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 the highest spiritual condition of a person in this life is that he should find comfort in God and all his satisfaction, and ecstasy and delight should be centered in God.  This is the condition a person is bestowed the heavenly life in this very world in return for his perfect sincerity, purity, and faithfulness...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : Hadhrat Ubadah ibn Samat relates: We made a covenant with the Holy Prophet (Saws) to hear and obey in adversity and in prosperity, in hardship and in ease; to endure being discriminated against, and not to dispute the assumption of authority by others, except in a case of open repudiation of faith such as is condemned by clear authority; to tell the truth in every contingency and not to mind in that behalf any reproach or rebuke (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": Neither the sun or moon can move outside its orbit.  Were there not a Regulator of the whole of this system behind the scenes, the system would fall into chaos...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : (signs of hypocrisy) When a hypocrite speaks, he lies; and when he makes a promise, he does not fulfill it; and when he is entrusted with anything, he acts dishonestly; and when he makes a contract, he breaks it; and when he engages in a dispute, he uses foul words. (Bukhari)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": It is equally stupid to enquire how can God speak unless He has a tongue to speak with?  The answer is: Has He not created the earth and the heavenly bodies without physical hands?...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: He who from among you observes something evil should reverse it with his hand; if he is unable to do that he should condemn it with his tongue; if he is unable to do that he should at least resent it in his heart (Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The Holy Quran admonishes us in Chapter 2, Verses 156-158: And We will try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives, and fruits; but give glad tidings to the patient, Who, when a misfortune overtakes them, say "Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return."  It is these on whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy, and it is these who are rightly guided....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : When a man commits a sin, a black spot is thereby formed on his heart.  Then if he repents and gives up the sin, and asks God's forgiveness, the black spot is washed off, leaving the heart clean.  But if he repents not and commits another sin, another black spot is formed on his heart and so on, until his whole heart is covered with a black covering. (From 5Vol Commentary of Holy Quran)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": God Almighty directs that we should not develop the habit of forgiving blindly on all occasions, but should consider carefully whether forgiveness or punishment would be most appropriate, and, therefore, a virtue, in each particular case, and should adopt that course...