Tributes To Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Hairat of Delhi   It is alleged by our opponents that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has been universally considered by all Muslims to be a kafir and outside the fold of Islam. This is a totally false assertion. It is only the petty-minded mosque preachers, the ignorant mullas, and political aspirants seeking to exploit the ignorance of the masses, who have condemned Hazrat Mirza as kafir. Eminent Muslim religious scholars and leaders, especially those who were his contemporaries, have not only regarded Hazrat Mirza as a Muslim but have proclaimed him to be a great servant and champion of Islam. In this Section we present tributes to Hazrat Mirza by prominent Muslims of his time and after. Many of these reviews are his obituaries which appeared in well-known Muslim journals of the day.

The opinions cited here are those of Muslim journalists, theologians and religious leaders whose scholarship is universally recognised in the Islamic world till this day. Included among them are contemporaries of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who had observed him from close at hand. They had direct, first-hand knowledge of him. Despite differing with him in certain matters of belief, but remembering the Divine command, `Fear not the censure of any censurer', they showed great sincerity, honesty and broadmindedness in making fair comment on his scholarship, virtue, righteousness and service to Islam. They gave true testimony which is preserved in the pages of history to this day.

As against this learned opinion, we have certain newspaper columnists, writers and politicians of the present day who have no requisite knowledge of the Holy Quran and Hadith, no familiarity with Islamic literature, and who have neither read any of Hazrat Mirza's books, nor do they know anything about the Ahmadiyya Movement. They are not aware of those times or the conditions prevailing then, when, according to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Hazrat Mirza carried out a magnificent defence of Islam by conducting a jihad with the pen from the front-line, and not only defeated the opponents of Islam but went further to establish a Jama`at whose objectives are to make Islam predominate in the world, propagate and prove the truth of the Holy Quran, and reform the condition of the Muslims themselves. Thus was this grand Movement born.

The opponents of the Ahmadiyya Movement, having read only the adverse propaganda literature produced against the Movement, level all sorts of false accusations against the Imam of the Age, the Reformer of the 14th century Hijra, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, may God have mercy on him. For the sake of their material and political ends, they are fanning the flames of hostility and ripping the unity of Muslims to shreds.

Maulavi Bashir-ud-Din
Maulavi Sayyid Waheed-ud-Din
Lahore Municipal Gazette
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Maulana Abdullah Al-Imadi
Maulavi Siraj-ud-Din
Maulavi Muhammad Husain Batalvi
Maulana Muhammad Shareef
Calcutta newspaper
Hazrat Sayyid Ashhad-ud-Din `Jhanday walay'
Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid of Chachran
Maulavi Irshad Ali of Nagpur
Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal
Aslam Khan Baloch
Khawaja Hasan Nizami of Delhi
Shams-ul-Ulama, Maulana Sayyid Mumtaz Ali
Shams-ul-Ulama, Maulana Sayyid Mir Hasan
Allama Niyaz Fatehpuri
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