Friday, April 29, 2011

Questions about the Mujaddid in Mauritius-I

[Mr. Shoukath Ali, coordinator (Asia-Pacific) of the Ahmadiyya Movement (Lahori Sect), Fiji Islands came to know, through an Ahmadi friend of his in Kerala, about the Mujaddid claims of Khalifathullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib and the Kerala Ahmadis who recognized and accepted the Imam of the Age . In a communication to this Ahmadi friend, Mr. Ali raised certain questions and the friend forwarded the correspondence to Dr. Thahir Sahib, General Secretary of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala in January 2011.

The questions and allegations, though raised in a private correspondence, give us an opportunity to throw light on the factual and spiritual reality of the current Divine Manifestation. Because of their public importance, we are presenting them below along with brief answers prepared by Fazil Jamal of the Kerala Jamaat, after modifying the original text for the convenience of readers. This is the first part].    

1. What is so important for Islam in Mauritius that Allah should appoint a Mujaddid there for the uplifting of the Muslim community worldwide?

Reflect on the words of the Holy Qur’an:

Allah knows where to place His Message.  (6:125).

“A thorough Executor of whatever He wills”. (85:17).

 The Exalter of ranks, the Lord of the Throne, He causes the spirit to descend with His Command to whomsoever of His servants He pleases, that He may give warning of the Day of Meeting Him” (40:16).

“And they say, ‘Why has not this Qur’an been sent to some great man of the two towns?’ ‘ Is it they who would distribute the mercy of thy Lord’? (43: 32-33)

What is the matter with you that you do not ascribe wisdom and dignity to Allah? (71:14).

“He is not to be questioned as to what He does, but they will be questioned (21: 24).

Yes, the honor of Mujaddidiyyat was bestowed to a humble servant of Allah in a far away island- Mauritius, rather than one from the great Islamic continents of Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Europe or elsewhere. It could be that Allah found that all the lands of Islam have become corrupt that He found one suitable for this august office anywhere else.

Once Hazrat Ahmad (as) was asked: ‘why was Jesus born without a physical father? He replied that there was none among the Israelites who had the quality to be the father of a Prophet among them. Similarly, the hubris and arrogance of Arabs reached a level that they were denied Al Imam Al Mahdi from among them and the honor went to a man from a non-Arab background.

If only the Muslim world-including the Lahoris- reflected on this, learnt a lesson in humility and transcended their hubris, they would have recognized the Divine Light of this Era. Verily, only those endowed with understanding will take heed” (39:10).

2. What were the words of the revelation which appointed him the Mujaddid? When was the first revelation he received, and what were the words of that first revelation?

(a) Ya Khalifatullah! Qul: “Annal Mujaddido” (O Khalifatullah! Tell them: I am the Mujaddid’)

(b) La Maqsooda illallah meaning there is no destination but Allah; La Mabooda bil haqqe illallah - There is no one to worship in truth but Allah & Fasbir sabran Jameela i.e. show beautiful patience. (In the year 2000).

In the testimonial of Zafrullah Domun Saheb (who was the first person to believe in the Divine Manifestation), one can read:

"During the course of those conversations I understood that he was receiving several revelations and that through the dreams, visions and revelations we were being told about matters of which we knew not. Our attention was being drawn to several verses of the Holy Qur’an, to known and unknown ahadiths, to several prayers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w), to prayers, the source of which we were unaware of, and also to extracts from the Promised Messiah's books or from his malfoozaaat.
At the same time we received long texts on particular topics pertinent to spiritual understanding and elevation: what is Islam, what is the meaning of God being close to man, zikr , tawhid , the condition of humanity, international current affairs, religious reform, the necessity of revelation, and many others. I have to confess here that later on we became aware that many of the texts received already existed in one form or other in some books or articles but we were not aware of them when they were being received. As far as we are concerned many of these materials were new to us and they were spiritual delights.
These revelations were sometimes received in English or in French or in Urdu or even in Arabic or Persian or sometimes even in our local dialect Créole but most of them were in French or English. Whatever was received in Urdu or Arabic or Persian was followed by a translation so that we might understand the message…”
Full Text of the Testimonial, click here

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