Split in the Ahmadiyya Movement
by Maulana Muhammad Ali
This is a classic book which discusses the Split in the Ahmadiyya Movement in 1914 that came about because, after Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's death, his son M. Mahmud Ahmad coined "novel doctrines" opposed to the Founder's beliefs. He alleged that the Promised Messiah was a prophet, and that all Muslims who do not believe in this prophet are outside the pale of Islam. Maulana Muhammad Ali refutes these false doctrines and shows that the Promised Messiah never taught any such beliefs. The Maulana warns that "the gravest of all the consequences of the teaching of M. Mahmud" is that he has changed "the very basis of Islam" by asserting that no one can now remain or become a Muslim unless he believes in a prophet who has come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
This book derives great authority and value from the fact that it
was written and published in 1918, very close to the time of the Split.
As it was written in English, it gives the English-reading public
direct access to an original source dealing with the religious aspects
of the Split.
|2.||Prophet Muhammad is the coming Ahmad||18|
|Ahmad was Holy Prophet's name||22|
|Prophecy of Jesus fulfilled by Holy Prophet||33|
|Promised Messiah's belief that Holy Prophet was the coming Ahmad||42|
|3.||Finality of prophethood||50|
|Finality of prophethood according to the teachings of Islam||52|
|Use of word nabi for non-prophets||60|
|Promised Messiah's belief in the finality of prophethood||72|
|4.||Are all non-Ahmadis unbelievers?||79|
|Promised Messiah did not call other Muslims as kafir||81|
|Practical relations with other Muslims||87|