8. Denial of claiming to be
a prophet - 1
He called the allegation (that he claimed to be a prophet)
as being: a fabrication, a slander
against him (refs.
He said he too, like his opponents, cursed
anyone who claimed to be a prophet (ref.
He said that any claimant to prophethood after the Holy Prophet
He invoked curses on those
who alleged that he claimed to be a prophet (ref.
Extracts from statements of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
RK = Ruhani Khaza’in, the 23 volume collection
of books of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
MI = Majuma Ishtiharat, collection of published announcements
of Hazrat Mirza.
1. “I believe also that the Holy Prophet
Muhammad is the best of messengers and the Khatam an-nabiyyin,
and those people have fabricated a lie
against me who say that this man claims to be a prophet.
Hamamat al-Bushra, p. 8. RK, vol. 7, p. 184.
2. “By way of a fabrication, they
slander me by saying that I have made a claim to prophethood.
But it should be remembered that all this is a fabrication. Our
belief is that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Khatam al-anbiya.
Kitab al-Barriyya, p. 182, footnote. RK,
vol. 13, p. 215. [TOP]
3. “Let it be clear to him that
we also curse the person who claims prophethood. We hold
that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger
of Allah, and believe in the finality of prophethood of the
Holy Prophet Muhammad.
MI, 1986 edition, vol. 2, pp. 297-298.
4. “I have heard that some leading Ulama
of this city Delhi are giving publicity to the allegation against
me that I lay claim to prophethood. ... I respectfully state to
all these gentlemen that these allegations are an entire fabrication.
I do not make a claim to prophethood.
... After the Holy Prophet Muhammad, I consider
anyone who claims prophethood and messengership to be a liar
Statement issued in Delhi, 2 October 1891.
MI, 1986 edition, vol. 1, pp. 230-231. [TOP]
5. “Other allegations made against me are
that this man denies the Lailat al-Qadr and miracles
and the Mi`raj, and further that he makes a claim to prophethood
and denies the finality of prophethood.
“All these allegations are
entirely untrue and false. ... Now I make a clear and plain affirmation
of the following matters before Muslims in this house of God: I
believe in the finality of prophethood of the Khatam al-anbiya,
may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, and I
consider the person who denies the finality of prophethood as being
without faith and outside the pale of Islam.
Speech in Delhi Central Mosque, 23 October
1891. MI, 1986 edition, vol. 1, p. 255. [TOP]
6. “Can a wretched
imposter who claims messengership and prophethood for himself
have any belief in the Holy Quran? And can a man who believes in
the Holy Quran, and believes the verse He is the Messenger
of Allah and the Khatam an-nabiyyin to be the word of
God, say that he is a messenger and prophet after the Holy Prophet
Anjam Atham, p. 27, footnote. RK,
vol. 11, p. 27. [TOP]
7. “If the objection is that I have made
a claim to prophethood, and such a thing is heresy, what else can
I say except that may the curse of Allah be upon
liars and fabricators.
Anwar-ul-Islam, p. 34. RK, vol.
9, p. 35. [TOP]
8. “Question: In the booklet Fath-i Islam you have
made a claim to prophethood.
is no claim of prophethood. On the contrary, the claim is
of sainthood (muhaddasiyyat) which has been advanced by
the command of God.
Izala Auham, pp. 421-422, RK, vol.
3, p. 320. [TOP]
9. “Look how far this is from a claim to prophethood. O
brother, do not think that what I have said contains even a whiff
of a claim to prophethood. ... God forbid
that I should claim prophethood after God has made our Prophet
and master Muhammad, peace be upon him, as the Khatam an-nabiyyin.
Hamamat al-Bushra p. 83. RK,
vol. 7, p. 302. [TOP]
10. “I make no claim to prophethood.
This is your mistake, or you have some other motive in mind.
Is it necessary that he who claims to receive revelation also becomes
Jang Muqaddas, p. 67. RK,
vol. 6, p. 156. [TOP]