The Fraud of Messiah 2000 Conference
Ahmadiyya Movement has made a lot of pomp and show on 11th August in the Interfaith Conference organized by them in Zion, the place where Dr. Dowie received a challenge of prayer duel about 100 years ago. Chicago Tribune and other local newspapers have written articles about it. Ahmadiyya Movement have been making a lot of propaganda about this conference.
The following invitation letter was sent out by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat:
In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful
Respected Brothers and Sisters:
Asslamo Aalikum Wa Rahmatullah
May you receive this letter in the best of health and spirits.Jama’at Ahmadiyya USA is organizing a Conference entitled “ MESSIAH 2000” in the month of August 2000. The purpose of this conference is to share with the world the Fulfillment of a Grand Prophecy regarding John Alexander Dowie. This was one of the greatest sign manifested by Allah to prove the Veracity of Hazrat Ahmad Alahissalam, who invited Dr. John Alexander Dowie to a “Mubahila” or a “Prayer Duel” in response to his abuses against the Founder of Islam Holy Prophet Mohammad Sallam. In this Mubahila, he invited Dr. Dowie to pray that whoever is the liar would perish in the life of the truthful. Allah, the Almighty manifested this great sign that Dowie died a miserable death on March 9, 1907 in the life of the Promised Messiah Alahissalam. Thus this prophecy was gloriously fulfilled.
The Conference will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 1 Pm to 6 pm at Carthage College Chapel Hall in the City of Kenosha Wisconsin. This college is located at the bank of the Lake Michigan, 15 minutes from the Zion Mission house. This Conference is first of its kind in the United States and is being held at the centennial anniversary of the City of Zion. It will be augmented by a beautiful exhibition unveiling the missing historic accounts.
All members are requested to invite their Non-Ahmedi and Non-Muslim
friends to this conference. The chapel can seat 1800 people.
Our target is to attract 1000 non-Muslims to attend this gathering.
Enclosed are the Registration Forms for yourselves and the Green Colored
Forms for your guests. Please have them fill it and sent to the Nazim
Remember, this conference is designed for Non-Muslim guests, therefore it is imperative that we bring as many guests as possible for this historic Jalsa. May Allah be with you. A’ameen
Anwer M. Khan
Zion Conference Committee
Excerpts from the writings of Hazrat Ahmad AH
Hazrat Ahmad writes:
“ What could be a miracle other than this one? Because my real job is to break the cross, so Dowie’s death broke a big part of the cross. Because he was the supporter of the cross to the highest degree, he claimed himself as a prophet and it was he, who said that due to his prayers all Muslims of the world would perish, and Islam will vanish and the holy house (Ka’aba) will be deserted. So God eradicated him before my presence. I know that due to Dowie’s death, the prophecy regarding the killing of pigs came true. For who is more dangerous than a person who made false claims for prophet-hood and ate the filth of falsehood like pigs….
Thus I can swear that he was the same pig about whom it was foretold by the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, who’s death was destined at the time of the Promised Messiah. If I would not have invited Dowie toward this “Mubailah”, and if I would not have prayed for his bad end, and if I would not have publicly declared the prophecy regarding his death, his death would not have been a sign for the truthfulness of Islam. Since I published it in hundreds of newspapers that Dowie will die in my lifetime and I am the Promised Messiah and Dowie is false, and I wrote repeatedly that this is the proof that he will die of a very disgraceful death. Thus he died in my lifetime. There could be no other clear miracle that proves the truthfulness of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Now if anyone denies it, he would be the enemy of truthfulness.” ( Haqueeqatual Wahi)Salient Features of Messiah 2000 Conference
- Hazrat Ameerul Momineen Ayyadahullah’s special address for this occasion
- Respected M.M. Ahmad Sahib, Ameer USA will chair the meeting and present his concluding address
- Participation of Two Christian Clergies, the Mayor of the City and a State Senator from the State of Illinois.
- Venue, the Carthage College Chapel where Dowie also spoke, a century ago
- Three Ahmedi speakers will introduce Hazrat Ahmad Alahissalam, a brief summary of his life and explain his duel with Dowie along with the results of the MUBAHIALA respectively.
- Tour of the City of Zion with special reference to Dr. Dowie’s reminisces.
- Exhibition of all the Newspaper clippings pertaining to the historic record of this Prayer duel as covered 100 years ago.
- A small booklet covering the description of the Prayer duel and its results.
- A Video documentary of the Prayer duel will also be available
- An Essay contest on the prayer Duel open to public with prize distribution for the winners at the Conference. (Only for Non-Ahmedi participants)
An Interfaith Symposium
Sponsored by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, USA
An American Interfaith healer who claimed to be the Elijah, the Restorer, and the First Apostle at the turn of the century is destroyed by God—a prophetic sign for America.
In his utopian quest to create heaven on earth for Christians, Dr. John Alexander Dowie established the Christian Catholic Church in 1896. He later unveiled the blueprints of the City of Zion at the eve of the new century in 1900. In 1901, he claimed to be Elijah the Third and labeled his city as “heaven on earth.” Ironically, in spite of his lofty ideals to establish a city of peace, he preached intolerance towards all other Christian denominations. He referred to Mormon leaders as wicked, Methodists as Freemasons, and all other Christian that did not belong to his church as Apostates. He also used profane language for Islam and its holy founder Muhammad and prayed for the annihilation of Muslims from the face of the earth.
Dr. Dowie’s publication Leaves of Healing documented his xenophobic behavior. Published in four languages, the paper was distributed throughout the world.
From 1896-1907, the City of Zion embraced Dr. Dowie’s vengeful sentiment against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. During this grim period, only one voice in the world spoke out against Dr. Dowie and his vituperations against Islam. This voice came from 10,000 miles away in a remote village in Qadian, India. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who claimed to be the Promised Messiah, challenged Dr. Dowie to a prayer duel, to peacefully resolve the intolerance breeding in Zion and beyond. At his tabernacle in Zion, Dr. Dowie had already installed a prayer machine, but now he was faced with a direct challenge to establish the veracity of his Messianic claim through prayer alone.
Although Dr. Dowie would not accept responsibility for his caustic remarks, the two men communicated in their own voices, and the story has yet to be told to the American public. Despite the fact that scores of leading American newspapers published accounts of their communication, claims, and arguments, there exists a historical hole waiting to be filled with the truth behind the events in Zion.
At Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will sponsor a unique symposium to examine the events that unfolded in Zion, along with an introduction to the Muslim Messiah from Qadian, India.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an international religious organization within the pale of Islam. Established in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Community encourages interfaith dialogue and diligently tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam in the West. It advocates peace, tolerance, love, and mutual understanding among followers of different faiths.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is some 45 million strong in over 150 countries of the world. His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, is the Supreme Head of the Community. Sahibzada Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad, who will be chairing the Symposium, heads the Community’s American branch.
In another tract published by the Jamaat says:
Dr. Dowie’s xenophobic behavior was published repeatedly In Zion’s newspaper (The Leaves of Healing), which was published throughout the world. It is a period of shame for Zion, but is also an opportunity for Zion to recognize and understand the brutal legacy of intolerance left by Dr Dowie.
During this time of darkness and upheaval in Zion, there was only one voice in the world that spoke out against Dr. Dowie and his intolerance directed at the religion of Islam.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be on him), of Qadian, India, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, who claimed to be the messiah of the time, pleaded with Dr. Dowie to stop his abuse of the prophet of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Although Dr. Dowie would not accept any responsibility for his caustic remarks, the two men communicated in their own voices and the story has yet to be told to the American public. Despite the fact that the leading newspapers published accounts of their communication, claims and arguments, there is a historical hole waiting to be filled with the truth of what happened in Zion.......
Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission is an international religious organization within Islam. It was established in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, peace be on him. The community encourages interfaith dialogue and diligently tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam in the West. It advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths.
The present Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission is Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad. His official title is Khalifatul-Masih IV. In the United States, the Khalifa, as he is known, is represented by Sahibzada Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad, the Ameer, who presides over a National Executive Committee.
If you would like to receive more information, please contact:
Mr. Tahir S. Ahmed (Conference Registrar)
2103 Gabriel Ave.
Zion, IL 60099
Despite having been declared to be out of the pale of Islam, yet pretending to be the champions of Islam, Ahmadiyya Movement, during the various stages of this propaganda campaign, has portrayed for itself a beautiful picture of tolerance, peacefulness and forbearance in religious matters. Those who are not aware of the circumstances surrounding the Dowie-Qadiani prayer duel 100 years ago will no doubt give credit to Ahmadiyya Movement and its founder, Mirza Ghulam A Qadiani, for their magnanimous stand on religious issues and taking the initiative to develop Interfaith harmony and tolerance.
However there is other side of the story and it is only fair that public should be told those facts.
Mirza launched himself as a servant of Islam in 1874, claiming to be a Sunni Muslim and attesting to all those beliefs which were part of Ahle Sunnah wal Jamaat. He categorically announced that it is his belief that Holy Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon Him) is the final Messenger of God and whoever claims prophethood now is absolutely a liar. Moreover he announced that Jesus Christ is alive in heavens and will descend before the Day of Judgment.
Soon he gathered a following around him. However, with the passage of time, in a very gradual and subtle manner, he started forwarding claims of various sorts which were contradictory to the Islamic beliefs. He started claiming that he is the recipient of revelation, that he has certain qualities which make him resemble closely to Jesus Christ, as if they were two fruits of the same tree. Shortly afterwards he started claiming that his revelation has informed him that Jesus Christ survived the cross, fled to Kashmir and died at the age of 120 and buried there. Thus, his revelation informed him, the original Jesus son of Mary will not return and he is now Jesus son of Mary - the Promised Messiah - whose advent was foretold by Holy Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon Him)! Later he started claiming to be a prophet of God. Ultimately, according to his claim God started addressing him as 'O my son! .......
Because of their heretical beliefs, the entire Muslim Ummah have unanimously declared Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and his followers of Ahmadiyya Jamaat and Lahori group to be out of the fold of Islam.
Muslim's and Jesus Christ
According to Muslim beliefs, Hazrat Eisa Ibne Maryam, also known as Jesus Christ, is one of the Mightiest Messenger of God, a word of God revealed to Virgin Mary. According to Quran, the Holy Scripture of Islam, Jesus Christ was never put to the cross, instead he was raised to the heavens and will return before the day of Judgment.
Regarding his coming, this is what Holy Prophet of Islam has said:
"By Him in Whose Hand is my life, Ibn Maryam (Son of Mary) would certainly pronounce Talbiyah for Hajj or for Umrah or for both (simultaneously as a Qarin) in the valley of Rawha." (Sahih Muslim, Book 7, No. 2877)Jesus and Ahmadiyya Movement
"Allah will send Maseeh ibne Maryam (Messiah son of Mary). Thus he will descend near the White Eastern Minaret of Damascus, clad in two yellow sheets, leaning on the shoulders of two angels." (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 8, P. 192-193)
"Hazrat Masih (AS) will die after completing the duration he was destined to pass in the world and that Muslims would offer his funeral prayers and bury him next to the grave of the holy Prophet, Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (RA)." (Mishkat, P. 480)
"By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, Son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizyah (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and no one will accept charitable gifts." (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 34, No. 425)
Mirza vs Dowie - A Great Service for Zionism
After Makkah Mukarramah and al-Madina al-Munawwara, Palestine (Jerusalem) is the most sacred place for Muslims. Except for a period between 1099-1187 AD, since the days of Hazrat Umer (ra) when Jewish Scholars and residents handed over the keys to the City of Jerusalem to him without lifting a sword 745 AD, Palestine has been a part of the Muslim Empire. Jews and Christians had always wanted to take it away from the Muslims.
By the end of 19th century several Jewish national movements were active in Europe and America. On 29th August 1897 in Basle, Switzerland, International Zionist Congress approved the proposal of Theodore Herzel, an Austrian Jewish activist, of establishing a Zionist Government in Palestine. Since that day it became the aim of all Jewish National Movements to work for the establishment of the Zionist Rule in Palestine at any cost.
At that time Muslims were united under the Ottomans and Sultan Abdul
Hameed was the Caliph.
Between 1902-3Theodore Herzel met Sultan Abdul Hameed thrice. He tried to persuade The Caliph to sell Palestine to the Jews but in vain. Herzel realized that as long as Sultan Abdul Hameed is in power and Muslims are united under the Ottoman Caliphate, the dream of a Zionist Home in Palestine will never come true. By this time, British-Jewish collaboration had taken place to work for their mutual benefits. British wanted to disintegrate the Ottoman Caliphate and thus the Muslims Unity, and Jews wanted to establish a national home in Palestine, an integral part of the Muslim Empire. It was a unique opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. (The role played by Mirza Ghulam in the downfall of the Ottoman Caliphate is another story which will be related at sometime in future, InshaAllah.)
On the other hand in 1892, Dr. Alexander Dowie had established a new
religion in US. He
established a city called Zion and started settling Jews in it. In 1899 he claimed prophethood saying that according to the prophecy of Prophet Malachi in Old Testament, he is Prophet Ilyas, who will liberate the Jews and fulfill God's promise. As opposed to the scheme of a notional homeland in Palestine, he had his own reasons for settling the Jews in Zion. Various Zionist organizations therefore became hostile towards him. Again the British-Jewish union decided to play a double game. To mentally upset Dr. Dowie and to destroy his settlement of Zion, Britishers decided to use their Self-cultivated seedling, the so-called Prophet of Qadian.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad started writing letters to him in which the labelled him a liar and the beliefs of Christianity as false.
"This man whose name is mentioned in the title was an extreme enemy of Islam and moreover he laid a false claim to prophethood and used to consider Holy Prophet Muhammed SAAW as liar and fabricator and by his evil nature, he used to utter obsceneties and lewd sentences for Him. Thus because of his enemosity for this religion he had extremely impious qualities in him and just as pearls have no value for pigs, similarly he used to look down upon the Monotheism of Islam and wanted to destroy it. And used to consider Jesus as God and had so much enthusiasm to spread Trinity in the world, that although I had read hundreds of books of Padres but have not seen such fervour in anyone. Thus in his newspaper, Leaves of Healing dated 19th December 1903 and 14th February 1907, these words are mentioned:Note the dates (only years, no month or day mentioned) of Mirza's letters to Dowie and the dates of Dowie's response. Mirza could not produce any reference to Dowie's alleged insults of Islam or its Holy Prophet of Islam. It is obvious that Dowie's first outburst against Islam and alleged outburst against Holy Prophet of Islam (for which Mirza could not produce any proofs in his books) took place only after Mirza started writing to him. And even then Dowie continued to ignore him for a long time until Mirza's stooges/masters started printing his attacks on Dowie in Ameircan newspapers."I pray to God that soon that day comes when Islam is vanished from this world. Amen. O God Vanquish Islam."And then in his newspaper of 12th December 1903, declaring himself a true prophet and a true messenger, he says:'If I am not a true prophet then there is no prophet of God on the face of earth.'" (so this is what really bothered him - compiler)(Roohani Khazain vol.22 pp. 504-505. Published on 15th May 1907)
"My challenge of Mubahila was published well in various American dailies and famous newspapers. and these newspapers belong to American Christains with whom I have no relations and the reason for publishing them in the newspapers was this that Dr. Dowie, the false prophet, did not replied to me directly. Ultimately I published that Mubahila challenge in famous American daily newspapers which are distributed excessively in the world. It is the blessing of God that despite these newspaper editors' being Christians and opponents of Islam, still they enthusiastically published this article of Mubahila in such amount that it bacme famous in America and Europe." (Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.507)It seems that the purpose of these repeated insults was to irritate Dr. Dowie. Mirza was very successful in it. His repeated insults provoked Dr. Dowie into issuing insulting statements about Islam and alleged derogatory remarks about the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh).
"Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Saheb from Punjab is sending a challenge to Dowie that: O you who claims to be a prophet! Come and do Mubahila with me. Our fight will be with prayers and both of us will pray to God that whoever is a Liar between us should die first." (Daily Telegraph 5th July 1903, quoted in Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.506 footnote)
"Dowie at first paid no public attention directly to the challenge from Far East. But on 25th of September 1903, he said in his Zion City publication: 'People sometimes ask me.. why do I not reply to this, that and other thing? Reply! Do I put my foot on them I would crush out their lives. I give them a chance to fly away and live.' Only once did he show in any way tht he knew of the existence of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He referred to him as the 'foolish Mahometan Messiah', and on Dec. 12, 1903, he wrote: 'If I am not God's prophet, there is none on God's earth that is.' In the following January he wrote, 'My part is to bring out the people from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and settle them in this and other Zion cities until the time shall come when the Mahometans are swept away... may God grant us that time."
(Excerpts from The Sunday Herald-Boston, June 23, 1907-Magazine Section, published in a tract, 'Great is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad The Messiah, by Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, USA)
"There is a stupid Mohammadi Messiah in India who writes to me repeatedly that the grave of Jesus Christ is in Kashmir; people ask me that why I don't reply about it, why I don't reply this man? What do you think that I would reply to the flies, mosquitoes? If I put my foot on them, I will crush them to death." (Statement of Dowie dated December 1903 and 26th September 1903 in Haqiqatul Wahi, Roohani Khazain Vol 22 p. 509)Mirza lamented:
"I pray to God that the day is dawned soon when Islam vanishes from the earth. Amen. Oh God may you destroy Islam." (From Leaves of Healing dated 19th December 1903 and 14th Feb 1907 quoted in Roohani Khazain Vol. 22 p. 505)
"Let it be clear that this man (Dowie) .....was a strong enemy of Islam and apart from this, he made a false claim to Prophethood and he used to consider Hazrat Muhammed Mustapha (pbuh) a lair and fabricator and due to his baseness he used to remember him with obscenities and filthy words... he was extreme enemy of our Holy Prophet (pbuh). I used to get his newspaper "News of Healing" an always used to get information about his vicious tongue. When his excesses reached a peak, I sent a letter to him and requested him for MUBAHILA so that God may kill the lair amongst the two of us in the life of truthful person. This request was sent to him twice i.e. in 1902 and in 1903 and was also printed in some renowned newspapers of America." (Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi, Roohani Khazain p.505)With the help of Jewish lobby the news this challenge was published in almost all newspapers of
"I wrote in this (Mubahila) that Dr. Dowie is a lair in his claim to prophethood and in his belief of Trinity. If he do the Mubahila with me, he will die in my lifetime with great misery and remorse and if he doesn't do mubahila, still he wouldn't escape the wrath of God." (Haqeeqatul-Wahi, Roohani Khazain, vol 22 p.505)Although Mirza had issued the challenge but he was afraid of his old age. He wrote:
"I am nearly 70 years of age and Dowie as he says is a young man of 50, but I did not care of my old age .... and if even Dowie flees the Mubahila .... believe me that very soon a great catastrophe is going to befall Zion." (Ibid. p.506 foot note)(One wonders if Mirza had some inside information about the Zionist schemes!!)
"Sufferings afflicted every aspect of his life. He was proved to be dishonest....he turned out to be an alcoholic...... he was thrown out of his own settlement of Zion with great sorrow..... 7 million Rupees that was is his possession was confiscated; and his wife and his son became his enemy and his father gave advertisement that he (Dowie) was an illegitimate child.....every kind of humiliation was decreed for him and finally he was paralyzed. Then due to a amassing of miseries he became mad....and finally in the first week of March 1907 he died with great grief, pain and misery." (Ibid. p.512)Such quick end of his opponent was a pleasant surprise for Mirza as well:
"On Feb. 9th, 1907 I had an inspiration: 'You will dominate' and then on the same date I had this inspiration: '....you will get one more sign of happiness due to which you will have a great Win'....Dowie died so quickly after this prophecy that only 15 days had passed on announcing it and Dowie died." (Ibid. p.510-511)CELEBRATIONS AT THE DEATH OF DR. DOWIE
"Since my real job is to break the cross, thus by his death a big portion of cross is broken....thus God killed him by my hands. I know that because of his death the prophecy of " killing the swine" is clearly fulfilled, since who can be more dangerous than the one who lay a claim to prophethood and like a pig ate the dung of lies ......thus I can swear that he by the same swine whose killing was foretold by the Holy Prophet that he will be killed at the hands of Promised Messiah." (Ibid. p.513)
"Khan Sahib Abdul Hameed wrote to (Mirza) for permission to celebrate the great sign of Dowie. Hazrat Sb (Mirza ) gave permission and said that throwing such party is permissible to advertise the blessing." (Roohani Khazain, Malfoozat, Vol 9 p.238)ADVERTISING THE BLESSINGS OR A SHOW OF VANITY
After the death of Dowie, Mirza Ghulam publicized two caricatures of Dr. Dowie depicting his lifestyle before illness and his miserable state after his downfall in his book Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi. It is interesting to note that along side both caricatures, he had placed his own photograph, perhaps to impress, the public with his looks. Little did he know that some day someone will also portray his miserable end with cholera, the day which will come soon InshaAllah. Our caricature is ready to be produced at appropriate time.
This Messiah 2000 was organised by Jamaat Ahmadiyya to prove that as a result of this so-called_one_sided prayer duel, Dowie died within the lifetime of Mirza, thus proving him to be a liar and Mirza to be a true prophet of God. However, the question remains that if both the claimants (Dowie and Mirza) are liars in their claim to prophethood, would the conclusion drawn by Ahmadiyya be still valid?
Furthermore this interfaith conference was to to show the beautiful face of tolerance, love and peace of Jamaat Ahmadiyya with other religions. All along during the propaganda of this interfaith conference, Jamaat Ahmadiyya had been giving an impression as if it was Dr. Dowie who had exhibited an intolerant attitude and that the 'peace_loving love_for_all_haterd_for_none Jamaat' is once again showing a magnanimous gesture of trying to promote religious harmony. However the quotations from the books of Mirza Ghulam prove to the contrary.
It was Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani who provoked Dr. Alexander Dowie into making the alleged insulting remarks about Islam and its Holy Prophet. He served his own purpose, and served his Masters well. How else 100 years ago could 32 different newspapers in US alone all of a sudden pick up a story from a small village in remote Indian Punjab and propagate it world wide? Who stood to gain from it? Mirza Ghulam? Yes because he was desparately trying to establish his claim of prophethood. Jews? Yes because they did not want a Jewish National Home in Zion, they wanted it in Palestine.
The lies and deciets of Jamaat Ahmadiyya and its founder stand exposed. Once again they have tried to shamelessly decieve and cheat the public and the press.
Thus heed the message, O you who have eyes.
Peace be on those who follow the hidayah
Dr. Syed Rashid Ali