In reply to the booklet: Faisalah Ap Karein (Judge for Yourself)
In 1991, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community published an Urdu booklet entitled, Faislah Qur’an-o-Sunnat ka Chalei Ga, Kisi Airay Gharay ka Nahin. The present work, The Verdict of the Holy Quran and Sunnah is an English rendering of that booklet. The original work was written as a point-by-point rebuttal of numerous allegations levelled against the Community in a booklet published by Majlis Tahaffuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwwat entitled, Faislah Ap Karein [Judge for Yourself].
Abdur-Rahman Yaqub Bawa, a maulavi of the Deobandi sect and author of that booklet, records statements of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian, his Khulafa’ (Successors), and other Ahmadi Muslims out of their context in order to attack the Community. He does so, ostensibly, to defend the honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa). Ironically, however, scholars at an historic debated held in Jhang, Pakistan, concluded that it was Bawa Sahib’s own sect of Deobandis that was judged to be most in contempt of the high status of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa).
Judge for Yourself focuses its attacks primarily on Ahmadi beliefs concerning the status of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa). Most of its content alleges that Ahmadis believe that the status of the Promised Messiah(as) was higher than that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) (God-forbid), which is an unthinkable notion for Ahmadis. It also alleges that Ahmadis believe Qadian is mentioned in the Holy Quran; the Holy Prophet(sa) ate food that is haram (unlawful); and that the Promised Messiah(as) insulted the blessed progeny of the Holy Prophet(sa).
The present work, The Verdict of the Holy Quran and Sunnah, effectively responds to these allegations, and in doing so, definitively exposes the tactics of Bawa Sahib as deceitful, and the beliefs of his own elders as patently un-Islamic. It is a must read for Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis alike, who wish to learn not just who is on the path of truth, but also who is most certainly not.