“God has said it in very plain words that those who love God, fear Him and have hopes in Him, are the people who have an authoritative position. But those who follow their passions are devoid of any authority that may grip the heart strongly. In short, whatever a man might say or do, unless he has the authority for it, he displays atheism.
“I should like to propagate my Mission in two ways: God knows – and no witness is better than He – I do it with great zeal and sincerely speaking all this is for the sake of God and it is He that I present to the people. I have not been chanced to study the English language. Had I studied this language I would have never given the trouble to my friends (to write or translate in English language). But that was the Will of God; He wanted others also to join me in this good work.
“As for me I never tell others to do for me, what I can do myself. Had the Holy Prophet, sallallaho alaihi wa sallam, lived a few years more, Hazrat Abu Bakr, may God be pleased with him would have died till then. The fact is that the Holy Prophet, sallallaho alaihi wa sallam, had won the victory which had been promised to him. He had witnessed the fulfilment of the words yadkholoona fee deenillahi afwāja (entering the religion of Allah in troops) Al-yauma akmalto lakum had also come to pass. God did not like him (Hazrat Abu Bakr) to be deprived of the reward; He wanted him also to be blessed.
“Likewise, God could grant me treasureful of wealth and in that case I would not have stood in need of anybody’s financial help. But He picks up anyone He likes to be amply rewarded. All these people who are sitting before me are like graves; for everybody has to die one day or the other. This is the time to act in a way that one should deserve the rewards from God. I am telling you all that God has told me and I am doing it in a very simple manner and in very clear words. You should get ready for the rewards.
“Do not think that if you will spend in the way of God, you will lose something. God will repay you like a heavy rain. Manya’mal misqala zarratin khairan yarah. (Whoso does an atom’s weight of good will see it). You should also remember that one cannot give service to religion without the help of God. He who girds up his loin to serve the Religion with pleasure, is never wasted. In short, I am playing one part, the other is being played by my friends who have studied English language.”
(Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Malfoozat Vol. II, p. 255)
Courtesy (Tarbiyya Department)