Brothers and friends, we usually divide our meetings into two parts. In
one part, we review, among ourselves, our activities and discuss plans for their
advancement. The other part we devote to conveying our message to the people of the area
where we hold our meeting. We have, thus, asked you to join us in this meeting so that we
may explain our message to you.
On the one hand our message is addressed to Muslims, and on the other
hand to all those human beings who are outside the fold of Islam. It is unfortunate,
however, that I do not see here today people belonging to the second category. Our past
mistakes and present errors are responsible for alienating a great many people from us.
Therefore, we hardly ever find the opportunity either to draw them near to us or draw near
to them, so that we may communicate to them the message sent by God, in whom we all
believe, through His Messengers for the guidance of us all. Since we do not have any
non-Muslims present amongst us, I shall only concentrate upon that part of our message
which is meant for Muslims.