The specialty of the human soul is that it has been created by Allah; therefore, the soul does not know any other name for except Allah. Whether the body says, 'God, Raam or Bhagwan,' what difference does it make? If you want to ban others from saying 'Allah,' then attempt to ban the soul!
In the Primordial Times (Youm-e-Azal), Allah asked all souls, 'Am I not your Lord’ (أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ)?' All souls affirmed in positive (قَالُوا بَلَى).' That means all souls recognised their Lord before coming into this world. So after death, why would they be questioned, 'Who is your Lord’ (رَبُّكَ مان)?' This is a secret that the Ulema (clerics) are not aware of. In the Primordial Times, this question was directed towards the souls; whereas in the grave, this question would be directed towards the Nafs (the Self/Ego). The Nafs belongs to the satanic group and this question would be asked to the Nafs to know whether the Lord of the Nafs is still the Devil or Allah. The soul knows its Lord but once in this world, it becomes dormant and has to be reawakened.
The book, 'The Religion of God (Divine Love),' by His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi states, 'In the End Times, a special soul will come that shall grant the souls a unique name of the Lord. That special name of the Lord will pass through the hearts and settle in the souls.'
Now, in the Primordial Times when all souls said 'Allah, Allah,' your religions did not exist. At that time, every soul’s religion was 'The Religion of God.' All souls recited the name of Allah and then the souls were divided into groups. Some souls were destined to be in close proximity of Allah (Qurb), others were destined to see Allah (Jalwa) and others were only friends of Allah or able to communicate with Allah. Once the souls were divided into groups, prophets were appointed to train them to befriend Allah, speak with Allah or be able to see Allah. The training to befriend Allah was given through two prophets: Adam Safi Allah (Adam) and Ibrahim Khaleel Allah (Abraham). The training to communicate with Allah began from the third prophet, Musa Kaleem Allah (Moses). The specialty of Moses was that he was able to speak with Allah. The souls who had the ability to see Allah, Prophet Mohammad was appointed for them. A tag was placed on all souls which had the details of their respective prophet, the era in which the soul would descend on Earth and through which saint the soul would enter into the Ummah (nation) of his/her prophet. This information was exchanged between Allah and the Archangel Gabriel.
The souls were separated into groups according to the will of Allah; otherwise, if given the option, all souls would have opted to see Allah. Then Allah granted each group a special name that would take them to their destined ranks.
Muslims say, '"Allah" is our name,' but they do not posses the name of Allah that was given to Prophet Mohammad. If they did, they would not be divided into so many sects. They no longer posses the name of ‘Allah’ that gave the Muslims their eminence. The Muslims say the name of Allah by their tongue only, so what difference does it make if a Muslim says, 'Allah,' a Christian says, 'Allah,' a Hindu says, 'Allah,' or a Sikh says, 'Allah'? They are all empty inside. They do not know the name of the Lord which was given in the Primordial Times and are disputing for no reason.
A Hadith (Prophetic Tradition) states that on the Day of Judgement, the different Ummah (Nations) would be recognised by the type of Divine Light (Noor) they possess. Each prophet was given a different type of Divine Light. Moses was given the Divine Light of the name 'Ya Rehman.' Any soul shining with the Divine Light of 'Ya Rehman,' would be recognised as the follower of Moses.
In the eyes of Allah, a Christian is one whose soul is shining with the Divine Light of the name 'Ya Quddus' and followers of Prophet Mohammad are those who have the Divine Light of God’s Personal Name (Ism-e-Dhaat Allah Hu). Whichever name of Allah or Kalima (Declaration of Faith) you recite on Earth is not important; however, on the Day of Judgement, whichever Kalima is in your heart and soul is of importance. Allah grants his name to whosoever he wishes.
يَہۡدِى ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ
Allah grants guidance through Divine Light to whomsoever he wishes. Divine Light does not enter just like that. The source of Divine Light is the name of the Lord and Allah sends appointed dignitaries who implant the name of the Lord within the beating system of the heart. Once the name of the Lord enters the heart, it generates Divine Light and guides the person. A Momin is one who possesses the name of the Lord in his heart. One who does not possess the name of the Lord is misguided no matter what religion he may belong to; because on the Day of Judgement he would not posses the Divine Light of 'Ya Rehman,' or 'Ya Quddus' or 'Allah Hu' and therefore the angels would say that he is not from any Ummah and would declare him an 'unclassified' soul.
Now, if Muslims say, 'Allah,' themselves and ban the Christians, on the Day of Judgement when they all die and are standing, void of Divine Light, then what is the use of such restrictions upon them and your freedom to use the name, 'Allah,' when both are empty inside? Such so-called Muslims and Christians would both be declared unclassified. Neither reached their destination. So, do not restrict anyone from using the name, 'Allah'! Come here and see whom Allah wishes to grant his name.
Who are you to ban others, when you yourself do not have the name of Allah? What would you do if Allah gives his name to a Christian and not to a Muslim? Allah is the creator of all creation; he sent all prophets and messengers.
يَوۡمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ۬ وَلَا بَنُونَ (٨٨) إِلَّا مَنۡ أَتَى ٱللَّهَ بِقَلۡبٍ۬ سَلِيمٍ۬ (٨٩)
On that day, the Day of Judgement, successful is one who brings forth a Qalb-e-Saleem (Enlightened Heart). Your wealth and offspring will be left behind in this world. If you want to take something with you, take an enlightened heart.
Some people say, 'Take good deeds (Amaal),' but Allah does not look at your deeds, he looks at the shining hearts. Even the Quran says to bring forth an enlightened heart; so why not take something that has a guarantee? This is the only way to success and the Lord has said so himself. It does not matter with which name of the Lord you enlighten your heart, because the Quran says that the Lord has many beautiful names [7:180]. You are lucky if any one of the names of the Lord enters your heart. Saying, 'Allah,' by word of mouth is fruitless because this body did not exist before you were born nor will it exist after your death. But the soul existed before your birth and will continue to exist even after your death. It is the soul that will ascend to the Higher Realms, therefore it should be enlightened with the name of the Lord.
A Special Message for All Religions, Especially the Malaysian Christian Community from His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi:
If the Muslims ban you from using the name 'Allah,' this ban is only verbal. Do not think you are alone. Come, we shall grant your heart and soul the name Allah. The helping hand of Imam Mehdi is ready to help you, test it for yourself!
Look at the face of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi on the moon or on our website. Look at the image of HDE Gohar Shahi and say, 'Allah,' thrice. After doing so, you will no longer need to say, 'Allah,' with your tongue; rather, invocation of 'Allah,' will start from within you. Whether you are in the church, temple, at work or sleeping at home, the name of Allah will beat from within your heart.
His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi is granting the name of Allah to the souls; this decision from the Malaysian Court is a direct hurdle in the mission of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi.
This is only a verbal ban. How about the Malaysian Muslims ban somebody’s soul from saying Allah? This message from HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi is for the Christians of Malaysia.
You are worried about being banned from using the word, 'Allah,' but we are giving you the message to bring Allah into your heart and soul. You go to the church or mosque to worship Allah but when 'Allah, Allah' is throbbing in your heart, then what difference does it make that you are at home or in the church?
There was a man searching for something in the jungle and Bayazid Bastami (a Muslim Saint) asked him what he was looking for. He said, 'I am looking for a clean place to offer my Salat.' Bayazid said to him, 'Purify your heart and then offer Salat anywhere.' What is the secret behind this? The Ulema say, 'If you have not done ablution, then your Salat is not acceptable and if the place you are offering Salat is not clean, your Salat will not be accepted.' But Bayazid said that it does not matter where you offer Salat, rather that you pray with a purified heart; because it is the purified heart that will take your Salat to the Lord. The one offering Salat should be purified, not the place where Salat is being offered. For example, it doesn’t matter how fancy an airport is, whether it is in London or Pakistan; the plane will land and take-off. Similarly whether the body is well-groomed and well-dressed or it is not, it is still the heart that will take the Salat to the Lord. When your heart is throbbing with the name of Allah, it doesn’t matter if you go to a temple, a mosque or neither.
Even the Hindu Scripture says, 'Shiv is within me, Krishna is within me, Vishu is within me, then why should I go to the temple?' The one who you searched for in the worship places was found to be hidden within the darkness of your heart.
The Quran says:
وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَفَلَا تُبۡصِرُونَ
'I am within you, why don’t you peep inside you?' You have to learn to peep inside yourself and Imam Mehdi has come to teach you how.
If you are so eager to use the name of Allah, then come and we shall teach the name of Allah to your hearts and souls. Let’s see how sincere you are in your desire to use Allah’s name.
Say to the Muslims, 'If the name Allah is your inheritance, then make your heart and soul say, "Allah," because only those hearts and souls can do so whom Allah wants. How will you show your face on the Day of Judgement when we fill the hearts and souls of these Christians whom you have banned from using the name "Allah," with the name of Allah? Now the name (Ism) of Allah is the property of Imam Mehdi and Imam Mehdi may grant it to whomsoever He wishes. Who are you to ban anyone? When the owner of this property has given permission for all to use it, then who are you to ban anyone?
Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi is the sole authority and He does not even need permission from Allah. If Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has said it, it is enough. Come and test it for yourself.