The Object of Man’s Creation

According to the Quranic concept of creation, the philosophy of the creation of just the inanimate universe would have served little purpose other than being, God forbid, a futile act on the part of the Creator. Who would know and who would share the knowledge with the Creator of the existence of things? It would have been tantamount to the creation of nothing less. The purpose of creation was to create a consciousness and ultimately to improve, widen and enhance the quality of that consciousness to the purpose of creation. This is not a simple objective and needs a separate full discussion,...

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A Glimpse into the Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa)

Hazrat Mirza Bashir- ud -Din Mahmood Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih II( ra ) Inquisitiveness The Holy Prophet sa always exhorted people against inquisitiveness and to think well of each other. Abu Huraira ra relates: ‘The Prophet sa said: “Save yourselves from thinking ill of others for this is the greatest falsehood, and do not be inquisitive or apply epithets to each other out of contempt nor be envious of each other and do not entertain ill feelings towards each other; let each of you regard himself as the servant of God and treat others as his brothers as God has commanded,” and also “Remember...

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Friday Sermon

Advent of the Promised Messiah (as)

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (aba) on 24th March 2017 After reciting Tashahhud, Ta’awwuz, Tasmiyah and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Amirul-Mominin (aba) said: Yesterday was 23rd of March and in the history of Ahmadiyyat this day is highly significant because on this day the Ahmadiyya Community was officially established by the Promised Messiah (as) through the system of Bai’at [oath of initiation]. The Promised Messiah (as) announced, “The prophecy of the Holy Prophet (saw) regarding the awaited Messiah and Mahdi [the Guided one] has been fulfilled...

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Faith and Certitude

Apostles of God claim to believe in God. Saints too make a similar claim. Ordinary believers also appear to be quite certain about their beliefs. Agnostics on the other hand, admit candidly that they do not know whether God exists or not, while atheists deny outright the existence of God. So, there is a whole spectrum of people who represent different levels of faith and certitude regarding the existence of God. The relevance of the issue of certainty pertaining to God lies in the fact that the level of this certainty happens to influence both our standard of worship as well as our conduct in...

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The Power of Mindful Prayers

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 16th Feb 2018. After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta'wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) stated: A believer, a person who claims to believe in Allah the Exalted, should always bear this commandment of Allah the Exalted in mind that He has created us for His worship, as He has stated, "And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me." (51:57) Then, Allah the Almighty also taught us the ways of worship such as Salat, prayers and Zikr (words of supplication...

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God in the 21st Century

Do we need God in the 21 st century? What role can religion play today in creating a moral society? Is not the concept of God and religion superfluous in this era of human development? Is God a Human Invention? The fundamental argument of atheism is that God is a myth. It is said that the concept of God, which is the basis of all religions, is the creation of man. This argument, however, is void of reason. Not being a place for a detailed discussion, it should, however, suffice to say that everything that begins to exist must have a cause preceding it. It is totally foolish to say that...

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Effort vs Natural Aptitude

There are some people who attain exalted spiritual station without effort and striving on their part. Their very nature is such that without any effort or striving, they love God and come to have such spiritual relationship with the Holy Prophetsa as can never be surpassed. As time passes, their inner fire of love for God continues to grow stronger and with it grows the fire of love for the Holy Prophetsa. In all these matters God becomes their Guardian and Provident. When that fire reaches its climax, they fervently desire that the glory of God be manifested upon the earth, and this becomes...

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Developing love and relationship with Allah is essential for the survival of Mankind

Insaan (man) is, in fact, a combination of two kinds of ‘uns’ (love). One is love for Allah and the other, love for mankind. If a man does not have any love for Allah in his heart but he professes love and sympathy for mankind, he cannot be called a complete human being. Similarly, if a man claims to have love for Allah in his heart but he has no love and sympathy for His creation, even then such a man doesn’t deserve to be called a complete human being; rather his very claim will prove false in such a case. It is impossible that a man, who claims to have a relationship with and love for...

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Modern Science & Religion

Any divide between revelation and rationality, religion and logic has to be irrational. If religion and rationality cannot proceed hand in hand, there has to be something deeply wrong with either of the two. Does revelation play any vital role in human affairs? Is not rationality sufficient to guide man in all the problems which confront him? Numerous questions such as there are examined with minute attention. All major issues which intrigue the modern mind are attempted to be incorporated in this fascinatingly comprehensive statue. Whatever the intellectual or educational background of the...

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Unity of God in the light of the teachings of World Religions

Our World Today In this age of development the world has acquired a status of Global village and there is spectacular material progress. But at the same time there is steep downfall in the moral and spiritual values of people globally. This fact has already been admitted by various religions and their religious leaders. Socio-Political disorder and anxiety which is prevalent in this society is the daily outcry of the printing media today. Though all the religious leaders explain their concern over this issue but none of them ever try to take concrete steps to resolve the problem. As the...

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