Thursday, June 30, 2011

'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 Sahib has 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). But, has not the Promised Messiah (as) refuted all their claims himself by saying, that had he not come, Allah would have sent another one as Messiah for the fulfilment of this divine mission? Moreover, had he not say that even after him, it is quite possible that there appear 10,000 Messiahs?

And moreover, the greatest of prophets who have come with the best Law-giving Book, Hazrat Muhammad (sa) whose Sunnah we must follow, he himself has said that at the head of every century there shall come someone who shall revive the teachings of Islam? Now, must we reject what both Hazrat Muhammad (sa) and the Promised Messiah (as) has said about the coming of Elects of Allah, Mujaddids? Or must we follow the eroded opinions of Khulafa whose words were completely against what Allah has established in the Quran? Then, what would the Ahmadi Mullahs do with the verses of the Quran whereby Allah says that whoever shall follow Allah and His Messenger (sa), they will be given such distinction such as prophets?

“And whoso obeys Allah and this Messenger (of His) shall be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely, the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous. And excellent companions are these.” (4:70)

Therefore, the personal opinions which are without divine support, and which is not supported by the Holy Quran, must be casted aside because it creates confusion in the minds of people and people are led astray by them. Nowadays Ahmadis are taking the words of the Ahmadiyya Khulafa as the words of the Gospels whereas the words uttered by these Khulafa (on the question of Mujaddidiyat) are completely baseless, or did they say that what they were saying, they received divine revelations to confirm it?”