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'Opinions of the Khalifa are not Gospels'

One question that troubles many common Ahmadis when they hear about the appearance of an Elect of Allah is this:How can there be a new Massih when the Ahmadiyya Khulafa have written and taught us differently?  In a recent speech, Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahibhas addressed the matter from a Qur’anic perspective: 
Now, one must bear in mind that opinions of someone cannot be considered as the TRUTH unless his words are revealed words from Allah. This is especially true in our case, just like it was in the times of the Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) confirmed the words of the Qur’an and the Hadiths of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) when he did not close the doors of revelation, prophethood and Mujaddidiyat.
It must be borne in mind that while some of the Khulafa of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat have given their personal opinions on the questions of the coming of Mujaddids, that there shall never be again a Mujaddid who shall come after the Promised Messiah (as).

The Legacy of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya

Every Ahmadi believes that the Promised Massih (as) came with a Divine Mission to restore the teachings of Sahih Al Islam. And the Ahmadiyya Khilafat was instituted with the objective of taking the message of the Promised Massih (as) to the whole world. After the first Khilafat, what began as a tussle over the doctrinal interpretations culminated into differences over the form of leadership- Anjuman versus Khilafat. Inevitably, there was a split in the Community, leading to the separation of ways of the disciples of the Promised Massih (as) and the formation of two groups.
The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement (LAM) under the Imaarat of Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib (ra) identified itself more closely with the mainstream Islamic world, hoping to dilute and bridge the doctrinal claims of the Promised Massih (as) so to find accommodation and acceptance within the prevailing Muslim orthodoxy and its standards of legitimacy. Thus, they emphasised the Mujaddid claims of the Promised Massih (as) and ex…

Water versus Tayyamum

“When we have water, why look for Tayyamum?”
An Ahmadi Maulvi raised this question when a member of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Keralarecently met him with the message of Allah in this age. He was obviously alluding to the current Ahmadiyya Khilafat as “water” and the coming of the Elect of Allah as “Tayyamum”. The larger question is this, what kind of “water” are you using now?
In a recent speech, Hadhrat Khalifatullah explicitly observed:
Do you realize that the “water” you are taking to do your “Wuzu” has become as filthy as the water from the toilets?Will you then prefer to do Tayyamum, which is made with pure soil or sand and which has been commanded by Allah (and mentioned in the Holy Quran), or would you prefer to do “Wuzu” with water which has become filthy, or sewage water or even water (though clear) but which is found in toilet pits? 
Today, the Khalifa is ready to expel good people while all fraudulent and dirty people are found in the Jamaat. The Khalifa has become just li…

Mujaddid: 'Allah Raises His Elect, Not Men'

In reply to a question pertaining to the Mujaddid claims of Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius,Dr. Rashid Jahangiri of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement stated the following in their official Blog:
No one among Qadianis, who has spent years in Qadiani jamaat listening and believing what Qadiani Khalifas has been saying, can all of a sudden become a Mujaddid.
Here is my reason: Intelligent Muslims who may even not be Mamur-min-Allah themselves have sight to “see”, “smell” and “feel” with in moments of meeting someone who claims to be a “mamur-min-Allah” (e.g. Qadiani Khalifas) and can figure out genuineness of his claim.

Example: Maulana Noor Ud Din when first time went to Qadian to look/ meet HMGA, while his carriage (tonga) hardly stopped and he stepped off of it and asked to see HMGA. Someone pointed out to a person sitting on a cot, who was “Mirza sahib”. Maulana Noor ud Din took a look and decided to return the very moment. At that moment someone again realized …

The Curse of the Fourth Khalifa

In the 1990’s, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community under the leadership of the Fourth Khalifa Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahib entered into a Global Bai'at Programme for converting the world in to Ahmadiyya Islam. Every year, specific targets were centrally determined for converting people and the leaders dished out reports of their work in executing the task. And the Khalifa kept on announcing the news: that hundreds of thousands and millions and millions of people were joining the Jamaat from all parts of the world. 

So much so that by the time of the death of the Fourth Khalifa in 2003, the Jamaat estimates showed that over 200 million people were its members! Imagine, a million Ahmadis in every country of the world- a picture of unbelievably extraordinary progress no community has ever achieved within a single decade in the entire history of human kind!! 
Here are the officially reported conversion statistics between 1993 and 2002.
Year Figures
1993
204,308
1994
421,753

1995 847,725

1996 1,602,721

1997

Prophets Will Come: Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra)

One of the basic convictions of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the belief in the continuity of revelations and the advent of Divine Reformers till the Day of Judgement. The Jamaat has been vigorously proclaiming for more than hundred years that, according to the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, prophethood continues after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and prophets will always be arising among Muslims.
Yet, today the same Community is rejecting a Messenger of Allah when he has made an appearance! They believe that the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) is the Last Prophet and that after him there is only their man-elected Khilafat system till the Day of Judgement!! 
In his book Anwar-e-Khilafat, published in 1916,Hadhrat Mirza Basheeruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) argued as follows against those who believe in the finality of prophethood: 
Likewise they say that however much a person may advance in virtue and goodness...but God will never make him prophet, never raise him to that dignity. Their …

The Voice of the Soul: A Revelation

On the morning of June 20, 2011Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritiusreceived a message (in English) from Allah, the Most High. The message on the need to be mild, gentle and sympathetic in inter-personal and social relations is entitled:“The Voice of the Soul”.
It is well to cultivate a mild, gentle and sympathetic voice, and the only way to secure it is to be mild, gentle and sympathetic. The voice is the index of the soul. Children do not pay much attention to your words – they judge of your intent by your voice. We judge each other more by voice than by language, for the voice colours speech, and if your voice does not corroborate your words, doubt will follow. We are won or repelled by the voice.
The best way to cultivate the voice is not to think about it. Actions become regal only when they are unconscious; and the voice that convinces is used by its owner unconsciously. Fix your mind on the thought, and the voice will follow. If the voice is allowed to come n…

Mubahila Challenge to Janbah Sahib

In a speech after Esha Prayers onJune 17, 2011, Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritiuschallenged Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany (the man who claims to be the Mujaddid of the Century- Photo down below) to a Mubahila duel.

The challenge came in the backdrop of the latter’s rejection of the divine mission of the Khalifatullah. Further, Janbah Sahib has been maligning the reputation of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) and is propagating that he met with an accursed death because of his claim of being the Musleh Maoud”. 
In the Friday sermon ofJanuary 21, 2011, Hadhrat Khalifatullah called the attention of the Janbah group to the deep mistakes they were making in the matter and asked them to desist from pursuing with the smear campaign against a servant of Allah and to read the Holy Qur’an profoundly so as not to fall prey to the passions of man. The sermon was in the context of what Janbah Sahib replied personally to Shabeeb Hanif Sahib of…

In Defence of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra)- IV

In a recent article, Mansoor Ahmed Sahib (a disciple of Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany, the man who claims to be the Mujaddid of the Fifteenth Century and the Imam of the Age),has responded to the first part of my essay “In Defence of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra)- I & II, published here at the Sahih Al Islam Blogspot, on May 02- 03, 2011. This is the concluding part of my response, the first installment of which was posted here on June 19, 2011.
Mansoor Ahmed Sahib agrees that Khalifa Sani lived, after making the claim of being the Musleh Maoud, for a period of 22 years and six months under the Islamic calendar. Can anyone really argue the case that some one who has completed 22 years and reached the 23rd year and even crossed the half way mark of the year, did not meet the requirement of the time period? We have now an historically- unprecedented spiritual situation. For the first time in the history of mankind, a fake claimant to divine revelations was allowed by Allah to r…

In Defence of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra)- III

Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany, the man who claims to be the Mujaddid of the Fifteenth Century and the Imam of the Age, has a disciple by the name of Mansoor Ahmed Sahib. In a recent article, the latter has responded to the first part of my essay “In Defence of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra)- I& II”, published here at the Sahih Al Islam Blogspot, on May 02- 03, 2011
From the response article [available at their website: www.alghulam.com], it is absolutely clear: The entire claim of Janbah Sahib hangs precariously on a string of a feeble, single argument: that Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) completed only 22 years and sixmonths after claiming to be the Musleh Maoudand did not complete 23 years as per the Qur’anic Law on the subject as perceived by him!
The term “satanic theory” was used in my essay to describe Janbah Sahib’s theory to malign the reputation of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra). Now Mansoor Ahmed Sahib has taken righteous indignation at the use of the term “satanic theory”. He …

JUSAI: Public Meeting in Kerala-II

At a special Programme organized to mark the successful, historic, first public meeting of the Sahih Al Islam Community in Kerala, Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib offered some insightful comments throwing light on the fortunes of believers in the time of a Divine Manifestation. 
Read the Extracts from the Speech:
And that those who have been given the knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord, so they may believe in it and their hearts may be lowly before it; and most surely Allah is the Guide of those who believe into a right path.(22:55)
Who are those who believe in it (and submit to this divine commandment)? They are those who recognise the advent of a Messenger of Allah. By the grace of Allah, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam members, those who have not seen the Khalifatullah of this age have believed in this humble self, and despite not seeing me in flesh and blood, yet they believed in the veracity of Allah and His Messenger and they are foremost to do excepti…

JUSAI: a Public Meeting in Kerala

To explain the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius in the person of Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) and to disseminate the message of the Mujaddid of the era, the  Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala organized its historic, first public meeting onJune 11, 2011 at Kodiyathoor
Venue: 
Kodiyathooris a village-town in North Kerala, with a 90 percent Muslim population. Muslims of various sects- Sunnis, Mujahid, Jamaat-e- Islami, Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam and the Ahmadis have their presence in the place and they have a rich history of harmonious coexistence and spiritual dialogue and even intellectual confrontation. In 1988, when the late Fourth Khalifa issued the Mubahala Challenge, there actually was a Mubahala between the Ahmadis and the Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam in Kodiyathoor.
The Programme:
The Meeting started with Tilawatul Qur’an by K. Saleem Sahib of Alappuzha. Abdul Hakkim Sahib, Secretary- Tabligh, welcomed the gathering and explained the context of the Meeting. Jamalu…

Why Did Allah Send A Messenger Now?

“Verily, We Ourselves have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian” -[HQ, 15:10]
In the early Muslim Community, there were hundreds of people who knew and could recite the whole of the Holy Qur’an from memory, as they learnt it from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa). And the early Muslim Khulafa took practical measures to ensure that the Holy Book is preserved in written form as well. Beyond the physical protection of the text of the Holy Qur’an, Divine reformers (Mujaddidin) have always appeared in every century of Islam, to illuminate the teachings and to provide practical example for every generation.
In a recent speech, the Khalifatul Massih V of the Ahmadiyya Community has argued that there is no need for reformers any more. The Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib now points out that such thinking is mistaken and is against what Allah and His Messenger has taught us. In a speech on June 14, 2011, Hadhrat Sahib reflected on the Qur’anic perspective …

Nizam-e-Jamaat: Expulsion for Revelations

Common Ahmadis are surprised. They are intrigued when they come to know thatHadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius was outsted from the Jamaat merelyon the ground of his being a recipient of divine revelations.

They refuse to believe that the Jamaat establishment will excommunicate someone for being blessed by the divine favour of revelations. They feel that since the teaching of the Promised Massih (as) clearly foretold the continuity of revelations, it is simply impossible that any one would be expelled on that ground.
Sometime back, an Ahmadi brother who simply believes that the present Ahmadiyya Khalifa is appointed by Allah the Most High wrote to us explaining his position on the appearance of an Elect of Allah in the Jamaat. He was of the opinion that the Ahmadiyya Khilafat need not and will not be in conflict with the advent of a new Mujaddid/Khalifatullah and that they could co-exist in perfect harmony given the fact that the Promised Massih (as) taught us about the conti…

Appreciation for the Kerala Jamaat

In his Friday Sermon of June 03, 2011Hadhrat  Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius underscored the significance of Tabligh and made a special mention about the activities being undertaken by the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam in Kerala.
Read the Extracts from the sermon:
In this century, we are the ones who need to spread the message of Allah, of Islam everywhere. Thus, take the firm determination (to accomplish this work) and free yourselves from all your past negligence and start your duty (to give the message of Allah to your surroundings, and other people). There are many people who may have religious knowledge, but religious knowledge alone is not sufficient. There must also be experience in the field ofTablighand one must put it into practice.Tablighmust be done with good reasoning, with solid arguments, and not, by force.
I wish to congratulate the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam of Kerala where the Amir Sahib, Dr. Thahir Sahib, Fazil Jamal Sahib, Hariz Sahib and the others are …

Trials of Faith and the Duty of the Believer

Test of character is a recurring theme in spiritual experience and religious history. The Holy Qur’an repeatedly warns believers to be constantly on the alert and to examine their own inner urges and external stimulations at crossroads of conscience. The experiences of disciples at the time of God’s Messengers such as Moses (as), Jesus (as) and Muhammad (sa) point to the complex questions and forces at work in social circumstances.
While faith is a framework to look for directions, it is important for believers to be cautious: You never know which way channels of vanity and material interests may overcome pure belief and corrupt your faith in God and in the manifestation of Divine favour among yourselves.Thus, in addition to fervent supplication of prayers, the believer must also distrust the human intellect and its vagaries or in any case, be critically aware of one's own subjectivity. In a speech delivered after Esha Prayers on June 10, 2011, the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad…

Solemn Prayers for the Light of Guidance

Allah, the Most High has always been sending His Messengers. It is entirely under Allah’s discretion where and when to raise a Messenger of His and no creature of the earth can interfere with this Divine Decree. Common Ahmadis would willingly sacrifice their lives to hold onto this belief. Yet today, they are not being allowed by their leaders and scholars to consider that Allah can speak to an Ahmadi Muslim and raise him as a Messenger of His in the new century of Ahmadiyyat, to lead them in the path of Divine Love. Worse still, as is to be expected in the time of an Elect of Allah, the religious leadership had the audacity to boycott the new Messenger of Allah by expelling him from theNizam-e- Jamaat. Yet, Allah, the Most High did not discard His servant and in fact, raised his spiritual status and elevated him with his own Jamaat. The Holy Qur’an says: Thy Lord has not forsaken you, nor is He displeased with you. Surely every hour that follows is better for you than the one that …

Khalifatullah as a Laila-tul-Qadr

In his book “Victory of Islam”, the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) specifically linked the coming of a Khalifatullah in every century with the spiritual concept ofLaila-tul Qadr. He clearly stated that the Khalifatullahappears to rouse people to spiritual consciousness and that angels descent with him- through revelations, they enable him to provide a living testimonial to the vitality of Islam in every age. In hisFriday Sermon of June 03, 2011, the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius explained this important point from the blessed writings of the Promised Massih (as).
Read the extracts from the Friday Sermon:
By the grace of Allah, one of my sincere disciples called my attention on the fact that the Promised Messiah (as) draw the people’s attention to the coming of a Khalifatullah, especially when he speaks about the period of a Khalifatullahas a Laila-tul-Qadr(Night of Decree, of blessings) and that when the Caliph of Allah comes down to earth, he com…

FRIDAY, the 10 and the New Massih

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahib(May Allah forgive him)once said that he saw in a vision“Friday the 10”.
Almost everyone in the Ahmadiyya Community is familiar with this vision of the FourthKhalifa. And there has always been much speculation within about its real meaning and import. Reflecting upon the profound meaning of this spiritual vision, Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritiuslinked it with the year 2010 and the events in his Divine mission. 
The year 2010 began on aFriday, 01 January 2010- the first Friday of the year 2010. The first Friday of the New Year was also a blessed day for Muslims- for it was anEid-ul-Jumm’ah. And the last day of the Year 2010 was also aFriday,31 December 2010.
It was on Friday, September 10,2010, that Allah made the Khalifatullah stand up to officially proclaim himself asMessiah, Mujaddid and Prophet of Allah.
Within a month of this official proclamation, Allah inclined the hearts of believers in a distant Asian land -Kerala, India- t…

Mujaddidiyat: A Lahori Perspective

The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement considers that the belief in Mujaddidiyat is in accordance with the well-established “Islamic practice as recognised by theAhl as-Sunna”.
Read the following Article in the official website:
“The Holy Quran promises that God will raise, among the Muslims,Khalifas(deputies or successors) to the Holy Prophet Muhammad:


"Allah has promised to those of you who believe, and do good, that He will surely make themkhalifasin the earth as He made those before them to bekhalifas" (24:55)
By "those before them" are meant the Israelites. The Holy Prophet Muhammad said in explanation: "The Israelites used to be led by prophets; whenever a prophet died, another came after him. After me there is no prophet, but there will bekhalifasand there will be many." (Bukhari,book 60, ch. 50)