Ahmadiyya:The Rise of a Moderate (and Persecuted) Islamic Caliphate


Half a mile from South London’s busy Morden station is the vast complex of Baitul Futuh Mosque, the largest Islamic place of worship in Europe. But the $19 million in donations that went into building the mosque didn’t come from the Sunni or Shia communities that are the largest branches of Islam. Instead, it came from the Ahmadiyya, one of the most persecuted sects of the religion and one that is now emerging as the fastest-growing major strand of Islam.

Founded only in 1889, the relatively new sect that was born in India and is today headquartered in London isn’t recognized as a part of Islam by many traditional Muslims, or by the world’s two largest Muslim-majority nations, Indonesia and Pakistan. But it’s quietly spreading faster than its older cousins, building a new network of Muslim missionaries who are winning over followers of other branches of Islam and people from outside the religion.


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  1. One basic fact which has to be understood about Ahmadiyya its a Divine movement in accordance with the scheme of Almighty God as prophesied by the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace be upon Him). Many in Islamic world and other major religious followers laugh at this claim. However remarkable progress of movement certifies the support of Almighty God for it. Masses always take time masses to realise it so is the case with Ahmadiyya. Its founder prophesied that with in 300 years of its inception the majority will accept the Ahmadiyya and it will become the major and most followed religion of the world. In last 130 years all indicators are supporting this claim.

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