Our role in this life is to become living examples of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s), but as mere mortals we cannot do this on our own. Thus we have been given the guidance how to do this in the Holy Quran. Very few adhere to its teachings but our path to success has been strategically set out in the Quranic text.
If we choose to follow this guidance then It requires a lifetime of discipline but in the end we are guaranteed success.
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In this extract Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad explains that it is easy to talk and to make claims but what counts are actions. Empty words mean nothing but action is what counts and that is the reason Allah in the Holy Quran always adds action to belief.
Maulana Azad was a famous scholar and contemporary of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He published many books on Islam and wrote an Urdu translation and commentary of the Holy Quran. He was also a prominent political leader and a member of the Congress Party in India. After independence he was, for a short time, President of India.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was once drawn by a correspondent of the daily Zamindar [16 June, 1936] of Lahore into the controversy as to the nature of the claims of the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement and the rights of the Ahmadiyya communities to claim a position within Islam. Both these matters were set at rest by the Maulana in the very first passage of his first letter to the said correspondent thus:
“You enquire which one of the two Ahmadi groups follows the true path, the Qadian group or the Lahore one. Continue reading →
“Guide us on the Right Path” is a verse of the first chapter of the Holy Quran, Al Fatiha. This is preceded by attributes of Allah and is the first prayer found in the Holy Text. The straight path is the shortest path which leads man to Allah. The verses which follow asking Allah to save us from going astray like others. We always point to other people who went astray but these verses apply to Muslims also. So, it includes those Muslims who do not act in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Quran as much as other nations who distorted and corrupted the teachings of their religion.
The verse says: Guide us on the Right Path. It uses the plural rather than the singular. So when saying this prayer one is not only praying for one’s self but for the whole humanity. Islam is the only religion whose most important prayer which is recited in every salaat has a supplication for the whole humanity. It is incumbent upon a Muslim to recite these words otherwise his prayer is incomplete.