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The Revival of Islam

A global Muslim community united under one Khalifa promoting peace through service.

The Promised Messiah and Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
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A Global Community

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the revival of Islam prophesied to unite humanity in the Latter Days.

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The Promised Messiah

In 1889, the Promised Messiah and reformer, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India, founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

One Leader

We are the largest group of Muslims united under a single leader, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth successor of the Promised Messiah.

Unified Message

16,000 mosques inaugurated around the world, including the largest Mosque in Western Europe and the oldest Mosque in London.

Peacefully Established

Since 1889 and established in over 207 countries and territories.

A National Movement

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. It operates 62 chapters nationwide, including America’s oldest mosque, established in 1921 in Chicago.

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A Spiritual Caliphate

Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908)

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be on him) was born in Qadian, India on February 13th, 1835 to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza and Chiragh Bibi. Born into a prominent family whose ancestry can be traced to Persia, he was the second of three children. He was homeschooled, his studies including logic, philosophy, medicine, and Urdu, Arabic, and Persian; he also independently studied religion. In 1851, he married his paternal cousin, Hurmat Bibi but the marriage ended in a permanent separation. From 1864-1868, he worked as a government clerk in the court in Sialkot.

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Hadhrat Maulvi Haji Hakim Nuruddin

The first khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Maulvi Hakeem Nuruddin was the most devoted follower of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. A talented physician and Islamic scholar, he was the first follower of Ahmad to take the Oath of Allegiance in 1889. He was khalifa from 1908-1914. During his khilafat, the Community established its first foreign mission in London, translated the Holy Qur’an into English and established its first madrassa (religious school). He also thwarted an attempt by some rogue members of the Community to usurp the mantle of khilafat.

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Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (1889-1965)

The second khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad was the eldest surviving son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and Nusrat Jahan Begum. In 1886, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad prophesied that God would bless him with a Promised Son, who would prove to be a boon for the Community. In 1944, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad claimed to be this Promised Son. A renaissance man and skillful orator, his knowledge base included comparative religious study, philosophy, city planning, agriculture, Quranic exegesis, world history, linguistics, economics, political science, etc.

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Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (1909-1982)

The third khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Nasir Ahmad was the eldest son of Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad and a grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Earning his B.A and M.A from Oxford University, he was well-versed in political science and economics and served as the headmaster for the Community’s secondary school prior to his appointment to khilafa. He was khalifa from 1965-1982. During his khilafat, the Community established mosques in numerous Western European countries as well as establishing the Nusrat Jahan scheme, to build hospitals in schools in Africa. In the 1970s, he guided the Community past a nefarious state-sponsored attempt to delegitimize and persecute the Community.

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Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928-2003)

The fourth khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Tahir Ahmad was the third child of Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad and Syeda Maryam Begum, and a grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. An erudite and scholar, he penned works on religious polemics, philosophy, evolution, poetry, ecumenism, homeopathy, etc. He was khalifa from 1982-2003. During his khilafat, the Community founded its independent humanitarian organization, Humanity First, and launched Muslim Television Ahmadiyya, the only 24-hour Islamic programming television channel. In the 1980s, he united and expanded the Community despite intensified state-sponsored persecution which forced him to personally migrate to England.

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Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (1950-Present)

The fifth and current khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, is a great-grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He was elected khalifa on April 22nd, 2003.

About His Holiness

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Elected to this lifelong position on April 22nd, 2003, he serves as the worldwide spiritual and administrative head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, whose membership exceeds 10’s of millions across 209 countries and territories.

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Pathway to Peace

An inside look at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s global efforts to promote peace and justice

Our Leader advocates for a “Pathway to Peace”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has travelled globally to promote and facilitate service to humanity. He regularly meets world leaders to promote dialogue and press for the need for peace and respect.

We are the leading providers of Islamic content

Ahmadi Muslims communicate peaceful teachings globally. Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) is a non-profit 24/7 satellite network operated by 150 volunteers bringing four international channels to our global community.

A volunteer run international charity organization

Humanity First is an international charity organization that provides disaster relief and long term development assistance to vulnerable communities in 52 countries across 6 continents.

9 Fundamentals of Peace

The International Pathway to Peace campaign presents fundamental solutions to achieving world peace based on the teachings of Islam – as presented by the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

Ahmadi Muslims Counter Extremism Globally.

Ahmadi Muslims have launched six campaigns in the United States since 2010.

Ahmadi Muslims Counter Extremism Globally.

Ahmadi Muslims have launched six campaigns in the United States since 2010.

Supreme Justice

A Nationwide effort to make justice supreme for all Americans, irrespective of color or race.

Muslims for Life

Nationwide blood drive campaign to honor the victims of 9/11 in the month of September.

Muslims for Remembrance

Nationwide campaign to honor the sacrifices of our Armed forces.

True Islam

Nationwide campaign to educate Americans on Islam’s true teachings.

Muslims for Loyalty

Nationwide initiative to promote loyalty to our nation.

Muslims for Peace

Nationwide initiative to promote peace and good works.

Open Mosque

Nationwide initiative to welcome Americans to visit our Mosques.

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