An e-mail came to our website address from someone called Ahmed Toson, a member of the Qadiani Jamaat in Egypt. I responded, which then led to further exchanges.
At this link you can read our correspondence.
I have decided to make it public because I found the following statements and questions by Ahmed Toson to be grossly opposed to the writings of the Promised Messiah:
“However , Allah never ask from us to believe in mojadedon and mohadeson, never sent them to accomplish the prophet’s missions , mojadedon never declared that they have sent from Allah to the people ,, never people been punished if reject the mojadedon
– Why Allah decided to sent the mojadeden to accomplish the prophets missions and change his habit ” sona ” ? do you think Allah may continue in changing his sonas and decide to come in the form of humans?
– Are there any verses from the Quran ask people to believe in mojadedon or mohadeson if declared that the god sent them?”
(His argument from this is that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet.)
To see just how Ahmed Toson’s view about mujaddids and muhaddases is totally against the teachings of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, please read the following sections of his book Shahadat-ul-Quran:
I quote below some extracts, in order, from the above links.
But you will observe that Ahmed Toson has very cleverly tried to bar me from quoting from the Promised Messiah by saying:
“So every beliefs or words that conflict with the holy Quran should be rejected and any beliefs should be accepted from the quran and because of that I have asked you to reinforce your beliefs about the promised messiah PBUH that he was a mojadid and mohaddes from the Quran and prove that he wasn’t a heresy ” bedaa ” but you chose instead to tell the promised messiah statements and which we believe that you understand it in a wrong way according to the book ” Ayk Ghalati Ka Izala “.
Ahmed Toson wanted me to answer his questions from the Quran only. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has already answered them in his book which he entitled Shahadat-ul-Quran (‘Testimony or Evidence of the Quran’)!
Extracts from Shahadat-ul-Quran:
(In the context of this discussion, I have slightly amended below my own earlier translation as given in the above links.)
— according to the Divine custom (sunnat-ullah), that can only happen if there come, from time to time, deputies of the Holy Prophet (na’ib rasul) possessing all the blessings of messengership by way of image, having been granted all the favours given to the prophets.
— The word khalifa has been adopted to indicate that they shall be heirs of the Holy Prophet and partake of his blessings, as used to happen in the earlier ages; the faith shall be revived at their hands and security shall be established after the prevalence of fear, i.e. they shall come at times when there would be disruption in the house of Islam. Then, after their coming, those who rebel against them would be the evil-doers and the wicked. This is a reply to the point raised by some ignorant people who ask, Is it obligatory upon us to acknowledge the saints (auliya)? God says that certainly it is obligatory, and those who oppose them are transgressors, if they die in the state of opposition.
— when, after the passage of a period of time, the dust of corrupted notions settles upon the holy teachings, and the face of the pure truth is hidden, then to show that beautiful face there come mujaddids, muhaddases and spiritual khalifas.
— Unfortunately however, the critic does not understand that mujaddids and spiritual khalifas are needed by the Muslim people in the same way as were the prophets required from ancient times.
— It should also be remembered that for every age the conclusive proving of the case for Islam takes place in a different sense, and the mujaddid of the time comes with the powers, faculties and qualities upon which depends the reformation of the prevalent evils. God will ever continue to do this, as long as He pleases, so that signs of righteousness and reform remain in the world. These matters are not without proof; on the contrary, repeated observations testify to them.
— And to say that it is not obligatory to believe in the mujaddids is to deviate from the command of God because He says: “And whoever disbelieves after this, they are the transgressors” (24:55), i.e. after the sending of the khalifas, whoever remains a denier of them, he is among the transgressors.
— To say that the Quran and the Hadith are sufficient for us, and that association with the righteous is not necessary, is itself against the Quranic teaching because Almighty God says: “And be with the truthful ones [sadiqin, plural of sadiq]” — (9:119). … the “truthful ones” are the prophets, messengers, muhaddases and the completely perfect holy men (auliya kamil), upon whom heavenly light fell and who saw God Almighty in this very world with the eye of certainty.
— And the mujaddid whose work bears striking similarity to the appointed task of one of the apostles, is called by the name of that apostle in the sight of God.
— Now it has been proved from the Holy Quran that in this blessed Muslim nation a system of perpetual khilafat has been established in the manner and likeness of the one which was established in the dispensation of Moses, and there is merely a verbal difference to the effect that at that time, for the support of the Mosaic religion, there used to arise prophets, but now muhaddases come.
— For this reason, the mujaddid of this century came in the likeness of Jesus, and was called the Promised Messiah because of intense similarity.
— so it was that our Holy Prophet was also granted servants of the law who, in accordance with the hadith “The learned ones among my followers are like the prophets of the Israelites”, were Divinely inspired (mulham) and muhaddas.
— If it is said that in the Mosaic order those who were raised for the advocacy of the faith were prophets, and Jesus was also a prophet, the reply is that the prophet (nabi) and the muhaddas are on a par in terms of being sent (mursal). Just as God has called prophets as mursal, so has He termed muhaddases as mursal.
— …by “messengers” (rusul) are meant those who are sent, whether such a one is an apostle (rasul), prophet (nabi) or muhaddas. As our Master and Messenger, may peace and the blessings of God be upon him, is the khatam al-anbiya, and after him there cannot come any prophet, for this reason muhaddases take the place of prophets in this religious system.