[qadianism] Re: Refutation of Qadiani Quotes and Arguments - Gene
By Muzaffar, Ahmad @Gateway.com
5:31pm
Fri
5
Feb

Mr. Irshad

Your forum is very nice.
Can u write some points that were the bases of the religion change of
Dr.Islail. I need some real points that I can also use to weigh my belief in
Ahmadyat.
Also please let me know the email of the Doctor if u have any.

Thanks
Muzaffar Ahmad

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Irshad [SMTP: irsha-@irshad.org ]
> Sent:	Thursday, February 04, 1999 8:50 PM
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> Subject:	[qadianism] Refutation of Qadiani Quotes and Arguments -
> General Response
> 
> 
> 
>              Refutation of Ahmadi Arguments and Quotes
>                    by Dr. Ismail A. B. Balogun
>                    A former high level Ahmadi 
>   
> In a series of articles published in Nigeria during 1974, Dr. 
> Ismail A.B. Balogun, a high level Ahmadi leader, refuted the 
> tenets of Ahmadiyyah and publicly denounced the Movement he 
> had been born and raised in. A Professor of Islamic and Arabic
> Studies at the University of Ibadan, Algeria, Dr. Balogun had 
> dedicated his life to the cause of Ahmadiyyah and had raised 
> through the ranks to become a top spokesman and ambassador for
> the Movement. Throughout the years, his well articulate and 
> emotional speeches had motivated many young Ahmadis. Similarly,
> his public departure and the commotion and debates that pursued 
> caused many educated individuals to realize the truth and 
> abandon Ahmadiyyah.  
> 
>     ###########################################################
>     "Allah accept the repentance of those who do evil in 
>      ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah
>      turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom."
>             (The holy Quran, An-Nisa, 4:17)
>     ###########################################################
> 
> Subsequently, Dr. Balogun documented the reason for his withdrawal
> from the Movement and included the published debates that ensued 
> in a book entitled "Islam versus Ahmadiyya in Nigeria". In this 
> book, Dr. Balogun disclosed how he, as many other highly educated
> individuals, had mistakenly accepted Ahmadiyyah out of loyalty to
> his parents, misinformation disseminated by the Ahmadi leadership,
> divisive methods of Pakistani Ahmadi missionaries, and other 
> subjective reasons having more to do with cult-like mentality than
> the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyah. 
> 
> Dr. Balogun recounts his upbringing and blind faith in Pakistani
> Ahmadi missionaries in his book: 
> 
>     "In my Childhood, I was brought up to revere the Indo-
>     Pakistani Ahmadiyyah missionaries who guided and controlled
>     our religious activities. When the mission came to our elders
>     and, through the elders to us, we believed all that they told
>     us in toto, because of the implicit confidence we had in them. 
> 
>     Their preaching appeared plausible to us, and we accepted 
>     their arguments in good faith. They made references to 
>     Islamic books in order to substantiate their claims and we
>     accepted the references without cross-checking them because
>     of our confidence in them. 
> 
>     Their method was to alienate us against the orthodox Muslims
>     in whom they found faults in the way they practiced Islam. 
>     The missionaries claimed to present "the true Islam" to us in
>     the name of Ahmadiyyah. 
> 
>     They often impressed on us that the stiff opposition which 
>     Ahmadis suffered in India before the partition and 
>     subsequently in Pakistan was a conclusive proof of the truth
>     of Ahmadiyyah. After all, no prophet is readily accepted in
>     his own town or country.  This also appeared plausible to us,
>     hence we followed them with unalloyed confidence." 
>      (Islam versus Ahmadiyya in Nigeria, p. 85-86) 
> 
> Over a quarter of century ago, Dr. Balogun accurately identified
> the strategy employed by high level Pakistani Ahmadi missionaries
> to misguide the uninformed. The missionaries not only do not 
> openly publicize a complete picture of their teachings and 
> history, but also actively distort the teachings of Islam and
> Muslim scholars and try to exastrubate and capitalize upon 
> sectarian division between some ignorant Muslims. Dr. Balogun
> records: 
> 
>     "Even though Ahmadiyya has been in this country for close to
>      sixty years, I make the bold to say that, up till now, the
>      vast majority of the adherents of the organization, within
>      both the Movement and the Mission, are still in the dark 
>      about the details of its teaching, as well as its purpose.
>      For example, it was only very recently, when stiff 
>      opposition to Ahmadiyyah started to rear its head in this
>      country, that certain high-ranking Ahmadis knew for the 
>      first time that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be a Prophet." 
>      (Ibid, p. 3) 
> 
>     [The fact that Ahmadis hid their true doctrine from the 
>      membership at large is] "evident in the fact that when one
>      of the young educated Nigerian Muslims, who originally 
>      invited the Movement here, went to Britain for further 
>      studies and thereby came in contact with Indian Ahmadis, 
>      who resided then in Britain, he studied them at first hand
>      and returned home only to withdraw his membership of the 
>      Movement. This was the late al-Haj L.B. Agusto of blessed
>      memory." (Ibid, p. 2) 
> 
> Indeed, since their inception, Ahmadi leadership has employed well
> proven method of Christian Missionaries to alienate the uninformed
> from knowledgeable and sincere Muslims and increase their own 
> membership.  They know only too well that descendants of 
> individuals somehow tricked into joining their organization are 
> generally less likely to renounce their membership, even when they
> discover the truth. 
> 
>     ###########################################################
>    "Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path; 
>     So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps! 
>     And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-"
>         (The holy Quran, As-Saaffat, 37:69-71)
>     ###########################################################
>     
> Dr. Balogun records that when, in 1974, the Pakistani Government 
> and the Muslim World League declared Ahmadiyyah to be a non-Muslim
> group, he set up in earnest to defend the Movement he was born 
> into and prove the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyah. However, his 
> scholarly and thorough research into the teachings of Ahmadiyya
> leadership untangled a disturbing web of deceit and left him with
> no alternative but to denounce Ahmadiyyah. This finding is even 
> more significant since Dr. Balogun, even though a high level 
> Ahmadi and a Scholar of Islamic Studies, was himself kept in dark
> about the truth of Ahmadiyyah for over forty years. 
> 
> Regarding the alleged references provided by Ahmadi Missionaries 
> from Quran, hadith, and writings of Muslim personalities to 
> substantiate their claims, Dr. Balogun writes: 
> 
>    "My aim (in cross-checking the references offered by Ahmadis) 
>     was actually to strengthen myself against the gathering 
>     opposition to Ahmadiyyah. As a University scholar, I was 
>     conscious that my pronouncement in support of Ahmadiyyah 
>     must necessarily be backed with authentic references to 
>     Islamic sources. 
> 
>     In my cross-checking of the Ahmadiyyah missionaries' 
>     references, however, my findings were rather disappointing...
>     I must say, before God and man, that the more I scrutinized
>     the claims and purported references for them, the more I 
>     discovered that the Ahmadiyyah Mission is deceiving the 
>     world and playing on the ignorance of many of their followers. 
> 
>     In many cases, they quote authors (scholars) who are 
>     explicitly opposed to Ahmadiyyah ideas; but so cleverly do
>     they quote that they often give the impression that the 
>     authors support Ahmadiyyah views... 
> 
>     It is only by going to the source references and reading what
>     the Ahmadis had quoted within the context in which they are 
>     set that the reader, and the seeker after truth, will realize
>     how much the Pakistani Ahmadiyyah missionaries try to deceive
>     the world." (ibid, p. 86-87) 
> 
> Dr. Balogun's extensive research into original and authentic 
> Muslim books made it amply clear that Ahmadi founders and leaders
> had actively and knowingly resorted to deceit to misguide the 
> uninformed. In his book, he discloses these findings: 
> 
>     "It is clear from the quotation that the Mission has extracted
>     what they thought would support their erroneous view from a 
>     commentary which, taken together, is explicitly opposed to 
>     their view.  This is in order to give the impression that the
>     author supports their idea. 
> 
>     In educated circles, such act is an errant distortion of an
>     author's view and thought. 
> 
>     It contradicts the international law of copyright. It is, 
>     indeed, unacceptable as well as unbecoming of a mission that
>     wants itself to be taken seriously. 
> 
>     From the Islamic point of view also, it is an abominable act.
>     Consider, for example, Quran 2:59 (also 7:162) which says: 
>     "The transgressors changed the statement from that which was
>     made to them; so We sent a pestilence from heaven upon the 
>     transgressors, for their having gone astray." A food for 
>     thought indeed for the Ahmadis!" (ibid, p. 94-95) 
> 
>     ###########################################################
>     "It is those who do not believe in the Signs of Allah that
>      forge falsehood: it is they who lie!"
>          (The Holy Quran, An-Nahl, 16:105)
>     ###########################################################
>     
> Subsequent to his public disclosure, Dr. Balogun became the 
> subject of attacks and responses by many Pakistani Ahmadi 
> missionaries.  For instance, Molvi Ajmal Shahid, then the Amir
> of Ahmadiyyah movement in Nigeria, provided an extreemly short
> reply in which he expressed his dismay at the "spiritual death of
> a brother (ibid, p. 97)" and Moulvi Naseem Saifi, the chief 
> Ahmadiyyah missionary for West Africa, confirmed that Dr. Balogun
> had been very close and high in Administration and expressed his
> sadness that Dr. Balogun had abandoned Ahmadiyyah in favor of 
> Islam (ibid, p. 99); yet, other Ahmadi missionaries questioned 
> his motives at his public withdrawing from the movement.
> 
> In clarification, Dr. Balogun, who over the years had grown 
> familiar with the strategy of the Ahmadi leadership to discredit
> those who renounced Ahmadiyyah, responded: 
> 
>    "I could have raised all the points in this article with them
>     (e.g. the Pakistani Ahmadi leadership) internally without any
>     publicity; but experience has shown that such criticisms will
>     automatically earn the critic either a long-term boycott or 
>     an outright excommunication. With any of these, no other 
>     member will be prepared to listen to him... I have stated my 
>     point of view, God is my witness, purely because of my 
>     awareness of the responsibility incumbent on me towards my
>     fellow Nigerian Muslims in particular, and the world Muslims
>     at large. My intention is not to oppose Ahmadiyyah; I have 
>     lived in it long enough to have a soft spot for it in my 
>     heart. But that notwithstanding, whenever a clash of opinion
>     arises between Islam and Ahmadiyyah, it behoves me to 
>     declare for Islam without mincing words." (ibid, p.17) 
> 
> We hope that individuals who might have joint Ahmadiyyah 
> reconsider their standing in the light of all the evidence 
> uncovered by Dr. Balogun. Should those who have been touched by
> the miracle of Quran and the teachings of the last Prophet 
> Muhammad(SAW) exhibit loyalty to Allah(SWT) and His last 
> Messenger(SAW) or to those whose deception and falsehood has
> been continually exposed? 
> 
>     ###########################################################
>    "Those who reject Allah, hinder (men) from the Path of Allah,
>     and resist the Messenger, after Guidance has been clearly 
>     shown to them, will not injure Allah in the least, but He 
>     will make their deeds of no effect."
>         (The holy Quran, Muhammad, 47:32)
>     ###########################################################
>     
> Quotes taken from: Islam versus Ahmadiyyah in Nigeria, Published
> by Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, Kashmiri Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan 
> ===========================================================
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> 
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