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#ManchesterAttack – Are We Doing Enough?
25th May 2017|ArticlesLecturesVideos

#ManchesterAttack – Are We Doing Enough?

After every terrorist attack whereby innocent lives are lost and the threat level is raised, everybody gets down to their computer desks and sends messages of condolences. They pray for people. This is not going to help and it is not enough.

Identify the problem. The first step toward any prevention is to identify your enemy; identify the criminal.

We feel a bit relaxed when we are told that ISIS is in Iraq and Syria and they are more than 2000 miles away from our homes. We must not forget that ISIS is just an organisation; it is nothing in itself. The main thing is the ideology behind all these terrorist organisations who are shedding blood every day: Wahhabism.

When such a terrorist attack takes place, the entire Muslim community has to suffer the backlash and repercussions after it. Every Muslim is suspected to be a terrorist. [The terrorists] are making every Muslim’s life difficult.

Islam does not teach terrorism or violence.

According to the Koran 5:32, ‘Killing one human being is equal to killing the entire humanity.’ Suicide is also strictly prohibited in Islam.

Who could understand more than the founder of Islam, Prophet Mohammad? There was a companion of the Prophet Mohammad who was fighting against non-believers. During this battle, he was severely wounded and Prophet Mohammad was showing all sorts of sympathies for him. Later on, he was in so much pain that he was not able to bear it. So, he took a decision that destroyed him: he killed himself.

When the news was brought to Prophet Mohammad, Prophet Mohammad said, ‘I am not going to say prayers [for] him; he has lost his faith. I deprive him of my salvation.’ This is how detestable an act of suicide bombing is in Islam.

Those who think they know Islam, I ask them to study the Koran and Prophet Mohammad’s life well. Prophet Mohammad did not hurt or hate anybody; he was sent into this world as blessings for the entire humanity [Koran 21:107].

There was a Jewish woman who used to throw rubbish upon Prophet Mohammad every time he would pass by her area. Prophet Mohammad did not change his way and he continued to go through the same area. One day, when Prophet Mohammad was passing by her house, she wasn’t there. Prophet Mohammad got worried and asked somebody, ‘Where is that woman who throws rubbish on me?’ They replied, ‘She is not feeling well.’ Prophet Mohammad went to her house and asked her, ‘How are you feeling? I was waiting for you.’ She cried and said, ‘You care about me so much even though I used to throw rubbish on you?’ Then she accepted Islam.

Islam was accepted because of Prophet Mohammad’s character. What [terrorists] are projecting to the world under the banner of Islam is not Islam; it is a bunch of lies.

Islam is not a killer religion. No matter what religion people practise — no matter whether or not they believe in God — you have no authority to kill them according to Islam.

There is a Day of Judgment when God will judge people and God will decide their fate. You cannot decide for them, because you yourself are a sinner.

Those who [kill others in the name of Islam] are enemies of humanity and Islam. According to the Koran, you cannot do such things.

All these individuals who project Wahhabism must be stopped in order to protect the country and peace-loving, law-abiding citizens of the country.

We detest any act of terrorism. Whether it is carried out under a political agenda or is religiously motivated, it is not acceptable under any circumstances.

We are raising awareness of love, peace, human value and divine values. Our hearts go out to the families of victims who lost their lives in the Manchester Attack.

To Islamists:

Whether people were singing and dancing, this is between them and God. You cannot decide for them; you have no authority. Don’t forget that God can forgive anybody; he is not going to ask you whether or not he should forgive somebody.

Don’t think Christians and Jews are Mushrikeen (polytheists). Mushrikeen are those who find a partner with God. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are Abrahamic, monotheistic faiths. They believe in one God; those who believe in one God cannot be called Mushrikeen. They believe in God and order for them to reach God, God sent them a messenger. Jesus was the messenger for Christians; Moses and Abraham were messengers for the Jews. Whether or not they have amended their books, this is between them and God. God will decide what to do; you have no authority to take anybody’s life. Those who do this are only bringing calamity and should await the torment from God.

Prophet Mohammad said, ‘You cannot be a Momin (true believer) if your neighbour goes to bed without food.’

If you don’t care about your neighbour and he sleeps without food, you are stripped of your faith. [Instead of giving them food] you are killing them — and you think you are a Momin. You are taking their lives and you still think you will enter Paradise?

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The True Mehdi Magazine Available Now!
15th January 2017|News

The True Mehdi Magazine Available Now!

Mehdi Foundation International, Messiah Foundation International, and Kalki Avatar Foundation are excited to announce the first ever issue of the monthly ‘The True Mehdi’ Magazine which is now available online! This magazine was created to expose the misconstrued concepts of Imam Mehdi to the Western World and provide information about the true Awaited Imam Mehdi. Read it online here.

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Asia Today: Does Islam Promote Terrorism?
7th October 2016|Uncategorised

Asia Today: Does Islam Promote Terrorism?

Asia Today: Does Islam Promote Terrorism?

In its October issue, Asia Today published an article by Younus AlGohar. In the article entitled ‘Does Islam Promote Terrorism?’ he reveals how terrorist organisations emerged from the Muslim world. It was originally posted on Younus AlGohar’s Medium page.

The Asia Today is a monthly publication which is tailored for the South Asian community. It is based in Arizona, USA. Read its October issue here.

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The Struggle for Self-Exploration
28th September 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

The Struggle for Self-Exploration

Extremism and fanaticism are products of ignorance, intolerance and inferiority complexes. People tend to recognise extremism and fanaticism only on a higher level, with the affiliation of religion. However, we need to find the roots of extremism and fanaticism.

It is more of a behavioural issue than a religious issue.

If someone is an extremist, it is not just about religion. There are extremists in different fields. For example, some people are even extremists about themselves: they think they are the best and they cannot give in to their own self.

Fanaticism is not a theory or a religion. Fanaticism is an ugly behaviour. One’s behaviour changes when they don’t respect others, give them space or consider their rights. It changes when they are only concerned about their rights and themselves; when they become self-centred and impatient, and they cannot take a little pain for others at the time of adversity.

When there are good people in any religion, the religion is operated well by them.

Religion itself does not have legs. It cannot do anything; it is just a set of beliefs. The followers of that religion are the operators of it. When the religions are operated by bad people, they start malfunctioning.

Let’s talk about a household. The entire household is managed by the guardian of the house. The way it is managed depends on how bad or good that person is. The problem is not with any religion; whether it is Christianity, Judaism, Islam or Hinduism, all of them are good — but the people who operate these religions are bad.

This is because there is a prerequisite that one must do before they practise a religion: purification of the inner devil.

Without first attaining inner purification, if one follows any religion, they will [misinterpret it]. They will become intolerant.

When we say intolerance is prevailing the society, this is not due to any religion. This is an issue with the behaviour of human beings. No religion is intolerant; it is the people who are either tolerant or intolerant. It is the people who are either rational and full of sanity, or so irrational that they are almost insane.

For example, if a mad person drives a BMW and runs over a couple of men, we won’t blame BMW. It is not the car [at fault], it is the driver.

Fanaticism and extremism are not products of any religion. Extremism and fanaticism have to do with people. Some people are more patient, tolerant and forgiving than others. Some people are short-sighted and impatient. It is not about the religion that one follows. It is about their own being: how composed or disturbed they are.

If your mind is disturbed, you are disturbed everywhere.

That happens when there are some decisions in life which are difficult for you to make. Due to this indecisive nature, you don’t settle things; so there remains a kind of pressure and stress on you mind, keeping it preoccupied. It kills your sanity. Mental disturbance is something one cannot afford.

In order to please others, it is important that you should be happy. If you are unhappy, you cannot make anybody happy. If you yourself are crying and suffering, how can you please others?

In order to be able to make others happy, constitutionally you should be happy in the first place.

We need to educate people on ethical values to build their character. We need to discuss the psychological aspect of everybody’s lives and how our lives can be improved. When our lives are hell, then everything falls apart. Then, we don’t care about our bad behaviour, ethics or anything else because we are disturbed.

When you want to do weight lifting at the gym, if you cannot even move 50 KG, you won’t try to lift it; you know that you cannot put extra weight on your body. If you do, you’ll hurt yourself.

Similarly, in life, you are carrying a lot of extra luggage that you will not need while you are travelling. Life is nothing but a journey and you must travel light.

Make life easy, my friend. After all, this is only one life that you have.

I do not think fanaticism and extremism are about any religion. You don’t have to follow a religion to be a fanatic or extremist. These days, jihadists and terrorists are not devout Muslims; they don’t even know anything about Islam. They’re drinkers and party animals. More and more people, especially in the Western sphere of the world, are prone to becoming jihadists not because they are inspired by Islamic text or they find the Quran fascinating. Rather, some of these people suffer from narcissistic personality disorder.

I used to live in Manchester some 20 years ago. My neighbour was a strange person; for some reason, he didn’t like my face. There was a blind alley between the two houses; he lived on the left side of and I lived on the right. If I walked on the pavement, he would come out and say, ‘You are trespassing on my property.’ I would say, ‘What? I am walking on the pavement.’ He would reply, ‘Yeah but this pavement is in front of my house so you are trespassing. I am going to call the police.’

This is not about their religion. This is about them. They are crazy, impatient, intolerant and ignorant.

What I have just said is not a wandering thought that has crossed my mind. I am a very keen observer. I read men and their behaviour. I have read many people.

To a degree, every single human being becomes an extremist in certain situations and conditions.

The root cause of extremism is to do with behaviour.

Your behaviour is not your fault; it is carved, nurtured and shaped by good or bad experiences in your life.

When you go through denial, rejection and deprivation; when you are scolded by people for no apparent reason, that is when your behaviour [deteriorates]. Behaviour is all about our reaction to certain things.

For example, someone tried all their life to buy a car but they couldn’t. Then they came to England, struggled for a year or two and then finally bought a car. Now you have to be careful; if you damage the car, no matter how close of a friend you are to them, you will be in trouble. They value the car more than they should because of their struggle.

Suppose you did not eat food for 48 hours. Finally, you are a holding a Big Mac in your hand. Just as you are about to take a bite, someone laughingly takes it away and says, ‘I’ll eat it instead.’ You will behave differently [than you would normally].

Our behaviour is not about how bad or good we are. It is shaped and developed through good and bad experiences in life, and of course the way people behave with us.

We need to look into our lives. We need to see what is wrong and right in our life. What is causing us problems? What is the source of disturbance in our life? What is it that is distracting us from our spiritual journey?

Self-Realisation is God-Realisation

In spirituality, you struggle to become good in this lifetime.You become good not just for yourself, but as an embodiment of God on Earth.

When people come and sit in your company, they feel relaxed without establishing any meditation. They’ll just sit with you and feel peace because you have gotten rid of all your evil traits, all the negativity.

We should sort out our problems in life. If something is causing problems, we should see if we can fix that problem. If you can’t fix it, replace it.

Spirituality is something that alone can make a human out of you.

A religion is like a film in which you are a billionaire and you have a lot of money, big houses, cars and everything. When the movie is shot, you come back to reality.

In religion, you imitate being good. Spirituality will make you good.

When you go to a shopping mall in the United States of America, the salesperson will greet you with a business smile. They know it is a fake smile, but it is part of their business strategy. Similarly, a religion will tell you what you can and cannot do, whether you like it or not. A religion wants performance, like a coach of a team.

In spirituality, it is not about performance. It is about transformation.

If you want to see whether a person has made any progression in spirituality, you need to see if he is a better human being today than he was yesterday.

The first step in spirituality is to know yourself.

Self-realisation is an art that comes from spiritual practice and discipline. It is about coming to know of all your physical, spiritual and carnal aspects. A mentor who has culminated his quest in the said field can guide one towards self-exploration on a spiritual journey.

Too many people don’t know who or what they are. When they do good, they want to publicise it. When they do bad, they don’t want [others] to see it. This attitude has led them to a point where they have lost their identity. They do not know themselves.

It isn’t about your parenthood or sisters and brothers. It is about you. It is about how beneficial or harmful you are to your fellowmen.

This is why the first step towards God-realisation is self-realisation.

If you truly know yourself, don’t seek God. God said in the Koran, ‘I am in you. Why don’t you peep into yourself to know me?’

A religion is aiming at you to please God. In spirituality, you find and explore for your personal, original identity.

So spirituality is self-exploration.

Knowing yourself is not an easy job, otherwise God would not have labelled knowing yourself as knowing God.

In spirituality, you go through self-denial and this is the hardest job. You deny and negate yourself.

If negativity in you is stronger than positivity, the negativity compels you to do bad things. You have to make positivity even more powerful with the help of spirituality. Once the source of evil and negativity, the Carnal Self, gets weaker, then the compelling of Carnal Self will lessen. A time will come when you will realise that nobody is pushing you to do anything wrong.

Ego is such a problem. You’ll be defending the ego, the inner devil, but you’ll think you are defending yourself. This is why it is not easy to know yourself.

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NewsRescue.com’s Article on Wahhabism
21st September 2016|Uncategorised

NewsRescue.com’s Article on Wahhabism

NewsRescue.com’s Article on Wahhabism

For many years, Younus AlGohar, along with Messiah Foundation International, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness about the true culprit of Islamist terrorism: Wahhabism. We have proved how Saudi Arabia is the principal financier and supporter of Wahhabism. Major media outlets are now investigating the matter and drawing the same conclusion. As a result, Saudi Arabia’s officials have adopted a hypocritical policy, denying all links to Islamist terrorism and purporting to be peace-loving Muslims.

 In an article published on its website, News Rescue covered one of Saudi Arabia’s questionable denials of links to terrorism. In it, the author mentioned the facts against Saudi Arabia and cited an infographic by Younus AlGohar, pictured above.

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A Viewer’s Response to Younus AlGohar’s Lecture on Sufism vs Wahhabism
28th August 2016|Uncategorised

A Viewer’s Response to Younus AlGohar’s Lecture on Sufism vs Wahhabism

A Viewer’s Response to Younus AlGohar’s Lecture on Sufism vs Wahhabism

In response to Younus AlGohar’s comparison of Sufi Islam vs Wahhabi Islam, YouTube user Larryprint had this to say:

‘We need more guys like you in Germany. Salafist try to indoctrinate so many young Muslims with their YouTube videos and “read projects” here. They [proclaim] their Wahabism/Salafism as the only true [Islamic] religion.

‘I think the spiritual Sufi Islam is compatible with Christianity, human rights, philosophy and democracy but the radical Sunni Islam and the Salafism and Wahabism seem to be much more a political weapon.’

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Muslims – The Principal Victims Of Wahhabism
12th August 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Muslims – The Principal Victims Of Wahhabism

We have mentioned the discriminatory, racial, irreligious and lunatic belief system which is prompted by the Wahhabi ideology. However, we did not discuss on this elevated level why non-Wahhabi Muslims cannot get along with Wahhabis. Why is there a fierce enmity, animosity and never ending grudge between mainstream Sufi Muslims and Wahhabis?

The majority of victims of Wahhabis are from within Islam. The majority of people that have been victimised, targeted and slaughtered are none other than the mainstream non-Wahhabi Muslims.

[I am explaining the] reasons why a mainstream Muslim cannot get along with Wahhabis.

What Wahhabis believe is more an emotional crisis for non-Wahhabi Muslims than a religious problem. What they believe is ultra-provocative to any Muslim who truly believes in Islam.

A true devout Muslim will suffer from an emotional setback and instantly, they will become enraged – for this is how inciting and provocative the tenets of the Wahhabi ideology are. Not many people who have taken on the task of making mainstream Muslims aware of the potential jeopardy of the widespread Wahhabi ideology talk about these things that I am going to talk about today.

The world must come to know how ugly a mentality a Wahhabi has and how irrational, insane, illogical, disrespectful, defiling and derogatory a Wahhabi Muslim is towards the founder of Islam, Prophet Mohammad. They have more than just double standards.

The world must know why a Sufi Muslim is so hateful in the eyes of a Wahhabi follower.

The amount of hatred that a Wahhabi has in his heart for Sufis is not because they might have done anything wrong; rather it is because Sufis exhibit love for the Prophet Mohammad. Wahhabis cannot tolerate anybody praising or showing love for Prophet Mohammad.

Most Wahhabis are from the Arab world. Their problem is that they are only aware of ego; they cannot respect anybody. When Prophet Mohammad came to their land, their brains couldn’t digest the heightened elevation of the spiritual status of Prophet Mohammad. They failed to grasp the amount of eminence given to Prophet Mohammad by his lord, his God.

On the other hand, God rather than guiding people, was playing a game of chess. He said to them what they wanted to hear from God. He told Prophet Mohammad to tell the Arabs, ‘I am a man like you.’ [Quran 41:6]

Their problem was [and is] that they cannot respect anybody other than themselves. This is a genetic problem; they can’t get rid of it.

Pakistani and Indian Muslims have lived in a Hindu society where people revere anyone easily, so they have learnt to give more respect. If anybody does anything good, a Hindu might say, ‘He is like my God.’ Regarding their mother, a Hindu may say, ‘What my mother has done for me, even God might not have done it. So for me, my mother is my God.’ This is their style of giving respect.

We lived in that society where showing respect was the fundamental approach towards religions.

As a result, when people from that society became Muslims, they started to give respect to the Quran. About 25 years ago when I was in Pakistan, people used to decorate the Quran with a velvet cover and keep it in the highest point in the house.

I can’t imagine the intensity of respect that would have been generated if God had sent Prophet Mohammad in either Sheikhupura or Gujranwala, or if he had been buried in Gujranwala or Faisalabad.

It is not mentioned in any of the Prophetic Traditions that you must decorate the Quran with a red velvet cover, that you must kiss it every time you see it or that you must keep it in the higher point of the house. This has come from the society we lived in, which was predominantly following the Hindu religion. They give a lot of respect to everything in their religion.

In Pakistan, we were discouraged from talking to our friends in mosque. We were told, ‘This is the House of God. Go outside if you want to talk. The mosque is for the prayers only.’ In Kaaba, the most sacred Muslim place, Saudi, Emirati and Kuwaiti men and women go for dating.

If a cleric in Pakistan was a Barelvi, they made sure that when they spoke about Prophet Mohammad, they would not leave any stone unturned in elevating his status. They said anything about not just Prophet Mohammad, but also the Companions of Prophet Mohammad. They gave us the impression that these people were holy human beings that never sinned or made a mistake. When we read the Quran, we cried because what we heard was a bundle of lies.

Every time we heard about their life and read their stories, I personally would condemn myself. I thought, ‘How can I not do what Usman-e-Ghani, Ali, Umar bin Khattab did?’ We were always fighting with ourselves, condemning ourselves and we were living under a severe form of guilt. We thought, ‘We are really bad Muslims. We can’t do anything.’

The clerics would say,  You want to do like what Umar bin Khattab did? What is your value and worth? You’re trying to compete with such holy people as Umar bin Khattab?’

They would say, ‘Ali was born in Kaaba. You were born in Karachi.’

I am telling the truth. I am only verbalising my emotions.

If you go to the birthplace of Islam, do not forget to take with you a microscope, because you will need to find Islam. You will not see it clearly with the naked eye. Islam is not to be seen anywhere.

All these years as a Muslim, before I was blessed to see Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, I only suffered. There are many problems to discuss, but these are a few of the points.

When you hear stories of dignitaries in Islam, you find it inspirational and you want to be like them. But when you ask clerics, ‘I want to be like Ali,’ they say, ‘This is Kufr (rejection of the truth).’ They want us to idealise the Companions of the Prophet and when we do, they tell us that it is Kufr. What kind of religion is this? When there is a football world cup going on, people start playing football because they find it a source of inspiration. When there is a cricket world cup going on, there is a glamour to it and people start playing cricket.

Similarly, when I would visit a shrine of a saint or a Sufi, I would be thinking, ‘I want to be like him. I want to be close to God the way he was.’ Every time I told somebody I wanted to be like Sufis such as Abdullah Shah Ghazi, they scorned me.

Today I say, ‘Islam does not exist anymore,’ but Islam has not been here for the last 400 years.

The Wahhabi ideology is not new; it is coming from the Arabian peninsula. At the time of Prophet Mohammad, there were some Muslims whose ego would not allow them to show respect to him. They would not leave any stone unturned in defiling, degrading and derogating Prophet Mohammad. Sometimes, they would criticise Prophet Mohammad for not being just. Some other times, they would criticise him for not being punctual in Salat (prayers).

Their problem was: they were from different tribes and since the birth of Islam, they lost their value. They used to be leaders of their tribes, people would come to them and respect them. Their ego was hurt when Islam was founded by Prophet Mohammad. They didn’t have anyone to respect them; all the respect would go to Prophet Mohammad. Those whose hearts were revived, enlightened and they became Momineen (true believers), they embraced Prophet Mohammad’s eminence and started to respect him.

Otherwise, in their culture, people would just scream at the top of their voice. Read Surah-e-Hujrat: they would come outside the Prophet Mohammad’s house, and they would yell, ‘Ya Mohammadah!’ God said to them, ‘Show some respect.’

Prophet Mohammad would be talking to somebody and they wouldn’t care; they would continuing screaming, showing no respect to the presence of the Prophet. In that situation, people would find it really difficult to understand what Prophet Mohammad was telling them.

This is why the Quran 49:2 said, ‘O’ Momineen, do not raise your voice over the voice of Prophet Mohammad. Do not speak to him the way you speak to each other. If you continue to do this, all your deeds, prayer and faith will be wasted. You will not even notice that you have lost your faith.’

So there were people at the time of Prophet Mohammad who had an ego problem. It was for this reason that these people built a mosque for themselves. They said, ‘Islam has come. We know what Islam is and the Quran has been revealed. We don’t have to go to this mosque where Mohammad is. More important is Islam, not Mohammad.’ They built a mosque for themselves because they could not respect Prophet Mohammad. However when they built the mosque, God said, ‘Demolish this mosque.’

When the mosque was demolished, these Muslims who didn’t want to bow before Prophet Mohammad or respect him, they started to offer prayers in their homes. When Prophet Mohammad found out, he said, ‘The mosque was demolished. Why don’t they come here now?’ Somebody said, ‘Now they offer prayers in their homes.’ Prophet Mohammad then said, ‘I just care for their children and wives, otherwise I would have set their houses on fire.’

They totally negated Prophet Mohammad from Islam. Their Islam is minus Mohammad. Their slogan was, ‘God’s land, God’s law. There should be no middle man.’ They are known as Khwarijeen.

They were quiet when Abu Bakr Sadiq was the caliph; they only created a few problems with giving Zakat (religious tax). When Umar bin Khattab became the caliph, they were quiet. When Usman-e-Ghani came, they killed him. When Ali became the caliph, there was a big mischief. There were 10 000 of them and he killed 5000. The other 5000 apparently repented, just to save themselves. What could Ali do then? He was bound by the law not to do anything, therefore 5000 were left.

Look at the tenets of the Wahhabi ideology. They say, ‘The only difference between a common man and Mohammad is that Mohammad was granted Wahi. He is like a postman. Those who kiss their thumbnails to show respect for Prophet Mohammad are actually committing Shirk (appointing a partner with God).’ Then they say, ‘These individuals by the name of Mohammad and Ali have no value.’

They also say, ‘There is no intermediary between a man and God.’ They totally reject the authenticity of mediumship. They want to be in contact with God directly. They say, ‘We don’t need any medium.’

However, contrary to their belief system, let’s see what the Quran says.

‘Oh Momineen, become pure. In order to find God, look for an intermediary.’ [Quran 5:35]

In total disagreement with Quran, is the Wahhabi ideology.

Wahhabis say, ‘There is no esoteric knowledge (batini talim). There is only exoteric knowledge (zahiri talim). There is no such thing as the esoteric realm (batin).’

Quran said about God, ‘God is in the exoteric realm and esoteric realm.’ [Quran 57:3]

I request peaceful Muslims to study the Quran well in order to understand the original form of Islam. Do not confine yourself to listening to a religious cleric only.

You are responsible for what belief system you want to practise. If you pick up a wrong belief system within Islam, you are responsible for this on the Day of Judgement.

No matter how many poor excuses you try to find on the Day of Judgement, you are not going to satisfy God. You are solely responsible to pick up the rightly guided belief system. You won’t be able to say, ‘I was told in this mosque that I should do this.’ God would say, ‘Where was the Quran? Did you read it, did you try to understand it?’ You might reply, ‘No, but these were the representatives of Quran and Islam.’ God would then say, ‘Really? Were they endorsed by me? They were homegrown clerics who spent their lives having intercourse with young boys. How would they know of God and the Quran?’ Religious clerics [today] are the worst people under the sky, on Earth; worse than a wolf.

Salat is a Muslim prayer. What happens in Salat is that you recite verses of the Quran; in the last portion of Salat, you sit crossed-legged. You are supposed to send benedictions upon Prophet Mohammad and upon Prophet Abraham and his progeny. When you send benedictions upon Prophet Mohammad, you would definitely think of him. It is impossible that you talk about somebody and you won’t think about him.

However, the Wahhabi ideology projects that whoever thinks about Prophet Mohammad in Salat, his Salat is ruined. They say, ‘You are better off thinking about a donkey rather than Prophet Mohammad.’

When you say such things about Prophet Mohammad, who is revered by a devout Muslim, you are actually defiling their prophet; you are actually hurting their feelings and emotions. How can a Sufi Muslim have any respect for the Wahhabi ideology? Why would a Sufi Muslim not oppose the Wahhabi ideology?

We have been targeted by Wahhabis in Pakistan. We have been facing persecution at the hands of Wahhabis in Pakistan. 65 members of Messiah Foundation International, back in 2007, had to flee their country; they took refuge in India. With the help of the United Nations, United States of America and Canada offered them asylum. These individuals are now living peacefully in Canada, and in the United States of America. They are exercising free speech. They are allowed to practise what they believe. There is no hindrance either in Canada or United States of America because there is religious freedom. There is no religious freedom in Muslim countries.

Prophet Mohammad clearly said, ‘Do not demolish any church, temple, synagogue – any of the worship place of any non-Muslim.’

ISIS have demolished half the historic places in Syria. What they are doing is nowhere near Islam; it is in total opposition to what Prophet Mohammad has projected 1436 years ago.

I would like the entire world to come to know of the reality: what you call Muslims are not Muslims. They are hateful creatures. They are loyal to none. When they face God, I bet they would definitely find it difficult to even respect God. Their ego would not allow them to bow before God.

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Is Contemporary Islam In Need of Reformation?
6th August 2016|LecturesVideos

Is Contemporary Islam In Need of Reformation?

Younus AlGohar discusses the menace of unholy Islam and explains the divinely ordained system of reforms that has existed in Islam.

Main points:

– The entire world thinks that ISIS is organising all these atrocities, but that is doubtful. This debate fiercer is getting day by day. People are not just blaming ISIS. They’re blaming Islam and the Quran. What is happening today is happening because of the unholy Islam, Wahhabism. Islamophobia is natural when Wahhabism is so widespread.

– We have discussed recently how sensitive it is to study the Quran without first obtaining mortification of your inner devil, enlightenment of the heart. The understanding of the religion and of the holy book, does not come from your common human intelligence. It comes from God. There are many verses in the Quran which are so sensitive, that if an appointed person by God does not explain or interpret those verses, there is a very high possibility that you will mislead yourself. Do not attempt to take any meaning of the Quran on your own.

– According to the Islamic faith, after 1000 years, a Grand Reformer has to come and take care of anything which have been added to the faith and understanding, or anything which might have been adulterated. They come to renew and reform Islam. The belief that the purest Islam is that which existed at the time of Prophet Mohammad is against the Islamic faith. Islam needed reforms every 100 years, and reform on a grander scale ever 1000 years. There are so may verses in the Quran that do not apply to people of this day and age.

– Many people will say that Islam needs reforms. However there are so many areas in which Islam needs reforms, that if you start reforming Islam, you’ll get tired and Islam will not be completely reformed. This is because Islam is dead; Islam is no more. The mischief within Islam has killed it. Islam is a religion which had to come to an end somehow or other. Prophet Mohammad said, ‘Nothing will remain in Islam for except its name.’

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Does Islam Promote Terrorism?
5th August 2016|Articles

Does Islam Promote Terrorism?

Does Islam Promote Terrorism?

Islamist militant organisations all over the world are carrying out organised butchery of humankind. Islam does not directly have anything to do with this killing and brutal atrocities. However, if you investigate, you will find out that in the Holy Book of the Quran, the text from God is very sensitive and it is open to any kind of misinterpretation.

It is very easy to derive the meaning that you want to derive. The text of the Holy Quran is very sensitive. It is sharper than the sword. This is where you can blame Islam.

Islam does not directly project mass killings or killing of an individual. On many occasions in the Quran, we find the Quran explicitly advising its followers not to spread mischief on Earth. It is also clearly noted that God does not like people who create or spread mischief.

However, there are many factors involved in Islam becoming what it is today.

Adulteration of the Quran

One of the main reasons why Islam has now become a very volatile religion is because the first book that contained information about the religion came out in public almost 150 years after the demise of the Prophet Mohammad.

In those 150 years, it is unknown what was included in the religion of Islam, and what was made part of the Quran. We do not know how many of the Prophetic Traditions that were narrated, were done so genuinely with the original text.

Nothing was on the record for 150 years.

Almost all Muslims maintain to say that the Quran has not been adulterated. The verse famously presented by Muslims as evidence for this assertion was revealed when God and Prophet Mohammad did not have any plan of giving the Quran the shape of a book. It does not apply to [the physical Quran].

God said, ‘I have revealed this Quran and I myself will safeguard it.’ (Quran chapter 15, verse 9)

The Quran which is now in the form of a book did not exist at all during that time. How can that verse be applied to this form of the Quran?

What God was implying to say by that verse was to safeguard the exoteric version of the Holy Book revealed unto the heart of Prophet Mohammad. The protection was that, from the heart of the Prophet, it would be transmitted to the hearts of his chosen followers.

This is how through spiritual transmission of the Quran, the religion of Islam expanded in the form of Sufism.

Whoever tried to find out what Islam is through the help of books including the Quran, somehow or other, they did not get the full picture of Islam. The most important parts of the religion were missing.

The way the Quran was put into order was not chronological.

The first verse that was revealed is found not at the beginning of the Quran, but in chapter 96, verse 1. We have to admit that a gross mistake was committed by the early Companions of the Prophet who tried to give a form of the book to the Quran. They did not manage to keep the order of the verses in the same way as it was revealed. They even named the chapters incorrectly. This Quran is not trustworthy.

If the Quran had been trustworthy, how come all Muslims claim to follow the Quran but are divided into 73 different schools of thought? The problem is, every single Muslim has developed this thought that the Quran is still in its original form. They don’t want to accept that anything can happen to the Quran.

If you ask some Muslims, ‘Christians and Jews are also People of the Book. Why don’t you extend love and respect to these people?’ They say, ‘Their books have been adulterated. They are not the true Christians and Jews, that is why we don’t respect them.’ At the same time, if the Quran is from God, then the Bible and Torah are also from God. When Quran cannot be adulterated, then why do they say that the Bible has been adulterated? The truth is that all three books — the Torah, Bible and the Quran — have been adulterated.

Different Understandings of the Quran

The way people understand the Quran differs. When a Sufi understands the Quran, he does not see any form of violence in the Quran. When a Barelvi Sunni Muslim wants to understand the Quran, he thinks that the Quran is all praise for Prophet Mohammad.

When a Wahhabi wants to understand the Quran, he thinks the Quran is all about Oneness of God (Tauheed). He understands that extending love to Prophet Mohammad is not allowed according to the Quran. He thinks Prophet Mohammad has no value other than that of a postman, somebody who was chosen by God to deliver the book to people.

Even if the Quran hadn’t been adulterated, the way one understands the Quran is playing a very sensitive role in a Muslim’s life today.

When a moderate Muslim wants to understand the Quran, his findings are different. According to a moderate Muslim, even if somebody doesn’t visit the mosque five times a day, it is acceptable. Even if someone doesn’t adopt an ‘Islamic style’ of dressing, it doesn’t really matter. What matters to them according to their understanding of the Quran is that as long as someone believes in God, accepts Prophet Mohammad to be their prophet and messenger, and as long as they take care of their parents, sons and daughters, that is enough.

The understanding of the Quran is the main issue, but there are many factors, which combined, are playing havoc with Islam today.

Inauthenticity of Prophetic Traditions

More than 300 000 Prophetic Traditions have been fabricated and mixed with the original ones. Now we do not know which are true and which ones are fabricated.

There are Prophetic Traditions according to which Umar bin Khattab (the second caliph in Islam) allegedly used to break his fast by having intercourse with his wife.

In another Prophetic Tradition, somebody came to the wife of Prophet Mohammad, Aisha, and asked her, ‘What is Ghusl?’ Allegedly again, she put a sheer white sheet between her and the man and then she started taking a shower in front of him. I don’t believe that is true. There are so many Prophetic Traditions that if you read, you will ask yourself, ‘What kind of Islam is this?’

The Motivation for Terrorists

The reason why these terrorist organisations are on the rampage is because they have one thing in their mind. They think that towards the end times, a caliph will come and turn everybody into Muslims. Those who do not convert, he will kill them and Islam will rule the world.

These are the apocalyptic pages of Islam, but I want to tell you that what terrorists project about the end times is not entirely true. These are made up stories. There is no such thing as a caliph coming towards the end of the world.

I say this to the world leaders: bear this in your mind. It is incorrect to say that this is temporary or a geopolitical issue, or that this is because they were suffering from poverty or lack of education.

The only reason behind this is that they have a plan: the return of the Islamic Golden Age.

ISIS, Taliban Boko Haram, Al-Shahbab or any other terrorist-affiliated organisation all have one thing in their mind: that they will eventually rule the world. They think the entire world will become subject to Islamic caliphate. If you know what is the target of your enemy, only then you can make a workable plan.

There is one true issue behind it: wrong interpretation of the holy text.

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Why Don’t Common Muslims Denounce Terrorism?
11th July 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Why Don’t Common Muslims Denounce Terrorism?

Why in the West do the majority of non-terrorist Muslims not do more to stop ISIS? Many Muslims protest in the streets, but they are protesting against the ‘infidels’ and non-Muslims, but never against terrorism. Why do you think this is the case?

I and my institution, Messiah Foundation International, do not practise any religion and we do not represent Islam. Therefore, we do not know why Muslims do not do that. However, I live in the same society and I can see things; I can understand certain things. The reason why most Muslims in the UK do not come out and denounce terrorism is because most of the Muslims in the West practise the same ideology of radical Islam as ISIS and Saudi Arabia do.

They come from the same faith – but you have to be very precise in saying this: it is not Islam; it is radical Islam which has nothing to do with original Islam.

Very discreetly and secretively, the plague of Wahhabism has been promoted in the entire Western sphere of the world. In the West, we have religious freedom – every citizen is allowed to practise their faith. In Pakistan, and any other Muslim country, non-Muslims may be allowed to practise their faith; however, they are not allowed to preach it. However, in the Western sphere of the world (meaning Europe, North America, Australasia, etc.) you’re allowed to practise your faith and preach your faith. In [most] Western countries, religion is separate from the state; they’re secular governments therefore, so there is no scrutiny over any religious material. Therefore, whatever you are practising and preaching, the Western countries did not seem to be bothered.

Saudi Arabia, under the banner of serving Islam and Muslims, continued to build mosques and Islamic and culture centres. They gave financial help to these institutions. The religious leader of the community was given a lot of fringe benefits. On top of his salary from the mosque, a lump sum of many thousand dollars a month was placed in his pocket [by Saudi Arabia]. Then came, under the banner of preaching the religion of Islam, a discreet, monstrous and cancerous ideology of hatred and bloodshed: Wahhabism.

I haven’t heard of the existence of any Sufi mosque in England. I don’t believe there is any Sufi mosque in the USA either. This is likely the case for Europe as well. There are no Sufi mosques because Sufis do not build mosques. These are the things which Western countries should scrutinise and monitor.

[Governments] talk about money-laundering and where funds are coming from. Do you know that every Friday, there is a donation box passed to every single worshipper in the mosque and he has to contribute? It is done under the label of extending the mosque. People are told, ‘We have more worshippers. Now the mosque is not big enough to accommodate every single worshipper.’ In some mosques in the UK alone, the donation received from the Friday prayer exceeds £50 000.

In England, we have charity organisations. When you are a registered charity organisation, you have to keep account of every single penny that goes in and out. Any expenditure and any money donated to the charity have to be shown in documents which you submit at the end of the year. If there is a deficit, you need to tell the government, ‘This is what was purchased.’

In a month, the profit from donations exceeds £200 000-300 000 in every mosque. Where is that money going? With that much money, if a mosque were really being extended, it would have turned into the Empire State Building by now. This money is going towards buying weapons!

In Pakistan, the culture is different. [People don’t expect receipts in return for the money they donate to mosques]. When we came to [the West], we brought with us our culture – vices and everything. A box is taken to every single individual in the mosque. There is no record; people simply throw in cash. There are occasions when the priests in the mosque are eager to get extra money. They incite the women by telling them, ‘This is God’s house. You live in a wonderful house. You have everything nice in your home. Don’t you want God’s house to be at least at the same level as your house? If you don’t have money, don’t worry. Give us your gold and silver.’

So the reasons for mosques to ask for donations can be made up. In every mosque that I went to in my time 20 years ago, they would ask you for donations every Friday. The mosque would be completely fine. It wouldn’t need any refurbishment or extensions; however, they would ask for donations non-stop. The Muslims have some kind of discreet blindfold on their eyes, ears, hearts and brains They cannot tell whether the mosque actually needs an extension; even then, they keep giving away money. They don’t ask the cleric to show them where their money is going.

We have charity organisations like Helping Hands, Muslim Hands, etc. Who knows whether the people running charity organisations are sending the money to buy food, blankets and clothing for the needy people or they are buying weapons and giving it to the terrorists? Nobody knows!

I demand from the UK government to scrutinise the donations collected every Friday in the mosques. If you get a hold of the money which is collected every Friday, the pound will bounce back.

How is it that people who do not have food to eat are holding American and Russian weapons?

There is a place near Peshawar in Pakistan. I heard it from my father: that place is known as Barah. Barah is a black market. Expensive cars are very cheap because there is no registration or tax on them. Any weapon – hand grenades, machine guns, G7s, Kalashnikovs, Assault Rifles – you name it and you have it there. How come ammunition for the use of the national army only, is available in the black market of Pakistan? This is the question.

Some people in the UK who call themselves Sufis or peaceful, moderate and liberal Muslims may come forward and say, ‘We denounce terrorism and Radical Islam.’ Ironically, it is so unfortunate to see that a majority of Muslims who live in the UK practise the Wahhabi ideology of Islam. Even if they do not carry out any physical atrocity, they are discreet sympathisers of ISIS, Al Qaeda and Taliban because they practise the same ideology of hatred and death: Wahhabism.

Here we are. We are a group of multicultural, multi-religious, divine Sufis. We respect all faiths and religions. We love all. We do not specifically practise any religion because we understand the gist of all religions is God’s love.

We respect all religions, but we preach divine love. Whether or not you’re a Muslim or Christian, you still believe in God, don’t you? We’re talking about God. When we talk about prophets and messengers, then comes religion. All the messengers came and left; they were mortal. They came and did what they were supposed to do; they attracted a small minority of people towards God’s message. They struggled all their life.

Adam lived for at least 1000 years and Noah lived for 960 years. They left. Then came Abraham; he too left. Then came Moses; he did what he was supposed to do and left. Then came Jesus. His ministry couldn’t last more than 32 months in total; he had to rush back to God. Then came Prophet Mohammad. Nobody was able to receive what he had to offer. The people he was anointed among were a different species: a breed without brains or human values.

Do you see any charm in Islam, Christianity or Judaism now? Everything is gone. They’re all mortal. God is immortal; therefore, we practise, preach and advocate divine love.

We understand: any violence due to any reason is abhorred and deplorable. We denounce it from the core of our hearts. We do not do this in order to please others but to say the truth and exhibit our heartfelt pain. Our hearts cry when innocent people are killed, whether these innocent lives are lost in the USA or any European country; whether they’re lost in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Israel or India.

We are trying our best as human beings, unassisted. We don’t have assistance offered to us by any governmental or non-government agency or any type of media. We do not see any help from any side. This is not a complaint. This is a sorrow that when leaders of the world – who show as if they care about human values and life – are offered a spiritual and intelligent remedy so that the problems of the world can be solved, they turn a deaf ear on it. Their attitude is so diabolical.

It becomes so vividly evident that these people are just counting on phraseology. They don’t mean what they say in their lengthy speeches. They’re not into saving lives of humanity. They’re in the business of point scoring and photo sessions. Sometimes I am really shocked: within seconds after any untoward incidents take place, there are messages of condolences from all sides of these organisations and leaders. Every time I want to say something, I realise that I am three hours late. They tweet within seconds after the incident happened. This is what they are for; they believe in verbal diarrhoea. [We don’t].

We’re not bothered if the media pays attention because we believe, truly, in the fact that what we are saying to the world today, the time is not far when every single soul on Earth will observe and experience it with the eyes of utter certainty. This is what the world is going towards.

This is a very dark hour; but before dawn, there is always a dark hour. You are going to travel from this dark hour to a darker one. Then from that darker hour to the darkest. Once you are in the darkest of hours, there will be a glad tiding that dawn is about to break. It is will get really nasty before it gets really good.

[Sadly right now], everything is scripted. Nothing is, unfortunately, coming from the heart. If you really genuinely asking me a question why these people do not denounce terrorism, do you denounce terrorism in the fuller meaning of the phrase?

What is about the youth who join ISIS? What is the reason behind that?

[It happens] when people want to do bad and they can’t do it, and then suddenly somebody comes and tells them, ‘Do everything you want to do and you’re still good.’ That is why they are joining ISIS. ISIS is not for Islam; it is for lust, power and women.

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