Ahmadiyyat

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) (1835-1908)of Qadian, India.  He proclaimed himself as the awaited Promised Messiah and Mahdi whose advent was foretold by the Holy Prophet (sa).  In fulfilling Jesus’ second advent, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) arrived in the “spirit and power” of Jesus just as John the Baptist fulfilled the second advent of Elijah.  (Matthew 11:14 and 17:12-13).

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established in over 190 countries with tens of millions of members worldwide.  In Canada, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established in the 1960’s and has over 60? branches across the country.

The mission of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is to convey to the world Islam’s true message of peace and love as presented in the Holy Qur’an and the life of the Holy Prophet (sa), as well as to present the teachings of Islam in their uncorrupted and pristinely pure form.


The Ahmadiyya Name

In further articulating the mission of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) stated:

“The name which is appropriate for the movement and which we prefer for ourselves is Muslims of the Ahmadiyya Sect.  We have chosen this name because the Holy Prophet had two names, Muhammad and Ahmad – Muhammad was his name of glory, and Ahmad was his name of beauty. . . .   His name Ahmad indicated that he would spread peace and security in the world. . . There was a prophecy that the name Ahmad would be manifested again in the Latter Days and that a person would appear through whom the qualities of beauty, which characterize Ahmad, would be manifested, and all fighting would come to an end.  For this reason it has been considered appropriate that the name of this sect should be the Ahmadiyya Sect, so that everyone hearing this name should realize that this sect has come into being for the spread of peace and security and that it would have nothing to do with war and fighting.” (Tabligh-i-Risalat, Vol. IX, pp. 90-91).


Jihad and Ahmadiyyat

As a result, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declared that the outward form of Jihad would no longer be fought “with the sword”, but only “with the pen.” (Ishaatus Sunnah, Vol. VI, No. 12), This declaration is consistent with the prediction of the Holy Prophet (sa) that the Promised Messiah (as) would.” Yazaul Harb, or Yazaul Jizya, he will end (religious) wars. (Sahih Bukhari, bab Nazoole Isa)


Love for All – Hatred for None

Living in accordance with their ethic of non-violence and their motto, “Love for All, Hatred for None”, the Ahmadiyya Community strives to serve humanity and the cause of peace and security by engaging in charitable and philanthropic work such as the founding of hospitals and schools for the poorest and neediest populations in the world.


Interfaith Dialogue

The Ahmadiyya Community is also internationally reputed for its commitment to promoting and fostering constructive interfaith dialogue in order to promote sectarian peace, understanding and harmony.  In Canada, the Community hosts hundreds of interfaith events across the country each year. To find an event in your city please visit www.islamevents.ca


Notable Ahamdis

Two notable members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are the late Sir Zafrulla Khan, President of the International Court of Justice from 1954-61, and the late Dr. Abdus Salam, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979.  They are just two examples of the achievements of members who dedicated their lives to the service and benefit of humanity.


Ahmadis and Persecution

Currently, for having accepted Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as the Promised Messiah, the Ahmadiyya Community is cruelly persecuted in countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and others.  In all of these countries, consistent with the meaning of its name, the Ahmadiyya Community bears this persecution with patience, endurance and non-retaliation, and with absolute faith in Allah.