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 Status of Promised Messiah (A.S) in comparison to the status of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the words of Promised Messiah (A.S) himself 

Some opponents of Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement impose this totally false allegation on Hadhrat Ahmad (The Founder of Ahmadiyyah Movement in Islam) that he had claimed equality or even supremacy (God forbid) to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In support of their said allegation they misquote some of his writings by taking them from different books, twisting their meanings, separating them from their context and presenting them as a continuous text. In doing so they intentionally hide those parts of his writings which very clearly speak of his having received every blessing of Allah due to his perfect obedience and love for his master i.e. Hadhrat Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Followings are some quotations from the English Translation of the writings of Hadhrat Ahmad (A.S) in this regard which, without any doubt, proves those opponents of Hadhrat Ahmad (A.S) as greatest liars.

Hadhrat Ahmad (A.S) wrote :

God Almighty has, through the blessings of my obedience to and love for the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, and through my following His Holy Word, honoured this humble one with His revelation and with inner knowledge. He has enlightened me with the disclosure of many mysteries, and has filled my bosom with many verities and realities. He has informed me many times that all these gifts, bounties, exaltations, favours, kindnesses, attention, awards, supports and revelations have been bestowed upon me by virtue of the blessings of obedience to and love for the Seal of the Prophets, peace be on him. Braheen Ahmadiyya, p. 623, footnote i

I have, by the sheer grace of God, and not on account of any merit of my own, been accorded a full measure of the bounty that was bestowed before me on the Prophets and Messengers and the chosen ones of God. It would not have been possible for me to be granted this bounty had I not followed the ways of my lord and master, the pride of the Prophets, the best of mankind, Muhammad, the chosen one, peace be on him. Whatever I have been given I have been given by following him and I know through true and perfect knowledge that no man can reach God except by following the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, nor can anyone arrive at a full understanding of God except through him Haqeeqatul Wahi, p. 68

In order to win the pleasure of Allah, I hereby inform you all of the important fact that Almighty God has, at the beginning of this 14th century, appointed me from Himself for the revival and support of the true faith of Islam. It is my function in this disturbed age to proclaim the excellences of the Holy Quran and the greatness of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him. It is also my function to repel all enemies of Islam who are attacking it, by means of the light and blessings and the miracles and inner knowledge that have been bestowed upon me. Barakatud Dua, p. 24

I can call God to witness that as He spoke to Abraham and Isaac and Ishmael and to Jacob and to Joseph and to Moses and to Jesus, son of Mary, and last of all spoke to our Holy Prophet, peace be on him, in such manner that He vouchsafed to him the most brilliant and excellent revelation, so has He honoured me with His converse. This honour has been bestowed upon me only on account of my obedience to the Holy Prophet, peace be on him. Had I not been one of his followers and had I not obeyed him, I would never have been honoured with God’s word even if my good deeds had been piled up as high as the mountains. All Prophethood has now come to an end except the Prophethood of Muhammad. No law-bearing Prophet can now arise, but a non-law-bearing prophet can arise provided he is a follower of the Holy Prophet. In this way I am both a follower and a Prophet, and my Prophethood is a reflection of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet. Apart from that it is nothing. It is the same Prophethood as that of Muhammad which has manifested itself in me. Tajalliat Elahiyyah, p. 24

Whenever I have denied being a Prophet or a Messenger, it means that I am not a law-bearer, nor am I a Prophet in my own right. But I am a Messenger and a Prophet without a new law in sense that God reveals to me that which is hidden, and because of the inner grace that has been bestowed upon me on account of my obedience to the Holy Prophet, and because of having received his name. I have never denied being a Prophet in this sense. It is in this sense that God has called me a Prophet and a Messenger. My having said, I am not a Messenger and have not brought a book; means that I am not the bearer of a new law. It must, however, be remembered and should never be forgotten, that despite my having been called Prophet and Messenger, I have been informed by God that all this grace is not bestowed directly upon me but that there is one in heaven, that is to say, Muhammad, the chosen one, peace be on him, whose spiritual grace accompanies me. In this way the Seal of Prophethood has been fully safeguarded, for I have been given these names by way of reflection through the mirror of love. If a person is chagrined over the revelation that has been vouchsafed to me in which God Almighty has called me a Prophet and a Messenger, it is foolish on his part, for my being Prophet and Messenger, as I have explained, does not contravene the Divine Seal Ek Ghalati Ka Izalah, p. 8–9].

The gist of the faith to which I adhere is La Ilaha Illallaho Mohammadur Rasoolullah (There is non worthy of worship except God and Muhammad, peace be on him, is His messenger). What I believe in, here in this world and to which I would stick till I pass away from this world, with the grace of God, is that Our Chief and Master the Holy Prophet Mohammad, peace be on him, is the Khatamun Nabiyyin (Seal of the Prophets) and the best of the Messengers; it was at his hands that the religion was perfected and the Bounty of God which can lead a man to the communion of God, saw his completion. (Izala-i-Auham Part 1, p-137)

The last thing that I would like to say is that we have received every kind of light by following this Messenger / Prophet who is unlettered; whoever will follow him will become the recipient of these lights. His prayers will be accepted in such a way that he will not find anything beyond his power of accomplishment. The living God Who is hidden from the eyes of the people will become his God (i.e. it will be as if he sees Him) and all the false gods will be trampled under his feet. He will be blessed wherever he will be and God’s powers will be with him. (Siraj-i-Munir, p-73)

There is no need to follow the prophethoods and the scriptures that were there before the coming of the Holy Prophet Muhhamad, peace be on him, individually or collectively, for, the prophethood of the Holy Prophet is a compendium of all of them and it encompasses them all. All other avenues are now closed; all the truths that lead a man to God are to be met with in it. No new truth will henceforth be revealed nor there was any truth in the previous scriptures which has been left out from this prophethood. That being the case, this prophethood brings all the other prophethoods to an end – and that is how it should have been, for, whatever has a beginning must have an end. But this prophethood – that of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, is not devoid of its spiritual influence, rather its spiritual influence is much greater than the influence of all other prophethoods. The follower ship of this prophethood leads a man to God very easily and it vouchsafes the love of God and makes one recipient of His converse, more than ever before. But of course such a person cannot be called a prophet, for, it is a disgrace for the perfect prophethood of the holy Prophet, peace be on him; both the words put together – the prophet and the Ummti (follower) – can be his title. That is no disgrace to the prophethood of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him. Rather, it can be said that this thing adds the glow of his prophethood because it comes into existence through his own blessings. ( Al-Wasiat, p-12 )

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. If a prophet who is not an Ummati (follower) comes back to the world, it would go against the Holy Prophet being the Seal of the Prophets. (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 perfect man to whom the Holy Quran was revealed did not have a limited vision and his general sympathy for the people at large was in no way faulty. Rather he was so sympathetic for all the people – with no distinction of time and space – that the Mercy of God was fully manifested in him; so much so that he became the Khatamul Ambiya. But, of course, he was not Khatamul Ambiya in the sense that no blessing would henceforth accrue to anyone. He is Khatamul Ambiya in the sense that no blessing can accrue to anyone without his seal and as for his Umma (his followers) the door of converse with God the Almighty is open for them till the Day of Resurrection, it will never be closed. No other Prophet is the possessor of the Seal: only he possesses the Seal, which grants prophethood - of course the prophethood for which it is essential that one should be an Ummati (follower) too. His sympathy has not left the Umma in a deficient position and he did not tolerate that the door of the converse of God which is the means of God – realization, should remain closed for them. Of course, in order to maintain the proof of his being Khatamun Nabiyyin he has willed it that all blessing should accrue to the people through him; whoever is not an Ummati (follower) should find the door of the converse of God closed to him. This is what God really means by calling him the Khatamul Ambiya. (Haqiqatul Wahy, p-27)

My belief is that whoever claims to be a real and direct prophet having gotten away from the blessings of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, and does not drink deep at the blessed fountain of the Holy Prophet, rather claims to be directly commissioned by God, such a person is a heretic and irreligious. (Anjam-iAtham. p-27, footnote)

What God wishes you to believe is that God is one and Mohammad, peace be on him, is His Prophet and the Khatamul-Ambia (the Seal of the Prophets) and superior to all other prophets. There is no prophet after him except the one who is made to wear the mantle of the Holy Prophet, in a reflective manner, for, the servant is not separate from his master, nor is the branch from its root. Thus he who gets himself completely merged in his master and gets the title of Prophet from God Himself cannot be said to be the one who interferes in the matter of Khatm-i-Nubuwwat. (Kashti-Nooh, p-15)

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