The difference between the Muslims and the Ahmadiyyah (Qaadiyaaniyyah)

Question: What is the difference between the Muslims and the Ahmadiyyah (Qaadiyaaniyyah)?

Answer: The difference between the two is:

The Muslims are those who worship Allaah alone and follow His messenger Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and believe the he is the seal of (all) the prophets, and that there is no prophet (to come) after him.

As for the Ahmadiyyah who are followers of Mirza Ghulaam Ahmad, then they are kuffaar and not Muslims, because they claim that Mirza Ghulaam Ahmad is a prophet after Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), and whoever believes this ‘aqeedah then he is a kaafir according to all the scholars of the Muslims, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allaah and the last (seal) of the Prophets}, [Soorah al-Ahzaab, Aayah 40].

And because of what has been authenticated on the authority of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he said:

«I am the seal of (all) the prophets, there is no prophet after me», [Imaam Ahmad – volume 2, page 398 and 412, volume 3 page 79 and 248, volume 4, page 81, 84, 127 and 128, volume 5, page 278; al-Bukhaaree (Fat.h al-Baaree) number 3535; Muslim – number 2286 and 2287; Abu Daawood – number 4252].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts, comprising –

Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;

Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;

Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;

Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Qu’ood

[Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 2, Page 314, Question 3 of Fatwa No.8536]

Published: 17 May 2001