The Lahori-Ahmadi’s have always accused the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s of not properly understanding the prophethood of MGA. Well, the reason was, it was a new type of prophethood which had never existed before, since the Quran indirectly told us that all prophethood was law-bearing only. In fact, MGA argued over and over from 1891 to 1901 that an Ummati could never become a Nabi, he said that they were anithetical. However, after “Correction of an Error” (Eik Ghalti Ka Izala)(published in Nov. 1901 as an announcement), MGA began asserting that he discovered that an Ummati can become a Nabi. However, this is against the Quran. In 1890-91, in Izala Auham (see the refs in the below), MGA argued over and over again that a prophet could never be a follower of another prophet. MGA and his team of writers quoted the Quran, 4:64 (4:65 in the Ahmadi Quran) as evidence. In fact, in the same book, MGA claims that his God called him an Ummati and Nabi in the Barahin i Ahmadiyya (about 7-10 years earlier), however, he didn’t give the exact reference. In the same year (1891 in Delhi, see the announcement here), MGA published an announcement to the effect that anyone who claims to be a prophet is a Kafir, obviously, MGA only meant a prophet like all the prophets mentioned in the Quran (independent-prophets). However, 10 years later, after the publishing of ‘Eik Ghalti Ka Izala”, Nov. 1901, MGA and his team totally abandoned this view. They claim that MGA discovered that an Ummati can become a Prophet (see Haqiqatun Nubuwwat by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad and Qaul al Fasl {1915}, see also Qazi Muhammad Nazeer, 1966, “Truth Prevails”), he also claimed to be greater and better than Esa (as) in this exact time frame. The other important fact to understand here is that all 124,000 prophets that were mentioned in the Quran were “independent” prophets, in others words, Allah made them prophets and they only followed the will of Allah and they all had the ability to create new laws and abrogate old ones. The prophethood that MGA discovered in 1901, never existed in the Quran, Torah or Bible, since all of those prophets were “independent”. By 1903, MGA said that only he was allowed this title of Nabi in the entire Ummah (See RK, v. 20, p. 45; starts at approximately middle of the page; Tadhkirah-tush-Shahaadatayn; published 1903). At the end of 1905, in “The Will”, MGA claims that some Muslims (he was only speaking about himself) have been able to become Ummati and Nabi (see English ROR of Jan. 1906). In 1906-07, in Haqiqatul Wahy, MGA again asserted that he was both an Ummati and a Nabi, and he was the only one the entire ummah of Muhammad to achieve this. After MGA died (Ocotober of 1908), in the Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya Vol. 5, Noorudin wrote that MGA was always an Ummati and had become a Nabi. After the split of March 1914, Muhammad Ali wrote “Prophethood in Islam” (March 1915) and ripped the Qadiani belief that MGA was an Ummati-Nabi.

After the split of March-1914

In the Review of Religions of June 1914, Mirza Bashir Ahmad (the younger brother) has described being only a Mujaddid of the 14th century as the mission of MGA.

The letter

In a letter addresses to Muhammad Usman of Lucknow

The Qadiani-Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad wrote: 

“I want to tell you this about prophethood that all ahmadis regard the Pm as an honorary prophet(or the shadow of a prophet). But, as people have degraded the Promised Messiah from his real position nowadays, hence it has become expedient to inform the community about his high rank. Otherwise I myself do not like to use the word prophet so casually or commonly. Not, because he was not a sort of prophet, but by the common use of this word people may not in course of time come to consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a permanent full-fledged prophet.  So my use of the word is for a limited period and is remedial in nature.””

A photostat of this was published in the Pagham-sulh 16 August 1914

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