The Perils of Associating with the People of Baatil

FROM:Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng

In a village in Punjab, a beautiful Qadiani girl was presented to an army officer for marriage. The military officer made a condition for the acceptance of the marriage proposal that he would never accept Qadianism.

The Qadianis accepted the condition and sent the girl with the army officer. After the marriage, he would frequently visit his in-laws and they began sweet-talking him to (accept) Qadianism. One day, the pope of the Qadianis visited and he told the military officer: “You do not consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani to be a prophet. However, accept this one thing which I will tell you: Make Istikharah whether there is a prophet after the Holy Prophet or not? Is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani a true prophet or not?”.

The soldier was being given poison to drink, but as he drank he did not realize that he was raising a cup of poison to his lips. He accepted the idea of making Istikharah.

After performing Istikharah at night, he saw in a dream that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani had become a prophet and people were gathered around him. When he woke up in the morning, he believed in Qadianism in accordance to his Istikhara. He alone believing (in Qadianism) was not the major problem. He began inviting people to believe in the prophethood of Mirza and converted his family to become followers of Mirza Qadiani. All the scholars were helpless (in convincing him to leave Qadianism).

If a scholar invited him (to revert to Islam and the beliefs of the Ahlus Sunnah), he would say, “I did not consider Mirza as a prophet on the invitation of a Qadiani. I made istikhara and in my istikhara I was shown Qadiyani to be a nabi. I personally had the opportunity to see the dream.” When no scholar could satisfactorily answer him with proofs and arguments, he lost hope and stopped meeting the Ulama.

Eventually Maulana Yusuf Ludhianvi Shaheed graced the jalsah of Chenab Nagar. Maulana was a famous personality, hence this military officer agreed to meet him on the pretext that he would also see their (the Ahlus Sunnah’s) great Maulvi. When the military officer stated his case before Maulana that he did not become a Qadiani at the invitation of anyone nor on account of greed (for money), rather, he became a Qadiani due to (what was in his understanding) proof which he personally witnessed (i.e. his dream). (The military officer made his case as follows:) “Istikharah is advice from Allah. I consulted (made istikhara) with the Rabb in accordance to the law of Islam. Allah showed me Mirza Qadiani to be a prophet. Now must I believe in what Allah says or what the Maulvis say? How can I leave what Allah Himself showed me in a dream and believe in what the Maulvis say?” Maulana Ludhianvi Shaheed held his hand and said by means of his bodily expression, “At present, do not obey the (that) rabb, obey this humble Maulvi.

It is only the Maulvi who can tell you what the true Rabb is saying.” Maulana spoke and said: “When you doubted the personality of Nabi-e-Akram sallallahualayhi wasallam, then you ceased to be a Muslim. If you truly believed with conviction that Nabi-e-Akram sallallahualayhi wasallam is the final Nabi and there is no possibility of the emergence of any new Nabi, then you definitely would have not made istikhaarah (since istikhaarah is to gain contentment on something which you are uncertain about).

When you decided to make istikharah, then it was tantamount to you having doubt whether Sayyidul Abraar (Nabi) sallallahu alayhi wasallam is the final Nabi or not. When you were in doubt with regards to the personality of the Noble Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you became a disbeliever. Having doubt in the personality of a Prophet is also clear-cut disbelief. The moment you began doubting (the finality of the Prophethood of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam), you instantly became a disbeliever and in this condition of disbelief you saw Qadiani to be a Nabi (in your dream)”.

Upon hearing this argument, the army officer was aroused, jumped up and embraced Maulana Shaheed. There and then he repented and reverted to Islam. (O Reader!) Think to yourself! Where did it all start? (Answer: on account of associating with people who are not on the right path). How did he begin doubting the personality of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam and what was the (disastrous) outcome?

This is exactly what the great Imam Abu Hanifa rahmatullahi alayh said: “Believe in the finality of Prophethood without (seeking) any evidence. Whoever questions (in this regard) will become a disbeliever”. Questions and enquiries are made on the basis of doubt and doubting the personality of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam is clear-cut kufr.