The Birth of Jesus
Views of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad   Our opponents claim that Lahore Ahmadis are kafir because they reject the virgin birth of Jesus, and that they believe that he was conceived by Mary in wedlock through her husband. This Section shows that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad himself believed in the virgin birth, and therefore this argument cannot be used against him. As regards the Lahore Ahmadiyya view, it must be pointed out that belief in the virgin birth of Jesus is by no means a fundamental of the Islamic faith, nor is it conclusively proven from the Holy Quran.

It is shown here that Hazrat Mirza gave his followers freedom to deduce from the Quran that Jesus had a father. He told enquirers that his own belief on this issue was purely personal, based on following the majority Muslim view, rather than on any specific Divine guidance.

The Section then gives detailed arguments from the Quran and Hadith to show the grounds for believing that Jesus had a father. It goes on to quote the views of many Muslim scholars who either did not accept the virgin birth, or considered it permissible in Islam to reject this belief. Then the opinions held by prominent followers of Hazrat Mirza are given, also showing that it is by no means essential to believe in the virgin birth. At the end, the Lahore Ahmadiyya position is set out as given by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Whichever view of the birth of Jesus a person takes, it does not affect his faith or practice of Islam in any way.

Arguments from Holy Quran and Hadith
Muslim Views
Views of followers of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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