Syed Shamshad Nasir, Missionary, USA
Muhammad Ahmad Sahib of Detroit reports that the Regional Missionary, Shamshad Nasir Sahib delivered a dars (sermon) on 4 July 2020 – Independence Day of USA – on the topic of loyalty to one’s country.
Independence Day in the United States of America is a special day where everyone – young and old – celebrates it with a lot of fireworks during the day and especially in the evening. There are official arrangements made for large scale fireworks across the cities and towns of the United States of America.
Shamshad Nasir Sahib started his dars with offering his prayers that this day (4 July) be blessed for all US citizens and then conveyed his congratulations for Independence Day Celebrations.
Shamshad Nasir Sahib then discussed what Islam teaches us in these situations of celebratory events.
“How can we celebrate ‘4 July’? Fireworks, holiday, parties, dance and other such activities are all vain activities. The Holy Quran says that believers must shun vanity”, said Shamshad Nasir Sahib.
We as Ahmadi Muslims celebrate it by thanking Allah the Almighty. The blessings of Independence Day should reflect more gratitude and thankfulness in our behaviour.
As per the Islamic teachings and the clear guidance of the Holy Quran, we need to be thankful to Allah about providing freedom of religious practices in this country. All types of freedoms are provided here, which, if we use per Allah’s commandments, will become a means of true blessings for us.
We should pray for the people of the USA that Allah may guide them on the right path and grant them wisdom to run the affairs of the country properly. We should advise the administration on their responsibilities. We should write them letters just like the Holy Prophetsa, the Promised Messiahas and Khulafa have done.
We should invite them to the religion of Islam. We should also write in the press and media that there should be equal rights for all the people.
The Holy Prophetsa has said that there will be seven types of people who will have shelter of Allah on the day of judgment. Imam-e-Adl – a just ruler – is one of these.
We should always show love for this country. Our country needs our services. Whether it is to serve in the military or serve as a volunteer. We should be ready. We should help the poor. We should pray that Allah may remove this pandemic from this country and the whole world.
May Allah protect us and protect this country of ours. Amin