Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nizam-e-Jamaat: Expulsion for Revelations

Common Ahmadis are surprised. They are intrigued when they come to know that Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius was outsted from the Jamaat merely on 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 continuity of revelations in the Jamaat and that there are historical precedents for it. He wrote:
As (I have stated that) the present system of which I am part of at the moment is Allah’s system, supported by the Holy Quran and foretold by Holy Prophet of Islam, the question is what should be done when someone arrives from Allah, when there exists a divine system already???

The answer is quite simple for an ahmadi. When we look into history we have witnessed the prophethood of Hazrath Haroon (as) at the same time of that of Hazrath Musa (as). Both were raised for the same cause. But they never challenged each other. There wasn’t any clash between them….

If a Mujaddid/reformer/caliph/ prophet of Allah come, they would exist in perfect harmony with the already present divine system just as we witnessed in the past history even in  case of two prophets at the same time. So why should be there any doubt regarding more than one divine appointees at the same time?”

In response, I agree that there could be more than one divine appointee at the same time, if Allah the Most High so desires. If the Ahmadiyya Khilafat was rightly guided, it would most certainly have been able to recognize the fact that Allah may raise whomsoever He chooses from among his servants with a divine mission at a time of His choice. They would only have decided the matter on the basis of profound Islamic norms- Taqwa, fear of Allah, good conscience, fairness and justice. In any case, it would not have foolishly rushed to expel some one who said he received divine revelations, as stated in the famous proverb: where angels fear to tread, fools rush in”.

In the present case, the tragedy is that the Ahmadiyya Khilafat comprehensively failed to understand the dimensions of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius in the person of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib when it appeared in the year 2000. 

The record of the events surrounding it bear witness that the Fourth Khalifa of the Jamaat was misled and misguided by his own officers working directly under him, both in London and in Mauritius, in taking the decision that he eventually did. The expulsion of the new Massih from the Nizam meant that the Jamaat was deprived of the opportunity to “exist in perfect harmony” with the new Divine favour on the Community. 

Why the new Massih of Allah was expelled by the mainstream Jamaat? If the Massih of Allah was expelled from the Jamaat for extraneous reasons or self serving reasons of those officials, were they not committing a fraud on common Ahmadis? By rejecting and depriving a divine favour on the Community, were they not committing a crime against humanity? These are questions that truth seekers cannot ignore or evade if they are what they claim themselves to be.

Fortunately, all documents pertaining to the expulsion of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib from the Nizam-e- Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya is now publicly available for truth seekers to reach their conclusions. In February 2011, Hadhrat Sahib has written a book, profoundly analyzing the spiritual and material circumstances leading to his expulsion from the Jamaat. 

The book graphically portrays how the Jamaat of the Promised Massih (as) has been hijacked by certain officials and vested interests that operate in the corridors of power right under the nose of the supreme head of the Community, leading to a situation where justice becomes a casualty and injustice prevails under the system. The book is a must read for anyone who wants to know how the self-serving Jamaat establishment trampled upon the teachings of the Promised Massih (as) and deprived the wider Ahmadiyya Community of the greatest favour of Allah in this age.