Teachings of Imam Mehdi

Divine Love is the Essence of all Religions

Friday, June 08, 2012

It is because of the merciful glance of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi that this mission is being spread all over the world and people of different religions are reaping Spiritual Grace. The name of God is entering the hearts of people and people believe HDE to be Imam Mehdi and Kalki Avatar. None of this would be possible without the merciful glance of the Lord.


فَوَيْلٌ لِلْمُصَلِّينَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنْ صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَالَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَ 


يُرَاءُونَ means to show off. When does a Momin feel love for the world or leap towards the world? 

HDE Gohar Shahi, ‘It is because of the Nafs that a man’s heart is engaged in the world and it is Divine Light that turns a man towards God.’

If a Momin has Divine Light (Noor) in his heart and his heart is engaged in the world it is the destruction of his Emaan (faith).  

Prophet Mohammad: When you commit a crime your sin is recorded in your book by the angel of bad deeds and at the same time a black spot is placed on your heart.

Because of the abundance of sins, there comes a time when the heart becomes completely darkened. The Companions of the Prophet asked what should be done when such a situation arises. The Prophet replied, ‘There is a means to washing up everything and for the Qalb (heart) it is Dhikr Allah.’  Therefore people should focus on engaging in Dhikr Allah.


إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ


Salat stops you from bad deeds and indecency. But we have seen many thousand people who offer Salat every day, five times a day and at the same time they are also engaged in indecent acts and in bad deeds. Do you think Quran is lying when it says, 'Salat stops you from bad deeds'? No, Quran is not lying. There is a fault/flaw in your Salat.

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi says, 'the example of you is your mouth says, قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ and your heart says, "my wife is ill." اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ, and your heart says, "I am late for my work."' His Divine Eminence says, 'The world is inside your heart; your heart is a Munafiq (hypocrite). Salat of a Munafiq heart is not accepted by God.'

So you are not doing justice with your Salat so Salat is not going offer its services to you. It is not going to allow you to reap the benefits out of its practise because according to Prophet Mohammad, 'Without the presence of the heart there is no Salat.'

Quran said, 'Salat has been made obligatory on fixed terms on Momineen, five times a day every day.' But amazingly enough Prophet Mohammad said, 'One who offered 2 Rakah of Salat with the presence of the heart. These 2 Rakah are enough to grant him salvation on the Day of Judgement.'

Those who have been offering Salat for the past twenty years, still there is no change in their character. Treat Salat as a medicine because this is what I understand from the study of the Quran. 'Salat will stop you...' this is an imperative sentence. It's not saying 'it should stop you' it is 'it will stop you'. The question is why your Salat is not stopping you? The Quran is not lying. Why the Salat that you offer to God is not stopping you from bad deeds and indecency? Simply because there is a flaw in your Salat and the flaw is very, very prominent. What is that flaw? Your heart is not present with the Salat.

It is in the nature of Nafs that if you become a little loose on it, it gets carried away. For example, if you are starving and you promised yourself that you are not going to eat for a week, and it's been three days already but you haven't eaten anything. Then somebody came and said, 'You look very weak, just take a sip of water,' and that man kept on saying it. 'Take a sip of water, you will die.' If you agree what do you think is going to happen? You will never end up taking a sip, you will take the whole glass and then you will say, 'Some bread won't hurt either' because this is in the nature of Nafs to get carried away easily. If you give your Nafs room to stand it will lie down. The Nafs is very flexible. You can mould it in either direction, right or wrong.

God Looks at Shiny Hearts

The most important asset in this world is Emaan (faith) in Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. There is no wealth equivalent to it. Emaan is very sensitive and very fragile. You have to be very vigilant; you have to be very strict. You have to safeguard it like life. His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, 'You will definitely get what is written in your Taqdeer (fate).' Now it is all about belief. It all comes down to Yaqeen (belief system). Now it’s entirely up to you whether you obtain it through halal (permissible) means or haram (prohibited) means.' Don’t you think it is foolish to use haram means because what God has already granted you and it has been written in your book of fate, why are you using haram means to obtain it?

HDE Gohar Shahi said, 'Common people, common Muslims can get away with doing wrong things, stealing and other things that Islam and other religions don't allow. But people who belong to Gohar Shahi, they cannot do wrong.' If they do that, what will happen? Number one, HDE says if you obtain something through haram means that money will never stay with you. God will give you some kind of disease, some kind of illness and all that money will be spent on this, which means it will go into a total waste. Number two, if you are a Momin and you belong to Gohar Shahi and you are doing something wrong, you're obtaining something through haram means, then you will be punished.

HDE Gohar Shahi said, 'If you are a Muslim, judgement will be passed upon your actions. If you are a Momin, then a judgement will be passed upon your intention.'

A Muslim has to do it practically to be declared as a criminal, but if you are Momin you don’t have to do it. Even if you have the intention of doing it, you will be held responsible, you will be punished. So all these people who just keep sitting around and have different lousy thoughts, their thoughts are making them crazy; their thoughts are making them complete dedicated criminals. You have to control your thoughts. It's not just about your mind and heart, every thought is equal to a Waswasa (evil whisper) that comes from Khannas (Evil Whisperer). I have seen many people who have been destroyed by their own thoughts thinking about silly things.

If a Muslim is thinking about adultery 24 hours a day, he is not a sinner until and unless he commits adultery. HDE said, 'If you are thinking about it you have committed the crime,' because Muslims’ worship, their entire system of belief is dependent upon their deeds and actions. Their actions and deeds are recording in a book by the angels. For Momineen, God doesn’t look upon their bodies, upon their worship, upon their actions and deeds. God looks upon their intentions and their hearts. Now, God is looking at your heart and you are thinking about lustful things; you thought about it, you've committed it. The crime has been committed and you are held responsible for this crime. Judgement has been passed against the intention that you bore in your heart. People think Sharia is very strict. I don't agree with them. In Sharia you will be held a criminal only when you do it practically with your hands and body. But in Tariqat (Spirituality), you just think about it and you are a sinner. You have to safeguard your thoughts; you have to keep your heart vigilant at all times. Sharia is very easy. Why is it easy? If you are just thinking about women it's ok, if you don’t want to do it, just think about it instead, and be a Muslim. It is what Muslim people do today.

But if you are a Momin God only looks at your heart, but there is a condition. God should be able to look at your heart and God cannot see a dark heart. If you want God to see your heart, your heart has to be illumined; your heart has to be enlightened. If you want God to look at your heart then make sure God is able to see your heart. 

We need light to see and be seen. If there is no light, neither can I see you nor can you see me. Of course God can see, but there should be some light. Your heart must be enlightened for God to look at you. If your heart is not enlightened then God cannot see you.

Muslims are not aware of the enlightenment of the heart, so God cannot see them, so God doesn’t know what’s going on. But when you become Momin and your heart becomes enlightened and shiny you are exposed to God. Now God can see you and what you are involved with. You can’t afford to do hanky panky. Before, God was not able to see you so you would get away with everything you would do. Now that your heart is enlightened and you are exposed to God, it is live. Your heart is working like a webcam. God is seeing everything that you are doing. An enlightened heart is a live webcam. As soon as you do something wrong or think about doing something wrong, God grabs you. 'What are you doing? You cannot do it! If you do it, I'll punish you.'

God says: 'When my servant loves me, I become his Habib and when he sins, I become his Tabib.'

How does he become a Tabib? When you sin he gives you some trouble or some illness to wash away your sins.

When you are a Momin, you have to observe complete vigilance. But the thing is old habits die hard. They say in Urdu, 'A thief can stop stealing, but he cannot stop being a thief.' Old habits must die. It’s entirely in your favour. By becoming good, you are not doing any favour to me or God. You are favouring yourself. Keep your heart clean; keep your charge sheet clean, because mind you, you are under the sight of God. You know off-air they say a lot of things but when you are on-air you are very alert. When you are on-air you want to make sure you don’t say anything bad because everybody is watching you and what about God looking at you? When your heart is enlightened, you are exposed to God. Come on, realise the fact! You see, this is in human nature, when they want to do something wrong, they want to make sure no one is looking at them. They want to do it in the dark, in absence of people's eyes. But there is one eye constantly watching you! How would you escape that eye of God? God can see through hearts. The Quran says the same. 'You cannot escape from the eyes of God. In whichever direction you turn, you will find him with you.'

If you are being dishonest, you are not only being dishonest with the Lord, you are also being very dishonest with yourself. Honesty is the best policy. If we claim to be the disciples of HDE Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi and we have been attached with Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi for the last 10-30 years and still there is no improvement in our character, then it is such a shame! It's not just a shame but it means our heart is empty of Divine Light. There is no Divine Light in our heart. Our Nafs is inclined towards the world and its contents. HDE Gohar Shahi’s love, HDE’s mission should rest on the topmost priority in our life. If HDE Gohar Shahi and His mission are not on the topmost priority in our life then we should be ashamed calling ourselves disciples of HDE Gohar Shahi. .

Who will tell you, who will convince you to have HDE Gohar Shahi as the top most priority in your life? The Divine Light in your heart will. When you have lost Divine Light in your heart, you do not have a helper to put you back on track. It is the Divine Light, the Noor that keeps you on the straight path because the mind is easily controlled by Shaitan (Devil). The mind and body are easily controlled by the Devil but the enlightened heart cannot be controlled by the Devil.

HDE Gohar Shahi said, 'When the heart is enlightened, then God guides such a person.'

When you are under the guidance of God, nobody can mislead you or misguide you. People begin to have problems only when their heart is running short of Divine Light. We have so many examples.  Why did they commit such lengthy, such big, mighty crimes? If their hearts were enlightened, their hearts and Divine Light would stop them from doing such things and when the heart is not enlightened, you think your heart is enlightened. For example you have a pistol and you think it's loaded but you never tried. When the enemy comes in front of you, you pull the trigger and nothing happens. Then you can only blame yourself. Similarly, the Devil is always on your right, left, on your back, in front of you, trying to misguide you. You have to keep your heart loaded. When you have any attack from the Devil, pull the trigger of your heart and shoot him with Divine Light. However that would only happen when you have Noor in your pistol.  When there is no Noor, it will convert into Naar (evil energy) and Devil will say, 'Oh, he is shooting me with my own weapon!' 



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