Ahmadiyya in India
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- 1 History
- 2 Community Issues
- 3 Discrimination from Muslim majority
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and Founding of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prominent religious figure from India. He founded the community in 1889 by the first oath from its followers. In census of 1900 or 1901, during census Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was emerged distinguishably from other Muslims. Qadian remained the international headquarters of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community before Rabwah.
Caliphs and Partition of India
Partition of India and Ahmadiyya majority leaves for Pakistan
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community increased in India after partition. Ahmadis are declared as Muslims by the Constitution of India. Most of them live in Rajasthan, Orissa, Haryana, Bihar, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and a few in Punjab in the area of Qadian. Qadian remains the spiritual centre of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. They had international gathering in Qadian named Jalsa Salana.
Discrimination from Muslim majority
Ahmadis are not allowed to sit on the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, a body of religious leaders India's government recognises as representative of Indian Muslims. They are the declared as infidels from others Muslims
Some of the prominent members of the community are:
- Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the community and religious figure from India.
- Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, first Caliph
- Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph and son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
- Mirza Nasir Ahmad, 3rd Caliph
- Mirza Tahir Ahmad, 4th Caliph
- Mirza Masroor Ahmad, 5th Caliph
- Ahmad, Mirza Basheer-ud-din Mahmood (1988) . Hadhrat Ahmad. Athens, Ohio: Islam International Publications. p. 62. OCLC 45764230.
- "Number of Ahmadis in India". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 1 November 1991. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
- Darul Uloom Deoband's ruling on Ahmadiyyas
- Naqvi, Jawed (1 September 2008). "Religious violence hastens India’s leap into deeper obscurantism". Dawn. Retrieved 23 December 2009.