Monday, March 3, 2014

Mubahila against Janbah Sahib: Truth Triumphs

Where a man is pure of heart,
He does not need  multiple miracles:
One single sign is enough to lead such a one, 
To the right path, if  there be
The Fear of God in the heart!
                                           - Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Part V

“If the world witnesses at any time.... if sees at any time that those who deny me has overcome those who believe in me, then, you may conclude that I was an impostor....”

                                                -Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) on his claim of being Musleh Maoud     

In recent weeks, many people ask a question: what is the outcome of the Mubahila Challenge launched by Imam Muhyi-ud-Din Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) of Mauritius against Abdul Ghaffar Janbah Sahib, Mansur Ahmed Sahib and their Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Islah-Pasand?

In a speech on February 20, 2014 Hadhrat Sahib (atba) of Mauritius eloquently explained the prophecy on Musleh Maoud in its classical setting, traditional explanations over it in the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and also its interpretative possibilities in the contemporary context of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius.  The circumstances behind, and conditionalities of, the Mubahila Challenge was also dealt with, while reminding the world that the opponent parties cannot escape from the fact that the truthful and the truth must triumph”: “And you cannot prevent it from happening”.  

Some people, however, have already reached their own “conclusions” about the apparent, perceived/alleged “failure” of the Mubahila to lead to the “destruction” of either of the parties to the challenge! 

For instance, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Malik wrote in a widely circulated e-mail:

One thing has come out like broad day light as a result of Mubahila challenge between Abdul Ghaffar Janbah and Munir Mohyi-ud-din at the end of the prescribed term of two years on Feb 16, 2014...

both parties claim Allah (swt) talks to them. In other words, they are blessed with Mukalima and Mukhtiba...

But unfortunately all those fervent prayers for the destruction of other party were not heard by Allah. One can therefore conclude that either their Allah is Nauzubillah deaf or these both the claimants are misguided. Both cannot be true at the same time. But both can be false and imposters at the same time” (changes supplied, for clarity).

Mushtaq Malik sahib is simply off the mark in his premises and blinkered in his conclusions. He puts both the claimants on an equal footing in a ‘battle’ over which both parties radically and fundamentally differ. Through the apparent ‘balancing’ act, he places himself on the lofty ‘neutral’ plane. And yet, he is completely in agreement with one party (the Janbah Sahib) on the question in dispute, in terms of his actual loyalties! His failure to perceive or recognize the truth of the Muhyi-ud-Din (atba) is evident from this blurring of vision induced by the visceral hatred of Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad (ra), whose truthfulness of the claim of being the Musleh Maoud, was the subject of the present Mubahila.

There is a simple test that critics like Mushtaq Malik can profitably apply in understanding the truth of the Mubahila. This test was laid down by none other than the man who claimed to be the Musleh Maoud- Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad (ra) to test the veracity of his claim or to seek the proof of his being an impostor! (God forbid).

In a series of public speeches in 1944, Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) explained the prophecy on Musleh Maoud and the ways in which the prophecy has been fulfilled in his own person. In a meeting at Lahore on March 12, 1944, Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) famously stated:

“I am a human being and may die today or tomorrow, but it cannot be that i should fail in the purpose for which God has raised me...If the world witnesses at any time that Islam has been vanquished, if sees at any time that those who deny me has overcome those who believe in me, then you may conclude that I was an impostor....”  

(Ahmadiyyat the Renaissance of Islam by Sir Zafrullah Khan, p.295-296)

Janbah Sahib and his party and his people have been claiming for long that Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) was “an impostor” (God Forbid), who, in their view, falsely claimed to be the fulfilment of the prophecy on Musleh Maoud. Mushtaq Malik sahib has long been writing against Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra). Even from his biased neutrality and jaundiced perception, Malik sahib did not and could not find any evidence in favour and support of his own view, championed by the Janbah Sahib in the Mubahila challenge.

In short, as famously put forward by and challenged by Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra), those who deny the claim of Hadhrat Khalifa Sani (ra) could not overcome those who believe in his claim as truthful servant of Allah (twa) through this Mubahila challenge, Alhamdulillah.

If Mushtaq Malik and other sceptics/critics have any sense of spiritual perception left in them, they will understand: Whenever a person seeks to cast a stone on the Divine Elect, the “stone” itself will bear witness to the truth of the Messenger!

After all, Allah (swa) is Subtle and All-Aware.