Thursday, October 20, 2011
The religion of Ahmad (pbuh) is none other than Islam, since Ahmad (pbuh) is one of the names of the Prophet (pbuh), as confirmed in both the Qur’an and hadith. In surat al-Saff we read, “…Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel, Indeed I am the messenger of God sent to you to confirm the truth of what is present of the Torah and to convey to you glad tidings of a Divine messenger who will come after me, whose name is Ahmad” [Q 61:6]. Both Bukhari and Muslim, in their authoritative collections of hadith, reported that the Prophet (pbuh) stated, “I am Muhammad and I am Ahmad; and I am the effacer (mahi) who effaces disbelief. And I am the gatherer (hashir), who will gather people behind me [on the day of resurrection]; and I am the final one (‘aqib) [after whom there will be no other prophets].