A CRITIQUE OF THE AQEEDAH OF THE AHMADIS
On the 6th of April, 1974, Muslim delegates from over 140 different organisations across the world met in Makkah under the auspices of the World Muslim League. The meeting ended on the 10th of April with a communique declaring the Ahmadis as KUFFAARS who have strayed from the path of Islam. In its letter addressed to the President of the Muslim Ummah in Pakistan, WML concluded thus:
إنّ أتباع مرزا غلام أحمد المُتَنَبِّي تحت أي اسم من الأسماء سَمُّوا أنفسَهم ليسوا بِمسلمين، وأنْ يُصدر قرارا رسميًّا بإجراء تعديل مناسب في الدستور لوضع القوانين التي تحفظ حقوق القاديانيين كأقلية غير مسلمة. اه
“The followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the self-acclaimed Prophet, irrespective of whatever name that they call themselves are NOT MUSLIMS. Therefore, an amendment to the Constitution should be made and new regulations be set to protect the rights of the Qadianis as a NON-MUSLIM society.”
(The position of the Muslim Ummah on the Qadianis: Cairo, 1976, pp. 5-7)
But who are the Ahmadis?
The Ahmadiyyah (Ahmadis) are the disciples, adherents and followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (Wikipedia: Qadian is the 4th largest town and a municipal council in Gurdaspur District, north-east of Amritsar, situated 18 kilometres north-east of Batala city in the state of Punjab, India.) The name ‘Ahmadiyyah’ originated from ‘Ahmad’ with the ياء النسب suffixed to it. An individual among his followers is called ‘Ahmadiyyu’, while a female adherent or a group of adherents is called ‘Ahmadiyyah’; just as there are ‘Suufiyyah’, ‘Tijaniyyah’, ‘Qadariyyah’, ‘Jabariyyah ‘, et cetera.
They are also called the Qaadiyaaniyyah (the Qadiani sect since Qadian was the birthplace of their founder). The Ahmadiyyah, like all other sects in Islam was not founded either during the lifetime of the Prophet or that of his rightly-guided caliphs. This dissident sect was founded in 1839 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the village of Qadian in India where he had learnt philosophy and medicine, and worked as a civil servant for some time.
Initially, he pretended that Allah had sent him to guide the people to Christ’s religion, and that he receives inspiration directly from Allah. Later, he went further to make the following claims:
* That he’s Christ’s incarnate;
* That his inspiration is on the same level as the Qur’an and Bible;
* That Christ will appear in Qadian before the day of judgement;
* That Qadian is the holy city which is referred to in the Qur’an as المسجد الأقصى; the third holiest site after Makkah and Madinah;
* That hajj to Qadian is ordained;
* That anyone who disbelieves in him is a Kaafir; et cetera
(Read البراهين الأحمدية The Ahmadiyyah proofs and تبليغ الرسالة Conveying the message).
These are just a tip of an iceberg. In the next episodes, more revelations and analysis shall be made. In shaa Allaah
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