Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadiyan made many preposterous claims in his lifetime.
A normal human being will stare in amazement and reel in bewilderment after going through the stockpile of false claims and postulations as detailed in this article. It shocks the common Muslim as to how any sane person could fall for such lies. Nevertheless, it is essential for all Muslims, especially the scholars, to acquaint themselves with the range of claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, as they became more laughable over time.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad first began promoting himself as a defender of the truth of Islam in order to draw the attention of the Muslims towards himself. He had a number of debates with Christians and Hindus but fervently called the Muslims to obedience of the British.
After this, he began writing the book Barāhīn Ahmadiyyah, in which he excreted his ‘inspirations’. Let us go into some of these ‘inspirations’ and claims. The reference for each claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – the false Prophet – from Qadiyani books is found in the footnotes.
Mujaddid (Reviver) Claim: Until 1880, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad would claim that he was inspired from Allah Ta’ala. In 1882, he promoted himself to the status of Mujaddid, i.e., a reviver of the faith. ‘At the end of the thirteenth century and upon the dawn of the fourteenth century, Allah informed me through inspiration, ‘you are the Mujaddid of this century.’
Ma’mūr Claim (1882): ‘I have come as Ma’mūr (commanded) from Allah.’
Claim of Risālat, i.e., being a Messenger (1884): Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claims to have received the inspiration: ‘I have given you virtue over the worlds. Say: ‘I have been sent to all of you.’
Claim of Mathīl Masīh [Messiah] (1891): ‘Through divine revelation and inspiration, I claim to be Mathīl Masīh.’
Claim of being ‘Isā alayhi as-salām (Jesus) (1891): ‘We have made you Masīh Ibn Maryam.’
This claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad will raise the eyebrows of many Christians too. What makes matters worse is that the founder of the Qadiyani religion wrote a thesis in 1899 called Masih Hindustan mein in which he claims that ‘Isā alayhi as-salām escaped from death on the cross and then journeyed to India in search of the lost tribes of Israel. He made a home there and died in Srinagar, Kashmir. The Pope would be flabbergasted to hear about this! So, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad belies himself. He said that he was ‘Isā and died in Lahore, and the ‘Isā he speaks about in his thesis died in Kashmir?
Claim of Nubuwwah & Risālat, i.e., being a Messenger and full-fledged Prophet-hood (1901 onwards):
‘We sent him close to Qadiyan.’
‘The true deity is the one that sent me as his Rasūl in Qadiyan.’
‘Say: O people, indeed I am the Rasūl of Allah to you all.’
Claim of having an independent Sharī’ah: ‘The definition of Sharī’ah is that which has commands and prohibitions and both of them are found in the revelation sent to me.’
Of course, later Mirza would even claim divinity for himself! This would mean that as a manifestation of God, he sent himself as his own messenger.
What a clown!
With every lie, there was a hundred more lies to cover its stench. This is what Mirza Ghulam Ahmad did for the rest of his life. The Qadiyanis must ask themselves: for how long will they latch onto the lies and defend them?
- Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.13 p.201 ↑
- Kitāb-ul-Bariyyah p.184, Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.13 p.202 ↑
- Tadhkirah p.129, Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.17 p.353 ↑
- Izālah Awhām p.190, Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.3 p.192 ↑
- Izālah Awhām p.573, Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.3 p.409 ↑
- Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.1 p.593 ↑
- Dāfi’-ul-Balā p.11, Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.18 p.231 ↑
- Tadhkirah p.360 ↑
- Rūhānī Khazā’in vol.17 p.435, 436 ↑