Meaning of AHMADIYA in English


The Ahmadiya sect was founded in Qadian, Punjab in1889 by one Mirza Gulam Ahmad. He claimed not only that he was a Mahdi but also a re-incarnation of Krishna and that he was the Prophet of Islam in succession to the Holy Prophet. Some say that he claimed to be the reappearance (burooz) of the Holy Prophet. On the death of Mirza Gulam in 1908 the Ahmadiya community elected Moulvi Nuru-Deen to be the khalifah. When Nuru-Deen died in 1914 the majority of the community continued to believe that Mirza Gulam was a prophet in succession to the Holy Prophet. There was a minority splinter group in Lahore which declared that Mirza Gulam was a reformer (mujaddid). As the Ahmadiyas believe that Mirza Gulam was a prophet they cannot be accepted within the fold of Islam. The Muslims, the sunnis as well as the shiahs, universally believe that Muhammad (SAWA) was the last of the prophets of Allah (SWT) as attested by the Holy Qur'an, Chapter 33, Verse 40 where Allah says, " the messenger of Allah and the last of the prophets". The expression used literally means the seal of the Prophet "khataman nabiyyin" but there can be absolutely no doubt that even in the context of a seal it has a definite finality. There are many ahadeeth of the Holy Prophet which leave no doubt that there would be no prophet after him. He is reported as having said : "Bani Israeel had prophets who were leading them. When one died another would succeeded him. But after me there will be no prophet. I am khatiman nabiyyin." There can be no doubt that as far as the belief of the Ahmadiyas is concerned it is not only un-Islamic but contrary to the Holy Book.

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