In his book “Surma Chisham Arya” Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wrote about living organisms changing their gender and male lactation.
This was picked up by some people on Facebook in a failed attempt to ridicule The Promised Messiah and in reply we uploaded a video which shows that it is perfectly possible for living organisms to change their gender.
A friend from India has now provided a scientific article to show that male lactation is also possible and we have embedded it below to complete our reply to this objection.
The Holy month of Ramadan is here and we thank our Creator to have given us another opportunity in our lives to observe the spiritual duty to fast and pray and seek His pleasure and nearness. As the verse I have cited above states, this is the month in which the Qur’an, a guidance to humankind was revealed.
We must remember that Allah has created us for a purpose. This purpose and the way to attain it are given in the revealed books which, therefore, in the modern terminology are the “Users’ Guides”. These are the instructions that accompany every little thing that we buy. These instructions guide us in its proper use and maintenance which are in the form of a booklet or a tag. For instance the shirt that I wear today has a little label stuck inside its collar telling me how to wash, dry and iron it. Is it then possible that God who created us for a purpose would leave us with an aimless life? Who is better equipped to instruct us to lead our lives in the best possible way and develop the soul within us, than the Creator Himself?
Fasting is a very appropriate way to honour the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, the Guide Book for us. So let us all make a resolution this Ramadan that as we recite this Guide Book, we will also read through its translation in our own language so that we know what is being said to us through this Revealed Book. And more importantly we should make a resolution that we shall obey all the commands of the Holy Qur’an revealed for us to follow.
Imagine! If I did not know or ignored the instructions given on my shirt, what would happen to it? It is time to reflect what would happen to our souls if we are ignorant of or ignore to follow the revealed instructions for keeping it clean and pure.
I would also like all of you to keep in mind that all human beings are made by God Who loves them equally and wants us to do the same. As we pray for ourselves and our limited needs we must not forget that every human being in every country of this earth needs our prayers for peace and harmony amongst peoples of the world. Remember Allah loves all His beings.
May Allah shower His blessings on all of us in this holy month of Ramadan so that by the end of this month we are better human beings with purer souls and greater love for Allah and fellow beings.
In this extract Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ali says that the most honourable or esteemed task is the propagation of Islam and although we pay lip service to this, in fact, we hold other things such as business or jobs and positions to be things which bring us honour. If we truly thought that propagation was the most honourable task we would seek to train our children to carry it out but where our children our concerned we train them for worldly success.
This was the first photograph taken of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ali. He describes the events leading up to the photo being taken in his Friday Khutbah on 14th January, 1944, as follows:
“It was perhaps 1901 or 1902. I was living in Qadian and probably The Review of Religions had already started. The Promised Messiah called a photographer to have his photograph taken for inclusion in his books. … I cannot remember if any other group photo was taken but what I do recall is that by his bidding my photograph was also taken…. This is an ordinary event, but the strange thing, or what we can call God’s work, is that in the photo on the left side there is a hand holding a book, upon which is written, Quran Sharif. Where did it come from? At that time no one had in mind translating the Holy Qur’an. Hazrat Miza Sahib had entertained this desire for long …”
The photo and quote are courtesy of ‘The Hope Bulletin’ (Vol. 6:7), edited by Akbar Ibn Abdullah.
Hazrat Ameer Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed was able to fulfil a long-standing invitation to visit the Houses of Parliament, in London, on 10th November 2011. This invitation and visit had been organised by Mr. Nasser Butt, a British Ahmadi — Liberal Democrat Politician. Hazrat Ameer was also accompanied by Jamaat members, Mr. Assad Ross and Dr. Mujahid Saeed from the United Kingdom.
Hazrat Ameer arrived at the Houses of Parliament at 1300hrs and was met by Lord Eric Avebury at the Peers Gate. Lord Avebury is a former member of the House of Commons for the Liberal Democrats and has been serving several Human Rights causes for many years and has received many international awards for this.
Lord Avebury led the entourage on a tour which included The Queen’s Robing Room and The Royal Gallery. Hazrat Ameer presented Lord Avebury with a copy of the recently revised English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali (revised and edited by Dr. Zahid Aziz) in the Queen’s Robing Room. Continue reading…
Hazrat Ameer recites verse 2 chapter 57 of the Holy Quran and deals with the subject of ‘taking Allah for a friend’. He cites examples of the teachings on friendship as mentioned in scriptures of some of the major religions.
Shortly after the replacement of elected leadership (khilafat), open government and decisions by mutual consultation (shura) with monarchy the idea of jihad was distorted by the kings because it provided free or cheap soldiers for the battlefield. The exhortation “kill a non-believer and enter paradise” became a common slogan. The idea of jihad was used by these kings to expand their own empires. Interestingly, in many cases they were fighting other Muslims but it was still jihad, for example when Mughals invaded India large parts of it were ruled by Muslims! Continue reading…
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Assalaam-o-Alaikum Wa Rakhmatullahi Wa Barakaato Hoo.
Eid is an occasion for giving thanks to Almighty Allah for providing us, yet again, an opportunity to follow faithfully His injunctions. In doing so, we try to develop a special bond with our Creator.
In Ramadan, the month of fasting and prayers, we carry on a Jihad, that is, a struggle to overcome and subjugate our worldly desires and to nourish our spiritual self. It is an ongoing strife throughout the year but our chances of overcoming the forces of evil are greatly enhanced when we make a conscious effort to submit ourselves totally to the Will of God. Perfect Guidance for doing this is provided to us in the Holy Qur’an, which was revealed in this Blessed Month. Only by following, in letter and spirit, the dictates of this Holy Book can we vanquish our greatest internal enemy – the temptations and distractions which lie concealed within ourselves. The exercise of persevering for a whole month with hunger and thirst; spending long hours in praying to Allah and abstaining from all kinds of wrongdoing and sins, prepares us thoroughly for facing this great challenge. The further we move away from worldly temptations, the closer we get to Allah. This close bond with Almighty Allah should not be loosened with the passing of Ramadan. In fact the following year should see us strengthened with special relationship with God which has evolved during this month. This is a big challenge but not for people who persevere and are steadfast in their love and submission to Allah.
Let us all resolve on this blessed day of Eid ul Fitr to maintain the closeness with Allah and not let it slip in the days ahead. We will not let our supplications
of Ramadan be an exercise in futility. If we succeed then our Jihad against our inner enemy is won and we have moved forward in our struggle to keep the soul alive and flourishing. This would be the real reason to celebrate as we would have achieved an “everlasting happiness” the literal meaning of Eid.
I pray that this Eid brings joy to the whole world and Allah protects all nations and faiths during these trying times of trials and tribulations for humanity. Aameen!
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, received a promise from Allah that Hazrat’s teaching will be made known to people in all corners of the world. Hazrat sahib did not just sit back and wait for it to happen. He made strenuous efforts to make the prophecy come true. He did so by writing letters, books and hand bills, getting them translated into English and spreading them as far as possible. Some years ago, a wrapper from Qadian was found in the US. We also know of his letters being printed in the US newspapers.
The video below discusses these themes in more detail.