June 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Hadhrat Khalifatul Massih V (aba) delivered the sermon at Masjid Bait-ul-Futuh on the topic of Acceptance of Prayer. 15th June, 2012
He started the sermon with an abtract from the writings of the Promised Messiah (as):
“It is imperative that just as an individual strives in worldly matters, so should he strive in the way of Allah.
There is a proverb in Punjabi: “He who asks dies a death, so die and then ask.” The meaning is that it is an afflicted one who prays and that prayer is a form of death. If a person drinks a drop of water and claims that his great thirst has been slaked, he utters a falsehood. His claim would be established if he were to drink a bowl full of water. When prayer is offered in great tribulation so that the soul melts and flows at the threshold of the Divine, that is true prayer and it is God’s way that when such a prayer is offered, He accepts it or responds to it in some other manner. [Malfuzat, vol. IV, p. 340]
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