Abu Hurairah warned Muslims about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He transmitted from Muhammad (Saw) that many Dajjal’s would appear and present hadith that no one has heard. Thus, MGA appeared and never even mentioned the name of Abu Hurairah until 1901-1902, when he cursed at him, called him stupid, and totally disrespected his legacy and took the Shia route. However, this is egregious, since Abu Hurrairah is the most prolific companion of Muhammad (saw) in terms of hadith transmission.
The story is as follows, initially, in the Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya (1879-1884), MGA quoted a hadith about 62:3, MGA didn’t properly explain, as was his normal style. Nevertheless, this is the famous hadith by Abu Hurairah wherein Salma Farsi is mentioned as well as the Pleides. MGA used this verse (62:3) of the Quran to argue that he brought the Quran back to earth after it had left in the 1857 mutiny. This was in 1882, via the Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya Vol. 3. MGA never wrote the name Abu Hurrairah in any book of the 1880’s. Even in 1891-1892, when MGA made his wildest claims, he quoted another hadith by Abu Hurrairah wherein the Messiah was supposed to live an additional 40 years, and thus, MGA made his age-prophecy, which failed miserably. Even the hadith about the two yellow garments is from Abu Hurrairah, and the hadith about the last brick, and the hadith about the Imam Mahdi will be amongst the Muslims (imamukum minkum), and how the Messiah won’t lead prayers, all of these are from Abu Hurrairah.
Why did MGA then call Abu Huraira as stupid? The reason was because there was a famous hadith in Bukhari, which was also quoted by Tafsir Ibn Kathir, wherein it is proves that Esa (As) hasn’t died yet. It is posted below. It all started in 1902, when MGA was forced to comment on the famous hadith of Abu Hurrairah wherein he told the world that 4:159 was about the physical return of Eisa (As) and how Eisa (As) would die upon his second return. Again in 1907, via Haqiqatul Wahy, MGA attacked the credibility of Abu Hurrairah. After MGA died, Braheen e Ahmadiyya Vol. 5 was published, in this book, MGA claimed that the beliefs of Abu Hurraira (ra) would lead Muslims to shirk. Last thing,
Who is Abu Huraira?
In Sunni Islam, Abū Hurayrah al-Dawsiyy al-Zahrāniyy (Arabic: أبو هريرة الدوسي الزهراني; 603–681), often spelled Abu Hurairah, was one of the sahabah (companions) of Muhammad and, according to Sunni Islam, the most prolific narrator of hadith. He was known by the kunyah Abu Hurayrah “Father of the Kitten”, in reference to his documented attachment to cats. However, his real name is differed upon, with the most popular opinion being that it was ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Ṣakhr (عبد الرحمن بن صخر). Abu Hurayrah spent four years in the company of Muhammad and went on expeditions and journeys with him. It is estimated that he narrated around 5374 Ahadith.
______________________________________________________________________________________________Sahih Bukhari on 4:159
Book of the Prophets, Book 60, Hadith 118, Vol. 4, Book 55, Hadith 657
Chapter: The advent (descent) of ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) alayhis-salam
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): — ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159) (See Fath-ul-Bari, Page 302 Vol 7).
Roohani Khazyian 19-Page 127 – Ijaz-i Ahmadi
“””It seems that one or two Companions, whose understanding was not perfect, used to believe—as they might have heard the statements made by the local Christians—that Jesus was alive in Heaven. One such person was Abu Hurairah, who was a man of poor understanding. However, when Hadrat Abu Bakrra, whom God had granted knowledge of the Quran, recited the above-mentioned verse, the Companions came to know for a certainty that all Prophets had died. As a result, the Companions were heartened by this verse, and the sense of grief that had overtaken them due to the death of their beloved Prophet was dispelled and they went about happily reciting the aforesaid verse in the streets of Madinah.”””
“””Jasaa ka Abu Hurairah, jo Ghabi tha, aur dhairat achee nay tha rakhta””””
See Haqiqatul Wahy, online english edition, see pages 44-45
“””Thus, this elegy shows that some of the Companions, who were less sagacious and did not have sound knowledge (such as Abu Hurairah), upon glancing at the prophecy about the coming of the promised ‘Isa, surmised, due to their erroneous judgment, that Hadrat ‘Isa himself would return. Abu Hurairah initially held this misconception too, and Abu Hurairah frequently used to fall into such errors due to his simplicity and weak intellect. For instance, he was mistaken in this same way regarding a prophecy that a Companion would be cast into the fire. And his interpretation of the following verse was also distorted:
‘And there is none among the People of the Book but will believe in it before his death’ (Surah an-Nisa’, 4:160).
His interpretation was comical to anyone who heard it, for he wanted to prove by this verse that all would come to believe in Hadrat ‘Isa before his death, whereas an alternative reading of this verse is قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِمْ ‘before their death’, not قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ ‘before his death’.
Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya Vol. 5, Urdu, pages 284-285, and
MGA wrote that all of the sahabas were fools (nadaan) and didn’t know that Eisa (as) had died. MGA then continues to say that Abu Bakr solved this issue and proclaimed that ALL prophets were dead. MGA asserted that the sahaba were ignorant of this, and Abu Bakr was correcting the sahaba.
Urdu transliteration from the urdu edition of Ruhani Khuzain, pages 284-285
“””nadan sahabee, jinko darayat say kooj hiss na ta…”
Roohani Khazyian 21- Page 410 Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya part 5 (english)
In the online english translation (2018), Ahmadiyya editors have translated MGA’s comments on Abu Hurariah as follows, see pages 540-541:
“””””Hence, the correct translation of the above-mentioned verse I quoted is, ‘Every person from among the People of the Book will, before his death, believe in the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or in Hadrat ‘Isa.’ The word مَوِْتهٖ [his death] refers to the People of the Book, and not Hadrat ‘Isa. This is why in another reading of this verse the words are مَوِْتهِمْ [‘their death’]. Why would مَوِْتهِمْ [‘their death’] be present in the other reading if it referred to Hadrat ‘Isa? See Tafsir Thana’i, for it strongly confirms my statement. It also says that Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, gives the same interpretation, though the author qualifies that Abu Hurairah was deficient in his comprehension of the Holy Quran and many muhaddithin [scholars of hadith] have criticized the soundness of his understanding. Abu Hurairah had the aptitude to quote, but he was quite deficient in understanding and discernment. I contend that even if Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, has interpreted it in this way, it has been a mistake on his part, as it has been proven by muhaddithin that in many instances Abu Hurairah ra is mistaken and stumbles in matters that pertain to understanding and discernment. It is an established norm that the opinion of just one Companion cannot be regarded as a valid argument per the law of the Shariah. The valid argument per the law of the Shariah is only the ijma‘ of the Companions ra, and I have already explained, that consensus of the Companions ra occurred concerning the point that all Prophets had died.
Keep in mind that in view of the alternative reading of the verse [‘before his death’], i.e. قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِمْ [‘before their death’]—which, according to the norms held by the scholars of Hadith, is tantamount to an authentic hadith, i.e. it is such a hadith that stands proven to be from the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him—the mere opinion of Abu Hurairah is worth rejecting as it is inconsequential and worthless when compared to the words of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. To insist on it can lead one to disbelief. Not only that, the statement of Abu Hurairah necessitates repudiation of the Holy Quran because time and again the Holy Quran says that the Jews and the Christians will continue to exist till the Day of Judgment and they will not be wiped out completely, whereas Abu Hurairah says that the Jews will be wiped out completely, and this is in clear contradiction to the Holy Quran. Anyone who believes in the Holy Quran ought to discard the statement of Abu Hurairah as a thing of little value. In contrast, the alternative reading of the verse, according to the norms held by the scholars of Hadith, holds the status of an authentic hadith—and here the alternative reading of the verse قَبْلَ مَوْتِهٖ does exist, as قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِمْ , which has to be taken as an authentic hadith—so in this case the statement of Abu Hurairah is, in fact, in contravention of both the Holy Quran and Hadith. فلا شكّ اّنہ باطل ومن تبعہ فاّنہ مفسد بطّال۔ [No doubt he is in the wrong, and anyone who follows him is a mischief-maker and a great liar].””””
The word Ghabi in MGA’s writings
The word Ghabi as used by MGA in Nurul Haq (1894-1895)
MGAQ wrote: [Arabic] ((In their eyes [our opponents] the knowledgeable person is an ignorant and a “Ghabi” غبي)) – RK, Vol 8, Nur ul Haq, p3.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________The scan from Nur ul Haq
______________________________________________________________________________________________Ruhani Khaza’in,vol. 15, p. 580
Tuhfa Ghaznivia, page 580-581
Mirza reported the saying of Omar Ibn Al-Khatab:
”قال عمر ابن الخطاب من قال ان محمدا قد مات قتلته بسيفي هذا و انما رفع الى السماء كما رفع عيسى ابن مريم عليه السلام.
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