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December 18th, 2014

Allegation that early issues of Lahore Ahmadiyya newspaper ‘Paigham Sulh’ presented Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet

The Qadiani Jama'at and also the anti-Ahmadiyya campaigners have been circulating one or two statements from early issues of the Lahore Ahmadiyya newspaper Paigham Sulh to allege that the founders of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Anjuman used to believe Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be a prophet before they formed their own separate organization in Lahore after the split of March 1914. They have been circulating these statements for more than 80 years, generation after generation, and these allegations have been answered again and again.

After the late Professor Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi of the International Islamic University of Islamabad failed against the Lahore Ahmadiyya presentation in the 2nd Cape Town case in 1987, he published a book in 1991 entitled 'Qadiani Problem and Position of Lahori Group', in which (without mentioning the case at all) he too trotted out the same statement from Paigham Sulh, October 1913.

I have compiled a more detailed reply to this allegation than we have done in the past, and it can be read at this link.

One Response to “Allegation that early issues of Lahore Ahmadiyya newspaper ‘Paigham Sulh’ presented Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet”

  1. I note also that just a month before Maulana Nuruddin died, the Review of Religions stated this qualification underneath an article entitled "Ahmad As A Prophet"

    The word prophet is used here not in the strict terminology of the Muslim law, the holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and the blessings of God be upon him, being the last of the prophets in that sense, but in the broad sense of one endowed with the gift of prophecy, Divine inspiration, a gift which is promised to every true Muslim by the holy Qur’an, and one which was possessed in an eminent degree by the late Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. http://aaiil.org/text/articles/reviewofreligions/1914/reviewreligionsenglish_191402.pdf

    That magazine is now run by members of the AMC who contend that Hazrat Ahmad is a real Prophet.


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