WHO IS THE PROMISED MESSIAH
There are one or more sayings of the Prophet
by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ahmad in their respective
collections of Hadith books regarding Al-Masih Al-Maw'oud, the Promised
Messiah. Fazlul Karim, in his translation of Mishkat Al-Masabih published
under the title "Al-Hadis" Vol.IV, pages 82-83, quotes four Ahadith
from sound sources. Sayings of the Prophet
Muhammad(S) are clear in identifying
the Promised Messiah to be the great Prophet of Allah
Isa(A) (Jesus) who was raised up
towards Allah according to the Qur'an, Surah 4 Ayah 158. In the same
Surah, Ayah 157 is clear that the Prophet
Isa(A) was neither killed nor died
on the cross but it appeared so to his contemporaries who claimed to have
witnessed the event.
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However, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani (1839-1908), the founder of the, so
called, Ahmadiya Movement in Islam, commonly known among Muslims as Qadiyanism
or Mirzaiyat, denied that meaning of the Qur'anic verses (referred to above)
as understood by Islamic scholars for thirteen centuries. He claimed that
Isa Ibn Maryam(A) travelled to Kashmir,
lived for a long full life, died and was buried there. This claim of Ghulam
Qadiyani goes against the record of Christians as well as Muslims.
Instead of believing as Muslims believe (see the Qur'an 2:13), Ghulam claimed
that he was Maryam (Mary, mother of
Jesus(A)), he became pregnant and
delivered himself as Jesus and turned into the Promised Messiah. On top of
this, he claimed that he was the fulfillment of the prophesies of Prophet
Muhammad(S). All references to Ghulam
Qadiyani's claim and writing in this brochure are in "QADIYANIAT, AN ANALYTICAL
SURVEY" by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer, published by Idara Tarjuman Al-Sunnah, Lahore,
Due to the lack of space, full text of Ahadith (teachings of Prophet
Muhammad(S)) will not be given,
instead, relevant pieces of Ahadith will be given in simple language (underlined
for emphasis) and claim of Ghulam Qadiyani will be examined.
1. The Promised Messiah shall be the son of Mary and none else.
Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani was not the son of Mary but son of an Indian lady whose
name was not Mary but it was Chiragh Bibi. Just to fit himself into the prophesy
he concocted the story that he himself was Mary, became pregnant, delivered
himself and so on. He wrote, "I was made Mary. I remained Mary for two years.
Then the soul of Jesus was blown into me as it was blown inside Mary. Thus
I conceived metaphorically. After some months, not exceeding ten, I changed
from Mary and was made Jesus. In this manner, I became 'son of Mary'". Another
time Ghulam Qadiyani wrote, "I saw myself as if I am a woman and Allah expressed
in me His reproductive power of manliness."
2. The Promised Messiah "shall descend amidst you". Ghulam
Qadiyani himself wrote: "It occurs in Hadith that the Messiah shall descend
from the sky and will be (clad) in two yellow sheets". Ghulam Qadiyani did
not descend from anywhere but appointed himself. He was born of Chiragh Bibi.
3.The Promised Messiah shall descend on the white minaret of a mosque
in the eastern part of Damascus. He did two things to fit himself
into this part of the prophesy. (a) He claimed that the village of Qadiyan
was like Damascus and he tried to fabricate similarities between Damascus
and Qadiyan. (b) He built a mosque with a minaret in Qadiyan and painted
it white. He called the minaret, "Minaret of the Messiah". However, he could
not show people that he was descending from heaven on the minaret. Had there
been helicopters in those days he, perhaps, would have borrowed one from
the British to show himself descending on the minaret from a helicopter.
4. The Promised Messiah shall descend while clad in two yellow
sheets. Ghulam Qadiyani rationalized that two yellow sheets meant
two diseases. He said that he was suffering from polyuria (mituration) and
giddiness of head. He boasted that he urinated 100 times a day. He also
contradicted himself while saying, "It is possible that another Messiah may
descend whom befit the qualities mentioned in the Hadith, manifestly." Finally,
he told the truth when he wrote, "two self-contradictory sayings can only
come from a madman or from a hypocrite."
5. The Promised Messiah shall break the cross. This prophesy
was interpreted to mean that all Christians shall convert to Islam and
Christianity as a separate religion shall cease to exist. Qadiyani himself
wrote, "The purpose of descent of Messiah is that the theory of Trinity will
be completely obliterated..." It is obvious that Christians have multiplied
manyfold during the last century. Even in the District of Gordaspur the Christian
population increased eight-fold between the time of Qadiyani's claim of
Messiahship and his death. Ghulam Qadiyani said to emphasize his mission
of obliterating Christianity from the earth, "If I do not do for the protection
of Islam what is attributed to the Promised Messiah and I die, bear witness
that I am a liar." Well! Time has given the proof of what he was.
6. The Promised Messiah shall kill the pig. This prophesy was
interpreted that the eating of pig products shall cease to exist. Obviously,
this prophesy was not fulfilled.
7. The Promised Messiah shall be a just ruler. A just ruler
is not a subject of any people or government. Firstly, Ghulam Qadiyani was
a subject of the British throne not a ruler. He boasted, "Till his death,
my father remained a sincere servant of the English Government". About himself
he boasted, "I rose to the service of the English Government with my hand
and pen ... I have promised to God that I shall not write a book except that
I shall mention in it the favours of the Imperial Government".
Secondly, he was accused by his own followers to be an embezzler of funds
of his community. He was not even a just leader of his small community.
8. The Promised Messiah shall bring all humanity under one religion,
Islam, before his death. Ghulam Qadiyani himself agreed, "... during
the period of the Promised Messiah the false religious communities will perish."
He further clarified at another place, "... lies will completely vanish and
all religious communities except Islam will be destroyed." A century has
passed since Qadiyani's claim of Messiahship yet the Muslims of the world
remain 20 to 25 percent of the world population. If Qadiyani population only
is considered (because Ghulam taught them that they are the only Muslims
in the world) they are under 0.02% of the world population.
9. The Promised Messiah shall kill the Dajjal, the Deceiver, at the
gate of Ludd or Lydda. Frequently Dajjal is translated as "Anti-Christ"
which may not be true. In fact, in Islam, there is no concept of Anti-Christ
associated with a person. Ghulam Qadiyani himself wrote, "Then, Messiah son
of Mary shall move out in search of the Dajjal; he will overtake him
at the gate of a town among the towns of Bait Al-Muqaddas (Jerusalem)
known as Ludd and kill him." As we know that no such person having attributes
of the Dajjal has appeared, yet. Naturally, Qadiyani did not kill
any Dajjal, he was never accused of killing any person nor he visited Ludd
10. Allah will generate so much wealth under the rule of the Promised
Messiah that no beggar and no poverty will be left in the world.
It is no secret that there is poverty and hunger all over the world including
in the most prosperous First World of the West. Ghulam Qadiyani himself was
a beggar; he wrote, "It is necessary for everyone of my followers to remit
to me monthly sum of his money." Qadiyani's brother-in-law Mirza Sher Ali
used to say, "Ghulam Ahmad is indeed, a liar and a looter; he has opened
this shop to grab money from people".
11. The Promised Messiah will establish peace on earth. The
lion will graze about with a camel, the leopard with a cow, the wolf with
a sheep, Children will play with snakes who will not harm them. Ghulam Qadiyani
lived for almost seventeen years after the claim of his Messiahship but he
did not establish peace on earth. In fact, two world wars took place and
hundreds of small wars have taken lives of millions of people since the death
of Qadiyani. There has been inestimable damage to the environment during
periods of "peace" and also due to wars. Lions continue to eat their favorite
animals and snakes continue to bite people.
12. The Promised Messiah shall perform Hajj or Umra or both.
Ghulam Qadiyani was so scared of dying that he did not perform Hajj or Umra
despite his claim about himself, "And God will protect you from people".
13. The Promised Messiah shall remain on earth for forty-five years
before dying. About Ghulam Qadiyani, his son Bashir Ahmad wrote,
"His Holiness announced that he had been commissioned for the reformation
of this Ummah in the year 1882. In the year 1889 he announced that he is
the revivalist (mujaddid). He remained steadfast on this until in
1891 he announced that he is "the Promised Messiah". From the time of his
birth in 1839-40 he lived for 68-69 years, dying in 1908. The time of his
claim to be a reformer was 26 years, the time of his claim to be a
mujaddid was 19 years and the time of his claim to Messiahship was
17 years until his death. When is one supposed to begin counting to make
45 years of Messiahship?
14. Ghulam Qadiyani agreed with a Hadith, "Indeed the Prophet of God
said that the Messiah will be buried in my grave". Ghulam Qadiyani
did not even visit the grave of the
Prophet(S). He died in Lahore, his
body was carried to Qadiyan where he was buried.
The above 14 points mentioned in prophesies of the Prophet
Muhammad(S) regarding the Promised
Messiah and their analysis in the light of Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani show that
the claimant of Messiahship was a liar and an imposter. The Promised Messiah,
Jesus(A) is yet to descend and he
will at the time appointed by Allah Himself.
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