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June 25th, 2016

Pharaoh and Z.A. Bhutto

"And Pharaoh said: Chiefs, I know no god for you besides myself; so kindle a fire for me, Hāmān, on (bricks of) clay, then prepare for me a lofty building, so that I may obtain knowledge of the God of Moses, and surely I think him a liar." (The Quran, 28:38)

Pharaoh = Z.A. Bhutto.
Chiefs = His ministers
"I know no god for you besides myself" — expresses accurately what he thought about himself.
Hāmān = Yahya Bakhtiar
lofty building = Pakistan National Assembly
Moses = Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
God of Moses = His beliefs

"And he was unjustly proud in the land, he and his armies, and they thought that they would not be brought back to Us. So We caught hold of him and his armies, then We cast them into the sea, and see what was the end of the wrongdoers." (28:39-40)

3 Responses to “Pharaoh and Z.A. Bhutto”

  1. Is this finally an acknowledgement by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Group that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet. 

  2. June 25th, 2016 at 10:26 am
    From Zahid Aziz:

    No, Mr Ali, it is not. Does my comment also mean that Z.A. Bhutto actually claimed to be god, saying there is no god except me?

    Righteous persons other than prophets can find themselves persecuted in the same way as prophets, or indeed in other situations that prophets faced. In many hadith reports, the Holy Prophet has likened certain of his companions to certain prophets.

    Your comment only shows your narrow reading. Otherwise you would have found in many writings of Muslims that such parallels are drawn, without implying that the person involved was a prophet.

    Z.A. Bhutto was not Pharaoh, but only had certain similarities with him. He was not actually a claimant to godhead and is not buried in a pyramid. Likewise Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's life had some similarities to the life of Moses.

    The prayer of Moses in 28:24 is recommended to be said by all Muslims when in need: "My Lord, I stand in need of whatever good You may send to me." It doesn't mean they are claiming to be prophets.

  3. June 26th, 2016 at 4:05 am
    From Zahid Aziz:

    We request our old contributor Mr Ali to join in (or alternatively find fault with) the following prayers which Maulana Muhammad Ali urged upon members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Miovement to say during Ramadan:


    We assure him that Allah, to Whom these prayers are addressed, is not a Lahori Ahmadi.