Mirza Ghulam Qadianis's Service to his True Masters
(In light of Qadiani own Writings)
Mirza Ghulam of Qadian made a number of outlandish claims: from being the
Promised Mahdi and the Promised Messiah to a reincarnation of Hazrat
Muhammad(SAW) and a prophet
with new Sharia. In
this article we will examine one of the possible motives for these claims.
Mirza Gul Muhammad, the great grandfather of Mirza Ghulam was a landlord
of substantial power and influence in the district of Punjab, India. In his
writings, Mirza Ghulam speaks in detail of his dynasty's aristocratic splendor.
However, after the death of Mirza Gul and the occupation of the region by
Sikhs, nothing remained of the great fortune of the Mirza's family. Toward
the latter days of Ranjit Singh's rule, when the British influence in the
Punjab region had become established, Mirza Ghulam Murtada, the father of
Mirza Ghulam, moved to the village of Qadian and was granted five adjacent
villages as property.
The family of Mirza were indebted to and remained very loyal and cordial
towards the established British rule. In his writings, Mirza Ghulam
boasts, with excessive pride, of his father's loyalty to the British Government
and the fact that he was honored with a seat in the Governor's darbar
(cabinet). He also mentions his own unflinching gratitude to that
Government. Apparently, the feeling of loyalty for the British had been ingrained
in Mirza's very soul ever since his childhood.
Yet, the overwhelming majority of
Muslims did not share this sense
of gratitude toward the British power. After all, the British had taken power
away from the Muslims, who had peacefully ruled India for over 1000 years;
had established an ungodly and tyrannical government; had opened the way
for missionaries to attack and ridicule the principles of
Islam; and had influenced the
younger generation with Western cultural values resulting in social anarchy,
ethical demise, and atheism among the gullible.
In reaction to this, the Muslims led Indians through the famous Indian struggle
for independence of 1857. Due to the disloyalty of a small minority who sided
with the British, the heads of the movement and a number of
Ulama were seized and
hanged, and the British emerged as the triumphant rulers of the entire India.
The Muslims became object of further ridicule and subjugation; they were
denied access to respectable employment or government assignments; their
religious endowments where confiscated by the government; and their way of
life became once more under attack.
Through it all, Mirza's family sided by the British Imperialism and served
the government, as well as they could. Let's review some of the writings
of Qadianis to try to shed some light on the service of Qadianism to the
Mirza and His Family Servants of the Imperialism
Mirza Ghulam proudly wrote:
"My father was a well-known landlord in this country and he enjoyed great
eminence in the Government's offices. He was a true devotee and well wisher
of the British Government. In the mutiny of 1857 (the Muslim independence
movement against colonialism is called 'mutiny' by Mirza), my father supplied
fifty horses and riders to aid the British Government. For this favor to
the Government, he was very popular among the officials."
(Izala-e-Auham, P. 58, footnote)
"The benevolent Government is aware of the fact that we are from among their
servants, their sympathizers and well wishers. We have come to their aid
with a firm mind in every hour of need. My father was held in close and high
esteem by the Government; and our services to this Government held clear
distinction. I do not think that the Government has forgotten these services
of ours. My father, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, son of Mirza Ata Muhammad Al-Qadian,
was a great well wisher and friend of this government and enjoyed great respect
from among them. Our loyalty has been proven beyond doubt. Rather our fidelity
was proven among the people and became clear to the government officials.
The Government may confirm this from the officers who came to this side and
lived among us; so that they may tell what sort of life we lived, and how
faithful we have been in serving their Government."
(Noor-ul-Haq, Roohany Khazaen,
Vol. 8, P. 36-37;
Noor-ul-Haq, Vol. 1, P. 27-28)
"I come from a family which is out and out loyal to this government. My father,
Mir Ghulam Murtaza, who was considered its well-wisher, used to be granted
a chair in the Governor's Darbar (cabinet) and has been mentioned by Mr.
Griffin in his 'History of the Princes of Punjab'. In 1857, he helped
the British government beyond his means, that is he procured fifty (50) cavaliers
and horses right during the time of the mutiny. He was considered by the
government to be its loyal supporter and well-wisher. A number of testimonials
of appreciation received by him from the officers have unfortunately been
lost. Copies of three of them, however, which had been published a long
time ago, are reproduced in the margin (in English). Then, after the
death of my grandfather, my elder brother Mirza Ghulam Qadir remained occupied
with service to the government and when the evil-doers encountered the forces
of the British government on the highway of Tanmmun, he participated in the
battle on the side of the British Government (under General Nicholson he
killed several freedom fighters). At the time of the death of my father
and brother, I was sitting in the sidelines; but, since then, I have been
helping the British for seventeen years with my pen."
(Kitab-ul-Barriah, Roohany Khazaen,
Vol. 13, P. 4,
Shahadat-ul-Quran, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 6, P. 385-387;
Ishtihar Wajib al-Izhar, Sept. 20, 1897, P. 3-7; appended with
"I am scion of a family which the English Government acknowledges to be faithful
to it. British officers have also admitted that my father and my people are
amongst those who served the Government in all sincerity and with heart and
soul. I can not find the words to express my homage and gratitude to the
beneficent Government on account of the peace and composure which we have
found as subjects of the Government. For this reason, we - myself, my
father and my brother - have girded up our loins that we will exhibit the
favors and advantages of this Government, make obedience to it incumbent
on the people and embed it in their hearts."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 8-9)
It is unfortunate to see how Mirza Ghulam proudly boasted about his father
and brother having fought on the side of the British and against the Muslims.
Nevertheless, in these very brief passages, Mirza expresses his immense
gratefulness for all the benefits his family has enjoyed under British rule
and indicates to have no goal but to somehow convince Muslims to become obedient
and subservient to the British Imperialism. He was apparently ignorant
of the following verses of the Holy Quran:
O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks:
They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: Rank hatred
has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts conceal is far
worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom.
(The Holy Quran, Al-e-Im,ran,
O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those who take your
religion for a mockery or sport,- whether among those who received the Scripture
before you, or among those who reject Faith; but fear ye Allah, if ye have
(The Holy Quran, Al-Maeda, 5:57)
As indicated before, Mirza's family was not alone in having this feeling
toward the British imperial powers. A few other influential and wealthy families
had received similar favors from the government and saw it in their own best
interest to promote the interest of the government and plot against the Muslim
She said: 'Kings, when they enter a country, despoil it, and make the
noblest of its people its meanest thus do they behave'.
(The Holy Quran, Al-Naml, 27:32)
To Mirza, the best way to control the mind of "simple-minded Muslims" was
through religion. Thus, his "religious mission" was born.
The Nature of Mirza's Early Associates
Mirza Ghulam wrote:
"The majority of people who have joined my sect are those who are either
holding eminent posts with the British Court, or the goodly rich men, their
servants and friends or businessmen, lawyers or those educated in the modern
way or such famous scholars, servants and noblemen who have either served
the British Government in the past or are serving it at present or their
relations or friends who accepted the influence of their elders and the weekly
holders of the office of the caretakers of some religious orders. In short,
this is a party which is the protege of the British Government from whom
it has earned good name and who is worthy of the Government's favors. Or
it consists of people who are related to me or are among my servants."
(Poster dated Feb. 24, 1897;
Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 18, recorded by Qasim Ali Qadiani)
Indeed, the people who initially joined the calling of Mirza Ghulam consisted
of the very same people who were indebted to the newly established British
government. Having found Mirza's aim to be their own, they provided him with
the seed money to start his movement and took every opportunity to praise
and glorify each one of his insignificant undertaking.
Slowly, they managed to convince some of the naive people of the village
of Qadian and neighboring region that Mirza Ghulam was a formidable and well
respected Muslim scholar; someone whose object was to defend and promote
Islam and the Islamic way of life. Unaware of the truth purpose of Mirza's
movement, Muslims of the village of Qadian began investing in the movement
they hoped would prove to be their weapon against the decadence of the society.
A New Article of Faith is Born
Having been quickly raised to the status of a "scholar", Mirza Ghulam began
fulfilling the promise he had made to his British supporters. It was time
to deliver on his promise and make sure that Muslims would not try to repeat
the uprising of the 1857. The first step was to make obedience to the
anti-Islamic British government an article of faith. He declared:
"It has been proven from my continuous seventeen year long speeches that
I am faithful and sincere to the English Empire from the core of my heart
and soul. I am the son of a father who was also a friend to this Government.
My faith is to obey this Government and love the people; These are the conditions
set for my devotees and followers who take the oath of allegiance to me.
I have stressed this clause under the fourth item of my pamphlet
Shuroo-al-Baiat (oath of faith) which has been distributed among my
devotees and followers."
Khazaen, Vol. 13, P. 10; Kitab-ul-Barriha, P. 9, Supplement)
"I published the provisions of faith so that these may become a constitution
for my sect and for everyone who follows me and I have named it as:
'Completion of the Mission and requirements of Fealty'. I have sent
one copy to the Government so that it may know that I have planned for my
followers to be faithful to the British Government."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P.16)
"No doubt my faith and doctrine, which I stress, is that Islam is composed
of two parts. One is obedience to Allah and the other is obedience to the
Government which has created peace and under whose protection we are
safe from oppressors - that is the British Government.
(Shahadat-ul-Quran, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 6, P. 380;
Shahadat-ul-Quran, P. 86)
His son and a ruler of the Qadiani (Ahmadi) movement emphasized this fundamental
doctrine of Qadianism:
"The promised Messiah included among the conditions of fealty faithfulness
to the English Government and said: 'Whoever does not obey the Government,
takes part in demonstrations against it or does not enforce its orders is
not a member of our community'."
(Tohfatul-Mulhuk, P. 123; by Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani)
Compare Mirza's devotion to the non-Muslims with the promise
Moses(pbuh) made to
He said: "O my Lord! For that Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace on me, never
shall I be a help to those who sin!"
(The Holy Quran, Al-Qasas, 28:17)
Jihad against British Abrogated
However, Mirza's goal was to weaken the unity of Muslims and ensure no further
uprising would occur. To achieve this, he hoped to demolish the very doctrine
of Jihad against the
oppressive regime in control of India. He wrote:
"I have been writing in favor of the British Government from the past seventeen
years. During all these seventeen years, in all the books which I wrote and
publishes, I have been advocating to the people to be loyal to the British
Government and have tried to persuade them to be sympathetic and obedient
to government officers. I have given convincing lectures against Jihad
and, as a matter of policy, I wrote many books in Arabic and Persian and
published them in Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan abrogating
Jihad and spent thousands of rupees in this propaganda."
(Al-Barriah, Sept. 2, 1867, No. 3)
"I have filled shelves with books which I wrote in praise of the British,
especially about the abrogation of Jihad in which many Muslims believe.
This is a big service to the Government. So I hope for an appropriate
and good reward."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 19)
"I have spent most of my life in 'yeamanship' (supporting and defending)
of the British Government and in opposing Jihad. I continued my efforts
till the Muslims became sincerely faithful to this Government."
Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 155; Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, P. 15, Mirza Ghulam
However, all his writing did not bring about the desired effect. Even as
a make-believe scholar, he did not possess the authority to change the
Sharia of Islam and to abolish Jihad. At about this time, he
claimed in succession to have been nominated Mahdi and Messiah. Obviously,
his claim to being Mahdi and Messiah contradict all authentic
hadith regarding these
two prophesied personalities. However, he was not concerned since he was
dealing with people who after a few generation of rule by non-Muslims (first
by Sikhs and then the British) had grown uninformed about the true doctrine
of Islam. Mirza Ghulam's real aim by making these claims is somewhat exposed
in his following writings:
"Let the Government ascertain through inquiry whether or not it is a fact
that thousands of Muslims who dub me as a Kafir and who deem it their
duty to condemn and persecute me and my followers who are to be found in
large numbers in the Punjab and India. One of the reasons behind this
attitude is that, quite against the sentiments of these foolish Muslims,
I published thousands of posters to demonstrate heartfelt gratitude
to the British Government and sent books to Arabia, Syria, etc. My
claims are not without proof. If the Government so likes, I can produce
conclusive proof in support thereof."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 13; Letter to British Lieutenant
"I believe that as my followers increase, the believers in the doctrine of
Jihad will decrease. For, accepting me to be the Messiah and Mahdi
itself means the rejection of the doctrine of Jihad."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 17; Letter to British Lieutenant
"From today, the order of manly Jihad by sword is abrogated, by
the commandment of God. From now on, anyone who lifts a sword against the
unbelievers and calls himself a Ghazi will be considered to oppose the Prophet
of God - the Prophet who had informed 1300 years ago that Jihad with
sword will be abrogated in the time of the Promised Messiah. Thus, now after
my arrival, there is no Jihad. From our side we have raised the flag
of Peace." (Author: actually, the prophecies state that Jihad will
be abolished after everyone becomes a believer in Islam and there are no
oppressors or enemies of Islam to fight.)
(Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 28-29)
Collection of Advertisement P. 295, Vol. 3; Khutba-Ilhamia, P. 28-29;
Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 9, P. 47)
Mirza Ghulam and his associates went on publishing in favor of British control
and even tried to convince Muslims in other Muslim countries that a British
government would be in their favor!
"From my early days till now that I am sixty years old, I have been engaged,
with my pen and tongue, in the important task of turning the hearts of Muslims
to faithful loyalty to the British Government and to create the feeling of
goodwill and sympathy for the Government; and that I obliterate false
notions like Jihad from minds of the foolish among them, as it is
these ideas that prevent them from establishing an open-hearted and sincere
link with this government... I have not only made the Muslims of British
India sincerely obedient to the British Government, I have also written a
number of books in Arabic, Persian and Urdu to apprise Muslims of other Islamic
countries of the peace, prosperity and freedom under the benevolent protection
of the British Government."
(Kitab-ul-Barriah, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 13, P. 350;
Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 10; Letter to Lieutenant-Governor of
Punjab, Feb. 24, 1898)
"For the sake of the British government, I have published fifty thousand
books, magazines and posters and distributed them in this and other Islamic
countries. I have stressed that the British Government is the benefactor
of the Muslims and it is, therefore, incumbent upon every Muslim to extend
his faithful obedience to this Government, express gratitude from the bottom
of his heart to that (government), and pray for it. And I have written these
books in Urdu, Arabic and Persian and have distributed them throughout the
entire Muslim world, so much so that they have reached the two sacred cities
of Mecca and Medina; and, as far as possible, also in the Capital of Room
- Constantinople and Syria, Egypt and Kabul and many other cities of Afghanistan.
As to the best approach, these have been published in Istanbul and in the
different cities of countries like Syria, Egypt and Afghanistan. It is as
the result of my endeavors that thousands of people have given up thoughts
of Jihad which had been propounded by ill-witted mullahs and embedded
in the minds of the people. I can rightly feel proud of this that no other
Muslim in British India can equal me in this respect."
Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 114; Sitara-e-Qaisaria, P. 3-4; Letter
to Queen Victoria; Khutba-Ilhamia, Appendix)
This stance was confirmed repeatedly by high officials of the Qadiani movement.
Here are two comments from Maulvi Muhammad Ali, who later on created
the Lahori faction:
"This sect, which is known as Ahmadiyya, is endeavoring both day and night
to erase the nonsensical idea of Jihad from Muslim minds."
(Review of Religions, Vol. No. 1, P. 12, 1902; by Maulvi Muhammad
"It is binding upon the British Government to be aware of the services of
the Qadianis by every care as their Imam (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) spent twenty
two years of his life preaching to the people that Jihad is
Haraam (forbidden) and
is strictly abrogated. He not only propagated this idea in India, but also
in other Muslim countries such as Arabia, Syria and Afghanistan."
(Review of Religion, No. 1, P. 2, 1902; by Maulvi Muhammad Ali)
Yet, the Holy Quran is clear on the fact that opposing the oppressors is
a duty of every Muslim:
And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being
weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose cry
is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and
raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one
who will help"!
(The Holy Quran, An-Nisa, 4:75)
And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there
prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease, Let there be no hostility
except to those who practice oppression.
(The Holy Quran, Al-Baqara, 2:193)
Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling)
hurt, are not on an equality with those who strive in the way of Allah with
their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their
wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised
good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the
(The Holy Quran, An-Nisa, 4:95)
The Reason for Qadianism Summarized by
"The greater part of my life has been spent in supporting and defending the
British Government. I have written and published so many books against the
theory of Jihad and the need for obedience to the British that if
all these tracts and books were put together, it would take fifty
almiras (large trunks) to accommodate them. I have distributed these
books to all the countries: Egypt, Syria, Kabul (Afghanistan), and Room (Turkey).
It has always been my aim to convert these Muslims to have true faith
in the British Government and to discard from their minds the baseless
traditions of cruel Mahdi and bloody Maseeh, as well as instigating the idea
of Jihad, which mislead foolish people."
Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 155; Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, P. 15/25)
"For the last twenty years, I have been publishing books in Persian, Arabic,
Urdu and English, in which I have been repeatedly and passionately persuading
the Muslims to become sincere loyal subjects of the Government. It is their
duty and, if they do not fulfill it they will be sinning against God. I have
also been insisting upon them to discard absurd notions like those of
Jihad and a blood-thirsty Mahdi which have no basis in the Quran.
Even if they are not prepared to give up these wrong notions, the least
they are duty bound to do in this sphere is that they should not show ingratitude
to this benign Government and should not become sinners against God by committing
any act of disloyalty against it."
(Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 488-489;
Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, P. 307)
Obviously, Mirza's goal was not so much to abrogate Jihad, but only
declare it Haraam against the British Government and to convince Muslims
to surrender to British domination!
Qadianism and British Protect Each Other
It should be by now clear that Mirza and his family owed a debt of gratitude
to the British imperialists. For them, their continued success ran hand-in-hand
with the success of the British government. Mirza and his close associates
made it incumbent upon their followers to pray, spy, kill, and die for the
interest of the British government. Mirza Ghulam did not hesitate to show
his pride for his exemplary service to the British government and was not
shy in expressing that, in return, he expected protection and compensation
"My Arabic publications were merely for lofty purposes and my books were
in continuous supply in the Arab world until I felt they were bearing fruit
- some Arabs came to see me personally and some contacted me through the
mail. Some called me bad names and others were enlightened and agreed with
my mission, seemingly in search of the truth. I have spent a lot of time
on these publications, so that for nearly 11 years I have published these
books and have never neglected this duty. I am therefore entitled to say
that I am unique in respect of these services to the government and that
I am like a fortress and an amulet for this British Government. I am
he who safeguards them from evil. God has revealed to me and said: 'When
you are among them, God will not punish them.' So, there is no one equal
and similar to me in serving this Government and, if it is capable of knowing
people, it will realize the value of my services."
(Noor-ul-Haq, Roohany Khazaen,
Vol. 8, P. 44-45;
Noor-ul-Haq, Vol. 1, P.33-34)
"God, the Exalted as a token of His special favor, has made the British
Government protect and shelter me and my followers. The peace we enjoy here
under the British Government can not be found in Mecca al Mukaramma
or in Medina al Munaawara... You want me to become the enemy of my
Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 156; Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, P. 26)
"In fact, we owe a heavy debt of gratitude to this (British) Government.
If we stop, even Mecca or Constantinople would not give us refuge. How can,
then, we cherish in our hearts any idea against it!"
(Malfoozat-e-Ahmadia, Vol. 1, P. 146)
High ranking Qadiani officials clarified this point even more:
"Verily, the British government is our shield. We move forward and on and
on under the protection of this shield. If this shield is removed, we would
be torn and pierced by a volley of poisoned arrows from all direction. Our
interests are linked with this Government to such an extent that its ruin
will be our ruin and its progress our progress. Wherever the British empire
spreads, we find a field for our mission."
(Al-Fadl, October 19, 1915; by Mirza Mahmood Ahmad)
"The Muslim Ulama accuse us of cooperation with the England and taunt
us at our happiness at their victories. We ask: Why shouldn't we be happy?
Why shouldn't we rejoice? Our Imam has said: 'I am the Mahdi and the British
Government is my sword.' We rejoice at this victory, and we wish to see the
glare and lightening of this sword in Iraq, in Syria, and everywhere. He
has said: 'Verily, Allah had sent down angels to lend support and help to
(Al-Fadl, No. 22, 12 July, 1918, by Mohammad Amin Qadiani)
The verdict of Allah(SWT) is
The Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this, (protect
each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great
(The Holy Quran, Al-Anfal, 8:73)
Do the Unbelievers think that they can take My servants as protectors
besides Me? Verily We have prepared Hell for the Unbelievers for (their)
(The Holy Quran, Al-Kahf, 18:102)
Mirza's Loyalty Knows no Limit
After a missionary distributed blasphemous literature against the holy
Prophet(SAW) and his
wives(RAs), Mirza Ghulam declared
that demonstration against the British Government, "God's Shadow on Earth",
was strictly Haraam (prohibited). When he was rebuked by the
Ulama, he proudly stated:
"We suffer all tribulations for the sake of our beneficent Government. We
shall bear these in the future also as it is a duty of ours to thank it for
its beneficence and kindness towards us. Undoubtedly, we will sacrifice our
soul and our property as a ransom for the British Government.We continually
pray for their height and might secretly and openly."
(Arya Sharm, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 10, P. 81; Arya Sharm,
Subsequent to that, he deliberately uttered blasphemy against
Jesus(pbuh) and his family, so that
the fury of his ignorant followers may somewhat abate and the status quo
"I also confess that when some of the writings of priests and Christian
missionaries became extremely severe and exceeded moderation, and especially
when very filthy writings began to appear in Nur Afshan, a Christian
paper from Ludhiana, and when these writers used, God forbid, such words
with regard to our holy Prophet (upon him be peace and benediction of Allah),
then by reading such books and papers, I feared that in the hearts of Muslims,
who are a sentimental people, these words might create a highly provocative
effect. Therefore, to calm down wrath of the Muslims, I considered it expedient
that proper policy would be to reply to these writings somewhat harshly so
that the enthusiasm of easily inflammable people is suppressed and no breach
of peace in the country takes place." [Read: Mirza
Ghulam's Tirade against
(Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 15, P. 490;
Tiryaq-ul-Qulub, P. 309-310, Appendix 3; A Petition to British Government)
Mirza did not stop at anything to keep and increase the good fortune of his
family in this earthly existence. Yet, the Holy Quran admonishes the
Therefore stand firm (in the straight Path) as thou art commanded,- thou
and those who with thee turn (unto Allah); and transgress not (from the Path):
for He seeth well all that ye do.
And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye
have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be helped.
(The Holy Quran, Hud, 11:112-113)
Spying Against Muslims and Freedom Lovers
In his quest to ensure that every attempt at resurgence against the British
powers would be crushed in infancy, Mirza Ghulam instructed his followers
to maintain a secrete list of Muslims opposed to the regime and submit these
to the authorities:
"For the Attention of the Government from ... Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Qadian...
Whereas, it is expedient to make a list of the names of such stupid Muslims
who consider British India a country of enemies of Islam against whom Islamic
Sharia enjoins war and therefore such rebellious Muslims hide mutiny
in their hearts;...
Whereas, it is proposed to lay out a format - example below - in which names
of such ungrateful individuals should be preserved for all times; although
by the good fortune of the British India such Muslim mutineers who are hiding
rebellion in their hearts are few;
Whereas, it is a most opportune time to identify those insurgents who are
having secret designs against the Government;
Whereas, we are moved by the political well-wishing of our generous Government
to make a list of names of these wicked men who by their beliefs prove their
We Resolve, to inform the Government, in all our humility, that such lists
of names shall remain in our custody as 'Political Secrets' till such time
that the Government demands it from us. We fully trust that our
sagacious Government shall keep these statements in their offices treating
them as a 'National Secrete'."
(Majmua Ishtaharat, Vol. 2, P. 227-228;
Collection of Posters, Vol. 2, P. 227-228, No. 145; Rabwah)
"For the welfare of the government, it is good policy to prepare a list of
those Muslims who are against the British government inwardly and who consider
this country as an enemy country. We hope that our wise government will keep
these lists as State Secrets in safe custody in one of its offices. The following
are the names and addresses of such persons."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 3, P. 11)
This same form of spying was also carried out by other members of the Qadiani
movement in other Muslim countries. The following is the account of two Qadiani
missionaries who were executed in Afghanistan:
"The Minister of Interior of Afghanistan Government has published the following
Two persons living in Kabul, Mulla Abdul Halim Chahar Asiani and Mulla Nur
Ali, shopkeeper, had become enamored with Qadiani beliefs and used to mislead
people from the right path by preaching this creed. The people angered at
this, filed a suit against them. The result was that, having been found guilty,
they were transported at hands of the people to the realm of non-existence
on Thursday, Rajab 11. Against them, there had also been pending another
case for a long time and harmful letters to the interest of the Afghan kingdom
had been captured which proved that they had sold themselves to the enemies
(Al-Fadl, March 3, 1925; Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood proudly mentioned
this in his address to Price of Wales on Jan. 19 1922 and Friday speech on
August 6, 1935)
"... Sahibzada Abdul Latif (Qadiani) was martyred because he preached against
Jihad and the Afghans had begun to fear that the spirit of freedom
of the Afghans would be weakened and the British would predominate...
Had our people in Afghanistan remained silent and refrained from promoting
the Ahmadi viewpoint in respect to Jihad, they could not have been
blameworthy from the viewpoint of the Sharia. But they fell victim
to the excessive zeal they had for the British Government; they courted
punishment because of that sympathy which they had imbibed at Qadian."
(Al-Fadl, August 6, 1935; by Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood)
The truth is that even other military powers of the era mistrusted
"The whole world considers us to be the agents of the British. That is why
an explanation was called from a German Minister, when he attended the opening
ceremony of the Ahmadiyya building in Germany, as to why he had attended
the celebration of community which was the agent of the British."
(Al-Fadl, Nov. 1, 1934; by Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood)
"I went to Russia only to preach Ahmadiyyat. But because the good aims of
Ahmadis are interrelated with the aims and objects of the British Government,
I was anxious to serve the Government and do my duty by it."
(Al-Fadl, Sept. 28, 1923, By Mubashshir Amin Qadiani)
Jihad Directed against Muslims is Allowed
Mirza Ghulam made faithfulness to the oppressive regime an article of his
faith and banned Jihad against non-Muslims; however, he indicated
that his followers should be willing to lay down their lives in the way of
British government, the survival and expansion of which meant the survival
and growth of his establishment. His followers lived to this standard and
even went as far as fight on the side of the British during the conquest
of the Iraq and Turkey. Apparently, shedding the blood of oppressors and
Kafirs is absolutely
Haraam in Qadianism; but, it is acceptable to shed the blood of oppressed
"I have written scores of books in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu with the view
to (preach that) Jihad against the benevolent government was in no
way justified; rather, whole hearted obedience to it was a religious duty.
I got these books published at great cost and then had them distributed in
Islamic countries. And I know that these books had a great influence even
on this country and those people who owe allegiance to me, they are growing
into a party whose hearts are full to the brim with sincere fidelity to the
Government whose moral condition is excellent; I think they will be a
boon to this country and are wholeheartedly ready to lay down their lives
for the Government."
(Arizah ba-ali khidmat Government, Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 6, P. 65)
The Qadianis heard the call of their Sire, Mirza Ghulam, and rejoiced at
the fall of Iraq and Turkish Empire to the British Empire:
"Hundreds of Ahmadis joined the British Army to conquer Iraq and shed their
blood on the way."
(Al-Fadl, August 31, 1923; by Mirza Mahmood Ahmad)
"We thank God a thousand times on the victories of Britain. This surely is
a cause for our joy and happiness as our imam used to pray for her victories
and advise his sect to pray for her. Also, the doors of our call towards
Ahmadiyyat which where hitherto barred, have been opened. All this is because
of the extension of the British empire over other countries."
(Al-Fadl, Nov. 23, 1918; by Mirza Mahmood Ahmad)
"(in a challenge to Muslim Ummah) ... We will be victorious and you will
surely be brought before us like criminals and on that day you will meet
the same fate which befell Abu Jehal and his party on the occasion of the
conquest of Mecca."
(Al-Fadl, Nov. 23, 1952)
The evidence shows that Qadiani (Ahmadi) leadership had engaged in the plot
to attack the religion of
Allah(SWT), they failed as per
Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah
will not allow but that His light should be perfected, even though the
Unbelievers may detest (it).
(The Holy Quran, Al-Tawba, 9:32)
They swear by Allah that they said nothing (evil), but indeed they uttered
blasphemy, and they did it after accepting Islam; and they meditated a plot
which they were unable to carry out: this revenge of theirs was (their) only
return for the bounty with which Allah and His Messenger had enriched them!
If they repent, it will be best for them; but if they turn back (to their
evil ways), Allah will punish them with a grievous penalty in this life and
in the Hereafter: They shall have none on earth to protect or help
(The Holy Quran, Al-Tawba, 9:74)
Confessions of Mirza
In a letter to the British appointed Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Mirza
Ghulam explained the true nature of the relationship between his movement
and the British government.
"This petition that I present before Your Excellency along with the names
of my followers does not have any aim other than that you may appreciate
the eminent services which I and my forefathers rendered you. Hereby, I beseech
and hope from the exalted Government that they protect the family which has
proven through fifty years of extreme faithfulness and sincerity that it
is most loyal to the Government and ready to make sacrifices; a family whose
friendship and service has been accepted and attested by the highest officers
of the all-powerful Government in their letters and memorandums; and that
this family is a family of sincere servants. So, this Government should
be mindful when dealing with its own self-implanted seedling, with due
attention, and should order its officers to take into consideration the devoted
services of this family and give preferential and sympathetic consideration
to me and my followers."
(Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 19; Petition of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani
to Lieutenant Governor of Punjab)
After some Christian missionary had accused Mirza to have taken side with
the Muslims, Mirza Ghulam was quick to compose another letter to the British
representative in which he denied all the charges.
"(after reiterating the services Mirza and family were rendering to the
British)... all this should not go to waste and, God forbid, that the British
government should get any ill feelings in its heart about their long-time
faithful and well-wisher family. It is impossible to stop these people from
lying about us due to religious difference, jealousy or personal reasons.
We only request that the government should take good care of this
self-implanted seedling family which has continually proven itself to be
a faithful and devoted (jan-nesar) family for fifty years and about which
there are issued letters from the British government attesting to their
faithfulness and servitude for a long time; Also, direct the subordinates
that they render special consideration to me and my family due to our proven
faithfulness; and our family has never hesitated in shedding their blood
in the way of British rulers and did not stop from laying down their lives,
nor do they now. In light of our prior services, it is our right to ask that
the British government provide us with full favors and special attention,
so that people don't get encouraged to insult us without reason. Here are
the names of few members of my Jamaat:..."
Khazaen, Vol. 13, P. 350)
From its very conception, the goal of the movement founded by Mirza Ghulam
of Qadian was in clear contrast to the interest of Islam, Muslims, oppressed
people of India, and freedom and peace loving people everywhere. Mirza
Ghulam and his "mission" engaged, "openly and secretly", in operations aimed
at weakening the unity and faith of Muslims, so that armed victories of British
Imperialism would be assured. While Mirza Ghulam, his family, and his
close associates were superbly compensated for their effort and were being
planted throughout British colonies and the Western world, the subjects of
the British Imperialism suffered inhuman treatment by the British Imperialism.
His own son and the second Caliph of the movement once expressed a complaint
levied against his father:
"Mirza's over enthusiasm which smacked of servility and flattery towards
the British Government lead even his followers to criticize his action as
below the dignity of a claimant to Prophethood."
(Al-Fadl, July 7, 1932; by Mirza Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani)
However, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, the great Muslim philosopher and poet of the
Indian subcontinent and a contemporary of Mirza Ghulam, expressed the views
of Mirza Ghulam beautifully in the following verses:
"The Shaikh is a murid (lover) of the Farangi (foreign) Lord;
though he speaks from the heights of Bayazid.
He said: Religion's glory lies in slavery;
and life consists of lack of ego (Khudi).
He reckoned the state of others to be a blessing,
danced around the church, and died."
(from: Pas Che Bayad Kard Ay Aqwam-i-Sharq)
Obviously, the aims and interests of Qadiani leaders
are in opposition to those of Islam and Muslims.