Teachings of Imam Mehdi

Laila tul Barat (15th of Shaban)

Friday, June 13, 2014

With regards to Nisf Shaban is 15th of Shaban. It is in Arabic also called 'Laila tul Barat'. You will find details of this night in Surah Ad-Dukhan ('The Smoke').  

Let's go through the details of this night. 


Huroof-e-Muqata'at: Ha, Meem. Ha - Hajar. Meem - Mehdi.

حم ﴿١﴾ وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ ﴿٢﴾ إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ

[Quran 44:1-3]

We have revealed [it] in a blessed night, Laila tul Mubarak. Any matter from me that we were to send is decided on this night.  

Good news, bad news, warnings or any instructions from God - all these things come on this night. In some Hadith, it is also called Laila tul Najat (the Night of Salvation).  

In Pakistan - I don't know about other Muslims countries - all Muslims on this night stay in the mosque like in a few hours they will change God's mind. They will offer Salat (maybe 20-40 Raqat in a few hours) or they will listen to the nonsense of Molvis (Clerics) and by dawn God will say, 'O' my people! Thank you! I will bless you all because you spent 6 hours in the mosque!' Well, it is said, 'Spend the night while you are worshipping,' but it doesn’t mean you can sleep all year round and only spend a few hours in the mosque on this night. That's not how it works. If you listen to some mullah in the mosque, they will tell you the Fazail (virtues) of the night. 'If you do this tonight, God will give you this, if you do that tonight God will give you that.' But what about the rest of the year? For example, if your pay is given to you on the last day of the month, does that mean that you only come on the last day of the month and you are absent for 29 days? And God will give you a cheque on the last day of the month? No.  

In the early days when I met His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi, after HDE had met everybody HDE was going in HDE's car and I was standing, HDE was leaving from the Karachi office. I looked at HDE and asked, 'Can I shake hands with you?' HDE said, 'Okay, come.' I shook hands with HDE and HDE asked me, 'Where are you going?' I said, 'Today is Laila tul Barat. I am going to the mosque.' HDE said, 'What will you do?' I said, 'I will perform Salat and listen to lectures.' HDE said, 'Will you change God's mind in a few hours?' And then HDE said, 'After your heart is enlightened, when Ism-e-Dhat has entered your heart, now your Laila tul Barat is under the feet of your Murshid (Spiritual Guide).' This is where all the decisions about you are made. Our Laila tul Qadar, Laila tul Mairaj, Laila tul Barat - all nights are under the feet of our Lord Gohar Shahi.  

HDE Gohar Shahi said, 'If you are appreciative, then every night is Shab-e-Qadar.'

رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

[Quran 44:6]

Blessings are sent forth on this night from your Lord. And he is the one who hears and knows all.

His Divine Eminence said, 'Every single day of the year, blessings of God and the wrath of God roam around in this world.' Those who have Ism-e-Dhaat in their Qalb (heart), they are protected against wrath of God and those who have Ism-e-Dhaat in their hearts, they are the ones who reap benefits from the roaming blessings of God. But if your heart is not enlightened, there is no Dhikr Allah in your Qalb, then wrath of God will catch you and blessings of God will not benefit you.

But on this night, there are more blessings - but the thing is, if you cannot achieve a little blessings every day - because you do not have the tools of the trade, your heart is not open, whatever little blessings is sent to you every day, your heart doesn't accept it - then how will you engross the great amount of blessings of God on this special night? Your heart must be open! If your heart is not open, then blessings roam about here and there every day; you keep yourself deprived from the blessings of God. When your heart is open, then every day, blessings of God will furnish your heart with illuminations of the name of God.  

God says,

لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ رَبُّكُمْ وَرَبُّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ

[Quran 44:8]

There is no Ilah for except him and he is the one who gives life and causes death. He is your lord and he is the lord of your ancestors.

This is mentioned in relation to this night because how long you are going to live is decided on this night and when you are going to die is decided on this night. If you want to reap the benefits of this night on 15th of Shaban, then I give you a clue: recite Mehdi-e-Barhaq Gohar Shahi 1150 times. If you want some concession on your part, some divine concession, then it is better that you do it 1150 times.  

After you come down on earth, then some of you get enlightened; the decisions are changed because if you are enlightened you cannot die, unless it is written in your Azl (decided fate). If you are not enlightened, you are not Dhakir-e-Qalbi, then you can die even if it is not written in your Azl. You can die in Mualaq Taqdeer (indecisive fate). This is why every year decisions are made.

In a similar way, Rizq (provision) - how much Rizq is given to you [is decided]. Because you don't always seek halal (permissible) ways of earning - so, what happens is, if you do halal, then only the prescribed amount of Rizq will come to you. But if you do haram, then more Rizq will come to you which was not even written in your fate. Every year there is an audit: 'this much was obtained haram and this much was obtained halal; so, this is in surplus so you have to replace it with something else.' [For example] he has taken more Rizq through haram (prohibited) means, as a result of this, now he should be given heart attack or he should be given some punishment, like he should be paralyzed, [have a] kidney problem, eye problem etc. there are so many things. For example, until last year, someone was a follower of Gohar Shahi but recently he might have changed, he might have become Murtid (Apostate); so review his file. If they find out he is no more a follower of Gohar Shahi, then the law changes: no more concessions.  

If the spiritual teacher has gathered that this man is not after Gohar Shahi, this man is after the world then you are gone because you are not in live conversation with God. You are through him. God is not going to listen to you, God doesn't hear you neither you hear God. So, it is through him - a sort of translator, interpreter If the spiritual teacher has gathered that this man is not after Gohar Shahi, this man is after the world then you are gone because you are not in live conversation with God. You are through him. God is not going to listen to you, God doesn't hear you neither you hear God. So, it is through him - a sort of translator, interpreter whatever he says God will definitely believe what he says. Even if you say something this will not go to God. This is a very sensitive matter.  


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