How to save oneself from divine chastisement


Hence, before divine punishment arrives to close the door of repentance, seek repentance. When worldly laws arouse such fear, then why should people not fear the law of God Almighty? A person is left with no choice but to taste a calamity once it has arrived.

Every one of you ought to strive and wake for Tahajud prayer; and also offer special supplications in your five daily Prayers when you stand after the ruku. Repent from anything and everything which displeases God. Repentance is to abandon all the evil deeds and situations which cause the displeasure of God, and to bring about a sincere change; to move forward and adopt righteousness.

One ought to hold morality in high regard, for this too brings the mercy of God; refine your habits; be free from anger and replace it with humility and meekness. Along with the reformation of your morals, give charity to the extent of your means as well. Allah Almighty states:

وَ یُطْعِمُوْنَ الطَّعَامَ عَلٰى حُبِّهٖ مِسْكِیْنًا وَّ یَتِیْمًا وَّ اَسِیْرًا

“They feed, for the pleasure of God, the poor, orphans, and prisoners, and they say: ‘We give you only for the pleasure of Allah the Almighty, and fear a day that is most terrifying.”’

In short, engage yourselves in prayer and repentance, and continue to give charity so that Allah the Exalted may treat you with grace and compassion.

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 215-216)

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