Per the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s, from 1891 to 1901, MGA specifically argued that Esa (as) was supposed to return as a non-prophet (muhaddath aka metaphoric prophet)(see “Haqiqatun Nubuwwat”, [1915]). In this era, MGA quoted 4:64 and claimed that prophets only follow Allah and not other others. The Lahori-Ahmadi’s claim that MGA never changed his position on prophethood and thus, even in 2020, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s believe that the return of Esa (as) is that of a non-prophet. In contrast, the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s believe that MGA changed his position on the idea that Esa (as) would only return as a non-prophet (in 1901) and his position on 4:64. MGA’s son, the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, claimed in 1915 that MGA discovered a new type of prophethood in 1900-1901, the Ummati-Nabi. Per the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s after 1901, MGA realized that he had been a prophet since 1879 and he (MGA) had misunderstood the concept of the Ummati-Nabi until 1901.

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