Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s response to Dr. Dowie
“As regards the Muslims, we wish to point out respectfully to Mr. Dowie that there is no need for the fulfillment of his purpose to subject millions of Muslims to destruction. There is a very easy way of determining whether Dowie’s God is true or our God. That way is that Mr. Dowie.. should keep me alone in his mind and should pray that of two of us, the one who is false may die before the other… The method I propose is that Mr. Dowie should come into the field against me with the permission of his false god. I am an old man of more than 66 years of age, I suffer from diabetes, dysentery, migraine and deficiency of blood. I realize, however, that my life depends not upon the condition of my health but upon the command of my God. If the false god of Mr. Dowie possesses any power he will certainly permit him to come forth against me.”
(Review of Religions, Vol. 1 No. 9 pp 342-8)
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s Challenge to Dr. Dowie for a Prayer Duel
“…. Recently there has appeared in the United States of America a man, apostle of Jesus, whose name is Dowie. He Claims that Jesus in his capacity of God has sent him into the world to invite people to the doctrine that there is no God besides Jesus… He has repeatedly declared in his paper that his God Jesus has told him that all Muslims will be destroyed and not one of them will survive, except those who should acknowledge the son of Mary as their God and Dowie as the apostle of that artificial god…. We have a message for Dowie that he need not be anxious to destroy all Muslims… There is a very easy way of determining whether Dowie’s God is true or our God. That way is that Mr. Dowie need not repeatedly announce his prophecy of the destruction of all Muslims, but should keep me alone in his mind and should pray that of the two of us, the one who is false may die before the other… Mr. Dowie should publish this prayer, which should bear the testimony of at least one thousand persons…I too will pray accordingly and shall append to my prayer the testimony of a thousand persons, if God so wills. I am sure that through the adoption of this course A WAY SHALL BE OPENED FOR Mr. Dowie and all the Christians for the recognition of the truth… The only condition is that the death of either of us should not be compassed by human hands but should be brought about by illness or by lightning, or snakebite or by the attack of a wild beast. I grant Mr. Dowie three months to comply with my request and I pray that God be with those who are true.
(Review of religions Vol.1 No. 9 page 342-348)
Dr. Dowie is false in his claim of prophet hood, and in his faith of trinity. If he accepts my “Mubahilah” (prayer duel) challenge, he will die of a wish less and tortuous death. Even if he didn’t directly accept my challenge, still he would not be saved from God’s wrath.
Prophecy of a New Sign:
God says that I will show a new sign, which will have glorious victory. It will be a sign for the whole world (meaning it would not be restricted to India), and it will be God’s very personal sign and from the heavens. It is mandated for human beings to stay watchful, for God will show it very soon. So that He may stand witness, that this humble person, who all nations are bad-mouthing, is from him. Blessed are those who may benefit from it.
(Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, February 20 1907)