The Ahmadiyya Religious Sect Ideology vs Orthodox Islam Ideology

· Ahmadiyya Sect

The Ahmadiyya Religious Sect vs Orthodox Islam

[The author’s comments will be between square brackets i.e. [xxxxxxx]. The purpose of this article is to help clarify much confusion that is caused by the Ahmadiyya sect (Ahmadis), who claim to represent Muslims, with non-Ahmadi Muslims, (referred here as Muslims). There are many contentious differences between the two beliefs that has and will cause for confusion among the less informed reader. It is hoped that this article will clarify some of these misunderstandings. This article is written, hopefully, with an open mind. It is particularly important as the current caliph of the Ahmadis has their headquarters in Britain and their many members are very active in extolling their vision of their Ahmadi concepts in the West.]




The Ahmadiyya Religious Sect



“The Ahmadiyya movement claims to represent the latter day renaissance of the religion of Islam. At the end of the 19th century, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian proclaimed himself to be the “Reformer of the age” (Mujaddid), Promised Messiah, Mahdi of the age. (Note that the two sub-sects of the Ahmadiyya interpret this last claim very differently). He claimed to have fulfilled the prophecy of the return of Jesus. He and his followers claimed that his advent was foretold by Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, and also by many other religious scriptures of the world. In 1889, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad laid down the foundation of his community, which was later given the name of “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat”. Since its inception, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s objective has been the revival of Islam. Soon after the death of the first Caliph, the movement split into two sects over the question of the Finality of Prophethood. The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement affirmed the traditional Islamic interpretation that there could be no new prophet after Muhammad and viewed itself as a reform movement within the broader Ummah. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, however, claimed that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had indeed been a prophet (albeit a “non-law-bearing” one) and that mainstream Muslims who rejected his message were guilty of disbelief. The question of “Khalifat” was also an issue in the split of the Ahmadiyya movement. The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement believes that an “Anjuman” (body of selected people) should be in charge of the Jamaat. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, however, believes that Caliphs are appointed by God and they are in charge.

Some of the first people to convert to the Ahmadiyya movement were highly educated people from secular and religious circles. These included many civil servants and also from the military, such as Ali Gouhar of the British-Indian Army. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has established offices in 182 countries and claims to have a population exceeding tens of millions. The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement has branches in 17 countries. There is no reliable information available regarding the population numbers of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.

Overseas Ahmadiyya missionary activities started as early as 1920’s. For many modern nations of the world, the Ahmadiyya movement was their first contact with the proclaimants from the Muslim world. Ahmadiyya movement is considered by some historians as one of the precursors to the African-American Civil Rights Movement in America. According to some experts, Ahmadiyya were “arguably the most influential community in African-American Islam” until the 1950s, when Nation of Islam gained support among black communities.[ Many notable Jazz musicians converted to Ahmadiyya Islam. The influence of Ahmadiyya movement was later reduced by the splits among the community caused by Nation of Islam as well as the Sunni scholars during the 1950’s.


Current status

In some countries it is an offence for the Ahmadiyya Movement to preach their religion as Islam. In Pakistan, parliament has declared Ahmadis to be non-Muslims. In 1974, the government of Pakistan amended its constitution to define a Muslim “as a person who believes in the finality of the Prophet Muhammad”. Due to this strong clash of beliefs, Ahmadis have been the target of many attacks led by various religious groups. As a result of the cultural implications of the laws and constitutional amendments regarding Ahmadis in Pakistan, persecution and hate-related incidents are constantly reported from different parts of the country. All religious seminaries and madrassahs in Pakistan, belonging to different sects of Islam have prescribed essential reading materials specifically targeted at refuting Ahmadiyya beliefs. In a recent survey in Pakistan, pupils in private schools of Pakistan expressed their opinions on religious tolerance in the country. The figures assembled in the study reflect that even in the educated classes of Pakistan, Ahmadis are considered to be the least deserving minority in terms of equal opportunities and civil rights. In the same study, the teachers in these elite schools showed even lower amount of tolerance towards Ahmadis than their pupils. Since both groups claim to be the true heirs to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s legacy even though they have radically different interpretations of his teachings (see below), the term can be quite ambiguous. Lahori Ahmadis claim that mainstream Muslim critics of Ahmadis often fail to note the important distinctions between the groups, treating all “Ahmadis” as members of the “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

In Bangladesh, fundamentalist Islamic groups have demanded that Ahmadiyyas be declared “officially” as kafirs. Ahmadiyyas have become a persecuted group, targeted via protests and acts of violence. According to Amnesty International, followers have been subject to “house arrest”, and several have been killed. In late 2003, several large marches, lead by Moulana Moahmud Hossain Mumtazi, were directed to occupy an Ahmadi mosque. The march was supported by thousands of protesters, armed with sticks, bricks, and other weapons; they chanted sloguns of hate-filled and violent rhetoric. In 2004, all Ahmadi publications were banned, the official reason being that they “hurt or might hurt the sentiments of the majority Muslim population”.



Ahmadiyya beliefs mostly mirror those of Islam in general, including belief in the prophethood of Muhammad, reverence for historical prophets, belief in a single creator god (Allah) (strong monotheism.) They accept the Qur’an as their holy text, face the Kaaba during prayer and accept the authority of hadiths (reported sayings of and stories about Muhammad).


Distinct Ahmadi beliefs

Although the central values of Islam (prayer, charity, fasting, etc.) are shared by mainstream and Ahmadi Muslims, distinct Ahmadi beliefs include the following:

That the prophecies concerning the second coming of Jesus were metaphorical in nature and not literal and that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad fulfilled in his person these prophecies and the second advent of Jesus, was the promised Mahdi and Messiah.

That the Qur’an has no contradictions (or abrogations), and has precedence over the Hadith or traditions; i.e., that one verse of the Qur’an does not cancel another and that no Hadith can contradict a verse of the Qur’an. Hadith that appear to contradict the Qu’ran are not accepted by Ahmadi Muslims. [29]

That Jesus, contrary to mainstream Islamic belief, was crucified and survived the four hours on the cross. He was later revived from a swoon in the tomb. Ahmadis believe that Jesus died in Kashmir of old age whilst seeking the Lost Tribes of Israel. Jesus’ remains are believed to be entombed in Kashmir under the name Yuz Asaf. Ahmadis believe that Jesus foretold the coming of Muhammad after him, which Christians have misinterpreted.

That Jesus Christ did not bring a new religion or law i.e. was not a law-bearing prophet but was last in the line of Hebrew/Israelite prophets who appeared within the dispensation of Moses akin to that of David, Solomon, Jeremiah, Isaiah etc.

That Jihad can only be used to protect against extreme religious persecution, and that Muslims have used Jihad as a tool for political opportunism.

That the “Messiah” and the “Imam Mahdi” are the same person, and that it is through his teachings, influence, his prayers and that of his followers that Islam will defeat the Anti-Christ or Dajjal in a period similar to the period of time it took for nascent Christianity to rise (300 years) and that the Dajjal’s power will slowly melt away like the melting of snow, heralding the final victory of Islam and age of peace.

That the history of mankind is split into seven epochs or ages, parallel to the seven days of the week, with periods for light and darkness and that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad appeared as the Promised Messiah at the sixth epoch heralding the seventh and final age of the world as a day in the estimation of God is like a thousand years of man’s reckoning (Quran:22:48). According to Ghulam Ahmad just as the sixth day of the week is reserved for Jumu’ah (congregational prayers) likewise his age is destined for a global gathering or assembly in which the world is to unite under one universal religion, which according to him was Islam.

The two Ahmadiyya groups have varying beliefs regarding the finality of the Prophethood of Muhammad. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that Muhammad brought prophethood to perfection and was the last law-bearing prophet and the apex of man’s spiritual evolution. New prophets can come but they must be subordinate to Muhammad and cannot exceed him in excellence nor alter his teaching or bring any new law or religion. The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement believes that Muhammad is the last of the prophets and no prophet, new or old, can come after him.”………….


“Views of mainstream Muslims

Most orthodox Muslims consider both Ahmadi sects to be heretics for a number of reasons, chief among them being the question of finality of prophethood, since they believe members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community do not regard the Islamic prophet Muhammad to be the last prophet (the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement does not subscribe to this belief. Ahmadis claim that this is a result of misinterpreting Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s statements referring to his coming “in the spirit of Muhammed”, (similar to John the Baptist coming in the spirit and power of Elijah.) Both Ahmadi sects believe Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be the Mahdi and promised Messiah, while mainstream Muslims refute this claim, they do not believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad fulfilled the prophecies about the Promised Messiah and Mahdi and see him as a false prophet. Both Ahmadi groups are considered non-Muslims by the Pakistan government, and have this fact recorded on their travel documents. In contrast Ahmadi citizens from Western countries and other moderate Muslim nations perform Hajj and Umra as the Saudi government is not made aware they are Ahmadis when applying for the visa. A court decision has also upheld the right of Ahmadiyyas to identify themselves as Muslims in India.

As the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement’s view regarding Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s status as a Prophet is closer to traditional Islamic thought, the Literature published by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement has found greater acceptability among the Muslim Intelligentsia.

Some mainstream Muslims group both Ahmadi sects together and refer to them as “Qadianis”, and their beliefs as “Qadianism” (after the small town of Qadian in the Gurdaspur District of Punjab in India, where the movement’s founder was born). However most, if not all, Ahmadis of both sects dislike this term as it has acquired derogatory connotations over the years and furthermore they prefer to differentiate their two separate movements. Furthermore, mainstream Muslims will not use the term “Muslim” when referring to Ahmadis, even though both sects refer to themselves as such citing the fatwas given by the Islamic scholars. However, as members of Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement deny the prophethood of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, some orthodox Islamic Scholars consider the Lahore Ahmadiyya as Muslims. In earlier times in Pakistan and India, there was widespread persecution of Ahmadis by certain Muslim groups. Sporadic violence as well as persecution of a more subtle nature against Ahmadis continues even today.


Relationship with Christians

Christian missionaries during the life of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad were actively engaged in debates, prayer duels and written arguments with the Ahmadiyya Movement. The Ahmadiyya Movement considers Christian nations (particularly of the developed world) to be the prophesised Dajjal and Gog and Magog, thus making the relationship very hostile. The Ahmadiyya view of the death of Jesus has also been a source of ongoing friction with the Christian Church.

Abbot Freeland, observed in his book, Islam and Pakistan.

The primary significance of the Ahmadiyya Movement lay in its missionary emphasis. Every Muslim believed that Islam was the only religion free from error. The Ahmadiyyas made it part of their principles to show the errors of other religions to their adherents and to proselytize energetically for Islam. In a sense, the Ahmadiyyas represent the Muslims emerging, religiously speaking, from the withdrawal that had begun with the arrival of the British, just as the Muslim League represents the political emergence from that same withdrawal. ……………………………. It is somewhat ironic that the sect most attacked by Muslims in India and Pakistan has also been that, which has worked hardest, in both its branches, to defend and extend Islam against the competition offered by other faiths.

Ghulam Ahmad was constantly engaged in controversies with the British missionaries. Western historians have recorded this effort as one of the features of Ghulam Ahmad’s legacy. Francis Robinson states;

At their most extreme religious strategies for dealing with the Christian presence might involve attacking Christian revelation at its heart, as did the Punjabi Muslim, Ghulam Ahmad (d.1908), who founded the Ahmadiyya missionary sect.



[The above extract from a recent account in wikipedia is well written but needs some elaboration. First note that the Ahmadis are almost zealous in their missionary zeal in their proselytizing. There is nothing wrong with that except the confusion caused to the uninitiated whether they are proselytizing in the name of Ahmadiyyas (considered non-Muslims by the majority of people as will be shown below) or giving the impression that their views represents orthodox Islam (non-Ahmadi) principles. The following is a quote from the above article:]


“The primary significance of the Ahmadiyya Movement lay in its missionary emphasis. Every Muslim believed that Islam was the only religion free from error. The Ahmadiyyas made it part of their principles to show the errors of other religions to their adherents and to proselytize energetically for Islam. In a sense, the Ahmadiyyas represent the Muslims emerging, religiously speaking, from the withdrawal that had begun with the arrival of the British, just as the Muslim League represents the political emergence from that same withdrawal. ……………………………. It is somewhat ironic that the sect most attacked by Muslims in India and Pakistan has also been that, which has worked hardest, in both its branches, to defend and extend Islam against the competition offered by other faiths.”

[The following extracts show the extent that the Ahmadiyyas are considered as non-Muslims. And in reality, they represent less than one percent of the international Muslims.]


(1)  Here is and Extract of Pakistan’s view of the Ahmadiyyas.


“Section II. Status of Religious Freedom 

Legal/Policy Framework 

The constitution establishes Islam as the state religion. It also states that adequate provisions shall be made for minorities to profess and practice their religions freely; however, in practice the Government imposes limits on freedom of religion, particularly on Ahmadis.

Due to Ahmadis not accepting that Prophet Muhammad was the final prophet of Islam, a 1974 constitutional amendment declares this self-described Islamic community to be non-Muslim. In 1984, the Government added Section 298(c), commonly referred to as the “anti-Ahmadi laws”, to the penal code. The section prohibits Ahmadis from calling themselves Muslims or posing as Muslims, referring to their faith as Islam, preaching or propagating their faith, inviting others to accept the Ahmadi faith, and insulting the religious feelings of Muslims. The constitutionality of Section 298(c) was upheld in a split-decision supreme court case in 1996. The punishment for violation of the section is imprisonment for up to three years and a fine. The Government has blocked similar movements to restrict both Zikris and Ismaili followers of the Aga Khan. Other religious communities were generally free to observe their religious obligations; however, religious minorities are, in some places, legally restricted from public display of certain religious images and, due to discriminatory legislation, are often afraid to profess their religion freely.”





(2) Bangladesh’s Ruling on Ahmadiyyas

“Islamic radicals declare Ahmadiyyas persona non grata in Bangladesh:
Dhaka December 24, 2004 1:38:01 PM IST
By Nazrul Islam

Stepping up pressure on the Khaleda Zia government in Bangladesh to declare the banned minority Ahmadiyya sect as non-Muslim, Islamist zealots in the country have announced a year-long agitational programme.

“The government has no right to ignore the people’s demand for declaring Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim by giving in to any pressure by any foreign nation or country. We are giving a final ultimatum to the government to take the responsibility for any consequence if our demand is not fulfilled by that time,” Nazmul Haq, the secretary general ofInternational Khatme Nabuwat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNMB), told reporters late on Thursday.

The IKNMB is a platform of Islamist fanatics that has pioneered the anti-Ahmadiyya movement and sentiment in Bangladesh.

Haq said that the agitation would commence from February 25 by laying siege to the Ahmadiyya community in the town of Bogra in north Bangladesh.

He further went on to say that “grand rallies” would be organised and ‘ “coffin processions” would be held at six divisional headquarters between January and September 2005.

Similar programmes would be carried out in the districts of Sylhet, Comilla, Mymensingh, Narsingdi, besides staging a march towards Parliament in Dhaka on the issue.

Thursday’s announcement came two days after a High Court bench stayed a government order that banned Ahmadiyya-related publications.

Radical Islamists also urged civilians to concentrate on their own works rather than extending support to the “non-Muslims“. (ANI)”



(3)         “1974 Declaration by World Muslim League 
(Rabita al-Alam al-Islami)

Mohammad Bashir

World Muslim League held its annual conference at Makkah Al-Mukaramma Saudi Arabia from 14th to 18th of Rabiul Awwal 1394 H (April 1974) in which 140 delegations of Muslim countries and organizations from all over the world participated. I (Mohammad Bashir) too was there in this Conference alongwith the other journalists from all over the world. The Conference unanimously adopted the following Resolution regarding Qadianism. 

Qadianism or Ahmadiyyat: It is a subversive movement against Islam and the Muslim world, which falsely and decietfully claims to be an Islamic sect; who under the guise of Islam and for the sake of mundane interests contrives and plans to damage the very foundations of Islam. Its eminent deviations from the basic Islamic principles are as follows: 
Its founder claimed that he was a Prophet. 
They deliberately distort the meanings of the verses of the Holy Quran. 
They decalred that Jehad has been obolished.
Qadianism was originally fostered by the British imperialism. Hence it has been flourishing under her flag. This movement has completely been disloyal to and dishonest in affairs of the Muslim Ummah. Rather, it has been loyal to Imperialism and Zionism. It has deep associations and cooperation with the anti Islamic forces and teachings especially through the following nefarious methods:
Construction of mosques with the assistance of the anti Islamic forces wherin the misleading Qadiani thoughts are imparted to the people. 
Opening of schools institutions and orphanages wherein the people are taught and trained as to how they can be more anti Islamic in their activities. They also published the corrupted versions of the Holy Quran in different local and international languages. 
In order to combat these dangers, the Conference recommends the following measures:

All the Muslim organization in the world must keep a vigilant eye on all the activities of Qadianisin their respective countries; to confine them all strictly to their schools, institutions and orphanages only. Moreover he Muslims of the world be shown the true picture of Qadianism and be briefed of their various tactics so that the Muslims of the world be saved from their designs . 
They must be declared non Muslims and ousted form the fold of Islam. And be barred to enter the Holy lands. 
There must be no dealings with the Qadianis. They must be coycotted socially , economically and culturally Nor they be married with or to Nor they be allowed to be buried in the Muslims graveyards. And they be treated like other non Muslims. 
All the Muslim countries must impose restrictions on the activities of the claimant of Prophethood Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani’s followers; must declare them a non Muslim minority must not etrust them them with any post of responsibility in any Muslim country. 
The alterations effected by them in the Holy Quran must be made public and the people be briefed of them and all these be prohibited for further publication. 
All such groups as are deviators from islam must be treated at par with the Qadianis. ”


(4)         Muslim Council of Britain.

“The MCB has also said that members of the Ahmadiyya sect are not-Muslims; potentially opening them up to persecution by members of the mainstream Muslim community

For example, when the Ahmadi community opened a large mosque in Morden, Surrey, in 2003, Sacranie said that the movement exaggerated their numbers and influence and should not be even allowed to call their new building a mosque:

”They can call their place of worship by any name except for a mosque because that is for Muslims…They are outside the fold of Islam.”

The Jamaat-e-Islami movement in the Indian sub-continent (in which some of the founders of the MCB were involved) has similarly said that the Ahmadis were not ‘proper Muslims’ – an accusation which has frequently led to widespread riots and killings of Ahmadis.”


[So taking the consensus of Muslim opinion, I feel obliged to accept the opinion of 1.2 Billion Muslims against that of approximately just over 1 million Ahmadis. In order to highlight some Ahmadi tenets of their cult beliefs I will quote some of their beliefs that goes against the grain of international Islam. Especially for those who know the Koran as is accepted by the majority of Muslims worldwide.]


What do Qadianis (Ahmadiyya) think of Muslims

(In light of Qadiani own Writings)

1. Muslims declared Kafir (Non-Muslim)

2. Marriage with non-Qadiani declared Haram

3. Praying Behind Muslims declared Haram

4.Funeral Prayer for Muslims declared Haram


Qadiani (Ahmadi) missionaries often attempt to present traditional Islamic belief as dogmatic, unpleasant, and intolerant of other faiths.  They approach uninformed Muslims and try to win their sympathy (and perhaps their soul) by displaying their outrage at the fact that all Muslim Scholars have declared them unbelievers and outside the fold of Islam. Naturally, they conveniently omit the true reason for this verdict and instead try to capitalize on emotions and inherent goodness of Muslims. In other pages of this site, we have extensively explained the Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) doctrines that has convinced all informed Muslims Qadianism is Kufr.

In this page, we like to share with you some of their own writings testifying to the fact that they too believe that they have a different religion than what Muslims have been taught by Hazrat Muhammad, saw, and have been following for 1400 years.  Unfortunately, they have plagiarized much of the wonderful teachings and practices of Islam and call their new cult “Islam”.  They call the followers of Hazrat Muhammad(SAW) unbelievers!

If Qadianis (Ahmadiyya) believe they have a new religion and call the Muslims Kafir, should we call them Muslim?

Please do read the following Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) writings and decide for yourself.

Muslims declared Kafir (Non-Muslim):

“Allah has revealed to me that he who does not follow me and does not give me his oath of allegiance and remains in opposition is disobeying the will of Allah and His Rasul and is Jahannami (doomed to Hell).”
    (Collection of Posters, Vol.3.P.275: Mirza Ghulam Qadiani)

“Question: Huzoor-e-aali (Respected Mirza Ghulam) has mentioned in thousands of places that it is not at all right to call Kafir a Kalima-go (someone who recites the Kalima) and an Ahle-Qibla.  It is quite obvious that except those Momineen who become Kafir by calling you (Mirza Ghulam) a Kafir, no one becomes a Kafir by merely not accepting you. However, you have now written to Abdul Hakeem Khan that anyone who has received my message and has not accepted me is no longer a Muslim.  There is contradiction between this statement and your statements in previous books.  Earlier in Tiriaq-ul-Quloob etc you had mentioned that no one becomes Kafir by not accepting you; now you are writing that by rejecting me he becomes a Kafir?!
Answer: This is strange that you consider the person who rejects me and the person who calls me Kafir as two different persons, whereas in the eyes of God he is the same type; because he who does not accept me is because he considers me a fabricator…” 
(Haqiqat-ul-Wahi, Roohany Khazeen,Vol.22.p.167, Mirza Ghulam Qadiani)

“All those Muslims who do not enter the fold of the Promised Messiah, whether or not they have heard of Messiah (Mirza Ghulam Qadiani) are considered Kafirs and are beyond the pale of Islam.”
     (Aeena-e-Sadaqat, P. 9/35, By Bashir-uddin Mahmud)

“God has revealed it to me that the person who did not believe in me after having heard about me is not a Muslim.”
     (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Jan 15, 1935 – Al-Hukum, 4:24, Mirza Ghulam Qadiani)

“It has been revealed to me that the person who did not follow me and did not enter into my fold, is disobedient and as such, should be thrown into Hell.”
     (Miyar-ul-Akhyar, Vol. 9, P. 27, Mirza Ghulam Qadiani)

“He (Mirza Ghulam Qadiani) has regarded him as an infidel who knows him to be truthful and does not belie him in speech but has not yet entered the fold.”
     (Tashi-ul-Azhan, 6:4, Apr. 1911, Miyan Mahmood Qadiani -
      Aqaid-e-Ahmadia, P. 108)

“A man once asked the first caliph of the Messiah (Hakim Nuruddin Sahib) whether it was possible to attain salvation without having faith in mirza Sahib? He replied: ‘If the Word of God is based on truth, it is not possible to attain salvation without having faith in Mirza Sahib.”
     (Aa’ina-e-Sadaqat, P. 25, Miyan Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani)

“In Lucknow, I (Mir Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani) met a man who was a great scholar. He said: ‘Those are your enemies who make the propaganda that you condemn people as infidels. I can not believe that such broad minded people as you are can indulge in such things.’ The man was making this remark to Sheikh Yaqub Ali Qadiani. I asked him to tell the man that we really believe them as infidels. The man was astonished to hear this.”
    (Anwar-e-Khilafat, Miyan Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani)

“It seems that the Promised Messiah had also suspected that the word ‘Muslim’ which he used also for non-Ahmadis might be wrongly understood. So, he has made it clear in his writings occasionally that the work ‘Muslim’ which he used for also non-Ahmadis meant ‘those who claimed to be Muslims.’ hence, wherever he has used that term for non-Ahmadis, he means by it those who claim to be Muslims, for he could not have recognized those who denied him as Muslims under divine instructions.”
    (Kalimatul Fasl, Vol. 14, No. 3, P. 126, Sahibaza Bashir Ahmad Qadiani)

“Chaudhari Sahib (Sir Zafarullah Khan Qadiani) stressed the point that we Ahmadis are Muslims and it is wrong to regard us as infidels. As for the question whether the non-Ahmadis are infidels, the Ahmadis hold that they are infidels. They said so in the subordinate court and the Chaudhari Sahib has supported this statement in the High Court.”
     (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 10, No. 21, Sep. 14, 1922)

“O you who are called Muslims! If you really desire Islam’s victory and invite the rest of the world to join you, then first come yourselves to the true Islam (Qadianism) which is available throught the Promised Messiah (Mirza of Qadian). It is under his auspices that today the roads to goodness and righteousness are open. By following him alone, man can reach the desired goal of success and salvation. He is the same pride of the former and the latter mankind (Muhammad), who had come 13 centuries ago from now as ‘Rahmatul Alemeen’ (The Mercy to the Worlds).”
(Al-Fadl, September 26, 1915; Qadiani Religion, P. 211-212/264, 9th Edition, Lahore)

To declare those who denied the Holy Prophet(SAW) in his first advent as Kafirs and outside the fold of Islam but to regard the deniers of his second advent (Mirza Ghulam) as Muslim is an insult to the Prophetand a joke against the signs of Allah, since the Promised Messiah has, in the Khutba-e-Ilhamia, compared the mutual relation between the first and the second advents of the Holy Prophet to the relations between the crescent and the full moon.” 
(Al-Fadl, Vol. 3, No. 10, July 15, 1915; Qadiani Religion, P. 262)

“The point is now quite clear. If it is Kofr to deny the Merciful Prophet, it must also be Kofr to deny the Promised Messiah, because the Promised Messiah is in no way a separate being from the Merciful Prophet; rather he is the same (Muhammad).  If anyone is not considered a Kafir for denying the promised Messiah, then anyone else who denies the Merciful Prophet should not also be considered a Kafir. How is it possible that denying him in his first advent should be considered Kofr, but denying him in his second advent should not be regarded as Kofr, even thought, as claimed by the Promised Messiah, his spiritual attainment is stronger, more complete, and more severe.“
(Kalimatul Fasl, P. 146-147; Review of Religions, March-April 1915)

“Any person who believes in Moses but does not believe in Christ, or believes in Christ but does not believe in Muhammad or believes in Muhammadbut does not believe in the Promised Messiah, is not only a Kafir, but he is a confirmed (Pakka) Kafir, and out of the fold of Islam.”
(Kalimatul Fasl, P. 110, By Mirza Bashir Ahmad Qadiani)

“It is incumbent upon us that we should not regard non-Ahmadis as Muslims, nor should we offer prayers behind them, because according to our belief they deny one of the messengers of Allah. This is a matter of faith. None has any discretion in this.”
(Anwar-e-Khilafat, P. 90, by Mirza Mahmood Ahmad Qadiani)

Marriage with non-Qadiani Declared Haram:

“He who gives his daughter in marriage to any non-Qadiani is a non-Ahmadi, even though he may call himself Ahmadi… It is also forbidden for our followers to participate in such marriage gathering.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, May 23, 1931)

“There is no harm if you marry a non-Ahmadi girl because it is allowed to marry women of the people of the Book… But an Ahmadi girl should not be given to a non-Ahmadi. There is no harm in accepting their girl but it is a sin to give them a girl.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Dec. 16, 1920)

“It is permitted to marry the daughters of Christians, Hindu, and Sikhs, (but to give them daughters is not allowed).”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Feb. 18, 1930)

“By giving up Ahmadiat I mean to do something which may amount to unbelieving; giving a daughter to any non-Ahmadi also falls in that category.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, May 4, 1922)

“The fifth tenet that is binding upon my sect in this erase is that you should not give your daughters to non-Ahmadis. He who gives his daughter to a non-Ahmadi does not know what Ahmadiat is. Do you find non-Ahmadis giving their daughters to Hindus or Christians? Non-Ahmadis are, according to our faith Kafir, but they are better than you in this respect. In spite of being Kafirs themselves, they do not give their daughters to Kafirs but you, in spite of being Ahmadi, give your daughters to non-believers.”
    (Malaika-tullah, P. 46; by Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud)

“The promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam Qadiani) has definitely prohibited Ahmadis to give their daughters in marriage to non-Ahmadis (Muslims). Let us be careful in the future.  Ahmadis should follow this verdict.”
    (Barakat-e-Khilafat, P. 75, Miyan Mahmood Qadiani;
     Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 20, No. 97, Feb. 14, 1933)

“He who gives his daughter in marriage to a non-Ahmadi youth is not an Ahmadi in my opinion. None can give his daughter in marriage to a person whom he regards as a non-Muslim. The Qadi (Judge) who solemnizes such marriage should be regarded as a person who has conducted the marriage of a Muslim girl with a Christian or Hindu.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadiani, Vol. 8, No. 88, May 23, 1921)

“There is no harm in marrying a non-Ahmadi girl because it is permissible to marry women belonging to the people of the Book as it might result in her enlightenment. But we should not give our girls to non-Ahmadis though we can take their girls. It means that there is no harm in talking in non-Ahmadi girls.”
   (Al-Hukum, Qadian, Vol. 8, No. 45, Dec. 16, 1920)

Praying Behind Muslims declared Haram:

“It is my considered religion: it is not permitted that you should offer prayer led by a non-Qadiani in any place whatsoever, whosoever he may be and however respected among the people he may be. This is an order from Allah and this is what Allah expects of you. Those who doubt this are considered deniers. Allah desires that a distinction be made between you and them.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Aug. 28, 1917)

“God has revealed to me that it is forbidden – strictly forbidden – that you should say prayers led by one who believes me to be a liar or is wavering in his allegiance to me. Instead it enjoined upon you that you should follow an Imam from amongst you.” 
   (Arbaeen, Vol. 3, P. 28; “Tuhfa-e-Golarwiah”, P. 27, Mirza Ghulam Qadiani)

“No Qadiani is allowed to say prayers which are led by a non-Qadiani. People have asked this question again and again – is it permissible to pray behind them? I would say, whenever I am asked, it is not allowed for any Qadiani to pray behind a non-Qadiani. It is forbidden – not permitted – prohibited.” 
   (Anwar-e-Khilafat, P. 93)

Funeral Prayer for Muslims declared Haram:

“If one asks ‘Is it permitted for us that funeral prayers be said for the children of Muslims’, I would say: No – just as it is forbidden to pray for Hindu and Sikh children as the religion must follow his parents.”
   (Anwar-e-Khilafat, Page 93)

‘To the question “What must be done to a Muslim who dies in a place where Qadianism is unknown? Should formal prayers be said?” I would say: “We do not know his full particulars but it would appear from his deed that he died in a state in which he was ignorant of Rasul of ALlah and His Nabi. Therefore, no prayers should be said for him. Nor would we say funeral prayers for a Qadiani who has followed a non-Qadiani in prayer or one who mixes with them by this action, he has left the pale of Qadianism.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, May 6, 1915, Bashir-ul-Din Mahmood Qadiani)

“Fadl Ahmad, the eldest son of promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam Qadiani) from his first wife, died, but he (Mirza Ghulam) did not say funeral prayers over his son as he (Fadl Ahmad) did not believe in his prophethood or in his prophecies, although he was obedient to his father in matters concerning day to day life.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Dec. 15, 1931 – Jul. 7 1943, Page 3)

“Hazrat Mirza Ghulam did not attend the funeral service of his son (late Mr. Fazl Ahmad) only because he was a non-Ahmadi (Muslim).” 
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 9, No. 47, Nov. 15, 1921)

“Our prayer has been channelled and we are not allowed to marry our daughters to them. To say funeral prayers for them is also prohibited. What else remains that we share with them? Relations are of two kinds: religious and worldly. The former comprises prayers and the latter relates to marriage. Thus, following non-believers in prayer is forbidden and it is also forbidden that you make them your sons-in-law. Should you then ask: ‘then why do we greet them?’ Then I would say that even the Prophet(pbuh) used to greet the Jews. In short, our Imam (Mirza Ghulam) has declared has declared us a distinct sect in every respect. There is no ceremony which occupies an important position in Islam in which we have not been separated from others.” 
    (Kalimatul-Fasl, Vol. 14, P. 169, Mirza Bashi Ahmed Qadiani)

“If a non-Ahmadi dies is it permissible to say” ‘May Allah pardon him and grant him admission in the Heaven? 
Answer: The infidelity of the non-Admadis (Muslims) is a proven fact and it is not permissible to pray for their salvation.”
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 8, No. 59, Feb. 1921)

“It is an established rule that:

The denial of even one of the prophets is enough to send a person out of the circle of Islam.

It is not permissible to pray for Salvation for a person who is out of the circle of Islam.

And as the Ahmadis believe that:

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib was as much a prophet as was Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh) in the nature of prophethood.

So it is not permissible to pray for the salvation of a person who goes out of the circle of Islam by his denial of Mirza Sahib.”

(Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 9, No. 30, Oct. 17, 1921)

“Chirag Din is a student of the Taleem-ul-Islam High School, Quadian. Recently, when he returned to his native place, Sialkot, his mother died. She had loved her son dearly, but since she was not an Ahmadi, Chirag Din did not attend her funeral prayers. He thus clung to his faith and principle.  Well-done; Proud son of Taleem-ul-Islam. The movement (Quadianism) needs worthy sons like you. Well done.” 
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 2, No. 129, Apr. 20, 1915)

“I believe that those who follow the lead of non-Ahmadis (Muslims) in prayers, it is not permissible to hold their funeral service. Similarly, those who have given their daughters in marriage to non-Quadianis and died without repenting, it is not permissible to hold their funeral service.” 
   (Al-Fazl, Qadian, Vol. 13, No. 102, Apr. 13, 1926)

Is it then not a sign of the hypocrisy of Qadiani leadership and missionaries to claim to have ever wanted to be part of the Muslim nation?  Yet, even after all this, the door of mercy of God is open to those who sincerely repent, give up false and man-made teachings of Mirza’s family, and embrace Islam.

May Allah guide every sincere individuals to the right path of islam and away from the false teachings and claims of the Qadiani leadership. “


[For further verification and looking at the  same topic from a slightly different angle I submit the  following article:]




Ahmadiyya Jamaat and their followers today pretend to be the champions of Islam, claiming to have exemplary character. They go to extra length to advertise that Muslims have labelled them Kaafir whereas they are very peace-loving sect of Islam, who has never labelled anyone KAAFIR. They raise the slogan: LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE. However in real life all these claims fly in the face. The founder of Ahmadiyya Movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, has this to say about the Muslims (non-Ahmadi Muslims)

“Except for the CHILDREN OF PROSTITUTE, whose hearts have been sealed by God, everyone else believes in me and has accepted me.”


(Aina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Roohani Khazain vol.5 p.547)


“God has revealed to me that anyone to whom my message has reached and he has not accepted me , he is not a muslim.”


(Letter of Mirza to Dr. Abdul Hakeem Khan Patialvi)


“I have God’s inspiration that he who does not follow you and will not enter your Ba’ith and remain your opponent, he is disobedient of God and His Prophet, Hellish.”


(Advertisement in M’ayaar-ul-Akhyar by Mirza Ghulam p.8)


Thus remember as God has informed me, it is forbidden and absolutely forbidden to pray behind any disbeliever and hesitant; but is should be that your imam should be one of you.” (Arbaeen No 3, Roohani Khazain vol.17 p.417 footnote)



Some one asked a question and Mirza has replied to it. Both are mentioned in his book, Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi. I quote:

“Question: Huzoor-e-aali has mentioned in thousands of places that it is not at all right to call KAFIR a Kalima-go (one who recites a Kalima) and an Ahle-Qibla. It is quite obvious that except those Momineen who become Kafir by rejecting you, just by not accepting you no one becomes a Kafir. But you write to Abdul Hakeem Khan that anyone who has recieved my message and he has not accepted me, he is not muslim. There is contradiction between this statement and the statements in previous books. Earlier in Tiryaq-ul-Quloob etc you had mentioned that no one becomes Kafir by not accepting you and now you are writing that by rejecting me he becomes a Kafir.

Answer: This is strange that you consider the person who rejects me and the person who calls me Kafir as two different persons, whereas in the eyes of God he is the same type; because he who does not accept me is because he considers me a fabricator…. apart from this, he who does not accept me, he does not believe in God and His Prophet as well, because there is God and his Prophet’s prophecy regarding me”


(Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi, Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.167)


“It is our obligation that we do not consider non-ahmadis as muslims and do not pray behind them, because for us they have rejected one prophet (Mirza Ghulam) of God. This is a religious matter and no one has any right to do anything in it.”


(Anwar-e-Khilafat, by Mirza Mahmood, Khalifa 2, p.90)


“All muslims who are not included in the initiation of Maseeh Mowood, even if they have not heard the name of Maseeh Mowood, they are Kafir and out of the fold of Islam. I admit that these are my beliefs.”


(Aina-e-Sadaqat, by Mirza Mahmood, 2nd Khalifa, p.35) 

“Every one who accepts Moses but not Eisa or accepts Eisa but not Mohammad or accepts Mohammad but not Maseeh Mowood, he is not only Kafir but a hardened Kafir and is out of the fold of Islam.


(Kalimat-alFasl by Mirza Basheer Ahmad s/o Mirza Ghulam p.110)


Question: “Is it permitted to say May God Bless the departed soul, forgive him and send him to Paradise for a person who was not included in Ahmadiyyat?”


Answer: “The KUFR of non-Ahmadis is proven by evident signs and it is not permitted to ask for forgiveness for non-believers (KUFFAR).”

(Al-Fazl Qadian vol.8, No. 59, 7th Feb 1921)


“Non-Ahmadis are the disbelievers therefore their funeral prayers should not be offered, but if an infant of non-ahmadi dies, why should we not pray his funaral prayer, he is not a disbeliever of Maseeh Mowood? I ask the inquirer, that if this is true than why don’t we offer funeral prayer of a Hindu or a Christian child? How many people offer their funeral prayer?” (Anwar-e-Khilafat, Mirza Mahmood, 2nd Khalifa, p.93)



“It is the order of Hazrat Maseeh Mowood and firm order that no ahmadi should give his daughter to non-ahmadi. It is obligatory on every ahmadi to carry it out….. there is great loss in it, besides this marriage is not permitted.”


(Barakat-e-Khilafat by Mirza Mehmood p.73)


“Our prayers are separate from Non-ahmadis, it is forbidden to give our girls to them, we are stopped to offer their funeral prayers. Now what is left that we can participate with them? There are only two kinds of relations – religious and worldly. For religious relations, it is the gathering for prayers and for worldly relations, it is the marriage and both are forbidden for us.”


(Mirza Basheer Ahmad s/o Mirza Ghulam, Kalimat alFasl p.169)


“The point is now quite clear. If it is ‘Kufr’ (infedility) to deny the


Gracious Prophet (Muhammad pbuh), it must also be ‘Kufr’ to deny the Promised Messiah, because the Promised Messiah is in no way a separate being from the Gracious Prophet; rather he is the same (Muhammad incarnate). If anyone is not deemed a Kafir for denying the Promised Messiah, then anyone else who denies the Gracious Prophet also cannot be considered a Kafir. How is it possible that denying him in his first birth as Prophet should be regarded as Kufr, but denying him in his (reincarnated) second birth as prophet should not be regarded as Kufr, when, as claimed by the Promised Messiah, his (Mirza’s birth as Muhammad incarnate) spiritual attainment is stronger, complete and severe.”

(Kalimatul Fasl, pages 146-147, as cited in the Review of Religions, dated March-April 1915)


“Any person who believes in Moses but does not believe in Christ, or believes in Christ but does not believe in Muhammad, or believes in Muhammad but does not believe in the Promised Messiah, is not only a Kafir, but a ‘pakka’ (confirmed) Kafir, and (he is) out of the fold of Islam.”


(Kalimatul Fasl, page 110, by Mirza Bashir Ahmad, M.A.)


“All such Muslims who did not swear allegiance to the promised Masih (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian), even though they did not hear the name of the Promised Masih, are Kafir and debarred from the fold of Islam.”


(Aiena-e-Sadaqat, page 35, by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad Qadiani).




[As Muslims the world over have declared Ahmadiyyas as non-Muslims and have rejected them by act as well as by legislation, for reasons already given, this is very much resented by the Ahmadis who, outside the jurisdiction of Pakistan and Bangladesh, continue to present themselves to the uninitiated as representatives of Islam and Muslims. This creates confusion and obfuscation and misinformation because it hides or mitigates the real character of ‘militant Islamic Jihad’ which is the source of ‘terrorism’ and ‘Islamic Martyrs’. It tends of camouflage ‘Jihadist Islam’ by misguiding the gullible believe that all Muslims are like the Ahmadis. This of course they are not, as the Ahmadis number only around 1 million followers, and Islamists number 1.3 Billion.


In effect the Ahmadiyya rhetoric “masks” the militancy of Islamic Jihad and tends to put the less informed off their guard against the dangers of Islamic Jihad. It is therefore essential that we correct any misrepresentations that cause us to lower our defenses against Islamic Martyrs who want to cause death and destruction to the western world.


I have nothing against this milder (Ahmadi) form of a religious sect. But in their zeal to portray that Ahmadi (Muslims) are a mild, religion of peace, who only pursue a personal peaceful Jihad misleads westerners that All Muslims are of this same “moderate Muslim behavior”. This could be very misleading and gives a false impression of what most non-Ahmadi Muslims believe. However it is this impression that Ahmadis hope to use to proselytize and gain a larger following. It is this misinformation that has to be countered constantly by those you understand the situation.]It is not an anti-Ahmadi  attitude that prompts this, It is to balance the distortion of the real facts.]

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