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Mahershalalhashbaz Ali’s conversion to Ahmadiyya story


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Intro

Another Ahmadi has made headlines recently.  Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, he has been announced as the first Muslim to ever win an Oscar award.  He was given the award just yesterday, and Ahmadis ran to social media and marketed this as a victory for Ahmadiyya.  He was awarded for a role that he played in a “pro-gay” movie.  The movie moonlight seems to promote being “gay” and has many other life lessons, its an interesting movie, feel free to check it out.

However, as we all know, Ali is an Ahmadi, and his conversion story is strange.  He seems to have shared his conversion story in 2008-2009.  I have produced it in the below, as well as scans.  What is interesting is that:

1.  Ali thought Ahmadiyya was a cult at first impression.

2.  He saw the pictures of MGA and Khalifas as cult/personality worship.

3.  The first mosque that he ever went to was an Ahmadiyya mosque, he was invited by an ahmadi girl, Amatus Karim, he seems to have been in love with her since 1999, in fact, this was his introduction to Ahmadiyya.

4.  As Mehershalla moved to LA, he claims to have started studying Islam with some Sunni-Muslims, however, he doesnt know what they were?  This is very strange.

5.  He ended up marrying the ahmadi girl (2003) and having kids with her (2016).

6.  He then mentions the vacuum machine, I am at a loss for words.  Obviously, he never studied Islam or Ahmadiyya and he only joined because he loved a girl.  He mentions the vacuum cleaner in a very condascending way.  In fact, he seems to have repulsed by Muslims and some of their general behaviors.

 

Taken from: https://archive.org/stream/ShortStoriesAmericanConvertsToIslam/Short-Stories-American-Converts-to-Islam_djvu.txt

Mahershalalhashbaz AM
Oakland, California 



"As I followed the motions of the brothers - standing, 
bowing, post rating - 1 began to cry." 



I was born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore in 1974. My family is from 
Oakland, California and I was raised as a Christian. My mother actually 
became an ordained minister while I was in college. My aunt and grandmother 
were also ordained ministers, so the commitment to religious studies on my 
mother's side of the family was quite obvious. 

After graduating from college, I moved on to New York University, where 
I started my graduate studies. New York is such a melting pot of culture, ideas, 
art, theology - not to mention the monolithic architecture that is a constant 
reminder of one's smallness - that you cannot help but think of the higher 
power. 

In grad school I began to question my belief in the divinity of Jesus, and 
more importantly, why I was taught, told, and instructed to pray to Jesus, instead 
of God. In my mind God created Jesus, so shouldn't I pray to the Creator? It 
was hard to admit, but when I questioned why I believed what I believed... I 
could only respond with, "That's what I was told." I did not have proofs of my 
own, or true knowledge that I could confidently stand on. And for many of the 
fundamental questions that I had, where there were gaps in my understanding, 
I was often told, "That's where you have to have faith." 

This is what led me to search beyond what was once comfortable for me. 
The first thing, and perhaps the hardest part of my journey, was the shifting 
of my prayers. At the end of one's prayer in Christianity, you are instructed to 
say, "In the name of Jesus, Amen." I changed this to, "In God's name, Amen." 
This was hard, because all of my conscious life I had been ending my prayer 

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the same way, and I was scared that I could get punished for the questions I 
was struggling with, and even perhaps deviating from something that I once 
believed to be true. 

I began reading different books: Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, which was 
about reincarnation, being one. I went to a Baha'i meeting in San Francisco. I 
even went as far as beginning to believe that religion was created by man out of 
fear of death. But before this belief took hold, I was introduced to Islam. 

My schoolmate, Amatus Karim, invited me to the mosque. At the time, 
I had no idea that there was a difference between Ahmadi Muslims and 
other sects. I just went to the Friday prayer. As I followed the motions of the 
brothers - standing, bowing, prostrating - I began to cry. But they weren't 
tears of sadness, or even joy, for that matter. I could not understand a word of 
the prayer, but ironically, they were tears of understanding. For the first time in 
my life, I knew where I was, spiritually speaking. 

A week later I went to another mosque in Brooklyn - a non-Ahmadiyya 
mosque. Again, I did not know there was a difference. What I did know was 
that Muslims believed in One God, and Muhammad was a prophet, as was 
Jesus. 

So at the non-Ahmadiyya mosque, the prayer began, and once again I 
began to cry. After the prayer, a young man turned to me and asked, "Are you 
Muslim?" I responded appropriately: "No." He then asked, "Do you want to 
be?" I replied, "Yes." 

I told Amatus what had happened and she called her father, respected 
Brother Abdul Karim, in Chicago, and respected Ali Murtaza, also in New 
York. 

It took me some time to actually understand what the Ahmadiyya Muslim 
Community was. I was still coming to understand Islam in a very basic and 
general sense. And to be quite honest, I was concerned that it might be a cult. 
There was a large picture of the Promised Messiah in the office of the Queens 
mosque. It made me a bit cautious. I thought the Promised Messiah may have 
been worshiped in the Community, and that was the last thing I wanted to be a 
part of, especially considering my Christian upbringing. 

I converted to Islam in my final year at graduate school, and I began to 
work soon after graduation. As my work is often cause for travel, I was unable 
to settle into a community, or even a specific mosque. I was in Wisconsin for 
a month or so, Washington D.C. for about three months, back in New York 
for a spell, and then I found myself with a bag, and very little money in Los 
Angeles. 



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While in Lo s Angeles I began to study with some mainstream Sunni Muslims . 
I assume they were Sunnis - again denominations were not as important to me 
then. I just wanted to learn and understand the faith and practice. But it was 
my time with some brothers in L.A. that led me to the Ahmadiyya Community. 
The non-Ahmadi Muslim perspective was not practical in certain matters, 
making Islam feel difficult to the point that I developed a fear of the religion, 
which I feel Allah would not want anyone to have. For instance, I mentioned 
I travel often, and was concerned about prayer times. I asked, "What do I do 
when it is time for prayer and I am 30,000 feet in the air, on a plane?" The non- 
Ahmadi Muslim brother responded, "You lay your rug down in the aisle and 
make your prayer." But I had read in the Ahmadiyya Muslim prayer book that 
one could pray seated if necessary, or in travel (which turns out is a sunnah of 
Prophet Muhammad). So now I had opposing views. 

"In grad school I began to question my belief in 
the divinity of Jesus, and more importantly, why I was 
taught, told, and instructed to pray to Jesus, instead of 
God." 

I attended a non- Ahmadiyya convention over one weekend. It was quite 
small, maybe 15 to 20 people. During my time there I do not remember the Holy 
Qur'an being opened even once, but there was great emphasis on hadith. That 
troubled me because I know that some hadith are unreliable, but the Qur'an is 
irrefutable, so I found myself confused. I was told that Muslims should always 
eat on the floor, and must eat with three fingers - no utensils, no napkins. I was 
then instructed to lick my fingers clean. So I began thinking, in order to be a 
true Muslim, I would have to excuse myself from the table, sit on the floor of a 
restaurant, eat with three fingers, and then lick them clean. ..or else I was not 
obeying the Holy Prophet. 

I learned my prayer from audio tapes, and by mimicking photos I found in 
both Ahmadiyya and non-Ahmadiyya prayer books. A non-Ahmadi Muslim 
brother who stood out as being quite learned at that convention I attended 
actually corrected how I was holding my hands while standing upright in 
prayer. I specifically remember being afraid to say it, but I went on and asked, 
"Well, why is this the correct way, what sect is right? I've seen people hold their 
hands different ways. Some even leave them at there sides." He responded by 
saying, "The way I am showing you is correct." I was really bothered by that. 



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And as that feeling in my stomach began to tell me that this was wrong, my 
eyes fell on the words that seemed to glow from the back of a vacuum cleaner: 
"REFER TO YOUR MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS." I immediately thought 
of my Ahmadiyya Muslim prayer book. As crazy as that might sound, it meant 
something to me... I knew it was a sign! 

A year and a half later, on June 23, 2001, 1 joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim 
Community at the 53rd Annual Convention in Silver Spring, Maryland. It was 
through readinglnvitation to Ahmadiyyathy the Second Khalifa, specifically the 
portion on prophecies, along with very simple, logical answers by Brother Ali 
Murtaza, to what I had believed were difficult questions, that convinced me of 
the truth of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 

I met the Fifth Khalifa when he visited Toronto a few years back. I was 
so nervous that I did not give proper salaams! I have also written him a letter. 
I realize that I have done myself a disservice by not cultivating a stronger 
relationship with His Holiness. I pray my relationship will go beyond prayers 
and develop into a consistent correspondence. All praise is due to Allah, Lord 
of all the worlds. 



Mandaeism and Yuz Asaf

http://www.thecult.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=706&hilit=yuz

 

Yuz Asaf is the name of two different religious figures of two distinct religious groups.

For the Mandaean Nasaræan Sabeans of Iraq, Yuz Asaf—”Yuz the Gatherer”—was a saint and teacher (in the general gnostic sense of the term) who brought them their religion.

Adherents of the Ahmadiyya Islamic sect of Kashmir identify Yuz Asaf with Jesus of Nazareth,[1] or more precisely, they believe that Jesus is entombed in Srinagar, and that the tomb “is mistaken for that of a prophet named Yuz Asaf”[2] (Kashmiri: युझ असफ, یوذسف).

In Mandaean Sabean tradition
According to oral tradition (preserved in Al-Tabari) of the gnostic Mandaeans, Yuz the Gatherer called his people to the religion (i.e. Mandaeism), which—so the tradition—had been the religion of the Iranian peoples before the coming of Zoroaster.[3]

Source: http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Yuz_Asaf

 

Gündüz, Sinasi (1994), The Knowledge of Life: The Origins and Early History of the Mandaeans, Supplements to the Journal of Semitic Studies, London: Oxford University Press, p. 31.

 

http://omacl.org/Barlaam/

Links and Related Essays

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/22/john-rippon-rips-the-ahmadiyya-belief-that-esa-as-yuz-asaph-and-was-buried-in-kashmir/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/08/27/the-yuz-asaf-story-from-tarikh-i-ahmadiyya/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2016/12/29/yus-asaf-is-not-esa-as/

http://www.tombofjesus.com/2007/core/founders/ahmad/Letter_of_Maulvi_Abdullah.pdf

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/22/john-rippon-rips-the-ahmadiyya-belief-that-esa-as-yuz-asaph-and-was-buried-in-kashmir/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/11/01/how-did-budhasaf-become-yuz-asaf/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/the-alleged-sojourn-of-christ-in-india-by-max-muller/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/edgar-j-goodspeed-also-refuted-jesus-in-india/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/j-archibald-douglas-also-refuted-nicholas-notovitch/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/01/03/lahori-ahmadis-cast-doubt-on-the-jesus-in-india-theory/

https://books.google.com/books?id=ARplAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=Khalifa+Noorudin+from+Kashmir&source=bl&ots=_po4n90h9N&sig=ACfU3U3HO6DfYefna0kXbqmZeYS1a5YdXg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjk25j-z7fgAhX0BjQIHdjDC98Q6AEwDXoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=Khalifa%20Noorudin%20from%20Kashmir&f=false

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Ahmadiyya clerics/employees and their black-ops, 1973-1974

Intro
The Ahmadi-clerics/employees are engaged in black-ops every single day.  I exposed this in this entry, which proved that Mirza Nasir Ahmad was directing Ahmadi-clerics/employees to meet with Bhutto in 1975 and etc. Well, there are thousands of similar cases.  There was another Ahmadi-mullah, Abdul Malik Khan, who died is car-crash in 1983, nonetheless, his son moved to california and became the token-fanatical-sonofanahmadi-mullah-type of Ahmadi.  He further radicalized his own children to be ready to die for Ahmadiyya.  One of his sons is Amjad Khan, who is always ready to work for Ahmadiyya behind the scenes and etc.

In 1973 or 1974
Nonetheless, Mirza Nasir Ahmad had received word that the Saudi govt. had sent an official letter to the Pakistan govt. in roughly early 1974 or late 1973 in terms of Ahmadis.  As we all know, the country of Azad Kashmir has declared Ahmadis as non-muslims in the summer of 1973 and Saudi Arabia had banned Ahmadis from entry roughly the same time.  Mirza Nasir Ahmad had his mullahs working around the clock to steal documents or acquire them by any means necessary.  In the video posted, Anwar Khan describes how his father acquired this top secret document.  However, this is a half-truth.  This story is not 100% truth.  Most likely, this Ahmadi-mullah used some deceptive methods to infiltrate where this letter was held, he then made copies and gave them to his khalifa.

The video

Another video on Abdul Malik

Ibrahim Noonan describes his conversion to Ahmadiyya

Intro
I found this entry on whyahmad.org.  Very interesting.  As we all know, Ibrahim Noonan seems to have fell in love with an Ahmadi girl and thus converted to Ahmadiyya.

The statement
http://whyahmadi.org/converts-accounts/account-of-ibrahim-noonan.html

Account Of Ibrahim Noonan

‘I was born in a staunch Roman Catholic Family,
a family who had priests and Missionary Nuns’

My Christian name was Michael Peter Dennis Noonan, I was born on the 12th of March 1965. I was born in the Rep of Ireland in a city called Waterford, the most ancient in Ireland, which was built by the Vikings.

I was born in a staunch Roman Catholic Family, a family who had priests and Missionary Nuns, whom were my grandaunts.  My Grandparents on both sides were extremely staunch Roman Catholics and passionate about their beliefs. They showed great reverence towards the Sacred Heart (Jesus) and the Blessed Virgin Mary. My parents were Catholics, but not church going, but I was moulded mostly by my beloved grandmother from my mother’s side. She was from Wales and a very devout Catholic, she was married to my grandfather, Michael Murphy, whom I had the honour of being named after him; he was very religious and devout Catholic whose brothers and sisters were priests and Missionary Nuns. My grandparents and the parents of my beloved mother were truly the ones who inculcated the love of God in to my heart and taught me all that I know about ethics, truth, kindness and respect for others.

I myself became very God conscious and through my grandmother, who made sure that I went to Church and attended mass on a weekly bases, and indeed she would often check and ask me what was the gospel or the epistles’ that was read and which Priest offered the mass, there was no escape from missing mass; but in truth I wanted to attend anyway. I would also part take of the Eucharist celebration on a weekly bases and I would also attend confessions weekly. I was educated at St Paul’s primary and secondary school and completed by 3rd level education in Theology and Philosophy from University of Wales Trinity of St David.

I knew something about Islam through my studies and I had visited Tunisia in North Africa where you can say I saw a living example of Islamic way of life; it was there that I was introduced to Islam, and the order of Sufism. And it was from there that my interest in Islam started to develop. On my arrival in Tunisia like most young Irish men I was unaware of the Islamic customs and traditions of purdah and separation of men and women, but this really had an impact upon me from a moral perspective. I was quite impressed even though my other Irish friends both being male and female were not at all impressed, rather they felt it was oppressive. We saw that Muslim ladies were swimming in fully covered outfits and also the Irish girls being asked to cover up, of course I could see the reason why my friends felt it was oppression, but actually I admired it very much. It was during this time I heard my first ever Azan and I was spelled bound. I asked a local person, whose English was very good, what it was? And what did it mean? When he explained everything, I was overwhelmed by it all. I made my mind that when I return to UK I would pursue more about Islam.

When I returned to UK I was adamant to learn a lot more about Islam, I remember telling a Christian friend of mine whom I met in the World Wide Apostolic Church about my experience in Tunisia and he made a very interesting comment, he said ‘Muslims are the hardest to convert’!  When I asked him why? His reply was more shocking, he said ‘because they really practice their faith and believe in it’.  This really had a deep impact upon me.

The next time my Christian friends went to Hyde Park to preach I went with them. It was my first time ever to Hyde Park for preaching, it was amazing to see all faiths and also those with just opinions in one place, but I was soon in front of Christians debating with Muslims and it became very clear! That Muslims were hammering the Christians on theological ground even though I had studied theology and also spent over a year studying biblical studies with the World Wide Pentecostal Church to see if there were any differences between evangelism and Catholicism but nothing could prepare you for this.

There former Christians who had accepted Islam many whom today are well known Islamic personalities like Abdur Rahim Green, Yusuf Islam, Jay Smith (Christian apologist) all who were to become friends and enemies. I met Sufis, Shias Wahabbis, Sunnis and I was impressed with Islam. I studied Islam over the next two years going to Hyde Park every week, Piccadilly Circus (another area of debating) a place where I was to preach for over 15 years myself as well as Hyde Park in the future.

I had met many Muslims over two years from all sorts of Islamic schools of thought, the one that interested me was Sufism (Naqsh Bandi). Many Irish friends were embracing it, but for some reason I held off. I started to go to Regent Park Mosque and Goodge Street Mosque, a Muslim League Mosque (Wahbbi’s Mosque) and I became interested in them because of their discipline and strictness, but it became very clear after a while that some of their teaching was very radical. One day I was invited to a wedding (non Ahmadi salafi) I went and it was my first ever Islamic wedding I was impressed. All the men with flowing gowns long beards embracing each other with ‘Assalamo Alaikum’, shaking hands and much more.

During the wedding there was a room where men were sitting in groups, due to me being white non-Asian people were happy to see me and started to dawah to me. I also noticed a discussion between two Muslims who were surrounded by a group of men listening, the debate was about ‘the second coming of Jesus’. I started listening myself. One Muslim was debating that it would be Jesus himself that would come and the other was debating ‘no it would be someone else in place of Jesus’. The debate was based upon (which I know now –  not then) a hadith from Bukhari that when Jesus was to return he would go around and kill all the pigs, and break all crosses and remove Jiziya.

‘I loved and believed that Jesus would return
for the salvation of all mankind’

Ibrahim Noonan

Ibrahim Noonan, when training to be a Missionary and holding the post of Sadr Khuddam UK
with Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV

Muslim (a) was debating that it was to be understood literal and Muslim (b) was arguing it was metaphorical, I asked Muslim (a) if I could make a comment (by the way he is now a famous Asian Labour Party MP) and he and Muslim (b) said fine. I explained that Muslim (b) made more sense and his interpretation of the hadith was more realistic. After they both finished, this Muslim (a) asked me if I was a Muslim, my response was ‘I have come to believe that the Holy Prophet may peace be upon him was indeed a Prophet and that the Holy Qur’an was a Divine book, but I have not formally declared myself a Muslim’. His response was ‘then don’t tell me about Islam‘, he said further ‘this guy (Muslim (b) is not a Muslim, he is kafir’. My response was, ‘is he a Shia as they are only Muslims I have heard being called Kafir?’ Again his response was, ‘he is worst, he is Qadiani!‘. And then he walked away. I approached this other Muslim and asked what a Qadiani was? He simply replied that he was not Qadiani but an Ahmadi. I asked to explain what an Ahmadi was, he explained to me that he was indeed a Muslim, but belonged to a community called Ahmadiyya. He elaborated for the doctrines of the Ahmadiyya Community especially about the belief that Jesus did not die on the cross, and that someone else would return in his place.

I must admit I rejected this belief outright! As being a former Christian I loved and believed that Jesus would return for the salvation of all mankind, but as I came to know about Islam and found truth in it, and that it also mentioned Jesus and about the blessed Virgin Mary, it impressed me. Of course the very fact of the excellent character of the Holy Prophet of Islam also attracted me to Islam, and that it would be Jesus who would come back, was far greater. But now to be told that it would not be Jesus, but someone else, wow! No way had I thought to myself.  This Ahmadi asked me if I would read a book that he wanted to give to me, I said, ‘yes I would’.

The book that was given was more of booklet but it was called ‘Tomb of Jesus’. It was all about the survival of the cross and it gave many biblical references, which was impressive. When I got back to London, I started reading before sleeping, and as I was reading it, I was amazed at the Biblical evidence it was presenting for the survival of Jesus on the cross. I could not put the book down, I continued reading it and I finished by 2am.

I remember going on my knees and praying to God that is it possible!!! Is it possible that all these years (I was 22) I have been worshiping a human and that he did not die on the cross and that he survived and went looking for the other tribes of Israel?

This, putting it mildly ‘I felt that I was just hit by a bus’. The very next day I made contact with this Ahmadi and asked to see him.  As I was also living and working (part time as I was studying) in Central London we agreed to meet. When we met I had loads of questions based upon the book he gave me. He was happy that I found the book to be helpful, but he said ‘I have no knowledge’ but he gave me another book to read and explained it would answer my questions with regards to the other book.

He gave me ‘Jesus in India’. I took this book home and started reading it. It took me a while to digest its content, and about a month to complete. It was another book, which simply destroyed any argument I could think of with regards to the issue of the return of Jesus Christ. It just crucified me. It finished any intellectual or academic point with regards to Biblical evidence on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This book really bothered me a lot, almost every day I would be thinking about it in points and content. I had many Christian friends that I wanted to consult and also Muslim friends, but for some reason I did not seek their advice.  It was actually a good thing as they would have tried to convince me that the Ahmadiyya is false.

Anyway another month passed by. I went almost every week to Hyde Park and watched the debates between Christians and Muslims and became friendly with a renowned Christian apologist Jay Smith (who today is an arch enemy of Islam and Ahmadiyyat true Islam). I heard anti Islam debates and attacks upon the Prophet of Islam may peace be upon him and it was two debates in particular that really changed my life. The First one was, hearing Muslims debating about salvation and how the Holy Prophet may peace be upon him was the Messenger of Allah, and that now he was the only way to Salvation. The response from the Christians was ‘where is Muhammad may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him? Is he alive or dead? Of course the Muslims in their innocence said ‘he is dead’. The Christian (Jay smith) said, ‘ahh Muhammad is dead and buried in a grave,  praise the lord Jesus, who rose from the dead after the crucifixion and is alive in heaven’. He died for the sins of the whole of mankind, but your Prophet, just a human, died and was buried.

This is when I remembered the books I read that actually there is a belief that Jesus survived the cross and he was just a humble Prophet and he died a natural death like all humans. This made me decide to contact again this Ahmadi.

Then there was an incident when I saw a young Muslim the same age as me then (22) he had a beautiful beard (long) and was wearing very simple clothes. He was asked about the nature of God according to Islam, he beautifully explained about tawhid. I was so impressed, that deep down I knew, I wanted to be a Muslim. The second incident which convinced me that Islam is what I truly wanted to follow, but to be honest I was still hanging on to Jesus.

I started to visit Hyde Park frequently and also Leicester Square where a lot of preaching by Christians and Muslims would take place almost every night. I met with many Muslims and started to question everything about Islam. I had good Sufi friends, Shia and Salafi, they were all asking me to take the shahada, each time I considered it and planned to do it, something kept stopping me, at least three times something stopped me. I needed more questions answered by this Ahmadi friend.

‘When the Khalifa came in, he looked so beautiful and bright
like a shining star’

I made contact with this Ahmadi and he asked me to come to their convention (Jalsa Salana), where there would be scholars who could explain everything to me. I explained that I would be going back to Ireland on that weekend. He pleaded with me to consider attending the convention. I said ‘okay, I’ll go for one day only’. The day I went was a Friday, this was 1990, and the first thing that hit me was the volume of people and the various nationalities and of the majority being from Pakistan and India. I was placed in the main marquee where the entire English-speaking guests would sit. After a short time I saw people standing up and shouting and raising their fists and arms shouting something (Nara takbir). I was amazed and thought these people were mad, but suddenly I notice a man wearing a turban, entering the marquee and there was an entourage of people with him. He went on stage and the formal ceremonies (Quran, Nazam) began. I remember his speech very well, it was about tarbiyyat of the Jama’at. I was very impressed because I never saw a man, a leader, rebuke his own people and guide them towards God. After he spoke and then left the stage, I started to run after him as I wanted to meet him. I was running fast, so fast that I ran into someone and he fell down to the ground.

I picked him up and asked him if was okay?  He said he was fine and asked me where was I rushing to? I told him I want to see the man in the white turban. He informed me, that you can’t just see him like that. I explained that I never saw or heard a man like him and I need to see him. He explained that this man was the Khailifa and you can’t just see him like that.  The man I bumped into was Imam Rashid. He requested me to come back tomorrow and you can see the Khalifa in a specially organised function and Question & Answer session.  The Imam told me that I would come as his guest.

The next day I returned and my Ahmadi contact was very surprised at my eagerness. We arrived at Islamabad and I was taken straight to the Question & Answer Marquee and there were over 300 guests many of whom were European either English or German and many others. After a short time everyone was told that the head of the community was coming, we all sat down, I was in the front row, literally right in front of the Khailifa.

When the Fourth Khalifa (r.h.) came in, he looked so beautiful and bright like a shining star. The Question & Answer had not begun yet just looking at him overwhelmed me.  Before the session started, the Khalifa asked an English man why he was not doing the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. This English man (Maulana Tahir Selby, great man and great missionary) smiled and said that someone else was doing it. After the formalities the session started, each question was profound and the answers were astonishing.  The Khalifa was able to answer every question with such authority, it was amazing. I could not keep my eyes off the Khailifa for a second. When the Question & Answer finished, I went to another English looking person, who turned out to be Scottish man, Yahya Mckenize, a convert of 7 years.  I asked how do I become a member of this community? He was shocked! He said ‘you want to join the community?‘ I said ‘yes!’ He said ‘you have to fill out a Bai’at form‘.  I personally didn’t feel the need of filling out a form and even questioned it, but it was explained to me and I said okay. But they had to speak to Imam Rashid.

Ibrahim Noonan with Huzoor

Ibrahim with Huzoor at the UK Khuddam Ijtema in 2000


 ‘You can take the high road and read all the books
or you can take the low road and pray for the truth’

Imam Rashid asked me to sit with Maulana Bashir Ahmad Orchard, an English Missionary. I asked him loads of questions and he answered the best he could. He noticed that I had a bundle of books that Imam Rashid asked me to read, but said to me, ‘look you can take the high road and read many books or you can take the low road and pray to God to give you an answer about the truth of the Jama’at’.

After the Jalsa I went to Fazl Mosque to meet Imam Rashid as I wanted to sign Bai’at form, but he asked me to read more books and asked if I truly understood who the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him was? Of course, he was right, I knew academically, but spiritually probably not. Anyway I took more books and in a few days I left UK for my country, Ireland.

On my way home I was practicing telling my parents that I want to become a Muslim or I have decided to become a Muslim. But when I finally arrived, after been away for over four years, I was unable to tell them straight away, so I put my books in my room and spread them out in hope that they would see them.

But it took some time. One of the first problems I faced was that almost every morning, my father would offer me bacon and eggs for breakfast.  I refused every time, but then on the Sunday, (where all Irish people never refuse bacon, eggs and black pudding, which is completely Haram but it used to be my favourite) when my father brought me my breakfast I said ‘no thanks just eggs’. Well it was an explosion, my father became very angry and asked ‘have I become a Muslim?‘, I was shocked and immediately I said ‘yes!’ He became angry and ran upstairs and told my mother, who came down reciting ‘hail Mary’s‘ and the Lord’s Prayer. Both were very upset. My mum saying that she saw strange books in my room, (the Holy Qur’an) and she had seen me doing strange exercises in my bed room (Salat). Within the hour my brothers and sisters came to the house debating and trying to convince me that I had made a mistake or I was not in my senses. Later during the day my father called the local priest, who came to see me, and he tried to persuade me that the only path was through Jesus Christ. I told the priest not to waste his time, as I have chosen my path.

For a number of weeks my family was putting me under a lot of pressure, and they did not speak to me properly. There was tension in the house all the time. I decided to move to another city in Ireland, Cork City to get some space. During that time my Father came to see me and my friends, all still trying to convince me that I made a mistake. Being a young 23 year old, I started to think that perhaps they are right, I am Irish, all my friends and family are Irish, my whole social life was the Irish culture ( i.e. pubs, night clubs, girlfriends etc.) even though I did not drink, but still all my friends did. I started to ask myself, ‘am I being silly, is Islam for me.’ All sorts doubts were coming to mind, I missed my friends, and my ex girlfriend whom I cared about a lot as I was still in love with her. All these things started to effect my mind and heart.

It was at this point that I remembered the words of the great Maulana Bashir Orchard sahib ‘you can take the high road and read all the books or you can take the low road and pray for the truth’. I was given a janamaz (prayer mat), I put the Qur’an and the Bible on a shelf in front of me.  I did not know the Arabic for Salat so I prayed in English and fell to ground in prostration and said “Oh God, I know you exist, and I know Satan is not more powerful than you, so when I pray to you, he cannot come to me before you, you say in the Qur’an, ‘make one step towards me and I’ll come running to you’ in the Bible it say’s ‘knock and the door will be opened.’

Oh God, I believe in Jesus, a noble Prophet and I believe that Muhammad may peace be upon him is also a Prophet and I only want to follow the truth, so which of these two Prophets should I follow?

Oh God, Satan cannot get to me before you, so which of these prophets should I follow? If you don’t answer me than I’ll hold you accountable on the Day of Judgment.”

After this prayer I fell asleep and I saw my first real dream. I saw “that I was praying in a church with other Christians and I stood up and turned to the east and raised my hands and said ‘Allahu Akbar’ and I fell in prostration, also seven other Christians stood and turned to the east and said ‘Allahu Akbar’ and fell in prostration

When I woke up I realized that I was told to follow Islam. I packed my bags and decided to return to London, as I needed to be near Muslims. My parents were distraught, my mum begged me to stay, my father had tears in his eyes, but I had to go. On my return to London I went straight to the Fazl Mosque to see Imam Sahib and told him my dream and I declared my shahada. But when a few weeks passed and I met some of my old Muslims friends (non-Ahmadis) they were happy to see me, and asked where have I been? I told them I went back to Ireland and now I am back, I told them that I have declared my Shahada. They were very happy and one person who was with them asked ‘which mosque do you attend?’ as he has not seen me in the mosque. I told him ‘I go to the London Mosque’. He said ‘you mean, Regents Park Mosque?’ I said ‘no, the London Mosque in Southfields‘.

This Muslim started saying, you mean ‘Qadiani Mosque!‘ He said ‘no brother they are not Muslim‘. We debated for some time. He gave me a book called ‘Qadianiyyat an Analytical study‘. This was a pure anti Ahmadi book, but I took it, and thought what if they are right? So I started to read this book, and after a few chapters I could not read anymore, because it was full of all abuse against the Promised Messiah(as). I was now fed up, was Ahmadiyyat true or not?  I took my Janamaz and fell in prostration and cried in anger and said ‘Oh God, I have no time for this! If Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is true and he is the Messiah and Mahdi, then I want to see him

That night after sleeping I saw the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him in front of me and he said ‘Ahmadiyyat is Islam and Islam is Ahmadiyyat’. He then said ‘if you are ever in doubt again pray in this position, and I saw the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him fall in prostration’.  When I woke up I was sweating and I realized that Ahmadiyyat is the true Islam. Alhamdulillah.

Now by the grace of Allah Ibrahim Noonan Sb is serving as a missionary in Ireland.

The Civil and Military Gazette called MGA a fanatic

Intro
Contrary to what Ahmadis will present, MGA was seen as a fanatic in British-India.

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43:61 of the Quran proves that Esa (As) will physically descend to Earth just before the final hour

Intro
Watch Omar Khan’s video on this topic herein. The Quran clearly mentions the second coming of Esa (as) as a sign of the final hour, which indicates that he will physically return (see 43:61 of the Quran)(43:62 in the Qadiani Quran). See Tafir Ibn Kathir and every other classical tafsir. Ibn Kathir was an islamic scholar mujadid, and Ahmadis even consider him as such, he was also a student of the famous Ibn Taymiyyah and lived under the Mamluk Sultanate. In MGA’s book, “Ijaz-e-Ahmadi”, he tries to cover 43:61(see pages 36-37)(1901). In 1901, MGA and his team of writers were asserting that the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] that has been used here refers to the punishment inflicted upon the Jews, and not the Day of Judgement. Which is a total lie. See 54:1 for an example of how سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] refers to the final hour. MGA goes on to argue that the Jews were given a taste of the Day of Judgment by being afflicted with a severe chastisement which could be likened to the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] for them. In the Quranic idiom, the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] means punishment. This is why it had been foretold that the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] would strike the Jews as a result of their rejection of ‘Isa.

Along the way, MGA quotes Tafsir al-Baghawi (which is in arabic only), Tafsīr al-Baghawī (Arabicتفسير البغوي‎), also known as Ma‘ālim al-Tanzīl, is a classical Sunni tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis) by Husayn b. Mas’ūd al-Baghawī (d. 1122), written as an abridgement of Tafsir al-Thalabi by al-Tha’labī (d. 1035). It is generally classified as one of the books of narration-based tafsir, as it collects and presents many statements from the Sahabah and Tabi’oon. The book primarily relies on 11 reliable chains of narrations, which al-Baghawi mentions in the introduction to his work.[1] It currently exists in four volumes and eight volumes in its Lebanon edition and Cairo edition respectively.

Furthermore, 3:46 of the Quran proves that the second coming of Esa (as) will physically happen. 5:110 also proves that Esa (as) will physically descend from heaven. 3:48 of the Quran also proves that Esa (as) will physically descend from heaven. 4:159 of the Quran also proves that Esa (as) will physically descend from heaven. 39:42 also proves that Esa (as) will physically descend from heaven.

Also, remember to read the 2nd Khalifa and his opinion on this verse herein.
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1891

MGA seems to have covered 43:61 in his book, “Al-Haq Mubahathah Dehli”, RK-4, pages 168-169. Waiting for scans and further analysis. This book was published in 1905, 14 years after the written debate. MGA and his team seem to have said that this verse only means that “Knowledge of the Quran”. He references Tafsir al-Baghawi. However, he takes 1 of the 8 opinions and rejects the other 7, which clearly prove that this verse is about the second coming of Esa (as).

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1902
MGA on 43:61
MGA’s book, “Ijaz-e-Ahmadi”, he tries to cover 43:61(see pages 36-37)(1902)

“”””What is more, the maulawis argue that the verse:

اِنَّهٗ لَعِلْمٌ لِّلسَّاعَةِ     (((But verily, he is a sign of the Hour. So have no doubt about it, but follow me. This is the right path.)))

pertains to ‘Isa. Indeed one should fear people who have such gross misunderstanding of the Holy Quran, for an incompetent religious scholar can put a person’s faith in danger. O Wicked
people! Is the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, himself not عِلْمٌ للسَّاعَۃِ while he has stated that:

‘I and the Last Hour are like this…’ Sahih al-Bukhari, Kitabur-Riqaq, p. 546, Mausu‘a al-Hadith, Darus-Salam Pub. Riyadh. [Publisher]

and while God also stated:

اِقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَ انْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ3

Then how obnoxious a folly it would be on the part of the people to interpret the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah—the hour] here as the Day of Judgment! Now, allow me to explain that the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] that has been used here refers to the punishment inflicted upon the Jews at the hands of Titus, the Roman Emperor, after Hadrat ‘Isa had left them. God Himself spoke of this سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] in the Holy Quran in Surah Bani Isra’il. This verse is elaborated further by another one:

مَثَلًا لِّبَنِيْۤ اِسْرَآءِيْلَ—–Surah az-Zukhruf, 43:60. [Publisher]

That is, during the time of Hadrat ‘Isa, the Jews were given a taste of the Day of Judgment by being afflicted with a severe chastisement which could be likened to the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] for them.
In the Quranic idiom, the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] means punishment. This is why it had been foretold that the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] would strike the Jews as a result of their rejection of ‘Isa. Consequently, the Sign appeared as foretold and the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] befell the Jews. What is more, they were also stricken severely by the plague in those days. These events served as Doomsday for them, since the سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] resulted in the destruction of hundreds of thousands of Jews. Besides, thousands died of the plague and the remaining became dispersed in utter disgrace. The Last Day will be a great affliction for the whole of humanity. This, however, was an affliction
meant specifically for the Jews. This argument is supported further by the Holy Quran when
Allah, the Exalted, says:

اِنَّهٗ لَعِلْمٌ لِّلسَّاعَةِ فَلَا تَمْتَرُنَّ بِهَا—-Surah az-Zukhruf, 43:62. [Publisher]

This means: ‘O ye Jews! With the advent of ‘Isa, you will experience the horror of the Day of Judgment as you will be afflicted with a similar calamity, i.e.:

مَثَلًا لِّبَنِيْۤ اِسْرَآءِيْلَ—-Surah az-Zukhruf, 43:60. [Publisher]

which means that an affliction akin to the Day of Judgment will befall you; hence, you must not have any doubt about it.’

It would clearly have been out of place for God to have urged the Jews not to doubt the occurrence of the actual Last Day, saying they would surely witness it. The Jews of that time all passed away and they never witnessed the Last Day, which is actually yet to come. So, did God tell a lie?! What they did witness, however, was the destruction brought about by Titus, the Roman general.

Therefore, the term قِیَامَة [Qiyamah] here refers to the calamity the Jews suffered at the hands of Titus, the Roman emperor, in Jesus’ time and which they then witnessed again as a result of the plague. Since the ancient times, divine Scriptures contained the promise of the punishment that finds mention in the Bible on a number of occasions. In the Holy Quran, a verse was revealed
specifically in this context. Hence, the same promise is recorded in the Holy Quran as was recorded in the previous scriptures with a view to warn the Jews. Otherwise, who would have cared for the distant Doomsday?! Do the present-day maulawis fear the Day of Judgment? Surely, they do not! As I have just explained, the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] is not peculiar to the Day of Judgment, nor has the Holy Quran used it specifically in relation to the Day of Judgment. It is appalling that men of imperfect knowledge, who are destined to be ruined, make such interpretations as are clearly contradictory to the purport of the terms themselves. What fear did the Jews have of the Last Day! The promise of an imminent punishment, however, would surely have left their hearts in distress.

Sadly, the maulawis, who are mere simpletons and remain, for most of the time, confined to their chambers, are very narrow- minded. They do not know that the promise recorded in the previous scriptures was related to that very سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] that struck the Jews during the reign of Titus, and that the Holy Quran has stated explicitly that the Jews were punished due to the curse invoked upon them by ‘Isa [ Jesus].

Besides, to apply the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] to an instance of extraordinary punishment is not only a Quranic idiom, it is found in the previous revealed Books as well and is found in abundance.
I wonder from where and whom these simpleton maulawis have come to hear that the term سَاعَۃ [sa‘ah] applies only to the Day of Judgment. Unfortunately, these people have become senselesslike animals. In spite of suffering humiliation step after step due to their mistakes, they are still not willing to give up their errors. Is there no limit to their mistakes! They most certainly do not understand the meaning or intent of the Quran. They have raised ‘Isa bodily to Heaven, but failed to address the accusation levelled [against him] by the Jews. God responds to the Jews, who made the claim…………….”

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1902

Al-Badr, Volume 1, Number 3, Dated, November 14th, 1902, page 18. MGA claims that the hour refers to the punishment that the Jews were given for rejecting Esa (as).  
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1917
Muhammad Ali also lied

Muhammad Ali explains this away as the “final-hour” meaning only the end of Esa’s (as) prophethood. He translates the relevant words as “And most surely it is a sign of the hour”.
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1955

Maulvi Sher Ali’s english translation of the Quran was published in1955 from Holland, followed by 12 editions uptil 1979, they seem to have been constantly revising it. He writes that Esa (as) was a sign of the final hour. In the newest edition of 2015, they put in a note, and claimed that Esa (As) is* is sign of the final hour.
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1957–1979
Tafsir e Sagheer by the 2nd Khalifa

The Khalifa agrees with MGA that this verse 43:61 as knowledge of the Quran. A few verses later, the Khalifa claims that this verse is about the second coming of Esa (as).

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1988
Malik Ghulam Farid’s famous 5-volume commentary of the Quran

He translates this verse as Esa WAS* a sign of the final hour. In the commentary, he writes that this verse refers to the time of the Mosaic prophets, and refers to the punishment that the Jews were given for rejecting Esa (as). He also hypothesizes that if this verse would mean that the Quran was a sign of the final hour, he then claims that it could also mean great calamities would engulf the world.

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2000

In Mirza Tahir Ahmad urdu translation of the Quran, he translates this verse as Esa (as) is a sign of the hour.
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2015, published from Rabwah
Scans from MGA’s Tafsir ul Quran compilation


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Tafsīr al-Baghawī (Arabicتفسير البغوي‎), also known as Ma‘ālim al-Tanzīl, is a classical Sunnitafsir (Qur’anic exegesis) by Husayn b. Mas’ūd al-Baghawī (d. 1122). 

He wrote that this verse has 8 possible meanings. 7 of the meanings are that Esa (as) will physically descend and etc. 1 of the meanings is that it can also refer to the quran (that is the verse 43:61).
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Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Allah tells us how the Quraysh persisted in their disbelief and stubborn arguments:

﴿وَلَمَّا ضُرِبَ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ مَثَلاً إِذَا قَوْمُكَ مِنْهُ يَصِدُّونَ ﴾

(And when the son of Maryam is quoted as an example, behold, your people cry aloud thereat.) Several others narrated that Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, Mujahid, `Ikrimah, As-Suddi and Ad-Dahhak said, “They laughed, i.e., they were astounded by that.” Qatadah said, “They were repelled by that and they laughed.” Ibrahim An-Nakha`i said, “They turned away.” The reason for this was mentioned by Muhammad bin Ishaq in As-Sirah. He said, “According to what I have heard, the Messenger of Allah sat down one day with Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah in the Masjid, and An-Nadr bin Al-Harith came and sat down with them. There were also other men from the Quraysh in the gathering. The Messenger of Allah spoke, then An-Nadr bin Al-Harith came up to him and the Messenger of Allah spoke to him until he defeated him in argument. Then he recited to him and to them,

﴿إِنَّكُمْ وَمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ حَصَبُ جَهَنَّمَ أَنتُمْ لَهَا وَارِدُونَ ﴾

(Certainly you and that which you are worshipping now besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! (Surely) you will enter it.) (21:98) Then the Messenger of Allah got up and went to sit with `Abdullah bin Al-Zab`ari At-Tamimi. Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah said to him, `By Allah, An-Nadr bin Al-Harith could not match the son of `Abd Al-Muttalib in argument. Muhammad claims that we and these gods that we worship are fuel for Hell.’ `Abdullah bin Az-Zab`ari said, `By Allah, if I meet with him I will defeat him in argument. Ask Muhammad whether everyone that is worshipped instead of Allah will be in Hell with those who worshipped him, for we worship the angels, and the Jews worship `Uzayr, and the Christians worship the Messiah `Isa bin Maryam.’ Al-Walid and those who were sitting with him were amazed at what `Abdullah bin Az-Zab`ari said, and they thought that he had come up with a good point. He said this to the Messenger of Allah , who said:

«كُلُّ مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُعْبَدَ مِنْ دُونِ اللهِ فَهُوَ مَعَ مَنْ عَبَدَهُ، فَإِنَّهُمْ إِنَّمَا يَعْبُدُونَ الشَّيْطَانَ وَمَنْ أَمَرَهُمْ بِعِبَادَتِه»

(Everyone who likes to worship something other than Allah will be with the one whom he worshipped, for indeed they are worshipping the Shaytan and whomever told them to worship that person.)” Then Allah revealed the words:

﴿إِنَّ الَّذِينَ سَبَقَتْ لَهُمْ مِّنَّا الْحُسْنَى أُوْلَـئِكَ عَنْهَا مُبْعَدُونَ ﴾

(Verily, those for whom the good has preceded from Us, they will be removed far therefrom (Hell)) (21:101), meaning that `Isa, `Uzayr and rabbis and monks who were also worshipped, who spent their lives in devotion towards Allah. The misguided people who came after them took them as lords instead of Allah. Concerning the notion of worshipping the angels as daughters of Allah, the following words were revealed:

﴿وَقَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ الرَّحْمَـنُ وَلَداً سُبْحَانَهُ بَلْ عِبَادٌ مُّكْرَمُونَ ﴾

(And they say: “The Most Gracious has begotten a son (or children).” Glory to Him! They are but honored servants.) (21:26) Concerning `Isa bin Maryam, the fact that he is worshipped instead of Allah, and to the amazement of Al-Walid and the others who were present at the argument, the following was revealed:

﴿وَلَمَّا ضُرِبَ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ مَثَلاً إِذَا قَوْمُكَ مِنْهُ يَصِدُّونَ ﴾

(And when the son of Maryam is quoted as an example, behold, your people cry aloud thereat.) meaning, they take this argument as a basis for rejecting your message. Then Allah mentions `Isa bin Maryam and says:

﴿إِنْ هُوَ إِلاَّ عَبْدٌ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَيْهِ وَجَعَلْنَـهُ مَثَلاً لِّبَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ – وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَجَعَلْنَا مِنكُمْ مَّلَـئِكَةً فِى الاٌّرْضِ يَخْلُفُونَ وَإِنَّهُ لَعِلْمٌ لِّلسَّاعَةِ﴾

(He was not more than a servant. We granted Our favor to him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel. And if it were Our will, We would have made angels to replace you on the earth. And he (`Isa) shall be a known sign for the Hour. ) meaning, the miracles and signs that happened at his hands, such as raising the dead and healing the sick, are sufficient as signs of the approach of the Hour.

﴿فَلاَ تَمْتَرُنَّ بِهَا وَاتَّبِعُونِ هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ﴾

(Therefore have no doubt concerning it. And follow Me! This is the straight path).” Ibn Jarir mentioned that Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, commented on the Ayah:

﴿وَلَمَّا ضُرِبَ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ مَثَلاً إِذَا قَوْمُكَ مِنْهُ يَصِدُّونَ ﴾

(And when the son of Maryam is quoted as an example, behold, your people cry aloud thereat.) “This means the Quraysh, when it was said to them:

﴿إِنَّكُمْ وَمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ حَصَبُ جَهَنَّمَ أَنتُمْ لَهَا وَارِدُونَ ﴾

(Certainly you and that which you are worshipping now besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! (Surely) you will enter it.) (21:98) The Quraysh said to him: `What about `Isa bin Maryam’ He said:

«ذَاكَ عَبْدُاللهِ وَرَسُولُه»

(He is the servant and Messenger of Allah.) They said, `By Allah, he means that we should take him as a lord just as the Christians took `Isa son of Maryam as a lord.’ Then Allah said:

﴿مَا ضَرَبُوهُ لَكَ إِلاَّ جَدَلاَ بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ خَصِمُونَ﴾

(They quoted not the above example except for argument. Nay! But they are a quarrelsome people).”

﴿وَقَالُواْ ءَأَالِهَتُنَا خَيْرٌ أَمْ هُوَ﴾

(And say: “Are our gods better or is he”). Qatadah said, “They were saying, `our gods are better than him’.” Qatadah said; “Ibn Mas`ud, may Allah be pleased with him, recited it (أَآلِهَتُنَا خَيْرٌ أَمْ هذَا) (Are our gods better or is this (person))” they mean Muhammad .

﴿مَا ضَرَبُوهُ لَكَ إِلاَّ جَدَلاَ﴾

(They quoted not the above example except for argument.) means, for the sake of stubborn argument, for they knew that he (`Isa ) was not included in the Ayah (21:98), because that would not make sense. The words,

﴿إِنَّكُمْ وَمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ حَصَبُ جَهَنَّمَ﴾

(Certainly you and that which you are worshipping now besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell!) (21:98) are addressed to the Quraysh, for they used to worship idols and false gods — they did not worship the Messiah so why should he be included in what the Ayah says What they said was only for the sake of argument; they did not really believe in it. Imam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on him, recorded that Abu Umamah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The Messenger of Allah said:

«مَا ضَلَّ قَوْمٌ بَعْدَ هُدًى كَانُوا عَلَيْهِ، إِلَّا أُوْرِثُوا الْجَدَل»

g(No people go astray after having been guided, but they resort to (futile) argument.) Then the Messenger of Allah recited this Ayah:

﴿مَا ضَرَبُوهُ لَكَ إِلاَّ جَدَلاَ بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ خَصِمُونَ﴾

(They quoted not the above example except for argument. Nay! But they are a quarrelsome people).” It was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ibn Jarir. At-Tirmidhi said, “This Hadith is Hasan Sahih, we do not know it except from the Hadith of Hajjaj bin Dinar…”

﴿إِنْ هُوَ إِلاَّ عَبْدٌ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَيْهِ﴾

(He (`Isa) was not more than a servant. We granted Our favor to him,) means, `Isa, peace be upon him; he was no more than one of the servants of Allah whom Allah blessed with prophethood and messengership.

﴿وَجَعَلْنَـهُ مَثَلاً لِّبَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ﴾

(and We made him an example for the Children of Israel.) means, `a sign, proof and evidence of Our power to do whatever We will.’

﴿وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَجَعَلْنَا مِنكُمْ مَّلَـئِكَةً فِى الاٌّرْضِ يَخْلُفُونَ ﴾

(And if it were Our will, We would have made angels to replace you on the earth.) As-Suddi said, “They would have taken your place on (the earth). ” Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, and Qatadah said, “They would have succeeded one another just as you succeed one another.” This view is implied by the former veiw. Mujahid said, “They would have populated the earth instead of you.” Allah’s saying:

﴿وَإِنَّهُ لَعِلْمٌ لِّلسَّاعَةِ﴾

(And he (`Isa) shall be a known sign for (the coming of) the Hour.) The correct view concerning this phrase is that it refers to his descent before the Day of Resurrection, as Allah says:

﴿وَإِن مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَـبِ إِلاَّ لَيُؤْمِنَنَّ بِهِ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ﴾

(And there is none of the People of the Scripture but must believe in him before his death) (4:159). — meaning before the death of `Isa, peace be upon him —

﴿وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَـمَةِ يَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ شَهِيداً﴾

And on the Day of Resurrection, he will be a witness against them )4:159(. This meaning has the support from an alternate recitation of the Aya0t؛ (وَإِنَّهُ لَعَلَمٌ لِلسَّاعَةِ) (And he shall be a known sign for (the coming of) the Hour.) means, evidence that the Hour will surely come. Mujahid said:

﴿وَإِنَّهُ لَعِلْمٌ لِّلسَّاعَةِ﴾

(And he shall be a sign for (the coming of) the Hour.) means, sign and “One of the signs of the Hour will be the appearance of `Isa son of Maryam before the Day of Resurrection. ” Something similar was also narrated from Abu Hurayrah, Ibn `Abbas, `Abu Al-`Aliyah, Abu Malik, `Ikrimah, Al-Hasan, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and others. Many Mutawatir Hadiths report that the Messenger of Allah said that `Isa will descend before the Day of Resurrection as a just ruler and fair judge.

﴿فَلاَ تَمْتَرُنَّ بِهَا﴾

(Therefore have no doubt concerning it.) means, do not doubt that it will surely come to pass.

﴿وَاتَّبِعُونِ﴾

(And follow Me.) means, `in what I tell you about it.’

﴿هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌوَلاَ يَصُدَّنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَـنُ﴾

(This is the straight path. And let not Shaytan hinder you.) means, from following the truth.

﴿إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌوَلَمَّا جَآءَ عِيسَى بِالْبَيِّنَـتِ قَالَ قَدْ جِئْتُكُم بِالْحِكْمَةِ﴾

(Verily, he (Satan) to you is a plain enemy. And when `Isa came with (Our) clear proofs, he said: “I have come to you with Al-Hikmah…”), meaning prophethood:

﴿وَلأُبَيِّنَ لَكُم بَعْضَ الَّذِى تَخْتَلِفُونَ فِيهِ﴾

(and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) in which you differ.) Ibn Jarir said, “This means religious matters, not worldly matters.” What he said is good.

﴿فَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ﴾

(Therefore have Taqwa of Allah) means, `with regard to what I command you to do.’

﴿وَأَطِيعُونِ﴾

(and obey me.) means, `in what I bring to you.’

﴿إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ رَبِّى وَرَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُوهُ هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ ﴾

(Verily, Allah! He is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. This is the straight path.) means, `you and I are enslaved to Him, in need of Him and we commonly share in the worship of Him Alone, associating none with Him.’

﴿هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ﴾

(This is the straight path) means, `what I have brought to you is the straight path, which is the worship of the Lord, may He exalted, Alone.’

﴿فَاخْتَلَفَ الاٌّحْزَابُ مِن بَيْنِهِمْ﴾

(But the sects from among themselves differed. ) means, they differed and became parties and factions, some who stated that he (`Isa) was the servant and Messenger of Allah — which is true – while others claimed that he was the son of Allah or that he himself was Allah — glorified be Allah far above what they say. Allah says:

﴿فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنْ عَذَابِ يَوْمٍ أَلِيمٍ﴾

(So woe to those who do wrong from the torment of a painful Day)!

﴿هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلاَّ السَّاعَةَ أَن تَأْتِيَهُمْ بَغْتَةً وَهُمْ لاَ يَشْعُرُونَ – الاٌّخِلاَءُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلاَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ – يعِبَادِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ وَلاَ أَنتُمْ تَحْزَنُونَ – الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِـَايَـتِنَا وَكَانُواْ مُسْلِمِينَ – ادْخُلُواْ الْجَنَّةَ أَنتُمْ وَأَزْوَجُكُمْ تُحْبَرُونَ – يُطَافُ عَلَيْهِمْ بِصِحَـفٍ مِّن ذَهَبٍ وَأَكْوَبٍ وَفِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الاٌّنْفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الاٌّعْيُنُ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَـلِدُونَ – وَتِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِى أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ – لَكُمْ فِيهَا فَـكِهَةٌ كَثِيرَةٌ مِّنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ ﴾

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Mufti Muhammad Sadiq sent the “Letter of Warning” to Piggot

Intro
This “Letter of Warning” was missing for over 100 years, Akber C and AK Shaikh seem to have found it and posted it on their website.  The back story is as follows, it seems that MGA’s team read about the claim of Piggot and Dowie in various newspapers of 1902 and thus decided to send them “challenges”, not a Mubahila, or a death prophecy but a sort of “warning of impending danger”.  The reason it was worded as such was because in 1899, MGA was legally stopped from doing “death-prophecies” and Mubahila’s by the British Government.  Clause #5 stated that MGA would never do a Mubahila vs. Batalvi and his friends and vice versa.  However, by 1902, MGA had taken his challenges overseas to the USA (in terms of Dowie) and to the mainland of the British Government, the British courts remained silent however.  There was another case of defamation in 1904 wherein MGA lost (a hindu judge presided) the case, MGA seems to have made disparaging remarks about a Maulvi.  MGA = was saved on appeal via a British judge, its the case of Karam Din vs. MGA.  MGA even engaged Maulvi Sanaullah in Mubahila in 1907 and Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan.  It seems that the British government wasn’t serious about sending MGA to jail and simply let him run free and unabated.

A brief translation of the “warning”
“””””J.H. Smyth Pigott, Pastor of… London, has recently announced himself as God… on the 7th and 14th of September 1902… God has, therefore, commanded me to warn him… I, therefore, warn him through this notice that if he does not repent of this irreverent claim, he shall be soon annihilated, even in my life-time… God has borne witness to my truth with heavenly signs shown in thousands… The death of Mr. Pigott within my life-time shall be another sign of my truth. If I die before Mr. Pigott, I am not the true Messiah nor am I from God… God shall bring the false Messiah to destruction within the life-time of the true one… 24th November 1902.”””””

The scans


This “warning” wasn’t published in the English ROR of Nov 1902
The ROR of Sep-1903 published extracts from this letter as well as other various comments from British newspapers.

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Mufti Muhammad Sadiq says: We don’t preach Hazrat Mirza’s prophethood

Intro
This entire entry was taken from here: http://www.ahmadiyya.org/qadis/sadiq.htm

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq held a very high position in the Qadiani Jama‘at. In October 1910, before the Split and two years after the death of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, when he was editor of the Ahmadiyya newspaper Badr, he reported in this paper an account of his meeting with the famous Muslim scholar Maulana Shibli. Within this account he writes:

“Shibli asked if we believe the late Mirza sahib to be a prophet. I replied that our belief in this respect was the same as that of other Muslims, viz., that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Khatam an-nabiyyin. After him, no other prophet can come, neither new nor old. However, the phenomenon of Divine revelation still continues, but even that is through the agency of the Holy Prophet. By receiving spiritual benefit from him, there have been men among the Muslims who had the privilege of Divine revelation, and in future too there shall be such. As Hazrat Mirza sahib was also privileged with Divine revelation, and in his revelations God gave him many news of the future as prophecies, which were fulfilled, for this reason Mirza sahib was one who made prophecies. Such a one is called nabi in Arabic lexicology, and in Hadith too the coming Promised Messiah is called nabi.

To this, Shibli replied that certainly according to the dictionary meanings this can be so, and in the Arabic language this word does have this meaning, but the ordinary people become perturbed because they do not know this significance, and they raise objections. I said that, with us, the question of Mirza sahib’s prophethood is not such that it is included in the conditions of the Pledge (bai‘at), nor is it required to be acknowledged when taking the Pledge, nor do we go about preaching it.Our belief is what we have explained above.”

(Badr, 27 October 1910, page 9. Underlining is ours.)

The points to note in Mufti Muhammad Sadiq’s statement are the following:

  1. Ahmadis hold the same belief as other Muslims, that no prophet, new or old, can come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
  2. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s status was that he was one of those men in Islam who receive Divine revelation. Such recipients of revelation had existed in Islam before him and would come in the future as well.
  3. The Pledge to join the Ahmadiyya Movement does not mention that Hazrat Mirza sahib was a prophet, and Ahmadis are not required to acknowledge Hazrat Mirza sahib’s prophethood when they enter the Ahmadiyya Movement.
  4. Ahmadis do not go about preaching that Hazrat Mirza sahib was a prophet.

This, then, was the belief publicly expressed by a top-most Qadiani missionary and editor of the Ahmadiyya community’s newspaper, two years after Hazrat Mirza sahib’s death and four years before the Split. Below is displayed the image of the relevant part of this article from the original newspaper:

Badr, 27 October 1910

Quotes Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din in his support

Moreover, in the article mentioned above, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq goes on to quote a letter by Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din, then Head of the Ahmadiyya Movement, in support of his explanation. He writes:

“It seems appropriate at this point that I should include in this paper a recent letter by Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Masih [Maulana Nur-ud-Din] which he has written in reply to Sardar Muhammad Ajab Khan, and made it a sworn statement.”

That letter is as follows:

“To cut open the heart and look into it, or make others look into it, is beyond human power. If one relies on oaths, I see no oath equal to: By Allah, the Great. Neither you nor anyone else will accompany me after my death, except my faith and deeds. As this matter will be presented before Allah Almighty, I swear by Allah, the Great, by Whose leave heaven and earth exist, I believe Mirza sahib to be the Mujaddid of this century. I believe him to be righteous. I believe him to be a slave of Muhammad, Messenger of Allah, and a sincere servant of his Shari‘ah. And Mirza too considered himself to be a life-sacrificing slave of the Arabian Prophet, Muhammad ibn Abdullah.

The dictionary meaning of the word nabi, we believe, is one who gives news, having received knowledge beforehand from Allah Almighty, not one who brings a shari‘ah. Both Mirza sahib and I consider any person who rejects even an iota of the Holy Quran or the shari‘ah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad to be a kafir and an accursed one. This is my belief, and this was also I consider the belief of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib. If anyone rejects this, refuses to accept it, or calls us hypocrites, his affair is with God. — Nur-ur-Din, in his own hand, 22 October 1910.”

(For the Urdu text of this letter, see this link.)

Here Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din mentions the claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as being“Mujaddid of this century” and says that the word nabi is only applied to him in the dictionary sense of this word.

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Some Biographical data on Mufti Muhammad Sadiq–the inside man

Intro
This entire entry is taken from here: http://www.muslimsunrise.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=134

The data

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq: Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in the United States of America”

 

By Dhost Muhammad Shahid, Historian of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

 

 

Khalifatul Masih II, the second successor to the Promised Mes­siah, said:

 

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq sahib is also a very loyal devotee who has ren­dered innumerable services to Ahmadiyyat. He was very dear to the Promised Messiah and was consid­ered among the elect servants of Allah. God Almighty also blessed him with the op­portunity to propagate Islam during this period.” (Al-Fazl, July 24, 1924)

 

Family

 

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was a highly noble and godly personality in Ahmadiyyat. He was a descendent of Uthman, son of Affan, the third successor of the Holy Prophet. His ancestors migrated from Arabia to Iran and then reached Punjab [India] during the reign of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi and settled in Multan and Pakpatan and served as qazis (judges) under the then Government. During the reformation reign of Aurangzeb, a religious scholar of his family was appointed mufti (scholar) in the ancient city of Bhera in Northern Punjab and consequently the family came to settle there.

 

His father, Mufti Inayatullah, had passed away before Mirza Ghulam Ahmad pro­claimed to be the Promised Messiah. His mother, Faiz Bibi, joined Ahmadiyyat between 1896 and 1897. After her bai’at (initiation) when she was returning to Bhera from Qadian, the Promised Messiah walked up to the tonga (cart) stand to bid farewell to Mufti Muhammad Sadiq and his respected mother. The Promised Messiah had ordered some food for their journey but it was brought unpacked. The Promised Messiah tore-up a yard of cloth from his turban and gave them the food wrapped in it.

 

Birth, Early Education, and Bai’at

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was bom on January 11, 1872, at Bhera in Mufti Mohallah. After completing his matriculation (Entrance Examination) in his hometown, he was appointed as an English teacher in Jammu High School in 1890 with some assistance from Maulana Nooruddin Bhervi. He visited Qadian for the first time at the end of the same year and was initiated at the sacred hand of the Promised Messiah on January 31, 1891. Dr. Sadiq himself writes:

 

“I joined service in Jammu High School in 1890 after completing my Entrance Examination. Another teacher, my namesake (the late Maulvi Fazil Muhammad Sadiq), and I were living in the same house. It was at a time when the Promised Messiah’s book Fath Islam (Victory of Islam) reached Jammu (or probably its pages were sent to Maulvi Nooruddin for proofreading). My friend and I read it together. The book contained in it a de­tailed account of the death of Masih-i-Nasri (Jesus of Nazareth) and the first pronouncement of the claim of [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] to be the Promised Messiah. I wrote down some questions and for­warded those to the Promised Messiah. Hadhrat Maulvi Abdul Kareem sahib, who was in Jammu during those days, in­formed me verbally that a book is being published shortly and will also have an­swers to all those questions.

 

I came to Qadian during winter va­cation of December 1890. I travelled alone on horse carriage from Batala and paid twelve anas in fare. I had an in­troductory letter from Hadhrat Maulvi Nooruddin which was presented to the Promised Messiah on my arrival. Hadhur came out of his house and, told me that [Mauvi Abdul Karim] had written well about me and asked if I had taken my meals. His Holiness then re­turned to his house after a short while. There was one other guest before me (the late Syed Fazal Shah) and Hafiz Shiekh Hamid was there to look after the guests. The Round Room (Gol Kamra) served as the guest house and was not surrounded by three walls at that time. Syed Fazal Shah and I slept in that room at night. At prayer time, His Holiness came to Masjid Mubarak, known also as “Small Mosque.” Hadhur’s face looked bright. He was wearing a white turban, his beard was dyed with henna and he was hold­ing a walking stick in hand.

 

Next morning, when Hadhur came out of his living quarters, all three of us (Syed Fazal Shah, Hafiz Hamid Ali and myself) went out for a walk with His Holiness in the open through the growing crops towards the east side of the village. During this first walk, I asked Hadhur how can one be protected from a sinful living? Hadhur said that one should always remember one’s death. When man forgets that he has to die one day he becomes intoxicated with high hopes about the future and begins to dream that he would do this and he would do that. He becomes lax and fearless to commit sins.

 

Syed Fazal Shah asked what is meant by the saying that the Promised Messiah would appear at a time when the sun will rise from the West. Hadhur said that it is a Law of Nature that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West and this can’t be changed. It sim­ply means that the people in the West will begin accepting Islam. We have heard that some English in Liverpool have joined Islam.

 

Although I can recall only these two exchanges during this walk yet there was some special force attracting me towards Hadhur to accept the truth of his claim and offer myself for bai’at. His face looked so holy: His claim could not be false.

 

On the second or third day I told Hafiz Hamid Ali that I would like to be initiated. Those days all Bai’ats were conducted individually. I followed Hadhur into a separate room with a charpai (cot) in it. I sat next to Hadhur on this charpai (cot) and His Holiness held my right hand in his right hand and asked me to affirm the ten conditions of bai’at. Each condition was not sepa­rately repeated. Hadhur only referred to them as the Ten Conditions.

 

Love and Devotion for the Promised Messiah in His Youth

Sadiq stayed in Jammu for five years. He started teaching Mathematics in Islamia High School at Lahore in August-September 1895, before joining the Office of Accountant General as a clerk, where he worked till 1901.

 

During his stay in Jammu, Mufti Sahib had been preparing to take B.A. Degree Examination in English, Arabic and Hebrew but after his Bai’at, he was so enamored with love and became so dedi­cated to the Promised Messiah that he spent all his school vacations at Qadian. While he was em­ployed in Lahore, he was visiting Qadian almost every Sunday to see the Promised Messiah. He meticulously noted Hadhur’s sayings and shared with others at Lahore and with friends abroad which enlightened their hearts and increased their faith manifold. Mufti Sadiq writes:

 

“It became my routine to carefully note down all the sacred sayings of the Promised Messiah from the day of my Bai’at. These collected notes were then sent to kind friends in Kashmir, Kapoor Thala, Anbala, Lahore, Sialkot, Africa and London to nourish their faith and to attain my requital. Friends at Lahore used to gather around me for spiritual nourishment when they heard that I had returned from our Imam in Darul-Amaan (i.e., Qadian). Thirsty souls were satiated with the pure and wholesome spiritual water which further increased their thirst and longing for our Beloved.

 

Maulana Abdul Karim of Sialkot in January 1900, wrote the fol­lowing, citing the noble example of Mufti Sadiq’s devotion:

 

“I see Mufti Muhammad Sadiq here on every day he has leave from work. He, like an eagle, is ready to pounce upon any spare moment to snatch it away from the powerful worldly forces to be in the company of his beloved Master.

 

O my dear brother, may Allah be­stow upon you steadfastness and bless your efforts and make you a worthy model for others in our Community. His Holiness has also said “Mufti Sadiq Sahib is the only one given to us from La­hore”. Mufti Sahib is a young man with meager income and has other responsibilities. If he is not a perfect picture of devotion then how can it be that like mad he has broken all chains to reach Batala not caring whether it is day or night, summer or winter, rain or storm, and sometimes arriving here at Qadian on foot in the middle of the night. The Jama’at should learn a lesson from the character of this young devotee.”

 

Services During the Blessed Life of the Promised Messiah

Sadiq was fortunate to serve Is­lam in several ways during the times of the Prom­ised Messiah:

 

  1. Bishop George Alfred Lefroy gave a public lecture in Lahore on “Living Messenger and Innocent Prophet” (Zinda Rasool aur Masoom Nabi) on May 18, 1900. The public was given the opportunity to ask questions after the speech. Dr. Sadiq stood up and ren­dered the Bishop speechless.

 

  1. The Arch Bishop of Lahore arranged another public lecture on May 25 to avenge his prior defeat. The Promised Messiah wrote an article at the request of Mufti Sadiq that was read by him with great enthusi­asm to the audience after Bishop’s lecture. The city of Lahore became alive with the slogans of “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greateset) by Muslims. The Bishop was overwhelmed and said: “My addressees are for other Muslims only. You are an Ahmadi and I will not talk to you.”

 

  1. At the time when the book Minanur-Rahman (Bounties of the Gracious God) was being composed by the Promised Messiah, Dr. Sadiq was directed to learn Hebrew. He learnt enough Hebrew from a Jewish scholar at Lahore to prepare a list of words for Hadhur to provide proof that Hebrew also had its origin in the Arabic language.

 

Dr. Sadiq also researched the Hebrew Bible to identify the prophecies related to the advent of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Promised Messiah and some of those are recorded in He­brew on pages 111 and 138 of Tohfa-i-Golarhviyya (A Gift for Golarhviyya). He also used to copy-write the text of Hebrew extracts (as included in His Holiness’ booklet Ar’baeen IV, Page 8, related to the prophecy of false Prophets).

 

  1. Mufti Sadiq was deeply committed to spread­ing the truth right from the beginning. He
    started propagation of Islam in 1900 through letter writing to famous personalities of the
    time in England, America, Japan, etc., includ­ing Mr. James L. Rogers (California), A.
    George Baker (Philadelphia), Mr. Alexander Webb (America), Russian reformer Count Tolstoy, Mr. Piggot of London. The Urdu translation of his letters to the Congress of European Free Thinkers (held in Italy 1904) is included in his book Zikr-i-Habeeb. He continued his ‘Jehad’ with pen all the rest of his life.

 

  1. Mufti Sadiq wrote all the pamphlets on behalf of Jama’at Ahmadiyya, Lahore, in 1900 to provide true facts about Peer Mehr Ali Shah of Golarha. His booklet entitled “The Actual Facts” is a memorable publication of this pe­riod.

 

Migration to Qadian: Headmaster of Taleem-ul-Islam High School, and Editor, Al-Badr

 

Mufti Sadiq migrated to Qadian, July, 1901 to settle permanently near his Spiritual Master, the Promised Messiah. He served as Secondmaster in the beginning but became Head­master of Taleem-ul-lslarn High School in 1903. He was appointed Manager and Superintendent and Professor of Logic when the college was opened on May 24, 1903.

 

After their migration to Qadian, for one year Mufti Sadiq and his family were provided meals of Langar Khana as directed by the Promised Messiah. Mufti Sadiq’s request to cook his own meals was turned down several times. After one year he wrote again:

 

“I would like to reduce my burden on the Langar Khana and receive re­quital from God Almighty.”

 

His Holiness, in response to this request, wrote:

 

“Permission is now granted as you have been insisting on this again and again although you would not have re­ceived less requital if you were eating from Langar Khana.”

 

Mufti Sadiq became very ill in 1904. His re­spected mother was in Qadian and asked Hadhur to pray for his recovery. Hadhur said:

 

“We always pray for him. You think you love Sadiq because he is your son. The fact is that we love him more than his mother.” [Sadiq recovered from his illness.]

 

He was appointed the Editor of Al-Badr in 1905 and the following announcement which ap­peared in Al-Badr was written by His Holiness himself:

 

In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. We praise Him and call down blessings on His Noble Messenger. Announcement: I am pleased to write these few lines to state that Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Bhervi is now appointed the Edi­tor of Al-Badr in place of the late Munshi Muhammad Afzal. Munshi sahib passed away according to the Laws of God Almighty and we are ever thankful to Him for His blessings and the re­wards. He has provided the newspaper with good substitute. He is a well known member of our Jama’at and is a pious and able young man and we cannot find words to describe all his qualities. I feel that with blessings and mercy from Allah, it is a good fortune for this news­paper to get such an able and pious editor. May Allah bless his work and make good his performance. Ameen, thumma ameen.

 

Khaksar,

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

23 Moharramul-Haraam, 1323 Hijri

March 30, 1905, A.D.

 

Mufti Sadiq continued as Editor of Al-Badr till 1915. Al-Badr like Al-Hakam is a historical chronicle of the early History of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam and its splendid services can never be forgotten. These newspapers were re­garded as two hands of the Promised Messiah. Mufti Sadiq was included as a member in the deputation dispatched by the Promised Messiah in 1908 to Guru Harsehai in District Ferozepur to investigate the existence of a pothy (a small book) which was said to have been used by Guru Baba Nanak Ji (commonly regarded as the Founder of Sikhism). The members of deputation discovered that the “pothy” was [actually] the Holy Qur’an in miniature used by Hadhrat Baba Nanak. Mufti Sadiq presented the complete report to His Holiness which is also included in Hadhur’s book Chashma-i-Ma’refat (The Foun­tain of Knowledge, page 337).

 

Mufti Sadiq had the added responsibility of handling all correspondence for His Holiness after the death of Maulana Abdul Karim in 1905. Just before his passing, Hadhur wrote the following note on April 12, 1908, to Mufti Sadiq, summoning him to come to Lahore from Qadian:

 

“Please come for a week to answer all these large number of letters. I would also like to see you. It is urgent.”

 

This was the last letter His Holiness wrote to Mufti Sadiq from Ahmadiyya Buildings, Lahore. Mufti Sadiq arrived immediately and set up a temporary office of Al-Badr in Lahore and stayed there till Hadhur’s departure from this world.

 

Mufti Sadiq was described as “sincere friend,” “truly affectionate” and “a noble member of Ahmadiyya Jama’at” for his utmost love, dedica­tion and enthusiasm for service. His Holiness in a poster dated October 22, 1899, wrote:

 

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is one of the sincere friends in my Jama’at. Like his name he is Truly Affectionate.”

 

It was narrated by Maulana Sher Ali that: “Hadhur had great affection for all his khuddam but I had the feeling that Hadhur had a special affection for Mufti Sadiq. Whenever he mentioned Mufti Sadiq, Hadhur would say ‘Our Mufti Sahib.’”

 

Important Services Rendered During the First Khilafat

Mufti Sadiq besides his editorial re­sponsibility of Al-Badr undertook travel through­out India to propagate Ahmadiyyat, the True Islam, during the Khilafat of Maulana Nooruddin Bhervi, Khalifatul Massih I. He visited many Ahmadiyya chapters in the Punjab in addition to his travels to Alighar, Muzaf-far Nagar, Meeratth, Kanpur, Ottawa, Lukhnow, Shah Jahan Pur, Jamal Pur, Mungher, Suran Gharh, Bhagal Pur, Benaras, Chirhya Kot, Shah Abad, Agra, Lukhnow, and states of Kapoorthala and Jammu. He also made every effort to establish Ahmadiyya Press on firm footing and make it stronger. (Details are a public record published in Al-Badr and Al-Fazl).

 

Some Important Services Rendered During Second Khilafat

In the reign of Second Khilafat, he rendered religious services in many ways. During the first three years, he was actively involved in Jihad through speeches. He delivered deeply thoughtful and full of guidance lectures to audience in big cities like Benaras, Calcutta, Songhra, Dacca, Hy­derabad Deccan, Madras, Dehli and Lahore.

 

Departure for England

Mufti Sadiq left for England on March 10, 1917 as a missionary. He remained involved in the propagation of Islam during his voyage. He reached London on April 17, 1917, and joined Qazi Muhammad Abdullah who was already active in spreading the message of Islam. Mufti Sadiq spent about two and a half years in England and published many tracts during his stay. He preached the message of Islam to important personalities including King George V and the Queen of England, Secretary of State, Lord Montego, the British Prime Minister, Lord Mayor of London, and Prince Yori Hito Hakashi Foshi of Japan. Mufti Sadiq delivered public speeches in Hyde Park, Central Hall, Mission House, and in various churches in London. He was awarded honorary degrees and diplomas for his contribution to religious knowledge.

 

He debated with Christian Preachers and planned to convey the message of the Holy Quran in churches in every possible way. About one hun­dred noble souls entered the True Islam. Mufti Sadiq wrote the following letter from England which was read at Qadian’s Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention:

 

“The objective for which I was dis­patched lo England by our Imam, Khalifatul-Masih II, is being achieved during the last two and a half years with the joint efforts of my dear brother Qazi Abdullah. Almost one hundred individuals have accepted Islam and the flag of Ahmadiyyat is now hoisted in the center of London, Lectures were deliv­ered in and around London, thousands of pamphlets and booklets have been distributed, debates were held and the opponents were challenged and the message of Islam has reached the kings, and the rich and the poor of England. Many reports have been published by the newspapers with our pictures. All of this has happened because of Allah’s grace and help in spite of the difficulties created by the World War. Our hope is Allah and our success in the future is in Allah’s hand. When I was directed by Khalifatul Masih II, in Qadian, to travel to England, I spent the night be­fore departure in reciting la haula wa la quwwata ilia billah (there is no protec­tion and there is no power but of Allah). This prayer is the most appropriate summary of our efforts and success in England.”

 

Mission in the United States of America

When Mufti Sadiq was in England, the Leader of the Faithful, Khalifatul Masih II, directed him to establish the first Ahmadiyya mis­sion in America. Mufti Sadiq sailed from England on January 26, 1920, and reached Philadelphia in the second week of February. The immigration department blocked his entry into the U.S.A. on the grounds that he was not allowed to preach the message of God. He faced the whole situation with great courage and patience and filed an appeal to the Department of Justice in Washington for entry. He also informed Khalifatul Masih who prophe­sied that “America cannot and will not stop our entry into the country to establish our mission.”

 

Mufti Sadiq’s appeal was granted. He had started preaching on the coast even before he was granted entry into the country. The newspapers, including the Public Religions, had already begun to publish reports on Ahmadiyya Muslim beliefs, and objective and purpose of tabligh(preaching) in Islam.

 

After nearly two months Mufti Sadiq came lo New York. He rented a room but was given a no­tice by the landlady to vacate it because of some instigation by some Christian preachers. He found another place and continued “Jihad Akbar,” the greatest Jihad of preaching, with all the vigor and dedication, the message of Islam for three and half years, the period of his stay in America. The Ah­madiyya Muslim Mission was established on strong footings and he soon started the Muslim Sunrise, the voice of true Islam. The first issue was published in July 1921, and 3,000 copies were printed and distributed free from 74 Victor Ave­nue, Highland Park, Mich., U.S.A. This issue had the full size picture of Khalifatul Masih II and his message for local Ahmadi Muslims. The first House of Allah for Prayer was estab­lished in Detroit. A dedicated and sincere Jama’at began to emerge in response to Mufti Sadiq’s prayers and efforts. He wrote:

 

“I prayed for three things when I left England for America: a sincere Jama’at of Ahmadi Muslims, construction of a Mosque and starting a new Journal. In spite of all the difficulties, God Al­mighty has answered my prayers and gave me a sincere Jama’at during the first year, ‘The Muslim Sunrise’ was started in the second year and a Mosque and a house was constructed during the third year.”

 

In one of his reports from America, Mufti Sadiq wrote:

 

“I am not worried about facing big opposition because God is with me and I am supported by the prayers of Khalifatul Masih and pious and noble mem­bers of our community. Almost every night I meet with the Promised Messiah or Khalifatul Masih I, or Hadhrat Fazl-i-Umar (second caliph): My days are spent with strangers but my nights are with my own.”

 

Chicago and Highland Park were established as the centers of his preaching efforts during 1920-21. One day, he was passing through a street in Chi­cago when a small girl with great joy pointed to her mother: “Look, Mother, Jesus Christ has come.” Mufti Sadiq, when interviewed by the par­ents of the little girl, said: “I am a mere servant of the Promised Messiah, not a Christ.”

 

Every Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Mufti Sadiq had a regular general meetings scheduled to deliver lectures on specific subjects and then an­swered questions from the audience. He was also invited by different societies and churches to talk about the True Islam. Reports of these educational lectures were being published in the press all over the country in America. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature Degree by Jefferson University of Chicago for his contribution to education and services to human welfare. He was also elected as a member of The Press Congress of The World.

 

In a public lecture on February 15, 1921, Mufti Sahib challenged the Christian World to follow the noble example of love and religious tolerance set by the Holy Prophet of Islam who had allowed the Chris­tian deputation from Najran to conduct their relig­ious services inside his Mosque. Are the Christians so tolerant to let me say my Prayer in their Church? The Christian clergy absolutely refused to allow this. This news was well covered by the na­tional press reporters.

 

Mufti Sadiq gave a talk on Islam to a gathering of respectable citizens al the invitation of a French Bishop. Someone in the audience commented “we used to send missionaries to India, now India has sent one to America.” “India does not need mis­sionaries nor can they be effective there in the presence of a Reformer chosen by God Almighty Himself,” Mufti Sadiq replied.

 

An American lady wrote to Mufti Sahib that in a dream she saw herself being guided by a pious man from India. Mufti Sahib sent her some photo­graphs. She identified the picture of the Promised Messiah as her noble guide.

 

Return to Qadian Darul Aman

Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq after successfully complet­ing his mission in America left for Qadian on Sep­tember 18, 1923, and arrived in Darul Aman on December 4, 1923 in the afternoon. He was received by Khalifatul Masih II along with a large number of people who greeted him with re­sounding welcome words of ahlan wa sahlan wa marhaba and mubarakbad in this sacred city of Qadian.

 

After Maghrib Prayer, Hadur led the congre­gation in a long silent prayer to thank our Almighty God. A brief but very moving address was then delivered by Mufti Sadiq with Hadhur’s permis­sion:

 

“I could never imagine that I would be able to deliver the Message of Islam in Western countries in my old age and survive with all my human weaknesses. Long journeys and difficult living con­ditions did not affect my health adversely and certain plans to kill me also failed with Allah’s help and protection. My success is a miracle; it is a miracle of Mahmood’s prayers.”

 

Exemplary Services Rendered for Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya

Mufti Sadiq was appointed as Secretary of Anjuman Ahmadiyya after his return from Amer­ica. He very ably discharged his responsibilities. Khalifatul Masih II ap­pointed Mirza Bashir Ahmad and Mufti Sadiq local Deputy Ameers at the time of his departure to Europe in 1924. Hadur said:

 

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is an old devotee who has rendered many services to Ahmadiyya Movement. He was considered a very close and affec­tionate khadim of the Promised Mes­siah; he was blessed by Allah with an opportunity to spread the message of True Islam in the life time of the Promised Messiah, too.”

 

Different departments were joined together with Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya (central executive body of the Community) in 1926 and Mufti Sadiq served as Head of Foreign Affairs, and later as Head of General Affairs, sometimes supervising both divisions. He also continued to pursue writing and public speaking.

 

He visited Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1927. A Christian priest had challenged the Muslims in Colombo for a debate and Muslims asked Khalifatul Masih II for help. Mufti Sadiq was dispatched for the purpose. He received a joyous welcome from the Muslims in Colombo but the Padre had fled the area before his arrival. His lectures were arranged in the local town hall and colleges and widely covered by the newspapers “The Daily Ceylon” and “The Daily News.” The Ceylonese were greatly impressed by his spiritual person guided by Allah’s light. He also visited Candi to deliver more lectures on Is­lam.

 

Mufti Sadiq returned to Qadian on November 6, 1927, after completing his mission in Ceylon. He then visited several cities in India (including Kinanoor Cant., Paingadi, Calicut, Bengalore, Calcutta, Brahman Barhya, Dacca, Rangpur) at the direction of Khalifatul Masih II for Tabligh purposes. During 1928, he visited Ka­rachi and Calcutta. He travelled to Sri Lanka once again to introduce the teachings of True Islam.

 

Mufti Sadiq visited Kashmir in 1934 and with hard work and diligence collected historical information about the grave of Prophet Jesus. He published one of his educational masterpieces under the title, “Tehqiq-i-Jadeed Muta’allaq Qabr-i-Masih” (Modern Research About the Grave of Masih). He became Private Secretary to Khalifatul Masih II in 1935.

 

He conducted the Nikah ceremony of Khalifatul Masih II with Syedah Maryam Siddiqa on September 30, 1935, and delivered a faith-inspiring address at the time. He retired himself from the day-to-day duties of Sadr Anjuman in 1937 because of ill health but continued to render religious services as usual.

 

Addresses at Jalsa Salana

Mufti Sadiq was a bright star of the sacred stage of the Annual Convention. He effectively expressed his true sentiment of dedication and stirred the empathy of the listeners. He used to speak at length on his favorite subject “Zikr-i-Habeeb” (Remembering the Beloved Promised Messiah), a very popular and well liked title. His lustrous delivery always created a living link between the listeners and the time and days of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi warming the hearts and drowning the eyes in tears.

 

Death

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Bhervi, may Allah be pleased with him, passed away on January 13, 1957. Khalifatul Masih II led the Namaz-i-Janaza (Funeral Prayer) of this devotee of the Promised Messiah. He was buried in Bahishti Maqbara, Rabwah, Pakistan,

 

Tributes of Approbation

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, the son of the Promised Messiah, wrote about Mufti Sadiq at the time of his passing:

 

Iman (Faith) is of two kinds: First is the Iman that stems from the brain and acceptance is based upon intellec­tual and logical arguments. Second is the Iman that flows from the depth of the heart and is born of love and devo­tion. The latter is considered superior to the former. However, the best Iman is the one which has its roots both in the heart and mind drawing sustenance and strength both from the love and devo­tion of the heart and logic and reason.”

 

“Hadhrat Mufti sahib had attained this highest kind of faith. He remained in the vanguard of Jihad Akbar with other companions of the Promised Messiah all his life. People were naturally attracted towards the magnetic personality of the Re­former of the age through Mufti Sadiq’s intellectual arguments and the conviction of heart. Zikr-i-Habeeb was his favorite subject and he had a special talent in presenting small incidents from the life of the Promised Messiah in a most effective way that was the joy of Annual Convention participants.”

 

Spiritual Status of Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq

Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq is ranked very high among those companions of the Promised Messiah who were naturally inclined towards Allah from their very childhood. He witnessed many signs of accep­tance of prayer of the Promised Messiah in his life. His life was a sign itself. The Promised Messiah writes:

 

“I see a remarkable change in thou­sands of my followers and consider them far superior in faith to those who followed Moses in his lifetime. Their faces reflect the light of faith of the companions of the Holy Prophet. It would be very unusual for my companions not to achieve spiritual heights. I know it is a miracle that my Jama’at excels in piety and spiritual progress.”

 

Now the Messiah of the time has appeared in the world.

It is an Eid (Celebration) Day which God has dawned for us.

Blessed is he who believes right now, for he joins the ‘Sahaba’ when he joins me,

And drinks of the same wine that was served to them.

So, Holy is He Who brings disgrace to my enemies.

 

(From a poem of the Promised Messiah, published in 1901).

 

Article adapted from Al Nahl’s Vol. 7, No. 3, a quarterly publication of Majlis Ansarullah, USA.

 

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