What Prophet Mohammad saw on the Night of Ascension was not the Original Existence of God. It was the existence of Ilah (the body of Ilah, Creator) and Quran called it Ayat ul Kubra, one of the great signs of God. There is a dispute among many scholars in Islam and that dispute has become really confusing given the reports by the wife of Prophet Mohammad, Bibi Aisha. Bibi Aisha was very strongly refuting any possibility of Prophet Mohammad seeing God. Then we have Hazrat Ali and Imam Abu Hanifa and other spiritual and religious scholars who do substantially say that Prophet Mohammad not only saw God but he embraced him. There are Auliya (Saints) in the Ummah of Prophet Mohammad who bear witness to the truth that it is possible to see God because they have seen God. Now, if Prophet Mohammad had really seen God then why his wife Aisha is refuting the fact? Do you think that Bibi Aisha personally went there and she was witnessing what was going on, on the Night of Ascension? Obviously she heard something from the Prophet himself. What is the cause of the dispute? What is the root problem? The answer is Prophet Mohammad saw the existence of Ilah, Mabood (Rab) he did not see the original essence of Allah. He saw Ilah (Creator)
According to a Hadith Prophet Mohammad said ‘I saw my Rab (Lord).’
He did not say Allah. It is not possible for Makhlooq (Creation) to see Khaliq (Creator). Why? Because when Allah was in the process of creation, when he was creating creation, as a result of this act of creation, the act of creation took the shape of a body and that body is known as Ilah. After the creation and that act becoming a body, the seeing is now distracted. There is a hurdle. Ilah is in between Khaliq and Makhlooq and you cannot break that barrier.
Do you think the Domain of God, the Realm of Oneness (Alam-e-Ahdiyat) is subject to time and distance? There is no day and night. However, there is time. Here time-keeping is kept by a clock and there time is related to the Divine Life. There, time is related to the Divine Life. Time is as eternal as God’s life. It is totally dipped into eternity. It is not possible for Makhlooq to be able to see the original existence of God because when God created, the act of creation became a body and the creation saw that body, not the one who was carrying the creation. Therefore no Prophet and no Messenger was able to see God or Ilah. Only Prophet Mohammad was able to see Ilah that is why he said: 'Ashadu an la ilaha illa'Ilah'
Only Prophet Mohammad bears witness to the truth that there is only one Ilah and that bearing of witness is referred to seeing Ilah not Allah.
Who can actually witness Zaat-e-Allah (Original Existence of God? Only those can witness Zaat-e-Allah who existed before God became Ilah. The Archangel Gabriel has seen the original existence of God because he came along with God from Alam-e-Ghaib (Unseen World) whereas Prophet Mohammad did not. Here we are not talking about Amar-e-Kun (The Power of Command Be), we are talking about the divine anointment of the Prophets, Messengers and Saints. All Prophets, Messengers and Saints were anointed by Ilah whereas Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has been anointed by the Original Existence of God, Allah. Allah sent only one, Imam Mehdi because it was a matter of Touheed (Oneness) whereas Ilah sent 124,000 Prophets/Messengers into this world. Prophet Mohammad was sent by Ilah and Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has been sent by Allah.
Prophet Mohammad established the religion of Islam and taught human beings God's love. Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has established on earth the Religion of God and is teaching humanity to obtain Ishq-e-Allah (Rapturous Love of God).
Those whose souls are granted the reflection of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi shall be able to see the original existence of God by virtue of this reflection as it more ancient than the original existence of God. Only the followers of Imam Mehdi shall be able to see God's original existence; none had done so previously. For this reason all Prophet and Saints respectfully stand before he court of His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi!