In the Name of Allah the Beneficent and Merciful
In token of Great Benevolence, Allah, the Exalted, sent Muhammad(SAW) as the last Prophet for providing guidance to entire mankind, who have since been born or who are living today or are to be born hereafter. Through His Grace, all people are offered Islam as the religion and Muhammad(SAW) as the last Prophet. We Muslims have accepted both, with all heart and soul. Islam is, in fact, a great gift of Allah. It is so valuable that no worldly excellence matches with it. Allah confirms this fact of His true believers in Quran Hakeem in these words:
“Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a messenger from among themselves”. (The Holy Quran, Aal-e-Imran, 3:164)
Praise be to Allah, Who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, if Allah had not guided us. Verily the Messengers of our Lord did bring the truth unto us. (Quran, Al-A’raf, 7:43)
But proponents of inimical forces to Islam, like Christianity, Judaism and others, try to deviate Muslims by attacking precepts of Islam. To achieve their objective they adopt several methods, some of which look apparently harmless, but they are deep-seated. Their intent is to inflict maximum amount of damage upon Islam and, for this purpose, lay in wait to charge at its votaries. Most of them are open adversaries but some are clothed in deceit. Therefore, in the scenario unfolding today, it is our duty to forewarn our Ummah and tell them of the conspiracies that are being hatched against Islam. Allah has drawn the attention of Muslims to this danger in these words:
“Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: The guidance from Allah is the true guidance. Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah 2:120)
“And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from your religion.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah 2:217)
The holy Prophet(SAW) said:
“The people will soon summon one another to attack you, as people, when eating, invite others to share their dish”. (Mishkat, P. 459)
While we have already identified Christianity, Judaism, Idolatry, etc., which are well-known to us, there is however one evil which has raised its head recently, around one and a half century ago. This evil is more of a fraud than a religion as such. Perfidies have been many in the past but this one is the latest and very potent. Muslims are not very much familiar with it. Some who do know about it, are unaware of its dimensions because, unlike other religions which openly claim to be anti-Islamic, this one shows itself as pro-Islamic, doing the damage on the quiet. It claims to be reformist of Islam and attempts to put forth a certain version of its own. In fact, it is hypocrisy hiding its kufr (infidelity) under the mask of Islam. The British imperialism during its rule in India, needed its help to maintain suzerainty over the freedom-loving Muslim subjects. Through this Message, we wish to invite your attention to this great danger which is looming large over the Ummah and is conspiring plans to ruin the Islamic countries in the present times.
The name of this evil is Qadianiat, also called Ahmadiyat. A Qadiani or Ahmadi moves about calling himself a Muslim, but he is a viper-up-the-sleeve and must be guarded against. Our very purpose in extending this message is to enable you to identify him correctly. He shows himself outwardly as a Muslim, takes on names resembling those of Muslims and confuses people at large. Actually, he is as far removed from Islam as a Christian. Jew, or Hindu idolater is. He behaves like a Muslim in his daily life and simulates Muslim culture, customs, rituals and habits, to the extent that he would even go to wearing a beard whose style is identifiable as a tuft sported beneath the lower lip and environs of the jaw.
The Founder of Qadianiat/Ahmadiyat was a man named Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who was born in the town of Qadian, District Gurdaspur, in the province of the Punjab, India, in 1839. The word Qadianiat takes its origin from his birth-place, Qadian, and Ahmadiyat, from his name Ahmad, which at his birth, his father prefixed with the epithet of Ghulam, meaning slave of Ahmad. Poverty and indigence were rampant in his home. However, his father, Mirza Ghulam Murtuza received an annual pension of Rs.700 from the British Government. Once young Mirza was assigned the task of collecting the annual pension of his father from the government treasury. Young Mirza received the amount (Rs.700) but squandered it in a few days in revelries. Feeling ashamed, he did not return home. Wandering through the city of Sialkot, he got himself hired in the Court of Deputy Commissioner of that district. He accepted this first offer no sooner than it came by, since beggars are no choosers and because he was direly hard pressed for the needs of his body-cover and hunger. But actually his salary was so meager that he had to look for other avenues for sustenance. It could hardly be called a salary because it was approximately sixty cents per month (50 paisa per day). Actually, it was in the nature of charity, doled out to him, to give him at least one meal a day. His service continued for some years.
Luckily for him, his father had provided him some literacy in boyish days. He went over it again to revise and, as his sympathizers counseled, he gathered all his available IQ and sat for an examination of Mukhtari (a sort of attorneyship), yet remained where he was. Obviously, he did not secure passing marks and he could not do so because success does call for a percentage of some wits at least. Days passed by and financial strains mounted up, with each day passing until an idea struck him one day. The elementary knowledge of religion including Urdu, Persian and Arabic which his father had provided him at home through some rural tutors at Qadian, clicked into him. Mirza pulled out a theologian’s garb and was donning it; so the camouflage started early in his life and thickened as his years rolled by.
Foreseeing a lot of pecuniary promise in this substitute, he worked hard on it, realizing that the easiest way for getting known in public was by provoking people of other religions, their “pundits” and “priests’. This wonderful contrivance was a windfall for him. It paid him rich dividends, because he secured the help of some like-minded people in initiating religious disputations over dogmas with theologians of contemporary religions in India of those days. Consequently, a coterie of hard-liners gathered around him and Mirza Ghulam got into the limelight, as he desired. From then on, money was no problem because enough dotards were around to fill his pockets for the various money-raising schemes he proposed to embark upon. In this way, sycophants also stood him in good stead because overflows from handfuls trickled into their pockets, as well. Thus the heyday of mounting donations ushered in luscious eats, indulging invigorants and drinks of Plomer’s wine and Mirza Ghulam, none the less, was now wearing the mantle of a religious pedant.
The pedantry rose step by step. It was intertwined with the claims Mirza Ghulam made successively. Starting from his assumed pose of a Muslim theologian, he first proclaimed himself a ‘Mujaddid‘ (renovator of Islam), then a ‘Muhaddath‘ (holder of conversation with Allah) then a ‘Mulham‘ (receiver of Divine inspirations). All this was up to the year 1884. Then he proclaimed himself a ‘Maseel-e-Masih‘ (Likeness of Jesus). After seven years as ‘Maseel-e-Masih‘, he gave up this pose and in 1891, from a ‘likeness’ of Masih, he raised himself into an ’embodiment’ of Masih. He took on this shape in the form of ‘Promised Masih/Messiah’ and declared that he was that living Masih whose reappearance in the world had been promised. Therefrom he spelled his theology in the death of Jesus. In order to do so, he dug into ancient history. His anthropological expertise informed him that Jesus successfully duped the posse of Roman soldiery that guarded ‘the Cross’ and his grave and ran away incognito from that execution site to Kashmir in India and died there. Mirza has also claimed to have spotted his grave in the city of Srinagar. Against all this, the Quran Hakeem and Holy Ahadith have informed us that Hazrat Isa (Jesus), peace be on him, was never put on ‘the Cross,’ but was bodily lifted into the skies and will come down into the world again, near the time of Resurrection and shall slay ‘Dajjal‘ (anti- Christ).
A decade later, i.e. in 1901, Mirza climbed to the finale of his claims, i.e. Prophethood and Messengership of Allah. He wrote in his books that he had received inspirations and Wahi (revelation) from Allah that the following verses of the Quran Hakeem were Allah’s announcement in respect of his personality.
“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are stern against the disbelievers, (but) merciful among themselves.” (Al-Fath, 48:29)
(Ek Ghalati ka Izala, P. 3; Tazkirah, P. 94, 4th Edition).
“He it is Who hath sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may make it triumph over all religions.” (As-Saff, 61:9) (Tazkirah, P. 387-388, 4th Edition)
“Say (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you.” (Aal-Imran, 3:31) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 82)
“Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire. It is but a Revelation revealed.” (An-Najm, 53.3-4) (Tazkirah, P. 378)
“Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all.” (Al-A’raf, 7:158) (Tazkirah p.352, 4th Edition)
“Lo! Those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad) swear allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands.” (Al-Fath, 48:10) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 80)
“Say: I am only a human being like yourselves. My Lord reveals unto me that your God is only One God.” (Al-Kahf, l8:110) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 81)
“Verily We have given thee (O Muhammad) a manifest victory, that Allah may forgive thee of thy faults of the past and the future.” (Al-Fath, 48:1) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 94)
“Verily We have sent unto you (O men!) a Messenger as a witness over you as we sent a Messenger unto Pharaoh.” (Al-Muzammil, 73:15) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 101)
“To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance).” (Al-Kauthar, 108:1) (Haviqat-ul-Wahi, P. 102)
“God has determined to grant thee that Position in which thou will be praised.” (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 102)
“Ya Sin. By the Quran, full of Wisdom, thou art, indeed one of the Messengers sent on a straight path.” (Ya-Sin, 36: 1-3) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahz, P. 107; Tazkirah, P. 479)
“And thou (Muhammad) threwest not (a handful of dust) when thou didst throw, but Allah threw.” (Al-Anfal, 8:17) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 70)
“Allah, The Beneficent. It is He Who has taught the Quran.” (Ar-Rahman, 55:1-2) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 70)
“You say that I have been commanded and I am the first to accept the faith.” (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P.70)
“And recite that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord.” (Al-Kahf, 18.27) (Haqiqat-7l1-Wahi, P. 74)
“And as one who invites to Allah’s (Grace) by His permission, and as a Lamp spreading Light.” (Al-Ahzab, 33:46) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 75)
“He drew nigh and came closer till he was at a distance of but two bows’ length or even nearer.” (An-Najm, 53:8-9) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 76)
“Glorified be the Being Who did take His bondsman (Muhammad) for a journey by night.” (Isra, 17.1) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 78)
“And We sent thee not but as a Mercy for all the worlds.” (Al-Anbiya, 21:107) (Arbaeen, No. 3, P. 23)
Every Muslim knows that the above verses of Quran Hakeem were revealed fourteen hundred years ago and related to the personality of Khatam-un-Nabieen Muhammad(SAW). The shameless Mirza Ghulam, brushing away all scruples, arrogated these verses to himself, undeterred by any qualm of conscience. He also tampered with hundreds of Quranic verses. Not stopping at that, he laid claim of superiority over all the Prophets and invited people to repose their belief in his concoction. Those who refused he abused and like a vulgar he addressed them as swine, dogs, bastards, sons of prostitutes and denizens of inferno. These abuses are recorded in his writings and can be read there.
Doctors of Islamic Law and learned Muslims wrote copiously in rebuttal of Mirza Ghulam’s blasphemies. As a result, he and his followers were expelled as infidels, apostates and outcasts from the Islamic fold.
The Government of Pakistan, taking a lead among Islamic countries, declared the Qadianis a non-Muslim minority community of Pakistan. An amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan was moved and passed on September 7, 1974, with the following text:
“A person who does not believe in the absolute and unqualified finality of the prophethood of Muhammad(SAW) the last of the prophets or claims to be a prophet, in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever after Muhammad(SAW) or recognizes such a claimant as a prophet, is not a Muslim for the purposes of the Constitution or law”.
Pakistan’s step was in response to a resolution of Rabita Alam Islami (Muslim World League) which convened a conference in Makkah, attended by 144 religious Organizations of Islamic countries from Morocco to Indonesia. This meeting, representing the entire Ummah, passed a unanimous Resolution which is historic in the sense that it was the consensus of the Islamic Ummah to declare Qadianis/Ahmadis as Kafirs, excommunicating them from the Islamic fold.
The Resolution reads:
“Ahmadiyat is a false movement which under the guise of Islam and for the sake of mundane interests, contrives and plans to damage the foundations of Islam. Its deviation from the basic Islamic principles is obvious and clear from the following points:
- The founder of this movement claimed prophethood for himself;
- The Ahmadis deliberately distorted the meaning of Quranic verses and tampered with Quranic verses;
- They have issued a ‘Fatwa’, abolishing the validity of Jehad.
This movement was originally fostered by British Imperialism in India. Ahmadiyat is still thriving in its ambitious ventures with the support of imperialism and has deep associations with anti-Islamic forces and plans perfidious activities against Islam. With the help of these forces, the “Ahmadis” have been trying to tamper with the basic Islamic belief through various means, such as,
- Using the name “mosque” for their camps of apostasy with the help of anti-Islamic forces;
- Misuse of schools, orphanages and madrassas with financial support from Non-Muslim Powers in order to support the anti-Islamic objectives of the non-Muslim powers;
- Publishing corrupted interpretations of the Holy Quran in various languages for distribution in the world.
In view of the above facts, this Conference resolves that:
- It is an obligation on all Islamic Organizations of the world to keep a vigilant eye on all activities of the Ahmadis in their worship-houses social centers and orphanages and challenge them for their underground political activities. The traps and conspiracies they have set up against the Muslims should be unveiled and made known to the whole Islamic World;
- They should at the same time be declared ‘kafir’ and excommunicated from the fold of Islam and should not be allowed to enter the ‘Harmain’ (the sacred areas of Makkah and Madinah);
- The Muslims should also be careful in their social dealings with them. They should break off all their social, political and matrimonial connections with them.
This conference also demands that:
- All Islamic countries should impose restrictions on all activities of the Ahmadis in their countries;
- All the means and resources of the Ahmadis gathered by them for anti- Islamic activities should be confiscated;
- They should not be entrusted with any responsible position in their countries;
- The alterations made by the Ahmadis in the Holy Quran should be made known to the Muslims. People should be informed of all such altered versions and further publications of Ahmadi translation should be prohibited”.
Mirza Ghulam Qadiani confronted the Ulema of Islam many times and threw Mubahala (curses rendezvous) challenges to them but was defeated on each occasion. All glory to Allah, the Exalted, that Mirza Ghulam was proved an impostor and a liar. With all his loquacity, at last he passed away in 1908, having been struck with pestilence of Cholera.
By way of an example, we give here a short account of a Mubahala held on May 26, 1893, (Zeeqadah 10, 1310 A.H.) which proved fatal to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He threw the Mubahala challenge to Maulana Abdul Haq Ghaznavi. When both sides came out in the open and faced each other, Maulana Abdul Haq implored Allah, in these words:
“Ya Allah, I consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad a liar, an impostor, an apostate and a dualist-infidel. If I am wrong, let curse befall on me”.
At his turn, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad beseeched Allah with these words:
“Ya Allah, I consider myself a Musalman. If I am a liar in my claim, send down your curse on me.” (Majmu-a-Ishtiharat-e-Mirza Qadiani, Vol. l, P. 426-427).
In this way, both parties implored Allah to send His Curse on whosoever was a liar. Result came out on May 26, 1908. Mirza Ghulam, the liar died while Maulana Abdul Haq lived up to May 16, 1917, i.e. nine years longer. (Rais-e-Qadian, Vol. 2, P. 129) . It is interesting to note that it was Mirza himself who had said that in Mubahala contests the liar dies first, in the lifetime of the truthful. (Malfoozat-e-Mirza, Vol. 9, P. 440-441).
The death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad shocked his followers, because they were expecting Maulana to die first in view of what their pseudo-prophet had told them. On the contrary, Mirza was the first to go into the grave. Qadianis were so disappointed that many left Qadianiat, saying their prophet was a liar. By Allah’s beneficence, they rejoined Islam and offered their heartfelt penitence. Yet, many are still blinded with prejudice and remain adamant.
“Verily, Allah has said: Those whom Allah leaves to themselves, there is no guide for them.” (The Holy Quran, Al-A’raf, 7:186)
Mirza Ghulam’s descendants know in their hearts that their sire was a liar and his claim of prophethood a made-up story. They know he played a hoax and also know he was publicly discredited many times, but they support his pseudo-prophethood call, because firstly, he was their grantee and secondly if they do not do so, all that money which is today flowing into their household coffers shall stop. Their objective is: Name, Fame and Money. Truth is a taboo for them.
With Pakistan coming into existence in 1947, the British government on the eve of quitting the sub-continent, did not forget their erstwhile vassals and carved a separate piece of land for the Qadianis within the territorial limits of Pakistan. Lest it should be called a gift in return for service, the British gave it a semblance of sale-transaction at a ridiculous price of nine paisa i.e. 3 cents per sq. yard. As a goodwill gesture, in the form of a gratuity, this was the Britisher’s parting present to them. In this way, they were enabled to transfer their apostatic center from Qadian (India) to Rabwah (Pakistan). Having received this land, they planned it out as if it were a colony. Giving it the status of a ‘protected settlement’ they restricted land sale except to Qadianis. Muslims were denied entrance in Rabwah, unless they proved their bona fide reason for entry. Qadianis made their own laws of Civil and Judiciary and established a secretariat on the pattern of a parallel independent authority, in other words, a state within a state.
When Pakistan National Assembly declared the Qadianis a non-Muslim Constitutional minority in 1974 and applied controls as a corollary to this declaration, their Chief, Mirza Nasir Ahmad (grandson of Mirza Ghulam), stealthily fled to London. There he sat snug in the lap of Qadianis’ old master-saviors, who promptly allowed them to establish a center near London which they named Islamabad, with the object of confusing the world opinion and as a challenge to Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
Now, these fraudulent people, show off as Muslims (in Muslim dress with Muslim names and Muslim customs) and go out “hunting” in those countries which lack resources and which are economically, industrially and educationally underdeveloped and where their antecedents are little known either to the inhabitants or to their governments. Their targets are poverty-stricken Muslims. Therefore the Qadianis undertake welfare projects with government permission and with their own funds open schools, literacy centers, basic health units, poor houses and also operate development projects in agricultural, commercial and power sectors, very much similar to what Christian missionaries did once upon a time and also now particularly in dark territories of the world. In this way, the Qadianis establish their philanthropic bona fides in those countries and after having won the people’s hearts as social benefactors, they start preaching Qadianiat and the “prophethood” of their Ghulam in private friendly talks and in unobtrusive tête-à-tête. People are given to believe that Qadianism/Ahmadism is a sect of Islam like other Islamic denominations.
Through this message, we call upon our Ummah to be careful. Beware! Do not tread into the nets spread by these Kafirs. They are murderers of our faith, hiding in the bush, unlike preachers of other religions who are out in the open. See through their schemes; boycott them at social levels because they are hypocrites and will harm you if you are not cautious. Our message to the Musalman is: Save your faith and that of your brother from these robbers.
More important is our call to the Ulema and those Islamic divines who exercise religious jurisdiction in their circles or who run schools of theology and seats of Islamic learning, that they should forewarn Muslims in their lectures, sermons and talks and expose Ahmadi/Qadiani mischief, fueled by anti-Islamic world forces.
Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat is a trans-world organization by Allah’s grace which is bidding for the protection of the entire Islamic Ummah from apostasy and dualist infidelity. Therefore, if Muslims in any country find Ahmadi/Qadiani kafirs raising their heads, we request them to contact any of the offices of Aalami Majlis, at once. No sooner will they pass this information than we shall spring into action, for we believe in nipping the mischief in the bud. For you just to tell us, the rest you will see! Insha Allah.
Contact offices of Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat are:
- Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat Huzoori Bagh Road, Multan, Pakistan. Phone (061) 40978.
- Karachi Office: Jama Masjid Babe Rahmat Trust, Old Numaish. M.A. Jinnah Road, Karachi-74400. Phone (021) 7780337.
- London Office: 35, Stockwell Green, London. SW9 9HZ, U.K. Phone: (071) 7378199.