Friday, February 10, 2012

Zafrullah Domun Sahib: Shifting Views

‘Nowadays I have nothing to do with Munir Ahmed Azim', so wrote Zafrullah Domun Sahib to an Ahmadi Brother in Kerala.  In his Friday sermons these days, however, the Domun Sahib “acknowledges” the Divine Manifestation. Yet, he forgets to name the person behind it, in whose hands he himself took the Bai’at in the year 2003! It is the same Domun Sahib who even proclaimed that if ever he had to stand by the Ka’aba to say that Munir Azim is the truthful one and that the messages he receives are truthful messages, he shall without hesitation do so. What explains this 180-degree shift in his positions between then and now? Humility of obedience and vanity of pride and arrogance are both traits ingrained in human nature and the distance is not much, reminds the Holy Qur’an. In a recent Book, Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) reflected upon the reasons behind the shifting stand of Zafrullah Domun Sahib. Read extracts from the recent Book:

And Allah says in the Holy Quran: 

Man is not weary of supplication for good (things), but if evil touches him, he is hopeless and despairing. And if We let him taste mercy from Us after an adversity which has touched him, he will surely say, "This is (due) to me…” (41: 50-51)

It is most unfortunate that after hundreds of divine favours in the aftermath of recognising and accepting a humble Messenger of Allah, Zafrullah Domun Sahib went away along with his family members from the Divine Manifestation they witnessed at close view. He “acknowledges” the Divine Manifestation but not the person behind it; person whom Allah has chosen as His Elect and whom he recognizes and took the Bai’at (oath of allegiance) in the year 2003 onwards.

Recently he testified in his Friday Sermon (06 January 2012):

“Today is also the first Friday of this year. I cannot forget that fateful day of 5th January 2001 when the then amir made a Khutbah Jummah in Dar es Salaam Rose hill announcing our expulsion from Jamaat. At that time many thought we would rush to present our excuses and re integrate the Jamaat. But Allah stood by us although the then caliph and his amir and consequently almost all members of the Jamaat sided with them. At that time Allah comforted us saying that we should not at all be worried because he was with us and He would destroy those who did wrong. As always Allah is true to His words.

At that time He told us that although it might take more than ten years yet what was promised would come to pass. You all know how the then amir thought that he was riveted to the chair of amarat with the blessings of his clique from London. But Allah kept repeating to us that “I will humiliate he who tries to humiliate you” and “we will punish them from where they expect not”. Nowadays everyone knows how evil has been the lot of that amir. He has been ousted from his chair by the caliph in person although quite reluctantly and with great humiliation. The world has seen what happens when you try to mess with Allah’s representatives.”

Now, it is interesting to note that Zafrullah Domun Sahib has witnessed so much and verily it became true what Allah has vouchsafed to this humble self (as the recipient of the divine messages he mentioned in his Friday Sermon), and yet he finds himself now far from the circle of Allah’s Representative (Khalifatullah).

As I recall, since a long time the title of “Khalifatullah” was bestowed upon this humble self, and Zafrullah Domun Sahib and I (from the revelations bestowed upon this humble self), Allah made us two Khalilullahs (Friends of Allah) and afterwards (08 March 2003) Umaraa’ul Mumineen (that is, two Amir’ul Mumineen). Without inflating myself with arrogance or an aura of superiority, the titles which Zafrullah Domun Sahib received were only due to his attachment and bonding with this humble self.

But unfortunately like the verse of the Holy Quran describes (41: 50-51), he thinks that the divine favours he received were due to his own efforts and exclusive communion with Allah. "This is (due) to me…” (41: 50-51) And it is a reality that he did exert such authority to this humble self on many occasions whereby he thought that it is him that I should obey! I never did Bai’at in his hands, but it is him who did take Bai’at on this humble one’s hands when he himself received clear instructions from Allah that all my revelations were true divine revelations and that he should not be among the doubters.

In the prime times of Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, he did not hesitate to expound the divine messages which this humble self received to others so that these words can act as an eye-opener for them to the truth. So many divine messages he explained and commented upon so that the listeners may have faith. He even proclaimed that if ever he had to stand by the Ka’aba to say that Munir Azim is the truthful one and that the messages he receives are truthful messages, he shall without hesitation do so.

Saying and doing are two different things, and Allah tried him with the words he said on this humble self – the good things. Now, Munir Azim in his eyes has become the worst creature from whom he had to separate. Allah promised so many good things to us, but unfortunately this spiritual brother of mine has become an alienating figure in the Divine Manifestation. He claims that he stills receives revelations, and I am not going to comment on what he says because Allah gives revelation to whomever He wants, and forgives whomever He wants.

But what I have to say is:

a) In being recipient of divine revelations also, there are stages. Just like Balaam was also a recipient of divine revelations in the times of Musa (as), but the degree of light of the revelations of Musa (as) was far more penetrating than that of Balaam. Balaam thought that he was superior to Musa (as) but when he entered into contest with Musa (as), he went to his loss.

b) Ever since the “split” between the humble Muhyi-ud-Din and his disciple Zafrullah Domun Sahib and the majority of the members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, people (like recently (January 2012) Kamaruddin Sahib from Kerala, India) have enquired as to whether there were instances when “Mulhams” and “Khalifatullahs” who were once together then denied each other. 

One thing I have to make clear that at any moment I have not denied that Zafrullah Domun Sahib was a recipient of divine revelations. On the contrary I affirm that he was a recipient of divine revelations when we were together for this was a clear proof of my veracity as Elect of Allah in this era. But people like Kamaruddin Sahib make error in thinking that we both received the title and mission of Khalifatullah.

To my knowledge, Zafrullah Domun Sahib never received the title of Khalifatullah while he and his family members were amidst the circle of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius. There was only one Muhyi-ud-Din and Khalifatullah whom Allah raised and that is why Zafrullah Domun Sahib became the first disciple ever to have taken Bai’at on this humble self’s hand. At any moment, I did not receive any divine instructions to take Bai’at I also on his hands. Instead the honours he obtained were because of his affiliation with this humble self, but unfortunately, he then thought: "This is (due) to me…” (41: 50-51)

When Allah decided to try them (Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen members) with His Khalifatullah, they behaved arrogantly and wanted to control His Chosen One through their mundane Managing Committee, and absolutely wanted to have answers to their questions, as if the Khalifatullah should act according to their desire and authority. And moreover they did not hesitate to pry into my private life and questioned my privacy whereas I never enquired from them about their own privacy. A Khalifatullah is only accountable to Allah. But Allah warned in the Holy Quran:

“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried?” (29: 3)

“Oh Believers, do not ask questions about things which if made plain to you may cause you trouble ...” (5: 103)

It is a fact also that in the times of Musa (as), when he left his people in the care of Haroun (as), the latter did not do his work well as commanded by Musa (as) and Musa (as) pulled the beard of Haroun (as) and reprimanded him severely. He left his people under his care but unfortunately he let Samiri make Musa’s (as) people take a deviating path. Even though the Quran mentions Haroun (as), but after this incident, does the Quran talk more about Haroun (as)?

Haroun (as) was indeed a follower of Musa (as) turned into a Minister-Prophet as a helping hand in the mission of Musa (as), but Musa (as) remains without doubt the law-bearer (receiving the Tauraat (Torah)). Despite that Haroun (as) received divine revelations he also, but it was due to the extraordinary prayers of his brother Musa (as) to Allah. It was indeed an honour that a disciple became a prophet-helper in the aftermath of the prayers of the Elect of Allah.

Now the Quran also expounds about Caroun also. Caroun was someone whom Allah had bestowed many favours from among the people of Musa (as), but after Allah enriched him and bestowed His favours upon him, he became arrogant and thought that he sufficed for himself. Verily he also went to his loss.

Moreover the Holy Quran honours Divine-raised kings – King Talut and Prophet (and King) Dawud (as) – at some point both of them were at odds with each other because of the evil plans of the hypocrites and evil-doers – they were adamant in creating rifts between the two men – but then both of them reconciled before the death of Talut, the first King of Israel whom Allah chose for them.

c) Furthermore, in the communications between Kamaruddin Sahib (from Kerala) and Zafrullah Domun Sahib, Kamaruddin Sahib affirms: 

“And one more thing I tell you that when I asked Zafarulla Domun about Munir Ahmed Azim he sent me the document ‘Lion Of God’ and told me to conclude myself about Munir Azim and he further told ‘Nowdays I have nothing to do with Munir Ahmed Azim'. It means nowdays he is aganist Munir Azim. Think that both were together getting revelations of Allah, Both were together Khalifathullah before, later splits. What is this? Still getting revelations to Munir Azim and to Zafarulla domun also. Allah two 'Mulahms' fights each other. Mistake happend to Allah (Naozubillah)?!!!!!!”

How easily Zafrullah Domun Sahib says: ‘Nowdays I have nothing to do with Munir Ahmed Azim'. Long ago he used to attract the attention of the Jamaat that there was one first disciple of the Promised Messiah (as) who believed in him as the Mujaddid of his age, but then when Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) proclaimed himself as the Messiah, that first disciple ceased to believe in him and left him! So similar is that disciple of the Promised Messiah (as) with Zafrullah Domun Sahib!

In addition, I want to attract the attention of Zafrullah Domun Sahib that Lion of God is not the answer replied by any Recipient of Divine Revelations, but rather Mansoor Ahmad Sahib, the disciple of Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib. Now, has Zafrullah Domun Sahib taken Mansoor Ahmed Sahib as among “Allah’s representatives”?!!! Then why then the famous “Lion of God” of Mansoor Ahmed Sahib and he himself has not yet signed the clear Mubahila Challenge I invited them to? Indeed “asses fleeing (when confronted with) the (real) Lion of God” as the Quran puts it!

Be frank and truthful Zafrullah Domun Sahib – be truthful concerning the “Us” and “We” you mention in your Friday Sermons concerning the Divine Manifestation! With reference to this Quranic verse: "This is (due) to me…” (41: 50-51), it became so manifest that you even demand insistently that your name be mentioned on the Bai’at form that required the new entrants in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen to accept. You wanted them to take Bai’at not only with this humble self, but with you also. And this clearly showed the path you were leading yourself in. You thought that your name “deserved” to be mentioned in the Bai’at form whereas this can’t be when Allah already raised His Muhyi-ud-Din and you were his very close disciple.

Be frank and truthful. Do not hide the truth of Allah from people”….