[qadianism] Re: The Finality of Prophethood - Concensus of Scholars
By Irshad @irshad.org
11:13am
Thu
25
Feb

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Farhan Qureshi wrote:

> What you are saying is that Allah (SWT) has stoped caring????

I don't believe anyone has suggested that, since a believer would
never think of such a thing! Dear Farhan, Allah(SWT) is the Source
of all that there is; Allah(SWT) is the One who supports life and
provides, even to those who do not believe.  Allah(SWT) does care
for all His Creation and this is why He(SWT) has sent Guidance for
those who believe, love their Lord, and have the wisdom to Submit
to His instructions.  Alas!  Most people are ingrateful disobedient
transgressors...

> He does
> not want to guide us--Note we are divided into sects-- And yet we pray
> at least 32 times a day Oh Allah guide us to the correct path in
> Sura-Al Fatheha....

Allah(SWT) is Most Merciful and does provide Guidance to those who
sincerely seek it.  However, it is man who may simply be practicing
the rituals of a religion, out of habit or dedication to the 
culture of his or her parents, without sincere faith or knowledge.

You see, dear Farhan, everyone "prays" to Allah(SWT): even 
Jews, Christians, Mormans, Hindus, and Bahais pray.  But, what 
happens when Guidance is delivered to these people by Sincere 
Muslims? Many of them reject the Truth and Clear evidence and 
insist upon following the way of like they themselves prefer.

It is not Allah(SWT) who does them wrong; they do their own soul 
wrong by resisting faith, separating themselves from the believers,
and allowing themselves to be misguided by the allures of this 
earthly life.

> How Allah (swt) guides us is through prophethood:

Allah(SWT) has already provided guidance through the Last of the
Prophets, the Mercy to the Universe, Muhammad(SAW).  We read in
the holy Quran:

  "..This day have those who reject faith given up all hope 
   of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have
   I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you,
   and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.."
   (Holy Quran, Al-Maeda, 5.3, Yusuf Ali)

  "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will 
   it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the 
   ranks of those who have lost."
      (Holy Quran, Al-E-Imran, 3.85, Yusuf Ali)

> and the Messiah: Al-Nabi is a wonderful source of guidance....

We keep hearing of this alleged blessing and guidance, but we have
not seen anyone actually quote Mirza Ghulam on this forum!  Dear 
Farhan, are you even able to read Urdu, Arabic, or Persian?  Have
you ever read the books Mirza Ghulam supposedly has written for 
yourself?

If all you have read are the little propaganda booklets the leaders
of the Qadiani Movement has put together, then you can not possibly 
make such an statement based on actualy knowledge.  If you were 
able to compare the writings of Mirza Ghulam to those of Muslim 
personalities, only then you would have a fair basis for any 
comparison.

Regardless, dear Farhan, the Guidance of Allah(SWT) and His 
Messenger(SAW) are quite sufficient for me.

> But as
> Allah (SWT) states in the Qur'an: They are dumb deaf and Blind, they
> see not, nor shall they see.....

Indeed, the unbelievers prefer to rely on conjecture, blindly 
follow the way of their fathers, allow pride in their alleged 
History control their reasoning, and turn a blind eye to the Clear
verdicts of Allah(SWT) and His Last Messenger(SAW).  They will not
see Guidance, because they do not, in reality, seek Guidance.

May Allah(SWT) bestow upon us the Wisdom to seek the Truth, the
Capacity to differentiate between clear Divine Guidance and 
conjecture of those who have gone astray, and the Courage to
gladly and humbly Submit Allah(SWT), in Islam.
Ameen.

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