The Ahmedi issue is different. A very widely talked about and accepted narrative about calling Qadiyanis as kaafir is that it is not religious but a political one. The Wahabis of Arabia witnessed how majority Sunnis in Syria are being controlled by a very small Duruze group who are well educated. They were afraid of something similar taking place in Pakistan (you see the Qadiyanis are a highly literate group of people who held very important posts in the country during the first 20 years of it's existance) therefore they funded propaganda that they are kafirs and persecuting them is a service to 'real' muslims.SBM wrote: ↑Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:45 amBr BiradarBiradar
However, the Ismailis are not unique in this and Sufis (both Sunni and Shi'a) also interpret the Qu'ran and shariaa in similar symbolic manner
If we accept Ismailis and Sufi's version of Interpretation of Quran and still consider them Muslims then why the Muslim world calls Ahmedis (Qadiyanis) as Kaafir because they have their own interpretation of Quran and Mehdi
I did ask a very active member of Ahemdiyya community if they believe Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to be the last messenger and he unequivocally said YES, he said where they differ with main stream Muslims is the Zahoor of Mehdi, they consider their leader to be Mehdi ( I am not sure if I agree to that, since according to my limited knowledge Zahoor of Mehdi will the end of world as we know and Mehdi is not supposed to die while their first leader Ghulam Qadyani died )
This has been widely spoken about by many columnists and journalists in Pakistan.