[qadianism] Re: The Finality of Prophethood - Guidance of the
By Rashid @emirates.net.ae
5:35am
Sun
14
Feb

Abdul Aziz wrote:

> Mirza Sahib after being appointed the Mahdi and the Messiah always used
> 'khatam an nabiyyeen' to mean the last law bearing prophet and not the
> last in time prophet.The references you have given (I do not have those)
> are to be interpretted in the same spirit.

Let me remind you again:
1)  KHATAM-UL-WALAD - the Last Son!
"I WAS KAHTAM-UL-WALAD (Seal of Son) FOR MY FATHER. NO CHILD WAS BORN AFTER
ME." (Braheen Ahmadiyya part 5, Roohani Khazain, vol. 21 p. 113 written in
1905 and published after the death of Mirza)

2)  KHATAM-UL-ANBIYAH - THE LAST PROPHET
"Some of the prophecies in the early books of God regarding Hazrat Eisa AS
have similar meaning to this prophecy (of Mirza) in which it is mentioned that
Jews will not accept him. As has also been mentioned in Injeel with reference
to these prophecies that the stone they had rejected was in fact the corner
stone, that is, He (Eisa Ibne MARYAM) WAS THE KHATAM-UL-ANBIYAH FOR THE
ISRAELITE PROPHETS ........similarly God has told me that they reject you but
I will make you KHATAM-ul-KHULAFA." (Braheen Ahmadiyya part 5,  Roohani
Khazain vol.21 p.267)

3)  KHATAM-UL-KHULAFA - The Last Khalifa
"ACCORDING TO SPIRITUALITY I AM THE KHATAM-UL-KHULAFA IN ISLAM, JUST AS MASEEH
IBNE MARYAM IS THE KHATAM-UL-KHULAFA IN ISRAELITE CHAIN." (Kishtee-e-Nooh,
Roohani Khazain vol.19 p.17. Written in 1902)

Don't you think that the meanings have been changed by him according to his
(Mirza) convenience?
The same words (Khatam) when used for Hazrat Eisa AS, meant to be the last
prophet but
when it comes to the Holy Prophet, the meanings changed! Mind you this word
was used for
Hazrat Eisa AS in 1905, where as Mirza claimed to be Messiah in 1891.

>  Now to your confusion regarding
> the example of Prophet Myhammad having 11 wives and not marrying any more.
> My point is that all prophets are born in existing societies. They follow
> the traditions and customs (unless they are sins. God saves them) of the
> society. In Arabia the number of wives was not limited. In this spirit the
> Prophet married 11 wives. However, when God revealed a restriction on the
> number of wives to 4, the Prophet desisted from marrying any other.

Your example is not valid at all. Cheh nisbat khaak raa ba A'aam-e-Pak.Anyway
please note these facts:

The verse of Holy Quran which deals with restriction of numbers of wives is
Surah Nisa (4) verse 3. This was applicable only to the Muslims and not on the
Prophet SAAW. This surah was revealed in Madina in the the FOURTH year of
Hijrah. Several Companions of Rasoolullah SAAW had more than 4 wives and they
were ordered by Rasoolullah to keep four and divorce the rest and they obeyed.
There is no record in history that Rasoolullah divorced any of his wives.

Besides Holy Prophet SAAW married several times after this injunction came in
Quran,

In 4 Hijrah, He SAAW married Umm-e-Salmah RA
In 5 Hijrah, He SAAW married Zainab bint Hajash RA
In 6 Hijrah, He SAAW married Juwairiyah RA
In 7 Hijrah, He SAAW married Safia RA
In 7 Hijrah, He SAAW married Umm-e-Habiba RA
In 7 Hijrah, He SAAW married Maimoona RA

To summarize, from the age of 25 - 54 Rasooluulah remained married to one wife
only.
For another 4 years he remained married to Hazrat Sauda RA.
At the age of 58, He had 4 wives.
In the next 3 years he married others. Why He married so many, that is another
topic.

> Exactly like this example, Mirza Sahib believed in Prophet Muhammad (SAS)
> to be the last in time: because the Muslims, at least in India, believed
> so. However, when God revealed to him that he was a nabi, and that this
> status was given to him for his perfect obedience to God and Muhammad
> (SAS), he followed this direction.

Really!

For your information Mirza, according to his statement, had been recieving
revelations for several years that he is a prophet and yet he kept ignoring
them.

"Although for the last 20 years I have been recieving inspirations, many a
times they contained words Prophet (NABI) or Messenger (RASOOL) , but he is
wrong who thinks that by this prophethood and messengership the real
prophethood or messengership is meant."
(The letter of Mirza, Akhbar alHakm, Qadian, No 29 vol.3 dated 17 August 1899)

"I have never claimed prophethood and have never told them that I am a
prophet, but they have rushed and have misunderstood my statement..." (Roohani
Khazain vol.7 p.296-297)

However in his later years, after 1901, his statements changed. Mirza Mahmud
says:

"Earlier also (that is prior to 1901) he (Mirza) used to be addressed as
'NABI' but he used to interpret it (differently). But when repeatedly Allah
addressed him in his inspirations as NABI and RASOOL, then he realised that he
was really a NABI and not non-NABI as he used to think previously."
(Haqeeqt-e-Nabuwwat, p. 124 by Mirza Mahmud, the 2nd Khalifa)

Imagine a prophet ignoring the calls from God for more than 20 years! Imagine
the patience that God had with this prophet! 20 years is not a short time in
the life of a 'prophet'. I wonder how you would justify that?

Wassalam

Rashid
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