In 1915, the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s published an english commentary of the Quran (and ascribed to the 2nd Khalifa, who didn’t know english and failed his matriculation exam)(it was only 2 chapters and discontinued), this was done to counteract the Lahori-Ahmadi’s. This commentary was created to counteract the Lahori-Ahmadi’s. Muhammad Ali and the Lahori-Ahmadi’s published their famous commentary in 1917 and from London, England, the Nation of Islam used this commentary to create their kufr.
Just like his father (MGA), Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad never wrote anything. Malik Ghulam Farid (1897–1977), was a notable Ahmadiyya scholar who helped him and was part of team of ghost-writers. He was deputed the task of preparing various commentaries on the Quran, in urdu and english. His urdu commentaries were ascribed to the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad and appeared with only nine chapters along with an introduction in 1947, the Khalifa signed off on the introduction on 2-28-1947, thus it was published in late February from Qadian, British-India. An english commentary also appeared in 1947.
The introduction of these commentaries are now a book called, “Introduction to the study of the Holy Quran”. This was the first instance of the Ahmadiyya movement (Lahori or Qadiani) arguing that there were humans on Earth before Adam (as) of the Quran arrived and were Jinn. Ahmadiyya sources claim that “Tafseer-e-Kabeer” was split into two parts. The first volume of “Tafseer-e-Kabeer”, which was nine chapters along with an introduction appeared in February of 1947 and from Qadian, British-India. Volume 1 part I, containing the introduction & the first two chapters (now Vol. 1), was reprinted in 1964, and volume 1 part II, dealing with the next seven chapters (now Vol. 2) was reprinted in 1965 in Pakistan. These Tafseer’s were most likely written by the paid Mullahs who worked directly for the Khalifa. The Khalifa didn’t have a full commentary written on the Quran, only about half, per the introduction of the 1988 edition of the 5 volume commentary by Malik Ghulam Farid (died in 1977), Mirza Basheer ud Din’s “Tafsir-e-Kabir” only covered Chapters 1, 2, 10-29 and 78–114, he missed Chapters 3-9 and 30-77, he missed 53 chapters and purposely, since most of the controversial verses about Jesus and prophethood were contained therein, as well as the famous verse of Ismuhu Ahmad and the famous verse of Chapter 62:3 that #ahmadis quotes as they claim that MGA was the second coming of Muhammad (saw)(nauzobillah).
The first edition of “Tafseer-e-Sagheer” was printed in Dec 1957. The final volume was published in 1979. Ahmadiyya sources claim that the first ever 5-volume english commentary was published in 1962 and an abridged version showed up in 1969, however, these are missing from the records.
In 1988, a new 5-volume commentary of the Holy Quran was published with Malik Ghulam Farid‘s name on it. He had died in 1977, thus, this was dubious. Nevertheless, this became the official commentary that all Ahmadi’s in the west read. In 2018, another 5-volume commentary was published and can be found on alislam.org.
The full english commentary of the Quran by the Qadiani’s in 1947—English translation and Commentary Mirza Bashir Mahmood
We have posted pages from Vol. 1 wherein Chapter 4:157–160 are explained. Interestingly, they claimed that Eisa (As) was buried in Khan Yar street in Srinagar. They didn’t mention Yuz Asaf at all, they then referred the reader to “”Qabr-i-Masih”” (Urdu only) by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq.
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