This book was published in 1893 in Urdu, from the Punjab Press, Sialkot. The full book is available in english by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s.
“At this point, the critic also writes that God has stated, ‘This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you’ (5:3), and he raises the objection that since religion has reached perfection and the favour has been completed, there is then no need of a mujaddid, or of a prophet. But it is regrettable that, by believing this, the critic has raised an objection against the Holy Quran itself, for the Quran has promised the appearance of khalifas among the Muslims, as has just been mentioned, and said that in their times the faith shall be consolidated, uncertainty and trepidation shall depart, and security shall be established after fear. …
When have we said that mujaddids and saints (muhaddases) come into the world to remove something from the religion or to add to it? On the contrary, we say that when, after the passage of a period of time, the dust of corrupted notions settles upon the holy teachings, and the face of the pure truth is hidden, then to show that beautiful face there come mujaddids, Divinely inspired saints and spiritual khalifas. … they do not come to abrogate the religion, but to display its shine and brilliance.”
— Shahadat-ul-Quran, 1893, p. 43-44. RK 6: 339-340. [TOP]
5. “The Quran is certainly a reservoir of all knowledge, but that does not imply that all the knowledge in it should be disclosed in just one age. On the contrary, corresponding to the kinds of problems that are faced the appropriate Quranic knowledge is disclosed, and corresponding to the issues of every age, for the resolving of those issues spiritual teachers are sent who are the heirs of the messengers and who attain the qualities of the messengers by way of image (zill). And the mujaddid whose work bears striking similarity to the appointed task of one of the messengers (rasul), is called by the name of that messenger (rasul) in the sight of Allah.”
— Shahadat-ul-Quran, 1893, p. 52. RK 6: 348. [TOP]
6. “The fact is that God Almighty sends a prophet or a mujaddid according to the nature of every prevailing trouble. Thus, just as in the time of Jesus the Jews had lost all their qualities, and had nothing left but cunning, deceit and mere verbosity, and had come under the sway of the Roman empire due to their own wickedness and disorganisation, the Romans not being blamable for conquering the country, precisely this is the condition of the Promised Messiah’s time given in the Holy Quran. … For this reason, the mujaddid of this century came in the likeness of Jesus, and was called the Promised Messiah because of intense similarity. This title is not a fabrication, but was required because it was so appropriate in the prevailing circumstances.”
— Shahadat-ul-Quran, 1893, p. 64-65. RK 6: 360-361. [TOP]
7. “Secondly, the perfect and complete likeness between the khilafat to the Holy Prophet Muhammad and the successorship to Moses renders imperative the coming of the Promised Messiah, as is understood from the following verse: ‘God has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will surely make them successors (khalifas) in the earth as He made those before them to be successors’ (24:55). This clearly conveys that a mujaddid must come bearing the name of the Messiah in the fourteenth century (Hijra), … the coming of a mujaddid at such a time, who has the name Promised Messiah and who restores the original state of faith.”
— Shahadat-ul-Quran, 1893, p. 67-68. RK 6: 364-365. [TOP]
8. “Besides this, all the characteristics of the present age are loudly proclaiming that the mujaddid of this century should be the Promised Messiah because all the signs of his age, as fixed by the holy word of God, have been fulfilled in this time.”
— Shahadat-ul-Quran, 1893, p. 77. RK 6: 373. [TOP]
“”If you look with care you will find that a hadith has seldom mentioned a hadith where no corroboration is found in practice. It is, therefore, not true, as some ignorant ones imagine, that the world has learnt of the hundreds of matters relating to the faith, even fasting and Prayer services, only from the Ahadith compiled by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim and others. Were the Muslims without faith for a century and a half, did they not perform the Prayer services, did they not pay Zakat, did they not perform the Pilgrimage, were they unaware of the Islamic doctrines that are mentioned in the Ahadith? Certainly not.”” (Shahadatul-Qur’an, p. 7, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 6, p. 303).
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