The Ahmadi Religion of Peace & Light

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light?

Are there Twelve Mahdis after the Twelve Imams?

Why do we say the true location of the Kaaba is Petra?

Has Imam Al-Mahdi (pbuhahf) appeared in person?

How do we know Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is a true Vicegerent of God?

What is our stance on the hijab or headscarf for women?

Why do we follow a different Islamic calendar than most Muslims?

Why does the system of Taqleed go against God's teachings?

Why do we say that reincarnation is from the teachings of the Family of Muhammad?

FAQs for Shia Islam

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is the Yamani, the First Mahdi, the successor and Vicegerent of the Twelfth Imam, Muhammad Ibn Hassan Al-Askari (pbuhahf).

Read more in the article: “Who is Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan?”

and to know more about Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) being the Yamani, click here.

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is the only person who has claimed the Will, which Prophet Muhammad (pbuhahf) left on the night of his death.

Read more in the article: “The Holy Will of Prophet Muhammad”

According to the narrations, Twelve Mahdis follow the Twelve Imams.

Read more in the article: “The Twelve Mahdis”

God is the one who chooses his Vicegerent, therefore Taqleed defies the system of God.

Read more in the article: “Taqleed – the Emulation of Scholars”

The hijab or headscarf has never been obligatory in any of God’s covenants.  

Read more in the article: “The Hijab”

Reincarnation can be found in the verses of the Quran as well as in the narrations of the Ahlulbayt (pbut).

Read more in the article: “Reincarnation in Islamic Scriptures”

The Hijri calendar followed by the majority of Muslims today has been corrupted and the true Islamic calendar has been revealed by Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip).

Read more in the article: “The Islamic Calendar”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that the true location of the Kaaba is Petra, not Mecca.  This is also proven by the scriptures as well as archeological evidence.

Read more in the article: “The Kaaba”

FAQs for Sunni Islam

Imam Al-Mahdi (pbuhahf) appeared on the 23rd of January 2015, fulfilling an important prophecy. 

Read more in the article: “Twelve Men Meet Imam Mahdi”

Not only was Imam Ali (pbuh) named in the Holy Will of the Prophet (pbuhahf), he was publicly named the rightful caliph after Muhammad (pbuhahf).

Before the death of the Prophet (pbuhahf), God had given him the task of delivering an important revelation to his followers, a message so great and important that if it was not delivered it would be as if nothing of Islam was accomplished:


O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. – Holy Quran, Al-Ma’idah verse 67

This verse was revealed on the day of Ghadir Khumm, an event which has been marked by both Sunni and Shia Muslims as one of his most vital messages, which completed God’s religion at that time.

Read more in the article: “The Appointment of Imam Ali and the Issue of Successorship”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is the only person who has claimed the Will which Prophet Muhammad (pbuhahf) left on the night of his death.

Read more in the article: “The Holy Will”

The hijab or headscarf has never been obligatory in any of God’s covenants.  

Read more in the article: “The Hijab”

Reincarnation can be found in the verses of the Quran as well as in the narrations of the Ahlulbayt (pbut)

Read more in the article: “Reincarnation In Islamic Scriptures”

The Hijri calendar followed by the majority of Muslims today has been corrupted and the true Hijri calendar has been revealed by Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip).

Read more in the article: “The Islamic Calendar”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that the true location of the Kaaba is Petra, not Mecca.  This is also proven by the scriptures as well as archeological evidence.

Read more in the article: “The Kaaba”

FAQs for Christianity

Shia Muslims and Catholic Christians have numerous similarities, the most important being the belief in a divine Vicegerent of God on Earth. 

Read more in the article: “Connections between Christianity and Islam”

Both the Old and New Testament of the Bible show us that God always places a Vicegerent on Earth. This has been God’s system of divine guidance since the time of Adam (pbuh) until today.  

Read more in the article: “Successorship in the Bible”

Jesus was and is the Messiah, a Saviour figure for the Jewish nation. Most Christians believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, which teaches that Jesus is the absolute God. However, upon investigation of the scriptures, it is clear that Jesus made a distinction between himself and the Almighty God. The early Christians did not unanimously agree that Jesus was God. In fact, the doctrine of the Trinity was introduced in the 4th century AD.

Read more in the articles: “Who Was Jesus?”  “The Trinity Myth”

Of the 27 books in the New Testament of the Bible, 13 or 14 are traditionally attributed to Paul, a man who never even met Jesus. Furthermore, Paul’s teachings often contradict the teachings of Jesus (pbuh).

Read more in the article: “Was Paul an Apostle of Jesus?”

Jesus came as the Messiah to the Jewish people. Jesus explicitly declared his mission to be focused only on Israel (Holy Bible: Matthew 15:24).  The covenant changed when the Israelites rejected their own Messiah.

Read more in the article: “The Seven Covenants of God” 

No. Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” – Holy Bible: Matthew 5:17-18

The notion that Jewish law was abolished through Christ is an innovation from the false apostle Paul.

Read more in the article: “Was Paul An Apostle of Jesus?” 

In the 20th century, a large library of suppressed gospels was re-discovered.  The New Testament of the Bible excluded numerous texts written by the early Christians for political reasons.

Read more in the article: “The Lost Gospels of the Bible”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed the true events of the crucifixion, thus bridging the gap between Christianity and Islam.

Read more in the article: “The Bloodline of Jesus Part 2”

The concept of reincarnation can be found in the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible.

Read more in the article: “Reincarnation in the Bible”

FAQs for Judaism

Genesis 16:11-12 states:

The angel of the Lord also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery.
He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” – Holy Bible: Genesis 16:11-12

However, we believe that the aforementioned statement that Ishmael will be like a wild donkey is not true, and it is in direct contradiction to the previous verse:

The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” – Holy Bible: Genesis 16:10

Does it make sense that an angel of the Lord reveal this while at the same time Abraham is trying to build his nation? Would it make sense that Abraham would try to conceive a child with this woman if that were so?

Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.  And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.” – Holy Bible: Genesis 17:19-22

In order to understand this concept, one must first understand the word “covenant”. 

A covenant is like a contract with God. It doesn’t come for free. Any time two parties make a deal, they must first lay out the terms of their agreement. If one of the parties fails to fulfill those terms, it results in breach of contract or, in other words, breaking the covenant. 

The covenant, which God entered into with Abraham and his descendants was broken and thus given to another people. 

Today, God has offered a covenant to all mankind, through Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), the seventh covenant.

Read more in the article: “The Seven Covenants of God”

Look at the condition of the Children of Israel in history, when they upheld the commandments and obeyed God through his prophets and messengers Israel was blessed and had prospered. But when they descended into sin and disobedience God had punished them. So when Prophet Jeremiah was sent to them as a clear warning they objected and God had punished them by the hands of the Babylonians through Nebuchadnezzar II. Jesus the awaited Messiah of the Children of Israel performed many great miracles but he was denied and attempts on his life were made and a new covenant was made making the previous covenant obsolete.

“In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”” – Holy Bible: Luke 22:20

The destruction of the Temple of Solomon and the exile of the Children of Israel lasted for decades because of the evil deeds committed by the Children of Israel. But the attempt on the life of the awaited Messiah caused the same punishment to be repeated. After the crucifixion the Second Temple got destroyed, and the Children of Israel were once again scattered and became a nation without a home for nearly 2,000 years. Is it a coincidence that, according to the Jewish people, God has not sent a prophet to his “chosen people” ever since? Unless the man they denied was indeed the bearer of a new covenant sent by God. After all, Jesus did indicate that they would no longer be God’s chosen people when he said:

Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” – Holy Bible: Matthew 21:43

Read more in the article: “The Seven Covenants of God”

Yes. Jesus (pbuh) was the awaited Messiah of the Jewish people.  This fact is supported by the scriptures.  

Read more in the article: “Was Jesus the Messiah?”

Jesus (pbuh) was meant to rule but did not rule due to the shortcoming of his nation. But if you must judge Jesus on the basis that he did not rule, then in all fairness you must judge Moses (pbuh) for not living up to the promise he made to his people on inheriting the promised land.

Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the Lord had sworn to them. The Lord’s hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.” – Holy Bible: Deuteronomy 2:14-15

Although a matter is delayed or completely canceled it does not invalidate the man who is sent by the Almighty. If so then we would have to deny Prophet Jonah (pbuh) who foretold of a promised punishment from God that never took place.

“Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” – Holy Bible: Jonah 3:4


But something unexpected took place which shocked God’s prophet greatly.

“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.” – Holy Bible: Jonah 3:10

If you can accept Jonah (pbuh) as a prophet although his prophecy never came to fruition, then how can you deny Jesus (pbuh) under the same circumstance? An unfulfilled prophecy or promise does not invalidate God’s chosen leader.

Read more in the article: “Why Jesus Didn’t Establish a Messianic Kingdom”

There are numerous Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, which Jesus (pbuh) fulfilled. Among these prophecies are Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22, which describe Jesus and the events of the crucifixion in startling detail. 

Read more in the article: “What the Old Testament Says About Jesus the Messiah”

God had previously sent six great individuals as prophets, messengers and covenant bearers. These are: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (pbut). During the Adamic Covenant, God wanted the seed of Adam to inherit the earth over the seed of Cain. In the Noahic Covenant, the survivors of the flood and their descendants were under his covenant. For Abraham (pbuh), it was him and his family exclusively, for Moses (pbuh) it was, again, exclusively for his people. The Jesuit Covenant was established through the Ishmaelites after the Children of Israel had betrayed and abandoned him. And Muhammad’s (pbuhahf) Covenant was for the whole world. Today, the Seventh Covenant is no longer about the flesh and bodies, but rather it is the covenant of the souls, and everyone now has a chance to be of those who purify themselves for the sake of their soul.

Read more in the article: “The Seven Covenants of God”

FAQs for Atheism

Every human being, whether they are raised upon religion or not, has questioned whether or not God exists. This innate instinct is evidence of a higher power.

Read more in the article: “The God Instinct”

Plato’s Republic discusses the concept of the ideal society, which matches the Islamic narrations about the Divine Just State.

Read more in the article: “Plato’s Republic”

Plato’s Republic discusses Socrates’ thoughts about the ideal society.

Read more in the article: “Plato’s Republic”

FAQs for Hinduism

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has said that prophets such as Krishna, Rama and Buddha were messengers of God. 

This means that people today who practice the Hindu faith will find that great concepts, such as reincarnation and karma, are considered to be absolute truths and core beliefs of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light.

Read more in the article: “Hinduism in the Seventh Covenant”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that Rama and Krishna messengers from God. 

Read more in the article: “Hinduism in the Seventh Covenant”

The Bhagavad-Gita is considered by Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) and Abdullah Hashem Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip) as being one of the sacred texts that have preserved a great deal of truth. 

It covers great events that took place during the lives of two of the great messengers of the Noahic Covenant, Prophet Krishna and Prophet Arjuna.

Just as reincarnation is a core principle of the Hindu faith, it is considered a core belief in The Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light as well.

To understand more about the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) regarding reincarnation, click here.

Karma is a belief that exists in Hinduism, as well as other Eastern Religions. Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has taught us that Karma is a true concept.

To understand more about his teachings on Karma, and the similarities between how Karma is understood in the Eastern faiths and in the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), click here.

FAQs for Buddhism

Just as reincarnation is a core principle of Buddhism, it is considered a core belief in the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light.

To understand more about the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) regarding reincarnation, click here.

Karma is a belief that exists in Buddhism, as well as other Eastern Religions. Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has taught us that Karma is a true concept.

To understand more about his teachings on Karma, and the similarities between how Karma is understood in the Eastern Religions and in the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), click here.

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has confirmed that the Buddha (pbuh) was, indeed, a great Prophet of God.

FAQs for Taoism

Just as reincarnation is a  principle of Taoism, it is considered a core belief in the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light as well.

To understand more about the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) regarding reincarnation, click here.

Karma is a belief that exists in Taoism, as well as other eastern faiths. Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has taught us that Karma is a true concept.

To understand more about his teachings on Karma, and the similarities between how Karma is understood in the Eastern Religions and in the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), click here.

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has confirmed that Lao Tzu was indeed a great Prophet of God, peace be upon him. 

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has also revealed that Lao Tzu also incarnated as Prophet Ezekiel (pbuh).

Sun Tzu (pbuh), another great Taoist master, was another Prophet of God as well, according to the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) and Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip).

Many of the teachings of the Tao Te Ching parallel the teachings of Jesus (pbuh) and Imam Ali (pbuh).

FAQs for Manichaeism

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that Prophet Mani (pbuh) was not only a true messenger of God, he was the successor and heir to the message of Jesus (pbuh).  

The Ahmadi faith believes in divinely appointed leadership, meaning there must always be a representative of God on earth who is imbued with divine attributes. Just as Mani was the successor of Jesus and Mani appointed a man named Sisin as his successor, the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light teaches that the divinely appointed guides in this day and age are Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (pbuhahf), whose successor is Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), the First Mahdi. The successor of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip), the Second Mahdi.  These are the divinely appointed and protected guides today.  

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip), like Mani, has taught that the concept of reincarnation is true. The soul, unlike the physical body, is eternal and it returns for many rounds or lifetimes.

Like Mani taught, Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that the creator of our world is not the Almighty God, rather our world came about from a struggle between light and darkness. As a result, the material world is a mixture of light and darkness.  

To learn more about the parallels between Manichaeism and the teachings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) read the article:

Prophet Mani (pbuh) – His Life and Teachings”

Mani (pbuh) was the successor of Jesus (pbuh) and Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that there is much more to the story of Mani and Jesus. Mani spoke of a teacher who he called the “heavenly twin” or “twin spirit.” This teacher was none other than Jesus. Mani called himself the “apostle of Jesus,” which indicates a deeply personal relationship and that is because Mani’s Heavenly Twin, the figure who guided him, was Jesus Christ (pbuh). Jesus and Mary Magdalene were the physical parents of Prophet Mani (pbuh). 

To learn more about how Jesus’ story and lineage continued with Mani read the articles:  “The Bloodline of Jesus Part 1” and “The Bloodline of Jesus Part 2”

Prophet Mani (pbuh) has returned for this day and age, the time in which darkness will be overturned in favour of light. The soul of Prophet Mani has returned as the Second Mahdi Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip).

Read more about Abdullah Aba Al-Sadiq (pbuh) in the Article “Who is Aba Al-Sadiq (pbuh)?”

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has revealed that the physical world is not the direct creation of the Almighty God, rather it was created by the fallen angel, Iblis. Prophet Mani (pbuh) likewise taught that God is in fact not the direct creator of this world. Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has confirmed Mani’s teaching.

We find this teaching also referenced in the narrations of Ahlulbayt (pbut), such as this one narrated by Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (pbuh):

“Creation of these realms is hard to fathom, not everyone knows the way to knowledge and its secret is well concealed. In the beginning was God the only eternal God and nothing else, from terror sprang the light, the High king lent Azazel (dear one of God) his light and using this light he shaped his creations , this arrogant one told God you are God and I am a God and both these spirits we have made.” – The Mother of Books

Due to the initial struggle between light and darkness, some light has been mixed into this material world and part of the goal of the believer is to reclaim and recapture the divine light and return it to its eternal source.  

Read more in the article “Prophet Mani – His Life and Teachings”

Reincarnation is one of the central tenets of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light and Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) has taught on this topic extensively.  

Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) was asked about reincarnation, so he (fhip) answered and said: “It is true. The soul never dies”. Furthermore, Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan has revealed that the pure and righteous souls of past prophets and messengers have returned in this day and age.  

Read more in the articles in the Reincarnation Section

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