Queen Victoria – A Muslimah?

Alexandrina Victoria (1819-1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from the 20th of June 1837, and the first Empress of India of the British Raj from the 1st of May 1876, until her death. She became the Queen at the tender age of 18 and her reign lasted 63 years and 7 months making her the longest reigning British monarch. The time of her reign is known as the Victorian era, a period of industrial, political, scientific and military progress within the United Kingdom. She died from declining health on the 22nd of January 1901, succeeded by Edward VII.

Queen Victoria had many titles included in her name and after the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown and in 1877 Victoria became ‘Empress of India’ under the Royal Titles Act. She was also known as ‘Defender of the Faith’ due to her position as head of the Church of England, and she was also known as the ‘Supreme Governor of the Church of England’.

However, despite her clear allegiance to Christianity and her position as head of the Church of England, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was of the following belief:

“The honourable Queen, of whom we are the members of her country, chooses Islam in her heart rather than any other religion. I even heard more than this but I don’t want to mention it. However, the conclusion is that she is generous and Allah (SWT) has put the love of Islam in her heart and she wishes that Islam would spread in her country.” (Roohani Khazain, Hamama-tul-Bushra, Volume 7, Page 229/300)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-7-21.pdf

The above statement by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad from ‘Hamama-tul-Bushra’ was made in 1894 and he unequivocally claims that Queen Victoria is a Muslimah. However, on the occasion of the ‘Diamond Jubilee’ to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wrote a letter entitled ‘Tohfai Qaisariyya’, translated as ‘A Present to the Queen’. This letter which took the form of a book concluded with a prayer offered for the Queen. This prayer was published in Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic and English at the end of the book.

“…we earnestly ask Thee all powerful Lord to grant us one more prayer that our benefactoress the Empress, before leaving this world, may probe her way out of the darkness of man-worship…” (Rohaani Khazain, Volume 12, Tauhfa Qaisiria, Page 299)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-12-37.pdf

There is a glaring inconsistency within this letter which is dated 23rd June 1897. In this letter Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is asking for one more prayer to the effect that the Queen, prior to her demise, leaves the falsehood of Christianity. However, just three years preceding this prayer/letter Mirza Ghulam Ahmad explicitly declared that this had been achieved as the Queen “chooses Islam in her heart rather than any other religion”. If that were true then how could he accuse her of being in the “darkness of man-worship”? Quite clearly Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had forgotten about his previous statement whereby his God allegedly told him that the Queen was a Muslimah. Is this something you would expect from one who claims he is divinely guided?

To serve as a reminder, he also had the following ‘revelation’:

I shall accept all your prayers but not in the matter of your collaterals. (Tadhkirah, 2009 Edition, Page 33)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Tadhkirah.pdf

Aside from the clear contradiction, was this prayer accepted? Did Queen Victoria become Muslim? Queen Victoria was at no point a Muslimah and Allah (SWT) knows best. She personally had the following inscribed above the mausoleum of her final resting place:

‘Farewell best beloved, here at last I shall rest with thee, with thee in Christ I shall rise again’. (The Official Website of the British Monarchy)

Direct Link: http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensoftheUnitedKingdom/TheHanoverians/Victoria.aspx

In addition to this, the Queen had the following desire before her demise:

Years later, when Canon (later Dean) Farrar served the Queen as chaplain, he visited her when she was sick. She had been reading a leaflet on the return of Christ and said, “Chaplain, what do you think about the return of Christ?” It is not known what the chaplain answered, but when he left he said, “Your Majesty, why have you asked me that?” “Oh,” she said, “I wish that He returns while I am still alive, because nothing would give me more joy than to pass on the crown of Great Britain and India to Him with my own hands.” In her youth, with most of her life still ahead of her, she crowned Jesus King of Kings and Lord or Lords; and then much later, in her latter years, with grey hair and with the many sorrows that she had borne, she wanted to give Him every crown that God had given her. When you grow older you might have less strength, but you have got more that makes you happy and more that you can share.

by Ernest A. Francis
Translated from the German: “Königin Viktoria”
Source: ‘The Pentecostal Testimony’, December 1980

I think we can all agree that at no point did Queen Victoria hand over the Crown to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He of course made her well aware that he fulfilled the prophecy regarding the return of Hazrat Isa (AS) in his book ‘Tohfai Qaisariyya‘ as well as other numerous letters. One must consider, if she did not proceed to hand over the Crown to him then quite clearly she did not believe he was the second coming of Hazrat Isa (AS), thus she rejected his claim. With this in mind recall that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has stated that “God Almighty has disclosed to me that whoever has been apprised of my advent and does not accept me is not a Muslim and is accountable to God.” Therefore even his initial claim that God told him she is a Muslimah is pure deception even in terms of Ahmadiyya as she does not meet the Ahmadiyya criteria to be considered within the fold of Islam. Moreover, Allah (SWT) caused him to forget his claim that the Queen is a Muslimah and this was exposed three years after his initial claim in that he requested in a prayer that she leave “the darkness of man-worship” though according to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad she was already following Islam. This is not mockery, this is a reminder to Ahmadis to come back to Islam and leave the falsehood of Ahmadiyya.

May Allah (SWT) guide the Ahmadis back to Islam. All praise is due to Allah (SWT).

The Tenure of My Prophetic Mission

This prophecy ties in with one of my previous blogs relating to the age of the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad though this entry focuses directly on a fixed period he prophesied his ministry would last.  To put it bluntly, he claims in the following quote that once he announces he is the ‘Promised Imam’, he will preach for an additional forty years from that day forward. Why forty years? Because the following hadith states that once Hazrat Isa (AS) returns, he will live for forty years, thus Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had to in some way attempt to fulfill this prophecy.

Sunan Abu Dawud
Book 37, Number 4310,
Narrated Abu Hurayrah:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace be upon him)… He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.”

The explanation of the above hadith by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is given below:

“This means that he will live to forty years from the day he becomes the recipient of revelation and proclaims to be the Promised Imam. Now, let it be clear, that I was commanded, through a specific revelation, to call the people to Allah, in the fortieth year of my life, and I was given the glad tidings that I will live up to eighty years or thereabout. In view of this revelation, the tenure of my prophetic mission will extend to forty years out of which ten full years have already passed.” (The Heavenly Sign – Page 27-28)

Before going any further, the front cover of the original book verifies that this statement was made in 1892 as does the English rendering:

“Nishan-e-Asmani first published in 1892…” (The Heavenly Sign – Foreword)

This means at the time he wrote this, in 1892, he was fifty years old, as he says he was appointed when he was forty years of age and ten years had passed at the time of writing this book. This is clear as he says “…I was commanded, through a specific revelation, to call the people to Allah, in the fortieth year of my life.” In union with this he says “…the tenure of my prophetic mission will extend to forty years out of which ten full years have already passed”.  This therefore means from the day he invites people, commencing at  the age of forty, he would have an additional forty years to live and since ten years of the prophesied forty have passed, he would be fifty years old in the year 1892 (thus he was sixty-nine when he died this reinforces ‘the age of my demise’ blog entry).

However, if ten years of his further forty year preaching period had passed in 1892, this would mean he had thirty remaining years to preach from 1892 onwards before he died, as prophesied in his quote and attempt to fulfill the hadith in ‘Sunan Abu Dawud’. Nevertheless, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad died in the year 1908 thus consider the fact that in 1892, regardless of his age, he unambiguously states that he has an additional thirty years of preaching remaining before his demise. In spite of that, 1892 up until the year 1908 only covers sixteen years, not even close to the thirty year period he prophesied he had yet to cover. This cannot be refuted as mathematics, unlike words, cannot be twisted. Again let us be clear that he stated in 1892 that from the forty years of divinely commissioned preaching, “…ten years have passed”. The quote above verifies he said this in 1892 and the following quote is verification of the year he died.

“Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was born in February 1835 at Qadian, India and died at Lahore on May 26th 1908. (Tadhkirah, Page vii)

Conclusion
To reiterate, he states that once he reveals himself by virtue of inspiration, he  would have an additional forty further years of his divinely commissioned preaching tenure remaining, hence he would die at the age of eighty. He states in 1892, that he revealed himself by virtue of inspiration at the age of forty and that ten of the continuous forty preaching years had passed, thus in the year 1892 onwards, he has at least thirty years of continuous preaching remaining according to his prophecy. However he died in 1908 therefore the prophecy failed as the difference between 1908 and 1892 is sixteen years, not thirty. He therefore only preached for an additional sixteen years and had another prophesied fourteen years remaining in order for the prophecy to stand fulfilled, this never happened and ultimately the prophecy failed.The only way this prophecy would have been fulfilled is if he died in the year 1922 (1892 plus thirty years equals 1922).

May Allah continue to guide Ahmadis away from Ahmadiyya and to Islam.

John Hugh Smyth-Pigott

In September 1902 a man by the name of John Hugh Smyth-Pigott of the Agapemonites made claim to be God incarnate coinciding with his proclamation that he was the Second Coming of the Messiah on Earth. Upon hearing this claim Mirza Ghulam Ahmad informed J.H. Smyth-Pigott of his impending doom within his lifetime if he persists in his claim that he is God and does not repent i.e. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad would live to see the death of J.H. Smyth-Pigott of the Agapemonites or Pigott would repent during his lifetime.

Agapemonites, translated as “Adobe of Love” in Greek, was a Christian religious sect existing from 1846-1956 established in Somerset, England. The Agapemonites or Community of The Son of Man were founded by Henry James Prince (1811-1899), who broke away from the Church of England in claiming that the Holy Ghost had taken up residence in his body. He ironically claimed to be immortal but died in 1899 and was succeeded by John Hugh Smyth-Pigott, he too claimed immortality and after his death the cult went into decline until the last member died in 1956.

The Agapemonites beliefs centred around eccentric views on marriage, the Messiah, immortality and the role of women. On September 7th 1902, John Hugh Smyth-Pigott, born 1852, proclaimed that he was the Second Coming of the Messiah and that he was “God not man” and stated “God is no longer there” pointing upwards, “but here” pointing to himself, thus sparking riots in the streets of London as several thousand people mocked the congregation and chased him to shouts of ‘hypocrite’ as he resorted to police protection to resist the attacks. Consequently, J.H. Smyth-Pigott relocated to Somerset where he continued his movement centred around power, sex, money and womanising by demanding a chain of brides, allegedly seven a week, whom he named ‘soul brides’, later investigations showed that these ‘soul brides’ were not only spiritual but physical too, and some produced illegitimate children. He was defrocked by the Church of England under the Clergy Discipline Act on a charge of immorality as a result of his illicit affairs to which his reaction was “I am God. It does not matter what they do”. He died at the age of seventy-five from influenza and was succeeded by Douglas Hamilton who did not have the youth or the charisma to enable the movement to grow. The movement itself gradually ceased to exist due to the boast of immortality of its leaders who then passed away negating the belief of their alleged undying life.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad came to know of the claim put forward by J.H. Smyth-Pigott and in response, a disciple of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, wrote in English for Mirza Ghulam Ahmad a letter to be circulated in England directed towards J.H. Smyth-Pigott. The letter/leaflet was entitled ‘A Warning To A Pretender To Divinity’.

“J.H. Smyth Pigott, Pastor of… London, has recently announced himself as God… on the 7th and 14th of September 1902… God has, therefore, commanded me to warn him… I, therefore, warn him through this notice that if he does not repent of this irreverent claim, he shall be soon annihilated, even in my life-time… God has borne witness to my truth with heavenly signs shown in thousands… The death of Mr. Pigott within my life-time shall be another sign of my truth. If I die before Mr. Pigott, I am not the true Messiah nor am I from God… God shall bring the false Messiah to destruction within the life-time of the true one… 24th November 1902.” (A Warning To A Pretender To Divinity)

Direct Link: http://wiki.qern.org/mirza-ghulam-ahmad/publications/a-warning-to-a-pretender-to-divinity

The above letter cannot be found on the official website and even Ahmadiyya lists, compiled to detail the works of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, fail to mention this letter/leaflet presented above. It is unsurprisingly unknown, unlisted and unavailable in order to suppress the failed prophecy contained within it. Why would they hide the works of their Prophet/Mahdi/Messiah? Why would they hide the alleged words of God contained within this ‘prophecy’? This material has been hidden from followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad for obvious reasons, however thorough research will always lead one toward the truth and as much as the Ahmadiyya community have tried to suppress this subject, scatters of remnants can be found on the official website which eventually echoes the reality of this prophecy. The first indication outside of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad himself comes from his second successor and son, Mirza Bashir Mahmud Ahmad.

“Hazrat Mirza Sahib… issued another leaflet sometime in 1903. This leaflet was called Prophecies about Dowie and Piggott. Piggott was a pretender in England… he prayed: ‘God, ordain that the falsehood of Piggott and Dowie may soon become patent to people.’ This leaflet also was published in the West on a very large scale. Newspapers in Europe and America commented upon it. The Glasgow Herald in Britain and the New York Commercial Advertiser in America published summaries of it. Millions of persons came to know of it.” (An Invitation To Ahmadiyya – Argument 10 – Prophecies)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/books/invitation/arg10.html

The rest of the section, in his book, ‘An Invitation To Ahmadiyya’, fails to mention J.H. Smyth-Pigott again but continues focusing on Alexander Dowie. However, Mirza Bashir Mahmud Ahmad mentions that the prophecy has been published in newspapers throughout Europe and America. The monthly eGazette on the official website gives yet more details on this subject and notice how this edition which utilises a newspaper article from 1907 only concentrates on Alexander Dowie and does not mention J.H. Smyth-Pigott in the slightest.

“What Did USA Newspapers Say About Alexander Dowie? The Sunday Herald, Boston, June 23, 1907 wrote, “Great is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the Messiah Foretold Pathetic End of Dowie.” (April 2009 eGazette)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/egazette/egazette/april-2009-egazette/

The April 2009 edition of the monthly eGazette magazine shows an image of an article entitled ‘Great Is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad The Messiah’ said to be contained in the Sunday Herald, Boston dated June 23rd 1907. You can’t help but notice that that image of the newspaper on the April issue of the official monthly eGazette (above) magazine is hard to read, more importantly, why have they completely ignored the prophecy concerning John Hugh Smyth-Pigott contained within it? The quote below taken from the newspaper article is in essence from the letter entitled ‘A Warning To A Pretender To Divinity’. The full image is given below and then a close up to verify the quote concerning J.H. Smyth-Pigott is given which reflects the letter entitled ‘A Warning To A Pretender To Divinity’.

“Great Is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad” (The Sunday Herald, Boston, June 23 1907)

Direct Link: http://www.thecult.info/forum/download/file.php?id=73

Below is a close up of the first column, specifically the bottom left hand paragraph:

“A sign of the evidence of God in my favor will appear on the death of Mr. Pigott, the arrogant pretender to divinity, who shall be brought to destruction within my lifetime…” (The Sunday Herald, Boston, June 23 1907)

Direct Link: http://www.thecult.info/forum/download/file.php?id=74

Let there be no doubt that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has prophesised that John Hugh Smyth-Pigott would die within his lifetime. In particular note the fact that he said “If I die before Mr. Pigott, I am not the true Messiah nor am I from God”. Below is verification of the date Mirza Ghulam Ahmad died.

“…died at Lahore on May 26th 1908” (Tadhkirah 2006 Version – Page 5)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Tadhkirah.pdf

Below is confirmation of the death of John Hugh Smyth-Pigott:

“After Smyth-Pigott died in 1927, the community went into gradual decline…” (The Telegraph – The Chapel Of Unrest)

Direct Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/propertymarket/3325822/The-chapel-of-unrest.html

Conclusion

Recall the words of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in relation to J.H. Smyth-Pigott, “…he shall be soon annihilated, even in my life-time… The death of Mr. Pigott within my life-time shall be another sign of my truth. If I die before Mr. Pigott, I am not the true Messiah nor am I from God…” What more evidence can one ask to establish the falsehood of this charlatan? Mirza Ghulam Ahmad died in the year 1908, 18 years, 9 months and 24 days before J.H. Smyth-Pigott, are you then surprised that this information is concealed from naive followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad? In his own words he states that should he die before the pretender J.H. Smyth-Pigott then he is not the true Messiah nor is he from God. History testifies that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad died more than 18 years before J.H. Smyth-Pigott and therefore his prophecy failed and consequently it proves that he was not from God. These were his conditions, his words and those of his God, not mine or those of any other individual.

This obviously creates a dilemma for his followers, and anyone who has come across previous failed prophecies with identical premises will already know the defence they would put up. The claim would be that J.H. Smyth-Pigott secretly repented within his heart and therefore the prophecy came true. However, this is far from the truth as a year after the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who died in 1908, J.H. Smyth-Pigott was defrocked by the Church of England in 1909 on a charge of immorality to which his reaction was “I am God. It does not matter what they do”. Does this sound like he repented or intended to repent? In addition to this the followers of J.H. Smyth-Pigott proclaimed upon his death that their ‘Messiah’ lives for evermore as shown in the Australian newspaper, Argus and the statement from his granddaughter that his grave was left open because they expected him to rise. If this is not enough then refer to the quote below by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad that J.H. Smyth-Pigott will not repent.

“The Promised Messiah prayed about Piggott (a Priest of London who had claimed to be God) and saw in a dream some books on which was written three times: Holy, Holy, Holy; and then received a revelation (Arabic): Allah is Severe in retribution. They are not acting righteously. The Promised Messiah explained this as meaning that Piggott was in a bad way and would not repent and would not believe in God. There is also the indication that his claiming to be God is an evil thing and that he will be afflicted with God’s chastisement. It is a very daring thing to claim to be God (Badr Vol. I Nos. 5 and 6, Nov.8 and Dec. 5, 1902 p. 4).” (Tadhkirah 2006 Version – Page 531)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Tadhkirah.pdf

Note: This link is for the 2009 version of Tadhkirah

In his own words, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has stated that J.H. Smyth-Pigott “would not repent and would not believe in God”. The smoke-screen cop out prophecy claim that he repented has no basis and no evidence supporting it. On the other hand, there exists unambiguous evidence that J.H. Smyth-Pigott did not repent and continued acting upon his absurd beliefs till the day he died. The first indication is from his followers who reacted as follows upon his death:

“March 21 (1927) The Rev T.H. Smyth-Pigott has died at the Spaxton Agapemone from influenza, and will be buried in the grounds where the founder, “Brother” Prince, was interred. The inmates refuse to admit the death as they profess to believe that their “Messiah” lives for evermore.” (The Argus – Abode Of Love – Agapemone Leader Dead)

Direct Link: http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3844803

The following is an interview with Kate Barlow, the granddaughter of Pigott, about her book “The Abode of Love”. After After 42 minutes, Kate Barlow says:

It all went downhill once my grandfather died. It was such a shock, I know it sounds ridiculous, but they left the grave open because they thought he’d come back.

Direct Link: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2010/01/sot_20100103.mp3

(Thanks to Brother Fuad for the above link).

Quite clearly there is no indication of any repentance according to his followers. However, the Ahmadis have a tendency to use the secret repentance within the heart escape clause. This however is refuted by the official Ahmadiyya website itself (the irony) as Mubasher Ahmad writes the following regarding J.H. Smyth-Pigott:

“…the Church of England took stern action against him, and he was defrocked and thus utterly humiliated. But Smyth-Pigott persisted in his arrogance and announced: ‘I am God. It does not matter what they do.’” (Approaching The West – Page 16)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Approaching_the_West-20080817MN.pdf

Clearly his response to being defrocked was ‘I am God. It does not matter what they do’. Below is an article from the broadsheet newspaper ‘The Independent’ which verifies that J.H Smyth-Pigott was defrocked in 1909, a year after the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

“….the Rev John Hugh Smyth-Pigott succeeded him, was defrocked in 1909, but lived on at Agapemone until 1927.” (The Independent – Online)

Direct Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/ooh-vicar-our-appetite-for-randy-rectors-1020519.html

And finally, further verification that in 1909 upon being defrocked, this was indeed his reaction:

“The response of the Church of England was to defrock Smyth-Pigott, but his reaction was: ‘I am God. It does not matter what they do’.” (The Abode of Love)

Direct Link: http://www.somersetgateway.com/aboutsom/somermag/may2000/abode.htm

Therefore it has been conclusively proven that J.H. Smyth-Pigott did not repent and continued claiming he was God after the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. The fundamental nature of this prophecy was outliving J.H. Smyth-Pigott in order to prove his truthfulness to the world. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad himself stated that J.H. Smyth-Pigott would be brought to destruction within his lifetime and therefore he would outlive him. Do not forget the words of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in that should this not happen then he is not the Messiah nor is he from God. The fact remains that J.H. Smyth Pigott outlived Mirza Ghulam Ahmad by an astounding 18 years, 9 months and 24 days and at no point did he repent for his boast. For all the efforts of the Ahmadiyya movement to hide this information, truth remains and falsehood perishes for by its nature, falsehood is bound to perish.

All Praise Is Due To Allah (SWT).

I would like to thank Fuad Al-Attar, Akber Chaudry and Shahid Kamal for exposing this prophecy in the first instance. May Allah (SWT) reward them immensely and grant them Barakah for all their time and efforts in defending Islam.

Duration of Revelation

Unlike my previous blog which may been slightly lengthy, here is one simple, short and straightforward point I would like all Ahmadis to consider. Before we get to the point I would like everyone to consider the duration of revelation in reference to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He (SAW) left this worldly life at the age of 62 in the year 632CE and we all agree and know as fact that he received revelation when he (SAW) was 40. Therefore the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) received revelation from Allah (SWT) for the duration of 22 years. In contrast, how long did Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, as you believe, receive revelation for? This would obviously depend on when it began.

“Ahmad (as) was in Lahore in 1876 when he had a dream from which he concluded that the time of the death of his father had approached… The next day… it was revealed to him by God in Arabic that his father would die after sunset the same day.” The Life of Ahmad, Page 65 by A.R. Dard

“… the thought passed through my mind as to what was to happen after his death… perhaps there would now come days of poverty and pain… the second revelation came “Is not God all-sufficient for His servant?”” The Life of Ahmad, Page 66 by A.R. Dard

Therefore, we can all agree that he received ‘revelation’ in the year 1876. For the sake of argument in the comments section later, I will consider a different year which no doubt clears the fact of when revelation began and refutes any rebuttal that I should consider Prophetic/Mission revelation in regards to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Thus, I present the following quote from the year 1892 (the book cover verifies this date).

“Now, let it be clear, that I was commanded, through a specific revelation, to call the people to Allah, in the fortieth year of my life… out of which ten full years have already passed.” The Heavenly Sign, Page 27-28 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Therefore if 10 years of his prophetic revelation have passed in 1892, this means it began in 1882. Now let’s consider both years to determine the duration of his revelation. If he received revelation in 1876 or 1882 and died in 1908 this means he received revelation for 32 or 26 years, correct? Now consider his follow statement in which he is addressing Muslims who have not accepted his claim and he criticises them regarding the second coming of Hazrat Isa (AS) in the following sense:

“You also believe that he will be a Prophet and that he will continue to receive Prophetic revelation for forty years, and this will thus surpass the period of the Holy Prophet’s (SA) Prophethood. Such a belief is undoubtedly sinful.” A Misconception Removed, Page 3 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

The Point

According to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, surpassing the duration of the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) revelation is a belief which is “undoubtedly sinful”. We have no doubt the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) received revelation for 22 blessed years. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad however, professes he received ‘Prophetic/Mission’ revelation for at least 26 years according to the quote from his book ‘the Heavenly Sign’ or he received revelation for 32 years if we conclude that it began when his father died in 1876. Either way, it surpasses the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and “such a belief is undoubtedly sinful.” So please explain to me how you are carrying forward this sinful belief today, tomorrow and till the day you die?

I must stress, we do not make such blogs to ridicule or mock your current beliefs. We only make them to awaken and create the spark for you to investigate further as Allah (SWT) only helps those whom help themselves and as a result Allah (SWT) may show you the door, as a result of your further investigation, to which you have to open so that you may return to the beauty that is Islam. We do not open the door for you, you do that yourself. All we are asking is for reflection. If Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was truthful, why do you find yourself, unsuccessfully, patching up his every other belief every other day?

Masih Ad-Dajjal – The Anti-Christ

The term ‘Masih Ad-Dajjal’ is Arabic for the ‘False Messiah’. It is believed that he will appear at the end of times before the Day of Judgment deceiving people to believe that he is actually the true Messiah. The word ‘Dajjal’ means ‘deceiver’ and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) warned that Dajjal will serve as a colossal trial for humanity. In the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Dajjal has been described as follows:

Sahih Bukhari
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 553:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Once Allah’s Apostle stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal saying, “l warn you against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no prophet but warned his nation against him. No doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I tell you about him something of which no prophet told his nation before me. You should know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed.”

Sahih Muslim
Book 041, Number 6995:
Narrated Abu Sa’id Khudri:
Ibn Sa’id said to me something for which I felt ashamed. He said: I can excuse others; but what has gone wrong with you, O Companions of Muhammad, that you take me as Dajjal? Has Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) not said that he would be a Jew whereas I am a Muslim and he also said that he would not have children, whereas I have children, and he also said: verily, Allah has prohibited him to enter Mecca whereas I have performed Pilgrimage, and he went on saying this that I was about to be impressed by his talk. He (however) said this also: I know where he (Dajjal) is and I know his father and mother, and it was said to him: Won’t you feel pleased if you would be the same person? Thereupon he said: If this offer is made to me, I would not resent that.

Sahih Muslim
Book 041, Number 7007:
Narrated Anas b. Malik:
That Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: There is never a prophet who has not warned the Ummah of that one-eyed liar; behold he is one-eyed and your Lord is not one-eyed. On his forehead are the letters k f. r. (Kafir).

Sahih Muslim
Book 041, Number 7015:
Narrated An-Nawwas b. Sam’an:
That Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning… He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to ‘Abd-ul-‘Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left… and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it… and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope…

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad however proposes that Ad-Dajjal is not a human being in so far as referring to one person; he believes that the description given by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is metaphorical in nature and not literal. However, a careful analysis shows that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is indecisive on this issue regardless of his interpretation of the ahadith and his argument makes no sense as will be proven.

…in Arabic Dajjal also connotes a group. If Dajjal is taken to mean someone other than the misguided preachers of Christianity, this would entail a contradiction… the two are one and the same…Dajjal is not the name of one man. (The Essence Of Islam Volume 3 – Page 280)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/books/essence3/essence-3.pdf

It is quite clear that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad believes that other than the clergyman of Christianity, no one else can be termed Dajjal and it is undoubtedly in reference to a group, not one person. However, he then begins adding more groups to this:

Dajjal in fact is none other than the people known as Christian missionaries and European philosophers. (The Essence Of Islam Volume 3 – Page 281)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/books/essence3/essence-3.pdf

The group that acts under the command of Satan is called Dajjal. (The Essence Of Islam Volume 3 – Page 281)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/books/essence3/essence-3.pdf

Perhaps developed nations are Dajjal and their donkey is this railway train which you see going from thousands of kilometres in the countries of East and West. (Roohani Khazain, Izala Auham – Volume 3 – Page 174)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-3-8.pdf

However he settles on the Christian preachers as the Dajjal and opposing this opinion, according to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, is to deny the Holy Qu’ran.

There is no Dajjal-e-Akbar (Great Dajjal) than Christian Priests and he who waits for another one after the appearance of this turmoil is denying the Qu’ran. (Roohani Khazain, Anjaam Aatham – Volume 11 – Page 47)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-11-33.pdf

But in the end, as was his habit, he contradicts himself and goes against the Holy Qu’ran according to his own qualifications as he states:

This is our faith that actually Dajjal is the ‘Ism-e-Azam’ of Satan, which is opposed to the ‘Ism-e-Azam’ of God which is ‘Allah al-Hayee al-Qayoom’. This research proves that in reality neither Jews can be called Dajjal, or Christian Priests or any other nation. (Roohani Khazain, Toufah-Golravea – Volume 17 – Page 269)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-17-56.pdf

‘Izm’ means great and ‘Azzam’ means name. However, more importantly note the fact that he initially claims that the Christian priests are Dajjal and to deny this is to deny the Holy Qu’ran and then note how he claims that his later research proves that in reality neither Jews can be called Dajjal, or Christian priests or any other nation.

Conclusion
The problem Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had was that it was prophecised the Messiah would destroy the Anti-Christ, therefore Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had to, one way or another, attempt to fulfill this prophecy. Below he affirms that this is indeed his task:

The Holy Qur’an unambiguously designates the Christian clergy as the greatest Dajjal… the Hadith also specifies that the true sign of the Promised Messiah would be that he would break the cross and slay the great Dajjal… the main objective of the Promised Messiah is the breaking of the cross and slaying of the great Dajjal. (The Essence Of Islam Volume 3 – Page 282)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/books/essence3/essence-3.pdf

Please see the video ‘Breaking the Cross’ by brother Shahid to see how he fails in his attempt to fulfill the first prophecy in his quote. The second prophecy of slaying Dajjal meant he had to move away from the conventional view that Dajjal will be a man who will deceive people to believe that he is the Messiah as no one would fit the description, thus he interpreted that Dajjal was in reference to the Christian clergy. The reason why his story about Dajjal connoting a group, specifically the Christian priests does not add up is quite simply because they have existed for so long. They did not suddenly appear at the time of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. My point is that during the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) such clergyman existed, yet at no point did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) declare them to be Dajjal. Is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad alleging he knows better?

God, the Sublime, has taught us through Surah Fatiha that Dajjal against whom we have been warned is the group of erring Christian Missionaries who have abandoned the way of Jesus. (Commentary On Surah Fatiha – Page 347)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/quran/Commentary-on-Surah-Fatiha.pdf

If I understand him correctly, he is alleging that the opening chapter of the Holy Qu’ran, Surah Fatiha, has forewarned us that the Dajjal is none other than the Christian missionaries. One question, did he know and understand the Holy Qu’ran better than the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)? Of course not, then why did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) not inform us that this was the case if it was contained within the first chapter of the Holy Qu’ran? Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has a blasphemous answer for this:

It should not be surprising if the complete truth regarding Ibne Maryam (Jesus) and Dajjal was not revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) because of lack of any exact prototype. Neither did the true meanings of the 70 Ba’a (1 Ba’a = 4 arm length = about 280 yards) and nor did Allah’s revelation guide him (SAW) towards the deep mystery of Gog and Magog and nor the exact composition of Da’abatul Ardh (Beast of the Earth) was revealed. (Roohani Khazain, Izala Auham – Volume 3 – Page 473)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-3-8.pdf

Right, so the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did not understand what Mirza Ghulam Ahmad understood? Allah (SWT) did not guide the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in understanding the mysteries of the events preceding Qiyamah but Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was given that knowledge?

Dajjaliyat (Qualities of Dajjal) was actually a Jewish inheritance and from them it reached the Christians. That group is called Dajjal who are liars and make the earth filthy and mix the truth with falsehood. So this quality was at its peak among the Jews during the time of Jesus, then Christians inherited it from them. So the Messiah has descended with a heavenly weapon to abolish this Dajjal quality. This weapon is not made by earthly craftsmen; rather it is heavenly weapon as is proven by Sahih Ahadith. (Roohani Khazain, Izala Auham – Volume 3 – Page 174)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-3-8.pdf

This again does not add up as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at no point said such a thing and he lived among the Christians and the Jews. As a matter of fact the first Muslims to migrate from Arabia were sent to Negus Al-Najashi, the Christian King of Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia). Would the Ahmadis contend that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was sending them to Dajjal? Observe the following hadith:

Sahih Muslim
Book 001, Number 0296:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: When three things appear faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed or has derived no good from his faith: the rising of the sun in its place of setting, the Dajjal, and the beast of the earth.

Therefore, according to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, ever since the appearance of the Christian priests it is no good for a believer to believe if he did not believe before. The other two signs (sun rising from its place of setting and the beast of the earth) have already occurred according to Ahmadiyya interpretation. The sun rising from the west supposedly means nations from the west will partake in Islam, this of course has already happened as one only needs to look at Spain which was a Muslim nation for 800 years, producing saints such as Ibn Arabi. The beast of the earth according to Ahmadiyya interpretation is in reference to the bubonic plague which of course occurred at the time of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Thus the three parts in the hadith have been fulfilled and accordingly if you did not believe before, it is no good to believe now. This of course is nonsense and again destroys the argument brought forth by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. The ahadith explicitly indicate he is one individual and anyone who reads the ahadith below can understand this:

Abu Dawud
Book 37, Number 4306:
Narrated Ubadah ibn as-Samit:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: I have told you so much about the Dajjal (Antichrist) that I am afraid you may not understand. The Antichrist is short, hen-toed, woolly-haired, one-eyed, an eye-sightless, and neither protruding nor deep-seated. If you are confused about him, know that your Lord is not one-eyed.

Could the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) make it any clearer? Did Christian priests, philosophers or other nations not exist in his blessed time? Of course they did, but at no point did he declare any one of them to be the Dajjal or have qualities of the Dajjal of the latter days. What the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did say was:

Abu Dawud
Book 37, Number 4319:
Narrated Abu Hurayrah:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The Last Hour will not come before there come forth thirty Dajjals (fraudulents), everyone presuming himself that he is an apostle of Allah.

Sahih Bukhari
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 106:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah’s Apostle told us a long narrative about Ad-Dajjal, and among the many things he mentioned, was his saying, “Ad-Dajjal will come and it will be forbidden for him to pass through the entrances of Medina. He will land in some of the salty barren areas (outside) Medina; on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, ‘I testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah’s Apostle.’ Ad-Dajjal will say to the people, ‘If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will you doubt my claim?’ They will say, ‘No.’ Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and bring him back to life. That man will say, ‘Now I know your reality better than before.’ Ad-Dajjal will say, ‘I want to kill him but I cannot.’

Undoubtedly, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad himself was confused on this matter. The theories he brings forward do not reconcile with, and are not supported by, the ahadith. To demonstrate his confusion and contradiction further, he declared the following:

Another proof (of being Promised Messiah) is that the band of Dajjal has appeared and it is emerging with great force and its donkey, which is actually created by him, as is desired by Sahih Hadith is roaming in the East and West, and the creation of that donkey by Dajjal which is according to the Hadith, is also proven by this evidence that if such a donkey had been born as usual from the belly of female donkey then such type of other donkeys should have still been here since young ones necessarily resembles their parents in their size and journey and power. Thus Sahih Hadith are pointing towards this that the donkey will be created by Dajjal himself, thus if it is not Railway Train then what else is it? (Roohani Khazain, Izala Auham – Volume 3 – Page 469/70)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-3-8.pdf

In spite of considering the railway train as the creation of Dajjal and regarding it as his donkey, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad never hesitated in riding it whenever he was traveling long distances. He was obviously questioned about this and in turn he states the following to justify the use of the railway train:

If the donkey of Maseeh Dajjal is this railway train… and he who claims to be the Promised Messiah also rides it, then how can it be Dajjal’s donkey? Answer is that because of its ownership, possession and total custody and creation of Band of Dajjal, it is called donkey of Dajjal…. then if God wants believers to benefit from the possessions and products of Dajjal then what is the harm?….. Apart from that Promised Messiah is the killer of Dajjal spiritually, then according to the Hadith ‘mun qatala qateelun’ whatever belongs to Dajjal, it belongs to Messiah. (Roohani Khazain, Izala Auham – Volume 3 – Page 555)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-3-8.pdf

The ideas put forward by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad are flawed from every plausible angle. He declares Christian priests to be Dajjal, something the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did not say, and claims if this is not accepted then one is going against the Holy Qu’ran. He then, later in his life, claims that Dajjal cannot be the Christian priests yet not realising that he is going against the Holy Qu’ran according to his own standards by making such a proclamation. If Christian priests were the Dajjal then why was the Messiah not dispensed as soon as they appeared? Mirza Ghulam Ahmad also declares that the railway trains are a product of Dajjal but since he uses it himself, it is fine to do so. Quite clearly Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was one of the false prophets that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) forewarned us about. The false Messiah, Ad-Dajjal is not in reference to Christian nations or priests or philosophers. The ahadith that upon the appearance of Dajjal, if you did not believe before it is no good to believe then, is enough to destroy his theory. The only way the Ahmadiyya community and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad could resolve this problem is by alleging that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had more knowledge about this issue than the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of course has no problem implying this, do you, the Ahmadi community concur with his blasphemous assessment?

Scans of any quotes used are available on request (a thank you to brother Zia Ahmed for confirming the Urdu scans).

The Case Of The Missing Pages

Mirza Ghulam wrote Braheen Ahmadiyya between 1880 – 1905 in five volumes. This is the same piece of work in which he originally intended to write 50 volumes but upon completion of the fifth volume he claimed that since the difference between 50 and 5 is a mere zero his promise of writing 50 books had been fulfilled. This of course is illogical mathematical nonsense. This twisted logic can be found in the preface of the fifth volume and of course if anyone would like to see the page it will be posted.

The issue here again is concerning his book Braheen Ahmadiyya, and the question of how many pages this book contains. Why? This will be made clear upon observing the mistake riddled books of Mirza Ghulam. Had he been from Allah (SWT), surely such mistakes would not exist.

Let’s being by pointing out the obvious and checking the length of Braheen Ahmadiyya. Feel free to download the book yourself and confirming the scans if you feel the need to.

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 1-4
Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-1-1.pdf

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 1-4 – Page 1 & 2 – Scan

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 1-4 – Last Page – Scan

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 5
Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-21-79.pdf

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 5 – Page 1 & 2 – Scan

Braheen-i-Ahmadiyya Vol 5 – Last Page – Scan

So in total – Braheen Ahmadiyya volumes 1-5 is 1102 pages in long.

Now read his following book

Blessings Of A Prayer
Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Blessings-of-Prayer.pdf

All this will become evident by reading the book Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, which will consist of nearly 4800 pages, of which about 592 pages have already been published. I am ever ready to satisfy any seeker of truth. (Page 65 & 66)

Page 65 & 66 Scan

Where have these 3698 pages disappeared to? This is yet more evidence of his falsehood and his unfulfilled promise of writing 50 volumes. The man was a liar and was deceitful, he was no Prophet of Allah (SAW), the final Prophet and Messenger of Allah (SWT) is the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), may peace and blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon him and his family and his companions.

Tahir Hussain.

The Age Of My Demise

THE AGE OF MY DEMISE

In The Name Of Allah (SWT), Most Gracious, Most Merciful

This article is actually quite ironic as the followers of Mirza Ghulam try very hard to prove that he made false statements.  A statement can only be true or false and if it is false then surely it can only be acknowledged as such. If I was to proclaim that I am 21 years old then this statement can only be true of false, correct? If the fact is that I am actually 26 then I obviously lied when I said I was 21 and made a false statement opposed to a true statement. This is the issue here and as you will see; his own followers try very hard to convince us that Mirza Ghulam was dishonest when he told us how old he was. The reason they are saying this is to avoid further repercussions concerning the statements relating to the age of Mirza Ghulam. The first statement is as follows:

From the day Imam reveals himself by virtue of Ilham (Inspiration of the heart); he will live for 40 years. Let it be clear that this humble self was appointed by special Ilham to invite to the truth in the 40th year of age and good news was given that I will get to an age of 80 or near it. So 40 years of preaching is proven by this Ilham, out of which 10 years have passed. (Roohani Khazain, Nishan Asmani – Volume 4 – Page 14)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-4-12.pdf

Before going any further, you can see for yourself (by downloading the book) that the statement above was made in 1892 as the front cover verifies this fact.

1892 (Roohani Khazain, Nishan Asmani – Volume 4 – Front Cover)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-4-12.pdf

This means at the time he wrote this, 1892, he was 50 years old as he had been preaching for 10 years and as he claims he started when he was 40 years old and 10 years had passed since then. This is clear as he says “…this humble self was appointed by special Ilham to invite to the truth in the 40th year of age.” In union with this he says “…from the day Imam reveals himself by virtue of Ilham, he will live for 40 years.” This therefore means from the day he invites people (starting at the age of 40) he will have another 40 years to live (aged 80). He then says “…40 years of preaching is proven by this Ilham, out of which 10 years have passed.” This therefore would make him 50 years old in the year 1892.

If 10 years of his 40 year preaching period has passed in 1892, this means he has 30 years left to preach from that year before he dies, as prophesised. This is clear as he states “…good news was given that I will get to an age of 80 or near it.” Thus, in 1892, he completed 10 years of preaching and consequently has another 30 years remaining according to alleged inspiration, as he says “…so 40 years of preaching is proven by this inspiration, out of which 10 years have passed” and from the start of the 40 years he “will live for (another) 40 years” thus, making him, as he prophesised, 80 when he dies.

It is a fact that Mirza Ghulam died in the year 1908 but let’s examine the fact that he had said in the year 1892, regardless of his age, that he had another 30 years of preaching remaining. From the year 1892 till the year 1908 only covers 16 years, not even near the 30 years he said he had yet to cover. This cannot be refuted as mathematics cannot be twisted unlike words. Again let’s be clear that he stated in 1892 that from the 40 years, “…10 years have passed.” The quote above on this page verifies he said this in 1892 and the previous quote prior to that confirms his “40 years more” preaching claim and the following quote is verification of the year he died.

The Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (1835 – 1908) Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at The Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (The Official Website of The Ahmadiyya Community – Front Page of The Promised Messiah Section)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/messiah.html

Next, we move on to the second part of the two fold prophecy. This being that Mirza Ghulam stated he would “…get to an age of 80 or near it.” From the previous statement we can derive that he was 50 years old in 1892. This therefore suggests he was born in the year 1842. However the official website states, as above, he was born in the year 1835. To confuse matters further, Mirza Ghulam himself has specifically stated his date of birth as quoted below:

I was born towards the last days of Sikh rule in 1839 or 1840 C.E. In 1857 I was sixteen or seventeen years old; my beard and moustaches had not yet started growing. (A Brief Sketch Of My Life – Page 10)

Direct Link: www.muslim.org/bookspdf/bar/sklife0.pdf

This is taken from the Lahori community website for the purposes of an English translation and as an alternative to the Urdu version. However, I have included below the original Urdu statement (translated) from the official website so they should be no confusion.

I was born in 1839 or 1840, towards the end of the Sikh era. In 1857 I was in my 16th or 17th year and facial hair had not yet started growing. (Roohani Khazain, Kitab-ul-Bariyyah – Volume 13 – Page 177)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/urdu/rk/rk-13-40.pdf

According to Mirza Ghulam himself, he was born in 1839 or 1840. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and agree he was born in 1839 not 1840, this would therefore mean that when he died, he was 69 years old. Let me now re-quote his earlier statement, “…good news was given that I will get to an age of 80 or near it.” He is clearly nowhere near the age of 80 when he died.

The official website still maintains that he was born in 1835. This can only mean that Mirza Ghulam was dishonest when he said he was born in 1839 or 1840. If he was actually born in 1835 then he lied when he said he was born in 1839 or 1840. Moreover if we accept the official view that we was born in 1835 then this would mean that when Mirza Ghulam was 22 he still had no facial hair which is odd. Mirza Ghulam himself states above that in 1857 he had no facial hair and he explains this by saying in that year (1857) he was in his 16th or 17th year which makes sense as to why he had no facial hair at the time. Even if we accept that he was born in 1835, this still makes him 73 when he died and still nowhere near 80.

As Allah, the Exalted, knew that my opponents would wish for my early demise so that they might be able to proclaim that I had died early because I was false in my claims, therefore, He revealed to me aforetime: Eighty years or thereabouts, or a little more, and you will witness your distant progeny. Thirty-five years or so have passed since this revelation was vouchsafed. (Tadhkirah – Page 17)

Direct Link: http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Tadhkirah.pdf

Conclusion
From the information commenced you can see two unmistakable failed prophecies in the writings of Mirza Ghulam. Let’s be clear that he states that once he reveals himself by virtue of Ilham (inspiration), he will live for 40 years more which means he has 40 more years of preaching left and would die at the age of 80. He states in 1892, that he revealed himself by virtue of Ilham at the age of 40 and that 10 of the continuous 40 preaching years had passed, so therefore:

1 – In 1892, Mirza Ghulam has at least 30 more years of continuous preaching left:
He dies in 1908 therefore the prophecy has failed as 1908 – 1892 = 16 years. He therefore only preached for another 16 years instead of the prophesised 30 years. The only way this prophecy would have been fulfilled is if he died in the year 1922 (1892 + 30 = 1922).

2 – He would die at an age of 80 or near it or thereabouts or a little more:
A. According to the 1892 statement, he was born in 1842 thus 1908 – 1842 = 66 yrs old
B. According to his own date of birth it should be calculated as 1908 – 1839 = 69 yrs old
C. According to the official website it should be calculated as 1908 – 1835 = 73 yrs old

From these calculations, B is the most reliable and accurate as Mirza Ghulam himself has stated that he was born in 1839 or 1840 and I have calculated it using 1839 as it is more favourable for his prophecy. Had I used 1840 he would be 68 years old. His followers try hard to say he is lying and he was actually born in 1835 to push his age closer to his prophecy. This has no premise as there are five quotes in his works where he states his date of birth around 1839-1842. Therefore suggesting he was born in 1835 has no foundation as he himself declares the year which is closest to the official figure as 1839. Either way, he made false statements about his own date of birth and even if we take anyone of them to be true, he did not live to fulfil his prophecy that God had allegedly told him he would live to be 80 years old. Does this not prove his falsehood?

The following verse is about the Holy Qu’ran, but ponder over the greatness of God and realise that what comes from Him is free of errors.

The Holy Qu’ran – 4:82 – Surah An-Nisa (4) Ayat 82:
“Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.”

Article By Tahir Hussain
(Taken From Pages 155-161 of ‘The Mirza Project’)
Coming Soon (Inshallah)… The Mirza Project
(A Book Full Of Evidence From The Books Of Mirza Ghulam – Exposing Him In Light Of His Own Writings)