Monday, February 2, 2015

Shocks of Trial after the Loss of Faith

Mir Abbas Ali Ludhiyanwi was among the very first disciple(s) of the Promised Massih Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian- by joining him in 1882, when the Promised Massih (as) was beginning to appear on the religious horizon, on the very early days of the Divine Manifestation in the then British India. His sincerity and spiritual services over a period of a decade was of such quality that the Promised Massih (as) wrote about him, mentioning even Divine revelations he said he received: "Mir Sahib is a person with great spiritual condition and has a spiritual connection with this humble self. And to prove his level of sincerity, it is enough that once this humble self received an inspiration in his favour: 'aslohoo sabitun wa farohoo fis samaa' (his roots are firmly fixed and his branches are in the sky)." (Izala-e-Auham, Roohani Khazain vol.3 p.528). Yet, unfortunately for him, Mir Abbas Ali failed in the trials of patience and steadfastness in course of time, the Divine revelations regarding his lofty destiny notwithstanding.

This episode of trials of faith is a grim reminder for all believers in every age. With the appearance of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius-with the advent of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba) in the new century of Islam- such incidents have come alive, within the ebb and flow of the life and experiences of the people who once embraced the blessings of Allah (swt), only to let go of their Imaan, to be tried with the very words and sentiments they expressed once. In an Open Letter written in December 2014, Hadhrat Khalifatullah (atba) profoundly reminded the concerned persons and their chieftains about the evil consequences of their bad choices and evil deeds of rejecting the Signs of Allah amidst them. The document provides interesting insights on the early days of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius when Allah raised His Elect and even blessed the people who attached themselves with him, with inspirations and Divine revelations so as to enable them to understand and comprehend the profound reality, like the Qur'an states:

"And when I inspired the disciples of Jesus to believe in Me and in My Messenger, they said, ‘We believe and bear Thou witness that we have submitted.’ [5:112]

Read the Extracts below:  

The very beginning of the Divine Manifestation in Mauritius was overflowed with Divine Grace and Mercy, so much so that with the manifestation of His Messenger, Reviver of Faith on earth, Allah sent down His blessings in multitudinous forms upon all those who have attached themselves, their own identity to that of the Messenger of Allah of their times.

At that time, Munir Ahmad Azim a humble servant of Allah was receiving revelations from Allah. Everything was new, everything was kind of strange, yet Allah established His will on this humble self and guided me through His reassurances and willpower that I shall be victorious on all fronts. Words flowed in from the exalted might of Allah. The words of Allah flowed from my tongue, and my hands. I was made to feel to be most exceptional, yet at the same time very humble.

At that point in time, I had on my side Zafrullah Domun Sahib, who devoted himself night and day to collect those precious pearls coming down from above so that one day these treasures could be distributed to the world. He was my brother, my right hand under the merciful eyes of our Lord.

We humans have this famous saying which goes as thus: Behind the success of every man, there is a woman. We have taken knowledge and read of the past prophets of Allah who had by their sides pious wives and female companions who fought with all their heart to make the missions of their spiritual masters a success. In the times of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw), there were many such kinds of women who devoted their all to Allah and His Messenger, for the success of Islam, of the Divine Mission. We came to know that the first believer of Islam was a woman also, and she was the first wife of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw).

The Psychic Illusions of a woman

Now, imagine dear seekers of truth, if one of these women were to become the archenemy of a Messenger of Allah? How would the story unfold? We heard of the stories of the wives of the Prophets Lot and Noah (as) who became the archenemies of Allah and that of the divine mission of their divinely-chosen spouses.

Now imagine, if among the female companions of those prophets, there were traitors, hypocrites who after receiving clear signs and revelations from Allah concerning the veracity of His Messenger are to subject the latter to the worst of torments in the name of Allah Himself. What if that kind of woman began to think that she is now superior to the Messenger of Allah and that it is to her advices and “revelations” that the Messenger of Allah must obey to? Even going to the extent of inventing revelations to suit her needs to be followed and to achieve a kind of superiority among the women of the Divine Manifestation? To be known as a “pious woman” whom everyone respects and looks up to? To be consulted by the administrative body of the Jamaat of Allah, instead of consulting the Messenger of Allah?

Alas, as I am a humble human being, who have not read many literatures of the past history of mankind and the prophets except that which Allah reveals to me and guides me to read, I have to say that such a tragedy befell the Divine Manifestation of this age in and around the years 2005-2007.

Blessed Revelations on Women and children

Verily, like put to light by the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) in his book “The Need for the Imam” (Zaruratul Imam), there is the mention in the ancient ahadiths that with the advent of the Promised Messiah, women and young girls also shall receive divine revelations and common men shall be able to prophecy. This prophecy has also been mentioned to some extent in the Gospels also.

This beautiful prophecy came to be realised in great magnitude with the advent of this humble self, the Promised Messiah of this era in obedience to the Holy Master and Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (saw) and the Seal of Islamic Messiahship, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). Women and young ladies and little girls began to receive divine revelations as a result of duas of this humble self. As a human, much like the fear which Hazrat Moosa (as) had when Allah told him to confront the Pharaoh, I also feared to be labelled a fabricator of lies and madman by the people when Allah first elevated me. When little by little people, men and women began to realise the truthfulness of my speech (i.e. that I come from Allah), therefore, I prayed a lot to Allah to manifest Himself in them also so that they may have the absolute confirmation of my truthfulness. To cut a long story short, thus began the blessings of Allah falling upon the women and young girls of the Divine Manifestation among others as a proof of this humble self’s veracity.

There was such a lady who used to receive such messages to confirm my already received divine messages, so that no doubt may creep in the hearts of the believers of that time. Allah graced her with such title as: Sayyida Raweeya (The one to whom Allah talks to). Allah kept pouring His grace upon her, gracing her with divine revelations, but alas, after some time she began taking for granted her own revelations, playing with revelations, inventing some to suit her passions (nafs) and began to put aside the divine revelations which the true Messenger of Allah was receiving from Allah. She began to act like the Messenger of Allah had to obey her and the revelations that she was getting, instead of following the divine revelations which Allah communicated to this humble self.

Slowly, but surely she drifted apart, inventing lies on the Messenger of Allah to pass herself as a pious woman and receiving true divine revelations in the eyes of others, so much so, that my brother-in-faith Zafrullah Domun Sahib began to believe in her more than in this humble self. A separation, little by little was created when finally the wall of doubts and hypocrisy entered the hearts of some of the believers when they finally declared their disbelief in this humble self. When looking back, I cannot put the whole blame on that woman to have misguided a Jamaat, because Allah has given man intellect so that he may judge truth from untruth, and those people preferred believing in a woman rather than in the Messenger of Allah. This was among the first errors which cost the members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen their faith.... 

Tests of Faith: a Nikaah Celebration

Nearly two months back, on 23 October 2014, a lady formerly known as “Sayyida Raweeda” (under the leadership of the Muhyuddin of this era) in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, and who now renounced her faith and own revelations married off her elder son, to a girl in the non-Ahmadi Muslim sect in Islam. Despite still supposedly being a member of the now Jamaat of Zafrullah Domun Sahib, Allah brought this woman to her humiliation through her own son, when such an Ahmadi Muslim woman who used to receive countless divine revelations on the veracity of the Muhyuddin of this era finally and blindly – the way of Allah are verily impenetrable – married off her son in another Jamaat with “the blessings” of her actual leader Zafrullah Domun Sahib.

It is true that the Jamaat Ahmadiyya has always boycotted the members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen. Verily, we know that feeling of reject very well when our close family members boycott us on such happy occasions. But after so many years, Allah has shown us clearly the outcome of such people. (For an account about the social boycott policy of the Nizam-e-Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in Mauritius, click here).  

But alas, the members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen got impatient and preferred believing in hearsays rather than following the instructions of Allah and His Muhyuddin. They deserted the ark of the Messenger of Allah, and even went as far as hijacking the revealed name for their own purpose. 

Now Allah is shaking them thoroughly so that Insha-Allah they may realise their error and turn over a new leaf. As for that woman, what a pity! She played with fire and got burnt in the process. Her elder son, member of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen fell in love with a girl from another Non-Ahmadi-Muslim Jamaat. His mother and father tried all their best to bring the girl in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen under the leadership of Zafrullah Domun Sahib. But the girls’ parents are staunched enemies of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya. They harbour hatred against the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). Nevertheless, the woman “tried” to do “tabligh” with them to come to an agreement as both their children are in love.

After many months, an agreement came through, and the Engagement Ceremony was organised. I was invited also as a “family member”, but I declined to go, letting the members of my household who were invited to the ceremony to go. I was informed later that everybody was present, meaning, the members of all five concerned Jamaats: Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, the Tawheed and Sunnat Jamaats, and also the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, and of course, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam. 

But the surprise there was inevitably the Leader of the Hizbullah – who I remind you all was the cause of my initial expulsion when Zafrullah Domun Sahib in a meeting on 24 December 2000 informed the members of the Amila of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya of the revelations which this humble self received about the threat which the Hizbullah represents for the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, and how Allah revealed two of His attributes to read to ward off the danger. 

So, surprise surprise, that same notorious leader was present and due to his close ties with the father of the bride, was the one who presided the Engagement Ceremony while the Leader of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen (a Jamaat which was supposed to be one same family) was not present in that function. I must mention also that in the beginning of the Divine Manifestation the boy’s mother also received long revelations about the dangers of that party in Islam, about the leader wanting to become the Caliph of Muslims. (Inset: Cehl Fakeemeeah, leader of the Hizbullah, Mauritius) Therefore, a first SHOCK given to the lady is: the person whom she received revelations about was the one to preside her own son’s engagement ceremony while her own leader was not even present (to hold the honour of his own Jamaat and Jamaat members). This happened several months prior to October 2014.

Despite the initial Shock, the marriage ceremony was consolidated and they thought to bring the girl in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen. Though on paper that may be true, but alas not in real life! 

In October 2014, upon receiving the official wedding card for the wedding of her elder son, my family members and I were utterly shock to find printed on the wedding card that the wedding shall take place at the Mosque other than the Mosque of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen. The question is now: how could a Qutubuddin have given permission to such senseless arrangement when it is known that the father of the bride is an archenemy of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as)? How could he have given the green light to the bridegroom’s parents and the bridegroom himself to proceed with the Nikah Ceremony in such a Mosque where the honour of the Promised Messiah (as) is trampled upon? What is further shocking is that despite the girl being “officially” a member of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, but it was not their Qutubuddin who stood up to preside the Nikah Ceremony! It was none other than the leader of the Hizbullah, who stood up to read the Nikah and addressed the audience while the Qutubuddin, and members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya (Al Mouslemeen) along with members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya looked on. What is further humiliating to note is that, that notorious person did not hesitate to do such a Nikah speech which is completely against the spirit of the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as).

Following The Divine Instructions

I must say that even though I was invited to all the functions of the wedding, I went through divine instructions for only two days to the family dinners (on the eve of the wedding and after the wedding also) only. There and then I went to question the bridegroom directly as to the details of this wedding. It was confirmed that the Nikah Ceremony shall be done in a non-Ahmadi Muslim Mosque and the Nikah shall not be pronounced by Zafrullah Domun Sahib. Sad, Sad, Sad to see to what level they stooped just for getting a life partner! They preferred to “unofficially” reject their Ahmadi Muslim faith to embrace the codes and advices of those who are enemies of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya and all that it entails. I must put it like that because they pretended to be:

1. Disciples of the Muhyuddin of this era before turning their backs to the true Divine Manifestation;

2. They then swore allegiance to their Qutubuddin who was supposed to defend the interest of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya. If I dare recall, Zafrullah Domun Sahib stated officially after rejecting his faith in this humble self that Allah has confided him the task of “caring for His Jamaat”. Is this the way he found to protect the Jamaat of Allah, the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Maud (as)? To defend the interest of the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as)?

Upon founding out the truth about the foundation of these wedding functions, I receive the instructions not to participate in any other functions. But I did send the others who were invited to the wedding there as observers so that we may rely entirely on the truth of things and not on hearsays. And verily we came to know that Zafrullah Domun Sahib and members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen as well as members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya (who hold high post in the Jamaat as well as the common Ahmadi Muslims) went to that Nikah ceremony, in that non-Ahmadi Muslim Mosque to listen to teachings which violate the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as), and which was led by none other than the threat to the Ahmadi which Allah revealed about in 2000. How unfortunate for both Zafrullah Domun Sahib and that woman, who witnessed and received revelations respectively about the dangers of that man and his party. And how unfortunate for the Ahmadi Muslims, followers of a Khalifa-tul-Massih, who despite not fearing anymore the weight of the Boycott rules, but they graced their presence in such a ceremony which calumniated the hard works of the Promised Messiah (as).

What a shame for both the groups of the Qutubuddin – who got to be a silent dejected observer in a ceremony which was rightfully his to preside, and the Jamaat Ahmadiyya when they both rejected the Khalifatullah of this age, and the revelations which Allah revealed through this humble self for their own good! 

Wa Makaru Wa Makarallah Wallaahu Khairul Maakireeen They make their plan, and Allah make His, and Allah is the BEST of planners.