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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Qadiyanis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Qadiyanis

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This is an article which most people would like to know about Qadiyanis or Ahmadiya group. These are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Qadiyanis.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) onQadiyanis
 Zafar Khan
Q: Who are Qadiyanis?
: Qadiyanis also known as Mirzai, Ahmadi, Lahori, etc. are a sect of people who do not believe thatprophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet. The founder of the sect Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835 -1908) claimed to be the Messiah whose advent has been foretold by the Holy prophet of Islam and whoseadvent was awaited by Jews, Christians and Muslims. The mainstream muslims do not consider Qadiyanismuslims (see below).
Q: Where and how did this all begin?
Begun in India, inspired and actively supported by the British colonial power. In the mid nineteenthcentury the British thought that Islam as the Deen of Allah was dead, but the War of Independence of 1857and the leading role of Muslims through the spirit of Jihad, scared the British. They actively sought analternative to real Islam. Among the many things they did, one was the foundation of a new religion in thename of Islam by the hands of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani. The British gave Mirza full support and anoutline; and he filled in the details.
Q: What is the background of Mirza Ghulam Qadiyani?
 A: He said that his name was Ghulam Ahmad, son of Ghulam Murtaza, belonging to the caste of MughalBarlas who came to India from Samarqand. Later he changed his origins and claimed to be a Persian. Heagain had a change of mind and claimed to belong to the progeny of Fatima bint Muhammad(S). He wasborn in 1839-40 in Qadiyan, District of Gordaspur, Punjab, India in a family who were subservient to theBritish and played a heroic role in defending the British in the War of 1857. Ghulam remained proud of hisand his family's services to the British crown and advised his followers to remain loyal to the BritishGovernment and the West. Qadiyanis, the followers of Ghulam Ahmad, established good liaison with theState of Israel immediately after its establishment and Israel gave them full protection.
Q: When did he claim to be a Prophet?
The 1870s was a period of debates between Hindus against Muslims and Christians against Muslims.Muslims did not start those debates but Muslim scholars were winning all of them and winning the heartsof the Muslim masses. Ghulam saw an opening to gain popularity and taught himself the art of debatingagainst Hindus and became popular by 1877. In 1880 he published his first book Baraheen-i-Ahmadiyyahand established himself as a writer. By 1884 he added three more volumes to the same book and in 1885he claimed himself to be a Mujaddid, a revivalist of Islam. In 1891 he claimed himself to be the PromisedMehdi and a Promised Messiah. During this period he insisted that he was not a prophet declaring that
such a claim would make him a kaafir and a liar. Well! In 1901 Ghulam declared, "by Allah in Whose grip ismy soul it is He Who commissioned me and named me a prophet" and he declared that Allah gave him"three hundred thousand". Note that Allah's true messengers and prophets received their assignmentsuddenly not step-wise like Ghulam. By Ghulam's own declarations, now he became a Kaafir and a liar.(Abstract from QADIYANIAT, AN ANALYTICAL SURVEY, by Ehsan Ilahi Zaheer.)
Q: Why do mainstream Muslims not consider Qadiyanis muslims?
As seen in above question, according to Ghulam he was a Kafir. It is the same according to all muslims.Muslims consider that prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet and anybody else claimingotherewise is an imposter and a unbeliever. So by that standards, Qadiyanis are not muslims.
Q: Did prophet Muhammad (pbuh) say that he is the last prophet?
It has been said in the holy Quran and in hadiths that prophet Muhammed (pbuh) is the last prophet.Here are some of the references proving that."O people ! Muhammad has no sons among ye men, but verily, he is the Apostle of God and the last in theline of Prophets. And God is Aware of everything." (Surah Al Ahzab: 40)Here Allah tells us clearly that prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is the last prophet and there would be no oneafter him. Similarly the following hadiths say the same thing.The Holy Prophet (PBUH) observed: "The tribe of Israel was guided by prophets. When a prophet passedaway, another prophet succeeded him. But no prophet will come after me; only caliphs will succeed me."(Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Manaqib).The Prophet of Allah (PBUH) affirmed: "The chain of Messengers and Prophets has come to an end. Thereshall be no Messenger nor Prophet after me." (Tirmidhi, Kitab-ur-Rouya Babu Zahab-un- Nubuwwa,Musnad Ahmad, Marwiyat-Anas bin Malik)The Holy Prophet (PBUH) observed: "I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am the effacer and infidelity shall beerased through me; I am the assembler. People shall be assembled on Doomsday after my time. (In otherwords Doom is my only successor.) And I am the last in the sense that no prophet hall succeed me."(Bukhari and Muslim, Kitab-ul-Fada'il, Bab: Asmaun-Nabi; Tirmidhi, Kitab-ul- Adab, Bab: Asma-un-Nabi;Muatta', Kitab-u-Asma in-Nabi, Al- Mustadrak Hakim, Kitab-ut-Tarikh, Bab: Asma-un-Nabi.)'Abdur Rahman bin Jubair reported: "I heard Abdullah bin 'Amr ibn-'As narrating that one day the HolyProphet (PBUH) came out of his house and joined our company. His manner gave us the impression as if hewere leaving us.' He said, 'I am Muhammad, the unlettered prophet of Allah' and repeated this statementthree times. Then he affirmed: "There will be no prophet after me'."(Musnad Ahmad, Marwiyat'Abdullahbin Amr ibn'-As.)The Holy Prophet (PBUH) told Hadrat 'Ali, "You are related to me as Aaron was related to Moses(peace beupon him). But no Apostle will come after me." (Bukhari and Muslim, Kitab Fada'il as-Sahaba)
Q: Still, is it not possible that Mirza Gulam Ahmad of Qadiyan is a prophet? Maybe god decided later that
there needs to be another prophet?
No, it is not possible. Also god is not short sighted to have made changes in what he has decided. Thetraditions of the prophet (pbuh) clearly says:Thauban reports: "The Holy Prophet (PBUH) observed: And there will arise Thirty imposters in my Ummahand each one of them will pronounce to the world that he is a prophet, but I am the last in the line of theProphets of God and no Apostle will come after me." (Abu Dawud, Kitab-ul-Fitan)So prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did warn us against fake prophets and like Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian.
Q: There are group of Qadiyanis who do not consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet, who are they?
There is a group among Qadiyanis who call themselves "Ahmadis of Lahore" (or Lahoris) who claim thatGhulam Ahmad was not a prophet but "the Promised Messiah or Al-Masih Al-Maw'oud" but this is using aback door and deception. Ahmadis of Lahore say that Ghulam Ahmad was not a prophet but the PromisedMessiah and take Mirza as the sole authority to explain and interpret the Qur'an and Hadith which giveshim authority to abrogate certain laws of Islam and invent new laws. According to the Muslims the positionof both, Qadiyanis (believers in the prophethood of Ghulam Ahmad) and Ahmadis of Lahore, are identicaland both are heretics and blaspheme the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh).
Q: You call Qadiyanis as Hypocrites, what proof can you give?
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declared that "Jihad", as an instrument of war (defensive or offensive), wasforbidden by him. His followers, Qadiyanis, continue to present themselves to the West as pacifists, anti-war "Muslims". As recently as Summer, 1996 in their annual convention in Washington, D.C. area, theypresented themselves as peaceful "Muslims" who did not believe in war. The national media in the U.S.took note of it and presented "Ahmadiya Muslims" as pacifists. The truth is that Qadiyanis entered thearmed forces of Pakistan from the time of the formation of the country and rose to the highest ranks of officers corp in all branches, namely, army, air force and navy . With the blessings of their "Khalifah" theyparticipated in wars against India. When the "Khalifah" was questioned he defended his position andreiterated that his father, Ghulam Qadiyani, the founder of the cult, was not a pacifist.
Q: The founder of Qadiyanis made a lot of prophecies, does it not make him a prophet?
The Quran, like earlier books (Torah, etc) believe that the most truthful evidence of prophethood areprophecies. Let us examine some of the prophecies made by the father of Qadyanis.
Rains and earthquakes:
Ghulam Ahmad wrote, "God revealed to me that frequent rains will come down.Due to their frequency villages will be destroyed. After them will follow severe earthquakes". He did notspecify where and when. If it was to be in India, there are some regions which receive a lot of rain and thereare other areas which feel earthquakes. This is not a prophecy.
Abdullah Atham's death:
A Christian, Abdullah Atham entered into a debate with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in1893; neither succeeded in winning over the other. It was embarrassing to Ghulam Ahmad and feelinginsulted, on June 5, 1883 he announced that he had been informed by God that Abdullah Atham would diewithin fifteen months, that is, September 5, 1894. Ghulam Ahmad supplicated to God for the death of 

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