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Today is what? 16th of December, 2014.

What happened today? I cannot begin to explain. Figure it out for yourself if you have to. Today, a very devastating event occurred in Peshawar, northern Pakistan. Who ever heard of this city in this third-world country? None of us. Even I'll admit it, out of all the Pakistani cities I knew, I never heard of this one.

Now the entire world is looking at this city. They are all looking at this one city because a few radical extremists who took their religion too far, just slaughtered over 140 people. What is more surprising is that these people were mostly kids! And at least 30 teachers were also fired at, with one teacher being shot in the head and burned alive! Yes, teachers.

This was a school. Devastating. What happened to the kids? Were they shot like the teachers? Not all of them, most of the kids died because one idiot pulled out his vest and blew himself up. Really! Blood, bones, and guts, splattered everywhere.

Kids.

Everyday you wake up, you go outside, wherever you go, school, work, a restaurant, you will see little kids, who don't even know what is going on in the world. Kids just like these that you see every day you wake up, over 100 of them are now dead, and now hundreds of families are overcome with tears, and much sorrow. Mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, all are affected by such a tragedy.

There really is not anything else I can say. These things happened before, and every time these things happen, people begin to point fingers, people are going to blame, people are going to judge.

Let me say this loud and clear for everyone who wants to hear.

What happened in Pakistan today, was something that should be condemned to the fullest degree. Nobody here should support the terrorists that committed such heinous crimes against humanity, and their own souls. God will definitely show them His wrath after what they have done.

Don't think that Islam is behind all of this either. The book of Islam, the Holy Qur'an, states very clearly in Chapter 5; Verse 32:
"...Whosoever kills an innocent soul, unless it be for murder or spreading corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had taken the life of all mankind. And whosoever saves a soul, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all of mankind."

This verse speaks very clearly to all human beings who desire to know the truth. This verse is split into two parts, and both of these parts have been done today.

The first part, whosoever kills an innocent soul...it shall be as if he had killed all of mankind. That happened today. When those terrorists cocked their guns and fired at kids and teachers, when the terrorist opened his jacket and committed a fiery suicide, these people just slaughtered all of mankind. God will deal with them, with justice.

The second part, and whosoever saves a soul, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all of mankind. This day, thousands of people have risked their lives, went into the school, and granted aid to all those people who needed it. Teachers, parents, students, police officers, doctors, firefighters, all these people have risked their lives and put the security of other people's lives before their own. These people are those people who saved the life of all people in the world. God will deal with them, with justice.

I am a Muslim, and I speak out against this act against humanity. The Taliban terrorists should be condemned to the fullest. Islam is not to blame for this, no religion is to blame for this, ignorance is to blame for all the problems in this world.

I urge everyone to guard yourselves, your family and friends. Anything can happen at every time. Finally, I ask everyone to pray so that may God grant security to everyone on earth, may God ease the pain of the families who were affected by this tragic event, may God elevate the souls of the deceased students and teachers who have become martyrs in the after life, and may God deal with the perpetrators of the horrible attacks, and those behind it. Ameen.
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Hello, may peace & blessings be upon you.

Welcome to my page, have a look around and see if you find some things that interest you.

A little about me:

¤I have graduated from High School (yay!) and am currently in a community college.

¤I like to draw, whether on paper or on the computer. I've had this hobby since I was a child. I have a big imagination, but it is sometimes difficult to express it using art, so I try my best. I like to draw or paint anything really, whether it is people, landscapes/scenery, and other neat designs.

¤I also am a decent singer (praise be to God), and like to sing a lot, as well as write poems/songs, as this is another type of art that I enjoy. I also like screams, and try to practice that as well, lol.

¤I don't really know how to play any musical instruments, but I am able to make tunes with a piano, or a guitar. However I wish I knew how to play!

¤I sometimes play video games or online games, although not as much as I used to, but I would consider myself a gamer, and if you hand me any FPS (first person shooter) game, be warned, cause you will get owned. =P

¤Lastly, I would like to say that I am a person who follows the way of life known as Islam, so that means I am a Muslim. If you happen to have ill feelings towards my faith, don't bother with hatin' on here, this isn't the place for that. However, if you have questions about my faith, just ask. I'll be very delighted to answer and assist you. ;) I am also part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, so yes, I am an Ahmadi Muslim. More info about Ahmadi Muslims can be found here: www.alislam.org

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All human beings are equal, God has created every male & female from a single soul. Be good, be generous, & be kind, to your family, friends, strangers, enemies, and especially to yourself. Be loving, be respectful, and be thankful for everything that you have, just remember that there are people out there who have it much worse. Live your life to the fullest, may you dwell in peace. :heart:

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HananWasHere Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday yo! bunneh icon4 
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After--Life Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks yo! Wink grin 
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HananWasHere Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, yo Meow :3 
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Happy birthday brother! hope you have fun today doing whichever!! :iconhappybirthdayplz:
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After--Life Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yes I had fun writing an English paper LOL. :D
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;A; That's unfair! Well you had fun none the less right! 
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Hahahahahaha ahahahahaha........hah..............:| (Blank Stare) 
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very happy birthday to you, my dear Brother!  May peace and happiness be yours this day and every day!

Sister Mandi
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After--Life Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3 years have gone by, and you haven't missed a single birthday! Thank you for being the best sister to me, since I don't have any real sisters, but you are more than enough! :heart: May peace and blessings be granted to you, your family, and your friends, for eternity. Dance! 

Your brother, Adeel.
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How in the world could I ever forget about my precious Brother and his special day?  He changed my life and opened my eyes, there's no way on earth I'll EVER forget about you!  I love you like crazy and am so grateful to God/Allah for your presence in my life.  I thanked Him especially on your birthday for bringing you into my world!  I truly look at you as my "real Brother" and love you as though we shared the womb together.  The fact we do not share blood is completely irrelevant; no matter what anyone says or thinks, YOU ARE MY BROTHER.  :)

PEACE be with you, my Brother!
Sister Mandi
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After--Life Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly appreciate that comment, I don't have words to describe it, so I'll just keep it simple. Thank you very very very much! =)

Peace be upon you, my Sister.
Your bro, Adeel.
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HananWasHere Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eid muarak brother. May Allah bless you and the entire Ummah c:
Have a good one In'Sha'Allah! I am a dummy!  
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After--Life Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jazak'Allah sis, Eid Mubarak to you and your family as well! May God also bless you, the entire Ummah, and all of mankind. I hope you enjoy this festive occasion. Wasalam. ;)
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Will do dance 
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HananWasHere Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Assalamu alaikum brother. I have a question regarding your belief as an Ahmadiyya Muslim? I don't mean to offend, just curious (: but what are the differences between a Sunni Muslim and a Ahmadiyya Muslim? From the information I've gathered up online, sources say that Ahmadiyya Muslims follow Mirza Ghulam Ahmed who stated to be the Mujaddid of the 14th century and the promised Messiah and Mahdi. Is this correct? (: 
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That is correct. We Ahmadi Muslims believe that the Imam Mahdi that was prophesied 1,400 years ago has appeared already 100 years ago, his name being Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian, India, which is where he was born. He also claimed to be the second coming of Jesus (as) which is a belief held in Christianity as well as in Islam, but the difference is that he is not a literal second coming of Jesus (as), but the metaphorical second coming.

Christians believe that Jesus (as) will descend (come down) in the latter days, and the Orthodox Muslims have the same belief that the same Jesus (as) who was put on the cross will come back down. We Ahmadi Muslims believe that such a thing cannot be possible, because Jesus (as) was a human being who had a natural death. Yes, he survived the crucifixion, but he did not raise into the heavens, he was saved from death on the cross and was brought down. After his survival, he traveled to many different places to continue preaching the message of One God to the lost tribes of Israel. He ended up passing away in Kashmir, India, where his tomb can be found today.

Nobody knew about these lost times of Jesus (as) after his crucifixion, but until God sent the Mujaddid of the 14th Century, the millions who accepted him knew the truth. Of course, this is our belief, ;) but if you look into it, the Qur'an actually supports the fact that Jesus (as) survived death on the cross and he continued to live on his life in this world until he died, a natural death. If you want, I can show you the references. :)

Aside from claiming to be the Promised Messiah (second coming of Jesus), as well as the Imam Mahdi, he also claimed to be a prophet. Now this is the part where we get a lot of backlash. Muslims today believe that Muhammad (saw) was the final prophet, and that no prophet can come after him.

We Ahmadi Muslims do believe that Muhammad (saw) was the final law bearing prophet, meaning that he was the greatest prophet, and that he brought the final law of God to the world, the Holy Qur'an. After him, no new law can be brought into the world.

But we also believe that God did not stop sending messengers to the world. Yes, God can bring more messengers whenever He pleases, but these messengers will only be reforming messengers, non-law bearing prophets. They will be lesser than Muhammad (saw), and their purpose is only to reform the people and bring to light the true teachings of the final law, the Holy Qur'an, and this is exactly what Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) did. He did not bring a new law, no new sharia. He did not bring anything new. He only came to reform and unite the Muslim Ummah. And all of his works have been successful, as today, we have the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, led by the current fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba).

All the prophesies that were prophesied were fulfilled under the name of the Imam Mahdi, and the great signs and miracles are continuing to come. They have been recorded in his books, and witnessed by thousands of people. Remember, that the Imam Mahdi is not greater than the greatest prophet, Muhammad (saw). He is lesser than him, and his job is only to bring the Muslims around the world back to their original religion. If you take a look around the world, you can see so much corruption within the Muslims and the Muslim communities and nations. God sent another reforming messenger to help these Muslims come back to the truth, to come back to the law given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). He has also brought back the Khilafat, which keeps the Muslim community united around the world.

Everything that I have said so far regarding the Imam Mahdi and the Khilafat, the signs and miracles, and the status of the Holy Prophet (saw), as well as the truth about Jesus (as), all can be found and supported by the Holy Qur'an. If you would like to see the references, or if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. =D

I really like your open-mindedness and humility. There aren't many people out there that want to have dignified discussions, they usually resort to flaming and cursing. So peace be to you!
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Would you mind if we have a friendly debate? (: I have a couple of questions I would like to ask, but keep in mind, I am in no way attacking your beliefs. Still just very curious, lol. But anyways, from what I've read, Ahmadiyya Muslims, follow the teachings and beliefs of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). In your beliefs, claiming that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed is the promised Messiah, a messenger of God (I'm keeping in mind, not a new law bearing prophet :) ) and a Mujaddid. One of my questions is, if he claims to be the promised Messiah and Iman Mahdi, 100 years ago, doesn't that contradict with the hadiths, where Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) has said that Imam Mahdi is going to be a descendant of him? There are many other hadiths that are a contradiction to that claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, such as; Imam Mahdi will appear at the end of times, where soon after Dijal the anti-Christ will appear as well and both will engage in war. Which will be at the time that the Messiah will return to kill the anti-Christ. I'm assuming that these parts of the hadiths you don't follow? Your group kind of picks and chooses which hadiths are authentic or not, if it contradicts with the Qur'an? Well if that's the case, what is said about the hadiths that have no mention in the Qur'an but still contradict with your belief (which isn't exactly a contradiction to the Qur'an as well)? Because the Qur'an does say to follow whatever Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) says. It's all a bit to confusing to me. Muhammad (SAW) has also said “The Hour will not begin until thirty Dajjals have appeared, each of them claiming that he is the Messenger of Allah.” Just wondering, how are you so confident that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed doesn't fall into this category? I can understand that he could have been a Mujaddid, but the promised Messiah, and a prophet? Wouldn't that be a lot of tittles for one man to have?  

I'm sorry for flooding your comment section with questions, I'm just so curious, but another question I have is if prophet Jesus (AS) had survived the crucifixion and had died of a natural death, why was there no mention of this, from Prophet Muhammad (SAW)? I would like to see the quranic references that you've stated above about this matter, if you don't mind (:

Last question for this comment (haha, I hope). If I don't believe in Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, does that consider me as a kafir? You can just tell me how it is, according to your beliefs. I promise I won't be offended. And also, is the shahada the same? 

To your last paragraph, thank you! and honestly, shame on other Muslims for slandering and cursing other people. It's really sad for me to see, and as an Ummah, we all have to set an example and be good to other people.

In regards to this entire discussion, I technically would be considered a Sunni Muslim, but I honestly do not like putting a label on Islam and hate all the dividing, these different sects in Islam has done to this Ummah as a whole. In the end, God judges what's in our hearts. 
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It's been a while since I had any real intellectual and friendly debate with anyone. So yeah sure. :) I will respond to your questions one by one:

"One of my questions is, if he claims to be the promised Messiah and Iman Mahdi, 100 years ago, doesn't that contradict with the hadiths, where Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) has said that Imam Mahdi is going to be a descendant of him".

The Promised Messiah (as) responded to one of the allegations that were raised, that he is or may not be a physical descendant of the Holy Prophet (saw). He replied to this allegation in one of his pamphlets, Ayk Ghalati Ka Izala.
"People who think in physical terms have variously considered this promised one to be a descendant of Hassan, or of Hussein, or of Abbas. But the Holy Prophet only meant that, like a descendant, he would be his heir — heir to his name, heir to his nature, heir to his knowledge, and heir to his spirituality — displaying his image within himself from every aspect. … Similarly in the verse ‘We have granted thee al-kausar’ [The Qur'an, 108;1], there is the promise of a burooz … In this verse also, the necessity for physical progeny is belittled, and a prophecy is given of buroozi offspring. And although God has bestowed upon me the privilege of being an Israelite as well as a Fatimi, having a share of both stocks, I give precedence to the spiritual relationship which is the burooz connection."

So what the Promised Messiah (as) here is saying is that many people have thought him to be a descendant of Hassan, Hussein, or Abbas, because they were related to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). But the Promised Messiah (as) himself is clarifying that the Prophet himself never truly meant a physical descendant, because a necessity for a physical progeny is belittled, e.g., meaning that there is no actual purpose of the Imam Mahdi being related to the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in blood. What actually matters is that the Mahdi is similar to the Prophet (saw) in being heir to his name, to his nature, to his knowledge, and to his spirituality.

It is these qualities that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was referring to when he stated the Imam Mahdi "shall be from me". Not physically, but spiritually. The Promised Messiah (as) goes through the Qur'anic verses to show how this is to be the case. No Ahadith is being contradicted or invalidated, because the Ahadith have never clearly stated that the Imam Mahdi will be a physical descendant of Muhammad (saw). What they actually meant is that the Mahdi will be similar in nature and spirit to the Holy Prophet (saw), and in the end, this is what matters.

The Messiah (as) ends his quote by saying that even if he is a physical descendant of Muhammad (saw), despite himself being a Fatimi and an Israelite (due to his ancestry), he prefers to be connected to the Prophet (saw) in a spiritual relationship, rather than a physical relationship. And if you examine the lifestyle of the Promised Messiah (as), it was very similar to the Prophet Muhammad (saw), that no man has ever been able to come close to reaching his level of excellence. We do not say that the Messiah (as) has surpassed the Holy Prophet's level, but he is the only man so far who has come the closest, and that is because decreed for that, which is why he was chosen to be the Imam Mahdi and the Mujaddid.

"There are many other hadiths that are a contradiction to that claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, such as; Imam Mahdi will appear at the end of times..."

Usually, when Muslims interpret these Ahadith, they take them to be extremely literal and precise. We actually are living in the end times right now. Muslims have thought that the Mahdi will appear right when the world is about to end, that everything is being riled up in destruction and havoc, and that the people of the world are completely far away from their faith.

But take a look around the world. Look at all the wars, the conflicts. The diseases, the natural disasters. Look at how far disbelief is spreading. Corruption and tyranny. Immorality is rampant everywhere. False information is being spread rapidly everywhere all around the world. The world has already witnessed two world wars, and we are approaching a third. The times we are living in now are the worst times the world has ever seen. These are the end times, and it is very crucial to make sure that God continues to keep his chosen righteous ones on the right track. But the entire Muslim Ummah is divided due to political and religious differences. How can the fate of the world turn around if the Muslims themselves are not worthy of accomplishing such a feat? This is why God had sent the Reformer. He has come and brought back the original message of Islam to the world, and to bring the Muslims back onto their feet. The Khilafat has been established, and the Muslims who follow him are all united. This is the hope for the Muslims in the future, as well as the whole world. If this community that was founded was not from God, then after 100 years, this community should have been abandoned and destroyed by now, because it is falsehood. God would not allow a man who claims to be a prophet, acquire millions of followers under a false banner of Khilafat, and steal the truth away from the true Muslims. God would make sure that every false prophet is dealt with. If all the false prophets in the past were dealt with as well as their followers, then why not this community?

"...where soon after Dijal the anti-Christ will appear as well and both will engage in war. Which will be at the time that the Messiah will return to kill the anti-Christ".

Actually we do believe in all of these Ahadith. One reason why God sent the Imam Mahdi was to correct the understanding of the Muslims. Over the hundreds of years that have passed, the Muslims have acquired beliefs that went contradictory to the original messages and prophecies. The concept of Dajjal or the anti-Christ was one of them.

Modern Muslims believe that the Dajjal is a man, or some being that resides somewhere on earth, and when the time comes, he will emerge from his hiding place, gather followers, and wage a war against the Muslims. It is said that at this time, the Imam Mahdi will come, as well as Jesus (as), they will team up together to defeat the Dajjal.

The problem with this understanding is that 1) the way it is said is childish, and 2) it is all metaphorical.

When Muhammad (saw) warned the Muslims of the Dajjal, he never meant it to be a single person. Dajjal is actually a concept that exists right now in the world. This concept of Dajjal can be anything, but the main thing that Dajjal means is (The Deceiver). So if you take a look at the news, the media, all the lies that exist in the world regarding the various beliefs. If you look at the world governments and all the dishonesty that exists within there. All of this is the Dajjal. All of these worldly things that keep us away from the truth, which is Allah (swt), is the Dajjal. Dajjal is not one man, it is the entirety of the corruption that exists among mankind. This is the true Dajjal, and we live with the Dajjal right now. Me, you, everyone we know, we all live alongside the Dajjal. You cannot turn on your T.V. or browse the internet without looking at the works of the Dajjal. The political systems around the world are corrupted with men wanting power, wealth, land. This is just a form of that Dajjal.

There are Ahadith where Muhammad (saw) states that the Dajjal rides on a flying donkey. Another Hadith states that the Dajjal rides on a donkey that eats charcoal. Do you know what the flying donkey and the charcoal eating donkey refer to? Airplanes and trains. Back then, obviously, the people did not know what airplanes and trains were, so Muhammad (saw) referred to a method of transportation that the Arab Muslims were familiar with, donkeys. So the Dajjal in the future will ride a flying donkey, and at other times, ride a donkey that eats charcoal. This clearly refers to airplanes and trains, and if you look at it this way, it all makes sense. Because airplanes, trains, and other methods of transportation, is how all of mankind travel around the world. As people travel, the information they know is exchanged, and they get on about their business, whether for good, or for bad. This is just another concept of the Dajjal and how this concept easily spreads across the entire world in such a short period of time. This is all a miracle that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) knew about airplanes and trains back then. This is exactly what God referred to to Him specifically. And we are living in those exact times.

So the Messiah (as) has come in this time of the Dajjal. And he has destroyed the concept of Dajjal. How? By bringing back the original message of Islam to the world. Now that we Ahmadi Muslims have the Khilafat, we are completely protected against the Dajjal, because the Dajjal has one eye, the left eye, and the right one is blind. This means the the Dajjal only looks at this world, and he is blind to the hereafter. We Ahmadi Muslims, since we believe we follow the true pristine teachings of Islam, we are protected from this concept of worldliness and deception. This community is chosen by God, and thus, we are protected from all onslaughts from the Dajjal. No worldly power will be able to bring the Khalifa down. There have been countless attempts, but nobody has succeeded. And in return, the true teachings of Islam reside within this community, and the Dajjal has no way of overcoming these truths. This is how the Dajjal has been destroyed. If the entire world accepted the Imam of the age, the Dajjal will be completely destroyed. The Messiah (as) has simply come to plant the seed in the soil, it is our job to keep watering it until the Dajjal is wiped out completely.

"Your group kind of picks and chooses which hadiths are authentic or not, if it contradicts with the Qur'an? Well if that's the case, what is said about the hadiths that have no mention in the Qur'an but still contradict with your belief (which isn't exactly a contradiction to the Qur'an as well)? Because the Qur'an does say to follow whatever Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) says. It's all a bit to confusing to me."

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) stated in a Hadith that, if there are any recordings or sayings of him that cannot be found or supported from the Qur'an, then that Hadith should be discarded. He knew that people in the future are going to distort his words, just like how it happened with the Gospels. The Ahadith were not protected, only the Holy Qur'an was preserved. So we Ahmadi Muslims follow the Holy Qur'an first. It is the most reliable source of Islam. After the Qur'an are only the authentic Ahadith. If there are any Ahadith that cannot be supported from the Holy Qur'an, and they also were not properly validated by the scholars, then they are discarded, because the word of man cannot be placed in priority over the word of God. This is a command from God Himself in the Qur'an, as well as a command from the Prophet (saw) himself.

We do not pick and choose what supports us. If there was clear evidence against the truth of the Promised Messiah (as), this community would never be here. There are some Ahadith that you say that have no mention in the Qur'an. The thing with these Ahadith is that you have to be careful. When the Qur'an says to follow whatever Prophet Muhammad (saw) says, that verse is not referring to Ahadith, because Ahadith were not recorded until 200-300 years after his demise. When the Qur'an mentions that, it means to follow him what he says in accordance with the Qur'an when it is revealed. If a verse of the Qur'an was revealed that said to not intoxicate yourself with alcohol, and Muhammad (saw) commanded his followers to obey God and to cease drinking alcoholic beverages, this is what the Qur'an is referring to.

God Himself promised that the Holy Qur'an is to be preserved. If Allah (swt) desires the Ahadith to be preserved, He would have done so, but Allah (swt) knew that it will not be the same thing with Ahadith. People easily can make up or change a Hadith, thus completely changing the whole meaning. The only way for Allah's message to be fully preserved is if it was a part of the Qur'an. So that is why everything that God wanted to mention, has been mentioned in the Qur'an, and God says this Himself in the Qur'an. Everything that we Muslims are supposed to believe, follow, and practice, has been mentioned in the Qur'an, and nothing has been left out. If you follow the Qur'an, then you are following the Prophet Muhammad (saw).

I hope I cleared this confusion that you had here. :)

"I'm sorry for flooding your comment section with questions, I'm just so curious, but another question I have is if prophet Jesus (AS) had survived the crucifixion and had died of a natural death, why was there no mention of this, from Prophet Muhammad (SAW)? I would like to see the quranic references that you've stated above about this matter, if you don't mind (:"

Instead of typing more, I would like to share this link with you: www.muslim.org/islam/deathofj.… If you go on that website, it shows evidence from various sources, including the Qur'an, Ahadith, and the Ijma. I recommend at least reading all of the Qur'anic evidence and evidence from the Ahadith. This proves that Jesus (as) survived death on the cross. In the Ahadith section, Muhammad (saw) himself confirms in a Hadith that Isa (as) has passed away. ;) So take a look through that and I hope I answered your question. God made it very clear for His followers to understand.

"Last question for this comment (haha, I hope). If I don't believe in Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, does that consider me as a kafir? You can just tell me how it is, according to your beliefs. I promise I won't be offended. And also, is the shahada the same?"

Not at all. We Ahmadi Muslims believe very strictly in the fact that Takfir can only truly be given by God, meaning that only God is the one who judges who goes astray and who is guided aright. This is all from the Qur'an as well. We do not call others kaffirs or disbelievers. We also do not blame you at all if you do not accept the Imam of the age. The only thing that is shameful is when a person who is convinced of something that is true, continues to reject it. Just like during the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Many of the Meccans knew he was speaking the truth about the One God, but they rejected him due to their arrogance and their greed for their worldly desires and passions. So even if a person who is convinced of all the signs and proofs of Islam Ahmadiyyat, but continues to reject them due to his/her arrogance, we leave them alone and let God judge them and decide. We do not believe that you can force someone to accept your faith. We believe in the Qur'anic verse when it states, Let there be no compulsion in religion.

And yes, we do believe in the Shahadah, La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad Rasool Allah; there is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

The Promised Messiah (as) has repeated this phrase countless times. He never considered himself to be greater than his master, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (saw).

"To your last paragraph, thank you! and honestly, shame on other Muslims for slandering and cursing other people. It's really sad for me to see, and as an Ummah, we all have to set an example and be good to other people."

No problem. =D I have the same concerns as you. =P

"In regards to this entire discussion, I technically would be considered a Sunni Muslim, but I honestly do not like putting a label on Islam and hate all the dividing, these different sects in Islam has done to this Ummah as a whole. In the end, God judges what's in our hearts".

I wholeheartedly agree.

Good luck sis, I am sorry for the very long response. I hope I don't bore you or anything LOL. May Allah bless you and your family and friends, and may He guide us all and show us the straight way, Ameen.

Wasalam.
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Peace be upon you, my dear Brother Adeel!  I miss you and wanted to say hello.  I hope this comment finds you happy and in the best of health.  :)

Your sister,
Mandi
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After--Life Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Peace be upon you as well my dear Sister Mandi! I've missed you as well and it's been a while, and I would say I am in good health and your comment does make me happy! =3

I hope everything is well with you and I appreciate again all the kindness you cherish to all of your friends and 'spiritual' brothers and sisters. =D

I am honored to be by your side, with the good righteous people. :heart:

Your bro,
Adeel

Peace.
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lily1456 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I am  muslim and I love what you said.
+We have the same hobbies too. lolhs icon 
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After--Life Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? That's cool! Could you show me where I said what? Lol. I don't remember. =3

Yay. La la la la 
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Haven't talked in a while. I hope things are better for you! :hug:
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After--Life Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hey, yeah it's been a while. Yeah things are great, praise to God. It's just that during the summer, I tend to get quite lax, I hate that sometimes. =3

I hope things are also going great for you as well. =D

Peace.Hi! 
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