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The Evidence

Prepared and submitted by
Maulana Hafiz Sher Mohammad

Translated into English (except for Section 2) by
Dr. Zahid Aziz

Contents of the Evidence:
1. Who is a Muslim?
2. Beliefs of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his followers
3. Issue of Khatam an-nabiyyin
4. Revelation in Islam
5. Revelation and Hazrat Mirza’s claim
6. Terms nabi and rasul for non-prophets
7. Claims of eminent Muslim saints
8. Muslim saints and sufis in India
9. Terms and concepts of Tasawwuf
10. Clarification of Correction of an Error
11. No claim to prophethood — Summary
12. Titles Mary and Messiah for Muslims
13. Claim to be Messiah not against Islam
14. Fulfilment of Prophecies
15. Dignity of Jesus
16. Birth of Jesus
17. Jihad
18. Fatwas of Kufr
19. Attitude towards other Muslims
20. Tributes to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
21. Tributes to the Lahore Ahmadiyya

About the Evidence:

This part contains the written evidence submitted to the court during the hearings in November 1985, on behalf of the religious expert witness, Maulana Hafiz Sher Mohammad. This evidence has been extensively mentioned in the Judgment, and the quotations from it given there will be found in this Part, with full references. The written evidence was also presented orally in court, and in addition some purely oral evidence was also given (which is not recorded here).

The written evidence was in the form of individual documents, mostly called Sections, each dealing with one issue. In this publication, a brief Translator’s Note has been prefixed to each Section, to explain to readers the purpose and relevance of the evidence contained therein. Without such explanation, it would be difficult for those unfamiliar with the case to follow the evidence.

We have adopted the convention, within quotations, that whenever any additional explanatory words were necessary, these are given within square brackets, thus: [ ... ]. The use of round brackets, i.e. ( ... ), within a translated quotation is to show the author's original words, where this was necessary in clarification of the translation.

 

Supplementary material (Appendix)

At the bottom of a number of the Sections of the Evidence there is a link to a file containing further information about the issue in question. This supplementary material is not part of the Evidence in the Case. It was added as an Appendix at the end of the book The Ahmadiyya Case for the interest of the readers. The links to all the Supplements are collected together below:

1. Who is a Muslim?
3. Issue of Khatam an-nabiyyin
4. Revelation in Islam
5. Revelation and Hazrat Mirza’s claim
6. Terms nabi and rasul for non-prophets
9. Terms and concepts of Tasawwuf
10. Clarification of Correction of an Error
18. Fatwas of Kufr
19. Attitude towards other Muslims
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