The Sunni-version of Islam is as follows, Hadith+Sunnah+the Quran=Islam. It is common sense that the Quran without the hadith/sunnah is incomplete. The Quranist has faded away into the annals of islamic thought by 1800. However, Sir Syed revived this theory of Islam in the 1870’s. Some of his admirers were Noorudin, Abdul Kareem, MGA and Mufti Sadiq. Sir Syed had even wrote that Esa (as) was never returning (1882) and he denied all concepts of the Mahdi.
The evidence that Ahmadis believe Islam= the revelations of MGA+the Quran
“the basis for our claim is not hadith but Quran and that wahi which comes to us. Yes, in support we also quote those hadith which are according to Quran and do not contradict my wahi. As for the rest of the hadiths, i throw them away like waste paper..” (See RK: vol: 19, pg. 140, 1902-1902 era). “””Ijaz e ahmadi”””
The scan work
Ahmadis have a unique system of interpreting Islam. However, they think its a norm, or they openly lie about it just to confuse the masses. Ahmadiyya is like selling pork. Some people may be fooled, however, the majority will resist.
One more thing
In 1895, MGA wrote some different things on his formula of what Islam is…check this out:
“Of the other books that are accepted by us the Sahih of Bukhari ranks as the first. All its Ahadith which are not opposed to the Holy Qur’an are in our view authoritative. Next comes Sahih Muslim. We accept its authority subject to the condition that it should not be opposed to the Holy Qur’an and Sahih Bukhari. Next to them are the compilations of Tirmidhi, Ibn-e-Majah, Muattah of Imam Malik, Nassa’i, Abu Da’ud and Dar Qutni, which we regard as authoritative so long as they are not opposed to the Holy Qur’an and Bukhari and Muslim. These are our religious books and these are the conditions under which we accept them….(…)”
[Arya Dharam, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 10, pp. 86-87]