Submitted by Ikram.
With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI there was a natural discussion in the Christian world about the next Pope (now since elected). Time magazine wrote in the matter – Does the Holy Spirit Choose the Pope?
Not to be left behind, the Qadianis jumped into the same foray about their own ‘Divine Khalifa’ for the mere fact that either a Christian or a Qadiani can be Divinely appointed, but not both. So, Qasim Rashid wrote on Huffington Post under – God's Man on Earth, which is essentially a self-selected and self-fulfilling statement about Qadiani dogmas.
In all fairness, the Christians at least have a standardized process to elect their Pope (see link). Can Qadianis match it, while keeping in mind that it is they who elect and not God who appoints? When was the last time a Prophet or a Mujaddid was elected? Whereas, it is the 'first' for a Divinely election for a Divine appointed by the Qadianis.
Following is the post I submitted in two parts to God's Man on Earth, which apparently has not shown up on the website yet.
The author writes – “In the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC), during the election of the Second Khalifa, a party chose to reject Khilafat. Those Muslims have since denied themselves of this Divine blessing. Those Muslims who chose to maintain spiritual allegiance to Khilafat, however, have benefited from its continued growth and guidance. "
The author probably is privy to some Divine Communication to make the above statement; else these are simply empty words of a crony to please the ‘Khalifa’ of the time. Can he qualify the benefit and loss of one party over another?
In another place the author states: “Likewise, a man of God is different than God's man on earth. A man of God is a voluntary position or status — such as the imam of a mosque. God's man on Earth, however, is an appointed position and therefore a required obligation for the one appointed.”
Of course this is the distinction for the offices of the likes of Abraham, Moses, Muhammad from those of Pharoahs and Nimrods of the time to which God testifies in His scriptures of the time by identifying the prophets by name e.g. in Torah, Evengel, Quran.
Based upon which Divine Scripture does the author make the claim – “His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the world's only Khalifa and head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, continues his lifelong Divinely appointed tenure to the office of Khilafat.”?
Can the author reproduce the statements of their Khalifas where they make the claim that that they have been Divinely appointed? The Prophets spent their lifetime to prove their Divine appointments and their success in their own lifetime is not short of a “miracle”. Can these Khalifas of AMC match those standards of Divine appointments?
There is a book out there "Man of God" about the fourth Khalifa that is widely circulated in AMC. Is the fourth Khalifa – The Man i.e. the imam of a mosque?
A curious question to the author – since Khalifas 2,3,4,5 are all blood relations, how are they different than the ‘holy lineage’ like the “Pirs” of India who run empires in the garb of Divine spirituality?
Using the word Divine does not capture or attribute the Divine-ship. The Divine-ship is in actions and accomplishments? What Divine accomplishments have been achieved by the Khalifas 2,3,4,5 that could not have been done by any other mortal?