[qadianism] Re: Was Mirza Ghulam Qadiani Receiving Wahi?
By qamar @ahmadiyya.com
5:33am
Wed
17
Feb

Mr. Abdullah Muslim on 17 Dec. 1998 under the title of  "Was Mirza
Ghulam Qadiani Receiving Wahi?" had tried to show a supposed contradiction
in the writings of the Promised Messiah (A.S). His analysis was something
to the effect that Hazrat Mirza claimed that Isa (a.s.) lived an age of
about 120 years and that the teachings of Isa a.s. were corrupted after
his (ie. Isa a.s.) death. Furthermore, since Hazrat Mirza Sahib explained
that St. Paul had introduced new/contradictory principles into the teachings
of Isa a.s. and Paul had died quite a number of years before Isa a.s. died,
then this would mean that the teachings of Isa (a.s.)  were corrupted
"before" his death and, thus, Hazrat Mirza made an apparent contradiction
in his reasoning.
<P>I would like to say that this is a very simplistic conclusion by the
author of this argument. There is no contradiction here and one could only
try to find the same if he was biased and had the intent of disproving
Hazrat Mirza's (A.S) writings. It is common knowledge that the modern-day
Christian doctrines,&nbsp; that were instituted by St. Paul, were not accepted
as "Christian" principles until about 2-3 hundred A.D.&nbsp; At the time,
when St. Paul had started these false teachings, the vast majority of followers
of Isa a.s. were on the right path. They were, for lack of better words,&nbsp;
"Jewish Christians" - they followed the teachings of the Torah (as Isa
a.s. had taught them) and also accepted Isa a.s. as the awaited Promised
Messiah. The teachings of Paul did not gain acceptance of the majority
even till 2-3 hundred years later. The only ones who had accepted Paul's
teachings during his life-time were those who were impressed by the leniency
of the doctrines - for example: can eat non-kosher food, and don't have
to be circumcised. All of these facts are dealt with in books investigating
the early stages of Christianity.
<BR>&nbsp;I would recommend any interested reader to get a hold of: "The
Early History of Christianity" by Tyson.
<BR>&nbsp;Hence, these false doctrines attributed to Isa a.s. were not
common during Isa a.s. lifetime (yes, his whole 120 year life-time). Thus,
there is no contradiction whatsoever. Or are we to suppose that&nbsp; because
a mere few people had accepted these innovated ideas, the entire followers
of Isa a.s. became corrupt? It took a great many number of years (hundreds
in fact) for these false doctrines to gain acceptance - far after the time
of the death of Isa a.s.&nbsp; Additionally, it should be kept in mind
that the author of this
<BR>question in trying to discredit the writings, and thus the validity
and reliability, of the Promised Messiah, is also questioning the validity
of the Holy Quran as well as the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(SAW).
The Holy Quran itself states that Isa a.s. will declare that his followers
had gone astray after his death (5:117), and the age at which Hazrat Isa
died (120 years) is from no other than the blessed mouth of the Holy Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) in a well-known hadith report. Therefore, if the author
still thinks that there is a contradiction here, his quarrel is with the
facts put forth from the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
, and not only the writings from the Promised Messiah - Hazrat Miza Ghulam
Ahmad.
<P>I would like to add further that in the quotation of Mirza Sahib (A.S)
that is reported by Mr. Muslim, it is clearly written that at the time
of disciples of Jesus (A.S) " Seeds of SHIRK&nbsp;&nbsp; (associating partner
with God) were sown in&nbsp; Christianity.".&nbsp; Therefore, the conclusion
drawn by Mr. Muslim that&nbsp; " Thus, Jesus (pbuh) was alive in Kashmir
(according to&nbsp; Mirza) and being worshipped as divinity in Palestine,&nbsp;
Rome, or other places" is totally baseless and wrong.
<P>May Almighty Allah Guide us all to the Truth.
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