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Allah The Exalted

“This wealth is worth acquiring, even at the cost of one’s life.”

This section contains the extracts from the writings of the Promised Messiahas about praising Allah.

  1. Our paradise lies in our God. Our highest delight is in our God for we have seen Him and have found every beauty in Him. This wealth is worth procuring though one might have to lay down one’s life to procure it. This ruby is worth purchasing though one may have to lose oneself to acquire it. O ye, who are bereft! run to this fountain and it will satisfy you. It is the fountain of life that will save you. What shall I do, and how shall I impress the hearts with this good news, and by beating what drum shall I make the announcement that this is our God, so that people might hear? What remedy shall I apply to the ears of the people so that they should listen?

[Kashti Nuh, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 19, pp. 21-22]

  • God is the light of the heavens and the earth. Every light that is visible on the heights or in the valleys, whether in souls or in bodies, whether personal or impersonal, whether apparent or hidden, whether in the mind or outside it, is a bounty of His grace. This is an indication that the general grace of the Lord of the worlds envelops everything and nothing is deprived of that grace. He is the source of all grace, the ultimate cause of all lights and the fountainhead of all mercies. His Being is the support of the universe and is the refuge of all high and low. He it is Who brought everything out of the darkness of nothingness and bestowed upon everything the mantle of being. No other being than Him is in himself present and eternal or is not the recipient of His grace. Earth and heaven, man and animals, stones and trees, souls and bodies, have all come into existence by His grace.

[Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 1, pp. 191-192, footnote]

  • The God of Islam is the same God Who is visible in the mirror of the law of nature and is discernible in the book of nature. Islam has not presented a new God but has presented the same God Who is presented by the light of man’s heart, by the conscience of man, and by heaven and earth.

[Majmu‘a Ishtiharat, Vol. II, pp. 310-311]

  • Let him who has ears hear what it is that God desires of you. It is that you should become wholly His and should not associate anyone with Him in heaven or in earth. Our God is the One Who is living today as He was living before, and Who speaks today as He spoke before, and hears today as He heard before. It is a false notion that in this age He hears but does not speak. Indeed, He both hears and speaks. All His attributes are eternal and everlasting. None of His attributes has fallen into disuse or will fall into disuse. He is the One without associate Who has no son and no consort. He is the Peerless One Who has no equal and like Whom no individual is absolutely qualified with any quality, and Whose attributes are not shared by anyone. None of His powers lacks anything. He is near and yet far and He is far and yet near. He can manifest Himself in any shape to those who have experience of visions but He has no body and no shape. He is above all but it cannot be said that there is anyone below Him. He is on His throne, but it cannot be said that He is not on the earth. He combines in Himself all perfect qualities and is a manifestation of all true praiseworthiness. He is the fountainhead of all excellences and combines in Himself all powers. All grace originates with Him and everything returns to Him. He is the Master of all kingdoms and possesses every perfect quality. He is free from every defect and weakness. It belongs to Him alone that all those on earth and in heaven should worship Him.

[al-Wasiyyat, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 20, pp. 309-310]

  • The Unity of God is a light which illumines the heart after the so-called outer and inner deities are totally negated, and it courses through every particle of man’s being. It cannot be acquired by anyone on his own, but only through God and His Messenger. Man’s function is that he should impose a death upon his ego and should discard the satanic vanity that he is a learned person. He should deem himself ignorant and should be occupied with supplication. Then the light of Unity would descend upon him from God and would bestow new life upon him.

[Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 22, p. 148]

  • Our God possesses many wonders, but they are visible only to those who become His out of sincerity and loyalty. He does not disclose His wonders to those who do not believe in His Power and who are not sincere and loyal to Him. How unfortunate is the man who does not know that he has a God Who has power to do all that He wills.

[Kashti Nuh, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 19, p. 21]

  • God is the light of the heavens and the earth. Every light that is visible on the heights or in the valleys, whether in souls or in bodies, whether personal or impersonal, whether apparent or hidden, whether in the mind or outside it, is a bounty of His grace. This is an indication that the general grace of the Lord of the worlds envelops everything and nothing is deprived of that grace. He is the source of all grace, the ultimate cause of all lights and the fountainhead of all mercies. His Being is the support of the universe and is the refuge of all high and low. He it is Who brought everything out of the darkness of nothingness and bestowed upon everything the mantle of being. No other being than Him is in himself present and eternal or is not the recipient of His grace. Earth and heaven, man and animals, stones and trees, souls and bodies, have all come into existence by His grace.

[Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 1, pp. 191-192, footnote]

  • Attributes of God: It needs no argument that the true and perfect God, to believe in Whom is the duty of every creature, is the Lord of the worlds. His Providence is not confined to a particular people, age or country. He is the Sustainer of all peoples, of all ages, of all places and of all countries. He is the fountainhead of all grace. Every physical and spiritual power is bestowed by Him, and the whole universe is sustained by Him and He is the support of all. God’s grace comprehends all peoples, all countries and all ages, lest any people should complain that God bestowed His bounties upon others, but not upon them, or that others received a Book from Him for their guidance, but they did not, or that in other ages He manifested Himself through His revelation, inspiration and miracles, but that He remained hidden in their age. By bestowing His grace upon all He obviated all these objections and out of His vast qualities He did not deprive any people or any age of His physical or spiritual bounties.

[Paigham-e-Sulah, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 23, p. 442]

  • Permanence of Allah’s Attributes: God will never cease to operate. He is always the Creator, the Providence, the Sustainer, the Gracious, the Compassionate and always will be. In my opinion, it is sinful to debate about the One of such Majesty. God has not imposed belief in anything which He has not demonstrated.

[Malfuzat, Vol. IV, p. 347]

  1. Translation from an Urdu Poem

Praise and glory to the One Who’s Eternal

There is no one equal unto Him, nor one like Him.

Only He lasts forever, all others are mortal;

It is baseless to attach hearts with strangers.

All are strangers – only He is the real Soul Mate –

This is in my heart; Holy is He Who watches over me.

Pure is His holy might – supreme is His grandeur;

His near ones are tremulous – His Angels are in dread;

His grace is universal – how to thank for this blessing;

We are all His creation – Him should you love. (5)

His honour does not brook that we love the strangers;

Pray bless this day; Holy is He Who watches over me.

All our comforts are through His grace and offering;

The heart is loyal to Him – His grandeur’s in the heart;

‘Tis better to submit to Him – there is piety in submission;

Pray bless this day; Holy is He Who watches over me.

He is the Support of all; He is mercy manifest;

He’s the One we cherish; He is the One our Belovèd;

We cannot live without Him – without Him all else is false;

Pray bless this day; Holy is He Who watches over me. (10)

[Mahmood Ki Ameen, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 12, p. 319)

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