THE REVIEW OF RELIGIONS
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas
We present extracts from the writings of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdias, on strengthening of faith in God the Almighty.
I have been sent to strengthen the faith and to prove the existence of God Almighty to the people, for their faith has become weak, and they take life after death no more seriously than a fable. The conduct of every person proclaims that he has not the faith and trust in God and in the hereafter as he has in the world and its ranks and its resources. Tongues profess a lot but the hearts are suffused with the love of the world. It is the same condition in which the Messiah[as] had found the Jews. As a characteristic of the weakness of their faith, the moral condition of the Jews had deteriorated greatly, and love of God had become cold in their hearts. The same is true in my time. I have been sent so that truth and faith may be revived and righteousness may inspire the hearts. This is the purpose of my advent. I have been told that heaven will once more come near the earth after it had moved far away. These are the reforms that I have to bring about and these are the tasks for which I have been sent.
I wish to state that God Almighty – having found this age full of darkness, and sunk deep in heedlessness, denial and paganism, and having observed the waning of faith, truthfulness, sincerity and righteousness – has sent me so that He may once again re-establish in the world the intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual verities, and to safeguard Islam against the onslaughts of those who design to harm this Divine garden in the guise of philosophy, naturalism, innovation, polytheism and atheism.
- Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Kitab-ul-Bariyyah, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 13, pp. 291-294, [footnote].
- Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 5, p. 251.