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All Praise be to Almighty Allah.
Blessing and peace be on His Prophet Muhammad
after whom there is no prophet, and on all those
who followed his way of guidance.
The Islamic Fiqh Council during its 1st session held in Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia between 10-17 Sha’ban 1398H examined the issue of the Qadiani sect. This sect which is also called as Ahmadiyya, came into being in the 19th century C.E. in India.
The Council studied the ideology of this sect, which was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani in 1876. He claimed prophethood and that he received the divine revelation. He also claimed to be the Promised Messiah, saying that prophethood did not end with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), while according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah, it is the faith of Muslims that he was the last of all the prophets.
He pretended that more than ten thousand verses were sent down and revealed to him and whoever disapproved of him is an infidel. He also pretended that Muslims must perform pilgrimage to Qadian, because it is a sacred city like Makkah and Madinah, and that it is the place which is mentioned in the Qur’an as Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa. All these things are mentioned in his books ‘Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya’ and ‘Tableegh Risaalat’.
The Council also reviewed sayings and statements of Mirza Basheeruddin, who was son of Miza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and his successor. He said in his book ‘Aeena-e-Sadaaqat’ that every Muslim, who did not perform Bai’ah (pledge of allegiance) with the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani) whether he heard his name or not, is an infidel and becomes out of the Islamic fold. (Aeena-e-Sadaaqat, p.35)
In the Qadiani newspaper, Al-Fadhl, he quoted his father as saying: “We are opposed to Muslims in everything: God, the Prophet, the Qur’an, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, Zakah. In all of these things, we have basic differences with them.” (Al-Fadhl Newspaper, 30 July 1931)
The same newspaper (Vol. 3) claimed that Mirza is the Prophet Muhammad as mentioned in the Qur’an and quoted Prophet Jesus as saying: “…I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the law (which came) before me and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad…” (Qur’an, 61:6) (from Inzaar Al-Khilafah p21)
The Council also reviewed what Muslim scholars and authors have written about this sect and made it clear that Ahmadiyya Qadiani sect is totally out of Islam, and on this basis, the provincial legislator assembly of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province adopted a resolution unanimously in 1974, considering the Qadiani sect, a non-Muslim minority among the citizens of Pakistan. The National Assembly of Pakistan also adopted a unanimous resolution to consider the Qadiani sect a non-Muslim minority in Pakistan.
In addition to the creed of this sect, it was established by writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as well as his letters, which he addressed to the colonial British government in India in order to seek its support and sympathy that he declared the prohibition of Jihad. He rejected the concept of Jihad to divert the attention of Muslims and persuade them to be faithful to the British government in India because the concept of Jihad that was rejected by some ignorant Muslims prevented them from being faithful to the British.. In this regard, he said in his book ‘Testimony of The Qur’an’ (7th Edition, P.17): “I believe that with the growing number of my followers, the number of those who believe in Jihad will decrease because a belief that I am Messiah or Mahdi, necessitates the rejection of Jihad."
After having deliberations on these references and many other documents that exposed the creed of Qadianis as well as their aims and objectives that undermine the Islamic faith and divert Muslims from their faith, the Islamic Fiqh Council unanimously decided that the Qadiani (Ahmadiyya) creed is totally out of Islam and its followers are infidels. Their pretension of being Muslims is merely for a deception and misguidance.
The Islamic Fiqh Council makes it clear that Muslims as government officials, scholars, Da’wah workers, intellectuals and writers must confront this misguided sect and its followers in each and every part of the world.
Abdullah Ibn Humaid
President, Supreme Judicial Council
Muhammad Ali Al-Harakan
Secretary-General, Muslim World League
Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz
General President, Research, Ifta, Da’wah and Guidance
Muhammad Mahmood Al-Sawwaf
Saleh Ibn Othaimeen
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al-Subaiel
Muhammad Rasheed Qabbani
Abdul Quddoos Al-Nadvi
Abu Bakr Joomi