In his Friday Sermon of October 28, 2011 the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius reflected on the profound meaning of a Qur’anic verse relating to the ultimate reason or divine objective for the creation of man. Man’s inner most quests for Divine communion takes him through various stages of spiritual progress. From a desire to know God, man progresses through constant struggle against his many weaknesses and frailties. The door of repentance in its sublime form leads to the knowledge of certainty regarding the existence of God. Hadhrat Khalifatullah emphasises on the need for keeping the mirror of our souls pristine so that we may truly reflect Divine Love.
Read the Extracts from the Sermon:
Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an:
مَّا جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِرَجُلٍ مِّن قَلْبَيْنِ فِي جَوْفِهِ
“Allah has not made for any man two hearts within him.” (33: 5)
The Incomparable Majesty who granted us the boon of existence has placed in us only one heart so that with it we love only God and that we give up everything else and so that we devote ourselves only to Him by refraining from dividing our heart. Knowing God is the ultimate goal of man, and the reason for creation.
The Holy Prophet (sa) tells us that God has revealed that had it not been for him (the Holy Prophet) – that is to say, taken as the archetype and model of the man who has reached full spiritual stature – He (Allah) would not have created the heavens.
In another inspired word – Hadith Qudsi, Allah Most High says: “I was a hidden treasure and I wanted to be known, that's why I created the universe.”
God created man in His image, He breathed into him of His spirit, He has established him as His vicegerent on earth, He taught him the names of all things. When is a man freed from needs? When God shall deliver him from them? This does not take place through the efforts of man, but with the help and grace of God.