(I)n his Friday Sermon of 29 May 2015, Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib stated that every day the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is witnessing many signs and favours and he cited with arrogance that in Germany, the Lajna and Ansar had recently bought a five-storey building for € 1.7 million, and affirms that this was a divine support in favour of (man-elected) Khilafat. (Inset on the left: a Photo from the inauguration ceremony of the headquarters building).
If money and material progress is really divine support in favour of Ahmadiyya man-elected Khilafat, then the Pope and the Christian World as well as the other ancient religions, including the other non-Ahmadi Muslims shall be doubly and even trebly jubilant in stating that it is them who have divine support because they are far more advanced in both number and wealth than the Ahmadiyya Community worldwide. According to them, despite the man-made idols which they (the other religions) cherish, and the closing of the door of prophethood (for the Muslims), they are well-off and are confident that they have divine support for them and their beliefs. (Inset: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi: a view at night)
If the Khalifat-ul-Massih is measuring progress in terms of material possessions instead of spiritual growth (and/or declination) then he is taking an absolutely wrong route. Verily, the worst fears of both Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) were that a time shall come when Islam will be so rich in material means that people will give that more importance and be blinded by them rather than staying true to the true divinely-sent faith. They knew that victory shall come for their followers and they did not worry for their current meagre financial situations for they knew also that those empty treasuries shall be filled one day. What they feared is the corruption and fraud that shall ensued after the large amount of money come to ornate the treasury of the community (Islam as a whole, and the Jamaat Ahmadiyya in particular).
Food for thought: The more there is material growth within a community, be it secular or spiritual, the more there is degradation. If the moral and spiritual values of the people are not secured, the spiritual community falls prey to the allures of the Satan, and the common people, as well as the high priests and heads fall prey to the lust for temporal power and authority.
And at that point in time, when Islam was supreme in Arabia, how many storied-buildings had the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) left for his Ummah? Why did he have to attach two stones to his stomach while one his disciples attached only one stone (during one of the battles of Islam)? Even the Mosques at that time were made of palms and during Salaat (prayers), the foreheads of the Prophet and that of the believers became muddy whenever rain fell. God Forbid! Was that a fearful destiny for the Muslims? Did the Prophet of Allah, the Seal and Commander of all prophets and his sincerest companions and disciples not have divine support with them when they faced such hard times? Did all these proved to be a fearful end for them or a pathway to the sweetness and refinement of their faith, in both this world and the Hereafter?
When Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) left this world, he was the King of Arabia without a material throne. Thus, the greatest of prophets and human beings preferred poverty and humility to the allures of material riches. It was with this kind of mentality that he assured for him and those who obeyed him the riches of both the worlds; that is to say that both their spiritual (faith) and material conditions were preserved/ secured by the overpowering Hand of Allah.
Therefore, like the Holy Quran absolutely confirms, it is only the Muttaquun (righteous/ God-fearing) and Ulul-al-Baab (Intelligent Ones) who shall understand and come forward to obey the divine commandments instead of the imaginations and innovations of the leaders of the end of times (under the canopy of the heavens) – like our beloved prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) had prophesised.
So, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, just like his Amir in Mauritius believes that these mundane luxuries: storied buildings, big cars, etc. are special favours from Allah. On the other hand, we have learnt that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (as), lost around 65 villages. Each time he lost the court cases in these material endeavours, he returned back home with a beautiful smile on his lips. Hence, what is really meant by FAVOURS OF ALLAH? Only the intelligent ones will understand.
Our Nabi Kareem (pbuh) received the greatest and most blessed favour and support from Allah. Allah had raised him as the Seal of all prophets, the Blessing for all mankind and bestowed upon him revelations over revelations – such perfect revelations as to sustain till the Day of Judgement – from his forties till his death (at the age of sixty-three). Allah made him an excellent and perfect role model for all men and gifted him the honour of the whole Quran, the Last Law-Bearing Divine Book for humanity till the Day of Judgement and the last religion ‘ISLAM’, named and perfected by none but Allah Himself, as stated in the Holy Quran:
“This day, I (Allah) have perfected your religion for you, completed MY FAVOUR upon you, and I have chosen for you ISLAM as your religion”. (5: 4)
Hence, it is very sad to hear a Khalifa, man-elected spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Community worldwide, stating that two auxiliary organisations have bought a building for € 1.7 million and he is considering that this is an act of divine support in favour of his Khilafat.
If he is taking this deed as a divine favour, so how will he explain about other sects in Islam, non-Ahmadis, who possess skyscrapers, Darul-Ulooms, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary schools, big universities, hospitals, great businesses etc. These people do not even believe in Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as); in fact they are the bitterest enemies of Islam and Ahmadiyyat.
Now, let us consider the case of the disbelievers, mischief-makers and atheists. Don’t they possess much wealth, skyscrapers? Haven’t they opened convents to shelter orphans and old people? Haven’t they built schools and universities for people to acquire education and knowledge, big hospitals to cure the sick and so on?
So, how will you explain all “these favours”? In which categories: Divine favours or mundane favours?!! Only the intelligent ones can understand. The fifth Khalifat-ul-Massih is trying to make the Ahmadis believe that Allah (swt) is showing His support in his favour. He is trying to convince people about the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyat - very good!
But other Muslims too are pious. They dedicate themselves totally for the cause of Allah, leaving their homes for Dawah at their own expenses to bring thousands of lost souls to the fold of Islam. Aren’t they receiving the support of Allah? How do we call this then? People of ancient religions who embrace new religions, they also relate many signs and miracles from God which they have witnessed in favour of their new religion, hence, how can the Khalifa Masroor Ahmad explain this?
So, to have a good explanation on this topic, only a man of God (whom Allah has raised as Nabi) with divine revelations can explain all these through divine guidance. The support, miracle and favours of Allah are found only in divine manifestations when Allah (swt), the Al-Muttakalim, speaks to His chosen servant/s.
So, I also can relate a series of anecdotes by the grace of Allah. People from many countries have witnessed the veracity of this humble servant of Allah, and the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam have been established in these countries officially by the grace of Allah and they are doing great work to propagate the unity of Allah. I stop here because I am afraid that my ego/passions (nafs) manifest and that Allah (swt) be displeased with me.
The Khalifa-tul-Massih continues to relate about a German Ahmadi who wrote a letter to him relating that he presented the message of Ahmadiyyat to his friend. The Ahmadi put all arguments in front of him. The latter accepted all and even agree with the veracity of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as). But when the Ahmadi told him to take the oath of allegiance so as to join the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, the friend replied that “he knew many Ahmadis who did tax fraud and told lies and did other wrong things. He said these were not his ways and he could not join the Jamaat.”
He said that he is someone who pays his tax without cheating; he drives a taxi and remits the whole amount of money collected daily to his boss. He said: “How can I come and join you? I do accept all arguments presented to me, but I am better that the Ahmadis?”
So, the Khalifa Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib replied to him, saying that the man’s answer is erroneous. He committed a serious mistake when he has rejected a commandment of Allah and His prophet (pbuh). Hence, to conclude this anecdote, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad had deducted that the man’s deed is erroneous.
But what about his case, what reply shall he give Allah when Allah (swt) has raised this humble servant in the religion of Islam, in the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) as his Khalifatullah? Verily, he is reacting more negatively and erroneously than that person who refused to integrate the Jamaat Ahmadiyya due to the corrupted Ahmadi people within it.
I have sent him so many letters asking him to work together as one body to bring people on the right path. Is this not “erroneous” on his part especially when he ordained his private secretary to send me a tasteless “letter” asking me to make Istigfaar, for according to him I have deviated from the right path, as if he has got the license to judge the faith others!!! If so the other Muslim scholars are so RIGHT to judge the faith of the Ahmadis, aren’t they?
For what purpose should I make Istigfaar (repentance)?
1. Should I say that I am not receiving any revelations from Allah?
2. Should I reject the Divine guidance to follow his guidance?
3. Should I present my apologies to him as if my honour, food, life and death are found in his hands and not in the hands of ALLAH?
4. Should I prostrate myself before him asking for forgiveness as others seemed to have seen/deducted that my faith in Islam Ahmadiyyat, and my sincerity have disappeared?
O Khalifatul-Massih V, you have turned your back to the message and revelations of Allah – this is very serious in the sight of Allah and this is what is really ‘erroneous’. All the good teachings have vanished from the Jamaat Ahamdiyya. Only corruption, frauds, drug and pornographic transactions, lies and falsehoods, swindling, embezzlement and harassment etc have taken place in this Jamaat.
Hence, Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib, don’t you think that it has become an absolute necessity for Allah to raise His own Khalifatullah, the promised someone with the Holy Spirit (foretold by the Promised Messiah (as)) in this era to revive the true teachings of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. Do you think that an Ummati Nabi and a Khatam-ul-Khulafa can tolerate these kinds of misdeeds in the Jamaat? Some people love to receive honour in the eyes of the Khalifa where they present many “so-called bai’ats”. They have lost fear in Allah; they fear only their Khalifa instead of Allah (swt).
That’s why Allah has raised His Khalifatullah. It is love and obedience to Allah and His Khalifatullah that shall attract divine favours in this era, such divine favours which shall reap positive results as Allah Himself has raised him (the Khalifatullah), that is, this humble self. All progress and efforts done in the way of Allah should be linked with the Khalifatullah of your era.
Only the Ulul-al-Baab (People of Intellect) will understand what is happening in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya through the speeches of Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib. He always repeats to all members of the Ahmadiyya Community to attach themselves to him. According to him, all Ahmadis should have an indefectible obedience to the Khalifa (Mirza Masroor Sahib). He falls on all Ulemas, and new converts so that they establish a sincere relationship with him. And moreover he says to serve Allah one must acquire religious knowledge, fidelity, sincerity or Taqwa or relation with the Khalifa. He is working in a way so that people just give him more importance than the commandments of Allah, the teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). The Khalifa Masroor Ahmad Sahib is laying much emphasis upon himself and urge people to apply only his advice and to reinforce their relation with him as he is scared that people leave the Jamaat Ahmadiyya and embrace the Divine Manifestation of this era. This is a great panic for him.
When we analyse all these disputes, then we can understand what will be their consequences when they have turned their backs to the divine manifestation. What to do? Apply boycott to the true believers of a Khalifatullah, keeping them far away from their familial circles, persecute them in their familial, professional and social life? In Mauritius, things are getting bitterer day by day. Shame upon the Khalifat-ul-Massih and his Amirs! Now in Mauritius they are celebrating the centenary of Ahmadiyya Movement established from 1915-2015.
I will talk more about the degradation of the Ahmadiyya Muslims in those 100 years of existence. Words preached and deeds are different. Some of them – who think that this Jamaat is their own propriety – are worst than the other Muslims. Insha-Allah the Khalifatullah will have the upper hand with the help of Allah’s guidance to redress the situation, national and international.
---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. Full text can be read here.