A quick look at Mirza Mahmud Ahmad's views in contrast to those of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib

These quotations are taken from the books mentioned in the "A List of Sources..." section. Here they are being presented without their exact references, to avoid cluttering the page layout. These quotations, along with their exact references, are extensively used in the rest of the subsections dealing with the Qadiani beliefs.

Mirza Gulam Ahmad Sahib
The Promised Messiah)
Mirza Mahmud Ahmad
Qadiani Khalifa)
1. "my belief from the beginning has been that no person becomes a kafir or anti-Christ by denying my claim..."

"I do not apply the term kafir to any person who professes the Kalima ..."

"I do not consider any Muslim to be a kafir."

He called it "a complete fabrication" the allegation that he had dubbed as kafir those who had not even heard of him.

1. "all those so-called Muslims who have not entered into his [Promised Messiah's] bai 'at formally, wherever they may be, are Kafirs and outside the pale of Islam, even though they may not have heard the name of the Promised Messiah.... even those who, in their hearts, believe the Promised Messiah to be true, and do not even deny him with their tongues, but hesitate to enter into his Bai 'at, have here been adjudged to be Kafirs."
2. "If the deceased did not call us kafir and liar, his funeral prayers may be said."

Promised Messiah him-self led funeral prayers for non-Ahmadis. He prayed for a non-Ahmadi saint who died in 1904 that "may God envelope him in mercy, and grant him a place near Him."

2. "...a non-Ahmadi's child is also a non-Ahmadi, and his funeral prayers must not be said ... if a man who believes Hazrat Mirza sahib to be true but has not yet taken the bai 'at, or is still thinking about joining Ahmadiyyat, and he dies in this condition, we must not offer funeral prayers for him."
3. "Our Holy Prophet is the Khatam al-anbiya, and after him no prophet will come, neither any old one nor any new one.

...prophethood has in fact ended with our Holy Prophet."

"The Holy Prophet closed the door absolutely to any new prophet or the return of any old prophet."

3. "Even if someone placed a sword on my neck and told me to say that no prophet can come after the Holy Prophet, I would say to him: you are a liar, a great liar. Prophets can come after the Holy Prophet, most certainly they can."

"Let alone one prophet, I say thousands shall become prophets."

4. After the Promised Messiah, "the decision of the Anjuman in any matter shall be final." 4. ...for the Sadr Anjuman and all its branches, the order of Hazrat Khalifa ul-Masih Mirza Bashir ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad the second Khalifa shall be absolute and final."
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