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Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia blessed with a class with Hazrat Amirul Momineen

The year 2020, for Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia, will be written in the pages of history as a blessed and prosperous year. Having recently held the convocation ceremony for Shahid and Mubashir classes for the first time, Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia once again witnessed another historic moment.

On 31 October, for the first time in history, the students and the newly graduated missionaries of Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia received the blessed opportunity to have an online class with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah strengthen his hand.

The students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia were seated in the Lajna Hall of Baitul Aafiyat at the Masjid Al-Nasr Mosque complex.

The class commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a poem and a speech dealing with the subject of the blessings of Khilafat.

During the class, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa was shown the beautiful greenery aerial perspective of the national headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Indonesia where this class was taking place. Upon seeing this fine spectacle, Huzooraa said, “This area looks very beautiful. Indonesia seems to be a very beautiful country. If, like Indonesia, the government and the Muslim clerics can beer resemblance to the beauty of this country, then certainly it shall be possible for provisions to be made for me to visit Indonesia in the future, insha-Allah.”

The students and the recent graduates of Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia had the blessed opportunity to ask Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa questions.

The first question asked was with regard to how one should react and what should the response be to those who mock the Promised Messiahas. With respect to this, Huzooraa said, “God Himself said to the Promised Messiahas:

اِنِّیْ مُھِیْنٌ مَّنْ اَرَادَ اِھَانَتَک

“‘I shall humiliate him who seeks to humiliate you.’ Whether they are humiliated in this world or in the next life, God will deal with those who knowingly malign the Promised Messiahas.

“However, our response should be that which the Promised Messiahas himself has mentioned – we should show patience and not respond to the hate or cruelty in the same manner.”

Huzooraa further stated, “The most beloved to us is the Messenger of Allah, the Holy Prophetsa. We see in France and other European countries that caricatures of the Holy Prophetsa are being published in order to satirise him. Upon this, our response should be to invoke durood upon the Holy Prophetsa more than before. Remember, when we send durood upon the Holy Prophetsa, we are also, simultaneously, sending durood on his spiritual progeny. And among the spiritual progeny of the Holy Prophetsa, the Promised Messiahas is of the highest rank. Thus, whether they mock the Holy Prophetsa or his servant, the Promised Messiahas, we must continue to recite durood.”

Huzooraa further added, “We should set the highest moral standards so that those who mock us are themselves silenced upon seeing our morals.”

Huzooraa added that we should set our moral standards to such a level that when people mock us, in return, they see that we respond with peace and act in accordance with the teachings of Islam. Quoting the Holy Quran, Huzooraa said that this is what is meant by the verse of the Holy Quran کَاَنَّہٗ وَلِیٌّ حَمِیْمٌ, meaning that if you exemplify high morals, then the enemies will become warm friends.

Huzooraa added, “We must only turn to and seek help from Allah, we must not resort to any sought of force … We must only prostrate before God, work towards bettering and improving our own conditions, both spiritually and morally, and continue to recite durood.”

Following this, one missionary who graduated this year asked about the first task one should carry out upon being posted as a missionary. Huzooraa replied by saying, “You should pray, ‘May Allah enable me to properly work with honesty, loyalty and sincerity.’”

Huzooraa further said, “You should establish a personal bond with Allah and remember that our tasks are achieved only through prayers. So every murabbi and muballigh, upon entering the field, should promise that ‘from today, I will offer the Tahajud prayer daily’ and pray that Allah may place His blessings in your work. You must be regular in leading the five daily prayers, whether it be in your local mosque or centre. You must establish a personal relationship with all the Ahmadis there.”

Huzooraa further added, “You should regularly keep in touch with the Khalifa. Apart from the reports you send, at least once a month, you should send a personal letter.”

One student mentioned that in 2025, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia would celebrate 100 years of Ahmadiyyat in Indonesia. The student asked Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa what one must do to show and express gratitude to God.

Huzooraa said, “To commemorate the centenary, over this period of five years, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia should set a target of converting at least 100,000 people to Ahmadiyyat. Additionally, every Ahmadi in Indonesia should become regular in offering prayers in congregation. Every Ahmadi must be regular in reciting the Holy Quran. Every Ahmadi in Indonesia must establish a connection and bond with Khilafat. Every Ahmadi must send durood upon the Holy Prophetsa. If this is accomplished, it will be a great achievement.”

Following this, a student asked how one is able to achieve a connection with Allah. Answering this, Huzooraa said, “To establish a connection with Allah is a continuous jihad.”

Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa added that one must obey Allah and must pray and offer Namaz. “If you fervently pray”, Huzooraa said, “then, steadily, your relationship with God will increase. This is not something one can simply achieve in one day, nor in one week or one month. For some, it takes a year and others; many years. Thus, continuous eff ort is required.”

In the end, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said, “May Allah protect you. May Allah enable all students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia to increase and excel in their studies and may He enable you all to become exceptional murabbis and muballighs and become a means of pride for the Jamaat. May Allah enable you all to serve a key role in the propagation of the true Islam Ahmadiyyat in your country. May Allah bless you and enable you all to achieve this.”

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