One Resembling Holy Prophet and His Companions
Now I would like to analyze the one Jama'at which was separated out by 72 collectively and is called Jama'ate Ahmadiyya to see if they had any resemblance with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions (RA) as prophecized in the Hadith. I believe that the resemblance mentioned in the hadith should be reflected in all aspects of life of the followers of this one Jama'at. One could clearly see it in their Taqwa as well as in actual events surrounding their lives. As different personalities perceive characters differently and thus a solid proof of the resemblance of a character with another cannot be provided and can only be observed and judged by individuals, so I shall not discuss this. However, I would like to assure everyone, who associates with Ahmadi Muslims that if they observe keenly they will see reflections of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) and Hadhrat Uthman Ghani (RA) among men and Hadhrat Khadija (RA) among women when it comes to financial sacrifices, they will see the character of Hadhrat Bilal (RA) when it comes to steadfastness and they will see reflections of Hadhrat Umar (RA) and Hadhrat Ali (RA) when it comes to bravery. As far Taqwa is concerned, I believe, Allah is the only Judge of Taqwa, so I shall leave that also and let the individuals decide for themselves what do they see in terms of Taqwa when they associate with Ahmadi Muslims.
There are some actual events which surrounded the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions and got recorded in the history as well as some in the Holy Qur'an, which I would like to discuss in this article and show to the readers how these events got repeated in the history of Ahmadiyyat with each and every resemblance with the event which occurred in the time of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
1. Stoning Because of Beliefs.
I am sure the readers would agree with me that persecution of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions (RA) was very severe. However, there is one event of the life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) which did not escape any historian. Even the western, non-Muslim historians, like Sir William Muir  and W. Montgomery Watt , who did not believe the persecution to be that severe, have recorded this event and have testified to the authenticity of the event. This is the event when Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) went to Taif for preaching. Brutal treatment of our beloved master (peace be upon him) by people of Taif is described by many historians and biographers. I would like to quote Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmud Ahmad (RA) from his book "Life of Muhammad".
One thing is very clear in this event that our beloved master (peace be upon him) got pelted with stones just because of holding the beliefs which were against the popular beliefs of the people of that time. This kind of treatment has been received by several Ahmadi Muslims and the resemblance of Ahmadi Muslim to the holy prophet (peace be upon him) and his companion Hadhrat Zaid (RA) in regards to the event of stoning by opponents had been shown to every generation so far since the foundation of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. The very first time this resemblance was manifested for mankind was in the form of shahada by stoning of an Ahmadi Muslim in Afghanistan. The event is described in detail by Promised Messiah (AS) in his book "Tadhkiratush Shahaditain" . Friedmann, an independent historian, has also recorded this event in the following words .
Then in India where the founder of this Jama'at resided resemblance to this event was manifested in 1905 when the Promised Messiah (AS) visited Amritsar and is recorded by Friedmann  as well as by Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad (RA) whom I shall quote from his book "Hadhrat Ahmad, The Promised Messiah" .
The next generation saw this event repeated in the time of Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II (RA). After Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (RA) made a claim to be the promised son of the Promised Messiah (AS), he held several public lectures and gatherings in various cities of the Indian subcontinent in early 1940's and at several of these occasions public pelted Ahmadi Muslims with stones. The severest of them was in Delhi when a number of Ahmadi Muslims were injured due to stoning at the stage . At one of these occasions, Sheikh Ijaz Ahmad Sahib (Nephew of Sir Muhammad Iqbal Sahib), also came to oppose the movement. However, when he saw opponents pelting Ahmadi Muslims with stones, he decided to confess his faith in Ahmadiyya Islam saying that this indeed is the way opponents treated our beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) .
In our present time we again witnessed this resemblance with the holy prophet (peace be upon him) in the recent event of Shabqadar, Pakistan where three Ahmadis were pelted with stones just because of their beliefs. The event was reported by various human rights commissions and news agencies [22-24]. NETNEWS (News International) on April 10, 1995 reported .
Other than the above so far more than 100 Ahmadi Muslims have been murdered by opponents just because of their beliefs in the Messiah and Mahdi of the time.
2. Similarities in Other Forms of Persecutions.
Next I would like to discuss some of the collective persecution Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions received at the hands of opponents and show the same type of persecution extended towards Ahamdis by all the 72 sections of Islam.
One of the action which people of Mecca resorted to in order to put pressure on Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions to try and force them to denounce their faith and its preaching is recorded by Watt  as:
Is this alliance and boycott any different than the one recorded by Munir Report  and Friedmann . Friedmann states:
A total social boycott of Ahmadi Muslims was also announced and implemented in 1974 throughout Pakistan . The price Hadhrat Bilal (RA) paid for reciting the Kalimah is known to every Muslim. Sir William Muir records :
Following are a few of the independent opinions and accounts of the price Ahmadi Muslims are paying for reciting the Kalima.
The Meccans did not like to call Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions Muslims but called them Sabians . Today, it is illegal in Pakistan for an Ahmadi Muslim to claim to be a Muslim and Ahmadi Muslims are given the names like Mirzais, Qadianis etc. So far 729 cases had been registered against Ahmadi Muslims for calling Adhan, preaching and claiming to be Muslim .
It is well known that Meccans tried their best to stop Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions from preaching and practicing their religion. Every possible step was taken to stop them. They were prohibited from Praying and we find its mention even in the Qur'an which many commentators have said to be referring to the action of Abu Jihl.
Now a days it has been made illegal for Ahmadi Muslim to Pray as by doing that they would be 'pretending to be Muslim' which for an Ahmadi Muslim is a criminal offense and punishable by law in Pakistan. So far 19 cases had been registered against Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan for Praying (saying Salat) .
3. A Glance at the Rainbow of Sacrifices
Between April 1984 and 31st October 1992 Jama'at-e-Ahmadiyya has had the honor of making the following sacrifices in the cause of Allah .
4. Similar Allegations Against
Allegations raised against our beloved Master are recorded at many places in the Qur'an. I shall like to present and discuss only two of them. Holy Qur'an records :
These verses are referring to the allegation of the disbelievers that the Christian and Jewish slaves who have been converted to Islam had secretly helped Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in compiling the Qur'an and hence there is a foreign hand behind this conspiracy. Such allegations are raised even today by anti-Muslim forces against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Similar allegations have been raised against the Ahmadiyya Muslim community by the opponents. Firstly Ahmadi Muslims were alleged to have been helped by Hindus. Ehsan Elahi Zaheer, one of bitter enemies of the Ahmadiyya movement wrote :
How much that help was could be understood by any person by the prophecies of Promised Messiah (AS) about Pundit Lekh Ram and the prayer duels as well as open debates held by Promised Messiah (AS) with Ariyya Smajists. Secondly an equally absurd and unsubstantiated charge against Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at is the theory of British sponsorship. Nearly every hostile witness alleges that the Ahmadiyya Jama'at owes its foundation, existence and success to the Imperial British Government . While the message of the founder of this Jama'at to the British Queen is recorded in Ayenae Kamalat e Islam which ends in the following words :
Thirdly Ahmadis are alleged to have been helped by Jews just as the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was alleged :
Further allegation raised against Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is recorded in the holy Qur'an as :
The above does not seem to be any different from the allegation raised against the Promised Messiah (AS) by the opponents by saying that why did Promised Messiah (AS) not advance all the claims at once? Why did he first claimed to be Mujaddid, then Muhadith then Mahdi and then Messiah. And a similar answer is given that it was necessary to strengthen the Promised Messiah's own heart about his mission and thus he laid claims to the status's whenever Allah informed him and commanded him to do that.
5. Hijra Because of Persecution.
It is well know in both Islamic as well as non-Islamic worlds that Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions had to migrate out of their homeland and seek asylum into various foreign lands because of intense persecution in Mecca (their homeland). First of this migration was to Abyssinia as recorded by Ibn-e-Hisham  and Sir William Muir :
And then eventually the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) himself had to emigrate to Madina around April 622 :
Many Ahmadi Muslims in our present time had to follow this sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions just because of the beliefs they held and because of the ever intensifying persecution in Pakistan. Following is what the human rights advocates had to say to the united nations .
Those who persecute Ahmadi Musilms shamelessly admit that the aim of the persecution is to drive Ahmadi Muslims out of Pakistan or to exterminate them, as expressed by Dr. Karren Parker :
And finally the migration of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) himself was resembled by the migration of Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih the 4th. The immigration of Hadhrat Ameerul Mo'maneen (may Allah be his helper) like Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in the capacity of the leader of the faithful took place in 1984 after the announcement of the infamous ordinance XX in Pakistan. And just as at the time of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), other than occasional individual migrations because of the persecution there were two major collective migrations before our beloved master (peace be upon him) migrated to Madina. Similarly, in the present time there were two mass migrations of Ahmadi Muslims out of Pakistan because of persecution before Hadhrat Ameerul Mo'maneen (may Allah be his helper) himself migrated. One of these mass migrations was in 1953 and the other one in 1974.
6. Independent Testimony of Resemblance
In the following I shall present some quotation from different sources where people have testified that Ahmadi Muslims resemble Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions in their character, their struggle, enthusiasm, love for their faith and in persecution they are subjected to.
Taj Muhammad Bhatti, Nazim-e-Aala (the highest regional office) Majlise Tahafze Khatme Nabuwwat (an organization established to and bent on persecuting Ahmadi Muslims) Quetta Pakistan gave the following testimony in a court trial :
7. Similarity in Rewards
Rewards for the sacrifices Muslims of the time of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) are countless and too many to be noted in this article, however major reward to which Allah has drawn the attention of all Muslims in Sura Nasr of the holy Qur'an in following words :
And it is established fact of the history that after Hijra, Islam spread very fast and people entered the fold of Islam in big groups. Tribe after tribe joined the religion of Islam. Specially after the conquest of Mecca, numbers of people entering the fold of Islam was overwhelming. Indeed people entered the fold of Islam in troops at the time of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions.
Following is a portion copied from a page on the world wide web site (see notes for explanation) of the anti-Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. Just as at the time of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companion even the bitterest enemies of Islam bore witness to the success and the rewards Allah bestowed upon early Muslims, today even the bitterest enemies, such as the author of the above mentioned web site who have started an anti-Ahmadiyya Movement, bears witness to the Rewards bestowed by Allah on the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam in the following words :
Do we see the promise of Allah made in the words, "And thou seest men entering the religion of Allah in troops.", being fulfilled again in favor of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam?
8. Closing Remarks
At the end I would like to leave the readers, who may see the resemblance of one Jama'at (out of 73 sects among Muslims) with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions, with some Ahadith of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) to ponder at.
Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said:
Regarding Imam Mahdi, our beloved master said:
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