Intro
With the publishing of Izala Auham, in the summer of 1890, all of MGA’s claims were finally revealed. In the first part of this book, MGA seems to say that the word Qadian was in the Quran. This had to do with the Isra and Miraa’j of Muhammad (saw), MGA was asserting that Muhammad (Saw) traveled to Qadian during his trip to heaven, in 1900 (in Khutbah Ilhamiya), he specifically claimed that Masjid Aqsa (see 17:1 of the Quran) which was referred to in the Quran as in Jerusalem, was actually Qadian. MGA claims to have received this indication via revelation in 1883, while his brother Mirza Ghulam Qadir was still alive, however, MGA didn’t publish it. Thus, this is classic case of MGA babbling about after-the-fact situations. Interestingly, MGA denied the physicality of the Miraa’j in this book also. MGA was asserting that it was all a dream. MGA would not repeat this assertion until his famous “Khutbah Ilhamiya” in 1900. Nevertheless, MGA was claiming to have seen a VISION wherein Qadian was written in the Quran, however, in reality, MGA was asserting that “Masjid Aqsa” as referred to in 17:1 was the same Masjid Aqsa as the one in Qadian. In fact, in the 5-volume commentary of the Quran by Ahmadi’s, they have also written there that ‘Masjid Aqsa”, may also refer to MGA’s Masjid Aqsa in Qadian (see page 1404), which was built by MGA’s father in 1876, just before he died.

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The quote from Izala Auham, part-1, 1890
Izala-e-Auham, pp. 76–77 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, p. 140 footnote, via the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah.

“”””On the day, when the revelation just mentioned—referring to Qadian—was received, I saw my brother Mirza Ghulam Qadirin a vision reciting the Holy Qur’an aloud. In the course of recitation he recited:

We have sent it down close to Qadian. (Inna anzalnahu qariban min al qadian)

I expressed my surprise that the name of Qadian should be mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, on which he said: ‘Here it is, you can see.’ I looked and saw that this revelation was set out about the middle of the right page of the Holy Qur’an. Then I said to myself: ‘It is true that the name of
Qadian is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an’ and I also said: ‘Three names are mentioned with honour in the Holy
Qur’an: Mecca, and Medina, and Qadian.’
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Izala-e-Auham, pp. 63–70 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 134–136 footnote, taken from ahmadi.answers, https://ahmadianswers.com/ahmad/allegations/revelations/qadian/

“Deep reflection on this revelation shows that the reference to  Qadian in the revelation indicates that my appearance in Qadian had  been foretold in previous scriptures. Now that this new revelation has  shown that in Allah’s estimation Qadian resembles Damascus, the  meanings of the earlier revelation has been clarified.… The  interpretation is: We have sent it down close to Damascus on eastern side near the White Minaret”

 

“The last portion of the revelation indicates that the Holy Prophet(saw)  had mentioned the appearance of this person in his  hadith…and that God Almighty has also made reference to this in His Holy Word. The indication [by the Holy Prophet(sa)] has been mentioned among the revelations set out in part 3 and the indication in the Holy Qur’an is in the  following verse :

 

He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion  of Truth, that He might make it prevail over every other religion” (al-Taubah, 9:33; al-Fath, 48:29; al-Saff, 61:10)

 

The Sahih Muslim relates that the Messiah would descend near the white Minaret in the east of Damascus…. It has been disclosed to me by Allah that the interpretation of Damascus in this context is a town the dwellers of which have the temper of Yazid and the habits and thoughts of the wretched Yazid… It has been conveyed to me that by Damascus, therefore, is meant the place which possesses this well known characteristic of Damascus. By specifying Damascus as the place of the appearance of the Messiah, Allah the Almighty has indicated that by the [word] Messiah is not meant the first Messiah to whom the Gospel was revealed, but it refers to someone from among the Muslims who, in his spiritual aspect, would resemble the Messiah [Jesus] and also Imam Husain, for Damascus is the capital of Yazid and is the centre of the Yazidis from which proceeded thousands of tyrannical commands…. God Almighty, therefore, mentioned Damascus specifically for the purpose of indicating that whereas Damascus was the source of such tyrannical commands and was the city of such hard-hearted and black-minded people, now a city like Damascus will become the headquarters for spreading justice and faith, for most Prophets have appeared in towns whose people were wrongdoers and yet God has been converting the accursed places into homes of blessings. “””
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The quote from Khutbah Ilhamiya
Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 20

“”At the time of this revelation, as i mentioned many times before, I was told in a state of a vision, that this relevation is written in the holy quran. And at that time in the vision I had this in my heart that three cities are mentioned in the quran: Makkah, Madinah and Qadian. This was about 20 years ago.“”

 

  • “The verse of Quran: ‘Praise be to Allah, who took his servant on the Night Journey from Masjid Haram to Masjid Aqsa‘, in true and literal sense, (Masjid Aqsa) is referring to the mosque of the Promised Messiah (in Qadian and not Jerusalem).”
    (Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 21;
    Collection of Posters, Vol. 3, P. 286;
    Collection of donations for Minaret-ul-Maseeh 10 years after claiming to be Maseeh)

——-“The Prophet (pbuh) went from Masjid-e-Haram to Mashid-e-Aqsa in his Miraj (ascension to heaven) – the Masjid-e-Aqsa mentioned there is the very mosque in Qadian on the Eastern side, the extreme side of Qadian.  God’s word names this place mubarak (the blessed).”
(Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 22)

“At the time of this revelation, as I have written many times, through a state of vision I also got to know that this revelation is written in the Holy Qur’an and at the time, in the state of vision, I had the certain belief in my heart that in the Holy Quran there is the mention of three cities, i.e. Mecca and Medina and Qadian. It has been nearly 20 years since I wrote it in Braheen e Ahmadiyya. Now at the time of writing this magazine, it was made clear to me that whatever I wrote as a vision in Braheen e Ahmadiyya about Qadian, i.e. that it’s mention is in the Holy Quran, is correct in reality because it is a certain fact that the verse of the Holy Qur’an Chapter 17, verse 2:- “Glory be to him Who carried His servant by night from the sacred mosque to the divine mosque, the environs of which we have blessed” comprises of both the spatial and the temporal miraj and without this the miraj remains incomplete/flawed. Thus as according to the spatial journey, God Most High took the Holy Prophet may peace be upon him from the Sacred Mosque to the Baitul Muqaddas, similarly in accord with the temporal journey, his holiness was taken from the era of the magnificence (shaukat) of Islam, which was the time of the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, to the era of the blessings (barakaat) of Islam, which is the time of the Promised Messiah.  Therefore, in keeping with the aspect that the visionary (kashfi) journey of the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him extends to the final era of Islam, Masjid-e- Aqsa means the mosque of the Promised Messiah which is situated in Qadian, relating to which in Braheen e Ahmadiyya, Allah says:

 

  ومبرک وکل امر مبرک یجعل فیہ مبرک

 

and this word ‘mubarak’ which has occurred in the objective (accusative) and the subjective case is in accord with the verse بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَه  of the Holy Qur’an. Therefore, there is no doubt that Qadian is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an as Allah Most High says:Glory be to Him Who carried His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Divine Mosque, the environs of which We have blessed (Khutbah Ilhamiyyah, Roohani Khazain Vol 16, pg 20-21. Footnote)

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Izala Auhaam P. 139, via Ahmadi answers, https://ahmadianswers.com/ahmad/allegations/revelations/qadian/

“”As the Name of Qadian is not written any where in Hadith or the Holy Qur’an…“
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Other relevant references

  • “God has exalted three cities (Mekkah, Medina and Qadian) and has chosen them as citadels for His spiritual expression.”
    (Al-Fadl, January 3, 1925; by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad)
  • “The saying of Allah Taala “He who entered it is safe” is true of Qadian.  The other name of Qadian is Dar-ul-Amaan – house of safety.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 10, 1934; by Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud)
  • “What is Qadian?  It is a prominent sign of God’s eminence and might.  As has been said by the Promised Maseeh (Mirza), this is the throne-place of His prophet; the place of his birth, his residence and the site of his tomb.  In this city, there is a house in which there lived the savior of mankind, the killer of Dajjal, the breaker of the Cross, the one who made Islam victorious over all other religion.  He was brought up there and he passed his life there.”
    (Al-Fadl, September 3, 1935)
  • “No doubt Qadian is the focus of God’s bounties and His blessings; nowhere else are such blessings to be found.  Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has said: ‘He who does not visit Qadian, I fear for his faith (imaan) that it will be destroyed’.”
    (Al-Fadl, September 25, 1937)
  • “If the Arab lands take pride in Haram (Mekkah), then the land of Ajam can take pride in Qadian.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 19, 1937)
  • “Islam in not complete without faith in Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, just as Hajj is not complete without attending congregation at Qadian.  It is because Hajj to Mekkah these days does not serve its purpose.”
    (Paygham-e-Sulh, 19 April 1933)
  • “He who visits the tomb of the Promised Messiah (in Qadian) is blessed to the same degree as one who visits the green tomb of the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) in Medina. Woe to the person who debars himself from the benefits of the blessing of Hajj-al-Akbar towards Qadian.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 13, 1939)
  • Al-Majid-ul-Aqsa is the Mosque which has been built by the Promised Messiah in Qadian. (not in Jerusalem)”
    (Anwar-e-Khilafat, P. 117)

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This is the first entry that I wrote on this topic 3-4 years ago
The Israa wal Miraaj and points to note:

1) Mirza Sahib’s successors were confused about the Isra wa al-Miraaj and gave multiple possibilities. Mirza Sahib himself did not seem certain as well and strangely explains that al-Aqsa as mentioned in Holy Quran refers to Qadian in Punjab, while his successors mention three possibilities: Jerusalem, Madinah, or Qadian (see red highlights).
2) Furthermore, Ahmadi mullahs mention that the verse 17:1 (17:2 for Qad.) does not refer to the Miraaj (see yellow highlight), but Mirza Sahib uses that verse to explain the Miraaj.
3) Mirza Sahib said that almost all of the Sahaaba (Companions) of Holy Prophet agreed that the Miraaj was physical, yet in the same book previously he says it was a type of wakefulness like an angelic body, not fully physical, going agianst belief of Sahaaba (see red poster).

Mirza Sahib further writes:

“At the time of this revelation, as I have written many times, through a state of vision I also got to know that this revelation is written in the Holy Qur’an and at the time, in the state of vision, I had the certain belief in my heart that in the Holy Quran there is the mention of three cities, i.e. Mecca and Medina and Qadian. It has been nearly 20 years since I wrote it in Braheen e Ahmadiyya. Now at the time of writing this magazine, it was made clear to me that whatever I wrote as a vision in Braheen e Ahmadiyya about Qadian, i.e. that it’s mention is in the Holy Quran, is correct in reality because it is a certain fact that the verse of the Holy Qur’an Chapter 17, verse 2:-

(سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ (17:2

Glory be to Him Who carried His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Divine Mosque, the environs of which We have blessed comprises of both the spatial and the temporal miraj and without this the miraj remains incomplete/flawed. Thus as according to the spatial journey, God Most High took the Holy Prophet from the Sacred Mosque to the Baitul Muqaddas, similarly in accord with the temporal journey, his holiness was taken from the era of the magnificence (shaukat) of Islam, which was the time of the Holy Prophet, to the era of the blessings (barakaat) of Islam, which is the time of the Promised Messiah. Therefore, in keeping with the aspect that the visionary (kashfi) journey of the Holy Prophet extends to the final era of Islam, Masjid-e- Aqsa means the mosque of the Promised Messiah which is situated in Qadian, relating to which in Braheen e Ahmadiyya, Allah says:

مبرک ومبرک وکل امر مبرک یجعل فیہ

and this word ‘mubarak’ which has occurred in the objective (accusative) and the subjective case is in accord with the verse بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَه of the Holy Qur’an. Therefore, there is no doubt that Qadian is mentioned in the Holy Quran as Allah Most High says:

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ

Glory be to Him Who carried His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Divine Mosque,
the environs of which We have blessed”
(Khutbah Ilhamiyyah, Roohani Khazain Vol 16, pg 20-21. footnote)