Allegation that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad made up false hadith
Mirza Ghulam, the founder of the organization, had attributed a tradition (Hadith) foretelling the appearance of the Promised Messiah at the head of the 14th century to the Messenger of Allah(SAW). However, such a Hadith can not be found in any of the authentic books of tradition! By attributing a false Hadith to the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, Mirza Qadiani merely had attempted to deceive the uninformed people of the village of Qadian.
A Mujaddid is a person who renews or reforms the religion. According to a Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which has been recorded by Abu Daud, reformers will appear at the beginning of every century of Islam:
Hazrat Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrates that the Holy Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:
Allah will raise for this ummah someone at the head of each century, who will revive its religion for it
Sunan Abu Daud, Vol IV, Kitab ul Fitan, Kitab al Malahim Vol 4, page 109
This is an accepted fact and Alhamdulillah reformers have come at the beginning of every century.
A list of the various Reformers who have appeared in the past fourteen hundred years, is given below:
1st Century – Umar bin Abdul Aziz
2nd Century – Ahmad bin Hanbal
3rd Century – Abul Hassan Ashari
4th Century – Abu Bakr Baqlani
5th Century – Al-Ghazali
6th Century – Abdul Qadiri Jilani
7th Century – Ibn Taymiyya
8th Century – Ibn Hajar Asqalani
9th Century – Jalaluddini Sayuti
10th Century – Muhamamd Tahir Gujrati
11th Century – Ahmad Sirhindi
12th Century – Shah Wali-allah
13th Century – Ahmad Brelwi
14th Century – Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
These mujaddids were the most outstanding saints and scholars of their time and did much to reform the religion of Islam, of their day. In this list, only one Mujaddid is given for each century. Many Muslims, however, recognise more than one Mujaddid for some centuries. For example, two Mujaddids are recognised for the Second Century of Islam:- Ahmad bin Hanbal and Imam Sha’fi. Similarly, Abu Ubaid Naishapuri is included with Abu Bakr Baqlani as the two Mujaddids of the Fourth Century. For the Seventh century, Mueenuddin Chishti is recognised along with Imam ibn Taymiyya, and for the Eighth century, Saleh bin Umar along with ibn Hajar Asqalani. Similarly, for the Ninth Century, Seyed Muhammad Jaunpuri is recognised along with Jalaluddin Sayuti. But for the Fourteenth Century of Islam, which ended in the year 1980 AD, no one other than Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian has ever been recognised as a Mujaddid.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the Mujaddid of the fourteenth century Hijra. He claimed to fulfil in his person the prophecies of Islam relating to the coming of the Messiah among the Muslims, the Promised Messiah. He claimed to be a prophet, but not a Law-giving prophet. Many Muslim leaders of his time paid tribute to his service to the cause of Islam.