As the Mubahila between the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius and Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib of Germany (and the respective Jamaats) enter into its second year, believers are patiently awaiting the Great Divine Decree to reveal and unravel itself in the cause of truth and His Truthful Messenger. Yet, there are others (outside the two Jamaats) who are keen to know the outcome of the Mubahila and are turning impatient. The Ameer of “Jama'at e Ahmadiyyah (Haqiqi)” NASIR AHMAD SULTANI SAHIB, who is also a claimant of “Mujaddid 15th century of Islamic Calendar” recently declared that since all the parties are still alive even after a year of Mubahila, it only means/proves that they are all liars. Thus, Sultani Sahib declares himself the winner in a contest he was not even party to!
In the aftermath of these developments, the Messenger of Allah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius has decided to respond. In his Friday Sermon of May 31, 2013 the Khalifatullah clarifies that it is permissible for parties to a Mubahila to agree upon the time period of Mubahila. Drawing upon the experiences/practices of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Ahmad (as), the Khalifatullah (atba) points to the instances in which there were Mubahilas with greater time periods. Finally, in a language that can penetrate and crack the hardest of rocks, the Lion of Allah challenges Sultani Sahib to show some spine and come to the court of Allah in the cause of truth by entering into a Mubahila.
Read the Extracts from the Friday Sermon:
Recently, I have received some correspondences which relate to Mubahila and especially concerning the Mubahila which I invited Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib and his Jamaat (and specifically also one of his disciples Mansoor Ahmad Sahib) to accept. The thing is, instead of waiting for the specified two years limit mentioned in the Mubahila, some people like Mushtaq Malik Sahib and another claimant of divine vicegerency, Nasir Ahmad Sultani have made some comments to which I must respond.
In their arguments, they hold the belief that Mubahila Challenges are solely for one year, and not otherwise, and they believe that the Holy Quran states so. One thing is clear; in Chapter 3 Verse 62, the key verse of Mubahila does not mention such one year limit. The verse is as thus:
“Then whoever argues with you about it after (this) knowledge has come to you – say, “Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then supplicate earnestly and invoke the curse of Allah upon the liars.” (3: 62)
A Mubahila Challenge extends to the time limit agreed upon by both parties and which is thus taken in the Court of Allah to decide. It can be one year, two years and more than that for that matter.
There is the argument that the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) used to specifically invite his opponents to Muhabila for the time limit of one year, but this is not completely true. One year is generally an agreeable time frame for the clear witness of the truthfulness of a person and the false traits of the opponent/s. Basically, the Promised Messiah (as) used to decide on one year, but not always. In the case of Pandit Lekh Ram for example, the fierce opponent of Islam and the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), he issued several such challenges, but it so happened that in such periods, neither Lekh Ram nor the Promised Messiah (as) suffered anything. When the flame of curiosity and ill-thoughts on the words and challenges of the Promised Messiah (as) were questioned, therefore, divine revelations came to reinforce the Promised Messiah and therefore in his book “Aina Kamalat-e-Islam”, he wrote:
“Within a span of six years, this person will be grievously punished by God Almighty for his disrespectfulness and profanities he uttered against the Holy Prophet of Islam.”
He also mentions that if a Divine punishment does not overcome Pandit Lekh Ram, then (God Forbid) the Promised Messiah (as) is a liar. “If within six years from today February 20, 1893, this man does not meet with punishment from God, which is unusual in its poignancy and tragedy and which impresses all and sundry with the fear of the Lord, then let everybody think that I am not from God.”
Now, we see that Mubahila Challenges also take the nature of prophecies, which are undeniable and true, and thus, within the 6 years, on 06 March 1897, Pandit Lekh Ram suffered a miserable death by a mysterious assailant. This punishment, which in this case is death, came with such fierceness as to leave no doubt on the veracity of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). The words of curse of Pandit Lekh Ram went to waste and Allah became the Protector of the honour and veracity of His Chosen One, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as).
The same doubts, ill-thoughts and ridiculing were thrown on the Promised Messiah (as) concerning the duel of prayer he invited the claimant to prophethood, Dr. John Alexander Dowie to accept. Here, I must precise, that there is no mention of one year, but that the truthful must see the death of the false one in his lifetime.
“The best way to determine whether Dowie’s God is true or ours, is that Mr. Dowie should stop making prophecies about the destruction of all Muslims. Instead he should keep me alone in his mind and pray that if one of us is fabricating a lie, he should die before the other.” (Review of Religions, Sept. 1902, Vol. I, No. 9)
Moreover, he made the prophecy that his Zion City shall be afflicted with a great catastrophe, and that also verily came true. Dr. Dowie was afflicted with paralysis in 1905, still in the lifetime of the Promised Messiah (as), and eventually died a miserable death in March 1907, and he was accused of embezzlements and his followers left him.
Most often, people are in a hurry to see the result, or the final judgement of the Great Judge, Allah (twa). My Mubahila Challenge to Janbah Sahib and his Jamaat has certain specifications, in that which he both finds this humble self and the first Muslih Maud Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) to be liars. I challenged him to come forward and he accepted, came forward and signed officially on a Mubahila Document. Now, my Rab knows when He shall decide, the place, time and circumstances; all is in His hands.
Now, Nasir Ahmad Sultani gleefully says that one year has passed (his thinking that something should have happened in one year and not two years) and nothing happened to either Janbah Sahib and this humble self, and thus he is very hasty to declare that this shows that both of us are liars as we are both alive and that he only is the truthful one.
Let me make this clear to him, the so-called truthful one. This humble self always believe that Allah can send more than one messenger in an era, and this I have made this quite clear in my Friday Sermons and other discourses. But the fact remains, that Nasir Ahmad Sultani has stated clearly and openly called this humble self a liar first in the Blog of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement on 19 October 2011.
“Live contact with Allah Almighty is the main objective of a religion. Every religion and nowadays Islam must provide opportunity to connect people to their Creator. But there was none. I have searched and challenged all over the world. There is none of the followers of Islam who has his own presentable live connection with Allah Almighty.
There are some people who are claiming. But if you see minutely, you will know easily that they are not on the right path. Like Munir A. Azim sb. … Munir sb. thinks that Mirza Mahmood sb. was Musleh Maud. Munir sb. is claimant of Ummati Nabi as well…”
Thereafter, in my Friday Sermon of 28 October 2011, I openly challenged him to come forward, and on 12 December 2011, he sends this humble self an email with the subject “Challenge Accepted”, and he posted on his official Blog that I am a liar.
Now, if I take the way of thinking of Nasir Ahmad Sultani into consideration where he says in an email dated 24 May 2013:
“Dear Brother Mushtaq Ahmad Malik sb.
Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barkaatuh,
Both of them (Muneer Ahmad Azeem & Abdul Ghaffar Janbah) are proved liars. Because original time of Islamic Mubaahilah is passed. And none of them is passed away. So, none of them is true claimant. Al-hamdu Lillah Rabbil Aalameen. He Almighty has many ways to prove His control.”
Now, Sultani Sahib, are you auto-proclaiming that you are true because of the absence of death visiting either Janbah Sahib or this humble self within one year? If this is your line of thinking, then if I take solely your email “Challenge Accepted” dated 12 December 2011 into consideration (for you did not come forward and signed on the open Mubahila I invited Janbah Sahib, his Jamaat and all other people who think that I am a Liar), then today is the 31 May 2013, and more than a year has gone by, and both you and I are alive, then according to your own way of thinking, this clearly defines you as a false person, under your own specification of who is a false person!!!
In such Mubahila, death is a clear proof, and we all three are pretty much alive. But you ignore the limit of two years as specified in the Mubahila Challenge to prove your point, indeed a very poor point. Had both Janbah Sahib and this humble self been false (as per your specifications, your calculations), should we not be dead by now? Indeed, your mathematics is not good Sultani Sahib! Had Allah not said in the Holy Quran, Surah Al-Haqqah that He shall seize the liar?
Can Nasir Ahmad Sultani say according to the Holy Quran which prophet of Allah, Messenger of Allah whom the imbeciles, the Zaalims have not treated as liar? I would like him to name me a prophet, who, when he did his proclamation, stating that he came from Allah that his people has welcomed him with open arms and who thus walked on red carpets (that is, with facility, his mission becoming instantly easy)?
I feel myself honoured that in my era, there are imbeciles, zaalims who treat me liar and I would very much like if we could both come in the court of Allah, and let Allah decide and show to the Muttaqi whom between us is truthful and who is liar.
One more thing Sultani Sahib. When Allah strikes Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib with His punishment, who is going to be proved the truthful, you or this humble self? It is only after Janbah Sahib has signed on the Mubahila document with this humble self that you are acting like a hero to say that Janbah Sahib and his Jamaat shall be finished through a vision you said you saw, and you are after him with debates after debates. Janbah Sahib is already in a Mubahila Challenge with this humble self. Don’t you want to be patient to let Allah decide on His own terms?
It is quite clear also that you also think that Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) had suffered divine punishment, and when I drafted the Mubahila Document, I invited all those who think that this humble self and Hazrat Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) are liars, to come forward and sign the Mubahila and date it. But despite your big mouth and vain pursuits, you have kept yourself from coming forward and sign on a Mubahila Challenge with this humble self. You prefer to concentrate on Janbah Sahib for you already know that there is already a Mubahila’s poignant dagger hanging over his head.
If you are true like you think you are, and as your disciples so think, come forward in the field of Mubahila with this humble self, and let Allah decide between you and me once and for all, for the world to see. Let Allah be the Ultimate Judge. If you are confident that you will be the winner in the duel, then come forward, I am waiting. Indeed, the world shall verily see who the true Lion of Allah is! It would be ideal to prove the veracity of a Messenger of Allah, you and your Jamaat, come forward and sign and date the Mubahila Document and you state that my end shall be in either 6 months or a year, and you publish this throughout the world. Let the world witness my end if I am a liar, but if I am truthful, therefore the world shall be the end of the real liar, either you Nasir Sultani or me, and precise well that this Mubahila is being done with my belief firmly in the Musleh Maoud Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad whereas you and your Jamaat do not believe in him.
They have already state that this is false, but they shall receive news of what they are mocking. I am waiting for his (Nasir Sultani’s) response in written form, and he has to sign in his own name and in the name of his Jamaat, and I also shall sign, Insha-Allah. And he has to mention that my end shall be either in some months or a year. Then (Nasir Sultani) come in the court of Allah, and hurry up. Do not let this golden opportunity goes out of your hand, for through this you can become popular throughout the world.
“Oh Mohyuddin! Allah’s upper hand will strike them from where they think not. Tell them: “Wait, and I am waiting along with you.” The day is nigh, indeed very close and the glory of Allah shall be made resplendent when the Khalifatullah Mohyuddin Munir Ahmad Azim shall be made victorious over his enemies.” (Revelation from Allah received on 29 May 2013)
May Allah render the truthfulness of the true clear and reduce to dust the false ones and their falsehoods! Ameen.