Selections from the Discourses and Exhortations of the Promised Messiah

by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian

What is the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement?

It is a Muslim movement based in Lahore (Pakistan), working since 1914 to present Islam as tolerant, rational, progressive, compassionate, peace-loving and highly spiritual. This is the Islam of the Quran, illustrated in practice by the Prophet Muhammad (sas) — so vastly different from its common image.

The Lahore Ahmadiyya organization was established by some leading followers of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (d. 1908), Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, six years after his death. An internal danger had arisen which altered the original aims and beliefs of the Movement as set by the Founder. In response they created a new body, headed by Maulana Muhammad Ali (d. 1951), known as the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-i Islam Lahore to continue and preserve the real mission of the Founder.

This Movement went on to produce world renowned literature on Islam which it disseminated widely, and to run some highly-respected Muslim missions.

The key beliefs of the Movement are:

  • The Holy Prophet Muhammad was the Last and Final Prophet, after whom no prophet can come, new or old.
  • All those who profess Islam by the Kalimah Shahada are Muslims and cannot be expelled from its fold by anyone.
  • We must present Islam to the world peacefully and lovingly, while living in harmony with all other people.