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“”Prophethood among the Followers of Muhammad”” by Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha, Oct-1913, in Tashhizul Azhan

Intro
The life of Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha is an interesting case study.  He left Ahmadiyya in roughly 1915, and with his entire family, it is unclear who his wife was and his children.  He wrote an article in the Tashhizul Azhan of Oct-1913(as quoted by Mahmud Ahmad in 1924 and Muhammad Ali before him) in which he showed that the only prophethood which could be granted to Muslims was Nubuwwti Juzwi or partial prophethood.  This contradicts the view of the Qadiani jamaat about the prophethood of MGA.  In fact, Amrohi famously opposed the prophethood claim of MGA in 1901.

Some quotes
“Hence it follows that prophecies regarding future events granted in proof of the truth of Islam will be transmitted through the medium of Nubuwwat and that is what is meant by Nubuwwati Ghair Tashri‘i (Prophethood without Law) or Nubuwwati Juzwi Partial Prophethood). All the Ambiya’ who came after Mosesas, were honoured by the gift of this kind of Nubuwwat because the Nubuwwat of Ahkam (Lawbearing Prophethood) had ceased among the Israelites with the advent of the Torah” (Tashhidhul Adhhan October 1913, page 500) See also, “Truth About the Split” (1924), online edition, see page 127.  

Ahmadiyya leadership published books by Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha on 30th May 1907–See Al-Badr

The al-badr newspaper of 30th may, 1907 tells us:

  1. A book by Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha is reported as having been published in which he has related the martyrdom of Sahibzada Abdul Latif in terms of a story in Surah Yasin (Ch. 36) of the Quran. The name of the book is Sirr-ush-Shahadatain. [One wonders if this is available somewhere.]
  2. There is an announcement by a printer that Maulana Nur-ud-Din has given him his translation of the Quran to print and publish, and he has now published the first Part. [Such a translation never appears to have been heard of again.]
  3. Hazrat Mirza sahib’s book Haqiqat-ul-Wahy had just been published on 15th May.

    http://aaiil.org/urdu/books/others/muhammadahsanamrohi/sirrushshahada

    The book Sirr-ush-Shahadatain by Hazrat Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha is now available on line at : http://www.aaiil.org/urdu/books/others/muhammadahsanamrohi/sirrushsha

Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi lived exclusively in MGA’s house

Intro
Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi was initially working as a Mullah in the state of Bhopal, he worked exclusively for Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan, who was the husband of the Queen of Bhopal, it seems that MGA sent him his Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, I am not sure which volume, however, Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan tore up the book and sent it back to MGA in that condition.

The references
“””This misfortune encountered by Navvab Siddiq Hasan Khan was the result of a prophecy of mine which is mentioned in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyyah. He had torn up my book Barahin-e-
Ahmadiyyah and sent it back to me in that condition. I had then prayed that his honour might be torn up and that is what came to pass. [Tatimma Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 37 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 470 footnote].””” (also see Tadhikah, 2009 edition, online edition, pages 186-187).

“””Navvab Siddiq Hasan Khan… threatened non-Muslims with the sword of the Mahdi and was at last seized. His title of Navvab was revoked and he wrote very humbly to me requesting me to pray for him. Considering his situation pitiable, I supplicated for him and God the Almighty
addressed me and said:

[Urdu] His honour has been saved from being shattered.

…Finally, after some time he received orders of the Government to the effect that Siddiq Hasan Khan’s title of Navvab should be restored. [Tatimma Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 37, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 470] (also see Tadhikah, 2009 edition, online edition, pages 186-187).

Some brief commentary on this statement of MGA from 1907
MGA was fond of claiming to made prophecies many years before and then claiming then afterwards…there are many instances of this type of behavior.  Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan seems to have fell out of favor with the British govt. in the mid-1880’s.  However, MGA was silent….MGA must sent him the Braheen before that..most likely 1879, nonetheless, MGA never published this prophecy til roughly 20 years later.

Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi knew of MGA thru the correspondance with Navvab Siddiq Hasan Khan
This is the context from wherein Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi knew MGA or had heard of MGA.  Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi was a follower of the Ahle-Hadith sect, he also knew Maulvi Nazir Hussain, who had read out MGA’s nikkah in 1884 in Delhi, he was the founder of the Ahle-Hadith sect.

The rulers of the state of Bhopal contributed heavily to the financing of the Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya in 1878
In Braheen e Ahmadiyya vol. 1 (1879), MGA published a list of contributors, these are those people who sent MGA money for 50 volumes of material, and 300 arguments on Islam (see page 3, BA-vol-1, online edition, https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya-Parts1-2.pdf).

The list
1. Nawwab Shah Jahan Begam, GCSI, CI, Ruler of Bhopal
2. Nawwab Alauddin Ahmad Khan Bahadur, Ruler of
Loharu
3. Maulavi Muhammad Charagh Ali Khan, Assistant
Deputy to the Prime Minister of the State of Hyderabad
Deccan
4. Ghulam Qadir Khan, Minister of the State of Nalagarh,
Punjab
5. Nawwab Mukarramud-Dawlah Bahadur, Hyderabad
6. Nawwab Nazirud-Dawlah Bahadur, Bhopal
7. Nawwab Sultanud-Dawlah Bahadur, Bhopal
8. Nawwab Ali Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Ludhiana,
Punjab
9. Nawwab Ghulam Mahbub Subhani Khan Bahadur, Ra’ise-
A‘zam, Lahore
10. Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Ra’is, Wah
11. Mirza Saeed-ud-Din Ahmad Khan Bahadur, Extra
Assistant Commissioner, Ferozepur

(See BA-vol.1, page 3)

Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan died in 1890 and Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi lost his job
As soon as Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi’s employer died…he was thus out of a job, he immediately wrote an essay in support of MGA and moved to Qadian later in mid 1891.

15 years after Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi moved to Qadian for employment, MGA fabricates a prediction that he claims to have had in 1891
Once it so happened that I was reading the poem of N‘imatullah Wali in which he has prophesied about my advent, has even mentioned my name, and has foretold that
the Promised Messiah would appear at the end of the thirteenth century of the Hijrah. Moreover, he has written a couplet concerning me [in Persian]: It means that the one who is
destined to come will be both the Mahdi and ‘Isa; both names will apply to him and he will make both these claims. While I was reciting this verse, I received the revelation:

This meant: [Persian] I see Maulavi Sayyed Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha has given up his
post in Bhopal State so as to pass his time near the Promised Messiah appointed by God and to strive in support of his claim.

This revelation is also mentioned in the paper “”Qadian”” dated
September 1, 1902, but the first line has instead of . Unless the narrator made a mistake, it seems that this revelation has two renderings. Allah knows best. [Mirza Bashir Ahmad]

This was a prophecy that was very clearly fulfilled afterwards. [Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 333, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 346] (see also Tadkirah, 2009 edition, online edition, page 227).

Amrohi was at the first Jalsa Salana in 1891, he was seated on the stage, right next to MGA
See page 417—http://www.muslim.org/bookspdf/tgr1/tgr1.pdf

Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi lived exclusively in MGA’s house (1892)
Just like all the people in the inner circle of MGA, he lived exclusively with MGA and led prayers in the Masjid Mubarak, Maulvi Abdul Kareem and Noorudin also led the prayers in this tiny mosque which was the personal office of MGA(see page 430).  MGA barely went into his own house and never taught his children anything about Islam.  It is unclear whether or not Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi;s children or wife also lived with him in Qadian, however, it seems unlikely.

In 1892, Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi became a paid Mullah of MGA and took the lead in several debates
Ahmadiyya sources tell us Amrohi was the first paid mullah of Ahmadiyya, starting in late 1892, he then began touring the countryside and helping MGA with debates.

Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi and his 2 sons were listed in MGA’s list of 313 in 1896
His two sons were Muhammad Ismael Ghulam Kibria and Ahmad Hasan.

In 1900, he disagrees with the new prophethood of MGA
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/maulvi-abdul-kareem-claims-prophethood-per-mga-maulvi-amrohi-disagrees/

In 1908, Nooruddin nominates Amrohi as a possible choice for Khalifa
As we all know, Amrohi was highly praised in Ahmadiyya, this is another example, further, by 1909, almost all of MGA’s closest team of writers were forced to move out of MGA’ house, it is unclear if Amrohi also had to move out.

When Nooruddin died (1914), Amrohi was the first to nominate Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad for the Khilafat
However, just 2 years (1916) later he seems to have been bought out by the Lahori-Ahmadis, he switched sides even after reviewing Mirza Basheer-uddin’s books of 1915, which forcefully promoted the prophethood of MGA.  Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad covered this topic extensively here (see page 195) and many other…

He died in 1919
His books remain in Urdu and unexplored, https://www.google.com/search?q=amrohi&sitesearch=aaiil.org


Who were the members of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya aka “Executive body of Control”: in 1906–1911

Intro
Towards the end of 1906, MGA and his team setup a “Council” that would manage the movement in the future, this was mostly in terms of finances, however, it also covered spiritual matters.  Nonetheless, below is the list of the original 14 members.  At least 5-6 were family members of MGA….through marriage or otherwise…

Members

With the publication of

 

  1. Maulana Nur-ud-Din —

President

  1. Maulana Muhammad Ali —

Secretary

  1. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din —

Legal Advisor

  1. Maulana Syed Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha
  2. Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad
  3. Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan of Malir Kotla
  4. Seth Abdur Rahman of Madras
  5. Maulana Ghulam Hasan Khan of Peshawar
  6. Mir Hamid Shah of Sailkot
  7. Shaikh Rahmatullah of Lahore
  8. Dr. Mirza Yaqub Baig of Lahore
  9. Dr. Syed Muhammad Husain Shah of Lahore
  10. Dr. Khalifa Rashid-ud-Din
  11. Dr. Mir Muhammad IsmailSee Muhammad Ali, A Mighty Striving, PAGE 52

    http://aaiil.org/text/books/others/mumtazahmadfaruqui/mightystrivingmujahidkabir/mightystrivingmujahidkabir.pdf

Life sketch of Maulvi Syed Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi

Intro
This entire entry is taken from the Lahori-Ahmadi newspaper, “The Hope Bulletin”, see the editions of Dec-2007 and Jan-2008.  This is obviously a cover-up-job.  The originals are in Urdu and Ahmadis are fond of mis-translating, editing or leaving out major details.

[English translation by Choudry Masud Akthar, Secretary, AAIIL, Hayward, California of Yaad-eRuftagaan (Biographies of Prominent Members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement), Volume 1.]

Maulana Syed Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi was one of the stalwarts and leading ‘Ulama of the Ahmadiyya Movement. He was one of the favoured persons who stood in the closest circle of the supporters and followers of the Promised Messiah. During his stay in Qadian, which used to be for quite long periods, he used to be the khateeb and imam of Masjid-i-Mubarak, where the Promised Messiah used to offer his Friday prayers behind him. His khutbahs were like an ocean of Qur’anic subtleties which quenched the spiritual thirst of hundreds of those who offered their Friday prayers in that masjid. His khutbahs were published in the Ahmadiyya Movement’s newspapers and are available in the Jama‘at’s library for all those who would like to benefit from the spiritual and intellectual power of his sermons. Before joining the Ahmadiyya Movement, Maulana Amrohi was an elect member of the Majlis-i-Ulema of Nawab Siddique Hassan Khan of Bhopal State in India. Nawab Siddique Hassan Khan had a deep interest in religious knowledge and had gathered around him a majlis from amongst the eminent ‘Ulama of the time from the Indian Sub-continent by employing them on high salaries. These ‘Ulama used to provide him with research material from which he wrote and published some outstanding books on Hadith and the teachings of the Qur’an. Maulana Amrohi was one of these research scholars and was held in high esteem for his learning. The Qur’anic verse, “Allah grants knowledge to whom He likes from amongst His slaves,” applies perfectly in the case of Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Amrohi. Those who had the good fortune of seeing him or keeping company with him attest that he was one of the ‘Ulama-iRabbani whose hearts were full of the light of iman. Whatever deductions he made from the Qur’an and the Hadith was so outstanding that no opponent could ever dispute his arguments. He had not only a deep insight into the teachings of the Qur’an and Hadith but was also an accomplished scholar in Sarf, Nahve, Fasalat, Balaghat, Mantiq and Philosophy.

Sign of the truth of the Promised Messiah

When in 1891 Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the Promised Messiah, prophesies about whose advent were to be found in the Hadith, the ‘Ulama of India became his sworn enemies and issued a fatwa of kufr against him. The Promised Messiah received an ilham in the form of Persian verse, which reads: Az Pae aan Muhammad AhsanRa- Tariq-i-Roozgar mei Benaam (For that purpose I see Muhammad Ahsan giving up his worldly subsistence or worldly desires) This ilham of the Promised Messiah proved true when, soon after, Maulana Syed Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi quit his high-paying job with Nawab Siddique Hassan Khan and joined the Ahmadiyya Movement and settled down at Qadian. This further shows that Maulana Ahsan Amrohi was held in great honour in Nawab Siddique Hassan’s Majlis-e-‘Ulama but that was also held in great honour in the sight of Allah that He chose him for this service of the Promised Messiah and filled his heart with the light which enabled him to recognize the Truth of the claims of the Promised Messiah. At a time when joining the Ahmadiyya Movement meant not only being subjected to the worst type of ostracization but also facing all types of hardships, giving up one’s means of income and subsistence, especially when there were no other apparent means in sight of earning a livelihood, was not a mean sacrifice. But without any care for all these considerations Maulana Syed M. Ahsan Amrohi gave up quite a richly remunerated position and, acting on the Divine Command of “Kunu Ma as Sadiqeen” [Be with the truthful (or righteous ones)] he became the supporter and follower of the one who was raised by Allah as the Promised Messiah and Mujaddad of the 14th Century. He chose to exemplify preferring deen over one’s worldly gains and, giving up a life full of comforts and luxury, he preferred to become a dervish and pass his life in the state of derveshi. In recognition of the eminence in learning, righteousness and spiritual qualities of Maulana Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi, the Promised Messiah declared him to be one of those angels about whom it is prophesied in the Hadith that the Messiah will appear resting his hands on the shoulders of two angels. The proof of this being that Maulana became a great support for the mission of the Promised Messiah in that he wrote such incontrovertible answers to the objections raised by the opponents of the Promised Messiah that they were silenced. The Promised Messiah used to ask Maulana M Ahsan to write answers to these objections and his answers served to silence them. He ceaselessly wielded his pen in defense of the Promised Messiah by writing books and publishing replies in the newspapers and magazines of the Movement, thus passing his whole life in this sacred jihad. He wrote about 30 books which contain so much knowledge on the truth of Ahmadiyyat that seekers after truth can benefit from these in any era. Thus Maulana M Ahsan Amrohi shall ever remain a sign of the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah and his mission. In Al-Wassiyat (The Will) the Promised Messiah has laid down that at least two persons who are scholars of the Deen (i.e. having deep insight in the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah and Hadith) should always be included in the Majlis-e-Motamadeen, the body which was authorized to manage and administer the affairs of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman which was declared by him to be his successor. The other condition for being a member of the Majlis-i-Motamadeen laid down by him was that only righteous persons who in right earnest prefer Deen above their worldly concerns should be chosen as members of the Motamadeen and it was further laid down that if were discovered that any member had any mixing of his worldly concerns in his objectives then such member shall be forthwith removed from the membership of the Motmadeen. To fulfil the condition of inclusion of two eminent righteous scholars in the Motamadeen the Promised Messiah nominated Maulana Syed M Ahsan Amrohi along with Maulana Nurud-Din, who was also made the President of the Anjuman.

 

Held in great honour by Maulvi Nur-ud-Din

In his speech which he delivered at the passing away of the Promised Messiah, Maulana Nurrudin thus spoke about Maulana M Ahsan Amrohi:

“Similarly amongst those who are rendering service to Deen Allah, Syed Muhammad Ahsan Sahib is man of great learning. He is a Syed too. He has rendered such great service to the cause of Deen Allah which renders a person like me feel small. In spite of his old age he has written a lot in support of the Promised Messiah. This is such a great service which only he was capable of doing.”

A few examples from his writings

As already stated, the Promised Messiah used to ask Maulana M Ahsan Amrohi to write answers to the questions which were asked or sent in writing to the Promised Messiah. Further, very often, answering the objections of opponents was also handed over to him. A few of such answers, as an example of his learning, may be of interest to readers: 1. When, on the publication of Ek Ghalati Ka Izala (A Correction of an Error) was published in 1901, some opponents alleged that Hadhrat Sahib had laid a claim to prophethood. The Promised Messiah asked Maulana M. Ahsan Amrohi to write a reply thereto. [This reply was published in Al-Hakm in 1901 and Sheikh Yaqoob Ali, its editor, had written about it that it was written with the support of ruh-alqudus.] This reply was approved by the Promised Messiah. In it, by giving seventeen quotations from Aik Ghalti ka Azala wherein there is a denial of any claim to prophethood, Maulana goes on to explain that in that ishtahar word Nabi (Prophet) and Rasul (Messenger) had been used in the same sense in which they were used in prior books, that is, simply in their dictionary or partial meanings, and no new claim had been made (in Ek Ghalati Ka Izala). (The English translation of this reply is available in The Ahmadiyya Case.) This reply, as a matter of fact, is the final word on the differences of the Ahmadiyya sections on the matter of the Nabuwat or Mujaddiyat. 2. In 1902, someone asked the Promised Messiah whether the use of the word muhaddath only about Promised Messiah is not proper or permissible. In Al-Hakm of 24 May 1902, Maulana replied in these words: “Mujaddad, Muhaddath, and Nabi, all these words (pertaining to the Promised Messiah) are synonymous, therefore elucidation in any of the two ways is correct and both these elucidations are found in the Book and the Sunnah-e-Sahiha.

This clearly means that the Promised Messiah, according to the terminology of the Shari‘ah, is a Muhaddath and only in the dictionary meaning can he be called a Nabi.

3. In one of his articles which appeared in Al-Hakm of 21 October and 10 November 1903, Maulana wrote:

“In the hadith, ‘Lam yabqa min an nabuwat-e-illal mubashsharat’ (Nothing is left of prophethood except mubashsharat [good tidings]). Exception is continual or uninterrupted and al in al-mubashsharat is beneficial for distinction. Thus, in brief, the meanings of the hadith are that nabuwat has two parts: one pertains to commandments, whether those about fariaz o wajbat (duties and obligations), or about halal and haram (permitted and unpermitted), and the other part, which are mubashsharat (good tidings), under which all mubashsharat (good tidings), whether those pertaining to anzarak (warnings) or bashsharat (good news) are included. From these two parts, the part or type which relates to mubashsharat continues till the Day of Judgement. Evidently, when out of the two parts of nabuwat (prophethood) one part is continuous, therefore nabuwat-e-juzvi (partial prophethood) continues. Yes, nabuwat-e-kulli (complete prophethood) has been terminated.”

After the passing away of Maulana Nur-ud-Din, Maulana Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi took bai’at at the hand of Mirza Bashiruddin Ahmad. He was one of those persons who proposed Mirza Bashiruddin’s name for Khilafat. He did not know that Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud considered the Promised Messiah a full-fledged nabi and considered those who had not accepted full-fledged nabuwat of the Promised Messiah as kafir and outside the pale of Islam. When Maulana M. Ahsan’s book Mubahsa-e-Rampur was published, Qazi Akmal wrote a letter to him saying that Maulana, in his book, had supported the views of Maulana Muhammad Ali. It came as a big surprise to him as what he had written in the book was a presentation of the beliefs of the Promised Messiah. This awakened him and he conducted research on the beliefs of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad and found that they were against the beliefs and teachings of the Promised Messiah. He started correspondence with Mirza Bashiruudin Mahmud Ahmad advising him to bring his beliefs in line with those of the Promised Messiah. In view of Maulana’s views, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad sent a deputation of ‘ulamas to Maulana Amrohi. Maulana Abdul Rahman Misri was one of the members of this deputation. He wrote that one day in a one-on-one discussion with Maulana Amrohi, he asked him when he paid attention to the beliefs of the Lahore Jama‘at. Maulana in reply mentioned the letter of Qazi Akmal which diverted his attention to research the beliefs of both sections, and that when he found out that Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad was not willingly prepared to make amends in his beliefs which ran contrary to the Promised Messiah’s then he published a declaration of the renunciation of the bai’at which he had taken at the hands of Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, and thus he joined the fold of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam, Lahore. Thereafter he also announced the dismissal of Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad from the Khilafat. Afterwards, Maulana M. Ahsan Amrohi wrote two books, Khatam-an-Nabiyin and Ismohoo Ahmad, in which he explained that the beliefs of the Promised Messiah were not contradictory to the belief of Khatam-an-Nabiyeen in any way and the prophesy of Ismohoo Ahmad in the Qur’an pertains to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Maulana Syed Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi passed away in Amroha when he was in his late eighties. Some of his descendants presently reside in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

 

Tashhiz al-Azhan was a Magazine founded by Mahmud Ahmad in 1906

Intro
I wanted to post about this magazine by Mahmud Ahmad.  I will post quotes that I have found.

Quotes
“Thirdly, the fate of the people who are not aware of the teachings of the Promised Messiah is known to Allah.  It cannot be said with certainty what is in their minds.  Since the Sahriah takes cognizance of what is patent we are bound to consider them Kafirs”. (Tashhizul Azhan, April 1911, page 139).  Also quoted in Muhammad Ali’s “Heresy in Islam” (1922) see page 34.

“Thus not only the person who does not declare him Kafir but happens to ignore his call is an unbeliever, but even one who considers him truthful in his heart and does not reject him outright but is hesitant to take the pledge, is an unbeliever”. (Tashhizul Azhan, April 1911, page 141). Also quoted in Muhammad Ali’s “Heresy in Islam” (1922) see page 34.  

“It is our faith and belief that Hazrat Sahib was an apostle of God, appointed by the Lord. It is our conviction that Allah has always been sending His prophets. At the same time it is also our belief that the Holy Prophet Mohammad, is Ra’uf, Rahim, Apostle of Allah, and Khataman -Nabiyin. After him, there has been no prophet with a new Sharia ; and he is the seal for all kinds of Nabuwwat in the future. Whosoever will reach God now, he will do so only by virtue of obedience and loyalty, and devotion to him, as we read in the Holy Quran: ` ‘ `Say, if you love Allah, follow me, and God will begin to love you.’ His honour lies only in this. Can a man be called honoured who has no subordinates under him? No, really honoured and high in rank would only be one who has many people of position and power placed under him. Look at things in this world itself. Would you prefer to be a king, or an emperor? The world emperor denotes a higher position than does the word king. It carries the sense that he rules over kings. He stands higher than kings, not lower. Similarly a Nabuwwat is higher which has some prophets placed under its authority, than another Nabuwwat which has no prophet placed under it. So, on this same principle, we hold the Promised Messiah as a Nabi, and a Mamur, duly commissioned, in the light of unassailable Reports in the works of Hadith.” (Tashhizul Azhan ) Vol. 1V & VI pages 130, 131, April, 1911)

“If any one could become alive after death, after three centuries, he would see that the world is as full of Ahmadis as the sea is full of water drops.”
(Tashhidhul Adh-han, January 1913, p 39)

“The reverend says that all Muslims are agreed upon this issue, except Sir Sayyid who has rejected it on rational grounds, but that no one has rejected it on the basis of the Holy Quran. However, I will go on to show that he is wrong in saying that no one has rejected it from the Holy Quran. I will prove that people have shed light on this from the Quran itself and have proved that Jesus was not born without a father, but was born like the rest of the world. What I mean to say is that there have been differences on this issue, and that some people have believed Jesus to have had a father.”

(Tashhiz al-Azhan, April 1913, pp. 165 – 170)

“These quotations prove that except for the Promised Messiah no one else can be a Prophet…After Holy Prophet (pbuh) only one Prophet was necessary and the coming of too many Prophets would have hindered the Wisdom and Schemes of God.”

(Tasheed-ul-azhan, Qadian, No.8, vol.12, p.11 dated August 1917)

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/08/01/prophethood-among-the-followers-of-muhammad-by-maulana-sayyid-muhammad-ahsan-of-amroha-oct-1913-in-tashhizul-azhan/

 

 

MGA’s ghost writers argue on the prophethood of MGA in 1900

Intro

I wanted to post a reference from the writings of Mahmud Ahmad in 1915 as he argued that MGA was in fact a prophet, however, without law.

The reference

“At last that event did take place. In the year 1900, Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim, the preacher of the Friday sermon, gave a sermon in which he, used the words Nabi (Prophet) and Rasul (Messenger) for the Mirza. This caused great irritation to Maulavi Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan Amrohawi. When Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim came to know of this, he gave another Friday sermon in which be addressed the Mirza, requesting him to contradict his belief, if he was wrong in considering him to be a prophet and Messenger of God. After the Friday prayers were over, Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim caught hold of the skirt of the Mirza’s apparel and requested him to correct him in his beliefs if they were erroneous. The Mirza turned around and said that he, too, held the same belief. Meanwhile, Maulavi Muhammad Ahsan had been greatly agitated by the sermon and in anger was pacing the floor of the mosque. On Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim’s return, he began to quarrel with him. When their voices rose very high, the Mirza came out of his house and recited the Qur’anic verse: “O ye who believe! Don’t raise your Voice above the voice of the Prophet.”

(This event is based on the report of a speech of Sayyid Sarwar Shah Qadiani at an annual conference held in Qadian, and published in al- Fadhl, Vol. X, No. 51, dated january.4,1923)

(See also Haqiqat al- Nubuwat, p 124.[published in 1915])

Conclusion
MGA had multiple ghost-writers.  In this case, Maulvi Amrohi (who was the first payed Ahmadi-mullah), he didn’t know that MGA had finally claimed prophethood and Maulvi Abdul Kareem was ordered to pronounce it.  They proceeded to argue, then MGA quoted the Quran and thus claimed prophethood openly for the first time (summer 1900). However, he remained silent for an additional 1 1/2 years or roughly 14+ months.

Later on, after “Correction of an Error” was published, Maulvi Amrohi wrote a rebuttal to an inquiring mind who accused MGA of claiming prophethood, however, Maulvi Amrohi very tactfully only denied independent prophethood, he never even mentioned the “The Ummati-Nabi”.  Fast forward to 1914, Maulvi Amrohi nominated Mahmud Ahmad as Khalifa and sided with him in his first year of his Khilafat.  He even read Mahmud Ahmad’s 2 books on the subject of prophethood, i.e. Qaul al Fasl and Haqiqatun Nubuwwat, however, in the summer of 1915, he seems to have had a change of heart and denounced MGA’s claim of prophethood and deposed Mahmud Ahmad as Khalifa.  He then sided with the Lahori-Ahmadis and died in 1919 in this state.

 

 

 

Maulvi Abdul Karim claims Prophethood per MGA, Maulvi Amrohi disagrees

Intro

I wanted to post some references from Mahmud Ahmad’s 1915 book , “Reality of Prophethood” aka “Haqiqatun Nubuwwat”.  In this reference, Mahmud Ahmad gives the very first announcement of MGA’s prophethood in 1900.  He also explains how only Maulvi Abdul Kareem knew about it and how Maulvi Amrohi was in the dark.

The reference

“At last that event did take place. In the year 1900, Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim, the preacher of the Friday sermon, gave a sermon in which he, used the words Nabi (Prophet) and Rasul (Messenger) for the Mirza. This caused great irritation to Maulavi Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan Amrohawi. When Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim came to know of this, he gave another Friday sermon in which be addressed the Mirza, requesting him to contradict his belief, if he was wrong in considering him to be a prophet and Messenger of God. Afterthe Friday prayers were over, Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim caught hold of the skirt of the Mirza’s apparel and requested him to correct him in his beliefs if they were erroneous. The Mirza turned around and said that he, too, held the same belief. Meanwhile, Maulavi Muhammad Ahsan had been greatly agitated by thesermon and in anger was pacing the floor of the mosque. On Maulavi ‘Abdul Karim’s return, he began to quarrel with him. When their voices rose very high, the Mirza came out of his house and recited theQur’anic verse: “O ye who believe! Don’t raise your Voice above the voice of the Prophet.”

(This event is based on the report of a speech of Sayyid Sarwar Shah Qadiani at an annual conference held in Qadian, and published in al- Fadhl, Vol. X, No. 51, dated january.4,1923)

(See also Haqiqat al- Nubuwat, p 124.[published in 1915])

Conclusion

MGA had multiple ghost writers and scribes.  They didnt all agree on MGA’s claims and it is obvious that they disagreed with each other on the prophethood of MGA.  In fact, after “Correction of an Error” was published in 1901, Maulvi Amrohi wrote a detailed response to an inquiry that MGA may have claimed prophethood….The Maulvi refuted it.  He wrote that MGA had only denied independent prophethood, nothing else.  However, after the split of 1914, Amrohi had initially sided with Mahmud Ahmad and the people at Qadian, in fact, he was the Maulvi who had nominated Mahmud Ahmad for Khalifa, however, after Mahmud Ahmad wrote “Qaul al Fasl” and “Haqiqatun Nubuwwat” (1915)...a few months later, Amrohi had a change of heart and claimed that even though his sons had read these books out to him, he hadnt understood them, he then proceeded to do a 180 degree switch and became a Lahori-Ahmadi, and that was how he was buried.,  

Further, in Aug of 1908, Maulvi Sanaullah accused MGA of only being a prophet for 6 1/2 years.

 

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