The Promised Messiahas & Imam Mahdi (Guided One)
THE REVIEW OF RELIGIONS
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas
Brethren, I am a Reformer, not an innovator and, God forbid, I have not come to spread any innovation. I have come to proclaim the truth. I consider everything that finds no place in the Qur’an or Hadith, and is opposed to them, as heresy and negation of faith. But there are few who can reach the true meaning of the Divine Word and can comprehend its subtle mysteries. I have not added anything to, nor subtracted anything from, the faith. Brethren, my faith is the same as yours. I follow the same Noble Messengersa whom you follow. The same Holy Qur’an is my guide, my beloved and my scripture, believing in which is incumbent upon you also. It is quite true that I believe that Jesus, son of Maryas, died and joined the company of the dead. I also believe with complete certainty that the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah has been fulfilled in me. O brethren, this belief of mine is not the product of my own imagination. Rather God Almighty has informed me, through His revelation, that I am the one who was to come in the name of Jesus, son of Maryas. God has disclosed to me all the conclusive arguments which are contained in the Holy Qur’an and the true Ahadith, which establish the death of Jesus, son of Maryas, Messenger of God, as a certainty.1
1. Majmu‘ah Ishtiharat, vol. 1, pp. 231-232.