Who was behind the Arabic works of the Promised Messiah a.s.? – Part II

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The Promised Messiahas mentioned to Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahibra one day that he had received a revelation:

لَا تَصْبُوَنَّ اِلَی الْوَطَنْ

فِیْہِ تُھَانُ وَ تُمْتَحَنْ

“Do not go back to your homeland. You will face humiliation and suffering there.”

The Promised Messiahas said:

“It appears that this revelation has reference to [Hakim Maulvi] Nuruddin.” (Tadhkirah, p. 1,020)

The Promised Messiah’sas personal inkpot

Referring to the above revelation of Allah the Almighty, the opponents of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas put forward that he fabricated this prophecy with the help of an Arabic book, Maqamat-e-Hariri [The Assemblies of Al-Hariri] to convince Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra to permanently settle in Qadian and write Arabic books for him.

Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra was not an ordinary follower of the Promised Messiahas. Soon after the demise of the Promised Messiahas, he was chosen as his first Khalifa by God.

According to the opponents, he knew that it was in fact him who used to write expressive Arabic books and (God forbid) the Promised Messiahas used to publish those books in his name and continuously lied to the people that they were a miracle of Allah and claimed that God’s support was on his side and that his opponents were deprived of divine help.

Then the question arises that, in such supposed circumstance, how could a person like Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira take the Bai‘at of the Promised Messiahas?

He was considered one of the greatest physicians in Hindustan at that time. Leaving a big city and settling permanently in a small village just for the sake of the Promised Messiahas and spending most of his earnings on spreading and promulgating the Ahmadiyya mission shows that he had true faith in the Promised Messiahas.

It also indicates that he was sincerely convinced that God Almighty had miraculously taught knowledge of the Arabic language to the Promised Messiahas. A saint and his followers have a very delicate relationship. Every wise person knows that the faith of adherents is based on piety, purity and goodness. Followers of a holy man are drawn towards him when they fully believe that the said person is godly and there is no deception and corruption in his heart.

Explaining this subject, the Promised Messiahas states:

“All the earlier prophets and messengers who appeared in this world or the divinely appointed and muhaddith [recipient of God’s word] who came after them, no one would have or will ever become their follower if they had considered them deceivers and schemers. The pir-murid relationship [between saint and devotee] is a very delicate one. A slight misunderstanding renders it doubtful. I once noticed a group of my followers that some of them became suspicious of me only because I did not place my right foot upright in the qa‘da al-tahiyat [sitting position] of Namaz with an excuse of an illness of which they were not aware, so much so that two men started talking and began to suspect that it was against the sunnah [practice of the Holy Prophetsa]. Once, I grabbed a cup of tea with my left hand because the bone of my right hand is broken and weak. Upon this, some people criticised that it is against the sunnah. This happens all the time that some new followers get caught up in their own misunderstanding of trivial things and start criticising even in the most insignificant household matters. Prophet Mosesas was also inflicted pain in the same way. Islam is a religion whose followers measure the words and deeds of every person on the scale of righteousness and piety, and if they find them contradictory, they immediately walk away from him.” (Siraj-e-Munir, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 12, p. 26)

Hence, if the spiritual guide is such a deceiver that he asks his most devoted follower to write a book in Arabic or compose a powerful Arabic poem so that he may present it to the people as a sign of God and a miracle that would serve as the truth of his prophethood, then such a follower would certainly break this relationship and leave him immediately.

There is possibility that a group of fraudsters join a deceitful person to perform such an atrocity in secret, but such a bad deed is not worthy for a person who claimed to be the Promised Messiah and the Prophet of Allah. Regardless of the fact that Promised Messiahas never resorted to deception or falsehood, even those handful of people who abandon the Jamaat come up with this story that they left Ahmadiyyat because God forbid, they found out about the fabrication of the founder of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. This behaviour of the deserters is worth considering for the opponents.

A righteous person like Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira could neither have supported the Promised Messiahas if he was aware that the masses are being deceived, nor would he have maintained a relationship of obedience and devotion with him.

On the contrary, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra was on a very high pedestal of sincerity and faithfulness. He was engaged in the construction of his magnificent house in Bhera. He went to Lahore to buy some building material for the house. After he bought and sent the goods to Bhera, he went to Qadian to visit the Promised Messiahas. Huzooras instructed him to permanently stay in Qadian.

Mentioning the revelation of the Promised Messiahas in the book, Mirqat-ul-Yaqin fi Hayat-e-Nuruddin, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira states:

“[The Promised Messiahas] told Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahibra that he had received a revelation about Nuruddin. It is in the form of a couplet which is also present in [the poem of] Hariri:

لَا تَصْبُوَنَّ اِلَی الْوَطَنْ

فِیْہِ تُھَانُ وَ تُمْتَحَنْ

“Do not go back to your homeland. You will face humiliation and suffering there.”

“God Almighty has unique ways at His disposition. I did not ever think even in my dreams or thoughts about my hometown again. Thereafter, I got completely attached with Qadian.” (Mirqat-ul-Yaqin fi Hayat-e-Nuruddin, p. 187)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira lived for about 20 years after the said revelation. The standard and high level of his devotion and loyalty can be estimated from the fact that after the commandment of Allah, he never left Qadian without the permission of the Promised Messiahas.

On one occasion, the Promised Messiahas said, “Maulvi Sahib! In future, do not even think about your ancestral home, Bhera.”

Hazrat Maulvi Sahibra used to say, “My heart was full of fear that it is quite possible for me never to go there but how could it be that I do not even think of Bhera in my heart.”

However, he says:

“God Almighty has unique ways at His disposition. I did not ever think even in my dreams or thoughts about my hometown again. Thereafter, I got completely attached with Qadian.”

Hazrat Master Abdur Raufra of Bhera used to say that once, a raees [chieftain] of Bhera wrote to him [Hazrat Maulvi Sahibra], saying, “I am ill and you are our family doctor. Please come to Bhera and examine me.”

He wrote back to the chieftain, saying “I have migrated from Bhera and now, I do not go anywhere outside of Qadian without the permission of Hazrat Mirza Sahibas. If you need me, write to Hazrat Mirza Sahibas.”

Thus, the chieftain wrote to the Promised Messiahas. Huzooras said, “Maulvi Sahib! Go and examine that chieftain.”

When he reached Bhera, the house of the chieftain was located on the round road around Bhera, so he examined him and suggested the prescription and returned back immediately. He did not visit his ancestral home or go to see his new house which was under construction. He did not even meet his near ones or friends. He came back immediately after the purpose for which the Promised Messiahas had sent him was achieved. (Hayat-e-Nur, p. 184)

After migrating to Qadian from his hometown, Bhera, Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddinra did not make any journey without the permission of the Promised Messiahas. Below is the detail of his trips:

1. Some members of the state of Jammu insisted him to visit Jammu for a few days. The Maharaja [of Jammu] offered him a government job in the state and asked him to join again. However, there was no permission from the Promised Messiahas about this matter. Thus, he refused and came back.

2. Nawab Sahib of Bahawalpur State called him for his treatment once and Nawab Sahib’s men got permission from the Promised Messiahas for this. After treating Nawab Sahib for a few days, he returned.

3. At the request of Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra Raees Malerkotla, the Promised Messiahas sent him to Malerkotla to deliver a dars [sermon] of Quran and hadith. He stayed there for more than a year.

4. He went to Lahore to read out an essay of the Promised Messiahas in a gathering of Aryas. This very essay is present in the book Chashma-e-Marifat.

5. Once, during the time of his Khilafat, he had to go to Multan to testify in a case. On his way back, he gave a lecture in Lahore.

6. He visited Lahore to lay the foundation stone of the house and shop of the late Sheikh Rahmatullah Sahib Ahmadi.

7. When the Promised Messiahas visited Delhi in 1905, Hazrat Maulana Sahibra was also called there a few days later. In the same way, he was accompanying Huzooras in his journey to Lahore, in which he passed away. (Mirqat-ul-Yaqin fi Hayat-e-Nuruddin, pp. 304-305)

Thus, if the Promised Messiahas just selected a couplet of Hariri and fabricated a revelation to convince Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, was it possible that it had such a lasting effect on him that he did not go against it for more than 20 years? In fact, he never left Qadian without the permission of the Promised Messiahas.

As far as visiting Bhera is concerned, he only went there once and that too at the behest of the Promised Messiahas and returned immediately after examining the patient. Moreover, he was offered a job in the state by the Maharaja, but he turned it down and preferred Qadian over it.

Hence, this standard of faithfulness and submission can only be found in true and sincere followers. Surely, he sincerely believed in the Promised Messiahas.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira showed such an example of obedience that his actions proved the truthfulness of the Messiahas of Muhammadsa. He would not have shown such obedience if the Promised Messiahas, God forbid, was not true in his claims.

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