Friday, November 27, 2015

Khalifatul Massih V as "Ummati Nabi" ?

The Promised Messiah (as) received the status of Ummati Nabi (subordinate prophet) and of Khatam-ul-Khulafa (Seal of the Caliphs). It’s true that it is only in the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) that Allah (swt) will raise subordinate (Ummati) prophets. How will we know how Allah (swt) shall choose this kind of subordinate prophet, His prophet?

It is of course, through DIVINE REVELATION and not through the tongues of man (i.e. elected by man) that this humble servant of Allah shall have to proclaim himself officially, affirming that Allah alone has raised him as Ummati Nabi and after his death, well-guided Khulafa shall take over his mission. But as it is Sunnat Allah (the way of Allah), whenever the situation deteriorates and the divine teachings are trampled to dust, and dynasties take over, definitely Allah will raise His very own Khalifa (without the help and election of any creature) in the same Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) and in the Ummah of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) as His prophet (an Ummati Nabi) and having the same titles and grades as the Promised Messiah (as) in that which he also shall be a Khatam-ul-khulafa, i.e. all other subordinate prophets after him shall be from his own Jamaat and identity.

Indeed years and years have gone by and I am curious to know if the Khalifat-ul-Massih Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has proclaimed himself officially to the status of Ummati Nabi and Khatam-ul-Khulafa in this era?

Hence Allah (swt) has taught us in various verses of the Holy Quran, for example: in Surah Al-Anam:

“O you assembly of jinn and mankind! Did not there come to you messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours?” They will say: “We bear witness against ourselves”. It was the life of this world that deceived them. And they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. (6: 131)

The prophets (Nabiyyuun) come to bring back the glory and true value of the divine instructions to humankind so as to enable them to pave their way towards spirituality which they have completely forgotten or which they have trampled to dust. A prophet’s (God’s chosen one) duty is to bring people of all nations throughout the whole world back to the Tawheed (unity of God) and convince them that the day is coming soon that they shall have to present themselves in front of Allah (swt). The Holy Quran has clearly explained this to us that whenever the religious leaders started being corrupted and they wanted people to give them much more importance than Allah, the Sovereign of all worlds, behaving as if they are gods on earth, therefore Allah sees the need to send His very own Khalifa (representative). For example Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:

“And surely, many do lead mankind astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors.” (6: 120)

 “They look their rabbis and their monks and Jesus, son of Mary to be their Lords besides Allah. (9: 31)

Many people are led astray by their honouring their chiefs to the rank of God, taking them as their idols. These people follow only the instructions coming from their idols, their leaders even if these instructions are clearly contrary to the divine commandments. Hence, this situation will never be corrected unless divine revelation comes to clear out the misunderstandings and wrong interpretations of the Book of Allah and the writings of His Messengers. Alas, these chiefs mislead the people just to satisfy their personal desires and thirst for power. These chiefs are not like those whom Allah have safeguarded and honoured to the status of Ummati Nabi and Khatam-ul-KhulafaIndeed, these chiefs are devoid of divine guidance and revelation coming from Allah. And whenever the subordinate non-law bearing prophets come to guide them to the right path, they turn a deaf ear to his call and label him a madman and liar.

If someone says (in occurrence the actual Khalifat-ul-Massih as he is making understand in his Friday Sermon) that he is an Ummati Nabi without even receiving the divine revelations in this direction; if he was a real Ummati Nabi, then would he have tolerated that his followers be divided and excommunicated from the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as)? And would his followers, people who were supposed to have knowledge and capacity to understand the teachings of Allah have accepted to react in such unislamic ways by applying heavy boycott over their brethren of the same faith and attacking their honour, just because they accepted a real Ummati Nabi who received the Ruh-ul-Quddus from Allah and proclaimed so worldwide? God Forbid, then the other Muslim sects are perfectly right to boycott and persecute the followers of the Promised Messiah (as) and labelled them as rebels (out of the pale of Islam) and non-Muslim? Is that so?

Sadly, those who are corrupting the Jamaat, creating disorder (fitna), hiding the true facets of truth are still being held in high esteem in the Jamaat. Can an Ummati Nabi become the Imaam of drug addicts, bouncers, bandit queens and corrupted people! For example:  In Mauritius, a survey has been carried out in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya. 57% of the Ahmadi youngsters are drug addicts and many others are in very serious un-Islamic activities.

To become an Ummati Nabi and Khatam-ul-Khulafa, one should receive the true directives from Allah through divine revelations so that the wisest of decisions can be taken.

What we can unfortunately see right in front of our eyes in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is that those who are committing frauds, drug addicts and havockers etc. are being raised to a higher status – they are being chosen to be the leaders (Amir, Naib Amir, Sadr Ansarullah, Sadr Khuddam and forming part of members of the Managing Committee). Unfortunately those who are trying to purify themselves and want to reform, and the seekers of truth, these people are facing great difficulties just because of their faith and they are expelled from the Jamaat only based on this truth seeking. They are tagged as ‘rebels’ and the directives come from above to boycott them completely from functions organised by their blood relatives and other functions of the Jamaat. Is this the teaching of an Ummati Nabi?

If the actual Khalifat-ul-Massih Khamis is being truly guided by Allah (swt), the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) would have been always on the right path, but alas he himself is in a great dilemma in taking the right decisions, at the right time. Hence, right decisions cannot be taken without the help of Allah, i.e. without divine revelations. Only through revelations that one achieves perfect knowledge and guidance from Allah (swt).
Allah reveals the following instruction to His Prophet in the Holy Quran:

“Say: ‘Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the true guidance.’ If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.” (2: 121)

According to the Khalifat-ul-Massih Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib, the verses 3 and 4 of Surah Al-Jummah apply to him, or are in his favour. These verses are NOT AT ALL applicable to him in this era. He is presently the mastermind and the one behind curtains who is tolerating the various scandals, corruptions, drug addicts, etc. within the Ahmadiyya Muslim framework. And on top of that he is misguiding people and leading them astray and encouraging them to reject a true messenger of Allah who comes from ALLAH with the Holy Spirit (i.e. divine revelations). This is one of the most heinous crimes for a man who was supposed to guide people to Allah, to make them see the truth and condemn falsehood and corruption. He should have been foremost to encourage people to recognise and accept the truth from Allah, to accept a divine recipient and messenger.

Mind you, I am not saying that the followers of the Promised Messiah (as) are not among the “Aakhireen”. Indeed, it is truly the sincere believers in Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) who are among the “Aakhireen” who will join the “Awwaleen”. They are those who do not turn their backs to divine revelations and are not rejecters of the messengers of Allah.

How can Allah guide people who have rejected faith and especially after they have learnt that Allah (swt) is descending His revelations upon His humble servant and moreover, they have plotted to expel him from the Nizaam-e-Jamaat and made speeches over speeches to backbite him on the minbar of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) so as to convince people not to accept the divine revelations he receives. Shame upon them! 

The ex-Khalifa-ul-Massih of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement and his Amirs behaved with arrogance and used their power and authority to expel the servants of Allah out of the Nizaam-e-Jamaat and qualified the divine revelations as “so-called revelations”.

They even said that when these people are expelled, they will receive millions of new converts in the Jamaat What arrogance!! Where are the “millions”?

Instead of “millions”, people are leaving the Jamaat and they get more and more arguments to ridicule the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as) through the help of the non-Ahmadis. Therefore, these great defenders of Khilafat-ul-Massih want to switch off the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah insisted to perfect His light even if they are not pleased. 

It is Allah who sent this humble self with divine revelations with a Jamaat of truth to bring the glory of Islam and its authenticity so as to make Islam as a whole and the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) shine more brightly than ever, even if this enrages those at the head and who have turned their backs to the divine revelation which Allah (swt) has poured down upon His humble servant and messenger. 

When they have turned their backs, they have lost all these divine favours; they have even lost the blessings of the “Aakhireen”. Instead of being foremost in the divine manifestation of this era, they have taken steps backward and therefore, they adopted the positions of the past enemies of Allah. 

Verily, it is the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam who represents the true disciples of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) who will bring back the true face of Islam on earth, Insha-Allah. That is why, those who recognise the truthfulness of this humble self’s proclamation and integrate the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, they will need to go through various process of reformation and to obtain the necessary training from the divine revelations and instructions so that they become worthy of the new responsibilities which Allah has given them in this era. I do not say that this reformation will be instant, as soon as they integrate the Jamaat. No. It takes time, and it is Allah and His Messenger who gives the proper guidance so that they carve their lives and become truly SAHIH Muslims. Insha-Allah.

The Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam shall definitely through the mighty grace of Allah realise this prophecy (in Surah Al-Jumu’ah), because not only the other Muslims are in a deplorable situation but also the Jamaat Ahmadiyya ever since the leadership of the fourth Khalifat-ul-Massih.

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:
“If He wills, He can do away with you, O people, and bring others (in your place). And ever is Allah competent to do that.” (4: 134)

Hence the Khalifat-ul-Massih Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib wants to make the Ahmadis believe and understand the establishment of KHILAFAH-ALA-MINHAJUN-NUBUWWAH (the Caliph following the path of the prophet) as applying to him and that it is him that they must follow. He is asking the Ahmadis to implant this faith deeply in their heart and to preserve it as according to him, it is of utmost importance to attach themselves to the Khalifat-ul-Massih after the demise of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). Thus, it is understood from his enunciations that the Ahmadis, under the reign of Khulafat-ul-Massih will no longer accept new Massihs and Mahdis after Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as), and he and all those who hold the same view as him are thus baffling the verses of the Holy Quran as mentioned above, and even the prophecies of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and that of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as).

Among the several prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as), I quote the following:

1. “I am the claimer of Promised Messiah, and this is not the only claim of mine, that only I am the one and the last Promised Messiah. Hence, according to me it is possible that after my age (time period) ten thousands (10,000) Promised Messiahs shall come. But for this age (time period) I am the Promised Messiah.”

He also writes: 

“It is also evident that this view is not mine alone. The ‘mirror images’ of the Messiah could be several persons’ – This is also not just a personal opinion of mine. This is actually the essence of the great prophetic traditions in this regard. There could be around 30 Dajjals till the Day of Judgement. Thus 30 Dajjals might appear in the world. Based on the prophecy “Li Kulli Dajjalin Isa”, at least 30 Massihs should comeDue to these descriptions, the other Messiahs will make an appearance at some other time. All this is perfectly possible.”   (Izala Auham “Removal of some Misconceptions) – pg. 197)

2. “Let the righteous persons of the Jamaat who have pure souls accept Bai’at (the oath of allegiance) in my name. God Almighty desires to draw all those who live in various habitations of the world, be it Europe or Asia, and who have virtuous nature, to the Unity of God and unite His servants under one Faith. This indeed is the purpose of God for which I have been sent to the world. You, too, therefore should pursue this end, but with kindness, moral probity and fervent prayers. And till that time when someone inspired by God with the Holy Spirit is raised by Him, all of you should work in harmony with one another.” (Al-Wassiyyat, pg. 9)

Therefore, I ask the Khalifat-ul-Massih and all Ahmadis worldwide, are you obeying the instructions of the Promised Messiah? Haven’t the prophecies of the Promised Messiah (as) been fulfilled – when Allah through His mercy has graced the Jamaat of His Islamic Messiah with another Messiah for the guidance of all Muslims, and the Ahmadi Muslims in particular, (such a Messiah) who hails from none other than the Community of the Promised Messiah (as) like he prophesied according to the Sunnat Allah (way of Allah) as taught in the Holy Quran and Sunnah?

“…And when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance - there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (2: 39)

“…but if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery.” (20: 124)

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have said:

“People will gather around the Mahdi in 1400”. (Risalat al-Khuruj al-Mahdi, p. 108). 

In another Hadith, the Holy Prophet (pbuh) has said:

“Count two or three decades after the decades of Hijri 1400. At that time, the Mahdi emerges...” (Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik, Qalda bin Zayd, p. 216)

The Khalifat-ul-Massih V cites in his Friday Sermon only pg. 7 of the book “Al-Wassiyyat (The Will)” but in the subsequent pages (in particular pg. 9), has it not been rendered clear by the Promised Messiah (as) as to what he explicitly meant?

Ever since Allah elevated this humble self as the recipient of divine revelations and messenger, have I ever gone against the Promised Messiah and the values and teachings he cherished and which had the full support of Allah? Therefore, there is “Zameen-Aasmaan” difference between a man of God who comes with the Ruh-il-Quddus, and a man who is elected by man to manage their affairs until the promised someone with the divine support comes to bring back Islam to its pristine state.

Therefore, the divinely-ordained Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, with a Khalifatullah (FROM ALLAH) at its head is to work tirelessly to bring people on the TRUE path of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) through the divine guidance and revelations. Only the Muttaquun, the pious, righteous and God-fearing Muslims shall implant this belief in the profoundness of their heart and will preserve it. It is only with the help of Allah, the Ever-Living that we can bring people to the Tawheed (Unity of God), and to comply with the divine instructions: “Obey Allah, His commandments and Messenger”. Only a Khalifatullah (till the Day of Judgement) shall hold a great Jihaad for the purification of the seekers of truth.

Hazrat Massih Ma’ud Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) announced that Allah (swt) will manifest two signs of His power where He will reduce to nought the false beliefs of the enemies of His prophets. Many have not understood these two manifestations of the power of Allah. It is under the ruling of the Khalifat-ul-Massih which Allah will manifest His power of raising His Nabi (subordinate to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the Promised Messiah (as)) and Khatam-ul-Khulafa when the former will have no power to control his followers, i.e., when they are trampling the commandments of Allah right in front of his eyes, thus tolerating all sorts of evils in the Jamaat of the Promised Messiah (as) within the Muhammadan Ummah.

Concerning the second Khalifa Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, the Musleh Ma’ud, we the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, firmly believe in him and it is this Jamaat who is still fighting to preserve his honour against his opponents who are still till today denigrating him. We believe that he was divinely-guided as he was the fulfilment of the prophecy and divine promise made to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). Whereas, we are striving to preserve the honour and veracity of the teachings of Islam and the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (as) as the Ummati Nabi of his era, unfortunately, instead of helping us and facilitating our path to accomplish this blessed task, the so-called defenders of Ahmadiyyat in Mauritius and as well as worldwide are treating us as ‘rebels’ and ‘liars’. Hence, our situation and that of Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib (in the times of the Musleh Ma’ud) is very different – “Zameen-Aasmaan” difference”! Instead, in the sight of Allah, it is those who oppose Him and His Chosen Messenger (divinely appointed) who are the true rebels.

In our case, it is the late fourth Khalifa who expelled us from the Jamaat, basing himself only on the false reports of his Amir (a fraudster and a thief in the Jamaat) without lending ears to our explanations. He took a drastic decision, expelling us from the Jamaat and on top of that he did not hesitate to send curse upon us that we shall have a fearful destiny.

Oh those endowed with true intellect, when the fourth Khalifat-ul-Massih proclaimed these words and dictated the Wakilut-Tabshir to write so, should he not have been alive to see this fearful destiny and end which he called upon this humble self? Should he not have been alive to witness the accomplishment of this curse? Instead, after giving instructions for such major actions, his curse took a toll upon his own health for verily Allah knew very well that I and all those who suffered along with me were innocent, and thus the curse which we did not deserve fell upon the curser himself.

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, A man does not accuse another man of wickedness or unbelief except that it will return against him if his companion is innocent.” (Bukhari)

By the grace of Allah, Allah is still with His chosen recipient of divine revelations, and raised his status step by step, stage by stage.  But unfortunately for Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib, when he was elected as fifth Khalifa, he defiantly took the same stand as that of his predecessor and despite the fact that I have invited him with humility – not with arrogance or to seek grandeur – times and times again through letters and emails to work together with this humble self for the sake of Islam, to bring our brothers, sisters and children to true faith, alas, he lent (and still is lending) a deaf ear to this call and is staying aloof from us thus, re-enacting history as being opposed and defiantly disobedient to the call of Allah and His Messenger.

---Extracts from the Book "Towards the Understanding of Prophethood &the Fallacy of Hypocrites" written by the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.