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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 that he wants to meet Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the ‘massitar’ (nick name for HMGA as he use to spend most of his time in Mosque).  So Maulana was directed to HMGA house. There Maulana saw HMGA coming down his house stairs. Maulana before talking to HMGA asked his carriage driver to leave, and he (Maulana) decided to stay in Qadian.

So, a person who has spent his life looking for a one chance in his life to shake hand with “hazoor” (Qadiani Khalifa) can NOT become Mamur-min-Allah one morning.

Bottom line: No one among Qadianis can become Mujaddid one morning when they get out of their bed. I think Mujjaddid will be some one among general Muslims. I personally would give more credit to Javed Ahmad Ghamidi if he makes any such claim over Qadiani claimants.”
(http://ahmadiyya.org/WordPress/2011/06/13/  ~ 17 June 2011)

Referring to this statement of Dr. Jahangiri, Hadhrat Khalifatullah, in a speech on June 24, 2011, observed as follows:

This man is thinking just like the Arabs at the time of the Promised Messiah (as). They thought that the reformer of Islam would come from amidst the Arabs but verily Allah has the power to elevate whomsoever He likes as Messenger. All Dr. Rashid Jahangiri’s allegations are baseless, especially concerning the Qadiani bit and the shake-hand bit.

Is Mr. Jahangiri therefore playing God? It was Hazrat Massih Maoud (as) who was a Qadiani (whereas I have not been born in Qadian, but I am an Ahmadi Muslim, by virtue of my spiritual relationship with him. How can he be sure that Allah shall not raise His Mujaddid from the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Maoud (as)? He has said that it is because of the claimant following Ahmadiyya caliphs. Then why would Allah raise a Mujaddid if there were not to be any corruption in the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as)?

Has Mr. Jahangiri forgotten that Allah made his Prophet Moses (as) to be brought up in the Home of His bitterest enemy of the time, a Pharaoh who pretended to be God? Why then did Allah make Moses (as) be under the care of the Pharaoh? Each to its appointed time! (On the right: The painting by William Hogarth (1746) based on the Biblical narrative, depicts the infant Moses being given away by his birth mother to his adoptive mother, an Egyptian princess, in the Pharaoh’s palace, Collection: The Foundling Museum, London).

God Forbid, maybe Allah made an error when upon choosing Adam (as) and giving him all his necessities in a most comfortable place, then Ibliss came and deviated Adam (as) from the divine commandments. Has this incident compelled Allah to remove from Adam his mantle of prophethood (and Vicegerency)? Or has Allah established him for a special purpose on earth (to obtain more of His favours) and chose Him as His special vicegerent (and prophet)?

Before the advent of the Holy Prophet (sa), was he not from the same barbarous Arabs who were devoid of any physical, moral or spiritual values? Did that fact restrict Allah from choosing him amidst such barbarous people? They were so barbarous, but Allah showed a great sign, whereby in the space time of 23 years, the Holy Prophet (sa) through divine help (and revelations) changed their lives and made them human with moral and spiritual values.

Therefore, does Dr. Rashid Jahangiri really believe in Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)? If he believes in him as Mujaddid, then even others rejected him and did not believe in him? Does that mean therefore that he was false? Then how could there be a Mujaddid to be raised outside the circle, outside the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as)? Would this then not bring forward contradictory views and beliefs in such a key belief in Islam (about the continuity of Elects of Allah, Mujaddidin etc.)

The Promised Messiah (as) came not to bring another set of laws but to revive the true teachings of Islam. Even when Allah elevated him, it was incumbent on him to believe in all Mujaddidin whom Allah elevated before him (in the previous eras). In fact, he even mentioned them in his books.

Therefore, it is people like Dr. Rashid Jahangiri who are hell-bent in deviating people from the true teachings of Islam (from the right path), distorting it to suit their needs. And they are the same-like people which the Quran talks about when they say:

“…What! Is this he whom Allah has sent as a Messenger?” (25:42)

It is the Zaalims, those who have a disease in their heart who utter such words and they take the Prophet of Allah in ridicule, like this Qur’anic verse says (25:42).

This verse reflects the disease of heart which is in Dr. Rashid; his name may be “Rashid” (Guide to the right path) but his actions prove the contrary (he does not reflect the good meaning of his name), readily deviating people from the right path. Through his comments, it is clear that he is commanding Allah, and he is trying to prove that it is his analysis which is correct. Despite the fact that he has not seen me in flesh and blood, yet he made these comments. Allah says: “…They make a jest of you (and say), What! Is this he whom Allah has sent as a Messenger?”

The next verse comes as a confirmation of what is happening nowadays, when even the Ahmadis are now taking their Khalifa as idol and confessing before him and expecting him to forgive them (to bestow upon them pardon)!...

Thereafter, O Messenger of Allah have you seen these people who take their passions as their god? Would you stand as guardian over them?

Now, let’s take the example of Hazrat Ibrahim (as). God Forbid, has Allah made an error in choosing him as His Prophet because he was the son of an idol-carver, who fabricated idols (associates to Allah) with his own hands? On the contrary, this showed the clear Divine Manifestation in all this, where Ibrahim (as) tried his very best to open the eyes of his father on his abased activities, but unfortunately his father did not listen to him and “expelled” him out of the house. But Hazrat Ibrahim (as) remained firm with Allah, and obedient to Him alone and endured all the atrocities which his father made him undergo.

Concerning the manifestation which Maulvi Nuruddin (ra) saw on the Promised Messiah, it is true that the latter was always in the Mosque for his spiritual enhancement, and indeed Hazrat Nuruddin saw the “Nur” (Light) shining on the Promised Messiah (as) which made him return the tonga. Now, it must be borne in mind that Hazrat Maulvi Sahib became the First Khalifa and not a Mujaddid. Therefore, Mr. Rashid Jahangiri must take care which examples he uses to expose before people.

Thus, Mr. Jahangiri is taking upon himself to judge that Allah cannot elevate His Mujaddid from the “Qadiani” Ahmadiyya Jamaat, but God Forbid, tomorrow, Christians also can come forward and lay the same claims that Muslims are not worthy of Divine favours, and that the true Envoy of God or the Christ is to come in their midst (i.e. Christianity). They can say that God gave them (and the Jews) in the past the Tauraat and Injeel and that they are the true inheritors of the prophets. Now where would be the logic and divine commandments (through the Quran) in all these statements (if the Christians were to say as Dr. Rashid Jahangiri is saying)?

I hope that these words and questions act as an eye-opener for Dr. Rashid Jahangiri and for all seekers of truth. Insha-Allah. 

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