Traces of Ahmadiyah in Indonesia, Controversy to Persecution

Muhammad Husni Tamami

10 Oct 2022, Jakarta – Ahmadiyah is a religious sect founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in India on March 23, 1889 as a revival movement in Islam that emphasizes the basic teachings of peace, love, justice, and the sanctity of life.

Ahmadiyah followers are known as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that Allah SWT sent Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to end religious wars, bloodshed, and re-establish morality, justice, and peace.


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Ahmadiyah followers believe Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet who was sent after the Prophet Muhammad. Then Mirza Ghulam Ahmad also preached himself as a metaphor for the second coming of Prophet Isa and Imam Mahdi. This has become a point of controversy over the existence of Ahmadiyah, including in Indonesia.

Although it often reaps controversy, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has spread to various parts of the world, including in Indonesia. Ahmadiyah followers are spread over 200 countries with tens of millions of members.

Citing the official website of , the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a leading Islamic organization that rejects terrorism. More than a century ago, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad emphatically stated that ‘jihad with the sword’ has no place in Islam. 

On the other hand, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad teaches Muslims to follow the instructions of the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet Muhammad and defends Islam with ‘pen jihad’, namely intellectual jihad. This has been exemplified by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He has written more than 80 books and tens of thousands of letters, delivered hundreds of lectures, and conducted public debates.


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