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Books Section > by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib of Qadian > A Complete List of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib's Books > Summary of Kuraamut-us-Saadiqeen

Summary of Kuraamut-us-Saadiqeen:
24th August 1893


Published in 1893, Kuraamut-us-Saadiqeen is one of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s Arabic writings. Its background is that one of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s chief opponents, Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, went about boasting of his own proficiency and Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s ignorance of the Arabic language, and wrongfully alleged that Hazrat Sahib was unable to compose a single sentence correctly in Arabic. In response to these allegations, Hazrat Mirza Sahib invited Maulvi Batalvi to compete against him in writing in Arabic the explanation (tasfir) of a chapter of the Holy Quran and 100 verses in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, i.e., a Qaseeda, so that the people of learning could judge for themselves which of them had been taught Arabic and granted knowledge of the Quran by Allah, the Most High. Hazrat Sahib imprecated those who did not come forth for such a contest, but Maulvi Batalvi did not have the courage to accept this challenge and kept making excuses to put it off. Finally, Hazrat Mirza Sahib published, of his own accord, this book containing four Arabic poems eulogising the Holy Prophet [Qasaa-id] and the commentary of Surah Al-Fatihah (the Opening) in Arabic. He himself completed its writing in one week, but allowed a time of one month to Maulvi Batalvi, or any other Maulvi who was willing, in which to compose a treatise in Arabic containing the same number of verses and a commentary of Surah Fatihah that was of a higher calibre than Kuraamut-us-Saadiqeen, and announced a sum of Rs. 1000 [using today's exchange rate, this works out to be around $15 -- over a hundred years ago, this was a lot of money] for the accomplishment of this feat. In case the challenge was not accepted, Hazrat Sahib declared, no maulvi would have the right in future to go around boasting of his proficiency in Arabic and knowledge of the Quran. By the Grace of Allah, the Most High, Maulvi Batalvi and his ilk were unable, individually or collectively, to frame a reply to this book throughout their lives, let alone within the one month duration allowed by Hazrat Mirza Sahib. Thus it is aptly named ‘Miracles of the Truthful Ones’.

That is the grace of Allah; He gives it to whom He pleases. And Allah is the Lord of mighty grace. (57:21)


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