Today's quote is from The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. 'Performance of worship may lead one to paradise. God however is still far off reach.'
Saturday 31 January 2015
Friday 30 January 2015
To memorise words is not knowledge; to memorise words and repeat words like a parrot is cramming. There are the individuals who do not know the meaning of 'Hafiz of Quran.' A simple word for 'Hafiz' in English is 'Guard.' Hafiz-e-Quran are those who are guarding the Quran.
Where is Quran, how are you guarding it and who are you guarding it against? You are the protector of Quran. You become a protector of Quran when the memory chip of Quran from the heart of Prophet Mohammad is shared by your heart; when all the exoteric and esoteric knowledge, the inner dimension and the outer dimension of the knowledge is stored in your heart - and the divinely understood meaning of Quran is also granted to your heart.
Protection of the Quran is totally based on having the right, divinely-approved interpretation of the book. How will you protect the Quran? When some people will give a reference from Quran and they will tell the world the wrong meaning of the Quran, you will stand up on your feet and you will say, 'No this is wrong; this is not what it means. I'll tell you what it really means.'
You will not let people develop a misconception or misinterpretation of the Holy Word. How will you convince people? You will have in your heart authority, power and light. People will sit in your company and they will feel as if the burden of sins is lifting off them. They will feel that they are becoming light. They will feel their heart is now drawn towards God's love.
Whenever one sits in your company, he feels he is closer to God.
Although he doesn't know where exactly in that company God is sitting; however, he can feel God is not far when he is with you.
Thursday 29 January 2015
The following is a quote from The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. 'Greed, jealousy, stinginess and false pride efface hard-earned virtues.'
Wednesday 28 January 2015
The following is an except of His Holiness Younus AlGohar's speech.
Killing, killing, killing everywhere. Bloodshed, carnage, massacre and butchery; people have conceived different reasons for this. The thing is, people are now calling these murderers as animals, but they do not really know why these murderers are animals. If they want to answer you the reason why they call murderers as animals, they will tell you it is because they have no mercy for human beings; they are so hateful. But I will tell you: they are animals because what [would make them] a man is not present in them.
This is not the first time the world is witnessing hatred and bloodshed. This act of butchery is as old as human beings. I would like to give you the right conception of what is going on and what the solution is. Right now, it appears extremely unlikely to stop Radicalised Muslims from killing. But, according to the saying of the Prophet Mohammad, very soon in the future, the Awaited One will fill the entire world with peace, love and justice. The way the Awaited One is going to establish peace, love and justice is such that not just the people who live in this world, but also the creatures who live in the skies will be happy.
I want to tell you why exactly this killing is going on. I would like to start my argument with some verses from the Holy Quran, narrated by God.
'Your Lord said to the angels, "I am going to appoint a Caliph on Earth."'
The angels said, 'Why do you want to appoint a man again who will surely and definitely shed blood and bring corruption? If you are creating this man so that somebody can praise and glorify you, then, we can do that thing for you. Don't create a man again because he will spread mischief and shed blood.' This was the initial assessment of a man from angels.
What we understand from this first and foremost is that this was not the first time God was about to create a man. He had created a man previously; that man must have done a lot of killing, bloodshed and spread a lot of mischief - and this is how angels developed a bad conjecture for man. As a result of this bad conjecture, the angels did not like this idea of God creating man yet again. So they objected to God. As long as glorifying and praising God was concerned, the angels wanted to tell God that they would happily glorify him and praise God enough.
They mentioned two things when God announced his plan of creating man again:
1 - He will shed blood.
2 - He will spread and get involved in mischief.
Some people fall in the category of those who spread mischief and some people fall in the category of those who get fascinated by the mischief and start killing people. Some people are confined to sprouting out mischief and invigorating hearts and minds of people with the heat of hatred; they compel them socially, economically, mentally and religiously to become terrorists.
The angels said, 'You are creating man again. Don't you know he will become involved in bloodshed and spread mischief?' These are not two acts; this is mention of two different groups of people.
What is mischief? For example, we are all sitting here in peace and love. If Mr A says, 'Look! Mr B is sitting here so innocent, but did you know that in the Shopping Centre, he was having sex with somebody?' Mr. A is lying; it never happened. But before people find out it was a lie, enough damage would have been done. What is it? Mischief.
So now, the angels objected to God, 'You are creating him again; he will spread mischief and shed blood. If you are creating man so that he can praise and glorify you, then we want to assure you that we can do it very well.' God said, 'I know what you don't.' It's like inventing the Concorde Plane. They said, 'You will be in New York from London in less than two hours.' The ticket from London to New York in a Concorde about 16-17 years ago was £11 000. So it was good, but for how many people? Did it really help the international frequent travellers? Even when Concorde was operating, not many people would fly by Concorde. Now see how God ignored the objections raised by the angels. He said, 'I know what you do not.' Then he said, 'I am going to give Adam the knowledge of my names.' God said he was going to give this man some sort of special knowledge with the help of which, this man would be eminent.
What we understand is that the objection raised by the angels was there; the possibility of man getting involved in bloodshed and spreading mischief was still there. It is just that God was going to give this Adam some special knowledge which would nullify the likelihood of man getting into bloodshed and mischief again. However, minus this knowledge, man is the same as [that which was] objected by the angels.
For example, if I say, 'I'm going to buy a house in Dubai,' all of you will say, 'You can't live in Dubai because it is very hot.' I will say, 'Oh no, you don't know what I know; I am going to install an air conditioner in every room.' I install air conditioning unit in every room you visit that house, you sit there in a cool atmosphere and you really praise it. You would say, 'We didn't really know it would be so cool.' Then again, someone else says, 'I'm going to buy a house in Dubai.' If he doesn't have enough money to install an air conditioner, then his house is not going to be like mine. So minus air conditioning, living in Dubai is a nightmare.
Installing an air conditioning unit in your house does not mean the entire Dubai will change; giving wonderful knowledge of eminence to one man does not mean the entire humanity will become sublime or the likelihood of entering into mischief and bloodshed has now gone down the drain.
This idea was not properly calculated by God. Did he ponder, 'What if people who did not obtain this knowledge? What would they do?' They would do the same as what they did in the past. Then the angels will have a laugh and say 'That is what we said [would happen].' He will say, 'It is not my fault because he did not acquire knowledge.' Whatever may be the reason for not acquiring the knowledge, the result is that man is doing what he has done in the past: spreading mischief and getting engaged in bloodshed, carnage, slaughter and butchery of humankind. God appointed man to be his second, his caliph, his vicegerent - but he became a terrorist.
In cricket, if an opportunity of a catch is created in every over and the wicket-keeper takes only one catch, then it is not satisfactory. There is far greater Knowledge of Eminence available today than the Knowledge of Eminence which God gave to Adam. How many people are willing to receive it?
I thought maybe when God created the nature of man, he created in the nature of man the desire of mischief and bloodshed, so this is the reason why men are prone to it. But having read this verse in the Quran, it appears to me as though the desire of mischief and the desire for bloodshed were not specifically injected in the nature. This is how it is.
This is something which is part of men, because the angels didn't say, 'You are designing this man to be a killer.' They had seen what men did in the past, so when they saw God having this plan in the pipeline that he would create men yet again, they said that he would do the same - because this is what men have been good at. Then what happened? Adam came and the first murder was done among his close progeny. One of his sons killed the other.
In cricket, I am a very good bowler and I can move the ball from off to leg and from leg to off, but does it mean my sons will automatically be able to do the same as I do? They will have to learn. God gave eminence to one man and rest of humanity was thrown into uncertainty and ambiguity. Now, nobody knows how to be a good man, nobody knows where the Knowledge of Eminence is and nobody even knows that there is a Knowledge of Eminence. If you live in a jungle and nobody has ever taken a shower in front of you, then you would never have this thought in your mind that you would want to have a shower - because you don't know. You are dirty and there is plenty of water but you don't know that if you take a shower, all the dirt will be removed from your body.
After God's statement that he knows something that we don't know and he is going to give this man some fabulous, fascinating, and sublime knowledge, the objection was thrown out the window by God straight away. 'What you are suspecting will never happen. You know why? Because I am giving him special knowledge.' This conversation between the angels and God suggests there will be no bloodshed and mischief this time because every single person from this progeny will be sublime, will be great. There will be no mischief; there will be peace and love, that's all. What a picture!
According to the Quran only those will become sublime that acquire the special knowledge. And the rest who don't acquire this special knowledge, whoever they may be, will shed blood and create mischief.
Tuesday 27 January 2015
The following is an excerpt from The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. 'The beginners in spirituality must initially strive to purify themselves by means of God's remembrance.'
On the 21st of January, 2015, a team from Kalki Avatar Foundation India visited the Shiva Jee District where thousands of people come to enjoy picnics and take part in outdoor activities. Our team displayed a large banner depicting the divine signs of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi on the Moon, Sun and Maha Shivling (Holy Black Stone). Many people took deep interest in our message and wanted to learn more about the teachings of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi.
Monday 26 January 2015
Sunday 25 January 2015
'Those who have God dwelling in their hearts are always smiling.' - His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi
Saturday 24 January 2015
A team from Kalki Avatar Foundation India had two very successful mission trips in Ajmer, the fifth largest city in Rajasthan, India. Our team visited the Ana Sagar Lake where thousands of people were given the universal message of love. Many people took interest in our message and heard about the divine signs on the Moon, Sun and Holy Black Stone (Maha Shivling).
Our team also propagated the message of love at the mausoleum of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, where many Hindus and Muslims were delighted to hear about the Awaited One!
In Ballabhgarh, a town situated in Faridabad District of Haryana (only 20 kilometres away from Delhi), our team from Kalki Avatar Foundation propagated the divine signs of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi. Large banners depicting the images of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi on the Moon, Sun and Holy Black Stone were placed on noticeboards and popular high streets throughout the town. Many passers-by took interest in our message and studied the divine signs carefully. One such person told our team,
'I've never heard about these signs. I'm so happy to finally hear about the Awaited One!'
Our team also distributed many leaflets in the industrial parts of the town, where many thousands of people were delighted to receive our message. Overall, the visit to Ballabhgarh was a great success, and we would like to thank Mr Pratab Bhagat Ji, Mr Kelash, Mr Sat Dav and Mr Nisar for helping us organise the mission trip.
Recently, a delegation Mehdi Foundation International visited the Haji Ali Dargah (mausoleum) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the Dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai. Our team distributed thousands of leaflets containing the divine signs of Imam Mehdi Ra Gohar Shahi on the Moon, Sun and Holy Black Stone. A large majority of people were extremely pleased to hear our message of love and peace and took the Dhikr-e-Qalb (Invocation of the Heart) happily.
Friday 23 January 2015
Thursday 22 January 2015
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Tuesday 20 January 2015
Monday 19 January 2015
'Stop the race for declaring your individual religion the best.' - His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi
The following is a statement released by His Holiness Younus AlGohar, Co-Founder of Messiah Foundation International, advising politicians on maintaining world peace.
Freedom of Speech does not mean Freedom of Insult. Do not mock any religion. If somebody mocks a religion, then condemn it; but do not start violence and do not kill anybody in the name of God, a prophet or a religion. We are living in a very sensitive world. Do not fuel the fire by mocking and ridiculing any religion.
More important than anything else is to save lives and restore world peace. Anything that generates incitement and that offends religions should be avoided. The terrorists do not have any set agenda on their mind; they are just killing innocent human beings. The terrorists are unreasonable and irrational. Intellectuals and politicians should not incite or provoke them, as they are looking for trouble. A human life is of a great value. The killing must stop now.
The Jews, the Muslims, the Christians and all others are creation of one God. God wants to love you all. Radicalisation in religions has played havoc. Do not forget the Jews have been God's favourite nation. Now is the time for humanity to turn to God's plan of Unity and Love.
Trying to curb terrorism and at the same time persistently calling inciting and provocative remarks as Freedom of Speech is irrational to me. This world is seriously infected with cancer of hatred and terrorism. Please don't worsen the disease by igniting the animals of Radical Islam.
Sunday 18 January 2015
Saturday 17 January 2015
Friday 16 January 2015
Wednesday 14 January 2015
His Holiness Younus AlGohar comments on recent events involving Charlie Hebdo and the issue of freedom of speech. He provides insight for Muslims into how they should handle the situation in light of what is written in the Quran. He gives genuine advice for those criticising religious dignitaries under the banner of freedom of speech. This speech is food for thought for religious and non-religious individuals alike.
This video is in Urdu, however an English translation will soon be available.
'You shall not find God through physical worship but through the passage of an enlightened heart.' - His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi
Tuesday 13 January 2015
In light of recent events, His Holiness Younus AlGohar issues a statement regarding terrorism. He also determines the root of radical Islam.
'If you keep company of a bad person, your heart and growth of spirituality will be greatly affected.' - His Holiness Younus AlGohar
Sunday 11 January 2015
'Only those who chose to love God in the primordial times thrive in the path of spirituality.' - His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi
Saturday 10 January 2015
'You become subject to evil entrapment only when your heart is weak in enlightenment.' - His Holiness Younus AlGohar
On the 4th of January, 2015, a team from Kalki Avatar Foundation Sri Lanka organised a healing camp at the Vishnu temple in Dehiwala, Colombo. More than 500 people who attended the camp were pleased to hear the universal message of love. Many wanted to learn more about the teachings of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi. Simran of 'Ra Raam' was granted to aspirants and towards the end of the camp, delegates distributed many leaflets to passers-by at the temple.
View the Flickr album here.
View the Flickr album here.
On the 1st of January, 2015, members of Mehdi Foundation India visited the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah to spread awareness of the teachings and divine signs of HDE Imam Mehdi Ra Gohar Shahi on the Moon, Sun and Holy Black Stone. People all of religions were present at the mausoleum in respect of the most famous saint in Islam. Our team also participated in the ritual ceremonies by lighting candles and performing dhikr (invocation). Many people were delighted to meet our team and said they had never heard such a message before.
On the 6th of January, 2015, delegates from Mehdi Foundation International India visited the shrine of Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed during his urs (death anniversary) at the Piran Kalyar Sharif. Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed is revered by Hindus and Muslims alike. Our team showed those at the shrine the divine signs on the Moon, Sun and Holy Black Stone. Many people were also granted the dhikr (invocation) of ‘Allah Hu’ by one of our designated spiritual ministers.
Our team also visited various centres and distributed leaflets bearing the image and message of HDE Lord RaRiaz Gohar Shahi.
View the Flickr album here.
View the Flickr album here.
Friday 9 January 2015
'When the Lord wants to bless somebody, he instills in him the quest for it.' - His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi
We at Mehdi Foundation International, Messiah Foundation International and Kalki Avatar Foundation International condemn the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, France.
His Holiness Younus AlGohar commented on this subject, stating that it was deplorable. 'These individuals responsible for this atrocity should be brought to justice. This is a sheer act of terrorism and we condemn all types of terrorism. There should be no pretext.'
Thursday 8 January 2015
A detailed comparison of the words 'Deen' and 'Mazhab', which are both used to refer to religion but have very important, subtle differences in meaning. This speech is in Urdu.
The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. 'God's love is the means of obtaining God's nearness.'
Wednesday 7 January 2015
'When love has occupied your heart, you begin to see love all around.' - His Holiness Younus AlGohar
Tuesday 6 January 2015
An analysis of the current state of the Muslim world and their aversion to celebrating the blessed day of 12 Rabi ul Awwal (the day of Prophet Mohammad's arrival).
We are excited to share that we have now begun spreading the message of peace and love in Hawaii. Our team visited Honolulu, the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. People of all ages, regardless of their religious background, colour, cast and creed were given the universal message of divine love and global unification. Advocates of Messiah Foundation International wholeheartedly served the mission of HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi.
More than 600 leaflets bearing the images of HDE Lord RaRiaz Gohar Shahi were distributed in the busiest area of Honolulu, Waikiki, a beachfront neighbourhood with a population of over 18,000! Many tourists of different nationalities and ethnicities, including Europeans, Koreans, Japanese and Chinese took interest in our message. Hundreds of leaflets were distributed throughout the week by post and on advertisement boards in and around Honolulu city. On Christmas Eve, our team also visited major churches after the special ceremonies.
Overall, our people received a positive response during their time in Honolulu. A Catholic man said,
'I've never heard about this message before, I find it very interesting. I will definitely read more about it on the website mentioned in the brochure.'
To start the new year, members of Kalki Avatar Foundation India took the universal message of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi on the 2nd of January, 2015, to Mumbai's most famous and recognised temple, the Mahalakshmi temple where thousands of followers travel to perform puja and offer prayer. Our team displayed a large banner depicting the divine signs on the Moon, Sun and Maha Shivling (Holy Black Stone). Many passers-by approached our banner to study the images more closely. Our team gave many people the simran of 'Ra Raam' with the image of Kalki Avatar Ra Gohar Shahi.
Monday 5 January 2015
Sunday 4 January 2015
The real meaning of 'jihad' and why it was ever necessary in the era of the Prophet Mohammad. This video gives profound insight into the culture of pre-Islamic Arabia, the immediate effects Islam had on them and the character of the Prophet Mohammad.
A related quote from His Holiness Younus AlGohar:
'The Prophet Mohammad, the Messenger of Peace and Mercy: the world can obtain utter peace if it takes the Prophet Mohammad, His teachings and His character as a model.'
'Almost 1440 years ago, when the world was filled with ignorance and barbarism and when bloodshed was a normal pattern of life, then came to the world God's Masterpiece: God's total attributes and its manifestation in form of a man - who simply looked like a man, but was the greatest favour of God on humanity. God gave Him his image and His presence and He elevated the human soul to divine heights. He enabled man to witness the most hidden splendour of God's beauty. It would not be unjustified if I said Mohammad is another name to God, who is already known by thousands of name; however, Mohammad is the most beautiful name of God.'
In Ajmer, the 5th largest city in Rajasthan, advocates from Mehdi Foundation India took the message of HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi to the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz mausoleum where they held a mehfil-e-milad to show their love and respect for the famous saint 'Moinuddin Chishti', also known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz. Our team, along with many thousands of people, participated in the ritual ceremony by lighting candles and performing dhikr in remembrance of HDE Imam Mehdi Ra Gohar Shahi. Overall, the trip to the mausoleum was great and we hope to visit again soon!
Today's Quote of the Day is from The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. 'Through the heart, man is supposed to be connected with God.'