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The Ahmadiyya Case:

by Hafiz Sher Muhammad

Compiled and translated by Dr. Zahid Aziz


The Ahmadiyya Case [PDFpdf] (11.5 MB)

Table of Contents:
  • Foreword by Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan, Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement
  • Preface by the Compiler and Translator, Dr. Zahid Aziz
  • Introduction
  • The History of the Case:
    • Start of legal action
    • Defendants' response — their inability to define 'Muslim'
    • Defendants' reasons for calling Ahmadis as kafir
    • Defendants' exception against First plaintiff succeeds
    • More pre-trial exchanges
    • Defendants' Special Plea — a new ploy
    • Defendants fail in filing new exception
    • Preparation for trial — Top Pakistani experts come to defendants' aid
    • 1984 hearing — Defendants submit preliminary questions
    • The final phase — November 1985
    • The trial — dramatic opening
    • Ahmadis present full case — win judgment
    • The Aftermath:
      • Pakistani witnesses make misleading statements
      • Our reply
      • Muslim cases in non-Muslim courts
      • "Non-Muslim can be judge of Shariat court" — Dr Israr Ahmad
      • Verdict of a Muslim court
      • Which party accepts Allah's Judgment?
  • The Final Judgment of the Court:
    • Introduction
    • Plaintiff’s claim
    • Earlier judgment by Berman
    • Defendants’ withdrawal from case
    • Courts deciding Islamic cases
    • Second Plaintiff’s uncontested case
    • Hafiz Sher Mohammad’s expert evidence for Plaintiff:
      • Definition of Muslim
      • Hazrat Mirza’s statements of belief
    • Cases on definition of Muslim
    • Hafiz Sher Mohammad’s rebuttal of defence case:
      • Hazrat Mirza’s stand on Finality of Prophethood
      • Revelation to Muslim saints continues
      • Use of word nabi for saint
      • Hazrat Mirza’s claims
      • Meaning of jihad
      • What is ijma?
      • Fatwas of Kufr
    • Cases on admission to mosques
    • Expert witness concludes his evidence
    • Second Plaintiff’s evidence
    • Defendants mislead and inconvenience Plaintiff
    • Orders granted to Second Plaintiff
  • The Evidence Presented in the Case:
    • Who is a Muslim?
      • The Holy Quran
      • How the Holy Prophet converted people to Islam
      • Muslim authorities on ‘Who is a Muslim’
      • Holy Prophet on Practical Signs of a Muslim
      • The Prohibition of Takfir
      • A Mu’awwil cannot be called Kafir
    • Beliefs of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his followers
    • Issue of Khatam an-nabiyyin:
      • Belief in Khatam an-nabiyyin
      • Meaning of Khatam an-nabiyyin
      • Denial of claim to prophethood
    • Revelation in Islam:
      • The Quran and Hadith on continuity of revelation
      • Revelation to Companions of Holy Prophet
      • Views of Muslim theologians and authorities
    • Revelation and Hazrat Mirza’s claim:
      • Wahy Nubuwwat and Wahy Wilayat
      • Meaning of Muhaddas
    • Terms nabi and rasul for non-prophets:
      • Distinction between literal and technical meanings
      • Metaphorical and proper (real) use
      • Use of nabi and rasul for saints
      • Summary
    • Claims of eminent Muslim saints
    • Muslim saints and sufis in India:
      • Introduction
      • Pronouncements of saints
      • Conclusion
    • Terms and concepts of Tasawwuf:
      • Tasawwuf and Tariqat
      • Fana fir-rasul
      • Zilli Nubuwwat
      • Buroozi Nubuwwat
      • Masil Anbiya — Like of Prophets
      • Ummati wa Nabi — Follower and Prophet
      • Finality of Prophethood
    • Clarification of Correction of an Error:
      • Letter by Sayyid Muhammad Ahsan of Amroha
      • A second recorded incident
      • Meaning of muhaddas in Correction of an Error
    • No claim to prophethood — Summary
    • Titles Mary and Messiah for Muslims:
      • How a believer becomes Mary and Messiah
      • Muslim Saints likened to Jesus and Mary
      • Sayings of Holy Prophet Muhammad
      • Views of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
      • Meaning of Messiah and claim of Promised Messiah
    • Claim to be Messiah not against Islam:
      • Ulama on claim to be Messiah or Mahdi
      • Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s views
    • Fulfilment of Prophecies
    • Dignity of Jesus:
      • Hazrat Mirza honours Jesus as Prophet of God
      • Hazrat Mirza’s reply to Christian attacks
      • Muslim Ulama criticise Jesus of the Gospels
    • Birth of Jesus:
      • Views of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
      • Arguments from Holy Quran and Hadith
      • Muslim Views
      • Views of followers of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
    • Jihad:
      • Jihad in Holy Quran and Hadith
      • Jihad — Views of Muslim religious leaders
      • Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s views on jihad
      • Why Hazrat Mirza had to explain meaning of Jihad
      • Jihad and the British Government
      • Hazrat Mirza’s statements on loyalty to British rule
    • Fatwas of Kufr
    • Attitude towards other Muslims:
      • Funeral Prayers for other Muslims
      • Saying prayers behind other Muslims
    • Tributes to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
    • Tributes to the Lahore Ahmadiyya:
      • Tributes to Muhammad Ali and Lahore Ahmadiyya
      • Woking Mission under Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement
  • Supplementary Material / Appendix:
    • Who is a Muslim?
    • Issue of Khatam an-nabiyyin
    • Revelation in Islam
    • Muhaddas and Hazrat Mirza's claim:
      • Concept of Muhaddas in Islam
      • Hazrat Mirza's claim
    • Use of Nabi and Rasul for non-prophets:
      • Earlier Islamic Authorities
      • Hazrat Mirza's stand
      • Followers of Hazrat Mirza
    • Ummati wa Nabi — Follower and Prophet
    • Clarification of Correction of an Error
    • Muslims and the British rule of India
    • Munir Report on Fatwas of Kufr
    • Ahmadis and other Muslims:
      • Hazrat Mirza did not call Muslims as Kafir
      • Funeral prayers for other Muslims
      • Saying prayers behind non-Ahmadi imam
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