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IslamQA: Are Ahmadis/Ahmadiyyas Muslims?

Assalamualaikum Are Ahmadis Muslims or not?

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

The Ahmadiyya rely on the weak hadiths on the Mahdi to claim their religion supersedes traditional Islam (see this previous answer on why I do not believe in the Mahdi). Since they follow the Quran and Sunna they can technically be said to be Muslims, even if their beliefs and practices are not mainstream. I don’t think there is anything to be gained by arguing about whether they are Muslims or not.

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1 month ago

One question: How can we call them Muslims if they don’t believe that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last Messenger of Allah? They believe in Mirza Ghulam Qadiani and say that he is a Prophet who came after the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)