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October 23, 2012
The Muslim Outlook – by Shahid Pervaiz
At many a times, a question is raised about the True Tribute of Ahmadiyya Contributions to Islam; does it stand to introduce some fundamental changes to the very doctrine of Islam or does it suggest any new ways and practices for Muslims – is it a new religion or has it offered any fundamental changes to Islamic Teachings?
The short answer is: ‘NO!’
Ahmadiyyat – as it initiated with the Holy Advent of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as “The Promised Messiah of the Later Days” is nothing but “Islam in its very Original State”.
The belief about a Messiah of the later days is not strange to any Muslim Schools of Thought; even most of other religions also bear a similar belief about the coming of a Savior.
In the sequel of religious evolution, Islam offers itself as the Most Comprehensive Code of Life for all Human beings of all Eras and Regions. Therefore the Messiah of the Later Days offers Islam for All the mankind.
Reform – as a word tends to contain a tint of meanings close to reconstruction with additions; therefore, Ahmadiyyat (in that sense) is not a “Reform” to Islamic Teachings.
More so, it presents Islam in its “Unbiased Original State” – A Religion of Peace for All.
In the words of The Holy Founder of Ahmadiyyat (as) it is described as below:
The gist of our faith is: La iLaha ilLallah Muhammad urRasulUllah
There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
Our belief, which we hold in this life here on earth and to which we will continue to adhere firmly till the time that we pass on to the next world, is that our spiritual leader and master, Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, is the Seal of the Prophets and the Best of the Messengers. At his hands religion has been perfected and blessings of Allah has been consummated which lead man to the right path and further on to God Himself. We hold this positive belief with absolute certainty that the Holy Quran is the seal of all Divine books and not an iota can be added to or subtracted from its prescribed teachings, inhibitions, commands and injunctions. There will be no revelation or word from God which may amend or abrogate or change or alter any of the injunctions of the Holy Quran. If anyone subscribes to such views, in our opinion, he ceases to belong to the body of the believers and becomes an infidel thereby. (Izala e Auham : Roohani Khazain Vol. 3: Page 169)
Author – Shahid Pervaiz – a front line Corporate Manager and Consultant. Formerly the founder secretary general of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce, Trade Commissioner of Alpha Group Holland, CEO of Record Export Ltd., President of National Dairies of Pakistan; and a Programs Producer at PTV; besides a series of other business ventures and undertakings.
He likes to study Literature, Arts, Cultures and the Religious Practices (tasawuf); and to comment about the Truth of Islam.