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

On Tue, 16 Feb 1999, Farhan Qureshi wrote:

> Dear Irshad, If they wish to have reference to my e-mails then let
> them ask: why is it important other-wise?
> Wassalaam,
> Farhan 

Ever since the beginning of Islam, it has been Muslim tradition to mention
the source for ones claims and statements.  Those who read the authentic
and complete books of hadeeth, for example, will be amazed by how 
meticulously the background of a hadeeth is documented.  In particular,
one can readily see the chain of narrators, which is a determining factor
in the validity of every quote.

You and other Ahmadis have provided several articles in your attempt to 
refute the Fundamental Doctrine of the Finality of Prophethood.  Our Idara
has already, by the grace of Allah(SWT), been able to refute one set of
such arguments and will, enshaAllah, refute the rest very soon.  However,
I am certain that these references do not originate from your own readings
of books you have quoted.

Based on the Muslim tradition, not to mention international copyright
laws and fairness, one is expected to provide actual reference for his or
her arguments and give credit where due.  If you are willing to swear, in
front of Allah(SWT) and man, to have read everyone of your quotes from
the original books (this means you know Arabic, Urdu, and Persian), then
only you will be held accountable for any misrepresentation or
misquotation. But, if you are following the claims of others, then you
should disclose your source to the believers, so that we will know the
truth about their character and motives.

The question you and others should be asking themselves is not why is
it important to have the name of people who originally claimed such 
things, but why should you not proudly state the name of those who have
rendered such a service to Qadiyanism and, based on their arguments, the
Mission has been able to convert thousands of Muslims to Ahmadiyat? 
If Qadianis are certain of the truthfulness of the arguments used by their
missionaries and leaders for a century, why would they not be eager to 
disclose the chain of narrators for their claims?  Is this not the fair
and decent thing to do?

Looking forward to see your references very soon.  Please check with your
respected grandfather and present to him our articles on the reversion of
Dr. Balogun, who also was a high level Qadiani missionary.  I am positive
that your grandfather, like every other Qadiani missionary, has relied on
similar proofs to direct people to Ahmadiyyat.  Kindly, ask him where he
learnt his information from?

Thank you.

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