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The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).

Essentiality of Justice and Equity and its Revival in this Era

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Peace and mercy of Allah be on you....Translations of three verses from Holy Quran :

(ch4:v136) O ye who believe! be strict in observing justice, (and be) witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (against) parents and kindred. Whether he be rich or poor, Allah is more regardful of them both (than you are). Therefore follow not low desires so that you may (be able to) act equitably. And if you conceal (the truth) or evade (it), then (remember that) Allah is well aware of what you do.

(5:9) O ye who believe! be steadfast in the cause of Allah, bearing witness in equity; and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be (always) just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do.

(7:182) And of those We have created there are a people that guide (people) with truth and do justice therewith.


Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah be his helper) explained: In such way and of such standard, Allah the Exalted has taught Muslims to establish justice and equity, which is not present in Book of any other religion. However, unfortunately, at each level, a large section is present in Muslims, in leaders and in scholars, which does not fulfill the demands of justice and equity.


Likewise, in houses, in common Muslim people, in important matters, such levels of justice and equity are not seen which are established by Allah the Exalted, and which are expected from a momin. In matters of household unrest, men and women present events in courts in false manner, false testimonies are presented. Lies and false statements are used to get unlawful rights or to usurp one’s right.


In short, there are large number of people who do not use truth to get their right or when they think it is their right. Or to usurp right of others they speak lie and keep court in deception too. At some places, doers of justice make wrong decisions for their personal interests; that is to say system has become corrupt. Due to this unjust, evils continue to spread in society. At national level, rulers do not fulfill requirements of justice for their subjects. Same is true at international level. Religious leaders has made religion as mean to get personal interest. The claims are of being ‘khair e ummah’ and that only Islam offers best solution of world problems.... Surely Muslims are ‘khaire Ummah, but if they follow commandments of Allah the Exalted and practice teachings of Holy Quran. Surely only Islam offers solution of all problems of world, with the condition that truth and justice is established according to its teaching.

The translation of verses mentioned above, are from surah-s al-maeda, al-nisa and al-aaraf.

The first verse
(ch4:v136) O ye who believe! be strict in observing justice, (and be) witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (against) parents and kindred. Whether he be rich or poor, Allah is more regardful of them both (than you are). Therefore follow not low desires so that you may (be able to) act equitably. And if you conceal (the truth) or evade (it), then (remember that) Allah is well aware of what you do.


So it is commandment to remain firm at justice and equity in personal house related and social matters, no matter what are circumstances. Momin is commanded his testimony should be according to directives of Allah the Exalted and for His sake. It can happen only when one’s belief in Allah the Exalted is perfect and of very high grade and strong. Person should be resolved for firmness at justice, no matter what are circumstances. This firmness can be seen when person is ready to testify against himself, wife, children, parents, close relatives...Following the desires takes away from justice.


These days many problems of society are present because quality of justice and equity is not which Allah the Exalted wants. It is common to present own matters in twisted way. Sad thing is, some of us, under the effect of worldliness and environment, despite being in Bai'at of Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), say things and give testimony that are away from facts.
Allah the Exalted says no matter you suffer personal loss or your parents do so, never make a misleading statement or impression is developed in any way that facts are concealed, true testimony is avoided. We see these things in daily matters. For example facts are concealed in matters of husband and wife as seen in many matters in Qaza borad, facts are not presented in financial give and take. Some people who have knowledge of Deen and apparently they are active in serving, they do such things which leaves one perplexed that, can such people do such things who are apparently scholars, they have knowledge of Deen and they have influence upon people!


Allah the Exalted says that you should not conceal the truth even it is against you or your most close relatives but these people hide truth or avoid true testimony to take care friendships. They make full preparation for support of their matter for avoidance or what arguments have to be given. But it should be remembered Allah the Exalted says whatever you do, He is well aware of that. He cannot be deceived. If one is hidden in this world, one will be caught in Hereafter. God Who knows our all deeds will put all record before us.


So the Imam (Hazrat Promised Messiah a .s . ) we believed in, he has established such examples by practicing Quran’s commandments, which makes non-Ahmadis surprised too.... An incident is recorded about Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) , it is about long before his claim and in his youth, he appeared before court in a case filed by his father against his own workers-at-land, he said truth by fulfilling requirements of justice. It benefited workers and loss occurred to his father. Lawyer had earlier told him if lawyer’s lesson is not used there would be loss. But he (Hazrat Promised Messiah a . s.) said no matter what, I would say what is truth...Judge gave decision in favour of workers. Observers recorded he (a.s.) was coming back happily after losing case. People who did not know they thought perhaps he won the case.
Thus it is the model of the Ardent Devotee (whom we believed) of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). By keeping this model before us, we should overview each aspect of our testimonies.


Likewise, there is another example, in these western countries, people show less income to save tax or to get some benefits from government. But now, as financial situation of world has become weak, governments in these worldly progressed countries have begun to make deep reviews and where ever they have doubt they immediately do research. Ahmadis should bear worldly loss to avoid own and Jama'at’s defame and most of all for the sake of pleasure of Allah the Exalted and facts should not be concealed. If intention is good, and they shall hold justice strongly by being witness for the sake of Allah the Exalted, and shall establish their testimonies at the gauge of ‘qol e sadid’ (right word) ,then Allah the Exalted Who is the al-Rab / Lord and the al-Raziq / Provider, will provides means and will bless the provisions by Himself. So we should always make review of ourselves. If we shall not make effort to establish such standards of justice, peace and rest of our homes and our area of living can not continue. By not practicing it, distances will come among members of Jama'at. Sadly, some people go too far that even after their matrimonial relations end, they continue to spread false things about previous spouse, in attempt to not let them remarry. It is an act to destroy peace of society and an act to break their pledge and to go away from commandments of Allah the Exalted.
Allah the Exalted has done benevolence to us to enable us to believe Imam of era. Allah the Exalted made way to make us brethren mutually. And we try to take revenge due to our certain interests or for egos or due to malice in hearts for each other. And to take revenge, we go to such limit that we make fear of God the Exalted out of our hearts . If someone thinks one right is usurped, then leave the excess-doer after the matter is ended. Allah the Exalted have knowledge of each matter, goodness of a momin is, to leave matter for Allah the Exalted.


Allah the Exalted has commanded believers that, after establishing justice equity and truth in their society in personal, societal and national matters, the high level of justice and equity should also be exercised with other nations too. Moreover, If you did not establish high levels of justice and equity with enemy then it will be considered that you do not practice Taqwa. So translation of verse 9 of surah al-Maeda is :


(5:9) O ye who believe! be steadfast in the cause of Allah, bearing witness in equity; and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be (always) just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do.


At some places, there are religious differences, people of other religions do excess. In such situations, it is not way of momin that they should take revenge of excess done by other nations and people of other religions in same way and do not fulfill requirements of justice......In this regard, once Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah I (may Allah be pleased with him) said in Dars, (in that time Aria people would make troubles for Muslims and expelled them from job) that if they do so, even then it is not for Muslims to take revenge from them. Only then we can act according to this directive.


It is never believer’s way not to establish justice, believer’s way is to establish justice and act with Taqwa and leave his matter with God the Exalted Who is aware of everything.. A real momin’s way is to hold commandments of Allah the Exalted strongly and be frim on that and there should be no carelessness in it at all. To become and show model of real Muslim is essential for each Momin that his each act should be for God the Exalted. It is sign of real Muslim and real Momin. The meaning of ‘to become witness in support of justice’ is to act on teaching of Islam in such way that deed and practical model should become a model for people, other religions, society and other nations.


These days, in West, much is being said about injustice of Muslims that the people who do not do justice with people of their own religion, what justice they shall do with others. It is very big tragedy and there are Muslims who are defaming Islam due to their deeds. Rulers are usurping rights of their subjects, people are fighting with their rulers and governments, large populace are being target of oppressions and being destroyed. So-called Islamic groups are killing own people and are doing cruel acts in other places too, they justify their oppression by saying they are using their right because western people are killing their people. However muslims are being killed by muslims, they are getting help from non-mulsims. A new plan of extremists is revealed that now they shall attack children in Europe and shall kill them before their parents because bombers of western countries bombed and killed their children and destroyed their populace....However this bombing is done by call from muslim rulers.


In short, animosity among nations continue to get multiply and this chain never ends. That is why Allah the Exalted said, animosity of a nation does not force you to go to limit that you do not fulfill requirements of justice. You have to fulfill requirements of justice anyway. Oppression is increasing because requirements of justice is not being fulfilled. Non-mulsims are against muslims because their practical models are against teachings of Islam. It was needed that muslims should have informed world about beautiful teaching of Islam by their model and had conveyed Islam. Situation is reverse. Testifyng in support of Islam and Allah the Exalted can be done by mentioning beauty of Islam. How beautiful is the directive of Holy Quran that animosity of any people should not make you to do injustice. This directive is not given in any other religious book. There is no discrimination to establish justice. Right to get justice is for muslims and non-mulsims both, rather requirements for justice with foes have to be fulfilled, more attention have to be paid to it. What a beautiful teaching. Alas, deed of muslims have defamed Islam in non-mulsim world. Common muslim scholars and rulers all are doing these things. Their such deeds put responsibility on us, that we should tell world by our practical models that how much Islam give teaching for justice and equity, by which peace and security can be established in world.


Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) made sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them) to practice this with utmost fineness. Once he (s.a.w.) sent some sahaba for getting news. At that time situation of muslims was very dangerous, there was always danger that foes wanted to inflict loss to muslims. In such condition when these sahaba found some enemy people in Haram, they thought foe has seen us and they shall inform Meccans who shall come to attack and kill us. With this thought, party of sahaba attacked and killed one or two of foes. When these sahaba returned to Medina, people from Mecca came too that your people have killed two of our people in Haram. He (s.a.w.) did not tell Meccans that you had been doing oppression, now if this treatment is done to you, why are you complaining. But he (s.a.w.) immediately acted, and replied them, you have been treated wrongly and with unjust. Maybe infidels did not defend themselves fully due to being in Haram. That is why he (s.a.w.) said, blood-money of both dead will be paid according to tradition of arabs, and it was paid, and also reprimanded sahaba that they did wrong act.
In another incident, by mistake, a woman was killed by sahaba. When Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) knew it he was very angry with sahaba, his face showed such effects of anger which were never seen before. Even though sahib said she was killed by mistake but he (s.a.w.) felt severe sorrow that justice was not done.


How he (s.a.w.) established justice when deciding between a jew and a muslim. A muslim had borrowed four dirham from a jew and limit of time was ended. The jew complained to him (s.a.w.) that muslim is not paying the due loan. Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), called in the sahabi, Abdullah, and asked to pay right of jew.. Hazrat Abdullah said, by that Being Who sent you with truth, I have no power to pay loan. He (s.a.w.) again said, pay him the loan. Abdullah said, I have told him, you (s.a.w.) would send us to Khaiber and after returning I would pay him from bounty. He (s.a.w.) again said, pay him his right.... When Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) would say something three times it was considered final decision. So Hazrat Abdullah went to bazaar immediately, he was wearing a sheet cloth at lower body and one at head. He put head’s cloth to lower body, and sold sheet and paid four dirham loan.
These were the standards, established by him (s.a.w.). He asked his sahabi to pay who had to sell his clothes.


If we shall maintain these levels of justice at each plane, we shall be counted in real believer of ardent devotee of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and will be fulfilling purpose of advent of Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). He was sent to convey teaching of Islam and to spread its excellences in world so that maximum people should gather under the flag of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). This work can be done when we guide the world with truth, and establish justice too. Allah the Exalted has said the very thing in surah al-araaf.


(7:182) And of those We have created there are a people that guide (people) with truth and do justice therewith.


Since always, guidance-givers have been those who guide with truth and justice and today too such people will be successful who guide with truth and establish justice. When a person is not established on guidance, what guidance he will give to others. .. If we have to fulfill pledge of Bai'at of Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) and complete his mission, and convey message of Islam to world, and pay right of conveying, then according to this very principle we have to adopt all high morals which is teaching of Islam, which is said by Holy Prophet (s.a.w.), about which Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) has said to do so.. If our testimonies are not according to truth and justice, if our household and societal relations are not according to teaching of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) , if our hearts are not clean from malice for foe, our conveying message will not be real. By seeing our conditions and justice, others will say to us first act on these advices, first apply justice in your society, then tell us. So each Ahmadi has very big responsibility to open paths for conveying by their deeds. The people who will know Islam by seeing our acts they shall not stay without admiting beauties of Islam. May Allah do so that we mold our lives by following commandments of Allah the Exalted and fulfill right of Bai'at of Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.), may we be model of justice and guidance for others. (aamin)


Reference: Based on Friday sermon by Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (may Allah help him with His Mighty Help), 10 November, 2017, UK, alislam.org and mta.tv