A Conclusive Proof of the Promised Messiah’s Truth
by Mujahid Ahmad Saeed, Pakistan
The Light & Islamic Review (US), July/August 1996 Issue (Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 10–11)
At this very instant, billions of people belonging to the religions of Islam and Christianity shall have their eyes studded at the sky, anxiously and eagerly awaiting Jesus to descend from the heavens, but little do they know that they are doing so in vain.
The Tradition (Hadith) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, had prophesied the advent of the Promised Messiah in the 14th century (A.H.), but, now that the 15th century (A.H.) has commenced, the masses still refuse to accept Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, who, according to the prophetic words of the Holy Prophet, laid down the claim to be so.
Aim of this Article:
In this article I shall throw light upon certain Traditions and in the light of which a dream of a Pir Sahib (i.e., a religious leader) shall be narrated to eliminate any doubts and suspicions from the minds of the people regarding the status of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as the Promised Messiah and Mahdi.
The Holy Prophet’s Authority:
In the Sahih Bukhari (i.e., the most authentic book on Tradition), the following sayings of the Holy Prophet appear in the ‘Book of Interpretation of Dreams’ (Book 92):
a) Chapter 3: ‘Good Dreams are from Allah’:
Abu Said al-Khudri narrated that the Holy Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, said:
“If anyone amongst you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah and he should thank Allah for it and should narrate it to others; but if he envisions something other than this (i.e., a dream that he dislikes), then it is from Satan, and he should not mention it to anyone, for it will not cause him any harm.”
b) Chapter 10: ‘Whoever envisions the Holy Prophet, in a Dream’:
Abu Said al-Khudri reported on the authority of the Holy Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him:
“Whoever envisions me (in a dream), then surely he has seen the truth, as Satan cannot appear in my form.”
Abu Hurairah reported, I heard the Messenger of Allah, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, saying:
“Whoever sees me in a dream shall see me in his state of wakefulness and Satan cannot bear resemblance to me in form.”
It is narrated by Abu Qatadah that the Holy Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, said:
“Whoever saw me (in a dream), surely saw the truth.”
Thus, the above Traditions clearly express that whenever a person envisions the Holy Prophet in a dream he should believe in his words, as that dream is a favour bestowed upon him by his Creator, Allah.
A Saint’s Dream:
Now bearing the above cited narrations in mind I shall translate a dream of a saint who had a following of over a hundred thousand disciples, Syed Rashid-ud-Din Sahib (Pir Sahib-ul-Ilm of the Sindh Province in Pakistan). He being a learned scholar of the Arabic language wrote a letter to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian in Arabic narrating this dream, which appears in the latter’s book entitled Zamima Anjam Atham, p. 60:
“I saw the Holy Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, in the state of a divine inspiration (kashf). Thus, I humbly queried:
‘O! Prophet of Allah! This person who claims to be the Promised Messiah, is he a liar or a slanderer or is he truthful?’
“The Holy Prophet replied:
‘He is truthful and is sent by Allah!’
“And I realized that you were on the path of truth. Henceforward I shall not suspect your affairs (actions) and I shall not doubt your grandeur. I shall obey whatever you command. So, if you order me to go to America I shall do so. I have devoted my being to you and you shall find me faithful. In-sha Allah.”
How obedient this servant of Allah proved to be, that he instantaneously accepted the truth Allah had dawned upon him.
Now, to sum up this article, anyone respecting the highly esteemed words of the Holy Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be on him, would have to believe in the saint’s dream cited above. And whoever does so, shall realize that the Holy Prophet over 1400 years ago had informed us that Allah would guide us aright by bestowing upon the pious such truth-revealing dreams. After such decisive words spoken by the Holy Prophet himself, who with a clear mind and pure regard for the Messenger of Allah would dare disregard, disbelieve, shun and disobey the command of Allah and His Beloved Prophet?
I leave this pondering question to your minds and the humble effort put into writing this article, so as to help you stand up and boldly accept what is the Divine Truth!