Live Friday Prayers – 28th November 2014

Today is Friday and we are once again broadcasting our Jumu’ah Prayer live for those of you who are unable to attend a Mosque in person, and for our members who are spread across the World.

You can watch the Khutba and then follow along with the Jumu’ah and individual prayer.

If you miss the live broadcast then you can always click on the link below at anytime and re-watch the full broadcast.

Click here to watch our LIVE BROADCAST

Our broadcast will start at the following local times:

    12.30pm United Kingdom
    13.30pm Germany
    17:30pm Pakistan
    08:30am USA New York
    05:30am USA Los Angeles

Meeting at the House of Parliament (UK)

Lahore-Ahmadis arrange for the Ameer to speak at the Parliament

Following in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) whose tradition of presenting Islam without being impressed by power and wealth, a tradition revived by the Promised Messiah, members of the UK branch of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam went to the house to speak about Islam. Lord Shahid Aziz of Wansley Manor, President of the UK branch, Dr Zahid Aziz, editor of the English translation of the Holy Quran and The Ameer, Hazrat Dr Abdul Karim Saeed, spoke.

Shahid Aziz put forward the case for our jamaat being a different and distinct one from any other Muslim group and insisted that we stress these distinctions.

Zahid Aziz spoke on Islam being a religion of peace and tolerance.

Hazrat Ameer spoke on the history of propagation by the Ahmadiyya Movement, starting with the letter written by the Promised Messiah to Queen Victoria inviting her to Islam.

For those of you who do not have access to Youtube (such as some people in Pakistan) then you can watch the full proceedings on Vimeo.

The great Halal meat lie we are all being sold by big business

I have personally spoken about the halal meat industry twice whilst delivering the Friday Khutba. The first time I spoke about how I looked at how animals are communities according to Allah and how we must treat them with respect and dignity, this was after the Danish Government had decided to ban kosher and halal produced meat in their country.

The second time was after the mainstream media, in the UK, went full force on the fake story that we are all secretly being fed halal meat.

During both of these speeches I talked about how the meat in the UK which is labelled halal, is simply not. The notion that a baby chicken which is sold at a butcher for a few pounds (£) could be halal is laughable. There is plenty of evidence that shows that the animals are not treated well, there is no consideration to their health and wellbeing and they are killed on a mass scale. This is all because halal meat is a very lucrative business, especially here in the UK, and Muslim and non Muslim businessmen alike are making a lot of money from selling meat labelled as halal.

We the Muslim consumer are also to blame [Read more…]

Unquestioning Obedience to Authority

The Holy Quran says;

O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is best and more suitable to (achieve) the end.
The Holy Quran, ch4: verse 59

In this verse Allah is telling Muslims not to obey those in authority without question but to check against the Holy Quran and sunnah what they are being asked to do.

Stanley Milgram’s physiological experiments showed that even decent and moral humans can succumb to authority’s dictates and resort to immoral even evil acts. That is why one should always check what one is ordered to do by authorities of this world against the Commands of Allah and his Prophet (s).

If you are unable to watch the video then you can listen to the podcast below;

Remembering Dr Saeed Ahmad

By Samina Malik, USA Jamaat

The Third President of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore

Dr Saeed Ahmad

It is now 18 years since Dr. Saeed Ahmad (affectionately known as Jaanji) passed away on November 15, 1996. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoon. May Allah the All Mighty and All Merciful Grant him a high place in Paradise.

We thank Almighty Allah that he gave us the opportunity to personally know this great spiritual person. He was one of those rare people who had
a personal relationship with Allah Taala and was the recipient of true dreams Ilham and Kashf. Among his qualities was an intense love of truth, justice, fairness and humility. I never saw him abuse or scold a person or lose his temper. He did not like to be praised and was direct and truthful in his dealings. He had a special aptitude to recognize goodness in a person. Members would follow him because of his goodness and kindness and he never held any grudges.

[Read more…]

Israeli teacher sends students image of Arabs in graves

The Israeli Government often accuses the Palestinians of teaching extremism to the youth in schools. To hate Israel and Israeli people.

So how will officials react to this teachers gross actions, as reported by

a high school teacher in the city sent a group of students an image of a Muslim cemetery with the caption, “In times like these, it’s important to remember there are also good Arabs! And they can be found here.”

The teacher sent the image on Wednesday to a group of 11th and 12th graders via the social messaging service WhatsApp, Ynet reported.

Will this teacher be dealt with as swiftly and harshly as the Israeli Government deal with Palestinians? It seems not as the Education Ministry reminded us all;

it should be noted the teacher apologized to his students and expressed regret for his actions.

They will contunie to follow the case to ensure the correct disciplinary measures are taken.

Perhaps the Israeli Government can learn some lessons from their Education Ministry and look to use the same measured response with everyone…