Facts From Fiction

Responding to Continued, Baseless Allegations by ‘the Muslim Skeptic’ Against the Promised Messiah (as)

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Raziullah Noman, Canada

The anti-Ahmadi preacher by the name of Daniel Haqiqatjou has released another article in the Muslim Skeptic lying against the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi. It seems as if they do not put an end to their falsehood, even in the blessed month of Ramadan.

The Prophet Muhammad (sa) stated:

كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ كَذِبًا أَنْ يُحَدِّثَ بِكُلِّ مَا سَمِعَ

 ‘It is enough of a lie for a man to narrate everything he hears’. [1]

Daniel Haqiqatjou continues to rely on the false allegations raised by his cleric, Mufti Abdullah Moolla, who has not studied any books of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). In their new article, they have raised four allegations against Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as).

1. Messengers Do Not Insult Other Messengers

Jesus (as) Used to Drink Habitually?

His first allegation was that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) insulted Jesus (as), God forbid. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) loved Jesus (as) and always praised him. He (as) believed that Jesus (as) was a true Prophet of Allah and among the chosen ones.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) writes:

‘We inform our readers that our belief concerning Jesus is extremely noble. We most sincerely believe that he was a true prophet of Allah, and He loved him.  As the Holy Qur’an tells us, we hold firm faith that he most sincerely believed in our lord and master prophet  Muhammad Mustafa (may peace and blessings of  Allah be on him) for his salvation, and that he was one of the hundreds of obedient servants of the Law of  Moses. Therefore, we hold a great esteem for him in  accordance with his exalted status.’ [2]

He further writes:

‘Everywhere in my writing, I (referring to Christ) have meant suppostitious Jesus of Christians; and the humble servant of God, ‘Isa (as) bin Maryam, who was a prophet of God and who is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an is certainly never intended in my harsh comments. I adopted this path after constantly listening to the abuses of padres for the last forty years. Some ignorant mullahs—who should better be called blind and sightless— excuse the padres and say that they, the poor, helpless fellows, do not utter a word (against the Holy Prophet (as), nor are they in the least disrespectful to him. But it must be borne in mind that in reality, it is the padres who are in the forefront in displaying contempt, hurling insults and shouting abuses. I have a stockpile of books by those padres who have filled their writings with hundreds of abuses. Any mullah who wishes should come and see for himself. And let it be remembered that if in future any padre, shunning the ways of abuse, speaks politely, I, too, shall be polite with him. At present they themselves are responsible for the attacks on their Jesus for under no circumstances they refrain from abuse and vituperation. We are sick of listening to them.’ [3]

The Promised Messiah (as) then writes:

‘You say that I have, as if, insulted Hadrat Masih (the Messiah) to some extent by using an abusive word with reference to him. This is a misunderstanding of yours. I believe Hadrat Masih (as) to be a true prophet, a chosen one and beloved servant of God. What I said in retaliation was in keeping with your own faith. Hence it is you, not me, who stand accused of the accusation that you level at me.’ [4]

The allegation Mufti Abdoolla raised is from the book Noah’s Ark. This allegation is completely out of context and a lie. During the time of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Christians were publishing thousands of books against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa). In response, the Muslim scholars from every sect would use the tactic of using accusative answers. The Christians would use fabricated incidents and in response, the Muslim scholars described the Messiah of the Bible, who is an imaginary Messiah of the Christians. He is described as an alcoholic, a liar, and a disobedient son in the Bible. We do not attribute these traits to Jesus (as).

The quote of Noah’s Ark is as follows:

‘The degree to which alcohol has harmed the people of Europe is because Jesus, peace be upon him, himself used to drink—perhaps on account of a malady or out of previous habit. But O ye Muslims! Your Prophet, peace be upon him, was pure and free from every kind of intoxicant. Indeed, he was truly free from all sin. So as Muslims who do you follow? Unlike the Gospel, the Qur’an does not permit alcohol. On the basis of which scripture do you then deem alcohol to be lawful? Why are you so heedless of death?’ [5]

In this very same book, Noah’s Ark, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) writes:

‘Anyone who asserts that I do not revere the Messiah son of Mary is mischievous and a liar.’ [6]

The Promised Messiah (as) was only refuting the Christians based on the Bible which calls him an alcoholic and says that his first miracle was turning water into wine. He (as) is showing the greatness of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (sa) in this paragraph. Despite this, the Muslims have decided to raise allegations against the Promised Messiah (as). In the book Nurul Qur’an [light of the Qur’an], Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) himself said that Jesus (as) followed Moses (as) in every way. Why would Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) claim that he is the second coming of Jesus (as) if he disrespected him?

In Malfuzat Volume 3, Page 270, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) explains that even during the time of Jesus (as), alcohol was forbidden. He then as an ‘ilzaami jawaab’ (accusative answer) said that your Messiah still drank alcohol despite this. However, this was not the view of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). He himself explained in Nurul-Qur’an that Jesus (as) was a true prophet and was an obedient servant of the Law of Moses (as). The mention of a malady or out of a previous habit was only given as a reason during the accusative answer. As Ahmadi Muslims, we do not believe that Jesus (as) was an alcoholic.

It is written in Matthew Chapter 11 verses 18-19:

‘For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man (Jesus) came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’

In the book Izala-e-Auham, Rahmatullah Kairanvi sahib who is a well respected Sunni scholar wrote the exact same. On page 179, he writes:

‘Today, entire Europe is flooded in alcohol. But there is nothing wrong with this nor is it shocking because the first miracle of their God (the Christians) was alcohol.’

He then writes:

‘The Messiah (as) himself affirms that John, peace be upon him, neither ate bread, nor did he consume wine (Luke 7:33), and that John, Peace be upon him, lived in the wilderness (Mark 1:4) But Jesus was accompanied in his journeys by several women (Matthew 27:55-57, and Luke 8:1-3) who used to provide for him out of their earnings (Luke 8:3); prostitutes used to kiss his feet (John 11:5); Martha and Mary (Magdalene) were his friends (John 11:5); and he drank wine and offered it to others (John 2: 1-11).’ [7]

The scholars of every sect used this tactic of accusative answers. This includes the Ahle Hadith scholar Maulvi Sanaullah Amritsari in his pamphlet Ahle-Hadith.

Superiority to Jesus (as)?

The next allegation was that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) claimed to be superior to Jesus (as). Firstly, the Muslims themselves agree that when Jesus (as) comes for the spread of Islam, his rank and mission would be much greater than his first mission. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) is that Messiah whom they await.

Answering this allegation, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) writes:

‘Bear in mind that Allah the Exalted is well aware that I am neither pleased nor interested in being called the Promised Messiah nor in proclaiming myself superior to Masih Ibn-e-Maryam [Jesus son of Mary]. God has Himself testified to the inner depths of my conscience in His holy revelation, as He says:

قل أُجرّد نفسى من ضروب الخطاب

Meaning that, tell them, ‘As far as I am concerned, I do not want any title for myself.’ In other words, my aim and objective is higher than these thoughts. Bestowing a title is an act of God; I have no influence in it.’ [8]

He then writes:

‘But later, when revelation from God Almighty descended upon me like pouring rain, it did not permit me to persist in this belief. The title of ‘Prophet’ was clearly bestowed upon me, albeit with the proviso that I am a Prophet in one aspect and an ummati [follower of the Holy Prophet (sa)] in another٭ The instances of divine revelation that I have cited in this book also reveal what God Almighty says concerning me vis-à-vis Masih Ibn-e-Maryam [Jesus son of Mary]. How can I reject twenty-three years of continuous revelations from God Almighty? I believe in this holy revelation of His as I believe in all the revelations of God that have occurred before me. I also note that the Masih Ibn-e-Maryam is the last Khalifah [Caliph] of Musa [Moses], peace be upon him, and I am the last Khalifah of the Prophet who is the Best of Messengers. Therefore, God willed that I should not be inferior to him.’ [9]

Then in the footnote, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) explains his prophethood. He writes:

‘Keep in mind, quite a few people are misled when they come across the term ‘Prophet’ with reference to my claim. They think as if I have claimed the kind of Prophethood as was vouchsafed directly to the Prophets of old. But they are wrong in thinking so; I make no such claim. On the contrary, the wisdom and providence of God Almighty has bestowed this status in order to prove the excellence of the spiritual blessings of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, that He took me to the station of Prophethood through the blessings of his (the Holy Prophet’s) grace. Therefore, I cannot be defined only as a Prophet. Rather, I am a Prophet in one respect and an ummati [follower of the Holy Prophetsa] in the other. My Prophethood is a reflection of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and not an independent Prophethood. This is why in the hadith as well as in the revelation vouchsafed to me, I have been named a Prophet, just as I have been named an ummati, so that it may be known that every excellence has been bestowed on me through following the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and through his medium.’ [10]

Jesus (as), the Most Inferior of all Prophets?

The next lie of Mufti Abdullah Moolla was that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) considered Jesus (as) to be the most inferior of all prophets. He quotes the following words from Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya Part 5:

‘Thousands upon thousands of Jews would have believed. Yet the Holy Qur’an and the Gospels affirm that the Jews had totally rejected Hadrat ‘Isa, may peace be upon him; in spiritual reform he was the least successful of all Prophets, and almost all the Jews considered him a deceiver and an impostor.’ [11]

This is once again another lie by the so-called Mufti. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) is giving an accusative answer to those Christians who believed that Jesus (as) revived thousands of corpses and brought them back to life. He explains that if this was the case, why would all of the Jews consider him a deceiver and impostor when their dead relatives should have accompanied Jesus (as) and he would have arranged for them to deliver public addresses in a number of cities that must have been heard with the utmost interest and eagerness. When a corpse would stand up to address the audience: ‘O ye before me! Many of you present here at this time recognize me as you buried me with your own hands. Now I come before you having heard from the mouth of God that Jesus the Messiah is true, and he is the very one who revived me’ – then this would have had an amazing effect on the Jews and they would have accepted Jesus (as). However, we do not see this and they all rejected him. This proves that such miracles of Jesus (as) are falsely ascribed to him.

As for the rank of Jesus (as), in the very same book Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) explains that he was the best of the Prophets from the Ummah of Moses (as). He writes:

‘Isa—who was the Khatamul-Khulafa’ [Seal of the Successors] of the Jewish Prophets.’ [12]

2. Messengers Do Not Lie to Show their Greatness

11 Sons of the Prophet Muhammad (sa)?

His next allegation was that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) lied to show his greatness, God forbid. He quotes the following:

‘The historians know that there were eleven sons born in the home of Rasulullah [the Messenger of Allah] (sa) and all of them had passed away.’ [13]

Firstly, how is this statement used to show the greatness of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)? The ‘Mufti’ then makes the claim that not a single Muslim or non-Muslim historian has claimed this. This is a clear lie by him, which shows he has not done his research on this issue. There has always been a difference of opinion on this.

In the famous book of history, Seeratul Halbiyya, 11 sons of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) are mentioned.

Then in the famous book of history by Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlvi (rh) named Madaarij-ul-Nabuwat, it is also mentioned that the Prophet (sa) had 11 sons according to some historians. [14]

The Promised Messiah (as) was referencing these very same books of history.

Qadian Mentioned in the Qur’an?

Mufti Abdoollah then lies that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) said that Qadian is mentioned in the Qur’an. This is also a lie of the so-called scholar. He purposely takes out the words of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) where he mentions that this was a vision. The Promised Messiah (as) writes:

‘On the day, when the revelation just mentioned—referring to Qadian—was received, I saw my brother Mirza Ghulam Qadir in a vision reciting the Holy Qur’an aloud. In the course of recitation, he recited: ‘We have sent it down close to Qadian’ I expressed my surprise that the name of Qadian should be mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, on which he said: ‘Here it  is, you can see.’ I looked and saw that this revelation was set out about the middle of the right page of the Holy Qur’an. Then I said to myself: ‘It is true that the name of  Qadian is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an’ and I also said:  ‘Three names are mentioned with honour in the Holy Qur’an: Mecca, and Medina, and Qadian.’ And that was a vision.’ [15]

Portrait of the Promised Messiah (as) & Imam Mahdi (Guided One), Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

The Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian (1835-1908)

In the same book Izala-e-Auham, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) writes that Qadian is not written in the Holy Qur’an. [16]

The Muslim scholars agree that visions are not to be taken literally. He (as) himself explained that this only shows the great status of Qadian as that is where Allah Sent the latter-day Messiah.

3. Messengers Do Not Make Prophecies to Prove their Truthfulness

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Muft Aboollah then claims that Messengers do not make prophecies to prove their truthfulness. One of the main signs of a Messenger is that Allah Reveals the unseen to him. Allah states in the Holy Qur’an:

عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْهِرُ عَلَىٰ غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا

إِلَّا مَنِ ارْتَضَىٰ مِنْ رَسُولٍ فَإِنَّهُ يَسْلُكُ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ رَصَدًا 

لِيَعْلَمَ أَنْ قَدْ أَبْلَغُوا رِسَالَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَحَاطَ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ وَأَحْصَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ عَدَدًا 

He is the Knower of the unseen: and He reveals not His secrets to anyone, Except to him whom He chooses, namely a Messenger of His. And then He causes an escort of guarding angels to go before him and behind him, That He may know that they (Divine Messengers) have delivered the Messages of their Lord. And He encompasses all that is with them and He keeps count of all things.’ [17]

As for the prophecy of Muhammadi Begum, this prophecy was fulfilled and one can read about it here.

4. Messengers Do Not Support Governments in Opposition to True Religion

This lie of Mufti Abdoollah has already been answered here.

In the end we pray that Allah the Almighty Guides the Muslims to the true teachings of Islam and that they do their own research rather than blindly following the clerics of today.


ENDNOTES

[1] Sahih Muslim, Introduction, Narration #6

[2] Nur-ul-Qur’an, Part 2, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 9, p. 374)

[3] Nur-ul-Qur’an, Part 2, Ruhani Khazain, Volume 9, Page 375)

[4] Jang-e-Muqaddas Page 88, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 6, page 170

[5] Noah’s Ark, Page 113

[6] Noah’s Ark, Page 29

[7] Izala-e-Auham, Page 370

[8] Haqiqatul Wahi, Page 182

[9] Haqiqatul Wahi, Page 184

[10] Haqiqatul Wahi, Page 184

[11] Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Part 5, Page 65

[12] Barahine-e-Ahmadiyya, Part 5, Page 398

[13] Chashma-e-Marifat, Page 299

[14] Madaarij-ul-Nabuwat vol. 2, page 441

[15] Izala-e-Auham, pp. 76–77 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, p. 140 footnote

[16] Izala-e-Auham,, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, p. 139 Footnote

[17] Holy Qur’an, Chapter 72 Verses 27-29

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