[qadianism] Re: The Finality of Prophethood - Guidance of the Messenger of Allah(SAW)
By Irshad @irshad.org

> Waqas Mahmood
> Well, Mr. Irshad . . . . I do not seem to understand WHAT
> was the point in bringing up Mr. Ferhan Qureshi's age??...

It will, enshaAllah, become clear, when I will provide clear
evidence to counter the arguments put forth by different
Ahmadis on this forum.

> I mean just because he has seen the truth at a young age, 
> doesn't mean he doesn't know anything about it.  Was that
> "14 years of age" suppose to scare him so he doesn't write
> anymore?? If so, don't try it. 

Dear sister, it is not good to be suspicious of another person's
motive without cause.  If anything, everyone should have noted 
how I have taken care to let brother Farhan know that I am not 
his enemy, as some might have wanted him to believe.  By Allah,
I am worried about his soul.  He might be young by our eyes, but,
according to most schools of feqh, he is old enough to be held 
responsible for what he has written in the hereafter.

Brother Farhan is a very young man; according to Westerners, he
is a boy.  I doubt in his young age, he has had time to read many
religious books.  I'm certain he has not read the complete books
of the founders of his movement (most elder Qadianis also have 
not), let alone those of Islam.  At his age, most young men do 
not have a good understanding of the holy Quran (many have not 
even read the entire Quran more than once and have not reflected
upon its meaning) and have not studied the complete set of 
authentic ahadeeth.

Then, I ask you in all fairness, is he old enough or qualified
(no disrespect intended, I have children myself) to issue fatwas
on matters of religion?  The question, then, becomes: where has 
he gotten his information?  Obviously, he has accepted, without
verification, the inaccurate writings and claims of some Qadiani
missionaries.  I do not want my responses to be directed at br.
Farhan, but at those missionaries and Qadiani leaders who have
put forth the kind of deceptive argument he has come to believe.

Br. Farhan has set up a web site in defense of the movement he
has been born into.  The dedication to his cause is commendable
and understandable.  However, many children of Jewish, Christian, 
Hindu, Bahai, and Morman families are also similarly dedicated 
to their causes.  Many other visible children, in the West, are
dedicated to causes that have no religious basis and yet are
praiseworthy.  You must have heard of such dedication to a cause
on Western TV news programs.  Obviously, such dedication should 
not be mistaken with having received divine guidance.  After all,
everyone of these young people do think of themselves as having 
been guided.

Dear sister, I am a Muslim and I always keep the warnings and 
guidance of Allah(SWT) and His Last Prophet, Muhammad(SAW), 
before my eyes.

For instance, the Messenger of Allah(SAW) has warned us of a time
when many people will be without guidance; when Quran is recited
but not followed; and when the worst of creatures are those 
unlearned "scholars" who will misguide the people and divert them
from the path of Allah(SWT) and the ummah of Muhammad(SAW).

  "Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) said: Verily there 
   will arise from my Ummah after me or soon after me a group 
   (of people) who would recite the Qur'an, but it would not go
   beyond their throats, and they would pass clean through their
   religion just as the arrow passes through the prey, and they
   would never come back to it. They would be the worst among 
   the creation and the creatures."  (Muslim)

  "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Allah does not take away 
   the knowledge, by taking it away from (the hearts of) the 
   people, but takes it away by the death of the religious
   learned men till when none of the (religious learned men)
   remains, people will take as their leaders ignorant persons
   who when consulted will give their verdict without knowledge.
   So they will go astray and will lead the people astray."

While some elder Qadiani missionaries are encouraging brother
Farhan to go on and argue about the signs of Allah(SWT), they
themselves do not want to officially associated with such 
arguments!  While brother Farhad is encouraged to post these
arguments on his web site, Qadiani leaders have removed them
from their official sites!

I do not want to see a such a young man, like br. Farhan, become
the escape-goat for the deceptive ways of the movement.  At the 
same time, I do not want others to read what br. Farhan has posted
and take such a young person as their "scholar" and "religious 
leader".  This is for br. Farhan's own good and for the good of 
all those who will read the literature on his site.

You need to realize that neither I, nor any other Muslim, are 
trying to put down brother Farhan or discourage him from 
participating in an open-minded search for the Truth.  I hope he
also realizes this.  All I have asked, since we can assume he is 
not a Scholar himself, is to provide the name of individuals who
have provided him with such arguments.  I hope he does not want to
carry the burden for his arguments around his own neck, when he is
not the originator of them.  In addition, when he is representing 
the views of Ahmadiyyat, I have asked to see references to the 
books of the leadership of the Mission, so we do not waste much
time arguing things that even his own founders have refuted.

I know that, at his age, it is normal for many young people to be
argumentative, pride, and emotional.  But, the kind of emotion 
which causes blind hatred, sectarianism, and division, only blocks
one's God-given faculty of reasoning and hardens one's heart, so 
that no amount of reasoning, evidence, and even the Word of 
Allah(SWT) and His Messenger(SAW) will serve to provide guidance.
Those who, instead of approaching these discussions as a search 
for truth, delve in to show their own capability or superiority,
or boast about their accomplishments, have fallen trap to the 
misguided way of Satan.

I am hoping that brother Farhan, and others, will avoid this kind
of ugly and self-destructive way.  This is not, and should not be
viewed as a place where one is trying to test wits, win an 
argument, at any cost, or boast about their capabilities.  That 
would defeat the purpose of this forum and would show that one 
has failed in the test of this present life.

I enourage everyone to stick to the evidence, and instead of 
endlessly arguing about the signs of Allah(SWT), based on their
own opinion and personal conjecture, be willing to Submit in 
humility to what Allah(SWT) and Rasulollah(SAW) have said. It is
not of a Muslim nature to be argumentative about the warnings
of Allah(SWT), to ignore the Divine Decree, or try to reinterprete
the teachings of Islam to support his or her cause.  This is the
way of Jews, Christians and other prior nations.  The Messenger of
Allah(SAW) has already warned us that:

  "You will follow the ways of those nations who were before you,
   span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much 
   so that even if they entered a hole of a mastigure, you would
   follow them." We said, "O Allah's Apostle! (Do you mean) the 
   Jews and the Christians?" He said, "Whom else?"  (Bukhari)

No doubt, some people will prefer their own baseless arguments and
conjecture to the clear guidance of Allah(SWT).  There is no change
in the Way of Allah(SWT) and He will make everyone's conjecture and
invention appear pleasing to him.  Sadly, some Qadianis have 
forgotten this Truth: they recite the Quran and hadeeth and, 
through their own interpretation, claim to see new things which no
one has seen before!  Is this not exactly why Allah(SWT) 
reprimended prior nations for twisting His Word and attributing 
things to Him which are not in the Book?

Let those who have ears hear and those who have eyes see!  There 
is a difference between the clear Word of Allah(SWT) and invented
interpretations and arguments, which every misguided group 
advances.  True believers say, "We hear and obey", unbelievers 
and those with a disease in their heart argue about the Word of 
Allah(SWT) and His Messenger(SAW), without any authority.

Ultimate Success is with Allah(SWT) and may Peace and Blessing
of Allah be upon his Last Prophet, Muhammad(SAW), his family,
companions, and sincere followers till the Day of Judgment.

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