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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)
Transcript of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)
Promised Messiah and Reviver of the True Islam
WHAT ARE MAJOR RELIGIONS WAITING FOR?
EARLY LIFE AND CHARACTER
Born in Qadian, India in 1835
The Mosque was like his second home
Sought seclusion to immerse himself
in prayer and study of the Holy Quran
Hurt by attacks against the Holy
Prophet (saw) from a young age
Was truthful and honest in all
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad with his son, Mirza Sharif Ahmad
CLAIM & PROPHETHOOD
Islam, My Religion, pg 35
CLAIMS AND PROPHETHOOD
The Sunday Herald, Boston (June 23, 1907)
White Minaret at Qadian
JESUS (as)'s JOURNEY AND DEATH
Established Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Published over 80 books defending Islam
Wrote many poems including the Qaseedah (in praise of Holy Prophet (saw)
Participated in live debates, lectures, and literature
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (seated centre) with some of his
companions at Qadian c.1899
JIHAD OF THE PEN
"By the inkstand and by the pen and by that which they write, Thou are not, by the grace of thy Lord, a madman."
[Holy Quran Ch 68, Vv 2-3]
Campaign for peace, settle arguments with words
Respect for all of God's creation
World and social peace
Love of the Holy Quran
Love of the Holy Prophet
Conditions of Bai'at
Institution of Khilafat
Probable route of Jesus (as) during
his travels in India
Written by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)
Arabia at the Time of Prophet Mohammad (saw) vs Society at the Time of Promised Messiah (as)
Islam had broken up into 72 different sects
Many misconceptions about the faith
The prevailing social conditions in ancient Arabia (at the time of Muhammad SAW), closely parallel today's (Promised Messiah (as)) modern times…
“For as lightening cometh from the east and shineth unto the west, so shall the coming of the son of man be.” (Math.24:27)
“He it is Who has raised among the unlettered people a Messenger from among themselves who recites unto them His Signs, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and Wisdom though before that they were in manifest error; And He will raise him among others of them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty, the Wise." (Surah Al-Jumuah, verses 3-4)
Evidence that Jesus (as) survived the crucifixion
Blood and water
Typical time to death
Evidence that Jesus (as) traveled to and spread the message in India
People of Afghanistan and Kashmir of Israelite ancestry
Ancient Hindu book Puranas speaks of "Isa Masiha"
Buddist texts speak of Bagwa Metteyya' a Pali
Tomb of Yuz Asaf
Time of Birth
Division of Muslims
Place of Birth
Claimed to be The Promised Messiah and Mahdi
Promised Messiah was a prophet to unite mankind in the Latter Days.
Claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus (as) of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Holy Prophet (saw).
His mission was to establish pure unity of God to counter the polytheistic ideas, to strengthen the relationship between man and his Creator, and to establish virtue and righteousness. “It was also his mission to create faith in God by demonstrating powers of God [through] heavenly signs” in order to lead man out of the darkness of doubt into the light of faith and certainty. The Promised Messiah came in order to usher in an era of peace by uniting mankind behind the banner of Islam and ending war and violence. Purifying Islam and propagating the true message and image of Islam was also part of his mission.