, and why are these Muslims persecuted the world over by other Muslims?The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
As such, when a verse is cited with both Ahmadi and non-Ahmadi sources, you’ll often see this off-by-one discrepancy.
Rest assured, Ahmadis read the same Qur’anic Arabic as Sunnis and Shias.
Ahmadis believe that although Community elders cast their votes, it is actually God who directs them to choose each successor.
In broad terms, you can think of the Ahmadi Muslim The official website of the Community defers to a more general claim of a “membership exceeding tens of millions”.
Ahmadi theology is careful to point out that in their doctrine, this prophethood is that of a subservient, .
Translations by orthodox Sunni Muslims Pickthall in 1930, and Yusuf Ali in 1934-1938 are regarded as more authentic and less controversial than newer translations.
Coverage of this smaller faction within Ahmadiyya Islam and the theological arguments between the two groups is outside the scope of this article.
Readers should only assume that the mainstream Qadian branch of Ahmadiyya Islam is being referred to in this article, unless stated otherwise.
If we use the estimate of 20 million adherents to Ahmadiyyat along with a figure of there being 1.6 billion Muslims on Earth, we then arrive at an estimate of approximately 1.25% of the Muslim population being Ahmadi.