Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Voice of the Soul: A Revelation

On the morning of June 20, 2011 Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius received a message (in English) from Allah, the Most High. The message on the need to be mild, gentle and sympathetic in inter-personal and social relations is entitled: “The Voice of the Soul”.

It is well to cultivate a mild, gentle and sympathetic voice, and the only way to secure it is to be mild, gentle and sympathetic. The voice is the index of the soul. Children do not pay much attention to your words – they judge of your intent by your voice. We judge each other more by voice than by language, for the voice colours speech, and if your voice does not corroborate your words, doubt will follow. We are won or repelled by the voice.

The best way to cultivate the voice is not to think about it. Actions become regal only when they are unconscious; and the voice that convinces is used by its owner unconsciously. Fix your mind on the thought, and the voice will follow. If the voice is allowed to come naturally, easily and gently, it will take on every tint and emotion of the mind. The voice is the sounding-board of the soul. God made it right. If your soul is filled with truth, your voice will vibrate with love, echo with sympathy, and fill your hearers with a desire to do, to be, and to become.

The Khalifatullah further said:

Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam is the true Jamaat from Allah (Glory be to Him); truly speaking, it is the ideal on which Islam is based… Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam indeed is the submission to the will of God. His will is not violent. His laws are a symbol of peace and harmony. It is through the submission to His laws that the true peace between man and man, between the neighbours and between nations and nations can be established. This indeed is the real spirit of a Sahih al Islam.

Therefore, the Sahih al Islam should be a united body, come what may, and feeling of love and compassion be felt in their heart for each other; men for their brethrens and women for their sisters (other women). Nothing should come in their way so that unity is broken. No! Instead, the Sahih al Islam must be truly as its name says: the reflection of true Islam.

Promise is a sacred commitment. Allah (Glory be to Him) says: “O you who believe! Fulfil your compacts.” (5:3)

Reliability is the keystone of character. However pleasant may be the personality of a person, he will lose the respect of others if he is not a man of his word. A promise should never be treated lightly however minor may be the matter involved. A broken promise is a scar upon the soul.

A promise should be carried out with the same sense of responsibility with which a soldier carries out the order of the day. God says in the Holy Quran: “Allah loves those who fulfil their obligations.” (9:8)

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) has also said: Fulfillment of a promise is a part of faith. A promise is a sacred commitment which should not be made unless one is confident of fulfilling it. A broken promise not only inconveniences the other party but also shatters the reputation of the one who made it. Should one fail to keep a promise owing to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, then an immediate explanation should be conveyed to the other party. Should one forget then one should tender a prompt apology without false excuses for in all matters truthfulness is a necessary requisite.

Be kind and merciful to the creatures of God. Let not your tongue speak evil against them. Speak not the word of pride and vanity to anyone though he be your subordinate or servant. There are many who are smooth in appearance but they have the nature of a serpent. If you are rich, glory not in your riches and behave not proudly towards the poor, but serve and assist them. Fear God and be righteous. Let not your delight be in the world.

Serve God only, and devote your life to His service only. Hate ever impurity and evil for God’s sake, for your Lord is Holy.

I deem it a grace and mercy of Allah, the Exalted that ever since I have come to years of discretion I have never entertained any sentiment of enmity, hatred or contempt against any human being. The same is my attitude today and I hope and pray that so long as God Almighty grants me respite, He will, of His grace, maintain me in this attitude. Insha-Allah. Ameen.