“Invitation to Ahmadiyyat”

Table of Contents

He it is Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the true faith that He may make it prevail over all other faiths (Al-Quran, 9:33; 48:29; 61:10)

Invitation to
Ahmadiyyat

Being a statement of beliefs, a rationale of claims and an invitation, on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Movement for the propagation and rejuvenation of Islam by Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmud Ahmad,1980,THE LONDON MOSQUE.

http://www.alislam.org/books/invitation/index.html

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Part I Preliminaries

• Object of the Invitation
• The name Ahmadiyyat to distinguish Ahmadi Muslims from other Muslims
• The name Islam in the Quran and earlier holy Books (Isaiah, for instance)
• Beliefs held by Ahmadis
• Differences from other Muslims
• Jesus died a natural death
• Death of Jesus taught by the Holy Quran and Hadith
• Companions of the Holy Prophet agreed on the death of Jesus
• Family of the Holy Prophet agreed on the death of Jesus
• Second coming of the Messiah means coming of a follower of the Holy Prophet
• The Messiah and the Mahdi, one and the same person
• Meaning of nuzul
Why the Promised Messiah is called Isa Ibn Maryam (Jesus, son of Mary)
• Continuity of revelation and the coming of prophets
• Meaning of Khatam al-Nabiyyin
• The Traditions ‘I am the last of the prophets’, ‘There is no prophet after me’, and ‘My mosque is the last of the mosques’
• The Holy Quran and the institution of prophets
• Ahmadis believe in Jihad
• The claim of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Part II Arguments

Argument I The Need of the Hour

• Guidance of man, the special concern of God
• Guidance for Muslims specially promised in the Holy Quran
• Protection of the Holy Quran means protection of Islam
• Present condition of Muslims
• A doubt resolved

Argument 2 Testimony of the Holy Prophet

• Second coming of the Messiah, important Islamic belief
• Signs of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi
• General state of religion
• General state of Muslims
• State of morals
• Religious knowledge and the Ulema
• Social conditions and the condition of women
• Pestilences
• Sex ratio in the general population
• Transport, communications, and international contact
• Economic conditions
• Political conditions
• On the surface of the earth
• Important heavenly events
• A variety of signs
• Appendix to Argument 2 A Note on the Dadjjal

Argument 3 Personal Purity

• Personal purity, proof of the authenticity of Divine Messengers
• Appeal for early believers
• Testimony of Maulvi Muhammad Husain of Batala
• Opposition and accusations after the announcement of the claim

Argument 4 Triumph of Islam over Other Religions

• Time of universal victory
• Victory over Christianity
• Jesus buried in Srinagar, Kashmir
• The Promised Messiah, the Promised One of all religions
• Guru Nanak, Founder of the Sikhs
• A grand conception
• A new outlook in religious debates
• Nearness to God, the measure of religious truth
• Living religion
• A Bishop challenged

Argument 5 Rejuvenation of Islam

• Un-Islamic conceptions current among Muslims
• Rejuvenation of Islam, a solemn divine promise
• Conceptions contrary to Tawhid
• Strange conceptions about angels
• Misconceptions about the Holy Quran
• Relative authority of the Holy Quran and the Hadith
• Israelite stories
• Misconceptions about prophets
• The Hereafter, Heaven and Hell
• Muslims victims of extremes
• Abudiyat or Shariat?
• Why wait for another?

Argument 6 Divine Help

• Help for true Messengers, punishment for pretenders
• Unfavourable circumstances and universal opposition
• Teaching contrary to current tendencies
• Success under divine help
• Points which distinguish Divine Messengers from others

Argument 7 Defeat of Enemies

• The Holy Quran and enemies of God’s Messengers
• Enemies of the Promised Messiah
• Enemies’ disgraceful end

Argument 8 Adored by Angels

• When angels prostrate themselves before man
• Help from angels
• Household protected from plague

Argument 9 Gift of Special Knowledge

• Prophets endowed with special knowledge
• The Holy Quran, an unchallenged literary miracle
• The Promised Messiah’s Arabic works
• A sermon revealed
• The Holy Quran proved more unique than ever
• Arabic, the mother of all languages
• Special knowledge of the Holy Book: Twelve discoveries
• Prophecies in the Holy Quran about our time
• Discoveries 2 to 10 about the Holy Quran
• Surah Fatiha, a synopsis of the Holy Quran

Argument 10 Prophecies

• (1) Afghan martyrs
• (2) Revolution in Iran
• (3) Abdullah Atham
• (4) An American impostor
• (5) Death of Lekh Ram, a sign for the people of India /A>
• (6) Prince Dalip Singh, a sign for Sikhs
• (7) The plague
• (8) A great earthquake
• (9) The Great War of 1914-18
• (10) Expansion of Qadian
• (11) Financial relief
• (12) Expansion of the Jama’at

Argument 11 Love of God and the Holy Prophet

• The Quran on love
• Distaste for worldly occupations
• Moved by the condition of Islam
• Ulema fiddling
• Poems of devotion to the Holy Prophet

Argument 12 Life-giving Powers

• A time of spiritual death
• The Promised Messiah’s life-giving powers, a reflection of the powers of the Holy Prophet
• Spiritual sight sharpened
• Signs of life
• Spiritual experiences continue

Part III Invitation

• The Messiah Has Come
• Testimony of God and His Prophet
• Great promises
• A great event
• Future of Ahmadiyyat
• Sacrifices not a burden
• In the Presence of God

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