My Dear Members of PAAMA UK!
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.
May the Lord of mankind open unto you the gates of His mercy and may He so ordain that you are always accompanied by the supplication of His angels. Ameen.
During his last Friday Sermon, Huzur Aqdas made mention of how the Jama’at was spreading and gave an inspirational example from Africa in this regard. This is reproduced below for the benefit of the members of PAAMA UK:
“With the grace of God today Jalsa is held all over the world. Followers of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) belong to many ethnic backgrounds and races and thus guidance is spreading in the world. If one wretched person loses his faith, hundreds come into its fold.
Huzur related an example of this. Our missionary Sahib in Sierra Leone wrote that a chief Imam was and is an opponent of the Jama’at. Our local Mu’alim (tutor) invited him to our Jalsa. Although the chief Imam did not come, the deputy Imam did. He wanted to see why Ahmadis incurred so much expense to hold Jalsa. However, on the very first day when he came to offer Tahajjud with others and saw them offer their Salat with heart-rending humility, his heart melted and he realised that Ahmadis were truthful. When our missionary Sahib asked for his comments the deputy Imam said that he was most impressed with the members of the Jama’at and the traditions of the Jama’at and was now an Ahmadi! He returned to his area and started doing Tabligh. The Imam expelled him but the deputy Imam said that he would leave everything for the Jama’at. Due to his Tabligh many joined the Jama’at. Thus one Jalsa made one Ahmadi and because of his efforts, hundreds more became Ahmadi. The name of this deputy Imam was Sheikh Adam and he changed it to Sheikh Adam Jalsa Salana! By changing him God created new heavens and new earth! Those of us who were born as Ahmadis should also be concerned about such matters.”
(Quoted from http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-06-13.html)
May Allah so ordain that each and every member of PAAMA UK becomes instrumental in the creation of new heavens and earth and in the establishment of the Unity of Allah. Ameen.
President Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK