We use an extract from the Promised Messiah’s book kitab ul Bariyya and look at the the Biblical and the Quranic concepts of Tauheed.
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This khutba shows why the Holy Quran says that if a person addresses you with ‘assalamu alaikum’ regard him as a Muslim and the Holy Prophet (s) said that anyone who turns to the Kabah for prayers and eats the animals slaughtered by Muslims is to be regarded as a Muslim. The only way to create unity among the Muslims is to leave it to Allah to decide who is a Muslim and who is not and not to devolve such authority to a human being.
Further, in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Quran Muslims should create their own forums and structures to deal with disputes that arise among them.
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We’re constantly bombarded by implicit and explicit images of the relationship that Jews and Muslims supposedly have in today’s world. We are bombarded with the cliched reminder that we “used to get along” but recently have become enemies. We’ve almost become used to it, accepted it as some sort of reality. And, ironically, all these “interfaith” events can often cause us to feel even more disconnected. They just don’t seem as genuine as a true connection. It would seem the only people you would need to show such “unity” with is people you don’t get along with.
Jewish-Muslim relations always get a bad press. In the link below popchassi.com have posted just a few examples of how members of each community have helped each other. It all started at the advent of Islam when Jews would flee the Christian persecution in Europe and seek sanctuary under Muslim rule. But such help is not ancient history. Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust, a Muslim raised funds for a Synagogue so that Jews in his area didn’t have to travel 10 miles to pray – the list may be endless.
Original Source: 10 images of Jewish Muslim unity that go beyond the headlines
Every week we try and read a few passages from The Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s’ books.
In this extract The Promised Messiah explains that to solely depend upon one’s own ability and ascribe all success to it is akin to shirk. The true unitarian even negates his own abilities and self and ascribes all success to Allah rather than himself.
Eid fell on a Friday this year so after our Eid sermon Hamad took to the stand to give his views on the Ka’bah, its importance and how it being on this special Khutba.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (a.s.) explains that the Unity of Godhead and the ‘messengership’ of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) are inseparable. Prophets of Allah have it in their nature to worry about the spiritual nourishment of people just like it is in a mother’s nature to provide physical nourishment for a child.
Irfaan talks about the ability of the Holy Prophet (phub) to unite his people. He shows how compassion and forgiving were key characteristics of The Holy Prophet (pbuh).