If God spoke to His servants in the past, why does He not talk to them now? If He used to send His guidance in times of trouble, doubt and bewilderment, why does He not open for men the door to His guidance today? Does this mean that all religions are corrupted and cannot find any truth, and thus we cannot get any results by following any one of them; or is it possible that the true religion exists on earth, but men do not follow its teachings and therefore cannot make any progress in the spiritual realm?
Whatever opinion we espouse, the following question shall always be asked: why did God not reveal a new religion if He thought that the world needed one; and if He had already given His guidance to be followed and that people have not heeded it, why did He not raise a reformer to guide them on the right path so that they can enjoy His proximity and thus achieve the purpose of their creation?
It’s unbelievable that a Merciful and Loving God remains unmoved at the sight of humanity struggling in error and worldliness and does nothing to indicate to it the direction and right path to take. God must be kinder and more merciful than a father or a mother, for a mother and a father are only the instruments of procreation of children, but God is not only the creator but also the ultimate goal of human existence.
The relationship between a child and his parents is temporary, but the one between man and God lasts forever. The faculties and resources of parents are finite and perishable, but God’s power is boundless and His treasures are inexhaustible. He who has such a relationship with His creatures and Who is the Master of such powers cannot forget His creatures and remain indifferent to their suffering. He Who asks His weak creatures to be lenient to others cannot be inclement so much so, that He leaves mankind without any means of direction and spiritual progress and He leaves them to wander haphazardly in darkness and lose sight while seeking light.
If there is a God, He cannot permit that! If He sympathizes with His servants in their trials and yet does not provide means of protection, we must conclude that either He has no power to guide humanity towards the truth, or that it is not the purpose of human existence to be in communion with God, and that man was created only to eat, drink, and live a purely material and animalistic existence. But these alternatives are without any support (they are baseless).
It is absurd to imagine that the One Who created the universe has no power to provide the means for the spiritual guidance of humanity. We cannot also imagine that man was only created for a purely material existence, because in that case we would have to admit that an All-Wise and All-Knowing Creator manifested the existence of this great universe without purpose. There is no machine invented simply to let it run by itself; any machine has a precise/ designated purpose.
If the purpose of human existence is only eating, drinking and sleeping, it would mean that man was created to live at ease. If man has no purpose in his creation, so we can not consider mutual aid as the goal of life. We are forced to conclude that there must be a religion in the world that can lead man to God. If all religions that exist are corrupt, a new religion (i.e. Islam) had to be revealed for the guidance of humanity; and if it already exists in the world a religion that can lead man to God and cannot accomplish its purpose as man is not heedful to it, then a reformer must be raised in order to direct the attention of man and bring humanity back to Him.
Can a man build a beautiful home and luxuriously furnish it and then neglect to make repairs and allow it to fall into ruin? Or, is it that man plants a nice garden, and then allow it to dry out for lack of an irrigation system? If this is not done, how is it possible to imagine that God, after revealing a perfect religion for the salvation of men, have failed to take steps to protect and preserve it?
Do we not see that after Moses God had sent prophets one after another to keep alive the Jewish religion and fulfill the purpose for which that religion had been revealed? And after Jesus He appointed those who kept alive the spirit of (the true teachings of) Christianity?
And that after the revelation of the Vedas He sent Krishna and Ram Chandra, and other holy men to strengthen the true teachings of the Vedas? And after Zoroaster He made provision for the preservation of the Persian religion (the originally true one)? And after Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) He continually raised up men who explained the teachings of Islam with the help of revelation and also maintained it alive?
In a word, from whatever angle we look at it, we are forced to conclude that the present condition of the earth requires loud and clear a divinely inspired guide and not a guide elected by men (and moreover through a restricted election of men)! The world was in need of a Messenger of God, a reformer of Islam and humanity that would curb family dynasties who took over command and thereby trampled the Divine law. For example, we see in this age such a man in authority who globally proclaims himself as Ummati Nabi and Mujaddid and Khalifa (Caliph) of Islam without having received God’s guidance, and instructions to proclaim to the world such titles.
If you really are a seeker of truth, O my friends so look for the divinely inspired guide of your time, who is receiving the Rooh’ul Quddouss (the Holy Spirit). And let it be that the souls of men who are madly in love (with God, with truth, with Spirituality), and who have their eyes turned eager towards the sky, implore their Creator with pain and sadness, and eyes filled with tears, that He may have mercy on them and opens for them the doors of His Mercy and His Grace, and gives them what had been granted to their predecessors and, by lifting spiritual darkness, heal their eyes and hearts of blindness and impurity and lead them to the Eternal life which is the purpose of human existence.
In this world of Divine Manifestation, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam is the only Jamaat under the banner of ISLAM, the divine religion which is under Divine protection. O you who are thirsty of spiritual life, come under the shadow of Divine protection. I give you the glad tidings that the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam has come to provide you what you most need (in the field of spirituality).
He who gives spiritual life to the dead (corpses), spiritual sight to the blind, spiritual hearing to the deaf, etc., that spiritual healer (i.e. this humble servant of God) has come from God according to the needs of the time and according to the fulfillment of the prophecies of our beloved prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). Abu Huraira (ra) narrated that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said:
“Allah will send a Reviver of Religion (al mujaddid) within this community (al ummah), and this at the beginning of each century.” (Abu Dawud)
And also there are the prophecies/ predictions of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) and that of the Musleh Ma’ud Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra). God’s Elects are not like the elects of men. The elects of God have always come from God with the Holy Spirit in order to save the world from the darkness of sin and guide him (all people) to salvation. Listen, O people, Islam is the only religion that God has promised to preserve, and that He is preserving, and it is therefore the only religion that God has chosen, and certainly the SAHIH AL ISLAM is that Jamaat which has come from the same root of Islam to bring in our time the long-awaited guidance for all humanity. If it were not so, why would God have provided the means for its protection and preservation and left other religions defenseless and unprotected?
So O you truth seekers! I told you many times in the past that I’m not bearer of a new religion, but I have been sent to revive the true teachings of Islam, to serve Islam, to regenerate and propagate it, and to lead humanity to God through ISLAM. Insha-Allah, may Almighty Allah direct you through your sincerity of heart to this truth. Ameen.
----Friday Sermon of 08 January 2016 ~(27 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437 Hijri) delivered by Hazrat Muhyi-ud-Din Al-Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.