by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV (rh)
Part 11 of a Review of the Pakistani Government’s “White Paper”: Qadiyaniyyat — A Grave Threat to Islam
In 1984 the Islamic government of Pakistan set aside all Islamic injunctions and took upon itself the burden of depriving the Ahmadi Muslims of many basic human rights including religious social freedoms. In an attempt to justify this action, the government of Pakistan published a so-called White Paper under the title Qadiyaniyyat—Islam kay liyay Sangin Khatrah (Qadiyaniyyat—A Grave Threat to Islam). Although there was nothing new in this so-called White Paper and the Jama‘at literature already included detailed answers to all the issues which were raised, nevertheless Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih IV(rh), the then Imam of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama‘at, answered these allegations in a series of Friday sermons. These sermons (in Urdu) were published by the London Mosque in 1985 and the English translation is now being published.
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih IV (rta) delivered this sermon on April 5, 1985 at the Fadl Mosque London. It deals with the claims of the Promised Messiah(as)—particularly of being commissioned by Allah the Almighty as a Prophet in subservience to the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa)—and the testimonies of Well-Renown Muslim Scholars of Past which support the claim of the Promised Messiah(as) and the status that it carries. In this context it deals with the common objection that the Promised Messiah(as) declared of his status being higher than that of some previous Prophets.