The Discrepancies of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani

(In light of his own Writings)

Mirza Ghulam Qadiani wrote:

“It is obvious that a truthful, clever and open-hearted man does not make any lapses in his works.  Yet, if he is mad, indisposed or hypocrite, who for the sake of flattery does agree with others, his writings becomes contradictory.
(Sat-Bachen, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 10, P. 142; Sat-Bachen, P. 26)”He is absolutely an indisposed man whose work is full of fallacies and trivial observations.”
(Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 184)

Is it fair for us to judge Mirza Ghulam in the light of his own writings?  Please review the following brief samples of his discrepancies and decide for yourself if he was “mad, indisposed, or hypocrite“. Which one of his contradictory writings should we accept?


  • “I have claimed to be Maseel Maseeh, which stupid people thinks that it is The Promised Messiah … I have never claimed to be the Messiah ibne Maryam. Anyone who accuses me of it, he is absolutely a liar and fabricator. For the last eight years, I have been announcing that I am only Maseel Maseeh; By that I mean that certain spiritual properties and nature and habits and virtues of Jesus(AS) has been given to me as well by God Almighty.”
    (Izala-e-Auham, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 3, P. 192)

    “I swear upon that God, who has sent me and lying on Him is the work of accursed one, He has sent me as The Promised Messiah.”
    (Majmoo’a-e-Ishtiharaat, Vol. 3, P. 435)

  • “Very true, Messiah (Jesus) died going to his native land Galeel.”
    (Azala-e-Auham, P. 197)

    “Messiah, very secretly, ran away toward Kashmir and died there.”
    (Kashti-e-Nuh, P. 53)

  • “Messiah’s (Jesus) miracle, the sparrows and their flight, are proved in the Holy Quran, but even then they retained their earthly status.”
    (Aina-e-Kamalat, P. 68)

    “And this should be remembered that those fowls and their flight are not proven in the Holy Quran.”
    (Azala-e-Auham, P. 28)

  • “Thus I respect that man (Jesus) whose name I have.  Not only Maseeh, I even respect his four brothers because all five were the sons of same mother.”
    (Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 19, P. 18)

    “What was the character of Maseeh?  A gluttonous, an alcoholic, neither a devout worshipper nor a hermit. Nor an adorer of truth, arrogant, self-conceited, claimant of divinity.”
    (Roohani Khazaen, Vol. 9, P. 387)

  • “All the knowledge that a Prophet possesses is taught by the angel Gabriel and the door of Gabriel’s descent to bring the revelations of prophethood is closed for ever.”
    (Izalat-ul-Auham, P. 761)

    “And Gabriel came to me and selected me and circled his finger and suggested that God would protect me from all enemies.”
    (Mawahib-ul-Rahman, P. 66)

  • “I fully subscribe to the doctrine that Muhammad is the last of the Prophets and that any claimant to prophethood after him is an impostor and a Kafir.”
    (Tabligh-i-Risalat,  Vol. 2, P. 20; Poster dated Oct. 2, 1891)

    “I swear by God in whose hand lies my existence and say that it is He who has reputed me and called me a prophet and the Messiah.”
    (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, Appendix, P. 68)

  • “The prophet and the messenger of God (Mirza Ghulam) lived in Qadian.  That is why it was protected against the plague.”
    (Dafee-ul-Bla, P. 5)

    “Once the plague very vigorously broke out in Qadian.”
    (Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, P. 232)

  • “I have never abused anyone.”
    (Moahiburahman, P. 18)

    “Those who oppose me are wild boars and their women are worst than bitches.”
    (Najmul-Huda, P.15)

Are these the writings of a sane person or those of a mad, indisposed, or hypocrite individual?

It was in fact Mirza’s habit to test the gullibility of his followers by making an outlandish claim.  If too much resistance was offered and many were about to leave his movement, he would retract his claim temporarily and declare that the audience did not understand his true intent!  At a later time, after his followers had been better prepared, he would advance his false claim again.  Mirza Ghulam’s work is in fact convoluted with contradictory statements and retractions for this exact reason.

The Qadiani missionaries often try to put Mirza’s contradictory statements to good use and, by mentioning only the quotes that benefits their argument, try to paint an appealing portrait of Mirza.

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