Ahmadiyya is an heterodox Islamic religious movement founded in Punjab, British India, in the late 19th century. The movement was founded and led by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835–1908). Spiritual leadership was continued by the Caliphs (spiritual leaders), the fifth and present Caliph is Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
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- "The method of establishing perfect spiritual relationship with God that the Holy Quran teaches us is Islam, meaning devoting one's whole life to the cause of God and being occupied with the supplications which we have been taught in Surah Fatihah. This is the essence of Islam. Complete surrender to God and the supplication taught in Surah Fatihah are the only methods of meeting God and drinking the water of true salvation.”
- Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (The Promised Messiah), The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam.
- In 1953, Pakistan, the Pakistani part of Punjab in particular, was rocked by riots. Clerics harangued the people about conspiracies that, they said, were being hatched by the Ahmadis. They harangued mobs asserting that these perfidious creatures were out to destroy Islam. They demanded that the government pass laws declaring Ahmadis to be non-Muslims. Mobs rampaged cities and villages hunting for Ahmadis, destroying their homes, breaking down their mosques. The government set up a commission to inquire into the riots. It was headed by Justice Muhammad Munir. The report of that commission remains one of the very best reports produced in the subcontinent since the two countries became independent.
- About Ahmadiyyas and the Government Report on Ahmadiyya. Shourie, Arun (2014). Eminent historians: Their technology, their line, their fraud. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India : HarperCollins Publishers.
- Encyclopedic article on Ahmadiyya at Wikipedia