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The Ahmadiyya Movement:

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Translated and edited from Urdu by Sheikh Muhammad Tufail


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Table of Contents:
  • The Maulana Muhammad Ali — Life and Work:
    • Contact with the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement
    • Farewell to Qadian
    • As a Man, Writer and Preacher
    • The Last Phase
  • Muhammad Ali in the Eyes of the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement:
    • A Vision about the Commentary of the Quran
    • Miscellaneous
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I — A Brief Survey of the Ahmadiyyah Movement:
    • A New Phase in the Life of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his Claim of being a Mujaddid
    • The Admittance of his Piety and Righteousness and his Unique Service to the Cause of Islam
    • The Claim of Messiahship
    • He was neither Desirous of Fame nor Fortune
    • Nor was he Mad
    • Passion for the Spread of Islam
    • The Thought of Propagating Islam in the West
    • The Claim of Messiahship was made to Remove an Obstacle from the Way of Islam
    • The Claim of Mahdihood was Advanced to Remove another Obstacle from the Way of Islam
    • Conditions of the Ulama
    • Preaching of Islam was Declared to be the Jihad of this Age
    • Allegation of Claim to Prophethood and the Anathema of Heresy
    • No Claim to Prophethood
    • Opposition Continues
    • Research Work
    • Why the Name 'Ahmadiyyah' was Adopted?
    • The Preaching of Islam to the West
    • Propagation of Islam among Hindus
    • Death of the Founder
    • Two Branches of the Movement
    • Annexe — I
      • A — The Anjuman was Fully Empowered to Carry on the Work of the Founder
      • B — Contribution to the Islamic Thought
  • Chapter II — Claims of the Founder:
    • 1. Mujaddid (Renovator) of the Fourteenth Century Hijrah:
      • The bi'that (Appointment) of Mujaddids
      • Authenticity of the Hadith of Mujaddid
      • Claims of other Mujaddids
      • The Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Century of Hijrah
      • If Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is not the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Century, who else is the Claimant to this office?
      • If Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is the Mujaddid, Muslims must Co-operate with him
      • The Mujaddid's First Task was to Establish the Truth of Divine Communication
      • The Mujaddid's Second Task was to Uphold the Quran over everything else
    • 2. The Promised Messiah:
      • Why the Name the Promised Messiah was given to the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Century Hijrah?
      • Christianity Musters all its Resources against Islam
      • The Mention of the Messiah in the Reports of the Prophet
      • The Coming Messiah shall Appear from among the Muslims
      • The Evidence of the Quran that the Messiah shall be Raised from the Nation of Muhammad
      • The Second Evidence of the Quran
      • Death of Jesus Christ
      • Evidence of the Quran
      • Evidence of the Gospels
      • Evidence of Hadith and other Sources
      • The Descent of Messiah means the Appearance of another Person
      • Prophecy of the Descent or Second Advent in Previous Scriptures
      • Metaphors in Prophecies
      • If the Prophecy about the Promised Messiah is not Interpreted Metaphorically, that would only Prove the Unreliability of Ahadith
    • 3. Mahdi:
      • In spite of the Weakness and Discrepancies of the Reports about Mahdi their Collective Evidence cannot be Rejected
      • Common Factors in the Reports about Mahdi
      • Whether Mahdi will Spread Islam by the Sword
      • This Wrong Conception was Removed by the Mahdi himself
      • Messiah and Mahdi are one
      • A Prophecy becomes a Great Miracle after its Fulfilment
      • The Significance of the Two Names
      • Other Prophecies about Mahdi
      • Some of the Signs are only in the Form of Metaphors in the Prophecy about Mahdi
      • Annexe — II
        • A — Exaltation of Jesus — Fatwa by Mahmud Shaltut of Al-Azhar
        • B — Muhammad Asad's View on the Death of Jesus Christ
        • C — Modern Scientific Knowledge and the Quran's Rejection of Jesus' Death on the Cross
    • Denial of a Claim to Prophethood:
      • Strange Resemblance to Jesus Christ
      • The Reason for Ascribing a Claim of Prophethood to the Founder
      • The Word Prophet was used only by way of Metaphor
      • The Claimant to Prophethood was Accursed and Declared to be a Kafir (Heretic)
      • As against the Denial of a Claim to Prophethood there is an Admittance to the Claim of Muhaddithiyyat and not of Prophethood without a Code
      • The Anathema of Heresy (Fatwa Kufr) was Based on the Claim of Prophethood without a Code
      • Did he not know the Difference between a Nabi and a Muhaddath
      • The Distinguishing Characteristics between a Nabi and a Muhaddath
      • None of the Followers or Opponents of the Founder has Proved the Definition of Muhaddath to be Wrong
      • Some Terms Explained
      • Annexe — II
        • D. The Two Sections of the Ahmadiyyah Movement and the Founder's Claims
        • E. Characteristics of a Prophet according to the Quran
        • F. Some Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad on Prophethood
      • The Hadith about the Prophet's Son Ibrahim
  • Chapter III — The Antichrist, Gog and Magog:
    • The Need for Discussion about the Antichrist and Gog and Magog
    • The Significance of the Dajjal and Gog and Magog
    • The Dajjal and Gog and Magog in the Light of the Qur'an
    • The Dajjal and Gog and Magog are Identical
    • The Reason Why the Qur'an does not Mention Dajjal
    • Gog and Magog in the Light of the Bible
    • The Dajjal in Hadith Books
    • The Menace of the Dajjal According to the Qur'an and Hadith
    • Why is the Dajjal called Masih?
    • Hadith about the Dajjal
    • Is the Dajjal a Single Person or a Nation?
    • Description of the Dajjal in Hadith
    • The Abode of the Dajjal at the Holy Prophet's Time
    • The Religion of the Dajjal
    • The Place of the Appearance of the Dajjal
    • The Greatest Trial
    • The Signs of the Dajjal:
      • The Paradise and Hell of the Dajjal
      • The Speed of the Dajjal - his Conveyances on Land, Water and Air
      • The Dajjal Bringing out the Treasures of the Earth
      • The Easy Life of the Dajjal's Companions and the Difficult Times for his Opponents
      • The Dajjal Meeting with Departed Souls and his Talking to Them
      • The Strength of the Jews at the Back of the Dajjal
      • The Influence of the Dajjal on Women
      • The Dajjal and Illegitimate Children
      • Men Resembling Women and Women Resembling Men
      • Miraculous Cure of Diseases
      • The Evil Suggestions of the Dajjal
      • The Dajjal's Appearance and his Prevalence in the Whole World
    • Gog and Magog in Hadith and their Identity with the Dajjal
    • The Dajjal will be Recognised by a Particular Man from Among Muslims
    • Who is it Who Said: "This is the Dajjal Mentioned by the Holy Prophet"?
    • The Holy Prophet's Saying: "A Follower Closest to me in Position"
    • The Promised Messiah and Killing of the Dajjal
    • The Dajjal is to be Killed but not Gog and Magog
    • The Holy Prophet's Idea of Defeating the Dajjal by Arguments
    • Christian Missionaries are the Leaders of Religious Machinations
    • Triumph by Means of Arguments
    • Did the Founder Achieve Such an Object?
    • Dabbat al-Ard (Beast from the Earth)
    • Conditions of the 'Ulama'
    • Rising of the Sun from the West
    • Annexe — III
      • Dajjal — The Antichrist by Muhammad Asad
  • Chapter IV — The True Conception of the Ahmadiyyah Movement:
    • Ahmadiyyat is not a Separate Religion
    • It is not even a Sect in the General Sense of the Term
    • Attitude towards Jurisprudential Problems
    • A Movement for Islam
    • Death of Jesus Christ
    • Significance of the Claims
    • Visions of the Prophet Muhammad come True
    • Ahmadiyyat is the only Interpretation of these Visions
    • Ahmadiyyat is a True Interpretation of Islam
    • Distinguishing Features of the Ahmadiyyah Movement
    • Islam is not Spread by Sword
    • Ahmadiyyat and the Killing of Apostates
    • Ahmadiyyat and Jihad
    • The Quran must be given Precedence over everything else
    • Glory of the Quran Manifested
    • Islam is an Intellectual and Scientific Religion
    • New Light about Interpreting the Quran
    • Revival of Islamic Brotherhood
    • The Door of Ijtihad is Open
    • Unity among Muslims
    • The Significance of Paradise and Hell Properly Explained
    • Theory of Abrogation Rejected
    • Faith in the Dominance of Islam
    • Annexe — IV
      • A. Was the Doctrine of Jihad Abrogated by the Founder?
      • B. Some Misunderstandings Removed
      • C. The Use of Strong Language against the Ulama
  • Chapter V — Ahmadiyyat in Practice:
    • Jihad with the Quran
    • Ahmadiyyat has not Abrogated the Doctrine of Jihad, but has Revived its True Spirit
    • The Need for Bai'at [Pledge] and an Organisation for Jihad
    • Opposition from Muslims
    • The Preaching of Islam in Europe
    • The Mosque at Berlin
    • Objections about Propagation of Islam in Europe
    • Missions in other Countries
    • Missions in India
    • Propagation by Literature
    • Translations in Different Languages
    • Annexe — V
      • Supplementary Year-wise List of Works and Publications
      • Translations in Foreign Languages
  • Chapter VI — Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on the Ahmadiyyah Movement:
    • Maulana Azad Admitted that the Founder's Position was Misunderstood
    • Qadianis Regarded by him as Erring Muslims
    • Injustice to the Lahore Section
    • Maulana Azad Believed in the Death of Jesus Christ but did not Deny the Hadith about the Coming Messiah
    • By Accepting the Founder as the Coming Messiah in the Form of a Mujaddid no New Belief has been Created
  • Chapter VII — Dr. Muhammad Iqbal's Statement re the Qadianis:
    • Finality of Prophethood is the Basis of the Solidarity of Islam
    • Dr. lqbal did not Differentiate between Genuine Prophets and "Religious Adventurers"
    • The World kept on Waiting for all the Great Prophets
    • Lahore Section does not Believe in the Doctrine of the Continuation of Prophethood
    • Dr. Iqbal's Personal Evidence that the Founder did not Declare other Muslims as Kafirs (Heretics)
    • Qadianis and those Muslims who Regard Jesus to be Alive do not Understand the True Significance of the Finality of Prophethood
    • The Founder Believed that no prophet, neither New nor Old, would come After the Prophet Muhammad
    • The Doctrine of the Coming of Messiah cannot be Condemned as a "Jewish Idea"
    • The Founder did not Reject the Hadith about the Coming Messiah but only gave it an Interpretation
    • Declaring Muslims Kafirs is an Anti-Islamic Practice
    • Comparing Qadianis with Bahais is Dr. Iqbal's Fundamental Mistake
    • The Ulama of Arabia have Condemned other Muslim Sects also as Kafirs
    • Dr. Iqbal's Peculiar Suggestion about Heresy Law
    • Weapons of Boycott and Vilification against Ahmadis
    • The Muslim Mystic Saint Mansur regarded by Dr. Iqbal as a Rebel and a Religious Adventurer
    • Dr. Iqbal's Views are against the Quran and Hadith
  • Chapter VIll — The Call of Islam:
    • The Spirit of Humanity Knocks at the Door of Islam
    • Pledge of Fealty its Necessity
    • An Appeal
    • The Conditions of Bai'at [Pledge]
    • Ahmadiyyat in Theory
    • Ahmadiyyat in Practice
    • The Pledge
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