Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (MGAQ) claimed that he had received the following revelation from his God:
((The British Empire will last for eight years; thereafter there will be weakness, disturbance and decline)).
MGAQ did not publish this revelation in his books, however he had communicated it to some of his followers. The following narrations of this alleged revelation are mentioned in Seerat-ul-Mahdi and the “holy” Qadiani book, Tadhkirah:
- Hafiz Hamid ‘Ali narrated to that Hadrat Sahib [the Promised Messiah] received the revelation: “The British Empire will last for eight years, thereafter there will be the days of weakness, and decline”.
- Miyan ‘Abdullah of Sannour narrates that he remembers the following wording of the revelation: “The British Empire will last for seven years, thereafter will be disruption and decline”
- Sahibzadah Pir Sirajul-Haqq Nu‘manira narrates that he has heard this revelation as following: “The power of the British will last for eight years, thereafter there will be the days of weakness, and decline”
The second Qadiani Khalifah, Mirza Mahmoud, also confirmed this alleged revelation; however he tried to defend it by claiming that MGAQ had received it in year 1892, and that the eight years had ended with the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901.
((Hadrat Amirul-Mo’minin Khalifatul Masih II related in a Friday sermon: During the reign of Queen Victoria, God Almighty informed the Promised Messiah:
“The British Empire will last for eight years; thereafter there will be weakness, disturbance and decline”
These eight years ended with the death of Queen Victoria)) – Tadhkirah, Edition 2009, page 1017 (Click Here)
It is interesting to note that the Qadianis did not only accept Mirza Mahmoud’s laughable interpretation of this claimed revelation, but they also claimed that it is a proof that their self-declared prophet was a brave man. If he was not a brave man, he would not convey to his followers that the days of the British Empire had been numbered. The following is written in the official Ahmadiyya website alislam.org:
((On one occasion he received a revelation in Persian to the effect that the British Empire would last only for eight years and that thereafter a period of weakness and disorder and decline would set in. He communicated this revelation only to some members of his Movement. When Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Sahib of Batala, who was always in search for something on the basis of which he might be able to establish that the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was disloyal to and a rebel against the British Government, learnt of this revelation from a member of the Movement, he at once wrote an article justifying his assertion that he was a rebel who desired to bring about the end of the British Government and Empire.
In any case, is it not surprising that a person who, according to his opponents, had been put up by the British Government should convey to his followers that the days of that Government had been numbered? Had he been put up by the British he would have propagated in support of the strength and permanence of the Government rather than make a prophecy that the Government would not last for much longer)) – Truth about Ahmadiyya, Chapter 2, Ahmadiyyat and the British (Click Here)
So, according to Qadianis, MGAQ was a brave and a truthful prophet! He had conveyed this revelation against the wish of the British Government. Really? Let us read what MGAQ had written about this revelation in December, 1898:
((Muhammad Hussein imputes to me the publication of prophecy that the British rule would see its fall and destruction within eight years. As to this charge I would say nothing but pray God to bring about the ruin of the calumniator. I never published such a prophecy.
The government may consult my writings. All my books are present in front of the government. I respectfully request that the Government should demand from this person about the book or letter or advertisement in which I have published such a revelation. And I expect that the present Government will remain aware of this deception of his, that this person may not come up with a plan — in support of his false statement — that out of my Jamaat and group, he should find some who, because of religious differences, harbour heart-felt enmity towards me and will provide false statements as evidence to be conveyed to the government. I do not mingle or meet with this person or others of his thinking that I would have ever said something verbally to them. Whatever I want to say, I publish in my books and advertisements, and these two are sufficient to know about my thoughts and my revelations and the respected elders of my Jamaat are witnesses to this. In short, I respectfully request that our high government should demand from this person about this intelligence report that is against the facts. Captain Douglas Sahib, former Deputy Commissioner of District Gurdaspur, in the case of Dr. Martin Clark that was instituted against me, has written that this person holds enmity against me and therefore does not at all refrain from lying)) – Rouhani Khazain, vol 14, p 216, Kashf-ul-Ghita, page 29 (Click Here).
Absurd! So, in front of his British masters, MGAQ had completely denied the receipt of such brave and fearless Yalaashi revelation.