Hujaj-ul-Kiramah was a book written by the one of the founders of the “Ahl-e-Hadith” sect of Muslims in northern India. Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan was married to the Queen of Bhopal, who gave lots of money to MGA for the creation of the Braheen e Ahmadiyya Series. In roughly 1884, Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan tore up MGA’s Braheen e Ahmadiyya book and sent it to Qadian in that state, Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan was dead by 1890. Later in 1907, MGA claimed that he died abruptly as a result of disrespecting MGA’s book (See Haqiqatul Wahy). He seems to have written Hujaj ul Kiramah in late 1883 or early 1884, see ROR May-1908.
This book is also called, “Hujjaj Al-Karamah fi Athar Al-Qiyamah”, “A treatise on the approaching of the Day of Judgment and its signs according to Islamic sources”. This book is also mentioned in the ROR of February-1916.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Some of his main followers joined MGA
Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi, who was also a member of the Ahl-e-Hadith sect, in fact, uptil his job with MGA, he worked for the founders of the Ahl-e-Hadith sect, Syed Nazeer Husain from Delhi and Siddiq Hasan Khan of Bhopal. Ahsan Amrohi was an imam under Siddiq Hassan Khan until he died in roughly 1890, he was immediately hired by MGA.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1891—After Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan died
MGA and his team wrote “Nishan Ismani” (Heavenly Sign in english) and published it in the early part of 1892. They quoted him extensively in terms of the Mahdi.
MGA and his team write, “Haqiqatul Mahdi” (the reality of the Mahdi), they quote Nawab Hassan Khan extensively. This was a short book which compared the beliefs of the Ahl-e-Hadith vs. MGA.
He is mentioned in the ROR of Nov-1912. His book, “Hujjaj Al-Karamah” is also mentioned and page 374 is quoted.
The ROR Of May-1915 has a letter from the 2nd Khalifa to an unknown ruler in India, in this letter, he quotes Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan and his famous book, “Hujjaj Al-Karamah fi Athar Al-Qiyamah”, “A treatise on the approaching of the Day of Judgment and its signs according to Islamic sources”. This book is also mentioned in the ROR of February-1916.
The ROR of Oct-Nov-1917 also has an article by him entitled, “What distinguishes Non-Ahmadees from Ahmadees”. In this essay, he covers the topic of prophethood. He pointed out 5 distinct differences and even quoted Siddiq Hassan Khan of Bhopal and his descriptions of the Mahdi in Hujaj-ul-Kiramah.
(Hijajul Kiramah, page 64, (See ROR, May–1908)
“””He (the Mahdi) will fight battles, and draw treasures, conquer city after city and subjugate the whole world, from East to West. The Kings of India will be brought to his presence with chains round their necks””””
“”I say there is no monarch in India at present ; there are only some chiefs, Hindu or Muhammadan, but they are not independent rulers, nay, they are only rulers in name. The great rulers of this country are Europeans and probably will remain the rulers till that time, and therefore they shall be brought into his presence, or it may be that by that time the rule of some other monarch may be established here”””
(Hijajul Kiramah p.344)(Via Refutation: The Truth About the Eclipse by Mohammed Alladin (ra).
Thus Nawab Siddeeq Hasan of Bhopal wrote in his book Hijajul Kiramah that according to astronomers the lunar eclipse does not occur on any date other than 13th, 14th and 15th and the solar eclipse does not occur on any date other than 27th, 28th and 29th.
(Hujajul Karamah, p.358)(See also the english ROR, May–1908).(see also “THE IMAM MAHDI” BY HADRAT MAWLAWI SHER ALI – PART I (TRADITIONS ABOUT THE MAHDI), retrieved on 7-1-19).
“””Qirbati says in his book, the Tazkira, that the place of birth of Mahdi is the Western land (the Magrib). From there he shall come by way of sea””””.
“””By a man in this tradition is meant the Mahdi and the tradition shows that the Mahdi shall not only be born at Medina but also make his appearance there”.
“”””It is related that the Mahdī shall appear from the Masjid al-Aqsā.””””
(Hujajul Karamah, p.363)(Via Truth about Ahmadiyyat by B. A. Rafiq, online edition, retrieved on 7-1-19, https://www.alislam.org/library/book/truth-about-ahmadiyyat/suspension-of-jihad/).
“””When the Mehdi, peace be on him, starts his campaign for the revival of the practice of the Holy Prophet, and to put down innovations, the contemporary divines, who are committed to following the jurists and are devoted to their leading men of the past and to their ancestors, will say that he seeks to ruin their faith and the Muslim community. They will rise up in opposition to him and according to their custom they will declare him a disbeliever.”””
“””The Mahdi shall appear at Mecca at the time of the night prayer”””
(Hujajul Karamah, p.365)(See also the english ROR, May–1908, (see also “THE IMAM MAHDI” BY HADRAT MAWLAWI SHER ALI – PART I (TRADITIONS ABOUT THE MAHDI), retrieved on 7-1-19).
“””There is no doubt that in the chain of narrators of most of the traditions there are persons who were careless, of bad memory, weak or of feeble judgment and had other faults. These weak and faulty traditions, taken collectively bear evidence to the truth of the fact that the Mahdī shall appear in the latter days, though there are very few of them that are pure.”””
(Hujajul Karamah, pg. 380). (See also the english ROR, May–1908).
“””The traditions regarding the period of Mahdi’s ministry conflicting. Some traditions give the period as 5, 7 or 9 years, some give it as 7, some as 9 ; some say, he shall not live for less than 5 years and more than 9 years, some give the period as 19 years and a few months, some as 20 years, some as 24 years, some as 30 years, while there are others that give the period of his ministry as 40 years”
(Hujajul Karamah, pg. 381)[See also, “Haqiqatul Mahdi” (the reality of the Mahdi)]
“””Jesus will descend from heaven and become a minister of the Mahdi; and the kingdom will belong to the Mahdi.”””
(Hujajul Karamah, pg. 384). (See also the english ROR, May–1908, (see also “THE IMAM MAHDI” BY HADRAT MAWLAWI SHER ALI – PART I (TRADITIONS ABOUT THE MAHDI), retrieved on 7-1-19).
“All the traditions that relate to the appearance of the Mahdī, the events, the occurrences, the dangers and the conquests of his time etc., only show the truth of his appearance, in whatever way it may be.”
(Hujajul Karamah, pg. 424)[See also, “Haqiqatul Mahdi” (the reality of the Mahdi)]
“”””Jesus, like the Mahdi, will spread Islam with sword. And there will be only two consequences of it; the killing [of the non-Muslims], or their accepting Islam.”””
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See, ROR, May-1908
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