Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Reality and Purpose of Laila tul Qadr

There are many spiritual benefits that one can reap out of the study and recitation of Quran. It depends what do you intend to do. Quran itself will not benefit you. You should be able to obtain benefits from the Quran. And I do not have to give you any academic reference or academic evidence, because you can see it in the society today: people are listening to the Quran, they are reading Quran, they are reciting Quran and they don’t seem to obtain any benefits from the parrot-like reading. However, when you recite the Quran with an enlightened heart, you get the benefits. The Divine Light (Noor) which is produced as a result of the recitation of the Quran will enter your heart. And then, in order to understand the Quran, one has to have a Spiritual Guide. Otherwise, you will have no clue what is being recited. You will not have any clue what is going on. You need to have a Spiritual Guide who can tell you the secretive meaning of the Quran.

We have been listening to the Quran for the last 20 days. You must have realised and noticed that a large portion of Quran consists of stories from the history and also a portion of the Quran contains warnings. Examples are given from the history, ‘When that nation did this, we did that to them’. It doesn’t seem to tell you the road map. Having heard all the Quran, one person stands up on his feet and says, ‘Okay God, tell me: where should I start? I know it is you who gives guidance (Hidayah), I understand guidance is given to heart, but how does it happen? I know it is important to have an enlightened heart (Sharha-e-Saddar), but how do I get an enlightened heart? What should I do? How do I bring sincerity in my Salat? How do I have the attributes of a Momin in my character?’

These are some very important questions, but they will come to the mind of a person who wants to become purified, who wants to obtain guidance. A majority of people these days are not seeking God’s love. Although they seem to say they want guidance, but it’s very rare because most of these misguided people claim that they are already guided.

God said, ‘Whosoever submits to God, then God guides his heart.’

وَ مَنۡ یُّؤۡمِنۡۢ بِاللّٰہِ یَہۡدِ قَلۡبَہٗ

But how do we see this verse in practice? For example, I say, 'Whoever will come to me, I will give him £100.' If you want to see that happening in practice, then you should come here. When somebody comes and demands £100, you will see that in practice. In a similar way, ‘وَ مَنۡ یُّؤۡمِنۡۢ بِاللّٰہِ یَہۡدِ قَلۡبَہٗ’, how do we see that in practice? When somebody submits to God, obviously according to the Quran God guides his heart. But how does God guide his heart? What things must be done before one arrives at this point where God will guide his heart? And what exactly does it mean? How? By reciting a Kalima? Having recited the Kalima three times, is it now the point where God is just standing there waiting for you to finish the Kalima, and he will instantly guide your heart? When does it happen? When will God guide the heart? We see a lot of Muslims today in this world, from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia to the UAE, UK, USA, Canada and Australia; everybody seems to do everything that can make you believe they are religious people and good Muslims. They are fasting and observing the sacredness of the holy month, reciting the Quran, growing a beard and many other things.

But there is one question: if they are all Momineen and their hearts are guided, then- obviously we understand they are not holding the rope of God fast. This is why they have diversified themselves in different sects and denominations- If they are not holding fast to the rope of God, then how do we assume their hearts are guided?

God said, ‘All of you, hold fast to the rope of God, and do not make sects, do not make different denominations.’ [3:103]

This question is very important, but the irony is, no Muslim today wants to understand how guidance is dispensed by God. They want to go on and on, and you must let them do what they want to do. They do not want to know they are wrong. People say there are 73 sects. I personally noticed, realised, studied and came up with this conclusion that this is wrong. There are not 73 sects; there are as many sects as there are Muslims. Every single Muslim has fabricated a sect in which his Nafs (Self) can easily fit in and he doesn’t have to go out of his comfort zone. To some people, 5 times Salat is easy but Soum (fasting) is difficult, so they stress more on Salat. They say, 'Salat is important and there is no Soum without Salat'. But, Prophet Mohammad said, 'There is no Salat without an enlightened heart (Qalb).'

When we talk about these things, you may have this understanding or at least this impression that we are talking against Islam. We are not talking against Islam. We are talking against Muslims because they do not represent true Islam. We are the followers of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. We are not against any religion, let alone Islam. We are not against any divine celestial scripture because we strongly believe that all four books were revealed onto the respective prophet and messengers from God. And all four books came from the Loh-e-Mahfouz (Guarded Tablet). So nothing is wrong.

How people understand Quran and Islam today is a really low, ordinary understanding. The Muslims today are not dumb: they are making bombs, they are inventing new measures of mass destruction; they know how to kill people on a larger scale. Obviously, they must be in possession of good scientific knowledge and they have this ability to understand the formulas and chemical equations. They are witty but their intellectual abilities and capabilities are used to defame Islam, to harm humanity and to blaspheme the Messengers of God, the Prophets of God and the final Messiah His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi.

You see, the dilemma is, if you are a very intelligent person you may think you understand everything. But that is wrong. If you are a very learned, a very philosophical and a very discerning man, do not think you have now gained abilities to understand everything including religious books and the Divine Word. According to the Quran, understanding of the Divine Word does not come from the intellect. It comes from your heart when it is enlightened. And the understanding of the religion is gifted to your heart by God. You can understand human beings with your mind and intellect, but in order to understand God and God’s word, the brain doesn’t work. No good man had a good brain. They all became crazy. If you have a good brain, stay out of this. Because a good brain will invent something better in the religion for himself as he might conceive.

I heard it from HDE Gohar Shahi that in the line of love you are not supposed to use your brain. The moment you dip your brain in thoughts, you are gone, you are history. I used to think this is the case of Ishq (Rapturous Love) but then I realised no this is not just for love. This is not just for Divine Love that you are not supposed to think, it’s for the entire religion. It’s for the entire regime of God. You just don’t use your brain, because your brain is not connected to God. It cannot be connected to God. It is your heart which has the potential of getting connected to God. A heart is connected to God, not a mind. We see among our children that some of the children are really slow; the growth of their brain and mind is very slow, and they are not very smart in school.

HDE says, ‘If your brain is not right, you better not go to school. When your heart is not right you will never get to God. If you want to study in school, get your brain fixed. If you want to love God, get your heart fixed.’

If your heart is not fixed, you are in deep waters. You are in really deep trouble. Not just for yourself, but you are jeopardising everybody else in the religion because you are giving them different philosophies and telling them different stories. And every day, you bring out a new meaning of the Quran and fabricate a new school of thought into the religion.

You see in the last 10 days of Ramadan people often seclude themselves in mosques and this temporary seclusion is known as Aitekaaf. Those who observe Aitekaaf are Moutakifh. People do not know why they observe Aitekaaf. The purpose of Aitekaaf is to make sure that you are always there in the mosque, engaged in recitation of the Quran, in contemplating on your Nafs and on commemoration with God, and you are keeping yourself vigilant all day, all night. You are alert at all times during those 10 days so that you must not miss Laila tul Qadar. This is the purpose of Aitekaaf.

Now, for example somebody is coming to England from somewhere. You do not know the flight number, so you decide that all day long you will stay there in the arrivals area at the airport, so that you do not miss the person. But the problem is, if you are blind, whether you stay home or you spend the day in the arrivals area at the airport, you will never see the man. If you have eyes, you can see, obviously. You can go the airport and stay all day long but the problem is you are blind. Even if you go there, you will never see the person even if he is standing in front of you. You will never know he has arrived. Either you are in the world sleeping with your wife, playing with children, spending time with parents, or in the mosque spending 10 days in Salat and Soum - so what? Are you going to get Laila tul Qadar? Your heart is blind. It’s all rubbish. When your heart is blind, you cannot see anything or hear anything. Your ears are barred from listening to the Divine Call. You do not have the power of listening with the help of which you can hear the words of Gabriel, the voice of the Archangels. Your inner eye is not open to see what the normal eyes cannot see. What are you going to get on the 21-29th of Ramadan, which could be Laila tul Qadar? Nothing. What are you going to get out of this practice? Nothing.
اِنَّاۤ اَنۡزَلۡنٰہُ فِیۡ لَیۡلَۃِ الۡقَدۡرِ

That word اَنۡزَلۡنٰہُ  (Anzalna 'HU') is not referring to a book, it is referring to a man. Andفِیۡ لَیۡلَۃِ الۡقَدۡرِ , what do you know of the night of power? 'Laila' means night and 'Qadar' means power. God is saying, 'You do not have the intuition to know what Laila tul Qadar really is.'

لَیۡلَۃُ الۡقَدۡرِ ۬ۙ خَیۡرٌ مِّنۡ اَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ

What will happen if you obtain Laila tul Qadar? To obtain that one night is greater than 1000 months of austerities. In Arabic, شَہۡر means months. There are 12 months in a year and to worship for 1000 months would make you 83 years and 4 months old: an entire lifetime.

Now, God is saying that you do not have the intuition to know what Laila tul Qadar is, but if you have obtained Laila tul Qadar, it is greater than 1000 months of worship and austerities. This night is greater than all other nights in your lifetime. And it was for this night that Prophet Mohammad said to be alert and vigilant for. It is for this night that the Prophet said to leave family, work, everything and spend 10 days in the mosque. But Prophet Mohammad said this when he himself was present. What is left in the mosque now that you are alert and vigilant for?

تَنَزَّلُ الۡمَلٰٓئِکَۃُ وَ الرُّوۡحُ

The Archangels would come down on that night at Masjid-e-Nabvi where Prophet Mohammad was seated and greet the Prophet first. If the Archangels are coming down, it is obvious they would go to wherever the Prophet is. And because the Prophet would be in the mosque, the people sitting there would obtain the blessings of Laila tul Qadar in the company of the Prophet. Today in Pakistan, people like Tahir ul Qadri are making arrangements for Aitekaaf as big as a city. But what good is it without the company of the Prophet?

Similarly, Gabriel came to visit the Prophet 24,000 times. Even if he brought one verse of the Quran with him, it would not exceed 24,000. Why then did Gabriel come so often to see the Prophet? I asked Gabriel, 'What is the secret behind this?' He said, 'This began after Meraaj (Night of Ascension). After Meraaj, the shower of the Theophanies of God’s Personal Light (Tajjjaliyat, Zaati Noor-e-Qadeem) fell upon and crossed the body of the Prophet. And that Divine Light is our diet. Then I began to visit the Prophet again and again.'

The mosque is still there, but Aitekaaf does not hold the same meaning that it did at the time of the Prophet Mohammad. And now, only those people obtain Laila tul Qadar who are connected to the Sahib-e-Qadar, Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. If you have the image of HDE Gohar Shahi on your heart then every moment of your life is Laila tul Qadar. The Sahib-e-Qadar (وَ الرُّوۡحُ), the Soul that comes on that night, which is mentioned in the Deen-e-Ilahi also, is the initial reflection of God (Aks-e-Awal) that belongs to Imam Mehdi in the form of the Tifle Noorie (soul/sub-spirit of God). And if you obtain one moment in His Company (the company of Imam Mehdi), then you have obtained a lifetime of austerities. This night is full of blessing and whosoever obtains Laila tul Qadar, the darkness of Nifaq (hypocrisy) and Kufr (infidelity) is expelled from their personality. This is why it is said that this night is equivalent to a lifetime of austerities. We are the followers of that Soul, the same initial reflection of God. The Tifle Noorie, upon seeing the reflection of which God danced and seven other Tifle Noorie came into existence. We are the followers of the same Soul, whose image in the space is 1150 times greater than the Sun. If you are connected to HDE Gohar Shahi, then you have obtained Laila tul Qadar. You have achieved the purpose of your life.

If Prophet Mohammad had advised someone to recite a particular Surah for a particular purpose, it was for that person alone. For example Prophet Mohammad advised his daughter, Fatima Zahra to recite ‘Alhamdullilah’ 33 times, ‘Subhaan Allah’ 33 times and ‘Allahu Akbar’ 34 times after every prayer. But this advice was for her alone and today we see all Muslims practising this. But what are they obtaining from this? Nothing, because this advice from the Prophet was not for them. It was for Sultan ul Fuqra, the enlightened and purified daughter of the Prophet. Similarly, Baba Farid used to recite ‘Qul Hu Allahu Ahaad’ and the dirt would turn to sugar. But that was his tongue and he was a Saint of God. There are many sacred words and phrases that people are reciting day and night but to no avail. What should they understand? Are these simply stories or is there any reality to them? This is how people have become distant from the religions and from God.

I asked HDE Gohar Shahi about the advice given to certain individuals by the Prophet Mohammad mentioned in the Prophetic Tradition. HDE replied, ‘Those whose hearts and Nafs were purified and were Momineen, only they benefitted from and were given these sacred words and phrases.' Today’s Muslim is neither enlightened nor purified; therefore, when they recite these sacred words and phrases they do not obtain any spiritual benefits. Similarly, Aitekaaf is for those who have enlightened their inner eye and ears to be able to see the Sahib-e-Qadar and hear the voice of Gabriel. People are in great deception. Laila tul Qadar comes once every year. If they have obtained Laila tul Qadar and a lifetime of austerities, why then do they fear punishment in the grave?

Monday, 29 July 2013

The 'Ilah' (Creator) of this Universe and the 'Ilah' of the Unseen World

I speak here with reference to a verse from the Quran, where God said, “And those who call upon another ‘Ilah’ deity or Creator, do not call upon another with God,” and then he says, ‘There is no Creator for except himself, and for except his face all will perish [28:88].’ But we believe Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is Creator! But when we study Quran we have gone through a number of verses with different texts and with different contexts. To some people it might not appeal a great deal, however those with a little bit of discerning in their head, those with a little bit of spiritual intuition, and highly activated intellect they will understand the hidden meaning which has been placed in many of the verses. When the Quran is talking about the possibility of another Creator, Quran does not reject the possibility of another Creator; however there are some terms and conditions set by the Quran. On one occasion God said, ‘If you are calling upon another Creator, then you must have an evidence of him being a Creator, otherwise you are in hot waters!’

Now people just read the Holy Quran with a bird’s eye view. They do not concentrate upon words, they do not examine the nature of the text or the message of the text, they just go on and on, without even plunging into the deeper meaning of the word. However, we have tried to dig into the hidden meaning of the Quran and because we strongly believe that Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is Creator. Not ‘a Creator’ but ‘is Creator’. You will see when I started speaking on this subject a decade ago, almost 11 years ago; the subject was really scary both ways. But as the time went by and we carried out our research and where we go we have a bundle of different types of verses from Quran which can clearly indicate the fact that the possibility of another Creator is not just right but very strong. However in order to let down the false claimants, God says: If you are calling upon another deity and another Lord, in order to satisfy me you have to bring evidence. If you can bring evidence to your claim that you are worshipping another Lord, and you are worshipping another God with evidence then I am okay, you are fine.

But the problem is there have been cases where people out of their own perception, concoction and fabrication have declared human beings like you and me to be their Lord. This is where they go wrong and there has not been a case in this world where the world might have witnessed a spiritual dignitary or a spiritual personality who might have claimed that he apparently appears to be a man however inside this cage of the skeleton and flesh there lives a soul and that soul is not a human soul but a soul that has come from the Unseen World, where all the other members of the Community of God dwell. However, when His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi in the USA indicated to some of His very close disciples, that there were three individuals who came into this world in the guise of prophets and these three individuals are not human beings. These three individuals are from the Community of God and they dwell in the Unseen World where the Kingdom of God is and these three individuals are from the Children of Israel (Bani Israel), Enoch, Elias, and Jesus. His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi explained they are from the Community of God and they are equivalent of God. 

However His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi further explained that being Creator is different to being God. There are 35 million Gods.

For example all individuals sitting in this room are men. But, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all these men are fathers also! Why? Because you haven’t produced a child! Another individual is a man but he is not a father. What is the difference? He is a father because he has produced children, and the other one isn’t a father because he hasn’t produced any children. In a similar way there are 35 million God-like individuals who dwell in the Unseen World, but they cannot be labelled as Creator because they did not create anything. They can be called God but they cannot be called a Creator. The word ‘Ilah’ denotes alludes and indicates to a figure, who has this authority and power and expertise to bring forth a creation with whatever strength and power being given to them from whatever supreme power.

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has verified the fact that these three individuals are from the Community of God, they have the status of God; however whether or not they are Creators is yet to be disclosed. But this God who has created this universe, because he has created, it is apparent and very prominent that he is a Creator.

I have spent a considerable amount of time in very close association with HDE Gohar Shahi; I spent a lot of quality time and I have been to official gatherings where HDE spoke to millions of people at a time, and at the same time I have been to HDE Gohar Shahi’s personal sittings where HDE would speak leisurely on different subjects without worrying or fretting the consequences of this special knowledge being leaked out to non-deserving idiots. I have never heard a single word from HDE Gohar Shahi’s mouth that could establish a fact that HDE was speaking highly of Himself from His mouth. HDE would talk about God, about Prophet Mohammad, Jesus. HDE would talk about everybody else but HDE would never talk about himself and this has been His Divine Eminence’s behaviour throughout the time. This has been consistently HDE’s behaviour, of concealing himself and displaying the attributes of others. But what happened towards the episode after which HDE adopted Occultation? Suddenly in America HDE spoke about the Unseen World.

HDE knows what is in my heart, and HDE knows what is in your heart, and HDE knows what is written in my fate and destiny and what is written in your fate and destiny. HDE knows everything. HDE knows my abilities and capabilities of being economical with the truth that the Lord would potentially share with me and even then if HDE spoke of the secrets of the Unseen World and somebody tells me HDE was talking about secrets and you aren’t supposed to tell them why are you telling people about it? My friend HDE never meant it to be concealed. If His Divine Eminence meant it to be concealed then He wouldn’t speak on this subject because HDE knows how capable we are. HDE knows we cannot hold our pee let alone holding these secrets. Frankly speaking, I know things that I speak about to common religious people especially Muslims, these secrets shake their legs and shake their hearts, but then again I am here if you don’t understand it, post a question! I will in reply tell you why do I believe such things and whether or not I do have an evidence!

HDE mentioned in HDE’s book, the Religions of God, ‘this knowledge of the Religion of God; this is not a new religion. This religion is as old as God himself. This religion existed when God existed.’

But the point is this religion was never introduced to the world. The Religion of God was with God and whoever acquired access to God was then introduced to this Religion of God by God to him, therefore only a small number of individuals came to know of this divine religion. Then in the end HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘And now with the help of spirituality this religion has been sent to be introduced among common people.’ Spirituality (already) existed! It is not because of Spirituality. It is His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi who has introduced this. But HDE did not name Himself; instead HDE said spirituality brought forth this Religion of God.

I was explaining how HDE has maintained successfully to conceal himself. But then what happened in the USA just a few weeks before the Occultation, HDE spoke of the Unseen World. HDE said Jesus is not a man, Elias is not a man, Enoch is not a man and none of these three individuals died. Then HDE said, ‘Gohar Shahi also came from the Unseen World.’ These are HDE’s words and the words HDE used were 3rd person. HDE Gohar Shahi didn’t say: I came from the Unseen World. HDE said: and Gohar Shahi also came from the Unseen World. HDE further said, ‘There is nothing in quality and quantity that I have lesser than what God does!’ And then on one occasion His Divine Eminence said, ‘a time will come when the enshrined Greeks would see my image on the Sun and they would say our Lord’s image has become prominent and this is our Lord, and they would prostrate. This will be their Emaan (faith) on the first day.’ And HDE said to his disciples in Pakistan, ‘You would never reach to such a degree of Emaan that they would have.’ Now if His Divine Eminence says those who believe in His Divine Eminence and their Emaan is that His Divine Eminence is their Lord and Creator and because of this belief their Emaan is best and nobody can reach that status of Emaan. How can this belief system be wrong? The Emaan that His Divine Eminence is the Creator is the best Emaan, and this Emaan is the best Emaan because His Divine Eminence is the Creator. Now through His Divine Eminence we came to know who HDE could be, not what HDE is because nobody knows. Based on what HDE said this tip from His Divine Eminence leads to believing in this. However, any calculation that doesn’t come with any kind of evidence is not going to be served and not going to be given any weight in the Court of God. If you believe Gohar Shahi is the Lord then you have to have very solid evidence.

Some people believed that Jesus is God; most of them believed that Jesus is Son of God. For example, I met a guy and he said, so you are spiritual? And I said yes. He said, I am also spiritual, what kind of spirituality do you practice? And I explained. He said, are you able to hear and see? I said, yes I am able to hear and see. Now I asked him, tell me about your spirituality. He said my spirituality is Christian spirituality. I said, okay tell me. He said do you know Jesus has Holy Spirit? I said yes. He said we believe anybody among Christians can access the Holy Spirit and if the Holy Spirit comes in him; that Holy Spirit will make that individual an equal of Jesus Christ. I said, well are there many Holy Spirits? He said, no there is only one Holy Spirit. I said when there is only one Holy Spirit that Holy Spirit belongs to Jesus Christ. I can believe that Holy Spirit can come to anybody and bless him and give him some power and strength, but it is really not digesting in my heart to believe that anybody can become an equal of Jesus Christ. He said no there is nothing wrong with this; the Holy Spirit will come and stay in his/her body and he will become equal of Jesus Christ. I said how long will the Holy Spirit stay in the body? He said forever. I said does it mean Jesus is not deprived of the Holy Spirit if you have it with you then? He said what are you talking about? I said I am just asking you a question! If it is living in you forever now, eternally, then why did the Holy Spirit not live eternally in Jesus Christ because the Holy Spirit belongs to Jesus Christ? For example, your wife can produce children but does it mean to whomsoever she goes she will produce a child? She can, but she won’t. She can sleep with a thousand men, but she won’t. The Holy Spirit will make equal of Jesus into anybody the Holy Spirit enters, but why would the Holy Spirit enter anybody else to be there forever? He said, oh shit!

People have problems. If you believe in something with a blindfold on your eyes, you are pushing yourself into misguidance. Do not believe in any knowledge with a blindfold on your intellect, examine the truth; study the truth. Satisfy your intellect, satisfy your heart and weigh the truth on the scale of the truth. Before I embraced the fact that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi is the Creator I went through a lot of internal, intellectual, spiritual, theosophical examination and having researched on every tiny little bit, my faith and my trust in His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi was complete. I truly believe that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi is Creator and I truly believe that Jesus Christ is Creator; however you have not seen his creation. When you see his creation you will find out and in the light of what Quran is saying, it is very clever placement of words. You have to be very careful and read every word carefully and then understand it well. The problem is most of the time because people just read it without understanding the meaning, therefore they don’t want to understand it, they don’t study it they don’t examine it. But, here when we recite a verse from the Quran or the Bible, we examine it, and we relate to our own teachings and then we tally if your belief system is somewhere in the middle or in the end fitting with the criterion set by the Quran or the Bible. It may sound that we are going wrong when we preach that His Divine Eminence is Creator, because Quran has nullified the possibility of another Creator. However, if you read the Quran with a view to examine it and to study it and understand it well you will see Quran is not rejecting the possibility of another Creator.

Now, one thing is very sensitive according to Muslims and that is the word ‘Shirk’. Shirk means to take a partner with God. If we believe in ‘La Ilaha Ilah Riaz’ are we committing any shirk? No? Why? Because we are not saying Gohar Shahi is partner with God, we are not saying that HDE Gohar Shahi has a share in creation of this Universe. We believe that God/Allah is the sole-creator of this Universe and there is no partner in whatever creation he has created. We are not allotting a partner with God.

If there is another Ilah, like HDE Gohar Shahi, besides Allah, we shouldn’t be saying La Ilaha Ilah Riaz. We should simply say Riaz is our Creator. Why? Because when we say La Ilaha, it means there is no other Creator, but we acknowledge the fact that Allah is Creator of this Universe, so with this belief why should we say La Ilaha Ilah Riaz? Because when we say La Ilaha Ilah Riaz, it simply means we are not acknowledging but we are rejecting that God is a Creator. But, we still say La Ilaha Ilah Riaz for one reason, because Allah is the Creator here. And La Ilaha Ilah Riaz (There is no Creator for except Riaz) is not for here, this Kalima (declaration of faith) is for the Unseen World where there is no Creator of that nature. Now the question is does Quran completely strictly and sternly reject the possibility of another Creator?

I used to have this apprehension that Quran rejects the possibility of another Creator but when I went through every single verse of the Quran I found out that the Quran is not saying there cannot be another Creator. Quran is simply saying if you call upon another Creator beside Allah then you must bring forth evidence which can verify your claim. Allah goes on to say in the Quran, ‘And these individuals who are calling upon others as their Creator do they not know that these individuals who they are calling them to be their creators cannot benefit them at all, cannot provide them with anything and they have no power?’ And God goes on to say, ‘If they are true in their claim about these individuals to be real Creators then what if God wants to destroy them, can they save themselves let alone saving them?’ That is true. And God says, ‘If they think that the individuals they are calling upon to be their Creators, call upon them for help can they help them against God?’ No.

These are some points which establish the truth that there has never been a Creator for except God, however the Creator of the Unseen World has sort of plunged into this world and this Creator is from the Unseen World, not from here. We are not saying you were created by Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. You were not created by Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, you were created by Allah, who sent 124, 000 different prophets and messengers. You are the creation of God. What about the creation of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi? The creation of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is in the Unseen World. However, HDE Gohar Shahi said there are roughly 11 or 12 souls from HDE and these 11 or 12 souls are from the creation of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. HDE Gohar Shahi has made an offer to the entire humanity and this offer is about spiritual transfusion.

What happens? Like Jesus said whoever will believe in Jesus then Jesus will take that person into the Kingdom of God and that person will be kept in a place of which no eyes have dreamt of, no hearts have desired of, no ears have ever heard of. I personally understand and believe it must not refer to the paradise because before Jesus many prophets and many messengers came and some of the followers of those messengers and prophets believed in God and obviously they would have been placed in the paradise and they would have seen it. And Jesus is coming the 2nd last prophet, as a messenger and if Jesus is saying he will take you to a place where no eyes have ever dreamt of, no ears have ever heard of and no hearts have ever desired of, then that place is obviously a part of the Unseen World, the Kingdom of God.

HDE Gohar Shahi has made this statement: 

'Either I take one human being from this world into my kingdom or I may take millions of them. It is entirely up to my discretion; entirely up to my will and accord.'

Who will decide? Only HDE Gohar Shahi, nobody else can. How many people His Divine Eminence is taking with Him depends on His Divine Eminence’s mood. According to a tradition of the Prophet Mohammad even if you have a little bit of a spark of arrogance and deceit in your heart you are not worthy of paradise. But we see we are all dirty inside out. We are not worthy of paradise but there is no rule set, the rule of worthiness, of entering into the Unseen World. You find this rule of worthiness upon which you can enter the paradise; your heart has to be utterly, transparently cleaned and purified, all sorts of negative ailments and evil traits must be completely wiped out from your heart and your heart must be completely transparent before you become worthy of entering into paradise. But nobody, before or after, has come to tell us: if you are worthy of entering into the Unseen World I will take you. So, we do not know what is the criterion, we do not know the worthiness of entering into the Unseen World, but we understand the criterion upon which people will be admitted into paradise and that criterion is the utter, sheer cleanliness of the heart. The heart has to be really transparent, void of all kinds of darkness and black spots or the esoteric sins. Completely purified only then you will enter paradise.

When this is the criterion set for the entry of paradise what should be the criterion for entering into the Unseen World? We don’t know how to be worthy of entering into Kingdom of Riaz. But I tell you. If you want to be worthy of entering into the Unseen World the criterion is that in your soul you have no share, all your soul should be transfused into reflection of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. If your soul has been transfused in the reflection of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi then you are worthy of entering into the Kingdom of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. How do we achieve it and how do we obtain this spiritual status? There is no Salat, there is no Soum. There is no recitation of any holy book that will enable you to be worthy to enter Riaz al Jannah. The only worthiness which you will obtain cannot be obtained by your efforts. It is not obtained, it is granted. Granted to whom? To whomsoever Gohar Shahi wishes!

So how would we know who does HDE wish to take? If we are in audience of the Lord and the Lord is able to see and we are able to see the Lord only then the decision will be made. We have to come under the Merciful Sight of our Lord (Nazar). If there is no spiritual connection between the hearts, if you do not know who you are and you do not know who is your master and you are not connected with the Lord you can spend your life in wishful thinking. Some people live on wishful thinking. I am holy; I was born in a holy home, holy family; Noble birth. No, there is no noble birth. There is no holy family. It all depends on Gohar Shahi! In a similar fashion it all depends on Jesus. There is nobody to question their authorities. If Jesus is taking somebody to his kingdom there is no question of his authority he is not taking him to anyone else’s place. In a similar way all we need to do to go to Riaz al Jannah is to please Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. And HDE himself said the best way of pleasing him is to propagate that he is Imam Mehdi.

A lot of people think the Quran says something else and we are saying something different. No, Quran is in complete accordance with what HDE Gohar Shahi has said. And the Bible is in complete accordance with what HDE Gohar Shahi has said, in a similar way the Torah and Talmud are in complete harmonious accordance with what HDE Gohar Shahi has said. The problem is that people do not go into the depth of the meaning; they do not examine the words of God. If you examine the word of God you have to dig out the meaning which is the sea bed down at the bottom, you have to go there and dig out the meaning, and you have to be in audience with a man who is in contact with reality, who is in contact with the Mother book. We see Quran, Bible, Torah and Talmud and Psalms of David, all these books are holy but all these books have a Mother. Like all of us have a mother you cannot come into this world without your mother can you? In a similar way these books have a Mother and the Mother of these books is Loh-e-Mahfouz. Why do we call it Loh-e-Mahfouz? We know God said in Quran, ‘We have revealed this book upon you and we will guard this book.’ But if something goes wrong in the copy of that book then you always have the original text written in the Mother book which is Loh-e-Mahfouz (The Guarded Tablet). It is always guarded by Gabriel. If anything comes to you from The Guarded Tablet, it is verified, it is sealed and it is signed and you take it without any hesitation, without any reluctance. Most of the knowledge that I dispense comes from The Guarded Tablet.

If we today proclaim the truth that HDE Gohar Shahi is Creator and we propagate La Ilaha Ilah Riaz, please before you suss out any negativity from this claim, before you conclude upon your own understanding that this is all wrong, ask questions! And this is not what I am saying for myself, this is what the Quran said. ‘If somebody is calling upon another Lord, ask them to produce evidence if they fail to produce evidence, they are Kafireen.’ But what if they produce evidence? They are Momineen. Do not even for a single second think that Quran is not in accordance with the Teachings of Gohar Shahi.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A Very Happy Jashan-e-Shahi 2013!

This year, Jashan-e-Shahi will be on the 25th of July (15th Ramadan). We wish you all a very happy Jashan-e-Shahi!

An excerpt from His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi's book, 'The Religion of God' about Jashan-e-Shahi:

What is Jashan-e-Shahi and the Reasons Why it is Celebrated? 
On the 15th of Ramadan 1977, a series of unique secretive conversations (Ilhaamat or inspiration) with God also began. The promise of ‘Radhiya Mardhiya’ (‘Your will is my will, my will is your will’) took place and rank was also granted. Since every rank (martaba) and ascension (meraaj) is related to the 15th of Ramadan, this is why in order to express feelings of happiness and thanksgiving, Jashan-e-Shahi is celebrated every year. 
In the year 1978, His Divine Eminence moved to Hyderabad, Sindh, and began to shower the grace of divine guidance on mankind, and in a short span of time, His spiritual grace spread throughout the world. The hearts of millions of people were revived with God’s remembrance. God’s name, ‘Allah’ was imprinted on the hearts of millions of people, and they witnessed it on their hearts. Hundreds of thousands of people acquired access to Kashf Al Qaboor (the ability to speak to the subtlety of Nafs of the departed Saints) and Kashf Al Hudhoor (access to the court of Mohammad). His Divine Eminence has cured millions of people with terminal diseases. After having received the teachings and guidance from His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi, the people from every religion, every nationality, and every race acquired the love of God, and began to reach the Essence of God. 
‘By God! I too am from those people, on whose hearts the name “Allah” is so beautifully written and shining.’—Sheikh Nizam-Uddin, Maryland, U.S.A.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Terrorism and the Role of Jesus in the End Times

The world is changing and elements of extremism, fanaticism and religious intolerance in the United Kingdom is on the increase, especially from a particular denomination in Islam: the radicalised Islam, the radical elements in Islam. They are on the rise and the government doesn’t know how to tackle these elements. The way they are dealing with it right now is not the right way of doing it. They have to be very strict and they should be well-prepared in terms of information about who is doing what. All pilots, before they become pilots, study the theory in the colleges and all doctors and surgeons, before they operate on people and cut their stomach and pluck their hearts out, study the theory in the colleges and university. In a similar way, all these terrorists, before they blow themselves up, they study the theory in religious seminaries and mosques. It’s too late if you are running after a terrorist. You cannot prevent the untoward incident from happening when you are running after a terrorist. However if you do not let them receive this doctrine of hatred, then most probably you will bar them from carrying out any atrocity and this is my understanding. If they do not have this opportunity to be indoctrinated, to be studying in the mosques where the wrong interpretation of the holy text of God is hammered into their brains; if you don’t let that happen then you will definitely save the country from the unfortunately well-anticipated rise in fanaticism and terrorism, not only in this country but all over the world. 

If the problem is coming from one religion it does not mean all members of that religion are terrorists. It should not be dealt with on a religious spectrum. It should be dealt with on an individual basis. You only go after the culprit, not everybody that shares the same religion. No religion allows its followers to take lives of innocent people, however, it very ironical in our world today, that wrong interpretation and misunderstanding in understanding the divine text has duly led people towards radicalisation and hate crimes. 

Mehdi/Messiah Foundation International is the representative and delegation of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi and our aim is to provide humanity with understanding and opportunities to live in peace and in love. We have the weapon of cure, not the weapon of killing and with that weapon of cure you can cure hearts. You can get to the bottom of the problem. The opposite of hatred is love. If you do not address this problem properly, unfortunately, the hate will rise and the more hate rises, the more hate crimes we will see on the face of the world. The solution to this ever-expanding spectrum of fanaticism and extremism is becoming almost uncontrollable.

The purpose of the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ is to stage an Armageddon and wage a war against the enemy of humanity. He has got some evil power and you cannot combat evil power, especially when that evil power is beyond the reach of your eye, when you cannot see it. Because being a very sceptical human being who doesn’t seem to believe in spirituality, you need the inner eye to appreciate that another world exists within this world and that world is very discretely invisible and in order to tackle these enemies who come from the invisible world, you need an army which will come from your invisibility. 

The Doctrine of Love that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has been dispensing to the entire humanity is the only cure, the cure of the diseased hearts and dormant souls. If not today, then tomorrow, the world will understand the significance, value and importance of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi's Doctrine. We are here to inform the entire world of the fatal future happenings. As it seems today, everything is fine; but in the background, many things are taking place. 

We're on the brink of total recall; we are on the brink of total mass destruction. There are so many things happening in the esoteric realm. An asteroid has been set to hit the world which is due in 2026; then global warming, then this on-going slot of terrorism by Islamists and then, the lack of leadership, politically speaking. We don’t have leaders like Margaret Thatcher, we don’t have leaders like Bill Clinton; we do not have leaders like General Pervez Musharraf in this world. All we have today is a bunch of idiots, like Nawaz sheriff who is a puppet. A puppet controlled by Taliban, his masters. 

If we do not address the problem today then tomorrow when we cry we will have nobody to blame but ourselves only. A terrorist activity is simply a terrorist activity and whoever is carrying out that activity must be taken care of. Secondly, so many hate preachers are allowed to stay in the United Kingdom today. They’re at large; they are walking free in this country. The government should be a little stricter on them, sending them back to their homeland. For example there was a man with one hand, Abu Qatada. He is wanted in his own country, though he has been deported recently. But the man is a terrorist in his own country and he was preaching hatred in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. I have come to know there are several groups in London as well as in Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester and other places where the majority of the population consists of Pakistani, Indian and Arab Muslims. But there are places in London, especially in Muslim areas, where a white man would hesitate to go. There are sort of no-go areas. This shouldn’t happen. This is not a Muslim country. But people are talking about imposing Sharia Law in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and it is very sad that these individuals who are recommending Sharia Law to be imposed in the UK in their own country, nobody wants Sharia Law. If they think they are living in the Kafir land, why do they live here? They should go back to the Muslim land. 

Currently we are going through a thorough study of Quran and this is meant to seek more and more verses of the Quran in order to clarify our position according to the faith of Muslim so that we can well-establish the point that God doesn’t want war. God is love and God wants the entire humanity to love him and love your fellowship. 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Ramadan Mubarak!

Today was the first day of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak to all!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

True Interfaith Integration and Societal Reformation

The true concept and message of interfaith, inter-religious peace and harmony has been given by His Divine Eminence Messiah/Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi alone. He has removed the shackles of the religions with His revolutionary message for the entire human kind. 

HDE Gohar Shahi says: The best among you is one who has God’s love in his heart, whether or not he follows any religion. 

Is there a greater message than this for interfaith promotion?

If you want an interfaith harmonious society you will have to break down the walls raised by the religions. No religion on earth would want to do this. There is a matter of survival of the fittest. Whoever is fitter than the other will survive, so in this race of survival you will not see courtesy. You think Christians will say okay if you want to break down the walls set by religion, Islam should demolish their walls and our walls are fine? No all walls must be broken. The division in humanity today that you have seen, some of the division which has been existent for some time is based on religions. Now it is time for humanity to understand that some of these divisions created by religions are legitimate and lawful yet they are promoting disintegration as a society. It is quite legitimate to say that, ‘I am Muslim and I don’t want to associate with a Hindu,’ according to their religion it is okay. With the same token a Hindu can say, ‘Being a Hindu I have the right to live the way I want to according to my religion.’ But if everyone wants to live the way their religion requires them to live then the broader aspect of humanity is diminished. 

But the Messiah is going to found a society in which there are no legitimate or illegitimate differences and divisions. The entire society and every single individual in the society regardless of their religious or their racial background will spiritually and socially integrate into this Divine Society, where people will mingle without having a concept of division and differences. That will only be possible once all the hearts are unified, all the hearts are purified.

Islam according to its core issues and principality of the religion does not allow promoting interfaith harmony. However there is a Prophetic Tradition and Prophet Mohammad said something which is really healthy for interfaith societal reforms. 

The Prophet said: O’ sons of Adam, there is a lump of flesh in your body. If you set that lump of flesh right the entire body will become right however, if this lump of flesh in your body is corrupted your entire body is corrupted and remember well it is your heart! 

This statement by Prophet Mohammad is not confined to the members of his religion only and the addressees are not just Muslims; this is addressed to the entire humanity. However what Prophet Mohammad has projected in this tradition is to invite all members of humanity and lo and behold, this is the way to do it. On behalf of Islam we can say Islam does support interfaith dialogue and harmony and spiritual integration of all societies into one united, non-religious, secular but spiritual society. 

They will not integrate until their hearts are integrated into love and this love is Divine Love. It is not possible for a human being to love another human being in real terms of love. Why? Love is divine; love is something that God designed for him to be done to. For example human beings put on clothes. Have you ever seen a dog putting on a jacket and wearing a tie? No, they are not meant to. You may see it in movies but in real life have you ever seen a pig wearing a jacket and wearing a tie or wearing some kind of perfume? No, this is for human beings. In a similar way love is for God. Now does it mean man can love God only? Man cannot love man? Man means both genders. It’s a universal man, meaning human beings. Man is meant to love God but does it mean man can love God only, man cannot love another man? The answer is when man succeeds to love God and manages to love God, there is a divine system in which the one who loves God will involuntarily happen to love all who love God. Whoever does have God’s light and love in their hearts, they will be interconnected through their hearts. This is a Divine Spiritual System. When you manage to love God in real terms of love, you will involuntarily love all who love God in their hearts. Your love is re-directed, it’s a rebound. You will be enlightened before you love God because only enlightened hearts earn the glance of God. Only the enlightened ones are able to be looked at by God; God doesn’t look at impure hearts. When your heart is enlightened and becomes pure and you have begun loving God, you will begin to appreciate the same amount of enlightenment and the same nature in all other hearts as well. Basically you will first love God and as a result of the acknowledgement by God of your love for him, God will make you love all those who love God. 

This is how you will have a society in which all integrate into a wider and broader society. This societal reform will be based on spirituality not religion because religions will always raise a wall and you will live like a frog in the well. Even if you want to co-exist in the society being a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or Jew you will have a certain amount of freedom and there will always be many aspects in life where you cannot fully integrate into each other. So, a religion cannot allow its members to live freely in a society where they ignore the importance of their religion and embrace all other members of society because this is how their religion is disintegrated while their members are integrated. 

The Interfaith harmonious concept can truly come from Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. Only Gohar Shahi and His spiritual concentration and His spiritual power can do it. It’s not about philosophies. There are philosophies in all books. It’s not about teachings. The books are there in all libraries and all religions teach love and harmony.  It’s not about the principle. It’s about the connection of hearts with God. It’s about the cordial interaction; when the hearts interact with other hearts with love. The hearts will interact with other hearts with love only when all hearts have love and are enlightened. 

Does interfaith harmony suit religions? No. On one hand you say let us come together and on the other hand you say, ‘I am Hindu, I am Christian and I have my ways.’ Where then is the integration? This is hypocrisy. It’s just paperwork. For example, Tahir ul Qadri brought religious scholars from different religions to a joint conference where he had people chant the name of God, ‘Raam’ for Hindus, ‘God’ for Christians and ‘Allah’ for Muslims. You may invite the Hindus to come to your mosque and chant ‘Raam’ but will you chant ‘Raam’ also? No, so they are better off sitting in their own homes and doing ‘Raam.’ How is this religious integration? Either, the entire Minhaj ul Quran chant ‘Raam’ with them and if not then this is just showing off. 

One religion does not allow any other religion to integrate its member into their religion. So it is not in the favour of the religions to promote interfaith harmony. When you promote interfaith harmony you are trying to ignore the importance of your religion. 

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has the solution and I quote HDE Gohar Shahi in His book, 

‘The Religion of God’, ‘A Muslim says I am the best and a Christian says I am the best and a Jew says I am the best but Gohar Shahi says the best among you is one who loves God in his heart even if he doesn’t have a religion.’ 

It is Gohar Shahi who has given more importance to God’s love and nullified the importance of the religion. HDE Gohar Shahi has replaced the weight of importance and shifted it from religion to God’s love and this is the pioneering step towards a broader interfaith society. Without this step interfaith society doesn’t exist in the real term and no one for except HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi could have taken this step. First the importance of religion must be nullified only then interfaith harmony can exist. 

So, HDE Gohar Shahi has shifted the weight of importance from religion to spirituality. How? HDE Gohar Shahi says all Muslims, Christians, Jews think they are the best individually and respectively, however, Gohar Shahi disagrees. He puts up a new theory and He says the best one among you is one who has God’s love in his heart even if he doesn’t follow any religion. Upon these principles generated, produced and presented by HDE Gohar Shahi the weight of importance has shifted from religion to God’s love. What is important is God’s love not the religion because religions are not the destination they are like highways and the destination is God. When somebody has come to put you in the audience of God then why do you need a religion?