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Lanat 1000 Times?

The next allegation comes on the word lanat. The anti Ahmadis claim that it is wrong to use this word and it is considered abusive language. This is a claim which can only be made out of complete ignorance. If we look at the Qur’an and the ahadith, we see that cursing people who are the opponents of the truth and do not want to accept what is clear, they are cursed not only by the Prophets but by the angels, and also by Allah. Lanat is basically losing the blessings of Allah and it is not a curse word. It is only invoked after all argumentation has been presented and the opponents still refute to acknowledge the truth and continuously mock against it. We will firstly see the usage of the term lanat in the Qur’an and then in the ahadith. After this we will address the allegation of the term lanat being used 1000 times by Ahmadas.

Allah States in the Qur’an:

كَيْفَ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ قَوْمًا كَفَرُوا بَعْدَ إِيمَانِهِمْ وَشَهِدُوا أَنَّ الرَّسُولَ حَقٌّ وَجَاءَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ {87} أُولَٰئِكَ جَزَاؤُهُمْ أَنَّ عَلَيْهِمْ لَعْنَةَ اللَّهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ {88}

How shall Allah guide a people who have disbelieved after believing and who had borne witness that the Messenger was true and to whom clear proofs had come? And Allah guides not the wrongdoing people. Of such the reward is that on them shall be the curse of Allah and of angels and of men, all together.(Chapter 3 verses 87-88)

Allah has clearly States here that such people who have been mentioned in the verse are not only cursed by Allah alone, but also by the angels, and the men all together. This itself being mentioned in the Qur’an accounts to an infinite amount of curses against the wrongdoers.

Allah also States:

فَمَنْ حَاجَّكَ فِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا وَأَبْنَاءَكُمْ وَنِسَاءَنَا وَنِسَاءَكُمْ وَأَنْفُسَنَا وَأَنْفُسَكُمْ ثُمَّ نَبْتَهِلْ فَنَجْعَلْ لَعْنَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْكَاذِبِينَ{62}

Now whoso disputes with thee concerning him, after what has come to thee of knowledge, say to him, ‘Come, let us call our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and our people and your people; then let us pray fervently and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie.’(Chapter 3 verse 62)

This verse which is known to the Muslims as the verse which was about the Mubahalah challenge also allows the curse of Allah on those who lie and it clearly tells us to pray fervently and invoke the curse of Allah on the liars. This as well, holds an infinite amount of curses and has caused many to send curses on those who lie, and has nothing objectionable about it.

Allah also States:

لُعِنَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ عَلَىٰ لِسَانِ دَاوُودَ وَعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِمَا عَصَوْا وَكَانُوا يَعْتَدُونَ {79}

Those amongst the children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of David, and of Jesus, son of Mary. That was because they disobeyed and used to transgress.(Chapter 5, Verse 79)

In this verse, Allah shows us that all those from the children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Davidas and Isaas. This itself has more than 1000 curses in it as well.

Now the allegation which is raised is that the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas used the word lanat 1000 times. The anti Ahmadis never mention why this was written. During the time when Ahmadas was born, the preaching of the Christians caused many Muslim scholars to become apostates. There was a Muslim scholar named Imam Ud Din, who became Padre Imad Ud Din but kept his name maulvi to deceive the Muslims and to show them that he knew Arabic and was a scholar of Islam. He used disgusting language against the Holy Prophetsaw and also claimed that he being a Christian, was a great Arabic scholar and that the Qur’an was full of errors. Ahmadas took notice of this, and answered in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, that accusing ones Holy Book can only be done by one who knows the language and you do not even know the Arabic language.

Ahmadas said that he will state a sentence, and the Padre has to say the statement with the rules of Arabic in right away and if he accomplishes this, he will be rewarded with 50 rupees and Ahmadas would agree that he knows Arabic. The Padre replied again by accusing the Qur’an of its Arabic grammar and mocked the Holy Prophetsaw. In reply to this Ahmadas wrote the book Nurul Haq and stated that I wrote that you do not have knowledge of Arabic in Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya but you ignored this and are continuing to mock my master Muhammadsaw. He then stated that If you or any of your padres in three months can write a book like Nurul Haq, and if the Christians agree that you have replied to this book I will give you 5000 rupees. It is amazing to see the confidence Ahmadas had and how much Allah supported him. He said if the Christians themselves agree that such a book has been written he would give them 5000 rupees. He then stated if these Padres including Imad Ud Din, in three months, cannot reply to my book Nurul Haq and continue to mock against the Qur’an and abuse Muhammadsaw, then they will not get 5000 rupees but rather get 1000 lanat.

The question which arises is that the Padres who considered themselves maulvis and mocked the Qur’an and the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw, would such people receive durood or the lanat of Allah? Because of the love Ahmadas had for Muhammadsaw and Allah, he sent lanat on them. Lanat is not a abusive word rather a prayer. It is basically being devoid of a relationship of Allah and not having his help. When a person attributes lanat on a person it is a prayer. Ahmadas prayed against those padres who claimed they are maulvis and who were misguiding the Muslims by mocking Muhammadsaw.

Allah States in the Qur’an:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا أَنْزَلْنَا مِنَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَالْهُدَىٰ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا بَيَّنَّاهُ لِلنَّاسِ فِي الْكِتَابِ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ يَلْعَنُهُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَلْعَنُهُمُ اللَّاعِنُونَ {160}

Those who conceal what We have sent down of Signs and guidance after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, it is these whom Allah curses; and so curse them those who curse.(Chapter 2 Verse 160)

Who are the ones mentioned as “and so curse them those who curse”? Allah is telling the Prophets , the angels, the saints and the believers to curse them. It is obvious that the disbelievers would not be told by Allah to curse their colleagues for hiding what is in the Qur’an. Two verses after this Allah States:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ أُولَٰئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَعْنَةُ اللَّهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ{162}

Those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers, on them shall be the curse of Allah and of angels and of men all together.(Chapter 2 Verse 162)

The Promised Messiahas wrote lanat 1000 times, and here it states that “curse of Allah and of angels and of men all together”. We are not even aware of how many angels there are but we are aware that they exceed 1000. We are also aware that the Prophets, the religious saints and believers exceed 1000 as well. If we were to try and note down their curses sent according to the Qur’an, we would never be able to write them down. They exceed the amount of curses Ahmadas wrote in Nurul Haqq. Ahmadas wrote this to bring awareness to the Padres and to show the beauty of the Qur’an to the world.

Some ask why did the Promised Messiahas write it 1000 times? This is a ignorant question as its clear that a prayer is to be repeated. Even after five daily prayers why do we read Alhamdulillah 33 times, SubhanAllah 33 times, and Allahu Akbar 34 times if a prayer cannot be repeated? Such is the ignorance of the Muslim scholars of today. Repeating a prayer has more impact and there is nothing wrong in repeating prayers. The Holy Prophetsaw has also used this word in the ahadith. Here are some instances:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ قَاتَلَ اللَّهُ الْيَهُودَ اتَّخَذُوا قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “May Allah’s curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.”(Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith #437)

He also stated:

حَدَّثَنَا مَحْمُودُ بْنُ غَيْلاَنَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ الطَّيَالِسِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، وَهَمَّامٌ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ عِكْرِمَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْمُتَشَبِّهَاتِ بِالرِّجَالِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَالْمُتَشَبِّهِينَ بِالنِّسَاءِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏

 

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:”The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.”(Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Volume 5, Book 41, Hadith #2784)

حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَوَانَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي حَازِمٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِذَا دَعَا الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ فَأَبَتْ، فَبَاتَ غَضْبَانَ عَلَيْهَا، لَعَنَتْهَا الْمَلاَئِكَةُ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ ‏”‏‏.‏ تَابَعَهُ شُعْبَةُ وَأَبُو حَمْزَةَ وَابْنُ دَاوُدَ وَأَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ‏.‏

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.” (Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith #3237)

 

There are many more instances as well where the Prophet Muhammadsaw has cursed such people who are wrongdoers and there is no harm in it. All of these ahadith include much more than 1000 curses, which further proves there is nothing wrong and this allegation is baseless.