Monday, March 14, 2011

The Deafening Silence of the Khalifa

The Jamaat of the Promised Massih (as) is at crossroads of spiritual history. Allah has sent a Mujaddid in the new Century as per the glad tidings foretold to the Holy Prophet of Islam (sa) and to the Promised Massih (as) himself. Will the Apostle of the Promised Massih recognize and accept and help the new Messenger of Allah as is required to, of every believer in the time of a Messenger of Allah? 

The new Messenger of Allah has been inviting the Ahmadiyya Khalifa to consider the facts in the light of the Divine scheme, right from the very beginning. And he is refraining from predictions on Ahmadiyya Khalifa precisely because Ahmadiyya Khalifa is on a self-imposed silence on the matter. Even when he visited Mauritius in 2005, the fifth Khalifa did not utter a single word on the issue. Now, can someone really think that he is unaware of the developments? And that the kind of persecution the Massih and his disciples are facing in Mauritius is not known to the Khalifa? Because of the opaque nature of the system, we will never come to know the real facts unless the Khalifa himself speaks about it.

The Holy Qur’an clearly instructs: “And believe in what I have sent down which fulfils that which is with you, and be not the first to disbelieve therein, and barter not My signs for a paltry price, and take protection in Me alone. And mix not up truth with falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know”. (2:42-43)

Contrary to these instructions of the Holy Book and the teachings of Hadhrat Ahmad (as), the Ahmadi Maulanas are spreading the belief that their Khalifa is above the rank of a Mujaddid and that the Khalifa has replaced Mujaddidin forever and there is no need for a Mujaddid anymore.

It is very surprising that a “divinely appointed” Khalifa is shying away from displaying the special Divine support he is said to be enjoying. I cannot even begin to imagine that a divinely appointed Khalifa will keep his wisdom to himself on an issue of such profound significance. After all, is it not the duty of the Khalifa of the Promised Massih (as) to “preserve the Book of Allah” (5:45) and to clarify what it entails?