Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The Holy Quran admonishes us in Chapter 2, Verses 156-158: And We will try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives, and fruits; but give glad tidings to the patient, Who, when a misfortune overtakes them, say "Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return."  It is these on whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy, and it is these who are rightly guided....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : When a man commits a sin, a black spot is thereby formed on his heart.  Then if he repents and gives up the sin, and asks God's forgiveness, the black spot is washed off, leaving the heart clean.  But if he repents not and commits another sin, another black spot is formed on his heart and so on, until his whole heart is covered with a black covering. (From 5Vol Commentary of Holy Quran)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": God Almighty directs that we should not develop the habit of forgiving blindly on all occasions, but should consider carefully whether forgiveness or punishment would be most appropriate, and, therefore, a virtue, in each particular case, and should adopt that course...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Do keep your rows straight during Prayer services, else Allah will create dissensions among you (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": There can be no doubt that unrestrained looks become a source of danger.  If we place soft bread before a hungry dog, it would be vain to hope that the dog should pay no attention to it....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Leave me alone in respect of that which I do not mention to you.  Those who were before you were ruined by their habit of asking too many questions and their differences concerning their Prophets.  When I forbid you anything keep away from it altogether, and when I prescribe anything for you carry it out as far as you can (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA held its 1st Annual Nasir T20 Cricket Tournament on September 27th to September 28th at the WCC Turf Park in Laurel, MD.  It was the first time ever when MKA USA organized a cricket tournament of 20/20 format while using leather cricket balls. Six teams across the United States participated. These teams  comprised of the West Coast, Midwest, Gulf, Northeast, Southeast, and Headquarter regions.   Teams arrived at Bait-ul-Rehman on Friday, September 26th. The opening ceremony took place on Saturday morning after Fajr prayers and breakfast. Respected Sadr Sahib Dr. Bilal Rana and Naib Incharge of Majlis-e-Sehat USA Bashir-ul-Din Shams Sahib presided the opening ceremony.     The ceremony was concluded with the team draws. Based on the draw results, Gulf, Midwest, and Southeast were placed in Pool A while Northeast, West Coast, and Headquarter were placed in Pool B.   The teams departed for the Cricket fields. The Cricket facility had a unique feature of turf pitches of international standards that are very...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": Moral qualities fall under two heads.  First, those moral qualities that enable a person to discard evil; and, secondly, those moral qualities that enable him to do good...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Charity is incumbent upon every Muslim.  He was asked: If a person should have nothing?  He answered:  He should work with his hands to his own benefit and also give alms.  If he is not able to work?  He should help a needy helpless one.  If he cannot do even that?  He should urge others to goodness.  If he lacks that also?  He should restrain himself from doing evil.  That too is charity. (Bokhari & Muslim)...