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?
Was Kashmir the last destination of Christ?
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.
May people are proud of the fact that they receive dreams and inspiration from Allah.
Here Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib explains that on the day of judgement it is our deeds that we will have to account for and Allah will not ask us whether we received any dreams or inspiration.
“one of the foremost muslim scholars of India, actively involved in making Islam known to the west”
The article below is a brief sketch of the history of the Ahmadiyya Movement. Part of this sketch is illuminating as it deals with the influence The Promised Messiah had from New Zealand to the US.
The distinguishing feature of his work was that he concentrated on positive work although unfortunately Sunni Muslims did their best to detract him from it by raising irrelevant and unimportant issues.
He co-operated with The Liverpool Mosque Movement in the UK publishing free advertisements and appeal for help for their magazines. He wrote to newspapers and journals world over claiming salvation of humanity lies in Islam.
Two examples of his efforts are published here: that of trying to promote the cause of Islam in the US and in New Zealand. If only non-Ahmadi Muslims had followed the course the Promised Messiah chartered, Islam would now be a well established religion the world over.
The article can be read here
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad gives a short talk about the position of those Muslims who although they do not recognise his claims do not call him a heretic.
He also advises Ahmadis about what to do if they find that in an area there is only one Ahmadi. Should they join and pray behind a Sunni who calls him a kafir or pray on their own.