Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": It should be remembered that a godly person does not belong to the world, that is why the world hates him. He belongs to heaven and is bestowed heavenly bounties....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim; he does not wrong him nor does he hand him over to his enemy. He who occupies himself in relieving the need of a brother will find that Allah occupies Himself in relieving his need. He who removes the trouble of a Muslim will have one of his troubles removed by Allah on the Day of Judgment. He who covers up the fault of a Muslim will have his faults covered up by Allah on the Day of Judgment (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": Our actions and their consequences will be manifested physically in the next life, and whatever we carry hidden within us from this life will all be displayed openly on our countenances in the next life....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: When any of you leads the Prayer he should not make it long, for among the congregation are those who are weak, ill, or old.  When praying alone you can pray as long as you like (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The state of man after death is not a new state, only his condition in this life is made manifest more clearly in the next life.  Whatever is the true condition of a person with respect to his beliefs and actions, righteous or otherwise, in this life, remains hidden inside him and its poison or its antidote affects his being covertly.  In the life after death it will not be so; everything will manifest itself openly...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": Through our complete surrender to the will of God our passions are killed, and through supplication we acquire a new life. This second life is signalized by the receipt of revelation. Arriving at this stage is interpreted as meeting with God, in other words beholding God...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: The believers in their love, kindness, and compassion towards each other are like the human body; when one of its limbs is afflicted the whole of it is involved both in waking and in fever (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The method of establishing perfect spiritual relationship with God that the Holy Quran teaches us is Islam, meaning devoting one's life to the cause of God and being occupied with supplications which we are taught in Surah Fatihah. This is the essence of Islam....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said of the blessings of the next world: "No eye has seen them, nor has any ear heard of them, nor can the mind of man form any conception of them." (Bokhari)...