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(part 1 of 3): Origin and History

The Prophet, God’s blessings and peace be upon him, said: ´I asked God for three things, He from me two and one He did not give me. I asked God to save my nation from being destroyed by natural disasters and He granted me this. I asked God to save my nation from defeat by the hands of its enemies, and He granted me this. I asked God to save my nation from being destroyed from within and He did not grant me that. ‚ (Ibn Khuzaimah)

Introduction

‚Dominion over palm and pine‘; this is how historians describe the British Empire. By the late 17th century it had colonized many parts of the world, including large regions of the Muslim world.

Colonization was not just about exploiting natural resources, it was also about indoctrinating the conquered peoples to adopt British ideology and belief. Missionaries worked diligently in different areas of the British Empire to spread the message of Christianity. Schools were established and various tactics were used to achieve their goals.

When the Muslims became aware of the danger they faced, they united, mobilized and began to free their countries from the clutches of the unscrupulous empire with the call for ‚freedom‘. Hand-to-hand fighting and armed attacks were nothing new to the British, but as the Muslims‘ attacks became more relentless and deadly, they adopted a new tactic: ‚divide and conquer‘. Instead of fighting face to face with Muslims, they incited individuals among Muslims to form their own groups and separate themselves from the mainstream of Sunni Islam. Ideological warfare was instituted against the Muslims, as the instructions of Louis IX, the so-called “Lieutenant of God on Earth”, who failed so miserably in his attempts to crusade, wanted.

One of these groups that formed during this period was the Qadiyani Group, also known as Ahmadis, which came into existence in 1889.

The steps to fame

Of course, not everyone can come along and claim to be a „prophet“ of God. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed recognized this and planned his mission step by step. At first, he claimed to be a revival of Islam. He said: “We are Muslims. We believe in a god without a partner and in the creed. We believe in the Book of God the Quran, in His Messenger Muhammad. We believe in angels, resurrection, hell and paradise. We keep the prescribed prayers and fasting. We turn to Qibla in prayer and allow ourselves what is allowed. We don’t add anything to Islamic law and we don’t leave anything out of it. Islamic law is above change. ”

With claims like this and powerful rhetorical skills, he was able to gain considerable ground from many Muslims. In 1891 he claimed to be the ‚promised Messiah‘ and the ‚Mahdi‘. In 1901 he finally took the plunge and proclaimed to be a prophet of God.

The 31 flavors of Qadiyanism … In
order for Mirza to gain the favor of all peoples, he incorporated elements of every religion that was present in his territory into his beliefs; hence his doctrine contains Indian, Sufic, Islamic and Western elements.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed has claimed so many things that it is difficult to convey them chronologically.

a. He claimed to be God and the creator of heaven and earth. He wrote: „I saw in my dreams that I am ALLAH / God and I believed without a doubt that I am the One who created the heavens.“ [Aaina-e-Kamaalaat]
b. He claimed to be nine prophets. He said, „I am Adam. I am noah. I am Abraham. I’m Ismail. I am Moses. I am Jesus and I am Muhammad. ” [Roohaani Khazaain]

c. He claimed to have been the mother of the Prophet Jesus, and then claimed to have been Jesus himself. He said the ´first god´ turned him into Maria. After two years, God made him pregnant for ten months after which God converted him to Jesus. [Roohaani Khazaain]

d. He claimed to have been Muhammad, the Messenger of God. “Muhammad is the Messenger of God. And those who are with him are tough on the unbelievers, yet merciful to each other ?? (Quran 48:29) He claimed that in this divine revelation he was called Muhammad and the Messenger. [Roohaani Khazaain, vol. 18, page 207]

e. He claimed to be the Mahdi and the promised Messiah, although he did not meet any of the conditions that the Prophet Muhammad stated regarding the Mahdi and the promised Messiah.

f. At a lecture he gave in Sialkot in 1904, he explained that God had informed him that Krishna, who had appeared among the Aryas thousands of years ago, was indeed a prophet of God upon whom the Holy Spirit descended , but later his teachings were distorted and he started to be worshiped. Here he claims to be the profile picture of the one that the Hindus have expected in the past few days and that he has appeared in the shape of Krishna with the same characteristics. [1]

outbreak

The Ahmadiyah group broke up into two separate groups. This happened after the death of Hakim Noor-ud-Din, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed’s first successor. The first group is known as the ‚Ahmadiyya Muslim Community‘ and the second, smaller, is known as the ‚Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam‘.

The differences between the two groups can be summarized in two points: The first point is their belief in the prophecy of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed. The Lahore Ahmadiyya group regards Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet in the metaphorical sense of the word; while the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community believes that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet with all the necessary qualities that a prophet should have.

The second difference is how they view the main stream of Sunni Muslims. The Lahore Ahmadiyya group believes that anyone who pronounces the creed is a Muslim and cannot be called a non-Muslim. [2]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that any Muslim who has not accepted Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s claim is a non-Muslim, even if the person had never heard the name of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in his life. [3]

 

Footnotes:
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_claims_of_Mirza_Ghulam_Ahmad
[2] http://aaiil.info/misconceptions/muslim/whois.htm
[3] http://www.ahmadiyya.org/qadis /takfir2.htm

 

 

(part 2 of 3): Blasphemic Qadiyani Views Finality of

God’s Message

Mirza Ghulam Ahmed claimed to be a true Muslim in some of his works and speeches; but at the same time numerous of his blasphemous allegations can be found scattered across his books. He openly degrading Islam, he said, “We believe that a religion that has no continuity of prophecy (as in Islam) is a dead religion. We only call the religions of Jews, Christians and Hindus dead because there are no more prophets in them.

If this were the case with Islam, we would be nothing more than storytellers! Why do we think he is superior to other religions? ” (Malfoozat-e-Mirza, Vol. 10, page 127)

He also said: “How absurd and wrong to believe that after the Holy Prophet (Muhammad) the door of divine revelation is closed forever and that in the future there will be no hope until the day of judgment! Can a religion that has no direct trace to Almighty God be called religion? So: by the Almighty God, there is nobody at this time who is fed up with such a religion more than I! I call such a religion „satanic“ and not divine. I believe that such a religion leads to hell and blinds you to life. ” (Zamima Braheen-e-Qadianism, Part V, Roohani Khazain, Vol. 21, S354)

From these quotes it becomes fairly clear that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed despises the religion of Islam and claims that it is a „dead“ religion because the chain of prophecy has ended. Cheap enough, therefore, that he was chosen to ‚complete‘ Islam as a prophet of God and keep it alive!

As Muslims, we believe that the message of Islam was completed before the Prophet’s death. God says: „Today I have perfected your religion for you and completed My grace to you and chose Islam for you to believe.“ (Quran 5: 3)

We believe that no prophet will come after Prophet Muhammad. He is God’s last prophet to humanity. God says: „Muhammad is not the father of one of your men, but the Messenger of Allah and the last of all prophets, and Allah has full knowledge of all things.“ (Quran 33:40)

The Prophet predicted that a lot of charlatans will rise up and claim that they are prophets. He said: “Truly there will be thirty liars in my nation; everyone will claim to be a prophet. I am the last of the prophets; no prophet will come after me. ” (Tirmidthi)

The Prophet said: “The people of Israel were led by prophets. When a prophet died, another prophet followed him. But no prophet will come after me; only Khalifas will follow me. ” (Sahieh Al-Bukhari)

The Prophet predicted that every hundred years God would send a person to revive the religion of Islam. He said, „Verily, God will send a revitalizer at the beginning of every century to revive the religion of Islam.“ (Abu Dawud)

These resuscitators have no „divine“ connection. They have the features of a true, believing Muslim. They will work vigorously to bring people back to the Quranic texts and the Prophet’s path.
Quran

Mirza Ghulam Ahmed said: The Quran is the Word of God and words from my mouth. ” (Advert dated March 15, 1897, Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.87)

After this blasphemous allegation, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed started interpreting the Quran as he wished and considered it necessary. Every time a verse of the Quran appeared to be a ‘threat’ to his claim, he simply reinterpreted the meaning according to his moods. Before claiming prophecy, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed strictly adhered to the correct understanding of the textual evidence. He even had the verses of the Quran stating that the Prophet Muhammad was the last of the Prophets, considered the exact evidence that the Prophet Muhammad was the last Prophet to be sent to mankind. After making this claim to prophecy, he revised and reinterpreted his text so that he testified that the Prophet Muhammad was not the last prophet to humanity; but his prophecy was a „seal of approval“, ie that he was the beauty of the prophets and messengers, and the best, but not the last!

Mirza claimed that a number of Quranic verses had been revealed to him to show his magnificence. He claimed that the following verses are some of the many that have been revealed to him again.

a. „Say:“ If you love Allah, follow me. “ (Quran 3:31)

b. „And We only sent you out of mercy for all worlds.“ (Quran 21: 107)

c. „It is He who sent His Messenger with guidance and true religion.“ (Quran 9:33)

In this way, his followers became ‚companions‘, his family became ‚Ahlul-Bait‘ (ie members of the distinguished family) and his wife became a ‚mother of the faithful‘.

In order to protect himself, he said: “Yes, to support our claims, we also present such prophetic traditions that correspond to the Quran and do not contradict my“ divine revelation ”. As far as the rest of the prophetic traditions go, I throw them aside as waste paper. ” (Roohani Khazain vol.19 p.140)

Muslims believe that the Quran is the Word of God; He was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel, God’s blessings and peace be upon him: „Truly, We ourselves have sent this admonition down, and surely We will be her keeper.“ (Quran 15: 9)

Interpreting the Quran cannot simply be left to everyone; there are levels in the Quran interpretation, the highest of which is to interpret the Quran with the Quran. The second level is to interpret the Quran with prophetic traditions. The third level is to explain the Quran with statements from the companions. The fourth level, which is a weak level, is to interpret the Quran through its language (like a translation of the meanings of the Quran). You can’t interpret a verse the way you imagine it!

 

The Prophet Muhammad

The followers of Mirza claim that Mirza was superior to the Prophet Muhammad. They claim: “The mental development of the Promised Messiah (ie Mirza Qadiani) was greater than that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. And this is only part of the superiority that the Promised Messiah has over the Holy Prophet. The spiritual powers of the Holy Prophet could not be fully manifested due to deficits in civilization; even though the skills were there. Now they have manifested through the Promised Messiah due to the advancement of civilization. ” (Review of Religions, May 1929, Qadiani Mazhab, p.266, 9th Ed.Lahore)
Mirza further degraded the Prophet Muhamad by claiming that parts of his revelation were wrong and that he misunderstood parts of his revelation that God gave him! (Roohani Khazain Vol.3 p.166-167)
He even made fun of God Almighty and Prophet Muhammad by saying: “And God chose such a despicable place that is extremely smelly, dark and cramped is to bury the Holy Prophet! ” (Roohani Khazain vol.17 p.205)

As Muslims we love and respect the Prophet Muhammad. We do not attribute any divine qualities to him. God says: „Say (o Muhammad):“ I am only a person like you, but it has been revealed to me that your God is one God. “ (Quran 18: 110)

Mirza’s claims do not require an answer, but it is worth mentioning how Mirza died! He died in a shameful way in a public toilet in Lahore, infected with cholera! [1]

 

Jihad

One of the basics that we are taught in Islam is self-defense. When someone harms us, we don’t just hold out our other cheek. We defend ourselves. Defending yourself and protecting it from a foreign intruder is something that no human being will question. You can’t just cancel jihad because some have misunderstood it and claim to have received a ‚command from God‘!

Mirza Ghulam Ahmed was actually the ideal British agent! He said publicly, „In the interest of the British government, I have printed and distributed 50,000 leaflets in this country (ie India) and other Islamic countries that have caused hundreds of thousands of people to give up their ‚dirty‘ ideas about jihad.“ (Roohani Khazain vol. 15 p.114)

He also said: “Since I was young until now at the age of 65 I have been involved with the pen and with the tongue in order to fulfill an important task: the hearts of Muslims to walk true love and goodwill and sympathy to the British government and to erase the idea of ​​jihad from the hearts of stupid Muslims. ”(Kitab-ul-Bariyah, Roohani Khazain Vol. 13 p.350)

Mirza had allegedly and fairly cheaply received divine revelation from God that ‚jihad‘ had been abolished and was no longer part of Islam! He said: “From today on, human jihad, which is carried out with the sword, has been abolished at the command of God. From now on, anyone who raises a sword against a Kafir / non-Muslim and describes himself as a ghazi / fighter for God’s sake will refuse to obey the Messenger (ie Muhammad). After my arrival there is no more jihad with the sword. We have raised the flags of peace and kindness. ”(Collection of Advertisement p.295, Vol.3)

Footnotes:
[1] (http://www.islamicparty.com/commonsense/18qadi.htm)

 

(part 3 of 3): The standard

deceptions of a so-called ´ Prophets

Every messenger and every prophet that God had sent was supported by numerous miracles. Mirza knew this and he was content with „prophecies“ which he said would make his life come true to strengthen his call to prophecy. The hard part of making a quack prophecy is convincing people. Mirza wrote: “God revealed to me that much rain will fall. Villages will be destroyed by its frequency. Severe earthquakes will follow after them. ”

Some of his followers were ecstatic, their leader had spoken! In fact, this cannot be classified as a ‘prophecy’. He didn’t say when and where these terrible rains would come … of course, logically speaking, this is happening somewhere on Earth!

With prophecies like this, he was unable to ‚bring trailers‘ on board as he suspected. So he had to improve the prophecies that he supposedly received from God, so on February 20, 1882, he explained that God had actually revealed to him that he would marry blessed women and that he would have numerous children from these blessed women. At the time of this revelation he was 46 years old and he did not marry, save for his desperate attempt to marry ‚Muhammadi Begum‘.

Muhammadi Begum was the daughter of Ahmad Beg, one of his followers. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed asked her father to marry him, but he refused. Out of desperation, Mirza proclaimed he would marry her because it was an order from God. He offered bribes to Ahmad Beg and a lot of wealth, but it didn’t work. He then begged him to marry his daughter, but when that failed, he started threatening him. Ahmad Beg did not give in and married his daughter to a simple soldier. Mirza then announced that Muhammadi’s husband would soon die and that he would marry her. He set a period of three years … twenty-two years later, Ghulam Ahmad died, but the soldier lived another forty years, and she lived even longer!

Another example of a failed prophecy was that with the Christian Abdullah Atham. A debate between this individual and Mirza emerged in 1893. Neither was successful in the argument, but Mirza was very offended. On June 5, 1893, he announced that God had informed him that Abdullah Atham would die within 15 months, ie until September 5, 1894. The deadline came and Abdullah Atham lived on for a long time.

Dr. Abdul-Hakim, a Sunni Muslim, started a discussion with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and then challenged him to a public debate in which he described him as a liar. Mirza resented this and so he predicted that Abdul Hakim would die while he was still alive. On May 4, 1907, Dr. Abdul Hakim with his own prediction that Ghulam Ahmad would die before him. Ghulam Ahmad died within a year, on May 26, 1908 at the age of 68 and Dr. Abdul Hakim survived him for many years.

After two disappointments and after showing himself to be a false prophet, he announced again that he had received news from God: „Truly, we are announcing the birth of a pious son.“ He gave September 16, 1907 as the date of birth of the boy, who never fulfilled. In October 1907, he announced another revelation from God: „I will soon grant you a righteous boy.“ And his name should be Yahya. This son never came, so he proved without a doubt that he was never a prophet!

Muslims‘ Position on the Qadiyanis

The Qadiyanis, also known as Ahmadis and Mirzais, have been declared non-Muslims by thousands of Muslim scholars. The following statement comes from the Islamic Fiqh Council:

The claim that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed is a prophet and has received the revelations makes him and anyone who believes in it an apostate who has left Islam. As for the Lahoris (Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam), they are like the mainstream of the Qadiyanis. The same rule of apostasy applies to them, despite their claim that Mirza is a „shadow and a manifestation of the Prophet Muhammad“. [1]
This was announced at the World Muslim League conference held in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from 14 to 18 Rabi al-Awwal 1394H (April 1974), where participants unanimously came to the conclusion that the Ahmadi / Qadiyanis are not Muslims. [2]

conclusion

Ultimately, without a single shadow of the doubt, it can be concluded that Mirza was a liar who suddenly wanted to be famous. Sometimes he seems ´not completely there´. In a poem he wrote, he said of himself: “I am an earthworm! Not a human being, I am the obscene part of the man and the shameful place of the people. ” (Braheen-e-Qadianism V, Roohani Khazain Vol. 21 p.127)

God says: “Who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or says:“ It has been revealed to me „while nothing has been revealed to him, and he says:“ I will send down what Allah has sent down ? “ But could you only see the wicked in death’s mantles when the angels stretch out their hands: „Hand over your souls! Today your reward is the punishment of shame in retaliation for what you said wrong about Allah and because you you haughtily turned away from His signs. ” (Quran 6:93)

Footnotes:
[1] Majma ‚al-Fiqh al-Islami, p. 13
[2] http://alhafeez.org/rashid/rabita.html

 


Source: https://www.islamland.com/deu/articles/-ahmadiyya-