Qadiani Violations of Ahmadiyya Teachings
A quick look at Mirza Mahmud Ahmad's views in contrast to those of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib This material has been compiled to show that the fundamental beliefs of the Qadianis, which form the basis of their existence as a movement, are entirely contrary to the noble teachings given in his books by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (d. 1908). The term 'Qadiani' is used here to refer to the movement which was led by Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad (d. 1965) from 1914, being based originally at Qadian, India, and later moving to Rabwah, Pakistan. Its present leader is Mirza Tahir Ahmad, based in England since 1984.

Differences on four main issues have been dealt with here:

I. The Qadiani belief that no person can be a Muslim without accepting Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet of God, versus the Founder's own belief that everyone who acknowledges the well-known Islamic Kalima is a Muslim.

2. The Qadianis' practical treatment of other Muslims as not being fellow-Muslims by refusing to say their funeral prayers, versus the Promised Messiah's teaching of being fraternal with all other Muslims except hostile opponents.

3. The Qadiani belief that prophets can come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad and that the Promised Messiah was a prophet, versus the Promised Messiah's affirmations that he regarded the Holy Prophet Muhammad as the Last Prophet.

4. The Qadiani system of rule by an autocratic khalifa possessing absolute power, versus the system set up by the Promised Messiah of the supremacy of the collective decisions of the Anjuman (the Central Executive Body).

We give extracts from books written by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad and contrast the wild, extreme and un-Islamic views expressed therein by the Qadiani leader with the beliefs of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in his writings which are, of course, wise, sober and wholly in accord with Islam. It will be evident that the doctrines put forward by the Qadianis are totally at variance with the basic teachings of Islam as well as being diametrically opposed to pronouncements of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement.

In fact, as we will show at the appropriate places, most of these Qadiani views were actually held by the opponents of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and used to be put forward against him during his life. He, in reply, had refuted these notions, and described them as the false beliefs of his opponents - the beliefs which the Qadianis later came to adopt.

All quotations given in this booklet have been taken directly from their original sources and carefully checked for accurate reproduction. The references have been given fully and precisely. Arrangements are being made to scan-in the relevant pages from the original source on which the extract occurs.

It may be of interest to note that in recent years the Qadianis have been seeking to suppress many of the books of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad which we have quoted in this booklet. This makes it all the more essential to publish key extracts from them as widely as possible, so that there remains no doubt whatsoever about the extreme Qadiani creed and the bold language used by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad in which to express it.

The compilation of this material was undertaken by Dr. Zahid Aziz of England, and is based on the extensive writings produced by the great scholars of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement since the Split in the year 1914.

The Qadiani belief that the Kalima is no longer sufficient to make a person Muslim
The Qadiani refusal to hold Islamic funeral prayers for other Muslims
Finality of Prophethood
Successorship or Khilafat after the Promised Messiah
A list of sources used for this section
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