Truth Vindicated after Forty Years

by Maulana Hafiz Sher Muhammad

We Believe (Beliefs of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam)

  1. After the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Allah has completely barred the appearance of a prophet, old or new.
  2. After the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Gabriel can never descend and bring Prophetic Revelation (Wahi-e-Nubuwwah) to any person.
  3. If Gabriel were to descend with one word of Prophetic Revelation (Wahi-e-Nubuwwah) on any person, it would contradict the two complementary verses: “This day have I perfected your Religion for you” (The Holy Quran, 5:5); “He is the Messenger of Allah and the Last (Seal) of the prophets” [The Holy Quran, 33:40].
  4. The Holy Prophet also said: “I am Muhammad and I am Ahmad and I am Al-Aqib (the one who comes last) after whom there can be no prophet” (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al-Manaqib).
  5. In the light of the above Islamic fundamentals, the Holy Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement never claimed to be a Nabi [Prophet], but Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the God-ordained Mujaddid (The Promised Messiah) of the 14th Islamic Century, having been expressly raised to re-establish the predominance of Islam in the world.
  6. He named his followers ‘Ahmadi’ after the Holy Prophet’s Jamali (beautific) name ‘Ahmad’.
  7. He proclaimed that no verse of the Holy Quran has been abrogated nor shall ever be abrogated.
  8. All the Companions of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the Imams are venerable.
  9. It is spiritually conducive to our Faith to accept the revivalist Islamic missions of all Mujaddids (Renovators).
  10. Anyone who declares his faith in the Kalimah (Muslim formula of faith — La-ilaha illallahu Muhammad-ur Rasul Allah — is a Muslim.