Jihad with the sword has ended
from this time forward
God has sent me as the Promised Messiah
and has clothed me with the garment of the
Messiah, son of Mary I therefore admonish
you: Refrain from evil and be truly
compassionate towards mankind
Be compassionate towards all for the sake of
God so that you may be shown mercy
Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Promised Messiah and Mahdi
2nd Taleem Workbook
A presentation of South Virginia
Condition of Maulavis Today
• Maulavis know nothing about compassion
• To them it is an act of virtue to fire a pistol
or gun at an innocent person.
You be the judge!
• Can a religion be from God if it teaches
that you can enter paradise by killing His
blameless and innocent creatures…?
• Foolish people hear the word Jihad and
make it an excuse for the fulfillment of
their own selfish desires.
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Author: Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (on
him be peace)
Publication Yr: 1900
The Author uses the Holy
Qur’an and the Hãdith
(sayings) of the Holy Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) in order to
explain the true nature of the
Islamic concept of jihad.
Muslims took the sword in the time
of the Holy prophet saw:
ONLY IN SELF-DEFENSE
God shows great patience but, in the end,
He protects the honor of the righteous
(SIKH RULE) (BRITISH RULE)
The Adhan was As soon as this
considered a crime government took
power, the Muslims of
Punjab were, for all
granted their faith
I have come to you
withJihad order… your souls
the an of purifying
(This means: the soul that has been cleansed of diverse types of
dirt and filth has attained success.)
Your entire salvation depends on
this cleanliness alone.
What to do and how
• Purify your hearts
• Foster sympathy and be compassionate
towards the suffering
• Spread peace on earth
• Just as God satisfied our physical needs
so will he fulfill our spiritual needs
• Be patient and Keep Watching
signs of the coming of promised Messiah
Camels rendered useless
message of the Messiah will illuminate every
corner like lightening.
Those treasures which were buried for thousands of years
I bring news and secrets of those treasures to whomsoever is
This means that the heavens and the earth were
tied tip like a bundle and their elements were
hidden. God has untied both of these bundles in
the days of the Messiah and has revealed their
A wakeup call for the Amir of
• The so-called Jihad of attacking people is a sin
and against God and Prophet (pbuh)
• Amir of Kabul should get together to discuss
Jihad and then spread info through religious
scholars using pamphlets
• Persons who declare Fatwas of Kufr should not
be taken lightly
Wakeup call for the Amir of
• It is possible that some people who are
ignorant of the facts will, [in the
future, even] blame the Amir…
• God has given the Amir a chance to
set things right. it is mostly Afghans
who commit these acts and wield the
sword with the intent of becoming
• People should be educated and freed
Proposal to the British
Govt is competent, but, our duty is to point out what’s useful to govt and
• Causes of killings:
Mullah’s teach that by killing persons of other
faith (ie.christians), one can enter heaven.
Animalistic people act accordingly. Not just
Afghans but local mosques in Punjab, India.
Christian propoganda (1849: Reverend
Pfander published Mizanul-Haq) preaching to
the ignorant that Islam rewards killing people
of other faiths.
Punishment for Apostasy: Holy Quran
• Muslim Ulema help enemies of Islam by
misrepresenting Islam. Threat from within!
• Belief that an apostate should be killed is
Who is a Muslim?
Who is an apostate?
What is the quran’s stance on
Definition of a Muslim
Holy Prophet (SAW) said:
"Whoever observes Prayer in the same way as
we do, and declares our qibla to be his qibla [i.e.,
faces the same direction in Prayer as we do]; one
who eats from our dhabiha [i.e., the meat of our
slaughtered animals] such a one is a Muslim. To
protect such a person is a matter of obligation for
God and His Messenger. So, [O ye Muslims!]
make sure that you do not violate the obligation
from God." (Sahib Bukhari, Kitab- ul-Salat).
Definition of an Apostate
The Holy Quran says:
Surely, those who have turned away after
guidance has been made manifest to them have
been deceived by Satan who has beguiled them
with false hopes
One who Renounces Islam after having embraced and fully understood it
is beguiled by Satan’s false hopes, and should not expect any good from God
2: When the hypocrites come to thee, they say, ‘We bear
witness that thou art indeed the Messenger of Allah.’
And Allah knows that thou art indeed His Messenger,
but Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are surely
3: They have made their oaths a shield; thus they turn
men way from the way of Allah. Evil surely is that
which they have been doing.
4: That is because they first believed, then disbelieved.
So a seal was set upon their hearts and consequently
they understand not.
5: And when thou seest them, their figures please
thee; and if they speak, thou listenest to their speech.
They are as though they were blocks of wood
propped up. They think that every cry is against
them. They are the enemy, so beware of them.
Allah’s curse be upon them! How are they being
*6: And when it is said to them, ‘Come, that the
Messenger of Allah may ask forgiveness for you,’
they turn their heads aside, and thou seest them
keeping back while they are full of pride. “
• Could the Holy Prophet and his
companions identify the
(Munafiqeen) amongst them?
• What did the Munafiqeen do to the
other believers? they turned men away
from the way of Allah.
• What did the Holy Prophet and his
companions ask of the Munafiqeen?
They invited the Munafiqeen to repent and
have the Holy prophet as for their forgiveness
Second Evidence (3:73)
Revealation Reference: This
was revealed when the
Islamic State was firmly
established and the People of
the Book were fully
If they knew the punishment “73: And a section of the
of Apostasy was death, they
would never do such a thing
People of the Book say,
(believe in the morning and ‘Believe in that which has been
disbelieve in the evening) revealed unto the believers, in
the early part of day, and
Conclusion: They had no
disbelieve in the latter part
such worries of being killed
thereof; perchance they may
third Evidence (3: 87-90)
“87: How shall Allah guide a people
who have disbelieved after believing
and who had borne witness that the
Messenger was true and to whom
clear proofs had come? And Allah
guides not the wrongdoing people
88: Of such the reward is that on them
shall be the curse of Allah and of
angels and of men, all together.
89: They shall abide there under. Their
punishment shall not be lightened nor
shall they be reprieved;
90: Except those who repent thereafter
and amend. And surely, Allah is Most
Forgiving, Merciful. “
Where is it mentioned that all of them
shall be murdered?????? NOWHERE!!
Fourth Evidence (3: 91-92)
“91: Surely those who disbelieve after
they have believed and then increase
in disbelief, their repentance shall not
be accepted, and these are they who
have gone astray.
92: As for those who have
disbelieved, and die while they are
disbelievers, there shall not be
accepted from any one of them even
an earthful of gold, though he offer it
in ransom. It is these for whom shall
be a grievous punishment, and they
shall have no helpers. “
• In VS. 92 It is not said … As for those who have disbelieved, and WERE KILLED
• The use of “die” in VS. 92 indicates natural causes.
Fifth Evidence (3:150)
“150: O ye who believe! if you obey
those who have disbelieved, they will
cause you to turn back on your heels,
and you will become losers.”
Here, it is not stated that if you returned to disbelief,
you shall be killed.
Sixth Evidence (4:138-139)
“138: Those who believe,
then disbelieve, then again
believe, then disbelieve, and
then increase in disbelief,
Allah will never
forgive them nor will He
guide them to the way.
139: Give to the hypocrites
the tidings that for them is a
grievous punishment ”
Criteria of being Hypocrite
• Believed 2. Disbelieved 3. Believe again 4. Increase in disbelief
Reward = Not be forgiven and expect a grievous punishment from God
Seventh Evidence (2:218)
“218: They ask thee about fighting in
the Sacred Month. Say: ‘Fighting
therein is a great transgression, but to
hinder men from the way of Allah,
and to be ungrateful to Him and to
hinder men from the Sacred Mosque,
and to turn out its people there from,
is a greater sin with Allah; and
persecution is worse than killing.’
And they will not cease fighting you
until they turn you back from your
faith, if they can. And whoso from
among you turns back from his faith
and dies while he is a disbeliever, it
is they whose works shall be vain in
this world and the next. These are the
inmates of the Fire and therein shall
Quran does not support killing as the punishment for Apostasy
What about Hadith?
Validity test: Hadith vs. Holy Quran
Promise about the Quran:
Surely, We our self have sent down this Exhortation, and We will,
most certainly, safeguard it ( 15: 10).
if a hadith is irreconcilable with the Holy
Quran, it must be rejected altogether .
Bokhari relates, on the authority of Jabir bin
Abdullah, that a desert Arab took the pledge of Islam
at the hand of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him,
and a little later he suffered from fever while he was
still in Medina. He came to the Holy Prophet, peace
be on him, and said: Messenger of Allah, do release
me from my pledge. But the Holy Prophet paid no
attention to him. He came a second time and made
the same request, and the Holy Prophet refused to
comply with his request. He then departed from
Medina., whereupon the Holy Prophet observed:
Medina is like a furnace which destroys the dross
and purifies the rest (Fathul Bari, Vol. XXIII, p.173).
• If apostasy were punishable by death:
– The man could never dared to ask such question
– The Holy prophet and his companions would have
informed him of the consequences
– The holy Prophet and companions would have
punished him by death for his apostasy
• How did the holy prophet respond?
– He welcomed the departure of the man as good
riddance and beneficial for the other believers.
• Result: Apostasy is not punishable by death!
Abdullah bin Abi Sarah was one of the scribes
of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, in
became an apostate and joined Meccans and was
condemned to death by the Holy Prophet for
Hazrat Usman bin Affan, Abdullah’s foster
brother gave him shelter in his house where he
remained hidden for some days.
Hazrat Usman bin Affan interceded
with the Holy Prophet on Abdullah’s
Huzoor remained silent, then forgave Abdullah
• Abdullah bin Abi Sara was to be punished
because of his political offences, not
• There is no punishment for apostasy from
• If apostasy were punishable by death:
Hazrat Usman would never have given Abdullah
The Holy prophet would never have accepted
Hazrat Usman's intercession on his behalf.
• The Holy Prophet never accepted any intercession in
respect of the prescribed punishment for an offence.
Bokhari has related on the authority of Aisha: The
Quraish were much disturbed on account of a
Makhzoomi woman who had committed theft. They
consulted together and wondered who could
approach the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, on her
behalf, except Usamah bin Zaid, whom the Holy
Prophet held dear. They persuaded Usamah to
approach the Holy Prophet, and intercede on behalf
of the woman. When he did so, the Holy Prophet
rebuked him: Do you intercede in respect of a
penalty prescribed by Allah?
Supporting hadith cont.
Then he stood up and, addressing his companions,
said: Many people before you went astray because
they overlooked the offence of a person belonging to
a good family and imposed the prescribed penalty
upon a common thief. I call God to witness that if
Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad, were to be guilty
of theft, I would certainly cut off her hand (Bokhari,
Indian edition, p.lOO3).
Bokhari has related, on the authority of Braa bin
Aazib, that in the treaty of Hudaibiyyah, the Holy
Prophet, peace be on him, agreed with the pagans of
Mecca that if anyone of them became a Muslim and
came to Medina, he would be returned to the
Meccans, but that if a Muslim departed from Medina
and joined the Meccans, they would not be under
obligation to return him to the Holy Prophet
(Bokhari, Egyptians edition, Vol. II, p. 76).
Allowing a Muslim to denounce Islam and
join forces with the Meccans shows that there
was no punishment in place for Apostasy
• Danish Newspaper tried to portray images
of Prophet Muhammad associated with
• A Burst of outrage, terrorism, and cruelty
• Double Standards of super-powers
• Danish Newspaper published cartoons
– Non-Ahmadi Muslim Response: destruction
and threats of murder and violence.
• Result: Tainted picture of Islam/Damage to Islam
• Ahmadis recognize the need/advent of a
reformer and portray the correct message
– Believe in one God who taught men to live in
love an affection. Believe in all messangers
• HOW CAN ISLAM teach HATRED?
Islam: Antidote of Cruelty
when he’s likely
to cause you
Freedom of conscience
Freedom of speech
Right to express an opinion.
And say, ‘It is the truth from your Lord;
wherefore let him who will, believe, and let him
who will, disbelieve.’…
• The prophet’s job is to spread the
message with kindness, love affection and
• Share that which you believe to be from
• Objection to the verse: it was revealed
when Muslims were minority. such words
were used so that the disbelievers of
Makkah do not cruelly destroy all the
– This is not so. Quran is still as good today as
was before. The verse still applies
– Even so, this had no effect on Meccans as
they continued to brutally kill and persecute
• Pact with Jews: freely live together
respecting each others’ rights
• At first, Jews were dominant (in number),
soon, Muslims became dominant with
Hadhrat Muhammad (pbuh) as Governor.
• Allah Ta’ala revealed:
– There should be no compulsion in religion…
• No use of force in matters of religion
Pact with the Jews
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Standard of Tolerance
The Holy Qur’an states:
…and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act
otherwise than with justice. Be always just, that is
nearer to righteousness. (Ch.5:V.9)
If you can forgive, then forgive, that is better. If you must
seek revenge, then the recompense of an injury is no more
than the injury inflicted on you.
Forgiveness and Ikramah
• On conquering Mecca, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
• Ikramah, greatest enemy of Islam, being defeated at
hands of Muslims, fled.
• Ikramah’s wife pleaded for forgiveness.
• Huzoor Forgave;
• Ikramah arrogantly said, don’t think I’ll be a Muslim
after you forgive me
• Prophet (pbuh) still forgave him and many others.
Freedom of Speech
(Masnad Ahmad bin Hanbal Vol.6 p.268 published Beirut)
• Prophet bought a camel in exchange of 90 kilos
of dried dates from a bedouin
• Upon his return home, he realized he did not
have that many.
• He Returned to the Bedouin and told the truth.
• The Bedouin addressing the prophet said
• People began to tell the bedouin off but;
• The Prophet said “Let him be”
Freedom of Faith
• Delegation of Christians from Najran
• During the meeting in Masjid Nabawi,
Christians excused themselves to pray.
• The Prophet (pbuh) invited them to pray in
• The pact drawn with Christians gave them
• Freedom of faith, protection of churches and
• Funding the Repair of church by a Muslim
would be an act of benevolence.
‘O Prophet! ask the
people of the Book and the
ignorant people of Arabia to
enter the religion of Islam. So
if they enter Islam, they have
attained guidance but if they
turn away, then
your work is only to