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Dysfunctionality of Religions
15th April 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Dysfunctionality of Religions

Religions have become futile and have stopped functioning. When such a thing happens to a religion, it happens due to lack of spiritual knowledge.

It is not the bodies which the religions address, rather, the religions provide your souls with activation and initiation of awakening and enlightenment. What you do in mosques, churches and synagogues is a customary, ritualistic performance of worship.

The real worship which God has entwined with your souls can only be performed by your souls.

When the religions happen to suffer from fallacy and inability to manoeuvre the souls of its followers, the religions become futile. They do not function in relation to awakening and enlightenment of the souls.

Whether or not a religion is still valid totally depends on whether it is able to connect its followers with God.

If a religion has thousands of followers and they perform a physical form of worship in mosques, temples, synagogues, churches and other worship places, however their hearts are still dark — their character has not been entwined with moral and ethical values; their souls have been unknown to the attributes of God; the souls have not learned to be compassionate; the souls are unknown to the most auspicious, powerful and supreme attribute of God: love — then the religion has become futile.

Similitude of these religions are on the vital organs of a human being.

The function of the heart is to pump the blood, oxygenate it and purify it. However, if the arteries around the heart have accumulated a lot of cholesterol, toxins and free radicals, which release after the food is digested in the stomach, the performance of the heart decreases and with the passage of time, it deteriorates. A time comes when all the arteries leading to the heart become completely blocked. This is when the pulmonary valve that sits on top of the heart stops beating. The moment the heart stops beating, you expire.

To be honest with you, it is not about the ‘bad’ or ‘good’ of any religion. When Sanatan Dharma, the Hindu religion, was still alive, it was a good religion. When Judaism was still alive, functioning well and connecting people with God, it was good.

Everything that God has created in this world is mortal. Every mortal object has to expire at one point in time. In this phenomenal world, the bitterest of all truths is mortality. You cannot escape mortality.

Sixteen years ago, I would walk on the treadmill with an incline of fifteen for two hours every day. Recently, I have tried to do the same again, but I couldn’t do it. I realise that it is a lot to do with wear and tear. I do not have the same strength in my muscles and the same stamina in my body. The moment we take birth in this world, our journey to mortality begins.

Everything is mortal — and so are the religions.

We are mortal and the religion we follow is mortal. If religions were immortal, we would not need another. One religion would have been enough. The very fact that there are so many religions tells us that every religion which has been established by prophets via revelation from God is a mortal religion. After some time, through the passage of wear and tear, the religion came to an end.

When you follow a religion and you reach nowhere, it should ring the bell. The voice of your conscience does whistle in your heart, ‘You’re not getting anywhere. You’re circulating around one fixed point.’

In the olden times, when people would want to extract oil from almonds and olives, they would put a round shaped pot with a stick in it and tie it to a bull; the bull would go in circles and grind it. The bull would make a thousand circles but not reach anywhere. In a similar way, we are following our religions, but they’re not taking us anywhere because they are not making any journey. They have come to a total expiration.

Muslims shouldn’t be astounded or taken aback by the fact that Islam can die. Islam is not greater than Prophet Mohammad. A time came when Prophet Mohammad departed this world. According to the Quran, everything is mortal except God. God has excluded everything else for except him when he talked about immortality. Islam has come to an expiration. You cannot see Islam anywhere today. What you see today is Wahhabism, Sunnism, Barelvism, Shiaism; they are not Muslims, because the religion of Islam does not exist anymore.

Prophet Mohammad came and went back. Prophet Adam came and went back. If somebody comes and tells me, ‘I am Adam,’ I will say, ‘Shut up. He came and went back.’

Similarly, there is no rebirth of any religion.

When Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani revived the religion of Islam almost a thousand years ago, Islam was still breathing. It was not completely dead. Now, however, Islam is dead. There is no ‘rebirth’ of any religion. When the religion is completely dead, it is dead because God wanted it to be dead. If God wanted the religion of Islam to be revived again, then God would have sent somebody to help Islam before its demise.

There is no planning from God, according to which, the religion of Islam might have been revived.

All the religions are now expired. Humanity is on the brink of death. When the vital organs fail and do not function, either you simply close your eyes and die, or you go for the transplant.

Messiah Foundation International has been blessed to announce to the world that we have a spiritual transplant. All the vital religions of the world which have expired are now being replaced with the Religion of God.

A new system and religion. This religion is the Religion of God, therefore it is immortal like God. This religion does not apply to the bodies; it applies to your souls. The soul doesn’t die and this religion does not die.

The Religion of God is God’s lifestyle. You will become a member of the Religion of God as soon as you successfully adopt the lifestyle of God: the way God behaves and conducts himself. The way God manifests his compassion, showers his mercy on all human beings equally and opens the door upon humanity for his bounty. He is most forgiving, caring and loving.

You will become divine all of a sudden. You will not need to learn his attributes.

When God comes inside your heart and your heart becomes an eternal dwelling of God, then God will manifest his attributes inside you. You will begin to live like God does. This is the Religion of God.

All these religions have expired. The religion of Islam has been grossly subjected to mischief and religious corruption. Humanity is suffering at the hands of Islamists today. If an animal dies and it is lying there, after a couple of days, the place will stink and everybody will suffer. Similarly, the religion of Islam has died and people are suffering. The religions which were made by prophets have come to an end.

The Religion of God has not been established by any prophet or through any revelation. This religion existed even when there was no religion, prophet or messenger. The Religion of God is older than Prophet Adam and Prophet Mohammad.

This article first appeared on Younus AlGohar’s Medium page.

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The Original Sin & True Baptism
28th March 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

The Original Sin & True Baptism

Good Friday is a very important day in Christianity, as it is believed by the entire Christendom that Lord Jesus, Son of God, died on the cross for the sins of his followers. This is considered to be the main pillar in Christianity. The entire Christian belief revolves around this belief.

When a baby is born in a Christian home, it is baptised; this is how the life starts of a Christian. Baptism is very important according to the Christian faith. When the baby is born, he is born with original sin. Through baptism, that sin is removed from the baby. In the olden times, baptism was carried out by putting the baby down in water. Now, the priest may sprinkle drops of holy water on the baby to baptise it.

Original Sin

What Christianity said is not wrong. However, there has to be an explanation. Original sin comes from Adam when he went against the will of God. God said to him, ‘Do not touch this tree,’ and he did. Sin, itself, doesn’t have to be an act that is bad in nature. Rather, sin is disobedience.

For example, a baby is sleepy and the mother says to the baby, ‘Don’t sleep.’ The mother has her plans; if the baby sleeps now, then the mother won’t be able to sleep later. To sleeping is not bad; but the mother said, ‘Do not sleep,’ so if the baby sleeps, this is disobedience.

Anything, as long as God does not forbid you from doing it, is okay.

For example, some Jews and Christians believe that Prophet Mohammad is from an illegitimate offspring of Abraham; because Ishmael, Abraham;s other son, was born to a concubine. Such people need to understand God must have allowed Abraham to keep a woman as a concubine, without marriage. When a common man does that, he is not allowed by God to do it; therefore it is a sin. However, God allowed Abraham to do it, so it is not a sin. Therefore, this concept that Prophet Mohammad came from the offspring of an illegitimate child of Abraham is wrong.

So, a sin basically does not have to be a bad act. A sin is a sort of conviction which is granted to people who disobey God.

After this explanation, it is easy to translate what the original sin is.

Original sin is that, by nature, a human being is disobedient to God.

When you are born in a Christian family, you must go through baptism so that the original sin is removed and you become pure. In the light of Biblical explanation, if you are able to remove the original sin through baptism, it simply means you are no more disobedient to God.

If through baptism, the original sin was removed and you became pure, why do you become disobedient to God and commit sins again?

So you actually do not know what true baptism is.

True Baptism

True baptism is to remove the source of disobedience in you which you were born with: the original sin.

Muslim scholars and Christian scholars debate on this issue, but they never get to the bottom of the truth. According to the Christian faith, every baby born in this world is born with the original sin. According to the Muslim faith, every baby born into this world is born with an evil spirit. It is the same thing.

In one religion, God revealed the result, which is the original sin. In another religion, God revealed the root of that sin. The root of the original sin is the evil spirit. They are two different ends of one thing.

Baptism has two different aspects.

The first aspect is the ritualistic aspect. Festivity is attached with it. You celebrate that the baby is born; you take the baby to the church where it is baptised and you invite people [to share in the festivities]. The other aspect of baptism is the spiritual aspect, in which you remove the original sin and the source of the original sin.

I often say that every religion has two aspects: the outer aspect of the religion and inner dimension of the religion.

Baptism is to purify the baby from the original sin; at the same time, you also celebrate the arrival of the baby.

The inner dimension of baptism is to cast out that evil spirit which carries the original sin.

Obviously, you cannot perform both aspects of baptism at the same time. The outer aspect of baptism is done by the priest in the church. The inner aspect of baptism cannot be done by the priest; you have to do it yourself when you grow up.

You do it as a grown-up; perhaps this is why it is called Second Birth (to be born again).

In Christianity, this is called Second Birth, the Inner Baptism. In Sufi Islam, this is called Purification of the Self. It is the same thing. The God of Christians is not different from the God of Muslims. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are different religions, but God is the same.

I read news that Pope Francis was washing the feet of refugees and kissing them. He was saying, ‘Whether you are a Hindu, Christian, Jew or Muslim, you’re all children of the same God.’

This message of Pope Francis has to go across all countries of the world. All Catholics should adhere to this message as a theology; and at the same time, in their character when they practise their religion.

Bear it in mind that you may be a Hindu, Christian or a Muslim, but we worship the same God. You’re all children of the same God. Whether a Hindu, Christian or Muslim dies, God doesn’t like it.

Exaggeration in Religions

When through baptism, you became pure, then what of the notion that Lord Jesus died for our sins? It is very ironical that in every religion, so many perceptions have become conception. So many opinions of people have been included in religions as part of the religion. Religions and faiths have become opinionated. This is what is causing a lot of rift between these religions.

According to Muslim clerics, when Prophet Mohammad died, the angels allegedly, turn by turn, took Prophet Mohammad’s soul to every single paradise. When they realised that there is no place in any of the paradises which is worthy of accommodating Prophet Mohammad’s soul, they decided to bring back the soul of Prophet Mohammad to the same body from which they took him away. We believe God knows everything; but if this story is to be believed, then God only found out that nothing is worthy of Prophet Mohammad after his soul was taken to each and every paradise! So, this is a concocted story told by Muslim clerics; there is no truth in it.

But how many people in this world want to hear the truth? People believe in mythology and stories. In Pakistan, if somebody says, ‘I am a saint of God,’ the first thing they would want to ask you is, ‘How many miracles have you worked so far?’

A miracle is something that no man can do. For example, man cannot fly. If you could fly, you wouldn’t need a certificate to tell people you are a saint of God; everybody would start bowing at your feet. They would say, ‘This is what you call a saint of God.’

A miracle is that you have power to make happen things which do not happen normally in this phenomenal world.

For example, if it is raining cats and dogs and now someone says, ‘I will command the clouds to move, the rain to stop and the Sun to shine. I am a saint of God,’ people will believe them.

However, if I were to tell people, ‘I am a saint of God,’ they would ask, ‘Okay. Do you perform any miracle?’ I would reply, ‘I will connect you to God.’ They would say, ‘What? We are already connected.’

If somebody is connected to God, they cannot see it. If they cannot see it, they cannot believe it.

For example, restaurant staff started to believe that the new chef was good at his job only after he showed his abilities in the kitchen.

Do not be economical with the truth. If you do not acknowledge the truth, you’re not a good person. Say it. Make the truth be known.

So in every religion, there are stories. Those stories are so fascinating. Without this fascination in those stories, people wouldn’t have bought those stories. If there was no element of fascination or spiritual glamour in these stories, I don’t think people would have bought them. Exaggeration has always been part of religions. If God gave somebody ten grams of divine light, his followers would proclaim, ‘He received a thousand grams of divine light.’

In every religion, there are stories. For example, I met someone in Sri Lanka who said, ‘Kalki Avatar will come in the Dark Ages.’ I said, ‘This is the Dark Age.’ He replied, ‘No. The light is on. It is not the Dark Age because the light is on. Kalki Avatar would come after 5 million years.’ I said, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Don’t be surprised. I had a neighbour who lived for 5000 years; he just died.’ Some people in India live for 4000-5000 years. If you tell them, ‘His date of birth suggests he was just 65,’ they say, ‘Yeah, but there were another 239 births. Including those, he lived for 5000 years.’

If you tell them the simple and naked truth, they’re not inspired by it.

We have been told fascinating stories about prophets and saints. We were told stories of saints who did not eat for 50 years or who never touched a woman. We were told that a saint’s life is full of miracles; they could [supposedly] fly without wings and never have to defecate. So, even when we become a saint, we still can’t believe we are holy.

These fascinating stories have destroyed our belief system. The belief system we have does not related to our present reality.

Our belief system in every religion is like talking about mythology; stories of the unknown, unseen and unclassified world which we are not part of.

Many times, I thought, ‘Why do you have to correct everything? Just say that Jesus died for our sins.’ But then, Jesus tells me, ‘If you also do not tell people the truth, then you will become disobedient.’

I cannot accept that Jesus can die. God is immortal; he doesn’t die. When you have this belief that Jesus is God, you will also have the same feeling. You will ask yourself, ‘How can he himself die when he is the giver of eternal life?’

When Jesus gives eternal life, how can Jesus run short of his own life?

The main theme of Christianity, as it appears today, is forgiveness of our sins. They say, ‘Jesus died for our sins, for the wages of sins is death,’ but that is not the main message from Jesus Christ.

 Jesus’s Main Message

The main message of Jesus Christ is firstly to love your Lord, your God with all your heart and soul. Secondly, he said, ‘Then I will take you to a place which no heart has ever conceived of, no eyes have dreamt of, no ears have heard of.’ Jesus is talking about going to the Unseen World. This destination was not revealed to Adam, Abraham, Moses or Mohammad.

Jesus never spoke of paradise. He always spoke of God’s Kingdom.

In this phenomenal world, when our most dearest guests come, we take them to our house. Those who are not as close stay in a hotel. Similarly, in paradise, you will have all the luxuries, but you will not live with God. Adam, Abraham, Moses and Mohammad spoke of paradise in which people will enjoy life; but there will be no love and there will be no God.

Only Jesus spoke about God’s Kingdom. He said, ‘I will take you there. You will go there only through me.’

When you lost spirituality, you forgot about the Kingdom of God and divine love.

You have [limited] the message of Jesus and Christianity to forgiveness of sins only. Is life all about sins and forgiveness of sins? What about love? What about going to the place which no heart has ever conceived of, which no eyes have ever dreamt of, which no ears have ever heard of? You don’t talk about that because you do not have connection with God. You have not seen that place.

Christianity is what it is today because the Bible does not have the Gospel of Thomas. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus spoke about the spiritual journey, how to transform souls into a divine entity and how to transport them from this realm to the Kingdom of God.

When Jesus said, ‘Only men will enter the Kingdom of God,’ Thomas noticed that Mother Mary was coming. Thomas ran towards Mother Mary and said, ‘You are a woman. Stop. You cannot go ahead.’ Jesus said, ‘Who said my mother is a woman?’ Then Jesus said, ‘God has no gender.’ Mother Mary is holy and her spiritual highness can grant anybody to be holy.

We need to focus on the main theme of Jesus’s doctrine: divine love and our transportation into the Kingdom of God.

In the Gospel of Thomas, Judas Thomas said, ‘These are the hidden words that the living Jesus spoke.’ Thomas wrote them down and said, ‘Whoever finds the meanings of these words will not taste death.’ How can Jesus taste death?

Eschatology in the Gospel of Thomas

Eschatology is a chapter in every religion which talks about the end times. There is a chapter on this topic in the Gospel of Thomas as well.

Hear thou, Thomas, the things which must come to pass in the last times: there shall be famine and war and earthquakes in divers places, snow and ice and great drought shall there be and many dissensions among the peoples, blasphemy, iniquity, envy and villainy, indolence, pride and intemperance, so that every man shall speak that which pleaseth him.

This is in a religious connotation. Every single religious person will only say things which will please him. He will declare it a religion. He is not quoting from the celestial book or Prophetic Traditions; he has made up a concept which pleases him. He labels it as a religion and then promotes it.

And my priests shall not have peace among themselves, but shall sacrifice unto me with deceitful mind: therefore will I not look upon them. Then shall the priests behold the people departing from the house of the Lord and turning unto the world and setting up (or, transgressing) landmarks in the house of God. And they shall claim (vindicate) for themselves many [things and] places that were lost and that shall be subject unto Caesar as also they were aforetime: giving poll-taxes (for) the cities, even gold and silver and the chief men of the cities shall be condemned and their substance brought into the treasury of the kings, and they shall be filled.

For there shall be great disturbance throughout all the people, and death. The house of the Lord shall be desolate, and their altars shall be abhorred, so that spiders weave their webs therein. The place of holiness shall be corrupted, the priesthood polluted, distress (agony) shall increase, virtue shall be overcome, joy perish, and gladness depart. In those days evil shall abound: there shall be respecters of persons, hymns shall cease out of the house of the Lord, truth shall be no more, covetousness shall abound among the priests; an upright man (al. an upright priesthood) shall not be found.

On a sudden there shall arise near the last time a king, a lover of the law, who shall hold rule not for long: he shall leave two sons. The first is named of the first letter (A), the second of the eighth (H). The first shall die before the second.

Thereafter shall arise two princes to oppress the nations under whose hands there shall be a very great famine in the right-hand part of the east, so that nation shall rise up against nation and be driven out from their own borders.

Again another king shall arise, a crafty man, and shall command a golden image of Caesar to be made (al. to be worshipped in the house of God), wherefore martyrdoms shall abound. Then shall faith return unto the servants of the Lord, and holiness shall be multiplied and distress (agony) increase. The mountains shall the comforted and shall drop down sweetness of fire from the facet, that the number of the saints may be accomplished.

After a little space there shall arise a king out of the east, a lover of the law, who shall cause all good things and necessary to abound in the house of the Lord: he shall show mercy unto the widows and to the needy, and command a royal gift to be given unto the priests: in his days shall be abundance of all things.

And after that again a king shall arise in the south part of the world, and shall hold rule a little space: in whose days the treasury shall fail because of the wages of the Roman soldiers so that the substance of all the aged shall be commanded (to be taken) and given to the king to distribute.

Thereafter shall be plenty of corn and wine and oil, but great dearness of money, so that the substance of gold and silver shall be given for corn, and there shall be great dearth.

At that time shall be very great rising of the sea, so that no man shall tell news to any other man. The kings of the earth and the princes and the captains shall be troubled, and no man shall speak freely. Grey hairs shall be seen upon boys, and the young shall not give place unto the aged.

After that shall arise another king, a crafty man, who shall hold rule for a short space: in whose days there shall be all manner of evils, even the death of the race of men from the east even unto Babylon. And thereafter death and famine and sword in the land of Chanaan even unto Rome. Then shall all the fountains of waters and wells boil over and be turned into blood (or, into dust and blood). The heaven shall be moved, the stars shall fall upon the earth, the sun shall be cut in half like the moon, and the moon shall not give her light. There shall be great signs and wonders in those days when Antichrist draweth near. These are the signs unto them that dwell in the earth. In those days the pains of great travail shall come upon them. (al. In those days, when Antichrist now draweth near, these are the signs. Woe unto them that dwell on the earth; in those days great pains of travail shall come upon them.) Woe unto them that build, for they shall not inhabit. Woe unto them that break up the fallow, for they shall labour without cause. Woe unto them that make marriages, for unto famine and need shall they beget sons. Woe unto them that join house to house or field to field, for all things shall be consumed with fire. Woe unto them that look not unto themselves while time alloweth, for hereafter shall they be condemned for ever. Woe unto them that turn away from the poor when he asketh.

[Here is a break: the text goes on: For I am of the high and powerful: I am the Father of all. (al. And know ye: I am the Father most high: I am the Father of all spirits.) This, as we shall see, is the beginning of the older and shorter text, and of the Vienna fragment: only, in the latter, some words now unintelligible precede it: not the words, however, which are in Wilhelm’s text. I will continue with Wilhelm.]

These are the seven signs the ending of this world. There shall be in all the earth famine and great pestilences and much distress: then shall all men be led captive among all nations and shall fall by the edge of the sword.

Now, Jesus said:

Hear thou, O Thomas, for I am the Son of God the Father and I am the father of all spirits. Hear thou of me the signs which shall come to pass at the end of this world, when the end of the world shall be fulfilled  before mine elect depart out of the world. I will tell thee that which shall come to pass openly unto men: but when these things shall be the princes of the angels know not, seeing it is now hidden from before.

Saint Thomas the apostle of God asked our Lord when the time of Antichrist should be. Then the Lord spake unto him and said thus: It behoveth that it be in the next days. Then shall be hunger and war.

Recognition of Lord Jesus Christ

There are many religions, many philosophies and many faiths but I don’t think anything is as important as spirituality.

The message of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is spirituality and divine love. Whether you practise a religion or not, in order to reach God, you practise spirituality. The world desperately needs revival of spiritual values!

Muslims who believe in Imam Mehdi do not know how to recognise Imam Mehdi, but hey are waiting. As it appears from their actions, I don’t think they are concerned about the arrival of Imam Mehdi. Their belief in Imam Mehdi is as customary as other rituals in the religion.

In a similar way, our Christian brothers and sister are waiting for Lord Jesus Christ, but they do not know how to recognise Jesus. Nobody has seen Jesus. What you have as pictures in churches and in Christian homes is a painting following the description given in the Bible.

Messiah Foundation International is the pioneer organisation who has introduced the real impression, the real image of Lord Jesus Christ.

We have only come to know of Jesus through books and stories. Either we speak very highly of Jesus Christ or some of the Christians speak very low of Jesus Christ.

On many occasions, during mind, body and soul expos all over the United States of America, I met some people who said, ‘Jesus was a spiritual healer and I am a spiritual healer too.’ It was shocking how inhumanly [they had] to degrade Lord Jesus Christ. To me, it was an act of blasphemy. Let alone common human beings; you cannot equate any messenger of God with Jesus. If you are talking about the body of Jesus, which was made of flesh and bones, that is God’s son. That is not the reality. Not even your reality lies in your body, let alone the reality of Lord Jesus Christ.

The real person of Lord Jess Christ is his soul which is no lesser in power, attributes, holiness and purity than God.

Someone in Mexico asked me, ‘Who is the greatest of all messengers and prophets?’ I did not want to answer this question. If I included Jesus among all other messengers, I would be knowingly or unknowingly blaspheming the origin of Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus only spent 30 months as a messenger of God.

When he was in the cradle, people were asking Mother Mary, ‘No man has ever touched you. Then who is this baby? Where has he come from?’ Mother Mary told them, ‘Don’t ask me about this baby. Ask the baby.’ While Jesus was still in his infancy, he spoke.

According to the divine law, no messenger or prophet can announce his prophethood before the age of 40. In the case of many prophets and messengers, they themselves did not know that they would be chosen by God as prophet or messengers in the future.

Moses did not know that at some point in time, God would anoint him to be a messenger of God. For the first time in his life, when he saw the burning bush, he wasn’t there for worship. He was journeying with his wife and his wife felt cold. He went onto the Mount of Sinai in search for fire. As he mounted, he saw a burning bush. Out of perplexity he wanted to move back, fearing he might get hurt. The voice was heard from that flame, ‘Moses, do not be afraid. I am your Lord, I am your God.’ This was the time when Moses himself found out that he was going to be appointed by God as a messenger.

As it is written in books, when Prophet Mohammad went to the Cave of Hira and was visited by Gabriel, he was confused. He seemed not to have any clue who Gabriel was, what was he doing and why he came to Prophet Mohammad. In that moment in time, Prophet Mohammad had only one apprehension: that (God forbid) he may not turn into one of the people possessed by evil spirits. Prophet Mohammad thought that Gabriel was an evil spirit at first. His apprehension made him confused and perplexed.

When he went back home, his words were, ‘Cover me with a blanket!’ He was running a temperature and was shivering. His wife was trying to comfort him; she was repeatedly saying to him, ‘You are a good man. You take care of people, feed the needy and help the poor. Whatever God is doing, he is not going to do anything bad to you.’

Then, a few days later, his wife told him of her friend, a Jewish Rabbi. She said, ‘If you want to know what is happening, should we go there?’ Prophet Mohammad agreed. When they arrived, the Rabbi stood up and said, ‘This man is a prophet of God.’ Prophet Mohammad’s wife asked him, ‘How are you so sure?’ He said, ‘When you were coming towards me, I saw that the trees were going down to his feet. The plants were prostrating.’ So even the leader of the prophets, when he was visited by Gabriel for the first time, was confused.

Then we have Jesus, who spoke in infancy. That was not a prophet speaking. That was the real person of Lord Jesus Christ: the Soul of God. 

It was God, not a prophet or a messenger. He acted like a messenger when he turned 33. God took him back; he ascended to the heavens even before he reached age 40. The age of 40 is the time when you announce your prophethood, but Jesus ascended to God before he reached 40. You cannot limit the different aspects of Jesus to one aspect of prophethood.

As I see Jesus, he is a multidimensional personality. He is a prophet, messenger, son of God and son of Mary.

The most secretive dimension of Jesus’s person is that he is one of the persons of God’s Community. I equal him of God; I see him as God. He enjoys equal powers – if not more! The least power Jesus has is as much as God has.

This is my understanding and this is what I have been trained to believe. It is not just that I have been trained to believe this, but I have observed it. I have witnessed it. I have seen it with the physical eye, with the eye of belief and, in the end, with the eye of certainty.

I am in no doubt but to assert the fact that Jesus is no lesser than God.

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A Special Easter Message: Hatch Your Spiritual Egg!
25th March 2016|Articles

A Special Easter Message: Hatch Your Spiritual Egg!

A Special Easter Message: Hatch Your Spiritual Egg!

Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi gives examples of how the Second Birth in every human’s life can take place.

Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The example of a human heart is like an egg.’ There are so many things similar between the human heart and the egg of a hen. The human heart, which is symbolised an egg, is called the Terrestrial Egg in English.

Let me give you another explanation of the Terrestrial Egg which every human being has inside his breast. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘When a spiritual master tells people, “Your heart can say the name of God. Your heart, once it is awakened and enlightened, will be able to communicate with God,” people who are not aware of spirituality often wonder how a human heart which is made of flesh can fly around when] it doesn’t have any wings. They wonder how a fleshy heart will speak and communicate with God [when] it doesn’t have a tongue!’

In a similar way, Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘You can compare these individuals who are not aware of spirituality with somebody who is not aware of the properties of an egg.’ We all know that the egg is hatched by a hen. It erupts and a chick will come out and start chirping. However, if somebody is not aware of the properties of an egg, he will never believe that a chick will come out from inside a tiny egg.

So Lord Ra Riaz gave examples and a very interesting comparative view. The way Lord Ra Riaz compares this hen egg with the Terrestrial Egg which is inside our breast is remarkable.

Lord Ra Riaz explained, ‘This hen egg has three layers upon it, whereas the Terrestrial Egg has 180 000 layers upon it. In order to hatch a chick out of this egg, you need a hen. When the egg is hatched, a chick will come out. In order to hatch the Terrestrial Egg, you need a spiritual guide.’

The egg needs a hen because the hen will provide the required amount of heat to the egg, which will rupture the layers. A Terrestrial Egg needs a spiritual guide because the spiritual guide will provide divine heat (divine light) which will first burn off all the layers upon the heart.

Now comes a very important point. Every now and then, we hear terrible news that a father raped his daughter, an uncle raped his niece, or a stranger raped a five-year-old girl. Every time we hear of such things, we feel pain in our heart. We exclaim, ‘What is going on in this world? People have lost all moral values. They have no respect for daughters or humanity.’

Then, Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s teachings seem to have an answer as to why such a horrible thing happens.

Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘Every single human being’s heart is wrapped up with 180 000 layers. 30 000 layers of the 180 000 are vibes of lust. As long as these lust layers are around your heart, you have the potential to rape any woman including your mother, sister or daughter.’

The real you is inside it. When Jesus said that Second Birth is important, Jesus meant this Terrestrial Egg to be hatched. There is dirt [on the heart]: 30 000 layers of lust, 30 000 layers of jealousy, 30 000 layers of false pride and so many others.

Once the heart is free from these layers, and it is awakened and illuminated, such a man is trustworthy in the eyes of God. He can never rape anybody.

Your heart condition plays a very pivotal role in your mindset and thought process. The desires that rise from your stomach and are hatched in your heart play a very important role in your thought process.

How pure you are in your heart will determine how pure your character is.

Somebody asked a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia, ‘Is a father likely to have sensual feelings for his daughter?’ The Muslim cleric replied, ‘If the daughter is over nine years of age, a father can have sensual feelings for his daughter.’ This is not Islam. This is, in simple words, a messed up philosophy created by lunatics. This is impossible.

So, once the heart has been set free by the spiritual aid of the spiritual guide, you become a pure human being.

Let’s go back to the comparative views that we were discussing. When the hen provides heat to the egg, all three layers are burnt and a chick will come out from the egg. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The first thing that chick will do, having jumped out from the egg, is to make noise.’ Every animal has a specific sound. The chick chirps.

Lord Ra Riaz explained why the chick chirps when nobody teaches it this specific sound. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The chick does this because this is in its nature.’

Lord Ra Riaz remarkably goes on to compare this very specific attribute of the chick with the attribute of the heart and what comes out from the heart when it is illuminated and awakened.

Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, ‘There is a chick enclosed inside the egg. There is an angel enclosed inside the heart.’

When the heart is awakened, an angel will come out. That will be the spiritual heart. The process of this angel coming out of the heart is known as Second Birth.

The chick came out and nobody taught it to chirp. Without taking any lessons from anybody, the chick involuntarily started to chirp because it was in its nature.

In a similar way, the Lord said, ‘When the angel comes out from the heart, without anybody teaching the angel, it will say God’s name. When that angel says God’s name, it will generate and produce divine energy.’ Now this angel will never stop.

The Second Birth, in simple words, means that now you have a factory of divine light.

I would like to give this message to all our Christian and Catholic brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, children and all others.

On this auspicious occasion of Easter, do not just confine yourself to eating eggs or playing with eggs. Think about this spiritual egg. Come and have it hatched to bring forth the angel which is inside you. That angel will serve between you and Jesus as a spiritual bridge.

That angel will be in communication with Jesus and the Father. With your eyes, you can’t see Jesus. With your tongue, you can’t talk to Jesus. With the ears of your body, you can’t even hear Jesus’s voice.

When this angel is born, this is real you. It is known as an angel because it is made of light, but this angel looks like you, like your body.

This angel in your heart, which is known as the spiritual heart, is responsible not just for transporting your prayers to God, but the sentiments that you have for God to God. This is how God will come to know, ‘This person loves me.’

On Easter, let’s give glad tidings of this divine, spiritual, everlasting message of love to all Christians. This message is for all no matter what they call themselves: Methodists, Protestants, Catholics, Christians or Evangelical Christians, this message is for everybody.

Once this message reaches your heart and your heart has become a spiritual heart and you are connected with God, I swear to God: Christians will not say, ‘I am a  Christian.’ Protestants will not say, ‘I am a Protestant,’ anymore. Catholics will not say, ‘I am a Catholic,’ anymore. All will say one phrase: ‘I am a true disciple of Lord Jesus Christ.’

Once you have had this Second Birth (the emergence of the spiritual heart) whenever Jesus returns to this world, a spiritual notification from Jesus will be sent to your spiritual heart so that you can become part of the Rapture. The Rapture will be an occasion when all the disciples of Jesus who have lived and died, and all those who are living on Earth, spiritually will be enjoined with Jesus.

This message is from Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and Lord Jesus Christ.

We have to kindle this heart with the flame of love. Nothing comes by, by itself. You have to obtain it.

Nothing suggests that you are in love with Jesus, for except that your spiritual heart is in contact with Jesus and Jesus is inside your spiritual heart.

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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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Younus AlGohar’s Successful Trip to Mexico City
7th March 2016|Uncategorised

Younus AlGohar’s Successful Trip to Mexico City

Younus AlGohar visited Mexico City for the Unification and Divine Love event hosted by Messiah Foundation International and the Universal Great Brotherhood, where he was invited as the keynote speaker.

He met with programme organisers in preparation for the event. He granted Invocation of the Heart to the woman who would translate his speech into Spanish at the programme.

At the programme, he spoke on spirituality and answered questions from the audience. Over 700 people attended the event. About 600 people later took Invocation of the Heart directly from Younus AlGohar. Many were also able to avail this rare opportunity to receive spiritual healing and blessings from him.

The attendees showed admiration and interest in our message and mission; many requested that another programme like this be held again soon.

Master Paul Acuna, the head of the Universal Great Brotherhood said, ’Thank you to Messiah Foundation for organising this kind of programme. I would like to see in every country this, because we need, in this difficult time, to unify all the hearts around the world. If you ask me how [the programme was] in one word, I say that it was wonderful!’

Ms Carmen, a participant in our programme, said, ‘For me, it was a very wonderful experience. It was the first time I had come to this kind of meeting. I think every person who comes here is interested in being united.’

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How Many Messiahs Are We Expecting?
29th February 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

How Many Messiahs Are We Expecting?

More important to us now is the spread of true concept of Imam Mehdi.

Firstly, what is the truth in our explanation and concept of Imam Mehdi? What is wrong with the Iranian and Sunni concepts of Imam Mehdi? Why should people believe in the concept of Imam Mehdi that we are presenting to the world? We will have to go through a number of things before we can possibly convince people to believe what we are saying.

The most important thing is the source. Humanity is waiting for a Universal Redeemer, Universal Saviour, Universal Unifier. Every celestial religion has given that Universal Redeemer and Saviour a particular title. This title does not mean that the Universal Saviour – who, according to the divine plan, will come to this world towards the end times – is many personalities, not one.

God has initially given concrete, solid hope to people who will live in the end times.

Humanity has been living in this sphere of the world for many million years. The early part of life in this world was not spiritually, theologically or religiously so enriched or advanced.

Only 6000 years ago when the last of all Adams was sent, for the first time in human history, God allowed human beings to develop a more personal, exclusive and intimate relationship with him. This Adam (known as Adam Safi Allah) was given mystical and spiritual knowledge.

Before this Adam, spiritual knowledge was not granted to any of the many thousand different types of offspring of different Adams. In the pre-Adam Safi Allah era, since no spiritual knowledge was granted to human beings, none of them was able to be in contact with God. Before the arrival of Adam Safi Allah, God was completely cut off from human beings.

No human being was in contact with God; no direct or indirect contact was possible to be made.

Every human being had and has souls and spirits. The knowledge of the soul – which could enable them to worship God with the soul and spirit and be in contact with God – was not granted to them.

The last of the series of Adams, Adam Safi Allah, was granted knowledge of spirituality. Then, more than 100 000 prophets were sent. The last prophet of all was sent into this world almost 1440 years ago. Since then, humanity has not been blessed with the presence of any messenger or prophet from God.

As a result, the glory of religions which were established by God-sent prophets and messengers started to fade away.

The life of those religions started to weaken; a time came when they became spiritually redundant. People were unable to use these religions to reach God.

Of course, there are thousands of practitioners of these religions today. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and all sorts of people are worshipping God every day in their respective worship places all around the world.

However, the purpose of these religions has completely been lost. Man is not quitting his old habit of bloodshed and hatred.

How do we believe people who practise religion today have made any use of the religious knowledge when they are still stuck with their diabolical nature of holding grudges against each other, shedding blood and promoting hatred? Even with the enormous amount of worship they carry out each day, they do not seem to benefit from the practice of their religions, which clearly indicates that religions have lost their glory and spiritual mediumship. What they wanted to achieve through practice of religion is not to be attained.

We have seen dedicated worshipers. If worship could have gotten them anything in terms of a good character or turning these individuals into nice and kind characters, they would have done it. However, the worship is not affecting them.

Out of millions of years, these last 6000 years are a very rare patch of time in which the spiritual knowledge was introduced. It has been almost 6000 years now, but the last prophet came almost 1500 years ago.

The time spent in which the knowledge of spirituality was introduced and done and dusted is 4500 years. There has not been a prophet or messenger in the last 15 centuries. This is the reason why God had a plan of sending a Universal Redeemer.

Some people say, ‘We have a Messiah,’ others say, ‘Imam Mehdi is for Islam only,’ and some others say, ‘Kalki Avatar is for Hindus and Kalkidaan is for Sikhism only.’ God has run out of messengers and prophets. Very scarcely, he has come with an idea of a Universal Redeemer and Saviour who will come and unite everybody, who will serve everybody and connect everybody to God.

God has nothing to do with your body. Your body was created in the womb of your mother, God didn’t see it and will not see it. When you die, your body will be cremated or buried.

When God sends his message, he sends it to correct and purify your soul – to enable your soul to worship him. There are only five spirits in a human breast and there have already been five Grand Messengers, who introduced five different types of knowledge.

Five Grand Messengers have been sent; knowledge relating to these five spirits has already been introduced, adulterated, modified and forgotten. That knowledge is becoming extinct now.

Nobody knows what the teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Mohammad were. It’s all done and dusted.

What people know today as Islam is slashing throats of people, going to mosques, standing there for a few minutes in Salat, eat halal meat and have four wives. The knowledge of Prophet Mohammad is long forgotten.

There is not another soul in the human breast which is needy of any knowledge; all the knowledge has been sent. That is what God planned.

God is absolute power, but if God wanted to send another messenger, he must have planned it earlier. Now, he can’t do it.

For example, a boy says, ‘I wish I was not my father’s son, I wish I was someone else’s son.’ Well you are already born; nothing can be done now.’

Not even one messenger or prophet can be sent by God now, because when prophets and messengers come from God, they bring knowledge from God. When you assembled before God, it was not your body, but your soul.

If you will ever be in contact with God, it will happen through your soul, not through your body – because God is not aware of your body.

Now people are falling out on the issue of the Awaited One! It’s as if [religious people are] kids, not adults. There is only one playground and all the kids have to play in it. If Christians say, ‘We want a Christian playground,’ and Muslims say, ‘We want a Muslim playground,’ it doesn’t work like that. All Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims have to play in the same playground.

People demand a different Redeemer and Saviour from God. They seem to want God to allot a Redeemer with the same authority and power into each religion. If God was that generous, he wouldn’t have stopped sending prophets and messengers.

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The Purpose of Life
16th February 2016|LecturesVideos

The Purpose of Life

Younus AlGohar discusses how the choice each individual made in the Primordial Times determines their purpose of life.

Main points:

  • Between man and God, either there is a very strong bond or there is nothing. Either you are completely dedicated to God, or you are not. To understand complete dedication to God, one has to have paramount knowledge of spirituality. Spirituality is an essential element of life.
  • Death is inevitable. What should worry us is whether or not we achieved what we were meant to in this world. We need to know what our purpose is.
  • The three major monotheistic religions talk about life prior to this world and life hereafter. Death in this world does not mean death of you.
  • In the Primordial Times, you made a choice between luxuries of the world, luxuries of paradise and God’s nearness and love. Your purpose in this world is attain that choice.
  • If you have all the luxuries of the world but your heart is not content, it means you did not choose the luxuries of the world in the Primordial Times. If you are a dedicated practitioner of a religion but lack inner peace, it means the luxuries of paradise are not your fate.
  • Lord Ra Riaz’s teachings are diagnostic knowledge which will restore the health of your heart. If you try to adopt spirituality, in a few days, you will find out who you are.

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Types of Love | Younus AlGohar
6th February 2016|ArticlesLecturesVideos

Types of Love | Younus AlGohar

Amelika Confidence wrote a book called, ‘Religions and the Way to God’. He says to me, ‘You say that love is fundamental. What is love’s work. From where and to where does love go?’

He said to me, ‘If you have love and peace, or wish for them, you will welcome clean-hearted debate.’ In reply to this, I said to him, ‘Discussion is better than debate. I do not debate.’

Firstly, I did not say that love is fundamental. I talk about love and how to achieve love. I propagate the importance of love in a human’s life and I also discuss what the substance of love is and how to acquire love.

Regarding from where loves comes and to where it goes – love is not like a boat. Love is not like an airplane. Love is not transportation. What do you mean by, ‘From where it comes and to where it goes?’ I don’t understand it.

I’m sorry, but this is really bemusing. You need to understand different types of love. Love. metaphorically, is considered to be an outburst of emotions. That’s what people call love. These emotions have to be generated on a constant basis.

If you have an outburst of emotions for somebody for a few days and then it goes away, it is not love; it is infatuation, affection.

Affection

Affection is when you look at somebody physically and you like their body, you like their company because they are handsome or they are beautiful. You fall for the beauty of their body. It is called affection because it is affecting on you.

For example, you walk in a mall and see a woman who is wearing revealing clothes. You look at her and you want to keep looking art her. You forget why you are there. So in a way, you are affected. Suddenly, you forget everything and are just looking at that woman. If that woman was really unattractive, even if she was walking naked, you wouldn’t be affected. You would just continue doing whatever you were occupied. When we say, ‘Beautiful or ugly,’ it is to do with the body. Obviously, you are not looking at her soul or heart; you are looking at her body. This is why it is affection, sudden change.

Puppy Love

There is another type of love. When you are a child, you have innocent love. You have love for your toys and you fall out with other kids. You say, ‘This is my toy. I won’t let you play with it.’ Then you enter into a phase where you reach the age of puberty. When you reach the age of puberty and enter into adolescence, you begin to have feelings and vibes. If a girl at that time starts taking interest in you, you suddenly develop love. You become Romeo and think, ‘I have found the true love of my life. I’m going to sacrifice my life.’ That is fake understanding because the emotions that you have at the time are due to the fact that you entering into adolescence period. Before you reach puberty, you don’t have these kinds of emotions. But as you reach that age, the world changes. You’re not innocent anymore.

This outburst of emotion at the time when you reach the age of puberty is called puppy love or cupboard love. It doesn’t stay forever.

Because you have reached the age of puberty and there are new emotions, every time a girl takes interest in you, you think this is your true lover. You make a list of girlfriends. Every time you change a girlfriend, you think, ‘No, this is my true girlfriend.’ But as you become mature, you realise that it was nonsense. This is not love.

Divine Love

You have to be careful in defining divine love. You’re suppose to develop love for God and you haven’t seen or spoken with God. You don’t know anything about God. Whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Jew or you practise any other religion – you have the books and stories, but you have no personal experience about God.

How do you develop love for God? You look at a woman, her curves and her beauty and you fall in love with her. You have an outburst of emotions because you reach the age of puberty and you have puppy love. What about divine love? How do you have love for God?

Even if God has a handsome body, you haven’t seen him.

Some people think that becoming more religious, doing all the rituals and fulfilling all the commandments of God is God’s love. That’s obedience and practice of a religion. That is not love.

Then there are two types of love: conditional love and unconditional love.

It is very easy to say, ‘unconditional love,’ but unconditional love is very, very rare to be seen. When we say, ‘unconditional love,’ it means you have love for somebody and no matter what happens, this love will stay with you in your heart forever. Nothing will change.

For example, I respect you and you respect me. If I insult you, you will insult me. But if you have love for somebody and they insult you every day, do you think love in you heart for that person is not going to be affected? Of course it will be affected. If the other person doesn’t stop insulting and abusing, maybe this love will turn into hatred. There is a condition: if you behave well, I will love you. If you respect me, I will love you. If you  feed me, I will love you.

If somebody doesn’t do anything good, will you still love them? Humanly, it is not possible; but God has unconditional love. However, before unconditional love is granted to you by God, there are many conditions to be fulfilled.

I want to tell you how to obtain God’s love. Some people have a problem in their heart, so a pacer is installed inside the heart to generate ticking. In a similar way, we need an outburst of emotions for God in the heart.

There is no connection between you and God. How would you have emotions for God?

For a moment, just forget about God. If we say, ‘Please love Obama; he is very nice,’ can you do that? No.

There are many examples. Generally, men go after beautiful women who are fair in complexion, tall, etc. But we have heard, when the bird of love, Cupid, strikes on a heart, you will see that a man loves a woman who is not  beautiful at all. This is because somehow or other, he has emotions for her not for other women.

We need to generate an outburst of emotion for God. In order to do that, God’s light, God’ energy, has to be generated inside the heart through spirituality.

God’s name has his light; it is not like your name and my name. Spiritually, God’s name is implanted into the heart and thereafter, the heart will vibrate with God’s name constantly. As a result of this constant vibration of God’s name inside the heart, divine energy is generated. When enough divine energy has been accumulated inside the heart, you begin to have feelings for God.

When you have something from God inside your heart, it uplifts the outburst of emotions for God. This is the first stage of love. You begin to feel his light in your heart.

However, this love is not eternal. If you do something wrong and God doesn’t like it, then these emotions will be gone; this love may not stay forever.

The original form of love – which does not fade away and never disappears from the heart – is granted to an individual by God only when he is spiritually trained and makes a journey spiritually, by the soul of his head, and he arrives at a station where God will see him and he will see God.

The moment you see God, special energy will emanate from God’s body; it will come to you and will want to pull you towards God. This attraction from God is known as pure, unconditional love. It is natural.

If you have that energy that pulls you towards God, it will become unconditional love. Then, whatever happens, this love will never depart your heart.

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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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