Monday, June 20, 2011

In Defence of 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 Blog, 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 reach the twenty third year of his life having completed 22 years and six months!

Admittedly, Khalifa Sani had ailments in his old age, as any other human being of his age and physical condition. But the important question is this:  Has Allah, the Exalted given any immunity from age-related ailments for this claimant to Imam of the Age? Has he got any guarantee from Allah, the Most High that he would live over 22 years and six months after making the claim to divine revelations? The Holy Qur’an says: “And as for the bounty of your Lord do relate it to others” (93:12). If Janbah Sahib has indeed received such a bounty, why is he not proclaiming it?

Janbah Sahib and his group accuse that Hadhrat Khalifa Sani enjoyed unfettered freedoms and that he had unlimited powers to adjust and bend spiritual doctrine according to his convenience within the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. And they accuse Khalifa Sani of making preparations to declare himself “Musleh Maoud” much before the public proclamation in 1944 when the Khalifa was 55 years of age. However, Mansoor Ahmad Sahib also writes: “Khalifa Sani had not had his any own Jama’at or work related to his claim other than Message or work of Hadhur that Allah needed to destroy other then his fake claim and dream of becoming Musleh Maud”.

When some one is shrewd enough “to plan to declare himself Musleh Maoud”, would he wait till the age of 55? And especially when he knows that the writings of Hadhrat Ahmad (as) exist on the issue and that the age is not on his side? Even more significantly, Khalifa Sani himself has extensively commented on the Qur’anic punishment for fake claimants and was deeply aware of the consequences involved. 

Is it possible to consider that some one who enjoyed such unbridled powers within a community would plan all through his life and wait till the age of 55 to make false claims on a symbolic position which does not contain “his own Jama’at or work related to his claim other than Message or work of Hadhur, as the writer notes?

Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius has been providing gentle advice to Janbah Sahib to desist from maligning the reputation of Khalifa Sani, since the beginning of this year. In the aftermath of Mansoor Ahmed Sahib’s essay The Lion of God in which the charges against Khalifa Sani were once again contemptuously reiterated, my Imam has publicly challenged Janbah Sahib to come out in the open and see who, between them, is indeed the recipient of divine blessings and support. This was on March 25, 2011. Months have flown away since then. The eloquence of Janbah Sahib is, for once, confined to a deafening silence.

Finally, I say “Ameen” to the prayer of Hadhrat Ahmad (as) that the writer has quoted: So O our Lord, decide Thou between us and between our people with truth, and Thou art the Best of those who decide.”