I visited Qadian recently and the staff of the Qadian proudly showed me their renovations. It is sad to say that rather than renovate they have destroyed the historic buildings in Qadian. The original building had bare brick which has been plastered over, as raising the mosque obscured the Minara tul Massih from view a “new” marble minaret has been constructed, the cemetery has had original foot-paths replaced by paved ones and of course arches build to glorify the false khilafat.
Allah has caused the destruction of Qadian at the hands of the Qadianis themselves to show that their belief that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet is false.
Allah proves the teachings of the Holy Quran in many different ways. Hazrat Mirza sahib discusses a number of different ways in which the truth of the Holy Quran is proven. For example, one way is to compare the teachings of the Holy Quran with what we see in nature. We see that nature confirms what the Holy Quran says.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (a.s.) explains that the Unity of Godhead and the ‘messengership’ of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) are inseparable. Prophets of Allah have it in their nature to worry about the spiritual nourishment of people just like it is in a mother’s nature to provide physical nourishment for a child.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad instructs his jamaat to seek the company of the living righteous to strengthen their faith. He also denigrate those who pray to the dead asking them to intercede with Allah on their behalf. If they want to ask anyone to pray for them it should be a living person and not the dead.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad extended an olive branch to his opponents. He asked them to go and stay with him in Qadian and see for themselves whether he denies the existence of God, claim to be a prophet or drinks. No one took advantage of this offer because they were too scared of the Mullahs.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad recommended that members should arrange marriages of their children with others in the jamaat to avoid long term complications in relationships. One obvious one is who are the children going to follow, the mother or the father?
There are many objections which are raised against Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Most, if not all, can be answered from the Holy Quran.
For example, it is said that the Arabic word rasul can only be applied to such people as Hazrat Ibrahim, Jesus, Moses etc. It is shown from the Holy Quran that Allah Himself uses the word rasul for ordinary people. The most notable objections are mentioned and the verse of the Holy Quran which refutes the objection is explained.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib, the Promised Messiah, speaks here of natural or inherent qualities of people. He says that some people have a good nature and all that is needed is that it is made to shine through by coming into contact with someone from Allah who ignites this goodness in their nature and makes it shine through.
Qadianis don’t seem to know what they believe. The split in the Ahmadiyya Movement took place because Mirza Mahmud Ahmad sahib wrongly claimed that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was actually a nabi (prophet) and rasool (messenger) and that all those who rejected Hazrat Mirza sahib’s claims are kafirs (heretics) and outside the pale of Islam. Whenever the Qadiani jamaat was under pressure, such as in Pakistan in 1953, they would back track and deny this. As soon as the pressure was lifted they returned to proclaiming these beliefs.
What we are seeing now is that the Qadiani jamaats in different countries are claiming to believe in different things. In Western Europe they resort to the original wrong claims of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad sahib. But where ever they are under pressure such as Indonesia, they revert to the true teachings of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, as propounded by the Lahori-Ahmadis. Below is a letter from a Qadiani in Indonesia addressed to the Religious Affairs Minister in that country. It may have been better to address to his own khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad sahib, in London.
In the last fifty years there has been a lot of discussion about Noah’s Ark and where it rested as well as whether the flood covered the whole world. Here the Promised Messiah gives his own comments about the extent of flooding and questions the Biblical account using the same arguments as are used now. If Allah didn’t give him this knowledge where did he get it from?
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, was asked if Jesus neither died on the Cross nor was bodily raised to heavens while still alive what happened to him?
He carried out much research and eventually wrote a book called Jesus in India in which he theorised that Jesus travelled to Kashmir, carried on his preaching in that area and eventually died at the age of 125 and is buried there. This article below deals with these issues.
In many lectures I have used wives and children as examples to show that we would ,and we do, do everything in our power to please them. If our son rings up at 3 a.m and asks us to go and pick him up, we do it. But when it comes to Allah we start making excuses. In reading through the Promised Messiah’s discourses I came across a similar example and I thought I will share it with you.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam ahmad explains how ones character has an impact on others. From an example from the life of the Holy Prophet (saw) he shows how a Christain embraced Islam because of the way the Holy Prophet treated him.
This extract is from ‘Malfuzat’ Volume 10 page 198.