Fatwa No: 5419

  • Fatwa Date:5-5-2011 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 2, 1432
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I had a conversation with a Qadiyani person. That person alleged that the Maseeh (Messiah), may Allaah exalt his mention, was not raised to heaven because this was neither mentioned in the Quran nor the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). He also argued that:
1- Allaah The Almighty Said (what means): {Rather, Allaah raised him to Himself.} [Quran 4:158] meaning, he was raised to Allaah The Almighty, not to the heavens, as mentioned in some translations of the meanings of the Quran.
2- The raising of Al-Maseeh, may Allaah exalt his mention, is not physical, but it means honoring him and raising him to the highest ranks.
3- The Quran used the Arabic word Raf‘ (raising) several times and it was never translated or interpreted as raising a human being to heaven in the physical sense.
Please, I want you to help me refute this allegation.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.


The Qadiyanis always try to concentrate on some marginal issues to distract Muslims from the Qadiyanis’  major heresy and deviation.  Hence, the issue of the return of Al- Maseeh  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is one of the issues about which the Qadiyanis have talked a great deal. Even the story of their misguided leader with this issue is quite lengthy.

At first, he alleged that he was similar to the promised Maseeh, who will never return to the earth.  He also interpreted all the texts that speak about the return of Al-Maseeh in a way that contradicted  their apparent decisive meaning, alleging that these texts referred to him.  After a while, he claimed that he himself was both the promised Maseeh as well as Maryam (Mary).  Moreover, he claimed that he was a prophet, and a reincarnation of Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who had been  the promised Maseeh himself and that he came back to the world to spread Islam.

Consequently, the Qadiyanis believe that whoever disbelieves in their leader, Ghulaam, disbelieves in Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They also say that the qualities that had been bestowed by Allaah The Almighty on Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, were transmitted to Ghulaam. Hence, according to them, Ghulaam was favored by Allaah The Almighty , and so was his mosque, and the whole of Qadiyan (the city of the Ghulaam). . 

Ghulaam  tried to prove that he was a prophet, by claiming that he had more than one million miracles, but Allaah The Exalted humiliated him and exposed his lies.  The following are some of his false prophecies:

1-      Ghulaam, the Qadiyani, fell in love with a woman. He alleged that Allaah The Almighty had revealed to him and even promised him, that this woman would be his wife. He challenged anyone who tried to prevent him from marrying her. He prophesied that any other man who would marry her would die within two years.  However, Allaah The Almighty exposed his lies. The father of that woman refused to marry her to him.  That woman married another man and had children. The husband of this woman did not die as prophesied by Ghulaam. She and her husband lived together for several years.

2-      A Christian man whose name was Abdullah  Aathim debated with Ghulaam Al-Qadiyani and defeated him.  This infuriated Ghulaam, therefore, he alleged that Allaah The Almighty had revealed to him that this Christian man would die if he did not repent within fifteen months starting  May 5th 1893.  Ghulaam was so certain that he said, "If this liar (the Christian man) does not repent within fifteen months starting  May 5th 1893, he would die.  If this did not happen, I will be ready for any punishment, even hanging.  I swear by Allaah The Almighty that what I have said will inevitably happen."  However, Allaah The Almighty humiliated him and exposed his lies again. The period of time elapsed and the man did not die, so the Qadiyanis alleged that he had embraced Islam, but that Christian man announced that he had not, and was still proudly Christian. He lived for a period of time after that.

3-      Ghulaam prophesied that he would not die before the year 1920, but Allaah The Exalted ended  his  life in 1908.

4-      He prophesied that plague would not reach  Qadiyan  as long as he resided there, but Allaah The Exalted exposed his lies and plague infected his town along with the very house of Ghulam and caused his death. Amazingly,  the plague did not spread to the surrounding cities and villages. 

5-      The revered Shaykh Thanaa’ Allaah Al-Amritsari debated with Ghulam, the Qadiyani, several times and refuted all his allegations and lies; therefore, the Qadiyani prophesied that Allaah The Almighty would  bring death to  the one who lied during the lifetime of the other, and supplicated Allaah The Almighty to make the cause of the liar's death to be a serious disease such as the cholera or pestilence.  Allaah The Exalted answered this supplication, and Ghulaam died of cholera,   whereas Shaykh Al-'Amritsari lived for a long time after that. 

Ghulaam Al-Qadiyani was infected with cholera and died while he was in the toilet,  answering the call of  nature. 

It is well-known that Ghulaam, the Qadiyani, was a liar. Only one of the previous stories is sufficient to prove that he was a liar and a dishonest person. 

Moreover, according to the Quran and Sunnah, Muslims believe that whoever claims to be a prophet after the death of Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is a liar and a disbeliever. Likewise,  anyone who alters the Sharee‘ah (Islamic law) and performs pilgrimage in Qadiyan is a disbeliever as well. The same judgment applies to whoever alleges to be a reincarnation of ‘Eesaa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention or any other prophet.

All the above-mentioned distorted beliefs are embraced by the Qadianis in addition to many other similar beliefs, such as:

1-      The belief in reincarnation, and transmigration of the souls of the prophets. Ghulaam alleged that Ibraaheem (Abraham)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention was reborn  more than two thousand years after his death in the house of Abd-Allaah ibn Abd-Al-Muttalib and was named Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Worse still, Ghulaam, the Qadiyani, alleged that Allaah The Almighty dwelled within him, and said, "Allaah The Almighty dwells within me and I am an intermediary between Him and all creatures."

2-      Likening Allaah The Almighty to His creatures.  Al-Qadiyani said about Allaah The Exalted, "Allaah told me that He prayed, fasted , slept and woke up" and, "Allaah said: ‘As the prophet answers, I answer too, as the prophet errs, I too err.  The prophet and I encompass everything."  Ghulaam, the Qadiyani, likened Allaah to an octopus with uncountable hands, legs and organs.  He also expressly said that Allaah The Almighty had a mouth with which He will blow the Soor (Horn) on the Day of Resurrection.  There is no doubt that  this is utter disbelief in Allaah The Almighty who is high above what he alleged. 

Honorable questioner, please be advised not to mingle with those disbelievers or debate with them, unless you are well-versed in these issues. 

As for the raising of Maseeh to heaven, Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Rather, Allaah raised him to Himself} [Quran 4:158], and it is known that Allaah The Almighty is above all His creatures, as He describes Himself. Also, there is evidence  from the Sunnah that proves that ‘Eesa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is in the third sky and the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that ‘Eesa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention will descend at the end of time.  Logically speaking, 'descending' means to move from a higher level to a lower one.

With regard to their saying that the Quran used the Arabic word Rafa‘a (raised) several times and it was never interpreted as raising a human being to heaven in the physical sense, it proves their ignorance, since Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And We raised him [’Idrees (Enoch  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention)] to a high station. } [Quran 19:57]; ’Idrees  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention   was raised to the fourth sky.

Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {To Him ascends good speech, and righteous work raises it.} [Quran 35:10]

Hence, when Allaah The Almighty Says about ‘Eesaa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention (what means): {Rather, Allaah raised him to Himself} [Quran 4:158], this can only mean one thing, that is, He raised him to heaven and made it his residence. However, we need to ask how those wretched people claim to understand the Quran or the Sunnah, while they disbelieve in the true message of Islam?

In 1984, the federal court of Pakistan passed a ruling on the Qadiyanis declaring them to be a disbelieving sect. They considered the following actions as crimes: 

-        if a  Qadiyani passes himself off as a Muslim

-        if  Qadianism is called an Islamic sect

-        if they call people to prayer by reciting the ’Athaan (the Muslims' call to prayer) or if they call their place of worship a mosque.

We ask Allaah The Exalted to protect all Muslims from the evils of this deviant sect.

 Allaah Knows best.


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