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  1. YALASH's Avatar
    (so this is that great God whose greatness has no edge and whose limits are limitless, He has no limit, He has covered everything. When human will have understanding of all these things and human read verses with understanding then he can come in lap and protection of Allah the Exalted. When human make effort to come in protection of Allah the Exalted, he make effort to pay rights of Allah and His servants, and that effort should be made. When these right will be fulfilled, Allah the Exalted continues to protect. ..So this is the subject which we should keep before us, as Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) has guided who read these verses he will be in protection of Allah the Exalted. It is not enough to only reading these verses, but there is need to ponder at their subject and own these things. There is need to get that understanding, which Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said about these verses and Holy Quran explained it at many places and then Hazrat promise Messiah (on whom be peace) explained for us. If these things will be understood then human will be in protection of God the Exalted by His fazl. May Allah the Exalted enable us to live our lives according to it. (Aamin).

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    Based on Friday sermon by Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah help him with His Mighty Help), 2 February, 2018, UK, alislam.org and mta.tv multi-langauges
    Updated 02-10-2018 at 01:37 AM by YALASH
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    And with respect to it, that day, in which many of you pledged (i.e. day of Bai'at today I repent from my all days and in future according to my capacity and understanding, I shall keep avoiding sins) is day of Taubah. I am sure, according to promise of Allah the Exalted, every person who has done Taubah by true heart, previous sins are forgiven and he came under ‘atta-ebo minaz-zambe ka-mal la zumba lahu’ as if we can say he has not done any sin. But, yes, I say again, for it, there is condition that step should be taken towards true purity and real cleanliness and this Taubah should not be only verbal Taubah but should come under practice. It is not small thing that someone’s sins are forgiven but it is matter of great splendor......If someone from human does little fault and mistake about other, then sometimes his malice continue till generations. He remain in search of opponent generation after generation so that if opportunity is found, revenge should be taken. But Allah the Exalted is very much Rahim and o Karim, not heard hearted like human, who does not stop chasing till many genration for one sin and wants to destroy. But that Rahim Karim God forgives sins of 70 years, with one sentence, in one instant. Do not think this, that forgiveness is such, which has no benefit. No, that forgiveness is, in fact, advantageous and benficial and those people well feel it who has done Taubah with true heart.”
    (so it is real Taubah, which arranges for security)

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    If it is not, then Allah the Exalted says, remember, He is ‘shadidul eqaab’ too, that is, when human does not care commandments of Allah the Exalted He punishes him too.

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    Next, He said, He is ‘zittaol’ He grants a lot. He does extreme to give benefit. There is no limit to His grant because He has power, He can grant everything. His treasures are unlimited.

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    Allah the Exalted says, remember My these attributes, you will always get favor. Except Him, there is no one who has so much power. And we have to go to Him, in this world and after death. When this understating will prevail that eventually return is towards God the Exalted then attention will remain to do virtues and to follow His commandments. When this become the state, God the Exalted surely saves.

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    Next, the verse ayatul kursi, to which Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) drew attention. It is said in Hadith, tradition by Hazrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) that Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said that everything has a hump, and the hump of Noble Quran is surah al-baqrah, and in it, there is a verse which is the leader of all verses of Noble Quran, and that is ayatul kursi.
    Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explains: ‘Allaho la elaha illahowal Hai ul Qaiyum’ , That God is the very God, except Whom there is no one, He is the life of every life, and support of every being. The literal meaning of this verse are that, Alive is That very God, and Established by Self is That very God. So as only He is Alive one, and only He is Established by Self; from it this thing is clear that every person who is seen alive other than Him he is alive by His very life. And everyone who is established in earth or heavens, he is established by His very Being.”........... “It should be known, Allah the Exalted’s two names are presented by Noble Quran; al-Hai and al-Qaiyum. Al-Hai means God is Alive, and grants life to others. Al-Qaiyum, He is Established by Self and real cause of others establishment. Apparent and inner establishment and life of everything is due to these two very attributes. So the word Hai demands He should be worshipped, its manifestation in surah fatiha, is ‘eyyaka nabodo’. And al-Qaiyum demands support should be asked from Him, it is mentioned with wording ‘eyyaka nastaeen’.” (if we have to live and live spiritually, and benefit has to be taken from attribute Hai, it is essential to worship Him, and to worship, it is essential to seek help from Him that may Allah the Exalted enable us we worship Him.) “ the word Hai wants worship because He made and then did not leave after making, e.g. builder who made building, by his death, there is no loss to building, but, to human, need of God remains adhered, in each condition. That is why it is essential to keep asking power from God, and it is very Istighfar.” (the subject of Istighfar is explained earlier in detail, that to keep continue light of favor of Allah the Exalted, Istighfar is needed and this Istighfar is worship and gives power.)

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    About the subject of shifa’at / intercession mentioned in ayatul kursi, Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) stated the point, when every person prays for other, it is too a sort of intercession, and it should be an ongoing attribute of a momin / believer. He said:

    “ Without izn / permission of God the Exalted, no intercession can take place. According to Holy Quran, the meaning of shifa’at are these, that a person should pray for his brother, that may he get that purpose or a calamity is removed.” (i.e. for the purpose, someone has said for prayer, one should pray, may his purpose is achieved, if there is calamity, may it is removed.) “so it is commandment of Holy Quran, that the person who has more bowed in Huzur of God the Exalted, he should pray for his weak brother that may he get that station. It is real shifa’at. Thus we doubtlessly pray for our brothers that may God give them power, remove their calamity, and this is a kind of sympathy.......Since all human are like a body, that is why God the Exalted has taught us repeatedly, even though to accept shifa’at is His work, but you should continue to do shifa’at i.e. to pray for your brothers and do not stop from shifa’at i.e. do not stop from prayer of sympathy, as you have right on each other. Actually the word shifa’at is taken from shufa, and shufa is said for ‘even’ which is opposite of ‘odd’. So human is called shafi at that time, when, due to perfect sympathy, he annihilates into other and asks same wellness for other as for his self. And it should be remembered, Deen of any person can not become perfect, until sympathy in color of shifa’at is developed in him. Rather there are two perfect parts of Deen, one to love with God, other to love humanity so much that, to understand their trouble as own trouble and to pray for them, which is called shifa’at in other words.”
    (this is the point which we should keep before us when reciting ayatul kursi, so passion for humanity will be increased. Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) instructed us to recite it, there is guidance and drawing of attention, for establishing mutual relation of sympathy among believers especially, and for in general passion of sympathy for everyone, should be on our heart. But it is unfortunate that Muslims, these days, mutually, are blood thirsty while they claim they practice Quran and Hadith.

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    It should be remembered too that, right of real shifa’at is granted by Allah the Exalted to Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and we saw its scenes in his life.....So Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) states it:
    “He can be proved shafee of hereafter, who had shown any model of shifat in world.” (in hereafter there will be shafi, it is said about Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, he will do shifat / intercession. He can be proven so who had shown model of shifat in world too) “thus when, by putting this standard before us, when we see Musa, he is proved as shafi because many times he stopped descending wrath by prayer, Torah is witness of this. Likewise when we see Hazrat Muhammad, Chosen one, (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) his being intercessor is seen ajlaa badihat (seen very clear and illumined). It was effect of his shifat he made poor sahabh sit on thrown. It was effect of his shifat that those people who had grown in idol worship and shirk, became such believer of one God, whose example is not seen in any era. And then it is effect of his shifat till now, his followers get true revelation of god. God converseswith them. But, in Messiah ibne Maryam, how and from where, these proofs can be found. What more stronger testimony will be for shifat of our Leader and Master Muhammad, Chosen one (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) that what we get from God by the connection of that highness, our foes cannot get that. If our opponents come to this examination, decision can happen in few days”

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    At the end of ayatul kursi two attributes of Allah the Exalted are mentioned i.e. Alii, Who has extremely high magnificence no one has higher splendor than His. He is Owner of earth and heavens, and He is Azim / great. The station of His Azmat and high splendor is such, at which no one can reach. His high splendor has covered every thing, nothing is out of his circle and coverage...Being Alii is his high splendor, Azmat is tha high splendoer where no one can reach. Azim also means He has covered everything, nothing is out his circle and coverage. It is His azmat and highness.

    Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explains last part of this verse: “About kursi of God the Exalted, this is verse ‘waseaa kursiyo hus-samawate wal arza wa la yaudohu hifzohoma wa ho wal aliyul azim’ i.e all earth and heavens are included in kursi of God the Exalted. He is carrying all of them, He does not get tired in carrying them, and He is extremely high, no wisdom can reach His reality, He is extremly big, all things are nothing before His Azmat / greatness. It is mention of kursi. It is merely metaphor, It is to point out that that earth and heavens, all are in possession of God and His station from all these is farther and His azmat has no end .”
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    Updated 02-10-2018 at 01:36 AM by YALASH
  3. YALASH's Avatar
    Next, He is Ghafer-izzumb, Forgiver of sins. So by bowing before Him, forgiveness of sins should be sought. Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has explained at many places that forgiveness of sins should continuously be sought.

    He (a.s.) said: “The light which is granted to human, it is temporary.” (i.e. any religious or spiritual grant is temporary). “to keep it always with self, there is need of Istighfar.”... “the Istighfar, which Prophets do, the reason for it is same that they are aware of these things and they continue to feel danger that the sheet of Nur / light, which is granted to them, let it not happen that it is seized”... “these are the very meanings of Istighfar that the current Nur which is obtained from God the Exalted, it should remain secured and additional, more is obtained. To get it, there is five time Salaat too.” (Salaat too is part of it to get mughferat and that Nur, because, in Salaat too, human repents from sins and seeks forgiveness of Allah the Exalted) “so that he seeks from God the Exalted very day with open heart. The one who has insight, he knows Salaat is a acme, and it is the prayer of Salaat full of humility and begging with tears, by which he can get freedom from diseases.” (i.e. to get rid of spiritual and physical diseases, prayers are needed and among prayers, there is need of Istighfar, and Salaat too is part of it. so when Holy Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be on him - asked about reading these verses, mere reading will not do anything, but practical condition too will have to be improved. We shall have to pay attention how to do Istighfar, how to save Salaats so that we are saved too.).

    Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explained more about Istighfar: “The meaning of istighfar are that, in apparent, no sin should be committed and the power to do sin should not emerge” (i.e. that chance and power is not developed, by which sin can be committed) “this is reality of Istighfar of prophets that though they are innocents, but they do Istighfar for reason so that, in future that power is not manifestted. And, for common-people other meaning of Istighfar will be taken, that the crimes and sins which have taken place, may God keep safe from their bad results and forgive those sins, and along with it, save from future sins. Anyway, it is essential matter for human he should always remain engage in Istighfar. The famine and various calamities which descend in world, their meaning is it, that people should be engaged in Istighfar.” (so when person is caught in troubles or troubles are for Ahmadis, attention should be for prayers and Istighfar) “but the meaning of Istighfar is not it, that to keep saying astaghferullah astaghferullah. In fact, due to being language of other country, reality remained obscure from the eyes of people. People of Arab used to understand these things well, but in our country, due to being other language, many realities have remained hidden. There are many people who say we have done Istighfar for so many times, hundred or thousand tasbih / bead was read. But if pupose and meaning are asked, then no answer, they remain perplexed. Person should truly keep seeking forgiveness in heart secretly that those sins and crimes which have done by me, their punishment should not be faced. And in future, in heart secrectly, all time, keep seeking help from God the Exalted that may He enable in future to do virtuous deeds and save from sin. Remember well, words will not do anything. Istighfar can be done in own language too that may God the Exalted forgive previous sins, and save from future sins, and enable to do virtue, and it is real Istighfar. There is no need that one may merely keep saying astaghferullah astaghferuallah and the heart even does not know.”

    ( if , by Istighfar, such softness, pity, excitement, khashiat of Allah the Exalted is not developed in heart, till then there is no benefit of Istighfar. Excitement should be developed in heart.)

    “Remember, only that thing reaches God which comes from heart. Abundant prayers should be done to God the Exalted in own language, it affects heart. Tongue only gives testimony of heart. If excitement is developed in heart, and tongue joins along too, it is good thing. Only verbal prayers without heart are useless, but prayers of heart are real prayers. When before time of calamity, human keeps praying in heart secretly and keeps doing Istighfar then that calamity is removed by God, the Rahim o Karim.” (not this, when trouble comes, then prayers. Before that, prayers should be continuously done. God, Rahim o Karim then remove those calamities) “but when calamity has descended, then it does not go away. Before descending of calamity, keep doing prayers, and a lot of Istighfar should be done. Like this, God saves at the time of calamity.”............ “Our Jama'at should show any distinguishing thing too” (there should be any difference!) “if a person goes after doing Bai'at and does not show any distinguishing thing, he shows same conduct with his wife as it was before, and treats his family and children as before, then it is not good thing. If, after Bai'at too, same bad moral and bad-treatment remained, and same state remained which was earlier, then what is benefit of Bai'at. It should done that, after Bai'at, one should become and show such model to others and his relatives and neighbors that they pronounce, now he is not that one what he was earlier. Remember well, if you will practice by being pure, your awe surely will be on others. How big awe was of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), once infidels felt that Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) will do pray-against, all infidels came together and requested, Huzur!, do not do pray-against. Awe of truthful person surely exists. Practice should be done by being fully pure and should be done for the sake of God then surely your effect and awe will be on others too.” (So there is need to do Istighfar, and to develop understanding its sense. Zikr azkar and prayers are useful when alongside there is effort to improve practical condition. People say, please tell us a small prayer, so we continue to recite. Small prayers give benefit when faraiz / obligations are being fulfilled. Offer Salaat. Salaats should be offered at right time with punctuality and interest only then zikr / small prayers will be useful.)

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    Next, the attribute ‘qaabelittob’ of Allah the Exalted is mentioned i.e. Who accepts ‘taubah’. Taubah means to return to Allah the Exalted while seeking forgiveness of own sins. When human comes in the Huzur of Allah the Exalted with the pledge that I shall not do sin now on, and always do effort to avoid sin, Allah the Exalted accepts Taubah of the person who comes toward Him with this passion and intention. Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) mentioned this subject as:
    “That day is which day, which is better and more blessed day than Jumu’ah and both Eids? I tell you that, that day is the day of Taubah of human which is better than of all those and is better than every Eid. Why? Because, on that day, that bad record of deeds is washed, which keeps bringing human closer to hell, and was bringing him under divine-wrath secretly, and his sins are forgiven. In reality, which day for human will be day of more happiness and Eid which gives him salvation from eternal hell and eternal divine-wrath. The Taubah-doer sinful who earlier was far from God and was target of His wrath, now by His fazl / favor comes close to Him and is moved far from hell and wrath as Allah the Exalted said ‘innallaha yohibbut-twabina wa yohibbul motataherin’ ..surely Allah the Exalted befriends Taubah-doers and loves those people who wants purity.From this verse, not only this is found that Allah the Exalted makes Taubah-doers His beloved but it is also known that, with real Taubah, real purity and cleanliness is condition.” (real Taubah is that, with which, real purity should be present. Human should make strong intention, that I shall not do sin from now on. When there will be purity and cleanliness, only then Taubah will be accepted.) “the essential condition is to be away from filth and dirtiness of each kind, otherwise mere Taubah and by repetition of word there is no benefit. So the day which is such blessed day that human does Taubah from his misdeeds and makes true pledge of peace with Allah the Exalted, and bows his head for His commandments, then doubtlessly he will be saved from the wrath which was being prepared for punishment of his bad deeds. And like it, he gets that thing, of which as if he did not have expectation and hope. You can presume by self that a person who is fully hopeless in getting a thing and in the state of hopelessness and frustration, he finds his objective, how much happiness he will get, his heart will get a fresh life. For this very reason, it is mentioned in Ahadith. From Ahadith and previous Books it is known that when human, comes out of death of sin, gets new life by Taubah, Allah the Exalted become happy by his life. In reality it is matter of happiness that if human is buried under sin, and destruction and death is near him from every side, divine wrath is ready to eat him, suddenly he from those sins and bad acts which were cause of farness and distance , by doing Taubah, come toward God the Exalted. That time is time of happiness of God, and angels in heavens too do delight, because Allah the Exalted does not want His any servant is wasted and destroyed. But He wants, if mistake and weakness is shown by His servant, even then he should enter in peace by doing Taubah. So remember, the day when human repents from his sins, is very much blessed day, and is better than all days, because he gets new life on that day, and is brought near God the Exalted. . .....Continues
    Updated 02-10-2018 at 01:34 AM by YALASH
  4. Virgil's Avatar
    Another reason to get a fake tree is that they are fire resistant while real trees could essentially be a match. But real trees smell and look nicer, I grant you.
  5. Virgil's Avatar
    Well what's the point of a guard dog, if he's not allowed to guard? That was idiotic. Was that a true story? Where did it happen?
  6. Virgil's Avatar
    How did it taste? Microwaves don't technically cook from the inside out. The way it works is that it sends frequency like radio waves only stronger, more like a radar actually, into the food and the waves excite the moisture inside the food so much so that it heats up. So the heat is not from the center of the food out, but from wherever the moisture is, which is probably spread evenly throughout. So I guess that is technically cooking from the inside, but not necessarily the center out. Hope that makes sense. Hope your mom had a great birthday.
  7. PeterL's Avatar
    That's a good bet, but Eritrea was made for him
  8. tonywalt's Avatar
    My bet is he'll continue to invest in europe and north america - for reasons that are self-evident to all who know of him.
  9. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws
    OMG, Peter, do NOT sic "the Donald" on the people of Eritrea ,,,
    But it's already one of the poorest countries in the world, and they have had the same president for life since 1993. The Donald might be an improvement. That's what I would hope. He might even improve their lives, and they alreaduy have companies that don't pay their employees, so he won't introduce new ideas.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQnWzKxgNOs
  10. kiz_paws's Avatar
    OMG, Peter, do NOT sic "the Donald" on the people of Eritrea ,,,
  11. kiz_paws's Avatar
    I hope that history is not repeating
    Indeed.
  12. PeterL's Avatar
    It is a fascinating subject. I'm glad you liked it, but there is so much more involved both in the history and inwhat is going one now that this seems like a title of a longer work, but it is difficult to find the information from the 1920's. I hope that history is not repeating.
  13. kiz_paws's Avatar
    Fascinating writing, Peter.
    You make this complex issue easy to follow with your writing talent. Thank you.