Shahil Munir Ahmed, London
Whenever there are dark clouds in the sky and the earth is weeping for a reformer, it is Allah Who brings back the guiding light through a prophet who spiritually revives mankind.
Allah has foretold in the Holy Quran:
ہُوَ الَّذِيۡۤ اَرۡسَلَ رَسُوۡلَہٗ بِالۡہُدٰي وَدِيۡنِ الۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡہِرَہٗ عَلَي الدِّيۡنِ کُلِّہٖ وَلَوۡ کَرِہَ الۡمُشۡرِکُوۡنَ
“He it is Who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, even if those who associate partners [with God] hate [it].” (Surah as-Saff, Ch. 61: V. 10)
Whenever a prophet tried to guide mankind on the right path, there were also obstacles laid down by many ignorant people who were not ready to accept their truth.
This also happened in the time of the Promised Messiahas when people from different religions stood up against him but failed to stop his mission. They witnessed how his Community grew day by day, and those prophecies were fulfilled that he had foretold. The enemies witnessed many prophecies of the Promised Messiahas coming true, but also his Community saw the favours of Allah, which he bestowed upon the Promised Messiahas. In this day and age, we witness that many prophecies have been fulfilled before our own eyes, and through the Jamaat’s television channel MTA, the whole world can witness the blessings that Allah has sent down on the Promised Messiahas.
One such prophecy is “Here comes the King” (Tadhkirah [English], p. 941). Hazrat Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Rajekira narrated that one day we were sitting with the Promised Messiahas in the Mubarak Mosque in Qadian when we suddenly saw Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra, who was a child in those days. The Promised Messiahas looked at him and said, “Look, the King has arrived,” and Maulana Ghulam Rasul Rajekira asked, “Is this Mirza Sharif Ahmad?” The Promised Messiahas said, “He will become a king, and if not him, then his son will, and if not him, then surely his grandson will become a king”. (Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya mein Qiyaam-e-Khilafat ke bare mein Ilhamat, Kushoof, Ro‘ya awr Ilahi Isharay, pp. 485-486)
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IVrh once said:
“There was a prophecy about Hazrat Mian Sharif Ahmad Sahibra that Allah will bestow him with a long life and will grant him amarat, and then there was also this prophecy ‘Here comes the King’. Nevertheless, amongst the three brothers, he had the shortest life and never became an amir […] However, sometimes, the revelations received about a father come to fulfilment in his son.” (Al Fazl, 20 March 1999)
Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Sharif Ahmadra got married to Hazrat Bu Zainab Begumra, with whom he had three sons, and one of them was Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad, who reached the age of 87 and passed away on 10 December 1997. Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad, who later became the Amir Muqami, got married to Syeda Nasira Begum Sahiba, with whom he had three sons, and one of their sons is Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad,Khalifatul Masih Vaa, who has become the spiritual king, and thus the prophecy “Here comes the King” was fulfilled.
As has been said above, sometimes there are prophecies for a person that are then fulfilled through their progeny. Hence, in 1907, the Promised Messiahas saw a dream, about which he states:
“In my dream, I saw Sharif Ahmad, who was wearing a turban, and there were two men standing near him. One of them, pointing to Sharif Ahmad, said:
وہ بادشاہ آيا
“‘Here comes the King.’
“The other one said:
“‘He has yet to be Qadi.’”
“The Promised Messiahas said:
“One meaning of Qadi is arbitrator. Qadi is he who supports the truth and refutes falsehood.” (Tadhkirah [English], p. 941)
We witness countries and world leaders requesting Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa to guide them through the teachings of the Holy Quran. We have seen that he addressed many parliaments, where he not only defended the Islamic teachings but, most importantly, gave solutions for improving the current world situation through the teachings of the Holy Quran.