Intro
“Hamamatul Bushra” in english as “The Harbinger of Good News” is an Arabic-only book by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his team of writers. On the title page of the book, MGA wrote two couplets which say: “Our dove flies with the wings of fondness and in its beak are the presents of peace – and it flies to the land of the Prophet who is our beloved lord, Chief of the Messengers and the best of creation”. MGA even said that this book holds some of the spiritual secrets of the Holy Quran. Ahmadiyya sources claim that this book was written in 1893, an Arab, Muhammad bin Ahmad Makki of Shi‘b-e-‘Amir, Mecca, came on a sight-seeing tour of India in 1893. On his arrival in Qadian, he remained in the company of MGA and then became an Ahmadi (see Hidden Treasures). However, this is all unverified information. What’s really interesting about this book is that MGA says that the Queen is a Muslim in her heart and thus the Muslims of India should be fully co-operating with her. In this book, MGA seems to have argued that the Miraaj was physical, which is odd because 3 years earlier, in Izala Auham, MGA denied the physicality of the Miraaj.
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Quotes
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See the online english edition of Hakeem Nur ud Din

Hamaamatul Bushra (A Message of Blessed Tidings), p. 6

“”Among my many pious friends, there is one far-sighted, gifted with vast knowledge, soft-spoken, polite, steadfast in faith, Godfearing, trusting, a savant, pious, scholar, devout, saintly,
hallowed, spiritual, towering Muhaddith (knower of Hadith), outstanding Hakeem, Haaji-ul-Haramain, Haafiz-i-Qur’an, from the Quresh, an offspring of Farooq, his name is Maulavi Hakeem Noor-ud-Deen Bhervi. In sincerity, devotion, dedication, loyalty and love, he is number one among my followers.””

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p. 8, (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).

“I swear by the grace and the glory of God that I am a believer (mu’min) and a Muslim and I believe God and His books, messengers, angels and resurrection after death. And I also believe that our Messenger Muhammad Mustafa, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), is the best of the messengers and Seal of the Prophets (Khatam al-Nabiyyin). And these people forge a lie against me when they say that I claim to be a prophet and that I use insolent and derogatory language in respect of Jesus, son of Mary.”

p. 9 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“And they say that I do not believe in the angels and their descent and ascent, and consider the sun, moon and stars as angelic bodies, and do not believe Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), to be the Seal of the Prophets and the Last of the Messengers whereas no prophet can come after him and he is Khatam al-Nabiyyin. All these (charges) are mere slanders and fabrications. Glory be to my Lord, I did not utter anything like that. This is nothing but falsehood and God knows that these people are from among the liars (dajjalin).”

p. 20 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Because this is against what God Almighty has said precisely, ‘Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and Khatam al-Nabiyyin (Seal of the Prophets).’ Don’t you know that the Beneficent Lord has declared our Holy Prophet to be Khatam al-Anbiya without any exception, and our Holy Prophet too has explained this verse to connote la nabiyya ba’di — there is no prophet after me. For the seekers after truth, it is evident that if we accept the coming of another prophet after our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) permissible it would mean we have opened the door of prophetic revelation which had been closed and this is against a fact which is admittedly not hidden from Muslims. And how can a prophet appear after our Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, when revelation stands cut off after his death and God has brought prophethood to an end with him.”

p. 23 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“It is really strange that these ‘ulama, who believed that prophetic revelation stood cut off, now say that the Most High God will send (prophetic) revelation to the Messiah for forty years (on his second advent). Woe to them who shun not the beliefs which they know harm the teachings of Islam!”

p. 49 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“The Quranic verse: ‘But he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets’ hints at the finality of prophethood. Thus if our Holy Prophet and God’s Book, the Quran, were to have no impact on the future generations and their reformation and the cure (of the ills) of the people living thereto, surely God would not have sent this great and benevolent Prophet for their reformation for all times to come till the Day of Resurrection. Now, we do not stand in need of any prophet after the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).”

p. 77 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Undoubtedly, we are the best nation raised up for the good of men. And we are gifted with many excellences found in the prophets in a far better and esteemable degree by way of reflection (zill).”

pp. 77, 78 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Have you not seen the saying of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), that there is a house (makan) in paradise which will be given only to one person and I hope that I am that person. On hearing this one of the audience started to cry and said: O Messenger of God, 1 can not bear your separation nor can I bear to remain far away from you and be deprived of the honour of your company. The Messenger of Allah said to him, ‘You will be with me in the same place where I shall be.’ Just mark the precedence (fadilat) of this person over prophets who could not attain that place.”

p. 78 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Now when the excellences of the prophets are like different elements and we have been commanded to beseech all of them and imbibe them in ourselves which necessarily means that we should acquire these by way of reflection (zill) through following the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as otherwise we can not achieve these from all the prophets individually. And the Muslim ‘ulama have agreed that a non-prophet is granted some partial excellence (juzi fadilat} not to be found in a prophet.”

p. 79 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“And one of the objections raised by the ‘kafir-makers’ (mukaffirin) is that I am a claimant to prophethood and declare myself to be a nabi. Let it be known to you, O brother, that neither did I lay claim to prophethood nor did I proclaim that I was a prophet. But these people made haste and misunderstood my words.

“I have said nothing beyond what I had written in my books, that is, I am a muhaddath, and God communicates with me as He did with other muhaddathin. And God knows that He has honoured me with this rank (martabah). And how could I reject what God has gifted me with? Should I turn my face away from the grace of Lord of all the worlds? And it does not behove me that I should lay claim to prophethood and go outside the pale of Islam and join the unbelievers. And I do not take my inspirations authentic until I have applied them to the Quran. And I am aware that whatever is against the Quran is a lie, heresy and blasphemy. And how is it possible for me, being a Muslim, to lay claim to prophethood? Praise be to God that I have not found any of my revelations against the Quran. These are rather in conformity with the Book of the Lord….”

pp. 80, 81 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Imagine how God has shown this favour to us and has commanded us in the mother of the books (i.e., the Quran) — that we should pray for the guidance which was given to the prophets so that these (spiritual realities) may be revealed to us as were disclosed to them, but through following (ittiba’) them and by way of reflection (zill) according to capability and potentiality (of each recipient).”

p. 81 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“And this is proved by the sayings (athar) and practice (Sunnah) of the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), that he has said: ‘There used to be persons among those who were before you of the Israelites who were spoken to by God though they were not prophets, and if there are such persons among my followers, ‘Umar is one of them.’ He further said, ‘There used to be muhaddathin in the ummah before you and if such persons are to be found in my ummah, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab is one of them.’ It has been mentioned in Bukhari in context of the Quranic verse, ‘And We never sent a messenger or a prophet before thee but when We desired.’ Ibn ‘Abbas is reported to have added the word muhaddath in this verse i.e., he would read it: ‘and We never sent a messenger or a prophet or a muhaddath’. …”

“I have written in some of my books that the office of tahdith bears a close resemblance to that of prophethood and they differ only in the matter of potentiality and actuality. But my opponents did not understand my statement and asserted that I was a claimant to prophethood. And God knows it well that their assertion is quite false, baseless and devoid of the slightest truth. They have falsified it only to incite the people to takfir, abuses, curses, vilifications, abhorrence, animosity and violence against me, which caused dissension among the believers.”

“I declare in the name of God that I believe in Allah and His Messenger and I also believe that he is Khatam al-Nabiyyin (Seal of the Prophets). I have, however, said that all elements of prophethood are found in a muhaddath in a potential form but not in actuality. Thus a muhaddath is potentially a prophet and had not the door of prophethood been closed, he too would have been a prophet. And on this count it is permissible to say that prophet is a muhaddath, for he possesses, par excellence, all the excellences (kamalat) in their true form. Likewise, it is permissible to say that a muhaddath is a nabi in a potential form and all the excellences of nubuwwah lie hidden and concealed in his office of tahdith, but their manifestation (zuhur) and outward expression (khuruj) are limited because the door of prophethood has been closed. And the Holy Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), has hinted at this in his saying that ‘had there been a prophet after me it would have been ‘Umar.’ And this was said because ‘Umar was a muhaddath. Thus he pointed out that the seed and substance of prophethood exist in a muhaddath.”

p. 82 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“And undoubtedly tahdith is only a gift (mauhibah) which is not acquired by dint of effort as is the case with prophethood. Muhaddathin communicate with God just like prophets and muhaddathin are sent exactly as messengers are sent. A muhaddath drinks from the same fountain from which a prophet does. Had not the door of prophethood been closed, he would undoubtedly have been a prophet. And this is why the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), called Faruq (i.e., ‘Umar) a muhaddath in consonance with his saying: ‘Had there been a prophet after me it would have been ‘Umar.’ It connotes that a muhaddath too possesses excellences of prophethood and there is no difference in the two except that of the visible (zahir) and the hidden (batin), the potential and the actual. Prophethood is thus a tree which exists externally and bears fruit and is capable of reaching its height, and tahdith is the seed in which are to be found the potentials which manifest in a tree. And this illustration is plain and understandable for those who search spiritual realities. And the Messenger of Allah hinted at this in one of his sayings that ‘The ‘ulama of my ummah are like the prophets of Israel’; and by ‘ulama are meant muhaddathin who are given knowledge from their Lord and become mukallamin (those who are spoken to by God).”

p. 83 (See Muhammad Ali, Prophethood in Islam {1915}, appendix).  

“Now, judge for yourself, how far they have gone away from my words and say that I am a claimant to prophethood. O brother! Harbour no doubt that whatever I have said smells something of a claim to prophethood as has been taken by the slanderers about my faith and honour. On the other hand, whatever I have said was only with regard to explanation of the spiritual realities and subtleties of the Quran. And actions are judged only by intentions and, God forbid, how could I lay claim to prophethood after God has made our Prophet and Leader, Muhammad Mustafa, the Seal of the Prophets (Khatam al-Nabiyyin)?”

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Urdu Transliteration
“pas jin yahood par k Khuda na qiyamat tak kamil zillat masalat kar di ha or apni kamil or muhkam kitab ma bata dia ha k wo hamaisha kisi or badshah k neechay zaleel or khawar rahain gay or kabhi un ka mulk na ho ga.”(Rk vol 7 page 195) (Official Urdu translation of Hamamatul Bushra page 54)

English Translation
“Thus, Those Jews upon Allah has imposed throughout humiliation and in his complete and firm book(Quran) has told that they will ever disgracefully live under power of other kings and will never have their own country.”
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“””It has been conveyed to me that the words of the hadith concerning the descent of ‘Isaas [Jesus] near the minaret of Damascus indicate the time of his appearance inasmuch as the value of the letters of those words indicate the year of Hijrah in which Allah raised me. The word
‘minaret’ was chosen to indicate that the land of Damascus will be illuminated and brightened in consequence of the supplications of the Promised Messiah after having been darkened by all sorts of innovations. You are also aware that the land of Damascus has been the source of the mischief of the Christians.””” (Hamamatul-Bushra, p. 37, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 7, p. 225)(See also Hidden Treasures).
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“””””The ground on which this is based is his [Jesus Christ’s] creation without the agency of a human father, and the detail of this is that a certain section of the Jews, i.e. the Sadducees, were deniers of the Resurrection, so God informed them through some of His prophets that a son from among their community would be born without a father, and this would be a sign of the truth of Resurrection.”””” (Hamamat al-Bushra, p. 90).
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Mirza claims Moses AS is Alive Muhammad SWS met with him
Hamatul Bushra P113

The scan

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“Those who deny ilham coming in this Umma have not pondered over the Quran nor met those who receive ilham. You read many verses in the Book of Allah, the Holy Quran, that Allah spoke to some men and women, and commanded them and prohibited them but they were not prophets or messengers of the Lord of the worlds. …

If people doubt my ilham and wonder how Allah can speak to someone in this Umma who is not a prophet, why do they not make the Quran the judge in this dispute, and refer the matter to Allah and His Messenger if they are believers?” (Hamamat-ul-Bushra, p. 283-284).

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“Non-Quranic sources must be judged on the basis of the Quran, whether it is a hadith of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, the vision of a holy man (wali) or the revelation of a saint (qutb), for the Quran is a book whose authenticity is guarded by Allah and He said: ‘We have revealed the Quran and We are surely its guardian’.” (p. 121).
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“The honourable Queen, of whom we are the members of her country, chooses Islam in her heart rather than any other religion. I even heard more than this but I don’t want to mention it. However, the conclusion is that she is generous and Allah (SWT) has put the love of Islam in her heart and she wishes that Islam would spread in her country.” (Roohani Khazain, Hamama-tul-Bushra, Volume 7, Page 229/300).  

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-7-21.pdf

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“”””The meaning of the beast of the earth is the evil scholars ……They preach to people from their anus and not from their mouth, it means you will not find purity, blessings and straightening in their words.”””” (Hamamatul Bushra)(Taken from https://trueahmadiyya.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/mirzas-vile-abusive-and-dirty-language/#comment-378).
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In this quote, it seems like MGA wrote that the Miraaj was physical, this is odd because 3 years earlier, MGA denied the physicality of the Miraaj.

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Links and Related Essays
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/01/25/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-and-his-team-went-back-and-forth-in-terms-of-if-jesus-had-a-biological-father-or-not/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2016/11/27/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-prophecies-that-jews-will-never-have-their-own-nation/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/07/22/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-denied-the-physicality-of-the-miraaj-in-1890-in-izala-auham/

http://www.aaiil.org/text/acus/mga/261ref.shtml

A question about accepting Hazrat Mirza sahib and my reply

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