Thursday, 23 May 2013

Divine Understanding and Purity

God knocks on the door once in every human being’s lifetime. If you do not respond to his call, then you should mourn your fate because God does not give a second chance. And those who have responded to his call and have begun their journey onto the ‘Straight Path’ (Rah-e-Salook/Sirat al Mustaqeem) surely know that God is most definitely merciful and forgiving. One may commit sins and engage in bad deeds, but if his heart is connected to God, despite all his past sins and the sins he may commit in the future, the Lord has forgiven him. 

God does not befriend one who is impure, but every human is impure and full of Kufr (infidelity). How then does God make an impure man his friend? Before God accepts one as his friend, he purifies his heart. Once his heart has been purified only then does God accept him. God continues to forgive the sins of such a person until he becomes enlightened and the presence of the Lord therein becomes so strong that the person becomes spiritually self-sufficient and spiritually capable of permanently housing the Lord. Once the person is enlightened, his Shaoor (Spiritual Understanding) is awakened. Then the person is no longer inclined towards impurity and sins. 

What exactly is impurity? There are two types of sins. Minor sins (Gunah-e-Sagheera) do not have an existence. However, major sins (Gunah-e-Kabeera) have an existence in the form of esoteric insects. Adultery, backbiting, lust, etc. are major sins and the esoteric insects of such sins crawl on the bodies of those who commit them. About 2-4 days after committing such sins, these insects begin to penetrate and absorb into the skin and enter into the bloodstream. Once they enter into the bloodstream, they compel the person to repeatedly commit that sin. For example, people say using profanity makes the tongue impure however this is not true. Backbiting, especially against the Friends of God, against Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi, makes the tongue impure. The insects of backbiting begin to crawl on the tongue of the person and the person is unable to refrain from backbiting and it becomes a disease. The only cure to rid the tongue and body of these esoteric insects is to eliminate this disease from the blood. This is only possible when Divine Light (Noor) enters the blood and travels to every vein within the body. But this process does not happen overnight and there is no set time-frame. 

Keeping the company of a Friend of God who is under the Divine Theophanies (Tajjaliyat) is the most effective way of burning these esoteric insects and obtaining purity. When you keep the company of a Friend of God, His Merciful Glance shall burn away 7 of your major sins. The shower of Divine Light falling upon Him shall fall upon you also whilst you are in His Company. This is why Maulana Rumi said, 'One moment in the company of a Friend of God is greater than 100 years of austerity.' 

If your heart is echoing with the name of the Lord then know that you are becoming purified and God has accepted you. Eventually you shall become an enlightened conscience and automatically refrain from all types of sins. Your spiritual journey on the ‘Straight Path’ shall reach its culmination upon finding union with God.

Friday, 17 May 2013

The Image of HDE Gohar Shahi and the Fana Fee Sheikh

We have been propagating His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi for the last 11-12 years. And by the grace of our Lord, our faith and tenet has remained the same throughout. Otherwise, one who is not under Nazar-e-Gohar Shahi (Merciful Glance) and in such an important position could easily play into the hands of the devil. One makes mighty claims when the Lord is not present within him, when the person is not in the grasp of the Lord. But by the spiritual grace of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi, our faith and tenet has been the same from the beginning. We do not fear what will or will not happen, nor do we fear death. We openly propagate the Kalima of HDE Gohar Shahi, ‘La Ilaha Illa Riaz,’ and we openly speak about the Community of God.

Only those fear openly propagating this truth who have believed this with their understanding and their intellect; but those who have established a spiritual connection with HDE Gohar Shahi, those whose hearts are connected with the Lord, do not have fear. Their faith and tenet is because of the presence of Noor (Divine Light) in their hearts, not their intellect.

The subtlety of the Akhfa within a person is responsible for speech. The tongue utters the words but the words come from the Akhfa. When one is connected to the Lord, before a wrong word is uttered from his tongue, the Lord turns the person’s Latifa-e-Akhfa to face the Lord. This system works similar to a wheel. For example, a molecule of Carbon can have up to 4 molecules of Hydrogen attached at one time (methane gas). However, before a chemical reaction is carried out, the compound must be radicalised; once this happens, the compound can be combined with another molecule. In a similar way, the heart has 3 Jussa (sub-spirits): Qalb-e-Saleem, Qalb-e-Muneeb and Qalb-e-Shaheed. Now, if the HDE Gohar Shahi chooses to connect you to His heart, He shall take one of the sub-spirits of your heart and replace it with one of His own. The thinking process and intellect are related to the brain, before a thought comes onto the tongue, it first passes through the heart and from the heart to the Latifa-e-Akhfa. If there is Noor in the heart, Noor shall become attached to the thought/phrase and once that phrase is delivered from the tongue, Noor shall be delivered also. 

Alama Iqbal, 'Anything that comes from the heart is very effective for the listeners and they find it very easy to understand and practise. These sorts of words that come from the heart do not have wings, but they have the power to fly.'

HDE Gohar Shahi said that a Fana Fee Sheikh speaks like the Sheikh (Spiritual Guide) and walks like the Sheikh. A Fana Fee Sheikh (FFS) is one who has had a Jussa of his heart replaced by a Jussa of his Spiritual Guide. In this case, the three chambers of the heart would be the Qalb-e-Saleem, Qalb-e-Shaheed and one with the Jussa of the Spiritual Guide. These chambers rotate like a wheel and at a given time only one of the chambers faces the Latifa-e-Akhfa. When the Spiritual Guide wishes for his knowledge to be delivered, the Latifa-e-Akhfa of the person faces the Jussa of the Guide. If you have a Jussa of HDE Gohar Shahi in your heart and your Latifa-e-Akhfa faces the Jussa-e-Gohar Shahi in your heart, then the knowledge delivered from your tongue would be that of HDE Gohar Shahi. This is how a FFS speaks like the Sheikh. It cannot be called imitating the Sheikh. If one was to imitate the Sheikh, he could make his voice similar to the Sheikh’s; however his words would not possess the Noor of the Sheikh’s words. Whenever the Sheikh speaks, whether it is directly through his tongue or somebody else’s, the words shall always have Noor attached to them. The organ responsible for speech is the Latifa-e-Akhfa and if the Jussa of the Sheikh in the heart of a FFS is facing the Latifa-e-Akhfa, then the words delivered through the tongue of the FFS shall be the words of the Sheikh.  
Somebody asked HDE Gohar Shahi, 'You have not had any formal education at a Madrassa, then where does this knowledge come from that you render?' HDE Gohar Shahi replied, 'The knowledge which I render to you comes from Prophet Mohammad.' This is because the Latifa-e-Akhfa of Prophet Mohammad, the organ responsible for speech, is in the chest of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi.

The organ responsible for love is the heart, but first the heart must be purified and emptied of all else so that it may love the Lord. And if you have Jussa-e-Gohar Shahi in your being, then that Jussa shall love the Lord more than any human possibly could.

All followers and so-called followers of HDE Gohar Shahi have the images of HDE on the walls in their homes. Today people respect and kiss the shoes and clothing worn by HDE Gohar Shahi - and rightfully so. They are worthy of respect because they have been touched by the Lord and have been associated with the Lord. But in their own right, do the picture frames, clothing or shoes have any value? No, they are only worthy of respect because of their association with HDE Gohar Shahi.
It is said that a human being is Ashraf al Makhlooqat (Greatest of all Creations). The angels are made up of a certain amount of Noor that cannot be changed. If a human being becomes enlightened, he has the potential to possess more Noor than the angels; thus making him greater in eminence to the angels.
Then what about a person who has the live image of HDE Gohar Shahi in his heart? If you put a person who has the image of the Lord in his heart next to the shoes that have been worn by the Lord, which is greater? The shoes do not have Lataif (subtleties): neither can they propagate the ranks of HDE Gohar Shahi nor can they render guidance. Without a doubt, the shoes are worthy of respect. But how much Spiritual Grace can the shoes render?

On the other hand, the Hajre Aswad (Holy Black Stone), to which the entire universe prostrates, contains the image of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. It absorbs the sins of all those who kiss it with love and respect. The eminence of the Holy Black Stone lies in the image of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi; it is the image that makes it so great. Now if that same image Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi becomes absorbed in your heart, what is the difference between you and the Holy Black Stone?

First of all, the Holy Black Stone is stationary and fit into one place, neither does it render knowledge nor does it propagate the Lord. However, one who has the image of the HDE Gohar Shahi in his heart, when he speaks, the Lord speaks. People will at the least be able to hear the voice of HDE Gohar Shahi. The Holy Black Stone absorbs sins, but such a person shall give others the ability to wash away sins.
It is easy for people to bow before the Holy Black Stone because it is not human. It is in the nature of humans to prostrate in a mosque, temple, etc., but the Lord is not present there. On the other hand, a man may seem like a normal human but the Lord may reside in him. Kissing his hands with love and respect is like kissing the Lord’s hands. But human nature and a person’s ego does not allow him to submit before another person.

What is love of Gohar? According to the Deen-e-Ilahi, those who say ‘I love you’ with the tongue are hypocrites. Love is to do with the heart. Somebody asked HDE Gohar Shahi, ‘What if somebody wants to love you?’ HDE Gohar Shahi replied, ‘You cannot love me even if you wanted to. If we desire to grant you our love, then first we shall purify your ego. And once your ego has been purified, we shall insert one of our Jussas into your heart.’ 

We have put the images of the Lord in all sorts of homes. However, when the Lord looks for a home for His image, he does not place it just anywhere. When the Lord places his image, He does so in a purified and cleansed heart. Even the name of the Lord cannot settle in an impure heart; therefore it is impossible for the image of the Lord to settle in an impure heart. One who has obtained the image of HDE Gohar Shahi on his heart is at Maqam-e-Wasal (the stage of Divine Union) and this is the threshold of Zam (spiritual blending).

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Pleasing HDE Lord Ra Gohar Shahi and Remaining on the Path of Guidance

Among the followers of HDE Gohar Shahi who doesn’t want to please Lord? But how is the Lord pleased with you? To please the Lord means to live your life in accordance to the prescribed will of the Lord. In Spirituality for the Lord to be pleased our lives, inner, outer, heart and all should be according to how the HDE desires it to be. The Lord is pleased when His mission is promoted and propagated. Dedicate your life to the servitude of this mission with all honesty and sincerity. You are accountable to none, not even to HDE Gohar Shahi. The Lord does not care; it is up to you. If you want to please HDE Gohar Shahi then submit yourself to the will of your Lord and the will of the Lord lies is the propagation of this great mission of the Divine Signs and the ranks of HDE Gohar Shahi. 

Many problems surround a human being and sometimes our relations become a hurdle in our way to serving the Lord. For some their wives become a hurdle for others their husbands and for some their children. But if it would be a great defeat to fall prey to these hurdles and forget the mission. 

Now, people think they remain on the path of guidance through their tenet, intellect and knowledge and when they do something wrong they wonder how they managed to do wrong despite knowing everything. But in Spirituality guidance is directly related to the amount of Divine Light (Noor) you possess. You must have money in your bank account at all times so that your direct debits payments can be made, otherwise you would be fined. Similarly, you must have a sufficient amount of Noor in your heart at all times because you never know when you might commit a sin and waste the Noor. It is the presence of this Noor in the heart that keeps you inclined towards the Lord. 

If you had £100 in your pocket, you would not even try to buy anything that is £150 because you know you cannot afford it. If you knew how much Noor you possessed in your heart then maybe you’d know which sins you could afford to commit. The more Noor you possess the closer you are to the Lord and just because you have acquired the Initiation of the Heart and have become a Zakir-e-Qalbi you must understand that the heart itself generates a small amount of Noor. There is no reader that can detect how much Noor you have at a given time in your heart so what is the best way to remain guided? Possess so much Noor in your heart that even if it is wasted there is no shortage of Noor. How would this be possible when the heart itself only generates a small amount of Noor? This is only possible when one comes under Nazar-e-Gohar Shahi (Merciful Glance of HDE Gohar Shahi). This is the sheer truth. Guidance does not come through the performance of good deeds and austerities. True guidance comes from remaining in the feet of the Murshid (Spiritual Guide). When HDE Gohar Shahi is pleased with you, He showers His Nazar on your heart and there is an abundance of Noor. Then even those around you shall feel inclined towards the Lord. 

HDE Gohar Shahi has prescribed the method to obtaining Nazar-e-Gohar Shahi and that is the propagation of HDE’s rank of Imam Mehdi/Messiah/Kalki Avatar and teachings.

The solution to our every problem is the introduction of HDE Gohar Shahi’s personality, teachings and mission to the world. You shall notice negative evil traits are becoming extinct when you are always under the shower of Gohar Shahi’s mercy and that shower is falling on you on a constant basis. The only way that will ensue you are always on the right track and constantly guided and you are clung to HDE Gohar Shahi, is to obtain this spiritual status of Nazar-e-Gohar Shahi and you will earn it when you serve Gohar Shahi and servitude to Gohar Shahi is to propagate Gohar Shahi!

Teachings of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi the Ultimate Mirror and Guide

The teachings of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi begin with Ishq (Rapturous Love). Thousands of people came to meet His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi and HDE may have said something about them however it is not necessary for us to know what HDE has said about somebody else.  If HDE Gohar Shahi has said that so-and-so is a great man, that is good for him but for me it is important to know what HDE has said about me and what I should do. It is important for me to know the statements given by HDE regarding the teachings, eminence and ranks of the Lord. 

If somebody says HDE has said this person is a Momin, who will verify that HDE has indeed said so? The person himself would be the verification. Whether you are a believer, a hypocrite, a lover or a Saint, the verification is within you, within your character. Those who are dependent on others for verification are blind. You can say anything with your tongue; you can make any claim, ‘I am this. I am that. I am the best of all.’ But when you will open your mouth and speak all the ugliness of your character will come out. 

Those who attribute wrong statements to HDE Gohar Shahi that HDE has said great things about certain individuals, they should know that it is not just about preaching. It’s a practise. You say the Lord said great things about a person but why is that person not propagating the teachings of HDE Gohar Shahi? Why does he/she not believe in the eminence and ranks of HDE Imam Mehdi/Messiah/Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi? It is very easy to open your mouth and preach but to become good, purify your Nafs (Self) and become holy is altogether a different story. 

Beware of all those who attribute wrong sayings to the Lord. Only judge somebody in the light of the teachings of HDE Gohar Shahi, if HDE Gohar Shahi has said something about a person, that person’s character shall prove it. Whatever is in your Batin (Inner) shall one day manifest in your Zahir (Outer) also and one does not need Spiritual Insight (Kashf) to know this. 

HDE Gohar Shahi said that the world shall recognise Imam Mehdi when the different aspects of His Personality are revealed onto them. The fragrance of His sublime character shall spread and the world will automatically know who He is. 

HDE Gohar Shahi said: 
The musk will reveal its presence by itself and the seller of that musk doesn’t have to say anything. 

According to the same law, can we not recognise a common man through his character?

If you want to know whether a person is a Momin, look in the Deen-e-Ilahi (The Religion of God) authored by HDE Gohar Shahi. This Holy Book is a mirror and one can see his true face in the light of these teachings. Make HDE Gohar Shahi’s teachings the mirror of your personality and faith. Use these teachings as the ultimate guide to judge and verify whatever it is you need to know.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Vote for Imran Khan

My name is Younus AlGohar and I am the CEO of Mehdi Foundation International. I would like to request the people of Pakistan to avail this opportunity to change the fate of Pakistan in these elections. We have the record of all the politicians in Pakistan and we have tested them all. Whether it is the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) or Muslim League they are all those who have looted Pakistan and have raised various slogans showing people flourishing gardens. 

At this time the stability and survival of Pakistan is dependent upon a brave and honest person such as Imran Khan. The Pakistani Nation should at least give Imran Khan a chance. I personally believe that he loves Pakistan and he is sincere with Pakistan and currently there are very few people who are truly honest with Pakistan. In these elections vote for Imran Khan’s party which consists of the youth and educated people. Imran Khan himself has been educated from Oxford University and he knows the nature of the Western World and worldly matters. He is brave and fearless and we have seen his record when he won the Cricket World Cup in 1992. He led the Pakistani Cricket Team and he inspired a fighting spirit within the team. He seems to have a leader hidden within him, a Quaid, who can set this sinking ship of Pakistan sailing again.

I request and recommend especially to the members of Mehdi Foundation International residing in Pakistan to vote for Imran Khan. Neither I nor is Mehdi Foundation International personally affiliated with Imran Khan or Imran Khan’s party (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) in anyway. Based on the love of Pakistan we have in our hearts and feelings of patriotism we have concluded that Imran Khan is the best choice for Pakistan. Besides him, the other choice for Pakistan is General Pervez Musharraf but he has been put under house arrest. He is being subject to great injustice. But at the moment the only hope is Imran Khan.

Therefore, out of love for your country, I request you to go out on the 11th of May and vote for Imran Khan. At least give him a chance to flourish as the Quaid of Pakistan. Let me tell you that Imran Khan would come as a great Quaid on the world map and the world shall see a great change in Pakistan with him becoming the Prime Minister.

-HH Younus AlGohar
  May 8, 2013 

His Holiness Younus AlGohar Supports Imran Khan

DISCLAIMER: Mehdi Foundation International has no association with Imran Khan or PTI

His Holiness Younus AlGohar urges all Pakistanis, particularly those associated with Mehdi Foundation International, to vote for Imran Khan in the upcoming elections. Imran Khan has the qualities the Pakistani people need in their leader. He is a well-educated, cultured, competent, and he has shown through his leadership in cricket that he is capable of inspiring a fighting spirit. The Pakistani people have already tried and tested all other parties standing in the elections. It is time to give Imran Khan a chance now, for he has the ability to bring about great change in Pakistan.