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The Heavenly Decree is the English translation of Asmani Faisala by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as) and the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at. It is addressed to his contemporary ulema, specially Miyan Nadhir Husain Dehlawi and Maulawi Muhammad Husain of Batala who had issued a fatwa of heresy against the Promised Messiahas and declared him a non-Muslim, because he (the Promised Messiahas) had claimed that Jesus Christ had died a natural death and the second coming of Masih ibni Mariam (Jesus Christ) is fulfilled by the advent of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas. Because (by the time the book was written) the ulema had refused to debate this issue with the Promised Messiah, he invited them, in this book, to a spiritual contest in which the question whether someone is a Muslim or not would be settled by Allah himself on the basis of four criteria of a true believer as laid down by Him in the Holy Quran. He also spelled out the modus operandi of this contest and fixed the period of time frame within which this contest would be decreed by Allah. He declared that God would not desert him and would help him and would grant him victory.
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Home Worldwide Indonesia January, 2008 AMJ’s clarification
AMJ’s clarification

Your Letter January 23, 2008 

AMJ’s clarification

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (AMJ) responded to an article printed in The Jakarta Post, which made a number of false claims about the community.

The article titled “Govt spares Ahmadiyah with no ban” (Jan. 16, p. 1) said the Indonesian Government had chosen not to ban the Ahmadiyya Jama’at due to an apparent reversal, by the Ahmadiyya Jama’at, regarding the status of its founder, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.

Speaking about the article and clarifying the position of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at, the central Press Secretary, Abid Khan said: “On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at I would like to state that we are very disappointed by the aforementioned article printed in the Post.

This article suggested that our Community had, God forbid, changed its position regarding the status of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.

To clarify, it is an inherent part of our faith and belief that Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian is the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (Guided One).

Every true Ahmadi Muslim shares the same belief that the Founder of the Community is the same Messiah and Mahdi whose advent was foretold by the Holy Prophet of Islam.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was the final law-bearing Prophet and he brought a complete and perfect teaching.

Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the true Promised Messiah and Mahdi, who came to rejuvenate the message of Islam and therefore we most certainly recognize and accept him as a true Prophet of God Almighty.

It is hoped the Post recognizes and rectifies the mistakes it made in the aforementioned article.”

ABID KHAN
Press Secretary
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
London

Source: www.thejakartapost.com/detaileditorial.asp?fileid=20080123.F05&irec=4
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