Friday, 27 June 2014

The Greatest Gift

The following is a transcript of His Holiness Younus AlGohar's speech. 

We can buy expensive things, but when we receive a gift - even when it is a £5 gift - we are happier. There is something special about a gift. If it is an expensive gift, we get worried, 'Why somebody is giving me an expensive gift?' People exchange gifts and it's a good custom. Prophet Mohammad said, 'Oftentimes, exchange gifts; it increases love.' However, a man with spiritual character is very sensitive and he takes it as if somebody has done a great favour. He has to give something in return and [it is] something which is never to perish - something which is going to be the most precious item in your treasure. 

The value of things changes in accordance with time. Today, money has value; material objects have great value. But there is a day when this world has come to an end and you are all assembled in the presence of your Lord. You wait for your accountability and you wait for your destiny to be determined. However, some people know about their destiny well in time - but not everybody is of that spiritual calibre. That special day when you are assembled in the presence of your Lord, the value has a new shape. 

What is valuable today will not remain to be valuable tomorrow. You give away gifts to people according to your own financial and mental capacity, from as much as you have. You can't give anything from something which you don't have for yourself. However, I am here to give you something which will have value on the day when nothing else will have any value. 

Some people say, 'Those who do not have eyes are blind,' but I have seen people who have eyes and they are blind. Some people say, 'Those who cannot speak, they are dumb,' but I have seen people who can speak but they are still dumb. Some people say, 'People who cannot hear, who do not have the power of hearing, they are deaf,' but I have seen people who can hear well and yet they are deaf. Some people say, 'Those who have a legitimate father and mother, they are not bastards,' but I have seen people who have a legitimate mother and father and still they are bastards. I'm not saying philosophy. It is not philosophy, it is bitter truth. 

God said to Prophet Mohammad,

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنذِرْهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

[Quran 2:6]

'Those who have rejected the truth; do not preach [to] them, do not teach them, because it will be utterly ineffective.' 


خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْ ۖ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

[Quran 2:7]

Because God has terminated their spiritual senses.

You think somebody who can see is not blind; you think somebody who can speak is not dumb, you think somebody who cannot hear is deaf; but that is only one side of the story, only one dimension of life. A man with power of seeing, hearing, speaking, feeling, smelling and touching is one who can see things and, being here, he can see into the future. You think if you're speaking, you're not dumb. But how would we know that you're not dumb? Only when our power of hearing is okay. I mean, if you're speaking and I can't hear you, how do I know you are dumb? So you are speaking and God doesn't hear you - you're still of the opinion that you can speak? You're saying things and Gohar Shahi doesn't hear you - so you're dumb. You're making claims to be a spiritual man, but Gohar Shahi doesn't recognise you, Jesus Christ doesn't recognise you. Your mother and father say you are one of their children; they testify that you are their blood. But God says, 'I do not know him. Who is he? Where does he come from?' A bastard is not one who doesn't have a legitimate father and mother, a bastard is one who doesn't have God. 

One day, His Divine Grace Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, 'If a bastard is given Ism-e-Dhaat Allah, Ism-e-Dhaat Allah starts in his heart and his heart is initiated and enlightened, in the eyes of God, he is not a bastard.' 

Muslim clerics say, 'On the Day of Judgment, you will be called upon by the angels along with name of you mother.' That is a cock and bull story. Prophet Mohammad said, 'On the Day of Judgment, you will be recognised by the type of name which was given to your heart.' On the Day of Judgment, hearts which will be lit up with the light of 'Ya Rehman' will be known as the nation of Moses; the hearts which will be lit up with the light of 'Ya Wadood' will be known and recognised as the nation of Prophet David and those whose hearts will be lit up with the light of 'Allah' Hu they will be recognised and known as the nation of Prophet Mohammad. 

Then HDG Gohar Shahi said, 'And those who would have no light in their hearts, they would be unclassified.' 

Academically speaking, [it is] 'unclassified'; my way of saying [it] is, 'They are bastards.' They have no recognition. One who doesn't have a father may be a bastard in this world, but one who doesn't have light in his heart is a confirmed bastard in the eyes of God. 

There are two types of rejection: one rejection is by choice and one rejection is not by choice. One rejection is by choice - for example, you take our message to somebody and you tell them, 'Our Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is Imam Mehdi, Kalki Avatar and Messiah and these are the signs manifested by God in order to testify to humanity that His Divine Grace Gohar Shahi is Messiah, Imam Mehdi and Kalki Avatar, anointed and appointed by God himself.' You give this message to somebody and that somebody says, 'I'm not satisfied, I don't accept it,' so this is rejection by choice. He could have looked into the matter, he could have made some research into the matter; he could have looked at the images and done a bit of a lengthy probe and research so as to arrive at a correct decision. However, if somebody rejects the truth even without investigating the matter, even without instigating and stimulating his brain cells, that is a rejection by choice - because you could have done a lot in order to arrive at a decision. However, maybe you had some kind of grudge in your heart or your heart was full of malice. [Perhaps] you have some kind of mischievous nature or maybe the devil is inside you and your heart and mind is already preoccupied with the presence of the devil, this is why you aren't going into the investigation and research. So this rejection is by choice because you could have done a lot to determine the truth. This is rejection number one. 

But after this, there is some kind of phenomenal rejection which is not by choice. The second type of rejection is not rejection by choice. Let me give you an example: when you were born, you were able to see, talk, walk; you grew up into a young man and then, by accident or by choice, you plucked your eyes out and you became blind. So this blindness was by choice. You could have pitied yourself and you could have avoided plucking your eyes out; you could have remained to be able to see if you didn't tamper with your eyes. However, if you were born blind, then it's not your fault. Similarly, there is a type of rejection which is decided by God and there is nothing much you can do about it. When the rejection of truth falls into your destiny from God, then nobody can guide you. Why? 

In order to understand something, you need intellect. In order to see something, you need power of seeing. In order to feel, you need power of touch. In order to hear something, you need power of hearing, [in order to speak, you need] power of speech. But when God does not want you to accept the truth, then he deprives you of the spiritual senses with which you can see the truth, feel the truth, speak the truth, hear the truth. 

These five senses are in your chest: when these five senses have been deactivated, when these five senses have been terminated by God, then you will not understand anything. You can pile up miracles one after another; no miracle can turn their heart towards the truth. No reasoning can convince them; no reasoning at all! Because God has messed up their mind, their hearts. Don't ask me, 'Why did God do it?' I am not the divine spokesman, I'm not representing God. I am simply telling you, this is what happens. 

Some people will listen to the truth and they will submit to the truth straightaway and with some people, you are just wasting time; no matter how many times you tell them, 'There is an image of HDE Gohar Shahi in the Moon, there is an image of HDE Gohar Shahi in the Holy Black Stone; come for the initiation of the heart, come you can be connected to God.' You're telling them these important things, but you know what? They do not have power to understand it. God said, 

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنذِرْهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

[Quran 2:6]

'O' Prophet Mohammad these individuals have rejected the truth; whether you preach [to] them or you don't, it makes no difference.'

Sometimes we just try to convince people because of our psychological satisfaction. Sometimes we know we can't turn certain people. So God said to him [Prophet Mohammad], 'These people have rejected the truth. For them, ignoring them or paying attention to them is equal. Either you warn them or you teach them, it has no meaning. Why? 

خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْ ۖ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

[Quran 2:7]

Because God has terminated the senses of their hearts.

Understand for the rest of your life that with intellect, you can never ever understand God or God's words. If you understand this today, then you can teach people correctly. 

Every single religious man and woman among the followers of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism - they're trying to understand God and God's policies with their intellect, this is why they raise questions to God, 'Why did you do this? Why did you do that?' They're making a blunder. Never will you ever understand God and his policies with the help of your intellect. Because intellect can only help you with things that are in front of you, that are within the reach of your eyes. What you have not seen, intellect cannot help you with it. 

Quran said, 'Understanding is given to the hearts, not to brains.' In order to understand God, his policies and the Divine Word, one must look for the enlightenment of the heart, spiritual discerning of the heart. 

Tell me the truth: don't you try to understand God and his policies with your intellect? Isn't that true? But you cannot understand God with your intellect and you cannot understand God's word with your intellect. Fiq'h (understanding) is granted to the hearts. Is it granted to everybody? For example, if we say, 'A visa is granted into a passport.' Ok, it's good news. Does it mean every single individual who will apply for a visa will get a visa? If you say, 'Oh, I have a passport, but I never got a visa,' did you apply? You need to apply for a visa and then we will see whether you are granted a visa or you're denied a visa. But these religious people are strange; they take everything for granted. 'It [Fiqah] is given to humanity!' Okay, do you have it? 'I must have it.' Do you know you have it? 'Well, it is said in Quran that it is granted to humanity, so I must have it.' Do you have a billion dollars in your account? 'No I don't.' How come you don't and why are you so sure that you don't have it? 'I know I don't have it; I checked it.' Oh, I thought you would say, 'I must have it.' You know why they say it? Because they do not value God's love, they do not value God's presence. They do not want to love God, they do not want to become holy; [they are] those who reject the truth. 

Now how the truth is rejected without a choice? I told you about two rejections. Rejection number one: when the truth is presented to you and you say you don't accept it, this is rejection by choice. But there is another rejection which is a very helpless rejection. What is it? You listen to the message of the Lord and you are convinced and you believe it's true. You accept the truth, but the truth, when it is prompted by the spiritual guide into your heart, it doesn't enter the heart. The truth is rejected by the heart. Why? Because God has terminated the senses of their hearts. 

It's like if you came here and you had a lot of food, and people said to you, 'No we are already fed, we don't want it.' This is rejection by choice. So you thought, 'Let's go to graveyard, I will feed them; they can never say no!' And you're trying to feed the dead people, but it will never enter their stomach because the organs are not working. When your heart rejects the light, according to God, this is total destruction. 

In the Quran, God said,

أَفَمَن شَرَحَ اللَّهُ صَدْرَهُ لِلْإِسْلَامِ فَهُوَ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ مِّن رَّبِّهِ ۚ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُم مِّن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ

[Quran 39:22]

'And whosoever has opened his heart with the name of God, they have secured their hearts. And they are the divine recipient of God's light; they are in reception of God's light.'

Their line of light is through, the connection is on. Only those will be upon the Noor (Light) of their Lord whose hearts are open. But destruction and woe to those in whose hearts God's names does not enter. Why God's name doesn't enter those hearts? Because they are so hard. If you buy bread, put some water on it, it will absorb the water. If you put water on a stone, it will not enter the stone. In relation to God's light, some hearts are like stone. God's name does not enter the hearts. If God's name doesn't enter the hearts, it simply means [that] God did not create you for him, God did not create you to worship him or love him. Had he created you to love him, then your heart would have become the recipient of God's light and love. Some people want to become a friend of God; they want to become holy, but God's light doesn't enter their hearts. When God's light doesn't enter their hearts, then outwardly they are the follower of the religion, they say, 'God is my Lord. I believe in Prophet Mohammad. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in this and that. I believe in Bible, in Quran, in everything.' But you will see their character is different. They will only say they believe but their character will not be in alignment with the teachings of the Bible, Quran, Torah and Talmud. This was the last scripture from God; end of the story. 

Why Gohar Shahi is Greater Than God 
You know why? Because God's name cannot enter certain hearts. But Gohar Shahi's...tell me, when God's name was granted to a heart and was tried to enter into a heart, but the heart was so coarse, so stern and so hard that the name of God was not able to penetrate into it. Don't you think the name defeated itself against the hardness? Had the name been stronger than the hardness of the heart it would have entered into it. The name got defeated. Quran says,

إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ


'No doubt, God is powerful over everything.'

And Quran says, 'Woe and destruction to those whose hearts are hardened; in whose hearts God's name does not enter.' [Quran 39:22] Double standards, two different statements! إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ doesn't mean it includes the hearts that are hard. Call a spade a spade. The heart is hard; but God's name should be powerful; [it should be able to] penetrate into the hearts. This is the power. God's name should have all the authority and power, and no hardness of any heart should stand there in front of God's name! God's name should have the ability and strength to pierce into any hardness. What a champion. Wow. إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ - excluding the hard hearts. 

His Divine Eminence said, 'You know why some of you have hesitation to accept Gohar Shahi as Lord? Because you have heard about God - [that] he is this great and he is that great.' 

This God is like an umpire we encountered recently; he just said, 'I am a qualified umpire,' but none of the players in our team asked him for proof. So you have heard about God: God did this and God did that. And you don't know anything about HDE Gohar Shahi. Number two, you have not seen God.

One of our very close brothers, if I ask him to shut his mouth and not to speak, just [to] sit here, anybody meeting him for the first time will think he is a gangster. The moment he opens his mouth, they will think he is an idiot. You have not seen God, you do not know anything about God; because you don't know anything about him, you only heard stories. 

When i was in Pakistan, - it was in 1989 - there was a mosque in my area, Old Goli Mar, called the Noorani Mosque. A mullah came and i was speaking on the subject of Dhikr Allah. He said, 'Whatever you said, where did it come from?' I said, 'It came from my Lord Gohar Shahi.' He said, 'Okay, let me test your knowledge.' I said, 'Okay, test my knowledge.' He said, 'Okay, tell me who created Bait al Mamour,' and I said, 'Gohar Shahi.' He said, 'No, God created it.' I said, 'No, Gohar Shahi created it,' and he said, 'Can you prove it?' I said, 'Yeah. But can you prove it? If you can prove it was created by God, I will prove it was created by Gohar Shahi.' 

It is just hallucination. The God in your mind is greater than the God sitting there. God in your mind, he is a dangerous one; God sitting there is very humble, very meeky. It was said to God, 'Everybody is afraid of you.' God said, 'I never frightened them; they're just afraid and this is their own choice.' Only those believe in God truly who have seen him, who have spoken to him or who have God's light in their heart. Having God's light is the least in the line of truth.

In the treasure of the truth, the most precious diamond is Ra Riaz. How will you understand it when intellect cannot help you with it and your heart is still not enlightened? Let Ra Riaz'go inside your soul and lit it up; then your heart will tell you what it is. 

I have given you the gift of Ra Riaz and you will understand the value of Ra Riaz after your death. Then I will remind you which is greater: a bottle of perfume, a shirt, £400-£600? These things are to perish; what is not going to perish is God's love, God's light. 

Today you may have different things as per your system of value. However tomorrow, which is not far, the system of value will change.

يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ

[Quran 26:88-89]

On that day, nothing will benefit you; neither your wealth nor your sons. Only those will be successful who will bring to God Qalb-e-Saleem (an enlightened heart).

This is the system of value. This is how value is worked out in the eyes of God. In your eyes, value has a different meaning. 

Having heard what God said in Quran that some hearts have become or already are so coarse, so stern and hard that even the name of God does not enter into them - now the question is: are we talking about the calibre of the heart or the calibre of the name of God? Which one is more powerful? If God's name is more powerful, then why it did not enter the heart? Why the name of God did not defeat the sternness, coarseness and hardness of the heart? Ponder, reflect on it; research, think about it. And if you do not have the answer, then ask religious clerics. I have the evidence: I have a paper in HDE Gohar Shahi's own handwriting in which HDE said, 'If there is anybody in this world in whose hearts God's name does not enter, then try my name.' 

Then Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, 'If God's name does not enter your heart, does not bless you or maybe cannot bless you, then try Gohar Shahi's name. I have heard from many corners of the world that this name, Gohar Shahi, enters all hearts regardless of the seriousness of the hardness of the heart.' 

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