Ahmadi’s are quitting Ahmadiyya on a daily basis. This is nothing new, however, most of the time, they get no press. Shaikh Saleemuddin Saif head of Jamaat Ahmadiyya Lodhran Punjab, sent curses to Ahmadiyya and came to the fold of Islam at the hands of Irfan Mehmood Burq an ex-ahmadi. Saleemuddin is 80 years old was a very important personality of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. He remained head of Ansarullah and Khuddamul Ahmadiyya for long time after getting retirement from Pakistan Air Force where he was a Chief Warrant Officer. Local Journalist Hafiz Umar Molana Hafiz ur Rehman, Dr. Talat Bari introduced Saleemuddin to Irfan Mehmood Burq who held lengthy sessions of debate and proved to him the lies of Mirza Qadiani from his own books Rohani Khazain . Finally Sheikh Saleemuddin has reverted to Islam in presence of 11 witnesses. However his wife one daughter and 2 sons are still Ahmadi’s. He has shown his determination to get his family out of Qadiani cult soon.
The majority of Muslim scholars have rejected the historicity of the incident on the basis of the theological doctrine of ‘isma (prophetic infallibility i.e., divine protection of Muhammad from mistakes) and their weak isnads (chains of transmission). Orientalist scholars on the other hand have largely accepted the historicity, citing the implausibility of early Muslim biographers “fabricating a story so unflattering about their prophet” as one of various reasons.
The first use of the expression ‘Satanic Verses’ is attributed to Sir William Muir (1858)
What did MGA write about Satanic inspirations?
From 1880 to Nov. 1901, MGA did not claim prophethood, he only claimed to be a metaphorical prophet. He claimed to be a muhadas, a mujadid, and the messiah and Mahdi. However, these titles opened up MGA to making mistakes in his revelations and etc. In fact, when MGA’s son Bashir-1 died (1888), MGA claimed to have made an error in interpretation, he called this normal, he blamed all the prophets before him and accused them of making huge mistakes in interpreting revelations and etc.
“””””Let it be remembered that the soothsayers who were found in large numbers in Arabia before the advent of the Holy Prophetsa, frequently experienced satanic inspirations, on the basis of which they sometimes made prophecies. Curiously enough, some of their prophecies turned out to be true. Islamic literature is replete with such stories. Anyone, therefore, who denies satanic inspiration, denies all the teachings of the Prophetsas as well as the very institution of Prophethood. It is recorded in the Bible that once four hundred prophets experienced a satanic inspiration and prophesied the victory of a king, having been fooled by a lying spirit. But the king was killed in disgrace in the same battle, and his army suffered a great defeat. But there was one Prophet who had received a revelation through Gabriel, and had predicted beforehand that the king would be killed, dogs would eat his corpse and it would be a great defeat. This prophecy came to pass, but the prediction of four hundred prophets turned out to be wrong.
Now, when satanic inspirations are so frequent, one will naturally doubt the credibility of all revelations. No revelation would seem to be reliable in view of the possibility that it might be of satanic origin. More so, when the same thing happened to a great Prophet like Jesusas. This seriously undermines the credibility of the recipients of revelation. Is revelation then a kind of ordeal? The answer to this question is that this is no occasion to lose heart, for it is the Divine Law that in this world everything valuable and precious is accompanied by adulterations. Look! there are pearls that are recovered from rivers and then there are cheap pearls which people make artificially and sell. Now the trade of genuine pearls cannot be stopped just because there are imitation pearls also, for the jewellers whom God Almighty has endowed with insight, recognize at a single glance the genuine pearl from the fake one. Hence, the jeweller of the pearls of revelation is the Imam of the age. By keeping his company, a person can readily distinguish between the real and the artificial. O mystics! O victims of this alchemy! tread this path with care and remember that true revelation, which is purely from God Almighty, is accompanied by the following signs: 1. It is experienced in a state when the fire of anguish melts a man’s heart and it flows towards God Almighty like limpid water. “””””
Why was MGA accusing prophets of having satanic inspirations and lying? MGA was trying to make a parallel, in Judaism, prophets were so many that thousands were living at one time, and included prophets of false gods like Baal. Think of the like ‘sadhu’ people. Most of them were sycophants to the king and were like fortune-tellers. Hence the saying that ‘ulama of my ummah will be like prophets of Israel. MGA was calling himself as a similar prophet. However, in 1898, MGA hadn’t claimed prophethood as of yet, that was 3 years later.
Muhammad Ali in 1917
As we all know, this famous english commentary of the Quran was published by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s. Muhammad Ali totally rejected the work from Tabari and Wakidi on this topic, thus he avoided the entire controversy, this seems to be the first Ahmadi response on this topic ever.
MGA’s confrontation with Pir Mehr Ali Shah started in 1899. Pir Mehr Ali Shah had a book vs. MGA published in May of 1899. It was printed at the Mustafa’i Press, Lahore in Ramadan 1317 A.H. Maulawi Nur-ud-Din read a few pages of this book on February 17th, 1900, and wrote a letter to Pir Mihr Ali Shah the next day. It was written in this book that if any one wanted to say
anything about this book he must refer to authentic commentaries such as Ibni Jarir and Ibni Kathir and also to the true Hadith or he must base his arguments upon the Holy Quran, which should be acceptable to the great and learned people who are masters of language and rhetorics (page 8). Though the book is written in Urdu, yet the writer has occasionally
employed Arabic also to show his learning. So Maulawi Nur-ud-Din asked the Pir eleven questions in his letter (see Dard).
April 24th, 1900
Maulawi Abdul Karim wrote a response in the Al-Hakam, dated April 24th, 1900, and pressed Mihr Ali Shah in vain for an answer to the eleven questions put to him (see Dard).
July 9th 1900
Maulawi Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan reminded Mihr Ali Shah and also challenged him to
hold a debate with him about the life or death of Jesusas, the subject of Mihr Ali Shah’s book (see Dard).
On July 20th, 1900
MGA issued an announcement in which he invited Mihr Ali Shah to a contest. On page 81, Mihr Ali Shah had insinuated that MGA did not know the Quran, so he suggested that a meeting be held at Lahore and forty verses of the Quran should be selected by casting lots. MGA and Mihr Ali Shah should then pray that God might enable the truthful of the two to write in fluent Arabic a commentary of the verses in that very meeting with the help of the Holy Spirit. The commentary should be not less than 43 pages. The parties should have no book with them, nor should there be any assistant. Seven hours should be given for this purpose. The parties should then sign the papers which would be read out to three learned men selected by Mihr Ali Shah. They should neither be the followers of MGA nor of Mihr Ali Shah. These three men should then give their decision under oath as to which of the papers was superior in language as well as in commentary. MGA also said he was prepared to entrust the decision to his enemies like Maulawi Muhammad Husain, Maulawi Abdul Jabbar Ghaznavi and Professor Maulawi Abdullah. This Ishtihar was signed by 20 men as witnesses (see Dard). MGA gave Pir Mehr Ali Shah a deadline of August 22nd to respond.
July 23rd, 1900
MGA issued an Urdu leaflet (Arba‘in No. 1) on July 23rd, 1900. He declared that it was not a Mubahala nor was it meant to be a dreadful prophecy for any opponent. He also announced that he would go on publishing leaflets until the limit of 40 was reached or until an opponent came out in good faith in the field of contest (see Dard).
August 25th, 1900 Pir Mehr Ali Shah arrived in Lahore for his contest with MGA, however, MGA was a no-show.
The real story According to the details, Pakistan origin US citizen Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Chattha and his friend Dr. Tahir Ahmad belonging to Qadiani Jamaat went missing on 13 March, 2019, while visiting to their owned agricultural land in Fateh Jang. Their mobile phones were also found switched off. Brother of Dr. Iftikhar lodged a complaint with police.
Meantime Qadiani circles expressed their doubts that both of them were kidnapped. Qadiani Jamaat Official spokesman Saleemuddin and Qadiani website “Rabwah.net” started poisonous propaganda against Pakistan. They tried to link the issue with so called “Ahmadi persecution”.
However, Attock Police Officers syed Shehzad Bukhari , Sikandar Gondal, Abid Mayor and Jahanzaib Khan foiled this bid of Qadianis by arresting the murderers who were the servants of slain Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and Dr. Tahir Ahmad. The killers confessed that they have killed both the doctors to acquire their land of 45 Canals. Police recovered the dead bodies and weapon used in the murder.