Islam. For example, street protests, birthday cakes, dancing, singing and also concerts with free mixing. There are many sections which do not accept the celebration of this day as well. The first three generations o Islam had the greatest love for him, and there is no mention of this day being celebrated by the companions, or tabi’in. The one who commenced this ritual was called Abdullah Muhammad bin Abdul Gada, whose followers are known as the Khatami and associate themselves to the lineage of Hadhrat Ali(ra). They conceal aspects of shariah as well. The commemoration of this day is no doubt an innovation of Islam.

    The Imam of the age (as), who God sent as the Hakam and Adl, said that the remembrance of the Prophet (saw), is most excellent and brings about Divine Grace. We should always remember the Prophets of God but without any taint of innovation. If we bring in innovations, it interferes with the unity of God. If we remember the Prophet(saw)’s birth and his passing by the seerah, then this is good. However, the anti Ahmadis use this day to attack Ahmadis and raise allegations on Hadhrat Ahmad(as) and cause disorder. The Prophet(saw) was a mercy for all mankind, but these maulvis spend their entire lives ruining his name.

    Huzur said that commemoration of the day as such is not forbidden with the condition that no harmful innovation is involved. It also does not necessarily have to be associated with a particular date but even if it is, as long as no innovation, for example the idea that one derives sufficient blessing from the assembly and does not need to make any other effort, is involved, it is fine.

Islamic View on Halloween: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmWNs5OHz2L/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

  • Many ask about Halloween and whether we are allowed to celebrate it. As Ahmadi Muslims, we are not allowed to celebrate such holidays for many reasons. Every religion has their own holidays which they celebrate. In fact, Halloween is not even a religious tradition.

    Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) stated:
    “Halloween originates from old Irish Pagan practices and is based on concepts belonging to witches. Concepts which trample upon religions and sanctity of homes. No matter how much fun it may be considered , it’s very basic is wrong and it includes shirk. Because its basic concept is that on the 31st of October, the boundaries between the living and dead are removed, and the dead come back to cause harm to the living. In order to avoid being harmed about which many nonsensical things are said, so called magicians are called in who take animals and crops from people and sacrifice them in a specific way. The special costumes and masks are also worn to scare. Christianity adopted this ritual, in particular the Catholic Church. Due to Christianity and also the media, Halloween spread all over the world. In particular in the west. This practice is a hidden evil. Muslims in the west are also adopting it. Children dress up in costumes and go from door to door asking to bring comfort to spirits.”
  • ” The notion is that if a household gives something to the costumed children, the dead would not harm the household. Indeed it is considered good fun. But the idea behind it is all based on shirk. It is against the dignity of an Ahmadi child to dress up in a strange manner and go door to door like beggars, even if it is just for chocolates. Ahmadis should have a dignity which should be inculcated from childhood. The message of Halloween is thus the existence of witches, evil spirits and satanic worship. It is extremely wrong to believe in things that are supernatural, even if they are for fun. For this reason, our children should strictly avoid them. Until recently, village folk used to give something to the children in the belief that it would save them from spirits. Such practices also embolden children to do wrong in the name of fun. Bad manners towards grownups are becoming common. In the west, every evil is allowed in the name of fun and in the name of children’s rights. However, voices against Halloween are now being raised here as well. It is being said that it encourages children to frighten people and to commit crime. For us, the biggest matter is the bringing of dead spirits as if equal to God and thus committing shirk. Gifts are meant to please the spirits. It is a most absurd and nonsensical concept. I advise Ahmadis to avoid this and instead increase their connection with God.” (-Friday Sermon 29 Oct 2010)

    Hadhur (aba) also stated:
    ” ‘Among the ills that take over imperceptibly is shirk. Even a hint of shirk is unacceptable to God. A Muslim who claims to be firm on the Unity of God, needs to understand the subtlety of the concept of Unity of God and the subtlety of shirk and be extremely careful in this fast developing world.”( Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, (2006), Conditions of Bait & Responsibilities of an Ahmadi. Tilford: Islam International Publications Ltd.)

Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ra) New Years: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdTLb8unGT6/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

How should Ahmadis celebrate the New Year: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdYrHxJHG5h/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

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Islamic Views on Easter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhCECIbH7Qq/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

  • Nowadays we see easter as a day when chocolate is on sale, and many have easter egg hunts and other types of events. However, the real reason Christians celebrate this day is they feel that Jesus(as) was resurrected after death and that their sins may be forgiven. Firstly, Jesus(as) did not die on the cross, rather he died a natural death. This is proven from the bible itself. Secondly, he did not die for anyone’s sins. How is it possible that a person commits a crime and another person is held accountable? There is no support for such a concept in the biblical scriptures. Isa(as) himself made it clear that one cannot die for another person’s sin.

    Easter is the most important time of the year for the Christians. There are many days which are considered important which include fasting for the Christians as well. I will not focus on that aspect. The word Easter is not even in the bible rather the word is Passover. Sadly some Christians have now added this word into the bible. The roots of Easter are actually in Paganism. The Christian scholars created this festival to make it easier for Pagans to join Christianity.
  • Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh) explained:
    If you study Easter and Christmas, one is forced to agree that it has no Christian background at all. It is not a Christian celebration at all but is a compulsion of the Christians during the Roman Empire and European cultures to celebrate or to share the celebrations of other people but with a religious covering or cloak. There is no Christian background in Easter nor in Christmas. The date of birth for Isa(as) was three + months before the time of Christmas and there is a lot of proof for this. Why should we then blindly participate in a celebration that has no religious nor logical significance? If you want to celebrate the birth of a Prophet, or the death of a prophet, you should do it in a manner that it becomes a hope for his goodness. How can you pay homage to Christ by eating egg chocolates? How can we spend these days drinking and committing crimes which leads to diseases and other issues like accidents ? We should be meaningful and realistic. We do not even celebrate Muslim festivals in the way majority of the Muslims do since we are against the manner. For example the birth of the Holy Prophet(saw) is celebrated but the way it is celebrated, if anyone who does not know the significance of it and saw it being celebrated, he would be out of his depths to understand who was born. A singer, an actor or he may guess but it would be really difficult for him to ever say a birth of a prophet. These celebrates become superficial and meaningless and have no religious significance.

    Another proof for this is that these celebrates are not known to man at the time when they should begin. No Christmas was heard of at the time of Jesus Christ and nor in the centuries of those who followed him. No Easter will be heard of in the community of early Christians. The birthday of the Prophet(saw) and celebrating it is also not known to the early Muslims. Why blindly follow them? Out of courtesy, we pray for all Christians and nor do we say its haram to eat an Easter egg but only as a chocolate and no more than that.
  • The celebration therefore revolves around the coming of Isa(as) as well. In reality, Isa(as) of Bani Israel has died and will never return and even the bible proves this. As Ahmadi Muslims we believe Isa(as) survived the cross and lived a long life and then later passed away at the age of 120 after completing his mission. The Christians also think he died for the sins of mankind and that all prophets were sinners and were not able to abstain from sin. This is also false and no Prophet ever sinned. Nor did Jesus(as) die for anyone’s sins. Every man is responsible for their own sins and it does not make sense for one to be blamed for someone else’s crime. They also believe Isa(as) went to the hell fire for three days as he was an accursed and this too is completely false. Why should we then follow or celebrate something which has no truth to it?

Shab e Barat – An Innovation: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiAMl2CHSLx/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

At the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) there was nothing like Shab e baraat. Remember, whenever there is the distribution of halwa is involved, always remember it’s a latter day innovation of the mullahs as halwa is not a religious rite at all.
Shab e raat has never been mentioned in the sunnah. The sahaba didn’t celebrate it nor did the generations after them and the ones after them. If this was such a special day why wouldn’t the Prophet(sa) mention this blessed night and that this is how we should perform it? Many scholars have spoken on this and have called those ahadith of shab raat weak or fabricated and have also said even if we accept these ahadith which are not, even then the way shab e raat is celebrated today is total misguidance.

Hadhrat Shaikh Abdul Haqq Muhadith Dehlvi (ra) who is one of the greatest scholars of India. He was related to Hadhrat Shah Muhaddith Dehlvi. In his book he states that among the innovations which is totally unacceptable which has spread in India as a custom that in their houses they burn candles, has absolutely no proof from the ahadith rather even in not authentic books it is not mentioned. No weak nor fabricated hadith even shows what these people do on shab e raat today. In other countries like Arab countries, is such a practice seen. It’s only a sickness in India and Pakistan. This further shows its a total innovation. This actually may be from the Hindu traditions like Diwali. This Shab-e-raat is a later innovation and has no relation to the Prophet(sa) or his companions. It is not a good innovation. It is disliked and should be avoided.

Mothers Day in Islam by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba): https://www.instagram.com/p/BiuUeoRgosf/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

Mothers Day in Islam: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiuVqZEgAX9/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

  • Islam gives mothers a rank which it gives to no one else. Allah has made it extremely clear, that the love and care one has to have for their mothers is one of the most important traits one should have. Allah States in the Qur’an that He has enjoined on man to be kind to his parents and that in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain she gave birth (46:16). –
    We are instructed to regularly pray the following prayer for our parents:
    وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِنْدَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُلْ لَهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُلْ لَهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا {24}
    وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُلْ رَبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا {25}

    “Thy Lord has commanded: Worship none but HIm and show kindness to parents. If one of them attain old age with thee or both of them, never say unto them any word expressive of disgust nor reproach them, but always addressing them in excellent speech. And lower to them the wing of humility out of tenderness. And say: “My Lord have mercy on them even as they have nourished me in my childhood” (17:24-25)
  • In the ahadith it states that paradise lies under the feet of mothers. It is also narrated:
    A man came to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Your father. ” (Sahih Bukhari)

    One incident I really love is that of Hadhat Ibn Umar. It is narrated:

    Sa’id ibn Abi Burda said, “I heard my father say that Ibn ‘Umar saw a Yamani man going around the House while carrying his mother on his back, saying, ‘I am your humble camel. If her mount is frightened, I am not frightened.’ Then he asked, ‘Ibn ‘Umar? Do you think that I have repaid her?’ He replied, ‘No, not even for a single groan.'(Al-Adab al Mufrad)

    He obviously learned this from the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This shows that even if one carried their mothers on their back, they have not even repaid her a single groan. The status of mothers is extremely high and we cannot repay our mothers in any way. No matter how hard we try.
  • ahmadianswersThe Holy Prophet(saw) stated: “Allah has forbidden that you neglect your obligations towards your mothers” (Bukhari). Mothers are so special that the Prophet(saw) even said that they can benefit one after their death as well. A person once asked whether he can benefit his mother through charity to which the Prophet(saw) replied in the affirmative. Holy Prophet(saw) also allowed us to do Hajj for our mothers in case they passed away without performing Hajj.

    In Islam, for all the above reasons, we do not celebrate mother’s day. Mother’s day is everyday in our beautiful religion.
  • Someone asked Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba) about Mothers day and if we should celebrate it and that her daughter on every day like fathers and mothers day they send presents to the mother and father.
    Hadhur basically said that its fine. You can take the presents if they celebrate it. But Islam says that Mothers day is every day. You should celebrate it every day. There was a function in London and it was mother’s day, recently in May and I said that your mother day is today but Islam says celebrate it daily and treat your parents in the best way and serve them.
    The person then said can we then give a present?
    Hadhur said give presents daily if you can.

Eid ul Fitr Tradition: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj72JO7hHiV/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

With Eid approaching, I thought I should speak a little bit about Eid. As we all know, there are two Eid festivals in a year. We have Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha which comes ten weeks later. Eid ul Fitr is the Eid which is celebrated after the ending of the month of fasting. –
Generally on Eid, Muslims take a bath and then young and old, put on their best clothing. The children wear new clothes. Perfume is also worn as it was the sunnah of the Prophet (saw). We should pay Eid Fitrana before the Eid prayer which is spent on the poor so they can also enjoy their eid. You should also eat dates before going for Eid. You should also greet everyone, even those you are not aware of as we are all one family. Treat everyone with love. –
In his Eid Sermon of 1983, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, asked the wealthy Ahmadis to go to the homes of their poor brethren to wish them happy Eid and offer them gifts. In compliance of this directive, the delectation of Eid in Ahmadi society has escalated significantly and this is the very substance and philosophy of Islamic festival of Eid. –
We should also continuously recite :
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great, Allah is Great
اللّهُ أكبر
Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great
لا إلَهَ الا اللّه
La illaha il Allah
there is no God, but Allah
اللّهُ أكبر اللّهُ اكبر
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great, Allah is Great
و لِلّه الحمدَ
walilahil Hamd
to Him belongs all Praise

Eid and Jumah : https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj8RVkhB5Ve/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

Eid is on a Friday for many Ahmadi Muslims worldwide including me. A question arises as to whether Jumah is compulsory or not. Here is the answer :
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh) delivered the Friday Sermon on December 6 2002. He stated that today is Eid ul Fitr and Jumah as well. The Prophet (saw) said that read one that day and jumah is not compulsory

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh) quoted two beautiful ahadith which are as follows:
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said:
“Two ‘Eid (one jumah and one Eid prayer) came together at the time of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), so he led the people in prayer, then he said: ‘Whoever wishes to come to Friday (prayer), let him come, and whoever wishes to stay behind, let him stay behind.’”
حَدَّثَنَا جُبَارَةُ بْنُ الْمُغَلِّسِ، حَدَّثَنَا مِنْدَلُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ عُمَرَ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ اجْتَمَعَ عِيدَانِ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فَصَلَّى بِالنَّاسِ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ شَاءَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ الْجُمُعَةَ فَلْيَأْتِهَا وَمَنْ شَاءَ أَنْ يَتَخَلَّفَ فَلْيَتَخَلَّفْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏
(Sunan Ibn Maja)

It was narrated that Iyas bin Abi Ramlah Ash-Shami said:
“I heard a man asking Zaid bin Arqam: ‘Were you present with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) when there were two ‘Eid on one day?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘What did he do?’ He said: ‘He prayed the ‘Eid prayer, then he granted a concession not to pray the Friday, then he said: “Whoever wants to pray (Friday), let him do so.”’”
حَدَّثَنَا نَصْرُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ الْجَهْضَمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أَحْمَدَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْرَائِيلُ، عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ، عَنْ إِيَاسِ بْنِ أَبِي رَمْلَةَ الشَّامِيِّ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَجُلاً، سَأَلَ زَيْدَ بْنَ أَرْقَمَ هَلْ شَهِدْتَ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ عِيدَيْنِ فِي يَوْمٍ قَالَ نَعَمْ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ يَصْنَعُ قَالَ صَلَّى الْعِيدَ ثُمَّ رَخَّصَ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ شَاءَ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ فَلْيُصَلِّ ‏”‏ ‏.‏
(Sunan Ibn Maja)

Fajr After Eid: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj-ekfqhrlY/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

Shawwal And Missed Fasts: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkBQ-GXBh0B/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

In regards to Shawal, the Prophet Muhammad (saw) has a saying and it was also his sunnat. This is where we learn about shawal fasts. Except once, the Holy Prophet (saw) kept the shawwal fasts every year, which are six fasts in the month of shawwal.

Two questions often arise about shawwal. Someone asked Hadhur which days should we keep shawwal fasts in. Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba) replied:

“What is shawwal? Shawwal is the name of a month. The month which follows ramadhan. The name is shawwal right? You can fast during that month. It is not necessary for you to start fasting from the second of shawwal if Eid is on the first. You can fast for six consecutive days or any six days of the month of shawwal.

The fasts are taken into account even if you fast on any of the six days of the month of shawwal. Okay? It is not necessary to fast for six consecutive days. Which is necessary is to fast in the month of shawwal.

Then the Holy Prophet (saw) stated that by combining your 30 or 29 fasts, of ramadhan and the shawwal fasts is as if you fasted 360 days or for the whole year. This has been stated as an example. That it will be as if you fasted for the whole year. An Islamic month lasts for either 29 days or 30 days.Alrigght? The whole year lasts for 360 days. Thus, it will be 360 fasts in total by combining the six fasts. Alright? Meaning that one fast becomes equal to ten days. If you completed the fast in the correct way. The fasts of Shawwal should be kept in the month of Shawwal. It is not necessary for fasts to be kept consecutively. Number one. If you miss any fasts in Ramadhan, then keep the fasts of Shawwal in the month of Shawwal. And compensate for the fasts you missed in Ramadan in any part of the year. Alright? It is not necessary for you to first complete the fasts of Ramadan and then complete the others. The fasts of Ramadan can be completed after the fasts of Shawwal, if you miss four-five fasts. Is that clear?

Spirituality After Ramadhan : https://www.instagram.com/p/BkG5jwCBRmx/?taken-by=ahmadianswers

  • The blessed month of Ramadan has successfully come to an end, and many of us are now wondering how we can keep our spiritual progress and not fall back to our old bad habits. Firstly, it is important for us to not only do the maximum when it comes to spirituality, rather do the minimum as well. We have to focus on the minimum and make sure we are fulfilling our rights as Muslims. We should take some time to reflect over the amazing habits we have added to our lifestyles and continue to practice these habits. We shouldn’t feel down about our progress in Ramadan and should realize that we kept our fasts and tried our best to attain the nearness of Our Creator. If we did not do so, then we should try to change our bad habits right away.

    Ramadan in fact teaches us the lesson of keeping our spirituality itself as well. Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad(ra) described two types of Lailatul Qadr in Islam. One is the collective night of decree, and the other is the individual night of decree. About the individual night of decree, he states:
    “On whichever night Allah Almighty decides about a believer that, ‘From now on, he is certainly our heavenly servant,’ that is his lailatul qadr, and Ramadhan is not a prerequisite for this night. At any time during the year, a person’s lailatul qadr can happen. Allah Almighty is Gracious and Merciful, and these two attributes of his are always manifesting themselves. Thus, aside from the appointed times of the special blessings of Allah Almighty, it was necessary that there be another system of blessings that manifests itself at every moment, and that is the system of individual blessings. The lailatul qadr of different believers happens on different days, and in this way the blessings of Allah Almighty descend daily on his servants throughout the whole year.” (Tafsir-e-Kabeer)
  • As for the collective lailatul Qadr, he states:
    “On whichever night Allah Almighty decides about a believer that, ‘From now on, he is certainly our heavenly servant,’ that is his lailatul qadr, and Ramadhan is not a prerequisite for this night. At any time during the year, a person’s lailatul qadr can happen. Allah Almighty is Gracious and Merciful, and these two attributes of his are always manifesting themselves. Thus, aside from the appointed times of the special blessings of Allah Almighty, it was necessary that there be another system of blessings that manifests itself at every moment, and that is the system of individual blessings. The lailatul qadr of different believers happens on different days, and in this way the blessings of Allah Almighty descend daily on his servants throughout the whole year.” –

    The lessons that we learn while searching for the collective lailatul Qadr during ramadhan give us the habit of searching for the individual lailatul Qadr during the other eleven months, which is also extremely important for our spiritual growth. Ramadan teaches us the importance of being in search for the mercy of Our Lord at all times and this habit can continue to be strengthened if we search for the bounty of our Lord in the remaining in eleven months. You may miss Tahajjud at times, but we should never miss obligatory prayers.

    At times we may feel spiritually high and at times we feel spiritually low. To avoid this, we must keep our potential in mind but not lack on the bare minimum either. The Prophet (saw) stated that we should look at those inferior to us and not those who are superior to us, as this will keep us from thanking Allah and not belittling his favour on us (Sahih Muslim)

  • We must maintain the sense of urgency and certainty that ramadan taught us, and continue striving with steadfastness for the remaining eleven months. In his, sermon on October 25 2005, Hadhrat (aba) said : that it is the requisite of prayer that it is made with patience and not haste. Hudhur (aba) said that the condition is that patience is not abandoned after Ramadan. The first step to overcoming the trials that come after Ramadhan is to be aware ahead of time that spiritual trials will indeed come after Ramadhan. The spiritual progress we gain during Ramadhan can then be put into perspective and help us to further progress during the rest of the year.

    The recent sermon of Hadhur was full of prayers which can really help us. He (aba) recited a prayer for literally every situation we can be in. We should memorize these prayers and see their meanings as well and make them a part of our lives.

Thanksgiving in Islam: https://www.instagram.com/p/BonPBfEnNL-/

Many ask whether Muslims can celebrate Thanksgiving. Muslims can celebrate Thanksgiving and should celebrate it because it is all about being thankful to Allah and this is one of the primary teachings of Islam. We should know that our entire life is a blessing. Each step we take is a blessing. It is a blessing that we are peacefully living at the moment under a roof with good health. At the same time, Islam teaches us to strive to do good and not only make our lives comfortable, but also the lives of others. For this reason, we should make sure that our stomachs should not be full until the stomachs of our neighbors and family are full. We should care about others as we care about ourselves. We should spread positivity and love and do this throughout the year. Allah States in the Qur’an:

So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me. (Chapter 2 Verse 153)

However, we Muslims celebrate this day differently. Instead of going out to parties or spending our time in the evil ways of the world today, we spend our day with our families thanking Allah for all He has given us. We make sure that we do not miss any prayer and pray extra hard on this day. We use such days to increase our spirituality and make a change in ourselves. We are thankful not only on Thanksgiving, but every single day. We thank Allah for the greatest blessing in the world today. That blessing is none other than Khilafat. Pray for your Khalifa in every prostration. After you pray for the Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the Promised Messiah(as), who is more deserving of our prayers than the Khalifa of Islam? May Allah Bless our beloved Imam Ameen.

Birthday Invitation from a Friend: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2kgW0BPv4/

Someone asked whether we should go to our friend’s birthday party if they invite us to it. There is no harm in going to someone else’s birthday party, as long as it is a controlled environment free from all evils. However, we do not celebrate our own birthdays and for this reason it would be one sided and awkward as they would invite us, but we would never invite them, since we never celebrate them. For this reason, we should always avoid such situations and relations. If we do go to their birthday party as a child, then it would be appropriate to return the favor and invite them to a dinner for Eid or another religious holiday and in that way show them how beautiful our faith is as well.

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) stated:
“There is no harm in going to a birthday party really, but in Ahmadi culture, we do not celebrate birthdays. For this reason, we should tell them, that if I come to you, then because I do not celebrate birthdays, I will not invite you to mines.For this reason it will be one sided, and you will feel awkward. Is it not right? They will invite you but you cannot invite them. For this reason, it is better to avoid those situations where there is one sided goodness. Don’t keep such relations where you cannot answer them. So explain to them, and tell them why we do not celebrate birthdays. Tell them we are religious people and we respect religious leaders and according to our knowledge, no religious leader ever celebrated their birthday. Isa(as) did not celebrate, Moses(as) did not celebrate, Hadhrat Muhammad (Sa) did not celebrate, Hadhrat Masih Maud(as) did not celebrate. If it was so important, then why did they not do so? For this reason, when the big people whose birthday was so important, that because of them, millions were affected, those days are not celebrated, so what are we, we are ordinary people and what how has our birth affected the world? Why should we celebrate something useless? Do you understand the argument? Tell them this and explain it to them. They are useless traditions, we do not celebrate them.” (Majlis e Irfan 29 May 1993.)

Audio on Halloween: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpclTVnHlhw/

Islamic View on Valentine’s Day: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtjzHEultiY/

For Muslims, it is quite obvious that we cannot celebrate harmful holidays based on innovations like valentine’s day. Despite it being obvious, there are many youth nowadays who are not taught these things and are sadly influenced in their schools. Parents are left unaware as they are from countries like Pakistan, and have never heard of such holidays. The origins are not quite clear but it is clear that its pre Christian times from ancient Rome and was a fertility festival of February 13,14, and 15 called Lupercalia. Later on, there were two martyrdoms in Christianity, both named Valentine. In 289 AD the Valentine of Rome was martyred and eh would carry out secret marriages against the wishes of the emperor of the time. –
In 496 AD, the Pope declared that the day for St Valentines would be the 14th of February and labeled it as a feast day for the Christians. Historians say they merged it with a pagan festival so the pagans would be attracted to it as well. However, in today’s day and age, it has become more commercialized in the mid 80’s and the figures of money being spent shocks everyone. In 2017, 19.7 billion dollars in retail sales were spent. In 2009, 14.7 billion dollars in USA alone. Muslims must stay away from this. It is also heavily linked with non Islamic practices like dating and has ruined the lives of many. However, if we are speaking of showing love generally, then we show love to our loved ones on a daily basis. –
May Allah keep all Muslims away from such holidays which lead to evil. Allah has made it clear in the Qur’an that We have our prescribed law and that each nation has their religious ceremonies. We follow our own faith and stay away from these holidays as they lead to a lot of evil which the other nations are not seeing yet sadly. In the future, they will realize how harmful these traditions really are. The Prophet (sa) also taught us not to imitate the non Muslims, so we should all stay away from such and keep our children safe from these traditions as well.

Our View on Khatam Celebrations: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvXktLPlLs_/

Can Ahmadi Muslims go to “Khatam” programs of non Ahmadis and eat there?
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) stated:
“What is khatam? What do they say? What is the food for? You know it all depends. There are different things for which they have such celebrations. Some are done for the sake of some dead saints, to please them. That is definitely haram, there is no question of any Muslim eating it. But there are some khatams, they do it just as a tradition rasm, practically they are meaningless things. And there, because there is an element of doubt, I should not encourage Ahmadis to go on eating that because its food right? Better play safe.” Hadhur (rh) also stated:
“Why to unnecessarily encounter this danger of eating the wrong thing” (Question and answer session, 28th October 1995)

Ahmadi Viewpoint of Ashura: https://www.instagram.com/p/B14oroHFAru/

How do Ahmadis celebrate Ashura?

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) explained that as for celebrating Ashurah, it is a non Islamic tradition which has no foundation from Qur’an nor from ahadith nor from the Prophet Muhammad (sa) character nor his sahaba. Hadhrat Ali (ra) progeny did not celebrate Ashurah, those who faced this. They did not know this is how you celebrate it so how did the later Shias know the true way of celebrating it? And there was not only one accident. There are countless which happened. With Hadhrat Isa(as) a painful incident took place. And even before that, there have been many strict wrongdoers. In the time of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) himself, the Prophet (sa) was made a target of persecution. From whom his progeny gains its status, we should leave them and raise their (his family) pain more? Hadhrat Hamza (ra) way of martyrdom and other sahaba who were martyred and killed in very painful ways, dragged on streets. This was the topic of Karbala which began from the time of the Prophet (sa) and a branch of this is inner wrongdoing. Who celebrated Ashurah for such events? The Prophet (sa) teeth were martyred and he was in a situation where people announced his death. After that, no one cried and hit themselves. What greater Karbala can happen that our prophet (sa) was persecuted? Another example is Taif which makes us cry when listening. It’s sad that the Prophet (sa) went through such hardships yet no one remembers that and no one emphasizes it but for Hadhrat Imam Hussain (ra) which is also painful, but if such behavior and actions were allowed in response to persecution, then the sahaba would have done it as well for other events and this event. The Prophet (sa) own progeny whom they hit themselves dealt with such events with patience so we spend these days with more durood and prayers for the family of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) and praying for our elders and this is the true sunnah. Other than this, it is all stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8dxpM6h8L8

Wedding Anniversary: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2uiEkil65s/

Alhamdulillah most followers of this page follow it to get the answers from the view of the Prophet Muhammad (sa), the Promised Messiah(as) , the companions of both prophets and the beloved Khulafa, since they know their view is best for us. However, a few followers begin to attack and mock me for giving such answers, whom of course I ignore but its quite sad that without thinking or researching, they begin to attack the true view.

A Waaqifah-e-Nau asked that Huzur(aba) has forbidden the celebration of birthdays. She asked whether the celebration of wedding anniversaries is also prohibited.

Huzur(aba) replied that it was not only him who had prohibited this. No one has ever celebrated this and this custom is not practiced in Islam, he said. All the Khulafah- e-Ahmadiyyat have prohibited this before.
What is a wedding anniversary? Give some sadqa on the wedding day or any other birthday and offer two raka’at of Nawafal for the year which has passed that it has gone by well by the grace of God Almighty and may Allah also make the following year good as well. If that year has not been good, then pray to God Almighty that the next one be a good one and May Allah give sense to your husband.”
(27 May 2012 Baitus Subuh Frankfurt Germany)

There is so much wisdom in these answers. Some people begin with anniversaries and continue to add innovations to Islam which ends up harming them.

Islamic View on Halloween: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4F5x-PFmqB/

Many ask about Halloween and whether we are allowed to celebrate it. As Ahmadi Muslims, we are not allowed to celebrate such holidays for many reasons. Every religion has their own holidays which they celebrate. In fact, Halloween is not even a religious tradition.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) stated:
“Halloween originates from old Irish Pagan practices and is based on concepts belonging to witches. Concepts which trample upon religions and sanctity of homes. No matter how much fun it may be considered , it’s very basic is wrong and it includes shirk. Because its basic concept is that on the 31st of October, the boundaries between the living and dead are removed, and the dead come back to cause harm to the living. In order to avoid being harmed about which many nonsensical things are said, so called magicians are called in who take animals and crops from people and sacrifice them in a specific way. The special costumes and masks are also worn to scare. Christianity adopted this ritual, in particular the Catholic Church. Due to Christianity and also the media, Halloween spread all over the world. In particular in the west. This practice is a hidden evil. Muslims in the west are also adopting it. Children dress up in costumes and go from door to door asking to bring comfort to spirits.”

” The notion is that if a household gives something to the costumed children, the dead would not harm the household. Indeed it is considered good fun. But the idea behind it is all based on shirk. It is against the dignity of an Ahmadi child to dress up in a strange manner and go door to door like beggars, even if it is just for chocolates. Ahmadis should have a dignity which should be inculcated from childhood. The message of Halloween is thus the existence of witches, evil spirits and satanic worship. It is extremely wrong to believe in things that are supernatural, even if they are for fun. For this reason, our children should strictly avoid them. Until recently, village folk used to give something to the children in the belief that it would save them from spirits. Such practices also embolden children to do wrong in the name of fun. Bad manners towards grownups are becoming common. In the west, every evil is allowed in the name of fun and in the name of children’s rights. However, voices against Halloween are now being raised here as well. It is being said that it encourages children to frighten people and to commit crime. For us, the biggest matter is the bringing of dead spirits as if equal to God and thus committing shirk. Gifts are meant to please the spirits. It is a most absurd and nonsensical concept. I advise Ahmadis to avoid this and instead increase their connection with God.” (-Friday Sermon 29 Oct 2010)

Hadhur (aba) also stated:
” ‘Among the ills that take over imperceptibly is shirk. Even a hint of shirk is unacceptable to God. A Muslim who claims to be firm on the Unity of God, needs to understand the subtlety of the concept of Unity of God and the subtlety of shirk and be extremely careful in this fast developing world.”( Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, (2006), Conditions of Bait & Responisbilities of an Ahmadi. Tilford: Islam International Publications Ltd.)

Giving out Candies on Halloween: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4F6NzwlqXU/

A young girl said that halloween is their tradition and when they come to do trick or treating, can you give them sweets?

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) said:
– “If they give you chaparain (hit you) then give it to them. Sometimes it happens that they become furious and hit you and swear at you if you do not give it to them. So to save yourselves, you can give them a box of chocolate. Okay? But you cannot go to others doors and ask. You do not have the permission to ask. If someone comes to ask you, then you can give to them, while considering them a beggar. They say you shouldn’t refuse to give to a beggar. Also to save yourself, because wisdom is in avoiding unnecessary feuds. However, you are not allowed to be dragged by your class fellows and friends that we should also knock and ask others” (Class with Ireland Nasirat, 27 September 2014)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad : https://www.instagram.com/p/B4qG0XPlHrw/

The Muslim ummah in today’s day is being attacked day and night by opponents. Generally, the Muslims have great intentions and are working hard, however they are being misled by their scholars. Therefore, their efforts are usually going into wrong things. For example, in Pakistan, many Muslims openly persecute Ahmadi Muslims and this includes children from a young age. The scholars are misleading majority of the Muslims. Ask your local Imam, what do you think about Ahmadiyyat ? It is highly likely that he will reply with hatred and abuse.

The Holy Prophet(saw) prophesied this horrible condition of Islam, and only gave us one cure. The cure was to accept the one Jamaat, which is opposed by all others. This Jamaat would have one leader only, and be united and a persecuted community. I have posted on the signs of this jamaat from Qur’an and sunnah many times. This post will be on mawlid and the horrible way Muslims are celebrating the Birthdays Prophet in today’s day and age. This post will be based on the sermon from 13 March 2009 by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba)

Hadhrat Muhammad (sa) has given us the most perfect teachings. He (sa) commanded us to follow him and the rightly guided khulafa after him. The Prophet Muhammad (sa) claimed prophethood at the age of 40 years and passed away at the age of 63. We do not find a single incident where he gathered the companions on 12th Rabiul Awwal and said that today is my birthday, so do this, and that. After his death, Khilafat remained for 30 years and the khulafa and sahaba were those who understood Islam best. However, never did they celebrate this day in the way many Muslims do today, i.e protests. Till the sahaba remained, and up to the death of the last companion, nothing of such sort happened on this day. Then the tabieen and the taba tabieen (predecessors) were the most pure, and even they did not celebrate such a day. There was never a third Eid, for 12th Rabiul Awwal. However, if we do a jalsa to invite others to the beauty of the Prophet (sa) on this day, there is no harm.

12th Rabi’ul Awwal, is the day of the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad(saw). Our opponents celebrate this in a way which contradicts Islam. For example, street protests, birthday cakes, dancing, singing and also concerts with free mixing. There are many sections which do not accept the celebration of this day as well. The first three generations o Islam had the greatest love for him, and there is no mention of this day being celebrated by the companions, or tabi’in. The one who commenced this ritual was called Abdullah Muhammad bin Abdul Gada, whose followers are known as the Khatami and associate themselves to the lineage of Hadhrat Ali(ra). They conceal aspects of shariah as well. The commemoration of this day is no doubt an innovation of Islam.

The Imam of the age (as), who God sent as the Hakam and Adl, said that the remembrance of the Prophet (saw), is most excellent and brings about Divine Grace. We should always remember the Prophets of God but without any taint of innovation. If we bring in innovations, it interferes with the unity of God. If we remember the Prophet(saw)’s birth and his passing by the seerah, then this is good. However, the anti Ahmadis use this day to attack Ahmadis and raise allegations on Hadhrat Ahmad(as) and cause disorder. The Prophet(saw) was a mercy for all mankind, but these maulvis spend their entire lives ruining his name.

Huzur said that commemoration of the day as such is not forbidden with the condition that no harmful innovation is involved. It also does not necessarily have to be associated with a particular date but even if it is, as long as no innovation, for example the idea that one derives sufficient blessing from the assembly and does not need to make any other effort, is involved, it is fine. –