There is a lot of misconception regarding faith and beliefs of Ahmadi Muslims. Most clerics are responsible for lying and spreading extreme hate against Ahmadis that ultimately ends up in severe persecution and discrimination, the community face at every level in the society.
I urge everyone not to believe in what you have been told and rather investigate and study yourself to find out the truth. You have the right to disagree in peace but it’s against Islamic teaching to believe everything blindly without confirming.
Allah says in Quran [49:7], “O ye who believe! If an unrighteous person brings you any news, ascertain the correctness of the report fully, lest you harm a people in ignorance, and then become repentant for what you have done”
I will try to expose some of the biggest misconception that had been fed in the mind of a common person in Pakistan and that’s all they have been listening and believing all their life.
1) Ahmadis don’t believe Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) as “Khatuml-Nabiyeen” or “Seal of the Prophets”.
We believe in the khaatmiyat of our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) in its true sense and he (s.a.w) was the seal of all the prophets. He was the last law bearing prophet and Quran is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah. We give the same status to Promised Messiah (a.s) as Non-Ahmadi Muslims will give to Jesus (a.s) if he returns to earth according to their belief.
2) Ahmadis recite a different Kalma.
Our Kalma is “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (s.a.w) is the messenger of Allah” Mullahs might tell you otherwise but our kalma is the same what we recite and believe inside our heart too.
3) Ahmadis don’t perform Hajj or perform Hajj to Qadian and Not Mecca.
Hajj is one of the Pillar of Islam and Ahmadi Muslims are obligated to perform Hajj if they are able to. We perform both Hajj and Umrah to Mecca. I know lots of Ahmadis personally who have performed Hajj and every year, numbers of Ahmadi Muslims travel to Mecca to perform Hajj and Umrah.
4) Ahmadis consider the status of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed is greater than Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) (Nauzubillah)
No one can reach the greatness of the status of our beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).We consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmed (a.s) as the same Promised Messiah and Imam Mehdi that was informed by Holy Prophet (s.a.w) to come in later days under his obedience to revive the same Islam that was revealed to Holy Prophet (pbuh).
The Promised Messiah (as) states in a Persian couplet: ‘My life and my heart, everything is but a sacrifice for the beauty of my beloved Muhammad (saw); I am as if, the dust of the alley of Muhammad (saw)’
5) Ahmadiyyat is a new religion and has nothing to do with Islam.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a sect of Islam. We believe in all 5 Pillars of Islam including Kalma, Prayers, Hajj, Zakat and Fasting. Our community is working all over the world to spread the beautiful and peaceful teachings of Islam. We are building houses of Allah across the globe with over 16000 mosques.
6) Ahmadis consider all other Muslims as Kafir and Non-Muslim.
We consider everyone who recites Kalma as “Muslim” and have no right to consider anyone Non-Muslim. Everyone has a right to identify them as whatever they want. According to Holy Prophet Muhammad (a.s), Definition of Muslims is;
Narrated Maimun bin Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”Sahih al-Bukhari 393
7) Ahmadis don’t believe in Jihad
We believe in Jihad and its true essence. It is a spiritual struggle and striving to obtain nearness of God and self-purification.Ahmadi Muslims are also doing Jihad of the pen using the book of Allah (Holy Quran) .This Jihad is the need of this age we currently live.
May Allah guide all of us to the right path!