After the media publicised this news in Pakistan, A large number of people
verified it only after thorough investigation. Some of the people, without the
proper research and investigation, made fun of it and many regarded it as
sorcery. Some time later, the image in Space was the talk of the town, but the
impact and importance of this news was not seen except amongst the followers of Gohar Shahi. In 1998, a report was published in the newspaper 'Parcham'
(Karachi) about a face that had been discovered on the Black Stone in Mecca.
I already knew of the existence of the image. I had in my possession many
photographs of the Black Stone on which the face was marked and highlighted.
Almost every follower of His Holiness Gohar Shahi had already researched and
investigated the matter. The reason for my initial silence in this matter was to
prevent chaos amongst the Muslims. I was encouraged by the reports published in
the newspapers. Subsequently, press releases regarding this issue were published
and distributed at a large scale. Almost every Muslim investigated this matter,
as it was an issue central to their faith. Most of the population agreed and
accepted this, as the image on the Black Stone was so clear that denying its
existence was almost impossible. It was for this reason that many opponents
popularised that the image is magic.
In nearly every country, photographs of the Moon and the Black Stone were
introduced. Saudi Arabia and its allies became enraged, as if Gohar Shahi
had himself placed his image on the Black Stone. They declared that images
and photographs are unlawful and therefore, how can an image appear on the
Black Stone? They failed to realize that any sign (from God) couldn’t be
unlawful. The Saudi government obtained from its courts of Shariah, a
judgment declaring the death penalty for Gohar Shahi. Further that if
Gohar Shahi placed a foot in Mecca, that he be assassinated.
Even in Pakistan, sects supporting the Saudi government are strongly
attempting to eradicate Gohar Shahi and his teachings and many
assassination attempts have been made on Gohar Shahi.