Posts Tagged ‘reflection’

Search for an Exalted Being

February 17, 2014

Search for an Exalted Being

Of the natural conditions of man is his search after an Exalted Being towards Whom he has an inherent attraction. This is manifested by an infant from the moment of its birth. As soon as it is born, it displays a spiritual characteristic that it inclines towards its mother and is inspired by love of her. As its faculties are developed and its nature begins to display itself openly, this inherent quality is displayed more and more strongly. It finds no comfort anywhere except in the lap of its mother. If it is separated from her and finds itself at a distance from her, its life becomes bitter. Heaps of bounties fail to beguile it away from its mother in whom all its joy is concentrated. It feels no joy apart from her. What, then, is the nature of the attraction which an infant feels so strongly towards its mother?

It is the attraction which the True Creator has implanted in the nature of man. The same attraction comes into play whenever a person feels love for another. It is a reflection of the attraction that is inherent in man’s nature towards God, as if he is in search of something that he misses, the name of which he has forgotten and which he seeks to find in one thing or another which he takes up from time to time. A person’s love of wealth or offspring or wife or his soul being attracted towards a musical voice are all indications of his search for the True Beloved.

As man cannot behold with his physical eyes the Imperceptible Being, Who is latent like the quality of fire in everyone, but is hidden, nor can he discover Him through the mere exercise of imperfect reason, he has been misled grievously in his search and has mistakenly assigned His position to others.

Pages: 82-87

Click to access Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf


By Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

https://paarsurrey.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/search-for-an-exalted-being-2/

Peace within and peace with others

June 18, 2013

I wrote a post on my favorite discussion forum <http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/> in the thread/topic <What Makes Islam…..        religion of peace>; I give the post here for benefit of the members.

(To see the context of a post, please, click the post #; that will take you to the full single view of the post in the forum, and then click the thread topic on the right upper corner, that will take you to the discussion that ensued in the forum.)

Paarsurrey wrote:

#38

I would like to quote here from a passage from the book “Philosophy of Teachings of Islam” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad; the passage includes six verses of Quran for a peaceful behaviour of a Muslim:

“The third moral quality in the context of discarding evil is designated in Arabic as hudnah or haun, which means refraining from inflicting physical pain on anyone and behaving peacefully. Without a doubt, peacefulness is a high moral quality and is essential for humanity.

The natural impulse corresponding to this moral quality, the regulation of which converts it into a moral quality, which is possessed by an infant, is attachment. It is obvious that in his natural condition man is unable to conceive of peacefulness or combativeness. In that condition the impulse of attachment that he exhibits is the root of peacefulness, but as it is not exercised under the control of reason or reflection and with deliberation, it is not accounted a moral quality.

It becomes a moral quality when a person deliberately makes himself harmless and exercises the quality of peacefulness on its proper occasion, and refrains from using it out of place. In this context the Divine teaching is:

• And set things right among yourselves, (The Holy Quran, al-Anfal 8:2)
• And reconciliation is best. (The Holy Quran, an-Nisa’ 4:129)
• And if they incline towards peace, incline you also towards it, (The Holy Quran, al-Anfal 8:62)
• And the servants of the Gracious God are those who walk on the earth in a dignified manner, (The Holy Quran, al-Furqan 25:64)
• And when they pass by anything vain, they pass on with dignity; (The Holy Quran, al-Furqan 25:73)
• Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he between whom and yourself was enmity will become as though he were a warm friend. (The Holy Quran, Ha Mim as-Sajdah 41:35)

That is, try to promote accord between yourselves; Peace is best; when they incline towards peace, do you incline towards it also. The true servants of the Gracious One walk upon the earth in humility; and when they come upon something vain, which might develop into strife, they pass on with dignity, that is to say, they do not start quarrelling over trifles and do not make small matters which do not cause much harm an occasion for discord.

The expression “vain” that is employed in this verse means mischievous utterance of words or doing something which causes little damage and does little harm. Peacefulness means that one should overlook conduct of that type and should act with dignity; but if a person’s conduct does real harm to life or property or honour, the moral quality that should come into play in apposition to it is not peacefulness but forbearance, to which we shall revert later.

Should anyone behave mischievously towards you, you should try to repel it with peacefulness, whereby he who is your enemy will become your warm friend. In short, peacefulness means overlooking trivial matters of annoyance which occasion no great harm, and are more or less confined to uttering nonsense”

http://www.alislam.org/library/books…s-of-Islam.pdf

I think it may help in the matter.

The True Book from God – the Creator, is logically the one which conforms to His law of nature, and the true Divine Word is that which does not contradict His action

May 11, 2009

~It is not true that God’s Action as mentioned in the Bible should point to one thing and His word to another

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908, the Promised Messiah, the Second Coming says:

This is what Allah teaches us in the Holy Quran:
‘The recompense of an injury is an injury the like thereof;
but whoso forgives and his act brings about reformation,15
his reward is with Allah.’
This is the teaching of the Holy Quran. The Gospel, on
the other hand, teaches unconditional forgiveness at all
times, and thus tramples upon all sense of expediency on
which the social structure is based. It only emphasizes the
growth of one branch of the ‘tree’ of human ethics, and
completely disregards all the others.

But, strangely enough, Jesus (as) did not act upon his own
moral teachings. He cursed the fig tree when he found it
to be barren, while he exhorted others to pray. And while
he taught others not to call anyone a fool, he himself went
to the extent of calling the Jewish elders misbegotten,
hurling abuses at them in every sermon and calling them
foul names. A teacher of morals must first exhibit those
morals in himself. Could such a flawed teaching, which
Jesus (as) himself did not follow, be from God?

The only pure and perfect teaching is that of the Holy
Quran, which nourishes all human faculties. It does not
emphasize any one aspect, rather it teaches a judicious
exercise of both forgiveness and chastisement. In truth,
the Holy Quran is a reflection of the Divine law of nature
which we witness all around us. It stands to reason that
there should be harmony between God’s word and action.
The action of God, as we see it in this world, must necessarily
be the basis for the word of God contained in His
True Book—not that His Action should point to one thing
and His word to another. With regard to His action, we
observe that forgiveness is by no means the rule, and that
He also inflicts upon the wrongdoers various kinds of
punishments, which have been mentioned in earlier scriptures
as well. Our God is not only Forbearing, but He is
also most severe in His wrath.

The True Book, therefore,
is the one which conforms to His law of nature, and the
true Divine Word is that which does not contradict His
action. We have never observed God to be continually
forbearing and forgiving towards His creatures and never
punishing them. Even today God has warned the wicked
people through me and has told of a powerful and terrible
earthquake which will destroy them; and the plague has
not yet subsided either. Do you not remember what happened
to the people of Noah (as) and what befell the nation
of Lot (as)?

Do understand that the essence of the Shariah is
, which means to adopt the attributes of the
Exalted and Glorious God. This is the highest perfection a
soul can attain. The desire to acquire morals greater than
God’s, is sheer blasphemy, and amounts to an attack on
His holy attributes.
You should also consider that it is God’s eternal and established
law that He forgives in response to repentance
and penitence, and hears the prayers of His righteous servants
which are offered by way of intercession.

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Foot Notes:

14 Al-Shura, 42:41 [Publishers]
15 The Holy Quran does not approve of that forgiveness which serves no
good purpose, for it only corrupts human morals and creates disorder in
society. The Holy Quran only sanctions that forgiveness which results in
reformation. [Author]

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Fountain-of-Christianity-20080505MN.pdf