Story by Abdul Hameed Amponsah, Central East Region and Abdullah Afedzi, Central West Region
Ahmadi Muslims have been urged to remain submissive to the institution of Khilafat as it is the surest way to achieve self-reformation and improve spiritually to attain righteousness.
Abdul Noor Wahab, former Sadr of the Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Ghana who gave the admonition during the 38th Annual Ijtema (Rally) of the Majlis, said obedience to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would be incomplete without being submissive to the Khalifah.
Khilafat, he said represents the legacy of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and a continuation of the propagation of the message of Islam and as such must be given the needed attention.
“Obedience to the Messenger does not just mean the performance of prayer, fasting and performing the Hajj. These are all commandments of God and are totally attached with Khilafat”, he said.
“Without Khilafat, there is no submission, and acts committed without submission cannot result in self-reformation”. The Khalifah directs believers based on guidance from Allah, the Almighty so that when he makes demands of the believers, those demands are usually invariably genuine and obedience worthy, the former Sadr added.
According to him, achieving self-reformation calls for constant, deliberate and conscious efforts by the individual with the aim of overcoming his weaknesses.
Mr. Noor Wahab reinforced his statements with reference to Surah Al-Ankabut (Chapter 29 of the Holy Qur’an verse 70) which states that “And as for those who strive in Our path – We will surely guide them in Our ways. And verily Allah is with those who do good.”
The revered past leader of the Majlis also admonished members to increase their financial sacrifice to the Jama’at as that partly contributed to self-reformation.
He further entreated members to honor their five daily prayers adding that prayer restrains one from indecency and manifest evil and consolidates efforts towards self-reformation.