It is said that if you tell a lie often enough, eventually it will be accepted as a truth. Since the very beginning of Ahmadiyyat, we have been the target of false accusations, malicious propaganda and fabricated lies. These days the Ahmadi Muslim youngsters are often getting bombarded with so called quotes from the writings of the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him which many Muslims are getting from non-Ahmadi websites. As the writings of the Promised Messiah were mainly in Urdu, therefore many youngsters are unable to read them and therefore start to have a doubt that what has been written, must be the truth. Therefore there is a campaign to try and prove that the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him is false and wrote disrespectful things etc. in a bid to convince Muslims and Ahmadi Muslims that the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him was false in his claims. They try to present it that this is some sort of ‘cover up’ by the Ahmadi leaders, that we are trying to hide the facts and that thousands of Ahmadi Muslims are now getting to hear these facts and are supposedly leaving Ahmadiyyat.
This of course is nothing new, it has been a ploy against Prophets from the beginning and the Holy Qur’an relates many stories of how people turned against the Prophets of Allah and tried to accuse them of spreading lies and they make a character assassination about them to try to show they are sorcerers and madmen etc. Therefore there is no real surprise that the same has happened with Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad may peace be upon him, but there are two sides to every story.
In this section we will look into some of these allegations against the writings of the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him to see if this was actually written or has it been misquoted, misrepresented or made up! It is easy to present a quotation out of context, this is why we always encourage that when reading the Holy Qur’an you should read the verses before and after any particular verse, to get the full understanding of what Allah is trying to inform you. Sadly, it is difficult to find many quotations in the Promised Messiah’s books as the references are often wrong. This may be deliberate or a mistake, especially as our opponents don’t expect a youngster to look up the quotation and just accept what has been said. Many times logic and reason is discarded and things are taken literally, even when it has been clearly mentioned that it is a dream, vision or metaphorical.
We have given the wording that has been used through written debates (we have tried to correct spelling or grammatical mistakes), to allow you to see what is being written and then how we rebut it. We hope this will be a useful process and help you with these allegations to discover the truth. In 1891 Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad may peace be upon him received the support and revelation from Allah;-
“I shall make thee known with honour to the ends of the earth and shall exalt thy name.”
Alhamdulillah we are very thankful to Allah for sending us the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him whose advent was the fulfilment of the prophecies of our beloved Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and for creating a Jama’at of true believers and we pray that Allah may open the hearts of our Muslim brethren that they may recognise the truth of the Promised Messiah, Amen.
Please note that all references of the Promised Messiah’s books are taken from Roohani Khazain vols 1-23 dated 20th November 1984.