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8. Denial of claiming to be a prophet - 1
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8. Denial of claiming to be a prophet - 1

  • He called the allegation (that he claimed to be a prophet) as being: a fabrication, a slander against him (refs. 1, 2)

  • He said he too, like his opponents, cursed anyone who claimed to be a prophet (ref. 3)

  • He said that any claimant to prophethood after the Holy Prophet Muhammad is:

  • He invoked curses on those who alleged that he claimed to be a prophet (ref. 7)

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    Extracts from statements of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

    RK = Ruhani Khaza’in, the 23 volume collection of books of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
    MI = Majuma Ishtiharat, collection of published announcements of Hazrat Mirza.
    Rabwah editions.

    1. “I believe also that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the best of messengers and the Khatam an-nabiyyin, and those people have fabricated a lie against me who say that this man claims to be a prophet.”
    Hamamat al-Bushra, p. 8. RK, vol. 7, p. 184. [TOP]

    2. “By way of a fabrication, they slander me by saying that I have made a claim to prophethood. But it should be remembered that all this is a fabrication. Our belief is that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Khatam al-anbiya.”
    Kitab al-Bariyya, p. 182, footnote. RK, vol. 13, p. 215. [TOP]

    3. “Let it be clear to him that we also curse the person who claims prophethood. We hold that ‘there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah’, and believe in the finality of prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.”
    MI, 1986 edition, vol. 2, pp. 297-298. [TOP]

    4. “I have heard that some leading Ulama of this city Delhi are giving publicity to the allegation against me that I lay claim to prophethood. ... I respectfully state to all these gentlemen that these allegations are an entire fabrication. I do not make a claim to prophethood. ... After the Holy Prophet Muhammad, I consider anyone who claims prophethood and messengership to be a liar and unbeliever.
    Statement issued in Delhi, 2 October 1891. MI, 1986 edition, vol. 1, pp. 230-231. [TOP]

    5. “Other allegations made against me are that ‘this man denies the Lailat al-Qadr and miracles and the Mi`raj, and further that he makes a claim to prophethood and denies the finality of prophethood.’

           “All these allegations are entirely untrue and false. ... Now I make a clear and plain affirmation of the following matters before Muslims in this house of God: I believe in the finality of prophethood of the Khatam al-anbiya, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, and I consider the person who denies the finality of prophethood as being without faith and outside the pale of Islam.
    Speech in Delhi Central Mosque, 23 October 1891. MI, 1986 edition, vol. 1, p. 255. [TOP]

    6. “Can a wretched imposter who claims messengership and prophethood for himself have any belief in the Holy Quran? And can a man who believes in the Holy Quran, and believes the verse ‘He is the Messenger of Allah and the Khatam an-nabiyyin’ to be the word of God, say that he is a messenger and prophet after the Holy Prophet Muhammad?”
    Anjam Atham, p. 27, footnote. RK, vol. 11, p. 27. [TOP]

    7. “If the objection is that I have made a claim to prophethood, and such a thing is heresy, what else can I say except that may the curse of Allah be upon liars and fabricators.”
    Anwar-ul-Islam, p. 34. RK, vol. 9, p. 35. [TOP]

    8. “Question: In the booklet Fath-i Islam you have made a claim to prophethood.

           “Answer: There is no claim of prophethood. On the contrary, the claim is of sainthood (muhaddasiyyat) which has been advanced by the command of God.”
    Izala Auham, pp. 421-422, RK, vol. 3, p. 320. [TOP]

    9. “Look how far this is from a claim to prophethood. O brother, do not think that what I have said contains even a whiff of a claim to prophethood. ... God forbid that I should claim prophethood after God has made our Prophet and master Muhammad, peace be upon him, as the Khatam an-nabiyyin.
    Hamamat al-Bushra p. 83. RK, vol. 7, p. 302. [TOP]

    10.I make no claim to prophethood. This is your mistake, or you have some other motive in mind. Is it necessary that he who claims to receive revelation also becomes a prophet?”
    Jang Muqaddas, p. 67. RK, vol. 6, p. 156. [TOP]