Welcome to the Official English Website of the Savior of Mankind Imam Ahmed al-Hasan PBUH
- 05 August 2012
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ALLAH: The Creator
The Jewel of Belief and Guidance
If one looks at the world around them, it is easy to see that this is a created world. From this it is natural to ask such questions as, “Who or what created all of this?” One must then ask,
What am I doing here, what is my goal and what guidelines should I follow to live my life in the best possible way?
People are not perfect, and in their imperfection they attribute characteristics to God that are incorrect and filled with misguidance. But surely God, the Magnificent, is far above what people make up in their own imaginations about Him. No matter what the ordinary people say, it does not change the Reality of His existence and His creation.
God’s Pure Guidance
So, God in His wisdom created pure Guides who were perfect in knowledge of Him, His nature, and His creation. In this way, mankind would have a constant and consistent point of reference telling them how to live in His world. This way, people could live their lives in a way that would enable them to believe, think, and live in a way that would benefit them the most in this life and the Next. This guidance was pre-programmed into people before they entered this physical world. But in this world, that is often chaotic and confusing and a source of misinformation, people lost sign of the real Truth and started following their own ideas and ways.
God’s Pure Guidance
His pure Messengers and Guides
So, as part of His plan, God sent Pure Guides - who would be sent as messengers, at various times and places, to different groups of people to guide them back to the universal and unchanging Truth. Some came with books from Him and reflected the words from those books in their speech and their lives. Others lived their lives according to the books from God but did not deliver a book in book form.The role of these Guides, on the other hand, is to direct people to the messengers, the messenger’s message, and to protect God’s Truth from innovations. As God tells us in the Holy Quran describing the role of the Prophet Mohammad:
- I begin in the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate. I (Muhammad) deliver to you the messages of my Lord, and I offer you good advice and I know from God what you do not know.
The basic message of all the Guides and Messengers was the Oneness of God, and how to lead a life that would be pleasing to Him and in harmony with his world for mans own benefit. He is the One and only Creator. Only He could understand such things, and only He could bestow Pure Guidance on His creations. Because He is Just and Kind, He did not leave people wandering on their own without guidance, without knowing the path that leads back to Him and without knowing His way. And of course, these Messengers and Guides had to be infallible, without sin or misinformation of any kind. Without this quality, they would be capable of giving wrong direction and that would defeat the whole purpose of their existence. As God instructs us in the Quran:
- I begin in the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Whoever obeys the Apostle obeys Allah.
Without a doubt, God has sent these Infallibles throughout time to remind people of Him. He sent them to direct people away from worshiping His creation to worshipping Him, and from the obedience of his creation to obedience of Him.
As there were Prophets and Messengers throughout time, there were also Guides throughout time. Their roles were to constantly redirect people to the Messengers and the Messages they brought from God - to propagate the Truth and to show people how to live their lives in perfect accordance with it. The Prophet Mohammad, “The Seal of the Prophets,” has delivered the book of revelation and the holy Quran. Unfortunately, people can distort it in their own minds and actions.
- I begin in the name of God, the Merciful, the Intensely Merciful...and there is a guide for every people.
These Pure Guides also lived their lives exactly in the way God directed people to do in the Quran. They served as constant purifiers of the original message and served as fountains of pure knowledge to the people in every time and age. They constantly re-directed the people back to Believe in God and His eternal, unchanging message. This is confirmed in the Holy Quran where God says:
- In the Name of God the Merciful the CompassionateAnd we made of them Imams to guide our command... and they were certain of our communications.
So today, in these troubled times filled with injustice and inequity, humanity must as always turn to God. The means of accessing this guidance is through God’s blessing, a pure heart and the tools of the Quran, the Messengers, and the Pure Guides. God, in the Holy Quran defines these concepts by saying through the Prophet Mohammad:
- In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate It is he who has sent down the book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical. Then as for those in whose hearts there is deviation, they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking polytheism, and seeking giving it their own interpretation but none knows its interpretation except God and those firmly rooted in knowledge.
What We See Today?
People today are just following their own desires, and their own brain as a tool that they use in order to vote for and elect someone to become “Their” president, or someone that represents them as an individual nation. However, as a true believer, one should remember that this whole universe is under the control of the one and only God, and it is only He who is in charge of this universe and to Him shall be the return. As such, it is only God that has the right to position someone that represents Him in this world. It is amazing that many people argue against this point, but the question that rises here is, has anyone ever heard of a prophet or a messenger having been chosen or elected by people?
Another point that would also be raised is the fact that no human is perfect, unless he is “the one” chosen by God. Otherwise, if humans were perfect, let it be in any way, the world wouldn’t have been divided into many nations and tribes. Thus it becomes clear that it is God’s authority. Furthermore, all doctrines have confessed and ratified that this is the end of time, the end of the world…this is the time when the Holy Anticipated Reformer shall emerge and fill the world with peace and justice, after it had been filled with oppression and injustice. How and in what manner is the anticipated reformer to come? The answer is, in the same manner as any prophet or a messenger has came. Moreover, this holy character has been mentioned in the Muslim Shia, Muslim Sunni, Christian, and Jewish doctrines. However, in each doctrine the holy reformer has been mentioned in different ways:
Christianity: Comforter or Son of Man
This character has also been mentioned in other faiths; however, without mentioning or specifying a certain person.
The Awaited Reformer has EMERGED
He is calling to unite under the Banner of pure and true Faith, Justice, and Equity; under the Banner of Allegiance to God (Allah). He is Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan who has been mentioned in the Will of the Prophet Muhammad pbuhapap the night before he died. He also has been mentioned in the hadiths of Ahlul Bayt pbut. He is the messenger of Imam Al-Mahdi pbuhwho has been sent to all Muslims. He is the messenger of Prophet Jesus pbuh to all Christians, and Prophet Elijah (Eliyahu/Elias) pbuh to all Jews.
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