Who is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community?
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is one of the 73 sect’s of Islam. They are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian. This community was founded in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as). It is the fastest growing Islamic community worldwide, and has members in over 200 countries, totalling an estimated 20 millions. The current head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba).
What do Ahmadis believe?
Ahmadi Muslims follow the true teachings of Islam from the Holy Quran and the Holy Propeht (as). They follow the holy scriptures and teachings that other Muslims follow. However, one of the DIFFERENCES from other Muslims is that they believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah(as) of the latter days has arrived, he founded and established the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889. This was prophesied by the Holy Prophet (saw).
Ahmadi Muslims also believe in the 5 Pillars of Islam and the Six Articles of Faith, similar to other Muslims.
They also believe in the Holy Prophet (saw), as the seal of the prophets. However, they believe that another prophet can come after him as a reformer. Moreover, Ahmadi’s believe that Islam is the final and perfect religion for mankind.
Ahmadis get guidance from Islamic sources like the Sunnah and Hadith –practices and sayings of the Holy Prophet (saw). They also refer to Islamic scholars for the interpretation of Islamic Laws, with guidance from the Promised Messiah (as).
Revival of Islam
Ahmadi’s believe that Jesus (as) did not die on the cross, like other Muslims believe. Rather, he died a natural death, like other human beings. When Muslims were becoming more distant to the true Islam, there was a revival of Islam to come through a Messiah. Although, other Muslims await for a Messiah to appear as the literal second advent of Jesus (as), Ahmadi Muslims have already accepted the Messiah. In Islam and all religions, the Promised Messiah (as), a single person, fulfilled all the prophecies that correlated to such a Messiah.