Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi – Love of the World Blinds People from God

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

Our Arya and Christian opponents have very well come to know the reality of their religions, and yet they cling to them. The Christians are well aware that the principles and doctrines of their religion are improper and that it is inappropriate to deify a human being. In this age, knowledge of philosophy, physics and science has advanced greatly, and people have come to realise clearly that the Messiah was but a weak and frail mortal who did not possess any supernatural power whatsoever. After having studied these sciences, in light of one’s personal experiences, and in view of the weaknesses and frailties of the Messiah, it is impossible to believe that he was God. Never in the least. 

Associating partners with God began and was founded at the hand of a woman; that is, Eve, who followed the command of Satan instead of God Almighty. And now, too, it is women who support this great form of polytheism – Christianity. In all truth, the Christian religion is one which human nature repels from afar and can never accept. Were it not for worldly motives, a large majority of Christians today would have become Muslim. In fact, some among the Christians have been Muslims in secret. They concealed their belief, but at the time of death, proclaimed that they were Muslims when leaving behind their wills. There were very high-ranking officials among these people as well. They did not reveal that they were Muslims during their life out of their love for the world, but ultimately, they conceded this fact. I see that Islam has found way into their hearts and now it continues to flourish. The love of this world has blinded the people.

In short, it is this very love of the world that has caused internal dissent among the Muslims as well. For if the pleasure of Allah Almighty had taken precedence, it could easily be ascertained as to which sect possessed sounder principles, and by accepting them, everyone could have reunited. Now, in view of this shortcoming, caused by the love of this world, how can these people be called Muslims? For they do not follow in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), The Advent of the Promised Messiah (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2016), 24-26.