Glad Tidings of a Son From Heaven?
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Glad Tidings of a Son From Heaven?

Glad Tidings of A Son From Heaven?

This is just another baseless allegation of the non Ahmadi Muslims. It is sad that they fall into the trap of takng all revelations and visions to be literal. They claim that because Ahmadas claimed that the Promised Son would be so pure and it would be as if God descended from heaven, it means that he himself claimed to be the father of God, God forbid.


Manifestations of Allah are known in many scriptures including the biblical scriptures which are full of it. Although the non Ahmadis will right away claim that the bible has been changed, the statements I am referring to are accepted by them as well. For example the prophecies of Muhammadsaw in the bible which say:


And he said’ The Lord came from Sinai and rose from Seir unto them; he shined forth from Mount Paran, and he came with ten thousand of saints; from his right hand went a fiery law for them(Deuteronomy 33.2)


Another prophecy states:


God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Saleh. His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of praise(Habakuk 3.3)


Why do the non Ahmadi Muslims attribute such prophecies to the Holy Prophetsaw? Do they believe he claimed to be Allah the Almighty in Person? Of course not. Such metaphorical language has always been used. Such statements are not to be taken literally. Allah States:


إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّهَ يَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ ۚ فَمَنْ نَكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنْكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا {11}


Verily, those who swear allegiance to thee indeed swear allegiance to Allah. The hand of Allah is over their hands. So whoever breaks his oath, breaks it to his own loss; and whoever fulfils the covenant that he has made with Allah, He will surely give him a great reward.(Chapter 48 Verse 11)


No one believes this verse to be literal and physical and such should be with this revelation of Ahmadas as well. The revelation of Ahmadas is:


“We give thee glad tidings of a humble boy who will be characterized with truth and grandeur as if God Himself has descended from heaven( Ahmad, Mirza Ghulam. Anjam Atham, p. 62; Ruhani Khazain, vol. xii, p. 62)


There is nothing wrong with such a revelation as we see such has been said by the saints of the ummah as well. Furthermore, the revelation uses the words “as if” which further shows that its metaphorical.


Hazrat Sultan Bahurh states:


” I know only the Truth [Haq], I see only the Truth [Haq], I cry only the Truth [Haq], Truth [Haq] is in me and I am the Truth [Haq], this is the Truth” [Haq Bahu, Sultan. vide. Khalid e Tauheed, p. 194)


Imam Ja’far Sadiqrh states:


‘in his robe there was none other but God( Sadiq, Imam Ja’far. vide.Kitab Mazhar al ‘Ajaib fin Nakt wal Ghara’ib)




“we are the face of God”(Sadiq, Imam Ja’far. vide. Kitab Mazhar al ,’Ajai’b fin Nikat e Wal Ghara’ib)


Hazrat Abu Yazid Bustamirh states:


“There is no one like me in heaven, nor anyone of my attributes on earth. My attributes are hidden in the Unseen. How can such a one be man? Nay, he is the tongue of Truth, and the speaker of the Truth Himself. For Me he speaks, for Me he hears, from Me he sees. Therefore, it is God Who speaks through the tongue of Abu Yazid(Bustami, Abu Yazid. Tadhkirat al Aulia, ch. xiv, p. 151)


Hadhrat Jalal Ud Din Rumirh has said:


‘That glorious sage Abu Yazid came to the disciples and said: I am God. This perfect spiritual leader, in the state of spiritual intoxication declared: There is no God but me, serve me; In other words, in my robe there is none but God, so how long will you search Him in heaven and earth.(Rumi, Jalal ud Din. Miftah al Ulum, sec. iv, pt. ii, pp,. 25 & 36)


Ibn Arabirh has stated:


‘I am the spirit of spirits not the spirit of vessels.(Arabi, Sheikh Muhiyudin ibne. Fatuhat Makiyya pt. 1, p. 1)