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Qadiani or Qadiyani (قادیانی, क़ादियानी qādiyānī in Hindi-Urdu and Arabic) refers to Ahmadi Muslims, primarily in Pakistan.[1] The term originates from Qadian, a small town in northern India, the birthplace of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya movement. While it is pejorative[2] to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it is used in official Pakistani documents.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Antonio R. Gualtieri (1989). Conscience and Coercion: Ahmadis and Orthodoxy in Pakistan. Guernica Editions. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-920717-41-7.
  2. ^ Farahnaz Ispahani (2 January 2017). Purifying the Land of the Pure: A History of Pakistan's Religious Minorities. Oxford University Press. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-0-19-062167-4.
  3. ^ Pakistan Penal Code Chap. XV "Of Offences Relating to Religion" pp. 79–81