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There is no limit to the nearness to the one true God

July 22, 2013

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:

 Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

“Reason does not take us beyond this level, for there are cast iron gates guarded by angels. Until human reason gets the passport to enter God’s court, it cannot pass through these gates.

We cannot pass through these steel gates until God grants us special vision. But when we do get it, all the veils are torn apart and the sight which minutes ago was rebounding off the steel door, now starts falling straight upon the bright countenance of the Creator.

The closer a man gets to his Lord the clearer his vision becomes, and so does his knowledge and understanding of God. There is no limit to this nearness and no end to this knowledge and understanding, for God Himself is Limitless and knowledge about Him cannot be limited.

This is why along with every common man, Muhammad (sa), the Seal of the Prophets, also prays:

‘O my Lord, increase me in knowledge’. (Ta Ha 20:115)

And yet he is the one whom God made to say:

‘I am the best of all the children of Adam, but I do not take pride in it’; as God did say of His Prophet: ‘This servant of Ours came close to Us, and came so close that he lost himself in Us’. (al-Najm 53:9-10)”

Pages 40-41

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf

This is further to my post:

Two levels of belief in God: “There should be a God”: “There is God”

https://paarsurrey.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/two-levels-of-belief-in-god-there-should-be-a-god-there-is-god/

 

 

Two levels of belief in God: “There should be a God”: “There is God”

July 17, 2013
Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad

 

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:

 Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

“Belief in God has two levels. The first level of belief is confined to the understanding that there must be Creator and a Lord of this universe, for it does not stand to reason that the heavens and the earth are the result of accident and have no Creator.

The second level of belief is the complete and real recognition of the existence of our Creator, His attributes and the path to reach Him. Thus, the first level is the belief: ‘There should be a God’ and the second level is the firm faith: ‘There is a God’.

Let us understand once and for all that reason can never take us to the level of absolute certainty:

‘There is a God’; it only takes us up to the level where we can say that there should be a God. Hence, we come to the conclusion that though reason cannot produce true faith, it does prepare the ground for it. It will not show us the face of God, but will point to Him from a distance. It will not unite us with God, but will open up the way that leads to Him. It will not give us satisfaction but will give us the passion to achieve it. Also, it will not convince us of the existence of God, but will give us the conviction that there should be a God.”

Pages 39-40

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf

This is further to my post:

One should reflect over the universe time and again

Reason alone cannot find God

June 5, 2013
Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:

 Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

“Two Different Levels of Belief in God

God is far beyond the reach of physical eyes due to His being perfectly subtle and possessing incomprehensible infinite attributes. On the other hand, one’s faith cannot reach perfection nor benefit anyone unless he is at least as convinced of the existence of God as he is of the material things of this world. Hence, God has ordained in His wise scheme of things that man, on his own, may only progress up to a certain point. After that, God Himself descends and lifts man upwards.

In other words, God has divided belief into two levels. The first can be reached by man with the help of his reason alone. The second, however, is beyond the reach of unaided reason. In order to attain this level of faith, some other means have to descend from heaven to assist reason. Only then can man experience true faith in God, as He says in the Holy Quran:

‘Eyes cannot reach Him but He reaches the eyes.

And He is the Incomprehensible, the All-Aware.’

(al-An‘am 6:104)

This means that man can never see God with his eyes nor acquire understanding of Him on his own. God has, therefore, so arranged that He reveals Himself to man. Although He is too subtle for human eyes to behold, he is also All-Knowing.

Hence He knows that man cannot survive spiritually unless he acquires knowledge of his Creator. This is why God Himself makes arrangements to enable man to know Him despite being Subtle and Hidden from human eyes.

Pages 37-38      ” Our God

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf