Who are the Ahmadiyyah and can we pray behind them?

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Are Ahmadi Muslims from alul sunnah wal jamah? Please respected ulama can you explain me what there beliefs are and can we pray salah behind them?? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Qadiyaniyya/Ahmadiyya are a deviant religious movement who claim to be Muslims. It was founded in India near the end of the 19th century and originated with the life and teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani. He claimed that Rasūlullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam was not the last messenger because of which he claimed prophet hood.[1] The adherents of the Qadiyaniyya/Ahmadiyya movement are referred to as Qadiyanis or Ahmadis. They are divided into two groups: those who believe that he was a prophet and those who believe that he was only a reformist and saintly figure.


Mirza Ghulam held many corrupt beliefs, such as

  • He claimed he was a prophet
  • He claimed that his prophet hood was prophesized in the previous divine scriptures
  • He would disparage the Ambiyā’
  • He asserted that his “miracles” were greater than that of Nūh ‘Alaihissalām.[2]

Qadiyanies/Ahmadies are simply not Muslims.[3]



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muntasir Zaman

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]  فتاوي محموديه مكتبه محموديه- ت مفتي فاروق 4/89

[2]   المرجع السابق – 4/93

[3]  المرجع السابق – 4/109