It seems that the Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya Vol. 1-4 were re-published and edited in 1900, that’s when the second edition was published, the 3rd edition was published in 1905 (see Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya, vol. 3, online english edition). The Barahin 1&2 were very small, MGA had his team add many announcements, the same story exists for BA3. One more thing, MGA published his first ever revelation in the BA3, before 1882, MGA had never published any revelations, nor had he admitted to getting any, he did write that it was possible in BA2. This book is barely 15 pages long, and then abruptly ends and is continued in the BA4. A super long footnote starts as the book ends. Weird! Nevertheless, in this entire book, MGA argues that divine revelation is allowed in Islam and will never finish, this is MGA’s main argument in the Barahin. There is no claim of MGA being a Mujadid in this book. However, many years later, #ahmadis back-dated this claim to 1882, since in Nishan Asmani (1892) MGA claimed that he made the claim of being the Mudadid 11 years prior to this book. The 4th revelation in the below is what #ahmadis claim was MGA’s claim to being a Mujadid. After the publishing of BA-4, MGA was immediately called a Kafir by the Ahl-e-Hadith ulema of India.
6 pages worth of an english translation seem to have been published in the ROR of Aug-Sep-1919. The ROR of April-1938 has another 6 pages of BA-3 translated into english, they correspond to BA-3, pages 141–146.
____________________________________________________________________________________________MGA published his first ever revelation in the BA3
بالفعلn [Not just now.](see BA3, online english edition)(see page 199)
His second revelation
[‘Shake the branch of the date-palm tree, the fresh ripe dates will fall upon you.’]
His 3rd revelation
[‘Abdullah Khan, Dera Ismail Khan’]
His 4th revelation
“””[Translation:] Allah has placed blessing in you, O Ahmad. Whatever you did let loose, it was not you but it was Allah who let it loose. Allah has taught you the Quran so that you should warn the people whose ancestors have not been warned, and that the way of the guilty ones might become manifest. Say: ‘I have been commissioned and I am the first of the believers.’ It means, ‘I am the first to turn towards Allah under His command in this age,’ or that ‘I am the first to believe in this commandment.’ Allah knows best. Say: ‘The truth has come and falsehood has vanished away; and falsehood was bound to vanish.’ Every blessing is from Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him; so, highly blessed is he who taught and he who has been taught. Say: ‘If I have invented it of myself, the sin thereof is on me.’ Allah is the God who has sent His Messenger and His Appointed One with guidance and the True Faith so that He should make this faith prevail over all diverse faiths. No one can avert the words of Allah. They have been wronged and Allah will help them. He is All-Powerful and does as He pleases. That is, He will make the faith of Islam prevail over all others with conclusive proofs and sharp arguments. In other words, God will help the wronged believers by illuminating their faith and perfecting their arguments. We shall suffice against those who mock you. People will say: ‘Whence have you received this status; whence have you received this status? What is presented as revelation is only the word of a man and has been made with the help of other people; do you knowingly accept that which is a delusion? How can that happen which he promises you, especially the promise of one who is lowly and mean and cannot even express himself properly. He is ignorant or demented.’ Say: ‘Put forward your reasons if you are truthful’. This status has been granted as a mercy from your Lord. He will perfect His bounty unto you so that it should be a Sign for the people.
You have appeared with a clear Sign from your Lord so give glad tidings, and by the grace of your Lord you are not demented. Say: ‘If you love Allah, then follow me, so that Allah should love you.’ We shall suffice against those who mock you. [Proclaim:] Shall I inform you on whom the satans descend? They descend upon every lying sinner. Say: ‘I have with me proof from Allah, then will you believe or not?’ Say: ‘I have with me proof from Allah, then will you accept it or not?’ My Lord is with me; He will soon open for me the way. Lord, show me how You bring the dead to life. Lord, forgive and send mercy from heaven. Lord, do not leave me alone and You are the Best of inheritors. Lord, reform the people of Muhammad. Our Lord, judge between us and our people with truth; You are the Best of judges. Say: ‘Carry on, on your side, to plan for your success and I shall also carry on and soon you will see whose actions are blessed with acceptance.’ Do not say with regard to anything, I shall certainly do it tomorrow. They attempt to frighten you of others than Allah. You are in Our sight [under Our watchful care]. I have named you Mutawakkil [the one trusting in God]. Allah praises you from His Throne. We praise you and call down blessings on you. People wish to put out Allah’s light with the breath of their mouths and Allah will not leave this light without perfection, even though the disbelievers might resent it. We shall soon cause fear to enter their hearts. When the help of Allah comes, and victory, and the hosts turn to us, it will be asked: ‘Was this not true?’ This is the interpretation of my dream from before, which my Lord has caused to come true. They will say: ‘This is only a delusion.’ Say: ‘God has revealed these words,’ and then leave them occupied with their sport and play. Say: ‘If I have invented it, the sin thereof is on me; and who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah?’ The Christian priests and the Muslims possessing the characteristics of Jews will not be pleased with you. They have fashioned sons and daughters for God without any knowledge. Say: ‘God is He, who is Single, and is Self-Existing and Besought of all. He has no son, nor is He anyone’s son, and there is none like unto Him.’ These people will devise their plans and Allah will devise His plan and Allah is the Best of planners. There will soon be mischief; then be steadfast as the Prophets of high resolve were steadfast. Beg Allah for the manifestation of your truthfulness. We have the power to show them before your death a manifestation of Our divine decree that We have promised, or cause you to die. Allah is not such as to chastise those among whom you dwell. This means, Allah will not wipe them out with chastisement while you are among them.
I am with you; so be with Me wherever you might be. Be with Allah wherever you are. In whatever direction you turn there will be the countenance of Allah. You are the best people who have been raised for the benefit of mankind and as a pride for the believers. Despair not of the mercy of Allah. Hearken, indeed the mercy of Allah is near. Hearken, the help of Allah is near. Help will come to you by every distant track. People will come to you so that the track will become deep due to excessive travel. So many people will come to you that the track on which they travel will become deep. Allah will help you from Himself. Such people will help you whom We shall inspire from Ourself. No one can change the words of Allah. We will bestow upon you a manifest victory. The victory of the friend of Allah is the true victory and We have bestowed upon him such intimate nearness that he becomes Our confidant. He is the bravest of people.
Had faith ascended to the Pleiades he would have reached there and brought it down. Allah will illumine his arguments. Mercy flows from your lips, O Ahmad. You are in Our sight, [under Our watchful care]. Allah will exalt your name and perfect His bounty upon you in this world and the Hereafter. He found you seeking His guidance and guided you. We looked at you and commanded the fire, which is the fire of mischief from the people: ‘Be cool and safe for this Ibrahim [Abraham]’. Treasures of the mercy of your Lord shall be granted to you. O you the one wrapped up, stand up and warn [people against the coming calamities] and proclaim the greatness of your Lord. Your name will come to an end O Ahmad, but My name will not come to an end. That is, you are mortal and your praise is limited, but Allah’s praise is unlimited for it is without count and without end.
Be in the world like a stranger or a traveller and be of the righteous and the faithful and call to goodness and forbid evil and call down blessings on Muhammad and the people of Muhammad. Calling down blessings is the true training. I shall raise you towards Me and bestow My nearness upon you. And I have conferred My own love upon you. He is the God who
is truly worthy of worship; there is none worthy of worship except Him. Then write and let it be printed and published in the world. Hold fast to Unity, hold fast to Unity, O sons of Persia. Give glad tidings to those who have believed that they have the station of righteousness before your Lord. Recite to them the revelation that has been sent to you from your Lord. Remember that a time is coming when people will come to you in large numbers. It is incumbent upon you not to be arrogant towards them and you must not get tired of receiving them in large numbers. There will be people who will migrate from their homes to dwell in your quarters. They are Ashabus-
Suffah in the eyes of Allah. Do you realize how magnificent in status the Ashabus-Suffah will be? They will be very strong of faith. You will see their eyes shedding tears; they will call down
blessings on you. They will supplicate: ‘Our Lord we have heard a Caller, calling people to the faith and a Summoner to Allah and a refulgent lamp. So we have believed.’ Write down all these
prophecies for they will be fulfilled in due time.”””
MGA then publishes his dreams
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