The Promised Messiah speaks about the condition of the heart of a prophet. In the case of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) this is reflected in the verse : “will you kill yourself with grief because they do not believe?” The word used here is ‘mumin’ which reflects the fact that it applies as much to Muslims as to non-Muslims. It applies to non-Muslims because they do not embrace Islam and to Muslims because although they profess faith by their tongues they do not act upon it.
For many weeks we have been reading out the translations of various speeches of Hazrat Mirza sahib to show his views. Here we look at his behavior towards women and children to show that he actually practiced what he preached and his teaching of love, kindness and forgiveness was actually put into practice by him in relation to his wife, children and friends even when their action may have caused him great loss.
Our non-Ahmadi brother Muslims dispute and debate much about the interpretation of prophecies related to the coming-messiah. It is interesting that in this article in the Jung a Muslim scholar interprets the sign of “dead coming to life” as cloning. Interestingly the main thrust of his article is what Ahmadis have been saying for many years and that is that Islam will only spread by our own efforts and no one is going to drop in from heaven and do it for us.
The Promised Messiah stresses the importance of regular contact with the Centre. One reason he gives here is that this allows people to listen to replies to objections against Islam and against the jamaat. He wanted every member of the jamaat to be a missionary and wanted each and every one of us to have sufficient knowledge to be able to do so.
A criticism of the Promised Messiah is that he said that Allah had used the word nabi for him.
In this verse of the Holy Quran it is said that non-prophets received naba (news). A person who receives naba may be called a nabi in a literal sense but he is not a nabi as defined by the religion of Islam.
The Holy Prophet (s) himself said that one forty second part of prophethood remains or nothing remains of prophethood except good news etc.
The purpose of his advent was to establish that Islam is the most superior religion in taking man closer to Allah. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib explains that in his quest to do so all he has received is abuse but that he shall continue in his quest regardless of consequences.
In April 1900 Hazrat Maulana Abdul Karim of Sialkot asked the Promised Messiah to say a few words about what sort of relations members of the jamaat should have between each other. He said that we should all set aside our egos and pride and be kind and considerate to each other. He said there was no point in becoming an Ahmadi if you are not going to be able to set
aside your pride and ego for each other.