No Claim to Prophethood
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is accused of claiming to be a prophet,
in violation of the Islamic teaching that the Holy Prophet Muhammad
was the Last of the Prophets (Khatam-un-nabiyyin or Khatam-ul-anbiya).
This is an entirely false allegation, as we will now prove.
This discussion is divided into the following topics:
- Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
declared that the Holy Prophet Muhammad was the Last Prophet
after whom no prophet at all can possibly come. See link.
repeatedly denied the charge that he was claiming to be
a prophet. See link.
explained that the words prophet (nabi) and
messenger (rasul) about him are only meant
metaphorically, and not in a real sense. Word prophet
can be considered as deleted and replaced by
muhaddas. See link.
rejected the belief that the Promised Messiah, according
to Hadith reports, must be a prophet. See link.
- In Islamic
tradition and practice, the words prophet (nabi)
and messenger (rasul) can be applied to non-prophets. See link.
stated that those who believe in a prophet after the Holy Prophet
Muhammad are making that prophet into the Khatam-un-nabiyyin
instead of the Holy Prophet. See link.
wrote in a major book one year before his death (Haqiqat-ul-Wahy)
that Holy Prophet Muhammad came at the end of all the prophets. See link.
did not claim to be a prophet in Haqiqat-ul-Wahy: Response
to Qadiani Jamaat members. See link.
explanation of Quranic verse (4:69) about prophets, truthful,
faithful, righteous: four qualities bestowed upon saints
in Islam. See link.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad on the views of the classical great scholars
of Islam about prophethood and revelation. See link.
- Hazrat Mirza Ghulam
Ahmad DID NOT claim prophethood in his booklet Ayk Ghalati
Ka Izala (Correction of an Error or A Misunderstanding