The temporary world


All of you gentlemen are aware that Allah the Most Eminent has stated in the Holy Quran, and the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has stated in the hadith, that a time has gone by when nothing existed; no humans, animals, beasts and birds, the heaven and earth, everything on the earth and in heaven. There was God alone. This is the Islamic belief: وَلَمْ یُکنْ مَعَہُ شَیْاً, i.e. there was nothing with God.

Allah the Exalted has informed us by means of the Holy Quran and the hadith that another time is yet to come where nothing will exist with God. That era is a most terrifying one, but it is obligatory upon every believer and Muslim to have faith in it, and one who does not believe in the dawn of that era is not a Muslim but a disbeliever and faithless.

Just as one is commanded to believe in heaven and hell, the Prophets, peace be upon them, and the holy scriptures, in the same manner, one must believe in the hour on which the trumpet will be blown and all will be reduced to nothing. This is the way and custom of Allah.

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, p. 248)

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