Monday 25 March 2013

The Difference between Religion and Spirituality: The First Step in Spirituality

It is not important that every spiritual person is a Saint of God. However, every Saint of God is an expert on spirituality. The path that leads one to obtain friendship of God is the path of spirituality. In the path of spirituality, the first phase is very gruesome, troublesome and austeritive. It is full of extreme hard work, mortification, purgation, purification, and enlightenment.  

Why is Spirituality so difficult?
Earlier today a man was saying to me that he was surprised how God entrapped human beings with so many negative and evil elements in life. For example, the inclusion of Latifa-e-Nafs in every human being, and then the food we eat that also adds to the amount of Naar (fire) which is actually the diet of our Nafs. Plus, the committance of sins, the four birds and on top of that, not being able to suss out what is the right step in the right direction. 

The knowledge of purification, the knowledge of spirituality, has always been restricted to some elite of the elite. When people wanted to verify it with the supposedly most authentic text on earth, the Quran, they were not able to verify it in the light of the Quran. That is a divine tragedy, a human crisis! Somehow or other, very annoyingly and ironically, it is in the nature of Muslims that anything they do not like, they want to verify it with the Quran. When they commit adultery they don’t verify it from the Quran. When they go to the casino and gamble, they do not want to see what the Quran says about it. However when something as hard as spirituality is propagated and people are invited to adopt it, they want to make sure that this knowledge is verified by the Quran and the Hadith. As a result of which, a lot of people who make all endeavours to prove to themselves that they are in extreme love with God are left deprived of the benefits and bounty of his divine culture and divine path of spirituality. 

To a certain degree the man was right; however he saw this and experienced this and said so in the light of a human being but when you look at these things being God, it’s not a big deal. When you want to sort out men from boys, you give them really hard things to do which you believe can only be done by men and the boys would fail. God’s understanding is, those who opted for the luxury of Divine love in the primordial times, no matter how hard does it become for them to become purified, mortified, and no matter what kind of sacrifice they are supposed to make in order to become purified, they will leave no stone unturned; they won’t even think about making any kind of sacrifice. 

This is what His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has said in His book ‘The Religion of God’, ‘Those who, before the occurrence of the Primordial Day were in divine proximity and those who were in God’s love and those who were in the divine illumination, when such people are born into this world, they alone for the sake of God, leave everything. They make their abode in jungles; they go through any extreme of austerities, hardships of purgation and mortification and they reach the ultimate culmination of enlightenment. And for people who chose the luxuries of the paradise and the luxuries of this world, when this knowledge of spirituality is put forward to them, it appears to them that this is too much; they cannot handle it.’ 

I (HH Younus AlGohar) say: it depends how extreme the desire of obtaining Gods love is in your heart. The more desire you have in your heart, the more you want to make sacrifices and the more you want to get enlightened at any cost. It doesn’t matter what the price tag is saying. You want to love God and you will do what it takes you to do. This divine path has not been designed to cater the greedful needs of a man who cannot think beyond physical luxury and physical comfort. For they who understand their motive on earth is to find that missing link between their hearts and their Lord, their comfort and their peace of mind lies in finding God; nothing else gives them peace of heart. Nothing else gives them peace of mind. Nothing else comforts them. Nothing else is the desire of their hearts. Spirituality is a revival. 

What is the role of a father in the birth of his son or his daughter? Nothing; he sleeps with his wife, copulates and the rest is done by God. What exactly do you do when you become a father? Do you make any effort? I don’t think so. A mother, what is her role? She has just one role - bearing the pain. I would like to ask all these fathers in the Muslim world who use the Quran as an instrument to prove their worth and who use the Quran as an instrument to deviate their offspring from reaching God, what is their role in the birth of his son/daughter?

You have no role, but even then God said, ‘No matter if your mother or father is Kafir (infidel) or Momin (believer), do not even say a word of disapproval to them.’ Muslim fathers use it. But, just think about yourself think about your efforts, what exactly did you do? What kind of productive turmoil did you go through? It was all done by God. When God makes you a champion and you didn’t do anything, it’s not difficult. You just sleep with your wife, she gets pregnant and the child is conceived by the mother, not created. The angels do the rest. The mother bears the pain, nothing else and so for this little job, God is giving her a lot. Paradise lies under her feet. The mother is given so much respect by God, just for one reason: that she was bearing the pain of having that baby in her tummy for nine months. This is the right of a mother. 

What about the rights of God, who has actually created you? Today, when we see in the Muslim world, mothers and fathers, you just tell them, ‘I love Gohar Shahi and I want to adopt spirituality,’ before long they will say, ‘Look, you should respect me; I am your mother.’ But tell your mother, ‘Before you became my mother, I was created by God. God has more rights on me than you have. Your contribution in my creation is not more than that you bore some pain while I was created by the angels in your tummy and just for bearing that pain, you have been given so much respect. What about the rights of God who actually created me?'

When you have insufficient knowledge you will only mislead yourself and others. I see these Islamic scholars and clerics they speak on a topic of a mother and they go beyond all extremes of respect. It looks like the mother is not a mother but some kind of God. Unfortunately, we have some examples. The mother of that man who was not a very good man, he was very dishonest, at the time of Moses. One day when Moses asked God, ‘Who would live with me in paradise?’ God sent him to a butcher. Moses went there and when Moses saw that butcher, he was really disappointed and he said, ‘What happened to God? This man who is very dishonest will live with me in paradise?’ But, because God said it to Moses he had to believe. So the butcher said to him, ‘Wait until I close my shop in the evening and then we will go home.’ Moses went with him to his house. He prepared food and he fed his mother; his mother was not able to speak. Moses was seeing everything that took place. And then after he fed his mother, she murmured something. Moses asked him, ‘What is she saying?’ He said, ‘My mother is saying: O’ God, let my son live with Moses in paradise.’ He said, ‘I don’t know what happened to her, every time I feed her she says that to me.’ Then he said, ‘I am Moses.’ They tell you this story that a very dishonest man, just because his mother used to pray for him, he would become a paradise-mate of Moses. But this isn't only one incident in the entire human history, there are other stories as well. This doesn’t mean all mothers are equivalent of the mother of the butcher. The wife of the Prophet Lot, she didn't accept his religion and she used to blaspheme her husband. Her son followed her and not his father who was a prophet. Her son was obedient to her, but it would lead him to end up in the hellfire. Similarly the wife and son of Noah: the son of Noah did not follow his father; obedience to his mother would lead him into hellfire.  

So we have examples of many women in the capacity of a mother who prayed and this prayer worked for the sons. So what is the real story behind it? Some people whom God had already chosen to be close friends of the prophets and saints, this choice and selection was made in the Primordial Times. But when such souls are born into this world, because of the bad environment and society, they became bad. Then prayers of mothers start to work, but these prayers of the mother only works for those who were already chosen for this job. Mothers should also spiritualise themselves and they should also allow their daughters and sons to find their real mother and father: God.

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi explained, ‘There are stages in spirituality. When you are not enlightened, you are under veils; you are known as Mahjoob (the one who has veils on him). Think of the famous book by Data Ali Hajweri, ‘Kashf ul Mahjoob’ (Revelation for the Beginners). And then when you are initiated into spirituality, you become Mahtoob, meaning now you are repenting. Now, when you finally reach your destination, one of two things happen, either the mirror of intellect is broken by the Theophanies of God, in that case you become Majzoob, and if nothing happens and you succeed to see God, you become Mehboob.

The first part of Spirituality is very difficult and this first part is the time when you are meant to and are supposed to purify and mortify your Self (Nafs) and purify your heart. The most difficult assignment in Spirituality is to mortify Latifa-e-Nafs. This was the first step which was the starting point when a servant is initiated into spirituality, he happens to mortify his Nafs. Many different ways were adopted by Spiritual Guides because when Nafs is purified then everything becomes smooth and easy. The most difficult part in spirituality is the purification of Nafs and when your Nafs is purified, then everything becomes easy. The Nafs creates hurdles; it is not just a hurdle in the way of God, rather the Nafs is the source of hurdles. It keeps you in the dark, in oblivion and unaware of God. It keeps you in the permanent state of oblivion. It does not allow you to know yourself.

God said, ‘One who has known his Nafs, in other words he has known God.’

If you remove the veil of Nafs from you, nothing will be left in you, which could be pointed as alien to God.

The Quran said, ‘I am behind the veils of your Nafs. Why don’t you try to see?’

Pure Love

Parents think they have all the rights on their children they are unaware of the fact that their children also have rights on them, this has become a messed up culture. Friends have rights on each other; neighbours have rights on each other. Even the religious fellowmen have rights on each other. However, the Nafs is very dominant and people only want their own rights, they don't remember the rights of their mother and father, or their wife and children. This is self-indulgence and self-love. Self-love has no place in Spirituality. 

One who loves himself cannot love God. You have to stop loving yourself; only then you can start loving somebody else. If you continue to love yourself then your love for somebody else is a lie. A lot of people claim they love somebody; they have problems because their claim is false. If their claim was true, then they would stop loving themselves. Their love in other words is infatuation. You know, the exchange of evil vibes caused them to somehow or other be attracted to each other. And when that attraction is gone, their love is gone. Or when during this love story, they have to sacrifice their self-love, then, problems are created. Whether you want to love a human being or God, the first step is to stop loving yourself. You can never love anybody until you stop loving yourself. Today whether people love a human being or they claim to love God, both of their claims are false because their Nafs, their Ego is the greatest hurdle in the way of God and in the way of love.

Majnoun (Romeo) loved Laila (Juliet) so much so that he would always be sunk in her thoughts and lost completely. One day, he was just walking on the street. Somebody was offering Salat, but he was lost in her thoughts and he walked past that person who was praying and the person got really offended; he broke his Salat and said, ‘Are you blind? Couldn’t you see I was praying?’ He said, ‘Honestly, I didn’t know. I was busy thinking about Laila and I didn’t realise you were there. But hang on, you were praying, how could you see me walking? I was busy thinking of Laila; I am in love with a human being and I was so lost in her thoughts. You are in love with God, how come you noticed I was going there?’ 

I think this is true form of love: Laila became his hypothetical Murshid (Spiritual Guide). She was giving away charity to people. She was giving away food to the needy ones. She was giving it to everybody, but when Majnoun came to her with a pot in his hands, she broke his pot and he started to dance. People said, ‘You should be crying she didn’t even recognise you, she broke your pot.’ He said, ‘No, it shows that there is a connection, a relationship between me and her. She didn’t break anyone else’s pot.’ Majnoun used to kiss the dogs of Laila’s street and when he died, he cried a lot and he said to God, ‘God I realise now that it was you that I was looking for in the mirror of Laila. Why you did not manifest to me? I have always wanted to love you.’ God said to him, ‘What you saw in Laila was nobody else but me.’ This is a true form of love.

You can see, day and night people say 'I love you', 'I miss you' but they don't really love you they love themselves. You will not love a sincere love until you stop loving yourself. This is self-love which is portrayed as pure love; it is sensual carnal love. It has nothing to do with love. Love is pure and it has to do with the heart. 

In the first phase of S, the Nafs has to be purified. Without mortification of Nafs you are not going to achieve any target, any goal in spirituality. 

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, 'No words of the Quran, Bible, or any other books sent by God; no Divine Word or Noor (Divine Light/Energy) will stay in your body if your Nafs is Ammarah (The Commanding Self).' 

When your Nafs is in this state, your body is like a ripped off pocket. If your pocket is ripped, anything you keep in that pocket will be lost. 

It doesn’t matter how much Noor you have; any amount of Noor which has stayed in you is enough for you. 

This is why HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘If you have even a tiny spark of Noor in your heart, Imam Mehdi will save you because with that little spark of Noor, you will be spotted by Imam Mehdi.’

If we are a rescue team and we want to rescue the needy ones, for us to help them they must be seen. People who are stranded on islands and remote places, what do they do? They write something on the beaches and they throw flares so that they can be seen. If they cannot be seen if they are not visible the rescue team will not come for their help. In a similar way, Imam Mehdi and God want to rescue all, but the point is: how well do we know we can be visible? We do not know anything. However, Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi Himself said if you want to be seen and rescued, the only way is to have a little amount of Noor in your heart that could stay put there because if that Noor stays put in your heart, it will make you to be spotted.

Therefore, we have to make sure the state of our Nafs is always above Ammarah, because Noor does not stay in the body if the Nafs is Ammarah. The spiritual status of the Nafs is always fluctuating depending on how we lead our life, how sinful our lifestyle is, if we do not practise and observe abstinence then the chances are our Nafs will drop down from Lawamma to Ammarah again and we won't even notice. The only way, with the help of which, you can notice your Nafs has dropped down to Ammarah again is when you feel happiness by harming, teasing and pestering others, and when you are involved in backbiting, and slandering understand that your Nafs is Ammarah. 

Those who want to be rescued and helped by Imam Mehdi must have Noor (even if it is a tiny spark) in their hearts, for Imam Mehdi is the Ball of Noor and attracts only those who possess Noor in them.

Thursday 21 March 2013

The Image of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi

This image of His Divine Eminence Ra Gohar Shahi renders the same Spiritual Grace as Imam Mehdi Himself!

Thursday 14 March 2013

The Straight Path: Sirat al Mustaqeem

(٧) صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ (٦) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ 

Here in this verse of the Quran, God mentions guidance and the Straight Path (Sirat al Mustaqeem), the path of those whom God is pleased with, not the path of those whom God is displeased with (غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ) and not on the path of those who are ‘Dhaaleen’ (ضَّالِّينَ), stone-hearted.

What displeases God? God is not displeased with sins; he likes the tears shed by the sinners when they repent. If you are weak in worship and austerities then you are a sinner. But there are some sins God forgives and there are some sins he does not forgive such as Shirk. Shirk is not a sin, it is to make enemies with God and according to a Hadith (Prophetic Tradition) God declares war against such people. People, who reject, blaspheme and trouble the Prophets and Friends of God, God is displeased with them and he curses them eternally in this world and hereafter and declares a war against such people (غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ).

Secondly, what is meant here by ‘Dhaaleen?’ To understand this further we can look at the following verse:

أَفَمَن شَرَحَ اللَّهُ صَدْرَهُ لِلْإِسْلَامِ فَهُوَ عَلَى نُورٍ مِّن رَّبِّهِ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُم مِّن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ

‘Fawayl’ (فَوَيْلٌ) means destruction and ‘Qasiyati’ (قَاسِيَةِ) is derived from ‘Qast’ which means, stone-hearted in Arabic. Destruction is for those whose hearts have become stone-hearted for Dhikr Allah {Remembrance of God) and Dhikr Allah cannot enter their hearts. 

For such people the Quran said that the Dhikr Allah shall not penetrate into the stone-hearts and for them it is destruction. Everything including the devil will penetrate their hearts but not the name of God. 

It should be noted that those who take the word ‘Dhaal’ as misguidance and ‘Dhaaleen’ as misguided ones are mistaken. Here it refers to the hardness of the heart and the darkness of the heart. How can you be misguided when you haven’t even been initiated onto the path? You begin the path of Sirat al Mustaqeem when the heart becomes enlightened with Dhikr Allah and then if, for some reason you deviate off the Straight Path that would be misguidance. However, if you haven’t even started on the path, how then are you misguided? If you are one in whose heart the name of God does not penetrate then you cannot be guided because guidance is related to the heart (Qalb). 

According to the Quran you must have Emaan (faith) and then God shall provide guidance.

وَمَنْ يُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهُ ۚ

Those who enlighten their hearts and become Momin, God shall provide guidance to their hearts. When God is providing guidance to the heart, how can that heart be misguided? First you must bring the name of God into your heart and enlighten the heart with the Divine Light of the name of God and then God shall render guidance to the enlightened heart.   

Those who rejected this knowledge of Spirituality became misguided and their emphasis was on the physical worship only. Previously it was difficult to know whether a heart was capable of absorbing the name of God. People would go to a Murshid-e-Kamil (Perfect Spiritual Guide) to get the invocation of the heart with the name of God and if their hearts were not capable then the Spiritual Guide would not grant them the initiation. The Guide would send such people away and tell them it was not in their destiny and therefore this knowledge was supressed. Fortunate are those who have come in the era of His Divine Eminence Imam Mehdi, Kalki Avatar and Messiah Gohar Shahi. The method of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi is incomparable! Even if Dhikr Allah is not written in one’s fate but he spends his life at the feet of the Lord, it is enough for his salvation. The Lord does not return anyone empty-handed.

Sunday 10 March 2013

The True Story about Adam and Eve

Today I will tell you about the first man on Earth Adam and the first woman on earth Eve. 6000 years ago Adam and eve were sent to this world there were lots of Adams and they were all naughty and disobedient to God and he didn’t like it. So one day all the Adams started to have fights and kill each other and a lot of bloody things were happening and God told them to stop, but they didn’t stop and God got fed up. So God destroyed them. Now God came up with a brilliant idea. God thought that this world is filled with evil spirits. He thought that all the people he made in paradise are not disobedient and there filled with Noor there not wicked so he thought to create Adam in paradise so he can be filled with Noor not an evil person. Then the angels were saying that Adam was being so rude and now you are going to create him again. Then God said that you guys are made in paradise and all of you are not disobedient and you are angels. So if I create Adam in paradise then he will be like you and then I will send him to Earth. Then God and the angels had a fight. God ignored them and created Adam in paradise. When Adam was created God said to the Angels that this Adam will not be disobedient to anyone because he is created in paradise and made with Noor not clay of Earth and Adam will be better then all of you angels. Then the angels said that we will never be able to accept Adam that is created here in paradise. Then God said before Adam comes out you have to bow I will take it as you accept Adam. Then Azazel (Satan) came and said if even anybody accepts they shall not bow to Adam. Then God said everybody will bow and Azazel, if you do not accept stay out of it. Then God sent the new Adam to Earth and since then everything went wonderful. Do you know why the angels were not disobedient to God and the people created in Earth were? Because the angels created in paradise were made of Noor and the people that were created in Earth were made of clay. God said that this Adam will be better then you angels because I will give Adam the knowledge of creating Noor in the heart so that the human beings can be pure and to be closer to God. And that is the true story of Adam and Eve.

By: Nazish Riaz Younus

Thursday 7 March 2013

The Message of Imam Mehdi to the People of Pakistan:

Today, after seeing the people of Abbas Town (site of the Karachi bomb blast) painting images calling upon Imam Mehdi, I would like to give them the message of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi:

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi says: God only looks upon those every day who are connected to God through a Habl Allah 

HDE Gohar Shahi said God only looks at those people that are connected with a Habl Allah (Divine Rope). He does not look at normal ordinary people. If you are connected with God through Habl Allah, God will look at you 360 times every day. But sometimes, once in a blue moon, a thought would cross his mind and he would think to see common people and when he wants to see common people he says:

 إنَّ الله لا ينْظُرُ إِلى أجْسَامِكُمْ ، ولا إِلى صُوَرِكمْ ، وَلَكن ينْظُرُ إلى قُلُوبِكم. ..

It’s not that you have purified your heart and next minute God will come and live in your heart. On a regular basis only the Saints are seen by God and God doesn’t look at anybody else. But once in a blue moon when he wants to look at common ordinary folks what is it in you he looks at? He says when I look at common people I do not see their faces, their bodies, their actions or their deeds, I look at their hearts. 

The only reason he used to look at common people once in a blue moon was when one of the Kamil Dhaat (Perfect Spiritual Guide) on Earth would ask God, ‘I have now prepared some hearts for you. Would you like to look at them?’ Then God would look at them. 

Now the world has seen times when there was a gap of 300-400 years and there was no Perfect Spiritual Guide. When there is nobody to call upon God to look at common people why would God look at them? Because it is in his understanding that hearts will not shine until he sends a Spiritual Guide. But after the gap of 400 years Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has come.

HDE Gohar Shahi said: 
Because there has not been a Kamil Dhaat in the last 400 years, God turned away his face from common folks and stopped looking at them because there was no Kamil Dhaat who could enlighten their hearts and why would God look at unenlightened hearts? God became fed up with people because people were demanding the world and its contents and nobody was saying, ‘God I want you.’ Their prayers and supplications were filled with the desires of the world and its contents. Nobody wanted or desired God.

The only organ which he might look at in your body is your heart provided it’s enlightened. You don’t want to see your wife sleeping with somebody else in bed. In a similar way, God doesn’t want to look at your heart when he knows Shaitan (devil) is living in your heart. Therefore, God turned away his face from common people. 

But since Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has come, Gohar Shahi does not ask God to look at them because He has God in Him. God used to look at these enlightened hearts maybe once or twice in your lifetime and 

HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘I will look at your hearts every day at least one time.’

HH Younus AlGohar:

We need to understand the ground reality. Forget about what you read in your books. The ground reality is that only Gohar’s help is handy, only Gohar’s help is available, only Gohar’s help is ready to come to you! The only available rescue is Gohar’s help. Nobody is helping you, nobody is rescuing you. Nobody is removing this divine wrath from your heads. You are dying every day. Those who are still alive, don’t you think you might die tomorrow or day after tomorrow? Just think that you are just living today and you are fortunate; you have now time to see the difference between falsehood and the truth and let this message melt your heart!

I invite you to test HDE Gohar Shahi’s name! You’ve called upon God. You’ve called upon prophets, Imam Hussain, Hazrat Ali, Imam Jaffar and you are still dying. I am not saying they cannot help you but the thing is you are dying. They can help you but there is a communication gap between you and Hazrat Ali and Imam Hussain. You are not spiritually in contact with them. Now, what if you say: If I spiritualise myself and I become worthy of communicating with Hazrat Ali what would happen, in that case would I still need Gohar Shahi’s help? Yes, first of all, you cannot spiritualise yourself without Gohar Shahi’s help.

You have all the saying of Imam Hussain, Hazrat Ali and Imam Jaffar. You read them and you have all sorts of Dua (supplications) but you are dying! About your proposed Imam Mehdi, when will he come? After everybody is dead? Bring him to Pakistan what is he doing in Iraq? There are people dying here come on help us what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for everybody to die and then you will come and guide the stones? Cruelty has reached its peak; people are dying what more are you waiting for? 

Every other house has become a practical brothel in Pakistan. Relations have lost their moral values. All barriers have been crossed in disrespect of the Prophets, Holy Scriptures, religions and Saints of God. Bombs are being blasted in the mosques and the Qurans are being burned. Sometimes the shrines of the Saints are being bombed. What greater cruelty could there be? Yet they say this is not the era of Imam Mehdi. As per the image of Imam Mehdi they have in their minds, Imam Mehdi will never come! And the Imam Mehdi sent by God has arrived! If you do not believe that HDE Gohar Shahi is Imam Mehdi sent forth by God then test for yourself!

Whenever calamity falls simply say, ‘Ya Gohar Almadad’ (Gohar help me).

HH Younus AlGohar:

God has given humanity into the custody of Imam Mehdi. Now no prophet or saint, despite having power shall come to your aid. The only help that shall arrive is the help of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. If your ego does not permit you to call upon the Lord for help then you may continue to suffer and lose your lives. But it is as simple as saying ‘Gohar.’ I swear by my Lord, even before you have finished your sentence the help of the Lord shall arrive. Even if you cannot say it with your tongue, just think it, just think of the Lord and the help of the Lord shall arrive. Putting us to the test is the only condition!

Today the divine wrath upon Pakistan is the result of their blasphemy against HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. Their stubbornness, arrogance and rejection of the truth has invited God’s wrath. 

The Kafir (Infidels) said to Prophet Mohammad, ‘If you think we are Kafir, how come the divine wrath does not fall upon us?’ Prophet Mohammad asked God this question and God said, ‘Ya Rasool Allah, tell them your presence among them is the reason why the divine wrath has not been sent upon them,’ 

Similarly, if HDE Imam Mehdi had not migrated from Pakistan, then the land of Pakistan would not be under this divine wrath as it is today. Then, another door was opened upon the people of Pakistan. The Representative of Imam Mehdi, Younus AlGohar, began to take the message of the Lord to the people of Pakistan. The same false cases were instigated against him of blasphemy to the Quran, blasphemy to the Prophet, etc. Once again, the people of Pakistan closed the door upon themselves. 

The Message of Imam Mehdi:

Turn to the court of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. Call upon the Lord for help and you shall see before your sentence is complete the help of the Lord shall arrive. But you must put us to the test, putting us to the test is the only condition! The Protector of this Universe is Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. Call upon the Lord and you are protected!

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Nazar ul Bashar: the Method of Purification for Prophets and Messengers

أَتَأْمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنسَوْنَ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَتْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

Surah al Baqarah [2:44]

They preach people and encourage them to do good and they forget themselves. And you recite the book also, is there no sense in you?

This fits perfectly on today’s Ulema.

Here God is complaining that you are teaching and preaching others to become good but you forget yourself. You recite the Holy Book and scriptures but you seem to have no sense (Aqal) in your head. There is a defect it’s not simply a case of hypocrisy, it’s not simply a case of being practical or impractical. There is more to it. You encourage others to become good but you don’t remind yourself the same. It’s about some kind of defect and that defect is controlled by Shaitan. 

When your Aqal is affected, when the power of intellect is controlled by some alien power, then you don’t know what you are doing. You don’t see your defects. You only see wrong in others and this happens when you think very high of yourself. When you think you can never make a mistake, then you will never have this thought in your head that what you are reciting, you should also act upon it. You will tell people that according to Quran, we should not backbite, we should not slander. But at the same time you are doing the same, you are also involved in all the sins you are asking people not to do. 

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَـٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

Surah al Baqarah [2:39]

People who have rejected my signs and made a lie about it, they are the companions of hellfire. They will eternally live there.

رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لَّا رَيْبَ فِيهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

Surah Aal-e-Imran [3:9]

O’ our Lord, one day you will gather all humanity and in this there is no doubt. Allah does not go against his promise. [Refers to Ummat-e-Wahida]

Nazar ul Bashar and Abdul Bashar are two different types of obtaining enlightenment. To worship God is the only apron of Spirituality and religiosity. Humanity was not aware of the other type of method. People were not aware of Nazar ul Bashar because Nazar ul Bashar is the method of rendering enlightenment to selected individuals and this method was adopted by God alone. This is why no messenger and no prophet had to find a Spiritual Guide. 

HDE Gohar Shahi said in His book: Can anyone become a prophet by virtue of worship?  

No messengers and no prophets had to find a Spiritual Guide and they did not have a Spiritual Guide. Were they already enlightened by birth? No, they were not. They were not enlightened when they were born, then how did it happen? How did they become enlightened? How did they have all this discerning and all this knowledge and this power of distinction? People only know about revelation from God. They do not know how does revelation of God come about and descend on that particular individual. Before a potential prophet-to-be is able to receive a revelation from God, he has to have an enlightened heart. 

The problem with most people is they do not stimulate their brain. They do not ponder. When they do not understand anything, they say God will do it. If you ask a Muslim especially, most of these Muslims will not want to hear what I am saying about a prophet or messenger not being enlightened at the time of his birth. They derive the wrong meaning from the sayings of the Prophet. When the Prophet said I had already been a prophet even before my arrival in this world what do you think people will understand? They will say when he was already a prophet then how come his Nafs was not purified? This could be their argument. But then again Prophet Mohammad himself said, ‘When a man is born a Satanic Jinn is born with him also,’ and his companions asked him, ‘was that Satanic Jinn born with you too?’ Prophet Mohammad said, ‘Yes, but later he became enlightened in my company.’  

Now, how does a prophet or a messenger-to-be get enlightened and how does it happen? How his heart is revived and how he obtains mortification of the Self and Ego when he apparently doesn’t have a Spiritual Guide? He is not initiated by a man, then how all that process of purgation, mortification and purification comes about?  

These potential prophets and messengers, and the process of enlightenment, is taken care of by God. But even when God does it, there is a system. For example, God is the Provider (Raziq). You believe that but then do you still work? God is the Provider but you still work. Why do you have to work when God is the Provider? You have no answer. Similarly, God enlightens the prophets and the messengers and he uses his assistant Gabriel. Gabriel appears before the potential prophet and messenger. What does he do? Now, there is no doubt that Prophet Mohammad had already been a prophet before he came here. But when he came into this world, Quran said for the first time Gabriel appeared before him, he said:

اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ

Surah al Alaq [96:1]

Prophet Mohammad said, ‘انا لىس بقارئ’ and he said it three times. Then Gabriel held him against his chest and squeezed him very tight and God’s name was transferred from his chest into the heart of Prophet Mohammad. This was the process of enlightenment. 

Individuals may argue with me and say Prophet Mohammad had already been pure and he was already a prophet even before he came here and he doesn’t need more purification. Then I say to them, before Prophet Mohammad came into this world, wherever was he? Was he living in his body? It was just his soul. The rank of Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood was rewarded to his soul and then finally the soul was sent into this world and the body was created. The body and other Lataif (subtleties of the breast) needed to be activated because when the soul was there, the soul was not accompanied by the Lataif. The only time when Lataif are accompanied by the soul and Nafs is the time when you are in your body and you are on earth. 

Before your birth, your reality is confined to the being of your soul. That’s all you are. When you are born into this world it doesn’t matter who you are, you may be common man or you may be Moses. It doesn’t matter. For example both a common man and Moses fall into a ditch and it is muddy, do you think the prophet will not get dirty only the common man will? The body can never be completely pure because there is no messenger, no prophet who came into this world and didn’t have to go to the toilet. This is based on reality.

This world, the Realm of Nasout, was designed to favour inhabitancy of Jinnat and this is why everything that we have in the Realm of Nasout is composed of Naar (Evil Energy). When you are breathing in air you are breathing in Naar. When you are eating food you are consuming Naar. The system in this Realm of Nasout runs off Naar. The word ‘Nasout’ is a Suryani word and Nasout means to breathe. When we go to Realm of Malakout we don’t breathe. Being a composite in a body, living in a body is not any way lesser in degree than living in hell. When your inner eye is open most of the time you peep into your body and see there is bag in your body that has 10kg of shit. Then you have blood and blood is dirtier than shit. Then do you know how meat is formed? You churn milk and keep churning it and when it’s churned well the layers of milk start making threads and those tiny threads form a stream of heavy threads. Similarly the movement of blood in our body is like the blood is churned and the formation of lean muscles comes from the churning of the blood and this churning of the blood turns into threading of meat and then layers of those meaty threads piled upon becomes a muscle. 

In the Spiritual World it is said that at least once a week you should travel inside yourself. In order to purify your body you meditate and one of your own Jussas (souls) that have gone out of your body and are purified, you ask them to enter your blood stream and go in every nook and cranny of your body and wherever they find any obstacle or any clots, not the usual clots where a drop of blood becomes thick and forms a stone, but another clot. Some clots are formed with blood and Naar and they are like bubbles in blood. Whenever you have those bubbles of Naar in your body you will feel that area is warm. This body is all impurity. You have to watch over the percentage of purity of your body every day. When you shit you don’t want to see it but before you see it, it was part of your body. You can understand how pure you are. Do you think you will see God with this body? Do you think God will accept the worship of this body? God is pure light. God is a composite of pure Noor. You will only develop acquaintance with God when you awaken something which has no composite of Naar; something which can become 100% pure and that can be your soul not your body. God doesn’t even want to look at your body. Hadith:

... إنَّ الله لا ينْظُرُ إِلى أجْسَامِكُمْ ، ولا إِلى صُوَرِكمْ ، وَلَكن ينْظُرُ إلى قُلُوبِكمْ


He doesn’t want to look at your body nor any deeds done by the body. 

When you go into a mosque and you offer Salat God is upset. Why? Your heart is Jahil, dark. There is no Noor in your heart and you are standing there and Naar is released from your body. That is why God said in Quran, from you, Shar (mischief) rises to me and from me Khair (mercy) descends on you. This is why Mohammad said, ‘La Salat Illa bil Hazoori-e-Qalb.’ Without the presence of the heart in that Salat, your Salat is just a form of physical activity/exercise. You are releasing Naar only. If you are saying:

(٤) وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (٣) لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ (٢) اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ (١) قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ

Surah al Ikhlaas [112:1-4]

Do you think when you read this you generate any Noor? 

HDE Gohar Shahi: The ayah of Quran like you have now have no Noor but there is a system in which you recite the ayah a specific number of times and then Noor is generated. 

For example recite Surah al Muzzammil eleven times and then you generate Noor from this Surah. One time reading it doesn’t do any good. So when you are standing in Salat and saying ‘Allahu Akbar,’ do you think you are generating Noor? But if the door of your heart is open and Gods name is already pounding in your heart then recitation of Quran from your mouth will mingle with the repetition of God’s name inside your heart then it will generate Noor. Without the presence of the heart you are just standing in Salat and recitation of Quran by your mouth does not produce Noor, only mischief rises from your side no matter how many times you recite the Quran. Without the given method by God you do not make any Noor. This is why people recite Quran every day and they have no Noor in them. This is why people offer Salat everyday but their Salat does not stop them from bad deeds. The Quran says:

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاء وَالْمُنكَرِ

Surah al Ankaboot [29:45]

Salat will stop you from bad deeds, from indecent acts and prohibited deeds

But you see people in Pakistan have a turban on their head and a beard on their faces, they are Musaleen (offer prayers regularly) and they are breaking into banks, looting and plundering and involved in adultery and all major sins. Why their Salat is not stopping them from committance of bad deeds? Where is their Salat? Do you think the Quran is lying? It’s God’s word. The Quran, Bible, Torah and Talmud cannot be wrong. There is something wrong with your Salat. God is right when God said you are reading Quran and telling other to do good, but you forget that you also should do the same. You are reciting the Quran, is there no intellect in your head? 

If you are ill you go to the doctor and if the medicine doesn’t work you complain. The Quran said Salat will stop you from prohibited deeds and indecent acts and you become a regular Musalee and go to the mosque five times a day and you have been doing it for many years and you are doing everything you used to do before you became a Musalee. It’s just a mind over the matter. I’m doing something not producing results what should I do now? If my Salat is not stopping me from bad deeds who should I complain to? You don’t even think this divine method of Salat is not working on you. You don’t think God is right to say you have no sense in your head and still you don’t care you don’t think about it. You don’t have this thought in your head, 'Why am I still doing the same shit that I used to do before I was a Musalee?' It’s very easy to understand! You are diseased, you saw a doctor he prescribed a medicine and you take that medicine and you keep taking it. You finish the course. It’s not possible you start a course of antibiotics, finish it, and the disease is still there. Antibiotics are not good for your health, but then again when you finish the course and still you are not well, you would be really worried and you would see the doctor again and say, 'What’s wrong? What should I do? Am I dying?' You are very conscious about your health by you are not conscious about your Emaan (faith) and life hereafter. The ritual of reciting the Quran, Bible, Torah and Talmud and by going to the temple and church and mosque you think this is a burden on you, and you just want to run from the mosque and the churches. If you tell them 'Your Salat is defected,' they don’t want to correct it. You are in the mosque because if you don’t do it you think you are going to enter hellfire. You close your eyes and think the lion has disappeared but that is not the case.

People in this day and age are health conscious they are not God-conscious or spiritual health conscious. They think this life is the only form of life. Loot plunder do anything you want to do and even then you are a Saint of God. This is the case with everybody. 

The ones who live here in the west they have no fear they don’t have this instilled in their brain that this is a sin so they are doing it. You can trust them they are not doing anything bad in the toilet except shitting. When it comes to Pakistani boys and girls they want to be like Mariam and Bibi Fatima; behind your eyes, they are Monica Lewinsky. You see his sin and his sin but you do not see your sins and this is the meaning of this verse. You tell humanity do good but you do not tell yourself do good. So this body is impure. 

Now, can a prophet be born without a Latifa-e-Nafs? Why? If you don’t have Latifa-e-Nafs what will happen? Some spiritual people who do not have either this spiritual knowledge or a mighty Spiritual Guide so they kill their Nafs and their Nafs die, but they still live.

HDE Gohar Shahi: Kill your Nafs if you cannot purify it 

So tell me is it possible that you have a body but you don’t have a Latifa-e-Nafs in it? Can a body survive without the Latifa-e-Nafs? What will be the impact? HDE Gohar Shahi says to purify the Nafs. Now, Prophet Mohammad is the beloved of God. Evil is exempted from Prophet Mohammad and Nafs is an evil soul. But why is it important to have a Latifa-e-Nafs? In the physical world, if Prophet Mohammad did not have Latifa-e-Nafs, he would not eat anything. He would not marry any woman; he would not look at any woman. He would not want to taste anything and he would not want to preach anybody. Why? You have this inclination of meeting people because you have a Latifa-e-Nafs in you; the Nafs has the inclination of meeting people. Why did Christian hermits seclude themselves and enjoy a spiritual life? They killed their Latifa-e-Nafs and when the Latifa-e-Nafs is killed, then you want to sit alone. You don’t want to eat anything you don’t want to meet any woman. You just want to live alone. No food, nothing. But in order to survive you will eat anything. So, if Prophet Mohammad was not given a Latifa-e-Nafs then Prophet Mohammad would not enjoy eating in this world, he would not want to meet anybody. He would spend all his time in seclusion and he would become a recluse. Because of Latifa-e-Nafs, you want to see people, you want to eat good food and put on good clothes. Now if the Latifa-e-Nafs is impure, you want to obtain all these things the bad way and when it is purified you want these things the good way. That is the difference. Therefore Prophet Mohammad was also given a Latifa-e-Nafs and Latifa-e-Nafs is given to all whoever they are. Prophet Mohammad was a Prophet even before he came here but before he came here wherever he was this body was not accompanied. Lataif were not accompanied, there was no Latifa-e-Nafs and when he came into this world, the Nafs and Lataif were inserted. 

Coming into this world is like falling into a ditch. You need to take a shower. You are pure but you fell into a ditch so now you need to clean yourself. But if God says to you I push you into a ditch but when you get dirty I will give you a shower don’t worry. This is what happens when a prophet is born. By being born in this world all the dirt he accumulated, God takes care of it through the method of Nazar ul Bashar. When a common man is born he falls into a ditch and he is there forever, unless somebody comes and says you are in the ditch. When a common person is born he is in a ditch of dirt and sins and he is doing everything. Then we have Murshid-e-Kamil (Perfect Spiritual Guide) and he says, 'Come purify yourself, come out from that ditch.' Some people try to come out from the ditch and they succeed and some don’t want to come out. They say it’s very difficult, ‘I can’t do it.’ If you are a common man or Saint of God being born into this world is like being born into dirt. You need to take a shower because you are not a prophet or messenger. There is no divine facility of a shower. Don’t take it for granted that as soon as you come out of the ditch there will be a shower from God.

People do not know that they are living in the world and it’s like living in the dirt. They need to come out of the dirt. First of all they need to understand that when they come out they need to take a shower. If you have taken a shower you are pure and in the Quran a pure one is a Mutaqee. For a common man, there are so many problems. The common man is like a frog of the well. The frog is in the well and he thinks, 'This is my world and there is nothing outside this well. This is the entire world.' In a similar way when a common man is in the ditch, in this world, he thinks, 'This is the world. This is life: you go to a college, get a degree, find a job, get married, have children, raise them, get old and die. That’s it.'  

Then comes a Saint of God and they tell you, what are you doing this world is very temporal when you die you will travel into the world of eternity. If you do good here that eternity will be good for you forever and vice versa. Some people understand it and Spiritual Guides tell you how to take a shower. In a normal shower there is a big mouth of the shower and water comes down in abundance but when the Spiritual Guide tells you how to take a shower, you spend 12 years in trying to reach your heart and when finally your heart is initiated, Noor is generated and produced drop by drop in your heart. Just imagine if you were to receive one drop of water after a minute how would you take a shower? This is if you are a Dhakir-e-Qalbi. If you were to take a shower and only one drop of water was to come after one minute, it’s so frustrating. When you become a Dhakir-e-Qalbi, Noor comes to you in small droplets. This is why the Nafs requires 12 years for purification. This is why Spirituality is very difficult. 

But glad-tidings for the people of this era because Imam Mehdi is here, we do not need an individual shower and you do not have to look for a shower! Forget about droplets of Noor. The shower that showered purity on the prophets and messengers was a single-wired shower. Now Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has introduced a shower that has seven water-pipes, a pressure shower. This is even better than Nazar ul Bashar. But this seven-piped shower is not for everybody, it is for those who want it. 

How clean you are after a shower depends not on you but on the quality of the shower. It doesn’t depend on how efficiently you are using the shower it depends on how good the shower is. How clean you are, is not because you worshiped really hard, it depends on how beautifully efficient and how good the shower is. His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has elevated all faculties to its culmination. To even call this method dispensed by HDE Gohar Shahi Nazar ul Bashar is a great disrespect. Where there was one pipe now there are seven and this is the Spiritual Grace of HDE Imam Mehdi, Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi.

Jesus Christ didn’t like anything. He didn’t like to see women he didn’t like to spend time with people, he didn’t have any comforts of life he didn’t like any luxury of life. He had the expertise of austerity (Zohad-e-Kamil). When he was born, if Jesus had Latifa-e-Nafs in his body, then his statement of being a prophet in infancy did not have any authority. If Jesus had Latifa-e-Nafs in his body then what he said while he was still an infant would be subject to doubt. In the presence of Latifa-e-Nafs how do we believe he is right? There was a Latifa-e-Nafs for him but not in the body. 

It is not possible for somebody who has come from Alam-e-Ghaib (Unseen World) to allow Latifa-e-Nafs in the body where there is Rouh Allah. Therefore the Latifa-e-Nafs of HDE Gohar Shahi has always been outside HDE’s body. Most of the time people met with Latifa-e-Nafs of HDE.