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Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan of Patiala was initially a follower of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. Dr. Abdul Hakim is famous for having made the first English translation of the Holy Qur’an by a Muslim, in 1905. However, Dr. Abdul Hakim began to express un-Islamic ideas as a result of which he was excommunicated from the Ahmadiyyah Jama’at. In fact, the novel doctrine of Dr. Abdul Hakim was such that it constitutes apostasy from Islam.
Regrettably, the anti-Ahmadiyyah mullahs hail Dr. Abdul Hakim for his opposition to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. They claim that Dr. Abdul Hakim accurately predicted, on the basis of his Ilham (divine inspiration) the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
Before we address the veracity of Dr. Abdul Hakim’s prediction, the hypocrisy of the mullahs must be pointed out. Dr. Abdul Hakim believed that it is not necessary for a person to accept the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) in order to be saved from eternal damnation. According to him, the only criterion for salvation is to believe in Tawhid (the Oneness of God), and acceptance of any prophet, including Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not essential for salvation.
Dr. Abdul Hakim stated:
الغرض تمام قرآن مجید حمد الہی سے گونج رہا ہے اور توحید وتزکیہ نفس کو ہی مدار نجات قرار دیتا ہے نہ کہ محمد پر ایمان لانے کو
“So the entire Qur’an Majid is filled with the praise of God, and has made Tawhid and purification of the soul as the basis for salvation, and not embracing faith in Muhammad”
Reference: Al-Zikr al-Hakim No. 4; p. 12, footnote
*Note: This idea of Dr. Abdul Hakim constitutes apostasy from Islam as it is rejection of one of the fundamental Articles of Faith. Even the so called orthodox anti-Ahmadiyyah “mullahs” have no choice but to confess that Dr. Abdul Hakim committed apostasy from Islam, something they refuse to do because it will inconvenience them in their blind assault on the the personality of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and the Ahmadiyyah Movement.
Islam and Iman (Faith) are based on Six Articles of Faith as elucidated in the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. They are (i) belief in Allah, (ii) belief in His Angels, (iii) belief in His Scriptures, (iv) belief in His Apostles, (v) belief in the Hereafter, and (vii) belief in the Divine Decree.
To reject any one of these Articles of Faith is Kufr that expels a person from the fold of Islam. Consequently, no person can obtain salvation from Hell if he or she rejects belief in any of Allah’s Messengers, especially the Seal of the Prophets and chief among them, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).
Furthermore, Dr. Abdul Hakim falsely claims that:
آپ نے یہ کبھی نہیں فرمایا کہ جو یہود و نصاری خدا پرست اور نیک چلن ہیں۔ اگر مجھ کو نہیں مانیں گے تو وہ نجات نہیں پائیں گے۔
آنحضرت صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے کہیں نہیں فرمایا کہ عام دنیا میں جس قدر موحد خدا پرست اور نیک بندے ہیں وہ سب کے جہنمی ہیں۔ جب تک مجھ پر ایمان نہ لائیں۔
“He (the Prophet) never said that if any Jew, Christian, worshiper of God, righteous person does not accept me then he will not attain salvation…The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) never said anywhere that all of the worshipers of God and righteous people are Jahannami (going to Hell) until and unless they believe in me.”
First of all, let the reader beware that Dr. Abdul Hakim has simply lied upon the Prophet (peace be upon him), who emphatically stated:
وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ ، لَا يَسْمَعُ بِي أَحَدٌ مِنْ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ يَهُودِيٌّ ، وَلَا نَصْرَانِيٌّ ،
ثُمَّ يَمُوتُ وَلَمْ يُؤْمِنْ بِالَّذِي أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِ ، إِلَّا كَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّارِ "
“By the One in Whose Hand is the Soul of Muhammad, not one of this nation, Jew or Christian, will hear of me and will die without having believed in that with which I have been sent, but he will be one of the dwellers of Hell fire.” (Sahih Muslim)
According to the narration of Abi Musa al-Ashari (Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
لا يَسْمَعُ بِي أَحَدٌ مِنْ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ ، وَلا يَهُودِيٌّ ، وَلا نَصْرَانِيٌّ ، وَلا يُؤْمِنُ بِي ، إِلا كَانَ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ
“Not one of this nation, Jew or Christian, will hear of me without having believed in me but he will be one of the dwellers of the Hellfire.” (Musnad Abi Dawud al-Tayalisi)
Furthermore, Allah Most High says in the Holy Quran:
Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messenger and wish to discriminate between Allah and His Messengers and say, “We believe in some and disbelieve in others,” and wish to adopt a way in between. Those are the disbelievers, truly. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment. (Surah 4: 150 – 151)
Now that we have clearly established the apostasy of Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan of Patiala because of his doctrine of Kufr that belief in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not necessary for salvation, let us move on to his so-called prediction concerning the death of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
It should be borne in mind that Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad began receiving divine inspirations from Allah revealing to him that his death was near before Dr. Abdul Hakim began making his predictions.
Nevertheless, the opponents of Ghulam Ahmad and a certain section of bigoted Mullahs allege that Dr. Abdul Hakim accurately predicted the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, proving that the latter was an imposter and “cursed by God”.
Without going into too much detail, the reader should be aware that Dr. Abdul Hakim did not make a single prediction, but a series of predictions concerning this matter, with each proceeding prediction nullifying the preceding one.
The bigoted Mullahs, however, conveniently ignore this and claim that Dr. Abdul Hakim prophecised that Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian would die anytime before the 4th of August, 1908. Now Mirza Ghulam Ahmad passed away on the 26th of May, 1908, and so, according to the bigoted Mullahs, Dr. Abdul Hakim’s prediction turned out true.
However, the reality is that Dr. Abdul Hakim’s prediction that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad would die before the 4th of August, 1908, was not his final word. He in fact annulled that prediction as well, when he later announced that Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad would die on the actual date of 4th of August, 1908, of a fatal disease, and that an important woman from Mirza’s family would would also die with on on that date. (Paisa Akhbar, Lahore and Ahle Hadith, Amritsar: 15th May, 1908)
It is also quite noteworthy that both the editor of the Paisa Akhbar as well as Mawlana Sana Ullah of Amritsar (another opponent of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) lamented the fact that Dr. Abdul Hakim had once again altered his prediction. He wrote:
“But, we expected this to happen soon, as had been announced by Dr. Abdul Hakim of Patiala. The doctor had stated, ‘My revelation concerning Mirza of Qadian, which may kindly be published, is that: (1) The Mirza will die on the 21st day of Saavan, 1965 (4th August, 1908) of a fatal disease. (2) A distinguished woman of the family of Mirza shall also die.’ [Weekly Ahle Hadith: 15.5.1908]. However, we cannot refrain from saying what is true. Had the doctor stopped at what he had stated before, that is, his prediction of Mirza's death within fourteen months and not fixed a specific date as he has done then those objections could have never been raised as are being raised today by the Paisa Akhbar of the 27th, wherein it is stated that had the prophecy been left as, ‘up to the 21st of Saavan’ and not altered to, ‘on the 21st of Saavan’ it would have, indeed, been wonderful. But alas, his revelation that Mirza will die on the 21st of Saavan, that is 4th of August, has been published in the Ahle Hadith issue of 15th May, 1908. We wish that he would have left his earlier revelations unaltered, without giving a specific date. Then there could have been no excuse.”
(Ahle Hadith, 12 June 1908)
So by Sana Ullah of Amritsar’s own admission, the prediction of Dr. Abdul Hakim failed and turned out to be a cause of humiliation for the opponents of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad!