Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi (as) – Allah Becomes One With Those Who Become His

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

Those in employment work very actively and diligently even for minor jobs, but as the time for prayer approaches, they recoil at the sight of water that is even somewhat cold. Why is this so? It is because hearts are devoid of the greatness of Allah Almighty. If people possessed even scant regard for the greatness of God Almighty and were cognizant and certain of death, all their indolence and negligence would flee from them. Therefore, they should cultivate the greatness of God Almighty within their hearts and forever fear Him. He seizes fiercely. He overlooks and pardons, but when He takes hold of a person, He is firm to the extent that, [1] لَا يَخَافُ عُقۡبَٰهَا that is to say, He does not care even for those who are left behind by such a one. On the contrary, Allah Almighty honours those and becomes a shield for those who fear Him and cultivate within their hearts His greatness.

It is recorded in the hadith مَنْ كَانَ لِلهِ كَانَ اللهُ لَهُ, which means, Allah Almighty becomes one with those who become His. It is a pity, however, that many of those who pay heed and wish to gain the nearness of God Almighty seek immediate results. They know not the degree of patience and ambition that is required in matters of religion. It is surprising that they wait years on end for the acquisition of worldly objectives, for which they strive day in and day out, and for which they exert their best efforts. A farmer plants a seed and waits for quite some time, yet when it comes to matters of faith, they would like to be transformed into saints in a heartbeat. On the very first day, they expect to reach the throne of Allah, without undergoing any toil and hardship on this path, and without being subjected to trial.

Remember well, this is not the law and practice of God Almighty. Even in religious matters, every form of progress is gradual, and God Almighty cannot be pleased with mere declarations that we are Muslims or believers.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), The Advent of the Promised Messiah (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2016), 33-34.


[1] The Holy Qur’an, 91:16.