Allegation: In various places Almighty Allah and His Prophet (sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) have shown displeasure towards various acts such as shirk, adultery, riba, etc. How can Ahmadis, therefore, adopt the Motto ”Love for all, Hatred for none?”
Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam) has written:
“I want to make it clear to Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Aryas, that I have no enemy. I love all men as a merciful mother loves her children. Nay more. I am enemy only of false beliefs, beliefs subversive of truth. To sympathise with all humans is my duty and to preach against falsehood, disloyalty to God, tyranny, evil conduct, injustice, immorality is my mission.
While the motto, or slogan, ”Love for all, Hatred for none” was formally adopted by Hadrat Khalifat al-Masih III (radi Allahu ‘anhu), and not Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam), it is in complete harmony with the Qur’an and Islam. The above statement puts forward an important spiritual and legal maxim of Islam; namely, that a Muslim must love all men while at the same time hating any act which goes against the guidance of Almighty Allah. This is a just position which, at its very heart, seeks to illiminate immorality and not people. Compare this to many of today’s scholars who create immorality through killing people over all kinds of issues – all in the name of Islam. The fact that such an honest and absolutely just position is here adopted, is yet another clear indicator of the truth of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam). The reason that he drew such a conclusion is due to his spiritual station and close proximity to Almighty Allah as indicated in the second half of the above quote which reads:
My motive for this height of sympathy is that I have discovered a gold mine, have had access to an unlimited supply of precious stones. In the mine I have found a bright and priceless jewel. So priceless that if I divide it between all of my fellow men, every one of them will become richer than the richest among them in gold and silver. What is this jewel? It is the true God. To reach Him is to know Him, to become really aware of Him, to have true faith in Him, to be united with Him in true love. To receive true blessings from Him in return. Having found such a priceless treasure it will be cruel on my part if I let not my fellow-men know about it. Could I let them go hungry while I have plenty. No, it will not be so, while I can help. My heart burns over their want and hunger. My soul becomes depressed over their dark and straitened existence. I want to see their homes filled with riches divine. I want to see them full with faith and truth. Full to capacity.” (Arbain No. 1, pg. 2-3)
Subhan Allah, this almost poetic verse informs those with searching eyes as to the spiritual station of the Imam of the Age (‘alayhi al-salam). Our Imam has here shown us that it is in the love of Almighty Allah that even the greatest of sinners can find over-flowing hope and forgiveness. This was the love, nay, remains the love, which our Imam (‘alayhi al-salam) was so eager and passionate about unveiling to the whole world; the same love which the Holy Prophet (sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used in order to transform the ignorant into the righteous. It is my belief that this very appreciation of Almighty Allah’s love is one of the great distinguishing characteristics of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as the Imam al-Mahdi (‘alayhi al-salam).
Jazak Allah Khayr al-Jazaa’