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A Comparative Study of the Beliefs of the Two Sections of the Ahmadiyya Movement (Lahore vs. Qadiani Groups):


The Lahore Group: The Qadiani Group:
1. Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is Khatam al-Nabiyyin, the interpretation of which is that he is the greatest and last of all the prophets. 1. Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is Khatam al-Nabiyyin, the interpretation of which is that he is the greatest though not last of all the prophets.
2. The Holy Quran is the final Shariah (code) for the world. 2. The same.
3. No prophet, whether new or old, shall come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. 3. Prophets may come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
4. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian was not a prophet but a Mujaddid (Reformer) and Promised Messiah and Mahdi in Islam. 4. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian was a prophet as well as Promised Messiah and Mahdi in Islam.
5. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad never changed his claim, views or definition of prophethood in 1901 with the publication of Ek Ghalati ka Izala (A Clarification of an Error). 5. The first written evidence of the change of belief with regard to prophethood was the poster Ek Ghalati ka Izala.
6. Belief in the advent of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as a Mujaddid is not essential for becoming a Muslim but his acceptance is necessary in the interest of progressive Islam. 6. Belief in the mission of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian as a prophet is essential for becoming a Muslim.
7. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the fulfillment of Prophet Jesus' (AS) prophecy of Ismuhu Ahmad (The Holy Quran, 61:6). 7. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian appeared as the fulfillment of Prophet Jesus' (AS) prophecy of Ismuhu Ahmad.
8. Anyone who professes faith in the KalimaLa-ilaha illallahu Muhammad ur Rasul Allah (There is only one God and Muhammad is His Apostle) — is a Muslim and not a kafir (non-Muslim). 8. Anyone, who does not believe Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian to be a Prophet, is a kafir (non-Muslim).
9. It is permitted to say prayers behind any Muslim Imam provided he is not guilty of dubbing other Muslims as kafirs (non-Muslims). 9. It is not permitted to say prayers behind any Imam who does not recognise Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian’s claims.
10. Marriage relations with non-Ahmadis are permitted. 10. Marriage relations with non-Ahmadis are not permitted.
11. After the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, Wahi-e-Nabuwwat (prophetic revelation) has ceased, only Wahi-e-Walayat (saintly revelation) is continued. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian's revelation was Wahi-e-Walayat and not Wahi-e-Nabuwwat. 11. After the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, Wahi-e-Nabuwwat is continued. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian’s revelation was Wahi-e-Nabuwwat.
12. The Founder of the Lahore Section was Maulana Muhammad Ali, MA, LLB Translator of the Holy Quran into English, a companion and disciple of the Founder of the Movement (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian). 12. The Founder of the Qadian Section was Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, who was the son of the Founder of the Movement and was a young man in his teens at the time of his noble father’s death.
13. The members of this section call themselves Ahmadis, and are generally known also as Ahmadis or Ahmadis of the Lahore Movement. 13. The members of this section call themselves Ahmadis, but are generally known as Qadianis.
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