Refutation: False prophets and a misplaced sense of history

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Another common symptom of the cultist group’s lack of wisdom is their misplaced sense of history; rather their weird interpretation of history. This also puts them in the same bracket as our common-place medievalist mullahs.
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A seriers of articles on the cultist website have appeared regarding the four false prophets in early Islam. i.e., Mussaylimah, Sajjah, Aswad-al-Ansi and Tullayha.
It is my understanding that the author of these articles had no intention of educating the readers about early Islamic history and the wave of rebellion among Arab tribes soon after the demise of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم).
The purpose of these articles was to:
  1. Use the misplaced sense of history to draw parallels between these false claimants and the claims of Promised Messiah (as) and
  2. To show that the main motive of these wars fought by Hadhrat Abu Bakr’s (ra) armies were the claims of these people as prophets.
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I have seen how throughout the history of Ahmadiyyat, from the early enemies of Promised Messiah (as) to the modern day religious organizations, references have been made to these early Islamic events to justify the murder of Ahmadis. A large number of Muslims also believe that apostates should be killed. I am not sure if the cultist bloggers think the same, but if they don’t they will be going against the opinions of their patrons and role models.
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Interspersed in these cultist articles are statements like
“Azaad is reported to have said, “Allah has not created any human being more hated to me than al-Aswad Al-’Ansi. I never hated anyone in my life than I hated this man. He does not do any good, and all of his actions are evil.” That flies in the face of “Love for All, Hatred for None” slogan, doesn’t it? Maybe she was influenced by the “Mullahs”…? But I digress.”
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The above is another good specimen on how one can drag into a discussion, a completely unrelated and illogical remark to feel good about themselves. A woman whose husband was killed by a man, can not harbour any positive feelings about this person. The motto of “love for all, hatred for none” is principle inspired by the love of humanity taught to us in Allah and his messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). It is not a personal mantra replacing all other human emotions. Islam does not force people to feel contrary to what their natural instincts lead them to feel. Islam teaches us to harness these instincts and not be overcome by negative emtions like anger, hatred, jealousy etc.
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We aspire to follow the Sunnah of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), who forgave Hind, Wahshi and countless others who tormeneted him, caused deaths of his family members and persecuted his followers. We do not aspire to follow “Azaad”, a random woman in history who had the misfortune of being widowed by Al-Anasi. But I will not stop any cultist to follow her.. whatever works for them!
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There are yet other examples of misinterpreting history in these articles. I have notices that the writer has been careful enough not to declare an open fatwa of murder against the false prophets and their followers. But I am concerned when the author finishes the final “the most interesting” entry regarding Mussaylimah Kazzab like this..
“And with that, the last of the false prophets of Arabia was exterminated. Arabia became a launchpad for the rapid expansion of Islam over Persia, Rome and the rest is history… May Allah save us from the corruption of following a false prophet, and keep us upon the Islam of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم, the Sahaba, and those who followed them, and save us from joining fringe movements and false prophets. Ameen.”
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So it is all boiled down to the fact that Islam was in danger due to false prophets. Another blatant misinterpreation of history! Islam has never been, and will never be damaged by the lies and deceptions of any false prophet, because Allah has taken it upon Himself to terminate the life of such people.
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Wars against Mussaylimah were fought because he was a political rebel. Hadhrat Chaudhary Zafrulla Khan (ra) has written a brilliant book on this subject. That neither apostasy nor claiming to be a prophet is a cause for war according to Islam.
It is worth noting here that both Mussaylimah and Aswad al-Anasi made their claims during the life time of Hoy Prophet (saw). Neither of them recieved a fatwa of being worthy of death. War was declared on them only when they caused rebellion and mischief.
So if history is to be interpreted correctly, the modern day equivalents of Mussaylimah and Al-Anasi are the relgious extremists who have killed countless civilians due to their words and actions. It is the Mullah cult!
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Further reading:
For those interested in Ahmadiyya interpretation of early Islamic history, please read these books:
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5 thoughts on “Refutation: False prophets and a misplaced sense of history

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  2. The issue, as I see it, is with the author of the post here being rebutted – Farhan. He is clearly attempting to offer a more intellectual approach to misinformation and twisting realities. He, like his cohorts, is amazing at creating lots of mirrors and the truth is often lost in translation! As has been demonstrated through the few posts rebutting his claims on this blog, one does not need to poke very hard to discover that his historiography and loose understanding of Fiqh are very suspect. So suspect, in fact, that he would appear to have some kind of hidden agenda – or am I too much into the 9/11 conspiracy theory zone (I doubt it!).

    I am quite busy these days, but will back up these words with a through analysis of his loose scholarship over the next couple of weeks.

  3. Well said, blunt maybe, however, some people don’t understand it any other way.
    Like always the cultists find any opportunity to find flaws in our Jamaat. I wonder why they don’t spend this time highlighting the truths of the belief they follow?

  4. You also mentioned “love for all; hatred for none” mocked at by the cultists. How can you love everyone they claim? Can you love an evil serial murderer, a rapist, a mushrik. Even God doesnt love everyone they claim.

    Well, if you insist everything is to be taken literally in all respects and fail to understand the underlying wisdom, then feel free to object to the wisdom of Jesus (as) when he said “love thy neighbor”. How could one possibly love a mushrik, rapist neighbor. How could someone love a neighbor implicated in murder? I mean what was Jesus (as) thinking when he made such a stupid (Nauzubillah) statement?

    This applies to all prophets of God who have preached peace and love as the underlying sentiments in human dealings. There is to be no discrimination and hatred against any group of people. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “You will not enter Paradise until you have faith and you will not have faith until you love one another. Do you want me to tell you something you can do to make you love one another? Make it a habit to greet one another with “Assalaamu Alaykum” – peace upon you”. (Muslim)

    It all comes down to “Love for All; Hatred for None”

  5. Just because these rebels claimed to be prophets does not mean war is the way to counter false prophets. Just because Abu Jahal was the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) uncle and was killed @ Badr does not mean all uncles must be killed.

    The holy Prophet (pbuh)’s response to Musailmah was to ignore, not to fight. Great article brother. The cultists are helping us propagate the true essence of Islam. By hating, they only prove that Ahmadiyyat is true Islam.

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