Mawahib al-Rahman (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani (peace be upon him  عليه السلام)) – Part 1

 

Having read and re-read some of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani’s (peace be upon him عليه السلام) works recently with a serious eye and with a host of prayers for a deeper understanding of them, I will be starting a new series of posts in which I will translate and post quotes, wisdom, and poignant words of advice from the writings and discourses of the Imam Mahdi, the Mujaddid of the 14th century of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar and the second advent of the Messiah as awaited by the followers of many revealed religions.
 
I pray that they are beneficial for readers and that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى  Glorified be He, the High) pentrates our hearts and minds and imbibes us with the colour and spirit of his chosen people.
 
*Please note that these translations are not official translations of the works of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani (peace be upon him عليه السلام), but are my own personal efforts at translating the arabic and urdu works.  Readers should refer to the original for an accurate and untainted version – which I shall endeavour to put alongside any translation.

For the Original Arabic Works please go to http://www.islamahmadiyya.net
For the Original Urdu Works please go to http://www.alislam.org and then to Library – Books – Urdu Books

  

1.     ‘Light and Darkness’

 

“اتبعوا النور و لا تؤثروا السُّرَى، وانظروا اِلى وجه الله و لا تنظروا اِلى الورى”

 

“Follow the light and do not give preference to darkness; Look towards the countenance of Allah, and look not towards the created beings.”

 

 

[مواهب الرحمن، 80، مرزا غلام احمد القادياني]

[Mawahib al-Rahman, p.80, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani]

 

 

 

2.     Proportional Appreciation

 

“اشكروا حكام الارض و لا تنسوا حاكمكم الذي في السماء”

 

“Offer appreciation to the earthly commanders; but forget not your Commander in the heavens…”

 

 

[مواهب الرحمن، 80، مرزا غلام احمد القادياني]

[Mawahib al-Rahman, p.80, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani]

 

 

 

3.     Earthly Deceptions

 

“و لا تخدعوا اَنفسكم بالحيل الاَرضية، و الاَمر كله بيد الله يا ذوي الفطنة”

 

 

“…And do not deceive your souls with earthly luxuries, for all commands are in Allah’s hand – O’ you who possess intelligence…”

 

 

[مواهب الرحمن، 80، مرزا غلام احمد القادياني]

[Mawahib al-Rahman, p.80, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani]

 

 

 

4.     Extremism and Liberalism: Two imbalances present in people today

 

 

“ترون في هذا الزمان قومين: قوماً فرّطوا و قوماً اَفرطوا مع العينين، و خلَطوا الحق بخلط الصدق والمين.

 

اَما الذين فرّطوا، فهم اَناس لا يؤمنون بالمعجزات، و لا يؤمنون بالوحي الذي ينزل بزيّ الكلام اللذيذ من رب السماوات.  و لا يؤمنون بالحشر و النشر و يوم القيامة، و لا يؤمنون بالملائكة.  و نحطوا من عندهم قانون القدرة و صحيفة الفطرة، و ليس عندهم من الاسلام اِلا اسمه، و لا نراهم اِلا كالدهرية و الطبيعية.

 

و اَما الذين اَفرطوا فهم قوم آمنوا بالحق و غير الحق و جاوزوا تريق الاعتدال، حتى اِنهم اَقعدوا ابن مريم على السماء الثانية بجسمه العنصري من غير سلطان من الله ذي الجلال، واتّبعوا الظنون و ليس عندهم علم و اِنْ هم اِلا في الضلال.  فهذان حزبان خرج كلاهما من العدل والحزم و الاحتياط، و اَخذ اَحدهما طريق التفريط و الآخر تريق الاِفراط.”

 

 

“In this age you will observe with your eyes two groups of people: a people who are liberal/neglectful, and similarly, a people who are extreme/exceed bounds, and they have confused the truth by intermingling truth and falsehood.

 

Pertaining to those who are liberal, they are a people who do not believe in miracles, and they do not believe in revelation which descends clothed in delightful speech from the Lord of the heavens.  And, they do not believe in the days of the gathering and the resurrection, nor in the day of judgment, and they do not believe in the angels.

They denigrate the law of predestination and the concept of the natural goodly disposition, and they have no part from Islam except its name, and we do not recognise them as anything but atheists and perennialists.

 

And pertaining to those who exceed the bounds, they are a people that believe in the truth and things other than truth, and have exceeded the ways of moderation, to the extent that they have suspended the Son of Mary on the second tier of heaven with his original body without the authority of Allah the Majestic, and they follow their own opinions and they possess no knowledge and they are in nothing but misguidance.

So these are the two factions both of whom have departed from the just balance and resoluteness and of precaution, and in doing so one of them have taken the way of exceeding the set bounds and the other, the path of liberalism.”

 

 

[مواهب الرحمن، 81، مرزا غلام احمد القادياني]

[Mawahib al-Rahman, p.81, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani]

 

 

 

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