Hadith The Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Even in poverty, prosperity, and deprivation of one’s rights, one has to obey the commander. When a person observes displeasure in his leader, he should be patient, because one who disobeys dies a death of ignorance. (Bukhari)
10 th Condition of Bai'at That he/she shall enter into a bond of brotherhood with this humble servant of God, pledging obedience to me in everything good, for the sake of Allah, and remain faithful to it till the day of his/her death; that he/she shall exert such a high devotion in the observance of this bond as is not to be found in any other worldly relationship and connections demanding devoted dutifulness.
Continued… Having made the covenant of bai’at with me, if your hearts feel constrained over any decision or action of mine you should be concerned about the sincerity of your faith. No good can be expected from faith that is full of doubts and superstitions. If you have accepted truly that the Promised Messiah is in fact the arbiter, then submit to his order and his action and look upon his decisions with the respect so that you may be counted among those who honor the word of the Holy Prophet (saw) and esteem it highly. (Malfoozat, Vol. III)
Examples from Khulafa-e- Rashideen Hadhrat Umar ibn al-Khattāb (ra) Then Umar asked the Patriach to lead him to the place of the old Jewish Temple. Umar was shocked to find the site covered in rubbish, as the Romans had initiated the custom of using it as a dung heap. `Umar knelt down immediately, and began to clear the area with his hands. When the Muslims saw what he was doing, they followed his example, and soon the entire area of al-Aqsa, approximately 35 acres, was cleaned up. Thereafter, commissioned the construction of a wooden mosque on the southern end of the site, exactly where the present-day mosque of Al-Aqsa stands.
Huzoor’s Sermons and Directives Purdah Namaz (Salat) Backbiting Family Unity Brotherhood-diverse countries Tabligh Marriage/ Divorce Wassiya
Purdah: Sermon by Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (aa) on the occasion of National Ijtema` of Lajna Imai’illah, UK.- “Currently, the attacks leveled against Islam relate to the issue of ‘Purdah’, or the wearing of the ‘burqa’ or ‘niqab’, in particular. Although Muslim men can present countless clarifications and justifications regarding the ‘Purdah’, its real defense can only come from an Allah-fearing, pious and practicing Ahmadi woman. Therefore, instead of succumbing to complexes and to allegations that you are oppressed, demonstrate your courage with your faithful practice and the strength of your arguments to your friends and within your communities. Declare that the ‘Purdah’ protects your chastity, dignity and honor and is not a form of imprisonment or oppression. “ Regarding the office-bearer who states that ‘Purdah’ should be relaxed, the fact of the matter is, she is leveling an objection against me -- her objection against ‘Purdah’ is disguised but is really an objection against me. These types of objections demonstrate hypocrisy. I advise all Ahmadi women to take control of their senses. The new Ahmadis, who feel that those who were born Ahmadis do not properly abide by their Islamic teachings should not follow them, but rather, should become examples for them and demonstrate the beauty and blessings of Islam and Ahmadiyyat.
Salat It is one of the five pillars of Islam. According to a Hadith the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, inna fissalati shifa'a " verily there is cure in salat ". A Muslim who offers salat regularly has very little chance of getting arthritis as we exercise our bones and joints while we offer salat.
Against Backbiting Backbiting is worse than killing. The Holy Quran (49:13) prohibits backbiting and equates it with the inconceivably vile act of eating the flesh of ones dead brother. It is obvious that one would be extremely repelled at the mere thought of it.
Family Unity We need to form relationships with each other and strengthen these ties instead of hurting them with cheap and disgraceful ways. Those ladies who enjoy taunting and deriding others and create an image of superiority by playing a negative role and think that by ridiculing someone they have elevated themselves, are involved in dirty pleasure. This pleasure can never bring them peace. Their suffering and difficulties will definitely increase with each passing day. Along with this, they are also increasing pain and suffering of others, They should try doing some noble deeds. They should try to serve someone. They should also try winning the heart of their daughter in law with love. Similarly the daughter in law should not think that she has come to someone else's home, continue talking about her own house and be wrapped up in the memories of her parents. Instead she should, in accordance with Qur’anic teachings where we are taught to respect Rehme relations from both sides, the daughter in law should try to live as their daughter and should care for them just as she would care for her own parents and serve them. Then this kindness from both sides can turn the society into paradise. (Daughters of Eve pg. 37)
Brotherhood The Holy Prophet (saw) said: “All creation is Allah’s family, and Allah likes those who treat his family with kindness, and cares for their needs. One muslim has 6 rights upon another Muslim: 1. Greet each other with salaam. 2. Say, “Yar-Humko-Mullah” (Allah’s Mercy upon you)-when you sneeze 3. Visit the sick 4. Reply when called. 5. Offer the funeral prayer of another Muslim, and 6. Choose for others what you choose for yourself
Tabligh Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ra) states: “In order to protect your daughters assign them religious responsibilities right from the beginning. Give them such a superior responsibility that it results in instilling this feeling in them that they are great women who have been created for a specific purpose. They have to do great things in this world. It is this feeling that protects one from a number of evils and it is necessary to instill it in early childhood.”
Marriages/ Divorces: USA Jalsa Salana, Friday Sermon 2008: “Another matter that concerned Huzur in the American society was the marriage break-up. Huzur said both parties tend to deceive each other, at times the man’s family oppresses the woman. Usually it is the men who are unfair, raising the matter of like or dislike after marriage. Huzur said this matter should be resolved before hand. Once marriage takes place then decency dictates that one is committed to it. Huzur said these matters are of great concern for the parents, for the Jama’at and for him. As far as the matter of preference is considered, Huzur said the benchmark should be faith. It is not that compatibility should not be considered, however, even in compatibility the main aspect should be of religion. Addressing the young women Huzur said they should try and excel in faith so that no one can allege that they are weak of faith and that is why it is not possible to continue.”
Wassiyat Hazur said that at the end of 2008, 50% of Lajna should sign up for the wassiyat.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba September 19th, 2003 Hazur aba said it is only by obeying the Promised Messiah as that we can fulfill our pledge of love for the Holy Prophet saw and it is only by obeying the Holy Prophet saw that we can fulfill our pledge of love for Allah. Hazur aba related a few Ahadith illustrating the significance of obedience as taught by the Holy Prophet (saw) who admonished to obey one’s leader in all situations and to bear patiently in the circumstance of finding something undesirable in one’s leader and to completely pay no heed to someone who, if people are gathered under one person tries to divide them. Hazur aba said the bai’at is made on the principle of ‘we hear and we obey.’