What are Ahmadiyya Beliefs?

Who is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community?

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is one of the 73 sect’s of Islam. They are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian. This community was founded in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as). It is the fastest growing Islamic community worldwide, and has members in over 200 countries, totalling an estimated 20 millions. The current head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba). 

Ahmadiyya in Canada

Who was the first Ahmadi in Canada?

In Canada, the first known Ahmadi to visit the country was in 1923, Mr. Karam Din. 

Many more Ahmadi’s followed, many of whom came from Pakistan while facing persecution. In 1974 and again in 1984, there was a lot of persecution due to the Pakistan Government legislations, which resulted in a lot of Ahmadi’s coming to Canada. In 1966, the Community was officially registered in Canada as the “Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam (Ont) Inc.” The first missionary who was assigned to Canada was Maulana Syed Mansoor Bashir Sahib.

Caliphate in Ahmadiyya

What is Khalifat? 

The term Caliphate or ‘Khalifat’ mean successorship, and the Caliph or ‘Khalifa’ is a successor to a Prophet of Allah whose goal is to carry to the completion tasks of reformation and moral training that were brought by the Prophet, continuing to nurture the community’s faith and practices for as long as Allah wishes. 

The Caliph or ‘Khalifa’ is a Prophet’s spiritual heir, his vicegerent and subordinate. He derives his authority from his Master-Prophet and as such becomes the central authority for his followers.  

Are Ahmadiyya Muslims? / What is Ahmadiyya Religion?

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a religious community founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian in 1889 as a reformation of the Islamic religion to it’s true teachings as preached by the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

Promised Messiah and Mahdi 

Ahmadiyya: Muslims Against Extremism

Ahmadi muslims denounce the usage of a sword or any other form of coercion as a method of propagation of the Islamic faith.

Contrary to the common views that historically Islam was spread by force, Ahmadis maintain that early Muslims DIDN’T take up the sword in order to spread their faith, but rather to preserve the right to practice ALL faiths.

Do Ahmadiyya Muslims Fast?

Ahmadi Muslims, like many others, observe a one month period of consecutive fasts during the spiritual time Ramadhan. 

Fasting in Islam begins everywhere at the first appearance of dawn and ends with sunset. During this time muslims are expected to abstain from all food and drink COMPLETELY.

Can Ahmadiyya perform Hajj? / Do Ahmadiyya go to Mecca?

Mecca Hajj

Ahmadi muslims, like other muslims, perform Hajj, as it is their religious obligation.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been persecuted since its existence. Ahmadi Muslims are stopped by the Pakistani Government and extremist clerics from performing Hajj by “declaring” them non-muslim, so Ahmadi Muslims are prevented to go to Mecca for Hajj by the Saudi Government.