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Firmly holding onto it is a verification of their belief as well as a guarantee for their peace, security rashidz spiritual advancement. The blessed subject of Khilafat is indeed like a life line and a source of real khilafqt.
It brings with it a message of spiritual elevation which takes a believer closer and closer to Allah the Almighty and enables him to achieve the purpose of his creation. Without Khilafat there is no life, no joy and no spirituality.
And, under the benign shade rashidx Khilafat, we are able to enjoy all the blessings of this life with a sure guarantee of endless blessings in the Hereafter. Khilafat is, indeed, a bliss unspeakable. It is like a mine of bounties which can never be exhausted.
Allah has promised to those among you i. Rashda will worship Me, and they will not associate anything with Me. Then mhilafat is ungrateful after that, they will be the rebellious. This verse contains most exquisite subject matters. In it Allah the Exalted has made a definite promise for the establishment of Khilafat for the community of believers and has made it conditional to belief and good works.
Two grand blessings of Khilafat are cited; firm establishment of religion and the transformation of a state of fear into a state of peace. It is also mentioned that the lofty objectives and the sweet fruits of Khilafat are also two-fold; true establishment of worship of God and the Unity of God.
Owing to the subject of my speech, I will be concentrating on that category in which this word is used for the deputy of a prophet and his successor. Those who come in place of prophets to dispel the darkness that spreads after their era are called Khalifas. Regarding the necessity and the wisdom behind the institution of Khilafat the Promised Messiah as says:. The successor of a prophet in the real sense can only be the one who has the excellences of a prophet on a shadow-like basis…in fact a Khalifa is the khllafat of a prophet.
As no person can live forever, therefore Allah the Exalted willed to establish the beings of prophets, who are the most eminent khilqfat the best among all the beings of the world, on a shadow-like basis till the Day rashifa Judgement.
It is with this objective that Allah the Exalted chose Khilafat so that the world may never and at no time be deprived of the blessings of prophethood.
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rahida The well-established way of Allah, the Almighty for the guidance of mankind is that kkhilafat seeds of the Divine message of guidance are sown by His chosen prophets and the stem of guidance begins to grow.
The advent of these prophets is actually the first manifestation of Allah, the Almighty. When the time of their departure from this world arrives, Allah once again demonstrates a wonder of His power for the completion of the somewhat incomplete work of the prophets; to continue to nurture and develop their works and to take it to the point of culmination.
It is worth remembering that both the institutions of prophethood and Khilafat are from God but there is a difference regarding their election. Allah the Exalted elects a prophet directly because at that time of oppression there is no existence of a community of believers, whereas after the advent of a prophet a community of believers is formed.
A community that satisfactorily fulfils the criteria of belief and good works in the sight of Allah is given the opportunity, as a mark of honour, to express its opinion at the time of the election of a Khalifa. On the face of it, this appears to be an election but in reality it is a selection made by God.
The pure hearts of the believers are, with the power and order of Allah the Exalted, inclined to choose that pure being which, in fact, is the choice of Allah, the Exalted.
It may be noted here that each Khalifa, who is the manifestation of the institution of Khilafat, is the Khalifa of the prophet who has passed away and is not the Khalifa of the Khalifa before him. That is why these Khulafa are always given the title of Khalifat-ur-Rasul. It is in accordance to this principle that each Khalifa in the Ahmadiyya Community is called Khalifat-ul-Masih. God, through His complete authority, bestows the office of Khilafat to the Khalifa.
God makes a Khalifa and none has the authority to dismiss him from this office. He is helped by God. God becomes his Teacher and Guide. He acquires religious knowledge and discernment from God.
Illumined by the Light of God he becomes the fountainhead of light and khilafah he is bestowed the miracle of acceptance of prayers. Obeying him is actually obeying the Prophet whose Khalifa he is and this very obedience ultimately guarantees connecting that person with the obedience of God.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II ra has listed the special features which distinguish Khilafat-e-Rashida from all other forms of government. I summarise his points here:. Verily Allah commands you to make over the trusts to those entitled to them… Ch. The Khilafat-e-Rashida is elective and Allah Almighty has left the method of election open to the believers. Thus, although he is a constitutional head, he is not absolutely free. In all important matters, the khalifa is bound to consult his colleagues and to follow their advice as far as possible.
Finally he takes the decision dashida Divine guidance. A Khalifa is equal to other fellow beings in human rights as prescribed in Islam. This is not the case of other rulers in the world. A Khalifa can secure his rights through the judicial system just as people can obtain their rights from him through the same process. As he is a component of the rashidw mechanism, a Khalifa has rashidx promised a limited providential infallibility from major mistakes liable to bring about disastrous consequences.
He is the one who enjoys Divine assistance.
This unique position is not available to any other type of leader. The Khalifa is not aligned to any political party and his position is that of a father. It is not permissible, therefore, that he should incline towards any one party.
Al-Furqan, Khilafat Issue, July Allah Almighty has made a very clear and emphatic promise about the establishment of a spiritual system of leadership among the community of believers. On the basis of this Divine promise, the Holy Prophet saw further mentioned this ever-lasting principle:. The Holy Prophet saw further outlined the jobs to be performed by his successors. These two Ahadith elucidate the fundamental principle that Khilafat in essence is a continuation of the mission of the Prophet.
The objectives and the aims of Khilafat and Prophethood remain the same. These clear elucidations left absolutely no doubt that a system of Khilafat was going to be established after the demise of the Holy Prophet saw and certain individuals would be there as the spiritual embodiment of this system. This is exactly what happened. Their total period of Khilafat was nearly thirty years. This period of Khilafat is generally known and described as Khilafat-e-Rashida, the rightly guided Khilafat.
It is interesting and inspiring to note that the first era of Khilafat-e-Rashida has several unique points of distinction. For example, it is a period closely connected with the blessed period of the Holy Prophet saw. Moreover, its name is derived from the wording of Khulafa-e-Rashideen used by the Holy Prophet sawobedience to whom was strongly stressed by him, mentioning it along with his own traditions.
Another distinction of this period is that all four Khalifas, who had this honour of being chosen as successors, were not only prominent companions of the Holy Prophet saw but also from among those who were given the glad tidings of paradise during their lifetime. Moreover, all four were closely related to the Holy Prophet saw.
The first two were his fathers in law while the later two were his sons in law. At least three out of four Khalifas also have the honour of being mentioned as his successors by rasnida Holy Prophet saw himself.
It was an age of advancement and climax of Islam that even the colossal opponents were powerless to contend with. Such was the state of the grandeur of Islam and the awe of the Muslims that the great empires of kings and emperors would tremble at their name and would bow down to them. The truth is that during this golden era of the Rightly Guided Khilafat, Islam attained such glory and eminence that even today, when an impartial historian casts his eyes on this rashiad, he is amazed. He fails to understand as to how the inhabitants of the desert of Arabia became the conquerors of the world.
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He does not realise that it was all the fruits of Khilafat-e-Rashida; that Rightly Guided Khilafat with which the destiny of the triumph of Islam was linked. The Khilafat-e-Rashida was indeed a golden period of the history of Islam. The teachings of Islam were faithfully followed and put into practice. The Khalifas through their unstinting loyalty to Islamic values, their personal nobility of character and exemplary adherence to the teachings and practices of the Holy Prophet sawserved as role models for all.
The nobility of the Khalifas and their moral excellence has been acknowledged even by non-Muslim writers. I quote here just two short statements from famous historians. Like the Apostle himself, they were indifferent to money and continued when they had attained power to live simple peasant lives.
Clad in patched garments made of coarse woollen material, they were not above milking their own goats as they had always done. It is of paramount importance to understand that the blessing of Khilafat-e-Rashida is a continuous blessing.
This is clearly established from the verses of the Holy Quran, the sayings of the Holy Prophet saw and the explanations given by the Promised Messiah as. In the famous verse of Khilafat Ch.
This means that Allah is definitely going to establish the Khalifas. Now the expression used here yastakhlifanna has a meaning of repetition and continuity in it. It refers to the present tense and also to the future.
Therefore, it does contain a promise which is bound to continue in future as well. Furthermore the use of the suffix Nun thaqeelah makes it all the more emphatic and prophetic.
It is also important to note that the word minkum used here also clearly establishes the continuity of this blessing of Allah. As a matter of fact, this is an ongoing glorious promise of Allah, the Almighty, to all such believers in Islam who truly fulfil the requirement of faith and good deeds till the end of time.
It would be a great folly to restrict the application of this promise to a limited period of time. Except on two or three occasions, where specific exceptional reference is made, it has always been used in a manner that is applicable to all the Muslims till the day of judgement.
Looking at the verse of Khilafat once again, Allah, the Almighty, has mentioned here an analogy, saying: How is it possible that in case of Islam it should be considered to be limited to only 30 years? These three verses taken together clearly establish the Khilafat to be a continuous blessing for the true followers of Islam who will fulfil the two required conditions.
There is a very prophetic and explicit saying of the Holy Prophet saw narrated by Hadhrat Hudhaifa, recorded in Musnad Ahmad. He will then cause it to end.