Romantic proposal of Marriage to Muhammadi Begum from Mirza Ghulam Ahmad: “marry me or die”

Muhammadi Begum (death 1966), a lady from the Punjab region of India, was the daughter of Mirza Ahmad Baig, who was a cousin of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement).

Her Faith:
It was published in Newspaper NawaiWaqt that Muhammadi Begum and his family became spiritual follower of Maulana Nawab ud Din Ramdasi (RA) and Maulana arranged marriage with his spiritual disciple Mirza Sultan Baig and still descendents of Maulana Ramdasi are living in Lahore and other places. Mirza Akram Baig of Raiwind Pakistan was a great follower of Maulana Ramdasi and nephew of Muhammadi Begum, so clearly her family is still Sunni Muslim.

Mirza’s proposal – The Blackmailing:
Mirza Ahmad Beg, the father of Muhammadi Begum, wanted Mirza Ghulam Ahmed’s assistance in a matter requiring some family property in regard to Mirza Ahmed Beg’s sister whose husband had been missing. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed claimed to receive a revelalation regarding this matter making it conditional on Mirza Ahmed Beg giving his daughter to Mirza Ghulam Ahmed:
"Tell him to establish a relationship with you by giving his elder daughter in marriage to you and thus to obtain light from your light. Tell him that you would agree to the transfer of the land as he has requested and show him other favors in the event of this marriage taking place. Tell him that this would be a covenant between you and that if he accepts it he will find you the best acceptor on your side and that if he does not accept it and his daughter is married to someone else that marriage would not prove a blessing either for his daughter or for himself. Tell him that if he persists in carrying out any different design he will become subject to a series of misfortunes, the last of which would be his death within three years of the marriage of his daughter to someone else. Warn him that his death is near and will occur at a time when he does not expect it. The husband of his daughter will also die within two years and a half. This is a divine decree.
(A’ina-i-Kamalat-i- Islam, p 572)

In 1888, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed wrote:
"The Omnipotent and Omniscient God has asked me that I should seek the hand of the elder daughter of this man (Ahmad Beg); should tell him that good conduct and courtesy to be shown to him would depend on this (i.e. his acceptance of the marriage proposal) ; her marriage with me would be a source of blessing and a sign of mercy for her father; and that he would have his share in all those blessings and mercies which have been laid down in the leaflet dated February 20, 1886 but if he declines to marry her, then the girl would meet an extremely tragic end. The other person to whom she would be married would die within two and a half years after the day of wedding,’ and so would die the father of the girl within three years, and her household would be afflicted with discord and poverty and adversity, and during the intervening period the girl would encounter several events of unpleasant and grievous nature.
(Ai’na-i-Kamalat-i- Islam, pa 286. It has also been reproduced by Qasim Ali Ahmadi in Tabligh-i-Risalat, Vol. 1, pp. I I 1-18.)

The prophecy was further emphasized in various revelations of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed such as:
"And they ask thee if this is true. Say: Yes, by my Lord, it is true and you cannot prevent it from taking place. We have Ourselves wed thee to her. There is none to change My words. And on seeing the sign they will turn their faces aside and will say: This is a thorough deception, and a thorough magic."
(Asmani Faisla, p. 40.)

The claim of the prophecy appears even more emphatically as
"By way of prophecy the Exalted God revealed it to this humble one that ultimately the elder daughter of Mirza Ahmad Beg, son of Mirza Ghulam Beg of Hoshiarpur would be married to me. These people would resort to great hostility and would place obstacles in the way, but in the end, it would surely take place. The Exalted God would, by all possible means, bring her to me, whether as a virgin or a widow, and would remove all impediments, and would, of necessity, fulfil this task, and none would be able to prevent it.
(Izal-i-Awham, p. 198. )

The Family Pressure (StarPlus Style):
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed also attempted to put pressure on the part of the family that was in opposition to his proposed marriage with Muammadi Begum. He asked his son, Fadhl Ahmed to divorce his wife Izzat Bibi since she was opposed.
"After Muhammadi Begum’s marriage, Fazl Ahmad did divorce Izzat Bibi. Another son of the Mirza, Sultan Ahmad, and his mother, were also of the same view as the members of Muhammadi Begum’s family. Hence, consistent with what he had said earlier, the Mirza declared Sultan Ahmad to be no longer regarded as his son. Besides, he disinherited him and divorced his mother."
(Tabligh-i-Risala, Vol, Il, p. 9.)

Mirza Baig the father of Muhammadi Begum was a devoted Muslim, and hence had repeatedly refused to wed his daughter to one whom he believed to be a non-believer.

And Muhammadi Begum got married elsewhere:
But efforts and the prophecies did not end with the Begum’s marriage. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad continued to make marriage prophecies and proposals upon a married woman, which is extremely disrespectful in Muslim-Indian culture. After her marriage, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed maintained his stance:
"It is true that that woman has not been married to me. But she will certainly be married to me as has been stated in the prophecy. She has been married to Sultan Muhammad, I, say truly that in this court (i. e. the world) where people have laughed at things which were not from me, but from God, a time will come when the events will take a strange turn and the heads of all will be downcast with remorse. The woman is still alive. She will inevitably come to my wedlock. I expect this to happen, rather, I have full faith in this. These are divinely-ordained matters and are bound to-occur.
(Al- Hukm, August 10, 1901, also cited in Qadiani Mazhab and Tahqiq-i-Lathani)

Criterion Between Truth and Falsehood:
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed also claimed this prophecy as a criterion of judging the veracity of his religious claims:
"This should be clear to the people that there, can be no better criterion of testing our truth or falsehood than our prophecy."
(Ai’na-i-Kamalat- i-lslam, p. 288.)

Mirza did whatever he could, he threatened Muhammadi Begum’s family, cursed her family with prophecies of death and destruction, he even forced his son to divorce his wife who was relative of Muhammadi Begum.
Mirza claimed that the marriage was a divine prophecy but it never occurred. Now Ahmadis have come up with justifications but these subsequent clarifications are nothing but after-the-fact explanations.

One should ask God, what kind of Massiha he sent, who spent considerable amount of his energy and time in such a cheap matter at the time when Islamic states were losing their freedom to Western powers, world was at the verge of 1st world war, and war for freedom had already started in India.


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