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Tareekh-e-Tasawwuf
19th February 2017|LecturesVideos

Tareekh-e-Tasawwuf

Younus AlGohar explains what true Sufism is and its role in Islam.

Main points:

– Before the advent of Imam Mehdi, spirituality was to be found in religion. It started with Adam the Eminent One (Adam Safi Allah), the last Adam. 13 999 Adams comes before Adam the Eminent One, but none of them had spiritual knowledge, therefore their souls were kept dormant and they couldn’t reach any spiritual rank. Adam the Eminent One, whose body was made with the clay of Paradise, was the first to receive spiritual knowledge. He was a Grand Messenger; there were four other Grand Messengers who came after him.

– After Adam the Eminent One came Abraham, Moses, Jesus and then Prophet Mohammad. With Prophet Mohammad, prophethood and messengerhood both ended. Through Adam, the hearts of people were revived and God began to send revelation. With Abraham, knowledge of the soul was given. Moses and saints from his nation were able to speak with God. Prophet Mohammad was able to see God.

– God sent these Messengers in order to cause a spiritual evolution and gradually bring human beings closer to him. However, the evolution didn’t happen. When Adam the Eminent One came, he gave people knowledge of the heart. However, by the time Abraham cam, people had forgotten the knowledge Adam introduced to them. Furthermore, the Grand Messengers didn’t emphasise on spiritual knowledge for one reason or another.

– His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi explained that if you want to test your fate, then you should try to obtain Dhikr-e-Qalb (Opening of the Spiritual Heart). With the method given by His Divine Eminence, you find out who you are within seven days. If God allows his name to enter your heart, it means he is merciful upon you.

– A majority of people think Sufism is separate from Islam. However, Sufism is the core of the religion. A true Sufi focuses on God’s name entering the souls, and reviving the souls with Noor (divine energy). There are two ranks in the Stage of Ehsan. People at this stage are those who see God while worshipping. To see God, you need to see him with the ethereal soul in your head, the Ana

– If one is unable to see God, then it is decreed that for them to be at the Stage of Ehsan, they have to make themselves worthy of being seen by God during their worship. God does not look at the bodies or deeds, but at the hearts and the intentions therein. It is false to say that God is watching everyone. If he was, then people wouldn’t engage in bloodshed and mischief.

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Imam Mehdi Ko Pehchanna Asaan Ya Dajjal ko?
6th February 2017|LecturesVideos

Imam Mehdi Ko Pehchanna Asaan Ya Dajjal ko?

In this crucial video, Younus AlGohar replies to a question from YouTube viewer who asked, ‘Who is easier to recognise: Imam Mehdi or the Dajjal?’

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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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Wahhabi Firqay Ki Saazishen Beniqab
20th September 2016|LecturesVideos

Wahhabi Firqay Ki Saazishen Beniqab

Younus AlGohar exposes the Wahhabi sect’s new deceitful policies that they have adopted in response to Mehdi Foundation International’s campaign revealing the truth about Wahhabism.

Main points:

– When we expose Wahhabism and tell people their reality, Wahhabis say to people that we are speaking against Islam itself. This is mischief. We don’t speak against Islam, Christianity or Judaism because these religions were established by messengers sent by God.

– The Quran does not have all knowledge. In Islam, Prophet Mohammad is the City of Knowledge. Muslims believe that the Quran is the source of all knowledge out of sheer respect for the Quran; they have not bothered to investigate where this claim came from or how true it is. Many concepts have become part of the religion that have no basis in the Quran or Prophetic Traditions. For example, Muslims practically believe that Islam reaching its expiry date means that no one will practise the rituals of Islam anymore, or they believe that Islam will never die. Both of these notions are not incorrect.

– The Wahhabis have adopted a two-faced approach now. On one hand, Imam-e-Kaaba said Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. On the other hand he tells women and girls to have sex with the jihadists in Syria. They don’t have faith; God’s wrath is falling upon them and their followers. Muslims think that because the Imam-e-Kaaba said it, it is from God. They don’t know that he is working on the Wahhabi agenda, to spread Wahhabism. People take his word as law.

– Since Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi’s campaign to expose Wahhabism, Wahhabis have been forced to adopt new policies. They used to say, ‘Anyone named Mohammad and Ali has no value.’ They can no longer use their direct approach. They have been forced to recite devotional songs and lie; they even deny being Wahhabis! Now, they are forced to be even more deceptive: they use sweet words and claim to love Prophet Mohammad to draw in recruits. Then, once they have influence over them, they slowly poison them with the Wahhabi ideology. They’re removing the blatant outrageous statements against Prophet Mohammad from their books to facilitate this.

– Zakir Naik said that to ask anything from Prophet Mohammad is prohibited (haram). However God said in the Quran, ‘I am the one who gives and Prophet Mohammad is the one who distributes it,’ therefore to ask help from Prophet Mohammad is not prohibited; rather it is encouraged. This is a conspiracy to misguide common Muslims. The Wahhabis are this era’s mischief.

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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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Dour-e-Mehdi Aur Ulema Ki Dhoka Dahi
21st August 2016|LecturesVideos

Dour-e-Mehdi Aur Ulema Ki Dhoka Dahi

Younus AlGohar categorically refutes the attempts by religious scholars to distort the public’s understanding of the end times and the era of Imam Mehdi. He explains exactly how scholars have tried to confuse Muslims about Imam Mehdi.

Main points:

– We congratulate General Raheel Sharif of the Pakistan Army for taking the initiative to ban the Wahhabi preacher, Tariq Jameel, from speaking at any of the army institutions. We also appreciate the actions taken by the British judiciary against radical Islamist Anjem Choudary, who has been convicted of promoting ISIS in Britain. These are steps in the right direction in the fight against terrorism.

– All the signs mentioned in the Quran and Prophetic Traditions regarding the era of Imam Mehdi can be seen today. People think that because there are so many Muslims in the world today, that Islam still lives and it is not yet the time for Imam Mehdi; however they are blind to the truth that Islam has been subject to great mischief. Today, people cannot reach God through the religion and are instead turning on their fellow human beings. On the forefront of this group that denies the truth about Imam Mehdi’s era is Tahir ul Qadri, who we have challenged multiple times on this subject.

– Tahir ul Qadri’s arguments attempting the refute the fact that we are living in Imam Mehdi’s era are severely flawed. For example, he says, ‘Imam Mehdi will come when there will be no one left who invokes God’s name.’ However when Prophet Mohammad came, was God not being remembered then? God’s name was still being invoked upon, even then Prophet Mohammad was sent with a new religion. Therefore the criteria set by Tahir ul Qadri has no basis in reality. Had Tahir ul Qadri had any knowledge of spirituality, he would not have said such a statement.

– Prophet Mohammad said in the end times, there would be beautiful mosques filled with worshippers but the mosques would be void of guidance. He further said that people would recite the Quran, but the Quran would not go beyond their throats. He said the scholars of the time would be the worst creature under the sky. He further declared that mischief would emerge from within them, and to them mischief would return.

– Muslims today should ask that if Islam really exists today, why aren’t their characters improving from practice of Islam? Instead of improving, they’re becoming more and more corrupt. There is no doubt left in any rational person’s mind that we now need Imam Mehdi.

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Wahhabiyat Ki Pazeerayi Mein Naqis Shayukh Aur Jahil Peeron Ki Muawinat
15th August 2016|LecturesVideos

Wahhabiyat Ki Pazeerayi Mein Naqis Shayukh Aur Jahil Peeron Ki Muawinat

Younus AlGohar explains the factors that contributed to Wahhabism becoming the dominant school of thought in Pakistan and also in the wider Muslim community.

Main points:

– Wahhabis have control over the media. If Islam is shown in practice in any television series or film, the directors portray the Wahhabi school of thought mostly. There are rarely series in which people are seen visiting Sufi shrines. This has profoundly impacted society. Most people don’t know Islam on the basis of their own research. They simply know what they have heard.

– Besides the fact that Wahhabis are sponsored by the filthy rich Saudis, scholars from Ahle Sunnat wal Jama’at and the imposters who project themselves to be saints are also to blame for the widespread of Wahhabism. They way these people have portrayed Sufism is so despicable that seekers are pushed away from them straight into the hands of Wahhabis.

– For example, even Tahir ul Qadri did a lot of research and read many books on Sufism, but he doesn’t have spiritual knowledge. He doesn’t tell his followers how to fix the heart, what Dhikr-e-Qalb is or why to reform the heart, you need a spiritual guide. The way he explains matters of the heart is so unjust that it is no wonder more people are becoming Wahhabis. Today, he is disgraced around the world, and his fall from grace began the moment he troubled and spoke against Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. When people in Pakistan saw the deception of so-called Sufi scholars like Tahir ul Qadri, they were left disgusted; this is something the Wahhabis took advantage of.

– A problem in Pakistan is that religious organisations also take part in politics. If the public wants religious scholars to be in power, they would have voted for them in the elections. This means the public doesn’t want Sharia in the land, however fanaticism and extremism are at their peaks in Pakistan because of the rise of Wahhabism. Wahhabi scholars say, ‘We want to implement Sharia Law in Pakistan,’ and use it as an excuse to kill people. They hate Pakistan’s constitution, even though the constitution gives first priority to God’s law and the prophethood of Mohammad.

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Younus AlGohar is the Representative of the Awaited One Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and CEO of Messiah Foundation International. He has been recognised as an Ambassador of Peace and Man of Valour. He is an advocate of divine love and interfaith harmony.
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