Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad passed away on the 26th May 1908. We look at his life and ask: What else was the Messiah and Mahdi promised to the Muslims going to do? Also, what Muslims were told by those who stayed behind after Uhud also applies to Ahmadis’.
It is universally agreed that until 1901 Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s claim was that of a mujaddid, despite use of the titles Promised Messiah and Mahdi. Some claim that in 1901 he changed his claim to that of a prophet. We use a quotation from one of his major works produced in 1908 to show that he always claimed to be a mujaddid and not a prophet.
By Samina Malik, USA Jamaat
The Third President of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore
It is now 18 years since Dr. Saeed Ahmad (affectionately known as Jaanji) passed away on November 15, 1996. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoon. May Allah the All Mighty and All Merciful Grant him a high place in Paradise.
We thank Almighty Allah that he gave us the opportunity to personally know this great spiritual person. He was one of those rare people who had
a personal relationship with Allah Taala and was the recipient of true dreams Ilham and Kashf. Among his qualities was an intense love of truth, justice, fairness and humility. I never saw him abuse or scold a person or lose his temper. He did not like to be praised and was direct and truthful in his dealings. He had a special aptitude to recognize goodness in a person. Members would follow him because of his goodness and kindness and he never held any grudges.
Many people ask us what our beliefs are
Some people accuse Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (reh) of holding unIslamic belief, yet manyt of these same people have very little understanding of the man or our movement.
In this brief broadcast we look at what he believed by translating extracts from his own writings.
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Irfaan Ahmad asks us to think about the meaning of the word pacifism and looks at what the key beliefs are of those people who practise the life of pacifism.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam says, in this extract, that a Muslim should try and develop in himself the noble qualities and character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). Allah sent Him (s) to show us that it is possible for us to live a Godly life.
An extract from a speech by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, which showed that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the ideal prophet and had the attainments of all the prophets in his character.
Every week we try and read a few passages from The Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s’ books.
In this extract The Promised Messiah explains that to solely depend upon one’s own ability and ascribe all success to it is akin to shirk. The true unitarian even negates his own abilities and self and ascribes all success to Allah rather than himself.
In his book “Surma Chisham Arya” Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wrote about living organisms changing their gender and male lactation.
This was picked up by some people on Facebook in a failed attempt to ridicule The Promised Messiah and in reply we uploaded a video which shows that it is perfectly possible for living organisms to change their gender.
A friend from India has now provided a scientific article to show that male lactation is also possible and we have embedded it below to complete our reply to this objection.
Shortly after the replacement of elected leadership (khilafat), open government and decisions by mutual consultation (shura) with monarchy the idea of jihad was distorted by the kings because it provided free or cheap soldiers for the battlefield. The exhortation “kill a non-believer and enter paradise” became a common slogan. The idea of jihad was used by these kings to expand their own empires. Interestingly, in many cases they were fighting other Muslims but it was still jihad, for example when Mughals invaded India large parts of it were ruled by Muslims! Continue reading
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad tells us that we should not flatter or bow to human beings in the hope of help or benefit. We should always call upon Allah for help.
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