Monday, March 31, 2008

An Ummati and a Prophet

I have been bestowed two titles by God Almighty. One of these is the title of a follower, as indicated by my name Ghulam Ahmad. The second title given to me, by way of reflection, is that of Prophet, since God Almighty has named me Ahmad in the earlier parts of Brahin-e-Ahmadiyyah and addressed me repeatedly by that name. This was an indication that I am a Prophet by way of reflection. Thus, I am an Ummati [follower of the Holy Prophetsa] and also, by way of reflection, a Prophet. This is also indicated in the revelation set out in the earlier parts of Brahin-e-Ahmadiyyah:

That is, every blessing is from the Holy Prophetsa and blessed is he who taught—the Holy Prophetsa—and, thereafter, blessed is he who was taught myself. Therefore, through perfect obedience, I was named a follower and having acquired the full reflection of Prophethood, I was named Prophet. Thus I acquired two titles.

[Brahin-e-Ahmadiyyah, Part V, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 21, p. 360]

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