I received this email from one of my readers, and thought it was rather thought-provoking and worth sharing with you all. Have a read:
All praise be to Allah lord of all that exists and peace and blessings be on his slave and messenger Muhammed (saw).
Salaam to all those who follow guidance.
This article is inspired by someone very beloved to me. Her story really captured my imagination and reaffirmed my belief in Islam. Her story is one of a real struggle for the truth, a story where she had to go against her family, her community and her whole way of life. A Story of guidance from the darkest of depths into the brightest of lights.
The path she chose was by no means easy, she had to make heart wrenching decisions about her future, leaving her shrouded in uncertainty, confusion and fear. BUT Allah provides the believer a way out of every difficulty all praise be to Allah, she held firm.
It all started when she was confused with the ideas being presented at the Ahmadiyya Jamaat (as most people are).
She knew she was different to other Muslims but thought the only difference was “that we believe the Messiah/Mahdi has come” and “that we still believed in Muhammed (saw) and his teachings”.
After reading the Qur'an and a few Authentic Hadith then reading some of what Mirza narrated she could see there were MAJOR contradictions and confusion between the teachings and beliefs. [example khutum an nabiyeen] This left her disillusioned with religion for a while so she left it for the weirdo beardos and tried to brush it aside.
BUT something deep inside her was still attracted to the deen of Muhammed (saw). After what seemed like an age of soul searching and agonising over her beliefs, she decided she needed to find out more. She then started to research to split the lies from the truth.
During this process she sought knowledge from many people, one of whom asked her to draw a line down the middle of a page and list the qualities of Muhammed (saw) and Mirza Ghulam Ahmed. She listed countless attributes and teachings of the prophet Muhammed (saw) but next to nothing about Mirza. It wasn’t that she didn’t know anything about Mirza, she was raised an ahmadi, rather the spontaneity of the act caused her to write what was in her heart.
This projection of her confusion and mixed feelings onto a piece of paper was the key that opened the door of her heart. The once dark room now gleamed from the light coming in and she finally saw, when it was put down on a piece of paper, what she believed and who her prophet was. The explosion of emotions she must have felt overwhelm me as I write this. Imagine being pulled from the clutches of the eternal torment, an epiphany that was the most important of her life. It must have felt like swimming up to the surface after almost drowning and taking the first breath of air. She was free. Surfacing from the falsehood, into the truth. Glory be to Allah.This led her down the path of Hidayah and eventually to her accepting the Islam of Muhammed (saw). This convinced her that Ahmadiyya wasn’t the truth. This simple act allowed her to separate Ahmdiyya and Islam. It created a focal point for her to separate what was Islam and what was Ahmadiyya. She then realised what the truth was, glory be to the one who sent Muhammed (saw) with the truth. So I encourage everyone to do the same.
I want every reader to get a piece of paper and draw a line down the page and list out the attributes of Mirza and Muhammed (Saw):
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Can you sincerely say that YOU FOLLOW the teachings of Muhammed (SAW) AND Mirza Ghulam Ahmed? The one, who changed the shari’a, fabricated hadith and contradicted himself on numerous occasions? We are not illiterate villagers we are the internet generation. So what will YOU say when Allah asks you on the day of reckoning? When ALL of mankind are gathered together to be held to account... and what will you say to the angel when you are asked in your grave “Maa nabiukum?” (who was your prophet?) BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL DIE.
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Sayyidina Bara (RA) reported from the Prophet (SAW) about this verse:"Allah keeps the believers firm with the stable word in the worldly life and in the Hereafter." (Quran 14:27)He explained that this has reference to the grave when it is asked, “Who is your Lord? What is your religion and who was your Prophet?” [Bukhari 1369, Muslim 2871, Abu Dawud 4750, Tirmidhi 3131, Nisai 2056, Ibn e Majah 4269]
Don't regret your decision, it may the hardest thing you will ever do. But make sure you are 100% convinced. You may have to do some real soul searching but if you read the descriptions of hell with sincerity and you think about what it could mean to you, your family and friends... if you think about it sincerely alone..... If it doesn’t affect you... you must ask yourself why? Is this 60-70 years on this earth really worth it? Will I not be asked? Does hellfire and paradise not exist? Do you think the stock market is really what dictates what you earn and eat? Because the DOW Jones will not last ...but the punishment will LAST FOREVER EVER.. FOREVER EVER?
Surely, the disbelievers will be in the torment of Hell to abide therein forever. (The torment) will not be lightened for them, and they will be plunged into destruction with deep regrets, sorrows and in despair therein. We wronged them not, but they were the wrongdoers. And they will cry: ‘O Malik! Let your Lord make an end of us’ He will say: ‘Surely, you shall abide FOREVER.’ Indeed We have brought the truth to you, but most of you have a hatred for the truth” (Quran 43:74-78)
Finally don’t be of the ones asking Mirza in hell to help you because he won’t be able to.
Behold they will dispute with each other in the fire! The weak ones (who followed) will say to those who had been arrogant, "We used to be your followers, can you then take from us part of this Fire? Those who had been arrogant will say, "We are all in this (fire) Truly Allah has judged between (his) servants." [Quran 40:47-48]
If there is any good in this it is from Allah and if there are any faults in this it is from me, and I ask for your forgiveness. All Praise and glory is for Allah alone and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon his slave and messenger Mohammed salallahu alayhi wa salllam the best of all creation.