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Like An Octopus?

There is another allegation which comes from “Elucidation of Objectives” claiming Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as)  said God is an octopus and has arms God forbid. This is totally false. Lets read it in context:

 

In order to pictorially visualize the implications of the  foregoing statement, let us imagine that the Supreme  Sustainer of the universe is indeed the Supreme Being  who has an infinite number of hands and feet; their  number is uncountable, and their breadth and width  limitless. Like an ‘octopus’, as it were, the Supreme  Being has tentacles reaching out to all corners of the universe and functioning as its gravitational pull. In deed, these are the self same organs also known as the universe. Whenever the sustainer of the universe wills a movement in part or in full, these so called organs are also bound to move accordingly, indeed he carries out all his commands and intentions through these organs, without using any other means. In short, this is only a simple EXAMPLE of the great spiritual truth about which is asserted that each part of the universe is subject to the divine will and like a faithful and humble servant, symbolizes the realization of God’s latent objectives and is busy implementing the divine imperatives in total submission to his will. (Elucidation of Objectives, page 61-62)

 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this passage when read in context. Anti Ahmadis have sadly removed the word “like”. We see comparisons by Allah Himself in the Qur’an. For example Allah States:

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Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as alustrous niche, wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a glittering star. It is lit from a blessed tree — an olive — neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would well-nigh glow forth even though fire touched it not. Light upon light! Allah guides to His light whomsoever He will. And Allah sets forth parables to men, and Allah knows all things full well.(Chapter 24 Verse 36)