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The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).

Indications of Granted Nearness of God and Responsibilities of Faithful.

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Peace be on you. Getting nearness of God is associated with humble responsibilities and results in effects. Here are basic aspects in the light of Holy Quran's teachings.

Nearness of God

Part 1
God is always the nearest

= “And assuredly, We have created human and We know what his (physical) self whispers (to him), and We are nearer to him than (even his) jugular vein.” (Holy Quran, chapter 50: verse 70)

Meeting with God is related to belief in Unity of God and good deeds
= “Say, I am only a man like yourselves; (but) I have received the revelation that your God is only God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord do good deeds, and let him join no one in the worship of his Lord.” (ch 18: v 111)

Steadfastness by faithful and grant of blessings in both worlds
= “(As for) those who say, Our Lord is Allah, and then remain steadfast, the angels descend on them, (saying): Fear ye not, not grieve; and rejoice in the Garden that you were promised.” ----“ We are your friends in this life and in the Hereafter. Therein you will have all that your souls will desire, and therein you will have all that you will ask for.” ---- “An entertainment from the Most Forgiving, the Merciful.” (ch 41:v31 to 33)

= “And (as far) those who strive in Our path – We will surely guide them in Our ways. And verily Allah is with those who do good deeds.” (ch 29 : v 70)

Part 2
Understanding of Practical effects of nearness of God

The highest spiritual satisfaction for a faithful, sincere and true seeker is to have peace with God which starts right from this life and continues in Hereafter.

There are three spiritual stages for a sruggling seeker.
i)- At initial and crude stage, the self of a person is very weak and cannot stand against low desires and temptations.

ii)- At next stage, the self of the struggling seeker improves in morals and regrets at misconducts, tries to stand with repentance but sometimes falls.

iii)- Nearness of God comes with Symptoms: Finally, by the grace of God struggling self leads to complete spiritual strength and peace with God is acquired. It has has symptoms.

At this stage the seeker does good deeds and avoid bad deeds.
The self is fully imersed in truth and false goes away.
A revolution comes in that person.
The heart of such person comes in the hands of God, the person walks under the light of God.

Some of the properties of such faithful, according to Holy Quran, are:
= “……These are they in whose hearts Allah has inscribed (true) faith and whom He has stenghthened with inspiration from Himself…..” (Holy Quran ch 58 : v 23)
= “……..Allah has endeared the faith to you and has made it (look) beautiful to your hearts, and He has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience hateful to you. Such undeed are those who follow the right course.” (49:8)
= “….Truth has come and falsehood has vanished away. Falsehood does indeed vanish away (fast).” (17:82)

How to get such nearness of God
There is a proper way to get a particular thing. For example, if one wants to get sun-light, one must open the window which is toward the sun.
One cannot get nearness of God with man made logic and philosophy.
To find God, first of all, one has to dedicate one’s life and its faculties for the sake of God. Then one must continue to pray to get His nearness so that one should find God by God.

In this regard, the timely and natural prayer that is taught in first chapter /surah of Holy Quran:

= “In the name of Allah, al-Rahman al-Rahim.” (chapter 1: verse 1) --- [al-Rahim means the Gracious and the One Who grants even prior to human deeds AND al-Rahim means the Repeatedly Merciful and the One Who grants fruits of human efforts] .
= “All praises belongs to Allah, Lord of all worlds.” (v2)
= “al-Rahman al-Rahim.” (v3) --- [al-Rahim means the Gracious and the One Who grants even prior to human deeds AND al-Rahim means the Repeatedly Merciful and the One Who grants fruits of human deeds] .
= “Master of Day of Judgment.” (v4) --- [No one else is master of that Day]
= “The alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.” (v5) --- [the word ‘we’ signifies that all faculties of human are like a group and the whole of that group prostrates to God. This state is desribed as ‘Islam’]
= “Guide us in the right path.” (v6)
= “ The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed (Thy) blessings, those who have not incurred (Thy) displeasure, and those, who have not gone astray.” (v7) ---[steadfastness at blessed path is requested]

These verses are teaching that bounties and blessings of God are granted to those who dedicate and sacrifice all of their selves and get comsumed in the pleasure of God and continue to pray so that they get all possible spiritual bounties, nearness of God and His revelations. With this prayer, they worship through all of their faculties; they stay away for sins and displeasures of God and throw themselves at the threshold of God. Because they look for God with high resolve, they find Him and are granted His pure Understanding. Steadfastness is vital in this path, as indicated in above prayer; it means that such seeker should maintain such faithfuness, which cannot be harmed by any trial.

Reference: Understanding from the book “The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” by promised Messiah Mahdi. [Online at alislamDOTorg], Section of the book: “ FIRST QUESTION, The Physical, Moral and Spiritual States of Man.”

Part 3
To get nearness of God (according to teachings of Holy Quran)

One has to repent and clear all dues, get determined, be alert and be able to think.

Nearness of God results in:
1- Purity in body and soul.
2- Loving effect in heart.
3- Great improvement in morals and spirituality.
4- Understanding of Holy Attributes of God and ability to draw unlimited benefits from them.
5- Progress in knowledge.
6- Imbibing divine attributes at human level.
7- Acceptance of prayers.
8- Meeting (spiritually) with God. [God is unlimited, human is limited. Thus it is not ordinary physical meeting. God (metaphorically speaking) descends through His four major attributes as mentioned above in verses of Chapter 1 of Holy Quran (Surah al-Fatiha) . To meet God, human leaves his low-self / material-ness and becomes purer and purer in spiritual ascention. For example, Prophets of God (and among their Companions) are the purest people who follow divine commandments, purify them at most, they understand divine attributes, they give benefits to all creation of God, they are consumed in worship and they get guidance from God. [Ref: Practical examples of this philosophy are mentioned in narrates by various people in Friday sermons by 5 th Holy Khalifah in alislamDOTorg] That is to say, they meet God (metaphorically).

Nearness and spiritual meeting with God illumines the selves of seekers and the world around them.

Reference: Various writings of second Holy Khalifah of promised Messiah Mahdi.

Getting nearness of God is associated with humble responsibilities and results in enlightened and practical effects.

Peace be on everyone.

Updated 01-08-2013 at 09:26 PM by YALASH