Saturday, July 2, 2011

Khalifatul Massih as ‘Alimul Ghayb’

Any one who objectively, impartially, unemotionally and dispassionately examines the mindset of the contemporary Ahmadi Muslims will be struck by the long shadow of blind faith engulfing the landscape of Jamaat-e- Ahmadiyya. Several dimensions of this are unmistakably apparent in the every day lives of the believers. First, in their quest for absolute obedience to their Khalifa, they are willing to suspend reason and rationality and stoop to the extent of committing Shirk. Secondly, they venerate their Khalifa so much that they fail to recognize the pitfalls involved. Thirdly, even as they enter into schemes brought in by their Khulafa, they do not realize what they are doing! 

In a recent speech, Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib of Mauritius illustrated these points with glaring examples of this unfortunate scenario within the mainstream Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, who cliams the sole and exclusive legacy of the Promised Massih (as):

1.      Concerning absolute obedience to their Khalifa:

Once the 4th Khalifa Mirza Thahir Ahmad Sahib said not to use any aluminium recipients to cook food, and therefore all Ahmadi Muslims in Mauritius threw away their own aluminium recipients so as to buy new costly “AMC” recipients so as to cook food. There were even some who contracted debts (taking credit and paying interest) so as to buy these new recipients. After some years, all of these Ahmadi Muslims reverted back to their use of aluminium recipients!

This is the mentality of the Ahmadi Muslims in Mauritius whereby they take the words of their Khalifa as more important than the Qur’anic verses and the words of the Holy Prophet (sa). If this is not a Shirk, then what is this? 

Would Allah leave this situation like this when He saw the situation (Shirk) prevailing in the Ahmadiyya Jamaat? Is He not to appoint His Chosen Messenger to revive the Sahih al Islam originally brought by the Holy Prophet (sa), before He (Allah) sends His divine punishment on the people? People may think that Shirk is only praying Sun, Moon or any man-made idols, but verily this also is a Shirk.

2.  Khalifa as ‘Alimul Ghayb’

At the time of the construction of the Baitul Futuh Mosque, there was a massive fraud which had taken place in London, amidst the Amila members surrounding the late Khalifa. Whilst the Ahmadis think that their leader is ‘Alimul Ghayb’ to the extent of saying that their Khalifa knows what happens across oceans, there happened this fraud right under the nose of the their Khalifa without him being aware of it!

When that happened, the late Khalifa only removed the responsible culprits from their posts, but not out of the Nizam-e-Jamaat. They were in his eyes still good Ahmadis, while someone who says that Allah talks to him, he expelled him out of the Nizam-e-Jamaat, treating him as a liar.

3. The trouble with the “Waqf-e-Naw” Scheme

The Ahmadis did not realise about what they were getting into while joining the scheme. They thought that when the Khalifa said to dedicate their male child for the service of Islam, then they should do it.

Unfortunately, while entering into the Waqf-e-Naw Scheme they have not understood the spirit of sacrifice which both parents and child must have.

Citing the example of Hadhrat Ibrahim (as), the Khalifatullah (atba) observed: Even though he got a child in the latter years of his life, but yet when Allah vouchsafed him a vision, wherein he saw that he was sacrificing his newborn, but Hazrat Ibrahim (as) knew that he had no right to take the life of someone, much less his son without first consulting him, for he also had a right to decide for the outcome of his life.

Therefore he waited until his child reached the age of understanding. Thereafter he related to him the vision he made by the time he was born, and asked him what he thought of the vision. Hazrat Ismail (as) was foremost to take the crucial decision which states that he also, along with his father is ever ready to abide by the command indicated in the vision.

Therefore, parents have the duty to consult their child before taking such important decisions for them. Though a parent may think well to dedicate his child in the path of Allah, but if the child does not turn out as he expected, then the promise he made to dedicate him becomes compromised.

It had become a habit for Ahmadis to dedicate their children for “Waqf-e-Naw” only because the Khalifa issued the instruction. This becomes so much important for them to abide to these instructions, that when baby girls were born, when asking permission to dedicate their girls also, the answer came that they could do so. This has become a plaything, without them realising the import of their actions. Now where are these Waqf-e-Naw children today, especially in Mauritius? The majority of them have taken deviated ways…”