What is important today for us to discuss is the wrong judgement of Iran and their associate, the Shia Doctrine, which is now causing problems. It is just like how the House of Saud (Saudi Arabia’s ruling family) is associated with Wahhabism. It is not only a delicate matter, but at the same time, a very crucial and sensitive part of every Muslim and every other human being on Earth - whosoever is awaiting the last Messianic figure.
Imam Mehdi is a Muslim concept of the Awaited One. However, we believe the Awaited One - who is known as Imam Mehdi among Muslims - simultaneously holds the office of Promised Messiah and Kalki Avatar also.
Two factions in Islam, Shi’ism and Wahhabism, are state-funded, state-supported and state-promulgated denominations in Islam. The House of Saud and their associates, Wahhabis, are trying their hardest to convert every single human being into their religious faction. On the other hand, although we have not noticed that Iran might have been trying to dominate all over the world or convert all human beings into their version of Islam, the Iranian religious establishment has ironically been very vocal about the emergence of Imam Mehdi.
Non-Muslims especially, all over the world, have taken the impression is that Imam Mehdi is an exclusive personality which will only come in this world to help either the Iranian or Shia version of Islam. I would like to tell the world that Iran has been projecting a concept of Imam Mehdi which is more like a mythological character. It is not any close to the original and factual concept of Imam Mehdi.
On the one hand, Saudi Arabia and their associates, Wahhabis, are working really hard to make the world forget about Imam Mehdi and its concept. On the other hand, Iran on the state level, is projecting an impression of Imam Mehdi which is nowhere near the real concept of Imam Mehdi.
The only source of information about Imam Mehdi available for people to turn to are the Traditions of Prophet Mohammad. Some of the verses in Quran also imply to advent of the Last Saviour, the Awaited One. Today I would like to take this opportunity to shed some light on the issue of Imam Mehdi.
We are a group of people and we are not funded by any government, organisation or any denominations in Islam. We are a self-financed and self-motivated group of people. The reason why we have taken this task to raise awareness among people of the world of the true concept of Imam Mehdi is because we belong to Imam Mehdi.
Unlike Iran, we have not made a book of desires which we are waiting for Imam Mehdi to fulfill. [Iran is waiting for Imam Mehdi to come help them with their agenda, that of finishing off Israel, the USA and ruling the world. They will believe in him only if he fulfills their book of desires].
The reason why we only can give people the true concept of Imam Mehdi is because we have been trained by Imam Mehdi. Only we know the true concept of Imam Mehdi. Nobody else can, because to other people, Imam Mehdi is a character from mythology; a bookish character who lives in their fantasy.
To us, Imam Mehdi is very much the centre of our life. Our life circumambulates around Imam Mehdi. We have seen Imam Mehdi with our physical eyes. We have spent years in his physical company and we have been given knowledge of spirituality by Imam Mehdi from Imam Mehdi.
This is not just a claim. When we say that we have been trained by Imam Mehdi, we also invite people to become part of this global, spiritual revolution. This global spiritual revolution is all about unifying the entire humanity with the cord of divine love. All hearts are connected with the one cord of divine love in which nobody will hate anybody.
It is such a shame for the state of Iran to, on one hand, declare that they believe in Imam Mehdi and on the other hand, say that Israel is a small devil and the United States of America is a big devil. As soon as they get nuclear power, they would want to destroy Israel and the United States of America.
Imam Mehdi is not a warrior. Imam Mehdi is not going to be holding a sword or a gun. Imam Mehdi’s only weapon is forgiveness, and Imam Mehdi’s only philosophy and agenda is converting everybody into love.
Imam Mehdi is no going to supervise or be head of any one particular religion. He is not going to support any religion; rather, Imam Mehdi is going to support the entire humanity. He is coming to fulfil the promises which God made with people.
Imam Mehdi is going to come to establish the Kingdom of God. Imam Mehdi is going to turn every human heart into the temple of God.
Imam Mehdi is going to wipe out all sorts of hatred, all sorts of difference and all sorts of colour, religious and ethnic issues. He will help humanity become unified. This unification is going to be based on love in every heart.
[People of different colours] cannot be unified until all become [the same colour], which is impossible. Unification is a state in which you have commonality; that one common thing among all will establish unification. If you are all white, you are unified in white; this unification is based on your colour. If you are all Christians, then this unification is based on your religion. The thing is, not every single human being on earth will become a Christian, so there will never be universal unification. By the same token, not every single human being will become a Muslim. Unification in religion can never become true. Unification by ethnicity can never become true, because humanity is divided into many tribes and geographical centres.
Imam Mehdi is going to unify all humanity in their hearts!
Imam Mehdi is going to turn every human heart into a temple of God - a temple which is not carved, made and built by a human hand. A temple of God which will take shape by the light of God, in which God will domicile.
Imam Mehdi is not going to support or promote any religion. What Iran projects about Imam Mehdi supporting the religion of Islam is a myth. It is unsupported and undocumented claim. There is no Tradition of the Prophet Mohammad which says Imam Mehdi will promote Islam. There is a time frame in which Imam Mehdi has been prophesied to come.
The time frame in which Imam Mehdi is supposed to come begins after the time frame in which Prophet Mohammad prophesied Islam to finish off.
Prophet Mohammad said, ‘A time will come when nothing will remain in Islam for except its name and a time will come when nothing will remain in the Holy Quran but the custom of its recitation.’
This is the time frame in which Islam was supposed to have lost all its moral, spiritual values.
There is a Tradition of the Prophet Mohammad according to which Imam Mehdi will show up in this world at a time in which there will be barely a lamp lit up. People fail to understand the significance and the metaphor which is used in this Tradition of the Prophet. They say, ‘The electricity system is destroyed and there is no light left. People will use oil lamps. That is the time frame in which Imam Mehdi will come.’ However, this is not true. What this tradition implies is the spiritual aspect.
For example, I give you a word from the Holy Quran: Prophet Mohammad has been addressed by God as ‘A Lamp Lit Up’. Prophet Mohammad is not a lamp; then why did God say it? God was referring to Prophet Mohammad’s heart. Prophet Mohammad’s heart is a lamp lit up with the light of God. Prophet Mohammad meant the same thing when he said, ‘There will be barely a lamp lit up when Imam Mehdi comes.’ It refers to people who have lit up hearts.
Your heart is a lit up lamp when your heart has God’s name written on it.
So Imam Mehdi was supposed to come in a time in which people will not have spirituality. All their emphasis will be on performance of physical worship. They will not be bothered to see whether their heart is lit up, enlightened. Imam Mehdi will come in this time frame where people are not aware that they have a lamp inside them which has to be lit up with the name of God, just as the heart of Prophet Mohammad was lit up with the light of God.
So Imam Mehdi is going to light up lamps in you. Those lamps are your hearts.
Islam has reached its age; it has given humanity whatever it was able to give.
The period of Islam has ended. What you know now as Islam is Wahhabism, Shi’ism and Sunnism. There are lots of Wahhabis, Shias and Sunnis in this world, but this world is not benefiting from their presence.
This is because they have become ugly [characters]. They do not represent the Islam which was originated by Prophet Mohammad 1438 years ago in Mecca.
Islam was a good religion. Christianity and Judaism were good religions too. An enormous amount of people benefitted from Islam; there is no doubt. Through Islam, people became spiritual, devoted to God and Beloveds of God. That is true and that is indisputable. Before Islam, Christianity had the same kind of glory. Through Christianity, people became Beloveds of God; they became good. Before Christianity, Judaism had done wonders. However, that is all history and we live in the present.
Nobody even knows what true Christianity is. Nobody knows what Judaism is today. If you ask, ‘What is Islam?’ people in Saudi Arabia will tell you one version of Islam; go to Tehran and they will tell you another story about Islam. Go to Pakistan and they will ask you, ‘What kind of Islam do you want to buy? We have Punjabi Islam, Pashtun Islam, Taliban Islam, Lal Masjid Islam and MQM Islam. There are many versions of Islam.’
These religions were good. However this question goes out to all [readers]: can anybody benefit from Islam, Judaism or Christianity today like they benefited at the time when Jesus was among Christians, when Prophet Mohammad was among Muslims or when Moses and Abraham were among their people? These religions were very good and they benefitted a lot of human beings on Earth, but their glory has faded; they have become things of the past.
Today, humanity is suffering. Religions have become monsters. What Saudi Arabia is doing is terrorism and what Iran is doing is also terrorism.
Innocent lives are being lost everywhere. These two countries are in a tug of war and they are after dominion. They want a stronghold firstly in the region that they are in, and secondly, they want to rule the world. How foolish!
If you ask Muslims about the Antichrist, they will tell you. ‘He is a Jew.’ However if you ask one of the Traditions of Prophet Mohammad, it will tell you that 70 000 Muslim clerics will pledge allegiance to the Antichrist.
It is easy to understand: if Antichrist is a Jew, why would 70 000 Muslim clerics pledge allegiance to him? They cannot stand sight of a Jew, let alone pledging allegiance. A lot has been adulterated when it comes to the Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad or narrations of Imams - either from the Household of Prophet Mohammad or mainstream Islam.
We want to tell the world that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi is the true Imam Mehdi. His message is universal love. He loves Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. He loves everybody who wants to love God.
Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has said that in the future, Imam Mehdi is going to fulfil the promises made by God with the Jews. Imam Mehdi will take the land and give it to the Jews. Imam Mehdi does not take Israel or the United States of America as an enemy. Imam Mehdi’s message and vision is love - and nothing else but love.
Let me say it very clearly: the Iranian concept of Imam Mehdi is nothing but a myth and a hoax. There is no truth in what Iran has been projecting as the true philosophy of Imam Mehdi.