Anti Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam 13th March 2000
Mirza Ghulam and Prophecies
Myths and Facts
by Dr. Syed Rashid Ali
"Out of 100 prophecies, if even ONE prophecy turns out to be wrong, I will admit that I am a LIAR." (Roohani Khazain Vol.17 P.460)
"He who is a Liar in his claims, his prophecy is never fulfilled." (Roohani Khazain Vol.5 P.223)
Humanity has always been fascinated with future. It has developed ways and means to deal with it, eg planning, predictions, forecasts, divination and prophecy. They think that knowing the future will help them charting a program whereupon they can avoid disasters, tragedies and accidents in life and lead a happy and blissful life for ever. Little they know that man proposes and God disposes. Destiny is in the hands of the Creator and what we consider an accident is actually proposed by Allah. Something which is predestined, knowing it will only make our life miserable. This veil over future events is, therefore, a special blessing in disguise from Allah.
However this human weakness has always been exploited by quacks, imposters, and phony 'prophets' for their petty interests. From times immemorial, people have been forecasting, practicing witchcraft, sorcery, talisman, using tarot cards to guess the future events. Such acts have been based on various kinds of occult practices and hitterto unrecognised 'sciences'. Astrology, Palmistry, Numerology, TM, Crystal Ball etc are also some of the examples of such practices.
In various parts of the world, different customs are prevalent. Astrology, Wicthcraft, Crystal Balls, ESP, Clairvoyance, Tarot Cards are in vogue in the West. Similarly eastern mind is fascinated by Horoscopes, Palmistry, Inspirations, Dreams, Interpretation of omens, Fortune-telling. Amongst hindus, for example, a horoscope is prepared for every newborn using signs of Zodiac and position of planets to predict future events in his life. In the IndoPak sub-continent, men still roam around in the streets earning a living by telling people their fortunes. Cards pulling by parrots containing envelopes of fate and Palmists trying to predict future for their clients are still seen on streets of Karachi.
Naustradamus was a French Physician and a Clairvoyant. His quartets in the 'Propheties' since 1568 have been a source of prophecies of future events which are still coming true after 400 years. Edgar Cayce, Jeanne Dixon are some other famous clairvoyants who have successfully forecasted the future events.
With the advancement of science and technology, various disciplines have developed devices whereby they can make accurate predictions of coming events. Doctors are using Ultrasonographic machines to predict the gender of an unborn foetus. Similarly weathermen all over the world are using Satellite Data to forecast the weather for the coming days/weeks. Likewise Astronomers are regularly predicting, well in advance, the movements of celestial bodies and cosmic events, by analysing available data collected by the observatories and satellites using sofisticated Computer Softwares.
All such people attribute their predictions to their respective sciences rather then to any divinely inspired source. Poor Parrot picks up the envelope which is tainted with its food. Neither he nor his master has ever claimed any divinity. Forecasting, Predictions, Prophecising, Clairvoyance etc. by itself has never been considered to be a proof of godliness, neither is it attributed to any religious affiliations nor any of the above mentioned people claimed any divine status as the basis of their successful predictions.
Allah AlMighty have sent messengers who have always had access to Divine Knowledge and have therefore, at times, prophecized, albeit unintentionally. But none of them have ever considered it to be the proof of their Prophethood.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani was a singly unfortunate man who developed his claim to prophrethood based on his forecasts and so-called divinely inspired prophecies, most of which turned out to be false anyway. It was he who said that:
"true dreams can be transpired by prostitutes, rascals, polytheists, theives, adulterers and docoits." (Roohani Khazain, Malfoozat vol 10, p.92,93,151)
And yet he labelled them as a biggest sign of his truthfulness and his prophethood. Mirza Ghulam A Qadiani, the founder of Ahmadiyya Movement, claimed that he is a recepient of revelation/inspirations from God. On the basis of his inspirations/revelations, he claimed that he is a Prophet, a Messenger, Promised Messiah, Imam Mahdi, Lord Krishnan Jai Singh Bahadur etc. etc. all in one. Despite all these claims he kept insisting that he is a Muslim. When confronted by Muslims that such beliefs are against the teachings of Quran and Hadith and therefore declared him a liar, he declared:
"The basis for our claims is not Hadith but Quran and that Wahi which comes to me. Yes, in support we also present those Hadith which are according to Quran and DO NOT CONTRADICT MY WAHI. Rest of the Hadith, I THROW THEM AWAY LIKE A WASTE PAPER."(Roohani Khazain vol.19 p.140)
"Swearing upon God I say that I beleive in these inspirations in the same way as I believe in Quran and other books of God. And just as I consider Quran undoubtedly and surely the book of God, similarly I believe that that wahi which descends upon me is the word of God." (Haqeetqatul Wahi, Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.220)
When Muslim scholars presented to him the proofs from Quran and Hadith to disprove his claims, he said:
"There is no greater test than my prophecies to judge my truth and lies." (Roohani Khazain Vol.5 P.288) "Out of 100 prophecies, if even ONE prophecy turns out to be wrong, I will admit that I am a LIAR." (Roohani Khazain Vol.17 P.460)
Now it is for his followers to determine the category of their so-called prophet!! Height of all this is that, the more he stressed on a particular divinely inspired prophesy to be the sign of his truthfulness, the more it failed to succeed.
Be it the so-called divinely ordained marriage with Mohammadi Begum (Aina-e-Kamalate Islam, Roohani Khazain vol 5, p.325) or the inspiration of divine punishment of Abdullah Atham, (Jang-e-Muqaddas, Roohani Khazain vol 6 p.292) neither the bribe to the relatives of Mohammadi Begum helped him nor throwing the enchanted gram seeds into a forsaken well yeilded any fruitful results.
Despite all these fallacies and hundred years on, there still are people who believe in the 'hollowness' of this man. He has destroyed their faith and wasted their time and money by keeping them preoccupied with the controversies of death, birth, rebirth, life and descent of Hazrat Eisa ibne Maryam pbuh. One wonders how can a man stoop so low for his carnal desires, because it is only mortal benefits that qadianis are getting at the expense of their faith. As far as the Muslim Ummah is concerned qadianis/ahmadis/lahoris are out of its fold.
We ask qadianis a very simple question!
Didn't your 'prophet' and 'promised messiah' say regarding the death of atham that:
"if my prophecy regarding atham's death is not fulfilled with in the specified time, then I will admit that I am a liar. Blacken my face, humiliate me, put a rope around my neck and hang me." (Jang-e-Muqaddas, Roohani Khazain vol 6 p.293)
Die, he did not! But you, his followers, neither rejected him for making a false prophecy nor executed his will! WHY? But you should be grateful to us because we have done it, albeit 100 years too late. See the Graphical representation of the execution of this will.
O Qadianis! May Allah Open Your Eyes. Ameen.
In the following sections, I will examine some of the famous Prophecies of Mirza Ghulam, in the light of his writings. My only hope is that Qadianis would read them carefully and without bias. Hopefully if they have access to Mirza Ghulam's original books, and provided they can read Urdu/Arabic/Persian, they can verify the quotations that I am giving. Please do not rely on your muballighs or murabbis. you alone will be answerable for your faith in front of Allah on the day of Qiyamah.
Wa maa alainaa illa al-balaagh - there is nothing upon us except to convey (the truth)
Wassalam un ala mun ittaba'a al-huda
Dr. Syed Rashid Ali 9th Zhul Hajjah 1420 14th March 2000