Exposing Qadiani Falsehood on the Internet and on TV
Based on a Hadith
they attribute to the Messenger
the Qadiani (Ahmadi) leadership asserts that the advent of lunar and solar
eclipses during the Islamic month of Ramadhan of 1894 is the clear proof
that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani was the foretold
Imam Mahdi! Mirza Ghulam
himself had written:
The Fraud of Eclipses
"One Hadith of Dar-e-Qatni also proves that the Promised Mahdi
will appear at the head of 14th Century; and that hadith is this ....translation
of the whole hadith is:
'There are two signs of our Mahdi; since the creation of earth and heaven
this sign has not been revealed for any appointed and prophet and messenger;
and those signs are that moon will eclipse in the first night of its fixed
nights of eclipse and sun will get eclipsed in the middle of the fixed
days for its eclipse, during the month of Ramadhan.'
...this hadith clearly fixes 14th Century." (Roohani Khazain,
Vol. 17, P. 331)
However, the actual hadith recorded in Dar-e-Qatni clearly
Narrated Amr son of Shamir, quoting Jabir, who quoted Mohammad bin 'Ali:
"For our Mahdi, two signs are given which never occurred in the past from
the creation of the heavens and the earth. One is that a lunar eclipse will
occur on the first night of Ramadhan and the second sign is that a solar
eclipse will occur in the middle of Ramadhan and these signs had never happened
from the creation of the heavens and the earth." (Dar-e-Qatni, Vol.
1, P. 188)
With regard to this hadith, we need to make the following
This hadith is not a saying of hazrat
Muhammad(SAW), as the Qadiani leadership
has tried to portray, but it is a saying attributed to an individual by the
name of Mohammed bin 'Ali. Thus, once more the falsehood of Qadiani leadership
becomes apparent. According to an authentic hadith of hazrat
Ascribing false things to me is not like ascribing false things to anyone
else. Whosoever tells a lie against me intentionally then surely let him
occupy his seat in Hell-Fire.
(Hadith Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 378)
This hadith attributed to Mohammad bin 'Ali has been rejected by scholars
of hadith for centuries. In fact, the first narrator of this hadith
is Amr bin Shamir who is a known narrator of weak and fabricated
Ahadith. Allamah Shamsuddin
who was an expert of the Funn-e-Rijaal (the art of Men Narrators)
"According to its authenticity, this saying attributed to Imam Baqir is extremely
weak, outcast, and rejected. Looking at the chain of narration, the first
narrator is Amr bin Shamir who has been labeled (in Meezanul-E'tidaal,
P. 262) as the big liar, a narrator of weak and fabricated Ahadith,
a non-believer of Hadith, a person who used abusive words for the
companions of the
Messenger(SAW) and the
Sahabah(RA); and according to
Ilm-ul-Hadith, his narration is not written as Hadith."
Amr bin Shamir had claimed to have heard this hadith from a person
by the name of Jabir. Not only we can not trust this assertion of a known
liar, but also Amr failed to disclose -- perhaps purposely -- which one of
the many Jabirs he was referring to in this quote. Nevertheless, among the
individuals by that name, we find Jabir Ja'fi, who was described by Imam
"Among the liars that I met, no one was bigger liar than Jabir Ja'fi."
Amr bin Shamir finally claims that this hadith was originally narrated
by Mohammad bin 'Ali. Qadianis assert that the Mohammad bin 'Ali mentioned
must have been Imam Baqir. However, we have had several narrators with this
name and there is no proof or reason to believe that the person Amr intended
was Imam Baqir. Indeed, since it was the habit of Amr bin Shamir to
narrate weak and fabricated Ahadith and attribute them to well known,
truthful, and trustworthy narrators, we are obligated to be very doubtful
of this hadith.
Even if, for the sake of discussion, we were to accept this hadith
at face value, it would only serve to expose the falsehood of Mirza Ghulam
and the Qadiani propaganda machine. This saying clearly states that the lunar
eclipse will happen in the beginning of the month of Ramadhan and the solar
eclipse will occur in the middle of the month. However, this event is
astronomically impossible and would be indeed miraculous if occurred.
The lunar and solar eclipses Qadianis advance as the proof of their claim
occurred on the 13th and 28th day of Ramadhan respectively! It is then
obvious that Mirza Ghulam, as was his habit, purposely changed the quote
(by adding the words "of its fixed nights") and twisted the
true meaning of the hadith to lend appearance of legitimacy to his
false claim. Furthermore, the hadith clearly states that this event
has never occurred in the history, while the combination of eclipses on 13th
and 28th of Ramadhan have occurred thousands of times throughout history.
Obviously, Qadiani leadership's complete reliance on
an unauthentic and misinterpreted saying of a person by the name of Mohammad
bin 'Ali proves that they have nothing but deceit on their side.
The False Argument of Qadiani (Ahmadi)
Refuted by Muslim scholars and contradicted the by an extensive body of
scientific evidence, Mirza Ghulam and the Qadiani (Ahmadi) leadership
acknowledged that according to the divine laws the lunar eclipse always occurs
on 13th, 14th or 15th of a lunar month, and solar eclipse always occurs on
27th, 28th, or 29th of a lunar month. However, they advanced another
baseless argument to misguide the uninformed.
They reasoned that by "first night of Ramadhan", the hadith must have
intended that first night a lunar eclipse could possibly occur (i.e. 13th);
and by "middle of Ramadhan", the hadith must have meant the middle night
a solar eclipse could possibly occur (i.e. 28th)! Thus, they tried to justify
the conclusion of their Sire, Mirza Ghulam, and claim that Mirza must have
been Mahdi, since such an eclipse occurred during his life time!
With regard to this assertion, we need to make the following observations:
It is the habit of the Qadiani leadership to use such foolish and feeble
interpretations to try to misguide the gullible. The words of the
hadith (even though we have shown it to be an unreliable hadith
not referred to our
Prophet(SAW)) are quite clear:
The lunar eclipse should occur on the "first night of Ramadhan" and
the solar eclipse in the "middle of Ramadhan" (e.g. 15th). The
hadith does not state the "first night from the nights of eclipses",
as Qadiani leadership would like everyone to believe. As we have shown,
this is an addition made to the hadith by Mirza Ghulam himself.
This interpretation of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani and his associates is also shown
to be absurd and false by the very hadith itself. The hadith
concludes by stating "these signs had never happened from the creation of
the heavens and the earth." However, the combination of eclipses on
the 13th and 28th of Ramadhan have occurred thousands of times throughout
As an example, we quote 45 years of eclipses in life time of Mirza Qadiani.
In these 45 years, 3 times such combination of eclipses occurred on 13th
and 28th (see book by Mr. Keith, "Use of the Globes" and another book,
"Hadaiqun-Nujoom"). Both these books list eclipses from the year 1801CE
to 1901CE. Out of those a list of 45 years is produced in a book, 'Doosri
Shadadat-e-Aasmani' written by Sayyid Abu-Ahmad Rahmani which again confirms
that these pair of eclipses have occurred three times alone during the 45
years in question! Further references on the accurate theories of Lunar Eclipses
can be found in a commentary written by David McNaughton, a South African
astronomer working in UAE, who is considered to be an authority on this subject.
Accurate and detailed calculations, using Jean Meeus's Algorithm, was performed
in 1998 by Khalid Shaukat
for the 3 pairs of eclipses mentioned before and produced in the following
Schedule of Relevant Eclipses in 45 Years of Mirza's Life
|Time of eclipse in India
|Ramadhan 13, 1267 AH
|Moon was below horizon in Qadian when eclipse occurred.
||Moon eclipse was not visible in India. Moreover, this happened
before Miraz's claim of Mahdi when he was 11 or 12 years old.
|Ramadhan 28, 1267 AH
|Eclipse was visible little before sunset in Qadian, sunset being at 19:31.
|Ramadhan 13, 1311 AH
|Eclipse seen in Qadian After Sunset, which is the 14th of Ramadhan.
||This pair of eclipse actually goes against the Qadiani argument
of 13th and 28th of Ramadhan!!! However, these eclipses were visible in other
parts of the world and using this sign, Dr. Alexander Dowie claimed to be
Messiah in the USA.
|Ramadhan 29, 1311 AH
|Eclipse was visible in the morning, sunrise in Qadian was at 6:11.
|Ramadhan 13, 1312 AH
|Moon was below horizon in Qadian when eclipse occurred.
||Moon eclipse was not visible in Qadian.
|Ramadhan 28, 1312 AH
|Eclipse was visible in Qadian in the afternoon.
From the previous table, we can clearly see that this combination of eclipses
has occurred at least more than once throughout the history. Furthermore,
please note that the pair of eclipses claimed by the Qadianis actually occurred
in Qadian on the 14th and 28th of Ramadhan and not the 13th and 28th! In
either case, Qadiani argument is shown to be once more false.
As is their habit, the Qadiani (Ahmadi) leadership once more ignored clear
evidence contrary to their faulty argument and resorted to further
misrepresentation. They claimed that the intent of the words "these
signs had never happened from the creation of the heavens and the earth"
was that these eclipses have never occurred while a claimant to being Mahdi
or Messiah has been present! To support this argument and rejected the proof
offered by Muslim scholars showing the feebleness of his arguments, Mirza
"O Low Caste, Khabees, Enemy of Allah and Prophet! You have done this Jewish
alteration in the (prophecy), so that this Grand Miracle of Holy
Prophet(SAW) is hidden from this
world .....your lie, O Worthless is exposed ...... from which word did these
stupid understood these meanings? O Morons! O Sightless! Disgrace to the
Molviyat! ...especially the head of the Dajjaleens, Abdul Haq Ghaznavi and
his followers; Hundred thousand times shoes of curses may fall upon them.
O Dirty Dajjal! Prophecy has been fulfilled but bigotry has blinded you."
(Zamima Anjam-e-Atham, Roohani Khazain, Vol. 11, P. 330)
"This has never happened and absolutely never happened, except in my time,
since the beginning of universe till now, that lunar and solar eclipse had
gathered in the month of Ramadhan in such a manner that some claimant of
messengership or prophethood or muhaddathiyat (one who converse with God)
had also been present."
(Roohani Khazain, Vol. 9, P. 50)
"The meaning of prophecy is that this sign has not been to any other claimant,
whether true or false. Only given to the Promised Mahdi. If these tyrant
molvis (Muslim scholars) can present a similar occurrence of lunar and solar
eclipse in the time of some other claimant then please do it; then I will
no doubt become a liar."
(Roohani Khazain, Vol. 11, P. 332)
"Combination of lunar and solar eclipse in Ramadhan has never taken place
in the time of any Prophet or Messenger or muhaddith and since the birth
of universe during the time of any claimant of messengership or prophethood
or muhaddithiyat lunar and solar has never combined. Combination of Lunar
and Solar eclipse and Mahdi is an unnatural phenomenon." (Roohani
Khazain, Vol. 9, P. 84)
It is a sign of disbelief and hypocrisy of Qadiani leadership that they refute
clear proofs and authentic hadiths
of the holy Prophet(SAW) regarding
Mahdi and insist upon their conjecture of an unauthentic saying attribute
to Mohammad bin 'Ali by a known liar! Certainly, no believer would require
any further explanation to see the falsehood of the Qadiani claims. However,
purely from an academic stand point, we offer the following observation:
The prophecy of this unauthentic hadith is abundantly clear: the sign
which has not occurred since the beginning of time is the specific combination
of eclipses on the first and fifteenth day of Ramadhan. There is no mention
whether this sign will occur before the birth, during the life, upon the
claim, after the claim, or upon the death of the individual making the
claim. Qadiani (Ahmadi) interpretation is simply without any merit.
Even if, for the sake of discussion, we were to accept the Qadianis' (Ahmadis)
feeble interpretation, we still can show that Mirza Ghulam was not the
only individual who based his claim on such a combination of eclipses.
Ample evidence for this stance is provided in the following books:
'Doosri Shadadat-e-Aasmani' by Maulana Abu Ahmad
'Aimma-e-Talbis & Raees-e-Qadian' by Maulana Abul Qasim Dilawari
Below, we have documented several such claimants. Please do remember
that Mirza Ghulam had stated that if such proof could be provided, then he
would be shown to have been a liar. Accurate and detailed calculations,
using Jean Meeus's Algorithm, was performed in 1998 by
Khalid Shaukat for the
|Name of the Claimant
Claim and Comment
||Rmz 14, 125
||Saleh bin Tarif Burghwati
||Claimed Mahdihood and Prophethood and successfully ruled
over his followers for 47 years. Later, he advocated his throne in favor
of his son. (Aimma-e-Tilbees, Vol. 1, P. 192)
The combination of Eclipses matched exactly those of Mirza Ghulam: 14th and
28th of Ramadhan
||Rmz 28, 125
||Rmz 13, 1267
||Mirza Ali Muhammad Bab
||Claimed to be Mahdi. His movement is still
alive and has split off into Babism and Bahaism. They no longer claim
to be Muslims.
(Double eclipses of 1829 and 1830 also could have been claimed
for him; please note that Ali Muhammad died one month before the
eclipse of 1851.
||Rmz 28, 1267
||Rmz 13, 1289
|Claimed to be the Promised One (Messiah) of every
religion and a prophet. His followers no longer claim to be
(Double eclipses of 1829, 1830, 1851, and 1873 also could
be claimed by him)
||Rmz 28, 1289
||Rmz 13, 1290
||Claimed to be Mahdi and began a successful movement
to fight the British colonialists.
(Double eclipses of 1851, 1872 and 1895 also could be claimed by
Please note the specific solar eclipse used by him occurred
on the 29th of Ramadhan.
||Rmz 29, 1290
|Rmz 13, 1311
||Dr. Alexander Dowie, USA
||During the life time of Mirza Ghulam and appropriating
the second double eclipse we previously mentioned, he claimed to be the Promised
(Double eclipses of 1851, 1872, 1873, and 1895 also could
be claimed by him - please note that he made the claim for the same
eclipses as Mirza Ghulam)
||Rmz 29, 1311
Once more, we can use Mirza Ghulam's own statements to prove that he was
a false claimant to being Mahdi, Messiah, and a Prophet.
For all those individuals, who after seeing all this proof, stubbornly insist
on believing Mirza Ghulam's claim to being Mahdi, we like to reproduce an
earlier statement of Mirza:
"All those Hadiths in which the coming of Mahdi is foretold are not verifiable
and cannot be relied upon." (Haqeeqat-ul-Mahdi, Roohani Khazain, Vol.
14, P. 429)
We definitely disagree with Mirza Ghulam on this account and have in fact
documented several authentic hadith of hazrat
Muhammad(SAW) on this site [Read:
Identification of the Prophesied
Imam Mahdi]. However, isn't this another sign of Mirza's falsehood
that he reversed course and attempted to take advantage of the eclipses which
occurred during his life time by relying on deceitful alterations of an
We pray that
guide all the victims of the Qadiani (Ahmadi) misinformation campaign back
to the fold of Islam and away from the hypocrisy of Qadianism