Monday, April 1, 2013

The Prophecy on ‘Qamaran Munira'

Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Massih and Mahdi of Islam was vouchsafed many glad tidings and Divine Prophecies regarding the brilliant and successful future of his physical and spiritual progeny. The spiritual progeny of the Promised Massih (as), who shall speak with the Holy Spirit, will spread the message of Islam to the ends of the earth and the victory of the Divine Path over all other material ideologies will take shape under their hands. Among the Ahmadi Muslims, there is no doubt or difference on this basic postulate, though the believers differ among themselves on the interpretation and application of this general principle. Among the prophecies vouchsafed to the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as) in this regard include the following:  

“He gave me the glad tidings: you shall have a son,
Who shall one day become My darling.
I shall dispel all darkness through this Moon,
And demonstrate the transformation of a world;
It’s not just a glad tiding, but it is the very sustenance of my soul,
Holy is He who disgraced the enemies!”                                             
                                   - [ DURR-E-THAMIN, p. 50; Essence of Islam, Vol. V, p.51 ]

“THE MOON OF PROPHETS SHALL COME, and your task shall be accomplished. A son will be born to you and Divine grace shall be brought closer to you. In other words, he will be the source of Divine Grace…” -[TIRYAQ-UL-QULUB, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol.15, p.220; Essence of Islam, Vol. V, p.51]

When this Prophecy regarding the birth of a “Son” was vouchsafed, the Promised Massih (as) naturally thought and interpreted and recorded as much that it was fulfilled in the personhood of his son Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahib (ra) (1893-1963).  This illustrious son of the Promised Massih (as) possessed a brilliant mind and applied himself to a range of spiritual matters and produced scholarly treatises and writings during the Khilafat of his elder brother, Hadhrat Khalifa Sani Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad(ra) (1889-1965). Ahmadis respect and recognize his spiritual and scholarly contributions to the cause of Islam with the title “QAMARUL ANBIA’U in their writings/publications.

The fulfilment of the Divine Prophecies may take different forms and shapes in different eras. It may be fulfilled in more than one time and space as per the wish and Will of Allah. As the Holy Qur’an famously indicates, ‘Tell them that signs are with Allah’. [HQ, 6:110] He shows whatever sign He wills. Man has no power to force a sign from Him. It is instructive to note that we have amongst us a Chosen Messenger of Allah in the person of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius who has been raised for continuing with the mission of the Promised Massih (as). His mandate is crystal clear: Arise and Create a New World’, or   “to demonstrate the transformation of a world” to borrow the phrase preferred in the original prophecy/Divine revelation.  In the last decade of his active Divine Mission, Hadhrat Khalifatullah has received many Divine spiritual titles in honour of his exalted spiritual station, including the title “QAMARAN MUNIRA”.

It is instructive to note that Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) was vouchsafed extraordinary dreams filled with spiritually uplifting messages at the dawn of the present Divine Manifestation in Mauritius, in the year 2000. In the revealing testimonial of Mukarram Zafrullah Domun Sahib, one could read a succinct summary of the Dream concerning Qamaran Munira”:

“It was a long dream. Among other things he saw the late Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III who told him that since long in Rabwah they had kept his(Munir Ahmad Azim's) title as “Qamaram Muneera” meaning a light giving moon. Furthermore, he visited a place where the Holy prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) was delivering a speech in front of a very large assembly about the final victory of Islam. Hazrat Masih Maood (a.s) was sitting besides the Holy prophet  (s.a.w). Both of them recognized Munir Ahmad Azim's presence in the assembly and they sent a silver plate of dates and grapes for him after partaking of them. On coming back from that august place he met Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III again and the latter gave him some information about this humble self and also told him to confide in me all the messages that he would receive from the unseen. The latter also told him that the life of this world is only a pastime and the life of the hereafter is the real life. He told him to prepare for the life of the hereafter…”

Some aspects of the Prophecy regarding the appearance of the “Moon of Prophets” may have been fulfilled in the past, yet its completeness in its unique dimensions and in its entirety will take place only with time. It comes to fruition only with the appearance of a Divinely-raised Messenger of Allah who shall literally and figuratively resemble and reflect the original message of Islam as taught by the Holy Prophet of Islam (sa) along with the additional explanations offered by Hadhrat Ahmad (as). Those who care to peruse the speeches and writings of Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) in the last decade or so would be astonished to see the record. They would be wonder-struck by the remarkable continuity and similarity of those messages with the style and substance of the preaching of the Promised Massih (as). All Praise Belongs to the Almighty Alone!