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Neo-Sufism – Urban Wellness Centre, Phoenix, Arizona
26th August 2019|ActivitiesArticles

Neo-Sufism – Urban Wellness Centre, Phoenix, Arizona

Neo-Sufism – Urban Wellness Centre, Phoenix, Arizona

The following is a transcript of Spiritual Sufi Revivalist Younus AlGohar’s speech at the Urban Wellness Center.

 

I feel honoured to be among you today. I would like to thank you for coming this evening. I’ll be sharing what I have, and of course, I will share with you through dispensing knowledge and spiritual grace. I will take some of your energies and give you some of my energies.

The world we are living in today has changed dramatically. The purpose of religions is almost lost. The religion was like a bridge between man and God, but most religions today have lost their glory. Religious people, allegedly, are not in pursuit of divine love or finding God. They are entangled with their religious differences. They are in a race of being the best of all. That part – in which religion was supposed to bring man closer to God and bring him divinity – is almost lost. 

There is a reason for this. Every messenger of God was granted two different types of knowledge by God: the Knowledge of the Interior and the Knowledge of the Exterior. The Knowledge of the Exterior is known as the sacred law – the law of the religion – which is still in practice today. But the Knowledge of the Interior (the Knowledge of the Heart), which is responsible for establishing a connection between man and God, is lost.

What we have today is people who claim to be Sufis but their practice of Sufism is also very superficial. It is not very profound – not to the extent where the hearts can be enlightened and the divine connection between man and God can be established. Today, we identify ourselves as Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs, but the primary goal of each and every religion was love. 

Without love, no religion is good. You are better off having God’s love even without a religion. 

The different types of worship introduced by the religions were like aid to help you find God and establish a spiritual connection with God. However, without the inner aspect of the religion, the exterior form of worship becomes futile, null and void.

Let me give an example of Muslims today. There are millions of mosques all over the world, especially from the country that I come from, Pakistan. There are hundreds and thousands of mosques and even more clergymen than there are mosques in Pakistan. They show an enormous amount of religiosity by a verbal claim. However, all these people have diversified in so many different denominations within their religion – more than 73 different sects. The religion is lost somewhere and what we see today in the name of religion is nothing but division. 

Love of God has become extinct. It has diminished from the practices of the religion.

This happens when the spiritual system in every religion is destroyed. When the spiritual system in the religion is destroyed, the hearts become corrupted. 

The corruption of the heart is more severe than the corruption of mind. 

When the mind is corrupt, you will become a bad politician. When the heart is corrupt, you will turn the religion into extremism and fanaticism; it will result in global terrorism. This is not the case with Islam only. It is very unfortunate that every single religion has been made subject to this kind of corruption. 

This happened when the spiritual knowledge was either shunned by its practitioners or overlooked. Or maybe the religions were deviated from the path of spirituality by the so-called pandits, mullahs, priests and religious leaders – simply because they didn’t have this knowledge and they were not enlightened themselves. How would they accept the existence of spirituality? 

This has been causing a lot of distress. This has been creating a lot of problems all over the world in all religions. People are becoming wary of their religious practice. A lot of people who were regular goers to the mosques, churches and synagogues have stopped going there. They hear a lot about glorified personalities and miracles, but when it comes to their own practical religiosity, they do not relate to it. When they go to these worship places, they are told of miracles which took place in history. But in our own world today, we haven’t seen anybody working miracles.

People who practice a religion and they are proud of their religiosity – when you look at their characters, their hearts are filled with hatred and limitations. And they judge you. This is not what religion would teach you; this is not a state God would want to see you in.

Every single religion has this concept of the Awaited One. For example, Christians are waiting for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Second Coming of the Christ is not only found in Christianity but it is also endorsed by Islam. Even according to the traditions of Prophet Mohammad, Jesus is going to come back. What Lord Jesus Christ is going to do when he comes back depends on the circumstances. When Jesus came 2000 years ago, he talked about love. 

I am a student of history and I did a masters degree in Religious Studies. I studied every single prophet and messenger. However, the most appealing message that I found was the message of Lord Jesus Christ. So sublime in his word and so sublime in his character. It is almost impossible to even visualise what kind of a character Lord Jesus Christ would be. 

He said, ‘Love your enemy’ [Matthew 5:44], and ‘love your neighbour’ [Mark 12:31].

‘If somebody slaps you on your right cheek, turn over your left cheek as well’ [Matthew 5:39].

Personally, I have been practising Sufism for over 30 years. Even now, if I look into my heart and ask myself, ‘Can I do what Lord Jesus Christ asked me to do – to turn over my left cheek as well if somebody slaps my right cheek?’ I find it difficult.

The moment somebody has a go at us, we become hostile rather than forgiving. It’s natural. We are human beings, we are not Jesus. 

Now, to vanish and diminish that hostility which is natural in our character – that is spiritualism. That is the Sufi path.

To discipline our emotions and our desires – to discipline what we want. It is to dramatically increase our spiritual endurance and forbearance. That increase in endurance and forbearance is not going to come by verbal diarrhoea. 

No matter how many times I visit the Holy Kaaba, no matter how many times I go to the mosque every day, nothing will change in me, for except when the root of all evil is taken care of. 

Let me give you a piece of advice from the Prophet of Islam, Prophet Mohammad. The beauty of this message is, he is not addressing Muslims. The Prophet of Islam is addressing the entire humanity here. 

He said, ‘O’ Sons of Adam, there is a lump of flesh in your body. If it is set right, your entire body will be set right.  But if it is corrupted, your entire body will remain corrupted. Remember well: it is your heart’.

So, what we need to do is fix our hearts.

I came across a lot of people who claim to be spiritual and I had discussions with them. I asked them about the reforms of the heart, how to set the heart right. It is very unfortunate that a majority of people who claim to be Sufis take the Spiritual Heart as a metaphor. They are not aware of its true existence. A lot of people think this physical heart has the same attributes of the Spiritual Heart. But I think I was blessed enough to be in the company of my Master, His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, who taught us how a physical heart turns into a Spiritual Heart – and what is it that this physical heart requires before it is granted by God the status of the Spiritual Heart. 

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, ‘When we say to people that the heart will remember God involuntarily without us making any effort, the people question us, “How? The heart is just a piece of flesh, it doesn’t have a tongue”’.

Then He goes on to say, ‘Maybe there are some people who are unaware of the nature of an egg. If you tell them that there is a hen inside it, maybe they will say, “We break eggs every day. We never see any hen inside it”’.

But His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi says, ‘In order to retrieve a hen out of the egg, you need another hen that will keep the egg under her wings. Her wings will produce heat. There are three layers on the egg and they will be removed by the heat. When they are removed, a small hen will come out of the egg’.

In a similar way, His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, ‘This heart also has the similitude of an egg. The only difference is that the egg only has three layers.

‘When the heart is activated and constant remembrance of God is taking place inside the heart, it becomes so enlightened that it starts to attract God’s presence’. 

The moment the divine energies are emanating from the Spiritual Heart, it will be caught by the divine glimpse of God. God starts looking at such hearts which are enlightened.

When the heart is fully enlightened, it becomes a generator of divine energy. The divine energy is generated in the heart and the heart is responsible for oxygenating the blood. Impure blood comes into the heart and the heart oxygenates it. With the purification of the heart, divine energy is also mingled with the blood. The blood becomes entwined with divine energy.

At this moment in time, our blood is not only purified, but it is also a source of divine light and divine energy. This way, the divine energy travels throughout our body and reaches every nook and cranny of our body. Once the divine light is everywhere in our body, our body submits to God’s light. Naturally, our body becomes obedient to the divine light. This is the first step towards submission to God. 

You cannot force yourself. Sometimes, we can tame our desires and we do not do bad things. But sometimes, it is so overwhelming and we succumb to the bunch of desires that arise in our hearts.

Sometimes, we become so vulnerable to temptations that we forget our promises to God and we happen to do bad things. 

When the divine energy has reached every nook and cranny of the body, the body submits to divine energy. We become naturally obedient to the divine light. That is the time when we become perfectly pure in the eyes of God.

Getting to this stage is important. Whether you get to this spiritual status by religions established by Abraham, Moses, Ram, Jesus or Mohammad, it doesn’t matter. Wherever you find this knowledge and get this spiritual practice – if you get to this status with God – it is fine. In the eyes of God, they are all are equal; it is God who sent everybody. The source is the same.

Why should we differentiate ourselves? We are all brothers and sisters; we are all equal in the eyes of God. We should not fall to these petty differences. We should aim high, and that aim should be God. That aim should be bringing God in our hearts, from whichever religion we can obtain it, from whichever Spiritual Guide is available. 

God has been ever generous. With God, it’s not the case that he gave little spiritual knowledge to Abraham and more spiritual knowledge to Moses. Spiritual power and spiritual knowledge were equally granted to all messengers and all the prophets. They’re all good sources.

There may be many more internet providers – the main thing is the internet connection, not the provider. These spiritual dignitaries like Moses, Abraham, Ram, Krishna and Mohammad are, so to speak, internet providers.

We need an internet connection. We have ATNT, Cricket, Sprint, etc. – we don’t love them, we just love the service. If my mobile has ATNT but there is no service – and someone else has a Cricket sim card that is working, he is better off because his phone is working. 

Somebody asked His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi, ‘Who is the best? Muslims, Jews or Christians?’

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, ‘Whoever has God’s love in the heart is the best. Whether that person is a Muslim, a Jew, a Christain, a Hindu – or he is none of them – he is the best’.

So, the best are those who have the love of God. Today, religions have become monsters. Today, religions are just talking about divisions, limitations and sins. They give you dos and don’ts. They don’t let you enjoy your life.

If you are giving away so many of your comforts and luxuries of life, in return, you should get something! That something you should be getting out of the religious practice is God’s love.

Your heart should be illuminated and enlightened.

I was a very good student in Chemistry, I did a masters degree in Organic Chemistry. I studied physical chemistry and everything so my mind was argumentative, looking for reasons and answers. 

I wasn’t a person who had a blindfold over his eyes who would agree to anything a religious cleric said. My mind would juggle. Questions would simulate. 

[In Islam, we were encouraged to grow a beard as a religious practice]. I wanted to see what benefits I would reap from growing a beard. After I had grown a considerable length of beard, I looked into myself for any change. Had I become holy? Honestly, I didn’t become holy. I was still the same sinner. Then, I realised with the eye of certainty, that the exterior forms of practices are only good when you are connected to God.

Then, I found my Master, HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. He set me free from all religious calamities. He said ‘Your mission should be to earn love, give love, receive love.

‘The best human being on Earth is one who has learnt the art and expertise of love. One who loves God truly, he or she cannot hate any of the divine creation. If you hate somebody for any reason, then think twice before you claim you love God. God is love’.

Do not buy the idea that God will want divisions. God loves all equally. We all have the potential. 

One day I was surprised when my Master said, ‘Every single human being has the potential of becoming a saint of God’.

I was shocked because, in my religion, I was so suppressed. 

I was told, ‘You are a sinner, you’re a bad guy [because] you are looking at women, you are not going to the mosque five times a day and you don’t fast!’

I thought, ‘I’m the worst person on earth’.

Every time I would go to the mosque, I would go there out of fear. All these Muslim clerics tell you about death. It is like a horror movie!

Women get more scared [in Eastern culture] than men because they tell them, ‘If you trim your hair, you will get penalised in the grave. There will be 1000 snakes crawling over your body!’ 

So these things were scary. I would go to the mosque with shivering legs and there was always this fear, ‘What if God doesn’t like my prayers? What if God rejects my prayers on the Day of Judgement? What if I miss my prayers?;

But my Master told me, ‘Forget everything. Learn to love God!’

I thought, ‘I need to learn to love? As if I don’t know how to love. I love my mother, I didn’t learn to love her’. 

I had so many questions. Like earlier I said, my mind is very argumentative and my mind needed reasons. 

I said to my Master, ‘Master, don’t I love my mother?’

‘Yes, you do.’ 

‘Yes, but you said, you need to learn to love God? But I love my mother and I didn’t go anywhere to learn to love my mother’.

My Master said, ‘That’s right, but the time will come when you are in a situation where you have to choose one out of the two. You will be tested. Then you will know who you really love’.

We claim we love our mothers, sisters, brothers and spouses, but a time comes when we are in a situation and position where we have to make a choice. Sometimes the choice is bad. We think we know how to love but then when calamity strikes and our love is tested, our claim of love goes down the drain. 

Sometimes, you find somebody and think she is your soulmate. The next minute, she might be sleeping around. Where is the love? Maybe it was just puppy love, not platonic, pure love. 

Then I asked my Master, ‘What is pure, platonic love?’ 

My Master said, ‘Before you are able to learn platonic love, you need to purge the Lower Self. You have to diminish negativity from your body’. 

The Lower Self is the root of all evil that raises the slogan ‘Me, I first’. 

In every sentence, they will use ‘I’ and ‘Me’, not ‘You’. ‘You’, is never mentioned. 

When you are only concerned about yourself and become self-centred, you lose empathy. You don’t sympathise with people. This is because of the Lower Self.

In Sufi terminology, the Lower Self is the Nafs. Even according to the Kabbalah, they call it the Nafs. This Nafs is the representative of negativity and evil in our body. It is this soul that generates temptations – and not just when you want to love God. It creates problems even between men and women. If there is true love, our desires generate temptations and we fall apart. We need to purge the evil presence from our bodies. That purge is very important. 

No matter how hard you worship God, no worship is able to purge the evil presence in you. The only way this can be taken care of is through spirituality. The Spiritual Mediator implants God’s name into that evil soul and God’s name generates divine energy. That divine energy purges the Lower Self and it is purified to a degree where it doesn’t generate temptations anymore. Then it does not ask us to hate anybody, it does not see any differences. 

They would equal in the eyes of God, but in your and my eyes, they would only become equal when this soul [the Lower Self] is taken care of.

So, we are promoting this divine knowledge, the knowledge of Sufism. I will call it ‘Neo-Sufism’ because some new spiritual laws have been introduced and added to spirituality and Sufism by His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi. This is a form of spirituality and Sufism which caters for the needs of all religions, for everybody. 

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi loves everybody and wants everybody to love God.

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4 August: Ojai Spiritual Heart Activation Ceremony
24th July 2019|Activities

4 August: Ojai Spiritual Heart Activation Ceremony

4 August: Ojai Spiritual Heart Activation Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that Messiah Foundation USA and the Ojai Center for Spiritual Living have invited Sufi Younus AlGohar to be the Guest of Honour at the Spiritual Heart Ceremony in Ojai, California! The programme will take place at 12:30-3:30 PM PST on the 4th of August. It will be open to the public and include a spiritual healing session, Ring of Love and Activation of the Spiritual Heart.

Details:

Time: 12:30-3:30 PM on August 4, 2019

Location: Ojai Center for Spiritual Living,

441 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, California

Contact: [email protected]

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The Divine Staff
4th April 2019|Articles

The Divine Staff

The Divine Staff

This is the first in a series of talks by Sufi Spiritualist Younus AlGohar on the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation.

Let me start from the very beginning. God sent 124,000 Prophets and Messengers and 313 religions were established. Then, in the end, the last species of Adam was introduced; only he was awarded the spiritual knowledge with which man could find union with God.

Before the introduction of spiritual knowledge, man would worship God physically and verbally. In that worship, no communication or interaction with God was involved. So, one would worship, worship and worship. There was no impact or effect of that worship on his personality; it would not benefit him in terms of improving his character or quality of life. He would worship and that worship had been recorded; made an account of. He would be rewarded for this worship on the Day of Judgement, that is all. But with the arrival of the Last Adam, spiritual knowledge was introduced and a newer type of worship was introduced which was to be carried out by the souls.

This worship, which was to be carried out by the souls, was also declared to be medicinal. Meaning if the souls are engaged in worship, it would not just be recorded in the Book of Your Accountability that would be presented to you on the Day of Judgement, but also, any amount of worship carried out by the souls would work as a divine medicine to heal and strengthen your souls. This is spiritual nourishment and the names of different attributes of God were like nutrients that one would need in order to qualify to be a friend of God.

So, this concept of a newer type of worship was amazing because you would start reaping the benefits of this worship while you are still here in this world.

On contrary to this, Adams and their progenies prior to the Last Adam would worship and in return, nothing would be granted to them in this phenomenal world. The only thing that would be granted to them would be granted on the Day of Judgement.

So, 124,000 Prophets and Messengers were sent altogether. Out of all these Prophets and Messengers, Messengers established 313 religions. Out of 313 religions, only 3.5 religions were established by Grand Messengers. In other words, God has been more merciful and generous upon the children of Abraham than anybody else. These religions – Islam, Christianity, Judaism – in the eyes of God these are the best religions that could [connect one to God].

Adam introduced how to connect with God and how to interact with God. That’s all. But with the arrival of Abraham, this concept came that you can befriend God! This was a revolutionary message because, never in the entire human history, would it have crossed the minds of many million human beings belonging to many thousand different species of Adam.

With the arrival of Moses, a divine chit-chat was introduced: messaging and voice calling with God! Moses was given this knowledge with which he elevated himself in spirituality so much that he was able to speak with God. When God would speak to him he would hear God’s voice physically. This was like a ‘voice call’ introduction with God.

Then came Jesus. When Jesus came, Jesus said, ‘All that you have been granted before is not worthy for me to talk about it. What I can give you, not even Adam, Abraham or Moses can think of.’

It was something really, really great. Then he went back and then came Prophet Mohammad. Before Prophet Mohammad, only voice calls were introduced with God.

With the arrival of Prophet Mohammad, the ‘Divine Snapchat’ was introduced: you see me and I see you. You speak to me and I will speak to you. You make mention of my name and I will make mention of your name. That was the culmination of the knowledge.

The Types of Knowledge

There were different religions and everybody would follow his/her respective religion. They were given three different types of knowledge:

  1. The Knowledge of the Exterior. It is all about how to control and purify your body, how to live a balanced life and how to behave with other fellow human beings.
  2. The Knowledge of the Heart. It was about how to revive, awaken and spiritualise your heart and make it worthy of interaction with God.
  3. The Realm of Reality. There are certain spiritual stations in the esoteric realms that you cannot access with the divine energy you generate with your inner faculties. You need a powerhouse and that powerhouse is a Spiritual Guide [who has the] the Knowledge of Reality. It is the Realm of Reality in which you do not carry out any worship or invocation. Your Spiritual Guide with his power spiritually journeys your souls from one point to another; this is the Realm of Reality.

With these three different types of knowledge, all these three religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) progressed. Sufism flourished in in the Abrahamic Faiths. Christian spirituality is very famous.

The Divine Staff

The fourth knowledge, the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation (Muarifa) was introduced to those only who have obtained union with God.

The Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was granted to those who, following the spiritual path, arrived at the station of the Divine Splendour and they have witnessed the divine beauty. This Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was given to those who have seen God.

In this knowledge, God teaches them not to discriminate among human beings on the basis of their religious backgrounds. When God delegates somebody to be a Spiritual Master, then God commands them not to discriminate among human beings for any reason – whether it be their complexion, race, religious or cultural background – provide them with equal opportunities to find God.

Those who acquired this knowledge are the ones who say, ‘Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Jew or Sikh, come – let me connect you to God.’

Those who were not given the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation, they somehow or another were confined and restricted to their religious boundaries. Like a Muslim Saint would only render spiritual grace to the Muslims. However, those who were given this Knowledge of the Divine Mediation would not see any difference among human beings.

They would only care [and think], ‘If this person is expiring and his heart aspires to see God, then, they would let him go and see God.’

These are the problems that God has to face every day. God is not a Muslim God or a Christian God. God is just a God – he is God – to him all are equal. If he wants to guide anybody then he would guide anybody, whether that somebody is black, pink, white, yellow or brown and whether that person is a Muslim, a Christian or a Hindu. God is above everything. God is above Islam and Christianity.

God can guide anybody through anybody.

This Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was only granted to selected friends of God. Those who were granted this knowledge only focused on guiding people without any reservations or prejudice. They would not want to see whether that person is a Christian, a Jew or a Hindu. Those who did not have this knowledge would feel the restraints. They would feel that they are confined. They could not think beyond their religions. They are not wrong, but they are confined to their boundaries.

However, those who have been taught The Knowledge of the Divine Mediation understand what it means to be from within the Divine Staff. You work for God, you do not work for Islam, Christianity, Judaism or Hinduism. You represent God.

You are from the Divine Department. So, even if you had a Christian or Muslim background, now you are working with God. Now, you will only understand God’s problems.

Those who follow a particular religion, their religion’s perimeters are very small and they have very little room to manoeuvre here and there. Those who work for God, they have God’s policies. The Department of Guidance is with God. Nobody else has the authority to guide anybody.

God says to Prophet Mohammad, ‘O Prophet Mohammad, it is not the case that you will love somebody and you can guide him also.’ – Koran 28:56

Here, God is saying, ‘You can love somebody but it doesn’t mean that you can guide those that you love also. This is my department. Only those will be guided that are guided by me.’

‘I guide the hearts.’ – Koran 64:11

When God guides you, he will not guide your nose [or eyes, ears, etc.]. He will choose a spiritual organ in your body and that is your heart.

God has this department. In this department, he has individuals from different religions. However, when they join God, their loyalty with their religions is no more.

They are more loyal to God than they are to their own respective religions because they have been blessed by God to be part of his Divine Staff.

On a lower level, God advises the Messengers to have their own staff through which guidance can be articulated. Those are the saints who follow religious law. That is different.

The mighty friends of God – the elite ones who are in very close proximity of God; who have been delegated by God – they would spiritually appear anywhere to a follower of any religion and would guide them.

Now, this is the knowledge that we are now trying to elaborate, explain and share with our people. This is so that they can understand why we – people from Pakistan who have Muslim names – are talking about guiding everybody. They might ask, ‘Is this some kind of a Godly scam or something? No, it is a type of knowledge which directly makes you part of God’s Staff.

The Goharian Creed

Then, onwards you only follow the Divine Policies, not the policies of your religion. For example, many different people in Pakistan – especially the Anjuman Sarfaroshan-e-Islam, when they do not understand His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s teachings, they put all the dirt on me. They fail to understand HDE Gohar Shahi’s knowledge and they fail to understand what is the Divine Project that HDE Gohar Shahi is projecting.

Then they start saying that, ‘Younus is an agent from the Christian world, an agent of Jews, he is a disbeliever, an enemy of Islam.’

No, I am not an enemy of Islam or any religion. It is just that for some time, I followed the policies of Islam. Then, when I was introduced to Sufism, I adopted the Sufi policies.

When HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘You are now my representative,’ a new set of policies were handed to me! I follow the policies of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi.

In every religion, there is a set creed and they go by their creed. HDE Gohar Shahi also explains what the Goharian Creed is.

Every religion will want to blow their own trumpet, like, ’I am the best!’ Some Muslims do not get tired claiming that they are the best. The same problem is with the Jews. Christians have their own philosophies. But every single religion cannot see beyond their own religion.

To Muslims, Prophet Mohammad is the greatest. To the followers of Moses, Moses is the greatest. Moses talked about the Ten Commandments, out of which Jesus rejected four. Jesus said, ‘I don’t recognise them.’

So, everybody thinks he is the best and greatest of all.

Then HDE Gohar Shahi touches upon this subject. HDE Gohar Shahi says, ‘Do you want to know what I think about it? Do you want to know what my belief system is?’ And then HDE Gohar Shahi says, ‘Let everybody from every religion stand in a line – Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, everybody, and ask God, “Who do you want to see?”’

HDE Gohar Shahi is not saying, ‘How do I feel about it?’ HDE is saying, ‘Let them all stand in a line and then ask God. You shouldn’t make any claims. Ask God, who he wants to see!’

And then before His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi tells us who God is going to see, He tells us that at night time when you look at the sky you will see many shining stars. Maybe you will know the names of one, two or three stars. But you can see even those stars that are unknown to you because they are shining. If they were not shining you wouldn’t be able to see them.

In a similar way, God looks at your heart when he wants to see you. If your heart is enlightened, God will see that heart.

Whether you found enlightenment of the heart through Islam, Christianity, or Judaism or you got the enlightenment without any religion – because your heart is enlightened, God will look at your heart and see your heart. This is Gohar Shahi’s creed.

According to Muslims, if you praise something else other than Islam you are an enemy of Islam.

However, I have come to know that the message that HDE Gohar Shahi is parting with is greater than any religion. Why? Because HDE Gohar Shahi is aiming at the enlightenment of your heart. Not through the vigorous practice of your religion for 40-50 years. All you need to do is show the willingness of your heart and find a representative of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi in any of your countries.

There are many human beings, now, who represent HDE Gohar Shahi in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Canada, the United States of America, Australia – in many countries of the world. They are being trained in light of the fourth knowledge, the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation. They are asked not to discriminate among any human being on the basis of their religion, culture or country. To guide everybody and provide them with equal spiritual opportunities is the aim.

This is my first talk on this subject which means I am going to be talking on the same subject for many days. Many more different points relating to this subject will spur out.

We recognise the entire human race as one family. They may be Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus – whoever they may be, we are not concerned about it.

The only thing we are concerned about is, ‘Is he one of those that must be guided? According to the Divine Policy, is the one who is destined to be guided by God? If he is the one, then we don’t care who he is – Christian, Hindu or a Jew – what matters is God’s will.’

If according to God’s will you must be guided then you must be guided no matter who you are.

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Unitarian Spiritualism: The Transcript
19th November 2017|ActivitiesArticles

Unitarian Spiritualism: The Transcript

Unitarian Spiritualism: The Transcript

The following is the transcript of Younus AlGohar’s speech delivered at the Unitarian Spiritualism Conference in Toronto, Canada. The speech was preceded by a few words from social media star and TV host, Waqar Zaka, and the chairman of Messiah Foundation International, Mir Liaqat Ali.

Waqar Zaka

My personal experience with [Younus AlGohar] is that this is a method of bringing spiritual elements in your heart. I think it is amazing that sir has a method that actually creates that atmosphere where you can go anywhere in the world, but still your heart will be connected to God. I think this is a great service to humanity.

There is a lot of confusion about what [spiritualism] actually is, especially in Pakistan. People often mistake it for being another sect [of Islam] and many other things. My job as a reporter is to present the facts. Most of the time, people misunderstand things which they don’t want to understand. My only advice is that please use social media in such a way where you do not hide your good deeds.

Mir Liaqat Ali

I have been asked to introduce HH Younus AlGohar. I did spend 10-11 years in his company. Very intently, I observed His Holiness. I don’t know whether you realise it or not, how fortunate we are that this knowledge and blessings and connection with divinity comes from the main source.

For example, when you flip the switch and turn the light on, the source of energy is coming from somewhere else. Similarly, we are getting connected through His Holiness to the powerhouse.

Here is a chance that you will have divine connection. Ask as many questions as you can to understand. His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has left a wide window open for us. It is a matter of your priorities. This is your chance to be connected to the powerhouse.

His Holiness has worked very hard and travelled from the far east – Osaka, Japan – to the far west – Pakistan, India, Europe, etc. Here is your chance to connect with divinity.

Younus AlGohar, CEO of Messiah Foundation International

Good evening everybody. I am always very happy to be here. I would like to share with you some of the selected observational points that I have learnt throughout my spiritual career.

I was born and bred in Pakistan and obviously had a different attitude towards life – being born in a country where everybody thinks he is right and, unfortunately, nobody is right. When I came to live in England, I had difficulty in understanding others and difficulty in explaining to them that I was right. I lived there for 27-28 years and I remodelled my thought process.

I have learnt that the most difficult job is to tell somebody, ‘I want to correct you.’

The moment you say this to them, they will ask you, ‘Are you correct?’ And then we enter into a new debate. When I say  that I remodelled my thought process, this is exactly what I meant. I change some of my words that I used in the past – for example, ‘I want to correct you.’ I deprived myself of the luxury of saying these words. I want to share something with you – that’s what it is.

We are unattended in this Planet Earth. We think God is watching over us but we do not know whether we are [actually] being watched over. We feel as if we have been abandoned and stranded. We are just doing what we feel like doing. We claim to love our parents, children and we claim to love God, but this is just a claim. We talk about love and peace, but we just talk about it; we do not know what love is.

Every single human being has a different philosophy of life – and he is dead sure that his philosophy is right and everybody else is wrong.

Religions have expired. They were very good, but now religions have become a problem; they do not serve the purpose anymore. They are dead bodies; like a body without a soul. If the religions were still intact and serving the purpose, then Christians, Jews and Muslims would love each other. They wouldn’t fight. They wouldn’t kill each other.

I come from a Muslim background. I studied the Koran. I studied the Bible and Torah too. But I would like to share with you one particular story from the Koran.

The Story of the Last Adam

Adam’s body was being made in the Paradise and the angels raised an objection. They asked God, ‘You are creating Adam again*? Again, he will do the same thing that he did previously – bloodshed, hatred and nothing else. Why are you created Adam again?’

This was the objection raised by the angels because they had seen what Adams had done previously: bloodshed, spread of hatred, killing, massacres, carnage – all in the name of God. All in the name of the religions.

But God this time was so confident because he came up with a newer idea. He was going to do something which he did not do before. On this occasion, he was going to award Adam with extraordinary knowledge of spirituality.

Prior to the coming of the Last Adam, the progenies of all other Adams were not given the knowledge of spirituality. They would simply worship God.

They were not given the knowledge of spirituality with the help of which they could awaken their souls or strengthen their souls. They were naive of spiritual meditation. They were not able to make astral projection. They were not able to make spiritual journeys.

But for the Last Adam, God has something els in mind. He told the angels, ‘This time, I am going to grant this Adam some magnificent knowledge: knowledge of spirituality. A type of knowledge in which he would be able to retrieve divine energy from my different names.; God asked the angels, ‘If you are aware of that knowledge, tell me now.’ They said, ‘No. You never told us this knowledge. How would we know it?’

The principal idea was that when this knowledge would be granted to Adam he would be able to spiritualise his life, strengthen his souls and be able to spiritually connect himself to God. He would be so consumed with the divine environment with the presence of God that he would only spread love. He would only love his fellowmen. He would never kill or hate anybody. He would become sublime.

The concept of jealousy comes when there is no equality – when one is superior and other is inferior. But when everybody is equal, there cannot be a concept of jealousy.

The concept of jealousy came from the Devil. This happened when he realised that with this new knowledge of spirituality, Adam has become so eminent – even if he tried, he would not be able to compete with Adam in spirituality. Because he did not have spirits and this knowledge of spiritual is for those who have spirits. This was an utter disappointment for the Devil.

However, now when spirituality became the mode of love and peace, and pride for humanity, Adam descended on Earth. Before he could teach his progeny how to become sublime, his sons fell out and Abel killed Cain – the same story again. But those who were able to obtain the knowledge of spirituality really become sublime. After Adam, Abraham came to this world. He was awarded a bit more spiritual knowledge in comparison to Adam. With his power and knowledge, he thrived more with love. Subsequent to Abraham came Moses. Then Jesus – and Jesus brought about the methodology of divine love. Then the last prophet, Prophet Mohammad, came and opened the gates upon humanity to see God; however only a little portion of humanity were able to see God.

Now we are living in the 21st century. Religions – how they were practised when the religions were established is just a story. We have not met either Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, or Prophet Mohammad. We have just heard about them. The source is books. We have never been in direct contact with any of the prophets or God. So what we know about God, prophets and religions – our source is very weak. We do not know how many times the religious books have been adulterated and to what extent they have been altered.

Our total dependency and reliance about the religion and God is on the books – and somebody might have fiddled with the books. This approach has failed; you can never come to know the truth by the books.

His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has come with a marvellous, magnificent, brilliant idea of putting men directly in the audience with God.

When the throbs of your heart are synchronised with the name of God – and as a result of this –  divine energy starts to be produced, you feel the warmth of God’s light and love. Within the perimeters of your heart, you are in direct contact with God.

In order to love God, believe you me: neither do you have to be a Muslim, Christian or a Jew. All you need to be is whoever you are because God’s love is for everybody. Whoever wants to love God, God will definitely embrace such a person.

Our struggle is to tell you how to learn this spiritual method. You do not need to go to university or a college; it is not a one-year diploma. It doesn’t take too long. The only time you will need somebody’s help in spirituality is right in the beginning when God’s name with its spirit is implanted and cultivated in the soil of your heart.

This implant of God’s name is the principal gateway to loving God.

It’s like a plant: you sow a seed, keep watering it and one day it will turn into a big tree.

According to a Prophetic Tradition, ‘The Kalima (Word of God) is like a seed. When that seed has been planted in the soil of the heart and you keep watering it with divine energy, it will turn one day into a big tree – the roots of which will lie in your heart. And the branches of which will cover even the imperial dark.

When this comes from a cleric, it is a piece of knowledge. It will become a reality when it will come from a Sufi heart because he has the ability to turn that God’s name into a tree in your heart.

It doesn’t take long; it’s a simple transfer. I was just thinking how money is sent from one place to another and how people are afraid of money laundering. One day people will come and say, ‘There are some newly introduced divine laws – God-laundering.’ God has been transferred from one heart to another.

This is a spiritual transfer. This is what we do.

Divine love is something that you, involuntarily, are not capable of. Your heart must learn to love. It is very unfortunate though, that in order to hate somebody, you do not need to learn. People are so obsessed with hatred and everybody is a champion. If you ask them, ‘Did you go to university, do you have a master’s degree in hatred?’ they will say no – but they know how to hate. But love? You need to learn it.

You don’t need to learn to hate. But you need to learn to love. Because love is precious; God doesn’t want every Tom, Dick and Harry to have the luxury of love.

When you learn to love and you acquire it, you become an honest lover. Between a boyfriend and girlfriend, the love is not really pure; they can cheat on each other [easily]. Similarly, every single religious person is cheating on God every time he sets foot into a mosque, church or temple. They’re cheating on God because they are saying the name of God and worshipping God, but they have something else in their hearts; their intentions are polluted. They are not honest with themselves. They are not honest with God.

God doesn’t just want to make you worship. God wants to love you and God wants to be loved by you.

There must be individuals sitting here who must have known the feeling of being loved. The moment you realise somebody loves you – somebody has been following you – the very fact that you are being loved is wonderful.

When somebody says to you, ‘You look wonderful,’ you go back home and look at yourself in the mirror. You know yourself, but you want to see your face again when somebody tells you that you look beautiful. This is called recognition.

You are only worshipping God; God wants to know that you love him. The only information that people receive about God is through books. [Muslims are told], ‘Go to the mosque five times a day. If you don’t, you are a non-believer. Fast in the month of Ramadan. If you don’t, you are a non-believer.’ This is all true, but then again, what is the purpose of the religion? The purpose of the religion is a connection with God.

It doesn’t really matter what religion you follow. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are monotheistic religions and they all come from the same source: they are all Abrahamic faiths. Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the same God. We have everything today: the Bible, Torah, Talmud and Koran. There are many thousand mosques all over the world, beautifully built. There are huge churches, synagogues and temples. But are we connected to God? No, we are not. If you are not connected to God, then the purpose is lost.

We are in the business of connecting people to God. The rest is secondary issues.

The primary issue is a connection with God.

Questions and Answers Session

Q: Once your heart is activated with God’s name, how do you maintain the number of times the heart does mention God?

A: It is not in your hands. The number of times a heart can say the name of God is 144 000 times a day. That is the maximum. Only God will decide how many times your heart should be allowed to say God’s name. This is how it is because God is almighty. It is up to him how much love he wants to grant you. In front of God, we’re all beggars and beggars can’t be choosers.

Q: If you wish to love, God has to grant it to you?

A: God is our creator and he knows what dose of love should be given to our soul. If you take an overdose, you will become a Malang (someone intoxicated in God’s love).

Q: You wouldn’t believe how things went in my favour so that I could come here. I came to Toronto from Windsor to meet you (370 KM). I believe that me being here [is a sign that God] has granted me more love. How do I get enlightened?

A: During the daytime, you are more inclined towards the mundane aspect of life so the pace of the heart gets slow because you are busy with other stuff. But during the night when there is nothing for you to do and you are more focused on your heart, that is the time when your heart performs more of its Dhikr (invocation of God’s name).

Q: How do I reach out to Prophet Mohammad? I want to be enlightened and see God. When I started meditating, I was in so much pain.

A: People often talk about the Third Eye. With the help of the Third Eye, people can see things which they are not normally able to see. There is no Third Eye [per se]; there is only an eye. That eye will open up once your Carnal Self is completely purified.

The Carnal Self (Nafs) is at the bellybutton. It is the Ego. When this soul is completely purged and purified, your eye is open forever. What you cannot see with these two physical eyes, with that, you will be able to see everything. Even prophets and angels; everything that you cannot now see with the physical eyes.

The Third Eye is actually the purification [of the Carnal Self]. When this happens you will be able to see, but it takes time.

*His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi reveals that the history of mankind did not begin 6000 years ago with Adam and Eve. The Adam and Eve we know from the Torah, Bible and Koran was the final pair sent by God. Prior to this, different Adams were sent into different localities around the world – which is why the skin colours and temperaments of different nations vary. Learn more about the true history of humankind in His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s book, The Religion of God (Divine Love).

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God’s Point of View
11th November 2017|Articles

God’s Point of View

God’s Point of View

The following is an excerpt from a speech Younus AlGohar delivered to a gathering of spiritual leaders in Mexico before the Amor Universal Conference.

Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, ‘Those who are spiritual – who are Godly – are always happy. They never look sad.’

When I went into the depth of knowledge pertaining to God, I found out that God is more romantic than Romeo and he wants his friend to act like Juliet. However, when we become spiritual and religious, we become so serious.

When it comes to becoming a spiritual person, there should not be any difference whether that seeker is a woman or a man. There are so many people in the world who talk about spirituality; however, their definition of spirituality is very fake.

The point I want to raise today is how do we, the creation, think – and how does God think? What is God’s point of view? How does he think about us and what does he want?

Both parties should be aware that there is a relationship between them. For example, if you love me, you should tell me. If I love you, I should I tell you. If I love a woman, and everybody else knows but her (or vice versa), what is the point?

So in a similar fashion, if we want to love God, we should tell him. If I want to tell a woman that I love her, but she is not here, then it is like talking to the walls. When you are in a mosque, church, temple or synagogue and you say, ‘God, I love you,’ you are telling walls.

The temples, churches, mosques, etc. are not the true houses of God. In these worship places, we do some sort of worship. That’s it.

The true house of God is the heart.

There was a man at the time of Moses. He heard that Moses spoke to God on the Mount of Sinai. So he went to every mountain and yelled, ‘God, where are you?’ There was no reply. When there was no reply, he became really depressed. He said, ‘God, I looked for you everywhere. You spoke to Moses on this Mount of Sinai. I came here and called out your name, but you didn’t reply.’

Then, [sometime later], it was his calling. he was about to die. The angels who were taking out his soul asked him, ‘Why are you so sad?’

He said, ‘I wanted to speak with God all my life. I wanted to love him all my life, but I couldn’t find any way.’

Then, in that last moment, the angels said to him, ‘Speak to God now. He is listening to you.’

He said, ‘God, where are you? I looked for you everywhere.’

God replied, ‘You looked for me everywhere but you forgot yourself. I was in your heart.’

So we need to find out this heart’s door and how to open it.

This is the important organ in our body, whether it is about our physical life or whether it is about our relationship with God.

People want to love God. Some people want to love God while being a Muslim. Some others want to love God as a Christian. Every religious person wants to love God within their religion. This is why everybody loves him differently.

But now, God wants them to love him with uniformity. All should love him with the heart.

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Unitarian Spiritualism Conference in Toronto, Canada 2017
30th October 2017|Activities

Unitarian Spiritualism Conference in Toronto, Canada 2017

Unitarian Spiritualism Conference in Toronto, Canada 2017

The Unitarian Spiritualism Conference, hosted by Messiah Foundation Canada and the Universal Great Brotherhood, was an amazing experience for all involved. We were pleased to see the positive response and meet with so many people whose lives have been spiritualised through His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi‘s blessings.

Steve Bell, President of Messiah Foundation UK, spoke beautifully about the importance and practicality of spirituality in modern-day life. Master Paul Acuna from the Universal Great Brotherhood also shared an admirable perspective on life and human connection.

Celebrity guest Waqar Zaka also spoke about his personal experience with members of Messiah Foundation International.

 ‘My personal experience with [HH Younus AlGohar] is that this is a method of bringing spiritual elements in your heart. I think it is amazing that [His Holiness] has a method that actually creates the atmosphere where you can go anywhere in the world, but still, your heart will be connected to God. I think this is a great service to humanity.’ – Waqar Zaka on Opening of the Spiritual Heart

His Holiness Younus AlGohar, the keynote speaker and CEO of Messiah Foundation, delivered a mesmerising speech on divine love, the history and relevance of spirituality and the state of religions. The audience was fascinated by his wise words and wholeheartedly embraced his unique message for humanity.

 Many people from different religious backgrounds participated in the conference. Mr Sufi Nadeem and his musical band performed many popular Sufi songs which further added to the spiritual atmosphere. A number of people from the crowd even got out of their seats to engage in a Sufi dance while he performed.

 We would like to thank Mr Hugh Reilly (Host of Liquid Lunch, ThatChannel.com) for hosting our programme and honourable guest Waqar Zaka for providing social media coverage of the Unitarian Spiritualism Conference.

2017-29-October-PROGRAMME-HH Younus AlGohar at the Unitarian Spiritualism Conference in Toronto, Canada

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Amor Universal Conference in Mexico City, 2017!
30th October 2017|Activities

Amor Universal Conference in Mexico City, 2017!

Amor Universal Conference in Mexico City, 2017!

Messiah Foundation holds yet another sensational and enlightening event in Mexico City. We had over 1500 people of all ages, castes and creed. Even though the venue was fully booked, there were people who were so excited to participate that they were happy to stand throughout the entire programme just to embrace the positive energy in the atmosphere.

Everyone at the programme had a smile on their faces and were overjoyed to learn about eternal love and spirituality from HH Younus AlGohar, who was the keynote speaker at the event. The audience was fully engaged during HH Younus AlGohar’s speech. The following are his closing words for the event.

‘I don’t want to give lengthy lectures on this. I just want you to have this divine energy in your heart so that every day, you become more powerful in that energy. Everything is inside you.’

Mr Sufi Nadeem, world-renowned Sufi Singer from the UK, along with his team, performed wonderfully! He sang a variety of Sufi songs such as ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalandar’ and continuous chanting of ‘Allah, Allah Eshwar, Raam’ which echoed for miles.

We would also like to thank our celebrity guest, Mr Waqar Zaka, for his coverage of the Amor Universal Conference across social media platforms.

Towards the end of the programme, many people lined up to receive spiritual healing directly from HH Younus AlGohar. A multitude of them obtained the Opening of the Spiritual Heart as well. People felt the positive energy and expressed their gratitude towards His Holiness for his labour of love.

We at Messiah Foundation International believe in the power of love and are joining hands with all religions to bring about a universal brotherhood. We hope to continue raising awareness of spirituality and divine love with the blessings of HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi.

 

2017-22-October-PROGRAMME-Amor Universal Conference Mexico, Mexico City 2017

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Meet Younus AlGohar in Canada and Mexico!
30th September 2017|Activities

Meet Younus AlGohar in Canada and Mexico!

Meet Younus AlGohar in Canada and Mexico!

Messiah Foundation International is excited to invite you to their upcoming programmes in Toronto and Mexico City! These interfaith events, in collaboration with the Universal Great Brotherhood, will feature a keynote speech by the CEO of Messiah Foundation, Younus AlGohar. These events will focus on spiritualising our inner beings and achieving universal love. Entry is free. 

Join MFI on October 22nd in Mexico at the Villas Arqueologicas Hotel in Mexico City from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Attend the programme in Toronto, Canada on October 29th from 2 PM to 5 PM at the United Steel Workers Hall.

The event will be covered on social media by the honourable celebrity, Waqar Zaka. Free spiritual healing will be available at both events. The programmes will also have devotional songs performed live by world-renowned Sufi singer, Sufi Nadeem. If you have any questions, contact MFI Toronto at [email protected]. Refer to the leaflets below for further details!

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Cricket & Spirituality
12th August 2017|Articles

Cricket & Spirituality

Cricket & Spirituality

Cricket is a game where every single delivery has to be played with individual planning and practice. In so many ways, cricket is very close to spirituality.

His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, ‘In spirituality, only those are successful who never give up.’ In cricket, it is the same.

The game is on until the last delivery is bowled. Don’t ever think that you have given up too many wickets and now it is very easy for the other team to score and reach the total. Don’t give up and lose hope; this is not how you play cricket.

The match is decided on the final delivery, not before that. It changes suddenly. When it changes, then those who are really set on the crease keep stumbling; they do not succumb to falling wickets in quick succession.

You have to keep your morale high and you must be determined. You must be prepared not to give in anything.

The key point which you must remember in every game is that whenever you have aggression and anger, don’t shout, scream or quarrel.

Make sure that you don’t waste your aggression in any verbal or physical altercation. Let it remain inside you so you turn it into performance.

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The Dangers of Self-Love
3rd August 2017|Articles

The Dangers of Self-Love

The Dangers of Self-Love

This article was originally published on Younus AlGohar’s Medium page. Learn more about self-love in the Messiah Herald: Save Society with EQ

Self-love will turn you into an animal. Divine love will make you a wonderful person.

Everybody has this natural admiration for oneself. It is natural, but there is a time and point when self-admiration goes to a new extreme. Then, it is so heightened and elevated that it becomes an illness.

When something is wrong with your physical organs, you detect that problem by virtue of spotting symptoms. However, not too many people pay attention on behavioural issues and cognitive issues. Spirituality has answers for all those problems.

Every form of love is intoxicating. Whether it is carnal love, monetary love, self-love or divine love, love is really addictive.

However, the most dangerous form of love is self-love. In self-love only, you harm and hurt others. You take their lives. You ruin their lives.

In divine love, in order to benefit humanity, you ruin your own life. You don’t hurt or harm anybody. If you see a hungry man, you deprive yourself of the food that is supposed to go in your stomach and give it to him. In order to help others, you give the breath you need to survive away to people. That is divine love.

Self-love is very easy and common. People don’t have to make efforts. They fall in love with themselves and they don’t even notice. There is a time when your spiritual faculties within you become blind to detect this very dangerous form of love.

An enlightened heart will never allow self-love to grow in it, because self-love is not just self-destructive — it is like a time bomb.

It will ruin friends and families. It will ruin countries. If you become a president and you suffer from the disease of self-love, you will ruin the country. If you are a powerful leader and you a sick man, and your sickness lies in self-love, maybe you will put the entire world at the brink of war.

Now is the time when we need to understand whether or not we are doing anything that might trigger self-admiration to the extreme or self-love. We have to be very careful. Self-love is unprofitable; it is only destructive.

Some ‘spiritualists’ underline the need for having self-love. They equal self-love with self-esteem. However, there is a very thin blue line between these two regimes.

Self-esteem is nowhere near self-admiration and self-love. Self-love is not healthy; it is not in the welfare of your spiritual being.

Self-love is very dangerous not just for yourself, but to those also who are around you.

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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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