Ahmadiyya Awarenewss Campaign
5th September 1997
In the name of Allah, the One and Only
His Love and Peaceful Blessings may eternally shower on Muhammad, Mercy for all the worlds
After whom there is no prophet.
Those who are disbelievers and die and remain infidels, upon them is the curse of Allah and of Angels and the Whole Mankind. (al-Quran 2:161)
Alterations in Holy Quran
by Mirza Ghulam of Qadian
Dr. Syed Rashid Ali
Ahmadiyya Movement and its adherents have been denying for a long time that the founder of their movement, Mirza Ghulam, has ever made any alteration in the Holy Quran. A Qadiani follower recently wrote on a usenet newsgroup, alt.religion.islam:
> And what evidence do you have that Ahmadis have changed the Qur'an,
> despite Allah Almighty promising that the Holy Qur'an will be protected
> [15:9]?? I'm telling you that the mullahs have lied to you, and I am not
> accusing them without reason. It is a fact that they tell lies. I have no
> desire to accuse anyone of anything wrong. But I know it as a fact that
> there is only one Qur'an, of 114 suras. If the Qur'an of the mullahs is
> different, well, again, our Qur'an is the one revealed by Muhammad s.a.w.
> The mullahs tell you lies. I am stating the truth. And I am fed up with
> their blatant lies. There has to be a limit, and they have crossed it and
> left it faaaar behind.
In this article, I will InshaAllah explode this myth. We will see that whether Mullahs have been lying blatantly for the last 100 years or whether there is deliberate attempt to cover-up these facts by successive generations of Qadiani/Ahmadi followers and their leaders.
Alterations can be done in several ways: Alteration in the Original Arabic textAlteration in the Meanings of QuranAlteration in the application of various Verses of Holy Quran.
Close scrutiny of the writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad tell us that he had been guilty of doing all three acts of desecration. Now let me provide proof of my statements.
Alteration in the Text of Holy Quran
To see just one proof of alteration in the text of Holy Quran, just browse to the following sites which contain scanned pages from the books of Mirza Ghulam and you will see the proof. Note that this alteration in the original text of Quran has now been corrected in the recent edition of Mirza's books;
Scanned Images: T1 | T2 | T3 | T4 | T5 | T6 | T7 | T8 | T9 | T10 | T11 | T12 | T13 |
Browse to these links and you will discover an example of such alteration in the Original Arabic Text of Holy Quran. Surfer will also notice that successive editions have retained what was written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad but with the changing atmosphere, Ahmadiyya Movement is changing its tactics. They want to cover up all the footsteps leading them away from Islam. Hence the new edition reprinted in 1984 from Islamabad in UK, under the direction of Mirza Tahir Ahmad, has altered what was written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad on the pretext that it was a typing error. Amazing that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad did not attempt to correct this typing error during his lifetime nor anyone else attempted to correct it in the last 100 years although several editions have come out of these writings. Another surprising thing is that the same error has been repeated in different books! Typist must have been very cautious to repeat the same typing error for different verses in various books.
Alteration in the Meanings of Holy Quran
There are plenty of such examples. The most famous being the verse 33:40:
"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of God, and the Seal of the Prophets: and God has full knowledge of all things."
Contrary to what Holy Prophet has told us about the Finality of Prophethood and what Muslims right from the time of Syedna Muhammad till today have consistently believed, and will continue to believe InshaAllah till the Day of Judgement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his creed tell us that: No! No! This Seal (Khatam) is not the seal of Finality of Prophethood, it is the seal of approval of future prophets.
But then, after sneaking through this back door of prophethood, Mirza Ghulam closes it again by saying:
"Blessed is he who has recognised me. Of all the paths to God I am the Last Path, and of all his Lights, I am the last Light. Unfortunate is he who forsakes me, because without me all is darkness". (Kashti-e-Nooh, Roohani Khazain, vol.19, p.61)
What do you call such a man, who steals the title Khatam-un-Nabieen from the Holy Prophet?
Another example of alteration in the meanings:
Alteration in the application of verse of Quran
Holy Quran is full of verses in which Allah is praising His Most beloved Prophet Muhammad. Those who are reading the Quran are familiar with such verses.
For example: "'Howa allzi arsala rasoolahu bil huda' He (Allah) is the one who has sent His Messenger withguidance...." (al-Quran 9:33)"'Subhan allazi asra be 'abdehee ....'Glorified be He (Allah) who took His Servant on the Journey by Night from Masjid alHaram to Masjid alAqsa...'" (al-Quran 17:1)"'qul in kuntum tuhibboonal Llaha fa al-tabe'oonee...' Say (O Muhammad!) If you really love Allah, then follow me..." (al-Quran 3:31)"'Inna fatahna laka fathun mubeena...' Verily! We have given You (O Muhammad) a menifest victory...." (al-Quran 48:1-2)"'Ya Seen wa alQuran alHakeem. Innaka la minal mursaleen....' Yaseen! By the Quran, full of wisdom. Truly You (O Muhammad) are one of the Messengers...." (al-Quran 36:1-3)"'Inna a'atainaaka alKauser...' Verily! We have granted you (O Muhammad!) a river in Paradise..." (al-Quran 108:1)"'wa Maa arsalnaaka illa Rehmatal Lil 'alameen' And We have not sent you (O Muhammad!) save as a Mercy for All the Worlds." (al-Quran 21:107)
For the last 1400 years Muslims of all schools of thoughts have unanimously agreed that these and other such verses are revealed by Allah exclusively to glorify, praise and exalt His Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad , the Prophet of Islam.
However open Haqeeqatul Wahi in volume 22 of Roohani Khazain and from pages 77 to 111 you will find a shameless plagiarization of the Quranic Text. These according to Mirza Ghulam, are samples of his revelations/inspirations. Readers who have read Holy Quran will immediately recognize the extent of wholesale plagiarization by the founder of Ahmadiyya Movement. Among them, are those exclusive verses mentioned above, revealed by Allah to glorify Holy Prophet Muhammad but Mirza had the audacity to claims that God is now revealing these verses again to praise him!
Click here for some of the scanned pages of Haqeeqatul Wahi.
Other examples: Allah sends His Wahi to Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) glorifying Him and His Companions in Holy Quran:
"'Mohammadur Rasoolullah wal lazeena m'ahoo, ashiddao 'ala alkuffare rohamao bainahum' Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. " (Al-Quran 48:29) But Mirza's WAHI informs him:
"'Mohammadur Rasoolullah wal lazeena m'ahoo, ashiddao 'ala alkuffare rohamao bainahum' in this revelation God has named me Mohammed and Messenger as well." (Roohani Khazain vol 18 p.207; Tazkirah p.94, 4th Edition) He it is Who hath sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may make it triumph over all religions. (As-Saff 61:9) (Tazkirah pp.387-388, 4th Edition)Say (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you. (Aal-Imran 3:31) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi p.82)Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire. It is but a Revelation revealed. (An-Najm 53.3-4) (Tazkirah p.378 )Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all. (Al-A'raf 7:158) (Tazkirah p.352, 4th Edition)Lo! Those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad) swear allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands. (Al-Fath 48:10) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.80)Say: I am only a human being like yourselves. My Lord reveals unto me that your God is or ly One God. (Al-Kahf l8:110) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.81)Verily We have given thee (O Muhammad) a manifest victory, that Allah may forgive thee of thy faults of the past and the future. (Al-Fath 48:1) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.94)Verily We have sent unto you (O men!) a Messenger as a witness over you as we sent a Messenger unto Pharaoh. (Al-Muzammil 73:15) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.101)To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance). (Al-Kauthar 108:1) (Haviqat-ul-Wahi, p.102)God has determined to grant thee that Position in which thou will be praised. (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.102)Ya Sin. By the Quran, full of Wisdom, thou art, indeed one of the Messengers sent on a straight path. (Ya-Sin 36: 1-3) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahz, p.107, Tazkirah, p.479)And thou (Muhammad) threwest not (a handful of dust) when thou did St throw, but Allah threw. (Al-Anfal 8:17) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi p.70)Allah, The Beneficent. It is He Who has taught the Quran. (Ar-Rahm.an 55:1-2) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p. 70)You say that I have been commanded and I am the first to accept the faith. (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.70)And recite that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord. (Al-Kahf 18.27) (Haqiqat-7l1-Wahi, p. 74)And as one who invites to Allah's (Grace) by His permissicn, and as a Lamp spreading Light. (Al-Ahzab 33:46) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.75)He drew nigh and came closer till he was at a distance of but two bows' length or even nearer. (An-Najm 53: 8-9) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p. 76)Glorified be the Being Who did take His bondsman (Muhammad) for a journey by night. (Isra 17.1) (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, p.78)And We sent thee not but as a Mercy for all the worlds. (Al-Anbiya 21:107) (Arbaeen No. 3, p.23)
Abrogation of Jehad
Abrogation of Jehad is another example how Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has openly blatantly cancelled a large number of verses of Holy Quran whereby Muslims are ordered to fight the enemies of Islam if they fight them. Following are some of his quotations on this topic: "From my early age till now when I am 65 years of age, I have been engaged , with my pen and tongue, in an important task to turn the hearts of Muslims towards the true love & Goodwill & sympathy for the British Government and to obliterate the idea of Jehad from the hearts of stupid (Muslims). " (Kitab-ul-Bariyah, Roohani Khazain vol 13 p.350) " . . . . for the sake of British Government, I have published & distributed 50,000 leaflets in this country (India) other Islamic countries (against jehad) . . . . the result is that hundreds of thousands of people have given up their filthy ideas about Jihad." (Roohani Khazain vol 15 p.114) "The severity of Jehad i.e. religious wars have been gradually diminished by God. In the time of Hazrat Moses it was so severe that even accepting the faith was not sufficient to save someone from getting killed and even the infants were killed. The in the time of our Prophet SAAW it was forbidden to kill children and old and women....and then IN THE TIME OF PROMISED MESSIAH THE ORDER OF JEHAD HAS BEEN TOTALLY ABROGATED." (Arba'een No. 4 p. 12, footnote. Roohani Khazain vol 17 p. 443 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) "FROM TODAY THE HUMAN JEHAD WHICH WAS DONE BY SWORD, HAS BEEN ABOLISHED BY THE ORDER OF GOD. IF NOW ANYONE WHO RAISES A SWORD ON KAAFIR AND CALLS HIMSELF A GHAZI, HE IS DISOBEYING THAT PROPHET saaw, who had said 1300 years ago that after the coming of Promised Messiah all Jehads with swords will be abolished. Thus AFTER MY ARRIVAL THERE IS NO JEHAD WITH SWORD. We have raised the white flag of peace and truce." (Tabligh-e-Risalat vol 9 p. 47. Collection of Advertisements vol 3 p. 295) "O friends! Leave the thoughts of Jehad
It is HARAM now to fight and kill for religion
Now the Messiah has come who is the leader of Deen
All religious wars have now ended
Divine light is now descending from heavens
It is useless to give the FATWA for Jehad
He, who is engaged in Jehad, is the enemy of God
He is the disbeliever of Prophet SAAW who believes in it."
(Poetry of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Urdu, Collection of advertisements, vol 3 pp. 297-298, Roohani Khazain vol. 7 p. 77)
Does one need any more proof of alteration in Holy Quran? Don't worry, I have plenty more. May Allah show the misguided followers of Mirza Ghulam, his real face and bring them back to the fold of Islam. Ameen.
Wassalam on those who follow the hidayah,
Dr. Syed Rashid Ali