Refutation: The Anti-Christ of the Latter Days (al-Masih al-Dajjal)

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh.

MCAcidFlow has been researching and writing away during the end of Ramadan to share with us his research and insights into the subject of the Dajjal. Please have a read through, comment, let me know if you feel anything should be added or subtracted and, most of all, enjoy! Please pray for MCAcidFlow.

Jazak Allah Khayr al-Jazaa’

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful

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By MC AcidFlow

al-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmat’Allahi wa Barakatahu

Think gigantic monster with “kafir” (non-believer) imprinted on its forehead with one eye bright and shining like that of Mad Eye Moody from the Harry Potter series, and the other blind and broken resembling a grape. This monster will also conquer the world, and have an assistant which will be a giant fire-breathing donkey that has the space of a day and nights’ journey between its legs. The big one-eyed monster will also be helped by a mischievous people known as Gog and Magog. Jesus will then come down from the sky and single-handedly slay the donkey. Joining Jesusas will be his Muslim compatriot sidekick, the Imam Mahdi (the Guided One) prophesied to appear in the latter days by the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. Hard to believe? Well this is a description of al-Masih al-Dajjal (The Antichrist: المسيح الدجّال‎) in the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammadsa. I will now endeavor to explain the real significance behind these Ahadith (Traditions of the Prophet Muhammadsa) regarding the Dajjal.

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Islam: Ahmadi Mosques

Nusrat Jahan Mosque, Copehagen, Denmark

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Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh,

I came across a list of Ahmadi Mosques and Mission Houses across the world on Wikipedia. The original source of the list is this book published by the Jama’at. The length of the list simply blew my mind away. What is even more astonishing is that I know that the number of buildings listed in the UK and a couple of other countries is not up to date. Please let me know if you know of any Mosques / Mission Houses which are not listed here. No need for any addresses, just the town and name of the house of worship (i.e., London, Masjid Fazl).

Alhamdulillah, all blessings are from Almighty Allah and this list is a clear demonstration of the blessings of the Jama’at of the Imam al-Mahdi (‘alayhi al-salam) which was foretold by the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). I am going to add some pictures right at the bottom (I came across this great Flickr account with loads of Photos of Ahmadi Mosques).

Jazak Allah

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”…his martyrdom had been decided in Heaven”

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh,

One of the great teachings of Islam is that we humans should continuously recall the past in all its glory and pain. The word ”reminder or remember” is a constant feature throughout all of our rich traditions. In this post, which is particularly aimed at the youth, I would like to remind everyone, myself first and foremost, of what it means to have true ”CONVICTION” as an Ahmadi Muslim. In this regard, we need look no further than the magnificent conviction demonstrated by Hadrat Sahibzada Abdul Latif (radi Allahu ‘anhu). A name which literally invites the flowing tears of the muttaqi heart – the ”yaqeen,” as it were. For anyone reading this whose eyes have not fallen upon his blessed name – my brothers and sisters – ahead of you is an emotional, yet spiritually enriching journey.

Finally, I request that you each pray for Afghanistan. Blessed is a country which gave birth to an Abdul Latif (radi Allahu ‘anhu). Let me start with a short introduction to who Hadrat Sahibzada Abdul Latif (radi Allahu ‘anhu) actually was, before we reach his story, as told by no other than Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam). The below short extract is taken from Wiki which is followed by the narration of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam). Those with greater insight into the subject are invited to share some of your thoughts with us.

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Wikipedia and Ahmadiyya Islam

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh,
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Brother peaceworld111, a regular visitor here, is one of the main contributors to the entries on Ahmadiyya found on the Wikipedia site. Alhamdulillah, he has contributed a great deal to both presenting evidenced information on Ahmadiyya and protecting that information from vandals. He has kindly written a post on his experiences as an editor, Ahmadiyya on Wiki, and how we can all get involved. May Almighty Allah bless him for both his efforts and obvious humility. Please do take his comments on board and try to contribute where you can. Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank him for all of his tireless efforts.
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Jazakam Allah Khayr al-Jazaa’.
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Assalamu Alaikum, May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon You,
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Alhamdulilah, Praise be to Allah, we are in the last ten days of Ramadhan. It is a time when prayers are accepted the most. A time when we should be striving the hardest to beg forgiveness for all our apparent and hidden sins from The Merciful One, and to thank Him for all that He has given us. It is important to mention that we all run the risk of spiritual failings, whether we have accepted the Promised Messiah (as) and the Imam of the Age or not. With regards to this blog,  whether you are an Ahmadi Muslim or a non-Ahmadi Muslim, I am here presented with an excellent opportunity to request for prayers. Please pray that whosoever makes the opportunity to visit this blog, may it be a source of spiritual guidance, knowledge and truth for them, and a means for those weaker ones among us (whether they be Ahmadi or non-Ahmadi) to keep a watch over themselves.

Refutation: ‘’Durr al-Manthūr’’ & ‘Ā’ishah (radī Allāhu ‘anhā) – Ahmadiyya

This is a short note on a common narration relied upon by Aḥmadī and non-Aḥmadī Muslims within their ‘’Finality of Prophethood’’  discourses. ‘Ā’ishah (radī Allāhu ‘anhā), the ‘’Mother of the Faithful,’’ is reported to have said: “Say of the Messenger of Allāh [that he is] the Seal of the Prophets and do not say [that there will be] no Prophet after him’’ (qūlu li-rasūl Allāh, Sall Allāh ‘alayhī wa sallam, khātam al-anbiyā’ wa la taqūlu lā nabī ba‘dah).’’ (i) This is an early report which is found in Ibn Qutayba’s (d. 885) book ”ta’wīl mukhtalif al-ḥadith” wherein it is used by the author to reconcile the conflicting Islamic principles that the Prophet (ṣall Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was khātim al-nabīyīn (i.e., last Prophet) and that Jesus (‘alayhi al-salām) would return as the Messiah after the passing of the Prophet (ṣall Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam). (ii) A similar version of the narration is found the earlier ‘’Muṣnaf’’ of Ibn Abī Shaybah (d.849). (iii)

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Refutation: Al-Wasiyyat & Chanda – Are They Islamic?

A person called Xiaahmad asked the following question on this blog:

 ”Can you please tell us where in Islam this Compulsory Chanda of 1/16 or 1/10 to 1/3 if u have subscribe for Grave for Heavens are mentioned? and that if person does not pay those they are answerable in hell?”

I should begin by saying that it will always be difficult for us to reconcile these types of initiatives when I believe that Almighty Allah communicated to Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam) and you perhaps do not believe the same. Added to this, is that we will also, no doubt, differ as to the status of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam) who I believe to have been the Imam al-Mahdi and Messiah. If these differences are not first resolved, one way or the other, how can we hope to come to any common understanding on subsidiary issues such as al-Wasiyyat, Chunda, Nizam-e-Ahmadiyyat, and the various other issues which are floating around the internet?

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Refutation: Is the Ahmadi leadership system a Khilafah? Ahmadi Cult ?

A post was issued by a blog user named ”Farhan” on the ”The Cult Blog” today (20/05/11) regarding the illegitimacy of the title ”Khalifah” being attributed to the head of the Ahmadi Muslim Jama’at. I wish to here deal with some of the points he has raised. I should begin by suggesting that the user ”Farhan” takes another look at the subject. His perspective would greatly benefit from a study of some of the writings of the great Imams al-Mawardi, Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Khaldun, and Shah Wali Allah (radi Allahu ‘anhum). I should also state that the Rightly Guided Caliphs held both spiritual and temporal authority over the Muslim community. In this matter we do not disagree.

According to Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah (radi Allahu ‘anhu), two types of Caliphate exist, namely, (1) al-Khilafah al-Khasah (Special, i.e., Rightly Guided), and (2) al-Khilafah al-’Aamah (general, i.e., mulk / kingship). This is of course in line with the below Hadith in which the Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) clearly divides Caliphate into these two categories.

‘’Prophetic period will remain with you as long as Allāh wills that it remains, then Allāh the Supreme will lift it; then will emerge Caliphate based on the prophetic stanDārd of values and remain as long as Allāh wills it to remain; then Allāh will lift it; then will start cruel government and remain so long as Allāh wills it to remain; then Allāh will lift it; then will start conscription monarchy and remain so long as Allāh wills that it remain; then Allāh will lift it; then will emerge Caliphate based on the Prophetic standard of values (thumma takūn khilāfah ‘alā minhāj al-nabuwwah). Then he became silent.’’ (Musnad Ahmad)

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Namimah (Malicious Gossip)

And here we find ourselves again, confronted by some more ”Cult” leaks.” This time it’s some information about how much the ”Jalsa Salana” costs and some other expediture etc.

Before I note down my thoughts on the post, let me begin with an apology. In an earlier post I described some of the ”Misinformation” floating around the internet as something like ”low shelf tabloid” material. I apologise for not being clearer in my statement, so let me explain. Put simply, I personally found, and perhaps others disagree, that many anti-Ahmadi commentators publish only the segment of a piece of information which forwards their desire to discredit Islam Ahmadiyya and not the whole picture. I really feel that that is quite unfair and not the proper way of dealing with any issue, regardless of what it is. Anyone is welcome to publish whatever they like, but at least present a balanced argument.

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Refutation: A Disgraceful Death – really? Islam Ahmadiyya

It is alleged that Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam) passed away in an accursed manner. The precise details of the his death are not fully known to us.  The information that we choose to rely upon in this matter must be assessed using the normal historic methodology. Therefore, such information should be from a reliable source who witnessed the final days of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam), or was relayed such information from a reliable witness.

It is not necessary to assess the filthy and vile allegations of the opponents of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam), but to simply deal with the facts as we know them. In order to be impartial, I will rely upon the biography of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam) written by Iain Adamson who is a non-Ahmadi academic. In the final days of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s (‘alayhi al-salam) time on earth he was given news of his approaching demise by Almighty Allah Who revealed to him the words:

‘‘Departure, again departure. God will take up thy burden.’’

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Into Our Town The Hangman Came

By Mohammed Taqi

“…For who has served me more faithfully
Then you with your coward’s hope?” said he,
“And where are the others who might have stood
Side by your side in the common good?”

“Dead,” I whispered. And amiably
“Murdered,” the Hangman corrected me:
“First the foreigner, then the Jew…
I did no more than you let me do.”

–”Hangman by Maurice Ogden

The massacre of Ahmadis in Lahore, Pakistan has most of us up in arms. But the bitter, cold truth is that the killers didn’t do anything more than we let them do.

The 1974 act of the Parliament of Pakistan, declaring the Ahmadiyya community and the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement – also described by other (even derogatory) terms like Mirzai, Lahori, and Qadiani – as non-Muslims was perhaps the most shameful legislation in the history of Pakistan.

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