Weak Right Hand?
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Weak Right Hand?

The non Ahmadi Muslims have quoted a passage of Seeratul Mahdi, which states in volume 1, Page 198 that the right hand of Ahmadas was broken in a fall and remained weak until the end of his life and also affected his prayers. This is a completely foolish allegation of the anti Ahmadis and has no room for accusation.

How can one accuse of the right hand of Ahmadas being weak is natural and occurs when one reaches an old age? Furthermore, it is possible for a Prophet to be injured. Have the anti Ahmadis not read the stories from the Lifetime of the Holy Prophetsaw and what he encountered in the battles?  The Holy Prophetsaw has himself stated in regards to one being injured in the cause of Allah:

أَخْبَرَنَا يُوسُفُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ حَجَّاجًا، أَنْبَأَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ مُوسَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكُ بْنُ يُخَامِرَ، أَنَّ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ، حَدَّثَهُمْ أَنَّهُ، سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ مَنْ قَاتَلَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ رَجُلٍ مُسْلِمٍ فُوَاقَ نَاقَةٍ وَجَبَتْ لَهُ الْجَنَّةُ وَمَنْ سَأَلَ اللَّهَ الْقَتْلَ مِنْ عِنْدِ نَفْسِهِ صَادِقًا ثُمَّ مَاتَ أَوْ قُتِلَ فَلَهُ أَجْرُ شَهِيدٍ وَمَنْ جُرِحَ جُرْحًا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَوْ نُكِبَ نَكْبَةً فَإِنَّهَا تَجِيءُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ كَأَغْزَرِ مَا كَانَتْ لَوْنُهَا كَالزَّعْفَرَانِ وَرِيحُهَا كَالْمِسْكِ وَمَنْ جُرِحَ جُرْحًا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَعَلَيْهِ طَابَعُ الشُّهَدَاءِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Mu’adh bin Jabal said that he heard the Prophet (ﷺ) say:”Whoever fights in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, for the length of time between two milkings of a she-camel, Paradise is guaranteed for him. Whoever asks Allah to be killed (in Jihad) sincerely, from his heart, then he dies or is killed, he will have the reward of a martyr. Whoever is wounded or injured in the cause of Allah, it will come on the Day of Resurrection bleeding the most it ever bled, but its color will be like saffron, and its fragrance will be like musk. Whoever is wounded in the cause of Allah, upon him is the seal of the martyrs.”(Sunan an Nasai, Hadith #3141)

Now despite having a weak right hand, the Promised Messiahas even in his last days was writing a book for Islam.In fact we say with full conviction, that even in these days the amount of work Ahmadas had done was more work for Islam than the entire ummah combined. The non Ahmadi Muslims have testimonies to the greatness of Ahmadas.

It is stated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:

“That man, that very great man, whose pen was a magic wand and whose tongue spell-binding; that man whose brain was a complex of wonders, whose eye could revive the dying and whose call aroused those in the graves, whose fingers held the wires of revolution and whose fists were electrical batteries; that man who for thirty years was an earthquake and typhoon for the religious world, who, like the trumpet of Doomsday, awakened those lost in the slumber of life, he has left the world empty-handed. This bitter death, this cup of poison, which entrusted the deceased to dust, will remain on thousands, nay millions of tongues, as words of bitter disappointment and regret. The stroke of death which slaughtered, along with one who was very much alive, the hopes and longings of many, and the wails it raises of lament, will remain in memories for a long time to come.

The demise of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib of Qadian is not such an event that a lesson should not be learnt from it, nor should it be consigned to the passage of time to efface. Such people who produce a religious or intellectual revolution are not born often. These sons of history, in whom it rightly takes pride, appear but rarely on the world scene, and when they do they bring about a revolution for all to see.

In spite of our strong differences with Mirza Sahib in respect of some of his claims and beliefs, his separation for ever has convinced the educated and enlightened Muslims that one of their very great personages has left them. And with him the mighty defence of Islam against its opponents, which was linked with his person, has come to an end. His special characteristic, that he acted against the enemies of Islam as a victorious general, compels us to express openly our feeling that the grand movement which for so long defeated and trod over our opponents should be continued in the future also.” (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Wakeel, Amritsar)

Now one should also remember that having a weakness and still serving Islam is even a greater blessing and we see this from the life of all true prophets.Despite their weakness and old age they continue to serve Islam. We even see in regards to a great Mujadid, Hazrat Shah Wali’ullah Dehlvi that it is narrated :

“Towards the end of his life Delhi came under the rulership of a bigoted Shi‘ah by the name of Najaf Ali Khan. He was the last Amir of the Mughal Court. He had meted out terrible punishment to many of the Ulama. Amir Shah Khan in his book Amir… writes that this Amir Najaf Ali Khan had Shah Wali’ullah’s fingernails removed so that his hands became so useless that he could not write a book or even an article.”(Hujjat a-Balighah, Urdu translation, vol. 1, p. 27, Short Biography by Miraj Muhammad Basiq)

Would the non Ahmadi Muslims now begin to also mock this great Muhaddith? Would they also mock all of the Prophets when they became old? Such allegations are truly unacceptable and can be used against every Prophet of Allah.

It is also narrated by the Holy Prophetsaw:

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيِّ، عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ، قَالَ قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهْوَ يُوعَكُ فَمَسِسْتُهُ بِيَدِي فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّكَ تُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ أَجَلْ إِنِّي أُوعَكُ كَمَا يُوعَكُ رَجُلاَنِ مِنْكُمْ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقُلْتُ ذَلِكَ أَنَّ لَكَ أَجْرَيْنِ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ أَجَلْ ‏”‏‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ يُصِيبُهُ أَذًى مَرَضٌ فَمَا سِوَاهُ إِلاَّ حَطَّ اللَّهُ لَهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِ كَمَا تَحُطُّ الشَّجَرَةُ وَرَقَهَا ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated `Abdullah bin Mas`ud:I visited Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) while he was suffering from a high fever. I touched him with my hand and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! You have a high fever.” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Yes, I have as much fever as two men of you have.” I said, “Is it because you will get a double reward?” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Yes, no Muslim is afflicted with harm because of sickness or some other inconvenience, but that Allah will remove his sins for him as a tree sheds its leaves.” (Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith #5660)

Furthermore, it is narrated in regards to the severity of sicknenss that the Prophetsaw went through:

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 al Bukhari, Hadith #5646)

Despite all the injuries and sicknesses Hazrat Aishara witnessed, she claimed that she had not seen anybody suffer more than the Prophetsaw. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, and with old age comes sickness  and this is a natural law of Allah which even Prophets are not excluded from.