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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

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16. ‘prophet’ with or without shariah – 2
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16. ‘Prophet’ with or without Shariah – 2

  • Every prophet followed his own revelation (wahy nubuwwat), first and foremost.

  • His revelation was supreme over any previous shariah.

  • So every prophet had authority over shariah, even if he did not bring a completely new shariah.

  • The term ‘prophet without a shariahwas coined by Islamic scholars to mean a muhaddas, a non-prophet who is spoken to by God through wahy wilayat (which is subordinate to shariah).

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    Extracts from statements of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad writes that a prophet in Islamic terminology has authority over the shariah and this meaning must not be attached to his (Hazrat Mirza’s) claim:

    “However, in the terminology of Islam, nabi and rasul mean those who bring an entirely new Law (shariah), or those who abrogate some aspects of the previous law, or those who are not called followers of a previous prophet, having a direct connection with God without benefit from a prophet. Therefore, one should be vigilant to see that the same meaning is not taken here, because we have no Book but the Holy Quran, and no religion but Islam.”
    — Letter dated 7 August 1899, published in Al-Hakam, vol. 3, no. 29, 17 August 1899.