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The true victory of Islam, as is evident from the word 'Islam' (submission) itself, lies in our complete surrendering our selves to God and freeing ourselves of our egos and our passions. No idol, whether it is the idol of our desires, our our intentions, or the idol of creature worship, should stand in our way, and we should submit ourselves entirely to the will of God. After reaching this state of Fana (self-annihilation), we will attain baqa (the life of eternity) which will give our eyes a new light, our minds a new passion; and we will become a wholly new being and the same Eternal God will become for us a new God. This is the true victory, and one aspect of it is Divine ammunion.(the green announcement p. 28)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


 "And I said, 'Seek forgiveness of your Load; for He is the exceedingly Forgiving. He will send down clouds pouring rain for you in abundance, and He will strengthen you with wealth and with children, and He will give you gardens and He will give you rivers." (Al-Nuh, 11:13)
 "Glorify thy Lord with His praise and seek forgiveness of Him. Surely He is Oft-returning with compassion."
There is a hadith on this subject.
 Hadrat Abu Burdah Bin Abi Musa(ra) narrates from his father that the Holy Prophet(SAW) said, 'Allah the Almighty has untrusted me with two trusts that I must convey to my ummah in the following verses of the Holy Qur'an: "But Allah would not punish them while thou wast among them, and Allah would not punish them while the sought forgiveness." (Al-Anfal, 8:34)
Therefore, when I leave them, I will leave istighfar with them up until the day of judgemen.' (Sunan-ut-Tirmadhi, Kitabu Tafsiril-Qur'an.Tafsiru Suratil-Anfal)
Hadrat Ibn-e-'abbas(ra) relates that the Holy Prophet  (SAW) said, 'Whoever clings to istighfar (i.e., performs it regularly and often) Allah the Almighty grants him a way out of all difficulties, and grants him provisions from ways that he could not imagine.' (Sunano Abi Dawud, Kitab-ul-Witri, Babun fil-Istighfar).
The Promised Messiah(as) says:
 ... istighfar, which brings strength upon the roots of faith, is mentioned in two ways in the Holy Qur'an. One: to strengthen the love of Allah, stop the emergence of sins that arise in privacy-to be engrossed completely in God and to thereby seek His help. This is the of the elect, who consider it a ruin to be separated from Allah even for the briefest moments. They recite istighfar so that the mercy of Allah may keep sustaining them.
 The second type of istighfar is to emerge from the bondage of sin and to flee towards Allah; to try that, as a tree is firmly planted in to the soil, your hearts should become completely devoted to Allah. your hearts should thereby be captivated by the love of Allah and, by attaining pure nourishment, be saved from the dryness and decline of sin.
 These two types of istighfar have been called as such because ghafara, from which (the word) istighfar has been derived, means 'covering' or 'suppressing'. In other words,istighfar means that Allah  may suppress the sin of some one who has immersed himself in His love and may not permit the roots of humanness from bening exposed. Rather, He should grant him a place under the mantle of His Holiness; and if a root has been exposed because of any sin, he should cover it up again and save it from the ill-consequences of exposure.
 Since Allah is the source of all Grace, and his light is ever ready to remove all kind of darkness, the only why of discovering the straight path is that we spread both arms towards this fountain purity in fear of this dreadful conditions so that the fountain may move towards us with great force and should carry away all impurities. there is no greater sacrifice for pleasing Allah than to accept death for His sake and present ourselves before Him.  (Siraj-ud-Din 'Isa'i  ke Char Sawalon ka Jawab, Ruhani Khaza'in, vol. 12, p.346-347)
The Promised Messiah (as) also says:
...When seeks strength from Allah-that is 'dose istighfar-[one's] weaknesses can be removed with help of the Holly Spirit and [one] can be safeguarded from sin like the Prophet and Messengers. And if there be someone who has already become a sinner,istighfar saves sin from the consequences of his evil deeds, i.e.,from punishment. For no darkness can stay the face of light. But the wrong-doers who do not do istighfar suffer the consequences of there misdeeds (Kashti-e-Nuh,Ruhani Khaza'in, vol.19, p.3)
The Promised Messiah (as) also says:
Some people have an awareness of sin,other do not.Therefor Almighty Allah has made istighfar incumbent for all times, so that one should continue to seek Allah's protection from all sins-obvious or hidden,known or unknown,whether committed by hand, legs, tongue, nose, or eyes. These the prayer of Hazrat Adam should especially be recited:
      'Over Lord we have wronged ourselves; and if Thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us we shall surely be of the lost.' (Al-A'raf 7:24) 
This prayer has already been accepted. Do not spend your life in heedlessness. Any one who eschews heedlessness life will hopefully never be afflicted with any great misfortune because such misfortune does not befall without Divine permission. I was revealed the following prayer in this regard:
 'O my Lord, every thing is in your service. O my Lord protect me, and help me, and have mercy on me,' 

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