I continue to look for clues in terms of the cover up by Ahmadiyya leadership on the book Izala Auham. As we all know, it was published sometime in the summer of 1890, as the original cover page of the book indicates. We also know that it was published in 2 parts, thus, the second part may have been published in September of 1891.
See these essays for additional data on the cover-up job by Ahmadiyya
In 1915, Muhammad Ali wrote a book vs. the Qadiani-Ahmadis entitled, “Prophethood in Islam”. In that book, he gave the publish date of Izala Auham as September of 1891.
See here: the supplement: http://www.aaiil.org/text/acus/mga/261ref.shtml
Quotes from Izala Auham in terms of prophethood
12. Izalah Auham, (Septembers, 1891), p. 138
“We cannot attain any position of excellence and perfection or a place of elevation and nearness (to Allah) but through true and perfect following of our Holy Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Whatever we attain is by way of reflection (zill) and through his blessings (tufail). I have a firm belief that whatever excellences I can get are the -reflection (zill) of the spiritual achievements of those perfect and complete followers of the Holy Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), who had the blessings of close association with him. And there are certain excellences parts of which are otherwise inaccessible for me.”
13. Ibid., p. 199
“It is possible that in future even ten thousand likes of the Messiah may appear, but I am the like of Messiah for this age and it is vain to wait for another.”
14. Ibid., p. 237
“To sum up, the hadith about Damascus quoted by Imam Muslim runs counter to another hadith by the Imam himself and it is clearly proved that Nawas, the reporter, has erred in narrating this hadith.”
15. Ibid., p. 253
“(God) repeatedly addressed me, O Ahmad, and thus by way of zill declared me the like of the leader of the prophets, Imam of the chosen, the Holy Prophet, Muhammad Mustafa, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).”
16. Ibid., 255
“When one passionately desires disclosure of certain Unseen matters, Satan invariably intervenes, but the revelations to prophets and muhaddathin are always guarded against such intervention of the devil.”
17. Ibid., p. 259
“The following words of Hazrat Ba Yazid Bistami occurring in Tazkirat al-Auliya written by Farid al-Din Attar, and also found in other reliable books, support the resemblance of devout saints to prophets. I am Adam, and Shis and Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Muhammad, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon all of them).”
18. Ibid., p. 260
“Similarly, Syed ‘Abd al-Qadir Gilani in his book Futuh al-Ghaib asserts that through self-denial, asceticism and by annihilation in God man becomes the like of all the prophets, rather acquires their very image.”
19. Ibid, pp. 316-318
“In the circumstances, if a book claims to be the khatam al-kutub (the last of the books) but does not meet the requirements of the time in every walk of life, it can never be regarded as the last of the books. But if the book contains solution of all such problems for all ages to come, then we will have to admit that the Holy Quran undoubtedly comprises infinite divine knowledge and completely fulfils the requirements of every age.
It should be remembered that it has been the practice of God that the wonderful things hidden in the Quran are manifested to the perfectly inspired ones (mulham). Very often a verse of the Quran is revealed to him intending to suggest some idea other than the literal meaning of the verse.”
20. Ibid., p. 349
“Now, as far as the Israelite Messiah is concerned it has been clearly stated that he was a prophet but the Messiah to come has been called an ummati (follower) as is evident from the hadith imamu-kum min-kum (your Imam from among you).
And the hadith: “The learned from among my followers are like the Israelite prophets,” hints at the coming of the like of the Messiah. Thus, according to this, the Promised Messiah being a muhaddath, is also metaphorically a prophet.”
21. Ibid, pp. 421, 422
“(II) Question: A claim to prophethood has been made in Fath-i Islam?
Answer: I have not claimed prophethood. I have only claimed to be a muhaddath (one spoken to by God) and this, too, under the divine command. Muhaddathiyyah undoubtedly contains a strong element of prophethood. Now when true vision is admittedly forty-sixth part of prophethood, what is the harm if muhaddathiyyah, which has been spoken to in the Quran along with prophethood and messengership, and about which an authentic report exists in Sahih al-Bukhari, is styled metaphorical prophethood or an integral element of the excellences of prophethood. Does it amount to a claim to prophethood? After all a complete seal has never been set on the divine revelation after the perfection of the prophethood . . .. O ignorant people! Rivulets of revelation are to flow in this ummah till the day of Resurrection subject, of course, to one’s status.”
22. Ibid., p. 522
“How can Messiah come? He was a messenger and the impregnable wall of Khatam al-Nabiyyin prevents his coming. Thus here is one who is like him, but he is not a messenger although he resembles the messengers and is their like.”
23. Ibid., pp. 532-533
“Truly the Messiah to come has also been spoken of as a prophet, but he has been called a follower too; rather the followers of the Holy Prophet have been foretold that ‘he shall be indeed from among you, and shall be your Imam,’ and his being a follower has been expressed not only in words, but it has also been shown that practically like other Muslims he shall only be a follower of the word of God and the sayings of the Messenger and shall solve the difficult and intricate questions of religion not by dint of his prophethood but ijtihad (exercise of judgement), and shall offer his prayers after others. Now all these clearly indicate that he shall not factually and in reality possess the characteristics of perfect prophethood, although partial and imperfect prophethood (nubuwwat-i naqisah) shall be found in him which, in other words, is called muhaddathiyyah and contains only one aspect of the perfect prophethood. So, the fact that he has been called a prophet as well as a follower indicates that he shall possess both these aspects i.e., followership (ummatiyyat) and prophethood, as it is necessary that both these aspects should be found in a muhaddath. But the possessor of perfect prophethood (nubuwwat-i tammah) has one aspect of prophethood only. In short, muhaddathiyyah is imbued with both the colours. That is why in Barahin-i Ahmadiyyah, too, God the Most High named this humble servant a follower as well as a prophet.”
24. Ibid., p. 534
“How was it possible then that another prophet could come after the Khatam al-Nabiyyin, in the complete and perfect sense which is one of the conditions of perfect prophethood (nubuwwat-i tammah). Is it not necessary that such a prophet should possess the pre-requisites of perfect prophethood, viz., prophetic revelation and the descent of Gabriel, because according to the express teachings of the Quran a prophet is he who has received the commands and creeds of faith through Gabriel? But a seal has been set on the prophetic revelation for the last thirteen hundred years. Would this seal be broken then?”
25. Ibid, p. 539
“The Quran testifies our claims and discredits the false notions (auham-i batilah) of our opponents with its forceful arguments. It closes the door on the previous prophets for their return to this world but allows in persons resembling Israelite prophets. It teaches us to pray: ‘Guide us to the right path, the path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed favours.’ What is the sum and substance of this prayer? It is: O Lord! Make us the like of the prophets and messengers.”
26. Ibid, p. 544
“And I have written this several times that the coming of the messenger Messiah, son of Mary, after Khatam al-Nabiyym would create chaos. This would either mean that prophetic revelation has started afresh or Messiah, son of Mary, has been deprived of the essential characteristics of prophethood by God Almighty and has been sent as a follower (of the Holy Prophet) but obviously both these situations are improbable (mumtani’).”
27. Ibid, p. 569
“The possessor of perfect prophethood (nubuwwat-i tammah) can never be a follower (ummati). The clear and explicit teachings of the Quran and authentic Hadith strictly bar a perfect messenger to be a perfect subordinate (muti) and follower (ummati) of another prophet. Allah has said: “’And We sent no messenger but that he should be obeyed by Allah’s command’ (4:6). That is to say, every messenger is sent to be a guide (muta‘) and an Imam. He is not sent with the object of becoming obedient and subordinate (tabi’) to another. A muhaddath, of course, who is from among the sent ones (mursalin) is a follower as well as a prophet but in an imperfect sense. He is a follower because he is totally obedient (tabi’) to the Shari’ah of Allah’s Messenger and is the recipient of light from the lamp of his Messengership, and is also a prophet because God deals with him like prophets. God has made the muhaddqth as an intermediary between prophets and nations. Although he is a perfect follower, he is also a prophet in one sense. And it is necessary for a muhaddath that he should be the like of a prophet and acquires the name of that prophet from Allah Almighty.”
28. Ibid, pp. 575-579
“Many doubts arise if the Messiah, son of Mary, would be a perfect follower (ummati) at the time of his descent; because being a follower he can not in any way be a messenger (rasul), for the significance of a rasul and ummati is antithetical. Moreover, the finality of our Holy Prophet precludes the coming of any other prophet. This restriction in fact does not apply to an apostle who receives his light from the lamp of the prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and lacks perfect prophethood. In other words, he too is a muhaddath because on account of discipleship and annihilation in the Messenger (fana fir-Rasul) he is included in the person of Khatam al-Mursalin (Seal of the Messengers) as a part is never outside the whole. But Messiah, son of Mary, the recipient of Evangel, for which the descent of Gabriel was an essential requisite, cannot become a follower in any way because he would be bound to follow the revelation that would descend on him from time, to time.
If it be argued that the Messiah will receive only this much revelation, “follow the Quran” and the divine revelation will be cut off thereafter and Gabriel will never descend on him and he would become like followers after being totally deprived of prophethood, then all this is a child’s play. It is quite obvious that should revelation be permitted but for once, and should Gabriel bring a single sentence only and become silent thereafter still this much is contrary to the finality of prophethood; for, when the seal of finality is broken and the apostolic revelation starts to come down again, it matters little whether the revelations are few or many. Every wise man can understand well that if God is true to His word, the promise given in the verse Khatam al-Nabiyyin and more explicitly in the Traditions — that after the death of the Holy Prophet, Gabriel is to bring no more prophetic revelations — are true and correct, then no one can ever come in the capacity of a messenger after our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). If, for the sake of argument it were assumed that the Messiah, son of Mary, would resurrect and appear in the world, then how would his being a messenger be denied and the descending of Gabriel and resumption of the divine communication. As it is not possible that there should be no light with the rising of the sun, similarly, it is quite impossible that a messenger should come for the reformation of mankind devoid of divine communication and visits of Gabriel.”
29. Ibid., p. 583
“And evidently it is impossible (mustalzim mahal) that Gabriel descends with apostolic revelation after the Khatam al-Nabiyyin, and a new book, although its teachings be in agreement (tawarud) with the Quran, is revealed. And something which is not possible is fantasy. The point is worth consideration.”
30. Ibid., p. 586
“He has promised that no messenger would be sent after the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The students of the Traditions have erred in holding that the words Isa, or son of Mary, occurring in the Traditions about the Promised Messiah refer to the very son of Mary, who was a messenger of Allah. They have not appreciated that his re-coming to the world, in other words, means Islam’s exit from this world. The consensus of opinion is, and there is a report too about it in the Muslim, that the Messiah will appear as a prophet of God. If the words Messiah, or son of Mary, are applied metaphorically to a follower of the Holy Prophet who holds the rank of muhaddathiyyah, the tradition remains intact, for a muhaddath in one sense is also a prophet. But he is a prophet in the sense that he receives his light from the lamp of the prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and does not receive knowledge directly but through the agency of his Prophet, as an inspiration of this humble servant has been recorded on p. 239 of Barahin-i Ahmadiyya.”
31. Ibid, p. 614
“Verse 40 of chapter al-Ahzab (33:40) runs thus: ‘Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and Khatam al-Nabiyyin.’ This, too, expressly proves that no prophet would appear in the world after our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It is thus abundantly clear that the Messiah, son of Mary, cannot come back in the world because he is a messenger and inter alia, the true significance of the office of a messenger is that he obtains knowledge of spiritual sciences through Gabriel and it has just been proved that the apostolic revelation (wahy risalat) has been cut off for ever till the day of Judgement.”
32. Ibid, p. 647
“And if it be said that the like of Moses, that is the Holy Prophet, ranks higher (afzal) to Moses how is it that the like of Messiah is a follower of the Holy Prophet? The reply to this is that if a prophet had appeared to prove the dignity of the prophethood of the like of Moses and to show the eminence of the Khatam al-Anbiya it would have affected the dignity of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). But this is, however, acknowledged that this Messiah has a partial superiority (fazilat) over the Israelite Messiah because the call of the former is universal whereas that of the latter is endemic.”
33. Ibid, p. 761
“The Holy Quran does not admit the coming of another messenger, whether new or old, after the Khatam al-Nabiyyin, because a messenger receives the knowledge of faith through the mediation of Gabriel and the door for the descent of Gabriel with apostolic revelation has been closed. And this is also an impossibility that a messenger should come to the world without an apostolic revelation.”
34. Ibid., p. 914
“Likewise all the well-known righteous servants (auliya) have testified by their own personal experiences the occurrence of divine communion and communication with them. Very often they hear, during the prayer and even at other times, the sweet words of Almighty Lord. It should be noted that Syed Abd al-Qadir Gilani, in his book Futuh al-Ghaib, has at several places given testimony to the fact that the communication of God certainly descends upon His honoured and righteous servants and that it is communication and not mere inspiration: Hazrat Mujaddid Alf Thani, in a letter addressed to Muhammad Siddiq (Maktubat, volume II, page 99), writes:
‘Let it be known to you, O Siddiq, that God sometimes communicates with a person face to face and such persons are from among the prophets, and sometimes the communication takes place with some of those perfect ones who are not prophets but are their followers. And when a person is honoured with this kind of communication (kalam) in abundance he is called a muhaddath. And this (divine communication) is not the kind of ilham nor is it what has been called ‘ilqa fil rau nor is it the kind of communication which takes place through the agency of the angel. Such communication is addressed to the perfect person (insan al-kamil). And God blesses with this distinction whomsoever He pleases’.”
B.A. Rafiq, “Truth About Ahmadiyya, online version, https://www.alislam.org/library/book/truth-about-ahmadiyyat/suspension-of-jihad/, Retrieved on 6-7-19).
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