The Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw made it clear that the latter day Messiah would fight for the cause of Islam. Many have misunderstood this sign to mean physical fighting and killing the disbelievers. This misconception itself has helped ideologies like Daesh and other terrorist organizations. In reality there is a beautiful meaning to this hadith, which is complete opposite to what our opponents suggest.
The Holy Prophetsaw stated:
فَيُقَاتِلُ النَّاسَ عَلَى الإِسْلاَمِ
He would fight the people for Islam (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith #4324)
In reality, the true essence and meaning of this hadith is that the Messiah of the end times would serve Islam and defend Islam from every attack. When we look at the life of Ahmadas, we see that he was always busy in the defence of Islam. In fact, when the Muslim scholars were not able to face the allegations against our master, Muhammadsaw, it was only Ahmadas and his community that were defending Islam. Furthermore, the interpretation of the non Ahmadi Muslims does not make any sense for many reasons. Firstly, Allah has made it clear in the Qur’an, that there is no compulsion in religion. This itself is enough to prove the truthfulness of the Ahmadi view of this hadith, which is the only view that can make sense. If we take the view of the non Ahmadis, it leaves us defenceless against many allegations and also attacks the character of our beloved Prophet Muhammadsaw. Ahmadas also debated with many world religions, and left them all speechless, showing the entire world the truthfulness of the One Creator, and the truthfulness of Islam.