Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (India) claimed to be the Promised Reformer awaited by all world religions. He claimed to be the second coming of Jesus. He claimed that one way to judge the truthfulness of his claim would be the fulfillment of his prophecies. Indeed God grants abundant knowledge of His secrets only to His very own.The Holy Quran says:
“And He [Allah] reveals not His secrets to any except the one whom He chooses, namely, His Messenger.”
The Bible also teaches that the sign of a false prophet is that he should say something in the name of God and this should not come true.
When in the light of this we examine the claim of Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace), his truth shines forth like the noonday sun. He was very abundantly and constantly favoured by the knowledge of God’s secrets. In fact, it would be true to say that if the prophetic signs given to the Promised Messiah were divided among prophets, they would be enough to prove the prophetic status of many.
The prophecies of the Promised Messiah were of many different kinds. Some related to political changes, some to social developments, others to cosmic events, some to religious matters, others to intellectual ones, some to the birth of children, some to the cessation of births, some to earthly transformations, some to relations between nations, some to relations between rulers and their subjects, some to the success of his mission, some to the defeat and destruction of his enemies and some to the future of things.
Of these prophetic signs, a few are discussed in this blog. Interested readers can also study his life story here – http://www.alislam.org/library/books/guidedone/index.htm
*(as) = alaih-e-ssalam = on whom be peace