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Can the United Kingdom Take a Bold Step to Combat Terrorism?
29th May 2017|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Can the United Kingdom Take a Bold Step to Combat Terrorism?

In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, I would like to explain how to help the authorities identify the criminals, the terrorists and their terrorist cells.

The problem is, their worship places have turned into their terrorist cells. Politically, it is a mosque. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everybody should be allowed to practise their respective faiths.

So a mosque is actually a safe haven for terrorists who are doing all sorts of planning and training in the mosques. However, the governments in Europe have shown a great deal of resilience. This resilience is not the result of any prejudice or fear. Rather, this resilience is the result of the intentions of the authorities to keep people of all cultures united in the country.

When an Islamist terrorist carries out an atrocity, he kills himself along with 20–100 people. This act of atrocity brings calamity upon all non-violent, pragmatic, progressive, moderate, liberal, law-abiding citizens. All Muslims are then treated with the same attitude.

One problem is how to tackle Wahhabis and how to shut down their mosques. Politically, it is not possible. Muslims will go against this decision. I have thought a lot about it and I have come with this understanding that there is, in the Quran 9:107, a solution for the British government.

The Story in the Quran

In Medina, there was a mosque called Quba. Prophet Mohammad advised all to visit that mosque and offer prayers there. Some people did apparently become Muslims, however, their intentions were different — they didn’t like Prophet Mohammad and didn’t want to respect him. So next to Quba Mosque, their built another mosque which is known as Dirar Mosque.

The hypocrites gave an excuse for why they were not willing to offer prayers in the Quba mosque. They said, ‘People used to tie up their donkeys in the place Quba Mosque is built. It is a dirty place.’

Somehow or other, the Prophet was informed that they built Dirar Mosque. Prophet Mohammad was very kind and lenient. He was never impulsive. He didn’t like fights or arguments. So when Prophet Mohammad was informed about this new mosque, he approved of it. He said, ‘Ok, no problem.’ Then, Prophet Mohammad decided to visit that mosque. When he was about to visit Dirar Mosque, revelation from God came, stopping him from going there.

Twelve hypocrites were behind the construction of this mosque and they were in contact with somebody in Mecca who was a dedicated enemy of Prophet Mohammad and Islam. In order to support him, they offered him Dirar Mosque. Their understanding was to bring a great loss to the Muslim Nation in Medina and defeat Prophet Mohammad. On top of that, of course, they wanted to make divisions in Islam.

So God stopped Prophet Mohammad from going to the Dirar Mosque. At the same time, God commanded them to demolish the mosque. The mosque was set on fire and demolished.

This is the reference from the Quran for the British or American authorities to understand and use. Call a meeting with all Muslim scholars and leaders. Tell them: a mosque was designed to bring the Muslim Nation to a loss, to hurt and harm the Muslim Nation and make divisions within Islam. Even though Prophet Mohammad was so lenient and he didn’t care, God stopped him from going there.

God commanded Prophet Mohammad to demolish Dirar Mosque.

Now, mosques which are funded by Saudi Arabia propagate and project Wahhabism, Saudi fanaticism and extremism. They are [targeting] vulnerable youth and people of different religions in the UK, USA and other European countries.

These Wahhabis are bringing a great loss to the Muslim nation. They are earning a bad name of Islam; Islam doesn’t allow terrorism. God sent Prophet Mohammad as divine mercy. This divine mercy in the form of Prophet Mohammad was meant to benefit all humanity. So these Wahhabis have actually destroyed Islam.

Not all Muslims are terrorists. You will only find terrorists who come from the Wahhabi background. They are making divisions in Islam. They are bringing a great loss to the Muslim Nation. Their intentions are bad.

When a mosque can be demolished upon the decree of God in Medina, why can you not destroy a mosque in London? When it is clear these mosques are not mosques?

Dirar Mosque in Medina appeared to be a mosque, but God did not approve of it. Therefore, all these mosques that are promoting terrorism are not considered to be mosques in the eyes of Islam.

The authorities should take a bold step and destroy these terrorist mosques wherever they can. This is coming from the Quran, it is not my point of view.

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

#ManchesterAttack – Are We Doing Enough?

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

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

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

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

Islam does not teach terrorism or violence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Islamists:

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

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

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

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

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Talk2Me Radio UK Interviews Younus AlGohar on Wahhabism
4th May 2017|ActivitiesInterviewsNews

Talk2Me Radio UK Interviews Younus AlGohar on Wahhabism

Talk2Me Radio UK Interviews Younus AlGohar on Wahhabism

Talk2Me Radio in United Kingdom invited HH Younus AlGohar to speak on Wahhabism. Below is the written transcript of the full interview.

To hear the complete audio of the interview – click here.

Q: Can you explain what is Wahhabism, please?

Wahhabism has been attributed to a form of Islam; however, if you go deeper into the background information of Wahhabism, Wahhabism is a set of extreme, fanatic belief system in which Wahhabis do not recognise any other form of Islam. Especially, they are really against Sufis and Shia Muslims.

What we see today in the world in form of Islamic terrorism is actually Wahhabism.

Q: As I understand it, broadly speaking there are two main sects within Islam: Sunni and Shia – that is the main divide. Like Catholic and Protestant in Christianity. And then there are sub-divides within them. Where does Sufism fit in that divide?

Of course, Islam has been divided into two main sects of Islam which is Sunni and Shiite. Sunni’s are supported by Saudi Arabia and Shitte’s by Iran. Sufism is the form of islam in which people practise spirituality, like Mevlana Rumi and so many other Sufis in Islam who talked about peace, who talked about love and who never hold a grudge against anybody, who are very tolerant, and they love everybody, they love all the religions.They are the ones who are called Sufis.

Q: They’re kind of esoteric?

Yes, true.

Q: What form of Islam were you involved in?

I was born in a Sufi practising family. I practised Sufism and later on, I got tired of religions and I adopted divine love – Sufism. I do not adhere myself to any religion right now.

Q : Having heard some of the Muslim apostates, I heard that leaving Islam is punishable by death. Is that the case? Is that a widely held belief or is it just an extremist belief?

This is very much the thought of the mainstream Muslims. If you leave the religion of Islam, according to the Muslim faith, the punishment is death penalty. That is true.

Q: That is a shock to me. I would certainly not expect that to be the case from a mainstream point of view. If that is where we are at, surely that is something more people should know about. It should be discussed on a mainstream platform, don’t you think?

I have spoken on this subject many times and I can really give a long lecture on this point. But this is what Muslims all over the world understand, that if one leaves the religion of Islam, then he must be killed.

Q: If someone is listening to this conversation who maybe is a Muslim and part of Islam and they want to leave, what is actually the sensible way of going about that without causing problems?

The best thing is to leave the Muslim country where you are, go somewhere else and leave the religion. However if you live in Saudi Arabia or all these Arab countries and you publicly announce that you have left Islam, then you are inviting trouble.

Q: So go quietly, I guess is what we are saying. I want to tackle this word Wahhabism. Some people have a problem with the word, Wahhabism. Don’t they call it Salafist? They have another word for it? Why is it that they have a problem with that word?

Actually, these two different Islamist movements – one comes from Saudi Arabia and the other comes from Egypt. The one that comes from Egypt, Ikhwan ul Muslimeen, they know themselves as Salafis. The Wahhabis come from Saudi Arabia, but they don’t want to be known as Wahhabis. They call themselves Sunni Muslims however they practise the cult of Wahhabism.

Q: So what is the root origin of that word?

Wahhabism comes from Saudi Arabia. There was a guy known as Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab, he was from the central province of Saudi Arabia. He was denounced by his own father for his extremist views, however later on, people started to like his stand on Islam and his extreme views on Islam. This is how it progressed.

Later on, about 100 years ago, when Saudi Arabia was part of the Ottoman Empire, these Wahhabis with the Saudi royal family, formed an alliance and they defeated the governor of the Ottoman Empire. This is how they gained power in Saudi Arabia in the early 1900s. This is when Wahhabism started to make a stronghold for themselves. Then the oil money, which was like a stamp on their progression. Now they’re spending billions of dollars on widespread of Wahhabism all over the world. This doctrine of hatred has now taken place in the hearts of young Muslims all over the world.

Those who practise Wahhabism do not need to be further radicalised because Wahhabism itself is an extreme radicalisation. Those who practise Wahhabism, inside their heart, they are potential terrorists. They can carry out any atrocity, any act of terrorism anywhere in the world. Because this is the principles of Wahhabism. For except themselves, they do not consider anybody else to be true Muslims. Those who are not Wahhabis, they must be killed and all their properties must be forfeited by them.

Q: Famously, the victims of Islamist terrorism tends to be Muslims statistically more than anyone else. If we could wave a magic wand and remove those ideas of Wahhabism and Salafism and be left with moderate Islam. If we could tackle the problem of Wahhabism/Salafism islam, would we still have a so-called clash of civilisations on our hands? Would we still have a problem in this country?

The civilisation clash is not as severe as the dangers which is caused by Wahhabis. If we can take care of the Salafists and Wahhabis in the UK, we would be saving a lot of lives. We would be saving a lot of peace for ourselves. We have to take care of these Salafists and Wahhabis. I think this is the most dangerous thing. Not just in the UK of GB, but all over the world. These Salafis and Wahhabis must be taken care.

Q: How do you propose to do that? How can people be taken care of who have beliefs with which we disagree?

We have been working on this campaign: Ban Wahhabism. We have carried out this campaign in India, USA and UK as well. Somehow or other, our petition was removed from change.org in India and also USA. People are becoming more and more aware. We have to keep raising awareness of the potential danger of Wahhabism. One day people will come to know what is the cause of this international terrorism.

Q: Let’s hope this conversation is a beginning to that process here in the minds of people listening in the UK.

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ThatChannel.com Interviews Younus AlGohar Part 2
3rd May 2017|ArticlesInterviewsVideos

ThatChannel.com Interviews Younus AlGohar Part 2

The second part of ThatChannel.com’s Liquid Lunch programme with Younus AlGohar.

Click here for Part 1

Hugh: So, we are going to do a second interview now and change the topics up a little bit. We are going to be talking about society, unification and peace. The last interview was about some of the problem so we’re gonna hopefully get to some of the solutions in this conversation.

Hildegard: Yes, and we seem to have the perfect magazine at hand called ‘Messiah Herald: Become the Master of Your Own Being’ and maybe I was jumping the gun a little bit half an hour ago but that, I think, really, is the hot topic today. Steve, talk to us about the magazine and the purpose behind it.  

Steve: So, this is a monthly magazine that we issue and it is actually being spread all over the world now. And the beauty of it is because His Holiness Gohar Shahi has made spirituality accessible to everybody in this world. We see the increase in the material world, upgrades in technologies, this is an upgrade in spirituality. It makes it accessible to everybody. There is even a step in this month’s one where people can just download this from MessiahHerald.com or get it from the guise here or come to any one of our places and get this.

Page 12 has an actual step-by-step guide, how you can reawaken your heart. It is as simple as that. A 3 step guide that anybody can do. Doesn’t matter what religion or what faith you are. We have seen in the history that people have had to go away on missions, they have had to go sit around gurus, it is just not acceptable now. It is not possible that people can do this. All I heard of spirituality before is like the George Harrison – [inaudible] – the Beatles; you’ve got money, you’ve got time, you can go off and go to these retreats. It’s just not possible these days. So, His Holiness has beautifully made it accessible for all. I thoroughly recommend this magazine to all the viewers. As you said, it mentions about conquering yourself, self-awareness, knowing yourself to know God.

Hugh: I noticed on the cover of that one it says ‘Is the Promised Messiah Already Here?’

YAG: That is the question.

Hugh: What’s the answer?

YAG: Let’s find out.

Hildegard: Before we go there, if I just may. I understand you have a lot of workshops and you give lectures online. Here on this book it actually says ‘broadcast live, everyday at 10PM UK time’, tell me a little bit about how that works.

Steve: Yeah, 10PM UK time, His Holiness gives us that slot just teaching about love and spirituality. As you saw on Saturday, very up-to-date information, current news, current situations. And He thoroughly welcomes anybody to ask any questions. They can log on and ask questions and they will always be answered.

Hildegard: So, individuals can type into the chat and say ‘here, this is my issue, I would like your opinion’?

Steve: Certainly can and they do everyday.

Hildegard: This is like, really hands on.

Steve: This is what we need. This is a worldwide – we want everybody in the world to know about it so the internet is the perfect vehicle [for it].

Hildegard: Okay, so let’s talk a little bit about the coming of the Messiah. Because many religions have claimed this for thousands of years and they are always those who say nothing happens, or ‘2012 the world will end’, obviously nothing happened. [Inaudible] in the invisible world lots have happened. So, His Holiness, what is your take on the coming of the Messiah?

YAG: Messiah is related to the Jewish religion. It is the Messianic thought; there will be a Messiah. There is a lot of conflict on the word ‘Messiah’ because Christians think Jesus is Messiah and people from Judaism think there is another Messiah. And there was a problem when Jesus was arrested by the Romans, the Jewish scholars complained that Jesus calls himself Messiah, ask him who is he?

So, there is a concept of a Messianic figure in almost every religion. Hindus have this belief that there will a Messiah, a type of saviour, then Muslims have the same belief that there will be a saviour, according to their faith. And then, we have the Sikh community, they also have the same concept. So, this concept of an End Time personality, who, according to every religion will strengthen the religions. If it is a Hindu Messiah he will strengthen the Hindu religion and the followers of Hinduism. And Jewish concept tells us that the Jewish Messiah will acquire the Promised Land for them and strengthen the Jewish community. The Muslims also have the same concept of the End Times saviour.

Hugh: I am wondering, in a sense, if you have a concept of a Messiah – even if it is an alien Messiah, Hildegard –

Hildegard: That’s another discussion altogether.

Hugh: I think it’s the same discussion in respect that if we are expecting a Messiah to come and save us from our plight then, in a sense, we are putting our faith in an external factor versus taking responsibility ourselves for the situation we find ourselves in and doing something about it.

YAG: Actually, I got your point but the thing is it is not people who have concocted this concept of Messiah. If we had made up this story that we need somebody from extra-terrestrial; space, we are in that case putting our faith to external sources. But it is the thought which is coming from religions. Nobody has made up the thought, it is coming from religions. People who believe in religions they have this concept. People who are secular, do not believe in any religions, they are not waiting for any Messiah. So, it is a religious concept.

Hildegard: However, you are non-religious? The Messiah Foundation embraces all religions, correct? So, you are not looking for followers, you are non-religious. So, some people say, ‘Well, they are just preaching another Messiah; with all due respect we don’t need that’. We need somebody that helps us how to do our lives better.

YAG: That’s what we are doing.

Hildegard: So, that is in essence the mission. Where does the Messiah fit in? Are you helping me find the Messiah within myself, is the next question?

YAG: Oh my gosh, if somebody is not feeling well and I go there and give them medicine, and I heal them and everything, but they tell me, ‘Don’t talk about the doctor’, alright let’s not talk about the doctor. But, do you know what does a doctor do? That’s exactly what I am doing: giving you medicine, telling you your ailments, giving you  medicine and healing you. So, the job of the Messiah is to spread love, unify the entire human race. And this exactly what we need to do.

Okay, let’s forget about the Messiah, let’s do the job if you want to put it that way. Spreading love.

Hildegard: So, correct me if I am wrong, the Messiah is just giving us a whole new boost of love so it is easier for the individual to transcend – we spoke about hate and anger before, I don’t want to go there anymore – but that is what the Messiah does?

YAG: To be honest with you ‘Messiah’ is just a title. It is the Divine Energy which is coming in the guise of the Messiah. You can say the Divine Manifestation. The manifestation or that Super Man behind the clouds. If he doesn’t want to show us His face, he has taken a guise of somebody called Messiah. But we shouldn’t be concerned about the personality, we should be concerned about our own interest. And our interest is to become enlightened and powerful and to have peace in our heart and all the glory of our persona. That’s all.

Hildegard: So, let’s talk about the personal transformation in those who – I understand you have travelled extensively around the world, you go to conferences, do many interviews, you have your online workshops and discussions. What are some of the experience people have shared who had been activated, had their hearts opened to love?

YAG: What I feel every time I visit a country, some of these people have no knowledge about their [respective] field, and some people, the knowledge they have is dangerous. So, lack of knowledge. They are not properly informed. The discerning knowledge which can put their mind right, the knowledge which can fix their heart, that knowledge is lacking in every field. We are helping people to have the knowledge with which they can enlighten themselves and find who they really are. We are not concerned about Messiah, forget about Messiah. If Messiah comes and he doesn’t benefit me, I am not waiting for such a Messiah. If Messiah comes and he doesn’t benefit my soul, if he doesn’t improve the quality of my life, I shouldn’t be waiting for such a Messiah.

If Messiah just comes for his own personal interest, let him come. I am not bothered. I am only bothered about my personal quest which is exploring myself. Making the quality of my life better and if this is done from any angle, from any source, from any religion or any secular school of thought, or from any person then that person is very close to my heart. Even if that person is not Messiah. We are concerned about the philosophy, the ideology of love and peace not the person who may be dispensing the ideology of love and peace.

Hildegard: Well, as it appears we have been living in the ideology where we are separate from one another and focus on our separateness, rather than our togetherness, our unity, we are one organism.

YAG: It’s time now that we travel from being separate to togetherness. It is time now for unification. Because together we are powerful, divided we are estranged.

Hildegard: I would like to use the analogy of a computer network. The computer network out there is not really helpful to me unless my hard drive finds a way to connect to it, right? So, can you give us a specific example of what you are teaching? Your online courses or when you are doing your talks and travels. What are some of the steps our audience could practise? Like we talk about seeing a doctor, you want to have some idea of what he can do: change your diet, drink more water, whatever the doctor may recommend. Do you have any recommendations?

YAG: Well, what I do is multicultural and multidimensional. There are many problems that I am dealing with at a time. For example, when I speak everyday at 10PM UK time, I am live on Facebook, Periscope and YouTube. So, what happens is, people from all over the world they ask me questions on YouTube Live Chat and I answer these questions. Some of the questions are about their life, some of those questions are about the authenticity of the religions and they ask me which religion is better. They ask me about their religion, what they are doing as a religious person if it’s okay. So, I give them my understanding and references from their books and I tell them whether or not they are right or wrong.

So, in a way I am dealing with different sorts of cases. The nature of these cases is different, everybody is coming from a perspective of life and different religions. But I am happy when their questions are answered and I see a ray of hope on their faces, it satisfies me and I tell myself that I am really making a contribution towards forming a better society in this world.

Hildegard: You mentioned dimensions. What is your take on dimensions? For there are those who say they simultaneously exist on many different dimensional world at once. People who have visions or see elves or tree-creatures or different life forms, or aliens. What is your take on what are dimensions? Because we are so, as you mentioned earlier, stuck on the third dimension. This is what it is all about and some people say no, after a near-death experience we know that consciousness moves on, I don’t really die, the body may die but like if I take off my grey sweater, I continue living.

YAG: You are right. There is no such thing as fuller death. This is a journey. We are here for a specific reason and the body that we are contained in, if you call this death when the body perishes, we can call it death but then again this body is not real you. The real you is your spirit and that spirit does not know death. We are constantly travelling and going through evolution: spiritual evolution, geographical evolution and celestial evolution. And like the dimension that you were talking about. We have 7 souls inside our body and the dimension that you will be more focused on depends on what soul are you aligned with concurrently.

If you are aligned with the soul which rests on the right side of our bosom, it will take us to a different realm. Maybe somebody else is aligned with another soul so his or her dimension will be totally different.

After you have explored all your realities and you have aligned with all your souls, and you have been to all the celestial realms, then comes You: a fuller, dimensional person who knows everything. And then, that person will come to the divine dimension, which is the dimension of God.

Hildegard: So, indeed, there is hope. The worst that can happen people lose their body, terrorism or no terrorism, and we can work on the true self by becoming spiritually more conscious and therefore we can have whatever happens outside ripple, like water off a duck’s back.

YAG: But if you lose your body before your time you will be deprived of obtaining this spiritual enlightenment in the lifetime you are given to [obtain it]. If you die before your time then whatever you were supposed to obtain in this world in that frame of time, you won’t obtain it. So, we must not lose our life, we must not just throw our life away to any reason.

Hildegard: And that is unfortunately very much the case today. When you hear of young people committing suicide, en masse almost, we have such tragic stories here and I know they exist in other places as well. What do you attribute that to? And I know you work with young people, please elaborate a little bit.

YAG: They have many, many different issues. Sometimes, our desires, for example, are good. For example, I don’t have a car and I want to buy a car, this is a desire but if I do buy a car it will improve my life. Okay, that’s good. Let him go have a car. Now, if what you desire is not good for you and it is really dangerous for you then you are in pursuit of that desire, somebody who is honest with you should stop you from there. Right? So, we have many different desires and when the desires are not fulfilled they commit suicide. So, there are different reasons for suicide.

Hildegard: Do you think the religions were designed to educate us on a spiritual path and have they done a good job of it? What’s you opinion on it?

YAG: Religion were designed to help people, but only those who were in the Primordial Time and chose to have a pure life and those who wanted the luxuries of the world, religions are not for them. Number 2- There is not one religion, which was designed by God, to suit everybody in the world. All these religions were designed to cater for the needs of one particular group of people.

For example, Islam was created for the spiritual needs of the people who inhabited the Arabian Peninsula. This is why strict religious laws were implemented; if you are [caught] stealing they chop your hands off. But if you do the same in USA or Canada or UK, this is barbaric. But for them, because of their temperament – people have different temperaments everywhere. So, not even one religion is universal, they are regional.

Hugh: But here we are now and we still have those religions and now with the world getting smaller and people are moving all over the world; different cultures living side-by-side with each other, you know, these religions are beginning to rub up against each other –

YAG: That’s why these religions are creating problems now.

Hugh: Yeah, exactly. So, now to get from here though, because many people feel very strongly about their religions. And you know sometimes I think there is nothing harder than a worldview for people to change. People are so invested at the way they look at the world, right? So, for somebody to shatter that for them it’s very unsettling. That’s what I think causes people to get into a terrorist mindset or to become radicalised. So, here we are in this world. We are trying to get into unification. Certainly, we are trying to get to a place where people can live peacefully alongside one another. How do we do that? How do we overcome this religious mindset that some people have?

YAG: These people who practise religion they practise it very strictly, they become shortsighted. They are like the frog of the well; they do not know what is outside the well. You cannot educate them. Every single person who practises a religion becomes intolerant. That person thinks only he or she is right people of other religions are wrong. There is no time for religion. You cannot change them.

Hugh: One of the things that disturbs me is that the terrorist incidents in Europe where people are starting to become less tolerant – this is my concern, I hope I am wrong actually – but I have seen it here in Toronto too where everybody has become a little bit radicalised. People are saying, you know, we can’t have Muslims in the country. There are actually some people saying that. And not willing to engage in a debate because they feel that engaging in a debate would be fruitless. So, my concern is that instead of people becoming more tolerant or more open to working alongside one another as these incidents happen the people of all cultures, of all backgrounds, start to become isolationists in their thinking; less willing to even think about having a conversation.

YAG: I mean, what is happening right now and the tolerance you are talking about where people are beginning to have less tolerance, I think that is pretty much natural. If I live in my house alone with my children and then we have visitors and they stay there for 2-3 months. One day I will feel that my privacy is being invaded and I will start to feel frustrated. Actually, this is what is happening now in Canada. So many refugees are now coming and you feel that your values and freedom is being put on the stake and your way of life is now being jeopardised, and this integration and a lot of foreigners who are naive to this culture and your religious or secular values are pouring into your country. Perhaps, this is fear which is coming up as intolerance. The government should do something about it. They should only take as many refugees as your nation –

Hugh: I agree, but I don’t know if we can trust the governments to do the right thing. As I said, you know, if we think that the problem is even higher. And sometimes my suspicions, frankly, are that people at the highest levels are really trying to undermine the wellbeing of people, of families, of nations because – I don’t know what the real reason is – they thrive on chaos or misery or whatever it is.

YAG: [Laughs] That’s true. They are not concerned about right or wrong. They are just working on their political agenda. Whatever makes their opposition in politics stronger they will do that. I don’t think they are concerned about right or wrong.

Hugh: So, how do we get to unification from here –

YAG: Total unification is not possible. Unification is only possible among those people who are like minded. Do you understand?

Hildegard: That was going to be my question because you mentioned as we learn spiritually about all of the souls that are inside of us, we have to be willing to look at that. So, who is willing, is it in the makeup of the unique soul the human beings carry? Some of them are already predestined to “wake up”, and other those who are just waking up because they chose not to this lifetime around?

YAG: Not all the souls have this potential of finding love and peace. Not all the souls are equal in nature. Not all the souls are similar in nature. Only the souls which are similar in nature to each other will look for unification. Some people or I should rather say some of the souls are designed to look similar and familiar to each other and some others are totally opposite in nature. Those who are prone to create a chaos and promote hatred they will not understand any other language. They will only understand how to create more hatred and more chaos. So, you cannot talk about unification, love and peace among those people. They are designed to promote hatred.

Hugh: Then what do you do?  

YAG: You cannot do anything!

Hugh: Because we are living in the same world as those people, right? Some would argue those are the terrorists, the bad guys, those are the people that maybe the good guys need to go to war with.

YAG: No bad guy will turn into a good guy, no matter what you do.

Hugh: So, what do we do with them?

YAG: We have to take precautions and protections. I am being realistic. I am not telling you stories to make anybody happy. I am telling you something which is very close to reality. Not everybody will love and not everybody will love the idea of promoting love and peace. There are people who are designed to promote hatred and you can never change them.

Hildegard: So, the people who became radicalised, like Steve was saying earlier –

YAG: They were different in nature.

Hildegard: So, their soul is different than somebody who has a desire to live in peace and harmony?

YAG: No soul on earth who has the potential of living with love and peace will or can be radicalised because their nature will not allow it. Only those are at the stake of being radicalised, who, in their nature are already radicalised by God. So, they have been divinely radicalised.

Hildegard: Wow! You are opening a whole new kind of –

YAG: The only person you can blame, and I am sorry to say that, but we are just puppets. The boss is responsible for everything.

Hildegard: However, we are not to – [inaudible] – responsibility then because human beings have known to make transformations. Maybe people haven’t been mass-murderers and haven’t been radicalised yet there are most certainly things that I have done that I am not proud of and then later on I felt better. I think that is human nature, right?

YAG: I think mass-murderers and these terrorists are all the same but they are doing it for a different cause. That’s all I understand.

Hildegard: Your foundation draws those who have a soul that is resonating with unification to begin with or else they wouldn’t even be drawn –

YAG: We are trying to reach everybody but the problem is those who, in nature, are already radicalised, when they ask a question they are already attacking on us; they are swearing at us, to them we are infidels. [They say] ‘What is love? There is no such thing as love in Islam.’ Alright.

Messiah Foundation International loves everybody without prejudice, without reservation of the colour of your skin. We love everybody. We are practically trying to raise awareness of practical love, spirituality, enlightenment. We love everybody and we would love to draw attention of people who do not love to love. We are trying and we know there are only certain people who are prone to love will be drawn to love. Not everybody will be drawn to love. We are striving, [I don’t know] whether or not we are thriving but we are striving.

Hugh: And it’s an ongoing project. So, people can go to the website, of course, and listen to the daily message, daily broadcast. And people can get the information on the website which is www.goharshahi.us. So, thank you everybody for tuning in.

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ThatChannel.com Interviews Younus AlGohar Part 1
2nd May 2017|ArticlesInterviewsVideos

ThatChannel.com Interviews Younus AlGohar Part 1

Younus AlGohar on ThatChannel.com’s Liquid Lunch programme speaks to Hugh Reilly and Hildegard Gmeiner about the main cause of terrorism: Wahhabism, along with Steve Bell, President of MFI UK and Mir Liaquat Ali, Chairperson of MFI.

 

Read the transcript below

 

Hugh: The world has changed a little bit since the last time we were here in Toronto. And so, your Holiness, how do you want to open this conversation? What new information do we need to start thinking about today?

 

YAG: The world is changing and when we say the world is changing it simply means the people are changing and people are changing in a way that they are going with the flow. They need to understand where they are going, what they are doing and what is good for them, and what is good for society. And that is something that we are going to discuss today. With this continuous change that is coming up, what is it that we must do in order to have a good society, a better peaceful world?

 

Hugh: I’m just trying to put my finger on what some of the things are that have changed since the last time we were here and of course, we’ve got what’s new in our awareness last time is, in Europe, I guess what we call the refugee crises. Where we’ve got people who are just moving into Europe, whether they’re walking there from the Middle East, whether they are crossing the Mediterranean from Africa. We don’t really feel that here in Canada because we are an ocean away, but some of what I’m perceiving is a little bit of a heightening of racial tension or tension between the migrants and the people who are already in Europe. And you’re in the UK, so you’ve got perhaps even a different experience than mainline Europe, but what are your comments on all that?

 

YAG: Actually, my views are a little different on this point because we have several things in mind at the same time. Number 1,  humanitarian efforts to give refuge to people who have been homeless and they have been compelled to leave their country under different circumstances. The feeling that we should allow refugees to come and settle in our countries, that is one point, it’s good, but then on the other hand, the terrorists who might be coming among all those refugees that is also something that we must be careful about. So, my views are a little different and I am a bit conservative at this point. If I was a politician in the UK, I would be a little tough on refugee policy. This is my understanding. I would be a little tough, I wouldn’t just allow any amount of refugees to pour into my country.

 

Hugh: That’s a good point. In fact,  this is something that I’ve learned from you in the last couple of weeks that we spend a little bit of time together is that there is that you call the Wahhabi from Saudi Arabia, that are fomenting terrorism upon certain people who are open to it. And this is one thing I don’t think in Canada, at least I wasn’t aware of it, and if it’s true, it’s something we need to be mindful of. Because, Canada is very welcoming to new people from other parts of the world. But if, some of those people coming in have malicious intent, then we need to be aware of that, and that’s what you are saying, that some of these people many have malicious intent, and of course we don’t wanna have terrorism. So, if there is that kind of malicious intent then we do need to know about it. And we need to be smart about our immigration and our refugee policies.

 

Hildegard: What I find interesting is, reading the European languages, the newspapers and the official media as well and what’s on the internet these days. I am wondering what is your intake on the energies on this planet that stir the pot of unrest globally, intentionally to prevent the individuals as well as the collective to access their heart and soul? Just going back to what we learnt on Saturday, this wonderful event that you were at. I understand you are the ambassador of peace, you have been giving lectures at the United Nations, I forgot what the title was but they honoured you with bringing people together, politically, economically, on all levels. Many voices in Europe that I had the privilege of speaking to, they said, ‘Well hey, the European Union goes and destroys the habitat for people in Africa, makes it impossible for them to make a living, and then we treat them badly.’ What is your insight on the undercurrent, because the one thing is, we have refugees, and now let’s find a scapegoat and unfortunately this is now the Muslim religion, which I think is totally unfair. Because I don’t even believe the people who commit these crimes are not necessarily your average kind of citizen regardless of what religion. What is your insight, if you care to talk about this? Maybe this is not something you want to share but what do you say? Because people really want to know.

 

YAG: A majority of people who are coming from affected countries as refugees are people in need.

 

But the problem is, in the guise of those people, there are some individuals who are already radicalised, who follow the Wahhabi mindset and who have this intention of pouring into these civilised countries and creating a chaos.

 

And not just make it difficult for these countries to accept refugees but also make it difficult for the refugees to find a shelter anywhere else in the world. So, there are some grey areas, where no matter how tight your security or scrutiny may be you can’t just help.

 

Hugh: Like one of the things, I heard Trump say, that kind of made me – this is before he bombed Syria, mind you – that made me think maybe this was on the right track is that he was talking about, creating the situation, I think you mentioned Hildegard, in countries like Syria and of course in Africa, where parts of the world where there is a big incentive for people to get out of there and go to the Europe or go to the West. Lets, as a global project, let’s work on making those places, decent places to be so that there is no incentive to leave.Like, if we made Syria peaceful, prosperous, and liveable. And if we made Africa, peaceful, prosperous and liveable then maybe Europeans would wanna go there.

 

YAG: That’s a wonderful idea I think. Of course people are fleeing from these countries is because they are in trouble. They are desperate to leave. They are seeking shelter, protecting their lives. If these areas become peaceful and the conditions become favourable, I don’t think people would want to go anywhere else, they would want to live there in those countries.

 

Hugh: Yeah, because that’s their home, that’s their family, their friends.

 

YAG: That’s a wonderful idea.

 

Hildegard: So the question is, A) who made these conditions unfavourable? Because it’s obvious to many people that I get to talk to on a daily basis, that is a selected group that has financial interest, in creating trauma, challenges, even the people in North America, Toronto, across Canada, as well as in US, the average citizen is complaining that they can’t make a living. House prices are skyrocketing, especially here. Living wage doesn’t really exist for a lot of people anymore. It’s absolutely necessary now that people have multiple jobs even in Canada, it wasn’t unheard of. So it appears that there is some sort of energy that wants the masses to be stuck in fear. So can we talk about, fear versus love and what are the -[inaudible]- there? Hopefully that gives people some hope.

 

YAG: It’s a cocktail of intentions, cocktail of different political agendas, international political agendas. People have their invested, political and financial interest. It’s not an individual’s game, it’s a vast field. We, as a member of the common public can only talk, it’s up to the people in the power to make the right decisions and go in the right direction. For example, what he was saying about Donald Trump’s statement that of making Syria and some of the African countries more peaceful and the conditions become favourable, I think that’s a wonderful idea, and if it’s coming from Donald Trump, God is being merciful.

 

Hugh: Easier said than done though right? To take Africa and make it peaceful and prosperous, or Syria, which is a very difficult situation.

 

Mir L Ali: It’s a -[inaudible]- like His Holiness Younus AlGohar put it, a cocktail of humungous problems over there. But then, at the same time, some things didn’t change. Meaning the Wahhabi mentality, you know, those who created this problem their interests remain still the same. But coming to Toronto, it seems like we are coming home, away from all those problems. But then, hopefully things do improve somewhat.

 

Hildegard: So, what would you suggest the individual can do because it can be very easy to get emotionally caught up in all of this propaganda, in fear-mongering, people need to get up in the morning, feed their kids, do what they need to do to survive. What can an individual do to have a more upbeat outlook, in spite of all that is going on.

 

Mir L Ali: Here in the West, in United States and particularly in Toronto, Canada, things are a little different. Whereas, where there is this crisis, the problem in the Middle East, people are suffering. And I like this Prime Minister of Canada, who said, ‘If everybody else is rejecting you, come over here.’ That is something different. Whereas the asylum seekers are suffering for a long time. And they would rather not go anywhere, stay at their place but things are so tough – but then, we have to watch out for those elements which would cause problems here too.

 

Hildegard: You have been involved in the Messiah Foundation International for a very long time and I am wondering if you could tell us what inspired you to do so because you had a unique, personal experience too, didn’t you?

 

Mir L Ali: The inspiration is His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi and then His Holiness Younus AlGohar. His Divine Eminence left it open in the world, meaning, there is still hope. There is nothing to despair. The sun will rise in the West, it is going to happen. There is a chance for people to understand the methodology, the practical side of it, how you are going to achieve that elusive common platform for everybody which is love. And His Divine Eminence said, ‘Love is contained in the heart.’ Just like water is contained in a glass, so that substance of love is yet to be generated so that the humanity rises above and beyond the religion and those rituals which are creating more differences than the peace of mind.

 

Hildegard: Would you care to speak a little bit about the ritual to put the heart to a state of peace?

 

Steve: People are becoming manipulated, they are finding these people that are from a lonely background, they are switching them, they are brainwashing them and they are teaching them to hate, and to kill. But, on the good hand, there is hope. It’s about unification. We have to be globally unified, and the common goal is love, which is what His Holiness Younus AlGohar is teaching. Once you have that love in your heart, you will not want to hate, you will not want to kill. And the methodology of doing that, as you asked, the place of love is the heart. We must reawaken the souls of the heart, we must free the heart.

 

As His Holiness Younus AlGohar spoke extensively on Saturday, the heart must be free to love. Cleared of everything else, cleared of hatred. It’s about connecting to God and this is what attracted me on this line. Especially Messiah Foundation, it doesn’t matter what religion you come from, doesn’t matter if you don’t follow any religion, this is about connecting to God through your heart and reawakening your souls. This is what the beautiful message is, and unification will only come once we have that common bond of love which is what we are doing. You spoke about society, society starts with a single person, doesn’t it?

 

Hildegard: Do you think there is other groups, not just Wahhabi, but can it be that there are people all over the world who are socially and economically disenfranchised or disadvantaged and the pot is now boiling over and these are the ones that then will go and look to see what can I do to relieve my personal frustration? Or is it one particular sect that is at risk to be radicalised?

 

YAG: Well, the world has always been subject to a great amount of injustice, all over the world. And due to this reason, there has been bloodshed, there have been incidents of hatred. However, this organised butchery of mankind was never witnessed as a result of any injustice, done into any country.

 

This international wave of terrorism is coming from the Wahhabi cult of death.

 

And then, small incidents in different countries are to be known as hate crimes and it could have been a result of gross injustice or justice done against any individual. There could have been many reasons for the uprise in hate crimes. However, this global terrorism, it is not due to injustice. It is due to hunger of power, becoming superpower.

 

For example, USA and Russia are both in a race to become superpower. USA is currently the superpower, but Russia is not sitting quietly. Constantly struggling to get the title back. In a similar way, Saudi Arabia, very discreetly, is in the race now. America and other countries are exporting ammunitions and arms, and Saudi Arabia is exporting terrorism. They want to put their flag of ‘La Ilaha llla Allah’ on the White House. They want to put their black flag on the Big Ben, Parliament Houses in London. Everywhere. They want to rule the world, they are going after the End Times predictions that the Muslim leader will rule the entire world. And they think they are true Muslims, so they should be ruling the world.

 

I am telling you this is the End Times things that they are trying to translate into practicality. This is all Wahhabi school of thought, intolerance or not having the ability to co exist in a society with others. This is all coming from the Wahhabi mindset. I don’t totally rule out the possibility of having hate crimes based on injustice done on different society and different groups of people.

 

However, this international wave of terrorism is not result of any injustice. It is all due to the fact that this Muslim cult of Wahhabi mindset, they want to rule the world. They want international global caliphate, they want their caliph to be a global leader.

 

Hugh: I just wanna say, because I find it curious that in 911, for example, the only people that were allowed to travel and fly from the United States were Saudi Arabians.

 

YAG: And the family members of Osama Bin Laden.

 

Hugh: Yeah, a little curious. When he was being fingered for the cause of the 911 disasters. Sometimes I think that there might even be something at an higher level that maybe some of the people in the West at the highest level, perhaps Saudi Arabians and perhaps other people in the world are really making the effort to destabilise everything, and make life miserable for normal decent people all over the world. Some of the crimes, in the US and some in the UK, these are not even real terrorist acts, these are people who may have been subject to some kind of mind control, and it’s part of larger operation to destabilise, to pick people against one and another. Do you have any thoughts about that? Maybe it’s a bigger problem than even Wahhabism and pointing the finger at Saudi Arabia.

 

YAG: I have a friend in England and his name is Steve Reed. He is a member of parliament and sometimes he comes to my restaurant for a political gathering. And I was talking to him and I asked him, ‘How do you see this terrorism and what do you think the government should do to stop it?’ What he said to me, I take it as an understanding of British politics. He said, ‘This is all about geopolitics.’ And Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor, the main exporter of terrorism. Now, the problem is – there was a problem in Iraq, the West went after Saddam Hussein, and he was finished, and then they thought there was problem in Libya they went after Muammar Gaddafi.

 

Now, there is a problem for everybody in this world: Saudi Arabia. If NATO and all the Western allied forces take care of the Saudi Royal family who is main sponsor. It’s not the Saudi public, all the oil, all the oil money goes into the pockets of these shayukh of the Royal family. A common Saudi citizen is even deprived of basic necessities of life. It’s just the royal family of that country who has all the wealth of that county in their possession. And they are doing this for whatever reason and the reason is pretty obvious. Now the problem is, the world leaders and so reluctant to take any decisive step, this is because they are the main exporter of oil, and everybody has their vested interest. I do not know how they are going to solve this but the problem is Saudi Arabia and the royal family. If they are taken care of then we are at peace.

 

Hugh: Now you have mentioned the End Times prophecy, the end times prophecies in the Islamic faith and there’s also end times prophecies in the Christian faith and probably others faiths. Are these the end times?

 

YAG: End Times? Well, who knows? But we can see some of the clouds telling us stories, like ‘We might rain maybe today or tomorrow’, and End Times are not pretty far.

 

Hugh: And maybe thats a big lesson we can all learn, we don’t really know for sure if these are the End Times or not, we have our lives to live, we have our decisions we can make today

 

YAG: Yeah, but science has solid answers to this question. Science tells us that we are using up the resources, and the climate change and the icebergs melting in the North Pole. And the ultimate source of hydrogen, the Sun, is using up its energies and the UV rays are becoming even worse than before. The UV rays here in Canada is 7 as compared to the UK where there is only 1.

 

So, we are using up the universal resources, which can indicate the fact that, yeah, the End Times are not pretty far.

 

Hildegard: Master Paul Acuna from the Universal Brotherhood mentioned his interpretation was that End times could very well be shifted in conscientization so that humanity really threw the devastation we have created, we are actually needing these challenges to become conscious. What is your take on that His Holiness?

 

YAG: Master Paul is a wonderful man and a wonderful master, he must have a very deep insight into it, but I haven’t actually spent time on exploring this point so I am not in a position to comment.

 

Hildegard: Yeah so some people, when we look at our personal life, when we run against the wall once, we get a little boil in the front head and then we make a different choice and find a more smoother path. So, if this is true for the individual, it’s one of many theories out there maybe that is all in divine order. However, I would like to, if I may one last question regarding putting our heart at ease, can you leave us with a message now towards the end of the first segment that leaves our viewers with a little bit more hope and encouragement. What can they do to keep the emotional waters calm and focus on what they have to do without having a panic attack about what’s going on geopolitically?

 

YAG: First I would like to tell you that End Times, there is a collective End Times and the individuals end times, we should be more concerned about our end times. Everybody has a different end time. The moment you die, this is your end time. So, we shouldn’t wait, we shouldn’t say, ‘Oh the end times are far.’ That’s the collective End Times when the entire world will perish. Let’s talk about our individuality. When will I die? I can die anytime, anywhere. I am not sure whether I will live for another 10 or 20 years, the world has changed. Maybe I am walking outside the street and I am run over by a bus, or a lorry. So I should always be prepared and I should do what it takes to become a more spiritually energetic person and more enlightened. We shouldn’t wait, we should just start, purifying ourselves enlightening ourselves.

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Can Man Become God?
27th February 2017|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Can Man Become God?

There are three monotheistic, Abrahamic religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Sikhism is also a monotheistic religion – Ek Onkar (‘God is one’) is their logo found on every single Sikh temple.  

The oneness of God is the main theme of every religion which was founded by a Grand Messenger. The declarations of faith of Islam, Judaism and Christianity also point towards the oneness of God.  

Somehow or others, followers of Judaism managed to believe some of their Messengers were either God or Sons of God; still they practised monotheism. In Christianity, the belief that Jesus is the Son of God is the main theme, although it is also known to be a monotheistic religion.

You will find more emphasis laid on the oneness of God in Islam in comparison to Judaism and Christianity, although Judaism and Christianity are monotheistic religions and it is verified by the Koran.

Yet, some of the followers from the era of Prophet Mohammad to date [revered] some of the saints of God like they were, in fact, God.

Even in Pakistan, it became common for followers of His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi to say ‘HDE Gohar Shahi is my God.’ It wasn’t a documented belief system nor was it considered to be a legitimate belief by a majority of think tanks within Anjuman Sarfaroshan-e-Islam (an organisation comprising followers of His Divine Eminence in Pakistan). However, some people continued to believe the fact that HDE Gohar Shahi is God.

On one occasion, while HDE Gohar Shahi was addressing a gathering in Pakistan, somebody stood up from the public and said, ‘I wanted to ask a question.’ HDE smiled and said, ‘Go on.’ He asked, ‘Some people in your circle say that you are God.’ How HDE replied was strange. HDE repeated the man’s words and said, ‘Are you saying some people say that I am God? Have you heard other people say, “He is a Devil”?’ The man said, ‘No.’

Then HDE explained, ‘If people say I am God, it doesn’t mean this is what I believe for myself. I never said that I am God.’  

If the Divine Law says that man can be God, then we can officially adopt this practice. Since there are different types of knowledge, even in Islam, you do not know what knowledge grants you what. I have gathered from the writings of many Sufis in different books that the minimum belief a disciple must have for his Spiritual Guide is that he must consider him to be God and he must treat him likewise; otherwise, attaining spiritual grace from him is like daydreaming. This was to be adopted as an attitude, but it has never been documented.  

The religious law (Sharia) is very strict in a sense that it doesn’t recognise inward faculties (Batin). Sharia will see you only as a human being; it doesn’t have any access to make an analysis of your inward faculties. Sharia is blind of spirituality, therefore no matter who you are talking about, Sharia applies one stereotype rule to all. Ask any Sharia master about calling a man God and he will say, ‘This is Shirk (appointing a partner with God).’

Ask yourself, ‘Can man be God?’ And you will say, ‘It is not possible.’

This is because we have always preserved the notion that God is almighty: he can do anything, he will not die and he doesn’t fall ill. He doesn’t need help from anybody; he doesn’t sleep or even yawn. This concept of God has been drilled into our heads [by religious scholars]. We cannot just assume a man can be God.  

What caused every monotheistic religion to have this problem that some of its followers managed to call a man God? Does it simply mean these individuals who developed the notion that man can be God went astray, had lack of knowledge or purposefully became prototypes of Satan?

In Islam, I have found that Sufis who were the great preachers of the oneness of God agreed to this notion that man can be God.

They were those who were delegated by God; they had spiritual authority, backing and support from God. Still they developed this notion among their followers that man can be known as God. This boggles the mind and the question arises: how come?

We find in the Koran that God will forgive any sins but Shirk. If having a notion of man becoming God was Shirk, then why should a person [who believed man can be God] have been a Saint of God bearing divine authority and spiritual power? He should have been a sinner and have received wrathful reaction from God. [Yet this is not what happened]. Nobody has the answer to this because nobody knows the truth.  

How can somebody be a Saint of God and agree to the notion that man can be God, while the Koran states God will not forgive the sin of Shirk?

It is very obvious that the physique of man has no value, therefore it cannot be God. Forget being God; your physical body cannot even be a Momin (enlightened believer). You become a Momin only when your spiritual faculties become involved in enlightenment. Your souls have the ability to absorb God’s light, [so] God can come inside your souls.

Prophet Mohammad said: ‘ The heart of a believer is the abode of God.’  

Your heart can be a divine abode which means God will live there. It is amazing how God works behind the scenes. Now, there is a banner that man cannot be God; behind the banner there is a knowledge according to which God will manifest through a human being. Such a person becomes like a cinema screen.

Young children think the characters on the cinema screen [are real and present in that moment]. In a similar way, when a man thoroughly cleanses his heart and it is wonderfully polished, it shines like a mirror. Then, God manifests himself in the mirror of the spiritual heart. Those who will look at that heart shall see God; they will point towards that heart and say, ‘He is God.’

You become a spiritual container of God, an outfit of God. For example, the t-shirt and pants I am wearing are not me. I am inside this outfit, but it is housing me. In a similar way, God will come inside your heart.

A human being has not become God, however the souls inside that human beings have absorbed the presence of God.

If this is Shirk, then how come God [enters people’s hearts]? This is the issue today.  

Wahhabis have been using this pretext that Sufis are heretics because they call their Spiritual Guides as God.  

Let me remind you of a Tradition of Prophet Mohammad in which he said, ‘One who has seen me, he has only seen God.’  

So if a disciple believes his Spiritual Guide to be God, do not jump to conclusions and do not declare him to be a heretic; because he is not saying that the body of his Spiritual Guide is God. He is referring to the presence of God in his heart.   

The Kaaba (the black cubicle in Mecca) has no value in comparison to Prophet Mohammad, however in order to model the teachings of Islam, Prophet Mohammad circumambulated it [as part of pilgrimage]. He was going around that black cubicle; at one point the Prophet Mohammad stopped and looked at the Kaaba and said, ‘O’ Kaaba, I am aware of your significance. However, the significance of a Momin’s heart is a thousand times greater than you.’  

Mevlana Rumi said, ‘If you have gained control of your heart, this is equivalent of performing Hajj-e-Akbar (The Great Pilgrimage).’ Such a heart which is enlightened and has God’s light in it, is greater than one thousand Kaabas.

This is not about every heart, but a heart of an enlightened believer. The Kaaba was erected by a friend of God (Abraham) whereas the heart is the passage of God.  

Wahhabis are not aware of this Islam because the only form of the religion they are aware of is the ritualistic form of Islam. If Islam is an orange, than Sharia is the skin of an orange. The orange inside is Batin (the esoteric aspect). If you are only eating the skin of an orange, it will taste bitter to you; based on this, you will say, ‘Oranges are bitter.’ Oranges are not bitter – you need to peel it and eat the orange which is inside.  

Now Wahhabis will say the above-mentioned Prophetic Traditions do not have enough authenticity. We know that because everything which reveals the existence of Batin lacks authenticity in the eyes of a Wahhabi Muslim.

The Wahhabi ideology is like a plague. It is full of hatred and based on loot and plunder. Their ideology is based on fanaticism and something worse than extremism. To a Wahhabi, all non-Wahhabi Muslims are considered to be polytheists. Abdul Wahhab Najadi gave them the authority [to kill non-Wahhabis, confiscate their properties and take their women as slaves].

Regarding himself, Prophet Mohammad said that he is light from God. [Maktoobaat Shareef Faarisee, Vol 3, p 191]

Wahhabis reject this saying. According to the Koran, you must have the light of God in your heart to be an enlightened believer. If the light of God doesn’t enter your heart, you are totally and explicitly misguided and misled in the eyes of God. Having light in the heart is a must to become a true devout believer. So how do they not consider Prophet Mohammad to be light? According to the Koran, God’s light is part of God. When it comes in you,  partially, God comes into your heart.  

God’s light is part of God and it is a must for every common follower to believe this.

‘They are devastated and destroyed, those whose hearts have become so hard that God’s name does not enter into them. And that is an explicit misguidance.’ [Koran 39:22]

Man cannot be God, but man can have God in him.  

It is a must for connection with God for you to absorb God’s light in your heart and souls. If you do not manage to do it, neither do you know God nor does God know you. You only become familiar with God once you have God’s light in your heart; there is no familiarity without it. When you have it, you have some portion of God in you because God’s light belongs to God and is part of God.

Can you separate an enlightened believer from God? It is his light in your heart that turns you into an enlightened believer. A true believer cannot be separated from God, let alone those individuals who become a divine mirror in which the disciples observe the splendour of God.

God can manifest his beauty and compassion upon any human being; he is not bound by any law.

He must manifest his beauty. For example, when you dress up nicely, don’t you want people to look at you? In a similar way, God wants to show himself off; otherwise nobody will know who God is and how handsome he is. He does manifest his beauty on a shiny mirror: an enlightened heart. An enlightened heart becomes so transparent that whoever comes in front of it will reflect in it, whether it is Prophet Mohammad or God.

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How to Identify a Terrorist
20th December 2016|Uncategorised

How to Identify a Terrorist

How to Identify a Terrorist

A member of Messiah Foundation International was speaking to Darren Adams on LBC earlier today after the horrifying killing of innocent people in Germany. Darren Adams is a secularist and his point of view is plain about terrorist activities. He regards the terrorists as murderers.

Fair enough, you may see them as murderers; however is it not in the vast interest of our nation and innocent people around the world to be able to identify the terrorists with the brand of extremist ideology and religious creed they follow?

The Wahhabi/Salafi ideology is the most intolerant within Islam. Their way of life is peculiar and the way see the world is weird.

ISIS and Saudi Arabia practise the same ideology! The Saudi clerics and their affiliates all over the world support and praise terrorist atrocities.

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Islamic Judiciary & ISIS
27th October 2016|Articles

Islamic Judiciary & ISIS

Islamic Judiciary & ISIS

In response to Younus AlGohar’s article entitled Who Are the Yazidis and Why Do ISIS Want to Kill Them? Christopher M. wrote the following comment:

This was so deep – so serious. It honestly gave me a whole new perspective on religion. I was only able to understand the English part, as I am a 22 [year old] male, Bay Area native. But it was really encouraging to know get an insider’s point of view on the real war that’s going on in Iraq – the war on religion. ISIS’ message is so toxic and contradicting. They continue to exclaim “Islam!” but contradict the very idea of that religion. ISIS are killing innocence people, and forcing women to be their sex slaves. ISIS screams out the religion’s name – Islam – that stems from the very idea to never judge a person, as God will have the final judgement on judgement day; a.k.a. The end of your life. It’s an unfortunate thing to have to think about, that your life will come to an end, because we all have to come to a close. It’s an ugly truth, and for someone to wish that upon others are the real evil in the world. It has nothing to do with religion, evil just lingers in their core.

When this comment was shared with Younus AlGohar, he elaborated on the subject. 

What ISIS is doing cannot remotely be linked to Islam, to be honest with you.

Let me tell you what a majority of Muslims think about Islam. A majority of Muslims think that the tenets of Islam cannot be modified, changed or updated. Allegedly speaking, in order to be a pure and true Muslim, one must adhere to the philosophy of Islam as it was presented at the time of Prophet Mohammad. However, this is not true.

Islam, like any other religion in the world, needed to go through the process of spiritual evolution. This was due to the fact that in every new age, the way people live their life changes. Circumstances change. What was significant 1400 years ago appears to be insignificant today.

Therefore, there has to be divinely monitored modification. It would be done under supervision of a divine vicegerent – somebody who has been anointed by God to carry out what has been outdated in the fundamental tenets of Islam.

Killing somebody for any reason is strictly prohibited until that person is a criminal and a liability. But then, there are courts who will look into the matter. If the accused person is found to be a criminal, then obviously that criminal has to be punished. In the course of fulfilling the requirement of bringing the criminals to justice, if somebody is awarded capital punishment, that is not an act of tyranny.

However, if some Muslim organisations or Muslims individually assume that some other Muslims or non-Muslims are impure or not obedient to God, they do not have any right to kill anybody.

No court on Earth is permitted by God to punish somebody who doesn’t believe in God or to punish somebody who they think is impure in his practice of Islam.

Crimes against humanity can be dealt with by human beings on Earth. For example, if you kill somebody, human beings have been delegated by God to do justice and bring the criminal to the judiciary system. It is not like somebody is a killer and you on your own want to take the law in your hand and punish the criminal – this is not allowed. It is not permissible under any Islamic judiciary system.

If somebody you think is disobedient to God, again, it is not between you and him. It is between him and God. God is the master of the Day of Judgement. On the Day of Judgement God will decide what he wants to to do with that disobedient person. Maybe he can forgive him, and maybe he will want to punish him. It is entirely up to God.

You as a human being cannot punish people for crimes done against God or religion.

What ISIS is doing to Yazidi women is a brutal act of tyranny and nothing else. Making sex slaves isn to even remotely linked with any interpretation of the Quran and Islam. ISIS ideology is a criminal ideology. That is what it is.

According to the Quran, ‘Killing one innocent human being is equal to killing the entire humanity.’

According to Prophet Mohammad, you cannot even kill an animal. When Prophet Mohammad did not even allow Muslims to kill an animal, how can they kill innocent human beings?

The very act of suicide is strictly prohibited and unlawful in Sharia Law (endorsed by Prophet Mohammad by his custom and practice). When suicide is unlawful and there is a clear prohibition about suicide, how can somebody become a suicide bomber, kill himself and kill other human beings? How can anyone declare this sheer atrocity to be a favourable act of a a true believer (Momin) in the eyes of God?

This is ridiculing the religion of Islam. It has nothing to do with Islam. As far as the original form of Islam is concerned, this is absurd. This is nothing but tyranny and brutality.

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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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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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