Allah the Almighty sent Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian, as the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi. He claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus (as) of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and within other religions. Moreover, according to prophecies, he was granted the status of a prophet, but within the Quranic law and through only following the Holy Prophet of Islam (sa). He added nothing to Islam and neither took anything away. In an era when people would assert that Allah did not speak to mankind anymore and revelation, in all forms, had ended, Hazrat Ahmad (as) said that God had not ceased speaking to his servants. He claimed that God spoke with him and not only spoke, but did so bountifully. He told the world that he experienced many revelations, visions and dreams from Allah the Almighty, which included many glad tidings and prophecies about many incidents that were to happen. Those glad tidings related to his victory, his Jamaat’s progress and divine protection amid severe opposition. On 17 September 1906, Allah the Almighty revealed him:
بَارَكَ اللّٰهُ فِیْ اِلْهَامِكَ وَوَحْیِکَ وَرُؤْيَاكَ
“Allah has placed blessings in your inspiration, your revelation and your dreams.” (Tadhkirah [English], p. 918)
He also said he would show the way to God's communion and show the world that God is not deaf or dumb, but speaks to his close servants. He said he came to re-establish the lost link between mankind and God and came to take mankind back to communion with God.