The miracle of morals

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian

The demands of faith are that a person seeks their own reformation from Allah the Exalted, while employing their own strength. It is narrated in a hadith that Allah the Almighty does not disregard the prayer of a person who raises their hands with firm faith. And so, beg of God and implore him with firm faith and sincere resolve. I advise you once again that to exhibit good morals is no less than showing a miracle. If any of you assert that it is not your desire to show miracles, then realise that Satan has deceived you. By the manifestation of miracles, I am not referring to pride and conceit. Miracles enlighten people of the truth and veracity of Islam and become a source of guidance. I proclaim once again that pride and conceit have no part in the miracle of morals to which I refer. Such a thought is the incitement of Satan. There are tens of millions of Muslims that can be seen to exist in various parts of the world. Have these Muslims come to Islam by the dint of the sword through compulsion and force? Absolutely not. This is completely false. It is the miraculous effect of Islam which has drawn them in. Miracles are of various kinds. Among these varying types, there is one form known as the miracle of morals and it reigns supreme in all fields. Those who accepted Islam did so merely by witnessing the miracles of the righteous – miracles that left an impression upon them. It was Islam itself in which they witnessed an honourable light. The sword did not convert them. Many renowned and reputable British scholars have had to accept that the truthful spirit of Islam itself is so powerful that it compels people of other religions to join the fold.

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 142-143)

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