A CRITIQUE OF THE AQEEDAH OF THE AHMADIS
In the words of Dr. Muhammad Iqbaal, a foremost Muslim thinker and writer, “Qadiyanism is a rebellion and a revolt against the message of Allah’s Apostle (upon him be peace), and a conspiracy against Islam, and an independent religion.” In a letter to an important English paper, ‘The Statesman’, Dr. Iqbaal did not mince words when he declared that: “Qadiyanism is an organized and pre-plotted attempt to establish a new sect which pretends to have an Apostle like Muhammad.” (The Statesman, 1930, p. 10)
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, no doubt was an agent of the British government who had occupied the India at that time. Through his own writings, it is clear that Qadiyanism was brought into existence by Britain to deaden Ahmad ibn Irfaan Ash-Shaheed’s movement which urged the Muslims to rise up in Jihad against the British colonialists who were occupying India at the time.
Thus, Ghulam Ahmad was commissioned by the British to nullify the concept of Jihad, and call on the people to support the colonialists. In a petition he presented to the British ruler of Punjab on 14th February, 1898 and published in Tabligh Risalat vol. vii by Mirza Kasem Ali Qadiyani, Ghulam Ahmad declared that he had been planted by them. Similarly, in Tiryak Al-Kuloub, p. 15, he said:
“I spent most of my life and wrote many books to support and aid the British government and to refute the idea of ‘holy strive’ against them. I demanded Muslims’ obedience and aid to the British and published many books calling to this to the extent that if my books were collected, they would fill 50 briefcases…”
Furthermore, he wrote:
“Since my early youth, and now I am 60, I have been exerting my powers of writing and speech to make Muslims compassionate with and helpful to the British government, and to deny the idea of the ‘holy strive’ to which some ignorant Muslims adhere. It is this idea which prevented Muslims from becoming sincere to the British government.” (The Qur’an’s witness, p. 10)
In addition, he also declared:
“I do believe that the more my followers, the less the belief in the ‘holy strive’ against the British. When people belive I am a Christ and a Mahdi, they will refute the ‘holy strive’ ” (The Qur’an’s witness, p. 17)
Thus, with the support of the British government, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad continued to spread his heretical beliefs without any hindrance until he became a powerful force in the region. First, he declared himself a Prophet, the promised Messiah and the awaited Mahdi. He further declared as Kaafirs, any Muslim that does not believe in him. One of his sons, Mirza Bashir Eddin wrote:
“All Muslims who did not swear fealty to the promised Christ (Ghulam Ahmad) whether they heard his name or not were disbelievers and out of the pale (of Islam).” (Ayina’ s-Sadakat, p. 35)
He also allegedly said that:
“We do believe in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as an Apostle while non-Ahmadiyans do not. The Qur’an declares that those who deny the message of any Apostle are disbelievers, and thus, non-Ahmadiyans are disbelievers.” (Destructive Movements, p. 24)
In Al-fadl, dated 30th July, 1931, it was reported that Ghulam Ahmad once said: “We are quite different from Muslims in every way: in the conception of God, the Apostles, the Qur’an, Salaat, fasting, hajj and Zakaat. There is a fundamental difference between us.”
Therefore, he forbade intermarriage between Ahmadis and other Muslims, and not to pray behind them.
Ghulam Ahmad not only declared himself a Prophet and Apostle of Allah, he also claimed superiority over the “Ulu’l-Azmi” (Mirza Bashir Ahmad, ‘the reality of the message’ p. 257). Also, in Al-fadl, dated 28th may, 1918, it was written that: “There is no difference between the Sahaabah of Muhammad and those of Ghulam Ahmad except that those are of the first message and these are of the second message.”
Furthermore, in Al-fadl, vol. 3, p. 21, it was written:” Mirza is Muhammad (upon him be peace) and this is consistent with the Qur’anic verse: ورسولا يأتي من بعدي اسمه أحمد “… His name shall be Ahmad.”
In Al-fadl, vol. 10, number 1848, dated December 1922, we read:
“He who visits the dome of the promised Christ participates in the blessings which are bestowed by Allah on the green dome on the Apostle’s grave in Madinah. How wretched is the man who does not avail himself of the blessings of the pilgrimage to Qadian”
In the September 3, 1935’s edition of Al-fadl, Mahmud Ahmad, one of the caliphs of Qadian wrote: “Allah has made Makka, Madinah and Qadian the three holy shrines and chose them as places for His inspirations.”
These are just mere preambles to the reality of Ahmadiyyah. In the next episode, I shall expose the fundamental beliefs of the Ahmadiyyah so that the Ummah can know their true picture and the danger that they pose to Islam and the Muslims.
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