Since such people are overwhelmed by feelings of sympathy for mankind, they remain engaged in thoughts day and night, and are absorbed in grief for the people so that they will come to the path of God in some way or other, and so that they will drink just one sip from this fountain. This sympathy and this fervour was present in our chief and master, the Noble Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, to an immense degree – no one else could ever possess a greater share. As such, the state of the sympathy and compassion with which the Holy Prophet (sa) was possessed has been illustrated by Allah the Exalted Himself in the following words:
لَعَلَّکَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفۡسَکَ اَلَّا یَکُوۡنُوۡا مُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ
Meaning, will you grieve yourself to death because they do not believe? Whether you are able to grasp the deeper reality of this verse or not, the fact is that it circulates in my heart, just as blood flows throughout the body.
بدل دردیکہ دارم از برائے طالبانِ حق
نمے گرد دیبان آں درد از تقریر کوتاہم
The pain that I feel in my heart for those who seek the truth;
is pain which I cannot express in one small speech.
I understand full well the sort of heart-wrenching pain by which godly preachers are consumed for the reformation of mankind.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume II (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2019), 116-117.
 The Holy Qur’an, 26:4.