Qadiani Changes to the Translation of the Holy Quran

In an attempt to give their cult an appearance of validity and misguide uninformed individuals, the Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) leadership has tampered with authentic meaning and interpretation of the Holy Quran, as related to us by Prophet Muhammad(SAW).  They promote an incorrect translation of the Holy Quran written to support the blasphemous claims of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani, the founder of the Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) Movement.


There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, “That is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it!
(The Holy Quran Al-E-Imran 3:78)

In these pages we will, by the leave of Allah(SWT), expose the hypocrisy and absurdity of their ways.  The Qadiani (Ahmadiyya ) translation of the Quran we refer to is the one completed by Malik Ghulam Farid, under the auspices of Mirza Tahir Ahmad Qadiani, the current leader of the movement.      [The Cover Page of the Qadiani Fake Translation of Quran we refer to].

  1. The Holy Quran, Al-Baqara 2:4.
    Two authoritative and authentic translations of this Ayah follow:

    And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.
    (Yusuf Ali Translation)

    And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter.
    (Pickthal Translation)

    In the footnote of their Translation of this Ayah, Qadianis have sneaked in an interpretation that has no foundation in the Holy Quran or any of the authentic Hadith of the Prophet(SAW). They claim that the Holy Quran tells us of two advent of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW):

    • First one took place in the person of Hazrat Muhammad(SAW) of Arabia in 7th century of Christian era;
    • The second (reincarnation) took place some 1300 years later in the person of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani, the founder of Qadiani (Ahmadiyya Cult)!
      [Read: Qadiani Fake Translation of Quran 2:5]

    Apparently, Qadiani leadership hopes to trick uninformed individuals into believing that theirs invention has a foothole in traditional Islamic teaching!  To the contrary, Muslims are ordered (as an article of faith) to believe that Prophet Muhammad(SAW) of Arabia is the last of the prophets and the Holy Quran is the last of the revelations.  Islam categorically rejects the concept of reincarnation of the dead.  In this light, do you believe Qadianis (Ahmadis) have any legitimate basis for even suggesting such an outlandish idea? [Read: A Proof of the Finality of Prophethood]

  2. The Holy Quran, As-Saff 61:6
    Two authoritative and authentic translations of this ayah follow:

    And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!”
    (Yusuf Ali Translation)

    And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic.
    (Pickthal Translation)
    [Comment: the name Ahmad means “Praised One” in Greek]

    Qadianis claim that this Ayah was revealed to prophesy the arrival of Mirza Ghulam-Ahmad Qadiani and not the prophet Muhammad(SWT)!

    Obviously, they are hoping that the individuals reading this claim are unfamiliar with the historic fact that Prophet(SWT) was named both Muhammad and Ahmad at birth and that he was the prophet who followed Jesus(pbuh) (as foretold in this verse).  Additionally, the Islamic doctrine of the Finality of Prophethood and authentic Hadith of the prophet Muhammad(SWT) all confirm the fact that Mirza Ghulam’s claim was a form of disbelief.

    Finally, Mirza Ghulam’s name was not Ahmad, as Qadiani leaders would like their victims to believe; his name was Ghulam-Ahmad, meaning the “Servant of Ahmad“.  Isn’t it a pity that Qadianis (Ahmadiyya) are trying to displace the real Master with the servant through these false claims?

    Let’s look at one Authentic Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad(SWT) which should suffice to convince all sincere Muslims who the Ahmad mentioned in the Quran is:

    I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am the effacer and infidelity shall be erased through me; I am the assembler. People shall be assembled on Doomsday after my time. And I am the last in the sense that no prophet shall succeed me.
    (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Muatta’)


  3. The Holy Quran, Al-Imran 3:54-55.
    Two authoritative and authentic translations of these ayat follow:

    And (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.
    Behold! Allah said: “O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

    (Yusuf Ali Translation)

    And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.
    (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering thee and causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those who disbelieve and am setting those who follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall judge between you as to that wherein ye used to differ.

    (Pickthal Translation)

    Qadianis (Ahmadiyya) claim that the interpretation of these verses, as taught to us by prophet Muhammad(SAW), is false!  They insist that since Mirza Ghulam Qadiani also claimed to be the Promised Messiah, the prophet Jesus(pbuh) must have died (ignoring ayah 5:117 telling us “Allah raised Jesus to himself“)!  They claim that Jesus(pbuh) was crucified (ignoring ayah 4:157  telling us “nor crucified him“) but that he was not dead when he was lowered from the crucifix.  When Jesus(pbuh) recovered, Qadiani leaders claim, he escaped to Kashmir, India, where he lived for some 86 years in peace, died, and is buried.
    [Read: Qadiani Fake Translation of Quran 3:55-56]

    Naturally, Qadianis can not explain why neither Quran nor Hadith of the Prophet(SAW) ever put forth this idea or mentioned Kashmir as the living and burial place of Jesus(pbuh).  On the contrary, every authentic Hadith of the Prophet(SAW) teaches us that Jesus(pbuh) was raised to heaven and will descend, in the company of Angels, as the promised Messiah.  In fact, these same hadith negate the false claim of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani, who was born to an Indian couple and did not descend from heavens.

    More importantly, perhaps, Qadiani leaders can explain to us why there are no dependable historical evidence of Jesus(pbuh) having lived in Kashmir!  This great Prophet of God had a profound effect on humanity by preaching for only three years in Jerusalem.  How come after eighty six years of peaceful preaching, as Qadianis claim, a similar effect did not develop in Kashmir? Did Jesus(pbuh) retire in Kashmir and somehow, unlike all other great Prophets(pbut) of Allah(SWT), did not live and die preaching Islam?  Obviously, their conjecture in this regard is absurd and without any merit.

  4. The Holy Quran, An-Nisa 4:157-158.
    Two authoritative and authentic translations of these ayat follow:

    That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
    Yusuf Ali Translation)

    And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.  But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.
    (Pickthal Translation)

    The conjecture Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) leadership are advancing with regard to this verse is that Jesus(pbuh) was crucified by the Jews, but that he did not die on the cross; he died later from natural causes in Kashmir!  It should be obvious that Mirza Ghulam Qadiani needed to advance this baseless claim to declare himself the promised Messiah; to this end, he shamelessly resorted to changing the meaning of the Holy Quran and rejecting hundred of authentic hadith of the Prophet(SAW).

  5. The Holy Quran, Al-Maeda 5:117.
    Two authoritative and authentic translations of this ayah follow:

    “Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, ‘worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things.”
    (Yusuf Ali Translation)

    “I spake unto them only that which Thou commandedst me, (saying): Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when Thou tookest me Thou wast the Watcher over them. Thou art Witness over all things.”
    (Pickthal Translation)

    Qadianis (Ahmadis) translate the phrase “Thou didst take me up” as “Thou didst cause me to die” to support their baseless doctrine regarding Jesus(pbuh)’s death and burial in Kashmir. Obviously, they do not know all the Authentic Hadith of the Prophet(SAW) about Jesus(pbuh) returning as the Messiah before the day of Judgment, establishing Islam on earth, and ruling for forty years before dying.  Jesus(pbuh) will indeed return, rule, and then die. After his death, Allah(SWT) will watch over the people, until the day of Judgement. When Jesus(pbuh) and the rest of the humanity are risen from the grave (the day of Judgement), Jesus(pbuh), like all other Prophets(pbut), will be asked to bear witness against his followers and he will testify as foretold in this verse.

    The following verse of the Holy Quran supports this Islamic doctrine:

    And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him [Jesus] before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-
    (The Holy Quran; An-Nisa 4:159)

    Every Christian and Jew will come to accept Islamic view of Jesus(pbuh) when Jesus(pbuh), himself, descends from the heavens, brings peace, and rules the world.  They all will believe this before “his [Jesus’] death“.  This verse is very clear in supporting the idea that Jesus(pbuh) has not yet died, since not all people of the book believe in his true mission and message.

  6. Mirza Ghulam Qadiani claimed that the following verse revealed in the Holy Quran to prophet Muhammad(SAW) were revealed and intended for him and not the prophet Muhammad(SAW)!  We have followed each verse with a reference to Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) book where the claim is made:
    • The Holy Quran, Aal-Imran 3:31.

      Say: “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

      (Claim made in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 82)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-A’raf 7:158.

      Say: “O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided.”

      (Claim in Tadkirah, P. 352, 4th Edition)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Anfal 8:17.

      It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah’s: in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 70)

    • The Holy Quran, Isra 17.1.

      Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 78)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Kahf l8:110.

      Say: “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 81)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Kahf 18:27.

      And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-u1-Wahi, P. 74)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Anbiya 21:107.

      We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures.

      (Claim in Arbaeen, No. 3, P. 23)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Ahzab 33:46.

      And as one who invites to Allah’s (grace) by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 75)

    • The Holy Quran, Ya-Sin 36:1-3.

      Ya Sin.
      By the Qur’an, full of Wisdom,-
      Thou art indeed one of the messengers,

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 107; Tadkirah, P. 479)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Fath 48:1.

      Verily We have granted thee a manifest Victory,
      that Allah may forgive thee of thy faults of the past and the future. 

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 94)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Fath 48:10.

      Verily those who plight their fealty to thee do no less than plight their fealty to Allah: the Hand of Allah is over their hands: then any one who violates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and any one who fulfils what he has covenanted with Allah,- Allah will soon grant him a great Reward.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 80)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Fath 48:29.

      Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other…

      (Claim in Ek Ghalati ka Izala, P. 3; Tadkirah, P. 94, 4th Edition)

    • The Holy Quran, An-Najm 53:3-4.

      Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.
      It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:

      (Claim in Tadkirah, P. 378)

    • The Holy Quran, An-Najm 53:8-9.

      Then he approached and came closer,
      And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 76)

    • The Holy Quran, 55:1-2.

      (Allah) Most Gracious!
      It is He Who has taught the Qur’an.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 70)

    • The Holy Quran, As-Saff 61:9.

      It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).

      (Claim in Tadkirah, P. 387-388, 4th Edition)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Muzammil 73:15.

      We have sent to you, (O men!) a messenger, to be a witness concerning you, even as We sent a messenger to Pharaoh.

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 101)

    • The Holy Quran, Al-Kauthar 108:1.

      To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance).

      (Claim in Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 102)

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