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An Accursed Death and Cholera?

The most often raissed allegation against Ahmadas is that he died an accursed death of cholera, God forbid. This is the biggest lie against the beautiful prophet of Allah. Firstly, let us make it clear that all Prophets are mocked. Allah States:

 

يَا حَسْرَةً عَلَى الْعِبَادِ ۚ مَا يَأْتِيهِمْ مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلَّا كَانُوا بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ {31}

 

Alas for My servants! there comes not a Messenger to them but they mock at him. (Chapter 36 verse 31)

 

Secondly, the anti Ahmadis need to stop repeating such allegations as they have not done any research. The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw stated:

 

كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ كَذِبًا أَنْ يُحَدِّثَ بِكُلِّ مَا سَمِعَ

 

‘It is enough of a lie for a man to narrate everything he hears’ (Sahih Muslim Hadith #5)

 

Let us now  make it clear, that this was prophesied to happen by the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw. It is stated:

 

حَدَّثَنَا مَحْمُودُ بْنُ غَيْلاَنَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ الْحَفَرِيُّ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ زِيَادِ بْنِ أَنْعُمَ الإِفْرِيقِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ لَيَأْتِيَنَّ عَلَى أُمَّتِي مَا أَتَى عَلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ حَذْوَ النَّعْلِ بِالنَّعْلِ حَتَّى إِنْ كَانَ مِنْهُمْ مَنْ أَتَى أُمَّهُ عَلاَنِيَةً لَكَانَ فِي أُمَّتِي مَنْ يَصْنَعُ ذَلِكَ وَإِنَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ تَفَرَّقَتْ عَلَى ثِنْتَيْنِ وَسَبْعِينَ مِلَّةً وَتَفْتَرِقُ أُمَّتِي عَلَى ثَلاَثٍ وَسَبْعِينَ مِلَّةً كُلُّهُمْ فِي النَّارِ إِلاَّ مِلَّةً وَاحِدَةً قَالُوا وَمَنْ هِيَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ مَا أَنَا عَلَيْهِ وَأَصْحَابِي ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ مُفَسَّرٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ لاَ نَعْرِفُهُ مِثْلَ هَذَا إِلاَّ مِنْ هَذَا الْوَجْهِ ‏.‏

 

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr:that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “What befell the children of Isra’il will befall my Ummah, step by step, such that if there was one who had intercourse with his mother in the open, then there would be someone from my Ummah who would do that. Indeed the children of Isra’il split into seventy-two sects, and my Ummah will split into seventy-three sects. All of them are in the Fire Except one sect.” He said: “And which is it O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “What I am upon and my Companions.(Jami’at Tirmidhi #2641)

 

The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw made it clear that the Muslims would become just like the Jews. Today the Jews mock the death of Hazrat Isaas and try to claim that he died on the cross which is totaly false. The same way the anti Ahmadi Muslims today mock the Messiah sent to them, and try to claim that he died an accursed death but all of this is false. Firstly, the last moments of Ahmadas are best described in Silsila Ahmadiyya, Volume 1, By Mirza Bashir Ahmadra who was his own son, and was with him on his death bed, unlike the mullahs who began this lie after Ahmadas died:

 

“On May 25 after offering Maghrib and Isha prayers and taking some food, his father went to bed. At around 11 Pm, he felt the need to use the privy for defecation. He would often suffer from upset stomach and diarrhea. He had a loose motion and consequently felt weak. He woke up his wife, who immediately got up to look after him and started massaging his feet. Soon after he felt the need to use the privy again. When he returned, he was weak to such an extent that while he was about to lie down on his bed, he wasn’t able to support his own body weight and almost fell on his own bed.Soon his eldest son and
two doctors were also summoned to his bedside and all possible humanly efforts were made to save him. Due to his weakness, Ahmad(As) was also having trouble speaking. The only words that could be heard from him were “O Allah, My Dear Allah” I (Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad(ra) speaking) was standing by him at the time of Fajr prayer. After inquiring whether it was time for prayer he performed Tayammum and tried to offer his prayer in bed. But he fell unconscious. After regaining consciousness, he again inquired about Fajr prayer and offered his prayer while lying down in his bed. He was becoming weaker by the moment and all you could hear were the words “O Allah, My Dear Allah!”At last at about 10:30 AM with his family by his side, he breathed his last and his soul departed from this world towards Allah.

 

إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ {2:157}

 

Another narration from an eye witness is that of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra who states in his book, Hadhrat Ahmad on page 58-59:

 

“He suffered from chronic diarrhea. When he came to Lahore the distemper was further aggravated. The constant stream of visitors left his system no time for repose. In this condition he received the revelation meaning: “The time for march is nigh:again, the time for marching is at hand”. The revelation caused great anxiety among his followers, but shortly there came the news of the death of a friend at Qadian and people were reassured, thinking that the revelation had reference to that event. But when someone asked the Promised Messiahas he said that the revelation related to a much more important personage and did not refer to the deceased. Made anxious by this revelation : My mother expressed the wish that they should all return to Qadian. “To go back now”, he said “is not in my power. Now it is God alone who can take me back”. But despite his illness and the revelation he remained devoted to his work.

 

In this condition he decided to deliver a lecture on the subject of amity and mutual understanding between the Hindus and the Muslims. He wrote out the lecture and gave it the title “The Message of Peace”. The strain and preparing the lecture further weakened his health. The diarrhea increased. On the night before the writing of the lecture was completed the revelation came meaning “Place no trust in this fleeting life”. He immediately mentioned the revelation to his family and said that it related to himself. The next day the lecture was completed and it was sent to be printed. The following night the diarrhea increased and he became very weak. He roused my mother. When she came, he was prostrate. In her anxiety she inquired what was the matter with him. The reply was , “The same that I have told you about” (meaning death”. After this he had another motion and he became weaker. “Send for Maulvi Noor-ud-Din” He said: And then “wake up Mahmood (the one who is giving this testimony) and Mir Sahib (his father in law)”I slept in a lower room at a slight distance from him. I was called up.

 

I found him very restless. The doctor had already come and given what help he could. But he did not rally. At last an injection was given. Then he fell asleep. When it was dawn he woke up and performed his morning prayers. His throat was completely hoarse. He tried to speak but could utter no sound. He called for pen and ink, but could not write. The pen dropped from his hand.

 

He then lay down. Soon a drowsiness came upon him. At about half past ten, his holy spirit passed away to the presence of the August Sovereign, to the service of whose religion he devoted the whole of his life. To Allah we Belong and to Him shall we return. All through there was one word upon his lips and that word was “Allah” (Hadhrat Ahmad, By Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Page 58-59)

 

Hadhrat Ahmadas passed away in a state of prayer. It is sad that the anti Ahmadis compare such a state to the washroom. In fact, Hadhrat Ahmadas ‘s bed was transported from the courtyard to his bedroom because of the cold, and after 1am, no book mentions him using the washroom or vomitting.

 

Ahmadas passed away on May 26th in the year of 1908. Now if we focus on the previous prophets, we see that other prophets were mocked for an accursed death as well including the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw. Another important message which was published is as follows:

 

“He always had complaints of diarrhea. This disease worsened on his arrival in Lahore, and since there were hordes of people who were ever present to meet with him, he did not have a chance to rest and recuperate. He was in this state when he received this revelation “Arabic: arraheelo summa arraheelo” that is ‘the time for departure has arrived, again the time for departure has arrived’. This revelation worried many who were present there, but right then they received news from Qadian of the demise of an affectionate friend, and people thought that this revelation was with regards to this person and thus felt relieved, but when he (The Promised Messiahas) was asked, he said that this revelation concerned someone very important to the community, and was not regarding the person who had died. The revelation caused anxiety to mother, who one day suggested that we go back to Qadian, but he replied ‘going back to Qadian is not within our means anymore. Only if God takes us could we go.’ But despite this revelation and his ailment, he continued to work, and even in this state of bad health he proposed to deliver a lecture to promote peace and harmony between the Hindus and the Muslims, and had even started writing the lecture, and gave it the name “Paigham e Sulah” (The Message of Peace). This worsened his condition and made him weaker and his diarrhea became even worse. One the night preceding the day this lecture was completed he received another revelation that is, ‘do not trust the mortal age’. He told everyone in the house about this revelation right then and said that it was regarding his own self. The lecture finished that day and it was handed out to be printed. At night he passed loose excrement’s and was gripped with extreme weakness. Mother was woken up. By the time she got up, his condition was extremely weak. Mother worriedly asked what had happened to him? He replied “same thing that I used to tell you” (that is the ailment of death). He passed another loose excrements and the weakness worsened. He asked for Maulvi Nooruddin sahib (Maulvi Nooruddin, as has been said above, was a reputable physician). Then he asked for Mahmood  and Mir sahib (his father in law) to be woken up. My bed was only a little distance from his, and when I woke up I saw him to be in a state of immense ailment. The doctors came and started medication but that didn’t improve his state. At last some medication was given via injection after which he went into sleep. When it was morning, he woke up to say his prayers. His throat was so weak that when he tried to speak no words came out. At this he asked for pen but couldn’t write either and the pen fell from his hand. After this he lay down and in a little while he was overcome by unconsciousness and around 10:30 in the morning his soul appeared before that True Emperor for the sake of serving Whose religion he had spent his entire life. Innalillah e wa inna ilayhe rajioon (indeed we are from Allah and to Him is our return). All through his ailment, there was one word constantly on his lips, and that word was “Allah”. The news of his demise spread throughout Lahore at lightening speed. Members of the community living at different places were telegraphed with this news, and on the same evening or the next morning the newspaper delivered the news of the death of this great person all over India. Whereas the grace with which he had dealt with his adversaries will always be remembered, that happiness cannot be forgotten which was celebrated by his opponents at his death. A mob of Lahorites gathered within half an hour around the house in which his blessed body was present, and showed its narrow-mindedness by singing songs of jubilation. Some had donned weird costumes to show off their wickedness”

 

It is also narrated:

 

Due to the great pressure of intellectual work on him, Hazrat Mirza Sahib used to grow quite weak and fatigued on occasions. He would suffer from this whenever he had to exert himself hard in writing a book or preparing a lecture. Before coming to Lahore where he spent the last month of his life, he had done a considerable amount of exhausting work, such as writing the voluminous Chashma Ma’rifat, published on 15 May 1908. He was now over seventy years of age, and at Lahore he became busier than ever. From morning to night there was a constant stream of visitors putting to him all kinds of questions, which he answered. At the same time, he began writing his message of peace between Hindus and Muslims, the Paigham Sulh. Thus, the Founder was either busy delivering addresses and speeches, or, while at home, absorbed in his writing work.

 

And:

 

Due to the mental strain of all his work, he fell ill on two or three occasions, but not seriously. However, on the evening of 25th May (1908), after his return from a walk, following a whole day’s work on Paigham Sulh, Hazrat Mirza Sahib fell ill again. Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Hussain Shah was informed, and he had some medicine prepared and sent, but it had no effect. At about 11 p.m., Hazrat Mirza Sahib had a bowel motion which left him very weak. Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Shah and Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din were sent for. They administered some fortifying tonics, and the Founder was then left alone to rest. At about 2 or 3 a.m. he had a strong bowel motion which made his pulse very faint. The time Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Hussain Shah, Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din, Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din and Dr. Mirza Yaqub Baig  were all called. On their arrival, Hazrat Mirza Sahib called them over to himself and said, “it is a severe attack of diarrhea, please suggest some medicine.” He then added: “the real medicine can only come from heaven. So say some prayers as well as preparing medicine.”

 

Now an important point to note is that the mullahs were not present at the deathbed of Ahmadas rather it was his family that was presented. It is clear that he died on his bed and anyone who says anything apart from this has lied. If we look at the way the concept of martyrs work, we know that there are specific deaths in where its possible the person is a martyr but if another dies in the same way he may not be a martyr. For example during the wars faced by Muhammadsaw, we see that his followers who were killed were martyrs, but his oppoinents who died in the exact same way were not martyrs at all. There are many ahadith which show us that a true Muslim who dies of a stomach ailment is a martyr, so not only did Ahmadas die a natural death but also the death of a martyr.

 

The ahadith are:

 

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ سُمَىٍّ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ الْمَبْطُونُ شَهِيدٌ، وَالْمَطْعُونُ شَهِيدٌ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He (a Muslim) who dies of an abdominal disease is a martyr, and he who dies of plague is a martyr.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, book 71 Hadith #629)

 

It is clear that this refers to a true Muslim rather then one who opposes the messenger and is caught under the plague as a divine punishment. Another hadith states:

 

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ سُمَىٍّ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ الشُّهَدَاءُ خَمْسَةٌ الْمَطْعُونُ، وَالْمَبْطُونُ، وَالْغَرِقُ وَصَاحِبُ الْهَدْمِ، وَالشَّهِيدُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, Abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building etc., and the martyrs in Allah’s Cause.” (Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 4 book 52 Hadith #8)

 

This not only proves that Ahmadas died a natural death, but rather that he was also a martyr. Now another allegation that sadly comes up with the death of Ahmadas is that he died while going through sickness, and prophets do not die of sickness. This is also a complete lie. Let us turn to the authentic ahadith for this once again. It is narrated:

 

حَدَّثَنَا قَبِيصَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ،‏.‏ حَدَّثَنِي بِشْرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ مَسْرُوقٍ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ قَالَتْ مَا رَأَيْتُ أَحَدًا أَشَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْوَجَعُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏

 

Narrated Aisha:I never saw anybody suffering so much from sickness as Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7 Book 70 Hadith 549)

 

Hazrat Aishara saw the death of many companions and other opponents of Islam but claimed that she had not seen anybody suffer more than the Prophetsaw because of his sickness.Another hadith states:

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيِّ، عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي مَرَضِهِ وَهْوَ يُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا، وَقُلْتُ إِنَّكَ لَتُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا‏.‏ قُلْتُ إِنَّ ذَاكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ أَجْرَيْنِ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏ “‏ أَجَلْ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ يُصِيبُهُ أَذًى، إِلاَّ حَاتَّ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ خَطَايَاهُ، كَمَا تَحَاتُّ وَرَقُ الشَّجَرِ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated `Abdullah:I visited the Prophet (ﷺ) during his ailments and he was suffering from a high fever. I said, “You have a high fever. Is it because you will have a double reward for it?” He said, “Yes, for no Muslim is afflicted with any harm but that Allah will remove his sins as the leaves of a tree fall down.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7 Book 70, Hadith #550)

 

Another hadith states:

 

حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ مُوسَى، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ، وَحَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمَّا حُضِرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَفِي الْبَيْتِ رِجَالٌ فِيهِمْ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ هَلُمَّ أَكْتُبْ لَكُمْ كِتَابًا لاَ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالَ عُمَرُ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ الْوَجَعُ وَعِنْدَكُمُ الْقُرْآنُ، حَسْبُنَا كِتَابُ اللَّهِ فَاخْتَلَفَ أَهْلُ الْبَيْتِ فَاخْتَصَمُوا، مِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ قَرِّبُوا يَكْتُبْ لَكُمُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كِتَابًا لَنْ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ، وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ مَا قَالَ عُمَرُ فَلَمَّا أَكْثَرُوا اللَّغْوَ وَالاِخْتِلاَفَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ قُومُوا ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالَ عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ فَكَانَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الرَّزِيَّةَ كُلَّ الرَّزِيَّةِ مَا حَالَ بَيْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَبَيْنَ أَنْ يَكْتُبَ لَهُمْ ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنِ اخْتِلاَفِهِمْ وَلَغَطِهِمْ‏.‏

 

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was `Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Come, let me write for you a statement after which you will not go astray.” `Umar said, “The Prophet (ﷺ) is seriously ill and you have the Qur’an; so the Book of Allah is enough for us.” The people present in the house differed and quarrelled. Some said “Go near so that the Prophet (ﷺ) may write for you a statement after which you will not go astray,” while the others said as `Umar said. When they caused a hue and cry before the Prophet, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Go away!” Narrated ‘Ubaidullah: Ibn `Abbas used to say, “It was very unfortunate that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was prevented from writing that statement for them because of their disagreement and noise.”(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 70, Hadith #573)

 

The condition of The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw during his death bed was also in a extreme state of weakness and sickness. This does not affect his claim of Prophethood nor does it affect his status as the Khataman-Nabiyyin. The Holy Prophetsaw was in such weakness that he was not able to pray properly in congregation. It is narrated:

 

حَدَّثَنَا بِشْرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، قَالَ يُونُسُ قَالَ الزُّهْرِيُّ أَخْبَرَنِي أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ، بَيْنَا هُمْ فِي الْفَجْرِ يَوْمَ الاِثْنَيْنِ، وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ يُصَلِّي بِهِمْ فَفَجَأَهُمُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدْ كَشَفَ سِتْرَ حُجْرَةِ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ، وَهُمْ صُفُوفٌ، فَتَبَسَّمَ يَضْحَكُ، فَنَكَصَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَلَى عَقِبَيْهِ، وَظَنَّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَخْرُجَ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ، وَهَمَّ الْمُسْلِمُونَ أَنْ يَفْتَتِنُوا فِي صَلاَتِهِمْ فَرَحًا بِالنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حِينَ رَأَوْهُ، فَأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ أَنْ أَتِمُّوا، ثُمَّ دَخَلَ الْحُجْرَةَ وَأَرْخَى السِّتْرَ، وَتُوُفِّيَ ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ‏.‏

 

Narrated Anas bin Malik:While Abu Bakr was leading the people in the morning prayer on a Monday, the Prophet (ﷺ) came towards them suddenly having lifted the curtain of ‘Aisha’s house, and looked at them as they were standing in rows and smiled. Abu Bakr tried to come back thinking that Allah’s Apostle wanted to come out for the prayer. The attention of the Muslims was diverted from the prayer because they were delighted to see the Prophet. The Prophet (ﷺ) waved his hand to them to complete their prayer, then he went back into the room and let down the curtain. The Prophet expired on that very day.(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 22, Hadith #297)

 

It is also narrated that the Prophet Muhammadsaw felt a lot of pain during his final days, as if his aorta was being cut from him. This is a hadith which the non Ahmadi Muslims accept:

 

وَقَالَ يُونُسُ عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، قَالَ عُرْوَةُ قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ فِي مَرَضِهِ الَّذِي مَاتَ فِيهِ ‏ “‏ يَا عَائِشَةُ مَا أَزَالُ أَجِدُ أَلَمَ الطَّعَامِ الَّذِي أَكَلْتُ بِخَيْبَرَ، فَهَذَا أَوَانُ وَجَدْتُ انْقِطَاعَ أَبْهَرِي مِنْ ذَلِكَ السَّمِّ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated `Aisha:The Prophet (ﷺ) in his ailment in which he died, used to say, “O `Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison.”(Sahih Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith #713)

 

It is also narrated in the ahadith that a true Muslim is rewarded double for a sickness. It is narrated:

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيِّ، عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي مَرَضِهِ وَهْوَ يُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا، وَقُلْتُ إِنَّكَ لَتُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا‏.‏ قُلْتُ إِنَّ ذَاكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ أَجْرَيْنِ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏ “‏ أَجَلْ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ يُصِيبُهُ أَذًى، إِلاَّ حَاتَّ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ خَطَايَاهُ، كَمَا تَحَاتُّ وَرَقُ الشَّجَرِ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated `Abdullah:I visited the Prophet (ﷺ) during his ailments and he was suffering from a high fever. I said, “You have a high fever. Is it because you will have a double reward for it?” He said, “Yes, for no Muslim is afflicted with any harm but that Allah will remove his sins as the leaves of a tree fall down.”(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 70, Hadith 550)

 

Now it is clear that Ahmadas and Muhammadsaw were both ill at their death beds but this is nothing big. They were both aged and are bound to the laws of Allah. Allah States:

 

وَمَنْ نُعَمِّرْهُ نُنَكِّسْهُ فِي الْخَلْقِ ۖ أَفَلَا يَعْقِلُونَ {69}

 

And him whom We grant long life — We revert him to a weak condition of creation. Will they not then understand? (Chapter 36 Verse 69)

 

No one is excluded from the laws of Allah, and this includes Prophets as well, who also went through illnesses.

 

It is quite interesting that Ahmadas was not the first Prophet of Allah who was mocked by the latter day scholars. For example, a lot of wrong statements are said about Hadhrat Ayyubas. A scholar named Malaki Allama Ahmed Al Said has quoted : ” Satan breathed into Ayub’s nostrils which inflamed his body causing large boils the size of ewe tails which gave rise to severe itching. He first used his nails to scratch his body but when all his nails fell off, he began to use coarse sack cloths until these were torn to pieces. He then resorted to slates and hard stones but the itch did not subside and his body was frayed, hence emitting a foul smell because of which people banished from the town. They threw him on a refuse dump and built a shed over it and none except his wife was allowed to see him (Footnote to Jalalain Vol 3 Page 73 by Allama Ahmed Al Said)

 

Many Prophets became sick and are not excluded from the laws of nature. When one is old its not shocking that they become sick and pass away in sickness as did Muhammadsaw also. Now will the anti Ahmadi opponents also call the death of the greatest man and Muhammadsaw also an accursed one? God forbid.

 

Another allegation that the non Ahmadis sadly pose is that why were arrangements made at the bed of Ahmadas hours before he passed away? They claim that if arrangements are made on your bed, your bed becomes a toilet. This is a complete false lie as well and also a mockery against The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw who also had arrangements on his bed which has nothing wrong with it. This shows the ignorance of the anti Ahmadi Muslims. A narration states:

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عِيسَى، حَدَّثَنَا حَجَّاجٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ حُكَيْمَةَ بِنْتِ أُمَيْمَةَ بِنْتِ رُقَيْقَةَ، عَنْ أُمِّهَا، أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدَحٌ مِنْ عَيْدَانٍ تَحْتَ سَرِيرِهِ يَبُولُ فِيهِ بِاللَّيْلِ ‏.‏

 

Narrated Umaymah daughter of Ruqayqah:The Prophet (ﷺ) had a wooden vessel under his bed in which he would urinate at night. (Sunan Abi Dawud 24, and Book 1 Hadith #24)

 

Will the anti Ahmadis now also mock the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw as well?  The daughter of Ruqayyah has narrated to us that Muhammadsaw had a wooden vessel under his bed in which he would urinate at night in. Is this a problem? Of course not. There is nothing wrong with this. Furthermore, they also raise the accusation that the washroom was used before his passing, despite it being many hours before, a point which they hide from the public. Regardless, this is also a false allegation as the Holy Prophetsaw also used the washroom before passing away and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. It is narrated:

 

Narrated Al-Aswad:In the presence of `Aisha some people mentioned that the Prophet (ﷺ) had appointed `Ali by will as his successor. `Aisha said, “When did he appoint him by will? Verily when he died he was resting against my chest (or said: in my lap) and he asked for a wash-basin and then collapsed while in that state, and I could not even perceive that he had died, so when did he appoint him by will?”

 

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ زُرَارَةَ، أَخْبَرَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَوْنٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنِ الأَسْوَدِ، قَالَ ذَكَرُوا عِنْدَ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ عَلِيًّا ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ كَانَ وَصِيًّا‏.‏ فَقَالَتْ مَتَى أَوْصَى إِلَيْهِ وَقَدْ كُنْتُ مُسْنِدَتَهُ إِلَى صَدْرِي ـ أَوْ قَالَتْ حَجْرِي ـ فَدَعَا بِالطَّسْتِ، فَلَقَدِ انْخَنَثَ فِي حَجْرِي، فَمَا شَعَرْتُ أَنَّهُ قَدْ مَاتَ، فَمَتَى أَوْصَى إِلَيْهِ

 

(Sahih Al Bukhari, Volume 4, book 51, Hadith #4)

 

‘Aayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha relates that at the time of the death of Rasulullah Sallallahu’Alayhi Wasallam, she gave him support with her chest, or she said with her lap. He asked for a container to urinate in. He urinated therein. Thereafter he passed away.

 

حَدَّثَنَا حُمَيْدُ بْنُ مَسْعَدَةَ الْبَصْرِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمُ بْنُ أَخْضَرَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَوْنٍ، عَنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنِ الأَسْوَدِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ‏:‏ كُنْتُ مُسْنِدَةً النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، إِلَى صَدْرِي أَوْ قَالَتْ‏:‏ إِلَى حِجْرِي فَدَعَا بِطَسْتٍ لِيَبُولَ فِيهِ، ثُمَّ بِالَ، فَمَاتَ‏.‏
(Shamail Muhammadiyya Book 53 Hadith #369)

 

It is my challenge to all anti Ahmadis to name a single eyewitness who had left the jam’at after the death of Hadhrat Ahmadas using such a false allegation. Never will they be able to do so.

 

Now the next baseless allegation the non Ahmadi’s bring forth is that Ahmadas God forbid died of cholera which he had said was an accursed death. Firstly he did not die of cholera, rather of old age and weakness. He did not die of cholera at all and this is another lie of the anti Ahmadi Muslims. He passed away of old age and weakness. During May in 1908, cholera was not even spread in Lahore, so it was not possible for Ahmadas to be affected by cholera in any way possible. Since cholera was not spread in Lahore, it is not possible that Ahmadas had it either. During May and June in 1908 there was no cholera spread anywhere near the residence of Ahmadas. The following references further support this:

 

 

 

 

Secondly, anyone with even a little bit of knowledge on diseases, would know that cholera is a highly contagious disease. Many research papers also prove this fact. Because of it being contagious, the corpse of a person who dies of cholera, is not allowed to travel. The reason for this because there was a risk of the disease spreading, if the person actually had it. The authorities would have never allowed the body of Hadhrat Ahmadas to be transported by public transport from Lahore to Batala by train, and thereafter to Qadian by private transport.

 

 

 

 

 

However, the body of Hadhrat Ahmadas was taken to Qadian with the full knowledge of the authorities only because the death certificate, which was issued by Dr Col Sutherland, a Chief Civil Surgeon of Lahorea nd Principle of King Edward Medical College, certified the cause of the death as intestinal irritation and not cholera. The certificate was required because opponents of Hadhrat Ahmadas were already spreading false rumours that he passed away with cholera, God forbid, and therefore his body should not be able to travel. Hence, the authorities initially refused to let the body transport to Batala, but because of the certificate, they had to let the body travel. It seems as if it was the Divine design of Allah the Almighty, that Hadhrat Ahmadas was to be buried away from where he passed away, as in doing so, it refuted the allegation of all opponents of that time and for future up to the day of judgement.

 

This allegation is brought up by the Sunni Muslims and they quote a book called Hayat-e-Nasir and claim its by his father in law who said Ahmadas died of cholera, God forbid. Firstly one has to understand that Life of Nasir or Hayat-e-Nasir is not even written by the father in law of Ahmadas and neither is it his autobiography. It is a biography compiled by Hazrat Yaqoob Ali Irfaanira. It was written two years after the death of the father in law of Ahmadas and 20 years after the death of Ahmadas. It was also an incident narrated from around 1:00am, whichs shows there was a possibility that something may have been misheard. It is not completely authentic nor can it be verified but still is not correctly quoted. The exact quote is:

 

“The night Hazrat Sahib fell il, I had gone in my room to sleep. As soon as his illness grew severe, I was woken up. When I went to Hazrat Sahib and saw his condition, he addressed me saying: “I am suffering from cholera/am I suffering from cholera.” He did not say anything clear after that I think until he passed away around 10am the next morning.”

 

The anti Ahmadis completely change this quote and remove the think from the statement also. The father in law of Ahmadas was taking care of Ahmadas during his illness and Ahmadas addressed him in a common speech using the word “kia” . The word “kia” itself is not used in this passage, however in Urdu such way of speech is normal. Without the word being there, the phrase still becomes a question when one focuses on it. Ahmadas clearly stated “I am suffering from cholera/Am I suffering from cholera” which shows that it was stated in a form of a question. Despite this, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the statement. Ahmadas was making an inquiry rather than a statement and this inquiry was answered by the doctors who treated him, if this is authentic. This is also something we see in English for example, when someone is late they sometimes say I’m late? Rather than saying Am I late, they say I’m late but are in reality asking a question. There are many more instances of this in our daily language, especially in Urdu.

 

It is the choice of the anti Ahmadis who follow the Malvis who made up these lies with no proof to follow either the statements of the doctors or their maulvis who were not even present during the death of Ahmadas.

 

The statement of a doctor cannot be bias and they would of course know the reality.Furthermore, it is possible for a Prophet to believe he is going through something, when in reality he is not and think of something, which is not in reality true. He may have symptoms of a disease but in reality he may not be going through that disease. A hadith of Bukhari which the non Ahmadi Muslims accept is:

 

وَقَالَ يُونُسُ عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، قَالَ عُرْوَةُ قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ فِي مَرَضِهِ الَّذِي مَاتَ فِيهِ ‏ “‏ يَا عَائِشَةُ مَا أَزَالُ أَجِدُ أَلَمَ الطَّعَامِ الَّذِي أَكَلْتُ بِخَيْبَرَ، فَهَذَا أَوَانُ وَجَدْتُ انْقِطَاعَ أَبْهَرِي مِنْ ذَلِكَ السَّمِّ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated `Aisha:The Prophet (ﷺ) in his ailment in which he died, used to say, “O `Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison.”(Sahih Bukhari #4428)

 

Furthermore, the non Ahmadi Muslims believe in the following hadith:

 

إِنَّهُ لَيُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ قَدْ صَنَعَ الشَّىْءَ وَمَا صَنَعَهُ

 

He used to think that he had done something which in fact, he did not do ( Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 400)

 

As an assertion we can also ask the non Ahmadis that according to them Hazrat Muhammad Mustafasaw used to say that he felt the poison which was given to him by the Jews. This was during his last days but he did not in reality die of poisoning . This narration shows us that even if a Prophet has said such words in regards to his death whether it be about any disease, it is not necessarily true. We see that even in today’s day and age, when someone gets a allergies, they claim they have gotten a fever, but this is not necessarily true. This shows us that even if Ahmadas did say this, he only meant it in a way which showed Mir Sahib that he had similar symptoms rather than cholera itself. This is further proven through history, and the doctor statements. History makes it clear that cholera did not enter Lahore that entire year, and the doctors themselves claimed that he did not pass away of cholera. However, once again this statement cannot be authenticated at all.

 

We will now present the death certificates of the doctors:

 

Major Dr. Sutherland; Principal Medical College Lahore, was Promised Messiah’s physician in his last days. He issued a certificate confirming that his death was NOT caused by cholera rather it was due to the weakness caused by diarrhea. All the physicians around him were in complete agreement with Dr. Sutherland’s diagnosis. Dr. Cunningham; Civil Surgeon Lahore, thus signed that certificate of Dr. Sutherland to testify the authenticity of his diagnosis.

 

When Ahmadas passed away, his enemies ran to the train station to say he died of choelra God forbid because in those days a body with cholera was not allowed to migrate to another place. The body would have to stay in its own area where the person passed away. The train manager did not let his body transfer until Hazrat Shaikh Rahmatullahra came showing the surgeon’s certificate to the manager who then allowed the body to travel. This was a huge defeat against the liars who tried to accuse a Prophet of Allah.

 

The last words of the Messiah were:

Allah meray pyaray Allah
Translation: Allah, my beloved Allah.

When it was time of Fajr prayer Promised Messiahas said in a weak voice:
Kia Namaaz kaa waqt ho gaya hay?
Translation: Has the time of prayer come?

In reply to this one person replied that yes it is prayers time. Then hazur performed tayyammum to pray. He went unconscious and asked again and performed tayyamum again on his bed and kept worrying about prayer.

When he retained consciousness:

Allah meray pyaray Allah
Translation: Allah my beloved Allah

 

The non Ahmadi Muslims should stop raising this allegation as it has no basis at all. Furthermore, there have been people who have died with stomach ailment within the ummah, so calling such people accursed is a great sin. There is nothing wrong with dying of a stomach ailment, rather it makes a true Muslim a martyr. One of the greatest muhaddith and the mujadid of the eigth century, Hazrat Ibn Hajar Asqalanirh passed away with excessive diarrhea. Will the anti Ahmadi Muslims now call him accursed? It is stated:

 

 

They cannot mock Ibn Hajar Asqalanirh as he is responsible for a lot of the grading of their ahadith and is widely respected, yet they have no fear mocking a Prophet of Allah? This passage is from the book named “Final Moments of the Pious” by Shaykh Al Hadith Mawlana Yusuf Motala. The same book also narrates in regards to Shaikh Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Bin Ahmad Sufi , that he also got diarrhea in his final stage.

 

It is also stated in regards to Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal :

 

“I placed a bowl under him (Imam Ahmad) and saw that his urine was pure blood and no urine at all. So I told the doctor and he said : This man has broken sadness and sorrow (Manaqib Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal by Ibn Al Jawzi, Page 393)

 

It should also be remembered that the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw prophesied that the Messiah would have two ailments. This can be read about in depth under the Truthfulness of Ahmadas, under the hadith “Two Yellow Garments”.  In the end we would like to say that one should not mock anyone for going through a sickness as this is normal for all human beings.

 

The Prophet Muhammadsaw also stated in regards to the latter day Messiah:

 

فيدفن معي في قبري

 

Meaning, the latter day Messiah will be buried with me

 

Apart from this meaning that “he and I are the same and completely identical” referring to how similar they would be, it also shows us that their deaths would be similar. Both beautiful prophets would be mocked and would go in and out of consciousness before passing away. Hadhrat Aisha narrated:

 

When death approached him while his head was on my thigh, he became unconscious and then recovered his consciousness. (Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Hadith #740)

 

In the end, I pray that the anti Ahmadis come to their senses and stop lying against a great Prophet of Allah, who the ummah truly needs today, as it is the only cure. I also pray that Allah Unites us all under the banner of Khilafat.