(In light of Qadiani own Writings)
According to one of their unIslamic doctrines, Qadianis are to believe that Hazrat Muhammad salullahu alaih wassalam appeared on this earth twice. His first advent occurred, during the sixth century of the Christian era, in Arabia when he received the Holy Quran. During his second advent, Qadianis claims, he appeared in the more perfect form of Mirza Ghulam Qadiani in India (God forbid)! Qadianis try to explain this reincarnation via the use of the words “broozi” (incarnation) or “Zilli” (shady/shadow). They claim that somehow an improved spiritual and intellectual version of hazrat Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) was given to Mirza Ghulam Qadiani (God forbid) via the “miracle” of reincarnation, so that he could perfect Islam!
Since Mirza Ghulam, among his many contradictory and unIslamic statements, claimed to be the same prophet (only better) as Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) , Qadiani leaders did not see the need to change their Kalima. Also, claiming to be the same prophet returned to life, Mirza Ghulam suggested he had the authority to change the Islamic Sharia reinterpret the Holy Quran, reject any Hadith that contradicted his claims, suggest that praises of hazrat Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) in the Holy Quran were actually intended for him (Mirza), and declare all the followers of hazrat Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) Kafir (God forbid). In effect, he canceled the religion and prophethood of hazrat Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) and laid the foundation for a new religion with the same name and Kalima as Islam!
In this article, we will present some quotes from Qadiani writings testifying to all these facts.
Claim to being Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) Brought to Life
“In this revelation “Mohammadur Rasoolullah wal lazeena m’ahoo, ashiddao ‘al alkuffare rohamao bainahum” (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves [Quran 48:29]), I (Mirza Ghulam) have been named Muhammad as well as the Messenger of Allah.”
(Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 18, P. 207; Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, P. 3/4; Rabwah, 3rd Edition)
“I have told so many times that according to the verse “Wa Akhareen Menhom” (Along with others of them…) – in the incarnate form, I am the same last of the Prophets. Twenty two years ago, God named me in Braheen-e-Ahmadia Muhammad and Ahmad and declared that I am the entity of the Holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) .”
(Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 18, P. 212; Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, P. 1/8)
“And Know that just as our Holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) was sent in the fifth thousand (the 6th century A.D.), in the same manner he was sent in the sixth thousand (the 13th century A.D.) in the incarnation of the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam Qadiani).”
(Khutba-e-Ilhamiah, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 270; Khutba-e-Ilhamiah, P. 180, 1st Edition, Qadian, 1902)
“The Holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) had two advents. In other words, you may say that one mission was in the reincarnated form. It was promised that the Holy prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) would be sent to the world once again and this was fulfilled by the advent of the Promised Messiah and the promised Mehdi (i.e. Mirza Ghulam).”
(Tuhfah-e-Golravia, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 17, P. 249;Tuhfah-e-Golravia, P. 94, 1st Edition, Qadian, 1902)
“Maseeh Mowud (The Promised Messiah) is not a separate thing from holy Prophet(pbuh), but it is he himself who has come again in this world in incarnated form….. Therefore is there any doubt that God has reincarnated Muhammad again in Qadian?”
(Kalimat-ul-Fasl, P.104-105, Review of Religions, Qadian, March 1915)
“Thus does any doubt remain that God has sent Muhammad (pbuh) again in Qadian to fulfill his promise?”
(Kalimat-ul-Fasl by Mirza Basheer Ahmad, Review of Religions, P.105, No.3, Vol.14)
“Blessed is the head of the 14th century whence he descended like the moon through darkness. Muhammad has now come reincarnated as Ahmad Mujtaba (Mirza Ghulam) to help the (Muslim) Ummah. The reality of the rebirth became manifest to me when the Mirza declared to be Mustafa (Muhammad) incarnate.”
(Al-Fadl, May 28, 1928, Qadian)
These statements shed light on one of the differences between Qadianism and Islam: while Islam rejects the concept of reincarnation, Qadianism seems to have embraced it. After making various statements and realizing that his claims to prophethood were easily dismissed by Muslims, Mirza Ghulam sought refuge in various, often conflicting, venues; one of these relied on the Hindu mystic concept of “reincarnation”. Using this strategy, the Mirza of Qadian was hoping to find gullible Indian Muslims who would accept his novel strategy of circumventing the doctrine of Finality of Prophethood by claiming to be a reincarnation of hazrat Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) .
Claim to being as Blessed as Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam)
“When I am the holy Prophet incarnate and when all the accomplishments of Muhammad along with his prophethood are reflected, by the incarnate manner, on the mirror of my shadiness, then where is that man who had claimed to be a prophet in a separate capacity?”
(Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 18, P. 212; Ek-Ghalati-Ka-Izala, P. 8/10)
The person who makes a difference between me and the Mustafa has neither seen me nor recognized me.”
(Khutba-e-Ilhamiah, Roohany Khazaen, Vol. 16, P. 259; Khutba-e-Ilhamiah, P. 171)
“Owing to total resemblance, no difference, whatsoever, existed between the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam) and the holy prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) , so much so that even the personalities of the two are virtually one and the same. Mirza of Qadian has himself said: ‘His (salullahu alaih wassalam) person has become my Person’.”
(Khutba-e-Ilhamiah, P. 171)
“The entity of the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam), in the sight of Allah, is the entity of the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) . In other words, in the records of Allah there is no difference or conflict between the Promised Messiah and the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) . Rather they both share the same honor, the same rank, the same status, and the same name. Although verbally they are two, yet in reality, they are one and the same.”
(Al-Fadl, Vol. 3, No. 37, September 16, 1915; Qadiani Religion, P. 207/275, Lahore, 9th Edition)
“In the previous article published in Al-Fadl, dated 16th September 1915, by the grace of Allah, I have proved that the promised Messiah (Mirza of Qadian) stands for the entity of the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) , in the matter of name, work, advent, place and status. Or in other words, you may say that just as the holy prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) was sent in the fifth thousand (of the worlds), in the same way, he has now been incarnated in the Promised Messiah along with his entire accomplishments.”
(Al-Fadl, October 28, 1915; Qadiani Religion, P. 209, Lahore, 9th Edition)
“Every messenger was granted accomplishments and perfections according to his capacity and performance in varying degrees, but the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam) was granted prophethood when he had attained all the accomplishments of the Prophethood of Muhammad (salullahu alaih wassalam) and was qualified to be called a shadow prophet. Thus, this shadow prophethood did not make the steps of the Promised Messiah lagg behind, but it pushed them forward to such an extent that it brought him on equal footing with the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) .”
(Kalimat-ul-Fasl, P. 113, by Mirza Basheer Ahmad Qadiani)
These beliefs of the Qadianis would be very amusing, if they were not so blasphemous in nature. The Mirza of Qadian who had not memorized the holy Quran, did not live according to the sharia of Islam, and used to devour Zakat, live in luxury, utter profanity, break promises, make false prophecies, consume alcohol, and use drugs claimed to be on the same footing as (God Forbid) the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) of Islam! Did Mirza Ghulam expect us to forget about the humble, gentle, and selfless nature of the holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) , the countless documented miracles (splitting the moon, bringing dead to life, …) he had performed, and his prophecies and accept the baseless claims of the Mirza from Qadian?!
Demand for Durood upon Mirza
“One of the objections of the ignorants is also this that the followers of this man (Mirza) apply on him the words [‘alaihe assalato wa assalam] and to say this is Haraam. The answer to this is that I am the Promised Messiah, and leave aside the saying of Salaat and Salaam, holy Prophet himself said that he who finds him, convey his salaam to him; and in all Hadiths at hundreds of places Salaat-o-Salaam is mentioned for the Promised Messiah. When such words about me are said by The Prophet, Sahaba has said, rather God has said, then how can it be Haraam for my Jama’at to say such words for me.”
(Arbain, Roohany Khazaen, Vol.17 P.349; Risala Durood Shareef, Arbain No.2 )
“Thus according to the verse (of Quran) ‘O people of the faith! Send your Salat on Him and salute Him with the Salutation (33:56) and according to those Hadiths in which there are instructions to send Durood on Holy Prophet pbuh, sending Durood on Hazrat Maseeh Mowud is just as necessary as it is on the holy Prophet pbuh.”
(Risala Durood Shareef, by Mohd Ismael Qadiani, P.136)
It is true that the Holy Prophet (salullahu alaih wassalam) asked the Muslim Ummah to send Durood on Mahdi and Messiah when they arrive. However, he (salullahu alaih wassalam) also told his Ummah how to recognize the true Mahdi and Messiah (two different individuals) and warned us to be on the lookout for the impostors who will claim to be these individuals. The fact is that Mirza Ghulam did not match any of the prophecies and did not deserve to receive any form of Durood.