His Claim To Be The Promised Messiah
Ulama on Claim to be Messiah or Mahdi   Here we quote Muslim ulama of modern times to show that a claim to be Promised Messiah or Mahdi, as that made by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, is not disallowed in Islam. We also gives his own views to the effect that the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, and its interpretation in any particular way, is not related to the fundamentals of Islam, but is a secondary issue of the faith.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the Promised Messiah in whose expectation the Muslims were waiting. We show from the Quran, Hadith, and writings of eminent Muslim savants, that true Muslim believers can rise to spiritual heights where they are made to receive the names `Mary' and `Messiah' as titles of honour from God, and give extracts from the pronouncements of many saints who applied such titles to themselves or to other saints. Then we present some Sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad in which he has likened his eminent followers to various prophets. Then writings of Hazrat Mirza are cited, expressing the same ideas. All these extracts show that to apply the title `Messiah' to a saint is quite allowable in Islam.

Hazrat Mirza also explained that the Hadith prophecies speaking of the appearance of the `Messiah' do not refer to the return of Jesus, but to the coming of a Muslim saint who shall receive the title `Messiah', and who shall bear a strong likeness to Jesus. Hazrat Mirza claimed to be one of those saints who received the title Messiah, and to be that particular one whose coming and tasks were prophesied in Hadith. Lastly we present extracts from his writings to explain this claim.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's Views
How a believer becomes Mary and Messiah
Muslim saints likened to Jesus and Mary
Sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's views on 'likness to prophets'
Meaning of Messiah and the claim of being The Promised Messiah
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