Monday, April 21, 2014

State of the World and the Celestial Signs

A Divine Mission in an age of raw passions

By the grace of Allah, throughout the years in which God dipped me in the fountain of His Divine Manifestation, He has taught me lots of things of which I never knew before. He taught me the languages of the birds and also of His beautiful creations of earth. All through the years, through His eyes, I have felt cherished in a special cocoon: Divine Love. He made me into an Adam (as) to reach out to people and make them understand the philosophy of life and living for a special purpose: the worship of one God.

Among the things He showed me is the need for peace, not only at our inner level, but also at world level. Through the inspirations He vouchsafed me, He taught me that the real cause of human strife and wars is due to selfishness, on one hand and the sacrilege of God’s remembrance and association to God in His Pure and Only Divinity, on the other. When people let go of the thread of unity, of sincerity and spirituality and preferred to indulge in self-interest, and when he forgot to act according to the divine laws, and forget to respect the rights of others, in the same go, he showed to himself the way down to hell; a hell of his very own creation.

Gone are the harmony and concord he should have gotten had he held fast to the commandments of God and act decently in the best interest of one and all. The respect he should have had for his neighbours, friends, surroundings, and his very own family, had he acted upon this respect and defended the spiritual values bestowed to him since the creation of the heavens and earth, he should have been successful in opening the secret door leading him to God.

When the prophets came and went away, this did not matter to him. Instead of holding fast to the teachings of God, he has been his very own demolition machine, creating such armaments which till today is wrecking the world in pieces. Name whatever country one wants, and one shall see that each of these countries is never free from the clutches of Satan and that of his armies(Inset: Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, like the American Minuteman missile, allow nations to deliver nuclear weapons thousands of miles away with relative ease).

Such times have hit our little world today – worst than in the past – that everything which is done is against the goodwill of God but more instead towards the creation of self-satisfaction, such a one which does not have the stamp of approval from the Divine. Wars and strife have ensued, and no one could stop the inevitable, for all these are the reflection of man’s deeds and conscience. Like the ignorant bird he is, he created such a nest which the vultures of his raw passion have destroyed leaving nothing good for posterity.

Disasters and Decadence All Around

Nowadays, the more is known of the world, the more frightened one gets, realising that the evils it is filled of, is of man’s own greed for power, maintenance of a make-believe dignity, the need to maintain and remain in control, and to be considered all-aware of the state of matters. Such thoughts have created monsters instead of servants of God. They have invited mankind to take such a knife and commit such a suicide which is not only fatal for itself but also for the next generation.

The recent calamity which has sizzled Japan is one of the many examples which the world has had to face. We have witnessed of so many calamities, going from earthquakes, tsunamis, known and unknown diseases, pollution through deadly chemicals, and life-threatening cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons, which have causes such after-effects as landslides and cause the deaths of thousands of people all round the world.  (Inset: An SH-60F helicopter flies over the port of Sendai to deliver more than 1,500 pounds of food to survivors of an 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami  in Japan in March 2011)

To each cause, there is an effect. But indeed nowadays we have come to believe that to each evil deed there is a repercussion and now God Almighty is confirming His threats of punishments if man does not return back to Him (to His worship). What is more frightening is that punishment over punishment shall come, in all ways, for the sins of man have become too bulky for the world to contain. Man and man are fighting, women and men are trading places and have forgotten their vital identity and their rightful place in society and respect has disappeared: neither elder people are respected nor the younger ones. Actually our times is witnessing to such abased degradation that it is shameful to live on earth and become witness of all these sorts of depravation and indecency. Morals have gone to the dogs. Sex has become all the more (compared to the ancient times) such a commodity which is available for all and sundry to taste without the seal of legality.

In a nutshell, the barbarous state of humankind at the times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) has once again revived and it is for this reason that Allah has chosen to send to the world a second time the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) for the revival of the world, to undo the barbaric state of man and teach him once again the perfect state of Islam (submission to one God). Long gone are the times of the best of mankind (saws). Such a time shall never return, but indeed its reflections shall continue to manifest itself from time to time, each time Allah sends to the world His Chosen Messenger.

The world is in grip of all the evils which have gripped the times of Prophets Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Lut, Musa, Dawud, Sulaiman, Issa and Muhammad (peace be upon them all) – only to name a few – and such evils merged together have made their apparition in the times of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). But now, in our present era, the situation is far worse than witnessed before.

The Divine Manifestation in Mauritius and  the Heavenly Signs

Allah has sent this humble self with lots of heavenly signs and the most flagrant and being a prophecy of both the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) is the eclipse of both the moon and the sun in the same month of Ramadhan back in November 2003 (November 9 and 23). At that time (in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen), Allah made me stood up and proclaim that I was the one whose advent is announced through this heavenly sign in our present era, that this sign is for the advent of this humble self. (For a related article on this rare Heavenly sign, click here.)

Moreover, during the course of the Divine Manifestation (in its beginning), there were the rare (and frequent at that time) manifestation in the Mauritian Sky of sun-halos or what is also known as full-circle rainbows (October 2002 +, December 2007 etc.). (Inset: Photo of a solar –halo over Salt Lake City in the USA, taken by Dr. Bryan Jones on February 18, 2013)

Later on, in 2004 (June 8), scientists from all round the world took Mauritius as a vital centre for the observation of the extremely rare “Once in a lifetime” Venus Transit. (According to NASA, Transits of Venus across the disk of the Sun are among the rarest of planetary alignments. Indeed, only six such events have occurred since the invention of the telescope (1631, 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882). It is striking to note that the transit of Venus in our times occurred on 2004 June 08 and 2012 June 06. And the next pair of Venus transits occur over a century from now on 2117 Dec 11 and 2125 Dec 08. It is also instructive to note that from a visibility perspective, Mauritius was one of the best places in the world for the scientists to witness the entire transit of 2004). 

It must be noted also that more than once the name of Allah has appeared in the Mauritian Sky, and witnessed personally by this humble self along with a group from among my disciples. (For a Youtube Video of the same phenomenon in Mauritius, click here

It may also be of special interest and spiritual delight for truth seekers to note that the blessed name of "ALLAH" in Arabic has manifested on the person of Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) several times in the past, including on 26 January 2012 when a photo was taken on the occassion of this special Divine sign taking place on the trousers of Hadhrat Sahib, as a record for posterity. In context, devout Ahmadis will recall the "red dots" manifested at Qadian during the life time of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as). To view the Jamaat publication SIRAT ALLAH, Volume No. 21 (2012), which carries the photo and description of this manifestation in its page no. 3 (Three), click here ).  

In addition, twice there has been the witness of the crescent of the moon along with its star (an Islamic symbol), where six months back on 11 September 2010, there have been once again this manifestation in the sky (after Maghrib and Esha prayers), to which I am a personal witness. (Inset: a view of the uniquely special celestial constellation of the Crescent Moon, Venus, Mars, Spica and Saturn, observed from Adelaide, Australia on September 11, 2010)

Prophecy on Moon-Splitting

Likewise, all round the world there have been manifestation of such like phenomena, so that they act as an eye-opener that all these rare occurrences in this special era (2000-till now – in my times). And now, I am going to prophecy yet another heavenly phenomenon, which is the splitting of the moon into two. Such phenomenon has happened in the times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) and in my times also, such sign shall be witnessed by my friends and foes alike as a proof of my truthfulness as the Chosen Messenger of Allah of this era, the second Muhammad (saws) whose advent has been prophesised in the Holy Quran in Chapter 62. This prophecy (moon splitting) shall be physical and spiritual, both literal and metaphorical. ( For a related article, click here. Photo on the left: the Prophet Mohammed Splits the Moon. Illustration taken from a "Falnameh," a sixteenth century Persian book of prophesies. Artist unknown; watercolor painting; Mohammed is the veiled figure on the right. Dresden, Germany: The Saxon State Library).

The world is in a dire situation. Wars and crimes are rampant and attempts are made to overthrow a nation while vying for its riches (for personal gain) instead of lending a helping hand to the oppressed nations, particularly for the Muslim nations. (Inset: A man waving a Palestinian flag stands on the Israeli barrier wall in the West Bank village of Ezariya near Jerusalem. Photograph: Mahfouz Abu Turk/Reuters (2012)The world shall witness rivers of blood which shall call for the wails and tears of widows and orphans. Families shall be separated, miracles of life shall be witnessed, yet among this timely Hour, Allah shall separate the good from the evil, and Insha-Allah, little by little, such a time shall come when humanity shall come to know and recognise the supremacy of Islam as the final and perfect religion. Before this happens, there shall be many Jihad (religious wars) which will have to be waged, and other promised ones who shall come so that the Victory of Islam be felt not only as a true reality but also from every heart thirsty of Allah, thirsty for the TRUTH.

Time and time again I have talked about the perfection of Islam (and its teachings). The teachings are pure but it is man who either spoils its image or shows its perfection. In this era, Allah has sent His special Envoy to make shine the perfection of Islam, not only outwardly, but so that the light of faith may enter the hearts of the truth-seekers and they realise the beauty of Islam and the oneness of Allah (Glory be to Him)The times we are witnessing are critical and only a return back to the worship of Allah can save humanity from the calamities which are shedding it to pieces…

How many a people have turned in their pride against the command of their Lord and His Messengers! We made them a stern reckoning, and punished them with a horrible punishment. So they tasted the mischief of their deed, and the end of their matter was loss. Allah has prepared a severe punishment for them. So those possessing understanding and who believe, fear Allah! Allah has sent this (the message) down for you as a reminder, (through) a messenger reciting to you the clear revelations of Allah as proof, so that he may bring forth those who believe and do good deeds from darkness into light. Whosoever believes in Allah and does good deeds He will admit him to gardens underneath which rivers flow where they shall live forever and ever. For those (people), Allah has made a nice provision.” (Revelation)

-Extracts from the Friday Sermon of March 25, 2011 delivered by the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius

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