آعوذ بالله العزيم وبوجهه الكريم وسلطان القديم من الشيطان الرجيم
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth…”
“His Veil is Light, and if He were to remove it,
the glory of his Face would burn everything of His creation,
as far as His gaze reaches.” ~ Hadith
Are you searching for God?
If so, then this site will help you in your journey [God willing]. There are people who have found God. The path they have traversed is open to everyone. It is the path brought by the prophets and followed by the friends of God (al-awliya’). They have found God in reality, not just in theory.
What does it mean to find God?
God is everywhere, but there are many veils of darkness separating man from God. The dark veils of ignorance, denial, sin, arrogance, etc., need to be removed in the first stage of the journey. Once the initial veils are lifted, man needs to throw oneself on the threshold of God seeking him ardently with prayers and spiritual practices so that more veils are removed and eventually God manifests himself to the servant.
Those who have found God have given some of the following ways God manifests Himself or is realized:
- Through signs found in human nature, in the natural world and the cosmos
- An epiphany [an experience of a sudden and striking realization]
- True and Prophetic Dreams
- Kashoof [Spiritual unveilings where a person sees God manifested in the form of light or other forms. Heavenly realm is opened up to the person to look at, visit and experience.]
- Verbal Revelation [God speaks to man]
- There are many types of revelations
- Alqa’ [An spiritual/emotional revelation that does not carry words, but knowledge and/or understanding of things are revealed in split seconds]
- Unexplainable synchronicity of events are observed
- Prayers are accepted
- Presence of God is felt at the level of the heart and soul
- Pure, sublime, loving presence of God takes hold of the heart permanently and His beauty and charm ravishes the heart and mind
- Much more…
What is the ultimate goal of this journey?
The goal of this journey is not to receive revelations or see true dreams or perform extraordinary feats. They come as the by-product of this journey. The real goal should be to love God with all of one’s faculties to an extent that one’s relationship with God changes from being a one-way relationship to a two-way relationship. Initially, God is the Beloved and man the lover, but later it develops into a relationship where man becomes the beloved and God the Lover. These two roles keep on switching back and forth that eventually the sense of duality drops and Union is achieved…
At this stage, unfathomable and ineffable secrets are revealed which can only be experienced and cannot be put in words or communicated. To keep the connection alive, the person keeps on fanning the embers of love. The intensity of love keeps on increasing over time.
What is the purpose of life?
My master writes: “The real purpose of all the external and internal limbs and faculties that have been bestowed on man is understanding and worship and love of God. That is why, despite a thousand occupations, man does not find his true well being except in God Almighty. Having acquired great wealth, or achieved high office, or having become a great merchant, or having acquired governing authority, or become a great philosopher, he departs in the end from these worldly involvements with a sense of frustration. His heart rebukes him all the time about his deep concern with the world and his conscience never approves his wiles and deceits and wrongful actions. This problem can be appreciated in another way. The purpose of the creation of a thing is determined by its highest achievement beyond which its faculties cannot rise. For instance, the highest a bullock is capable of is ploughing, or irrigation, or transportation, and therefore these are the purpose of its life and it cannot rise above them. But when we take stock of man’s faculties and powers to discover his highest capacity, we find that he is invested with the faculty of seeking after God so much so that he desires that he should become so devoted to God’s love that he should have nothing of his own and that everything should become God’s. He shares his natural needs like food and drink and rest with other animates, and in industry some animals are ahead of him; for instance, the bees produce such excellent honey from every type of flower that man has so far not been able to compete with them. It is clear, therefore, that the highest capacity of man is meeting with God Almighty and thus the true purpose of his life is that the window of his heart should open towards God.” (The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam)
“…I had to undergo the severest hardships. I flung myself into the fire of love and was wholly consumed. My heart bled and I was ground to dust. It was then that He revealed to me His radiant face and I got not only revelation but also true wisdom.”
He writes in Noah’s Ark:
In Surah Al-Faatihah God has taught that the door to every single blessing of the past has been opened for you. Why then do you refuse to accept them? Thirst for this fountain and water will spring forth itself. Weep for these blessings in the way a child wails for the milk of its mother—then will milk be given to you. Become worthy of compassion so that you may be shown mercy. Be restless so that you may be put to ease. Be ceaseless in your fervent entreaties so that a hand may come to your aid. The path of God is difficult. But, it is made easy for those who throw themselves into this deep abyss, without fear for their lives. In their hearts, they choose fire for themselves and decide to set themselves ablaze for the sake of their Beloved. They cast themselves in fire only to discover that it is paradise.” (Noah’s Ark, pg. 40)
”What avail are the spring and flowers to me?
I am ever in the garden contemplating Thy Face.
Would I care for anyone who can teach?
I have received tuition from my Lord and Protector.
The eternal benevolence has drawn so near to me,
That the Voice of the Lord reaches me from the farthest nook and corner.”
What is Spirituality?
Spirituality means: Recognizing one’s primordial nature
Spirituality means: Knowing one’s origin
Spirituality means: Understanding the meaning of life
Spirituality means: Asking why one has an undefinable pain of longing for something greater than oneself, others, and anything of this world
Spirituality means: Feeling homesick
Spirituality means: Commitment to truth
Spirituality means: Self-mortification, Self-control
Spirituality means: Living with moral integrity
Spirituality means: Annihilating one’s own will and replacing it with the will of the Beloved
Spirituality means: Giving up the immediate pleasures of temporal existence for the supreme pleasure of the Creator
Spirituality means: Purity
Spirituality means: Striving spiritually – Mujahidat
Spirituality means: Adopting the attributes of the Creator
Spirituality means: Ascending from mundane to the sublime realities
Spirituality means: Staying exclusively faithful to the inner light
Spirituality means: Gnosis
Spirituality means: Journey from wisdom to vision
Spirituality means: Moving from darkness to light
Spirituality means: Liberation after restraint
Spirituality means: Progressing through various spiritual states
Spirituality means: Delight of meeting the Creator
Spirituality means: Annihilation in the Creator
Spirituality means: Living with the presence of the Creator
Spirituality means: Bliss & Real Happiness
Spirituality means: Embracing paradoxes
Spirituality means: Gaining immortality
Spirituality means: Living in the kingdom of joy
“Reaching for the moon with outstretched arms will never bring that luminous satellite within man’s grasp. Great laws of nature have to be understood and mastered before a spacecraft can be built, launched and ejected into the depths of outer space on its speedy and silent journey to the moon bearing with it its load of scientific instruments and crew of astronauts for bringing that orb within the dominion of man.
God is not prepared to fulfill the desires and dreams of man by miraculously transporting him in the twinkling of an eye from the fertile landscape of the earth to the barren surface of the moon. He has, however, gifted man with intelligence and enabled him through diligent study, observation and experiment to discover and comprehend certain scientific laws, enabling him, thereby, to achieve his goal – the conquest of the moon.
There are also spiritual laws which if recognized and observed can transport man from this mundane world to the blissful realm of heaven; but man must take the initiative if he wishes to succeed in this spiritual conquest, bearing in mind that God helps those who help themselves. Just as the successful flight of the spacecraft is dependent upon the control centre which directs its multifarious operations, so does the spiritual flight of man depend upon that inner quality—self-control.” (Life Supreme, p. 41)
حضرت مسیح موعود علیہ السلام فرماتے ہیں
- Hadith Qurb-e-Nawafil
- توحید۔۔۔ أفضل الذكر: لا إله إلا الله
- لوگوں سے حسن سلوک
- نمازوں کا قیام
- حدیث ۔۔۔ الرباط
- حضرت مسیح موعود علیہ السلام کے نماز کے بارہ میں اقتسابات
- Pots (the outer form of Salat) are not enough, they should be filled (with meanings and understandings)
- Teach young the meanings and deeper understanding of Salat
- Love of Allah should be inculcated
- Example, sportsmen work hard… so, Salat needs to be worked on
- The highest purpose is the meeting of Allah – لقاءالہی
- Simply offering casual prayers will not give substantial results
یا نافع، یا واسع، یا نور