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  1. Anyone could explain what happened to the post ‘Hadith literature regarding coming of Massih and Mahdi’?

  2. Anyone could explain what happened to the post ‘Hadith literature about the Mahdi’?

  3. It is in the same spirit as what was said by the Holy Prophet (s.a.):

    Jabir ibn ‘Abd Allah said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah during his Hajj, on the Day of Arafah (on his last pilgrimage). He was upon his camel “Al-Qaswa”, delivering a Khutbah, and he said: “O People! Indeed, I have left among you that which, if you hold fast to it, you shall not go astray: The Book of Allah and my Family, the People of my House (Ahl-al-Bait).” (Tirmidhi)

    Why specify his family, when he had already told all Muslims that they were all brothers in faith, and that they all had to deal kindly with each other? Did his family not already fall into that category? They did.

    It can be surmised that the Prophet (s.a.) had already been told that apart from abandoning Qur’anic teachings, some people would not only oppose his family after him, but would even assassinate some of them; and indeed on other occasions he had given some hints to this. Hence the extra stress laid by the Prophet (s.a.) on the need to hold fast to his family i.e. to respect their sanctity and honour their opinion in matters of religion.

    Similarly, Allah told the Promised Messiah (a.s.) that there would be some who would be of a “Yazidi disposition” in Qadian. This meant that after him, some Ahmadis would denigrate his children and family and would try to harm them, and they might even try to look for some flimsy excuse to prevent them from being buried in the Bahishti Maqbarah. We find that among the trustees of the affairs pertaining to the cemetary, there were a number of those who would soon become “Lahoris”, viciously opposed to the Promised Messiah (a.s.)’s son and other family members. The accusations they have levelled aginst him and against others of his family show that indeed these people have the foul poison of Yazid in their hearts. Hence, the extra emphasis laid on the fact that they would de facto have the right to be buried there. Also, Allah had told him:
    “Verily I am with you and with your family.” So, whoever Allah is with, will be heaven-bound, and will thus have the right to be buried there.

  4. In Al-Wassiyat – The Will, spiritual and financial conditions have been laid out in order for an individual to be deserving of a place in Heaven (represented in this world as a place in the Sacred Graveyard). For an individual who is not able to fulfil the financial requirement, his/her virtuous spiritual condition will suffice to warrant inclusion.

    The Promised Messiah (as) writes:
    “20. God has made an exception in my case and the case of my wife and children. All other men and women must comply with these conditions; and whoever objects will be a hypocrite.” (Appendix)

    Why is there a need for this exception? Do the parties mentioned not fall under the category of those deserving a place without the need for this exception?

  5. May Allah Bless you for your efforts and may they bear fruit in the way of attracting our brothers and sister who don’t yet believe to Islam Ahmadiyyat as well as keep us steadfast. Ameen!

    I wanted to mention an interesting point regarding the hadith about the Mahdi descending east of Damascus. I attempted to plot the the long/lat of Damascus and Qadian, and discovered that its was almost directly east (off a little bit) but then I out of curiosity plotted from Al-Aqsa in Palestine to Masjid Aqsa in Qadian and they are spot on the same longitude. Very interesting and not a coincidence IMHO. 🙂

  6. Jazakumullah Hajjah07 for your generous words of appreciation and prayer, and Jazakumullah AcidFlow for kindly reinforcing the humble points I had made with some very pertinent references from the Hadith. May Allah bless both of you and our brother theartofmisinformation with His nearness and love. Alhamdu lillah, the Promised Messiah (a.s.) stands on solid ground, and it is only through a lack of knowledge that Muslims are awaiting his appearance in the wrong person and in the wrong places.

  7. Jazakallah ‘peace4everynation’ for an extremely comprehensive, detailed and eloquently justified answer to a question I too had thought about. May Allah Bless you for putting our queries at rest.

  8. Sahih Bukhari, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh)) Volume 6, Book 60, Number 420:

    Abu Huraira Rz said: When we were sitting with the Prophet SAS Sura Al Jumu’ah came down. Then when the words “and others of them who have not yet joined them (Al-Jumu’ah 62:3)” came down, the people asked God’s Messenger SAS who they were. Salman AlFarsi Rz was among us, and placing his hand on Salman Rz {Non-Arab, Ajami} the Prophet SAS said “If faith were in the Pleiades (Ath-Thuraiya, the highest star) some of these men {Non-Arabs, Ajami} would attain it.”

    Al-Tirmidhi Hadith, Hadith 6244. Narrated by AbuHurayrah Rz: Allah’s Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) recited this verse, “If you turn back He will substitute other people for you and they will not be like you. The people asked, “Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him), who are these people whom Allah has mentioned will be substituted for us if we turn back and will not be like us?” He struck Salman al-Farisi {Non-Arab, Ajami} on the thigh and said, “This man {Non-Arab, Ajami} and his people {Non-Arabs, Ajami}. If the religion were in the Pleiades (Ath-Thuraiya, the highest star) men from among the Persians would attain it.”

    Al-Tirmidhi Hadith,Hadith 6245. Narrated by AbuHurayrah Rz: When the foreigners were mentioned in the presence of Allah’s Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) He said, ‘I have more trust in them (or in some of them) {Non-Arabs, Ajami} than I have in you (or, in some of you).

  9. I personally do not believe it has anything to do with “linguistic superiority” as much as it has to do with accessibility to other faiths. By his birth in the North of India, East of Damascus, as prophesied, and through his knowledge of Urdu, the Imam Mahdi (a.s.) was eminently placed to address the second chapter of the victory of Islam: not – as is decried without any basis in reality by anti-Ahmadiyya Muslims – the completion of the Shari’ah, but the completion of the SPREADING of the Shari’ah that had already been completed by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.) but which had not yet been conveyed to all nations of the world.

    Being in India and having Urdu as language automatically put the Imam Mahdi (a.s.) in direct contact with one of the most populous Muslim nations on earth, that of the Indian subcontinent, along with a sizeable part of Afghanistan. It also afforded him daily contact with the largest nation by far of Hindus on earth. It put him in contact with large Buddhist communities. It put him in contact with the quasi-totality of the Sikh community. It also gave him a unique opportunity for interaction with the Church of the most powerful Christian nation on earth, the British. Through his miraculous knowledge and mastery of Arabic revealed to him by Allah, he could also address the Arabs and thereafter the rest of the Muslim world.

    Even with respect to the Muslims, India had and still has the peculiarity of harbouring a very wide selection of Sunni, Shi’ite and Sufi sects and schools of thought. It is quite possible that no other country in the world had so many diverging denominations of Islam within its borders at the time of the Imam Mahdi (a.s.), the time for the fulfilment of the grand prophecy of the Khatam-al-Nabiyyeen (s.a.). Being born amidst all these diverse sects was also an advantage for the Imam Mahdi (a.s.), greatly facilitating his interactions with them. At the same time, the postal system and rail and sea travel were improving at an amazing rate worldwide, so from the rapidly developing British India he was also able to reach out to the rest of the world.

    Had he been born in an Arabic-speaking nation, this possibility for interaction with so many religions would have been greatly reduced. The revelation of the Qur’an had to occur in the Mother of Cities, and in the land of Arabia itself. But the final spreading of the Qur’anic message to people belonging to all religions had to start somewhere where all these religions converge.

    In short, Allah SWT had arranged for all facilities and beneficial circumstances to come together, in order to help the Imam Mahdi (a.s.) accomplish his tasks of spreading Islam to the rest of the world and launching the movement that would ultimately grant victory to the true Islam over all other religons, philosophies and ways of life.

    One could be tempted, therefore, to see a certain “superiority” of Urdu as compared to other languages in view of the above. However, I would prefer to phrase it somewhat differently: Urdu, in my view, was eminently placed and suited for the specific tasks of the Imam Mahdi (a.s.).

    And Allah knows best.

  10. JazakAllah ‘peace4everynation’. The contributors to this blog continue to help me increase in my knowledge. I agree with ‘theartofmisinformation’ that your point on the language of the Messiah of Israel (as) is very interesting, as is the point on carriage of a Shari’ah by a different people.

    I am still unclear as to the answer to my first question: “Is there something about the Urdu language that makes it distinctly unique to the Ahmadi message?” I agree with you that the world should be searching for the message in a language of people of Persian descent and originating east of Damascus, as prophesised. Do you happen to know if it has been discussed anywhere if this particular language of Urdu is in any way superior to other languages that may fulfil those criteria, for the purpose of carrying the message of the Messiah and Mahdi (as)?

  11. 1. It is a curious coincidence (or is it?) that the language of the Messiah of Israel (pbuh) was not Biblical Hebrew but a dialect of Aramaic, which, due to having been influenced by Hebrew as the language of the Tanach and books of the Prophets, by Persian during the long sojourn of the Jews in the Persian Empire, and then by Greek and Latin in the Holy Land itself, had become a mixture of the Semitic languages Aramaic and Hebrew, with influences of three Indo-European languages, Persian, Latin and Greek. This was the language used by early Christians to spread the true message of Jesus (pbuh) among Jewish communities spread out in many countries. Ancient Aramaic inscriptions have been found in Afghanistan, and the message of Jesus (pbuh) reached as far as Kerala in India, where a Syrian Church exists to this day.

    Clearly it was Aramaic, and not Biblical Hebrew, that became the vector of the message. Hebrew remained the most important religious language, but it was carried by Aramaic-speakers.

    Similarly, Urdu is a mixture of Indo-European languages, having a Hindi base, onto which has been added a vocabulary of English, but with a heavy import of Persian and Arabic, and a peppering of Turkic and Sanskrit words. Urdu is the Hindi spoken by Muslims, and Islam has increased its vocabulary by a large measure.

    It is not the first time, therefore, that a Shari’ah sent by Allah has been carried by a people whose mother tongue is not necessarily that found in the Holy Text itself.

    2. The reason why the Caliphs in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at have so far been using Urdu is that Urdu happens to be their mother tongue and therefore they express themselves most eloquently in Urdu; and since most of the writings of the Imam Mahdi (pbuh) are in Urdu, that is indeed fortunate, for it is in these books that he explains the Holy Qur’an. We remember the prophetic words of the Khatam-al-Nabiyyeen (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) when he said, towards the end of his Last Sermon: “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and MAY THE LAST ONES UNDERSTAND MY WORDS BETTER THAN THOSE WHO LISTEN TO ME DIRECTLY.” There is certainly a link between this and the prophecy made by the Holy Prophet (s.a.) when he placed his hand on the only non-Arab present while the Surah Al-Jumu’ah was being revealed, and said: “Even if faith goes to the Pleiades, a man or men from among these would reach it.” Therefore, not having Arabic as mother tongue would not be an issue when it comes to obtaining true Imaan. Indeed, centuries of Arabic-speakers failed to produce even one man who could bring back true Imaan, and that was the prophecy of Muhammad al-Mustafa (s.a.) that was bound to be fulfilled. In the light of this prophecy, those who have been looking among Arab scholars for guidance on Imaan have clearly been searching in the wrong places.

    3. All the above is not to say that Arabic has not retained its prime place as THE most important religious language of Islam. That fact remains and will remain in force forever. The Caliphs of our Jama’at have without exception had a profound knowledge of the hidden meanings and nuances of the Qur’anic language. They have always had the knowledge of Arabic which is precisely suited to their task of nurturing Imaan and spirituality in true Muslims. Arabic can be and is being explained into other languages and is producing spiritual results on a scale that Arabs have for centuries been unable to attain by their exegeses into Arabic itself, as was mentioned above.

    It is quite possible that individuals not belonging to the subcontinent may be elected as Caliphs in future. Just as Urdu-speakers are now expounding the Arabic Qur’an for the benefit of mankind, those future Caliphs would then expound the writings of the Imam Mahdi (a.s.) as well as the Holy Qur’an into other languages. But they would no doubt need to know enough Urdu and Arabic to do so. This is just an educated guess. Allah knows best what the future holds.

  12. These aren’t sects. They are websites run by individual persons with followings numbering in like around 10.

    After the Prophet (sa) died, the Muslims split into sects like the Khawarij, Shi’ah (which means “partisan”), and others.

    And you’ll be surprised to know that the fact the Lahoris exist is fulfillment of prophecy:

    “God has conveyed to me that there would be a great split in my Movement as well, and mischief makers and those who are the slaves of their own desires will depart… It will be the time of my Promised Son (Hadrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad). God has decreed these events in connection with him… Be sure to recognize the Promised Son.” – the Promised Messiah (‘alayhi al-salam)

    — Tadhkirah pg. 1066-1067

  13. Assalamu Alaikum,

    I didn’t know where else to put this so I picked this refutations thread. It is regarding Ahmadiyyat and the Urdu language, and is a combination of external allegations and my own personal curiosities. Would you be able to post a relevant link here that covers this topic, or indeed if you find it interesting enough to blog about yourself, I’d be happy to read your take on things.

    I once heard somewhere how fitting it is that the Arabic language was selected as the language of the Holy Qur’an, and how it is the only language that would do justice to accurately portray both the vastness and precision of the message of Allah for all time. Fast forward to the coming of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as), and the majority of his great writings are in the Urdu language. As are the writings of his successors. Of particular note is the delivery of the Friday and Jalsa Salana sermons of the Caliph that is broadcast internationally, which is also in Urdu. Keeping in mind that mash’Allah the community goes to great effort in translating many writings/sermons in a number of languages, my questions are as follows:

    1. Is there something about the Urdu language that makes it distinctly unique to the Ahmadi message?
    2. Are there reasons other than tradition and cultural background as to why all the Caliphs utilise Urdu as their main language for the message of Islam-e-Ahmadiyyat?
    3. In the possible future event of an elected Caliph not being of Indo-Pakistani origin (Allah knows best), will he be required to adopt the Urdu language as his primary?

    I already have some of the answers to the above in my head, but not a clear picture overall. Any assistance would be of great help.

  14. Does anyone remember the Mr. Ilyas Sattar’s US$ 250,000 challenge on some anti Ahmadi website? it was there for 5-6 years. When one of our brothers answered his question, he rephrased the challenge. Anyway, the answer was given but do you honestly think there was a reward? There are no terms or conditions.

    Question is can anyone find that challenge now? Looks like it has been taken down.

    The reward for accepting the Messiah will be far greater Nemo.

  15. Those so called sects are taken from websites right? Anyone can create a website and it call a branch of Islam, Ahmadiyyat etc etc

    Do you honestly believe they have a fan base? I personally believe they were created by individuals who might have had a bad experience somewhere along the lines.

  16. Salam. Here is a discussion on Alhuda forum dealing with the same subject.

    http://rahehuda.mta.tv/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=31&id=4335&limit=20&limitstart=20&Itemid=107

    I dont know if you can read Urdu, if you do then it may be easier to get the gist. But if not then the answer by Sarmad sb is very apt which I reproduce here

    Sarmad wrote :- Like the 72 deviated sects of Jews, today the deviated 72 sects of Muslims are also used to take things too literally. They demand us to show them things literally. Since, these are non-Ahmadis who overemphasize on taking things too literally therefore we must ask them to FIRST show us a ROPE OF ALLAH PHYSICALLY HANGING FROM SKY TO WHICH THEY ARE HOLDING FIRMLY! (Al-Quran 3:103). They Must also show their Mullahs walking on Streets wearing their spouse as GARMEMNTS (Al-Quran 2:187). They can demand us to show everything in literal sense ONLY IF THEY THEMSELVES COULD DO SO.

    These were/are Jews who also rejected their Messiah based on their habit of taking things/prophecies too literally. Our Beloved Prophet (saw) had WARNED that 72 sects of Muslims are also going to EACTLY follow the footsteps of Jews. For documentary evidence of 100% & AMAZING similarities of 72 sects of Jews & 72 sects of Muslims please watch following video.

  17. Some people have different opinions and there are some groups that split away. The fact that this has happened is of no consequence. In almost all instances the people or ”groups” are made up of just a handful of people.

  18. Jazakallah, just one final question on this topic if I may. I was wondering if indeed Ahmadiyya has split into more than two sects (http://www.secondhandislam.co.uk/the-73rd-sect.php). Have they ‘misinformed’ us about:

    -Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen
    -Anwar-Ul Islam Movement Of Nigeria
    -Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam
    -Green Ahmadiyya
    -Indonesians who believe HMGA was just a teacher
    -The Ahmadiyya Reform Movement
    -Al-Ahmadiyyat

    (the last one looks fake to me due to the very recent comments from questionable user names). Anyway I wasn’t aware of these ‘sects’ before.

  19. There have been many challenges issued against the Jama’at and many challenges issued against the opponents. This is not an official blog and so I could not advise you as to where the Jama’at will or will not refute those arguments. You are free to call the Rah-e-Huda show and ask them or write to the Jama’at.

  20. Ten looks good – the new number of comments bought me here. Haven’t been on this site for a long while so was pleasantly surprised to see so many posts in quick succession in answer to so many common allegations against the jamaat. Mashallah mashallah, everyone working on this blog is doing an amazing job. I’m so pleased to see all the answers up there. May Allah continue to bless all your efforts; may He prove your work to be fruitful in this life and the Hereafter, inshallah.

    Please keep up the good work everyone. You are guiding the misguided, and refreshing the knowledge of the ‘common’ Ahmadi Muslims too (like me!)

    Jazakamullah all!!

  21. Jazakallah, I don’t know where to post this, but is it possible to increase the number of “recent comments”. At the moment there are only three and sometimes people make so many comments it becomes quite difficult to check back. Hope I’m not asking too much.

  22. Alhamdulillah, done. You guys are persistent! Only so many hours in the day – and, Alhamdulillah, Almighty Allah makes them beneficial hours. Let me know what you think and please keep sending me links to new allegations.

  23. The list is getting a bit too long? I was wondering if you could separate the list into categories, I.e. refutations with regards to the writings of the Promised Messiah (as), prophecies, social issues etc.
    And maybe alphabetically too or date wise?

    Good idea?

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