The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889. Its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian, India, claimed to be the Promised Messiah and Reformer whose advent was awaited under different names and titles by the adherents of various religions. Under Divine guidance, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) revealed that only one such reformer was to appear and that his mission was to bring mankind into the fold of a single universal religion, Islam. He also maintained that the Promised Reformer was to appear as a subordinate and follower of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad [may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him]—in accordance with the prophecies by him about the second coming of Messiah and the appearance of al-Imam, al-Mahdi. He claimed to be the person in whom these prophecies were fulfilled.