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More Complete and Stronger?

The false allegation of the anti Ahmadis is that Ahmadas himself claimed to be more complete and stronger than the Prophetsaw God forbid. This is absolutely misunderstood and a misinterpreted allegation by the anti Ahmadis or a lie. The allegation comes from Khutbah Ilhamiyya Pages 271-272. This is a more complex issue and should be looked into context. Firstly, Ahmadas quotes the Qur’anic verse on pages 267 ad 268 which states:

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ{10}

He it is Who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, even if those who associate partners with God hate it.(Chapter 61 Verse 10)

 

Ahmadas explains the reality of the victory of Islam as the prevailing of Islam over all religions would happen at the time of the Messiah which is supported by many tafsir as well. During the time of the Prophetsaw Islam was being attacked mostly by the Jews, Hindus and the Christians but in the time of the Messiah there were much more religions against Islam.

After this Ahmadas quotes :

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ {3} وَآخَرِينَ مِنْهُمْ لَمَّا يَلْحَقُوا بِهِمْ ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ {4}

He it is Who has raised among the Unlettered people a Messenger from among themselves who recites unto them His signs, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and wisdom, although they had been, before, in manifest misguidance. And among others from among them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty, the Wise. That is Allah’s grace; He bestows it on whom He pleases; and Allah is the Master of immense grace.”(Chapter 62 Verses 3-4)

The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw, in Bukhari which is the most authentic book after the Qur’an, did commentary of these ayahs, and prophesied in regards to a prophet who would descend to revive Islam. Hesaw states:

حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ بِلاَلٍ، عَنْ ثَوْرٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الْغَيْثِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، رضى الله عنه قَالَ كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَأُنْزِلَتْ عَلَيْهِ سُورَةُ الْجُمُعَةِ ‏{‏وَآخَرِينَ مِنْهُمْ لَمَّا يَلْحَقُوا بِهِمْ‏}‏ قَالَ قُلْتُ مَنْ هُمْ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فَلَمْ يُرَاجِعْهُ حَتَّى سَأَلَ ثَلاَثًا، وَفِينَا سَلْمَانُ الْفَارِسِيُّ، وَضَعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَدَهُ عَلَى سَلْمَانَ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏”‏ لَوْ كَانَ الإِيمَانُ عِنْدَ الثُّرَيَّا لَنَالَهُ رِجَالٌ ـ أَوْ رَجُلٌ ـ مِنْ هَؤُلاَءِ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abu Huraira: While we were sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) Surat Al-Jumu’a was revealed to him, and when the Verse, “And He (Allah) has sent him (Muhammad) also to other (Muslims)…..’ (62.3) was recited by the Prophet, I said, “Who are they, O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)?” The Prophet (ﷺ) did not reply till I repeated my question thrice. At that time, Salman Al-Farisi was with us. So Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) put his hand on Salman, saying, “If Faith were at (the place of) Ath-Thuraiya (pleiades, the highest star), even then a man from these people (i.e. Salman’s folk) would attain it.” (Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Hadith #4897)

This passage also shows us that the sword would not be needed in the time of the Messiah and nor would their be fighting. In reality, the spirtuality of the Holy Prophetsaw is being spoken about and this would of course grow till the day of judgment. It is obvious that when a prophecy of the Prophetsaw is fulfilled, his spirituality grows and the time of the Messiahas was when majority of the latter day prophecies were occurring. The spirituality of the Prophetsaw grows day by day and this will occur. No where in this statement is there even a hint to being better than Muhammadsaw. Here is a statement of the tafsir of Tabari which also supports that the ayah of Islam prevailing over all religions would occur at the time of the Messiah is attatched below.

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Ahmad(as) states:

 

“My beloved! If in your alley the heads of your lovers were being cut off; the first man to announce his love for you would be myself (Aina-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khazain, Volume 5 page 658)

 

“That light of high degree that was bestowed on the perfect many was not in angels, was not in stars, was not in the moon, was not in the sun, was not in the oceans and the rivers, was not in rubies, emeralds, sapphires, or pearls, in shirt, it was not in any earthly or heavenly object. It was only in the perfect man whose highest and loftiest and most perfect example was our lord and master, the Chief of the prophets, the chief of all living ones, Muhammad, the chosen one, (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) (Aina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khazain Volume 5, page 160)

 

“Have you any notion what was that strange event that occurred in the wasteland of Arabia when hundreds of thousands of the dead were revived within a few days, and those who had been misguided through generations exhibited a Divine complexion, and those who were blind began to see, and those who had been dumb began to utter words of divine wisdom, and the world underwent a revolution which no eye had seen before and no ear had heard. Do you know how all this came about? It was supplications during dark nights of one who had lost himself in God which caused a revolution in the world and showed such wonders as could never have been expected from that unlettered and helpless one (Holy Prophet(saw)) Invoke Thy blessings and peace O Allah on him and his people, according to the amount of pain and anguish he felt for his ummah and pour down upon him the light of Thy mercy forever (Blessings of Prayer, page 10-11)

 

“There is a statement of Babu Muhammad Uthman Likhnawi, that he went to Qadian in 1918 and met a Hindu, Lala Badhu Mal, or perhaps Lala Malawamal, who is often referred to in the books of the Promised Messiah(as). He asked him if he had seen the Promised Messiah(as) in his early days, and what he thought of him. That Hindu responded : “to this day I have yet to find a single Muslim who loves his prophet to such an extent(Siratul Mahdi, part 3 pg 19)

 

There have been millions of pure natured people in the world and there will be more in the future, yet the best of them all and the highest man of God was him whose name was Muhammad may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.”
(Chashma Marifat pg 288, Roohani Khazain Vol 23, pg 288)

 

No man can acquire the status bestowed upon the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him“
(Haqeeqatul Wahi pg 115, Roohani Khazain Vol 22, pg 118)

 

Not even the Prophets of yore can share equally, the excellences of the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him nor could the angels claim equality with him.
(Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya Pg 258, Roohani Khazain Vol 1)

 

The light of high degree that was bestowed upon the perfect man was not bestowed upon the stars or the moon. It was not bestowed upon the sun nor was it bestowed upon the ocean or the rivers. It was not bestowed upon rubies or emeralds nor upon sapphires. In short, it was not bestowed upon any earthly or heavenly object. It was only bestowed upon the perfect man whose highest and loftiest and most perfect example was our lord and master, the Chief of all creation, Muhammad, the Chosen One may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.(Aina Kamalat e Islam pg 161, Roohani Khazain Vol 5, pg 161)

 

I am ready to offer my heart and soul for the beauty of Muhammad(saw) My body is merely the dust of the lane treaded by the progeny of Muhammad(sa) . I have seen with my heart’s eye and heard with perceptive ears, That the trumpet of the beauty of Muhammad(sa) , echoes everywhere. This ever-flowing spring of divine verities which I am distributing freely among God’s creatures, Is but a drop from the ocean of the excellences of Muhammad(sa) .(Majmua-e-Istiharat vol 1. Page 97)In acquiring divine light, love for the members of the household of the Holy Prophet(saw) plays a great part. A person who attains nearness to God does so by virtue of spiritual inheritance from those righteous and holy ones and becomes their heir in respect of all his knowledge and spiritual insight. (Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, part 4, pp. 502–503 sub-footnote 3, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 1, pp. 597–598 sub-footnote 3)

 

This humble one is one of the lowly servants of the great Prophet(sa), who was the Chief of Messengers and the Crown of all Prophets. If the other Messengers are Hamid,4 he is Ahmad,5 and if they are Mahmud 6 he is Muhammadsa . 7 (Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 1, p. 594, sub-footnote 3)

 

Allah knows that I am a lover of Islam and a sacrifice for, and a servant of, the Best of Creation Ahmad Mustafa(saw) [the Chosen Prophet of God]. (A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, p. 388, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 5, p. 388)

 

All this honour has been conferred upon me solely by virtue of being a follower of a Prophet(sa) whose spiritual rank and high standard is largely hidden from the world, and he is none other than Muhammad Mustafa [the Chosen One], may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. (Chashma’-e-Masihi, p. 23–24, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 20. p. 254)

 

I have, by the sheer grace of God, and not on account of any merit of my own, been accorded a full measure of the bounty that was bestowed before me on the Prophets and Messengers(as) and the Chosen ones of God. It would not have been possible for me to be granted this bounty had I not followed the ways of my lord and master, the Pride of the Prophets, the Best of Mankind, Muhammad(sa). Whatever I have been given, I have been given due to this adherence and I know through my true and perfect knowledge that no man can reach God except through following the Holy Prophet(sa) nor can anyone arrive at a full understanding of God except through him. (Haqiqatul-Wahi, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 59–65)

 

Aside from the Greatest and Best of the Messengers, Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa(sa) [the Chosen One] and his pure and comprehensive Hadith, and the true Light of Allah and His undoubted Word, what other shelter is there for us to turn to, and whose face is more beautiful that would attract us. (al-Hakam, Nov. 8, 1898, p. 6)

 

Verily, loving of the Word of Allah, and acquiring love for the pure speech of the Holy Prophet(sa) and gaining of the pure love and relationship with the people of God is a blessing which is bestowed upon distinguished and sincere people of God. As a matter of fact, this is the basis of great advancements towards perfection, and the seed by which a tree of certainty and advancement of knowledge and strength of beliefs emerges, and indeed the fruit of deep personal love of God. (al-Hakam, March 3, 1899, p. 3)

 

I know it for certain that under all circumstances, my Community and I shall be granted the support and help of God, so long as we tread upon the straight path, follow the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) earnestly and completely, make the sublime teachings of the Holy Quran our way of life, and exhibit these teachings through our practice and condition, and not just words. If we follow this path then surely remember that even if the whole world should come together to destroy us, we would not perish, because God will be with us. (al-Hakam, Sept. 24, 1904)