Al-Bushra is a rare manuscript in Ahmadiyya history. In fact, it isn’t even on the official website of the Qadiani jamaat. It was compiled by a close toilet attendant of MGA and published in 1914, before Tadhkirah, which came in 1935. There are soooo many controversial revelations in this compilation. In fact, in the below, you will see how MGA is inferring that his God prays, eats, fasts and does other things like humans. In MGA’s lifetime, in Haqiqatul Wahy (1907), MGA claimed that wherein his GOD called him his son and claimed to pray like humans, it was all a metaphor and figurative. It should be noted that the original edition of Haqiqatul Wahy is totally missing. We are using the recent online english edition. However, many footnotes could be from the publishers and not from MGA.

Moreover, in 1891, MGA was inferring the same things in his first book after claiming to be the Messiah, “Taudih-e-Maram” or “Elucidation of Objectives” (1890). In this book, MGA misquoted Ibn Arabi and claimed that his GOD was like a tendwa (hindi word meaning leopard or octopus). In 1907, MGA claimed that his God had a mouth.

In another scenario, MGA famously published an ilham wherein he claimed that he was GOD and had created a new Earth and etc (1893). Incidentally, all of MGA’s claims started off as metaphorical, i.e., the claim of being Eisa (as), the claim of prophethood. Almost all of MGA’s claims started off as figurative and turned into reality.

Scans from Al-Bushra, Vol. 2 pages, 78-79

February 2, 1903: (transliteration)Hum tujhay nijat daingay, Hum tujhay ghalib karaingay, Main teray sath hoon – uur teray Ahl kay sath, aur main tujhay aisi BUZURGHI dongha gis say lohg taegab main puraingay, khudda nay dua soun li, main fojoh kay sath naghani tur par Aaungha, Teri dua qabool ki gayi – Main apnay Rasool kay sath kurha hoongha – Aur Namaz parhoongha – aur roza rakhoongha – aur woh cheez tujhjay doongha jo teray sath humesha rahaigee. Al Hakam Volume 7, number 5, page 16
Translation, February 2, 1903: We will give you salvation – We will make you prevail – I am with you – And with your family – And I will give you a great long life that people will be amazed – God has heard your prayer – I will come suddenly with the army – Your prayer has been accepted – I will stand with My Messenger “RASOOL”, and offer Namaz, and keep the fast, and will give him all those things that will stay with him forever. Al Hakam, volume 7, number 5, page 16.
Transliteration, February 3 1903: Main Namaz paroogha – Aur roza rakhoongha – joghtha hoon – Aur Sohta hoon – Aur teray liya apnay Aanakay noor utta karoongha – Aur woh cheez tujhay doongha – jo teray sath humaysha rahaighee, Khudda Unkay sath hain jo taqwa ikhtiyar kartay hain. (Al Hakam, volume 7, number 5, page 16, column 1)
Translation, February 3, 1903: I will offer Namaz, and keep the fast, I am awake, and I sleep and I will give you My light and will give you all those things that will stay with you forever. God is with the God fearing. (Al Hakam volume 7, number 5, page 16, column 1)


Online english edition of Haqiqatul Wahy, page 124

“””I shall stand with My Messenger and shall break the fast and also observe it”””

٭ It is obvious that Allah the Almighty is beyond keeping the fast and breaking it. Therefore, these words cannot be attributed to Him in their literal sense. Hence it is only a figure of speech. The import is that ‘Sometimes I shall send My chastisement and sometimes I shall grant a respite like a person who sometimes eats and at other times keeps fast and stays away from eating.’ Such figures of speech abound in the Scriptures of God, as there is a hadith that Allah will say, on the Day of Judgment: ‘I was sick, I was hungry, I was naked…’ (Author)
Is Allah an octopus?  Or a Leopard?  Or a Spider’s web?

In the Qadiani-Ahmadi translation it is written (see pages 61 and 62) :

“”””In order to pictorially visualize the implications of the foregoing statement, let us imagine that the Supreme Sustainer of the universe is indeed the Supreme Being who has an infinite number of hands and feet; their number is uncountable, and their breadth and width limitless. Like an ‘octopus’, as it were, the Supreme Being has tentacles reaching out to all corners of the 
universe and functioning as its gravitational pull. Indeed, these are the self same organs also known as the universe. Whenever the Sustainer of the universe wills a movement in part or in full, these so called organs are also bound to move accordingly; indeed He carries out all His commands and intentions through these organs, without using any other means. “”””
In urdu, this word is “TENDWA”

Why did the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s translate “Tendwa” as octopus?  Tendwa means leopard in hindi, urdu doesn’t use this word. Here’s a screenshot with the highlighted portion. I can’t figure out what he meant by ‘tendwe ki tarah is wujood-e-aazam ki taare’. I thought he may be alluding to countless spots on the surface of the leopard, so I looked up Farhang-e-Asifia dictionary to see if the word ‘taarein’ can be used to mean spots/stripes, as ‘taar’ leads itself to ‘tareek’ i.e. dark, but found no such reference.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Spider web?
The Lahori-Ahmadi’s translated this phrase (Tendwa) as a “Spiders web”.

The Lahori translation

See page 55

“””To illustrate the above description still further, the ever-living force of this universe can be imagined as a great being with many hands and feet; these limbs stretch to eternity and, like a spider’s web, this Great being stretched to all the limits of existence and forms the nucleus of the entire creation.”””
A’ina Kamalat i Islam p. 564

‘I saw in one of my visions that I am God myself and believed that I am the same. His Godhead penetrated and infused in me. My personal edifice collapsed and that of God appeared distinctly and divinity subdued me completely.’ He further writes ‘and in this state, I submitted that we need a new system and a new sky. So, first of all, I vaguely created the earth and the sky but there was no order and no system therein. Then according to the will of God, I put them in proper order and appropriate arrangements and I saw that I was capable of creating things. Then I originated the sky of the earth and said [sic]. Then I asserted that now We should beget man with the essence of clay. Then the state of contemplative vision converted into inspiration and I started muttering “These are the inspirations I am enlightened with by God Almighty.”

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