The Promised Messiah (as) said:
“This temporary life will come to an end – whether spent in constrained circumstances or times of ease. But the matter of the Hereafter is very hard. It is an everlasting abode that has no end in time. If one goes to that life in a condition that one’s affairs with Allah are straight, and the fear of Allah had overpowered one’s heart, and with repentance from sins, he had secured himself from everything that Allah has designated as sin, the Grace of Allah will guide him. He will be pleased with his Lord, and his Lord will be pleased with him.
“But if one does not do so and spends this life in heedlessness, his end is dangerous. Therefore, at the time of bai‘at, make a firm determination of what bai‘at is and what benefits it provides. If it is done merely for worldly objectives, it is useless. But if it is for the sake of faith and pleasure of Allah, then it is blessed and carries its real aims and objectives. It can be hoped that it will provide all the benefits that the true bai‘at provides.”
(Malfuzat, vol. 6, p. 142)
Courtesy of MKA-Nigeria (Tarbiyya Department)