Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi (as) – Deeds Are the Ornaments of Faith

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

Weigh your faith, for deeds are the ornaments of faith. If one’s practical condition is corrupt, then in reality he is devoid of faith as well. A believer is beautiful. If a beautiful person is adorned with even a simple and ordinary bangle, their beauty is enhanced manifold. In the same manner, deeds make a believing person appear more beautiful, but if a person performs evil deeds, then nothing remains. When one develops true faith within oneself, one begins to feel a pleasure in performing good deeds; one’s eye of divine understanding is opened; one offers the prayer as it ought to be observed; one develops an aversion towards sin and detests vile gatherings; and one possesses a fervour and deep longing within one’s heart for the greatness and glory of Allah Almighty and His Messenger to be manifested. That very same faith will give them the strength to be put on the cross like the Messiah (as). For the sake of God, and indeed for the sake of God alone, such a one is willing to be thrown into a fire like Abraham (as). When a person aligns his own will with the will of God, then Allah the Almighty Who isعَلِيمُۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ[1]   (He knows full well what is in your breasts) becomes their Protector and Guardian. That God will take such a one down from the cross alive, and even pull him out of a fire, safe and sound. Only those who have full faith in God Almighty witness these miraculous wonders.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume II (Farnham, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2019), 89-90.

[1] The Holy Qur’an, 67:14.