He says 26 that once the Promised Messiah was sitting in a room 5 , working on a treatise he was writing at the time, when, someone knocked loudly at the door outside. The Promised Messiah asked Muftee Sahib to open the door and see who it was, and what it was that he wanted. Hazrat Muftee: Sahib then opened the door, and the man told him that he had been sent by Maulvee Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha, with the happy news that a great monaazirah religious contro- vercy had taken place between him Maulvee Muhammad Ahsan and a big scholar of the non-Ahmadi side,, in which Maulvee Muhammad Ahsan had inflicted an open, and manifest defeat and discomfiture on the opponent.
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Hazrat Muftee Muhammad Sadiq relates that when he: conveyed this message, to the Promised Messiah he smiledi sweetly and said : "From the loud knock I had got the impression that perhaps Europe had come into the fold of Islam, and that the man knocking at the door had brought that happy news, knocking so loudly in his excitement. Incidently, however, it throws a flood of light on the importance the Promised Messiah attached, to acceptance of Islam on the part of the European nations, and on the fact that real joy and happiness for him lay in the great Idol of Christianity being broken and in Europe being brought over to Islam.
All people of intelligence Are now forsaking belief in Trinity : And the morning breeze From the garden has come Intoxicated on that account. Indeed, indeed, I feel The fragrance of my Joesph Being wafted to me.
You may call me mad, if you will, But confidently I await His coming. From the heavens Has sprung up a Breeze Of the Unity of the Creator ; And the hearts of the people Are most surely with us, Even though with their lips They may be heaping imprecations On us, and speaking A thousand follies. Now that the non-Ahmadi Muslims have altogether stopped discussion on the subject of the death of Jesus Christ, from an inner realisation that they cannot defend their stand, our missionaries should not take it that the impor- tance and urgency of driving home this point has passed.
This discussion cannot be allowed to die as long as the- present day Christianity is alive in the field of religion, with its mistaken and misguided beliefs. And they should rest perfectly and fully assured that all this will certainly come to pass ; for, in the words of the Promised Messiah. He devoted the best of his endeavours to the task of establishing the Unity of God, and to improving the relationship between the Creator and His creatures.
To the attainment of this aim he devoted all his energies. He used to say that Allah is the One being always alive, the only source of life, strong and mighty, with power to mould and control everything the way He likes ; that with His true devotees and servants He maintains the relationship of a Friend and Helper, and Sustainer.
He listens to their supplications, and blesses them with His sweet and life-giving words, coming to their help in times of difficulty and need. As compared with other people, Allah has conferred on them distinction, For their sake showing mighty Signs ; At the hands of their enemies When they are reduced To a pitiable state ; When people with evil minds Persecute them heartlessly ; To encompass their undoing When the enemy makes secret moves ; Or when he comes out Into the open field To fight against them ; Then Allah too comes out To show a mighty Sign In their favour, stamping Upon the heart of the enemy The awe of His miraculous Signs.
Verily He says unto the enemy : i 'Indeed it is a question Of your being at war with me, even Me ; Now fight, if indeed You happen to have any real Strength to be able to flight! Conspiracies were also made. Schemes were developed to set the. To efface the favourable rimpression created on the mind of the public by the rapid progress his Movement was making they published self- concocted prophecies foretelling for him an inglorious end in death ; to the very best of their endeavour, they. It is a Light, a Ray of Might, which in the beginning can be perceived only with the eyes of vthe Spirit.
It is this Divine Succour which the Promised ". Messiah had in mind when he so feelingly wrote : "Everybody has launched His attack on me In his own way ; but at the end Of every single battle They found themselves in utter Disgrace. What was no more Than an insignificant drop, His grace turned into a mighty River. Indeed I was but a particle Of dust, but His mercy Has turned me into a veritable Pleiades of the high heavens.
Braaheen-i-Ahmadiyya, Part V I might here remark that one aspect of a Drop having 'been turned into a River can be seen even in this gathering. Our Annual Gathering started with an attendance only of 75, whereas to-day the number of those present has reached a total of 75, ; and the spectacle -of the spiritual Pleiades, too, the world shall live to see at dts own good time. There was a very small, but 'highly sincere Ahmadiyya community in that town.
This small community was exceedingly devoted to the Promised Messiah, and the Promised Messiah too had great love for them. As has been the case in some other towns as well, some opponents of the Ahmadiyya Movement took poassession of the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Kapurthala, and tried to deny access to it to the Ahmadies.
There was a civil suit. Touched by the distress of mind of these devoted disciples, the Promised Messiah on one occasion jeslously remarked in answer to one of these appeals : "Do not worry : if I am truthful in my claim, this mosque must come to you. IV But there was an evil intention in the mind of the judge, and his attitude continued adverse.
You will now have to build a new mosque and I will give an award accordingly. Then he took a chair on the veranda of the house in the morning when preparing to go to his office, and asked a servant to help him with his shoes. But the servant had not yet finished lacing them up when the judge was struck down by a sudden heart attack, and was dead in a few moments.
When his successor examined the file of this case he found justice on the side of the 32 Ahmadies, and decreed restoration of the mosque to them. Now here is that most extraordinary kind of a living Sign which bestows life on nations, learning an unforgettable lesson of the supreme value of Divine help and of things, of the spirit. The Ahmadiyya community of Kapurthala. His name was Abdul Kareem. He was bitten by a mad dog. Since it was the usual way with the Promised Messiah that with prayer before Almighty God he combined the utmost human effort, in contrast with the way of many so-called soofees and peers who have pretentions to a false trust in God, this boy was sent to a special government hospital in Kasaulee for special treatment.
On completion of the course of treatment he came back to Qadian, and seemed all right. But after some time he developed symptoms of Hydrophobia.
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The Promised Messiah instructed the headmaster of the boy's school to send a wire to the hospital at Kasaulee, informing it of the development and asking advice. From Kasaulee, however, the reply came over thet wires : "Sorry, nothing can be done for Abdul Kareem. But that student, from some prejudice against the Ahmadiyya Movement, began to insist that treatment of Hydrophobia was possible in modern medical science.
Syed Habeebulia Shah asked the opinion of his professor on the point, at a time when the other student was also present ; and the professor, an Englishman, at once replied, without the slightest hesitation, that "if a case bitten by a mad dog developed Hydrophobia, nothing on earth could save him. It is quite possible that a particular thing should be known to be impossible at one time and under certain circumstances but if at such a time and under similar circumstances a man annointed by God and appointed to a Divine Mission should encompass it, it would surely be considered as constituting a miracle, though subsequently the doing of such a thing may become possible for ordinary men, through the advance of human knowledge.
In regard to treatment of the various diseases in general there is a hadeeth of the Holy Prophet that "For every ailment there is a remedy, except for death which is inevitable. For, at " the time when the occurrence took place, it was beyond the power of man, and of the medical science, to encompass the result achieved by the Promised Messiah through prayer. As an instance of this 'kind of miracle, there is the miraculous nature of the Holy Quran, it being impossible for all men, for all times, that anybody should ever be able to produce a scripture of similar excellence and grandeur from the point of view of its matchless literary f style and its matchless unrivalled contents.
Similar is the case of those prophecies which are intended to bear out the power and grandeur of God ; or cases of the acceptance of. The Promised Messiah, we must remember, was vouchsafed miracles of all these ;kinds. The hostility which the Arya Samaaj bore for the Promised Messiah is well known to all.
These people suffered defeats at the hands of Hazrat Ahmad in every field, but owing to their eternal hardness of heart, they continued to increase in their enmity towards the Promised Messiah. He was in close contact with the Promised Messiah whom he used to see frequently ; and he was a! But whenever the Promised Messiah had occasion to call upon him as a witness, he always avoided giving his testimony, neither refusing to do so openly and saying that the prophecy in question had not been made, or fulfilled, nor openly coming out to testify to the truth.
But although the man was a firm and obdurate Arya Samaajist, the Promised Messiah dealt with him with marked leniency and kindness. Sheikh Yaqoob Ali Irfaanee relates that once Lala Sharampat fell seriously ill, with a dangerous kind of carbuncle on his stomach. He became deeply worried, and began to despair of his life. On coming to know of this illness, the Promised Messiah personally called at his small, dark, and narrow house, to inquire about his health, reassuring him on the point and appointing his own private doctor for the purpose of a regular treatment of the ailment.
The name of this doctor was Sh. Mohammad Abdullah, and he was the only doctor in Qadian at the time. After that day the Promised Messiah called at his house every day, to inquire personally how he was getting on. The pressure of the worry over his illness on the mind of Lala Sharampat at this time was so heavy that in spite of the fact that he was an implacable opponent of the Promised Messiah, the Lala would humbly implore that Hazrat should pray to Allah for his recovery ; and every time the Promised Messiah, would try to set his mind at rest, and he also prayed for his recovery.
This continued until Lala Sharampat was fully cured and restored to his normal health. One would here do well to pause for a while and ponder a little. An instance of such sympathy and love even for a bitter opponent would be hard to find. Another incident also connected with the Aryas of Qa-, dian is very interesting, and such it is that it immeasurably Shamaail, by Irafaanee 36 strengthens one's faith. In accor donee with the prophecy made by the Promised Messiah, when the death of Pundit Lekhram took place, the venom of the Arya Samaaj against Hazrat Ahmad increased manifold, and the Aryas of Qadian brought out a journal entitled the Shubh Chintak.
With three men — Somraj, Acharchand, and Bhagatram at its back, this journal, in every issue, was full of nothing but the vilest, filthiest abuse and most shameless lies hurled at the Promised Messiah and the Movement founded by him. This led the Promised Messiah to write a small treatise entitled "Qadian ke Arya aur Ham", in which he advised these people to proceed in their works with decency and some sense of justice and fairplay.
In the attitude of the Aryas, however, there came no change. About the same time there broke out in Qadian and the neighbourhood a virulent plague, when, on the basis of a Revelation he received to this effect, the Promised Messiah prophesied that he would have Divine protection against the epidemic — he himself, and those who should be living with him within the four walls of his house.
The Divine Revelation the Promised Messiah received in this behalf was in the following words : " Verily, I will Protect all living within the four walls of thy house. When the Editor and Manager of the Shubh Chintak heard about this prophecy, they were blinded by their inordinate pride and hostility against the Promised Messiah, which betrayed Acharchand, the Manager, into remarking in reply : "What sort of prophecy is this? I claim that I too shall remain immune against plague. Acharchand, who had made this vain and proud boast, and Bhagatram, his friend and colleague on the Shubh Chintak passed away, falling helpless victims to the disease about which one of them 37 had so proudly and confidently boasted that it will not touch him, and Somraj, the Editor, was still lying ill, extremely full of apprehensions in view of the fatal severity of the epidemic all around.
Then, in his anxiety, he sent word to a well known and able Ahmadi physician of Qadian, Maulvee Obaidullah Bismil, requesting very humbly to be taken under his treatment. Maulvee Bismil wrote a note to the Promised Messiah , apprising him of the situation, and asking advice as to what he should do. To this note the Promised Messiah readily replied : "Certainly take him under your treat- ment, foi this is what human sympathy and fellow feeling demands. But I may tell you plainly that this man will not survive. Alhakam, April 10, Now in this highly significant occurance there are two lessons for us all : a the extraordinary sympathy and, fellow feeling which characterised the Promised Messiah so much so that at a time when one of his most foul- mouthed enemies was on his death bed he instructed one of his devoted disciples, who was a physician, to take the man under his treatment, as desired by the patient, and to do his best to save his life ; and b the jealousy shown by Allah for the fair name of His servant, and for the sanctity of the Prophecy His servant had made, which Somraj and his friends, in their own foolish way, were doing their best to bring under a cloud of doubt.
The men had not yet finished laughing to scorn the grandeur of this prophecy, when they were struck down by the disease, which, in a few days, eliminated them all ; and the Divine Promise was fulfilled in a grand manner : "Verily, Allah has so written and ordained that He and His Apostles shall triumph. The Holy Quran. Surah Mojaadilah, Page 22 38 But even right in the middle of this two sided drama, of the severest opposition from all quarters on one side, and scenes which foreshadowed his ultimate success on the other the Promised Messiah extended his hand towards all peoples, and all nations, and all individuals, for peace and goodwill, publicly giving to the founder of every earlier religion a place of high esteem and great reverence.
Taking his stand on the golden principle he deduced from the Holy Quran, he invited the attention of the whole world to the fact that Allah being equally the Creator of all nations, it was inconceivable that He should have left any people, in any locality, or period of time without providing for them means of spiritual guidance. The Holy Quran says : "There is no people in the world to whom a warner has not been sent. He wrote : "O ye, all the people, listen carefully, and always well bear in mind.
This is a prophecy proceeding from God who made the earth' and the heavens. He will make my community i. The days are coming, indeed they are near, when all over the world there would be only this one religion which shall be mentioned with respect. Allah shall bless this' religion Islam , and this Movement Ahmadiyyat to a most extraordinary extent ; and He shall portion out failure and disgrace for all who might plan for its destruction.
I have come only to sow the seed ; and that seed I have, indeed, put into the earth. Tazkiratul Shahaddatain, Pages But under this universal principle laid down by the Holy Quran that Allah has been raising His Prophets in all climes and all nations, the Promised Messiah, under Divine revelation vouchsafed to him, also presented the famous Indian Reformer, Hazrat Krishna, as a Prophet of God of the pre-Islamic period : and in this way, under Divine Will, he pulled the great Indian peoples into the embrace of universal love and spiritual sympathy.
Of course the present day followers of Krishna, like the Jews and the Christians, have subsequently strayed away from the path of Krishna, by denying the guidance brought by the Holy Prophet Muhammad ; but the Promised Messiah has repeatedly brought out the fact that the origin of this Faith was from Allah, and that Krishna was a true Prophet of God, raised in the ancient past for the guidance of Aryavart.
For his time, he was the Awataar of God, i. His Prophet, on whom descended the Holy Ghost. By God he was made victorious and glorious who cleared Aryavart of evil in his time. He was really the Prophet of that era, whose teaching was later distorted in many respects. He was full of the love of God ; and he was a great friend of righteousness, with an implacable hostility towards evil. Says the Promised Messiah in this behalf : "Baba Nanak was a righteous man, a chosen one of God ; and he was one of those whom Allah gives of His own love to drink.
Undoubtedly his person was a blessing for the Hindoos ; he strove to correct the hostility that the Hindoos have in their heart for Islam. In fact, even apart from this exposition of the Quranic point of view, the Promised Messiah was of the- opinion that where a religious Leader came to be accepted as such by millions and millions of people, and the truth of his claim became established in the eyes of men over large tracts of the earth and became firmly rooted, and remained so for long periods of time — that in such cases, even apart from the Quranic point of view referred to above, one had to concede, on the basis of a purely rational approach, that the origin of his teaching must have started with some Divine light.
For it was- impossible, in reason, that a liar and a cheat should be able to win such vast and lasting distinction and honour y on the basis of a deliberate fraud. I have come only to sow the seed. But leaving these things aside, I seem to have rather involved myself in a discussion -on some principles.
On looking more closely at the matter, however, it will be found that these things have also a very close psychological connection with the subject of my talk. For, evidently, they throw a flood of light on the inherent bent of the Promised Messiah's mind, and on the extraordinary purity and perfection of his views on life, providing, in the sum total, an argument of Ythe greatest possible strength and validity, to establish 43 that his pure heart on one side was blessed with the closest communion with his Creator and Lord, while on the other its living tissues held in their loving embrace the whole wide world, so that no group of humanity, of any country or nationality, or creed, or religion was left out of its cementing and loving grip.
In the service of the Truth he exposed himself fearlessly to the hostility of all nations ; but in spite of the hostility others felt in regard to him, he remained most sincere, in striving for the common good of all mankind. It was perhaps in or that Mr. Lucas, went to Qadian. Walter was a Christian scholar who wanted to write.
In Qadian he interviewed Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, Head of the Ahmadiyya Movement, when he made a number of inquiries, and the talk to some extent assumed the colour of a mild controversy. Then Mr. Walter went over the various offices of the organisation of the Movement, ending finally with a request that he would very much like to have a few moments with some old disciple of the days of the Promised Messiah. At the time. Munshee Sahib was sitting in the mosque, waiting for the Prayer to start. Introductions over, Mr.
Walter said, : 44 "From what date and time have you known Mirza Sahib Founder of the Movement , and what were the arguments in his favour which impressed you most? Another face so pure, and lit up with such spiritual light, I have never seen in my life. That light, and his magnetic personality were for me the greatest argument in his favour.
What we constantly hungered for was just an opportunity to have a look of that illumined face. The effect this scene produced on Mr. Walter was that his face went white with stress of emotion, and he remained looking intently at Munshee Sahib who was- experiencing a great difficulty in pulling himself together- Mr.
Walter was so deeply impressed by this simple and brief episode that when he wrote his book, he wrote in it : "Those older Ahmadies whom I have questioned as to their reasons for joining the movement have, most of them, laid greater stress on the personal impression made upon them by the Mirza Sahib's forceful and winning personality The Mirza Sahib was honest but self-deceived. So far as I am able to judge, his writings everywhere have the ring of sincerity.
Walter, M. The history of the Prophets and the Auliyaa of God is full of incidents of this kind, that a man came to them with feelings of great hostility, but with the very first look at the blessed face, he surrendered completely. In one of his poems the Promised Messiah says : "Where a man is pure of heart, He does not need a multipilcity Of miracles : one single Sign Is enough to lead such a one To the right path if there be The fear of God in the heart!
This man was highly prejudiced against the Promised Messiah, having persuaded himself with great difficulty to undertake a visit to Qadian, so much so that the accommodation he secured for his stay, while under treatment, was outside the Ahmadi quarter. When he recovered sufficiently to take leave and go home, an Ahmadi he was in contact with suggested to him that he had not taken the trouble during his stay to see the Promised Messiah, but that there could be no harm to him if he should for half a minute peep inside the Ahmadi mosque.
To this the man agreed, but took care to stipulate 46 that he should be taken to the mosque at a time when the Promised Messiah 'should not be there, So this friend took him at a time which was not the time for any of the daily Prayers, and the mosque was empty.
Had this been so, no one would have remained a denier of guidance and truth. This is perhaps one of the reasons that Hazrat Abu Bakr, on hearing of the claim of our Holy Master Muhammad to Prophethood, immediately tendered belief ; while at the same time Abu Jahl also heard the same news, but he took up a highly venomous attitude, which he never once abandoned to the last moment of his life, always insisting that if Muhammad was true in his claim, condign heavenly punishment should descend oh him and strike him down.
This is enough to prove, once for all, that where a man deliberately closes his eyes, and insists on keeping them shut, for him the light of the sun can be of no avail.
Born in Mecca itself 1 And being Muhammad's own kith and kin Gould never see the light. They should learn to keep their inner eyes open and their vision unclouded ; or else even a thousand suns will avail them not. With a great depth of feeling, the Holy Quran says- in regard to those who rejected the Holy Prophet's call : "Woe upon the people!
This man was a great expert in hypnotism. He said to some of his companions that now that they happened to be in Qadian, they should accompany him to a meeting with Mirza Sahib. The idea at the back of his mind was that he would hypnotise Mirza Sahib and make him do something which should bring disgrace and ridicule on him in the eyes of A those present, and would loosen the grip he had over his followers.
He found the Promised Messiah sitting in the mosque surrounded by a number of people. After a short time this man trembled all over for a moment, and some sound of fear also escaped from his lips. But immediately he pulled himself together and continued his effort to hypnotise the Promised Messiah. Very soon, however, he uttered a shriek, and ran out of the mosque, down the steps, into the street below. When some of the people present saw him running out in cons- ternation they followed him, to find out what the matter was. They caught up with him in the street outside and after he had collected himself together ; he related that he was an expert hypnotiser ; that he had intended to bring the Mirza Sahib under his influence, making him do some untoward movements which sholud expose him to disgrace in the eyes of those present.
But, he said, that while he was trying to hypnotise Mirza Sahib, he saw a lion standing before him. He was terrified by this, but immediately he reassured himself that this must be some hallucination on his part, and redoubled his efforts. Then he saw his lion advancing upon him. This made him tremble with fear, inspite of himself, but again he pulled himself together and continued his attempt. At this stage he saw the lion pouncing upon him, which terrified him to such an extent that he forgot everything and ran to save his life. Seeratul Mahdee, Riwaayat The same incident has been related by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II in Tafseer Kabeer under Surah Sho'ara, verse 34, but with a slight variation In connection with this incident it should be borne in mind that hypnotism is a fine and delicate science, for which a sort of innate capacity is to be found in the human mind, where usually it remains hidden and unknown.
But with proper exercise and training it can be developed to a remarkable degree. Those with a strong will — power, and these who can concentrate highly on any subject, can easily develop this capacity. In some cases the power to influence others is met with in some degree even among children of tender age ; or some people can exercise this power, to some extent, even without any special training on their part.
In 49 fact this power is to be found in some cases even in some animals, in which connection one can readily recall that some kinds of snakes can influence their prey, to paralyse- it by gazing fixedly at it. But we should remember that this kind of hypnotism has no connection with a man's moral and spiritual condi- tion or stature — the moral and spiritual condition which forms the basis of man's communion with God.
It is merely a science among the many sciences known to man, like medicine, surgery, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, or physics. Everyone can learn these sciences, if he goes. Similar is the case of hypnotism. Some of them have treated human physical ailments with a considerable measure of success, this being the best use to which this science can be put. Many people in Europe and America are nowadays devoting a great deal of attention to it. In ancient times, the sorcerers pitched against Hazrat Moosa Moses by the Pharaoh were also of this category. But the Rod of Moses broke their art and science, into pieces with reference to which episode the Holy Quran says that these people had made an ingenious and clever plan, but that, when opposed to an Apostle of God, such schemes and plans do not avail at all, no matter how they try to acheive their aim.
He said that in the beginning when Sufee Ahmad Tan Sahib known also as Munshee 50 Munshee Sahib was an expert in his science of hypnotism, by means of which he often treated various kinds of patients, the Promised Messiah said to him : "You are known to be a great expert in this field. What is your highest accomplishment in it? At this the Promised Messiah remarked : "Munshee Sahib, what benefit would the moral and spiritual condition of the man in question derive from that experience? Or what would the benefit of that be to your own soul? Would it lead to the spiritual progress of either the one or the other?
Indeed this is a science which has no bearing on a man's moral and spiritual well being or uplift. Therfore, no special arrangement of the subject matter is to be looked for in my treatment of it. It would be seen, however, that in nature Allah has invested even apparently unarranged objects with an extraordinary and most impressive measure of beauty with a potent appeal for the human eye. At night the stars in the sky appear to be sprinkled profusely all over the heavens, without any plan that we can see. But they invest the night skies with a beauty of such indefinable charm as to hold us spell bound.
Similarly the Holy Quran describes the pages on attendance on the believers in paradise as "pearls scattered all wand' ' i. The Maker of human nature indeed very well understands the appeal of beauty for the human eye, this being the reason why the objects of nature, whether those which seem to be arranged on some pattern, or those which appear to be unarranged, present scenes of beauty of which the deep effect is such that it can be most potently felt, but hardly described in words.
And it is also usual with Allah that sometimes He captures the soul of his creatures with a glimpse of His Majesty Jalaal , while at other times He does so by vouchsafing to them a view of His indefinable Beauty Jamaal. Accordingly, among His Apostles, and among the successors to His Apostles, both these factors, the appeal of majesty and of beauty, are found to be present, often in a most delicate blend.
Moses was a Prophet characterised by majesty and awe, while Jesus, his last successor, was characterised by beauty and gentleness of manner. Silmlarly the Holy Prophet 52 Muhammad the last law-giving Prophet, being the greatest of this holy group, represented more the Majesty and awe of the Divine Being, of which the strong and dazzling light cleared the Arabian peninsula of idolatory in the twinkling of an eye, so as to enthrone the Unity of Allah in the heart of man over a large area.
In a famous poem by the Promised Messiah, where he dwells on Divine love, he wrote : "That Messiah, of whom it is said That he resides on the heavens, By thy blessings thou hast Raised even him from this lowly dust. But what a wonderful Miracle thou hast performed, O Divine Love, that even a particle of dust "like myself" thou hast raised from this lowly earth, and elevated it to the position of the Messiah.
It is in fact true that with the Promised Messiah the entire Philosophy of Progress for the human soul revolves solely round this central point of Love. Love for Allah, love for His Apostle ; love for all humanity ; love for one's kith and kin; love for one's friends; love for one's neighbours; love for the stranger; and love even for the enemy — in fact love being the only path for reaching the Divine Being.
Moreover, the process of the cleansing of one's own soul, too, is equally embedded in anjd impossible without, love. In the poem referred to above, the Promised Messiah says further : ci O love, indeed what marvels Hast thou shown that in the way Of the Heavenly Friend the pain Of the throbbing wound, And the balm that soothes the pain, Thou hast made all the same, 53 For both are equally sweet.
With one flash of thy manifestatio n Thou turnest an insignificant grain of sand Into a resplendent sun ; Ah. No one lays down his life For anyone else from sincerity And devotion ; but it is a fact That this extremely rare commodity Of selfless service and sacrifice Thou hast made plentiful And cheap in this world. How, in ecstasy, I long to dance Around thee, for this priceless boon Thou hast conferred on me, That even the Messiah Of whom it was said That he resided in the heavens, Even him thou hast raised From this lowly earth! My dear friends, this alone Is the secret of reaching Him ; 54 It is an alchemy which shall place At your feet an incalculable Quantity of the purest gold!
Alone it is Ishq Which enables a man to traverse All these dangerous jungles Lying in the way of the Lord ; And it is Ishq, again, Which invests a man with strength Enough to place his neck Under the sharp edge Of a merciless sword I The first stage on the pilgrimage Of Faqr is negation of Self ; Therefore, for the sake Of the Sweetheart, do not fail To reduce this rebellious Self, In any case.
The fruit is always bitter Before it has properly ripened ; And similar is the case of Eemaan, Of Belief and Faith in Allah, Until the love in the heart Of the devotee becomes Overwhelmingly complete and full! Braaheen-i-Ahmadiyya, Part V Due to the unparalleled love which the Promised Messiah had for Allah, and consequently the love which 55 Allah had for His servant, the Promised Messiah felt a great joy and pride in the heavenly help and protection which characterised his life.
Once it so happened that some Arya Samaajists objected that the Quranic version, that Abraham was thrown into the roaring flames but came out alive, was contrary to the laws of nature, and therefore unacceptable ; and Hazrat Maulvee Noor-ud-Deen, who later become the First Khalifah of the Promised Messiah, refuted this objection in one of his writings by saying that by fire here the Quran meant the fire of enmity ; and many people were exceedingly pleased with this reply as very effective. But when the Promised Messiah came to hear that this reply had been made to refute the said objection, he remarked that there was no need in search for explanations and meanings of this kind ; and that no man of woman born, with his frail mind could claim to comprehend the law of nature.
In one of his most beautiful couplets, which is enough to open the eye, he says : "The ways for the manifestation Of His power and glory With Allah are endless, And absolutely innumerable : For mortal man to claim a total Comprehension of these ways Is, to claim nothing less Than Divinity itself! Besides, Allah is not the slave of any law, not even where it was made by Him, since, in his infinite wisdom, it is open to Him to make whatever timely alterations He should deem fit, as He has Himself said in the Holy Quran : "Allah has full power over His decrees" Surah Toosuf, 22 This, however, should not be taken to imply that Allah upsets His own law of nature, or suspends the chain of 56 causes and effects in such cases.
As the Promised Messiah has explained, it only means that in such cases Allah brings to bear on the matter such fine and imperceptible factors as remain invisible to the human eye but are at work all the same, with the result that for the time being the chain of material and evident causation appears to have been superceded. Malfoozaat, Vol. The Promised Messiah was an Apostle of Allah and was, therefore, gifted with exceptional understanding in such matters ; but this truth is such that even the knowing people of lesser eminance in the Ummat of the Holy Prophet Muhammad have openly subscribed to the correctness of this view.
And the Promised Messiah on this point not only reiterated a view held by all knowing people among the followers of the Holy Prophet, but like the true Reformer he was, he also asserted and claimed with the greatest confidence : "The time of Abraham is gone and is now a thing of the past ; but we are now present in this world.
Let an enemy throw us into fire. By the grace of God, the flames shall go cool on us as well. Says he : "O ignorant man, these schemes And conspiracies of thine Can do no harm to me ; For indeed I bear a life That shall come safe and sound Even out of roaring flames! He said that if " the enemy should throw him into fire of his own accord and in the furtherance of his own schemes, then indeed Allah would cool the flames on him, and save him from an untimely death at the hands of the enemy. Oh, how I wish that members of the Ahmadiyya Movement cultivate this strength of faith which characte- rised their master!
I wish they too would strengthen their link with Allah, that for them, too, He should, in His infinite mercy and wisdom, show similar Signs, so that they not only remain safe against the machinations of those who wish them ill, but also continually march triumphantly forward with waving banners, no matter how severe and furious and wide-spread the opposition against them!
At the same time, on the other hand, he was always mentally prepared for sacrifice of every kind in the way of Allah, to such an extent that a! Hazrat Maulvee Abdul Kareem relates that on the day when a Superintendent of Police came to search his residence, in connection with the death of Pundit Lekhram under the prophecy of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Meer 58 Nasir Nawab, our maternal grandfather, went to the Promised Messiah, in great anxiety and much perturbed, to apprise him of the situation.
In fact he was so agitated that he could speak with difficulty, and said that a Police Officer had arrived, with handcuffs and a warrant for -arrest. He simply looked up with a quiet smile, and said : "Meer Sahib, people put on bangles of gold and silver on auspicious occassions. We shall take it that in the way of God we have put on bracelets of steel. The Government of God is conducted in His Wisdom, and in the case of His own appointed Vicegerents he does not allow such things to bring them to disgrace.
HI, No. On the one hand the Promised Messiah was so wholeheartedly prepared for any kind of sacrifice that he was ready to put on handcuffs, and look upon them as a source of adornment and distinction in the way of God. But at the same time he was fully confident, too, that Allah will not allow that disgrace to come to him ; and at a moment when a high police officer was standing at his door to arrest him if necessary, he smiled sweetly before a perturbed disciple, -and ressured him that Allah will not allow him to come i to disgrace.
With the deepest unconcern he said to this disciple : "No, no ; this shall not be : my Master in Heaven will save me from this disgrace. When the season is particularly hot and suffocating, people hope and trust from experience that the rains will come soon. Similarly when I find my cash box empty, I feel every confidence in Allah that it would now be filled ; and that is actually how it turns out to be. And then the Promised Messiah went on oath to testify to the fact that whenever his pocket happened to be empty, the peculiar joy and ecstacy he felt in leaving everything to God on such occassions was most indescribable ; and that this state of the mind was far more reassuring than would be possible with one's pockets full.
Ill, No. I The pockets of the Ahl-i-Faqr are usually empty, but one needs to pause and ponder well over what the Promised Messiah has said in this respect in regard to himself. Just as a farmer, on innumerable occassions who has irrigated his fields from a well, feels sure that when the time comes for the water in the well to reach the point of exhaustion, more water will flow out from the springs hidden at the "bottom, to make the well replete again, similarly was the lieart of the Promised Messiah brimful of confidence that 60 the moment his pocket became empty, Allah would fill it again, so that the work entrusted to him by God would not be allowed to suffer from lack of funds.
This is indeed the point of reliance on God in regard to which Allah Himself had, in the earliest days, said to Hazrat Ahmad : "Is not Allah sufficient for the needs of His servant? On his face in those days there was a peculiar lustre and a deep inner reflectiveness, tinged with an indefinable peace and joy, and a kind of bright spiritual light which shone on his countenance.
During his short stay in Lahore on the occasion, he used to go out for a short ride, in a closed carriage drawn by a couple of horses, his blessed spouse and some of his children being with him. He should take us only the distance he would be prepared to go and come back for that amount of money.
But after midnight he developed diarrhoea with frequency of motions, and next morning about ten o'clock he passed away. Here I wish to add that today even after the fifty years which have since rolled away, the event of the death of the Promised Messiah, the final scene in it, is so fresh before me as if the whole thing were happening again in front of my eyes. At the moment, however, I do not intend to recount the details. I only wish to say that from the point of worldly wealth the Promised Messiah, also, passed.
It is recorded in works of Hadeeth. It would be seen that almost identically in the same manner, the Promised Messiah also spent the last coin he had with him on the eve of his death ; and when he passed away, he had nothing more in his pocket. Of course Islam does not forbid a man from striving, in balance, for the goods of this world, teaching its followers in fact to pray for good in both the worlds, in this one and the hereafter ; but the Prophets of God and the Auliya stand on the point of Faqr, where these righteous people live their lives solely as the servants of Allah, subsisting on the barest necessities, just enough to hold life together in the body.
May Allaah bless you with the sound understanding, and may your questioning lead you to climb the ladder of success and may our teachings make your days and nights become resplendent. You and your companions could emerge victorious and may your hearts get filled with faith and peace.
Rasoolullah saws was asked, How did that happen? He further describes it by saying that, when I was there in the battle-ground I saw two men wearing white clothes and with shining faces and this got so deeply inscribed in my mind that I forgot where I was and what am I doing there. There are thousands of angels-farishtas present always in the khidmat-service of Imam uz Zamaan as , the progeny of Aal e Mohammad sa. Likewise the auspiciousness of Nazr ul Maqaam helps in making our troubles vanish and we could find reasonable solution to each and every problem, be it serious or small, seen or unpredictable.
Rank of a teacher is always higher than his student. Teacher is like a mother and student is like a child. Mother knows very well what is beneficial or harmful to her child. Likewise a teacher should only give those things to his student which he deserves and beneficial to him. He should neither give excess to his student which he is unable to digest nor should he deprive him what is necessary for him. Is this a favour from Allaah? Imaam as replied that, "Disobedience is neither a compulsion nor a favour from Allaah. Whoever does good deeds in his life and obeys Allaah and surrenders himself to us is safe and guarded.
Whoever does evil and disobeys Allaah and does enmity with us is cursed and punished. It is through this intellect that a human decides what is correct and incorrect for him. The intellectual capacity of a man and woman is totally different as the intellect of woman lies in her excellence in maintaining household affairs and in shaping the character of her children. Maulaatona Faatemah az-Zahraa as said that,. T he world was privileged by the presence of Prophet Muhammad SAWS for a particular noble purpose of moulding the religion of Islam to perfection that created a sense of wisdom and simple understanding among the people who were ignorant and pagan Arabs, by commencing the arrangements of secret gatherings and special sessions in the holy city of Mecca.
It was due to the impeccable governance and the glory of the small gatherings that news travelled fast and people residing far away, were attracted like scattered pieces of iron towards a potent magnet, that is Mecca, the cradle of Islam. F rom the Arab countries, to Iran and its ancient kingdoms recognized as Persia; from the domain of Russia to the Lazio region in Italy of Southern Europe; from the land of Egypt resting along the fertile river Nile or even from the localities of India; people used to come from every dimension and every side of the world, with the intention of learning and getting the enlightenment of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAWS.
They thought Prophet Muhammad SAWS as the only saviour from the clutches of imaginary religion based on unjustifiable customs and forged practices. Their attained position and ranking is irreplaceable. Their spiritual struggle against sins caused due to their good deeds and choosing the correct path, makes them exceptionally good, dignified, honourable and magnificent.
These Ambiyaa are friends and companions of the Deen of Allaah and their Habits and Character is such that people can definitely follow their examples and walk on their footsteps making them their role-model. Any person can adopt their Knowledge, Companionship, Practicality, Experience, and Inherent noble qualities and form his character based on his personal, financial, educational or social status with the best of his intentions and goals. T his could be definitely accomplished by following the Ambiyaa, who are the backbones of the Deen of Allaah.
The life should be shaped in such a manner by shouldering Truth, Efforts, Responsibility, Consequences and Honesty then for sure his character-personality will be meaningful and fruitful. Personality or character of a Mumin has a few characteristics which are to be brought under the notice and will also put a feather on the cap if followed religiously and keeping full faith in the Decree and Wish of Allaah A man who trusts in Allaah derives all his requirements from Him alone.
Thus this man does not need to degrade himself in the eyes of the rich. All rights reserved. A llaah draws us on to all that is kind and good, for that way lies the forgiveness of our sins, and greater real prosperity and satisfaction. No kind or generous act ever ruined any one. As Allaah knows all our motives and cares for all, and has everything in His power, it is obvious which course a wise man will choose. But wisdom is rare, and it is only wisdom that can appreciate true well-being and distinguish it from the false appearance of well-being.
When Saiyed ul-Ambiya Muhammad Rasoolullaah saws returned from the Farewell Pilgrimage and came to Ghadeer-e-Khumm, he gave the order that some large trees with wide branches be trimmed and the ground cleared, and announced a congregational prayer. Ahl ul-Bayt AS through the event of Mubaahilah. The likeness of Jesus with Allaah is as the likeness of Adam.
He created him of dust…. Then Saiyed ul-Ambiya Muhammad Rasoolullaah saws came and took me, Hasan, Husain, and Fatima by the hand and went out for the imprecation mubaahala. He raised his palms upwards towards the sky, separating out the fingers, and invited the two scholars, to take part in the imprecation. The distinguishing marks of our partisan are that a person should believe in Allaah and His Messenger Saiyed ul-Ambiya Muhammad saws , act in obedience to Him and avoid the things He has pronounced as sins, obey us in what we command him, and respond to our call to what we invite him to do.
Our partisans keep a constant watch over the sun, the moon, and the stars in order to observe the appointed times of prayer. The marks of asceticism are writ large on their faces. Knowledge and Wealth - What our Maula says The perfection of the deen is to acquire knowledge and act accordingly.
Acquisition of knowledge is necessary and essential than the acquisition of wealth. Wealth will get distributed among the people whether you are there or not. But knowledge strengthens your every deed and it is the cause of advancement to the Paradise. Wealth decreases on spending but knowledge increases on spending. Spending knowledge is to spread and promulgate it among its seeker. Company of an erudite person is like a religion by which Allaah is prayed. And obeying an educated person multiplies the good deeds and erases evil deeds. Knowledge is a spiritual ascension of a mumin and after his death he is remembered for his knowledge and good deeds.
There are many exquisite qualities and admirable ranks for the one who seeks knowledge. The head of the knowledge is modesty, humbleness and diffidence. The eye of the knowledge is abstaining from jealousy. The ear of the knowledge is to understand and comprehend properly. The tongue of knowledge is to speak truth. The fortification of knowledge is scrutiny and investigation. The hand of the knowledge is to help and be kind to others.
The strength of knowledge is security and safety. The leg of the knowledge is to meet the scholars. The wisdom of knowledge is abstinence. The result of knowledge is salvation. The soldier of knowledge is well being. The carriage of knowledge is loyalty. The weapon of knowledge is soft speech. The sword of knowledge is to be happy. The shield of knowledge is good conduct and virtuous character. The army of the knowledge is to converse with educated people.
The wealth of knowledge is discipline and propriety. The treasure of knowledge is to abstain from sins. The belonging of knowledge is to do good deeds. The argument of the knowledge is guidance. The friend of knowledge is the company of well-mannered and courteous people. He sets out three reasons in support of this view: F irst, knowledge protects man from the problems of life and afflictions of the next world.
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Allaah created ten parts of thankfulness shukr , From which He distributed nine in noble man And one in others. Allaah created ten parts of bravery shujaa'at , Nine in Arabs And one in others. Shaping of Character through the Words of Wisdom. Do not eat unless you are hungry: Those who have a habit of eating anything on any time thoughtlessly keep on churning, then their health is in danger. Whether hungry or not, but keep on eating just like animals do, will lead to poor health.
Eat as long as your appetite allows you to eat: Eat in small amounts, but do not leave the plate with uneaten or unattended food. It is obligatory on the person eating that when he eats his eyes are focused on the food, pays attention and knows very well the food he is eating.
So, do not do anything while eating. Eat as long your appetite allows you to eat. Do not force yourself to eat. Eating in a sordid environment causes indigestion. Within minutes they finish up their meals. Such a practice is harmful to the health.
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Believers are advised to take up small morsels and chew the food properly, which causes less strain on the stomach and the food is easily digested. Petite food, but eaten serenely, silently and slowly is beneficial. Health depends on the way you consume your food. Eat by sitting on the floor. When you want to sleep, ensure that you are at a calm place: Do not sleep at a place where people are talking, or working, or doing something so that its sound disturbs you and distracts your sleep.