On the occasion of Musleh Maoud Day, the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of
delivered a special sermon on February 20, 2012. The speech contains
illuminating insights on the life and personality of the Musleh Maoud Hazrat
Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, the Son and Promised Reformer from the family of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). The first instalment of this
important speech was published on February 23, 2012 and is available here. The speech is also significant for the powerful and
unassailable spiritual arguments the Khalifatullah brings forward in defence of Hadhrat
Musleh Maoud (ra), especially in the backdrop of the objections being raised
against his divinely-granted status by Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Mauritius who
claims to be the Mujaddid of the era]. Germany
Unfortunately, or would I rather say, fortunately – if I consider all the blames that have followed all elects of Allah even after their deaths – the Musleh Maoud (ra) also went deep into the waters of critics to such a point that now the question of his appointment of being Musleh Maoud, the Pure Son and Reformer promised to the Promised Messiah (as) is being questioned. And this, by none other than his once follower Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib (
He is adamant to state that Hazrat Mahmud Ahmad (ra) is not the actual Musleh Maoud, Zaki Ghulam (Pure Son), but that it is rather him that Promised Son and Reformer. Matters reach such a point that to prove the veracity of the claim of the Musleh Maoud Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra), I and the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam have entered into Mubahila (duel of prayer) with this man, his disciple Mansoor Ahmed and their Jamaat Ahmadiyya Islah Pasand.
I had invited them (especially their leader) to a Mubahila, as early as March 2011, and prepared an official document on 21 November 2011, but it was only in mid-February that they finally accepted the Mubahila after the deadline of 31 December 2011 (at midnight; they have not respected the deadline – playing hide and seek) which I gave them. They moreover:
(1) did not put the seal of their Jamaat Ahmadiyya Islah Pasand but only the official seal of their Imam and
(2) they both did not date the document as to when did they both signed it and
(3) on page 65, they did not put my name (as the document requested)
Nonetheless, they signed, and Insha-Allah today itself the document shall appear online for one and all to see, with all the concerned parties involved.
The Musleh Maoud Mirza Mahmud Ahmad (ra) life is testimonial enough that Allah grants knowledge to whomever He wants even if in early infancy and adolescence Hazrat Mirza Mahmud Ahmad (ra) did not present a mind for academic studies. But his love for Allah and the mission of his noble father was so clearly etched in his heart, that Allah manifested such wonders of His knowledge to make manifest His grandeur with such a being whom people knew did not progress that much in academic studies. Yet, Allah made him a leader, poured down knowledge of the unseen to him, anointed him with such distinctions that no doubt remains in the hearts of the seekers of truth that he indeed is the Promised Reformer prophesised by his noble father (as).
What test of faith and that of his claim did he not pass? He went through countless trials, and the greatest of all was the test of his life. Indeed, on 10 March 1954 he was twice stabbed in the neck by an enemy, who pretended to be a new convert. A piece of the knife remained etched in his neck, in his jugular vein, yet he lived for many years with it. This survival was a miracle which doctors also recognised. No escape would he have got if he really was an impostor. Impostors do not get to live long enough to complete their missions.
If that was the case for the Musleh Maoud (God forbid), then what would we do with the following statements from authentic Hadiths?
1. Narrated Abu Huraira: When Khaibar was conquered, a (cooked) sheep containing poison, was given as a present to Allah’s Apostle. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 551)
That was around three years before the death of Hazrat Muhammad (saw).
2. Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say, “O ‘Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta (life-artery) is being cut from that poison.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 713)
3. Narrated by Anas b. Malik: A Jewess brought a poisoned sheep to the Apostle of Allah (pbuh), and he ate of it. She was then brought to the Apostle of Allah (pbuh) who asked her about it. She said: I intended to kill you. He said: Allah will not give you control over it; or he said: over me. They (the Companions) said: Should we not kill her? He said: No. He (Anas) said: I always found it in the uvula of the Apostle of Allah (pbuh). (Abu Dawud Book 034, Hadith Number 4493)
Does that mean that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) actually died from the poison he tasted three years before his actual death. When we Muslims know that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) IS THE TRUE PROPHET OF ALLAH, then why Ahmadis, like such groups as that of Janbah Sahib etc. are adamant to claim that when Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin (ra) was struck in the neck with the dagger, he died from it (in the end!). But the end did not happen on the spot, but it took so many years before Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin (ra) actually died! Just like Hazrat Muhammad (sa) who said (a parable of how he felt the pangs of death) that he could feel the poison he tasted ripping him apart, especially his aorta.
Verily Allah says in Surah Al-Haqqah: “And if he had forged (and attributed) any sayings to Us, We would surely have seized him by the right hand, And then surely We would have severed his life-artery, And not one of you could have held (Us) off from him.” (69: 45-48). No doctors, no human influence could have saved a false claimant! Won’t the doubters and ignorant accept this verse and the veracity of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra)? (Like I said previously, his messianic qualities whereby he “survived the cross”!)
Does this not prove also the truth of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sa) when the Jews who tried to kill him just like they did with the past prophets, and verily during the battle of Uhud the rumour spread that the Prophet died, but verily Allah will not let His prophets die until their missions are completed, even if it means that their Shahaddat (martyrdom) is written in the hands of their enemies. And it is a fact that as the Quran mentions, the Jews did kill some of the prophets of Allah in the past.
Indeed Martyrdom is a great status reached by prophets and pious and beloved servants of Allah. But a Prophet is protected by Allah till he completes his mission (An example of it is when Allah saved Jesus (as) from the cross, and made him accomplish his mission before taking him back to Him through death), and if thereafter the enemies plans to kill him, and if they succeed (because Allah wants that these enemies burn in the fire of Hell, having no hope for them to enter paradise) then when this happens, then Allah manifests His wrath in such a way that He crushes to pieces the assassins of His Khalifatullah, Messenger, Prophet and Elect. And He manifests Himself in the sky and making it become red with the blood of His Beloved Messenger!
Therefore, the life of the Musleh Maoud Mirza Mahmud Ahmad (ra) is really an open book for all seekers of truth. His life achievements, his piety and inner power which radiated through his being made him not only a successor of his father but also the reformer promised by none other than Allah Himself to make shine Islam in the four corners of the world. Such was the Amir’ul Mu’mineen Khalifatul Massih II, Hazrat Musleh Maoud (ra). May Allah shower His choicest blessings upon him and cause his memory to be an everlasting inspiration for us. Ameen.