Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad was the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. He claimed to be the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Islamic century, the promised Messiah and Mahdi. As opposed to the mainstream Islamic view of Jesus, being alive in heaven, Ghulam Ahmad declared that he had in fact survived crucifixion and migrated to Kashmir, where he died a natural death and that the notion of his physical return was therefore erroneous. He claimed to have been divinely appointed as the Mahdi and Messiah, in the likeness of Jesus in fulfilment of Islam's eschatological prophecies. Ghulam Ahmad's claim to be a 'non-law-bearing' prophet within Islam has remained a central point of controversy between his followers and mainstream Muslims, who believe Muhammad to be the last prophet. He traveled extensively across the Indian subcontinent preaching his religious ideas and ideals and won substantial following within his lifetime. He is known to have engaged in numerous debates and dialogues with Christian missionaries, Muslim scholars and Hindu revivalists. Ghulam Ahmad founded the Ahmadiyya Movement on 23 March 1889. Διαβάστε περισσότερα...