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Archive for March, 2009

“New light on story of Banu Qurayza and Jews of Medina”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The following link has been submitted by my friend Omar Raja.

New Light on the Story of Banu Qurayza and the Jews of Medina, by W. N. ARAFAT

From Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland,(1976), pp. 100-107.

Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din solves the case of the wall for Promised Messiah

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Submitted by Bashir.

For some reason or the other Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (KK) is not given the credit that he deserves in terms of a court case that he solved in 1901. I came across this information while researching a different matter. I was sifting through the pages of Tadhkirah where I found this:

“Then the time of judgment came and our lawyer Khwaja Kamaluddin thought of looking up the index of the record of the previous case. When he did so he discovered something entirely unexpected. The order in the previous case had found that the piece of land on which the wall was now constructed was in the possession not only of Imam-ud-Din but also of Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, my father. The lawyer realized at once that this was a crucial factor in our support which would win our case for us.” (Haqeeqatul Wahi, pp. 271-272).

Immediately, I checked Maulana Dard’s book “Life of Ahmad” for further details. Dard’s book is the most comprehensive book on the life of HMGA, he thoroughly explored almost every detail in the life of HMGA. I realized something, Dard had hidden the name of the person who solved the case. Dard appears to have a grudge against the aaiil. Dard writes:

“So in fulfilment of these words another record was incidently discovered by Ahmad’s representatives which proved that Imam Din was not in sole possession of the site under dispute.”

I checked various other books to see if KK had ever been given credit for solving this case, I couldn’t find anything to affirm this. I checked the book by Ian Adamson, I checked HMBMA’s book about the life of HMGA, I also checked M. ali’s book about the founder.

I didn’t check Tehrik-e-Ahmadiyya, the one by M. ali and the one by Dost Muhammad. The data should be there.

My conclusion is that the AMI writers have suppressed this information in an attempt to hide the glory of KK. Maulana Dard referred to the person who solved the case as a representative. I think that this may have been the first case where KK had exhibited his expertise, after this KK represented HMGA in most of his court cases.

Unfortunately the aaiil hasn’t glorified this achievement by KK either. Maybe it was overlooked by them as it has been overlooked by all Ahmadis. This information only appears in one English book. I hope the aaiil researches this matter further and publishes a detailed article that appropriately gives KK the credit that he deserves.

Jewish allegation against Holy Prophet Muhammad

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.

A favorite allegation of Jews on Rasul Allah (s.a.w.) is that he ordered “massacre” of Jews in Medina, after Battle of the Trench. And in this regard they produce quotes from Sira books (biographies of Rasul Allah) by Muslim historians.

So far I have come across a booklet and an article in Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement literature, that refutes this and other similar allegations of atrocities by Rasul Allah and give details of what actually happened, in addition analyze circumstantial evidence that this so called “massacre of Jews” was not possible.

I will appreciate if some reader can refer me to some other source, in LAM or outside literature, in this regard. Thanks.

Alleged Atrocities of the Prophet (Muhammad):
by Maulana Muhammad Ali

A Review of The Jews of Medina By Dr. Barakat Ahmad

Wikipedia entry on Dr. Barakat Ahmad:

‘Muhammad and the Jews: a re-examination’ by Dr. Barakat Ahmad is out of print.
It will be very much appreciated if it could be made available on