Islamic Caliph condemns ISIS’ act of ‘Un-Islamic terror’ – The London Economic

Islamic Caliph condemns ISIS’ act of ‘Un-Islamic terror’

Jalsa Salana His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad

By Steve Taggart

As ISIS gain new territory and funds with which to establish an Islamic state and ‘’Caliphate’’, they are perhaps unaware that the institution of Caliphate is already in existence here in the UK.

The UK first became the home to a world-wide Caliphate in 1984 when His Holiness, Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the fourth Caliph, migrated from Pakistan to England. Today, the leafy streets of Southfields, South-West London, are home to his successor, the fifth Caliph and worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC), His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad who lives on the site of London’s oldest Mosque.

The Caliph is the spiritual leader to tens of millions of Muslims spread across 204 countries. There are more than 30,000 Muslims in the UK, from Aberdeen to Cornwall, who have pledged allegiance at the hand of the Caliph.

Each Friday His Holiness delivers a live sermon at Western Europe’s largest Mosque to a congregation of 5,000 worshippers, which is also broadcast and watched live by 80 million people around the world.

On the issue if ISIS his Holiness says: “The actions and statements of ISIS and other extremists who pretend to represent Islam, whilst all the while spreading hatred and violence, run entirely contrary to the peaceful teachings of Islam.

“If some of the local people are unhappy and feel the Iraqi Government has been unjust and cruel, it still does not justify any form of terrorism or extremism in response. Islam does not permit you to respond to cruelty with further cruelty. All cruelty is wrong and to be condemned.”

His Holiness also condemned Muslim leaders and clerics who were calling on Muslim youths to fight in wars and misleading them entirely by claiming that they were doing their religious duty of Jihad.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said: “The Muslim leaders and so-called clerics are not righteous or God fearing and as a result those under their influence are being entirely misguided. The clerics are pushing young people, who know no better, towards evil and cruelty by falsely claiming it will lead them towards God.”

His Holiness also discussed how being British and a Muslim can be reconciled. He says: “Britain has provided a home for people from across the world. As Ahmadi Muslims, we give thanks to Queen and Country for allowing us to practice our faith freely. Islam teaches us to be loyal to the country in which we reside and as Ahmadi Muslims we believe it is our duty to serve the country, to contribute to society and promote peace and good citizenship.”

The community is also launching an advertising campaign this week on buses in Cardiff to counter extremism. This follows a national youth gathering hosted by the youth wing of the AMC, which brought together 5,000 young British Muslims in the Surrey countryside last weekend to pledge allegiance to Great Britain and raise the Union Jack.

34 Responses

  1. Alex

    “…run entirely contrary to the peaceful teachings of Islam.”

    you forgot to mention that they are entirely in sync with the less peaceful teachings of Islam.

  2. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

    If it’s worth anything, then I can let the author, Steve Taggart, and anyone who reads this article in on some of the finer points of Muslim theology.

    The Ahmaddiyah are not Muslim. One of the absolute bare minimum requirements to be considered a Muslim (according to all Muslims – the use of the qualifier ‘all’ is not an exaggeration) is that the Quran is the final and complete revelation from God and that Mohammed (صلي الله عليه وسلم) is the final prophet and messenger. The Ahmaddiyah believe that the founder of their sect, Mirza Ghulam Qadiani, was a prophet who received revelation from God. They also believe that he is the Messiah and an incarnation of the Hindu Lord Krishna.

    There are several other reasons why they are considered disbelievers, but among these is the slavish obedience they give to non-Muslim governments which rule by a law other than God’s law. It is entirely impermissible for any Muslim to obey other human beings in contravention to obedience to God. One can’t pledge allegiance to Great Britain or to any disbelieving entity and remain Muslim. Nationalism, by the way with the whole ‘raising the Union Jack’, is entirely forbidden.

    Any statements made by these people, the Ahmadiyyah, apply strictly only to their sect. Muslims consider them disbelievers and apostates, and for that reason they are occasionally assassinated in more aggressive regions of the world, like Pakistan.

    1. Any statements made by Ahmadiyya Muslims apply to all Muslims dear AD UP RAHMAMAN .

      AHMADIYYA JAMAAT has been chosen by to be the official and true representative of Islam today.

      Ahmadi Muslims subscribed to all fundamentals if Islam.

      Most important requisite of being a Muslim is recitation Kalima shahada without which you cannot be a Muslim.

      Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been raised by Allah help and guide the entire mankind according to true teachings of Islam.

      We proudly serve all with LOVE ALL AND HATED FOR NONE.

      1. estella m. davis

        the ahmadiyya is referred to as a sect. would you compare the ahmadiyya to the jehovah’s witness sect in the u.s.? what is the difference in a sect and a cult? is candidate BEN CARSON a member of a sect? how is the terror in the uk different from the terror in the united states? how does the electronic communication affect terror groups such as isis? how can a country like the united states fight terror without fighting its own people? would selection be a process to resort to in deciding who is terrorized and who is not? what does this process of selection do to traditional democratic choice with such things as voting in a country like the united states? the caliph has a jurisdiction like a pastor has over his flock. do muslims consider seperation of church and state as is sometimes done in the united states? the bible teaches that GOD hates and even abhors some things, such as superfluity. is terrorism superfluity? is extremeism superfluity?

    2. Ajaz Khan

      Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee. I can not believe what you said. All the Muslims living in UK, (Sunnis, Shia, Wahabee, etc etc) all have to pledge allegiance to GB. If they do not they are not citizens of the country. I can not believe what you said about he requirements of a Muslim. Mohammad (SAW) in his entire life time once asked any new convert to say anything other than to recite Qalma. In the Qalma there no such words you mentioned. Give me one example with a reference where Mohammad (SAW) asked any one to say what you have mentioned. I need a Quranic verse or Hadith. He even allowed the Hippocrates of Madina to call themselves Muslims.

    3. Abdul Ghaniyyu

      Dear ABD UR-RAHEEM,

      No single Muslim (or anyone who calls himself one) or group of Muslims today has the right to declare another as a non-Muslim. Faith is a matter of the heart, and a matter of the heart can only be determined by Allah, not humans. Violation can not be sanctioned by man, but by Allah. He, it is, Who knows what is in our hearts.

      Even the Holy Prophet (SAW) was so careful about that and admonished his followers.

      About the position of the Holy Prophet (SAW).
      Do you accept that Jesus (as) would come back? If yes, in what form? What position? If he will be a prophet, what do you say about that definition of finality of the Holy Prophet(SAW) that the Muslim clerics give? Is it finality of law bearing prophets, finality of any type of prophet or finality of revelation in totality to mankind?

      Almost all religions believe in the re-advent of a reformer- the Christians, Muslims, Buddhist, Hindus etc. If all these religions originated from one God, then there has to be one reformer. Imagine the Jesus described by Christians coming and that describes by Muslims also coming. hmmm what a world we would have seen. Allah wouldn’t cause the kind of chaos humans are building up in their imaginations. That is, He will send one reformer and not many different reformers. That reformer has already come in the person of Hazrat Miraza Ghulam Ahmed (as).

      Unless you tell me the Holy Prophet (SAW) fought all those wars to establish Islam, I don’t see anything wrong with being loyal to a country in which you are not being persecuted because of your faith. Why can’t one be loyal to a peaceful country and at the same time be a true Muslim? The Holy Prophet (SAW) only fought to establish the right to freedom of worship. Muslims were being persecuted because of their faith. Other faiths could not also practice.
      ——The right to worship freely—-
      Unfortunately, some of the countries with majority being Muslims lack this simple ideal of Islam— freedom of worship.

      Even though Pakistani Ahmadis are being persecuted, they still love their country, they pray for it, they sacrifice for its development. Yet, they are not recognized. We can mention Prof. Abdus Salam, the only Muslim Nobel prize winner. He had plans for the Muslim world, but just because he was an Ahmadi, they never saw the light of the day. But that was a big loss to the Muslim world. Ahmadiyyat is not a human institution. There is an centre in Italy, his brain child, to his name (The Abdus Salam ICTP).

      Persecuting believes is not new to the world. It has happened so so many times in the past. The persecution in Pakistan and other places only increase the faith of Ahamdis, it will never make it fade.

      Most importantly, it does not matter what all other Muslims say about Ahamdiyyat. Disbelievers and apostates or not, the survival of Ahmadiyyat does not depend on them.

      “And if he had forged and attributed any sayings to Us, We would surely have seized him by the right hand, And then surely We would have severed his life-artery, And not one of you could have held Us off from him. And verily it is a reminder for the righteous. And surely, We know that there are some among you who reject Our Signs.” [69: 45-50]

      Indeed!!! Rejecting all the signs.

      1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

        You are wrong on the matter of faith and disbelief. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) stated as much in the following hadith:

        ” ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: ‘It is not permissible to shed the blood of a Muslim who bears witness that there is no god except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah, except in one of three cases: a soul for a soul (i.e., in the case of murder); a previously-married person who commits zina; and one who leaves his religion and separates from the main body of the Muslims.’ ” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).

        The Ahmadiyyah fall under the third category, those who leave their religion and separate from the main body of Muslims. It is undeniable that they have separated themselves as they have leaders unique to themselves for which their is no precedent, they keep to their own community separate from the believers and have named themselves in such a way as to distinguish themselves from the believers. Most of all, they hold beliefs which are heretical and have consequently exited the religion.

        A declaration of kufr and apostasy can come about in three ways: as a matter of the heart (which you mentioned), a spoken act or a physical deed.

        An example of the matter of the heart would be to hold beliefs such as the coming of a prophet after Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) or the incompleteness of the revelation given to Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) necessitating additional revelation.

        An example of a spoken act would be to verbally proclaim prophethood for one’s self, or to revile the Prophets or spread lies about them, as Mirza Ghulam Ahmad did in regards to Jesus Christ (عليه السلام).

        An example of a physical deed would be to make war on the Muslims, abuse the written form of the Quran, to prostrate to an idol or to not pray.

        You are correct that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) warned his believers against incorrectly or hastily applying the charge of apostasy, but he did not forbid it as proven by the following hadith:

        Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Whoever changes his religion, put him to death.” (Narrated by Bukhari)

        Regarding Jesus (عليه السلام) and his return to earth:

        Jesus’ sole purpose for returning to earth is to fulfill the commands of Allah in establishing the shariah over all the earth. Jesus will come to abolish the jizya, break the cross and kill the pig. The manner in which he will do this is not changing the law, but by winning the conversion of all the People of the Book making the jizya inapplicable, but Jesus will not bring a not law.

        The revelation of Allah was whole and complete before the death of the Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as Allah states in the Quran:

        الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

        “…This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion…” (Surat Al-Maidah 3)

        Jesus comes as a ruler, not as a prophet. Even so, his prophethood began before Mohammed’s prophethood, so Jesus cannot be thought of as a prophet after Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

        Regarding religion and the coming of a reformer:

        Not all religions are from Allah. Obviously, atheistic and polytheistic religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism are not from Allah, but are machinations of humanity. There is only one religion accepted unto Allah and that is the submission (Islam).

        إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الْإِسْلَامُ

        “Verily the only acceptable religion to Allah is Islam…) (Surat Al-Imran 19).

        The religions of the Jews and the Christians and the monotheists before the Jews since the time of Adam (عليه السلام) are all considered Islam or submission to the will of Allah in as much as they obeyed their scriptures without distorting them.

        Because all monotheistic religions are one, there is only one Messiah – Christ Jesus the son of Mary (عليه السلام). Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is not Jesus and did not fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah. We have not seen the advent of the Dajjal or any of the other signs of the end of days.

        Regarding freedom of worship:

        The Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did not fight for the sake of freedom of worship, but to establish the shariah over all the earth and make the religion purely for Allah. It would be contradictory and indeed an act of disbelief impossible of a prophet to fight for the spread and existence of polytheism or atheism.

        “Ibn `Umar said that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, ‘I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and until they establish the prayer, and pay the Zakah.’ ” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

        As material support, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) sent multiple expeditions to communities which were centers of idol worship and disbelief solely for the purpose of destroying those idols and places of worship.

        The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) sent expeditions to different communities to destroy their idols: Yaghuth, Manat, al-Qullus, Uzza, Suwa, etc. Additionally, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) regulated the Christians and Jews as protected peoples restricting their ability to worship in public and display religious signs and he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) collected the jizya from them.

        Lastly,

        Britain is not a peaceful country. It is a country at war with Islam. It is a member of NATO. It sends armaments and military personnel to Muslim lands for the purpose of killing Muslims. It spies on Muslims within and outside of its country and persecutes them.

        The survival of the Ahmadiyya depends on the financial support of the British crown and the ongoing conspiracies of the colonizing nations attempting to distort Islam.

        And that verse you quote at the bottom pertains to the Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Rejecting the finality of his prophethood and the completeness of his message is partially what is meant by rejecting the Signs of Allah.

        1. Believable

          To: Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee (the extremist lunatic)
          I notice that you quote only from the hadith (the supposed sayings of Muhammad [SAW]) written more than 200 years after his death, from oral stories handed down after generations. THIS is the problem with the extremists. The Quran itself is just too inconvenient for you because it does not condone your sick love and pursuit of violence, brutality, and totalitarianism – in fact, it forbids all of it. The Quran itself repeats, over and over and over again, a consistent message of moderation, peacefulness, and respect for others. While the hadith have many many questionable ‘stories’ of the prophet (SAW) saying this or that. You speak of the authors of the hadith as some sort of infallible gods (idols) yourself. You place the hadith and its human authors equal to or even above the holy Quran and its Almighty author. In essence, you hadith idolators have ruined Islam, and you have no respect for this life and all of the other gifts from Allah to us in this world. I myself follow only those hadith that coincide with and do not contradict the holy Quran. For example, the holy Quran very clearly and unambiguously states that there is to be no compulsion in religion/faith. Therefore ANY hadith that compels people in matters of faith must be inaccurate. Why would the holy Prophet (SAW) contradict God’s word? While we must follow hadith, God has given us all this wonderful gift of the human mind, with free will as well. We are supposed to use our minds to discern right from wrong, evil from good. You and those like you are brutal, evil, and destructive people who have lost themselves in the idol-worship of books written by men that have some truths about the prophet’s (SAW) sayings and some dangerous mistruths. You completely dismiss from your mind the realities that all mortal men can have faults, have biases (political, cultural, personal), and are not infallible like the Almighty is. Yes, read and follow hadith, but clearly use the gift from God that is your mind and compare them to the Quran, and to the nature of good and evil, and all other hadith, and the historical record, and to the complete scholarly writings (from all scholarly viewpoints) and determine from all of that whether any specific hadith is valid, instead of automatically defaulting always to the most brutal and violent choice. You WILL be judged one day, not on being able to shut off your mind, but on being able to turn it on and use it. Also, we Sunnis are growing very tired of the hadith-worshipping extremists among us. Do not mistake our relative silence thus far a sign of OUR weakness.

    4. Dear brother. …yes Ahmadi Muslims proudly believe in loyalty to one’s country as part of faith. ..because it’s teaching of Quran…Quran also says obey those in authority.

      Ahmadi Muslims believe that Messiah awaited by all religions has come in person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian and who was Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

      Yes we do believe that Allah still speaks to his people as he did before.

      We meet not your criteria but we meet the criteria of Quran and Prophet Muhammad ( saw ) to be true Muslim. .because HE told that in latter days all Muslims will unite against one group of Muslims but only that one group would represent true Islam.

      1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

        A Muslim cannot obey any created thing if that obedience contradicts obedience to Allah. The British government does not enforce the shariah – it does not allow for Muslim laws of inheritance, polygamy, modest dress, obligatory congregational prayer, the ban on alcohol and the mandatory punishments. No Muslim can divide their wealth in any way other than that commanded by Allah, disallow the marrying of more than one wife, permit men and women to be in public in a state of undress, fail to pray in congregation, allow the presence of alcohol or arbitrate the punishment of crimes by other than the law of Allah.

        The Quran teaches that Allah is to obeyed and then the Messenger and then those in authority among the Muslims. In order to be an authority, one must be Muslim. Allah forbids in the Quran that disbelievers rule over believers –

        وَلَن يَجْعَلَ اللَّـهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلً…

        “…And never will Allah grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.” (Surat An-Nisa 141)

        A kafir cannot rule over Muslims and such a condition is one of the few instances in which it is obligatory for the Muslims to rebel and install a new leader.

        The Quran does not provide for the association between polytheistic religions like Hinduism and monotheism. Jesus Christ (عليه السلام) the son of Mary is the Messiah. Allah states thus in the Quran.

        The Ahmadiyyah do not submit to the command of Allah. Allah states that Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the final messenger and prophet. Allah states that Jesus is the Messiah. A Muslim cannot obey the creation in disobedience to the Creator. The Ahmadiyyah most certainly do not meet the criteria of being Muslim, but follow the blasphemous innovations and heresies of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

    5. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

      بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

      It is a matter known by necessity within Islam that all forms of worship must be directed solely to Allah. This is what is meant by the phrase ‘لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله’ – There is no god, but Allah. The first part of the phrase is a negation. In thus stating the speaker denies all possible objects of worship, obedience and love. In the second part of the phrase it is affirmed that Allah alone is worthy of worship, obedience and love.

      The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) defined worship in part as being obedience. In the Quran, Allah states that the Jews and Christians took their priests and Rabbis as objects of worship instead of devoting themselves entirely and solely to Allah.

      اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّـهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَـٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

      “They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.” (Surat At-Tawbah 31)

      When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was questioned about this verse, his response was: “They (rabbis and monks) prohibited the halal for them (Christians and Jews) and allowed the haram, and they obeyed them. This is how they worshiped them.” (Narrated by Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Tabari

      The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) further stated that: “There is no obedience to the creation in disobedience to the Creator” (Narrated by Ahmad and Hakim).

      Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad claimed to be the Messiah (which is not true, because Jesus is the Messiah). He also claimed to be a prophet who communicated with God (also not true because Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was the last prophet and messenger). Ahmad stated that physical jihad no longer exists, but Allah states in the Quran that it does in numerous places without an expiration.

      Surat Al-Baqarah 278, 279 Allah declares war on those who use interest.

      Surat Al-Baqarah 216 Allah ordains jihad for all the Muslims.

      Surat Al-Anfaal 39 Allah commands the Muslims to fight jihad until there is no more fitna (polytheism, disbelief)

      Additionally, the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) stated the following:

      Salamah bin Nufail said: While I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) a man came to him and said, “O Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), horses are being discarded and weapons are being laid down and some are claiming that there is no more fighting.” The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “They are lying! Fighting has just begun! And a party of my Ummah will fight for the sake of Allah, and those who oppose them will not harm them. Allah will deviate the hearts of some men to provide for that party from them by fighting them. And they will continue fighting until the final hour starts and good will remain on the foreheads of horses until the day of Judgment and war will not end until Yagog and Magog come out.”

      Allah demands that Muslims enjoin the good and forbid the evil. The British and every other kufr government prohibit the believers from fulfilling this command by allowing the worship of other gods, manufacturing/distributing/selling alcohol, intoxicants and harmful substances, permitting the consumption of pork and blood, allowing for the free-mixing of men and women and forbidden forms of sexual intercourse, encouraging picture-making and music, dealing in interest and making war against the Muslims.

      If the Ahmaddiyah feel secure in their beliefs, then it is the will of Allah. But, take notice that between the Muslims and the Ahmaddiyah there is the Book of Allah and on the Day of Judgement Allah will be the judge as to who worshipped Allah alone and who took others as lords and masters besides Him, whether they be the British or Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad.

      By the way, Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad started his caliphate while the Ottomans were still ruling. He was the second caliphate in a world which already had one.

      And Allah alone knows best and is the grantor of success.

  3. In the Islamic system, as described in the Holy Quran, there cannot be two or multiple caliphs at one time. The caliph is appointed by Allah and as such he is guided by Allah and by whims of majority of clerics.

    The system of caliphate advocated by ISIS and its contemporaries seek to establish it by overthrowing some existing government. On acquiring a land or nation they propose to install their Caliph for world leadership. In other words using force, violence and compulsion which have no place in Islamic teaching.

    In the verse of the Holy Quran where Caliphate is spoken about, it is clear that God alone appoints the caliph and not through force or compulsion by as He appointed the caliphs previously like Adam and Holy Prophet Muhammad and four of his own righteous caliphs.

    Anything in violation of the verse will be detrimental to the Muslim world and will fail.

      1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

        The caliph was not appointed by Allah immediately after the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Abu Bakr was selected by the leading men of medina, Umar was appointed by Abu Bakr, Uthman was elected and Ali was offered the caliphate by those who assassinated Uthman and the companions and he accepted begrudgingly.

        Nowadays the caliph is chosen by three methods – appointment, chosen by shura or by right of force if the previous caliph is deposed. Allah has never spoken to any of the leaders of the Ahmadiyyah nor chosen them to be leaders.

    1. Fatir Tahir

      Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

      Your understanding of Islam as a whole is shocking . Your name means ‘a servant of the merciful’ yet you say Islam is a religion which promotes warfare and killing even though the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) stated that the messiah will END WARS in Buhari (Yadha ul Harb). nice one mate!

      Secondly, th truthfulness of Islam Ahmadiyyat is supported by the simple fact that we have a khilfat which is on the precepts of Prophethood (unlike the ottomans).

      who is your khalifa?Muslims are so divided that they have no clue where to go, who to follow. They have forgotten Islam as the Holy prophet (peace be upon him) prophesised himself.

      But it was enevitable that people like you would defame, smear, attack a truthful community as all prophets have been call ‘liars’ and Kafirs’ we need not your acceptance to be seen as truthfull.

      Your comment about the British govrnment makes me laugh. I am a true brit faithful to my country. As my Holy prophet (peace be pon him) Muhammad has told us that faithfulness to you country is a part of faith! What are you on about agent of the British goverment? Stop talking like a child for God’s sake.

      It is people like YOU who are deaming islam today, and it is the tireless efforts of Ahmadis around the world who are restoring the deserved resect back to Islam and Muhammad(peace be upon) him.

      But anyway , may God be your guider. What can we do expect for praying for your guidance.

      wasalaam

      1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

        Dozens of skirmishes and battles were fought during the lifetime of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), many of them offensive. Not only were the battles fought as deterrents, but in order to acquire wealth and to destroy centers of worship dedicated to false gods. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did not tolerate the false beliefs of those in the Arabian Peninsula, nor did he allow absolute freedom for the Christians and the Jews.

        The Messiah, Jesus Christ (عليه السلام‎), will most certainly end all wars – by fighting the last war against the Dajjal and by killing him. That is the only provision for the method by which the Messiah will end all wars as recorded in the authentic ahadith.

        Possessing a leader does not in of itself grant the Ahmadiyyah legitimacy. Your leader, if he espouses the beliefs of Mirza Ghulam AHmad, is not a Muslim and is upon kufr not belief.

        Regarding your national pride – it is forbidden to be a partisan of any national group. The Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) labeled those who called for nationalism to be ignorant. Never did the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) state that obedience and faithfulness to a kafir government and nation is part of faith.

        The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “He is not one of us who calls for asabiyyah, (tribalism/nationalism) or who fights for asabiyyah, or who dies for asabiyyah.” (Narrated by Abu Dawud).

  4. Shahnaz Latif Dallas

    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who believed in Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian India, condemns and rejects all kind of terrorism and violence. Our Motto is “Love for All hatred for None” Ahmadiyya Muslim Community propagates the true teachings of Islam and the message of peace and tolerance through a twenty-four hour satellite television channel (MTA.TV) and Internet, http://www.alislam.org. Please visit the website to get real picture of Islam.

    1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

      Regarding ‘Lover for All, Hatred for None”:

      It is impermissible for Muslims to love disbelievers or to take them as friends.

      يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا بِطَانَةً مِّن دُونِكُمْ لَا يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالًا وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ ۚ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

      “O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitaanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.” (Surat Al-Imran 118)

      The Prophet said, “You should not make friends with anyone but a believer and no one should eat your food but one who is pious.” (Narrated by Abu Dawud)

      “O you who believe! Take not my enemies And your enemies as friends offering them love even though they have disbelieved in that Truth (i.e. Allah, Prophet Muhammad and this Quran) which has come to you.” (Narrated by Bukhari)

      It is a part of faith to love what Allah loves and to hate what Allah hates. Allah hates shirk and kufr and has commanded the Muslims to hate those things and the people who persist in them.

  5. Saira Niz

    Islam means peace and teaches its followers to live and let live with harmony. Anything besides it is selfish and unjust. The spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been brave to rightly condemn ISIS act and one should live peacefully in their given country. To know more about the peaceful message of Islam visit http://www.alislam.org

    1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

      Islam does not teach its followers to ‘live and let live’.

      There are three classes of people within Islam – Muslims, who are subject to the shariah, People of the Book, who are in a protected/regulated state, and atheists/polytheists, who enjoy no protections whatsoever unless contracted with a set period of time with a Muslim government.

      Muslims are not allowed and do not allow the enforcement of the shariah to lapse. The punishments for all crimes as designated by the Quran and the Sunnah must be enforced as commanded by Allah. Consumption of intoxicants, fornication, theft, murder and all other crimes are all punished with lashes, flogging, amputation, beheading or stoning as required by the law.

      The People of the Book inhabit a special status in which they are exempt from military service and other Muslim obligations (such as prayer, fasting and the charitable tax) in exchange for the jizya. They are not allowed to openly display religious symbols or to proselytize. They cannot build any new houses of worship. There are also other restrictions. Many of these were in effect during the life of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) including the collection of the jizya.

      Atheists and polytheists do no enjoy the protections of the People of the Book because of their disbelief. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) destroyed their places of worship and so did his companions.

      If one contracts to live peaceably with a disbelieving government while within their territory, then there is nothing wrong with this as long as the Muslim does not agree to commit any forbidden acts and is able to freely practice his religion. But it is not permissible to contract with a government which is at war with Islam and kills Muslims such as that of Britain, the United States or any other member of NATO. Also, as it is impossible to practice Islam as practiced by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) within these countries it is forbidden to permanently settle there.

      A Muslim can never pledge allegiance to a disbeliever or a disbelieving government.

      1. Believable

        Did you ever consider that maybe the Almighty, through immigration for muslims to the West, has created a safe haven for all true muslims, far away from the corruption and fanaticism in “Islamic” countries, so that we may preserve true, peaceful Islam? NONE of the so-called “Islamic” countries is blessed today. They are corrupt brutal regimes, riddled with ignorance, greed, selfishness, brutality, and inequality. All of this comes from the absolute, uncritical worship of the words of men (hadith) instead of the words of God. The hadith is a valuable tool, but it must be utilized properly, while the Quran is the absolute and final Word. Have you not noticed something interesting?…..that the more the “Islamic” world relies more on the hadith and less on the Quran, the worst things have gotten for them?

  6. ABDULKABIR

    We have read the message and comments. It is now a challenge to Muslim world to choose which of the two existing caliphs to follow if they really understand that there should be a caliph for Islam.

  7. Ajaz Khan

    Reading Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee, one can see a close mind, typical absurd interpretation. The funny things is that her refers to non Muslim Govt to be toppled. Abd, the entire middle east, the entire south east, the entire Africa were governed by British, French, Dutch or German for over 250 YEARS. The majority of these counties had Muslim population. If your statement was true then why Allah did not help the Muslims to get rid of them in few days or few months. They were under their rule for more than two Centuries. These countries were conquered by the so called infidels when these countries had Muslim rulers. So the entire Ummah of Islam was screwed up and incompetent. The current custodians of Mecca conspired with British and got Kingdom. A fact, documented. Most of the current Islamic countries owe it to the so called infidels for almost every thing they use, from Airplane to phone, internet that YOU are using. This freedom is provided to you by the so called infidels (according to you, worthy of being destroyed). In most of the Islamic country you would not be able to do this. I know that fact. Use some commonsense.

    1. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee

      Far above is Allah from ever having to answer your questions as regards to His will and never would I take it upon myself to explain the actions of the Creator in His infinite wisdom. It is not for anyone to question Allah’s wisdom in granting the disbelievers a temporary victory of the believers. Such an event occurred even during the lifetime of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) at the battle of Uhud and it is only the hypocrites and faithless who state that the disbelievers are better than the believers.

      You are incorrect to use the phrase ‘so-called infidels’. Allah states in the Quran that Jews, Christians, the atheists and polytheists are all disbelievers and have purchased their place in the fire with their disbelief.

      You are also wrong in your comparison of the Muslims to the disbelievers. The most wretched, poor and ignorant Muslim is still better than the wealthiest, most powerful disbeliever by virtue of the Muslim’s submission to the will of Allah.

      And it is not for me to answer for the sins and disbelief of others as regards to their alliances and how they barter the Hereafter for the life of this world. Allah states that all of us will arrive on the Day of Judgement alone and as individuals, no one will be able to bear the burden of another.

      Also, it is permissible to learn from the disbelievers and to use their tools and inventions as long as the inventions are compliant with the law of Allah and we use them for permissible purposes. There is no harm in it and during the time of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) the community at Medina learned from the disbelievers of Mecca.

      Freedom and success are granted only by Allah. The Muslims owe nothing to the disbelievers and the gratefulness of the believers is directed at Allah alone for Allah is the Provider and the Sustainer of all of creation.

      Abu al-‘Abbas ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas reported: “One day I was behind the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and he said to me, ‘O young man, I shall teach you some words: Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you (have need to) ask, ask of Allah; and if you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that even if the Nation (or the whole community) were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.’ ” (Narrated by Tirmidhi)

      Fear rightfully is due to Allah alone because only Allah has dominion over the heavens and the earth. Never is it for a believer to doubt the promise of Allah that the believers will be victorious.

      1. Al Amreeki remove “عبد الرحیم”۔۔….from ur name u r disgracing Allahs Name.To me U r only a person Who takes dictation from Anti.islamic Agencies and get paid them on commenting here, for they knew if Muslim left jihaad they ll be the most peaceful and powerful nation of world and they dont want Muslims to prosper so they pay Weak believing Muslims(if u r a muslim) to preach jihaad and then oppose it themselves….so people like you are responisble for destruction whole UMMAH.Actually U r Wajibul Qatal.

      2. Believable

        I have real doubts as to whether you are a muslim. I suspect you’re some agent of an anti-muslim group posing as a muslim, making posts that take things out of context to make Islam look bad, and to egg on extremists. Either way, you are evil.

  8. Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreeke

    I won’t take non-believers as my friends but I will use all their electronic technologies to pronounce my fatwas against Ahmadis. I have no shame because I harbor hatred against disbelievers yet I come on their websites and make use of their resources without shame. Oh woe be to me, the true hypocrite of Allah.

  9. Azhar Khan

    This is the Information Age, it does not behove us as intellectuals to impulsively condemn a literature, such as that of Islam, without academic research to prove the point. Just like a subject of study cannot be blamed for the incompetency or insincerity of those who are entrusted to teach them, it is illogical thus to blame a whole religion based on the actions of those who claim to teach it.

    Islam is based on a teaching that enjoin upon us to reconcile for and strive to establish peace and justice, and there are a people who have adhered to this teaching for over a century while being persecuted for doing so; and their Worldwide Leader condemns ISIS and such fanatic movements.

  10. bro u cant blame us of being loyal to our country,whether its UK or others….U ve attached Al Amreeki with ur name,what does this means..hmm…..shudnt it be al madni,al arabi,al warsi,al khwarzmi,…..i guess Al amreeki considers himself the best preacher of so called islam,and supporting ISIS ,supports a decree that women shud not be allowed to learn driving cars.lolx…u need some mental rest and deep study of islam,i ve never seen any so person more True,loving and intelligent other than Ahmadi Muslims.I consider them muslims bcz they demonstrate and prove ,.but u dont mr.amreeki….look at ur name U have attached America’s name with Allah’s Holy Name,…i ll get a decree from IMaam of KAAba to declare U ”
    Wajibul qatal”

  11. My dear Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee . Peace be with you.

    You have a very big issue with Islam. You need to think over it again and again. As your name suggest- Al-Amreekee-, probably you are from Us. Anyhow where eve you are you must be familiar with what is going on with the Muslim Ummah. Their biggest challenge is to have rejected the Messiah as Promised by the Holy Prophet Saw and other religion. Your interpretation of Islam is wrong. Your belief of Jesus returning back in his original state and to save Islam is outdated. All Muslims would have preferred to have Hazrat Mohammad (saw) to come back in the place of Jesus, the Bani Israel prophet. All the so called jihad around the world is being carried out in the name of the prophet Hazrat Mohammad (saw).
    If he himself would have come, the muslim would have been overwhelmed. But a Jewish 2014 old prophet coming to save the muslim world is a rubbish belief. My humble advice to you. Leave your false ego. Leave your so called beliefs and accept the True Islam of Ahmadiyyat and you will live in peace till your death. The true beliefs of Ahmadis icw Jesus as stated in the Holy Quran are as follows. May this will help you to reconvert to Islam happily.

    JESUS SON OF MARY …. Ahmadi Muslims Beliefs.
    Islam is a religion which requires belief in not only the Prophet hood of Muhammad (saw) but all the prophets of God, including Jesus(Quran 2:137)

    The Holy book of Islam, the Quran, relates in detail the story of Jesus, including his birth, mission as a Prophet to the Israelite, and his crucifixion. Muslims believe that this story is in harmony with the Bible too. Indeed, a whole chapter in the Qur’an is named after the mother of Jesus (Chapter 19 Maryam)

    Birth of Jesus
    In Islam, Mary is described as a pious and righteous woman who symbolizes righteous believers blessed with Divine inspiration. Islam then affirms the fatherless birth of Jesus and rejects outright the opposing claim that his birth was illegitimate.

    Whereas, Islam recognizes the virgin birth of Jesus as a miraculous event, it does not consider it unnatural; the laws of nature are never broken. It just reflects the inability of man to fully understand the science behind various phenomena observed in nature. Numerous scientists have explained the virgin births.
    In Islam, the immaculate conception of Jesus is not interpreted to mean that he was in some way a Divine Being. He was still a human being (19:31).

    Divinity of Jesus
    Islam presents Jesus as a human who believed in the absolute Unity and Indivisibility of God (3:52)

    Muslims consider the doctrine of Divinity of Jesus and Trinity as later changes to the teachings of Jesus. The New Testament itself furnishes abundant evidence to show that Jesus was only a human being whom God chose for the reformation of His people, and repeatedly contradicts the Divinity of Jesus. Jesus always referred to himself as having been sent by God (John 17:3) and his followers, too, considered him a man approved by God (19:37); Acts 2:22, John 3:2).

    He was undoubtedly called the son of God, but this title has only been employed metaphorically and in fact is used for all the chosen ones of God (Matt 5:9, Exodus 4:22). The literal connotation of ‘son of God’ as a Divine Being and hence the subsequent development of Trinity Dogma was the result of Hellenistic influences on Christianity as it spread in the Gentile world. The Semitic usage of ‘son of God’ was misunderstood and forgotten and disputes about the exact status of Jesus erupted, as recorded in the early Church history.

    Jesus prayed to God like all other God-fearing individuals (Luke 5:16), and engaged in spiritual exercises such as fasting (Matt 4:2). Furthermore, Jesus lacked knowledge of the future (Mark 13:32), as only the Divine Being possesses perfect and complete knowledge.

    Mission of Jesus
    The mission of Jesus was confined to the Children of Israel (3:50) Matt. 10:5-6; 15:24). He was commissioned by God to revive the true spirit of the Torah in the hearts of the Israelites and clear any misunderstandings about the Law. He purified and revitalized Judaism. As Jesus was a follower of Moses, he did not change or reject the Mosaic Law. He had come to fulfil the Law (Matt 5:17).

    Miracles of Jesus
    The Holy Qur’an mentions several miracles of Jesus, including his ability to create birds, his ability to cure the leprous and the blind, and raising the dead to life. The ability to create birds is a metaphor meaning ordinary people who accepted the teachings of Jesus were spiritually transformed into birds soaring high into the lofty regions of the spiritual firmament above all worldly concerns. The healing powers can also be understood in the spiritual sense. He restored sight to those people who were spiritually blind, and gave life to those spiritually dead. Jesus specifically referred to the Pharisees of his day as being blind because, among other maladies, they were hypocritical in nature.

    Indeed, all reformers from God are spiritual physicians since the disbelievers are deaf, dumb and blind according to Islam (2:19).

    Crucifixion of Jesus
    The disbelievers of Jesus wished to bring about his death upon the cross for the purpose of calling him accursed in accordance with the pronouncement in Deut 21:23 which declares, “he that is hanged is accursed of God.” His death on the cross would thus confirm him as a false Messiah. Islam contradicts the assertion that Jesus died an accursed death on the cross. Thus, Ahmadi Muslims believe that God frustrated the plan of the disbelievers of Jesus. Although Jesus was nailed to the cross, he did not perish on it. He was removed from the cross in a state of unconsciousness (4:158). The Gospels, too, provide extensive evidence of his escape from the accursed death on the cross.

    According to Islam, Jesus did not preach salvation through atonement of sins by his death on the cross. This philosophy of someone atoning for the sins of another is emphatically rejected in the Old Testament as well (Deut. 24:16, Ezekiel 18:2 and 20).

    Ahmadi Muslims believe that Jesus came under the care of his devoted followers after he was removed from the cross. He was placed in the tomb where he recovered from his ordeal. The Gospels too describe that Jesus was still in his earthly body of flesh and bones after emerging from the tomb (Luke 24:39). An analysis of the post-crucifixion period described in the Gospels reveals that Jesus led a low-profile existence. He hurriedly travelled away from the locality of the crucifixion (23:51; Matt 28:10, Mark 16:7).
    Migration to the East

    Ahmadi Muslims believe that the physical ascension of Jesus to Heaven is a later interpolation. The term “heaven” is used for spiritual bliss which the righteous enjoy after a mortal life.
    Jesus was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matt. 15:24). Out of twelve tribes of Israel, only two were in the region where Jesus preached. The other ten tribes, as a result of exile, were domiciled in the eastern countries, especially in Afghanistan and Kashmir. It was imperative for Jesus to migrate eastwards to complete his mission.

    There is overwhelming evidence that the people of Afghanistan, Kashmir and neighbouring regions are of Israelite ancestry. Their physical features, languages, folklore, customs, and festivals attest to their Israelite heritage. Evidence also comes from the names they give to their villages, their monuments, and ancient historical works and inscriptions.

    Jesus in India
    The presence of Jesus in India is recorded in the ancient Indian literature, and records of Kashmir. Jesus came to Kashmir from the Holy Land during the reign of Raja Gopadatta (49-109 AD) to proclaim his prophethood to the Israelites. He was known as Yusu (Jesus) of the children of Israel. It is recorded that great number of people recognized his holiness and piety and became his disciples.

    Tomb of Jesus
    According to Ahmadi Muslims, Jesus’ mission was completed. He died a natural death at the approximate age of 120 in Kashmir, India. (Hadith: Kanzul Imal) The tomb of Jesus, known as the tomb of Prophet Yus Asaf, still exists in the Khanyar quarter of the city of Srinagar, Kashmir. It has been venerated for centuries. The local inhabitants refer to the tomb as Rauzabal, meaning “The Honoured Tomb”.

    Mohammad Oomaar Bakarkhan

  12. Dear Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee In regards to your interpretation of the finality of prophethood, please do have a look on the followings. We Ahmadies rather believe the Holy Quran, True Hadiths and the true scholrs of Islam.Self proclaimed scholars like Maudoodi, Elahee and their acolytes are for your false interpretation only.

    Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (Finality of Prophethood)
    Quranic Verses
    • Sura An-nisaa’ (4), Verse 70/71.
    • Sura Al-a`raaf (7), Verse 35/36.
    • Sura Aali-`imraan (3), Verse 81/82 and Sura Al-aHzab (33), Verse 7/8.

    Opinion of Muslim Scholars
    • Hazrat Sheikh Ahmad Farooqi (Persian + Urdu + English)

    ‘The rising of prophets after the Khatamar Rasul Hazrat Muhammad, the Chosen One, peace and blessings be upon him, from among his own followers and as a heritage, does not in any way run counter to his status as the Khatamar rasul. Therefore, O reader, do not be among those who doubt.’
    Maktubat Imam Rabbani, Hazrat Mujaddid Alf Thani

    • Hazrat Imam Mohiyyiud Din ibni Arabi [1] (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    ‘From the study and contemplation of the Darud we have arrived at the definite conclusion that there shall, from among the Muslims, certainly be persons whose status, in the matter of prophethood, shall advance to the level of prophets, if Allah pleases. But they shall not be given any book of law.’
    Fatuhati Makiyyah: Vol 1. pg 545

    • Hazrat Imam Abu Ja’far Sadiq (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    ‘Hazrat Abu Ja’far, while discussing the Quranic verse: “For verily We granted the Book to the children of Abraham…,” said that God vouchsafed to the children of Abraham, Messengers, Prophets and Imams. But what is ironical is that people believe in what God blessed the children of Abraham with and yet they deny this blessing for the progeny of Muhammad.’
    Al-Saafi Sharah Asool Al-Kaafi, Part 3, Pg. 119

    • Hazrat Imam Abdul Wahhab She’raani (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    …prophethood has not been abolished and it is only law-bearing prophethood that is abolished.
    (Al Yawaaqeetu Wal Jawaahir: Vol. 3 pg. 35)

    • Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah [1] (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    The Muhaddith of Dehli, Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah subscribed to this opinion and stated:
    ‘The meaning of the Holy Prophet being the Khataman Nabiyeen is that there shall not now appear a person whom God may appoint with a new Law for mankind, that is to say, there shall be no prophet who shall come with a new Law.’
    (Tafheemati Ilahiyyah pg. 53)

    • Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasanat Abul Hayee (Urdu + English)

    Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasanat Abul Hayee, a distinguished scholar of the Sunni sect shared this opinion and stated:
    ‘After the demise of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or even during his own lifetime, it is not an impossibility for someone to be exalted to the position of a simple prophet. But a prophet with a new Law is, indeed, forbidden.’
    (Dafe ul Waswas: pg 16)

    • Hazrat Mazhar Jan Janan Naqshabandi (Persian + Urdu + English)

    ‘No perfection, except the perfection of prophethood bearing Law has ended. With respect to the other beneficences of God Almighty, He is neither miserly nor niggardly.’
    (Maqamati Mazhari: pg 88 )

    • Hazrat Sayyed Abdul Karim Jilani (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    Hazrat Sayyed Abdul Karim Jilani, the renowned mystic of the 8th century Hijra was of the opinion that:
    ‘The coming of the Law bearing prophets, after the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings on him, has ceased as he has been exalted to be the Khataman Nabiyeen because he brought with him such a perfect law as no other prophet had brought before him.
    (Al Insanul Kamil: Vol 1. Ch 36. Pg 68)

    • Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hayee Faranghi Mahal (Urdu + English)

    Hazrat Maulana Faranghi Mahal, an eminent scholar of the Ahle Sunnat also discussed the significance of the expression Khatamae Nubuwwat and on behalf of the Sunni Scholars, he declared:
    ‘The divines of the Sunni sects believe in and expound the fact that in the course of the Ministry of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, there cannot appear a law bearing prophet and his prophethood extends to the end of days. A prophet who appears during his ministry shall necessarily be the follower of the Law of Muhammad.’
    (Majmu’ah Fatawa: Vol. 1, pg 144)

    • Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah [2] (Arabic + Urdu + English)

    The Hakim ul Millat in fact gave credence to the opinion that prophets within the Ummah may arise when he stated:
    ‘There cannot be an independent prophet after the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, who is not his follower and his adherent.’
    (Al Khairul Katheer: pg 111)

    • Hazrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Room (Persian + Urdu + English)

    The great saint, Hazrat Maulana Room (Rehmatullah Alaihi) writes:
    “Make such plans to perform righteousness in the way of God that you attain prophethood within the Ummat (religious community)”
    (Mathnavi Maulana Room, Daftar I, pg. 53)
    If you still have any issues,brother, do repent to Allah the Almighty.

    Mohammad oomaar Bakarkhan

  13. Again brother, Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee, THE MESSIAH’S COMING ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LITERATURES and the khilafat cannot be dissociated. To simply understand the the True Islam, you have to understand why the second coming of the messiah’s especially according to Islamic litteratures.

    “Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good works that He will surely make them successors in the earth as He made successors from among those who were be f ore them; and that He will surely establish f or them their religion which He has chosen f or them; and that He will surely give them in exchange security and peace after their fear; they will worship Me. Then whoso is ungrateful after that, they will be the rebellious”. (Ch. 24: 56).

    The institution of Khilafat is the heavenly means of sustaining the unity of Islam and fostering its spiritual strength. The growth and power which Islam and its followers gained during the times of the Khilafat of Hazrat Abu Bakr(ra) and Hazrat Umar(ra) need no mention, but when during the times of Hazrat Osman(ra) certain rebellious elements made the unholy attempt of destroying the institution of Khilafat and killing its occupant, its jugular importance was brought home by Abdallah bin Salam, an ex Jewish scholar who had embraced Islam at the hands of the Holy Prophet, who addressed the crowds as follows:
    “Hearken ye to my words! The Sword of Allah is still not unsheathed. The angels of heaven have made this town of the Holy Prophet, their abode. Fear God and abstain from creating hardship for Osman. If you are bent upon taking his life, then beware! The heavenly angels will desert this town and the divine sword will be drawn and will remain unsheathed till the end of days”.
    The companions of the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, held the firm belief that Khilafat was a guarantor for the growth and power of Islam and its followers, without which its unity could not be preserved. How prophetic were the words of Osman (ra) when he warned the mutineers:
    “If you succeed in killing me, you shall never be able to remain united, nor able to offer your prayers or face the enemy in unity”. (Tabri p. 482 Vol. III). .
    The Holy Prophet saw, is reported to have said:
    “Prophethood shall remain among you as long as God shall will. He will bring about its end and follow it with Khilafat on the precepts of prophethood for as long as He shall will and then bring about its end. An unimaginative kingship shall then follow to remain as long as God shall will and then come to an end. There shall then be a cruel rule which shall remain as long as God shall will and come to an end upon his decree. There will then emerge Khilafat on the precept of Prophethood. The Holy Prophet said no more. (Masnad i-¬Ahmad as quoted by Mishqat in Babul Inzar wa Tahzir).
    From this prophecy of the Holy Prophet saw, therefore, it is clear that Khilafat which would come into being after him would consist of two eras one would follow immediately after his death and between the other, would intervene a period of suppressive, op¬pressive and cruel regimes. The Holy Prophet saw, defined the span of the first era as well. Safina reports that she heard the Holy Prophet say:
    “Khilafat shall reign for 30 years and then there shall be monarchy”
    (Mishkat, Kitabul Fitn). This is exactly what happened, where the first four khulafas were elected to their august offices by democratic means of one description or another and covered a span of thirty years as prophesied by the Holy Prophet saw.
    The Second Era of Khilafat i Rashida
    From the citings of Huzaifa, it is clear that the Holy Prophet saw, had prophesied about the second era of Khilafat i Rashida and had said that after the first era a long period of unimaginative, oppressive and suppressive regimes would intervene before the draw of the second era. It is significant to note that the Holy Prophet saw, specified no time limit for the second era, and this, coupled with the words that “the Holy Prophet said no more” occurring in Huzaifa’s report could well be construed to mean that the second era shall last for a long long time, or perhaps for ever. This is certainly the view of Hazrat Ismail Shaheed who was one of the great thinkers and scholars of Islam. After a lengthy discourse in his book “Mansab i Imamat” he writes:
    “Khalifa Rashid is a person who holds the office of Imamat and effervesces divine prudence. whosoever is bestowed with this office, therefore, is a Khalifa Rashid irrespective of whether he lived in earlier or present times or comes into being in later days . . . It is not correct to say that Khilafat-i Rashida was confined to the period of the first four Khalifas, or to its second era alone.” (Mansab i Imamat, pp. 77 and 78).
    Distinctive Features of Khilafat i Rashida
    The following features may distinguish Khilafat i Rashida from monarchical sovereignty and other powers:
    In Islam, Khilafat i Rashida has seven distinctive features:
    1. Election.
    2. Sharia.
    3. Consultation.
    4. Morals.
    5. Equality.
    6. Providential protection.
    7. Non political.
    Khilafat Ascribed to Allah
    A study of the Holy Quran reveals the fact that Khilafat has always been shown to emanate from Allah, whatever description it might take. In the Holy Quran, there are four types of Khilafat and each one of them has been ascribed to Allah.
    “O Dawood, We have made thee a vicegerent in the earth; so judge between men with justice, and follow not vain desire, lest it should lead thee astray from the way of Allah.’ Surely those who go astray from the way of Allah will have a severe punishment, because they forgot the Day of Reckoning”. (38:27)
    Dawood was a Prophet chosen by God, but at the same time God had appointed him as Khalifa. Secondly, the people of a Prophet are also described as “Khalifa” in the Holy Quran:
    “Your Lord is about to destroy your enemy and make you Khalifas’ in the land, that He may see how you act” (Aaraf verse 130).
    Thirdly, the descendants of a people are also described as `Khalifas’.
    “He is who made you `Khalifa f a’ in the land” (Al Anaam verse 166).
    In the fourth place, a section of the faithful has also been given the name of `Khalifa’ e.g.
    “Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good works that He will surely make them Khalifas in the earth as he made `Khalifas’ from among those who were before them”; (Sura Noor V 56).
    Thus, all the four types of Khalifas have been ascribed to God.
    Quranic Authority for Khalifa
    From the verses just quoted, it is clear that the Holy Quran lends its authority to, the appointment of Khalifas as successors to a Prophet. Firstly, it is a `Promise’ from God to appoint Khalifas, secondly the Arabic words used bear the assertive pre¬positions of LAM and DOUBLE NOON, and this is followed by further assertive promises of giving the Khalifas unusual strength and of transforming disorder into order and peace.
    Authority from the Holy Prophet
    From the Holy Prophet saw, also we derive similar authority. Hazrat Aisha(rah), who was one of the consorts of the Holy Prophet saw and about whom he had exhorted his followers to learn half of the tenets of Islam, is said to have related as follows:
    “The Holy Prophet saw said that he had intended to call in Abu Bakr and hand him a writing for his Khilafat, so that after the death of the Holy Prophet, other claimants to the office might not arise, but then the Prophet did not pursue the idea believing that God would not accept the election of any other person besides Abu Bakr as Khalifa, nor would the believers agree otherwise” (Bukhari, Kitabul Ah Kam, Babul Istikhlaf).
    Similarly, Hafsa, who was the daughter of Umar and was also one of the consorts of the Holy Prophet saw, is reported to have said:
    “The Holy Prophet saw once said that after him, Abu Bakr shall be the Khalifa and thereafter Umar would be the Khalifa. I asked how did he know this and he replied that God the Omniscient had told him so”. (Tafsir Qummi, Sura Tahreem).
    Furthermore, it is related by Osman, the third Khalifa to the Holy Prophet, that the Holy Prophet saw once told him:
    “God will grant you a robe and hypocrites will try to snatch it from you, but you must never part with it”. (Masnad Ahmad bin Hanbal).
    The Holy Prophet saw thus gave the tidings of Khilafat to Osman and at the same time warned him of the demands to step down by certain quarters, but exhorted him to stay steadfast to the office. To the Holy Prophet saw, therefore the office of Khilafat belonged to the preserves of God and it therefore commanded an appropriate dignity and decorum.

    Monarchy and Despotism
    After the end of the rightly-guided Khilafat, the title of Khalifa was borne by the fourteen Umayyad kings of Damascus (661-750) and subsequently by the thirty-eight Abbasid monarchs of Baghdad (750-1258). After the fall of the Umayyad dynasty, the title was also assumed by the Spanish branch of the family who ruled in Spain at Córdoba (755–1031) and by the Faṭimid rulers of Egypt (909–1171). Thus there existed multiple contemporaneous caliphs from the 7th to 12th centuries. (“Caliphate” Encyclopædia Britannica 2006, Ultimate Reference Suite DVD.)
    The last titular Abbasid caliph of Cairo was captured in 1517 by the Ottoman sultan Selim I. The Ottoman sultans then claimed the title of khalifa and brandished it for four centuries until it was abolished in 1924 by the Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic.
    It is not uncommon for many scholars (Osama Saeed, The Return of the Caliphate, The Guardian, November 1, 2005) to state that the caliphate came to an end in 1924. But, as a matter of fact, it had reached its nadir long time ago. What came to an end in 1924 was a vestigial and vacuous title misappropriated by a decadent monarchy, which, even in its imperial heyday, never represented the Muslim Ummah and nor had it exercised any positive influence over them since the 13th century.
    Characteristics of Quranic Teachings

    Muslims regard the Qur’an as the undisputed and original Word of God which was revealed to the Holy Prophet saw in the early part of the seventh century. Muslims believe that the Qur’an:

    1. Provides guidance at all levels and in all fields;
    2. Will continue to guide people till the end of times;
    3. Is free from internal or external inconsistencies;
    4. Proclaims fundamental principles which are in accordance with the laws of nature—the human understanding of which is dubbed science;
    5. Addresses all human beings; that is, its message is universal and not restricted to any group of people or region.

    Quranic Teachings on Statecraft

    The Quran gave Muslims a mission to create a just and decent society in which all members are treated equally and with respect. Muslims are not mandated to create a “Muslim State”, as is being demanded by today’s misguided clerics. The Holy Prophet saw never proclaimed his desire to establish a Muslim state; he only focused on the establishment of a just society based on Quranic teachings. The political wellbeing of the Muslim community was, and is, a matter of supreme importance. The basic Quranic injunctions for statecraft (government), which formed the basis of governance during the time of the Holy Prophet saw and his immediate followers, are listed here:

    1. “O ye who believe, obey Allah and obey His Messenger and those who are in authority among you. Then if you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger if you are believers in Allah and His Messenger and the Last
    Day. That is the best and most commendable in the end” (4:60).

    2. “Whatever you have been given is only a temporary provision of this life, but that which is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord; and those who eschew the more grievous sins and indecencies, and when they are wroth they forgive; and those who hearken to their Lord, and observe Prayer and whose affairs are administered by mutual consultation, and who spend out of whatever We have provided for them; and those who, when a wrong is done them, defend themselves” (42:37-40).

    3. “Allah commands you to give over the trusts to those entitled to them, and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. And surely excellent is that with which Allah admonishes you! Allah is All- Hearing, All-Seeing” (4:59).

    4. “O ye who believe, be strict in observing justice and bear witness only for the sake of Allah, even if it be against your own selves or against parents or kindred. Whether the person be rich or poor. In either case, Allah is more regardful of him than you could be. Therefore, follow not vain desires so that you may act equitably. And if you conceal the truth or evade it, then remember that Allah is well aware of that which you do.” (4:136).

    5. “There is no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has surely grasped a strong handle which knows no breaking…” (2:257).

    6. “…And consult them in matters of administration; and when thou art determined, then put thy trust wholly in Allah. Surely, Allah loves those who put their trust in Him” (3:160).

    Quranic teachings succeeded in uniting the war-torn Arabian tribes into a peaceful community, which accepted that a Muslim’s first duty was to create a just, egalitarian society, where poor and vulnerable people were treated with respect.

    Holy Qur’an unambiguously advises Muslims to have a democratic system of government, though not necessarily on the pattern of Western style democracy. It only deals with principles of vital significance and leaves the rest to the people.

    “Those who hearken to their Lord, and observe Prayer, and whose affairs are decided by mutual consultation, and who spend out of what We have provided for them” (42:39).

    Legislative Process

    In the context of law making, Islam encourages co-operation in everything that is ‘good’. The generic word for basic human values used in the Quran is ma’roof, meaning that which is good, equitable, and desirable (3:111). The Qur’an generously
    recognizes merit wherever it can be found, thus expanding the definition of ‘good’ beyond religious boundaries, as can be seen where it extols the virtues of some Jews and Christians that “they stand by their covenant”(3:114), and “enjoin what is good
    (ma’roof) and forbid evil” (3:115). Thus having established the criteria for decent behavior as that which is commonly accepted as ‘good’, the Qur’an enjoins: “Let there be among you a body of persons who should invite to goodness, and enjoin equity (ma’roof) and forbid evil. It is they who shall prosper” (3:105).

    Due Process

    Islam stipulates, as a condition of faith, that the judicial process must be resorted to for settlement of disputes. The judgment pronounced must be complied with fully (4:66 4. 5:9 and 5. 4:13 6 .2:189 25:73 7. 5:9). Judges are admonished to judge with strict impartiality and justice and no one should seek to corrupt the course of justice through bribery or presentation of false evidence. Hostility towards a people should not be allowed to incite a Muslim or a Muslim State to act unjustly towards them. Here it is important to make a distinction between the application of the common law relating to crimes that are universal in nature and without any religious bearing and such crimes as are specific to certain injunctions of a religion. We find clear instruction in the Quran in this regard where the Holy Prophet saw was advised to proclaim to Jews and Christians: “I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down, and I am commanded to judge justly between you. For us is the reward of our works and for you the reward of your works. There is no quarrel between us and you. Allah will gather us together and to Him is the return” (42:16).

    Thus no law, peculiar to one religion, can be imposed on adherents of another religion.

    Social Welfare

    The first duty of a civilized government has been spelled out as,

    “It is decreed for thee that thou shalt not hunger therein nor shalt thou be naked. And that thou shalt not thirst therein, nor shalt thou be exposed to the sun” (20:119-120).
    Islam considers a society to be worthy of being deemed civilized only after all its members have been adequately provided with the primary necessities of life, i.e. food, clothing, water, and shelter. The Qur’an identifies and criticizes any abusive ruler by stating,

    “When he is in authority, he runs about in the land to create disorder in it and destroys the tilth and the progeny of man; and Allah loves not disorder” (2:206).

    The Arabic word employed for tilth in this context refers to agriculture, economy, and health of women, and the tilth and the progeny of man refer to general health care. Thus, without making reference to a person’s faith the Qur’an provides us with the qualifications of a true statesman. In the spirit of “a ruler is a steward and is accountable for his charge” he will strive to restore the basic amenities of life to his people, and establish peace and prosperity by regulating agriculture, economy, and health care.

    Economy

    Most of the admonitions related to economy are meant to be carried out voluntarily by Muslims and do not need to be written into law for them to be effective. Muslims all over the world pay a tax set aside for social welfare called Zakat; distribute their property among their heirs according to prescribed shares; try to refrain from transactions based on interest; participate in all legitimate commercial activities like trade, partnerships, and joint stock companies; and give abundantly in charity for their own moral and spiritual uplift. Other injunctions related to economic practices already find worldwide validation in legislature. These include writing of contracts, full disclosure at the time of sale, giving full weight and measure, and prohibition on monopolies, hoarding, bribery and gambling.

    Freedom of Religion

    In the context of religious rights it is important to point out that Islam accords absolute freedom of religion to mankind. The Quran does not stop at stating “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:257) but goes so far as to say that if it was the design of God to enforce His own will, instead of granting free will to man, everyone would have believed. In view of this, it asks, “Wilt thou then force men to believe?” (10:100) clearly implying here that that would be sacrilegious. No coercive measures or punishments are allowed for the practice, renunciation, or spread of faith. Judgment in that domain is only God’s, as the Qur’an states, “And follow that which is revealed to thee and be steadfast until Allah gives His judgment. And Allah is the Best of judges” (10:110).

    Pre-eminence of the Rule of Law

    In worldly matters, Islam enjoins obedience to “those who are in authority among you” (4:60) and forbids anarchy of any kind, even that exercised in the name of reform, as is admonished, “And when it is said to them, ‘Create not disorder in the earth,’ they say ‘We are only promoters of peace’. Beware! It is surely they who create disorder, but they do not perceive it” (2:12-13)” The Holy Prophet saw advised, “You are obligated to hear and to obey in prosperity and in adversity, willingly or unwillingly, and even when you are treated unjustly”. Following the law, and seeking recourse through appropriate means, is not to be abandoned as long as there is freedom of religion in the land. The Holy Prophet saw is reported to have said that, “Your worst rulers will be those whom you hate and who hate you.” When the companions asked him if they should boycott them he said, “Not so long as they maintain the prayer services; not so long as they maintain the prayer services.” In light of this Muslim subjects can never be a threat to any system of governance that does not interfere with their right to pray.

    Foreign Policy

    A distinctive feature of Islam, one that truly entitles it to be known as the religion of peace, is its teaching of absolute justice in the realm of international relations. The Quran speaks of peace as conditional to the dispensation of justice in,

    “Those who believe and mix not up their belief with injustice— it is they who shall have peace, and who are rightly guided (6:83)”.

    Islam regards war as a destructive and abnormal activity, recourse to which should be a last resort, “And fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but do not transgress. Surely Allah loves not the transgressors” (2:191).
    Equitable treatment of prisoners of war is enjoined in “and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just that is nearer to righteousness” (5:9).
    Peace should be made as soon as possible, “And if they incline towards peace, incline thou also towards it, and put thy trust in Allah” (8:62).

    Islam in the Eyes of History

    Islam has a long history of governing vast empires, comprising populations of diverse religions, cultures, races, and languages with the golden principle of freedom of religion and speech. Islam conquered lands to improve the condition of people by establishing the rule of law and freedom of religion, providing social services, investing in science and philosophy, and eradicating differences in class, gender, and race. Today, the moral and intellectual condition of Muslims is such that they need to look towards their own reformation rather than try to conquer countries that have already adopted the very principles taught by Islam.

    THE MESSIAH’S COMING ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LITERATURES

    Generally there are two types of Muslims in our days. Those who plead that they have the complete Book—the Holy Quran; the perfect Model– the Holy Prophet Muhammad saw. They claim to adhere to Kalima Shahadat–the Unity of God and Messengership of Muhammad saw; observe prayers; keep fast of Ramadhan; pay Zakat and perform the pilgrimage to the house of God at Mecca, hence, they assert that there is no need of any Messiah or Mahdi or even a Mujaddid to appear in the Muslim Ummah.
    There are others who did believe in the advent of the Promised Messiah and that of the Promised Mahdi, but as his advent has not taken place in accordance with their own thinking and interpretations, in their despair they have started to console themselves by saying:
    1. We admit that Mahdi will not appear. What harm is there if does not appear? (Hadith-al-Ghashiyya, p. 343)
    2. We admit that Mahdi may not come. This does not contradict any important belief of the people of Islam. (Iqtarabus Sa’ah, p. 147)
    3. Meenar-i-Dil pe Apnay Khuda Kaa Nuzool Deikh
    Ab Intizar-i-Mahdi-o-Eisa Bhee Chorh
    They i.e., See the descent of God on the minaret of your heart; now even discard the waiting for Mahdi and Eisa. (Dr. Allama Iqbal)
    4. As far as the belief for the Promised Messiah is concerned, it is the invention of the helpless and the indolent. (Shorash Kashmiri, Chitan, Lahore, May 28, 1962)
    As far as the first type of Muslims is concerned, they have in their ignorance neglected what the Holy Quran had already prophesied in 25:31: “O my Lord, my people indeed treated this Quran as a thing abandoned.” There is also a saying of the Holy Prophet to the effect:
    “There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name and nothing will remain of the Quran except its inscription. Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance. Their divines will be the worst people under the sky; strife will issue from them and avert to them.”
    A few prophecies from the Books of Hadith are:
    1. “There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name only and nothing will remain of the Quran except its inscription . Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance. Their divines will be the worst people under the heaven and strife will issue from and avert to them.”
    (Mishkatul Masabih, Kitabul Ilm)

    2. “A time will come when my followers will become divided into seventy-three sects. All of them except one will deserve the fire.”

    Nevertheless, as mercy for all peoples, he gave the glad tidings of the advent of Mujaddideen (regenerators) and that of the appearance of Mahdi and Messiah. A few of these prophecies mentioned in the books of Ahadith (traditions) are given below:

    1. “Verily God will appoint for this Ummah in the beginning of every century, one who will restore for it its faith.”
    (Abu Dawood, Kitabul Fitan)

    2. “And I swear by the Lord who holds my life in His hands that the son of Mary shall surely appear among you as just arbiter and shall break the cross, annihilate the swine and abolish Jazia.”
    ( Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Bad’ul Khalq, Bab Nazooli Isa Bin Maryam )

    3. “What will be your condition when the son of Mary will descend among you and he will be your Imam from among yourselves.”
    (Sahih Bukhari, Kitabul Anbiya)

    4. “There is no Mahdi except Isa.”
    (Ibn Maja, Bab Shiddatuz Zaman)

    5. “Whosoever lives from among you shall meet Isa, son of Mary who is Imam, Mahdi, Arbiter and Judge.”
    (Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol. 2, p. 411)

    6. “I give you the glad tidings of Mahdi who will be raised in my Ummah at a time of digression and distress of people. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it is filled with oppression and violence.”
    (Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 3, p. 37)

    7. “When one thousand and two hundred and forty years will pass, God will raise Mahdi.”
    (An-Najmus Saqih, Vol. 2, p. 209)

    8. “That Ummah can never die which has me at one end, and the Messiah, son of Mary, at the other.”
    (Ibn Maja, Bab Al-I’atisam Bis-Sunnat)

    9. “How can those followers go to perdition whose beginning is marked with my appearance and after me 12 radiant and wise (Khalifas) and the end with Messiah, son of Mary. Nevertheless, between it will occur thrust of commotion and its perpetrators have nothing with me nor I have any connection with them.”
    (Ikmalud Din, p. 157)

    10. The Holy Quran predicts a period of thousand years during which Islam will suffer an extraordinary decline.

    ‘’He will plan His Ordinance from the heaven unto the earth, then will it go up to Him in a day the duration of which is a thousand years according as you reckon’’ (Ch 32 V 6)

    11. The Holy Prophet (saw) predicted that the decline would start 300 years after his rise:

    “The best century is the one in which I live, then the next century, then the century after that. Then there will spread falsehood at the hands of people who will take pride in their wealth and riches and will grow fat on the earnings of others.”
    (Tirmidhi & Bukhari, Kitab Al-Shahadat)

    As foretold in this saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) Islam began to decline after the first three centuries of uninterrupted conquests and growing prosperity, till it suffered a very serious check in about 271 A.H. when its gradual decline set in. The process of decline and decay continued till it reached its nadir in the next one thousand years. It is to this period of 1000 years that reference has been made in the words , then shall it go up to Him in a day the duration of which is a thousand years. In another of his sayings the Holy Prophet (saw) is reported to have said that Faith will ascend to the Pleiades and a man of Persian descent, namely the Promised Messiah, will bring it back to the earth( Bukhari kitab al Tafsir). With the appearance of the Promised Messiah in the 14th century A.H. the process of decay has been arrested and a renaissance of Islam has taken place. (NO PROMISED MESSIAH NO RENAISSANCE OF ISLAM)

    Fortunate Is He Who Takes Lessons From The Plight Of Others (Hadithun Nabi)
    The second type of Muslims have fallen prey to the same mistake in which the Jews of Jesus’ time had fallen almost 2000 years ago, when they demanded the physical descent of Elijah as was prophesied in Malachi 4:5, before their believing in Jesus as their Messiah and savior. This type of Muslim has waited for the physical descent of Isa Bin Maryam which had not taken place as they wished, hence, their despair and despondency. By not sending Elijah as promised, God has made His meaning clear when he speaks of the second advent of a person. If a physical second advent were permissible in the Divine Law, the Jews were entitled to have Elijah back among them, and until that time were quite right in condemning every claimant to Messiahship as an impostor. But the condemnation of the Jews involves condemnation for the belief that Isa Bin Maryam himself will come back. Even assuming that they were excusable for having fallen into such an error, not the slightest excuse is left for the second type of Muslims for falling into the same error again. This type of Muslims ought to have profited by their example but they are repeating the same error. Every sign that was foretold has been witnessed, but they had been looking for the Messiah in the wrong direction though at the right time. Earthquakes, plague as well as heavenly phenomena bear witness to the one fact that the advent of the Messiah is already overdue.
    Hence, there is no cause of despair; rather, we should rejoice that God fulfilled His promise made in the Holy Quran:
    “We Ourselves have sent down this Exhortation and most surely We will be its Guardians.” (15:10)

    12. The advent of Messiah and Mahdi shall take place in the concluding years of the thirteenth century A.H. and in the beginning of the 14th century A.H. This is what the divines of the Ummah deduced from these traditions. Consequently, Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan of Bhopal stated in his book written at the close of 13th century:

    “And at the head of the fourteenth century to which there are still ten more years to go, if the advent of Mahdi and the descent of Jesus takes place, they will be the Mujaddid and Mujtahid.” (Hujajul Kiraman, pp. 135-139)

    13. Nawab Nurul Hasan, the son of Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan, in his book Iqtarabus Sa’at, written in the beginning of the 14th century, stated on page 221:

    “In accordance with this calculation the Mahdi should have appeared in the 13th century, but the century elapsed and the Mahdi has not come. Now we are almost in the 14th century and even six months have passed of it since this book was written. Probably God will favor us with His Grace, Equity, Mercy and Generosity; and the Mahdi may appear within four to six years.”

    14. The late Khawaja Hasan Nizami, after his tour of the Islamic countries wrote:

    “All the divines and saintly people with whom I met during my tour of the Islamic countries, I found them anxiously waiting for the Imam Mahdi. A Khalifa of Sheikh Sanosi went up to the extent of saying that the Imam Mahdi shall appear in this very year–1331 A.H.” (Ahl-Hadith, January 26, 1912)

    For instance, Darqutni, a most eminent and recognized authority, records a saying of the Holy Prophet:

    “For our Mahdi there shall be two signs which have never happened for any one else since the creation of the heavens and the earth: At his advent there shall occur an eclipse of the moon in the first of its appointed nights and an eclipse of the sun on the middle one of its appointed dates and both will occur in the month of Ramazan.”
    (Darqutni, p. 188)

    Hence, do not fall prey to despair and despondency, but rather rejoice and cheer up that you too could have the precious chance of serving the religion by embracing the community of Imam Mahdi and the Promised Messiah; and winning the pleasure and blessing of God through rendering obeisance to the injunctions of the Holy Prophet (saw) in respect of the Imam of the age:

    1. “When you hear the advent of Mahdi it is then enjoined on you to enter into his Baiat (i.e. to enter into his fold) even if you have to walk on snow by crawling and creeping to reach him.” (Kanzul Ummal; also footnotes to Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 6, p. 29-30)
    2. “He who dies in a condition that he has not recognized the Imam of his age dies a death of ignorance.” (Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 4, p. 96)

    It is the duty of all Muslims to look and accept the Promised Messiah and convey the salaams of the Holy Prophet saw to the Promised Messiah and Mahdi.

  14. Brother, Abd ur-Raheem Al-Amreekee,, I am you must be aware of the fact that Islam the True religion of Allah, and whatever the Holy Prophet (saw0 has prophesised has to be fulfilled according to the time in the prophecies. But brother one needs intelligence to understand these issues.
    The fixed time for the Advent of the Messiah according to ISLAMIC literatures, HINDU literatures and the BIBLE
    “THE MIGHTY HOUR”

    Give heed to the voice from the heavens:
    ‘The Messiah (as) has come! The Messiah ( as) has
    come!’
    Listen also to the words of the earth:
    ‘The Leader of the age is here!’
    From the heavens doth come a shower of
    mighty signs, and the earth
    Declares that now is the appointed time.
    For me the two bear witness, and cry aloud
    As a restless wind that won’t be stilled.
    (Ahmad as)

    The present age is crying for the advent of the Messiah. Perilous indeed are the times in which we live. Mighty forces have been unleashed and, like untamed beasts, are stampeding through the earth defying the control of men. Gigantic, world-embracing movements are on foot, some for good, and many for evil. Events of the first magnitude follow one another with dazzling rapidity. Everything happens on a huge, unprecedented scale. The pace is terrific.’ In this epoch of unprecedented disintegration—economic, political, moral, social and religious—the holy flames kindled by the Prophets of God throughout the ages have all been quenched in the blood of man; and the ceaseless wrangling of the various contending forces has sucked the life-blood from the very hearts of men and nations.
    In a recent Encyclical the Pope declared the present crisis to be ‘Perhaps the most serious and widespread since the Deluge.’ It appears God is again saying to a Noah: ‘The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.’ ‘We are living’, said Mr. H. G. Wells, in an address at the London School of Economics, ‘in a civilisation which is very rapidly going to pieces … Just as in the time of Noah, when the flood came, we must build an Ark amid the waste of ruin that is around us.’

    The times are no doubt like the age of Noah. There is a universal demand for an Ark. The world needs a Deliverer. Human effort has failed. Could a Loving God forsake His creatures entirely? Would He leave them all to perish? No, certainly not. He is not vindictive. His Mercy encompasses all things. He has sent a Noah and he has already built an Ark. He calls out:
    ‘A deluge of God’s wrath is now at its height. And only those who take refuge in Noah’s Ark may be saved.

    ‘Seek me in truth and sincerity of heart. The good lies only in this. All around prowl beasts of prey and in me alone is to be found the tower of refuge.’

    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian is, no doubt, the only refuge now. He is indeed the hope of the ages. The light that shone on Sinai, the light that brightened the lives of the fishermen of Galilee, the light that illumined the world from the heights of Faran that light is now aflame in the wilderness of Qadian on the high banks of the river Beas.
    God shall establish truth, justice, and love on earth through Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas and there shall be established a permanent relationship between man and his Creator; the wicked shall leave their transgressions; and virtue shall reign supreme.
    Blessed are those that make their peace with God.

    THE MESSIAH’S COMING ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LITERATURES

    Abu Qatada narrates that the Holy Prophet said: Special signs will appear after two hundred years (1)

    Imam Hakim finds this hadith authentic on the standards set by both Bukhari and Muslim. (2)

    It speaks of the appearance of special heavenly signs after two hundred years. When we look at the third century hijra, we see no notable events as would warrant a definitive statement of this type from the Holy Prophet saw. Mullah Ali Qari opines that the article al (the) in al-miatain may be indicative of thousand years. Hence al-miatain would mean thousand plus two hundred, which is also the general time period of the appearance of Messiah-Mahdi and the Dajjal. (3)

    Ali Qari’s inference gets support in a tradition related by Abdullah ibn Amr, in which the Holy Prophet saw describes the latter days in these words: Signs will appear with such rapid frequency as if a broken necklace was spilling its beads.(4)

    These signs were evident in abundance in the thirteenth century hijra, among them:
    • The ascendancy of the Cross.
    • Rising of the Sun (of knowledge) from the West.
    • Invention of entirely new modes of travel.
    • Decline of Muslims.
    • Earthquakes, famines and plague.
    • Appearance of unusually large number of comets and meteors.
    • Lunar and solar eclipses in the month of Ramadan.
    Another hadith clearly puts the time of the coming of the Mahdi in the thirteenth century: Allah will send the Mahdi after the passage of twelve hundred and forty years. (5)

    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani was born in 1250 A.H. In 1290 A.H. he received his first revelation. He proclaimed being the reformer of the time (mujaddid), the Messiah and the Mahdi. About this particular hadith, he was shown in a vision that his name, Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, in the Abjad numerals comes to exactly 1300 and that no other individual alive at that time had the same name. He was the same Messiah who was to appear at the completion of the thirteenth century and, amazingly, whose time of appearance was already coded in his own name. (6)
    1. Sunan Ibn-Majah Kitab-ul-Fitn Babl-al-Ayat
    2. Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4, p. 428, pub. Al-Nasr Al-Hadithia, Riyadh.
    3. Marqah Al-Mafatih Sharah Mishkat Al-Masabih, vol. 5, p. 185, pub. Mamniyah, Egypt.
    4. Timidhi abwab-al-Fitn, Bab Maja fil Halul Al-Maskh wal Khasf.
    5. Al-Najm al-Thaqib, vol. 2, p. 209, pub. Ahmadi, Patna Mughlapura, ref. Ibn Abi Shibah.
    6. Summarized from Azalah-e-Auham p. 186, Roohani Khazain vol. 3, p. 190.
    It is set out in an authentic Hadith that he who fails to recognize the Imam of his age will die the death of ignorance….This direction of the Holy Prophetsa entails that every seeker after truth should continue to seek the true Imam…. The question arises: Who can be called the Imam of the age, and what are his characteristics, and in what respect is he to be preferred to other recipients of revelation and dreams and visions? The answer is that the Imam of the age is the person whose spiritual training is undertaken by God Almighty Himself Who invests his nature with such guiding light as enables him to overcome all philosophers and logicians of the world in every kind of debate. He refutes the subtlest criticism of every description so well by his God-given power, that one is compelled to admit that he has come into the world equipped with all the resources needed for its reform and thus he was not to face humiliation before any opponent He is the spiritual Commander-in-chief of the Muslim forces and God Almighty designs once again to make the faith victorious at his hand. All those who seek shelter under his banner are also equipped with the highest capacities. He is bestowed all that is needed for reform and is endowed with all knowledge that is required for repelling objections and setting forth Islamic excellences.

    [Zarurat-ul-Imam, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 13, pp. 472-477]

    O ye Muslims, if you believe truly in God Almighty and in His Holy Prophetsa and are awaiting Divine help, then be sure that the time of such help has arrived. This affair is not from man, nor has it been devised by man. In fact, this is the dawn which had been prophesied in Holy Scriptures from ancient times. God Almighty has remembered you at the time of your dire need. You were about to fall into the pit of ruin, but His Compassionate Hand has come to your rescue. Be grateful and jump with joy that the day of your revival has arrived. God Almighty would not permit the ruin of the garden of His faith, which was irrigated by the blood of the righteous. He does not desire that, like the religions of other people, Islam also should become a collection of ancient tales, which should exhibit no current blessing. He Himself provides light when the darkness is at its height. Do you not look for a new moon after the night of complete darkness? You comprehend fully the physical law of nature, but, alas, you are wholly unaware of the spiritual law which it resembles.

    [Izala-e-Auham, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 104-105]

    It is set out in an authentic Hadith that he who fails to recognize the Imam of his age will die the death of ignorance….This direction of the Holy Prophetsa entails that every seeker after truth should continue to seek the true Imam…. The question arises: Who can be called the Imam of the age, and what are his characteristics, and in what respect is he to be preferred to other recipients of revelation and dreams and visions? The answer is that the Imam of the age is the person whose spiritual training is undertaken by God Almighty Himself Who invests his nature with such guiding light as enables him to overcome all philosophers and logicians of the world in every kind of debate. He refutes the subtlest criticism of every description so well by his God-given power, that one is compelled to admit that he has come into the world equipped with all the resources needed for its reform and thus he was not to face humiliation before any opponent He is the spiritual Commander-in-chief of the Muslim forces and God Almighty designs once again to make the faith victorious at his hand. All those who seek shelter under his banner are also equipped with the highest capacities. He is bestowed all that is needed for reform and is endowed with all knowledge that is required for repelling objections and setting forth Islamic excellences.

    [Zarurat-ul-Imam, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 13, pp. 472-477]

    O ye Muslims, if you believe truly in God Almighty and in His Holy Prophetsa and are awaiting Divine help, then be sure that the time of such help has arrived. This affair is not from man, nor has it been devised by man. In fact, this is the dawn which had been prophesied in Holy Scriptures from ancient times. God Almighty has remembered you at the time of your dire need. You were about to fall into the pit of ruin, but His Compassionate Hand has come to your rescue. Be grateful and jump with joy that the day of your revival has arrived. God Almighty would not permit the ruin of the garden of His faith, which was irrigated by the blood of the righteous. He does not desire that, like the religions of other people, Islam also should become a collection of ancient tales, which should exhibit no current blessing. He Himself provides light when the darkness is at its height. Do you not look for a new moon after the night of complete darkness? You comprehend fully the physical law of nature, but, alas, you are wholly unaware of the spiritual law which it resembles.

    [Izala-e-Auham, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 104-105]
    God the Exalted raised the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him) and elevated his status to Khataman-Nabiyyeen–Seal of the Prophets. He was made Prophet, as has been pointed out in Hadith, even before the creation of Adam:

    “I was a Prophet when Adam was yet in (the initial stage) between water and mud.”

    Hence, all the prophets of the yore reflected partly the prophethood of the Holy Prophet (saw) in one form or another as he was the purpose for all creation.

    “Had I not created thee I would have created neither heaven nor earth.”

    Besides, his prophethood shall continue up to the Day of Judgment. Through knowledge bestowed upon him by God, the All-Knowing, the Holy Prophet (saw), foresaw the condition under which his Ummah had to pass during different ages and particularly in the Last Days. He is reported to have said:

    1. “There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name only and nothing will remain of the Quran except its inscription . Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance. Their divines will be the worst people under the heaven and strife will issue from and avert to them.”
    (Mishkatul Masabih, Kitabul Ilm)

    2. “A time will come when my followers will become divided into seventy-three sects. All of them except one will deserve the fire.”

    Nevertheless, as mercy for all peoples, he gave the glad tidings of the advent of Mujaddideen (regenerators) and that of the appearance of Mahdi and Messiah. A few of these prophecies mentioned in the books of Ahadith (traditions) are given below:

    1. “Verily God will appoint for this Ummah in the beginning of every century, one who will restore for it its faith.”
    (Abu Dawood, Kitabul Fitan)

    2. “And I swear by the Lord who holds my life in His hands that the son of Mary shall surely appear among you as just arbiter and shall break the cross, annihilate the swine and abolish Jazia.”
    ( Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Bad’ul Khalq, Bab Nazooli Isa Bin Maryam )

    3. “What will be your condition when the son of Mary will descend among you and he will be your Imam from among yourselves.”
    (Sahih Bukhari, Kitabul Anbiya)

    4. “There is no Mahdi except Isa.”
    (Ibn Maja, Bab Shiddatuz Zaman)

    5. “Whosoever lives from among you shall meet Isa, son of Mary who is Imam, Mahdi, Arbiter and Judge.”
    (Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol. 2, p. 411)

    6. “I give you the glad tidings of Mahdi who will be raised in my Ummah at a time of digression and distress of people. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it is filled with oppression and violence.”
    (Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 3, p. 37)

    7. “When one thousand and two hundred and forty years will pass, God will raise Mahdi.”
    (An-Najmus Saqih, Vol. 2, p. 209)

    8. “That Ummah can never die which has me at one end, and the Messiah, son of Mary, at the other.”
    (Ibn Maja, Bab Al-I’atisam Bis-Sunnat)

    9. “How can those followers go to perdition whose beginning is marked with my appearance and after me 12 radiant and wise (Khalifas) and the end with Messiah, son of Mary. Nevertheless, between it will occur thrust of commotion and its perpetrators have nothing with me nor I have any connection with them.”
    (Ikmalud Din, p. 157)

    10. The Holy Quran predicts a period of thousand years during which Islam will suffer an extraordinary decline.

    ‘’He will plan His Ordinance from the heaven unto the earth, then will it go up to Him in a day the duration of which is a thousand years according as you reckon’’ (Ch 32 V 6)

    11. The Holy Prophet (saw) predicted that the decline would start 300 years after his rise:
    “The best century is the one in which I live, then the next century, then the century after that. Then there will spread falsehood at the hands of people who will take pride in their wealth and riches and will grow fat on the earnings of others.”
    (Tirmidhi & Bukhari, Kitab Al-Shahadat

    As foretold in this saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) Islam began to decline after the first three centuries of uninterrupted conquests and growing prosperity, till it suffered a very serious check in about 271 A.H. when its gradual decline set in. The process of decline and decay continued till it reached its nadir in the next one thousand years. It is to this period of 1000 years that reference has been made in the words , then shall it go up to Him in a day the duration of which is a thousand years. In another of his sayings the Holy Prophet (saw) is reported to have said that Faith will ascend to the Pleiades and a man of Persian descent, namely the Promised Messiah, will bring it back to the earth( Bukhari kitab al Tafsir). With the appearance of the Promised Messiah in the 14th century A.H. the process of decay has been arrested and a renaissance of Islam has taken place. (NO PROMISED MESSIAH NO RENAISSANCE OF ISLAM)

    12. The advent of Messiah and Mahdi shall take place in the concluding years of the thirteenth century A.H. and in the beginning of the 14th century A.H. This is what the divines of the Ummah deduced from these traditions. Consequently, Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan of Bhopal stated in his book written at the close of 13th century:

    “And at the head of the fourteenth century to which there are still ten more years to go, if the advent of Mahdi and the descent of Jesus takes place, they will be the Mujaddid and Mujtahid.” (Hujajul Kiraman, pp. 135-139)

    13. Nawab Nurul Hasan, the son of Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan, in his book Iqtarabus Sa’at, written in the beginning of the 14th century, stated on page 221:

    “In accordance with this calculation the Mahdi should have appeared in the 13th century, but the century elapsed and the Mahdi has not come. Now we are almost in the 14th century and even six months have passed of it since this book was written. Probably God will favor us with His Grace, Equity, Mercy and Generosity; and the Mahdi may appear within four to six years.”

    14. The late Khawaja Hasan Nizami, after his tour of the Islamic countries wrote:

    “All the divines and saintly people with whom I met during my tour of the Islamic countries, I found them anxiously waiting for the Imam Mahdi. A Khalifa of Sheikh Sanosi went up to the extent of saying that the Imam Mahdi shall appear in this very year–1331 A.H.” (Ahl-Hadith, January 26, 1912)

    15. Ummat-e-Muslema has been promised that God will appoint for it in the beginning of every century, one who will restore its faith for it. Consequently, this promise had been fulfilled in the past 13 centuries with the advent of Mujaddideen -regenerators, who were distinguished exemplars of Islam, and played a very important part in spreading and establishing Islam:

    • 1st century Umar Bin Abdul Aziz
    • 2nd century Imam Shafi’i; Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal
    • 3rd century Abu Sharh & Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari
    • 4th century Abu Ubaidullah of Neshapur & Qazi Abu Bakr Baqilani
    • 5th century Imam Al-Ghazali
    • 6th century Al-Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jeelani
    • 7th century Imam Ibn Taimiyyah & Khwaja Mueen-ud Din Chishti
    • 8th century Ibn Hajar Asqalani & Saleh Bin Umar
    • 9th century Imam Suyuti
    • 10th century Muhammad Tahir Gujrati
    • 11th century Al-Sheikh Ahmad of Sirhand, Mujaddid Alf Thani
    • 12th century Shah Wali Allah Muhaddath Dehlavi
    • 13th century Syed Ahmad Barelvi

    Keeping the traditions of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, and the statements of the Muslim divines in view, each and every sane Muslim is requested to think twice that the 14th century closed on November 7, 1980, with the appearance of the Hilal of Muharram, the first lunar month of the Muslim era, and the 15th century has ushered in on November 8, 1980; but:

    A. Where is the Mujaddid of the 14th century and who is he?
    B. Where is the Imam Mahdi and Messiah and who is he?
    C. What happened to the promises made and the prophecies foretold?
    D. Are the Muslims, after being despaired of the advent of the Promised one, going to console themselves by saying:

    1. We admit that Mahdi will not appear. What harm is there if he does not appear?
    (Hadith-al-Ghashiyya, p. 343)

    2. We admit that Mahdi may not come. This does not contradict any important belief of the people of Islam. (Iqtarabus Sa’ah, p. 147)

    3. See the descent of God on the minaret of your heart; now even discard the awaiting for Mahdi and Isa. (Dr. Allama Iqbal)

    4. As far as the belief for the Promised Mahdi is concerned, it is the invention of the helpless and indolent. (Shorash Kashmiri, Editor, Chitan, Lahore, May 28, 1962)

    As a matter of fact there is no cause of despair; rather, we should rejoice that God fulfilled His promise made in the Holy Quran:

    “We Ourselves have sent down this exhortation and most surely We will be its guardians.” (15:10)

    The prophecies of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, have seen the light of the day; and at the exact time–in the beginning of the 14th century, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), having received knowledge from God the Exalted, made the following announcements from Qadian, as was predicted by the Holy Prophet, that:

    “Mahdi will appear in a village the name of which will be called Kadi’ah.” (Jawahirul Asrar, p. 55)

    Announcements from Qadian
    1. “When the 13th century of the Hegira drew to a close and the beginning of the 14th century approached, I was informed by God Almighty, through revelation, that I was the Mujaddid (Reformer) for the 14th century.” (Kitabul Bariyya, p. 201)
    2. “A few years thereafter, it was made clear to me through Divine revelation that the Messiah, whose advent among the Muslims had been promised from the beginning, and the Mahdi whose advent had been Divinely decreed at the time of decline of Islam and the spread of error, and who was to be guided directly by God, and who was to invite people to partake of the heavenly banquet, and whose coming had been foretold by the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, thirteen hundred years in advance, was myself.”(Tazkaratush Shahadatain, p. 1-2)
    3. “The holy and pure revelation of God has informed me that I have been sent by Him as the Promised Messiah and as the Promised Mahdi and as Arbiter for the internal and external differences.” (Arba’een)
    4. “O ye people: I am Muhammadi Messiah and I am the Ahmad Mahdi: God is really with me from my childhood to my grave.” (Khutba Ilhamia, p. 17)
    5. “The truth is that Islam is in dire need of help from God. I am the reformer of the age. It is delightful that God did not leave Islam helpless in this state and sent me, according to His law, so I could revitalize it.” (Malfoozat, Vol. 9, p. 158)
    6. “It was the time of Messiah and not of any other. Had I not come, another would have come.” (Durri Sameen)
    So, as the 14th century has concluded and the 15th century has begun, we entreat all those who call themselves Muslims to reconsider seriously the claims of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, as there is none beside him who presented himself as the Mujaddid of 14th century, as the Promised Messiah and Mahdi.
    The claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has been testified by the signs appearing in heaven and earth. For instance, Darqutni, a most eminent and recognized authority, records a saying of the Holy Prophet:

    “For our Mahdi there shall be two signs which have never happened for any one else since the creation of the heavens and the earth: At his advent there shall occur an eclipse of the moon in the first of its appointed nights and an eclipse of the sun on the middle one of its appointed dates and both will occur in the month of Ramazan.”
    (Darqutni, p. 188)

    The prophecy does not mean that the occurrence of the eclipse would in itself be unique and unprecedented. But the prophecy predicted thirteen hundred years beforehand that two of the signs of the true Mahdi would be that the sun and the moon would be eclipsed in the manner indicated. Eclipses have no doubt occurred before but never as a sign of the advent of a heavenly reformer; because there has never been in the history of the world a claimant of any kind at the time of the phenomena described. It is also confirmed by the Quran (75:6-9) which refers to the same prophecy.
    Now according to this the eclipse of the moon actually occurred on Wednesday evening the 13th of Ramazan, 1311 A.H. (March 21st, 1894); and that of the sun occurred on Friday morning the 28th of the same Ramazan (April 6th, 1894). The eclipse of the moon generally occurs on the 13th. 14th, or 15th day of a lunar month and according to the prophecy, it occurred on the first date. The eclipse of the sun can occur on the 27th, 28th, and 29th and it occurred on the 28th which was the middle date predicted. Hence, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad rightly claimed that the prophecy was fulfilled and that it was a strong evidence on the truth of his claim as no one except God has power over these heavenly bodies.

    O seekers of truth, please study carefully the valuable works of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. The promised one came at his right time, and after establishing a dynamic Jamaat departed successfully from this transitory world towards his eternal abode.
    This is the Jamaat that has been blessed to render wholehearted service to the religion by conveying the message of Islam all over the world, through translating the Holy Quran in different important languages, establishing Missions in 198 countries of the world, and constructing mosques in the dominant centers of Christiandom; thus bringing millions of people into the fold of Islam.
    Hence, do not fall prey to despair and despondency, but rather rejoice and cheer up that you too could have the precious chance of serving the religion by embracing the community of Imam Mahdi and the Promised Messiah; and winning the pleasure and blessing of God through rendering obeisance to the injunctions of the Holy Prophet (saw) in respect of the Imam of the age:

    1. “When you hear the advent of Mahdi it is then enjoined on you to enter into his Baiat (i.e. to enter into his fold) even if you have to walk on snow by crawling and creeping to reach him.” (Kanzul Ummal; also footnotes to Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 6, p. 29-30)
    2. “He who dies in a condition that he has not recognized the Imam of his age dies a death of ignorance.” (Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 4, p. 96)

    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, the Imam of the age and the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, was perfectly true when he prophesied:

    “Harken, all ye people. This is a prophecy of Him Who had created heaven and earth. He will spread this Community of His in all countries and will make it supreme over all, through reason and arguments. The days are coming, indeed they are near, when this will be the only religion which will be held in honor. God will bestow extraordinary blessings on this religion and Movement. He will frustrate everyone who seeks to destroy it. This supremacy will last till the Judgement Day.

    Remember, that no one will descend from heaven. All our opponents who are alive today will die and no one will see Jesus son of Mary descending from heaven. Then their next generation will pass away and no one of them will see this spectacle. Then the generation next after that will pass away without seeing the son of Mary descending from heaven. Then God will make them anxious that though the time of the supremacy of the cross had passed away and the world had undergone great changes, yet the son of Mary had not descended from heaven. Then the wise people will suddenly discard this belief. The third century after today will not yet have come to a close when those who hold this belief, whether Muslims or Christians, will lose all hope and will give up this belief in disgust. There will then be only one religion that will prevail in the world and only one leader. I have come only to sow the seed, which has been sown by my hand. Now it will sprout and grow and flourish and no one can arrest its growth.” (Tazkaratush Shahadatain, p. 64-65)

    O seekers of the truth, for God’s sake, do not denounce the Imam of the age precipitately because as he has said:

    “I announce it plainly that it is not easy to denounce me. He who calls me kafir would have himself to become a kafir first. He who describes me as faithless and astray would have to confess his own error and humiliation. He who charges me with departing from the Quran and the Hadith would have himself first departed from them. I am affirmant of the Quran and the Hadith and am in turn affirmed by them. I am not astray but am the foremost of the believers. God has assured me that whatever I say is the truth. He who believes in God and accepts the Quran and the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, as true, should find it enough proof to silence him that I say so, but I have no remedy for him who is daring and heedless in his denial. God Himself will admonish him. I, therefore, desire that you should reflect upon this for the sake of God alone and you should also advise your friends so that they should reflect upon these matters honestly and impartially.”
    (Malfoozat Vol. 4, p. 16)

    IN THE HINDU SCRIPTURES

    1. Here is what a great Hindu astrologer wrote in a newspaper:

    ‘’ Science research of astrology insists on this point, that in 1900, there will be a new prophet that will do for humanity what the messiah did in his time.’’ Newspaper (Tribune 8.7.1899)

    2. Pundit Rajnarainji Arman of Dehli, after his researches came to the following conclusion:

    ‘’500 years ago, Bhagwan Krishna made his appearance, there has not been a greater Avtar than him and there will never be. After him many powerful manifestations were revealed but today in 1924, that same bhagwan krishna reincarnated himself to straighten this poor sinful earth. I got to know this a Sunday night when I was in Delhi during my prayers.’’ (CHITAOUNI P 1 – 2)

    3. The guru Baba Nanak had noticed:

    ‘’The reign of the Mughal (in India) would last from 1578 to 1897 of the Bikram, era then a reformer would be raised.’’ (JANAM SAKHI DE BHIBALA Pg 272)

    ‘’But the 20th century is drawing near its end and the Hindus are still waiting.’’

    4. Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I descend Myself. (Shrimad Bagwat Gita, Adhiyae 4, 7-8)

    Shridhara Swami’s writes:

    “Anticipating the question of exactly when is it that He manifests Himself, Lord Krishna declares unequivocally beginning with the words yada yada meaning whenever and wherever. Whenever there is a decline in righteous and wherever there is a predominance of unrighteousness.”

    Ramanuja’s writes:

    “No fixed time schedule has been mandated for Lord Krishna to manifest Himself in His avatar forms or authorised incarnations but he declares beginning with yada yada which means that: whenever or wherever dharma or righteousness as ordained by the Vedic scriptures under varnasrama or the four stages and position in Vedic culture become degraded and unrighteousness increases and becomes dominant, at that time Lord Krishna or any of His authorised incarnations descends and becomes manifest.”

    5. In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.

    Shridhara Swami’s writes:

    “For what purpose does Lord Krishna manifest Himself? Anticipating such a question Lord Krishna responds for the protection of the righteous and virtuous and for the annihilation of the sinful and evil. To uphold the tenants and precepts of righteousness that makes eternal righteousness invulnerable. For this reason the Supreme Lord incarnates from age to age on particular occasions.”

    Ramanuja’s writes:

    “So in summary the following reasons of Lord Krishna’s avatars or incarnations is:
    (1) For protecting the virtuous
    (2) For destroying the wicked
    (3) For re-establishing dharma or eternal righteousness which had become obscured.”

    6. “My king, at the end of Kalyug (the time of darkness), innumerable sins would be committed, so Narainji (Krishna) will make his appearance on earth for the protection of Faith, as Kalangi – Avatar (Messiah).”(Shrimad Bhagwat Gita Askand 12, Pg. 623)
    7. “At the end of Kalyug, sins would be multiplied; Narainji would make his apparition to save religion. Numerous signs have been accomplished.” (Shrimad Bhagwat Gita Chapter 12)
    8. “kannawweyou atsinam torou girnite marteya. Naheha nou asiyya mahemanam iudrayan sowargini nant anshouh. Gadou satouwant (Atharved, kand 20 sawkat 50, Mantras 1,2)
    Translation: “Who is that man who will praise truth to boost the souls of men? Those who will praise, aren’t they the heirs of Paradise? Seekers of truth ask themselves about that Rishi (Prophet) who will illuminate the earth. O ye Messenger, the light, when will you come after our appeal to you, among the seekers of truth and reality?”
    9. “Akhchit outi sanidinam wajham indira sahasdenam yasmin wishwa oni pan nasiya” ( Sawkat 69, Mantar 7)
    Translation: “Can not be excluded (prevent from being the representative) such a prophet, who will only use his own knowledge.”
    Three signs appeared in these mantras (verses)
    • This rishi will represent another great rishi
    • He will be prevented to exercise his mission but in vain and
    • Pure and righteous souls will turn to him and accept him, he will use only his spiritual knowledge and will have no use of force
    10. “Qadoum ou assiya akritam indarasiya asti pawnoseyam” ( sawkat 97, Mantar 3)
    Translation: “The place where the rishi will assert his bravery has been designated clearly as Qadoum”

    “Don’t forget the prediction by the Holy Prophet saw, that:

    “Mahdi will appear in a village the name of which will be called Kadi’ah.” (Jawahirul Asrar, p. 55)”

    From the author of Jawahirul Asrar mention is made that:
    “The Mahdi shall come out of a village named Qadia or Kada. God will bear testimony to his truth and his companions will flock to him from distant places and their number being 313, like the number who fought the battle of the Badr. He shall have a printed book in his hand”
    ( Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as was born in Qadian, he had 313 companions and he had written BRAHEEN I AHMADIYYA, the first outstanding book universally acclaimed as an outstanding contribution in defence of Islam which crushed all criticism against Islam)

    11. “Ahmed hay patoushpari mayadaham ritaysar jakwa bah aham sowariya ew ajania” ( Sawkat 115, Mantar 1)

    Translation: “In truth, its Ahmed himself who, with intelligence, will inherit the truth brought by his spiritual father, and say: O people, it is because of this truth that I have come among you as the sun. I adorn my words and I draw my strength from the teachings of my spiritual father.”

    The rishi (prophet), who was suppose to manifest himself in the village of Qadian (Qadoum) , according to early prophets , has effectively appeared in the person of Mirza Gulam Ahmad Qadiani as!

    12. “The satyoug (Truthfulness era) will start when the sun and the moon will meet in the same Paknashtar” (Bhagout Pouran, Shalak 112, Adhiyae 2)

    In The Christian Scriptures

    The messiah will come according to Jesus at the time that was predicted by Prophet Daniel.

    ‘’Which is why when you will see the abomination and desolation that the prophet Daniel spoke about; that whoever reads should be careful.’’

    (MATTHIEU 24: 15)

    (In the anterior version of the bible there was ‘’ The destruction of idols’’ instead of ‘’abomination and desolation’’).

    The prophecy of Daniel is read as follow:

    ‘’An I heard the man dressed in flax, who stood above the waters of the river; he lifted his right arm and his left arm to the heavens and he swore by him who lives eternally that it will be IN A TIME AND TIMES AND HALF A TIME, and all these things will end when the strength of the people will be completely shattered. I heard but did not understand; so I said: My lord, what will be the outcome of these things? He answered: Go Daniel, cause these words will be kept secret and sealed until the end of time. Many will be purified, bleached and EPURED ( epures, pane gagne so translation) ; the wicked will do evil and none of the wicked will understand but those with the intelligence will understand. From the time that the perpetual sacrifices will end and will prepare for the abomination of desolation, there will be one thousand, two hundred and ninety days. Blessed will be the one that waits and comes after the 1335 days.’’

    (DANIEL 12: 7-11)

    Three indications are given about the time of the rise of the Messiah:

    1. ‘’it will be in a time and times and half a time’’
    2. ‘’There will be 1290 days’’
    3. ‘’after 1335 days’’

    The first two calculations are made from a time when two events will take place:

    a) The termination of the perpetual sacrifices of the Jews.
    b) The lief of the abomination of desolation.

    The perpetual sacrifice of the jews was to offer two lambs everyday at the altar (Exodus 29:38-42) was abolished in the era of the Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he brought a new law to the world – The Quran.

    The words ‘’ Or will prepare for the Abomination of desolation’’ was not in the old versions of the bible but instead there were the words ‘’when the idols will be broken.’’ This was also accomplished in the era of the Holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH) when he walked triumphantly in Mecca and broken the 360 idols of the KABAA (Shrine) while repeating, ‘The truth has come and the lies have disappeared, never again will idolization come defile this place sacrosanct.’’

    So these calculations are made at the time of the Holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH), more precisely since his emigration (Hegira of Mecca in Medina in 662 A.D) from where starts the Islamic calendar.

    Now returning to the prophecy of Daniel:

    1. ‘’One day’’ In the prophecy means a year according to Ezekiel (4:6) The messiah will then come 1290 years after the Holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH). If this is given in lunar years, 1290 years is equivalent to 1250 solar years. (one solar year: 365 days; one lunar year: 354 days)

    It should be noted here that no commentator of the Bible has had the idea that the number of years can be given in lunar year.

    2. A ‘’time’’ according to the criterion astronomical means 360 solar years.
    See the following Arabic books:
    Miftahoul Saadat Vol.1 Pg 322
    Jamiat-ul-loughat under the word ‘Daur’(era)

    More according to the encyclopedia Americana, recent edition, (Vol.9 Pg 584) In average there are 360 solar years between two total solar eclipse. ||||Takes place at the same position on earth. So if time is measured not by the appearance of the total solar Eclipse of the moon is but the appearance of the total solar Eclipse, there are on average 360 years between two solar solar eclipse taking place has the same position on the earth|||| pa koner si sa bon.

    Again according to a commentary of the book of Daniel published in the United States in 1955, the indication of Daniel ‘’ A time’’ means 360 years and ‘’ A time, in a time and half a time’’ gives 1260 years. (see the book THE GREATEST OF THE PROPHETS by George Mc.Cready Price pp. 333-339)

    So as it would be evident the prophecy signifies 3 ½ times, ‘SOME TIMES’ being taken as ‘’TWO TIMES’’ because it is the closest plural.

    3 ½ times = 1260 solar years
    = 1300 lunar years.

    3. According to the same commentary, the 1335 years indicated in the prophecy of Daniel (12:12) were expired in 1844 and all the other prophecies were realized.

    The two calculations give us the year of the rise of the Messiah as follows:

    (i) 622 A.D + 1250 = 1872 A.D
    Year of Solar
    Hegira Years
    Of holy
    Prophet
    Mohammad (PBUH)

    (ii) 622 A.D + 1260 = 1882 A.D.
    Hegira Solar
    years.

    And according to the Islamic Calendar this will be:

    (i) 1290 (A.H) – 1872 A.D.
    Lunar years from
    Hegira

    (ii) 1300 (A.H) – 1882 A.D
    Lunar years after hegira

    Daniel was right to say ‘’Those with intelligence will understand’’.

    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad acquisitioned the gift of revelations exactly in the year 1290 of (pssl) Hegira or 1872 A.D.! he received the first revelation designating him as one raised by God for the reform of all mankind exactly in the year 1300 of Hegira.

    Historical Facts

    Being based on the prophecies of Daniel after a profound study of the bible, William Miller, an American preacher was convinced that the end of time was for the 22nd October 1844. According to his predications, many had come and gathered to await the return of Christ. George Mc.Cready Price, commenting the book of Daniel (op.cite) wrote that all the people were disappointed because according to him as well, the last date for the rise of Christ was 1844.

    But among them, those who kept faith were Ellen White of the Adventist church.

    Also, it is to be noted that according to price, the two indications given in the prophecy of Daniel, meaning 1290 and 1260 years, referred to the same date but were taken from two different events in history.

    It is unfortunate that Price and the other commentators of the bible did not have the idea to take:

    – firstly, the 1290 lunar years and
    – secondly, to start the calculations from hegira of the holy prophet Mohammad or when the idols were broken.

    The Messiah has said

    ‘The time claimed the rise of the Messiah and no one else. If I had not come, someone else would have.’’

    ‘’For one that is scared of the lord, only one sign is enough’’.

    Finally, we pray:

    O Allah, help him who helps the religion of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and count us among them. Ameen!

    THE FUTURE OF ISLAM

    “The time is approaching when God will grant worldwide popularity to this Movement and this dispensation will spread in the East and the West and the North and the South, and in the world. Islam and this Movement will become synonymous terms. This is a revelation from God on high for Whom nothing is impossible.”
    (Tohfa Golarawia, by Hazrat Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, p. 56)

    Jazakallah

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