This is an Arabic-only book by MGA and his team of writers which was prompted via MGA’s challenge to Pir Mehar ‘Ali Shah, it was published on February 23, 1901 (see Hidden Treasures). In his challenge issued on July 20, 1900, MGA wanted to put at rest various insinuations against him about his lack of knowledge of the Arabic language. The Muslims of the Punjab knew about MGA, they knew that MGA was using ghost writers and he could barely even speak in Arabic. MGA’s team invited all so-called scholars and ulema’ specially Pir Mehar ‘Ali Shah to demonstrate their eloquence and fluency of Arabic by participating in a seven-hour live contest of writing a commentary in high flown Arabic on 40 verses on a surah selected through drawing a lot at a public meeting in Lahore where all should gather including MGA (see Hidden Treasures). We have posted a few officially translated portions of this book here. MGA never went to the public meeting and was thus humiliated, instead his team wrote this book on that occasion. This is an Arabic book, with a persian translation, it has 204 pages and was published directly from Qadian printed in the Zia-ul-Islam Press in 70 days from the month of fasting in the year 1318 A.H. and the Christian month of 20 February 1901. Printed at Qadian, District Gurdaspur by Hakim Fazal Din Bhervi. Price: Quantity: 700. This book deals with MGA’s beef with Pir Mehr Ali Shah as well as a full commentary of Surah Fatiha, the first chapter of the Quran. In this book, MGA criticizes Egypt, MGA blames Moses-as why he did not call for the destruction of Egypt and its removal from existence, as the previous generations perished and were removed from existence, all of this just because a sheikh criticized his book.
This book was also sent to the al-Manar and Rashid Rida’s team of writers wrote how bad MGA’s arabic was.
Chapter breakdown in this book
Chapter 1 : pp 68-78
Chapter 2 : pp 79-87
Chapter 3 : pp 87-126
Chapter 4 : pp 127-162
Chapter 5 : pp 163-167
Chapter 6 : pp 168-187
Chapter 7 : pp 188-193
Chapter 8 : pp 193-202
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Hani Tahir’s commentary on this book
This is the second edition of the book, whose first edition was published eight months ago.
The book consists of four chapters:
The first chapter shows that there was no challenge from the Mirza’s side; it was just an escape from facing the payment of the dowry.
The second chapter speaks about the content of the Mirza’s book “Ijazil Masih”, and shows that the content is hollow and petty, and that no sane person can say what was mentioned in this book; for example: that the age of the world is seven thousand years, and that the Quranic chapter ‘Al-Fatihah’ includes mention about the Mirza’s advent.
The third chapter talks about the language of the Mirza in this book, where there are dozens of grammatical errors, and there are weak expressions and poor language, and there are 71 expressions that are stolen from Al Hariri and Al Hamdhani.
The fourth chapter shows the lies of the Mirza after the publication of this book, and it shows how he escaped from confronting Sanuallah when he came to Qadian to meet him after the publication of the book.
Ruhani Khazain, vol 18, Ijaz-ul-Masih, page 1 (Click Here), http://thecult.info/blog/2008/06/14/mirza-and-plagiarism/
“””I confess that all my books were written through the power of Allah””
(Urdu poem that says that the miracle of this writing is proof of his being Messiah)
See Wiki Qern
“”””I write in Urdu for general information that God, out of His Grace, completed this booklet within 70 days on 20 February 1901. The truth is that it all happened out of His Grace. During this period, my humble self was afflicted with various diseases and illnesses and there was a fear that this work would not be finished. Because of weakness and attacks of illness, I was not doing well enough to even raise a pen; and even if I was healthy, how would I have the capacity? (persian proverb). Then I figured out the secret behind these physical illnesses – it was so that my followers out of my friends should not think that this is a result of my mental faculty. So, He proved through illnesses and obstructions that this is not a work of my heart or my mind. In this thought, my opponents are completely true when they say that this is not his work, there must be some hidden person who helps him. So, I bear witness that there really is someone else who helps me, but he is not human but rather the same Capable and Strong before whose throne our head is. If someone else can help in such a supernatural venture, then readers should anticipate that together with this book others like it, hundreds of other exegesis of Surah Al-Fatiha have been published or are about to be published – within the seventy days as in the condition laid out by me – as that is the criterion for the decision. Especially Syed Mehr Ali Shah – I am sure that he must have tried to write some exegesis, for how else can he show his face to those people to whom he said that he is travelling to Lahore to write the exegesis. It is obvious that if he could not write in 70 days, then how could he have written in 7 hours? Therefore, this is a great sign for the judges to see the support of God, for by setting the deadline of 70 days, hundreds of maulvis were invited to oppose me; what is their answer now as to why they could not publish an exegesis like mine? This is the miracle, what else is a miracle?”””
Ijaz-ul-Masih, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 18, p. 2
“My opponents are certainly rightful in thinking that this is not his [MGA’s] work and that someone else secretly helps him. Thus, I solemnly declare that indeed, there is another [Entity] Who helps me, but He is not a human being; rather, He is that Omnipotent God Almighty on Whose threshold our head [prostrates].”
Ejazul Masih, Chapter II, page 22-23, as quoted in “Truth Prevails”, online english edition, see pages 70-71
“In his words ‘like verdure putting out the pin points of its germination’, Isa has pointed to the people coming later to join the ranks of the companions of the Holy Prophet with their Imam quite clearly identified by the name ‘Ahmad’.”
______________________________________________________________________________________________Also in Ijaz-ul Masih, (chapter II, page 22-3):
“Isa has pointed out to the people coming later to join the ranks of the companions of the Holy Prophet with their Imam quite clearly identified by the name Ahmad”.
See Tahir Ijaz’s debate with Zahid Aziz, http://18.104.22.168/qadis/ti/ti-dec9.htm
I‘jazul-Masih, pp. 66–67, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 18, pp. 68–69, See also the 2009 online english edition of Tadhkirah
“””(B) I was shown a cheering dream on Tuesday night when I had supplicated the Divine that He should make my commentary a miracle for the scholars and that none of them should have the power to compile the like of it, nor should they have the strength to write anything in competition with it. On that blessed night, my prayer found acceptance from the Presence of the Great One and my Lord cheered me saying:
[Arabic] He has been forbidden by the Forbidder from heaven.
Then I understood that the indication was that my opponents would not have the power to attempt it and that they would not be able to produce the like of it either in eloquence or in its qualities. This good news was given by Allah the Most Benevolent, during the last ten days of Ramadan.””””
I‘jazul-Masih, p. 66, Ruhani Khaza’in, v. 18, p. 68, See also “Hidden Treasures”
“”””For this book I prayed that God in His Majesty make it a miracle for Muslim clergy that no writer is able to produce a comparable book, and no one is given the ability to write such a book. My prayer was accepted and God gave me the good news: “We will stop it from heaven” and then I concluded that this is a hint that enemy will be unable to produce a book like thereof. “””””
I‘jazul-Masih, p. 66, Ruhani Khaza’in, v. 18, p. 68, See also “Hidden Treasures”
“””””On that blessed night my prayer found acceptance from the Presence of the Great One and my Lord cheered me saying: He has been forbidden by the forbidder in heaven, Then I understood that the indication was that my opponents would not have the power to attempt it and that they would not be able to produce the like of it either in eloquence or in its qualities. This good news was given by Allah, the Most Benevolent, during the last ten days of Ramadan.””””
_____________________________________________________________________________________________(Ijazul-Masih, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 18, pp. 71-73)
“””””The greatest and grandest tiding of Surah al-Fatihah is that it foretells the era and time of the Promised Messiah and Mahdias. Seeking strength from the loving God, I shall expound on this topic in its appropriate place.
“Moreover, one of the tidings of this chapter is that it informs us of the age of this petty world. Seeking strength from the One God, I shall also write on this. This is the very same Fatihah regarding which a prophet from among the prophets had given tidings. He said, ‘I saw a powerful angel descending from heaven and Surah al-Fatihah was in his hand in the form of a small book. By the command of the Almighty Lord, the right foot of that angel set upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth. He called out with a mighty voice like the roar of a lion. With this voice of his, seven thunderbolts flashed. Every thunder from among them uttered voices. It was said, “Bear well in mind the things that the thunder uttered and write them not.” The loving Lord has stated as such. Swearing upon the living God Whose light had illumined the countenance of rivers and inhabited lands, the angel who had descended said, “After this age, there shall be no age that shall have the glory the likes of it.”’
“Commentators unanimously agree that this tiding (prophecy) is related to the age of the divine Promised Messiah. That time has indeed arrived and the cries of the seven oft-repeated verses [Surah al-Fatihah] have been manifested. This era is the final age and shall manifest blessings and guidance, and no age after it shall be of the same rank in grace and calibre. When we bid farewell to this world, there shall be no messiah after us till the Day of Judgement. Neither shall anybody descend from the heavens, nor shall they emerge from any cave, save the person regarding whose generation my Lord has ordained already.
“This prophecy is absolute and he who was to descend from Allah the Almighty has already descended. The heavens and the earth bear testimony to him, but alas, you are the people who are ignorant of that testimony. And you shall remember me after a time has passed. However, fortunate is he who accepted [the claim of] the time and did not waste it in ignorance.””””””
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