_____________________________________________________________________________________________The quote from “Jihad and the British Government” “”””O ye who yearn and thirst for truth, listen! These are the days that have been promised since the beginning. God will not permit much delay in these affairs. Just as you can see that the lamp placed on top of a minaret spreads its light far and wide, and just as lightening in one part of the sky also illuminates all other parts, so too will it be in these days. God has Himself provided the means for fulfilling His prophecy that the message of the Messiah will spread in the world like lightening and will encompass all four corners of the earth like the light from a tower. The railways, telegraph, steamships, excellent postal services, easy modes of travel and tourism and other such means have been established to fulfill the prophecy that the message of the Messiah will illuminate every corner like lightening. 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. Therefore, trains, postal services, steamboats and ease of preaching and travelling are all special signs of the time of the Messiah that have been mentioned by many Prophets. The Holy Qur’an also says:
(at-Takwir, 81:4)—“””And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant, are abandoned,””””
This means that the age of open invitation, which is the time of the Promised Messiah, will occur “when camels would be rendered useless.” Some new modes of travel would be invented and therefore camels would no longer be needed. It is also stated in the hadith that:
Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal is written in by the editors
In other words, camels will be rendered useless in that age. This sign has not been appointed for the time of any other Messenger. So be grateful that preparations are being made in heaven for spreading Divine light. Blessings are also stirring up in the earth. You are witnessing an ease in travel and movement that was not known to your parents and grandparents. It is as if this is a new world. Fruits are available out of season, trips that once took six months can now be completed in days, news is instantly transmitted thousands of miles and there are devices and machines to assist with every task. If you wish, you can travel by train with the same comfort that you would have in an orchard at your home. Has the earth not undergone a revolution? Just as there is an astounding upheaval on earth, God also wills that an astounding upheaval take place in the heavens. Both of these are signs of the days of the Messiah. The revelation below, mentioned twenty years ago in my book Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, alludes to these signs:
See Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 1, p. 611
This means that the heavens and the earth were tied up like a bundle and their elements were hidden. God has untied both of these bundles in the days of the Messiah and has revealed their secrets.””””
“””This is a sign and proof of his Mahdawiyyat that before people used to travel on camels but now the travel of camels will become extinct and be replaced with rail. People will be able to travel in security, luxury and peace without fear of being looted etc. This work is being carried out at such a pace that it will be complete in only 3 years”””
_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 1902–October–Noah’s Ark, online english edition, page 14
“””Similarly, in fulfilment of the prophecies of the Prophets, He also showed two earthly signs:
You read the first of these in the Holy Quran as stated:
And when the she-camels, ten-month pregnant, are abandoned. (Surah At-Takweer, 81:5) [Publisher]
Then, in the Hadith as you read:
The she-camels shall be abandoned and shall not be used. [Publisher]
For the fulfilment of this a railway in the land of Hejaz i.e. between Mecca and Medina is being constructed.”””
_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 1903–October–Tadhkirat-ush-Shahadatain, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 20, pp. 30-41, Via Essence of Islam, VOl. 3
“””The eclipse of the sun and the moon occurred in themonth of Ramadan after the announcement of my claim, but people rejected this sign; the plague spread over the country; the railway was started in accordance with the prophecies in the Ahadith and the Qur’an; camels were discarded; the Pilgrimage was stopped; the time came for the spread of the doctrine of the cross; hundreds of signs were shown at my hands; the time of my appearance was appointed by the Prophetsas;””””
1904, Lecture Sialkot, see pages 12-14 MGA claims that some hadith says: “””And the she-camels shall be abandoned for riding.”” However, there is no such hadith.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 1904–English Review of Religions
MGA’s son, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad quotes from the Sahih-Muslim claims that it says, “the camel will cease to be used”.
Muhammad Ali purposely mis-translated this verse. The proper translation should be “””And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant, are abandoned””””. Further, in his commentary, he does mention she camels, 10 months pregnant, however, he purposely doesn’t tell the world how she-camels are used for milk and re-production (camel meat in some cases), and this is what the Arab bedoin’s based their economies on for years and years. In fact, even til this day, camels are used in all around the world by bedoin tribes of North Africa and the Arab world.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mirza Tahir Ahmad in 1998
This goes back to MGA
MGA was also claiming that the Plague was also a sign of his God and only non-Ahmadi’s would die. In roughly 1905, MGA started saying the same about earthquakes, MGA then predicted an earthquake with enough magnitude to kill millions of people, he called it the doomsday earthquake and even referred to the Bible and the Quran.
Earthquakes are not divine signs, they are normal geological movement
The science on seismology was unknown by 1935. However, as a species we have figured out these geological movement is normal, thus falsifying Ahmadiyya ideas.
1886, Surmah Chasma Aryah In this book of MGA, he discusses the splitting of the moon, see pages 14-17. For a better reference, see the ROR of February 2006: “”””We wish to point out that the miracle of the splitting of the moon is not an event that the Muslims put forth as proof of the truth of Islam and as a principal argument in support of the truth of the Holy Qur’an. Out of thousands of internal and external miracles and signs, this was also a natural sign which is supported by historical proof. If overlooking clear proofs we are to suppose that this miracle has not been established, and if we are to interpret the relevant verse of the Holy Quran as the Christians or the followers of nature, or those who repudiate external events interpret it it would do no harm to Islam. The truth is that the Word of God has wholly relieved the Muslims of the need of relying upon other miracles. It is not only a miracle in itself, but on account of its blessings and lights, it produces m i r a c l e s .
The Holy Qur’an comprises in itself such perfect qualities that it is in no need of extraordinary miracles. The presence of external miracles adds nothing to it and their absence would disclose no defect in it. The beauty of the Qur’an is not decked out with the ornaments of external miracles. It comprises in itself thousands of strange and wonderful miracles which can be witnessed by the people of every age. It is not necessary to refer only to the past. The Qur’an is such a beautiful beloved that everything derives ornamentation from it and it is not dependent upon anything else for its own ornamentation.
Those who object to the miracle of the splitting of the moon have only one instrument to make, and even that a broken one, that the splitting of the moon is contrary to the law of nature. The
followers of the law of nature contend that it is obvious that so far as a man can find by the
exercise of his reason there is nothing apart from nature in the law of nature, that is to say, the
observation of the universe indicates that everything material and non-material by which we are
surrounded is part of a wonderful system for its existence and continuance and for its eff e c t .
This system is inherent in everything and never departs from anything. Whatever nature has designed will happen without fail in the same way.
We accept all that, but does it prove that Divine methods are their law are limited to that which
is our observation and experience no more? To believe that Divine Power is unlimited is of the
essence of the Divine system; it ensures that the door of intellectual progress should always remain open. Then what a mistake it is to put forward the proposition that whatever is beyond our understanding or observation is outside the law of nature! When we confess that the laws of nature are unending and unlimited, it should be our attitude that we should not reject every new thing because it is beyond our reason. We should assess the matter on its proof or lack of proof. If it is proved we should enter it in the list of the laws of nature, and if it is not proved we should confine ourselves to affirming that it is not proved. We would not be entitled to say that it is outside the law of nature. To hold anything as being beyond the law of nature, it is necessary that we should encompass all Divine laws which are eternal as within a circle and our intellect should fully comprehend all that God’s Power has revealed from the beginning up to now and that He will reveal through Eternity….
We believe that the Powers ofGod Almighty are unlimited, then it would be madness to hope to
encompass all His Powers. For if they can be confined within the measure of our observation, then how would they be unlimited and unending? In such case, we are not only confronted with the difficulty that our finite and incomplete experience should comprehend all the Powers of the
Eternal God, but there would arise a much greater difficulty that by limiting His Powers He Himself would also be limited and we would be affirming that we have discovered all the reality of God Almighty and that we have arrived at its depth and bottom. Such an assumption would be
disrespectful and destructive of faith and would amount to a total denial of God. (Surmah Chashm Arya, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 2, pp. 60-65).
1892, MGA comments on the miracle of the splitting of the moon “”””When a person arrives at this exalted stage of meeting with God, he sometimes performs acts which appear to be beyond human power and have the colour of Divine Power. For instance, during the battle of Badr, the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] threw a handful of gravel at the opposing force not accompanied by any prayer, but with his own spiritual power, which affected the opposing force in such an extraordinary manner that everyone’s eyes were struck by the gravel and they were rendered sightless and began to run around in confusion and helplessness. This miracle is referred to in the verse:
When you threw the handful of pebbles, it was not you who did throw, but it was Allah Who threw;
Meaning that it was Divine Power that was working behind the scene and it did that which was not within human power.
In the same way, another miracle of the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] which was the splitting of the moon, was displayed by Divine Power. It was not accompanied by any prayer as it happened merely by his pointing at the moon with his finger which was filled with Divine power. There are many other miracles which the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] worked purely with his power and which were not accompanied by any prayer. On many occasions, he multiplied water so much by dipping his fingers into a cup of water that the whole host and their camels and horses drank of it and yet the original quantity of the water was not diminished. On many occasions, by putting his hand upon three or four loaves of bread, he satisfied the hunger of thousands. On some occasions, he blessed a small quantity of milk with his lips and a company of people drank from it and were filled. On some occasions, by adding his saliva into a well of brackish water, he rendered it sweet. On some occasions, he healed severely wounded people of their injuries by placing his hands upon them. On some occasions, he replaced the eyeballs of people which had fallen out in consequence of some injury received in battle and healed them with the blessings of his hand. In this way, he did many other things by his personal power behind which worked Divine Power.
If the Brahmus and the philosophers and the followers of nature of today refuse to accept these miracles, they are to be excused for they cannot recognize the station at which a human being is endowed with Divine power by way of reflection. If they laugh at these things they are also to be excused for they have not progressed beyond their childish condition and have not reached any degree of spiritual maturity. Their condition is far from perfect and they are happy that they should die in that imperfect condition.
But one pities the Christians, who having heard of some similar, but of a lower degree of, events in the life of Jesus, put them forward as an argument in support of the divinity of Jesus and allege that the reviving of the dead by Jesus and the healing of paralytics and lepers by him was by his own power and not by any prayer, and that this is proof that he was truly the son of God and even God himself. It is a pity that they are unaware that if a human being could become God by performing such exploits then our lord and master, the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] was much more entitled to such divinity for he performed mightier miracles than were displayed by Jesus. Not only did the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] work these extraordinary miracles himself, but left a legacy of a long series of them among his followers till the Day of Judgement, which has been in evidence always in all ages and will continue to be in evidence till the end of the world. The impress of Divine power which has been experienced by holy souls among the Muslims is difficult to match from among other people. Then what folly is it to believe in someone as God or as the son of God, on account of these extraordinary events. If a man can become God by performing such exploits, there would be no end to the number of gods!””” [A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 5, pp. 65-67] (via Essence of Islam, Vol. 1, pages 274-276)
1891-1899, Malfuzat, vol. 1, p. 72, Via Essence of Islam, Vol. 5, page 28
Remember, Malfuzat wasn’t published until the 1960’s. This seems to be from a portion of the book which represents 1891-1899.
“””The truth of the matter is that God Almighty does not do anything against the laws of nature. What He does is that He creates the causes, whether we know of them or not, and these are always present. Hence, miracles, such as splitting of the moon and
are also no exceptions. Rather, they too resulted from some very subtle and hidden means, and were based on true and factual science. Shortsighted people and those who are enamoured of dark philosophy cannot comprehend these things.””””
Zamakhshari Al-Zamakhshari, a commentator of the Qur’an, acknowledged the splitting of the moon as one of Muhammad’s miracles. But he also suggested that the splitting might take place only on the day of judgment.
The classical commentator Ibn Kathir provides a list of the early traditions mentioning the incident: A tradition transmitted on the authority of Anas bin Malik states that Muhammad split the moon after the pagan Meccans asked for a miracle. Another tradition from Malik transmitted through other chains of narrations, mentions that the mount Nur was visible between the two parts of the moon (Mount Nur is located in Hijaz. Muslims believe that Muhammad received his first revelations from God in a cave on this mountain, Cave Hira’). A tradition narrated on the authority of Jubayr ibn Mut’im with a single chain of transmission says that the two parts of the moon stood on two mountains. This tradition further states that the Meccan responded by saying “Muhammad has taken us by his magic… If he was able to take us by magic, he will not be able to do so with all people.” Traditions transmitted on the authority of Ibn Abbas briefly mention the incident and do not provide much details. Traditions transmitted on the authority of Abdullah bin Masud describe the incident as follows:
We were along with God’s Messenger at Mina, that moon was split up into two. One of its parts was behind the mountain and the other one was on this side of the mountain. God’s Messenger said to us: Bear witness to this 039:6725
The narrative was used by some later Muslims to convince others of the prophethood of Muhammad. Annemarie Schimmel for example quotes the following from Muslim scholar Qadi Iyad who worked in the 12th century:
It has not been said of any people on the earth that the moon was observed that night such that it could be stated that it was not split. Even if this had been reported from many different places, so that one would have to exclude the possibility that all agreed upon a lie, yet, we would not accept this as proof to the contrary, for the moon is not seen in the same way by different people… An eclipse is visible in one country but not in the other one; in one place it is total, in the other one only partial.
On January 12th, 1889, MGA published an announcement with the 10 conditions of Bait This announcement is totally missing. However, 8-9 years later he admitted that loyalty to the British was the 4th condition (see the scan in the below). We are unsure when it was taken out and deleted. Dard tells us that this was the same day that MGA’s son, Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad was born (see Dard, pages 201-208).
By 1906, the 4th condition was totally edited
In 1906, Muhammad Ali wrote a famous essay in the ROR of May-1906 wherein he listed the 10 conditions of Bait (see page 198). The 4th condition was not loyalty to the British, instead it was “””Fourthly, that he shall in no way harm God’s creatures in general and Muslims in particular under the influence of his passions— neither with his hands, nor with his tongue, nor by any other means.””””
The scan from the ROR of 1906
1948, Dard writes that the 4th condition is
“””Fourthly, that he shall in no way harm God’s creatures in general and Muslims in particular under the influence of his passions— neither with his hands, nor with his tongue, nor by any other means.””””
Dard seems to quote the announcement of January 1889 This is very odd. Dard totally ignores what MGA wrote in Kitab ul Barriyya and seems to quote the announcement of Jan 1889. This is a total lie by Dard, he knew that this wasn’t the first list of conditions, however, he was most likely pressured to cover this up, since the headquarters of Ahmadiyya had just moved to the semi-independent-puppet-state called Pakistan.
Dr. Basharat Ahmad in Mujadid-e-Azim skips the entire topic of any Bait form
Interestingly enough, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s don’t ever mention any Bait Form at all.
Quotes from Kitab ul Barriyah “”””It has been proven from my continuous seventeen year long speeches that I am faithful and sincere to the English Empire from the core of my heart and soul. I am the son of a father who was also a friend to this Government. My faith is to obey this Government and love the people; These are the conditions set for my devotees and followers who take the oath of allegiance to me. I have stressed this clause under the fourth item of my pamphlet Shuroo-al-Baiat (oath of faith) which has been distributed among my devotees and followers.”””” (Kitab-ul-Barriah, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 13, P. 10; Kitab-ul-Barriha, P. 9, Supplement)
The review of Religions, 1915, on loyalty to the British, or you can’t be an Ahmadi
The flattery towards the British government last all of MGA’s life, and in fact, it was Ahmadiyya policy until they moved to Pakistan in 1947
Another example is that of MGA’s book, Roohani Khazyian 15- page 114 – Chapter Sitara Qaisera, which translates into english as: “The Star of Victoria” and is a 16 page pamphlet published in 1899. In this book, MGA says:
“”””THE SERVICE WHICH I HAD PROVIDED FOR ENGLISH GOVERNMENT THAT I HAD PRINTED FIFTY THOUSAND OF BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THIS COUNTRY AND HAVE SEND AFTER PUBLICATIONS TO OTHER ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT ENGLISH GOVERNMENT IS BETTER TO US SO IT IS OBLIATORY ON EVERY MUSLIM TO BE REAL SINCERE TO THIS GOVERNMENT AND SHOULD BE THANKFUL TO THIS DOWLAT ( ASSET ) AND PRAY FOR IT.””””
In 1988, the Ahmadiyya Movement, per the order of Mirza Tahir Ahmad, published the official 5-volume complete commentary on the Quran. However, in the publishers note, it is written that this 5 volume commentary is a translation of Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad’s Urdu language (incomplete) Tafsirs of the Quran. However, if you check those Urdu-only Tafsir’s, you will notice that the Khalifa seems to have skipped Chapters 3–9 and 30–77 of the Quran, which are the most controversial in terms of Ahmadiyya. You don’t have to check the urdu-only Tafsir’s to understand this point, it is written as such in the publishers note of the english 5-volume commentary. In fact, he seems to have skipped half of the Quran! It is important to note that Malik Ghulam Farid was dead by 1988 when this 5-volume commentary was published. The question remains, where did Malik Ghulam Farid get his data for the remaining chapters?
The family of Fauzia Faizi Her father was Professor Faizi (Faiz-ur-Rehman), he taught at T.I. College in Rabwah, Pakistan for many years. He seems to be related Maulvi Barkat Ali. Her father had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, 7 in total. On her mom’s side she is directly and closely related to Mirza Tahir Ahmad. Her mom (Seema) was the eldest daughter of to Syed Wali Ullah, who was a son Dr. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah. Seema had 6 siblings, 5 sisters in total and 2 brothers. Fauzia Faizi’s uncle was Malik Aziz-ur-Rehman.