Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi (as) – The Rank of One Who Is Annihilated in Allah

Portrait of the Promised Messiah (as) & Imam Mahdi (Guided One), Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

A human being can do nothing without the grace and support of God Almighty. When man is pulled towards Allah the Exalted and becomes annihilated in Him, the actions which such a one performs are known as divine actions. The most sublime and supreme forms of light are manifested upon such a person. What can we say about human weakness­ – man cannot take even a single step without the grace and support of God Almighty. In fact, I believe that if God Almighty were not to lend His support, a man could not even do up his cloth after relieving himself from the call of nature. Physicians have written about a medical condition that causes death with a single sneeze. Always remember that human beings are weakness embodied and this is why God Almighty states:

خُلِقَ الۡاِنۡسَانُ ضَعِیۡفًا 

‘Man has been created weak.’[1]

Nothing of man is his own. From head to toe, he does not even have as many limbs as he has illnesses. Now when man is prey to such a large collection of frailties, the only way that he can enjoy peace and security is to keep his affairs clean with God Almighty, and by becoming a true and loyal servant of His. For this, it is necessary that an individual adopts truth and sincerity. Even the workings of the physical system are based on truth as well. Those who abandon the truth and act unfaithfully consider falsehood to be the shield that will save them from the consequences of their crimes. However, such people are gravely mistaken.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume II (Farnham, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2019), 83.


[1] The Holy Qur’an, 4:29.