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Aḥmadiyya is a messianic Islamic movement founded by Ghulām Aḥmad in the Panjāb in the 1880s.

1. General

Since its inception in 1889, the Aḥmadī movement has been one of the most active and controversial movements in modern Islam. The Aḥmadīs have conducted vigorous missionary activity in many countries of the world, establishing mosques and centres in European, North American, African, and Asian cities. The relatio…

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Friedmann, Yohanan, “Aḥmadiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_0007>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004150171, 2007, 2007-1

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