Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as) – The Deeper Reality of the Word of Allah and the Soul

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

People have gravely misunderstood the term ‘Word of Allah’ which is used for the Messiah (as). They have understood this as being a means of some distinction for the Messiah (as), but this is not the case at all. Every human being becomes a ‘Word of Allah’ when they emerge from the darkness, impurity and gloom of the baser self.

Bear in mind that every human being is a Word of Allah because they possess a soul, which has been referred to as the command of the Lord (amri-rabbi) in the Holy Quran. However, on account of his foolishness and ignorance, as man does not give due importance to the soul, he essentially chains it in fetters and shackles, blinding its vision and blackening its pure state with perilous darkness and evil, marring the soul to such an extent that it becomes so dim that it can hardly be perceived. But when man repents and turns towards Allah the Exalted, and removes the cloak of his impure life of darkness, the heart begins to shine, and the journey to the original source – which is God – begins, until finally, when a person reaches the highest state of righteousness, all of their dirt and filth is removed and what remains of man is Allah’s Word. This is a subtle point of knowledge and wisdom. All people do not have the ability to attain to the depth of this matter.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume II (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2019), 121-122.