Wake Up...

Faheem Younus Qureshi, Sadr Majlis

Thirteen years ago Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah be his helper) expressed a desire that at least 50% of earning and Chanda-paying members should join the system of Wasiyyat. Some of us thought, and thought, and thought about it while thousands of others took the plunge.

As a result, nearly 1000 members of Majlis Ansarullah, USA joined the system of Wasiyyat. But during the 2016 Ansarullah national Ijtima, respected Amir Jama’at USA urged us to increase this number to reach the 50% mark. We said Labbaik.

My brother, if you are still thinking about Wasiyyat, then consider this: It seems like yesterday, when our elders used to say, “mairay anjam bakhair ki du’a karain” (pray for my goodly ending). Now we are in their shoes, worried about our goodly ending. But there is a recipe.

Join the system of Wasiyyat because the Promised Messiah (may peace be on him) said: “…People who are concerned about achieving a goodly ending and offer their prayers, should participate in this scheme.” [Al-Fazl International, Vol. 11, Issue No. 50, 2004]

Satan is sneaky. He whispers in our hearts that you are not good enough, or that you cannot afford it or that you have got a lot of time. Convincing us to postpone our good decisions is a favorite Satanic ploy.

That is why the Holy Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be on him) reminded us: “Satan ties three knots at the back of the head of any one of you when he goes to sleep, striking each knot and saying: ‘You have a long night ahead, so sleep.’ If he wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone. If he does Wudu, two knots are undone. If he prays, all the knots are undone, and he starts the day energetic and in a good mood…” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Wake up brothers. Wake up. The words of the Promised Messiah are calling you to join the system of Wasiyyat: “Do not fall in love with the pleasures of the world, for they take you away from God. Choose a life of austerity for the sake of God. The pain which pleases God is better than the pleasure which makes Him angry. And the defeat which pleases God is better than the victory which invites the wrath of Allah (Al-Wasiyyat, page 9).”