The Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)
I hold the Messiah son of Mary (as), in high esteem, inasmuch as I am spiritually the Khatam al-Khulafa [the Seal of the Caliphs] in Islam, just as the Messiah son of Mary (as) was the Khatam al-Khulafa of the Israelite dispensation. The son of Mary (as) was the
Promised Messiah of the Mosaic dispensation and I am the Promised Messiah of the dispensation of Muhammad [sa]; so I honour greatly the one whose name I bear. Anyone who asserts that I do not revere the Messiah son of Mary (as) is mischievous and a liar.
I honour not only the Messiah, but also his four brothers,* as all five of them were sons of the same mother. I also regard his two biological sisters as pious, for they are all from the womb of the Holy Virgin Mary (as).
* Christ the Messiah had four brothers and two sisters who were related to Christ by blood and were the children of Joseph and Mary [as]. The names of his four brothers are (1) Judas, (2) James, (3) Simon and (4) Justus. The names of his two sisters are (1) Assia and (2) Lydia. See Apostolic Records by Father John Allen Giles, London, 1886, pp. 159, 166. (Author)
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Noah’s Ark (Farnham, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2016), 29-30.