Watch my video on this herein. I recently had a periscope interaction with the Ahmadi Maulvi Rizwan Ahmad wherein a famous hadith from Sahih-Muslim was brought up by me. I asked the Maulvi if MGA had ever commented on this famous hadith and if so how and in what sense? I was specifically asking about the line from this hadith wherein it says:
“”””I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur.””””
I had simply asked Rizwan Ahmad to tell me if MGA had ever commented on this part of the hadith. As I began to further investigate this hadith, I realized that the famous wording “Nabi-Ullah” was also found therein. I had also asked Rizwan Ahmad to present a collection of MGA’s writings on this part of the hadith. Obviously, Rizwan Ahmad didn’t know off the top of his head, however, instead of saying so, he attacked me personally and accused me of not being able to read simply Quranic or Hadith Arabic. I then emailed him and asked the same question. Rizwan Ahmad responded by referring me to Essence of Islam Vol.3, page 279 onwards, however, this specific hadith is not quoted therein. He then attacked me personally and wrote that he doubted that I ever even read the hadith.
Nevertheless, just today, via periscope, I tried to ask Rizwan Ahmad questions about the Ahmadiyya schooling systems in Nigeria, however, he refused to answer thing I asked and demanded that I admit to my error. What error does he think I am making? Rizwan Ahmad has dropped all other questions on this hadith, and wants to focus on whether this hadith has the word Nabi-Ullah in it 4 times or 3 times. As-if this information is crucial? These are the games that Ahmadi mullahs play.
Nevertheless, I have found many references to this hadith from MGA’s writings via the Lahori-Ahmadi’s. There are probably much more. Interestingly, in 1891, MGA was totally rejecting this hadith and calling it weak, MGA even wrote that it wasn’t added to Sahih-Bukhari, and thus, wasn’t Sahih. MGA even said that the phraseology, “Nabi-ullah” only meant a non-prophet (Muhaddas aka Metaphoric prophet), and not an actual prophet. However, after MGA claimed prophethood, he commented on this hadith again and claimed that it was full of metaphor’s, in a twisted way, MGA was indirectly acknowledging that this hadith came true and the Messiah was a prophet (referring to his own prophethood).
Maktubat-e-Ahmadiyyah Volume 5: Part II
”whatever has been written by Amakhdoum (i.e., hakeem molvi nooruddin 1st qadyani khalifa ) that if we leave aside truthfulness Hadith of Damascus, and I be presented to be a maseel e Maseeh, there is no loss in it”
Izala-e-Auham, pp. 63–70 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 134–136 footnote, taken from ahmadi.answers, https://ahmadianswers.com/ahmad/allegations/revelations/qadian/
“Deep reflection on this revelation shows that the reference to Qadian in the revelation indicates that my appearance in Qadian had been foretold in previous scriptures. Now that this new revelation has shown that in Allah’s estimation Qadian resembles Damascus, the meanings of the earlier revelation has been clarified.… The interpretation is: We have sent it down close to Damascus on eastern side near the White Minaret”
“The last portion of the revelation indicates that the Holy Prophet(saw) had mentioned the appearance of this person in his hadith…and that God Almighty has also made reference to this in His Holy Word. The indication [by the Holy Prophet(sa)] has been mentioned among the revelations set out in part 3 and the indication in the Holy Qur’an is in the following verse :
He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He might make it prevail over every other religion” (al-Taubah, 9:33; al-Fath, 48:29; al-Saff, 61:10)
The Sahih Muslim relates that the Messiah would descend near the white Minaret in the east of Damascus…. It has been disclosed to me by Allah that the interpretation of Damascus in this context is a town the dwellers of which have the temper of Yazid and the habits and thoughts of the wretched Yazid… It has been conveyed to me that by Damascus, therefore, is meant the place which possesses this well known characteristic of Damascus. By specifying Damascus as the place of the appearance of the Messiah, Allah the Almighty has indicated that by the [word] Messiah is not meant the first Messiah to whom the Gospel was revealed, but it refers to someone from among the Muslims who, in his spiritual aspect, would resemble the Messiah [Jesus] and also Imam Husain, for Damascus is the capital of Yazid and is the centre of the Yazidis from which proceeded thousands of tyrannical commands…. God Almighty, therefore, mentioned Damascus specifically for the purpose of indicating that whereas Damascus was the source of such tyrannical commands and was the city of such hard-hearted and black-minded people, now a city like Damascus will become the headquarters for spreading justice and faith, for most Prophets have appeared in towns whose people were wrongdoers and yet God has been converting the accursed places into homes of blessings. “””
Izala Auham, p. 220, via https://www.muslim.org/noclaim/hadith.htm
“This is the hadith which the Imam Muslim has recorded in Sahih Muslim, which has been omitted by Bukhari, the chief of the collectors of hadith, because he considered it to be weak.”
Izala Auham, p. 237, via https://www.muslim.org/noclaim/hadith.htm
“The conclusion of this discussion is that the hadith referring to Damascus put forward by Imam Muslim is shown to be unreliable by another hadith contained in Muslim itself, and it is clearly proved that the reporter Nawas has made a mistake in relating this hadith.”
Izala Auham, p. 586, via https://www.muslim.org/noclaim/hadith.htm
“God has promised that no ‘rasul’ shall be sent after the Holy Prophet Muhammad, and the students of Hadith have surely made an extremely grave error in believing, by just seeing the word ‘Jesus’ or ‘son of Mary’, that the very same son of Mary, who was a ‘rasul’ of God, shall descend from heaven. It did not occur to them that his coming is tantamount to the departure of the religion of Islam from this world. In ‘Sahih Muslim’ there is a hadith about this, namely, that the Messiah shall come as a ‘nabi’ of God. Now if, in a symbolic sense, by ‘Messiah’ or ‘son of Mary’ is meant a member of the Muslim community who holds the rank of ‘muhaddas’, then no difficulty arises.”
Tauzih Maram, pages 17-18, via https://www.muslim.org/noclaim/hadith.htm
“If the objection be raised here that, as the Messiah (Jesus) was a prophet, his like should also be a prophet, the first answer to this is that our leader and master (the Holy Prophet Muhammad) has not made prophethood a necessary condition for the Messiah to come. On the other hand, it is clearly written that he shall be a Muslim, and shall be subject to the Shariah of the Quran like ordinary Muslims, and he shall not go further than this that he is a Muslim and the imam of Muslims.”
Hamamatul-Bushra, p. 37, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 7, p. 225
“””It has been conveyed to me that the words of the hadith concerning the descent of ‘Isa (as) [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.”””
Siraj Munir, p. 3
“We believe and acknowledge that, according to the real meaning of prophethood, after the Holy Prophet Muhammad, no new or former prophet can come. The Holy Quran forbids the appearance of any such prophets. But in a metaphorical sense God can call any recipient of revelation as ‘nabi’ or ‘mursal’. … I say it repeatedly that these words ‘rasul’ and ‘mursal’ and ‘nabi’ undoubtedly occur about me in my revelation from God, but they do not bear their real meanings. And just as they do not, similarly the Promised Messiah being called ‘nabi’ in Hadith, is not meant in a real sense. This is the knowledge which God has given me. Let him understand, who will. This very thing has been disclosed to me that the doors of real prophethood are fully closed after the Khatam al-anbiya, the Holy Prophet Muhammad. According to the real meaning, no new or ancient prophet can now come.”
Anjam Atham, footnote, p. 28
“The epithet ‘prophet of God’ for the Promised Messiah, which is to be found in ‘Sahih Muslim’ etc. from the blessed tongue of the Holy Prophet, is meant in the same metaphorical sense as that in which it occurs in Sufi literature as an accepted and common term for the recipient of Divine communication. Otherwise, how can there be a prophet after the Khatam al-anbiya?”
Ayyam as-Sulh, p. 75
“And it should also be remembered that in ‘Sahih Muslim’ the word ‘nabi’ has occurred with reference to the Promised Messiah, that is to say, by way of metaphor.”
Arba`in no. 2, p. 18, footnote
“These words are by way of metaphor, just as in Hadith also the word ‘nabi’ has been used for the Promised Messiah. … And he who discloses news of the unseen, having received it from God, is known as ‘nabi’ in Arabic. The meanings in Islamic terminology are different. Here only the linguistic meaning is intended.”
In Khutbah ilhamiya, MGA begins begging for money for the Minaret. Over 100 people donated. A court case was enacted vs. MGA, which MGA won. However, it wasn’t built until 1916, all the money went missing. In his life time it was raised to 6 feet, then due to lack of funds the work on the structure had to be suspended. It was resumed by the Khalifa-tul-Masih II by laying a brick again on 27th November, 1914. The structure was completed, in the cost of Rs. 5,963 (excluding the 6 feet of first phase) in early 1916. It has three stages, 92 steps and the total height is about 105 feet. The clock was fixed in 1933. The minaret was designed by Syed Abdul Rashid and supervision of the second phase of construction was carried out by Qazi Abdul Rahim Bhatti.
Jihad and the British Government
“”””Just as you can see that the lamp placed on top of a minaret spreads its light far and wide, and just as lightning in one part of the sky also illuminates all other parts, so too will it be in these days…The true nature of the tower of the Messiah that is mentioned in the ahadith is that the Messiah’s invitation and message will spread on this earth very quickly just as light or sound from a tower reaches far.””””
Majmooa Ishtiharat, 
“””Now our adversaries, though they repeatedly read this hadith of Damascus, yet they are unable to answer as to what the message contained in that which has been stated in it is – namely that the promised Messiah will descend near the minaret that is to the east of Damascus. Rather they have considered this hadith like a mere story, but let it be remembered that this is no story and that God is pure from useless actions…This passage did not mean that the minaret is a part of Damascus and is situated in Damascus as has unfortunately been understood. Rather, it meant that the light of [the teachings of] the promised Messiah will rise, like the sun, from a direction to the east of Damascus and dispel the Western darkness. And this was a subtle indication for the minaret of the Messiah, near which he is to descend, had been declared as being to the east of Damascus and the Damascene Trinity was kept to its western side. And thus was it foretold about the age to come, that when the promised Messiah comes, he will make his appearance like the sun which comes out of the east, and as opposed to him, the lifeless lamp of Trinity that is situated towards the west, will fade away day by day.”””
Tuhfa Golarwiya, pages 46-47
“As against this, that same doubtful hadith of ‘Muslim’ is presented which has hundreds of objections sticking to it like ants, and which in its apparent words is utterly opposed to the Holy Quran and contradictory to it. … It is a favour we have done to the author of Muslim that we accepted this hadith by giving it a different interpretation; otherwise it was our right to declare this hadith as fabricated in order to remove the contradiction. But, after thinking carefully, it is found that in fact this hadith is not fabricated but is full of metaphors.”
Nasim-e-Da‘wat, p. 70, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 19, pp. 435–436, via Tadhkirah
“””I supplicated once that my ills might be totally removed but I was told that this would not be; then God Almighty conveyed to me that this was a Sign of the Promised Messiah, for it is written that he would descend clad in two yellow sheets. The ills from which I suffer are these two yellow sheets, one covering the upper part and the other covering the lower part of my body.
Haqiqatul Wahy, online english edition
MGA says that the two yellow sheets signify his ailments.
Masih Hindustan Mein, pp.5-6, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 15, pp. 5-6
“””…The above mentioned sect of Muslim say that Jesus (peace be upon him) did not die on the Cross, nor was he crucified. However, when Jews were about to arrest him in order to crucify him, an angel of God came and took him away to heaven in his physical body and up till now, he is sitting in heaven alive… and in the latter days, riding on the shoulders of angels he will descend near a minaret of Damascus or near somewhere and with the exception of those who become a Muslim, he would not let anyone alive.”””
The reference, 14 March 1909
Tareekh E Ahmadiyyat vol 1 page 586, 14 March 1909
“There was a time when, a king had given the hand of his daughter to an ancestor of Nawab sahib (muhammad ali Khan) named Sadar Jahan. And that wise man (the king) was a very lucky man (because the king had given his daughter in this family) but our friend, Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan is ever more fortunate that a “Nabi-Ullah’s daughter has come in his Nikah”
Nozulul Masih, Page 40
“I am the Promised Messiah, even the same, by the Chiefest among the Prophets, who has been called Nabi-Ullah.”
At the Jalsa, the Khalifa begins collecting funds for the building of the minaret.
The Minaret in Qadian is finally fully built by the 2nd Khalifa, MGA’s son.
In 1938-39, during the time of Khalifa-tul-Masih II, the minaret was coated with plaster of white marble. It was veneered with white marble slabs in the total cost of Rs. 8,021,35.51 in 1980-81 in the time of Khalifa-tul-Masih III. Qadian is situated to the east of Damascus and the white minaret is the sign of peace and proclaims the Advent of the Prince of Peace, The Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. (Darul-Aman pg. 68)
The famous hadith itself from :
The Book of Tribulations and Portents of the Last Hour
An-Nawwas b. Sam`an reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He (ﷺ) sometimes described him to be insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant (and we felt) as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) in our faces, he (ﷺ) said:
The same hadith from Ibn Majah
Nawwas bin Sam’an Al-Kilabi said:
2018 edition of Tadhkirah
Jalal ud Din Shams seems to have written a note wherein he explained that since MGA’s son, the 2nd Khalifa, visited Israel in 1924, thus this part of the prophecy was fulfilled.
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