by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian,
The Promised Messiah and Mahdi
Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at
Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908), the holy founder of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, born in Qadian, a village in rural Punjab, India, was the Divinely appointed Reformer of the latter days and the Promised Messiah and Mahdi. He was sent by God in fulfilment of the prophecies contained in the Holy Bible, the Holy Quran and Hadith, with the express task of rediscovering Islam in its pristine purity and beauty, and bringing mankind back to the Creator.
Lecture Sialkot was delivered (in Urdu) by the Promised Messiah on 2nd November 1904, before a large gathering of Hindus and Muslims. In this lecture, the Promised Messiah, said that although all religions had emanated from God, Islam is now the only living religion, for it alone continues to be nurtured by Divine communication. He also declared that just as he had come in the spirit of the Messiah son of Mary for the reformation of Muslims and Christians, so had he come as Krishna for the Hindus.[ read online ]