1. Mirza sahib was Aal-i Rasul It is true
that he (Hazrat Mirza sahib) is from the aal-i rasul
(progeny of the Holy Prophet Muhammad). If this is taken in the
physical sense then just as the sayyid people are the
progeny of a venerable woman, Fatima, the daughter of the Holy
Prophet, similarly a female ancestor of Hazrat Mirza sahib was
daughter of a sayyid
However, in the spiritual
sense, the aal-i rasul are in fact the auliya
of God, the ulama, the servants of the religion of Islam,
and the true believers who have appeared in Islam in every age.
The most distinguished of these is Hazrat Mirza sahib. (p.
3, col. 1)
2. Claim of prophethood You have stated
that Mirza sahib has himself written in one place that he does
not claim to be a prophet. What, then, is the dispute about this?
This is exactly what you want, that he should not be a prophet.
For this, you have found support in his writing.That settles the
matter as far as you are concerned. There remains no scope for
objection in this regard. You say that he is not a prophet, he
also said that he is not a prophet. This settles it. What do you
want now? As to our believing him to be a prophet, that is not
in the sense which you have in mind. This has been explained again
and again. There is no need to write further. (p. 3, cols
3. Burooz The meaning in which you have
taken the word burooz is not correct. The meaning of
burooz is exactly how the former, respected auliya
have explained it. Some Sufis have written I became Abraham,
some have written I became Moses, some have written
I became Jesus. This is the meaning of burooz.
It has no meaning other than this. Examples of it are found among
the former Sufis. Hazrat Mirza sahib has not said anything new.
(p. 3, col. 3)
4. Ulama of the Umma You say that the hadith
The ulama of my Umma are like the prophets
of the Israelites is general, not related exclusively to
Hazrat Mirza sahib. We accept this. We do not deny this. In fact,
our belief is that Hazrat Mirza sahib is not the only godly person
in this Umma to be given the name of a prophet of the
past, but that before him there have been such men in this Umma
and in future too they will continue to come. This is the great
merit found in the religion of Islam. (p. 4, col. 2)