March 7 is an important day in the history of the new Divine Manifestation in Mauritius. It was on this in the year 2000- exactly 14 years ago- that Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius first spoke to a friend about the glad tidings of a spiritually-edifying dream, foretelling the advent and inaugural of the Divine Manifestation. In terms of the new Mission and its mandate of reformative intervention, the Divine Revelations from the very early days clearly pointed to the appalling decline of spiritual quality among the contemporary Ahmadi Muslims. At a time when Ahmadis have ‘embraced’ and elevated the institution of khilafat over Tauhid, Allah (swa) revealed to His Chosen Reformer for the new century extraordinary dreams and Divine messages filled with spiritually-uplifting prayers at the dawn of the new century, in the year 2000.
In the revealing testimonial of Mukarram Zafrullah Domun Sahib, one could read one such revelation: “O Muhyi-ud-Din, arise and create a new world! The teachings of the Promised Messiah have been trampled to dust…. They give khilafat more importance than My divine words (Holy Quran), the sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the teachings of the second Issa (the Promised Messiah).
Over the last few years, we have recorded and testified in the Blog to several aspects of the Divine Manifestation and its early days, and also the remarkable parallels one can see with the messages and revelations received by the Promised Massih Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian in the previous era. It is instructive to note that the Promised Massih (as) explained, in some parts of his writings, the meaning of the creation of new earth and space with the advent of a Divine Messenger.
Read the Extracts from the writings of the Promised Massih (as):
“On one occasion I saw in a vision that I created a new heaven and a new earth and then I said: ‘Let us now create man’. Thereupon the stupid Maulvis raised a clamour that I had claimed to be God; whereas the meaning of this vision was that through me, God would bring about such a change as if heaven and earth have been renewed and true men have been created”
- [Chashma-e-Masih, RK, 20:375-376,f.n.; Essence of Islam- IV, 89]
The manner in which God Almighty is making Himself manifest by drawing near and is disclosing hundreds of the matters of the unseen to this humble one, it is hard to find its examples in past ages. People will observe soon that God will manifest His countenance as if He was descending from Heaven. He kept Himself hidden for a long time. He was denied and remained silent, but now He will not remain hidden and the world will witness instances of His power which their ancestors had never witnessed.
This will come to pass because the earth had been corrupted and people have lost faith in the Creator of the heavens and the earth. People pay lip service to Him, but their hearts are estranged from Him. That is why God has said He will create a new heaven and a earth. This means that the earth is dead, that is to say, the hearts of the people of the earth have become so hardened as if they are dead, for the face of God has become hidden from them and all heavenly signs that had been shown in the past have become like myths. So God has designed to create a new heaven and a new earth.
What is the new heaven? And what is the new earth? The new earth consists of the pure hearts that God is preparing with His own hand, which will be manifested by God and through whom God will be made manifest. The new heaven consists of the signs which are being manifested by His command at the hand of His servant. It is a pity that the world has become hostile to this new manifestation of God. They have nothing with them except ancient tales and their own fancies have become their god. Their hearts are benumbed, their resolves are weary, and their eyes are veiled.”
- [ Kishti-e-Nuh, RK: 19:7; Essence of Islam- IV, 89-90]