by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as)
English translation of Tuhfatun-Nadwah (Urdu).
“How can a false claimant of Prophethood be likened to me? I have been supported by numerous miracles… My success is from God and is a fulfillment of His promises. It is not within the control of any human being.”
To this simple message is ‘A Gift For An-Nadwah’ dedicated.
In this short and incisive tract, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) responds to the contention made by Hafiz Muhammad Yusuf that even false claimants of Prophethood can establish successful missions. Through the use of this critique Muhammad Yusuf hoped to undermine the success of the Promised Messiah(as). With strong, reasoned arguments Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) deconstructs this thesis and exposes its inherent flaws and defects. He argues that false prophets can never succeed and that to hold such beliefs is a direct contradiction of the teachings of Islam. Instead, the triumph of God’s Messengers is a miracle and a Divine sign in support of their truth. The principle audience of this work were the ulema of An-Nadwah who were called on by Hafiz Muhammad Yusuf to judge the merits of these contending claims.