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Mahzarnama - The Memorandum

The Truth About the Alleged Denial of Jehad


The allegation against the Holy Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at that he did not believe in Jehad is clearly negated by his teachings, his life of great striving and endeavour (mujahida), and his pronouncements. His entire life was spent in defense of Islam, preaching, and the "great Jehad," viz. the Jehad through the Holy Quran. During his lifetime, he was engaged in a greater Jihad in support of Islam and against the dangerous onslaughts of the Hindu religion and Christianity. In his capacity as Kaasir-us-Saleeb (the Demolisher of the Cross) he knocked down the misleading propaganda of the Christians and smashed up the false edifice of the doctrine of Trinity with his proofs and arguments. Some excerpts from his writings in this context are presented below, which clearly demonstrate his potent and overwhelming passion with which he conducted a momentous Jehad against Christianity, in support of Islam. He wrote:

"God named me Maseeh-e-Qaa’im (the firmly entrenched Messiah) for the purpose of breaking the Cross—so that the Messiah, in his second coming, should break the Cross which had once broken the earlier Messiah and had injured him. But (sic. this was to be accomplished) with the Heavenly Signs, and not with human hands. Since God's Prophets cannot remain vanquished therefore, in the Twentieth Century of the Christian calender, God intended again to vanquish the Cross at the hands of the Messiah." [Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 22, p. 521]

"A God fearing person can understand that in the beginning of this fourteenth century when thousands of attacks were mounted against Islam, a Mujaddid (revivalist of the faith) was needed so that he could demonstrate the truth of Islam. But, of course, this Mujaddid was named as ‘Messiah son of Mary' because he has come to demolish the Cross. And God intends that just as He had previously delivered the Messiah from the Jewish Cross, so also He will now deliver him, at the present time, from the Christian Cross. Since the Christians have gone to the extreme of fabricating for the purpose of making a man into God, therefore God's Dignity and Honour intended to appoint another man under the name of Messiah, and thereby eliminate these fabrications. This is God's doing, although it may appear surprising in the eyes of human beings." [Anjaam-e-Aatham, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 11, p. 321]

"In this age the bigoted among Christian priests, who deliberately concealed the truth, used to allege that no miracle was shown by our Holy Prophetsa. God has now given them a very humiliating rejoinder by manifesting clear signs in support of this humble servant of His.

“There was a time when preachers of the Gospels used to go around the markets, the streets, and neighbourhoods, insolently ranting and completely fabricating lies against our lord and master, Khaatam-ul-Anbiyaa’, the Superior-most of all the Prophets and the purified ones, the Chief of the Sinless and the Righteous, the Loved One of the Single God—Muhammad, the chosen onesa. They would utter a shameless lie against him, alleging that no prophecy or miracle was manifested through him. And, by contrast, we are now living in such times that—in addition to the thousands of miracles associated with our lord and master, the Intercessor of the sinners (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which are narrated in the Holy Quran and the Ahadith with such frequency which characterises their high quality of enduring continuity and consequent authenticity—God, the Exalted, has shown hundreds of such fresh signs that no opponent or disbeliever has the courage to oppose them. I have been saying very politely and humbly to every Christian, and to other opponents as well, that the truth of the matter is that every such religion as originates from God becomes firmly grounded in its truth, it is inevitable for it that such persons may continue to be born into it who, acting as vicegerents of their religious leader, spiritual guide, or Prophet, must demonstrably prove that their particular Prophet is still alive in terms of his spiritual beneficence, and is not dead in that sense. Because it is imperative that if one follows a Prophet and regards him as one's intercessor and deliverer, then such a Prophet must remain alive forever, in respect of his continued spiritual beneficence. And he may rest on the firmament of respect, elevation, and majesty—with his shining countenance, and with such certainty—and the fact of his sitting on the right hand of God, the Eternal, the Living and the Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining, the Omnipotent, must be corroborated by the flow of such brilliant Divine lights that by loving him fully and obeying him perfectly one must inevitably be blessed by the Holy Spirit and the heavenly blessings. And he may partake of the Divine lights of his beloved Prophet and thereby dispel the spiritual darkness of his time. And he may infuse the actively inclined persons with such firm, perfect, shining and sparkling certitude in the existence of God, which burns up all sinful desires and all passions of base life. This is the only proof of the fact that a certain Prophet is still alive and is in heaven. So, how can we ever adequately thank our God, the Glorious, Master of Majesty, that He Himself granted us the ability to love and obey His beloved Prophet Muhammad, the chosen onesa. And then He gave us a bounteous measure of the true, righteously inspired fear of God (taqwa) and true Heavenly Signs—which are the spiritual benefits of the aforementioned love and obedience—and proved to us that Our Exalted Prophet has not died; rather he is in the ever-so-high heaven, seated on the throne of exaltation and majesty, on the right side of the Omnipotent Sovereign.


[Tiryaaqul Quloob, Roohaani Khazaa’in, vol. 15, pp. 137-139]

"The raison d’etre of the Promised Messiah, as stated in the Holy Prophet's Ahadith, is that he will counter the duplicity of the Christian people and will demonstrably demolish their Cross-based doctrine. Therefore, God, the Exalted, caused this task to be accomplished at my hands in such a manner as to render the basic premise of Christian doctrine extinct. On the basis of profound spiritual perception granted to me perfectly by God, I proved how the accursed death which (God forbid) is ascribed to the Messiah on which the whole edifice of the Cross-based salvation rests cannot be ascribed to Hadhrat Isa, on whom be peace; and the implications of a curse cannot be made applicable to a truthful personage. Consequently, the class of priests has become speechless in the face of this novel approach which in fact smashes their doctrine to bits; and those who have become aware of this formulation of truth, have come to realize that this superb form of investigation has broken up the religion of the cross. Letters from some priests have given me to understand how apprehensive they are of this decisive formulation of truth, and they have come to realize that it will certainly demolish the foundation of the religion of the cross, and that its demolition will be horrible." [Kitaab-ul-Bariyyah, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 13, p. 262, footnote]

"I am constantly engrossed in thinking that we must reach a crucial decision with the Christians. My heart bleeds over the mischief of worshiping the dead and I am experiencing much vexation on its account. Can there be a greater cause of heartache than that a humble human-being has been labelled God, and a handful-of-dust is being taken for the Lord of all the worlds. This grief would have consumed me long ago, had my Lord, my God of transcendent Power and Authority not reassured me that the Unity of God will ultimately triumph; the non-gods will perish and false deities will be cut off from their deified status. The continued deification of Mary shall perish, and her son will now most assuredly die. God says: If I so desire, I can cause Mary and her son Isa, and all inhabitants of the earth to die. So now He has willed to give the taste of death to the false deified existence of the twain. So the twain shall now perish and none can save them; and so also will all those who have perverse proclivities and are used to readily accepting false deities die. There shall be a new earth and a new heaven. The days are drawing near when the sun of truth shall rise in the West and Europe will come to know the true God. And thereafter the door of repentance shall be closed, because the entrants will have entered with a great rush, leaving behind only those on whom their nature has closed the doors, who love darkness, not light. Well nigh, all faiths shall perish, except Islam, and all the weapons shall be broken, except the Heavenly-weapon of Islam which shall neither break nor become blunt before it smashes the creed of Dajjaal into smithereens. The time is near at hand when the true Unity of God, which even the dwellers of wilderness—those who are neglectful of all faiths, do perceive innately—will spread across the countries .... At that time, neither any notion of fabricated Atonement will survive, nor shall any false deity live... and a single stroke of God shall nullify all the machinations of disbelief; but not by the use of any sword or gun, but by illuminating the actively inclined souls, and by sending down a light on the pure of heart. Then shall all these pronouncements of mine come within your grasp." [Tableegh-e-Risaalat, vol. VI, p.8]

"Harken, O ye Muslims! Listen carefully! All the complex fabrications of lies which have been resorted to by the Christian people, to stem the purifying influence of Islam; and all the chicanery that was put to work, and tireless hard work as well as the copious flow of money expended for this cause—even the excessively shameful methods, which are better left unsaid in the present article, were exploited to this end—these constitute such acts of sorcery on the part of the Christian nations and the supporters of the tenet of Trinity, that unless God Almighty strikes, in response to this sorcery, with that Powerful Hand of His which contains the Power of Miracle, and miraculously smashes up this talisman, until then it is quite inconceivable that the simple-hearted will be rid of this Christian wizardry. Therefore, God Almighty showed this miracle to the true Muslims of this era that, for the purpose of casting off this spell, He sent this humble servant of His to counter the opponents, having endowed me with His revelation, His converse and His special blessings, and by making me perfectly conversant with the subtleties of knowledge in His path. And He graced me with the accompaniment of numerous Heavenly gifts, exalted marvels, spiritually profound fine points, so as to crush this waxen idol which the Christian sorcery has shaped. So, therefore, O ye Muslims! The Advent of this humble one constitutes a miracle from God Almighty, for the purpose of dispelling the darkness of sorcery. Was it not logical that this miracle should have been sent to this world to counter the sorcery? Is it so strange and improbable in your eyes that, in opposition to the excessive degree of trickery which is approaching sorcery, God Almighty blazed such brilliance of truth as is so miraculous in its effect?" [Fateh Islam, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 3, pp. 5-6]

"Since I have been sent to rectify the perversities due to the doctrine of Trinity, therefore this tragic spectacle that there are more than four-hundred million people in the world who are taking Hadhrat Isa, on whom be peace, to be God, has been causing me so much heartache that I cannot conceive of a greater degree of grief in my entire life. In fact, if grief could possibly kill me then this grief would indeed have killed me as to why these people have abandoned the Single God, the One without any partner, and are worshipping a humble mortal. And why do these people not affirm their faith in that Prophet who has brought the true guidance and the straight-path, to this world? I have always been concerned that the variety of trauma caused by the aforesaid grief may prove fatal for me.... My condition due to this suffering is such that while the other people are desirous of Paradise, my personal Paradise would consist of witnessing mankind being rescued from this shirk (sic. associating partners with God) and seeing the manifestation of God's Majesty before me. My soul is ever in supplication: O, God! If I am indeed from Thee and the shadow of Thy Blessing accompanies me, then show me the day when this calumny will be lifted from the Messiah, on whom be peace, that he (God forbid) had claimed to be God. These have been my prayerful supplications, five times a day, for a considerable length of time that God may grant these people the vision so that they may affirm their belief in His Oneness, and recognise His Messengersa, and forswear their belief in Trinity." [Tableegh-e-Risaalat, vol. 8, pp. 71-72]

Behold the Christians, and on their blemishes cast your glance;
Do look at the dirt and smudge they revealed
From every height they hasten forth, for their excess and transgressions;
And with their idols are they engaged in polluting the planet earth
To God, the Gracious, we complain for the mischief of their times;
And from their satan we do take refuge with the Glorious Lord
Grab them, O, Lord! as Thou doth grab a disorderly one;
The length of their epoch, indeed, has corrupted the world
O, Lord of Ahmad and Muhammadsa;
Save Thy servants from the venom and the poison of their smoke
To Thy Prophet they called names and him they rejected
Thy Prophet, the most superb of Thy creation; their animus, see!
Grind them down, O, Lord of mine, as Thou groundeth a rebel
In their courtyard descend O, Lord! to undermine their mansions
Do fragment them to pieces, O, my Lord! and their assemblage break;
Draw them O, my Lord! towards their state of softening and mellowness.

[Noor-ul-Haq, Part One, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 8, pp. 123-126]

(viz. O, our Lord! Send down blessings on the Holy Prophet and prosperity and salutations. Allah sends down blessings on the Prophet, and His angels invoke blessings on him. O, ye who believe, do also invoke blessings on him and with the salutation of peace.)
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