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August 31st, 2010

Khawaja Ghulam Fareed sahib of Chachran

Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.

Khawaja Ghulam Fareed of Chachiran, in Southern Punjab, Pakistan was saint of great standing. He was in contact with Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (HMGA) sahib. HMGA has published correspondence between the two in his books. Similarly, Khawaja Ghulam Fareed sahib also praised HMGA and wrote about his truthfulness and believed in his (HMGA) divine appointment (i.e. Mamur-min-Allah), in his books.

BBC on-line Urdu site has blog by Wasat-ullah Khan. He has written on the towns in which Khawaja sahib was born and was buried. He has also posted couple of photos. I’m saddened to read Khawaja sahib’s library is damaged in current floods.

Link to BBC news

5 Responses to “Khawaja Ghulam Fareed sahib of Chachran”

  1. August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    The book in which Khwaja Ghulam Fareed mentioned Hazrat Mirza sahib is called Isharat-i Fareedi, compiled by his son in Persian. When this book was much later on translated into Urdu and published in Pakistan (in the 1970s), a long preface was added saying that the favourable references to Hazrat Mirza sahib have been removed because they were inserted by a Qadiani agent who had infiltrated into the Khwaja sahib’s disciples.

    If you want a hearty laugh, just read this Preface. Its chief argument is: How could Khwaja sahib have praised Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who was a false prophet? In other words, they assume that he was (God forbid) false, and then argue that Khwaja sahib could not have praised him.

    Another argument is this. A judge in Bahawalpur (area where Khwaja sahib lived) declared Ahmadis as non-Muslim in a judgment in the 1950s. Subsequently, after the judge’s death, a member of Khwaja sahib’s movement saw the judge in a dream, sitting in paradise. The judge asked him: Do you know why Allah has blessed me with paradise? The man said: why? The judge said: I have been rewarded because I declared Ahmadis as non-Muslim in a court case.

    This is the level of arguments in that Preface.

  2. September 23rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    From T.P. Rabeeullah:

    Dear friends, May peace and blessings of Allah be upon you. Ameen.

    When one see the hatred, against Ahmadis, and the violence perpetrated against them in the name of Islam, one shudders to know the harm the so called Muslims have done to Islam.

    One may believe Ahmadis as Muslims or otherwise. It is their choice. Whatever arguments these people may have against Ahmadis, one thing is evident about these people: hatred and violence is their religion.

  3. Excellent Post, thanks for sharing.

  4. I presume, subsequently the Bahawalpur verdict was overturned by a higher court. Woe to that judge. He must be roting in the hell!


  5. At this link I have placed the section of  ten pages from the English translation of Mujaddid-i Azam (biography of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) covering his correspondence with Khwaja Ghulam Fareed in the 1890's.

    After Khwaja Ghulam Fareed died, Hazrat Mirza sahib wrote about him as follows in his book Haqiqat-ul-Wahy (published 1907):

    “To sum up, God had granted Khwaja Ghulam Fareed a spiritual light by which he could distinguish between a truthful one and a liar at one glance. May God envelope him in mercy, and grant him a place near Him — Ameen.” (Haqiqat al-Wahy, p. 209)

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