Mirza Ghulam Qadianis and The Holy Shrines of Islam

(In light of his own Writings)

Mirza Ghulam of Qadian and his associates were the founders of a new faith, separate and distinct from Islam.  In keeping with their goal of carving out of the Ummah of hazrat Muhammad(SAWa following for themselves, they attacked all symbols of Muslim unity, including the universally recognized shrines of Islam.

The following quotations demonstrate the way in which Mirza Ghulam attempted to diminish the value of the Muslim holy sites, while elevating that of his village of Qadian, so that it could ultimately become the center of religious identity for his followers.


  • “The Quran mentions the names of three cities: Mekkah, Medina, and Qadian.”
    (Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 20)
  • “The Quran mentions the names of three cities with great respect: Mekkah, Medina, and Qadian.”
    (Izala-ul-Autham, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 3, P. 140, footnote;
    Footnote of Izala-ul-Autham, P. 34/77)
  • “I tell you the truth: God has informed me that the land of Qadian begets the same blessings as those bestowed upon Mekkah al Mukarrama and Medina al Munawwara.”
    (Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 6, P. 153; Baraheen-e-Ahmadiyyah, Vol. 4, P. 518)
  • The land of Qadian merits great respect; it has attained the status of Haram (Mekkah) because people flock to it.
    (Durr-e-Sameen, P. 52; As per Majmu Qalam, Qadiani Religion, P. 361)
  • “A mere stay in Qadian is better than an optional Hajj (to Mekkah).”
    (Izala-e-Auham, P. 58, footnote)
  • “Whosoever enters Bait-ul-Fikr (Mirza’s study) or Bait-ul-Zakr (Mirza’s Mosque) is protected (‘wa man dakhalahoo kaan amina’– just like Haram Kaba).”
    (Baraheen-e-Ahmadiyyah, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 1, P. 666)
  • “No doubt Qadian in the mother of cities (Ummul-Qura) … and whosoever detaches himself from it will be detached.  Be afraid of being cut into pieces or being torn away. Then, how long this fresh milk could last?  Have not Mecca and Medina exhausted their blessings?
    (Haqiqat-ur-Ruya, P. 46; Khutba-Ilhamia, P. 25)
  • “Qadian is the apex of the earth and it is the mother of cities; no good can be found except in this sacred place.  So, this place holds special importance.”
    (Haqiqat-ur-Ruya, P. 45-46)
  • “The verse of Quran: ‘Praise be to Allah, who took his servant on the Night Journey from Masjid Haram to Masjid Aqsa‘, in true and literal sense, (Masjid Aqsa) is referring to the mosque of the Promised Messiah (in Qadian and not Jerusalem).”
    (Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 21;
    Collection of Posters, Vol. 3, P. 286;
    Collection of donations for Minaret-ul-Maseeh 10 years after claiming to be Maseeh)
  • “The Prophet (pbuh) went from Masjid-e-Haram to Mashid-e-Aqsa in his Miraj (ascension to heaven) – the Masjid-e-Aqsa mentioned there is the very mosque in Qadian on the Eastern side, the extreme side of Qadian.  God’s word names this place mubarak (the blessed).”
    (Khutba-Ilhamia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 22)
  • And God chose such a despicable site to bury the Holy Prophet(pbuh) which is extremely stinking and dark and cramped and was the site of the excreta of insects.
    (Footnote, Tohfa-Golravia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol.17, P. 205)

The close associates and companions of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani clarified his teachings even more, when they wrote:

  • “God has exalted three cities (Mekkah, Medina and Qadian) and has chosen them as citadels for His spiritual expression.”
    (Al-Fadl, January 3, 1925; by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad)
  • “The saying of Allah Taala “He who entered it is safe” is true of Qadian.  The other name of Qadian is Dar-ul-Amaan – house of safety.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 10, 1934; by Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud)
  • “What is Qadian?  It is a prominent sign of God’s eminence and might.  As has been said by the Promised Maseeh (Mirza), this is the throne-place of His prophet; the place of his birth, his residence and the site of his tomb.  In this city, there is a house in which there lived the savior of mankind, the killer of Dajjal, the breaker of the Cross, the one who made Islam victorious over all other religion.  He was brought up there and he passed his life there.”
    (Al-Fadl, September 3, 1935)
  • “No doubt Qadian is the focus of God’s bounties and His blessings; nowhere else are such blessings to be found.  Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has said: ‘He who does not visit Qadian, I fear for his faith (imaan) that it will be destroyed’.”
    (Al-Fadl, September 25, 1937)
  • “If the Arab lands take pride in Haram (Mekkah), then the land of Ajam can take pride in Qadian.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 19, 1937)
  • “Islam in not complete without faith in Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, just as Hajj is not complete without attending congregation at Qadian.  It is because Hajj to Mekkah these days does not serve its purpose.”
    (Paygham-e-Sulh, 19 April 1933)
  • “He who visits the tomb of the Promised Messiah (in Qadian) is blessed to the same degree as one who visits the green tomb of the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) in Medina. Woe to the person who debars himself from the benefits of the blessing of Hajj-al-Akbar towards Qadian.”
    (Al-Fadl, December 13, 1939)
  • Al-Majid-ul-Aqsa is the Mosque which has been built by the Promised Messiah in Qadian. (not in Jerusalem)”
    (Anwar-e-Khilafat, P. 117)

Isn’t it apparent that Mirza Ghulam and his partners were attempting to gradually convert their unsuspecting victims to a religion distinct and separate from Islam?

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