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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:

  1. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declared that the Holy Prophet Muhammad was the Last Prophet after whom no prophet at all can possibly come.
  2. He repeatedly denied the charge that he was claiming to be a prophet.
  3. He 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.
  4. He rejected the belief that the Promised Messiah, according to Hadith reports, must be a prophet.
  5. In Islamic tradition and practice, the words ‘prophet’ (nabi) and ‘messenger’ (rasul) can be applied to non-prophets.
  6. He 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.
  7. He 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.
  8. He did not claim to be a prophet in Haqiqat-ul-Wahy: Response to Qadiani Jama‘at members.
  9. His explanation of Quranic verse (4:69) about “prophets, truthful, faithful, righteous”: four qualities bestowed upon saints in Islam.
  10. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad on the views of the classical great scholars of Islam about prophethood and revelation.
  11. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad DID NOT claim prophethood in his booklet Ayk Ghalati Ka Izala (‘Correction of an Error’ or ‘A Misunderstanding Removed’):