The Noble Qur’ān narrates the incidents of the life of Musa alayhi as-salām in great detail.
Some commentators explain that Musa alayhi as-salām is mentioned by name 136 times – the most, in comparison to the rest of the Messengers. This indicates the deep and exemplary lessons that must be drawn from his blessed life and example. One of the major issues he had to deal with was the Pharaoh – a mere mortal – who claimed divinity.
But he [i.e., Pharaoh] denied and disobeyed.
Then he turned his back, striving [i.e., plotting].
And he gathered [his people] and called out
And said, “I am your most exalted lord.”
Pharaoh met his terrible end, but his shot in the dark claim lived on for other imposters to latch on to.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed made many weird and schizoid claims, including repeated claims of divinity. These claims made him mad as a March hare, yet those who fell for them make a normal and sane human wonder in dismay at their defense of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed.
One such statement:
‘I am given the power to cause death and to give life from the Lord, the All-Powerful’
‘Such is your command: that when you intend a thing, you say: ‘Be’ and it exists.’
‘You are unto me as my Oneness’
Perhaps most shocking of all:
‘I saw myself in a dream as God’s eye and I believed that I was actually Allah and in this state I said: “I wish a new order (of this universe) – a new heaven and a new earth.” Then I created the heavens and the earth; first in a very small form, in which there was no division and no order. Then I divided that and put it into proper order which was a true purport. I felt within myself the power of creation. Thereafter I created earth and said; “We have beautified the world’s heavens with lamps.” Then I said, “Now we will create man from wet earth.”
In essence, there is no need to refute such unhinged postulations, their falsity is clear for all to see.
At the same time, every true Muslim must arm himself with the correct belief in Allah Ta’ala and the necessary knowledge about such bats in the belfry in order to remain firm upon the true creed.
The verses of the Noble Qur’ān introduce us to Allah Ta’ala and describe Him with such magnificence that millions upon millions of people throughout history have believed, accepted, and passionately defended the Oneness of Allah Ta’ala and His supreme authority.
Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
- Sūrah An-Nāzi’āt: 21-24 ↑
- Khutba Ilhamiyya pp.55-56 ↑
- Haqīqat-ul-Wahī p.105, At-Tadhkira p.525, p.656, p.826 ↑
- At-Tadhkira p.650, p.700 ↑
- Ā’inah Kamālāt pp.564-565, At-Tadhkira p.189 ↑
- Sūrah Al-Baqarah:255 ↑