The stage at which the godly perform actions of divine nature


Similarly, it is my experience that the godly attain such a high rank in their nearness to Allah that a divine complexion wholly and perfectly covers the traces of their human character. This may be illustrated by the example of fire which engulfs iron to the extent that apparently, nothing but fire is visible. Similarly, such holy individuals become imbued with the hue of God’s attributes, by way of reflection. At that time, without prayer or supplication to God, such a one performs actions, which possess the characteristics of divinity. The words they utter are fulfilled exactly as stated. There is clear mention in the Holy Quran of such occurrences as a result of the actions and words of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. For example, there is the following verse:

وَ مَا رَمَیۡتَ اِذۡ رَمَیۡتَ وَ لٰکِنَّ اللّٰہَ رَمٰی

“Thou threwest not when thou didst throw, but it was Allah Who threw.”

There was the miracle of the splitting of the moon. Similarly, there are examples of the Holy Prophetsa curing a vast number of the ailing and sick. The statement of the Holy Quran:

مَا یَنطِقُ عَنِ الْھَوَیٰ

(He does not speak out of his own desire) in favour of our Noble Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, alludes to the extreme and supreme divine nearness which the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, enjoyed. Truly, this is evidence of the immensely purified soul of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and his nearness to the Divine.

It is mentioned in a hadith that Allah the Exalted becomes the hands, feet and eyes, etc. of a believing servant of God. This purports to say that all the limbs of such a person become so imbued in obedience to Allah that they are transformed into an instrument of the Divine, through which divine actions are manifested from time to time. Or they may be likened to a spotless mirror, which reflects with the utmost clarity, the will of God in its entirety. Or, one could say that in this state, such people relinquish their human character completely. For example, when a person speaks, they desire in their hearts that others should praise them for their eloquence, articulate speech and lucid expression. Yet, there are those who speak by divine power. When their souls become impassioned, it is from Allah the Exalted that a wave overwhelms them and inspires them in a manner that they cease to speak with their own voice and words; rather, they speak, permeated with the character, words and fervour of the Divine. Similarly, when they see, they do not see with their own concentration, as is the norm for others; but rather, their sight is free from human involvement and is illumined by the light of God Almighty – God shows them that which even the most scrupulous attention could not reveal to man.

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 114-115)

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