In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Ever Merciful
Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Bharat
Dear Khuddam Brothers & Beloved Atfal!
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkathahu
May this message find you in the best of your health and all spirits of life. Ameen
Today is 20th of February and this day is known in the history of Ahmadiyyat with reference to the Prophecy of Musleh Maud [Promised Reformer]. The advent of the Promised Messiah (as) was aimed for humanity to achieve moral and spiritual perfection by establishing communion with Allah Almighty. The Promised Messiah (as) challenged the whole world and argued that Islam is a living faith following which one can have a living relationship with Allah Almighty. To prove the truth of his argument the Promised Messiah (as) invited people to Qadian and benefit from his accompany to recognize the Living God. At this time the Hindus of Qadian also wanted to witness a Sign of the Living God. So the Promised Messiah (as) undertook a forty day effort of worship in solitude and Allah the Exalted, informed him of an extraordinary sign in response to and accepting his prayers on 20 February 1886. Allah Almighty gave him the glad tiding of a Son, who will be bestowed with unending bounty of Allah and will be blessed with the opportunity to render remarkable service to propagate the true teachings of Islam.
The History of Ahmadiyyat is evident and especially the blessed tenure of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) on the spiritual position of Khilafat is also very obvious that the fulfillment of the Prophecy of 20 February was personified by his Holiness.
Musleh Maud Day is a day, in which we should examine our standards in realization of Allah and gaining nearness to Him. And as everybody knows Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) is the founder of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. So on this day every khadim and Tifl should remember this servant of Allah and his expectations from the youth and children of Ahmadiyyat.
On this auspicious day, I would like to quote Hazrat Musleh Maud’s (ra) last Advice to the Community, Huzur Says,
“May God be your Protector and Helper and keep you from flattering. May the standard of the Jamaat always fly high.
Let the voice of Islam be not reduced to a whisper. May the holy name of Allah nor fade away. Study Quran and hadeeth, teach others, and act upon your selves.
Exhort other to follow these teachings also. May there always be people among you who will devote their lives for Islam.
Long live Khilafat and May there be believers among you who are ready to give their lives for its maintenance.
May truth be your ornament, trust in Allah your beauty, & fear of Allah, Your Garment.
May God be with you and you be with him. Ameen”. (Al – Fazl – 11 November 1965)
Always remember Khadim means servant. Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has inculcated various values in Khuddam and Atfal. One of the values is his famous saying “Tum Khadim ho khidmat ke liye paida kiye gaye ho” You are a servant and you’ve been created for service. So as a servant you’ve to have certain characteristics and qualities in you. One of them is patience, you’ve to be humble, you’ve to be forbearing and you should also develop the character of simplicity in you. And then making sure that you are looking out for the interest of people. You should put people first before yourself, which means you have to be selfless. So there are so many qualities you have to either have inherent in you or you have to inculcate in yourself to be a servant. And in serving you have to look for service excellence that is you should ensure that you do everything for the sake of Allah. This we learn from the noble character of Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) who was a real servant of Allah.
May Allah enable me and you all to follow the footsteps of Khilafat and achieve excellence in service. Ameen
May Allah enable us all to increase in this field, creating a pure reformation within ourselves according to the great expectations of Huzur Anwar (May Allah be his helper) Ameen.
K Tariq Ahmad,
Humbly serving as
Sadr Majlis khuddamul ahmadiyya India.