Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Ta’ala Wabarakatuh,
Respected Imam B. A. Rafiq Sahib, formerly the Imam of Masjid Fazl, kindly agreed for me to post some of his thoughts on the advancement and progress of Islam Ahmadiyya which I received in an e-mail message today. I request that you pray for him and his family. A generous portion of the English literature published in defense of the Promised Messiah (‘alayhi salam) was written by him decades ago and stands as powerful today as it did thirty years ago. This Jama’at is blessed that Almighty Allah has placed under the guidance of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya so many great servants of Islam, Alhamdulillah. For me, this post raises a serious question, posed by the author himself at the end, for the anti-Ahmadi elements of the world to reflect upon – if only they would.
Jazak Allah Khayr al-Jazaa’
Majlis Tahafuuz Khatme Nubbuwat UK organised a public meeting in London which had very poor attendance, in spite of their huge publicity campaign through the Urdu news media. Maulana Fazlur Rehman was invited from Pakistan to address this meeting. There were other speakers also from the UK.
In their speeches the speakers including Maulana Fazlur Rehman told the audience that Ahmadiyyat will, God forbid, be destroyed by their efforts in the near future. They even asked the British Government to declare Ahmadis as non Muslims.
Let us look back into the past hundred years history of Ahmadyyat and the opposition of the anti Ahmadiyya maulvis and see on whose side was the hand of God working. We all know that from the very inception of Ahmadiyyat these bigoted maulvis have been trying their best to disrupt the onward march of the Ahmadiyya Movement but they met with utter failure and the march of Ahmadiyyat went forward from strength to strength. Every year hundreds of thousands of new converts join the movement all over the world. The seed of Ahmadiyyat has so far been planted in more than one hundred and fifty countries of the world. Thousands of new mosques are being built by the Jamaat in various countries of the world. Dozens of new Missionary colleges have been opened in Africa, Europe, Canada and Indonesia. Thousands of parents are devoting their new borns for the service of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. Hundreds of new books and magazines are being published all over the world by the Jamaat. Millions of needy and poor people are being helped by HUMANITY FIRST, a social welfare wing of the Jamaat. This help is given to all, irrespective of their religion, race or colour. The Ahmadiyya Jamaat has opened dozens of hospitals, hundreds of schools and thousands of free Homoeopathic clinics all over the world.
Is this the destruction of the Ahmadiyya Movement by the Maulvis in Pakistan? Have they been able to stop the onward march of the Movement? In fact the more they oppose us the stronger we get. They tried to close a few of our mosques in Pakistan forcefully and Allah gave us thousands of mosques all over the world. Inspite of their severe opposition and the help of Pakistani officials that they get from them, Ahmadiyyat is marching forward in Pakistan. Every year a large number of their flock are converted to Ahmadyyat.
When I look at their defeat it reminds me of an incidence that took place sometime in the early thirties. The All India Ahrar movement had started a compaign in India to wipe out Ahmadyyat from the face of the earth. Their leaders were boasting in their public speeches that soon Ahmadyyat will be a legend and there will be none practising it. Large Anti Ahmadiyya public meetings were held all over india and in Qadian also. Many Ahmadis were killed and hundreds of Ahmadi properties were set on fire.
When the situation got worse and was getting out of control, some non Ahmadi dignitaries decided to get the Ahmadi and non Ahmadi leadership together for discussion to difuse the situation. A meeting was convened at Lahore which was attended by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II and some Ahrar leaders. At the end of the meeting,an Ahrar leader addressing Hazrat Khaliaftul masih said, that the Ahrars had decided to destroy the Ahmadiyya Movement and that this will be done sooner than later. He boasted that no one can stop them from achieving this object and that they would be triumphant in the end. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II replied by saying, that if Ahmadiyyat was a false movement than there was no need for Ahrar to try to destroy it, Allah will never let it prosper as he never let false claimants to flourish. But if Ahmadiyyat had been planted by God Himself, and we believe that it was a God planted tree, then even if the whole world was on the side of Ahrar they would be defeated and all their designs would be frustrated. The meeting ended.
Within one year the Ahrar Movement was utterly defeated all over India and it lost public support. Ahmadiyyat was triumphant and gained strength through the introduction of Tahrik i Jadid scheme which established Ahmadiyya Missions in most countries of the world. How many people are there today who are even familiar with the name of AHRAR, while the Ahmadiyya Movement had developed into a huge tree with its branches extending all over the globe. Millions of people are taking shelter under this blessed tree and enjoy comfortable and blissful life under its shade.
I wish these misguided and bigoted maulvis of Pakistan would watch the MTA, the Ahmadyya TV and see for themselves the progress and triumphant march of the Jamaat. The question for them to answer is, why is Allah helping Ahmadis and not them? Why are they losing so badly against Ahmadis?