Advice & Tips
In this section we would like to offer some advice to those who are thinking about leaving Ahmadiyya and don't know how to take the first step. All the advice is based on our own experience so we hope it will be of some help and comfort to you. We would also like to give some advice to those who are in Ahmadiyya and would like to research further.
Advice to those seeking to leave Ahmadiyya
For those Ahmadis who have left or are thinking about leaving Ahmadiyya, we understand the emotional struggle you are going through. This is a difficult stage in your life but remember that you are doing this for the sake of following the Truth, and insha'Allah Allah will Reward you for your effort.
The Ahmadiyya organisation is not easy to leave. All of your family probably still believe in Ahmadiyya and will oppose you in your decision to leave. Most of your social network will be from the Ahmadiyya community so it may feel daunting to leave. You may feel isolated because the Ahmadiyya organisation does its best to keep its members cut off from other Muslims - so if you leave them, where do you go? We assure you that Muslims are your brothers and sisters and will welcome you to their mosques, homes and their social circle.
When you take the step to reject the beliefs of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, you may feel like you are in limbo - neither here nor there. At this stage in your journey, you are not part of the Ahmadiyya community but you may also feel distant from the 'other Muslims'. This can be very difficult to go through. It will take time for you to find your place within the Ummah. Having non-Ahmadi friends will help you to feel less alone. Perhaps you could visit their local mosque with them. You could search for Islamic lectures and events and go along to see what they are like.
The most important part of your journey is prayer. Only Allah can ease your burden and only He can give you true comfort. Extensive prayers and dhikr will give you strength insha'Allah. Take comfort in reading stories about the Prophets (on whom be peace) and their hardships. The hardships we face in life are nothing compared to what they went through. And remember that you are not alone. Many have left Ahmadiyya and survived the pain. And you certainly will not be the last insha'Allah.
The most difficult step will probably be telling your family about your decision to leave. They will most likey use emotional blackmail to keep you within their circle or scare you by telling you that you will be doomed and are going astray. Some may tell you that they have had dreams about you and that you are leaving the 'true path'. You may be advised to go and speak to a Missionary to clarify the 'allegations' against Ahmadiyya, or they may even tell you to meet with the 'khalifa'. These are all attempts to convince you to stay within Ahmadiyya.
Have faith in Allah and in what you have read from the writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. They clearly show that he was not from God.
If you have any questions/concerns or just need some support then please feel free to email us using the Contact Us link above.
Advice to Ahmadis
If you are an Ahmadi reading the contents of this website, you may feel angry at us or you may feel confused. Chances are, you probably think we are spreading 'allegations' against what you believe is the 'true Islam'. We were in the same position as you once, and we even defended the beliefs of the Ahmadiyya community at one point. However, after reading the books of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad combined with research of historical evidence, we realised that the beliefs we previously held could not possibly be the truth. In fact, we realised that we were ignorant of the actual beliefs of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
We would advise our Ahmadi readers to read the Evidence section of this website, with an open and objective mind. Detach yourself from all worldly associations and focus on your relationship with Allah, for He will be the One to Whom we will answer. Here are some useful tips for you in your quest to find the Truth.
- Be regular and punctual in your Salaah. The most important thing is prayer. Pray to Allah to Help you and Guide you towards the Truth and to Guide you away from falsehood. When you say these words, sincerely mean them from your heart. And genuinely ask Allah for guidance to the Truth and not what you may think to be true. Be punctual in your daily prayers and spend time in your salaah.
- Pray the Istikhara prayer and ask Allah for Guidance. Remove your emotions and inclinations from within, and ask Allah to fill your heart with the Truth.
- Make an effort to pray the Tahajjud prayer, focussing on and repeating the words in Surah al Fatiha 'Ihdinasiraatal mustaqeem' (Guide us to the Straight Path).
- Read the Holy Qur'an with translation. It may be a good idea to compare different translations/interpretations.
- Study the Ahadith regarding the Coming of Hadhrat Isa (as) and the Imam Mahdi and compare them to Mirza Ghulam's claim.
- Read the books of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and compare his writings to what is written in the Holy Qur'an. Do they correspond with each other?
There are many books written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad so you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. We would advise you to pick some of the references from the Evidence section of this website and verify them. You can find all the books of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad online, at the Ahmadiyya organisation's official website.
You will find that the references are not made up, but the quoted writings do exist. Ask yourself if you genuinely agree with what he has written. Does it correspond with what we have been taught in the Holy Qur'an or by the Holy Prophet (saw)?
- Take your time and don't rush.
- Be true to yourself and don't be afraid of what you discover.
Advice to General Muslims
Many Muslims are unaware of the Ahmadiyya organisation or its beliefs. We would advise you to strengthen your Imaan and be steadfast. You should be aware of the beliefs of the Ahmadiyya organistion in order to protect yourself from being sucked into the deception. We hope that this website will help you to understand what Ahmadiyya is and insha'Allah you can help others to also learn about it.