In 1900, MGA and his team of writers decided to abrogate Jihad altogether. Ever since 1947, #ahmadis have been denying this, since they moved to an islamic country (Pakistan).
The story is as follows, initially, in 1891, when MGA claimed to be the Promised Messiah and in his book, “Taudhe Maram” in english as “Elucidation of Objectives”, MGA claimed that the famous sahih hadith on the Messiah repealing the Jizya only meant, “”The abolition of Jizyah is self-explanatory. It only means that Jizyah will no longer be required. Human hearts will spontaneously respond to the truth, rendering recourse to war unnecessary. Winds of change will blow and people will flock to enter the fold of Islam. The gates will be flung wide open; it will be an influx en masse. As a result, Jizyah will become obsolete, for no one will be left to pay it””.
9 years later, in 1900, MGA argued in “The British government and Jihad” and had it published on May 22, 1900 that the Messiah was prophesied to stop “religious” wars. However, this is a lie, in Bukhari the hadith says, ‘yada al-jizya’, not ‘yada` al-harb’. Even if it did say ‘yada` al-harb’, that would mean an end to “wars” (see Nuzhat Haneef) not “religious wars”. MGA wrote, ‘deenee jangoan kaa khaatimah kar day gaa’.
We have found 3 hadith from Sahih Bukhari which have the same report, and unanimously it reports the word “jizya”, not “harb”. It seems that MGA might have been referring to “Krehl’s edition of al-Bukhari” (1862), which reads jizya but mentions the other version on the margin. Al-Bukhari’s commentators deal only with the jizya version, though some of them also mention the other one (See Prophecy Continuous by Freidmann. See page 167, footnote 11, unconfirmed). Maudoodi seems to have (unconfirmed) agreed that there was another version which read as “harb”, but again, this was in terms of ending “wars”, not “religious wars”. Maudoodi is asserting that ending Jizya=ending war, since if everyone is Muslim, no would is even alive to pay jizya (Friedman and MGA admitted to this too). However, #ahmadis refuse to even acknowledge this position. Finally, it should be noted that MGA had called Abu Hurraira as stupid since he connected 4:159 to the return of Eisa (As). Abu Hurraira is the source of the information all three times.
MGA even quoted 47:5 of the Quran to support his view that the Messiah would end “religious wars”. Again, MGA and his team of writers lied, Chapter 47, verses 1–10 are about Muslims who were at war with the disbelievers in Mecca. MGA and his team of writers specifically quoted one small line from 47:5 and didn’t quote the entire verse or the context (See Tafsir ibn Kathir). Maudoodi also wrote that this hadith means “jizya will end”.
MGA and his team of writers don’t seem to have ever mentioned this argument again.
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