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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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Turbulent History of Islam
17th August 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Turbulent History of Islam

We are living in a corrupt world, where almost everybody is corrupt. If you’re a common man, then your corruption is on a very low level; if you’re a politician, your corruption level is higher than a common man. If you are a religious celebrity, then your corruption level is higher than the politician. So this is a strange world where everybody is busy looting and plundering, making any excuse to suppress and defile others. Some people use politics and some others use religions to do this. When we speak about the entire world, we actually mean the majority of people are corrupt. Of course there are exceptions, but these exceptions are so negligible in number that their presence or absence will make no difference.

Islam is a religion which was born some 15 centuries ago and Islam has a very turbulent history. If you read history of Islam, you’ll come to know that from the very beginning, Islam has been made subject to a lot of killing. There have been a lot of people who posed to be pure Muslim leaders, but they were not after purity; they were after power, money and lust.

Most Muslims do not get tired of defending Islam. They say that it has nothing to do with any mischief or trouble.

Most of the time, I also defend Islam; but when I do, I’m defending the esoteric aspect of the religion: the Sufi Islam. The political Islam has always been turbulent right from its beginning.

Out of four of the most popular and immediate successors of Prophet Muhammad, three of them were assassinated. The first one, Abu Bakr Siddiq, was the caliph for two years; he was already old, [so he died of natural causes]. Then Umar Bin Khattab, Usman-e-Ghani and then Hazrat Ali: all three of them were killed. Then we have a very sad event that took place in Karbala. All the men in Prophet Mohammad’s household, for except Imam Hussain ul-Abidin, were killed in Karbala.

There is something. I thought a lot about it and asked, ‘What is wrong with Islam?’ It is not just today that they’re killing people. Those who know Islamic history will not be offended by what I’m saying, because they must know what Islam has been going through since its birth. Firstly, since Islam’s birth, it has been going through a lot of turmoil, misunderstandings and killing. Secondly, Islam has been through a phenomenal crisis of [not] observing respect for the elders in Islam or non-Muslim human beings. Respect is one aspect that Muslims have not observed as a whole. Sufis do observe respect, but most non-Sufi Muslims have this problem: they’re very aggressive, violent and short-sighted.

I thought a lot about why Islam has been subjected to so much killing since its birth. I ask Muslims to accept and admit the truth; there is no harm in doing so. The irony is, those who killed the household of Prophet Mohammad were Muslims. Those who killed their second, third and fourth caliphs were Muslims.

There was a Companion of the Prophet by the name of Abu Huraira. ‘Huraira’ is an Arabic word for cats and ‘Abu’ means ‘Father,’ so ‘Father of the Cats’ was his nickname. He spent a lot time with Prophet Mohammad and used to share the knowledge he obtained in company of Prophet Mohammad with people. According to narrations from the Traditions of the Prophet, we find that he was reluctant to reveal all types of knowledge that he obtained from the Prophet. He clearly said, ‘I have told you just one type of knowledge that I obtained from the Prophet. If I told you the other type of knowledge I obtained from the Prophet, you would kill me.’ So beheading, killing, chopping hands and legs off was the normal pattern of that society; otherwise he would have said, ‘You would punish me,’ or ‘You would beat me.’ However, people in that society never used these words; they only said, ‘I’ll kill you.’

When somebody does anything wrong, you don’t get angry straight away. It builds up. They do one thing wrong and you don’t like it, so you tell them, ‘Don’t do this again.’ When they do it again, you feel frustrated; then you tell them with some more authority, ‘I told you not to do it and you’re still doing it. Don’t do it again!’ If that person doesn’t listen to you and he does it again for the third time, maybe then you will show anger.

The Muslims from the Arab world, where Islam was born, consider themselves to be the only real Muslims. They think Muslims who come from places like India, Pakistan or Bangladesh are ‘fake’ Muslims.

Aggression and extremism is in the nature of [Arabs].

From this part of the ‘real’ Islamic world, for the first time if you do something wrong, they show anger with so much intensity like they have been warning you not to do it for the last 150 years.

Another thing was that people in that part of the world did have but very little intelligence. The Quran said 49:4 said so.

People must understand that a Muslim from the Arab world behaves differently from a Muslim that comes from [Indian] subcontinent. Their behaviour and temperament is different. People from subcontinent will take everything easily; they’re more into forgiving others rather than chopping their heads off. On contrary to this, the ‘real’ custodians of Islam they will not give you margin of error.

Now the question that I had in my mind is, ‘Why has Islam always been turbulent? It’s a bloody history. What is wrong with Islam?’

Not much wrong is with Islam. More wrong is with the people for whom Islam was founded.

[Killing] was in their nature. They used to kill each other on tiny issues like, ‘Why did your cow drink water from my stream?’ If you were to look at them, they would say, ‘Why are you staring at me?’ They will think that they have been humiliated and insulted, therefore [you] have no right to live. This is extremism.

If you are a common person dealing with peaceful and calm people, you yourself will feel relaxed. However, if you’re dealing with aggressive and really outspoken – almost rude – people, you will feel invited to behave the same way that they are behaving with you. Perhaps when God was sending them the religion of Islam, God was aware of their temperament and God had to keep up his standard with them. If God didn’t introduce severe punishments, they would take the Quran and Islam as a joke.

They would not believe in God’s power and authority if God was all merciful.

If I play cricket and you also play cricket, there will be an abstract, invisible bond because we share the same sport. Similarly, if God did not show anger, since they’re such angry people, they would not take it from God.

God became a little aggressive in the Quran because he was dealing with aggressive people.

In one of the Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad, he said, ‘When you’re dealing with arrogant people, deal with them with arrogance. If you don’t, then don’t blame others.’

Muslims who are from other parts of the world are not as aggressive as the ‘real’ Muslims are; they are not into fighting and killing. However people of the Arabian peninsula were historically warriors. The royal family of Saudi Arabia were pirates; they used to sell water.

In Pakistan, about 30-35 years ago, every time Eid would come, we would go to a tailor, he would measure our body and then he would stitch our suits. Now, we buy suits from Marks and Spencer’s, Macy’s, etc. However, in those times, it had to be tailor-made.

In a similar way, a religion is always tailor-made. When God customises a religion, this customisation is in accordance with the temperament and attributes of the nation that the religion is about to be introduced to.

Therefore, the religion of Islam is not suitable for non-Arabs.

Now, a major crime is being committed against the Quran: contextualised verses of the Quran are being made universalised.

There are verses that have a context, without which you can’t interpret them. If you are universalising such verses and applying them to everybody in this world, this is a crime against the Quran.

I have talked about it many times.

For example, if you ask your romantic partner to [take off their clothes] in the bedroom, then it is okay because you’re [in private]. If someone tells people your words and does not mention that it was said in the bedroom, it is a crime. Similarly, when the Quran said, ‘Go kill non-Muslims,’ this was said on the battlefield there and then, not for today. It was revealed for that moment in time. 

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The Mentality of Wahhabis
22nd April 2016|ArticlesVideos

The Mentality of Wahhabis

The following is Younus AlGohar’s response to Wahhabis on social media who defend the Wahhabi Cult of Hatred and Death.

It is a widespread human tragedy that any individual who is born in a particular denomination of Islam remains to be a dedicated practitioner of that denomination. He or she does not study the religion of Islam with a view to know the truth – and also to come to know if the school of thought that his or her ancestors have been practising is aligned with the doctrine of the Quran and Prophetic Traditions.

If an individual is born in a Shia family, mentally, psychologically, he is a Shia by birth. However there is no such in reality as being born a Shia, Sunni, Wahhabi or a Christian. When you are born, you are born on nature; when you are born, you are nobody.

So individuals who are now trying to defend Wahhabism are doing so in order to save their own skin; in order to tell themselves that they have not been wrong. The problem is: most Wahhabis do not know what Wahhabism is.

Most Sunnis do not know what Sunni Islam is. They do not go into details. To understand and study any school of thought within Islam, you need to do a very scrutinised, academic, detailed and lengthy probe.

Wahhabis say that those who disrespect Islam should be killed; but there is no such thing in Islam.

There is a Prophetic Tradition that is a piece of advice for the Companions of the Prophet Mohammad. Prophet Mohammad advised his early followers not to say bad things about deities of other religions, for example the idols. They are not God, but Prophet Mohammad told them, ‘If you blaspheme their false God, they will blaspheme your true God. So in order for them not to blaspheme your true God, you should not blaspheme their false God.’

Prophet Mohammad did not say, ‘Kill them because they are blaspheming your true God.’ Rather, he said, ‘You should not blaspheme their false God; and in return, they will not blaspheme your true God.’

If someone talks bad about God or blasphemes God, there is no such thing from Prophet Mohammad which suggests that you should kill such people. On contrary to killing those who blaspheme God, Prophet Mohammad advised the Companions something else, ‘Stop blaspheming their false God and in return, they will stop blaspheming your true God.’ This is beautiful.

Umar bin Khattab: The Founder of Wahhabism

Abdul Wahhab Najdi is the man who Wahhabism is named after. However, the doctrine he is inspired by does not come from himself. It is the continuation of the doctrine of Ibn Taymiyyah. Then, Ibn Taymiyyah must have been inspired by Umar bin Khattab.

The books of Prophetic Traditions have lengthy details of what happened in history. The Quran tells us what should be the level of respect given to Prophet Mohammad. I haven’t been to Medina, but I have seen pictures of the mosque of the Prophet, especially the picture which shows the external area of Prophet Mohammad’s grave.

One verse from the Quran, Quran 49:2, is very prominent on the grave of Prophet Mohammad, which talks about respect that you must give to Prophet Mohammad.

The Quran 49:2 says, ‘Do not raise your voice over the voice of Prophet Mohammad.’

This verse does not apply to us because Prophet Mohammad is not here. This verse was for Prophet Mohammad’s time.

Saudi and UAE nations appear to have difficulty understanding Arabic: according to their belief, Prophet Mohammad is not speaking and he will never speak. How can someone be louder than Prophet Mohammad when Prophet Mohammad is not speaking? On one hand, they believe that Prophet Mohammad doesn’t speak; they say, ‘Prophet Mohammad is dead’ (God forbid). Then, they have put this verse on the grave of Prophet Mohammad also, which says, ‘Do not raise your voice over the voice of Prophet Mohammad.’ This verse was for the [era of Prophet Mohammad].

Prophet Mohammad, just before his calling, wasn’t feeling well; he was suffering from fever and he anticipated that sooner or later his calling would be served and he would leave the world. He wanted to solve the issue which will arise after his departure: the issue as to who should be the first caliph. It was Umar bin Khattab who had the guts to refuse Prophet Mohammad and say that the Quran was enough for their guidance and they did not need Prophet Mohammad’s advice.

Umar bin Khattab said, allegedly, that Prophet Mohammad was in such a state of illness whereby anything he would say would not mean anything. He would just be saying things without understanding of what he is saying. He was supposedly under the effects of illness, therefore it was in the best of the interests of the Muslim Nation not to take advice from Prophet Mohammad.

Umar bin Khattab was actually and factually the founder of Wahhabism.

There is nobody in this world who talks about Umar bin Khattab like I do. I do it because I know this is the truth. Don’t think I am a Shia. Shias have no knowledge. Like Wahhabis have deviated from the true teachings of Islam, in a similar way, the Shias and Sunnis have deviated themselves from the true path of Islam.

Prophet Mohammad: Mercy for All Mankind

Islam was a beautiful religion.

Islam gave respect to women and elderly people. Prophet Mohammad taught his Companions not to hurt and harm even plants and animals. How can we call a filthy doctrine of Wahhabism as Islam which promotes violence and killing of innocent people?

In mosques, there are steps called ‘mumbir’. Prophet Mohammad used to sit there and deliver lectures; whilst he would deliver sermons, he would hold a stick. One day, one of his Companions brought a better stick. So Prophet Mohammad left the other one and got hold of the newer stick. A few minutes later, Prophet Mohammad was staring at the old stick. People were wondering what was going on and asked the Prophet, ‘What are you looking at?’ He said, ‘The old stick is crying, “I used to enjoy when Prophet Mohammad used to hold me.”’ Prophet Mohammad returned the new stick and said, ‘No, I will still hold you.’ This is how compassionate and kind Prophet Mohammad is. The Quran said, about the character of Prophet Mohammad, ‘You have the best of characters.’

The Quran 68:4 also said ‘Have we not sent you as blessings for the entire universe?’ Is the universe filled with Muslims only and there are no non-Muslims? Prophet Mohammad’s mercy and blessings are not confined, restricted or limited to Muslims only. It is for the entire universe.

Wahhabism is a cult of hatred and death. They only let Wahhabis live in peace. If you are a non-Wahhabi, then you are gone. According to them, their blessings do not apply to non-Wahhabis.

However, according to the Quran, blessings of Prophet Mohammad – who has been appointed as mercy for the entire universe by God – his blessings apply to all human beings, whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims. Whether they follow any religion or they are atheists. This is Islam.

Imam Mehdi’s Advent and the Future of the Arab World

Just because the [Arabs] have oil money, they think they are the best. On Thursdays in Pakistan, beggers hold a pot outside the mosque and collect coins. [The Arabs] are soon entering into the time zone when they will be holding these pots.

We are not Shias or Sunnis, that we will be scared of Wahhabis. We are followers of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi is returning soon.

According to Prophetic Traditions, Imam Mehdi will snatch away the Saudi Kingdom. This is why they don’t like Imam Mehdi.

Imam Mehdi will give them the taste of their own medicine.

The time has come; overnight Imam Mehdi will become known to every single human being on Earth. During that night, [the Saudis] will become beggars. These are the facts.

The time is not far when rubble which has become concrete cement now will become rubble again. You will see the fall of Saudi Arabia very soon. It is written.

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17th April 2016|LecturesVideos

Younus AlGohar traces the roots of Wahhabism back to the era of Prophet Mohammad, when Umar bin Khattab grossly blasphemed Prophet Mohammad.

This video is in Urdu.

Main points:

– Wahhabism has spread in the last couple hundred years, since the knowledge of spirituality became extinct. Saints have come in the last 400 years but no Kamil Dhaat (Perfect Spiritual Guide) has come recently. 20-30 years ago, Islam’s spiritual system was extinct, but it was not subject to mischief on a scale that could harm humanity. Now, with the rise of Wahhabism, a great mischief has emerged from Islam.

– Wahhabism is an ideology where it is ‘My way or the highway’. Either you join Wahhabism or you die. No other sect is so extreme and fanatic. This group belongs to the Dajjal (Antichrist). Wahhabis preach to other Muslims; they convert Muslims from other sects into their cult of hatred and death.

– Wahhabis have rejected the saints and prophets of God and misunderstood the Quran. They don’t even know what it means to be ‘Ghair Allah (without God)’. They thought whoever is not God is without God. They could not understand that Ghair Allah refers to someone who has no connection to God. Wahhabis do not know the real meaning of Shirk (to make someone a partner with God). To ask someone who has God in their hearts for help is to obtain God’s help.

– Predecessors to Wahhabism thought as soon as the Quran was fully revealed, there was no need for the Prophet Mohammad to give his advice. This was the same mindset that Umar bin Khattab had. He forgot that the Quran 53:3 said, ‘Prophet Mohammad does not say anything from his own desires. He says what comes from God as revelation.’

– Umar bin Khattab stopped Prophet Mohammad from giving advice when Prophet Mohammad’s time in this world was coming to an end; he said, ‘The Quran is complete and it is enough for us. You are just speaking [nonsense] because of your fever.’ Umar bin Khattab divided many Muslims and inspired people to disrespect Prophet Mohammad. Those who didn’t respect Prophet Mohammad, their faith was destroyed. Umar bin Khattab was hell-bound and he practically rejected the directives of the Quran in regards to Prophet Mohammad. His blasphemy of Prophet Mohammad was the early root of Wahhabism.

– The fundamental defect in Wahhabism: they do not believe that God can speak to Prophet Mohammad after the completion of the Quran. Wahhabism is full of hypocrisy. On one hand, Wahhabis say that pure Islam was in the era of Prophet Mohammad and they reject anyone sent by God who came after that. On the other hand, they say that Muhammad Abdul Wahhab Najdi was a Mujaddid-e-Azam (Grand Reformer).

– The Quran has been declared to be ‘Dhikr (Invocation)’ because the gist of the entire Quran is invocation of God’s name when it is done by the heart. The divine light (Noor) of the Quran has come from Ism-e-Allah (the name of God); if someone says they are Ahle Quran, Ism-e-Dhaat Allah (the personal name of God) must be written on their heart. In God’s plan, the Quran was never meant to be given the shape of a book. For knowledge, the Quran 21:7 directed people to Ahle Dhikr.

– Ilm-e-Ladduni is special knowledge God gives to his friends from himself. This knowledge is not part of the religion. Imam Mehdi will have a the treasure of Ilm-e-Ladduni. The Religion of God (Divine Love) by Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is full of Ilm-e-Ladduni.

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Who Should Or Shouldn’t Read Quran?
8th April 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Who Should Or Shouldn’t Read Quran?

The Muslims are in such a state of confusion about their religion that they do not know what is right and what is wrong. Non-Muslims, when they study behaviour of Muslims, how Muslims practise their religion and how honest they are in their dealing, they take a wrong impression.

A wrong impression is taken for two reasons. The first scenario is that someone’s mind is stuffed with prejudice and negativity, so no matter what you do, they will definitely take the wrong impression. The second scenario is that people may take a wrong impression when others are doing wrong things and labelling them as their religion.

When one party just goes on and on and does not listen to what the other party is saying, this is not a conversation, they are just speaking. A conversation involves two parties in bilateral issues. You say something and the other party replies. You see the replies, understand it and then you put up another question. Then the other party will answer the question. This is how the discussion will go on.

Questions and Arguments Put Forth on Twitter

Someone on Twitter said, ‘Muslims claim Arabic is the only language on Earth that cannot be translated. This is said to be to confuse people.’ I never heard anybody saying that. There are millions of Qurans available in English all over the world. So much literature on Islam is available in English. You can hardly find Urdu literature about the the Quran in the world.

Mr Rafaqat, an MFI member, replied to the Twitter user’s statement by saying, ‘Many words in the Quran are not Arabic, but the Semitic language, which God speaks to his angels.’ The reply that came to this was, ‘So Allah is so limited that he can only convey his message in Arabic?’ This is a one track mind. About such people, the Quran says, ‘Say [hello] and pass by.’

The same Twitter user said, ‘Allah should be able to convey his message to all people. Muslims say Arabic cannot be translated.’ Mr Rafaqat said, ‘If you Tweet in Spanish, how would I understand? I can’t read Spanish; similarly, the Arabs couldn’t read English. You can go out and buy an English translation of the Quran, but remember that many translations are messed up, hence why we have Wahhabi terrorism today.’

The man replied, ‘How can millions of Islamist terrorists – Sunnis, Shias, Wahhabis – all mistranslate the Quran in exactly the same way?’ One example is that there are Sunnis, Shias and Wahhabis. If the Quran had not been mistranslated, they would have been one nation. They would not be in different groups.

What I understand from this Twitter user’s style of writing is that he thinks Allah is a different God – not the same God that sent Moses and Abraham. When you are in a conversation with somebody, it is very important that you understand what they are staying. If you don’t understand what the other party is saying to you, you’ll keep going on and on. You won’t listen.

Arabic is not a very special language. It is just a language like any other. Many things have  been said about Arabic. I used to hear in my childhood that Arabic is the language spoken in heaven. However, when I grew up into a young spiritual man and had been in company of my Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, I realised this was nonsense.

More Muslims are non-Arabic-speaking than Arabic-speaking Muslims. Bengalis from Bangladesh, Pathans from Peshawar, Punjabi from Punjab and others from other parts of the world – they don’t speak Arabic.

The Quran explained it well. The Quran said in 12:2, ‘The only reason Quran is revealed in Arabic is that you may understand it.’

Is there any celestial book which have or had been revealed by God in English? No, not even the Bible. There have been many old languages like Hebrew, Syriac and Latin – but it doesn’t really matter.

Does the Quran Teach Violence?

If the Quran teaches violence, then why was no Sufi a terrorist? Why was no Sufi violent?

There are many modern-day Sufis who are revered and respected equally in the East and in the West, like Pir Inayat Hussain and Pir Idris. They studied the same Quran, but no Sufi promoted violence.

Rumi is more famous in the West than in the East. Rumi is a Sufi poet. A lot of people who either practise spirituality, or claim to practise spirituality, are devotional fans of Rumi all over the West.

Even now, in the United States of America, there are hundreds of books on Rumi. Americans, Canadians, Australians and Britons who are attached to spirituality, they read and study Rumi’s poetry. They love him. If I tell you what Rumi says about his poetry, you’d be confused about your decision that of reading and studying his poetry. Rumi said, in simple words, that the poetry of Rumi is the Persian translation of the Holy Quran. If the Quran taught violence, how come these people who study Rumi’s poetry did not become violent?

The poetry that Rumi has put forward, is factually and actually the translation of the Holy Quran in the Persian language. My argument is: if the Quran taught violence, then the Persian translation of the Holy Quran, which you read as poetry of Rumi, would have definitely made you violent.

The beauty is: the authors of most of the books of Rumi’s poetry are either American or British. If you read those books, you will not find a trace of violence.

It is all about understanding the divine word. If you are a corrupt mind already, you will take the wrong meaning of the divine word. If your heart is pure – the elements of devil and evil have exited your heart and you have become all enlightened and pure – then you will not become violent and you can read the Quran.

Who Can’t Read the Quran?

The Quran is not a very easy and simple book. It is not for everybody to read.

[You could have been practising Islam since your childhood and still be a novice]. When we say, ‘Novice,’ it means if you have recently joined spirituality. Now, you are working on self-reformation and purification of the soul. If you’re entering into cleansing mode, you’re a novice.

You are a novice in Islam until your inner is completely purified.

According to Prophet Mohammad, ‘When a human being (man or woman) is born, an evil is born with that person.’ That evil is named as Nafs. As long as your Nafs is impure, you are a novice – no matter how old you are or [how long you’ve been practising Islam]. Anecdote: nobody is a Muslim by birth. When Prophet Mohammad was asked, he said, ‘When a baby is born, the baby is neither a Muslim, Christian nor Jew. It is his parents that turn him into a Christian, Muslim or Jew.’

Mujaddid Alif Sani said, ‘If you are a novice, do not go near the Quran. You are not worthy of reading the Quran.’

Mujaddid Alif Sani is not just a Sufi. He is a cleric and scholar as well. It means he knows the religious laws, but also the importance of spirituality. When he combines the both, he becomes a good cleric and a discerning leader. According to him, if your inside is impure, do not go near the Quran. You would be surprised to know that even the Quran says the same thing.

The Quran said, ‘If you are impure, do not touch the Quran.’

It is very unfortunate that the Muslim scholars and commentators on the Quran have derived misleading conception of this verse of the Quran. They thought that if a person is physically unclean, he should not touch the book of the Quran. I totally dismiss this idea. I can give you a reason: the Quran did not exist in bookish form when this verse was revealed!

Mujaddid Alif Sani said that if you’re impure, you cannot go near the Quran because you’re not the right person to read the Quran. In order to understand the Quran, you need to purify yourself otherwise you’ll derive the wrong meaning. The Quran is a very dangerous book. If you’re really concerned that you should be rightly guided, you’d appreciate the fact that the Quran itself says it.

The wrong translation and misinterpretation of the Quran will take the responsibility of misguiding hundreds of thousands of people.

However, if the Quran is not misinterpreted – if no wrong meaning is taught to people about the Quran and it is in its original form – even then the Quran will guide some and misguide others.

The Quran is a strange book. It is only one book of its kind from God which is so delicate and it has conditions. It is not like every Tom, Dick and Harry will buy an English version of the Quran, read it, understand it and become a scholar on the Quran. Even people who have spent their life in religious seminaries in the Muslim world, they are unable to grasp the meaning of God’s words. God has been playing with words in the Holy Quran.

Don’t try to learn to understand the Quran. The Quran is a very difficult book It is not an allegation from me. This is what the Quran is saying. The Quran says, ‘Allah will misguide many through this book.’

The Quran has both negative and positive potential. You can go wrong by reading the Quran and you can go right by reading the Quran.

How will you make sure that when you read the Quran, you may not go wrong? Muslims who practised Islam for 40-50 years, they read the Quran they don’t understand it. Even Arabs who speak the language of the Quran don’t understand it. 

The Quran in Book Form

God and his messenger, Prophet Mohammad, never ever intended for the holy verses of the Quran to have been given a form of a book. The importance was given to a spiritual guide by Prophet Mohammad.

It was the early Companions of Prophet Mohammad. After Prophet Mohammad’s demise, they feared that if they did not collect the Quran, one day, there would no trace of the revelation of God. Having this understanding, they started to collect the Quran. Many verses of the Quran had already been abolished and abrogated.

God would have informed the Prophet of the verses that had been abrogated only, because he was the recipient of the Quran. God would definitely not inform Abu Bakr Sadiq or Umar bin Khattab.

So when they collected the Quran on their own accord, it was never supported or advised by Prophet Mohammad. When they collected the Quran, who knows if the verses of the Quran which were abrogated and abolished by God became part of this Quran which is now creating chaos?

Some people say, ‘Islam is a religion of peace.’ Some others are now saying, ‘Islam is a religion of violence.’ Nobody is able to take the meaning of the Quran correctly, because the Quran is a very difficult book.

The most common problem you will come across when reading the Quran is that you will get the impression that God is contradicting himself. You will think, ‘What he said two verses away is different from what he is saying now.’ It is like saying, ‘Don’t drink alcohol,’ and after a few verses, it is said, ‘Why didn’t you drink alcohol?’ Then what will you understand – should you drink it or not?

For example, there is a Tradition of the Prophet Mohammad which says, ‘A true Muslim is never impure.’ When we study Sharia Law, if a small drop of water from outside falls on our clothes, we are dirty and we have to remake ablution.

Who Can Read the Quran?

According to Quran 2:1-2, ‘This Quran will guide the pure ones.’

To become pure, you have to do a lot.

There is no doubt that Islam does not promote terrorism or violence, but how do we give an example of this? There is nobody who practises Islam truly. People today take their impression of Islam by looking at the actions of Muslims.

When it comes to terrorism, people are not getting to the root cause. They are not going after the ideology that is spreading terrorism: Wahhabism.

Further comments from Younus AlGohar:

The Quran isn’t an easy book to understand. People with inner impurities are advised against reading it. Only the pure of heart and cleansed souls are advised to read and study the Quran.

Those with impurities are misled by the Quran and only the purified ones find guidance by the Quran. Power of understanding is granted to purified hearts only. Those who remain impure and study the Quran fall prey to evil.

The Quran was revealed onto the heart of Prophet Mohammad. It was never meant to have been given form of a book. The Quran was to be transmitted spiritually from one heart to another. The Prophet said He was city of knowledge and Ali was the gateway to this knowledge.

Watch part two of this speech: Spiritual Rehabilitation: A Step Against Terrorism.

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The Importance of Spirituality
16th March 2016|LecturesVideos

The Importance of Spirituality

Younus AlGohar explains how he embarked on the spiritual path under Lord Ra Riaz’s auspicious mentorship.

Main points:

– An overwhelming majority of people believe in a religion just because they inherited those beliefs, not because they have a purpose in mind. When you want to buy a television, you compare prices and brands before committing to one product. Why not take this approach to religion?

– Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi regarding those who came to Him wishing to obtain God’s love, said, ‘I’ll initiate their hearts. If God accepts them, I vow to be with them as a guiding light until they reach their destination.’

– If you want to have access to the realm of angels, you need to enlighten and awaken the corresponding soul inside your body.

– The heart can act like a divine telephone between man and God. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘When you become a friend of God and you are in trouble, God will instantly know that you are in trouble. When you’re in trouble, the voice of your heart has a hint of sadness when it reaches God. God then commands angels to help you before you raise hands in prayer.

– The only difference between good and bad, God and the Devil, people of Imam Mehdi and people of Dajjal (Antichrist) – is spiritual knowledge. If you have knowledge of the exterior without the knowledge of interior, you will definitely be corrupted in your mind and heart.

– The only thing that will protect your faith is spirituality. Without it, it doesn’t make a difference whether you are a Shia, Sunni or Wahhabi.

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Was Islam Supposed To Be A Global Religion?
15th March 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Was Islam Supposed To Be A Global Religion?

After the tragic events of the Paris Attacks and then San Bernardino California, I focused on the source of Islamist terrorism. Ever since I have been discussing this issue in lengthy details and the principle financiers of worldwide Islamic terrorism, it was shocking to see that most journalists had already done extensive research on what the source of this worldwide Islamist terrorism is. That includes our wonderful writer, historian and expert on theology, Karan Armstrong.

A lot of journalists have a very profound insight into Wahhabism, its doctrine of death and hatred and how Wahhabism, from a small desert in the Arabian peninsula, became so internationally widespread [that it is now] the set of beliefs of millions of people all over the world.

However, one grave mistake that most of these western journalists are making is that they have looked over the thin blue line between Wahhabi doctrine of death and hatred and the original teachings of Islam.

For example, these days, a demand made in every corner of the world is that Islam need reforms. Why? Because some of the commandments of  God which constitutes the religion of Islam are not compatible with the 21st century. If you listen to my speech and argument very carefully, you will not [make this demand] again.

As we see today, Wahhabism, in the guise of Islam, has been propagated all over the world. In the United Kingdom alone, there are more than one million Muslims. Everywhere in the world you go, you will see there are Muslims. If you go out of the Middle East, out of the South Asian region and you see some Muslims, chances are that you are not a seeing a Muslim, but a Wahhabi.

The original Islam was not propagated due to any reason. One of the main reasons was the mainstream Islam has never been the state religion of any country.

The state religion of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait is Wahhabism.

Even in Pakistan, which is locally considered the fortress of Islam, Islam is not the state religion. Pakistan’s governance system is secular; however, there are some legislations which indicate that there is some kind of a flavour of Islam. That also is on the paper, not in practice.

Islam was never meant to be a global religion. It was a regional religion aimed at guiding the Arabs.

This is why some of the commandments in the Quran are very strict. They are strict in accordance with the nature of the Arabs. People outside the Middle East are different..

If you are a first time buyer in England, they give you a discount on your property. In a similar way, if you have committed a crime and it is your first crime, in minor cases, they may let you walk free; they just serve you with a caution. Then, if you have done something more severe in nature, most probably, they will give you a suspended sentence with 100, 150 or 200 community service hours. You can see leniency in their nature.

In some of the countries in Europe, even if you murder somebody, they do not give you capital punishment. I have been visiting the United States of America for the past sixteen years, but I am not familiar with their judiciary system. Maybe in some selected states in the USA, they also follow the same judiciary system as they follow in the United Kingdom or Europe. What happens is, if somebody pleads guilty, by law, the law has to show leniency towards that person. The law acknowledges the fact that the criminal is being honest, he is courageous enough to admit his mistake, he is going to feel remorse and he will stop doing what he has done.

This is how lenient the law is. Sometimes, interpretation of the lenient law is even more lenient than the law itself. It is lenient to an extent where even people like Anjem Choudary and Abu Hamza, world-renowned terrorists, walk free from the British judiciary system.

In comparison to how the law is lenient in Europe – and on occasion, how lenient interpretation of the law is exhibited in the courts of the United Kingdom – Islamic Sharia appears to be so cruel.

In Islamic Sharia, if somebody is a thief, you chop their hands off. Obviously, a society that does not even recommend capital punishment for murderer and rapists cannot digest a law whereby the hands of a thief are chopped off. It is not compatible.

However, Muslims have been living [in the United Kingdom] for the past 50-60 years now. Why do we suddenly realise that Sharia is not compatible? It is the same Islam. But then, 50-60 years ago, maybe people in the western world thought, ‘This has nothing to do with us. According to their religion, they will chop off their own hands.’ But now, they’re talking about imposing Sharia Law in England, so we are beginning to get worried.

Now, this is my argument. People who live in the Arab world are so stubborn. If you tell a thief, ‘Do not do it again,’ he will feel offended. He will reply, ‘Why did you tell me not to do it again?’ They don’t understand the language of civility and love. They do not understand compassion. If you do not punish them, you are actually encouraging them to commit even more severe crimes than that.

So the Islamic Sharia, however cruel it is, is not designed for global practice. It was designed to cater the needs of the bedouins – those who only understand the language of the sword.

If Muslims today say, ‘No, we will go for conquest of the entire world and we will turn every single human being into a Muslim,’ that is absurd. If you want dominion of the world under Islam, what about the Christians and Jews? They should do the same. If all these three monotheistic religions race to control the world, then this place will become chaotic. There will be havoc.

Islam is not a global religion; it is regional religion. Islamic Sharia was designed to control and sociably discipline the people who live in the Arab world. It is not compatible with any other nation.

Pakistan was founded in 1947. In the last 69 years since the birth of Pakistan, many times in history, a democratic government was toppled up by an army general in a military coup. Martial Law was imposed on account of corruption done by the politicians in the government. Under Martial Law, many basic rights of the citizens were suspended.

I have never heard that there was Martial Law imposed in the United Kingdom in the last 100 years. In England, people are civilised. They respect your rights. People who are governing and running the country are doing so with pure intentions and an attitude of humility, fairness and honesty. If anything goes wrong, MPs are removed from their jobs. They cannot use their position to gain monetary benefits or any other benefits in any other form.

People in Pakistan do not understand the law. When they are in a high position, they always take advantage of their position. Their corrupt minds make them do nasty things while they are in power. Can a man in England who has never been to school be appointed as an education minister? Firstly, there is nobody in the United Kingdom who has never been to school. Everybody has to go to school even if their parents don’t like it. However, in Pakistan, you could be the petroleum minister and you won’t even know what petroleum means. You could be a finance minister and you cannot count to ten. It is not just that these people are cruel; they don’t have education.

In most of the countries like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait, the ruler has all the high posts under the belt. He is the prime minister, finance minister, culture minister and chief of army staff. He is everything – and basically, he is nothing.

Have some mercy on God. If God introduced some strict laws for these people, he is justified. He is dealing with people who know civility or education. If God says, ‘Ok. If this is his first time, leave him,’ they will take the wrong meaning of God’s compassion. The impression they will get is, ‘Oh, look! God is scared of me.’

So God imposed Islamic Sharia, which is a divine Martial Law. However it is not compatible with people who have some civility, who understand their rights and who also respect other’s rights. People in the Arab world don’t understand anybody’s rights.

Sharia Law applies to that region only. It does not apply anywhere else.

When God constitutes a religion for certain people, before the law is given to the prophet or messenger, God has to keep in view the temperament of the nation. How cool-headed or heated their heads are must be considered.

In the Arab world, most Arabs have more than one wife. Their wives have no objection. In Pakistan, they are also Muslims, but if you want a second wife, you first wife will either kill you or she will divorce you. Muslim women in Pakistan know that according to the Quran, a Muslim can keep four wives at the time. Why then do they have this attitude towards Islamic Sharia? This is because their temperament is different than Arabs. Ask any woman in Pakistan if she supports polygamy. She will say, ‘No, not at all. I am still alive, why do you want another wife?’

If people say, ‘Islamic Sharia is not compatible today,’ I say that this is wrong and absurd. Islamic Sharia was never compatible with or to any other nation.

1400 years ago and even today, Islamic Sharia is not compatible with any other nation apart from the Arabs.

Since oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia and the pirates of the sea started to see dollars and pounds, they made the journey to Europe and the United States of America. Now, they have changed to a certain degree. Their views have changed about Islamic Sharia. How? Now they say, ‘Islamic Sharia is for common Muslims, not for us.’ They can do anything.

Individuals who were born here and trained by Anjem Choudary and other radical elements in the United Kingdom, they don’t know who they are. They were not born in India or Pakistan, so their culture is not Pakistani or India. They have always avoided integrating into British culture, so even British culture is not their culture. Islam does not have any culture, so they are cultureless people. More likely to me is that it is an identity crisis; they do not know who they are.

That is why most of the women who were fleeing to Syria with their children, when they were caught red-handed, were stopped and brought back to the United Kingdom, they said, ‘We are living here in the United Kingdom, where Islam is not the rule of the law. That is why we are going to the Islamic State.’ They think that when they go to Islamic State, Islam is perfectly practised there. They have this perception, because [ISIS] say, ‘We are imposing Islam which was imposed at the time of Prophet Mohammad. You will come to live in the same type of era and atmosphere which was at the time of Prophet Mohammad.’ So people were bought into believing and unreal situation. They were told something which is totally against how it appears to be.

Islam never said, ‘Kill all non-Muslims.’ But Wahhabis say, ‘Kill all non-Wahhabis.’

People in the West are saying, ‘Muslims are doing this and that.’ They’re also talking about apocalyptic times and events.

However, the problem with the West is: why aren’t they inclined to call upon Jesus for help? According to Muslim and Christian books, Jesus is to return. He is the saviour of the world.

A majority of people in the West have become atheists. When you are an atheist, you cannot understand a religious person’s mental cooking. If you were a religious person, it would have been a lot easier for you to understand what they want and where they’re coming from. You think that going to the church and reading the Bible is a waste of time, so you cannot understand how young children in Pakistan become terrorists.

They go to a religious seminary or mosque to study the Quran. Now, no Muslim will stop their children from learning the Quran. For a religious Muslim, it is a good thing to learn and recite the Quran. If you were a Christian, you’d understand that and also encourage your kids to learn Bible. Since you are not a religious man, you think all Muslims are radicalised because they’re sending their kids to learn Quran.

Sending children to learn the Quran has nothing to do with terrorism and radicalisation. However, they’re using it as an instrument to train terrorists.

The Threat of Iran

After Wahhabism, we have yet another global threat. After the rise of ISIS, we started saying, ‘The Taliban was less cruel. They were not that aggressive. ISIS is very aggressive.’

In a similar way, the time is not far when we will see a new Islamic threat from Iran. We will say, ‘Wahhabism was comparatively better.’

Iranians dream and think about attacking on Israel, without a reason.

All the Shia muslims who live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates are politically and religiously controlled by Iran. A majority of Shias live in Iraq and they are controlled by Iran.

Bashar ul Assad is a Shia. People don’t want to say it for any reason, but he is a puppet of Iran. Russia is being a devil. Russia is not against Wahhabism. Although the Russian television, RT, is exposing Wahhabism and ISIS, that is under a political agenda. They are not genuine in exposing the ugly truth of Wahhabism. They’re just doing it in order to oppose the enemy of Iran, because Russia is on the side of Iran.

Iran is a regional player; it now wants to become an international player.

No other Muslim country is so against Israel like Iran. No other Muslim country is so fiercely an enemy to Israel.

Iran is no lesser than ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban. The West should open their eyes and cut off all relations with them.

With regards to Imam Mehdi, the Iranian concept of Imam Mehdi is a fabricated, concocted concept. Imam Mehdi does not hate anybody. Imam Mehdi is for the entire humanity.

Imam Mehdi does not represent hatred or death; He represents hope and love. Imam Mehdi represents human values. Imam Mehdi loves Israel, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and all humanity.

Being Mehdi Foundation International, it is our job to show the world the original and truthful concept of Imam Mehdi.

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The Secret of the Moon – Why The Moon Has Been Revered for Centuries
13th March 2016|LecturesVideos

The Secret of the Moon – Why The Moon Has Been Revered for Centuries

An analysis of the sign on the Moon manifested by God to announce the arrival of the Awaited One.

Main points:
– Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s image is prominent on the Moon. It is a divine sign. It is not humanly possible to create such a large image on the Moon’s surface. If you can see the Moon, you can see the image on it.

– The image of Lord Ra Riaz has always been present in the Moon. It has now become prominent. In other words, there was a veil over the Moon that was lifted. The image on the Moon becoming prominent is referred to in the Quran as ‘Shaq ul Qamar’.

– Quran [41:53]: ‘In the future, I will show them my signs in the horizons and within themselves.’ He said he would show the signs, not create them. God’s signs are as ancient as God himself. Manifestation of these images doesn’t mean they’re created in the era they’re being manifested in.

– Per traditions of Prophet Mohammad, he asked his nation to look to the Moon, pray to God and ask the Moon to be protector of their faith. The Moon has endorsement of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi’s human profile. When you ask the Moon to be protector of your faith, you are actually asking Imam Mehdi’s image.

– Hindu temples had idols made of gold and silver. Muslims would attack them. Mahmud of Ghazni, the thief, made 16 unsuccessful attacks on India. the reason he failed was because a dedicated worshipper would sit in Somnath Temple (Temple of the Moon God). That worshipper loved an idol which was made based on the image on the Moon; he loved it so much that it was imprinted on his heart. Only when he was killed was Ghazni successful in his attacks.

– Prophet Mohammad had similar beliefs about the Moon as Hindus – and this does not contradict the concept of Tauheed (God’s Oneness). The knowledge Prophet Mohammad gave to people was of how to establish oneness of God within yourself and remove non-Godly elements from your being. The problem with Wahhabi doctrine of Tauheed is that they heard Prophet Mohammad talking about Tauheed, but they didn’t receive the knowledge of Tauheed.

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Younus AlGohar Explains The True Concept of Imam Mehdi
11th March 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Younus AlGohar Explains The True Concept of Imam Mehdi

What is important today for us to discuss is the wrong judgement of Iran and their associate, the Shia Doctrine, which is now causing problems. It is just like how the House of Saud (Saudi Arabia’s ruling family) is associated with Wahhabism. It is not only a delicate matter, but at the same time, a very crucial and sensitive part of every Muslim and every other human being on Earth – whosoever is awaiting the last Messianic figure.

Imam Mehdi is a Muslim concept of the Awaited One. However, we believe the Awaited One – who is known as Imam Mehdi among Muslims – simultaneously holds the office of Promised Messiah and Kalki Avatar also.

Two factions in Islam, Shi’ism and Wahhabism, are state-funded, state-supported and state-promulgated denominations in Islam. The House of Saud and their associates, Wahhabis, are trying their hardest to convert every single human being into their religious faction. On the other hand, although we have not noticed that Iran might have been trying to dominate all over the world or convert all human beings into their version of Islam, the Iranian religious establishment has ironically been very vocal about the emergence of Imam Mehdi.

Non-Muslims especially, all over the world, have taken the impression is that Imam Mehdi is an exclusive personality which will only come in this world to help either the Iranian or Shia version of Islam. I would like to tell the world that Iran has been projecting a concept of Imam Mehdi which is more like a mythological character. It is not any close to the original and factual concept of Imam Mehdi.

On the one hand, Saudi Arabia and their associates, Wahhabis, are working really hard to make the world forget about Imam Mehdi and its concept. On the other hand, Iran on the state level, is projecting an impression of Imam Mehdi which is nowhere near the real concept of Imam Mehdi.

The only source of information about Imam Mehdi available for people to turn to are the Traditions of Prophet Mohammad. Some of the verses in Quran also imply to advent of the Last Saviour, the Awaited One. Today I would like to take this opportunity to shed some light on the issue of Imam Mehdi.

We are a group of people and we are not funded by any government, organisation or any denominations in Islam. We are a self-financed and self-motivated group of people. The reason why we have taken this task to raise awareness among people of the world of the true concept of Imam Mehdi is because we belong to Imam Mehdi.

Unlike Iran, we have not made a book of desires which we are waiting for Imam Mehdi to fulfill. [Iran is waiting for Imam Mehdi to come help them with their agenda, that of finishing off Israel, the USA and ruling the world. They will believe in him only if he fulfills their book of desires].

The reason why we only can give people the true concept of Imam Mehdi is because we have been trained by Imam Mehdi. Only we know the true concept of Imam Mehdi. Nobody else can, because to other people, Imam Mehdi is a character from mythology; a bookish character who lives in their fantasy.

To us, Imam Mehdi is very much the centre of our life. Our life circumambulates around Imam Mehdi. We have seen Imam Mehdi with our physical eyes. We have spent years in his physical company and we have been given knowledge of spirituality by Imam Mehdi from Imam Mehdi.

This is not just a claim. When we say that we have been trained by Imam Mehdi, we also invite people to become part of this global, spiritual revolution. This global spiritual revolution is all about unifying the entire humanity with the cord of divine love. All hearts are connected with the one cord of divine love in which nobody will hate anybody.

It is such a shame for the state of Iran to, on one hand, declare that they believe in Imam Mehdi and on the other hand, say that Israel is a small devil and the United States of America is a big devil. As soon as they get nuclear power, they would want to destroy Israel and the United States of America.

Imam Mehdi is not a warrior. Imam Mehdi is not going to be holding a sword or a gun. Imam Mehdi’s only weapon is forgiveness, and Imam Mehdi’s only philosophy and agenda is converting everybody into love.

Imam Mehdi is no going to supervise or be head of any one particular religion. He is not going to support any religion; rather, Imam Mehdi is going to support the entire humanity. He is coming to fulfil the promises which God made with people.

Imam Mehdi is going to come to establish the Kingdom of God. Imam Mehdi is going to turn every human heart into the temple of God.

Imam Mehdi is going to wipe out all sorts of hatred, all sorts of difference and all sorts of colour, religious and ethnic issues. He will help humanity become unified. This unification is going to be based on love in every heart.

[People of different colours] cannot be unified until all become [the same colour], which is impossible. Unification is a state in which you have commonality; that one common thing among all will establish unification. If you are all white, you are unified in white; this unification is based on your colour. If you are all Christians, then this unification is based on your religion. The thing is, not every single human being on earth will become a Christian, so there will never be universal unification. By the same token, not every single human being will become a Muslim. Unification in religion can never become true. Unification by ethnicity can never become true, because humanity is divided into many tribes and geographical centres.

Imam Mehdi is going to unify all humanity in their hearts!

Imam Mehdi is going to turn every human heart into a temple of God – a temple which is not carved, made and built by a human hand. A temple of God which will take shape by the light of God, in which God will domicile.

Imam Mehdi is not going to support or promote any religion. What Iran projects about Imam Mehdi supporting the religion of Islam is a myth. It is unsupported and undocumented claim. There is no Tradition of the Prophet Mohammad which says Imam Mehdi will promote Islam. There is a time frame in which Imam Mehdi has been prophesied to come.

The time frame in which Imam Mehdi is supposed to come begins after the time frame in which Prophet Mohammad prophesied Islam to finish off.

Prophet Mohammad said, ‘A time will come when nothing will remain in Islam for except its name and a time will come when nothing will remain in the Holy Quran but the custom of its recitation.’

This is the time frame in which Islam was supposed to have lost all its moral, spiritual values.

There is a Tradition of the Prophet Mohammad according to which Imam Mehdi will show up in this world at a time in which there will be barely a lamp lit up. People fail to understand the significance and the metaphor which is used in this Tradition of the Prophet. They say, ‘The electricity system is destroyed and there is no light left. People will use oil lamps. That is the time frame in which Imam Mehdi will come.’ However, this is not true. What this tradition implies is the spiritual aspect.

For example, I give you a word from the Holy Quran: Prophet Mohammad has been addressed by God as ‘A Lamp Lit Up’. Prophet Mohammad is not a lamp; then why did God say it? God was referring to Prophet Mohammad’s heart. Prophet Mohammad’s heart is a lamp lit up with the light of God. Prophet Mohammad meant the same thing when he said, ‘There will be barely a lamp lit up when Imam Mehdi comes.’ It refers to people who have lit up hearts.

Your heart is a lit up lamp when your heart has God’s name written on it.

So Imam Mehdi was supposed to come in a time in which people will not have spirituality. All their emphasis will be on performance of physical worship. They will not be bothered to see whether their heart is lit up, enlightened. Imam Mehdi will come in this time frame where people are not aware that they have a lamp inside them which has to be lit up with the name of God, just as the heart of Prophet Mohammad was lit up with the light of God.

So Imam Mehdi is going to light up lamps in you. Those lamps are your hearts.

Islam has reached its age; it has given humanity whatever it was able to give.

The period of Islam has ended. What you know now as Islam is Wahhabism, Shi’ism and Sunnism. There are lots of Wahhabis, Shias and Sunnis in this world, but this world is not benefiting from their presence.

This is because they have become ugly [characters]. They do not represent the Islam which was originated by Prophet Mohammad 1438 years ago in Mecca.

Islam was a good religion. Christianity and Judaism were good religions too. An enormous amount of people benefitted from Islam; there is no doubt. Through Islam, people became spiritual, devoted to God and Beloveds of God. That is true and that is indisputable. Before Islam, Christianity had the same kind of glory. Through Christianity, people became Beloveds of God; they became good. Before Christianity, Judaism had done wonders. However, that is all history and we live in the present.

Nobody even knows what true Christianity is. Nobody knows what Judaism is today. If you ask, ‘What is Islam?’ people in Saudi Arabia will tell you one version of Islam; go to Tehran and they will tell you another story about Islam. Go to Pakistan and they will ask you, ‘What kind of Islam do you want to buy? We have Punjabi Islam, Pashtun Islam, Taliban Islam, Lal Masjid Islam and MQM Islam. There are many versions of Islam.’

These religions were good. However this question goes out to all [readers]: can anybody benefit from Islam, Judaism or Christianity today like they benefited at the time when Jesus was among Christians, when Prophet Mohammad was among Muslims or when Moses and Abraham were among their people? These religions were very good and they benefitted a lot of human beings on Earth, but their glory has faded; they have become things of the past.

Today, humanity is suffering. Religions have become monsters. What Saudi Arabia is doing is terrorism and what Iran is doing is also terrorism.

Innocent lives are being lost everywhere. These two countries are in a tug of war and they are after dominion. They want a stronghold firstly in the region that they are in, and secondly, they want to rule the world. How foolish!

If you ask Muslims about the Antichrist, they will tell you. ‘He is a Jew.’ However if you ask one of the Traditions of Prophet Mohammad, it will tell you that 70 000 Muslim clerics will pledge allegiance to the Antichrist.

It is easy to understand: if Antichrist is a Jew, why would 70 000 Muslim clerics pledge allegiance to him? They cannot stand sight of a Jew, let alone pledging allegiance. A lot has been adulterated when it comes to the Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad or narrations of Imams – either from the Household of Prophet Mohammad or mainstream Islam.

We want to tell the world that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi is the true Imam Mehdi. His message is universal love. He loves Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. He loves everybody who wants to love God.

Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has said that in the future, Imam Mehdi is going to fulfil the promises made by God with the Jews. Imam Mehdi will take the land and give it to the Jews. Imam Mehdi does not take Israel or the United States of America as an enemy. Imam Mehdi’s message and vision is love – and nothing else but love.

Let me say it very clearly: the Iranian concept of Imam Mehdi is nothing but a myth and a hoax. There is no truth in what Iran has been projecting as the true philosophy of Imam Mehdi.

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How Is Contemporary Jihad Illegitimate?
10th March 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

How Is Contemporary Jihad Illegitimate?

A thought is being put in the minds of people that martyrdom is greater than worship.

Religion begins with worship; anyone can worship. Martyrdom is greater than worship. Love is greater than martyrdom. Rapturous love is greater than love.

You do not have the authority to choose any of these four options on your own accord. You can only do one thing of your own accord, which is worship. You can only become a martyr when God needs martyrs.

In the Battle of Badr, Prophet Mohammad only had 313 people. Some had swords and some didn’t. There were only a few horses and donkeys. They were not prepared for war. This is the background information of the Battle of Badr.

Prophet Mohammad was not willing to wage a war against infidels of Mecca. When he heard that a thousand men with weapons, armoury, riding on horseback were coming towards Medina to attack on the Prophet and Muslims, in their self-defence, they were dragged into this war.

Every time the Prophet Mohammad’s uncle, Amir Hamza, requested the Prophet and told him about the intentions of his really emotional followers, Prophet Mohammad simply said, ‘No. I will wait for the commandment of God.’ Once they received commandment from God, they waged a war.

In Islam, even Prophet Mohammad did not initiate a war out of his own desire or understanding. Although, if he had initiated a war, it would be quite legitimate because he was in a position to decide on behalf of the Muslim nation.

How can a Muslim group of people justify initiating a war without receiving any commandment from God?

They are not able to receive any commandment from God. God does not look at their faces; God is not even aware of them. They are waging a war which is neither endorsed by Prophet Mohammad, nor the religion of Islam. Whether or not it is endorsed by God is out of the question..

The status of martyrdom is granted by God. This decision is taken by God. God will command the custodians of the religion to initiate a war, not every individual.

Initiating a war on behalf of Islam is not legitimate. The commandment must come from God. If it has not come from God, one cannot initiate a war and call it Jihad.

Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi initiates the hearts of sinners so that, towards the end times, they can support Imam Mehdi. In a similar way, when a religion is under attack, God does not want you to go in the mosque and engage yourself in worship. God wants you to protect the religion. If you offer prayer in the mosque and don’t want to defend your religion, the enemy will come, destroy your mosque and kill you. Therefore, martyrdom is greater than worship. But that happens when your religion is under attack.

The religion is only under attack when the religion is newly established.

The religions which were established one thousand or two thousand years ago are well-established. Even if one portion of Muslims or Jews are killed, this will have no effect on the spiritual welfare of the religion. The religion is not going to be destroyed.

If a religion is newly established and it only has a few followers and they are killed, the religion is gone. Jihad is only initiated when the religion is new.

Islam is 1438 years old. Muslims can be under attack, not the religion of Islam. You cannot die in the name of God because God does not want you to die in the name of God.

The time for Jihad is over. This is why Prophet Mohammad said, ‘Let’s move forward to greater Jihad from smaller Jihad (Jihad with the Sword).’ That was the time when Prophet Mohammad announced there would be no Jihad with the sword.

Ibn Taymiyyah was the first of Muslim scholars who disputed Prophet Mohammad’s opinion of moving towards greater Jihad. What Ibn Taymiyyah did was present two verses of the Quran. He said that the Quran is greater than Prophet Mohammad. That is why Wahhabis follow Ibn Taymiyyah. 99% of scholars of Ibn Tamiyyah’s time declared him to be a heretic – and Abdul Wahhab Najadi, the founder of Wahhabism, declared Ibn Taymiyyah to be a Sheikh ul Islam. Ibn Taymiyyah’s book is blasphemous.

Jihad is history. Islam is not under attack. Europe, the United States of America and Canada are under attack by radical Muslims. The radical Muslims are dreaming of becoming world leaders. They are after power and they want world dominion. This will never turn into reality.

The greater Jihad is to fight against your own devil, the Subtlety of Nafs (Self) inside you –  without which you cannot become a Momin (true believer).

Jihad with the sword is only valid when the religion is still in the process of establishment. After the religion is established, there is no need for Jihad with arms and ammunition. Smaller Jihad which is carried out with a weapon is a war in which you fight against the enemies of the religion. The greater Jihad is to fight your enemy, which is inside you.

Jihad with a weapon is only valid when the religion is still new and there is a likelihood that the enemies of that religion would want to finish it off, therefore you need Jihad. Now, Islam has expanded. It has spread. It is not under attack.

Humanity is under attack right now.

Iran, on an international level, maintains to say that Imam Mehdi, the 12th Imam, will turn everybody into Muslims and the teachings of the Quran will prevail.

But there is a narration in a book called Al Ghayba. According to this narration, ‘Imam Mehdi will implement a new commandment, a new book and a new custom. Imam Mehdi will introduce a new way of punishing the sinners.’

It is up to Imam Mehdi. Imam Mehdi will say, ‘You don’t want to do it anymore. I set you all free.’

Furthermore, the narration says, ‘Imam Mehdi will be harsh on the Arabs.’

This is in the book from Iran, Al Ghayba, about Imam Mehdi: Imam Mehdi will introduce new book, new system of punishment, new custom and a new religion.

Why is Iran saying that Imam Mehdi will introduce Islam all over the world? They are contradicting themselves with what they believe in.

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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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