Statement of Maulana Abu-al-Bashir Sahib Irfani
[From the Book: The Cunning Chameleon, Maualan Abu-al-Bashir Sahib Irfani]
Regarding the Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) Cult
In the Name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate
The Holy Prophet(SAW) has said:
"Verily, thirty impostors will appear in my Ummah and each one of them shall
claim to be a Prophet, though I am the last of all the Prophets and there
shall be no Prophet after me."
(Abu-Daud; Tirmizi, Sahib Ibn Habban; Fateh-ul-Bari-Ed.3 P.86,87)
In another tradition of the Holy
Prophet(SAW), we read:
"'Dajjal' (A Cheat) is followed by the word 'Kazzab' (A Liar)."
A question may arise here that if the number of false claimants to prophethood
(Dajjals and Kazzabs) is to be thirty, what about the numerous persons who
made such claims in the past? And Allah knows better how many more of such
persons are yet to come.
Kafiz Ibn-i-Hajr(RA) in Fateh-ul-Bari (Sharah-ul-Bukhari) writes in answer
to this question:
"The number 'thirty' mentioned in the first Tradition does not refer to all
the false claimants to prophethood, as the baseless claims are generally
the result of insanity and mental infirmity of the persons concerned. The
number mentioned in the Tradition is in respect to only such individuals
who would achieve glory and eminence (and their menace would cause discomfort
to the Muslim Ummah)."
(Fateh-ul-Bari Ed-VI, P.455)
We believe that the Mirza of Qadian was one of those Dajjals whose blasphemous
and outrageous conduct caused a great distress to the Muslim Ummah. May Allah
save all the Muslims from such menaces...
Two of our very reverend and venerated scholars and theologians, namely hazrat
Maulana Mufti Mohammad Shafi(RA)
and hazrat Maulana Mohammad Ilyas
Kandhalvi(RA) have published pamphlets
on this same subject (the false claims of Mirza Ghulam)...
It is the unanimous and unequivocal belief of the Muslim community all over
the world that prophethood came to an end forever after the advent of hazrat
Muhammad(SAW), who is described
in the Holy Quran itself as the Last of The Prophets. Hence, all the false
claimants to prophethood - including Mirza of Qadian -, their followers and
disciples are declared as infidels (Kafirs), apostates (Murtad) and heretics
in accordance with the Islamic Sharia (Law and Jurisprudence). They
have since been declared non-Muslims by the Government of Pakistan, as well.
In regard to the infidelity and apostasy of the false claimants to prophethood
and their followers, Allama Ali
"After the advent of our Holy Prophet(SAW), any claim to prophethood is
infidelity according to the consensus of the opinion of the Muslim Ummah."
(Sharah Fiqah Akbar, Dehli, P.206)
Our readers might be surprised to learn that after the Holy Prophet(SAW),
from Musailam Kazzab up to Musailma of Punjab (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani),
there have been numerous persons who claimed to be either Messiah, Mehdi,
Manifestation of God and even God Incarnate. It is still astounding and
ridiculous that among Mirza Ghulam's own disciples, as many as fourteen Qadianis
claimed to be Prophets and Mehdis...
It is worth remembering that all the false claimants to prophethood, after
the Holy Prophet(SAW), made only one or two claims, but the Musailma of Punjab
of our time, i.e. Mirza of Qadian, made as many as seventy one claims (Prophet,
Messiah, Mehdi, Manifestation of God, Mary, Fatima, ...). He was not contended
The following verse of Hazrat Amir-i-Sharia's Syed Attaullah Shah Bukhari(RA)
appropriately describes the ever changing traits of Mirza's nature:
"The time at every turn discloses thousands of different moods, even then
it regrets that it cannot compete with a chameleon (in its capacity to change
and exploit every moment and occasion to its advantage)."
[Pages of authentic writings of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani making the claim
to be seventy one entities were ommitted to save space.]
Finally, A fervent appeal is made to the Mirzais (Lahoris as well as Qadianis)
to go through the claims and so called "inspirations" of Mirza Ghulam carefully
and come to the just and impartial conclusion. They should in all fairness
declare unanimously and in clear terms who and what Mirza was. Simultaneously,
they should repent and reject the doctrines propounded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
of Qadian and come back to the fold of Islam, again safe and sound.
Our duty is only to convey the message.