The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement thus proclaims the absolute finality of the prophethood of Muhammad and also states that anyone that claims to be a Muslim must be accepted as a Muslim. No authority as the right to expel another Muslim from the fold of Islam; otherwise that leads to an environment of hostility and hatred amongst Muslims and leads to extremely bad consequences.
With that said, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement also emphasizes certain teachings of Islam that have come to be ignored or forsaken
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First, Muhammad as a prophet. Muhammad was born about 570. Forty years later, around 610, he began to receive revelations from on high. He continued to receive those revelations for something like 20 years, and collectively, those revelations constitute the Koran. The Koran was put together in the exact form in which we have it today something like 20 years after his death in 632. Some time around 650 — give or take a few years — the Koran is put together the way it is now.
What I have to do now is give you the message of the Koran. How do I do that? In a talk of this length, I have reduced the Koran to a sound bite. I feel bad about that. What authority do I have to reduce God’s message to a sound bite? Fortunately, the early Muslims come to my aid. They didn’t have the concept of a sound bite, but they did develop by the end of the seventh century a concept to which I can give the name of a “coin bite.”
Let me show you a typical coin, a completely non-Islamic coin, an American quarter. Does that look vaguely familiar? This is a classic recipe for a coin. One side is political; the other side you could call religious. On the political side, you have a guy’s head, and he’s your king, or if not, then some equivalent figure. This side, you have an eagle, because either you guys worship an eagle god, or else maybe the eagle is a national symbol.
Here is a seventh century coin, and it’s exactly the same recipe. This is typical of the design of coins minted by the Persian Empire, which is the empire the Arabs knocked down when they set out to conquer the world. This style is a little different, but it’s the same recipe. You’ve got the guy’s head there — that’s the Persian emperor. Unlike George Washington, he has a crown on his head. Over here, we have a Zoroastrian fire altar and a couple of attendants on either side. There’s the political side and the religious side — same basic design.
But the odd thing about this coin is, as some of you may have noticed, we have a bit of Arabic script. What’s that doing here? Continue reading
There are a number of points of disputes between Ahmadis and Qadians. Qadianis claim that Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ali changed his beliefs after the death of Maulana Nur ud Din.
Let us see what Maulana Nur ud Din who led the Movement after the death of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad said about whether The Promised Messiah was a prophet or a mujaddid, whether his deniers are kafirs etc.