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August 8th, 2007

Objection to not performing the Hajj

In a talk reported in Badr, 8th August 1907, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad answered an objection of the opponent Ulama that he had not gone to perform the Hajj. He said:

“It is with evil intent that these people raise this objection. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, lived in Madina for ten years. It was only a couple of days’ journey from Makka, but he did not perform the Hajj in those years. He was in a position to make arrangements for transport etc. However, the condition for performing the Hajj is not only that you should have enough resources. It is also necessary that there should be no danger of any trouble and there should exist the means for reaching there and performing the Hajj in security.

Considering that the savage-minded Ulama are even in this country issuing verdicts that I deserved to be killed, and showing no fear of the authorities, there is nothing they would not do there. But why are they concerned that I have not performed the Hajj? If I were to perform the Hajj, will they consider me a Muslim? Will they join my Movement? If all these Ulama give a sworn affirmation that if I perform the Hajj they will all repent on my hand and join my Movement and be my followers, then I will go and perform the Hajj. God the Most High will create the means for us which facilitate it, so that the mischief of the Maulvis is removed.

It is not good to raise objections unjustly with evil intent. This objection of theirs applies even to the Holy Prophet because he only performed the Hajj in his last year.”

One Response to “Objection to not performing the Hajj”

  1. August 9th, 2007 at 4:33 am
    From Abdul Momin:

    Sorry to be a bit off topic. But this talk reported in Badr on August 8, 1907 is nearly 6 years after the publication of Aik Ghalti Ka Azala and the supposed claim of prophethood by HMGA in that tract. Why on earth were the opponent Ulama objecting to HMGA about not performing Hajj? Surely if he was a claimant to prophethood they would never have allowed him to set foot in Mecca, much less ask him why he was not performing Hajj. There would have been no doubts in their mind whether HMGA was a Muslim or not. Since being given non-Muslim status, does anyone object to Ahmadis not performing Hajj?

    The purpose of my comment is not to taunt anyone, but for all those who claim that HMGA changed or enhanced his status from a non-prophet to that of a prophet in Aik Ghalti Ka Azala, this should be serious food for thought.


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