This article draws special attention of the reader to the fact that the Qadianis deem Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a Prophet incarnate through reincarnation, i. e. rebirth of the holy Prophet of Islam in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s person. Thus, they have rebelled against Islam and seceded from it. They have in fact given the pretender a place higher than that of the holy Prophet(SAW).
The contents of this text are based on authentic Qadiani literature with references to the relevant book and page. We take full responsibility and do hereby declare that the sources are authentic and correct.
To Qadianis Muhammad(SAW) is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Himself
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claims that he himself is (na-uzo-billah – Allah forbid) Muhammad(SAW):
“Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.” (Holy Quran, 48:29)
Mirza said, “In this divine revelation (the above verse) I have been named Muhammad as well as the Messenger of Allah”. (Ek Ghalati Ka Izala, P. 3; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 18, P. 207).
The So-called Two Prophetic Appointments Of Muhammad(SAW)
The reasons why the Qadianis deem Mirza to be Muhammad(SAW) is that according to the Qadiani belief, `Khatam-un-Nabieen‘ (the final Prophet(SAW)) had been ordained to be born in Mekkah as Muhammad. For the second time, according to the Qadianis, he was reincarnated in Qadian as Mirza Ghulam Ahmad! In other words, the spirit of Muhammad(SAW) along with his prophetic accomplishments allegedly appeared a second time in the incarnation of Mirza; And we quote:
“And know that just as our holy Prophet(SAW) was born in the 5th century, in the same way he was reborn in the end of 19th century in the incarnation of the Promised Masih (Mirza)”. (Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, P. 180; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 270)
“The holy Prophet(SAW) had two births as a Prophet. In other words, we may say that it was promised that the holy Prophet(SAW) would be born in the world once and once more reincarnated and this was fulfilled by the incarnation of the promised Masih and the promised Mahdi (Mirza)”. (Tuhfa-e-Golravia, p. 94; footnote, Roohani Khazain, Vol. 17, P. 249)
Mirza of Qadian Claimed To Be The Same As Muhammad(SAW)
According to Qadiani belief Muhammad(SAW) with all his excellence was reincarnated in Mirza of Qadian. As such the entity of Mirza of Qadian is (na-uzo-billah) the same as the entity of Muhammad(SAW). Mirza has said:
“And Allah bestowed upon me the bounty of the holy Prophet and made it perfect, and he drew towards me the kindness and generosity of that merciful Prophet, so much so that my entity became his entity. Thus he who joins my Jama’at really becomes one of the Sahaba (companions) of my chief who was better then all the Prophets. It is not hidden from those with the ability to think that this is what the words “others of them” mean. The person who makes a difference between me and Mustafa has neither seen me nor recognized me”. (Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, P. 171; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 258-259).
Mirza of Qadian Claimed That He Possessed All The Virtues And Excellence Of Muhammad(SAW)
Once the belief had been fabricated that the being of Mirza is exactly the being of Muhammad(SAW) and that it is Muhammad(SAW) himself who was reincarnated in Qadian as Mirza, then it must also be alleged that all the accomplishments and distinctions of Muhammad(SAW) were transferred to Mirza. Mirza has said:
“When I am the holy Prophet incarnate and when all the accomplishments of Muhammad including the prophethood are reflected in my mirror of my shadiness, then who is the man who has claimed prophethood in a separate being ?” (Ek Ghalati Ka Izala, P. 8; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 18, P. 212)
“The entity of the promised Masih (Mirza), in the sight of Allah is the entity of the holy Prophet(SAW). In other words, in the records of Allah, there is no duality or difference between the promised Masih and the holy Prophet(SAW); Rather they both share the same eminence, the same rank, the same status and the same name. Although verbally they are two, yet in reality they are one and the same”. (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 3, No. 37, dated 16th September 1915, as cited in Qadiani Mazhab P. 207, 9th edition, Lahore)
Mirza Of Qadian Claimed That He Was The Final Prophet
According to the Qadiani belief, the “Qadiani based” birth of Muhammad(SAW) as a prophet took place in the incarnate Autar, Mirza of Qadian. And since he became incarnate of Muhammad(SAW) then Mirza becomes the “final prophet” , as well! Mirza says:
I have told so many times that according to the verse: “And others of them..” I am incarnate the last of the Prophets. Twenty years ago Allah named me in Braheen-e-Ahmadia, Muhammad and Ahmad and declared that I am the holy Prophet’s(SAW) incarnation. (Ek Ghalati Ka Izala, P. 8; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 18; P. 212)
“Blessed is he who has recognized me. Of all the paths to God I am the last path, and of all his Lights, I am the last Light. Unfortunate is he who forsakes me, because without me all is darkness”. (Kashti-e-Nooh, P. 56; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 19, P. 61).
Mirza of Qadian Claimed He Was The Best Of The Prophets Of Allah
“Many thrones have descended from heaven but thy throne has been placed the highest”. (Tazkirah, 2nd Ed., P. 643)
“The various accomplishments which were bestowed upon all other Prophets were concentrated in a greater degree in the holy Prophet. All those accomplishments have been conferred on me through the holy Prophets reincarnation in me. That is why I bear the names of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Noah, Solomon, Jesus, etc. All the previous Prophets were the incarnations of special attributes of the holy Prophet ,but I am the the reincarnation of all the attributes of the holy Prophet”. (Malfoozat-e-Mirza, Vol. 3, P. 270)
Mirza of Qadian Claimed That He Was Superior To Muhammad(SAW)
The Qadianis believe that Mirza’s reincarnation was superior to the Prophets first birth in Mekkah. Mirza says:
One who denies that the ordainment of the Prophet(SAW) is related to the 6th thousand as it was related to the 5th thousand, denies the truth and the mandate of the Quran. The truth is that the spirituality of the (reincarnated) holy Prophet at the end of the 6th thousand (ie these days), is much more stronger, more complete and severe than in those early years. rather it is like the 14th (moonlit) night”. (Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, P. 181; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 271-272)
The Simile Of “The New Moon” Used For The Holy Prophet(SAW) And That Of “The Full Moon” Used For Mirza
The superiority of the Qadiani incarnation has been expressed in yet another style: viz. During the Mekkan age the holy Prophet(SAW), Islam was like the crescent in which there is no light, but in his so-called Qadiani reincarnation, Islam became lighted and illuminated like the full moon. Mirza said:
“And Islam started like the crescent which was destined ultimately to become in the later ages the full moon by the command of God. Thus Allah’s wisdom willed that Islam should assume the form of the full moon in that century which should resemble the full moon by way of counting”. (Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, P. 181; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 275)
“To declare those who denied the holy Prophet in his first birth as unbelievers and outside the fold of Islam, but to regard the deniers of his second birth as Muslim is an insult to the Prophet and a joke against the signs of Allah, although the promised Masih has in Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, compared the mutual relation between the first and the second births of the holy Prophet to the relationship between the crescent and the full moon”. (Akhbar Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 3, No. 10, dated 15th July 1915 as cited in Qadiani Mazhab, P. 262)
Greater Manifest Victory
In order to express the superiority of Mirza it was claimed that the manifest victory achieved by Mirza was greater then the manifest victory of the holy Prophet(SAW). Thus, Mirza said:
“It is apparent that the time of the manifest victory of the era of the holy Prophet has expired, and the second victory which was to be much greater and clearer then the first one had yet to be achieved. It was ordained that its time should fall during the time of the promised Masih”. (Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah, P. 193-194; Khutbah-e-Ilhamiah; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 288)
So-Called Beginning and Perfection of Mirza’s Spiritual Excellence
It was also claimed that the era of the Makkan birth of the holy Prophet(SAW) was only the first step in his progress of spiritual attainments, whereas his Qadiani reincarnation represents the highest pinnacle of his spiritual development. Thus it is said:
“The spirituality of our holy Prophet(SAW) was conceived 5th thousand (i.e. Mekkan birth) with its precise attributes and that period was not the climax of his spirituality’s development. It was rather the first step to the highest pinnacle of its perfection. Thereafter, this spirituality manifested itself in its full glamour during the 6th thousand [his rebirth in Qadian] at the present time”. (Khutba-e-llhamiah, P. 177; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 16, P. 266)
The so Called Superior mental Development of Mirza
It is also claimed that the mental development of Mirza of Qadian was superior to that of the holy Prophet(SAW). Thus it is said:
“The mental development of the promised Masih (i.e. the Mirza of Qadian) was higher than that of the holy Prophet(SAW). And this is only a part of the superiority which the promised Masih has over the holy Prophet. The mental faculties of the holy Prophet could not manifest fully owing to the deficiency of civilization; although the ability existed. They have now manifested themselves fully through the promised Masih by virtue of the advancement of civilization.” (Review, May 1929, as cited in Qadiani Mazhab, P. 266, ninth edition, Lahore)
Qadianis Term Reciters of Kalimah of Muhammad(SAW) as Kafir(!)
When it is admitted, according to the Qadiani belief, that the Qadiani Mirza is (God forbid) superior to Muhammad of Arabia(SAW) in dignity, then it must also be necessary to believe that those who recite the Kalimah of Muhammad(SAW) are not Muslims. In other words. the Kalimae Tayyibah, (La Illaha Ill-lah, Muhammadur Rasoolullah), without belief in the Qadiani Mirza, becomes false. Thus it is said:
“The point is now quite clear. If it is ‘Kufr‘ to deny the gracious Prophet it must also be ‘Kufr‘ to deny the promised Masih, because the promised Masih is in no way a separate being from the gracious Prophet; rather he is the same (Muhammad incarnate). If anyone is not deemed a Kafir for denying the promised Masih, then anyone else who denies the gracious Prophet also cannot be considered a Kafir. How is it possible that denying him in his first birth as Prophet should be regarded as Kufr, but denying him in his (reincarnated) second birth as prophet should not be regarded as Kufr, when, as claimed by the promised Masih, his (Mirza’s as Muhammad incarnate) spiritual attainment is stronger, complete and severe.” (Kalimatul Fasl, P. 146-147, as cited in the Review of Religions, dated March-April 1915).
“Any person who believes in Moses but does not believe in Christ, or believes in Christ but does not believe in Muhammad, or believes in Muhammad but does not believe in the promised Masih, is not only a Kafir, but a ‘pakka‘ (confirmed) Kafir, and (he is) out of the fold of Islam.” (Kalimatul Fasl, P. 110, by Mirza Bashir Ahmad, M.A.)
“The Ahmadi movement bears the same relationship to Islam as Christianity bears to Judaism.” (Muhammad Ali Lahori Qadiani cited from Mubahasah Rawalpindi, P. 240).
“All such Muslims as did not swear allegiance to the promised Masih (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian), even though they did not hear the name of the promised Masih, are Kafir and debarred from the fold of Islam.” (Aiena-e-Sadaqat, P. 35, by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad Qadiani).
“It is incumbent upon us that we should not regard non-Ahmadis as Muslims, nor should we offer prayers behind them, because according to our belief they deny one of the prophets of Allah. This is a matter of faith none has any discretion in this.” (Anwar-e-Khilafat, P. 90, by Mahmud Ahmad Qadiani).
The so-called Qadiani Kalimah
It also became necessary in the Qadiani strategy to include the Qadiani Mirza in the meaning of the Qadiani Kalimah: Thus it is said:
“As a result of the birth of the promised Masih (the Qadiani Mirza) a difference has cropped up (in the meaning of the Kalimah). Before the birth of the promised Masih (the Qadiani Mirza) in the world as a prophet, the words (Muhammad ur Rasul Allah) included in their meaning only such prophets as had preceded him; but after the incarnation of the promised Masih (the Qadiani Mirza) in the world as a prophet, one more prophet has been added to the meaning of Muhammad ur Rasul Allah. Therefore on account of the incarnation of the promised Masih the Kalimah, God forbid, does not become abolished; it rather shines more brightly. In short, the same Kalimah is (effective) even now for embracing Islam, with the only difference that the incarnation of the promised Masih (Mirza Qadiani) has added one more prophet to the meaning of Muhammad ur Rasul Allah“. (Kalimatul Fasl, P. 158, by Mirza Bashir Ahmad Qadiani).
In short, the Qadiani Religion has retained the same words of the Kalimah, but the Qadiani belief has changed the meaning of the Kalimah. In the Kalimah of the Muslims “Muhammad ur Rasul Allah” means Muhammad of Arabia(SAW), but in the Qadiani Kalimah “Muhammad ur Rasul Allah” means Mirza Qadiani as Muhammad incarnate, reborn in the world as a prophet for the second time. Thus it is said:
“Moreover, even if we accept by supposing the impossible that the sacred name of the gracious Prophet has been included in the sacred Kalimah because he is the last of the Prophets, even then there is no harm and we do not need a new Kalimah because the promised Masih is not a separate entity from the gracious Prophet as he (Mirza) himself says: “My being is exactly the being of Muhammad ur Rasul Allah”. Also, “One who discriminates between me and Mustafa has neither recognized me nor seen me”. And the reason for this is Allah Almighty’s promise that He would reincarnate “Khatam-un-Nabieen” in this world once more as a prophet as is evident from the verse “And others of them”… Thus the promised Masih (Mirza of Qadian) is himself Muhammad ur Rasulullah, who has been incarnated in the world again to spread Islam. We do not, therefore, need any new Kalimah. Albeit, a new Kalimah would have been necessary, if some other person had been reincarnated instead of Muhammad ur Rasul Allah. So contemplate!” (Kalimatul Fasl, P. 158).
Qadiani Belief: Prophethood of Muhammad stands Abrogated and His Kalimah Stands Canceled
A little thought on the above-cited passages makes it quite clear that not only do the Qadianis consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be a Prophet and Messenger (of Allah) but they also consider Mirza of Qadian a complete incarnation of Muhammad(SAW) and, as such, recite his (Mirza’s) Kalimah. They consider as Kafirs all those who recite the Kalimah of Muhammad of Arabia(SAW). This proves that for the Qadianis the Kalimah of Muhammad of Arabia(SAW) stands canceled.
If we look more closely into the issue we shall find that according to the Qadiani belief — like that of the Bahais — the period of the Prophethood and Apostleship of Muhammad of Arabia(SAW) has expired and it stands repealed for all practical purposes, because, according to the Qadiani belief, the basis of salvation lies in obeying the Qadiani Mirza only. So Mirza said:
“Say to them: if you love God then come and obey me so that God also may love you”.
(Mirza Qadiani’s “revelation” as cited in Haqiqatul Wahi, P. 79/82, Lahore, 1952; Roohani Khazain. Vol. 22, P. 82. Also see pages 46, 62, 81, 182, 205, 277, 360, 363, 378, 395, 495, 630, 634, in Tazkirah, 2nd Edition).
“In Braheen-e-Ahmadia, God has called me by the name of Ibrahim, as He said: “This means: Salutation on Ibrahim (i.e. this humble man [Mirza]). We truly made friends with him and saved him from every sorrow. And O ye who follow, let the place of Ibrahim’s footsteps be the place of your prayers. That is, obey completely so that you may attain salvation.” (Arbaeen, Vol. 3, P. 30-31; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 17, P. 420).
“As regards the assertion (verse from Quran regarding Ibrahim), this is a verse of the holy Quran. Here it means: perform your prayers and hold beliefs on the pattern of Ibrahim (i.e. Mirza Qadiani) who has been sent, and mold yourself on his model in every matter”. (Arbaeen, Vol. 3, P. 31; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 17, P. 42).
“Similar is the verse (same verse quoted above) which contains a hint that at a time when the Ummat-e-Muhammadia will become divided into many sects, then during the last era, an Ibrahim (i.e. Mirza Qadiani) will be born and out of all the sects, the sect which follows this Ibrahim, (i.e. Mirza!), will be saved”. (Arbaeen, Vol. 3, P. 32; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 17, P. 421).
“My teachings contain orders as well as prohibitions and renovation of important injunctions of the Shari’at. For this reason, God has named my teachings and the ‘wahi‘ (revelation) that comes to me as a ‘boat. Thus see, God has declared my ‘wahi‘, my teachings and allegiance with me to be Noah’s Ark and the basis of salvation for all human beings. Let he who has eyes may see and he who has ears may hear.” (Arbaeen, Vol. 4, footnote of P. 6; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 17, P. 435).
Thus obedience to Mirza Qadiani’s prophethood, teachings, ‘wahi‘ and his renovated Shari’at is allegedly the only basis for salvation for all mankind. This only means, that the Shari’at of Muhammad of Arabia(SAW), his teachings and ‘wahi‘ are no longer the basis of salvation. In other words, Mirza’s incarnation has rendered all these useless, suspended and abolished!
The Pre-Mirza Islam is a “Dead Religion”
The above-cited quotations confirm beyond a shadow of doubt that in the opinion of the Qadianis, lslam without the Qadiani Mirza is dead. So it is said:
“Probably in the year 1906, at the proposal of Khwaja Kamaluddin, Moulvi Muhammad Ali entered into an agreement with the Editor of Akhbar-e-Watan to the effect that the Review of Religions would publish no articles about the (Qadiani) sect; it would only publish general articles on Islam and the Editor of the Watan would propagate in his paper for the assistance of the Journal, Review of Religions. The promised Masih disapproved this proposal and it was strongly opposed by the Jama’at also. Hazrat Sahib said: ‘Will you present dead Islam before the world by excluding me?”
(Zikr-e-Habib by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Qadiani, P. 146, First Edition, Qadian).
“We believe that a religion which does not have the chain of prophethood (as in Islam– Compiler) is a dead religion. We call the religions of the Jews, the Christians and the Hindus dead only because now there are no prophets in them. If this were the position in Islam too, we would be no more than mere story-tellers. Why do we regard it superior to other religions? It must have some distinction”. (Malfoozat-e-Mirza, Vol. 10, P. 127).
“During the lifetime of the promised Masih (Mirza Qadiani), at the proposal of Moulvi Muhammad Ali and Khwaja Kamaluddin, the Editor of Akhbar-e-Watan started a fund-collecting scheme in 1905 for the purpose of sending copies of the Review of Religions to foreign countries, on the condition that it should not contain the name of the promised Masih (Mirza Qadiani). But ‘hazrate aqdas’ (Mirza Qadiani) rejected this proposal saying: Will you present dead Islam by excluding me?’ Thereupon, the Editor Watan announced the closure of this fund-collecting scheme”.
(Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 16, No. 32, dated 19th October, 1928, as cited in Qadiani Mazhab, P. 461-462).
Qadianis Denounce Islam as a “Cursed, Satanic, and Contemptible Religion”
According to the Qadiani belief, the Religion of Islam, without the prophethood of Mirza Qadiani, is only a ‘collection of tales’, it is a ‘cursed, satanic and contemptible religion’.
“That religion is no religion and that prophet is no prophet by following whom a man does not come so close to God as to be honored with divine conversation (i.e. Prophethood – Compiler). That religion is cursed and contemptible which teaches that human progress depends only on a few narrated anecdotes (i.e. the Shari’at-e-Muhammadia which is narrated from the holy Prophet(SAW) – Compiler) and that the ‘wahi‘ has lagged behind instead of going ahead …….. Hence such a religion deserves to be called satanic rather than divine.” (i.e. Islam of the holy Prophet(SAW) is, God forbid, Satanic – Translator). (Zamima-e-Braheen-e-Ahmadia, Part V, P. 138-139; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 21, P. 306).
“How absurd and false it is to believe that after the holy Prophet(SAW) the door of the divine ‘wahi‘ has been closed for ever and there is no hope of it in the future till the Day of Resurrection – only worship tales. Can a religion having no direct trace of Almighty Allah be called a religion? I say, by Almighty God, that in this age there is no one more disgusted than myself with such a religion. (There is no doubt about this.- Compiler). I name such a religion as satanic religion, not divine (religion)”. (Zamima-e-Braheen-e-Ahmadia, Part V, P. 183; Roohani Khazain, Vol. 21, P. 354).
The above-cited incontrovertible proofs indicate beyond the slightest doubt that Qadianism is an entirely different religion from Islam. The reality of the Qadiani religion is that if you accept the Qadiani Mirza as Prophet then it is all right, otherwise the Religion of Islam is abused as being dead, cursed, satanic and contemptible, and the Prophethood and Apostleship of Muhammad(SAW) too is denied. May not Almighty Allah deprive anyone of Wisdom and Faith!
by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhianvi