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Evidence re Ahmadiyyah by Hafiz Sher
> Prefatory Note
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The Clear Evidence re Ahmadiyyah is a collection of the researches and articles of Maulana Hafiz Sher Muhammad about some beliefs of the Ahmadiyyah Movement and the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement in Islam. Maulana Sher Muhammad is considered an authority on the differences between the two sections of the Ahmadiyyah Movement and between the Ahmadiyyah Movement and the other sections of Muslims. His method of writing is more of a research scholar than that of a debater. He simply adduces evidence from the original sources and lets the readers draw their own conclusions. His style is very effective in case of seekers-after-truth who read such material with an open mind.
The book is divided in two parts. Part I comprises of material dealing with the beliefs of the two sections of the Ahmadiyyah Movement. Both the opponents of the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement in Islam and the members of the Rabwah section of the Ahmadiyyah Movement (commonly known as the Qadiani Jamaat) allege that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib was a claimant to some kind of prophethood. This supposed claim to prophethood is the root cause of the present turmoil mounted against the Ahmadiyyah Movement and the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement by politicians in Pakistan. As against this the members of the Lahore group of the Ahmadiyyah Movement (commonly known as the Lahore Ahmadis) contend that the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement in Islam did not lay any claim to any kind of prophethood and those who imply any such claims to him do so either maliciously or ignorantly. Part I of this book adduces some evidence relevant to this controversy between the two sections of the Ahmadiyyah Movement which may alike interest all those, whether Ahmadis or non-Ahmadis, who are looking for facts -- hard facts.
Part II of the book contains three articles written by Maulana Sher Muhammad. The first deals with the signs of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi as foretold in the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and works of Aulia Allah [Saints], and how these have been fulfilled in the person of the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement. The second article deals with the role of the Ahmadiyyah Movement in the present age. In his third article Maulana has adduced evidence re the position of the belief of Muslims re immaculate birth of Jesus Christ. The law of original creation and expansion through procreation as found in the Quran have been briefly stated in this article. Creation or evolution is a matter of controversy between the church and the scientists in the modern world. Quite a lot of material on these matters is available both in the writings of Muslim scholars or saints of the past and the Ahmadiyyah Movement. It is hoped this material will be put together to be published in a book form. Dr. Zahid Aziz of Nottingham, U.K. has rendered these articles into English from Urdu. Though the translation of religious terminologies is a difficult task, Dr. Aziz has done a magnificent job. May Allah bless him.
The Ahmadiyyah Anjuman Ishaat Islam, Lahore, Inc. U.S.A. deserves to be congratulated for publishing such a work at a time when it is most required. A massive propaganda against the Ahmadiyyah Movement has recently been mounted by the government of Pakistan which is busy distributing government published literature through its embassies world over. Most of the material in these pamphlets is based on misstatements, half-truths and distortions of facts and writings. Call of the time is to acquaint the world with the beliefs of the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement on the one hand and to clearly distinguish between the beliefs of the Lahore Ahmadis and those who falsely impute the claim to prophethood to the Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement irrespective of their motives for such imputation. Thus and thus alone can truth be vindicated.