The Concept of God differs in all
the religions. What Islam teaches a Muslim to observe an understanding of God
is different from what Christianity and Judaism do! The concept of God is caged
and suffers from limitations imposed by different religions. Imam Mehdi Ra Riaz
Gohar Shahi introduces a broader concept of God in which God feels free to
grant his love to anyone of his creation without minding restrictions. This Goharian
Concept of God is the first step towards unification of the humanity with a unified
understanding of God!
How do you perceive that Ummat-e-Wahida will come about when the
concept of God in all 3 Abrahamic religions is different? What the Muslims think about God is different from what Christians
think about God. For example, Christians think Jesus died for their sins and now
all their sins are forgiven. Muslims think on the Day of Judgement Muslims
expect to find salvation through Prophet Mohammad and Jews think they are the
favourites of God so there is nothing to worry about.
The concept of God given to
Christians is limited, the concept of God given to Muslims is limited and concept
of God given to Jews is limited.
Imam Mehdi is introducing a
fuller, a complete and a thorough concept of God and in this fuller concept of
God, God is manifesting upon all humanity that his love is for all. God wants
to see your hearts enlightened no matter what religion you practise. The bottom
line is it doesn’t matter who you are, what matters is that you must have an
enlightened heart and everything else is well. All is well if your heart is
well. Now, Christians are better or Muslims are greater or Jews are favourites,
this is an old story. Muslim is the past, Christian is the past; Jewish is the
past. The new concept of God is that God wants to love all. Everybody must
bring God in his heart in order to become closer to God, it doesn’t matter who
you are. The only criterion in the eyes of God that has been set as an example
by the Awaited One is that you must be in possession of an enlightened heart. If
your heart is enlightened it doesn’t matter whether or not you practise a religion.
The importance is laid upon enlightenment of the heart not on what religion you
practise and this is the broader concept of God.
In other concepts of God the
power of God was limited. Jesus said to Christians, ‘I am the way, through me
you reach the father; you come to God through me only.’ That is for Christians it’s
not for Muslims. Likewise the Quran says, ‘Tell them, if you want to love God,
follow me and God will love you.’ But
that is for Muslims only. So the concept of God is very limited and restricted.
There are boundaries. God has been caged by the religions. His Divine Eminence Gohar
Shahi has not only liberated humanity from all limitations of the world but
Gohar Shahi has also un-caged God from the boundaries set by these religions. The
concept of God introduced by Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi God is not dependent on any
religion. God can grant love to whomsoever he pleases there are no limitations.
Now there are no restrictions, whether you go to a church, a temple, or mosque
it no longer matters as long as you possess Noor (Divine Light) in your heart.
This concept of God given by Imam
Mehdi is greater than the concepts of God introduced by Prophet Mohammad, Adam,
Jesus, Abraham or Moses because their concept of God was limited to the
boundaries put forth by their respective Kalima (Declaration of Faith). However
with this concept of God given by Imam Mehdi, for the first time God is free to
exercise his choice. God is free to exercise his right and his power. Now God
can say he ‘is the absolute power and can do anything’ because previously God
was unable to guide anybody unless they performed the austerities required by
the religion but here there is no such thing; God may grant guidance to
whomsoever he wishes. God may enter anybody’s heart and grant his love to even
the Sikhs and Hindus. HDE Gohar Shahi said to God, ‘Now you can bless all
whether be he a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Sikh; you are free to bless
them all. Practise thy nature of being un-discriminatory.
In practical meaning of words HDE
Gohar Shahi liberated the concept of God from the boundaries and perimeters and
limitations of the religions and this blessing came about thanks to the
manifestation of the Kalima-e-Sabqah (first and foremost declaration of faith),
‘La Ilaha Illa Riaz’. In the fuller meaning of the phrase you can now
practically say to the world that God is love.
When Jesus said God is love,
after 600 years, the Sharia of Prophet Mohammad supressed it. The Sharia said: don’t
talk about love, go perform Salat. Therefore the concept of love became
supressed and limited to a few hearts. Did Omar bin Khattab ever talk about
love? Did Abu Bakar talk about love? Only Hazrat Ali and Fatima talked about
love. Abu Bakar did not know what love was. It was not a nation of love.
Jesus brought an introductory
message. Jesus said God is love and people said love? Go home, so Jesus went. His
ministry time was 3.5 years. What could he have done in 3.5 years? Prophet
Mohammad spent 23 years in his ministry. After 23 years of the Mohammadan
ministry when finally Prophet Mohammad traveled from this world to the other
world his body was left unattended for 3 days 3 nights. Abu Bakar and Omar bin
Khattab said it’s more important to decide who is going to be the next Caliph
rather than taking care of the body. They said why are you wasting time here? Let’s
decide who should take over. This was their concept. Where is love? Where was
the love of Prophet Mohammad? Was this not written in the Hadith?
Hadith: One cannot become a true devout until he loves me more than his
parents and the rest of the world
Had they forgotten this Hadith? More
important was taking care of Prophet Mohammad’s body. Observance of Prophet
Mohammad’s respect was more important than deciding the next Caliph, which was
violated. Observance of Prophet Mohammad’s respect was more important than
Islam. So where was the concept of love? There was no love, there was only Sharia.
Those who said we are not going anywhere, no wives, no children, no business,
no goats and no milk, only Prophet Mohammad and Dhikr Allah, were the Ashab-e-Sufa
(Companions of the Prophet who practised Sufism) and they loved.
Jesus talked about God’s love but
his ministry could not last more than 3.5 years so in a practical way he did
not establish God’s love on earth because he didn’t find time. He talked about
love and now this is the first time in human history when the love of God is
granted and dispensed to people, realistically and practically and not to just
one group of people or one religion or one faith. It is being dispensed to all
aspiring hearts whether that heart lies in the body of a Muslim, Christian,
Hindu, Jew or somebody who doesn’t even believe in a religion.
Is this not justice that Prophet Mohammad
talked about? Prophet Mohammad said, ‘When Imam Mehdi comes to this world he
will fill the world with justice and this is the justice. Everybody has the
right to love God. Why restrict God’s love? Is there anything more important or more
costly or more expensive or more valuable than God’s love? Then you give
provision to all but why are you restricting your love to one particular group
of people? Air is for all, sun is for all, moon is for all, food is for all and
love is for few? That is not good. Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has come to fulfill the
requirement of justice to be done and justice is being done and seen. This is
HDE Gohar Shahi’s concept of God.
If you ask a Muslim about God he
will tell you the concept of God given to Islam. But if you say that Gods concept
is the same in all religion I will not accept it. Unification has several
grades and several phases. Before the entire humanity is unified, God’s concept
needs unification. God’s concept is different in all religions; first this
concept must be unified. Somebody thinks God is cruel, somebody thinks God is a
beloved and somebody thinks God is a justifier. God’s concept will be unified when
everyone will say God is love. A Christian says God is love but a Muslim doesn’t
say it. A Jew says a different story and a Muslim says a completely different
story. Some of today’s contemporary Muslims think behead people and go to
paradise, what kind of concept is this? How a Christian sees God is different
from how a Muslim sees God and how a Jew sees God is altogether a different
concept. So before humanity is unified, their understanding level needs to be
unified and how they see God and how they perceive God must be unified. They
must think alike. They must believe alike. They must love alike. They must
perceive God alike before they all become alike. The first thing that needs to
be done is the concept of God that is different in all religions must be
unified so that all religions begin to think of God in the same way as God
wants them to.
All humanity must accept with all
their heart that greater than all the religions introduced by the prophet and
messengers is the Religion of God. All humanity must accept that greater than
all worship is the love of God. All humanity must accept that God loves
modesty. All humanity must accept that all the religious rituals are on one
side and enlightenment of the heart is the one thing that pleases God. When the
divine concept becomes crystal clear and transparent than the concept of
Ummat-e-Wahida shall come into existence.