Signs of Truth
In today’s Friday sermon Hazrat Khalifatul Masih gave a discourse with reference to revelations of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) which are given in his writings. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said in this regard that the real objective of these revelations was for God to make evident the truth of Islam to the world through him and to demonstrate the status of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). While these revelations and signs silence the others and the detractors, they are also proofs of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) for Muslims that he indeed is the one commissioned by God for the revival of Islam.
The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) writes in his magnum opus, Baraheen e Ahmadiyya about keeping a record of his revelations and says that all these arrangements have been put in place so that it may be perfectly disclosed to those who seek the truth that all blessings and lights are inherent in Islam and so that the convincing proofs of Allah reach the godless people of this age, so that in turn their satanic nature is made evident to every fair-minded person. These people are inclined to darkness and are averse to light and reject the high status of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and utter abusive words for him and lay unfair allegations on the most eminent of all men. Borne of their intrinsic wickedness and extreme lack of faith, they are not aware that he alone is the most perfect of men who came to this world and whose light has been illuminating the world like the sun and shall continue to illuminate. So that the glory of Islam is made evident through these true writings via the acknowledgement of the detractors themselves and a way of proofs is opened for the sincere seeker and anyone who has any delusions gets a reality check.
Another reason for writing down these visions and revelations is to enhance the strength of faith of believers, so that their hearts are strengthened and assured and they may have perfect belief that the right path is with Islam alone. Now there is only one Prophet and one Book under the heaven. The Prophet is Muhammad, the chosen one (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) who is higher and more exalted than all Prophets and is the most perfect of Messengers and is the Seal of all the Prophets and the best of men by following whom we find God Almighty and all the veils of darkness are lifted and the signs of true salvation are witnessed in this very life. The Book is the Holy Qur’an, which comprises true and perfect guidance and effectiveness, through which knowledge and understanding of the Divine are obtained and the heart is purified of human weaknesses; and being delivered from ignorance, heedlessness and doubts, a person arrives at the stage of complete certainty.
Another reason for writing down these visions and revelations and the testimonies of people of other religions is for Muslims to be always equipped with strong arguments. And so that it is always clear and evident to people when the wicked, ungodly and black-hearted individuals, who unfairly contend with Muslims are trounced and silenced. So that the seekers of truth of this age as well as of the future generations are protected from the toxic air of wickedness and misguidance which is prevalent these day because these revelations will unfold many such aspects which are destined to manifest in the future. Thus, when this age is gone and a new world is revealed and sees for itself the truths written in this book, these prophecies will be most beneficial for strengthening faith. (Baraheen e Ahmadiyya I - IV, pp. 555-558 - footnotes)
The significance of this text was not limited to the time of its publication; in fact these signs were also to appear in times to come and were meant to prove the truth of Islam. It is astonishing that people do not seek these signs but ar