9. Denial of claiming to be
a prophet - 2
“How could I claim prophethood
when I am a Muslim?” (Ref
He declared before Muslims in this house of God
“I believe in the finality
of prophethood” (Ref
He made sworn statement in debate, signed by witnesses:
“I lay no claim whatever to
actual prophethood.” (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. “One of the objections of those who call
me kafir is that they say: This man claims prophethood
and says I am one of the prophets. The answer is that you should
know, O brother, that I have not claimed prophethood,
nor have I said to them that I am a prophet. But they were hasty
and made a mistake in understanding my words ... It does not befit
me that I should claim prophethood and leave Islam and become an
unbeliever ... How could I claim prophethood
when I am a Muslim?
Hamamat al-Bushra, p. 79. RK, vol. 7, pp.
2. “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.
Majmu`a Ishtiharat, 1986 edition, vol. 1, p. 255. [TOP]
3. “Be it known to all the Muslims that
... I lay no claim whatever to actual prophethood.
From Announcement signed by witnesses in MI volume
1, pages 312 to 314. [TOP]