Intro
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad announced in the late 1870’s that he was raising money for his arguments in support of Islam (see Dard).  The book was finally published some time in 1880.  Ahmadiyya leadership lies and claims that the book was already fully written and MGA only published a portion of it.  The reality is that MGA had no ghost-writers at this time, and seems to have had this book written by himself and maybe a few friends like Sufi Ahmad Jan.

Some announcements that MGA published in terms of BA in 1879
“To publish such a huge book is very difficult without the help of Muslim brothers. And the reward to help in such an important project is not hidden from even an ordinary Muslim. Therefore it is requested from the faithful brothers that they should participate in this good work and help in its publication. If rich people give just one day expenditure of their kitchen, this book will be printed easily, otherwise this shining moon will remain hidden. Or else, all such persons who can afford, with the intention of purchasing the book, send Rs. 5 with their applications to me. As the book is published, it will be posted to them.” (Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 pp.11-12, Advertisement dated May 1879).

“Anyone who will refute the proofs given in this book …..I will give up all my assets worth Rs. 10,000 and hand over to him everything.” (Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 pp.11-12, Advertisement dated May 1879).

“It should be known to my Religious Brothers and Honorable Mannered and Supporters of Religion of Islam and the Followers of Sunnah of Prophet (SAAW) that this humble self has compiled such a book on truthfulness of Quran and the truthfulness of Islam that after reading it the seeker of the truth will have no choice but to embrace Islam ……. to publish such a huge book is very difficult without the help of Muslim brothers. And the reward to help in such an important project is not hidden from even an ordinary Muslim. Therefore it is requested from the faithful brothers that they should participate in this good work and help in its publication. If rich people give just one day expenditure of their kitchen, this book will be printed easily, otherwise this shining moon will remain hidden. Or else, all such persons who can afford, with the intention of purchasing the book, send Rs. 5 with their applications to me. As the book is published, it will be posted to them.” (Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 pp.10-12, Advertisement dated May 1879). 

“….the beautiful script and writing and fine paper etc. necessities and care with which this book will be published, the real value of this book was not less than Rs.20. But only on the hope of and with a view that certain rich and ambitious Muslims will pay full attention and thus the loss incurred due to low price would be compensated, price was fixed at Rs.5 only. But this did not happen and I have also grown tired of waiting…..” (Advertisement dated 3rd Dec. 1879, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 13).  

When MGA first went to get Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya VOL.1 Published

“When he (Mirza Ghulam) came for the first time to my press, he sat on a pillowed seat and I sat on one seat and he discussed with me about the book, looking at his dozy eyes, I thought that perhaps he uses opium, as is commonly the habit of rich people, but when I heard his talk or speech and thought about the articles of Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, I was amazed at the condition of an Opium use is not like this, such man cannot write like this.  Then Hazrat Sahib went awat…..Now I regretted my first mistake and repented it and know very well that it is the intoxication of divine knowledge and not that of opium as I first thought.”””

Statement of Qadiani Sahabi, Sheikh Noor Ahmad Sahib, Owner of Riaz Hind press, Al-Fazl, Newspaper, Qadian, vol. 34, No. 194, dated 20th August 1940.

Some announcements that MGA published in terms of BA in 1880, which were included in BA2
“…. Alas! Many among the Muslims have forgotten this blessed principle and  such basic great (task) on which the development and elevation of religion was dependent, have totally abandoned it and other nations whose holy scriptures do not instruct them on this issue, out of their hearty actions to promote their religion enthusiastically, practicing the subject of ‘assist’….” 
(Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 36). 

Some announcements that MGA published in terms of BA in 1882, after BA1-2
“… now the real cost of the book is Rs.100 and instead Rs.10 or 25 was fixed. Thus even this small amount if Muslims do not pay in advance then as if they are obstructing this task from fulfilling….” 
(Advertisement dated 1882 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 3, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 34).

“Although there is a big group of Muslims in this country Hindustan and some of them are well-off and well-heeled, except for a small group (of rich, ministers and office-bearers), most are coward, closed-hearted and miser in participating in good deeds, their thoughts are just limited to their carnal desires and their minds are putrid with worthless self-sufficiency. These people do not consider religion and requirements of religion as an entity. Yes on the occasion of their name and honour they are ready to squander away their entire household.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 36)

“Purely for religion, ambitious Muslims (like My Lord and My Master Hazrat Khalifa Syed Mohammed Hasan Khan Saheb Bahadur, Prime Minister, Patiala) are so few that there is no need to count them on fingers.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 36)

 “…. certain people even if they spend on religious matters, they do so in ritualistic manner, not actually with the intention of completing some requirement. For instance, seeing someone making a mosque, another one who is his opponent will also make a mosque in competition and whether it is really needed or not, but he spends thousands of rupees. Nobody thinks that in this age most important is to publish the religious knowledge, and they do not realize that if people will not remain religious who will pray in these mosques; they want the strength and growth of religion only with strong and tall minarets of stones, and only with beautifully calligraphic marbles they want the beauty of their religion …… like Jews want to become only superficial observers. Neither they perform the obligations of religions appropriately, nor they know how to perform it, nor do they care about knowing it.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 36-37)

“Although this is admitted that our nation spend uncountable amount on so-called charities and alms but alas many people do not what is the real good deed and in the distribution of money they do not observe what is better and appropriate place (to spend), and blindly keep on spending inappropriately. And when they have exhausted all their hearty desires on spending at such unsuitable places, then on the occasion of real obligation they are incapable to spend……. this is the character of those in whom because of truth of spirit does not excite the power of benevolence and beneficence, rather only with their own greed; for instance after getting old in old age the desire arises to get an excuse of getting ease in the hereafter by making a mosque and getting a constructed house in paradise. And their empathy for real good deed is such that if the entire boat of Religion sinks in front of their eyes or the entire religion is destroyed at once, yet their heart does not move a bit and they don’t care about the religion remaining or vanishing. If they have the pain, it is for the world, if anguish it is for the world, if love it is for the world, if they trade it is for the world, and world also as other nations have it they do not possess.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 37-38)

“Since this (book) was a GREAT VICTORY on opponents of Islam and the goal of the heart and life of believers, therefore I had great trust on the ambitions of Rich people of Islam that they will greatly value such astounding book and whatever hardships are coming in the way of publishing such a book, they would whole-heartedly pay attention in removing them, but what can we say and what can we write, and what can we write. Allah is the helper and Allah is better and will remain. (This is what happens when one is looking at the pockets of people rather than having trust in Allah – Rashid) (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 38)

“150 copies of first part that had been published, I had sent them to BIG AMEERS and RICH PEOPLE and LORDS and it was hoped that the courageous rich people will send the price of book (which is very small) in advance ….. but except for one or two there was silence from everyone.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 38)

“Arya Nation (Hindus) are so ambitious and motivated and united nation that on a trivial matter which has no basis in their religion they get united and thousands of rupees are collected in no time. Thus such a nation which can unite ambitious and get motivated on useless matter, one can imagine what they would do for some grand matter. Apathetic Muslims should bury themselves alive. If they do not have love for God and Prophet why do they claim Islam. Is this Islam that they spend unlimited amount on wicked (Khabees) things and following their carnal desires and with the intention of upholding their honour, and spending not even a single penny on the love of God and Prophet and sympathy…” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 51)

“Most Muslim ameers (rich men) considers that religion is such a thing which needs help from poor people and rich are exempted from it, who should not even share this burden.” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 51)

“Although I had advertised that because of the increase in volume of the book, price of Rs.100 is appropriate so that those who can afford it will act accordingly, since it was sold to the poor for only Rs.10 …… but except for 7/ 8 persons everyone entered the fold of poor …” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 51)

“Miser and stasher Muslims who are known by big titles and names and like Qaroon are stashing away lot of money ….. ” (Advertisement dated 1880 in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 2, Majmoo-e-Ishtihaarat, Collection of Advertisements, vol.1 p. 52)



The content
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad starts off his career as a book-writer by inserting an announcement in BA-Vol. 1.  This announcement tells how MGA is in so much of a difficulty in getting this book published, MGA complains of the cost and etc etc etc, however, MGA could have used his own money to fund this book and thus solved all of these problems.  However, as we know, MGA never spent his own money, he always spent other people’s money.

MGA then proceeds to give a list of donors.  MGA goes on to write 9 pages of begging for money and additional names of donors.  MGA had promised 300 arguments in support of Islam, however, he has just wasted 20+ pages with silly announcements and etc.

Then, MGA inserts his silly poetry.  20 pages of persian poetry.  And no arguments in support of Islam.

In MGA’s poetry, his claim of being equal to Muhammad (saw) exists
This is very interesting, in MGA’s poetry, he writes about prophets, and how prophets are sent to all people and the need for prophets and etc etc.

“””He is Ahmad of the latter days,..”

Ahmad of the latter days?
Who is the Ahmad of the latter days?  See, in this instance, MGA is actually referring to himself as the Muhammad (saw) of the latter days.  MGA goes on to make arguments for the importance of divine revelation—in other words, he is making a case for his own divine revelations.

MGA then writes a 2-page essay on his arguments–with huge FONT
Since MGA is a terrible writer at this point in his life, he proceeds to use HUGE FONT as he writes a 2-page diatribe on “arguments” and how someone should respond to his arguments and etc etc.  Its really nonsense.

Then the book ends
This entire book is garbage, MGA filled it up with his silly poetry and announcements, there is no content.

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