My Beliefs

English Translation of ‘Ayyam-us-Sulh’, pp. 86–87

by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad [Translated by Dr. Zahid Aziz]

The Light (UK), July 2005 Issue (pp. 5–6)

We believe in the five fundamentals upon which Islam is based, and we abide by the word of God, i.e., the Holy Quran, which it is incumbent upon us to follow. Like the Farooq (Hazrat Umar), may Allah be pleased with him, we say that ‘the Book of Allah is sufficient for us’, and like Hazrat Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, when a disagreement and conflict arises between the Quran and Hadith we give precedence to the Quran, especially in matters of stories which, as generally agreed, are not even subject to abrogation.

We believe that there is none to be worshipped but God the Most High, and our leader Muhammad Mustafa, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, is His Messenger and the Last of the Prophets (Khatam-ul-anbiya)and we believe that angels, raising of the dead, the Day of Resurrection, and heaven and hell, are all truths. We believe that whatever Allah, be He glorified, has said in the Holy Quran, and whatever our Holy Prophet has said, is true, in accordance with our statement above. And we hold that any person who removes even one jot from the Shariah [Law] of Islam, or adds even an iota to it, or discards what is obligatory and permits what is forbidden, is without faith and turned away from Islam.

I enjoin upon my followers that they should have whole‑hearted faith in the Kalima Tayyiba: La ilaha ill‑Allahu, Muhammad‑ur rasul‑ullah (There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah), and should die in that faith. They must believe in all the prophets and all revealed books, whose truth is proved from the Holy Quran. And they must adhere to Islam, properly and correctly, by considering obligatory upon themselves Salat (prayer), Saum (fasting), Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makka), and all duties laid down by Allah and His Messenger; and by considering as unlawful all that is prohibited. To conclude, it is obligatory to believe in all those matters, relating to faith and practice, on which the past righteous religious elders of Islam were agreed, and which, by consensus of opinion of the Ahl as‑Sunna, are held to constitute Islam. And we call heaven and earth to bear witness that this is our religion. Whoever attributes to me anything contrary to this religion, he is forsaking fear of God and honesty, and committing slander against me; and on the Day of Judgment I shall have my claim against him as to when he cut open my bosom and saw that instead of my above profession I am actually at heart opposed to these statements. Beware, indeed the curse of Allah is on the liars and fabricators.