Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa, Khalifatul Masih V, while urging for continuous prayers for Palestinians, said in today’s Friday Sermon:
“As I have been mentioning in my recent sermons about praying for the Palestinians, I wish to reiterate the same today. Continue your prayers.
“Now, the extent of oppression has reached its limits. Innocent children, women, the elderly, and the sick are being killed under the pretext of war with Hamas. All norms and rules of warfare have been disregarded by this so-called civilised world. May Allah grant wisdom to Muslim countries as well.
“Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, warned over 72 or 73 years ago that Muslims need to unite; they have to decide whether they want to die one by one or maintain their existence and survive as a united entity. If only these people [Muslims] could understand this now and unite as one.
“The situation is such that I have been informed that those going to Umrah are being told not to discuss the Palestine-Israel conflict. This directive comes from the government issuing the visas. If this is true, it reflects extreme cowardice on the part of that Muslim government.
“Nevertheless, one should duly observe the sanctity of Umrah, and during it, such matters are not to be discussed, but prayers for the oppressed Palestinians must be offered, and those going for Umrah should remember to do so.
“The voices of Muslim governments are very weak nowadays. Occasionally, they do raise their voices, but stronger voices are being raised by some non-Muslim people, politicians, and governments. May Allah grant courage and wisdom to the Muslims.
“The UN Secretary-General is speaking well these days, but it seems his words carry no weight.
“It appears that if this conflict escalates further and acquires the form of a World War, then, after its conclusion, the UN might also come to an end.
“May Allah grant wisdom to the world.
“It seems the world is drawing closer to its destruction. And after this destruction, may those who survive turn towards Allah and pay heed to Him. We must pray a lot in this regard. May Allah have mercy on the world.”