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— latest, 25th April 2016: Allah Who? An Evolutionary Perspective
Refuting the gross distortion and misrepresentation of the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad and Islam, made by the critics of Islam
The following are four examples of such use of the word rasul ('messenger') in Sahih Bukhari:
1. In a long narration in Bukhari, a Companion of the Holy Prophet, Ka‘b ibn Mālik, relates:
“When forty out of the fifty nights elapsed, then the rasul of the rasul of Allah came to me…”
— Book: Expeditions (Maghāzī), hadith number 4418.
Here a messenger sent by the Holy Prophet is described as his rasul.
2. During his last illness the Holy Prophet sent a message to Hazrat Abu Bakr to lead the prayer, as he was too weak to come out. It is related:
“The messenger (rasul) went to Abu Bakr and said: The Messenger of Allah (rasul-ullah) orders you to lead the people in the prayer.”
— Book: Call to Prayer (Adhān), hadith number 687.
Again a messenger sent by the Holy Prophet is called a rasul.
3. A man describes his meeting with Hazrat Uthman when the latter was Khalifa. He says:
“Then the messenger (rasul) of Uthman came and I went to him (i.e., to Uthman)…”
— Book: Excellences of the Companions (Faḍā’il Aṣḥāb), hadith number 3696.
Here a messenger sent by a Muslim ruler is called a rasul.
4. There is a famous incident that the Holy Prophet, shortly after taking up his mission, climbed the Safa mountain and called upon all the clans of the Quraish to assemble around him. He asked them if they would believe him if he were to tell them that he could see an enemy on its way to attack them, and they replied that they would believe him as they knew him to be truthful. It is stated in hadith relating to this event:
“Any clan which could not come sent its messenger (rasul) to see what it was.”
— Book: Commentary on the Quran, in explanation of 26:214, hadith number 4770.
Evidently, these observers sent by the clans, each observer being called a rasul, were unbelievers.
The following is an example from the Hadith collection Abu Dawud. The event mentioned in this hadith is very well known.
“When the Messenger of Allah decided to send Mu‘adh [ibn Jabal] to Yaman [as Governor], he asked him how he would decide cases. Mu‘adh replied: ‘By the Book of Allah’. He asked: ‘But if you do not find [any direction] in it’. He replied: ‘Then by the practice (Sunnah) of the Messenger of Allah’. ‘But if you do not find [any direction] in the Sunnah’, he asked. ‘Then I will exercise my judgment and spare no effort’, Mu‘adh replied.
The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Praise be to Allah Who has granted the messenger (rasul) of His Messenger (rasul) what pleases the Messenger of Allah (rasul-ullah) ’.”
— Abu Dawud, book: Office of the Judge (al-aqḍiyah), ch. 11, hadith number 3592.
Here the Holy Prophet himself has described a Companion, whom he is sending, as rasul of the rasul of Allah.
— Zahid Aziz
Here is the link to the text of my talk last Sunday 3rd April 2016 at Muhammad Anwar Shaheed Day, who was Imam at the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Centre, 1982-1986. Muhammad Anwar was shot dead on 9th April 1986 while visiting Guyana by a fanatic who believed that by killing an Ahmadi he was conducting jihad and serving Islam.
Also at the same function last Sunday, an article on this incident was read out which was written in 1986 as an editorial by Choudhry Masud Akhtar in The Islamic Review. The text of this editorial is given below.
Imam Anwar Shaheed — The Martyr of Guyana
by Ch. Masud Akhtar
From The Islamic Review, California, USA, June-July 1986
(Slightly abridged version of the original)
Our hearts bleed at the assassination of our United Kingdom missionary, the late Imam Muhammad Anwar Shaheed at Georgetown, Guyana, in April. We hope all sane persons will join us in condemnation of this brutal, pre-planned and conspiratorial murder.
It is tragic that some wolves in the garb of clerics go about in the world of religion even in this era of civilisation and enlightenment. We know of no scripture which teaches murder, arson, looting and rape simply on account of a difference of opinion in religious matters. It is borne out by history that in spite of no scripture permitting compulsion in matters of belief, the establishment clerics in various eras have been sowing seeds of hatred and prejudice in the minds of their followers against their fellow human beings in the very name of God and Religion. Even presently, we Ahmadis and many other religious groups are being persecuted in many lands at the behest and call of the so-called fundamentalists whose ranks are swelled with the pseudo-religionists, the so-called establishment ‘ulama.
Day in and day out, they exhort their ignorant followers to commit criminal acts against those who do not agree with their viewpoint in religious beliefs. Little do they realise that if all religious groups acted on the rules followed by these criminals, then millions of heads, including theirs, would roll in the dust overnight. By their black deeds, they in fact bring their religion into disrepute and do not render any service to God or the religion itself.
Religion, no doubt, is and can prove to be a fortifying force for humanity, but only if the establishment clerics let free the harmonising teachings of the religion, based on love, compassion and understanding. It is high time that the professional priests and establishment clerics, who have hitherto ruled in the arena of religion as more powerful than God Himself, make way for God and the word of God. For the survival of the human race, it is essential that this usurping of power by the establishment clerics in the name of God and the religion should end, or else the religion that they stand for will drown along with them. Today's mankind can ill-afford any forces of hatred, prejudice and divisiveness, even if these be in the name of religion. The hard choice we have to make is between establishment clerical-ism or religion as a force of unity.
For us, the matter is crystal clear. The late Imam Anwar Shaheed laid down his life in the path of preserving freedom of conscience. Freedom of conscience is a gift of God to mankind. Honourable and righteous persons at different junctures of history have preserved this freedom, even by paying the price of laying down their lives. If it was not so, then truth, justice, righteousness and true religion would have been completely wiped out from the earth. If the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, and his companions had not made supreme sacrifices by suffering at the hands of their torturers for the sake of upholding the truth, the world would not have been enlightened by the light of the beautiful teachings of Islam.
Again, Iman Hussain and seventy-two family members of the Prophet’s family laid down their lives for the preservation of the freedom of conscience rather than submitting to the tyrannical forces of injustice. Thus they have lit up the path of human freedom, which serves as a lighthouse for the forces of freedom for all ages. The state and the establishment clerics had joined hands in murdering Imam Hussain and his family members, as they have joined hands against us today. Imam Hussain is a symbol of freedom and righteousness for all freedom fighters, whereas Yazid and his partisan ulama are a symbol of evil and injustice. This war between Hussainiyat and Yazidiyat is an ever-continuing process. We are following in the footsteps of Imam Hussain by being ready to suffer even our lives for the sake of preserving our freedom of conscience and not submitting to the forces of evil. The ultimate victory of the forces of truth and righteousness lies in our willingness to smilingly suffer all adversities and afflictions in the cause of the religion of Allah. The martyrdom of Imam Anwar is just evidence of our convictions and dedication in the cause we espouse. He is just one more victim of Yazidiyat, just another star on the path of Hussainiyat. By embracing death in the cause of Allah, he attained life eternal.
May Allah bless his soul.
Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.
There are many kinds of Jihad e,g. Jihad against one’s own bad habits, thoughts and actions; Jihad against illiteracy; Jihad against poverty in society; Jihad against injustice in society etc. HMGA never opposed it, rather encouraged it. Then there is another Jihad that is to protect political and geographical boundaries of a country, like Pakistan Armed Forces defending the land, air and sea boundaries of Pakistan. HMGA never opposed it. Contrary to that, he predicted in 1905 that military attack on later West Pakistan will be defeated which happened in 1965.
It is Jihad in name of religion that HMGA declared Haram (forbidden). He gave reasons that now the situation in world is not that endangers Islam, and now the time warrants propagation and defense of Islam in a peaceful, tolerant way by preaching and distributing high quality literature. His opponents to this day accuse him of abrogating an important tenet of Islam. People used to question how he could use such a strong word. HMGA perhaps gave such a strong edict under influence of Divine thought. Hundred years after HMGA we see how ‘Religious Jihad’ has harmed Islam more than anything in its entire fourteen hundred years plus history. In last fifteen years terrorism is done on name of religion by Muslims around the world. This includes terrorism done in European capitals and in Muslim countries, latest one is in Lahore, Pakistan where Christians are killed. Muslim world cannot eradicate this evil among their fellow believers until and unless they unequivocally declare ‘Religious Jihad’ Haram (unlawful).
Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.
Mehmudi Lawyer Mujeeb-ur-Rehman is a LIAR.
Mehmudi (Qadianis who hold belief that their Qadiani Khalifa 2 Mirza Mehmood Ahmad was a “Musleh Mahud”) talk very highly of their organization member Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Pakistan Supreme Court lawyer. Today I came across youtube clip. After seeing this clip, and knowing about his poor performance in Mehmudi Jamaat cases in Pakistan Shariat Court, it is more appropriate to call him a Mehmudi Liar.
In following clip Mujeeb-ur-Rehman LIAR is giving ‘fight on khilafat’ as the reason for split in 1914 in Ahmadiyya Jamaat of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Mujjaddid of 14th Islamic Century.
Why a small Group (Lahori Ahmadies) was separated from Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in 1914.flv
This is the question I pose: How then did this happen which is described in this link?
Remember that in this account, Maulana Sadr-ud-Din was talking to General Sir Alfred Keogh, Director-General of the War Office, London, and General Sir Edmund Barrow, Military Secretary at the War Office. How did Maulana Sadr-ud-Din so boldly and bluntly put to these high and mighty generals the case for proper funeral rites and burial or cremation in England for Indian soldiers according to their religions? And note the great concern he showed for Muslim soldiers, for their treatment in military hospitals, and for proper Islamic janaza and burial for the dead conducted by himself.
Just in these incidents, Maulana Sadr-ud-Din did more for Muslims than the entire Pakistan National Assembly of 1974 ever did. And this was the Assembly in front of which he had to appear (aged 92 years) to prove that he was a Muslim!
Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.
In Dawn online January 27, 2016 there is a blog article 'How a Muslim-Jewish Romance Shapped One of India's Biggest Pharma Giants'.
Here is info that i like to share with readers:
One day in 1925, Hamied joined some friends on a lake cruise near Berlin. One of the passengers on the boat was a young woman named Luba Derczanska. Luba was born in Wilno in Russian Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) and had come to Berlin to study. From their first meeting, the romance between Abdul Hamied and Luba Derczanska blossomed.
In 1928, Hamied married Luba in Berlin’s only mosque, and the following year they were again married in the Choral Synagogue in Wilno and the marriage was “solemnised” at a Register Office in London.
An e-mail with the above subject line was received at our website e-mail account.
Dear all ,
I am an ahmadi muslim , wish to ask you few questions that from your site I got the info that you are against the current Ahmadiyya leadership of Khalifa as he wants a blind obedience of his order, don't you think its a very natural and obvious that if you are under a jamat you have to follow the rules and regulations of it and its quiet obvious that those rules must be made by the khalifa of jamat only .
At the time of Muhammad (sa:) his followers undoubtedly follow him and never asked any question against his leadership and this is the true spirit of islam . The followers of true islam will never ask a single question on His leadership as the leader and his guidance is divine and not made in the world as the decision is taken at the sky and its not his own mental decision but the decision of Allah is getting circulated by him as the Jamat is not a organisation by some learned people well organised by a team but it is the team of Allah Himself .
We Ahmadis are the blessed one who undoubtedly accepted the Masiha Imam Mahedi and I find your organisation is lucky enough that you have accepted the Imam Mahadi but I feel sad seeing that your organization again left behind by disagreeing with Khalifa and his authority as said by Imam mahedi that some branches of my tree(jamat) will be dried and fallen down .
I want to oppose on your statement that Ahmadis said all are Kafir except them , we never declared or given fatwa to anyone as Kafir and we do believe in kalema LA ILAHA ILALLAH HU MAHAMADUR RASULULLAH and we never said and believe less than it or more than it .
On your site you people said you are like other muslims believe in Qur'an and prophet Muhammad we do believe the same and we have accepted the Imam mahedi and the divine Khilafat to rescue the whole world till the last and lead our lives according to His guidance .
I feel there are two types of muslims in the world one is Ahmadi who obey the Khalifa and other who don't obey the Ahmadiyya Jamat and its Khalifa .
I pray that all of us may receive hedayet of Allah .
Ataul Monem Ahmad
Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.
I am sure Mehmudis present Lahori-Ahmadis beliefs to American.
In recent weeks Mehmudis (Qadianis who believe QK2 Mirza Mehmud Ahmad was “Musleh Mahud”) have started outreach to Americans to remove misconceptions about Islam. In their presentations and conversations they must be presenting “their” beliefs. I am sure the only beliefs that can keep them within fold of Islam and acceptable to Americans as true presentation of Islam are Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement beliefs.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib, based on his ilham, had foretold us that how his biological progeny will go astray in matters of their beliefs and character, but finally will correct their wrong ways. With Mehmudis presentation of LAM beliefs as THEIR belief, I see initial sign of fulfillment of HMGA prediction. I pray for fulfilment of this prediction sooner than later. Ameen.
Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.
For purposes of law and administration Ahmadis are non-Muslim minority in Pakistan. Today Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif addressed a Hindus gathering on occasion of their religious festival of Diwali. His gesture was highly appreciated in news media. Commentators praised and used words such as this is what founder of Pakistan wanted, and today his speech reminds us of vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. At the same time comparison between NS and Narendra Modi were drawn. Comparisons were drawn to highlight how tolerant and caring for minorities Pakistani PM is versus Indian PM. Fine. I agree so far. But question is whether PM NS is himself a fair person and Pakistani society is fair society that gives PM confidence to speak fairly in his speech? PM NS while presenting himself as PM of ALL of Pakistanis mentioned names of all minorities in Pakistan i.e. Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, and Parsis EXCEPT Ahmadis. I don’t think PM was counting Ahmadis among Muslims, rather reality is that he could NOT even verbally say that he considers himself PM of Pakistani Ahmadis too. What a height of intolerance in Pakistan.
Please watch following video clip at 00:28:55