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April 3rd, 2010

1937: Opponents wreck Lahore Ahmadiyya meeting about Holy Prophet

In March 1937 the Lahore Ahmadiyya Jama`at organised a public meeting at Mochi Gate in Lahore, for the sole purpose of honouring the Holy Prophet Muhammad by drawing attention to the prophecies about him in earlier scriptures. The first edition of Mithaq-un-Nabiyyin (later known in English as Muhammad in World Scriptures) had just been published.

The anti-Ahmadiyya groups arrived and asked that their reciter of the Quran be allowed to open the meeting with a recitation. The organisers felt that if they refused, the opponents would say that Ahmadis don’t respect the Quran and a riot would start. So they let their reciter start reciting.

As was the opponents’ plan, having started reciting the reciter simply wouldn’t stop! It was intended by them that he would take up all the time of the meeting with his recitation, some 3 hours. Eventually when he was asked to stop, the anti-Ahmadiyya groups broke into a riot, claiming that Ahmadis were preventing recitation of the Quran. They smashed the lights, threw stones, jumped on the stage. Even in those pre-partition days, the police did nothing to stop this. The function was wrecked. The Muslim newspapers of Lahore expressed pride at this disruption.

It was actually the anti-Ahmadiyya groups who were abusing the Quran by using it as a ploy for their own ends. The same tactics can be seen now, when they use ‘love of Islam’ or ‘love of the Holy Prophet’ merely as a false cover for their hooliganism.

2 Responses to “1937: Opponents wreck Lahore Ahmadiyya meeting about Holy Prophet”

  1. Hypocrisy: “a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion” [Merriam Webster]

    The above incidence is an open and shut case of hypocrisy.

    Quranic principles are applicable till eternity. With this, read the following verses in light of the incidence posted above. Clearly, the hypocrites confronting Prophet Muhammad and his message are no different than the hypocrites confronting the last Mujaddid Ahmad and his mission:

    2:10.  In their hearts was a disease (of hypocrisy), and Allâh has increased their disease (by making Islam triumphant). A woeful punishment awaits them because of their persistent lies.

    2:11. When it is said to them, `Do not disturb the peace of the land (by hypocritical tactics),’ they say, `We are simply setting things right (and so helping the cause of peace).’

    2:12. Beware! they alone are the peace breakers, but they do not perceive (its evil consequences).

    2:13. And when it is said to them, `Believe as (other) people (- Companions of the Prophet) believed,’ they say, `Shall we believe as the weak-minded have believed?’ Beware! it is they only who are weak-minded, but they do not know (this fact).

    2:14. And when they meet those who have believed they say, `We (too) have believed.’ But when they are alone with their ring-leaders they say, `We are, in reality, with you, we were simply making light of them (- the believers).’

    As continuation of Allah’s law of requital, the end of hypocrites is the same. Before it were the Abdullah bin Ubbai and his compatriots, now are the Mullahs and their likes:

    2:15. Allâh will bring down disgrace upon them and will let them continue in their (ways of) transgression. They are blindly wandering.

    2:16. It is they who have preferred misguidance to guidance, but their bargain has fetched no profit, nor they are rightly guided.

    2:17. Their case is like the case of a person who kindled a fire (in darkness) but no sooner did it light up their surroundings than Allâh took away their light and left them in different kinds of darkness, (in a state in which) they could see nothing.

    2:18. (They are) deaf, dumb, (and) blind, so they will not return (to the right path).

    2:19. Or (the case of some of the hypocrites is) like (the case of those who are hit by) heavy downpour from the clouds wherein there are different kinds of darkness, thunder and lightning. They plug their ears with their fingers against the thunder-claps fearing death. And Allâh encompasses the disbelievers (to punish them).

    2:20. The lightning (being so intensely dazzling) may well-nigh snatch away their sight. As often as it flashes for them they walk (a few steps) in it (- its light), and when it darkens against them they come to a halt. Indeed, if Allâh had so willed He would have taken away their hearing and their sight. Allâh is indeed Possessor of power to do all that He will.

    I just cannot ignore the ill begetting ill in history and the present day world of Mullah-ism. May Allah save them and us all.
    [The Holy Quran – Allamah Nooruddin]

  2. In 1937 opponents of Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement (LAM) wrecked meeting in which Mithaq-un-Nabiyyin (later known in English as Muhammad in World Scriptures) by Maulana Abdul Haq Vidyarthi sahib was also planned to be introduced to general public including Muslims.
    Today LAM and Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib’s opponents publish the same book. In fact in meetings, in which Dr. Zakir Naik recites quotes from this book, are attended by thousands of Muslims. Peace TV telecasts these meeting, and millions of Muslims get to hear sections of this book.
    In 1937 perhaps less than 5 thousands people may have heard excerpts from this book. And today perhaps over 50 million have heard it. Allah-O-Akbar.
    Truth always wins at the end.

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