A Great Spiritual Personality Syedna Riaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi
Guides towards Divine Love
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
“The world needs spirituality not politics” Anjuman Sarfroshan e Islam, International
1. Ruhani Safar (Spiritual Journey)
2. Menara-e-Noor (Source of Divine Light)
3. Roshnash (Inroduction)
4. Tuhfa-tul-Majalis (Gift of Sittings)
5. Deen-e-Illahi (The Religion of God)
Hazrat Gohar Shahi addressed to large gatherings and congregations in every part of Pakistan and abroad also. He paid visits to Mosques, Churches, Hindu Temples and Sikh Temples Claims and told the people about spirituality.
Gohar Shahi speaking during International Isme-e-Zaat Allah Conference held in Karachi on 7th October, 1996.
Gohar Shahi in Brokelane's (New York) Jamia Mosque Turk in 1997.
Gohar Shahi addressing to Sikh Community in a Sikh Temple in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in 1997.
Sarkar Gohar Shahi addressing to Shia Community in Imam Bargah Noor-e-Iman, Karachi in 1997.
Due to day by day increasing popularity and number of followers Hazrat Gohar Shahi faced strong opposition from religious leaders and orthodox theological scholars of different school of thought who initiated a powerful propaganda against Gohar Shahi that he has declared himself a prophet and Imam Mehdi. Shahi was accused of claiming the status of prophet and Imam Mehdi..
Such allegations were immediately denied by Hazrat Gohar Shahi and he clarified that who claims the status of prophet is not Muslim and his followers are disbeliever as well. Such false propaganda in print media confused the masses to a large extent and those who were in quest of this path were deprived of the benevolence.
Opponents made many attempts to take the life of Hazrat Gohar Shahi including a petrol bomb attack, thrown into his Manchester residence, and an attack with a hand grenade during the discourse at his home in Kotri, Pakistan. A high price tag was put on his head in Pakistan. Many suits against Hazrat Gohar Shahi and His followers were filed and a good numbers of the followers of Hazrat Gohar shahi were jailed.
Hazrat Gohar Shahi's last book “Deen e Elahi” ( The Religion of God) was banned by the Government of Pakistan. Influenced by the hue and cry of the theological scholars government did not allow public meetings/rallies at many occasions and permission granted was withdrawn by the government of Pakistan. No press coverage was allowed to either Gohar Shahi or to his followers due to charges of blasphemy law violations. Several cases were filed against Hazrat Gohar Shahi and his followers.
Hazrat Gohar Shahi used to pay high respect to his father Hazrat Fazal Hussain Gohar Shahi, known as Qibla Abbji Huzoor among the followers of Hazrat Gohar Shahi. Abbaji Huzoor patronized Anjuman Sarfroshan e Islam, International from 2001 onward and contributed a lot in consolidation and reconstruction of the organization.
In 2004 some of the senior office bearers who considered themselves helpless in that untoward situation left the office and requested Qibla Abbaji Huzoor to nominate Pervez Akhtar Gohar Shahi, younger brother of Hazrat Gohar Shahi as Almi Ameer(President of the organization.
Acceding to the request made by many senior Zakirs Qibla Abbaji Huzoor nominated the younger brother of Syedna Riaz Ahamd Gohar Shahi as new Almi Ameer. The followers unanimously shown confidence upon the new office bearer. Pervez Akhtar Gohar Shahi, is now leading the spiritual organization.
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