We look at an objection against the Promised Messiah. In relates to a statement in his book ‘Evidence of the Holy Quran’ where he refers to a saying of the Holy Prophet (phub) in Bukhari. The objection is that the hadith referred to is not in the Bukhari. We look at this objection in detail and respond to our critics.
It is universally agreed that until 1901 Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s claim was that of a mujaddid, despite use of the titles Promised Messiah and Mahdi. Some claim that in 1901 he changed his claim to that of a prophet. We use a quotation from one of his major works produced in 1908 to show that he always claimed to be a mujaddid and not a prophet.
We continue reading from Kitab ul Bariyyah. In this extract the Promised Messiah shows how the Christian religion does not match up to any standard by which the veracity of a religion may be judged.
We continue on from our reading, last week, of the Promised Messiah’s book kitab-ul-Bariyyah (My Exoneration).
In this section he discusses how we may find the right path. It is by reading the Holy Book. If that fails then by rational arguments and if even that fails then heavenly signs granted to the reformer of the age.
We continue our reading from The Promised Messiah’s books. Today we read from ‘Al Bariyya (My Exoneration)’ which is an account by the Promised Messiah of how Christian missionaries fabricated a charge of attempted murder against him and how his Muslim opponents supported the missionaries.
He says that this was part of Allah’s plan to strip from the faces of his Muslim opponents the false mask of piety and holiness.
The Promised Messiah said that as time goes on people will accept his interpretation of Islam, regardless of whether they accept him as the Messiah and Mehdi or not.
In the last few weeks we have seen that the most orthodox Sunni leaders, religious and secular, have accepted the Ahmadi interpretations in two areas.
The first is divorce. The traditional Sunni view has been that a man was entitled to pronounce the word divorce thrice and he would be divorced, even if the wife was not aware of it. The Council for Islamic ideology in Pakistan announced in the last few weeks that it has recommended to the Pakistan government to make this practice unlawful and punishable. It is worth mentioning that first family law reform implemented by the Pakistan government in 1962 was drafted by Mr Nasir Ahmad Farqui, a prominent member of this jamaat.
The second reform is related to rape-law. Last year the religious court threw out a case involving rape where the evidence was on DNA and not eye witness testimony of four people. A khutba was delivered from our UK mosque which criticised this decision and showed that DNA evidence is admissible. The Pakistan parliament has now passed a law enabling DNA evidence to be used to prove rape.
These incident prove the truth of what Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad said and quoted above.
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The Holy Prophet (s) said that at the time of the Messiah the burden of war will be lifted. World War One led to such carnage that it was thought that there would never be another war and the League of Nations was set up.
But World War II was even more devastating than World War I. This time whole cities were carpet bombed. During World War I devastating weapons were invented. During World War II even more terrible weapons were invented such as the atom bomb and later the Hydrogen Bomb.
Use of the Atom Bomb on Japan showed that if there is another World war there is a real possibility that the whole world will be destroyed.
This is another sign that Hazrat sahib was the Promised Messiah because it was after he appeared that all people realised that they can no longer afford to go to war.
We read from the sayings of The Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad which have been compiled into books known as Mulfoozat.
Here he talks about how a person can overcome their low desires and specifically talks about supplication to Allah.
We are very proud to announce that after a lot of planning and hard work from members of our Jamaat, that we have published our first book on the Apple iBooks platform.
‘An Offering to Baghdad’ was written by the Promised Messiah in reply to an advertisement and letter published in Baghdad, written by a man who attempted to discredit the Promised Messiah and to encourage people to hard him physically.
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We read from the writings of the Promised Messiah. Mulfoozat Volume three, pages 90 to 91.
Allah sent Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, because Muslims had strayed from the path of that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) followed.
Muslims had introduced new innovations into Islam and forsaken the example set by our beloved Prophet (pbuh). Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad came to re-establish the original teachings of Islam.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam says, in this extract, that a Muslim should try and develop in himself the noble qualities and character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). Allah sent Him (s) to show us that it is possible for us to live a Godly life.