After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’awwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) recited verse 42 of Surah al-Hajj. The translation is “Those who, if We establish them in the earth, will observe Prayer and pay the Zakat and enjoin good and forbid evil. And with Allah rests the final issue of all affairs.” In this verse,
While mentioning the status of the Companions (ra), the Promised Messiah (as) stated at one occasion that, “The revered Companions, may Allah be pleased with all of them, are a clear proof of the character of the Holy Prophet (sa…Thus, only that person can truly respect the Holy Prophet (sa), who respects his revered companions.
After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) stated: While mentioning the sacrifices of the companions of the Holy Prophet (sa), their status and the favours which Allah the Exalted bestowed upon them, the Promised Messiah (as), said on one occasion: “Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) sacrificed all of his belongings