Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": God Almighty says that knowledge of the existence of hell as a certainty can be acquired in this life through reason, its knowledge through the certainty of sight will be acquired in Barzakh, the intermediate state between death and judgement, and on the Day of Judgement that knowledge would become a certainty by experience....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Allah will cover up the faults on the Day of Judgment of him who covers up the faults of another in this world (Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": When a person perceives smoke from a distance his mind conceives that smoke and fire are inseparable, and therefore where there is smoke there must be fire also.  This would be knowledge by the certainty of reason.  Then on a nearer approach he sees the flames of the fire and that is knowledge by the certainty of sight.  Should he enter into the fire, that would be knowledge by the certainty of experience....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : Bra'a ibn 'Azib relates: The Messenger of Allah (Saws) enjoined seven things upon us and forbade us seven.  He commanded us to visit the sick; to follow funerals, to call down Allah's mercy on one who sneezes, to fulfill vows, to help the wronged, to accept an invitation, and to multiply the greeting of peace.  He forbade us wearing gold rings, drinking from silver vessels, sitting on red silk cushions, and wearing stuff made from silk and cotton mixed, pure silk, heavy silk, and brocade. (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": God Almighty has indicated 3 types of knowledge, namely knowledge by certainty of reason, knowledge by certainty of sight, and knowledge by certainty of experience. (mentioned in chapter 102, verses 2-9 of Holy Quran)  ...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: A Muslim owes a Muslim 5 obligations: returning his greeting, visiting him in sickness, following his funeral, accepting his invitation, and saying: Allah have mercy on you; when he says: All praise is to Allah; on sneezing (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": God Almighty has clearly set forth that for the wicked the life of Hell begins in a covert way in this very world, and if they would reflect they would observe Hell in this very life....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : Go to the help of your brother whether he commits a wrong or is wronged.  Someone asked: Messenger of Allah, I would help him if he is wronged, but tell me how shall I help him if he is committing a wrong?  He answered: Stop him from committing the wrong; that is helping him (Bokhari)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The Quran sets forth the principle that every human action leaves its hidden impress upon its author and attracts an appropriate Divine reaction which reserves the evil or the virtue of that action.  Its impress is inscribed on the heart and face and eyes and ears and hands and feet of its performer. This is the hidden record which will become manifest in the hereafter....