April 2018

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wanted all humans who reject him to die!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have written about this before.  Hani Tahir has beautifully explained how MGA and his team prayed for the death of all of their opponents, and also called people names like “bitches” and etc.  MGA also prayed to his GOD that plague would kill on everyone on Earth and etc etc…

The evidence
1. Mirza Sahib wished for a Plague to spread in India. He wrote: “When there was no sign of the plague in Mumbai, I prayed for its inception and it took place. I mentioned this nine years ago in my book “Hamatul Bushra”, in a verse of the poem “And when immorality poured in abundance, I wished for a destructive plague”….i.e. when immorality spread, I prayed for the spreading of the plague. (Nozool Messiah, page 152)

2. He sees that the atrocities of the world are for him. He wrote: “One day, I decided to pray due to the extremity of the heat, so a thought came to my mind instantly, and that is that God does this for my sake. For if the plague was to be eradicated one day, and the earthquakes stopped, and if fruits were to become ripe again, the people will go back to slandering me. God says I will show your truth in strong clanks. These are his clanks, so why should I pray for it to cease? Our contentment is not associated with the contentment of the world, for everything that happens, is in our favour. (Badr volume 1, number 20, page 4-3, 17/08/1905)

3. He curses frequently. He wrote 11 pages of curses (by hand, totalling a thousand on paper) towards a Christian, and wrote many more tens of curses (by hand) to other muslims and hindu opponents. (Noorulhaq, pages 98-108)

4. He divorced his wife, and excommunicated his son for attending the marriage of a girl he wanted to marry. She was 12 years when he asked for her hand, while he was 52 years. (annoncment in 2/6/1891, vol 1)

5. He believes in killing apostates. He wrote: whoever among the muslims believes that the prophet (pbuh) committed a wrongful act, he is a disbeliever, and an atheist, and deserves the shariah ruling [Islamic punishment, i.e. death](Miraat Kamalat Islam, P108)

6. He mentioned a story pertaining to Abu Bakr burning those who did not pay the zakat, and endorsed it. (Sirrulkhilafa, P93)

7. He used to insult other religions and religious people. Here are some examples. He wrote about the christian Abdullah Atham: “He ceased at once from authoring books to defend the filthy teachings of Christianity, which he was preoccupied with.” (Anjam Atham, Page 13)

8. He wrote: Christianity occupies the first place in the whole world in dishonesty, those who did not even hesitate to treason in the divine books themselves; they also fabricated hundreds of false books, how can any noble person accept their words as prosecutors?” (Announcement at the end of 1892, No. 126, Announcements, Vol1)

9. He said while criticizing a person named “Charag Deen” who announced that he would reconcile Christianity and Islam: “We have no accord with Christianity, because it is all evil and wrong … How can we reconcile (with the Christians) while our religion and our holy book consider the entire Christianity to be filthy and evil?… Woe! He (Charag Deen) considered the disgusting Christianity in the same degree with Islam”. (Announcement dated 23/04/1902, Announcements, Vol2)

10. He wrote”: “By God, only we the (Muslims) are well settled on a very strong and high beacon, and everyone else is under our feet”. (Haqiqatul Wahi, Page 312)

11. He was insulting and degrading in his language. He said after mentioning his books he wrote before 1893: “Those books are seen by every Muslim with an eye of love and affection and they benefit from its knowledge, and accept me and believe in my claim, except the offspring of the prostitutes who God has set a seal on their hearts, they do not accept me.” (Altabligh, Page 100)

12. He addressed a Shiekh (Muslim) by saying: “By God, I won’t be considered a brave man in the Battlefield, if I don’t repeatedly Launch attacks on you, you son of a bitch (prostitute)”. (Minanu Alrahman, Page 57)

13. His hate towards other religions led him to say: “Some wicked sheikhs, who are of the ‘Jews nature’ (he means: Wicked or malicious), say to cover up the truth…those who conceal the truth and the justice testimony, because of their self-interests and desires; are in fact more filthy and disgusting. “O ye sheikh… Do not lie and do not eat the filth eaten by Christians”. (Anjam Atham, Page 193)

14. He said: “and the head of the impostors “Abdulhaq al-Ghaznawi” and his entire group, May God curse them a million times. He says in his filthy declaration with the utmost determination that this prophecy also was not fulfilled, O ye filthy impostor, that prophecy has been fulfilled indeed, but it is your fanaticism that makes you blind”. (Anjam Atham, Page 229)

15. He said “We also see it necessary at the end of this article to show that on contrary side of these dirty filthy impure people, who are determined to consider me an imposter (& non-Muslim), a lot of people have seen the holy prophet in dreams ….”. (Anjam Atham, Page 244)


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Who is Shaikh Rahmatullah? The famous Lahori-Ahmadi


This is a biographical entry on a close companion of MGA.  The entire entry is taken from here:  The original PDF is also posted sh-rahmatullah.

Some Important notes
Yād-i Raftigān is a compilation in Urdu of lives of prominent figures of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, consisting of articles by different writers. Its first volume was published in 1964.

The life sketch of Shaikh Rahmatullah was written by Maulvi Dost Muhammad (d. 1979), editor of Paigham Sulh, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Urdu organ. The writer had personally known Shaikh Rahmatullah and once travelled with him by ship to England, as he mentions in this account. A translation and adaptation of this article by Chaudhry Masud Akhtar of USA appeared in the HOPE Bulletin of the Lahore Ahmadiyya for April 2009, and some additions from it have been retained here.  hope200904_amiraziztourazizbakhshsheikhrahmatullah

1. Life Sketch, p. 1.
2. Obituary in Islamic Review, p. 5.
3. In group photograph with Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, p. 5
4. Information about British family, p. 6.
Compiled by Dr Zahid Aziz

1. Life Sketch
from the book Yād-i Raftigān1
Original writer: Maulvi Dost Muhammad2

The name of Shaikh Rahmatullah is foremost in the list of those persons who supported Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad from the earliest days of his mission, and for the rest of their lives they bore all kinds of difficulties for this cause and made sacrifices for it. He belonged to a respectable qanoon go family of the city of Gujrat in the Punjab, and was a well-known businessman of Lahore.

In the beginning he was a government employee on a monthly salary of ten Rupees. Later he opened a small shop in Anarkali Bazar, Lahore, which after some time was expanded into a larger business under the name of Bombay House. Due to his honesty andwell handling of business, Allah blessed his enterprise and Shaikh sahib rented a property on the Mall, Lahore, where he opened a store called ‘English Warehouse’.

How his business was flourishing can be assessed from the fact that in July 1903 when Sahibzada Abdul Latif Shaheed was returning to Afghanistan, he, according to reports in Al-Badar etc., stayed in Lahore as a guest of Shaikh Rahmatullah, owner of Bombay House. The business in the Mall Road bungalow was started sometime after that date and by 1908 he had already purchased a commercial plot on the Mall Road where he had a plan to construct a two-storey building for his business. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had promised to lay the foundation stone of the building but he passed away in May 1908. When the construction of the building was commenced in 1912, Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din laid the foundation stone in the presence of a large number of the Ahmadiyya community, and said many prayers for it. He said:

“My leader and my benefactor, the Promised Messiah, had promised Shaikh Rahmatullah that he would lay the foundation stone of his building with his own hands. It was the will of God that his promise should be carried out by a servant of his. The Shaikh sahib asked me to come. I am ill and in discomfort because of pain in various parts of the body, but there is an urge in my heart that I must fulfil the word of my beloved.”

He went on to add:

“There are other newly constructed buildings around this building and yet more are under construction but we have a special affiliation with this building. This relation-ship is both personal as well as community based. It is personal on account of the fact that the Promised Messiah had promised to lay the foundation stone of this building and a servant of his has fulfilled that promise. And it is community based on account of the fact that our Jamaat has a share in the building. Therefore, our members should pray from the depth of their hearts for its successful completion and that those who occupy this building may be righteous persons who love virtuous life. If they will be truthful, righteous, God fearing and believers, then Allah will multiply them and enhance their stature and as much as this building flourishes so much benefit our community will derive from it because there is a bond between the two”. (Badr, Qadian, 27th June 1912, p. 4–5).””

In fact the business carried out in this building did prove much beneficial for the Lahore Ahmadiyya community, as is shown by the financial sacrifices made by the owner of this building and business.

As already stated Shaikh Rahmatullah had taken the Pledge at the hand of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the very early days of the latter’s claim, whereafter he ever continued to
render services to the cause of the Movement by his donations. Besides the sacrifices he made from time to time for the financial needs of the Movement, he used to regularly send 100 Rupees monthly to Hazrat Mirza sahib himself. In addition to that, on every Eid or other special occasions Shaikh sahib used to send him a new set of clothes. He continued this practice for the family of Hazrat Mirza sahib even after the latter’s death, so much so that even after the division of the Ahmadiyya community into two sections (Lahore and Qadian groups) in 1914 he used to send some money for his family. Some years later Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, Head of the Qadian group, refused to accept it.

When the Promised Messiah made an appeal in 1903 for the construction of Bait-ud-Dua (special room for prayer), Shaikh Rahmatullah bore all the expenses of its construction. He was always a willing and generous donor for the cause of Islam and needs of the Movement, and many times his donations were in thousands of Rupees. According to Maulana Muhammad Ali, his donations exceeded one hundred thousand Rupees. After the split and the foundation of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore in 1914, it was generous donations by him along with those from Dr Syed Muhammad Husain Shah and Dr Mirza Yaqub Baig that made it possible to run the new Lahore section financially.

For his personal devotion to the Promised Messiah, his dedication to the success of the Promised Messiah’s mission and for his piety and righteousness, Shaikh Rahmatullah was held in great esteem by the Founder. Whenever he visited the Promised Messiah, the latter would rise to receive him. The Promised Messiah once made the following observations about him in the early days in a book:

“Shaikh Rahmatullah is a young, righteous and straight-forward man. He has a natural aptitude for true and sincere following [of his spiritual master], and for thinking in a good way about others, to such a great extent that through the blessing of this quality he can make great strides in this [spiritual] path. By temperament he is extremely humble and respectful, and signs of virtuousness are manifest in his appearance. He remains busy in service to his best. May Allah grant him a great share of taste of Divine love by saving him from the distractions of abominable things. Ameen, again Ameen.” (Izala Auham, published 1891, page 808).””

When Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wrote Al-Wasiyyat (The Will) in 1905 and estab-lished the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Qadian he appointed Shaikh Rahmatullah as a member of its Council of Trustees and thereafter he remained a member of that body till 1914, actively participating in the affairs of that Anjuman. In 1914, at split of the Jamaat into two sections, he became one of the founders of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore and was elected its vice-president, the position which he held until his death. On account of his vast experience and wisdom of decision making as an entrepreneur, he was a source of blessing for the Anjuman. He had the ability of reaching to heart of the matter quite quickly and solving complicated problems in a fine way. Thus the Anjuman benefited greatly from his opinion in the matters of running its day to day affairs.

Shaikh Rahmatullah was a highly devout and God fearing person to the extent that, be it pain or pleasure, hardship or comfort, he never forgot to remember Allah. In addition to regularly offering the obligatory prayers, he used to say the voluntary prayers, in particular the Tahajjud (post-midnight) and Ishraq (midmorning) prayers every day without fail. The writer of these lines had the occasion once to travel with him for about a month in a ship to England and also to observe his circumstances in England for three to four months.4 On this basis, it would not be the least exaggeration to say that Shaikh sahib remembered Allah much and his heart was ever inclined towards Him. He had a very strong faith in Allah, and as result of this strength of belief, in spite of his enormous wealth he never forgot Allah even for a moment, and his love and devoutness to Allah ever kept increasing.

He used to lay great emphasis on dua (beseeching Allah in certain matters) and would himself pray everyday for many members of the community by their names individually, so much so that he included the names of some of those who had chosen to become disciples of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad. Events proved that many of his prayers were granted.

In connection with his business Shaikh Rahmatullah used to visit England almost every year. He would have visited it 17 or 18 times. Consequently, he had married a woman in England, and from this marriage there were two sons and two daughters.5 They were in addition to his five sons and one daughter from his wife in Lahore. His descendants from his sons in Lahore are doing well in business.

A few days before his passing away, Shaikh Rahmatullah prepared a will whereby he declared all his children in Lahore and England as his heirs, who would receive their shares according to the Islamic law of inheritance. He also left a portion of his property as a gift to the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam, Lahore.

At the time of dictating his will, he addressed his sons in these words:

“The business I did was with Allah and I reaped great benefit from it. If you also do business with Allah, you too will benefit from it.”

Shaikh Rahmatullah suffered from diabetes since many years and used to take medicines for its treatment quite regularly but ultimately diabetes took its toll and became the cause of his death. A few days before his passing away, one day he had difficulty urinating, as a result of which poison spread in his body. Even in such a condition of severe discomfort he was so content that when asked how he felt and he would respond:

“I am not suffering anything and I do not know why I am lying in bed.”

Before his death he was semi-conscious for some time and his near ones and friends were reciting the Holy Quran by his side when he breathed his last in a state of complete calm and quiet. May Allah shower His choicest blessings on the soul of this servant of His religion and grant it rest it in His highest bliss. Ameen.

2. In group photograph with Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

In this photograph Shaikh Rahmatullah is seated in the second row, in the right-most seat. Standing next to him, wearing cap, is his son Shaikh Abdul Hameed.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is in the centre of the same row. The photograph was taken in Qadian, most likely taken between 1899 and 1902.

3. Obituary in the Islamic Review

In the journal of the Woking Muslim Mission, the Islamic Review, published from the Woking Mosque, Surrey, England, the following obituary note was published:

In Memoriam
Shaikh Rahmatullah
We record with the deepest sorrow the death of Shaikh Rahmatullah, Vice-President of [Ahmadiyya] Anjuman-i- Isha‘at-i-Islam, Lahore, who departed this life on the 2nd of March, 1924, at 12.45 p.m.

Shaikh Rahmatullah was among the most devout Muslims of our time, and the story of his career is full of instruction — as illustrating in a singularly striking manner how true religion and unswerving probity may yet go hand in hand with commercial prosperity. Starting with a salary of less than one pound per month, he gradually built up a colossal business, of which the cost of the premises alone ran into many thousands of pounds.

He was the founder of the now famous Bombay House and English Warehouse at Lahore, and of other outstanding industrial activities, and — what is particularly remarkable,  and may be commended as a concrete example of the essential truth of the message of the Holy Quran — he never took interest, or employed usury in any shape or form in any of his dealings. This, with him, was an abiding principle which Allah, in His mercy, amply justified.

Shaikh Rahmatullah visited England on no fewer than eighteen occasions. Not only was he an ardent supporter of the Mission [i.e., the Woking Muslim Mission], but it may almost be claimed for him that he should stand side by side with Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, the Mission’s saintly founder; and while Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din was doing all the work of the London office of the Islamic Review, from editor to clerk, address-writer and stamp-sticker, Shaikh Rahmatullah was working in a precisely similar manner in the office at Lahore.

Until quite recently he acted as Honorary Treasurer of the Woking Muslim Mission; and it was the burden of advancing years alone that at length compelled him to relinquish that onerous responsibility.

His last words of advice to his sons — we may say to us all — were: “I started ‘trading’ with God, and He made me successful; and if you also will do the same, He will make you successful.”
The outstanding feature in the noble life of Shaikh Rahmatullah was his sincerity. Simple in his habits, his religion and his daily life were one. He died respected by all — loved by all.
—Islamic Review, April–May 1924, p. 130–131.

4. Information on his British family

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, has mentioned Shaikh Rahmatullah’s marriage in England at least twice.

1. In the compilation of the Founder’s daily talks,6 under the date “Friday, 21 November 1902”, there is an item under the heading:

“The first Muslim child to be born in England”
It is reported there that the Founder “was enquiring from Shaikh Rahmatullah about his journey”. It goes on to say:

“Shaikh sahib has been given another son by Allah, from his European wife. He has been named Abdullah in accordance with the advice of the holy Hazrat. After asking about the child, he [Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] said: He is the first Muslim to be born in England.” 7

6 During his life these were published in the Ahmadiyya community newspapers every week or two weeks. Many years later these reports were collected in book form under the title Malfuzat.

7 Malfuzat, v. 2, p. 537. Reported from Ahmadiyya community newspaper Al-Badr, dated 21 November to 5 December 1902.

The Lahore Ahmadiyya at:
2. In his book Barahin Ahmadiyya Part 5, written in 1905 and published in 1908, at one point Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad mentions names of various people in the West who had joined his Movement. Here he writes:

“The wife of a friend of mine, whose first name was Elizabeth, who is an inhabitant of England, has also joined this Movement.” ((Barahin Ahmadiyya Part 5, p. 81 of the first edition.))

We received an e-mail through our websites in August 2006 from Susanne Kumar, a paternal grand-daughter of Shaikh Rahmatullah from his English wife, enquiring about any information about him that we may hold. Later in August 2012 we received a similar enquiry from Sandra Hasan, one of whose mother’s cousins was married to a daughter of Shaikh Rahmatullah from his English wife. From these contacts we learnt the information, new to us, that the name of Shaikh Rahmatullah’s British wife was Elizabeth Thomas. They had two sons and two daughters whose names were: Abdullah, Youseff, Saida and Maida.

Susanne Kumar’s father was Youseff and she recalls: “My father told me that he used to stay at the Mosque in Woking as a young boy when his father came from Lahore.”

The UK Census record for the year 1911 shows an “Elizabeth Rahmatillah”, aged 34, along with others of the same surname (including Abdullah and Youseff) living in Llandovery, Wales.

Through the kindness of these two contacts we received a photograph of Shaikh Rahmatullah taken in England and one of his wife Elizabeth. These are shown below:

Susanne Kumar also supplied us with the following photograph of the ‘English Ware-house’, the store on the Mall Road in Lahore owned by Shaikh Rahmatullah:

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The Ahmadiyya in the Gold Coast Muslim Cosmopolitans in the British Empire John H. Hanson

We are always reading and presenting new research on Ahmadiyya.  We have found a new book on Ahmadiyya and have presented in the below.

See all of our research on Ahmadiyya in Africa here:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a global movement with more than half a million Ghanaian members, runs an extensive network of English-language schools and medical facilities in Ghana today. Founded in South Asia in 1889, the Ahmadiyya arrived in Ghana when a small coastal community invited an Ahmadiyya missionary to visit in 1921. Why did this invitation arise and how did the Ahmadiyya become such a vibrant religious community? John H. Hanson places the early history of the Ahmadiyya into the religious and cultural transformations of the British Gold Coast (colonial Ghana). Beginning with accounts of the visions of the African Methodist Binyameen Sam, Hanson reveals how Sam established a Muslim community in a coastal context dominated by indigenous expressions and Christian missions. Hanson also illuminates the Islamic networks that connected this small Muslim community through London to British India. African Ahmadi Muslims, working with a few South Asian Ahmadiyya missionaries, spread the Ahmadiyya’s theological message and educational ethos with zeal and effectiveness. This is a global story of religious engagement, modernity, and cultural transformations arising at the dawn of independence.

Author bio
John H. Hanson is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the Africa Studies Program. He is author of Migration, Jihad, and Muslim Authority in West Africa: The Futanke Colonies in Karta and editor (with Maria Grosz-Ngaté and Patrick O’Meara) of Africa. He is also an editor of History in Africa: A Journal of Method.


“A nuanced argument for the unusual development of a South Asian Muslim reform movement, born in the complex religious environment of British colonialism, taking root in a completely different setting in Gold Coast, today’s Ghana. It will have considerable appeal for African, world and imperial history, for religious studies, and for those dealing with questions of modernity.”
— David Robinson, author of Muslim Societies in African History

“A significant history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in what is now Ghana that reconstructs its history and also places it in the context of wider geographical movements by people and ideas, including the history of religious change in British India, the role of travel with the empire in disseminating new ideas and practices, and the trans-national and trans-regional history of a religious movement.”
— Sandra E. Greene, author of Slave Owners of West Africa

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Note on Terminology and Spelling
List of Abbreviations
Section 1: Preparing the Way in the Gold Coast
1. The Hausa Force and the Religious Marketplace in the Fante States
2. Binyameen Sam’s Fante Muslim Community
Section 2: Ahmadiyya Genesis and Expansion to London and Lagos
3. The Genesis of the Ahmadiyya in British India
4. Ahmadiyya Expansion to London and Lagos
Section 3: Ahmadiyya Arrival and Consolidation in the Gold Coast
5. Ahmadiyya Arrival in the Gold Coast
6. Ahmadiyya Consolidation in the Gold Coast
7. Ahmadiyya Expansion to Asante
8. Ahmadiyya Expansion to Wa

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Dr Basharat Ahmad Reads Haqiqat-Ul-Wahy

Dr. Basharat Ahmad wrote the famous “Mujadid-e-Azam” which gives many facts about the life of MGA, he was also the father-in-law of Muhammad Ali, circa 1909, after Muhammad Ali’s first wife died.  Both of these guys went on to become Lahori-Ahmadi’s.  In this story, we have an extract from an Ahmadi newspaper wherein Dr. Basharat Ahmad gives his comments on MGA’s “Haqiqatul Wahy”.  We are unsure about the supplement to this book and when that was specifically published.

The quote

As the Promised Messiah’s book Haqiqat-ul-Wahy was published in May 1907, mention of it is found in the Ahmadiyya newspapers around that date. In Badr, 8 August 1907, a letter by Dr Basharat Ahmad to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is printed under the title Haqiqat-ul-Wahy. The letters runs as follows:

“Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu-hu!

This servant has been busy in reading Haqiqat-ul-Wahy in recent days and finished it in 15 to 20 days, reading it very carefully by the grace of God. I read the most wonderful secrets of knowledge and my faith was refreshed by ever newer signs. You, sir, have conclusively proved the arguments to the opponents to the highest degree. If they don’t accept them even now, then they are like the bat which does not see the sun on a bright day. You, sir, have made the sun of clear evidences and irrefutable arguments to rise. Now the opponent Maulvis have nothing left but obduracy and prejudice. Signs are pouring down like rain. If a man has the least spiritual taste and faith, he will find an ocean of Divine signs flowing by your hand, sir. But the fact is that the inner nature of these opponent Maulvis has become distorted due to their vehemence, prejudice and ignorance. Otherwise, for men of spiritual taste and faith there are more than enough signs.”




What was the occupation of the Promised Messiah? by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq (1912)

We have come across some new data in terms of Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, the prophethood of MGA and Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad‘s matriculation exam of 1905.  On the front page of Badr, 19 September 1912, there is an article by the editor Mufti Muhammad Sadiq (later a prominent missionary of the Qadiani Jama`at) entitled: What was the occupation of the Promised Messiah?

Translation of the scan 

He writes:

On 18th January 1905 when I was headmaster in Qadian I wrote a note to the Promised Messiah which is reproduced below along with his reply. It is hoped it will be of interest to readers.

The Note

To the holy Hazrat, our leader and our Mahdi, the Promised Messiah.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu

The name of Mian Mahmud Ahmad will today be sent forward for the examinations. The form that has to be filled has a space asking, What is the occupation of the boy’s father? I have written in it the word nubuwwat [prophethood].

… [Rest of note omitted in this translation as it is about some medical advice, see image for full text]…

Your most humble servant, Muhammad Sadiq,

18th January 1905

The reply

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu

Nubuwwat is not an occupation. Please write that he is the leader and Imam of the Ahmadiyya sect which numbers about 300,000. The occupation is the reform of the people.

Ghulam Ahmad.

So in that form I wrote in English as follows the occupation of the Hazrat:

National Reformation and Leadership of Ahmadiyya Sect (300,000 members)

The scan


Mirza Ghulam Ahmad favored the children of rich-chanda-heavy-giving-Ahmadi’s over the poor ones

We have recovered yet another story from the infamous “Zikr-e-Habib” book that was written by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq over 80 years ago. In this story, MGA shows his true habits and his true purpose, i.e. to favor Ahmadi’s that give excessive amounts chanda (charity) over those who were poor. This is the story of Shaikh Rahmatullah, who paid to get the Bait-ud-Dua built all by himself in 1903. MGA favored him and his son. Interestingly, in 1914, he became a Lahori-Ahmadi and shunned the Mirza family.

The story
ZIKR E HABIB PAGE 85 under the caption 
“”””Once while playing in the house of Huzur (MGQ), Children had a quarrel. The son of Ghulam Hussain Owen man, (a poor), has uttered obnoxious word for the Son of Shaikh Rehmatullah 
(a rich man and a big chanda payer). The son of Shaikh sb complained to hazrat sahib (MGQ). Hazrat Sahib punished the son of Ghulam Hussain, the Roti baker, with few slaps on his face. Wife of Ghulam Hussain could not control his emotions, she expressed her anger against this act of Hazrat Sahib (MGQ) before husband in objectionable manners. HAZRAT sahib (MGQ), ordered Ghulam Hussain to immediately leave the Qadian with family. He remained out of Qadian for two years before his apology was accepted and he was allowed to return.”””

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In 1897, MGA and his team claimed to have 8000 Ahmadi’s in his ranks

Hani Tahir has explained this already.  We are simply re-posting the exact reference.

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– Mirza said: “Shaykh Ghulam Dastaghir is fond of Takfir. So I preach to him that the number of my group after the Mubahalat of Abdul Haq al-Ghaznawi has reached 8000 thousands person… for this reason.” Ishtiharata (25-1-1897)

The scan


Who is Hafiz Raushan Ali?


We continue to collect information on MGA and his team of writers, speakers, and salaat-leaders. In this case, we have uncovered data on Hafiz Roshan Ali.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Summary of the scan

Hafiz Roshan Ali was also called the second Maulvi Abdul Karim. Hafiz Roshan Ali was also a student of Noorudin.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Ahmadiyya sources on Hafiz Roshan Ali

They say that he was a Hafiz of the Quran very early on in his life and then moved to Qadian and did bait with MGA in the late 1890’s. He isn’t listed as amongst the first 313 companions of MGA. He seems to have been a student of Noorudin.

Hafiz Raushan Ali is mentioned extensively in terms of the split, in 1924, Mirza Basheer-uddin mahmud had “Truth about the Split” written and his name is mentioned on page 174 and many others.

In December of 1918, the annual Qadiani-Jalsa was postponed, they list indifferent health of the 2nd Khalifa as the reason, nonetheless, the Jalsa was held in March of 1919, and many Lahori-Ahmadi’s were invited to Qadian. Hafiz Raushan Ali also gave a speech on the prophethood of MGA. See “Truth About the Split”, page 210.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________His death

Hafiz Raushan Ali died in 1929, according to Paigham e sulah of 1929 it says he was just over 50 years old.

The scan on his death

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Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s election to Khalifa in 2003


Recently, Ahmadiyya INC re-opened an old newspaper Al-Hakam.  This newspaper had stopped published for a long time, in fact, the re-opening of it is some part of a newer marketing push by Ahmadiyya INC.

In a recent edition, Mirza Masroor Ahmad appears to open up about his election process.  However, he lies about the entire thing.  Need proof?

1.  Mirza Masroor Ahmad purposely didn’t give the name of the other people who were nominated.

2.  Mirza Masroor Ahmad purposely didn’t give the amount of votes and etc.

The testimony of Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Time and Tide Waited for One

Huzooraa Narrates a Momentous Series of Events

Asif M Basit, London


The days that ensued the demise of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrt and before the Election of the Fifth Khalifa were turbulent days for the entire Jamaat. A lot has been said and written about that time and its sensitivity, but we always remained curious to know what Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa went through. 15 years have passed in this curiosity but thanks to Al Hakam that enabled me to muster up the courage to ask.

A few days ago, in a blessed moment, I enquired about this from Huzooraa and Huzooraa most graciously shed light on it. I have no claim or experience of speedwriting, but Allah enabled me to jot down every word that Huzooraa said in reply. Below, is the translation of the original Urdu narration of events by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad, prior to Khilafat

“I arrived home from my office to be told by my wife that Miyan Luqman had called from London to say that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrt had passed away. I immediately called Dr. Nuri sahib who was in London at the time, as a medical advisor to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrt. He confirmed the devastating news.

This news came as a great shock. The sorrow was overwhelming, but the sensitivity of the situation demanded complete control of emotions as it was a testing time for the entire Jamaat. As Nazir-e-Ala [Chief Secretary], it was my responsibility to organise the series of events that would follow and oversee them.

I called the Private Secretary in London who, I realised, was then unaware of the situation. I asked him to gather all the details and send them to me as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I called a meeting of the Ulia Committee, which comprised the key officials of Jamaat bodies, like Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya and Tehrik-e-Jadid etc. I gave instructions in the wake of the emergency situation. I also had to ensure that visas were up to date and that there were travel arrangements for members of the Electoral College; those whose visas had expired, I ensured that they were given visas as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, I received the details of the time and cause of Huzoor’srt demise from the Private Secretary. I conveyed these to Miyan Ahmad sahib [the late Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib] along with instructions on drafting an announcement to inform the Jamaats around the world. He brought back to me the draft for approval, which was then sent out to all Jamaats and also broadcast on MTA. I had already instructed Sultan Mahmood Anwar sahib to make a formal announcement after the Asr prayer in Masjid Mubarak.

That time was a test of patience. On one hand, there was the grief of Huzoor’srt demise and on the other, the responsibility of fulfilling a crucial duty that had been entrusted to me by Huzoorrt: the duty of supervising the arrangements of Intikhab-e-Khilafat [election of the new Khalifa].

With these mixed emotions, I headed home to prepare for my flight to London. The preparation, by the way, was nothing more than grabbing a few clothes alongside my travel documents and setting off for departure.

As visas were still being processed for a few members of the Electoral College, it was decided that the members be split into two convoys: one to fly on the same day and the other to leave the following day once the visas had been acquired.

In the first convoy were Miyan Khurshid sahib [the late Sahibzada Mirza Khurshid Ahmad sahib], Miyan Ahmad sahib [the late Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib], Miyan Anas Ahmad sahib and myself; we were fourteen members altogether. We set off from Rabwah to Lahore where we were to catch the flight. There was a short transit in Abu Dhabi from where we boarded the London bound flight.

I had already given instructions from Rabwah about washing and shrouding the body. When we arrived in London, the body had been washed, shrouded and placed in a casket and Huzoorrt was laid in state in Mahmood Hall for members of the Jamaat to pay their respects. I, too, initially paid my respects here in Mahmood Hall. The way one feels upon seeing their Imam in that situation cannot be described in words. But you can imagine; so, imagine what my feelings were in that moment.

By then, it was time for Namaz [prayers], so we offered Namaz in the Fazl Mosque. Now, Huzoor’srt body had been moved to a room adjacent to Mahmood Hall. I went to that room. A strange moment that was; in the room was Huzoorrt, myself and absolute silence. It was a surreal setting. I stayed there, at Huzoor’srt side, for quite some time, praying for Huzoorrt.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrt, had issued a set of instructions well before his demise, for such an emergency situation. One clause was that before the arrival of Nazir-e-Ala in London, Amir Jamaat UK would be Additional Nazir-e-Ala to oversee necessary arrangements in the meantime. Upon arrival, I took charge from Amir sahib UK and commenced the process for convening the Electoral College, the funeral and the burial etc. Time was short; a lot had to be done and every task required full care and attention.

By the sheer blessings of Allah, everything was organised in good time. I felt at peace that I had fulfilled my duty. Every moment was spent praying that Allah granted the Jamaat a new Khalifa, and that I and every member of the Jamaat were able to obey the new Khalifa; every moment was spent praying that Allah may keep the Jamaat united.

This state is, indeed, a state of fear. So of course, there was fear. But there was also firm faith in Allah’s promise that He would replace this state of fear with security. Thus, I was under the strong belief that Allah would grant the Jamaat a new Khalifa and that our fears would be replaced with peace.

Then came the time for the Election. As a member, I also entered the Fazl Mosque that was full with members of the Electoral College. I stood near the shoes with Chaudhry Hameedullah sahib for a while. Chaudhry sahib, as the senior-most official of the Jamaat, was to preside over the Election, so when he was called to the front, I sat where I was stood, at the back of the Mosque.

The aura of the gathering was such that I did not have the courage to peer up and glance around nor did my conscience permit; a fragile time as it was. Thus, I sat with my gaze down. When my name was presented, I felt instant fear, so I lowered my head.

When the votes were counted and the announcement made, I was confident that there must have been a mistake in the count. What happened after this made me tremble; there was no choice but to accept the decree of God. The Bai‘at and silent prayer followed.

How I felt in that moment, the whole world saw on MTA. It was as if the weight of a mountain had been placed on my shoulders.

It was midnight or even past midnight when I got to [my residence at number] 41, Guest House. There, in my room was I, the darkness of the night and the blessings of my God.

Moments after the Election of Khalifatul Masih V

Huzooraa paused here. Having heard this directly from Huzooraa, I was enchanted and did not know how to ask for more details. But in that precious moment, I felt that I owed more to the readers of Al Hakam and so, built the courage to gather more pearls. “What thoughts had crossed your mind, leaving Rabwah, Huzoor?” Our beloved master, in his humility, replied in a low tone:

“There was so much to be done before my departure that I did not have much else on my mind. However, I had said to my wife that on the seventh day after the Election, I would seek permission from the new Khalifa to return. I was also mentally prepared that the new Khalifatul Masih might not assign me the same responsibility I had. But I pledged to myself that whatever responsibilities were assigned to me, I would perform them wholeheartedly and then return.”

I thought that this was it. But my master probably sensed my curiosity.

“Is that it? What else did you want to hear?”

He said this with great affection; the affection that produces valour. I asked, “Your life must have drastically changed after becoming Khalifa. How does it feel?” The reply was simple but enlightening.

“That moment was a ‘U-turn’ in my life. What I had left behind, remained there and where I am heading to is, by Allah’s will, in constant motion. I was a free man, fond of sowing seeds and harvesting crops – a simple farmer. Then I was appointed as Nazir-e-Ala, and from then on, I had to perform administrative responsibilities. Then, Allah entrusted me with this responsibility.”

As I walked out of Huzoor’saa office, I was spellbound. Before my very eyes were the crops that had yielded out of the seeds sown by this great Khalifa, which he continues to sow. May Allah keep these crops forever waving with the winds of His Mercy, and may the farmer of these crops live long. Amin.


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