Catch up on our arguments on 4:159 here. We have found the translations and commentaries by Noorudin and a 1947 english translation of the Holy Quran published under the name of the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, however, he was not literate in english, thus, someone else wrote this on his behalf. In fact, this entire commentary and translation are missing from all Ahmadiyya sources in 2019. We have also found and posted Malik Ghulam Farid’s first edition (1969) of his long Quranic commentary, which was published under Mirza Nasir Ahmad. The current one on the alislam.org website has went through many editions. It is important to note that in 1947 and 1969, Ahmadiyya sources quote a Tafsir of the Quran called Jarir (Ubayy). They quote this Tafsir in their attempt to change the meanings of 4:159 from “they must believe in him before HIS death” to “they must believe in IT before their THEIR death”. This seems to be a reference to the Tafsir by Al-Tabari, who’s full name is Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī , and Ubay is most likely a reference to Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (the famous hypocrite). However, upon cross examination, we find that Imam Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 310) said in his Tafsir (6:18-21): “Commentators differ on the meaning of this verse, some saying that it means ‘believe in `Isa before `Isa’s death’.” He then cites reports to that effect from Ibn `Abbas, al-Hasan, Qatada, Abu Malik, and others. Then he said: “Others said that it means believe in `Isa before the death of the Jew or Christian.” He then cites reports to that effect from Ibn `Abbas, Ubay, Mujahid (Tafsir 1:180-181), `Ikrima, al-Dahhak, al-Hasan, Muhammad ibn Sirin, and others. Then he said: “Others said that it means believe in Muhammad – blessings and peace upon him – before the death of the Jew or Christian.” He cites a report to that effect from `Ikrima. Then Imam al-Tabari states that the likeliest view to be correct is: there is none of the People of the Scripture but he will certainly believe in `Isa before `Isa’s death.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Muhammad Ali in 1917
He left his commentary blank in terms of explaining this verse properly. He didn’t argue like the Qadiani’s.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1947, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad’s english commentary of the Quran
1947, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, english translation and commentary of the Quran
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Maulvi Noorudin’s urdu translation of the Quran and commentary
Hakim Noor Uddin on 4:159
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Malik Ghulam Farid on 4:159 in 1969
Malik Ghulam Farid 1969
_____________________________________________________________________________________________An alleged Tafseer by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Tafseer Mirza Ghulam
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Mirza Tahir Ahmad’s urdu translation
Mirza Tahir Ahmad’s translation in Urdu
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Al-Azhar University, comments and translation by Dr. M. M. Khatib on 4:159 in 1984
Al-Azhar 1984 on 4159
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Muhammad Asad on 4:159
Muhammad Asad on 4159
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Sahih Bukhari on 4:159
Book of the Prophets, Book 60, Hadith 118, Vol. 4, Book 55, Hadith 657
Chapter: The advent (descent) of ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) alayhis-salam
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): — ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159). (See Fath-ul-Bari, Page 302 Vol 7).
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