I am a Prophet and a Messenger—Hazrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

Have you read: Continuation of Prophethood promised in the Holy Quran & Hadees-e-Nabwi (saw)?

If not READ IT FIRST, I insist.

…for the below is only the continuation of the above.

The Truth Message – Part – 5.5:

I am a Prophet and a Messenger—Hazrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

AssalamuAlaikum Warehmatullah-e-Warakatahu

Proofs for Nabuwwat of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

Proofs for Nabuwwat of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

As told earlier, Haqiqi and Mustaqil Nabuwat have both ceased to exist after the advent of the Holy Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (pbuh).

The only type of prophethood which remains for the people of today is Zilli Nabuwwat.

The Sun Prophet Muhammad (saw) & The Moon Prophet Ahmad (as)

The Sun Prophet Muhammad (saw) & The Moon Prophet Ahmad (as)

Zilli Nabuwat: It merely reflects the prophethood: It is a mere reflection of an earlier law-bearing prophet. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun and has no independent or separate light of its own, this prophethood is not independent but derives its divine origin through total submission and homage to a previous law-bearing prophet. The relationship of such a prophet with the law-bearing prophet is one of servant and master.

So Zilli Nabuwat now is the one which serves Shariah-i-Muhammadi (Prophet Muhammad’s Law), as embodied in the Holy Qur‘an. So this prophethood has to draw its inspiration and legitimacy from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with whom it retains the relationship of Master and Servant and to whom it remains totally subservient.

Islam is the last religion for this planet, Qur’an is the last Sharia and Mohammad (saw) is the last law-giving prophet but an Ummati Nabi, a Mohmmadian Prophet, can still come.

Continuation of Prophethood is proved from the Holy Qur’an and sayings of Prophet Mohammad (saw).

Confirming the very same His Holiness Hadhrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian says:

Maseeh-e-Maood & Imam Al' Mahdi (as) of Muslims

Maseeh-e-Maood & Imam Al’ Mahdi (as) of Muslims

It should be remembered that if an Ummati (a follower of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him) attains a rank of being the recipient of revelation and converse of God and to prophethood and he is honoured with the title of “Prophet”, this in no way goes against the Holy Prophet being the Khatamun Nabiyyin, for this person is a follower of the Holy Prophet and his prophethood is a proof of the excellence of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him. Of course this person cannot be given the title of a prophet without adding the word Ummati (follower) to it. (Chashma-i-Masihi, p-69, footnote)

The Sharia (Divine Law) has been concluded with the advent of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him; nobody can be called a Prophet after the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, unless he is also called an Ummati (follower). This actually means that he has received all the Bounties by following the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, and not of himself. (Tajaliat-i-Elahia, p-5 footnote)

The Holy Prophet had said: Beware; there will be no prophet or messenger between Jesus, the son of Mary, and me. Remember, he shall be my Caliph after me to my people. (Translated from Tabrani al-Ausat was-Sagheer 6. Al-Baqarah, 190)

So we see how Rasool Allah (saw), his Holiness himself is addressing the second coming of Jesus (pbuh) as a prophet; and also as HIS Caliph to His People.

So, Hazrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian is called the Promised Prophet OR an Ummati-Nabi; He is also called the Khatam-ul-Khulfa, the seal of Caliphs; He is again the Mujaddid (reformer of Islam) for our generation and the 1000 years to come.

All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds; and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, Muhammad, and upon all his companions and progeny.

We are accused of not accepting the Holy Prophet (saw) as the “final prophet” in the absolute sense, and of resorting to interpretations which make room for the advent of a prophet within the dispensation of the Holy Prophet (saw) (i.e. Ummati) by way of his Reflection (i.e., Zilli). It is alleged that this causes us to break the Seal of Prophethood.

We do affirm that it is definitely not contrary to the meaning of the “Verse of Khaatamun Nabiyyeen” if a Follower-Prophet is born among the followers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), who is completely subservient to him and is totally dependent on the Holy Prophet’s spiritual munificence for attaining each and every spiritual excellence. That is so because a wholly devoted servant cannot be viewed in isolation from his Master. It is incumbent upon us to prove our thesis on the authority of the Holy Quran, sayings of the Holy Prophet (saw), sayings of the saintly scholars of Islam, as well as the Arabic idioms.

See: Continuation of Prophethood promised in the Holy Quran & Hadees-e-Nabwi (saw)


Proof of Nabuwwat of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

Proof of Nabuwwat of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

All the windows of Prophethood have been shut with the exception of one window, namely, of being the Siddique — the absolute follower of the Holy Prophet and Fana Fir Rasool— merging and losing one’s own self in the love of the Holy Prophet.

So a person, who approaches God through this window, is donned, by way of reflection, the same mantle which is the mantle of the prophethood of Hadhrat Muhammad (saw). Therefore, his becoming a prophet is not an outrage because he seeks not from his own self: instead, he partakes of the fountain of his Prophet (saw)—nor does he do so for any self-aggrandizement, but only for demonstrating the majesty of the Holy Prophet. …In other words, my Prophethood and Messengership is in the name of Muhammad (saw) and Ahmad (sa), and not in respect of my own self. And this name was granted to me on account of my love-laden total loss of personal identity, into the Holy Prophet (saw)—therefore, without violating the meaning of Khaatamun Nabiyyeen.

Do remember that the meaning of the term Nabi, according to the lexicon is: One who receives information about the unseen from God, and then passes it on. So wherever this meaning is found congruent, the term Nabi will also become applicable. And it is inevitable for a Nabi (Prophet) to be, simultaneously, the Rasool (Messenger), because if he were not to be the Rasool then he cannot be the recipient of information about the pristine parity of the unseen, as pointed out in the following verse: He reveals not His secrets to anyone, except to him whom He chooses from among His Messengers. (72:27-28)

Since we know with certainty, on the authority of the un-equivocal teachings of the Holy Quran and Hadith, that Isa, son of Mary of Nazareth has died therefore we take the statement of his return to mean that Isa, the Prophet of Allah, was to appear again but within the dispensation of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) as the latter’s servant.

And we prove from the Holy Quran, Hadith, and the sayings of the early saints, that the Promised One was to be both a “Prophet of Allah” and also among the followers of the Holy Prophet (saw) (i.e., his Ummati). And this tenet certainly does not run counter to the Finality (Khaatamiyyat) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw).

And again: Since independent Prophethood has been ended with the Holy Prophet, peace be on him; but Prophethood by way of reflection, which means the receipt of revelation through the grace of Muhammad (saw), will continue till the Day of Judgment… which is the basis of salvation, should not disappear.” [Haqiqatul Wahi, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 22, pp. 31-32]

Ummati Nabi Hazrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

Ummati Nabi Hazrath Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian

The Promised Messiah says:

I am a Prophet and a Messenger—though without a new law (Shariah)—in the sense that I have received inner munificence from my Prophet, my Leader, and by receiving the appellation of his name, and by his instrumentality received knowledge of the unseen from God. I have never disallowed being addressed as a Prophet of this particular kind; as a matter of fact, it is in this very sense that God has proclaimed me to be a Prophet and Messenger.

Therefore, even at this moment I do not deny being Prophet and Messenger in this sense. As to my statement: I am not a Messenger and I have not brought a book. It only means that I am not law-bearing. And, of course, another point must also be remembered, and must never be forgotten, that despite being proclaimed as Prophet (Nabi) and Messenger (Rasool), I have been informed by God that all these favours on me are not direct in nature; rather, there is a holy personage in heaven whose spiritual grace has blessed me viz Muhammad, the chosen one. Keeping in view my relationship with the Holy Prophet (saw), and being part and parcel of his being, and after being figuratively named Muhmmad and Ahmad, I happen to be a messenger and prophet. I have not only been sent by God but am also the recipient, through God’s grace, of the news of the unknown. And in this way the Seal of Khaatamun Nabiyyeen remains intact because I received the same name by way of reflection and image with the help of the mirror of love. If someone were to show his displeasure at this divine revelation, and ask why has God named me Prophet and Messenger, then this is his foolishness because my being a Prophet and Messenger does not break the Seal of God.” [Ek Ghalati kaa Izaalah, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 18, p. 210-211]

Prophethood is a spiritual excellence. A Prophet is a personage of high rank. Similarly, among personages of any excellence and high rank, the Khaatam is the only personage who achieves the final rank on the scale of that particular excellence.

In Arabic language, the word Khaatam is used for Seal. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at believes the Holy Prophet (saw) to be also the Seal of the Prophets. In this context, the Holy Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at wrote in his book Haqiqatul Wahi:

Allah, the Exalted, made the Holy Prophet (saw) to be the Possessor of Seal, viz. He gave him the Seal, for the dissemination of (his) perfection, which was certainly not given to any other Prophet. It was for this reason that his name was determined to be Khaatamun Nabiyyeen, viz. following him imbues one with the excellences of Prophethood, and his spiritual attention is Prophet-carving. And this particular faculty of holiness was not granted to any other Prophet. This is meaning of the Hadith: The (righteous) scholars of my ummah are like the Israelite Prophets. [Haqeeqatul Wahi, footnote, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 22, p. 100]

It is written in the [Urdu] translation of the Holy Quran by the renowned scholars of the Deobandi school of thought viz. Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan and Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani:

Just as all the degrees of light, in the material world, reach their ultimate end in the sun, similarly the whole range of ranks and excellences of Prophethood and Messengership reaches its end with the soul of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). In this regard, we can say that he was Khaatamun Nabiyyeen both in respect of rank as well as in respect of time scale. And whoever became the recipient of Prophethood did so in consequence of receiving the impress of the Holy Prophet’s Seal of Prophethood..

Similarly, the caretaker of Daar-ul-Uloom Deoband, Maulana Qari Muhammad Tayyeb, wrote:

The grandeur of the Holy Prophet does not just exhibit itself in terms of his Prophethood, but equally so with respect to his capacity to generate Prophets (Nubuwwat Bakhshi) viz. whichever individual—imbued with the potential for Prophethood—came within the focus of the Holy Prophet, he crystallized into a Prophet.” [Aaftaab-e-Nubuwwat-e-Kaamil, p.109. Published by Idaarah Usmaaniyyah, 32 – Anarkali, Lahore,Pakistan]

The Promised messiah writes:

Had I not been of the ummah of the Holy Prophet (saw) and had I not so obediently followed him, I would never have been blessed with Divine dialogue and converse, even if my own deeds were equivalent to all the mountains of the earth, because now all prophethoods have stopped, with the sole exception of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). [Tajalliyaat-e-Ilaahiyyah, Roohaani Khazaa’in vol. 20, p. 411]

The Glorious Quran is a perfect and complete Book and one of its miracles is that not only does it mention the Holy Prophet’s unique status of being the Khaatamun Nabiyyeen, but also throws light on its inner meanings at several different places. In this regard, we present the following verses of the Holy Quran as under:

1. Allah, the Exalted, says in Surah Al-Hajj: Allah chooses His Messengers from among angels and from among men. Surely, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (22:76). immediately prior to this verse, the contemporaries of the Holy Prophet (saw) are addressed, viz. those who existed prior to him are not mentioned in this context. Therefore, the meaning of this verse is: Allah chooses, and will continue to choose, Messengers from among angels and from among men. Surely, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.

This verse makes it quite clear that during the Holy Prophet’s time, other human beings will also be raised by God who will come under the title of Messengers.

2. In Surah Fatiha, Allah has taught the following prayer to the Muslims: O, Allah! Guide us in the right path. (1:6)

The Muslims repeat this prayer several times in each of the five obligatory daily prayers, and as part of several optional prayers at various times. Now, the question is: What is “the path of those who received Divine favours?” The Holy Quran (Surah Al-Nisa) itself has clarified it by saying:

And We would surely have guided them in the right path. (4:69) viz. If the Muslims act upon the injunctions of the Holy Prophet (saw), and are gladly obedient in regard to them, then We will guide them along the Straight Path.

Shortly thereafter, the manner of guiding them along the Straight Path is explained (Surah Al-Nisa) as under: And whoso obeys Allah and this Messenger of His shall be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs and the Righteous. And excellent companions are these. This grace is from Allah, and sufficient is Allah, the All-Knowing. (4:70-71)

It is quite clearly laid down in this verse that the path of the Divinely favoured group is the path by treading upon which one is included among the Prophets, the Faithful ones, the Martyrs, and the Righteous.

The world renowned lexicon of the Holy Quran, Mufradaat-ul-Quran, compiled by Imam Raghib, states those who would be obedient to the Holy Prophet (saw) will be included in the Divinely Favoured group.

3. Similarly, while referring to the Muslims, Allah, the Exalted, says in the Holy Quran:

O Children of Adam! If Messengers come to you from among yourselves, rehearsing My Signs unto you, then whoso shall fear God and do good deeds, on them shall come no fear nor shall they grieve. (7:36)

Similarly, Allah says in the Holy Quran: And when the Messengers are made to appear at the appointed time. (77:12)

This verse clearly states that the Messenger shall appear at appointed time in the ummah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) as prophesied by himself and will not and never come flying straight from the skies.

Only & only by being a servant of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and deriving spiritual grace from him, the Promised Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) became an Ummati Nabi – An Ummati Nabi is a Prophet subordinate to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alihi wa sallam) and within his ummah (followers).

All followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian – the Ahmadi Muslims – firmly believed that Only & only by being a servant of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and deriving spiritual grace from him, the Promised Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) became an Ummati Nabi – An Ummati Nabi is a Prophet subordinate to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alihi wa sallam) and within his ummah (followers).

The editor of Badr declared this belief as following:

Listen! Every Ahmadi is firmly established on the belief that the holy, noble, and righteous personage, whom people call Mirza Qadiani, is a Nabi chosen by God. (Badr, June 18,1908, p. 11)

According to the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama‘at, no law-bearing Nabi can now come; indeed, anyone who makes such a claim is a disbeliever and liar. The only type of Nabi who can come is one within the ummah of the Holy Prophet (saw), and that is provided he does does not bring any new law.

The Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama‘at himself writes:

Now all nubuwwats are closed except the nubuwwat of Muhammad (sas). No Nabi with a new Shari‘ah can come. A Nabi without new shari‘ah can appear, but only if he is within the ummah. On this basis, I am an Ummati as well as a Nabi. (Tajalliyat-e-Ilahiyah, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 20, p. 411–412)

Zilli Nabi: Zill means a reflection. The title of Zilli Nabi, given to the Promised Messiah (as), means that he reflected the  prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and had no independent status.


Continue reading The Truth Message – Part – 5.6:

Prophet Ahmad (as) accepted Prophet Mohammad (saw) as Khataman Nabiyyeen

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