The Promised Messiah (peace be upon him)–A Reformer for All Religions
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a global Muslim community that has evolved from humble beginnings into one of the world’s most dynamic spiritual, social and humanitarian movements. Founded in 1889 in the remote village of Qadian India, it is the only Islamic organisation to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him).
Prophecies relating to the advent of such a reformer are found in several religions, however, a multitude of reformers would create confusion. For true peace to prevail such prophecies must refer to the advent of a single reformer who would unite mankind under a single message of peace through the revival of Islam as its teachings are timeless and, uniquely, they uphold and encompass the truth of all previous religions.
The Divine mission of the Promised Messiah was therefore not to bring a new faith or scripture but to revive the beauty of religious harmony as perfected in Islam. He vigorously championed Islam’s peaceful teachings and divested Islam of fanatical beliefs. This, he argued was the true Islam as taught by the Holy Qur’an and as
reflected in the noble life of the founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed under Divine guidance that he was that reformer who was promised for the latter days in fulfilment of the prophecies in Islam relating to the Promised Messiah and Imam Al-Mahdi (ie the Guided Leader) as well as the prophecies relating to the second spiritual coming of Jesus, Krishna,
Buddha (peace be on them all) and other prophets of Allah. The Community now spans 204 countries with a membership of tens of millions and it seeks to promote the peaceful message of Islam with an emphasis on belief in God, prayer and service to humanity.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the leading Islamic organisation to categorically reject terrorism. The Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) emphatically declared that an aggressive “jihad by the sword” has no place in Islam. He taught his followers to wage an intellectual “jihad of the pen” to defend Islam. To this end, he penned more than 80 books, delivered hundreds of lectures and …read more at loveforallhatredfornone.org