QADIYANISM: A BRIEF SURVEY
(So called, "Ahmadiya Movement in Islam")
The Institute of Islamic Information & Education
Brochure No. 27
Beginning: Begun in India, inspired and actively supported
by the British colonial power. In the mid nineteenth century the British
thought that Islam as the Deen of Allah was dead, but the War of
Independence of 1857 and the leading role of Muslims through the spirit of
Jihad, scared the British. They actively sought an alternative to
real Islam. Among the many things they did, one was the foundation of a new
religion in the name of Islam by the hands of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani.
The British gave Mirza full support and an outline; and he filled in the
Mirza Ghulam Qadiyani: He said that his name was Ghulam Ahmad,
son of Ghulam Murtaza, belonging to the caste of Mughal Barlas who came to
India from Samarqand. Later, he changed his origins and claimed to be a Persian.
He again had a change of mind and claimed to belong to the progeny of Fatima
bint Muhammad(S). He was born in
1839-40 in Qadiyan, District of Gordaspur, Punjab, India in a family who
were subservient to the British and played a heroic role in defending the
British in the War of 1857. Ghulam remained proud of his and his family's
services to the British crown and advised his followers to remain loyal to
the British Government and the West. Qadiyanis, the followers of Ghulam
Ahmad, established good liaison with the State of Israel immediately after
its establishment and Israel gave them full protection.
Steps to the Prophethood: The 1870s was a period of debates
between Hindus against Muslims and Christians against Muslims. Muslims did
not start those debates but Muslim scholars were winning all of them and
winning the hearts of the Muslim masses. Ghulam saw an opening to gain popularity
and taught himself the art of debating against Hindus and became popular
by 1877. In 1880, he published his first book Baraheen-i-Ahmadiyyah
and established himself as a writer. By 1884, he added three more volumes
to the same book and in 1885 he claimed himself to be a Mujaddid,
a revivalist of Islam. In 1891, he claimed himself to be the Promised
Mehdi and a Promised Messiah. During this period he insisted that
he was not a prophet declaring that such a claim would make him a
kaafir and a liar. Well! In 1901 Ghulam declared, "by Allah in Whose
grip is my soul it is He Who commissioned me and named me a prophet" and
he declared that Allah gave him "three hundred thousand [miracles]". Note
that Allah's true messengers and prophets received their assignment suddenly
not step-wise like Ghulam. By Ghulam's own declarations, now he became a
Kaafir and a liar.
(Abstract from QADIYANIAT, AN ANALYTICAL SURVEY, by Ehsan Ilahi Zaheer.)
Qadiyaniat in the Contemporary World: Pakistan, the home of
the Qadiyani movement, declared the religion of Ghulam Ahmad to be
kufr, non-Islam, and other governments followed suit. Saudi Arabia
stopped giving visas to Qadianis as Muslims. Recently, a South African court
has ruled them to be non-Muslims. However, anti-Islam governments give Qadianis
protection and provide facilities for their propagation, among them, the
U.S. and the British are major protectors. It is interesting to note that
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto helped declare Qadianism as non-Islam but his daughter
Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) are actively embracing all
enemies of Islam including Qadianis.
Beware of deceptively Islamic looking functions and gatherings like
Seeratun-Nabi, Interfaith Dialogues, serve as bait for simplistic
and un-informed Muslims. Attending Qadiani functions under any pretext is
helping and promoting their kufr.
Hypocrisy of Pacifism: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declared that "Jihad",
as an instrument of war (defensive or offensive), was forbidden by him. His
followers, Qadiyanis, continue to present themselves to the West as pacifists,
anti-war "Muslims". As recently as Summer, 1996 in their annual convention
in Washington, D.C. area, they presented themselves as peaceful "Muslims"
who did not believe in war. The national media in the U.S. took note of it
and presented "Ahmadiya Muslims" as pacifists. The truth is that Qadiyanis
entered the armed forces of Pakistan from the time of the formation of the
country and rose to the highest ranks of officers corp in all branches, namely,
army, air force and navy . With the blessings of their "Khalifah" they
participated in wars against India. When the "Khalifah" was questioned he
defended his position and reiterated that his father, Ghulam Qadiyani, the
founder of the cult, was not a pacifist.
Beliefs of Ahmadiya Cult (Qadiyanis): Mirza Ghulam Qadiyani
disrespects Allah and His messenger
Muhammad(S): Read the following
quotes from the writings of the founder of, so called, "Ahmadiyah Movement
in Islam" which Muslims address them as Qadiyanis or Mirzais because his
full name was Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Baig Qadiyani. All references are from his
Urdu writings; some of the quotes were taken from Qadiyani magazines or
newspapers published after the death of Mirza.
"I saw in my dream that I am Allah and I believed, no doubt I am the one
who created the heaven."; Aina-e-Kamalat, p.564.
"I have been given the attribute of destruction and giving life; this has
been given to me from Allah."; Khutba Ilhamiyah #6.
"Every one can rise to the highest status, he can even surpass the status
of Muhammad(S), the Messenger of Allah."; Al-Fadl Qadiyan, 17th July
"Hadrat Muhammad(S) used to eat cheese made by the Christians even though
it was well known that lard (pig fat) was mixed in it."; Al-Fadl
Qadiyan, 22nd February, 1924.
"It is evident like daylight that the door of prophethood is open after that
Hadrat (Muhammad(S))."; Haqiqat an-Nubuwwah, p.329.
"I swear by that God who owns my life that He has sent me, He named me a
prophet and He called me the Promised Messiah."; Closing of Haqiqat
Al-Wahy, p. 68.
"Allah Ta'ala gave names, Muhammad and Ahmad and established me as the persona
of Muhammad."; Ek Ghalati ka Izalah, p.10.
"True God is the One Who sent His messenger in Qadiyan."; Dafeh
"So, is there any doubt that Hadrat Promised Messiah is a prophet according
to the Quranic meaning as well as literal meaning."; Haqiqat An-Nubuwah,
The Character of Qadiani: Mirza received his early education
from his father and other teachers of the village. Mirza took a humble job
in the office of the Deputy Commissioner. During his employment he took exams
for legal positions but failed them. After his failures he returned home
to take care of the family land.
There are three parts of Mirza's life:
Period as a Muslim,
period of various claims, and
the period of his claim of prophethood.
During the early period Mirza was an ordinary Muslim; he had the aqeedah
of Muslims and believed in the finality of the Prophet
Muhammad(S). During the period of
1882 to 1890, in sequence, he claimed to be a mujaddid (a revivalist),
musleh (a reformer), mehdi (a divinely guided one) and masih
maw'oud (the Promised Messiah). In the year 1900, he declared that Jihad
had become unlawful and in 1901 he claimed prophethood for himself. And
in 1904, he claimed to be Krishna.
In short Mirza spent his life involved in insulting the Prophets and Messengers
of Allah, treason against Muslims, loyalty to the British colonial power,
lying, cheating, deceiving simple people, declaring false prophecies, trying
to turn Muslims into British slaves, spying on Muslims for the British and
trying to obtain the most severe punishments for the Muslims. He tried his
best to serve the British most by discouraging and eliminating the concept
of Jihad from Islam.
Mirza wrote in his books, "I am God, in my vision I am a women, Allah showed
his manly power with me and metaphorically I became pregnant." Mirza died
on May 26, 1908 in his own hated disease of cholera while vomiting and
discharging feces from both ends of his gastro-intestinal system.
The Corruption of Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani's Writings: Since the
death of Ghulam Qadiyani in 1908, his followers have been editing out some
of the material written by him but criticized by the opponents and had become
sources of embarrasment. If Ghulam was a true prophet, his followers have
no authority to delete anything from the writings of the "prophet". Qadiyanis
use more recent but edited publications of Ghulam Qadiyani's writings to
deceive people that he never wrote any such things as quoted by his opponents.
English translations are even worse and they have been edited very heavily.
However, Muslim scholars have collected and keep original publications of
Ghulam Qadiyani in their libraries and use them as sources in their writings
and to reveal the truth to the world.
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