Monday, May 27, 2019

Prophecies as Tests of Faith

By the grace of Allah, during my visit in their country, my disciples witnessed many divine revelations – such revelations which Allah (swt) had sent down on this humble servant – messages which comes from the Heavens. And whenever Allah (swt) sends a message on any matter/ subject, it may be that you think that this shall come to happen fast or really fast, or you hope to witness that divine manifestation and you can even say with certitude that this revelation/ prophecy shall be realised whereby the one mentioned in the revelation shall have a ghastly end and humiliation.

But when these kinds of people/ believers do not see it happen after witnessing the divine message, and if they have a weak faith, they get upset and they can even stop putting their trust in their Creator. There are even some people who lose faith and leave the fold of the Divine Manifestation.

Like the Quran mentions, for those who had weak faith in the times of the noble and holy prophet – Muhammad (pbuh), when the latter told/ prophesised something, this was not realised on the spot. Therefore, read the Quran and you shall see what these kinds of people used to say: Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion! (Al-Ahzab, 33: 13).

Allah (swt) tried them at the same time but they lost patience and got many bad thoughts on Allah Himself as well as His Messenger (pbuh) – and this verse also applies in all epochs of Messengers/ Elects of Allah.

In brief, when Allah (swt) sends a message, it may be that it is not fulfilled on the spot. Whatever Allah has planned SHALL DEFINITELY be fulfilled and at the same time Allah wants to know the degree of tolerance and patience of His servants. Allah’s (swt) Word/ promises never fails whenever He reveals something to His chosen servant. If Allah (swt) finishes someone at one go, you shall not see the reality/ marvel or importance of this divine message, for that person should receive the divine punishment especially when he is making different plans and scheming to finish and humiliate the Deen (religion/ established way of life) of Allah – so that the world witnesses how he shall have an atrocious end, the like of the Pharaoh in the times of Hazrat Musa (as). So, he comes back to power and he feels himself very strong and he thinks that nobody can ever finish him and his group. He thinks that he is super strong, and that he has lots of support for the masses are with him. He thinks that he shall never be vanquished.

It is then that you shall see who really holds all power in His hand. 

Today one can find himself at the top, at the height of power, and this thought can beguile him that nobody can ever throw him down. But No! There is a Supreme Being who controls everything, and when He enables someone to climb up [the ladder of fame, success and power] but when He throws him down, therefore this person falls like a “rotten papaya” [Mauritian expression] which gives foul smell and attract mosquitoes. When this happens, all those who were around him then abandon him and mask their nose [due to the foul smell] – [parable]. [Huzur mentions also the parable of the two proprietors who thought that their gardens can never be destroyed, but Allah then brought destruction upon them]. This kind of person get such a humiliation that the people, everybody (in the world) witness that great humiliation.

We have witnessed all this in the past. Now, each of you should be patient and not reach to any rushed conclusion. You should not lose faith/ trust in the promise of Allah. Therefore, the message which comes from Allah should never be questioned. Nobody should have any doubt on it. Allah (swt) knows His work very well. If He has sent His message on a subject/matter, there is no doubt that it shall be 100% accomplished. There is a decreed day, date, time for it. You should only have patience and pray. You shall see the other result. Insha-Allah. Allahu Akbar.

May Allah keep us all on the right path. And we remain completely sincere towards Him. What He tells us to do, we do, and what He forbids us from doing, we restrain from doing it. We should care for our physical, moral and spiritual health and place our trust in Allah so that we may succeed. Insha-Allah, Ameen.

------Extracts from the Friday Sermon of 24 May 2019~18 Ramadan 1440 AH delivered by Imam- Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam International Hadhrat Muhyi-ud-Din Al Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.