The Promised Messiahas & Imam Mahdi (Guided One)
THE REVIEW OF RELIGIONS
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas
They (the opponents) abuse me but I do not mind their abuse nor do I express any sorrow for this act of theirs. It is because I know that they have become helpless and cannot oppose me successfully. They express their helplessness through hurling abuses at me, issuing a Fatwa [edict] of Kufr [Non-belief] against me and dragging me to court with false cases and telling lies. Let them oppose me with all their powers (of all kinds) and let them see whom the decision (of God) favours. If I pay attention to their abuse, I shall not be able to do the work that God has assigned to me.
Now just as I do not pay any attention to their abuse, I advise my Community also that they should listen to the abuse and tolerate them and they should never retort with abuse, for, by doing so the blessing will be lost. They should show forbearance and patience and display good morals. You should remember it well that wisdom and excitement can in no case go together (they are very much opposed to each other). When one is excited and full of anger, wisdom takes leave and goes away. But he who shows patience and forbearance is granted a light which brightens up the powers of wisdom and then, this light begets more light. Since excitement makes the head and heart dark, this darkness produces more darkness.
1. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, So Said the Promised Messiah (Rabwah, Pakistan: Wakalat-e-Tasnif), 142.