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The holiest book in Islam is the uncreated Word of God, the Holy Qur’an. It is a Message from Allah (SWT) to humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from Allah (SWT) to the angel Gabriel (AS) to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

This revelation was given to the Prophet (SAW) in pieces over a period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 632 CE). The Prophet (SAW) was 40 years old when the Holy Qur'an began to be revealed to them, and they were 63 when the revelation was completed. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages.

The Holy Qur'an has not been expressed using any human's words. It is literally the word of Allah (SWT). The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Holy Qur'an is the last Message which Allah (SWT) has sent to us.

As Islam expanded the need naturally arose for translations to foreign and native languages from the perfectly preserved Arabic. Today we find the Holy Qur’an translated in to more than fifty-three languages.

The majority of translations remain true to the original Arabic import, only differing and substituting words to best capture the meaning. However, some translations outright twist and alter the original message to support either their own beliefs or push forward an anti-Muslim agenda. The Ahmadiyya are one such group who freely alter the Holy Qur’an in their translations.

For example, the Holy Qur’an says

“...And who believe in that which has been revealed to you and that which was revealed before you and they are sure of the hereafter” (2:4).

The altered Ahmadiyya translation states

“And who believe in that which has been revealed to thee, and that which was revealed before thee, and they have firm faith in what is yet to come.” (English Short Commentary, Page 14)

Accompanying this, the footnote claims it means “revelation which is to follow”. This repulsive twist of “al-arkhirah” to “yet to come” has been inserted to support the Ahmadiyya belief of their new prophet Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his revelations.