Thursday, June 30, 2011

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 explained away the concept of his being an “Ummati Nabi” and declared that no prophet whatsoever can ever come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa).

On the other hand, the mainstream Ahmadiyya Community continued within its original premises and made every effort to deeply ingrain the obedience to the Khilafat system which was instituted in 1908 within the soul and consciousness of every member of the Community. In the absence of divine revelations coming down the heavens, the Khulafa of the Community explained the teachings of Islam as they understood it in the last century or so.

As Hadhrat Khalifatullah noted recently, "so long as the Jamaat Ahmadiyya was following the precepts of Islam, and its Caliphs were acting according to the commandments of Allah, and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and also those of the Promised Messiah (as), there was no need for an Elect of Allah to come.

But when slowly but surely, a deviation from the pristine Islam was detected, confirmed and has to be changed, therefore Allah sent His Chosen Messenger to guide the people, be them the Ahmadis and also the Muslims as a whole back on the right path. When the Ahmadis let go of the true teachings of Islam, then Allah is to raise another of His Messenger from within the Jamaat Ahmadiyya itself. The Messenger of Allah cannot come from anywhere else, from any other Muslim sect because all the other Muslims rejected the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)".

The coming of a new Messenger of Allah only confirms the vitality of Islam and its ability to produce righteous servants in every age. The legacy of the Promised Massih (as) gets the greatest confirmation of its veracity and truthfulness with the raising of a spiritual progeny with the robe and mantle of a Prophet.  Once again, it confirms the circle of growth and decay that Allah has etched to all processes of this transient world, including man-elected Khilafat systems. 

Now with the advent of another Messenger of Allah, from within the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, it is the Ahmadi Mullahs who have become worst than the Muslims who used to hinder the Promised Messiah (as) and his disciples to disseminate the message of Allah. And this is a truth which cannot be discarded for this is how the Messengers of Allah are welcomed upon their advent on earth, as divinely-sent...