Monday, April 4, 2011

'Qudrat-e-Saniya': 'Khilafat is Ever-Lasting'

In their quest for perpetuating the authority of the their assembly-elected "Khalifa" within the Community, Ahmadis today deny the possibility of Allah sending any Mujaddid in future as His Elect to guide the community of Muslims. Further, they have raised the status of their elected Khalifa even above that of an Elect of Allah such as a Mujaddid. Since Hadhrat Ahmad (as) was an Elect of Allah and the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Century, where does the Ahmadiyya Khulafa stand in spiritual status vis -a- vis him? Can their status be equal to, or even be above, the status of Hadhrat Ahmad (as)?! Are we to consider that given the lofty position to which Ahmadiyya Khulafa have been elevated, they have  every right to alter, bend and modify and thereby destroy the original teachings of Hadhrat Ahmad (as)? It is striking to note the manner in which the mainstream Ahmadiyya Community has moved away from the teachings of Hadhrat Ahmad (as) while claiming to be his ideal disciples.

We are presenting below certain extracts from the Friday Sermon of May 22, 2009 delivered by the Muhyi-ud-Din Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius. This sermon graphically chronicles the original beliefs of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) on the future divine guidance of the Muslims and asks some pertinent questions for Ahmadi friends to reflect upon:

“In his book Shahadat’ul Quran (on pg. 48 - 60), the Promised Messiah (on him be peace) said: “‘Qudrat-e-Saniyah’ is everlasting and will end till the day of Judgement”. The meaning of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace), in this sentence concerning the word “Qudrat-e-Saniyah” implies to “Khilafat”. And according to the Promised Messiah (on him be peace), “Khilafat” does not only implies to “Khilafat-e-Rassool” but it also implies to “Mujaddid”. The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) believes that “Khilafat” includes “the four rightly guided successors of Rassool” and Allah willed that it should continue to exist permanently till the Day of Judgement.

Thus, the Promised Messiah (on him be peace) has not declared the “Ahmadiyya Khilafat” everlasting in his writings. What he has declared everlasting are two things: (1) Qudrat-e-Saniyah (2) Islamic Khilafat.

(1) Qudrat-e-Saniyah includes “Khilafat” and not just the “Ahmadiyya Khilafat”, because the Promised Messiah (on him be peace) wrote in the same book Al-Wassiyat that this Qudrat is similar to the Qudrat which appeared in the form of Hazrat Abu Bakr, the first Islamic Khalifa which means “Qudrat-e-Saniyah” is comparable to the “Islamic Khilafat”.

(2) Islamic Khilafat includes successors of the Prophets, Mujaddidin, Messiahs or Khalifatullahs

In the time of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace), a man asked him a question: “Will a Mujaddid come after you?” 

The Promised Messiah replied: “What is wrong with a Mujaddid coming after me?” 

He said that, the prophethood of Moses had come to an end, and that is why his chain of successors ended with Jesus. However, the dispensation of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) will last till the Day of Judgement. Therefore, Mujaddidin will arise in it till Judgement Day. As long as the Day of Judgement withholds its destruction, it does not matter that someone else should come. We most certainly do not deny that good and righteous people will continue to come and then all of a sudden the Day of Judgement will come.” (Malfoozat Vol.7 Pg. 119)

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) continue to write in his book Shahadat’ul Quran on page 46 where he wrote: For every age the conclusive proving of the case for Islam takes place in a different sense and the Mujaddid of the time comes with the powers, faculties and qualities upon which depends the reformation of the prevalent evils. God will ever continue to do this, as long as He pleases, so that signs of righteousness and reform remain in the world. These matters are not without proof. On the contrary, repeated observations testify to them.”

Another point is that the letter RA in the word Alif-Lam-Ra shows, that these words refer to the permanent institution of Mujaddid and the sent ones, will continue till the Day of Judgement. All these miraculous works and victories which took place  at the hands of the Mujaddid among the followers of the Holy prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) after him, and will continue till the Day of Judgement, are really the achievements of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him)” (Ruhani Khazain No.2 Vol.2 pg.63).

Try to analyse this, my brothers and sisters. 

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) also said that after one week, clothes get dirty and of course it should be washed. In this way, after the passing of a full century, is there not the need for a Reviver of Faith, a Khalifatullah? There is, definitely, there is! This is the reason why God established this institution that at the head of every century someone must come for the reform of the people.

There is a question by a visitor who asked the Promised Messiah (on him be peace): “Is it essential that someone comes in every century?” 

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) replied: “Yes, it is essential that a Mujaddid (someone) comes in every century.”

The man then asked: “Then tell us who were the Mujaddidin of the last centuries.”

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) replied that, firstly it was not his work to give the names of those Mujaddidin. “Put this question to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who said that a Mujaddid comes in every century.”

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) further said that this Hadith (about the coming of Mujaddids) has been accepted by all the authorities. Shah Wali-Ullah has also accepted that this Hadith comes from the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). It is contained in the Books of Hadiths and no one ever threw it out, nor said that it should be excluded. I assure you that this Hadith is not false, but true. It is commonly known that a Mujaddid comes in every century… Just as a century destroys the human body, similarly there also comes about a spiritual death. A new generation is born after a century… In order to revitalise the new generation the law of God (Sunnat Allah) is in force that a Mujaddid comes in every century.

The Promised Messiah (on him be peace) wrote in his book (Izala Auham pg.197) that the door of coming of Messiahs will remain open and never close. He further said: I am the claimer of Promised Messiah, and this is not the only claim of mine, that only I am the one and the last Promised Messiah. Hence, according to me it is possible that after my age (time period) ten thousands (10,000) Promised Messiahs shall come. But for this age (time period) I am the Promised Messiah.”

Now, after reading the above statement by the Promised Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (on him be peace), nobody has the right to change the above belief of the Promised Messiah about the Islamic Khilafat. But unfortunately, some people of the Ahmadiyya Community, especially in Mauritius, the so-called Amir and his Mullahs are spreading the wrong concept about Khilafat, and they say that: Ahmadiyya Khilafat is our life!” and also “Ahmadiyya Khilafat is everlasting”, which is completely wrong according to the belief of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace).

Where are the beliefs of the Ahmadis? Their beliefs in the writings and sayings of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace) are true or false? If their belief is true, then why have they rejected these writings of the Promised Messiah? 

These are not my writings and sayings. These are the writings and sayings of the Promised Messiah in whose words I believe, and you also. But where have all these teachings gone? You have trampled the teachings of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace) to dust. Am I right or you, the so-called Ahmadis are right? Reply me if you are really a true believer in the claim of the Promised Messiah (on him be peace). You will be questioned in front of Allah the Almighty, on the day when you will be alone (and there will be no one who will plead in your favour).

Do not hide the truth when the truth has been rendered clear to you. Do not please creature more than you should have pleased the Creator. Have the fear of Allah only, not of creatures, when you have come to discern the truth from the dirt of evil scheming. Allah the Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: “Wa laa talbisul-Haqqa bil-bastili wa taktumul Haqqa wa antum ta’-lamuun”

And mix not up truth with falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know. (2:43)

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