MGA was very sneaky. All of his claims were revealed slowly and with intent. New information tells us that MGA actually claimed that he was the “promised-messiah” as early as 1889 (see Friedman). Ahmadiyya leadership has lied about this for years and years and years, they have always edited MGA’s writings to work out the inconsistencies. Just recently, we posted an essay wherein MGA asserted that Inni-Mutawafeeka, wa Raffa as I shall give you full reward and shall raise you towards Me. This was on page 398, MGA quoted 3:55 again on page 434, just 36 pages later, this time he defines it as per Sir Syed, and per the opinion that he took in 1891, in Izala Auham.
Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, Vol-4, page 434
MGA writes out a revelation that he claims came from his GOD to him, this revelation that MGA received is actually 3:55 of the Quran. MGA claimed over 30+ revelations from his God which were actually verses of the Quran, this behavior of MGA caused him to be declared as a Kafir by the ulema.
یا عیسٰی انی متوفیك و رافعك اليَّ )و مطھرك من الذین كفروا( 2۔ وجاعل الذین اتبعوك
فوق الذین كفروا الٰی یوم القیٰمة۔ ثلۃ من الاولین و ثلۃ من الاٰخرين۔
“”O ‘Isa, I shall give you full reward or cause you to die and shall raise you towards Me, meaning that I shall raise your status or will raise you from the life on earth towards Me, and I shall
grant predominance to your followers over those who disbelieve, until the Day of Judgment.””
See Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, vol. 4, online english, page 434, edition, https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya-Part-4.pdf
MGA gives his commentary on what this revelation means directly underneath it
“””This means that I shall give supremacy to those who follow your beliefs and religion over others in arguments, reasoning, and blessings, until the Day of Resurrection.”””
Or die??? and raise your status?
Per Ahmadiyya leadership, in this era, MGA believed that Esa (as) was alive and allah lifted Esa (As) physically into heaven. However, as can be easily seen, MGA was already trying to change the meanings of this verse, i.e. 3:55.
MGA missed a sentence when he quoted the verse 3:55
MGA made mistakes all the time, this is probably why he took on ghost writers like Nooruddin, Mufti Sadiq, Maulvi Abdul Kareem and the Amrohi. Did MGA really miss a sentence or was this verse revealed differently to MGA? It’s a mystery. The urdu edition of BA-4 still has 3:55 quoted and as missing the sentence. Nonetheless, the publishers in 2016, under the order of Mirza Masroor Ahmad have add this note:
“””The Promised Messiah as has written about و مطھرك من الذین كفروا in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, vol. 5, Urdu edition, p. 73 (Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 21, p. 94): ‘This sentence was inadvertently missed in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya; it means: “And shall clear you of all the accusations and calumnies of the disbelievers.” This revelation has been revealed many times.’”””
^^^Footnote on page 434
The same reference from the 2009 edition of Tadhkirah, page 127
“””[Arabic] O ‘Isa [Jesus] I shall give you full reward or cause you to die and shall raise you towards Me, meaning that I shall raise your status or will raise you from the life on earth, and shall clear you of all the accusations and calumnies of the disbelievers and shall raise your followers above those who disbelieve, till the Day of Judgment. This means that: ‘I shall give victory to your followers and companions over others in arguments, reasoning, and blessings.’ There is a group from among the first ones and a group from among the last ones. In this revelation this humble one is meant by the word ‘Isa.”””
[Barahin-e-Ahmadiyyah, part 4, pp. 556–557 sub-footnote 4,
Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 1, pp. 664–665 sub-footnote 4]
MGA’s private letters to Mir Abbas Ali on 3:55–from the 1883–1884 era
“””The revelation (3:55) has been repeated so many times that Allah alone knows the count. Sometimes I received it continuously from mid-night till the Fajr time.”””
[Maktubat-e-Ahmadiyyah, vol. 1, p. 67, Letter no. 35, dated November 20 to Mir ‘Abbas ‘Ali Shah]
As a result of receiving 3:55 as a revelation sooooo many times, MGA was urged by Noorudin to claim to be Maseel-e-Masih, aka “The like of the Messiah”
MGA never wrote that Esa (as) was alive in heaven
It should be noted that MGA never technically wrote that Esa (As) was alive in heaven, ever. He never wrote it. He did write that he Esa (As) would return, however, he didn’t give specifics.
Later on, in 1907, MGA explains that his God was trying to tell him that he was the Messiah, but MGA refused to accept