The purpose in writing the treatise Kashf-ul-Ghita


At 8 o’clock in the morning [2 January 1899], our Noble Leader, His Holinessas, went for a walk accompanied by a large number of friends. During the course of his walk, the Promised Messiahas said: 

“Our opponents inflict pain and grief upon me through the use of abusive language in announcements that are full to the brim with falsehood and slander, and on other occasions, they make untrue and utterly false reports to the government and authorities so that they will grow mistrustful of me. If all this was limited and confined to my own person alone, Allah knows full well that I would not have given this the least attention whatsoever. For I am ready to offer myself in the way of Allah Almighty like a sacrificial lamb. However, all these things have a direct effect on our people as a whole. There are some who are weak and cannot bear such suffering. Therefore, I have deemed it appropriate to publish a report of the actual circumstances in full and send it to the government. For if I remain silent, our opponents will continue to hatch conspiracies, and this has a very detrimental effect. Since our hearts are pure and we do not act in a hypocritical or pliant manner like those who are wicked from within, I have complete faith that my treatise Kashf-ul-Ghita (The Truth Unveiled), will apprise the esteemed government of my personal background and teachings. This book will also serve as a certificate in the hands of my friends.”

The reality behind the mark of Prophethood

After the morning prayer, Maulvi Qutb-ud-Din Sahib, resident of Baddomalhi enquired:

“It is narrated that there was a ‘mark of prophethood’ found between the shoulders on the back of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Some say that this was some sort of a tumour on the skin. What is the actual truth in this respect?”

The Promised Messiahas said: 

“The allegation that is raised with respect to the ‘mark of prophethood’ on the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is a matter of secondary importance. I do say, however, with true sincerity and passion, that I believe it does not behove a believer and a true Muslim to refer to a ‘mark of prophethood’ on the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, as a tumour and the like. This is disrespectful and insolent behaviour, which leads a person to disbelief. We need not probe into such matters and investigate as to what that ‘mark of prophethood’ was exactly and the nature of its appearance. For Allah the Exalted put forth countless signs, which were clear and lucid, to confirm the truth of the prophethood of the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Among these signs, one was the ‘mark of prophethood’.

“The fact of the matter is that the blessed personage of Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was to the other Prophets, peace be upon them, as the full moon is to the crescent. The crescent moon is covered by darkness, but when it becomes complete in the form of a full moon, that full moon confirms and establishes the prior existence of the crescent. Hence, know for certain that if the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, had not appeared, the previous Prophets and various aspects of their prophethood would have remained hidden.”

[Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 2, pp. 1-2]

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