The Ahmadiyya Movement originated in Qadian in 1899 and considers its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the Promised Messiah of all religions.
Because Ahmadiyya is named after Ahmad and Ahmad is another name of Holy Prophet Muhammad in Islam of whom the founder of Ahmadiyya also claimed to be reincarnation, many Muslims do not want to use the name Ahmadiyya and prefer the term Qadianism [broad sense] to designate all followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.
This may cause some name ambiguity as Ahmadiyya [=Qadianism broad sense] differentiated itself in two branches:
- the Qadiani branch [Qadianism strict sense] by the official name of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam (AMI) which after the split in 1914 remained in Qadian, recognises the prophethood claims of the founder and has a Calipha, and
- the Lahore branch by the official name of Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore (AAIIL) or Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam, which recognises the revelations of the founder but denies his prophethood claims and has no calipha.
Although in 1974 the World Muslim League, with scholars from all Muslim countries of the world, unanimously declared Ahmadiyya (both branches) as not Islamic, Ahmadiyya considers itself Islam. Therefore it is categorized in the category Islam and opposed here as criticism on Ahmadiyya "which sees itself as Islam"

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Anti-Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam
Ahmadiyya: divine reform or pious fraud in the name of Islam? In-depth articles keep you informed about Ahmadiyya (Lahorism, Qadianism).
Pakistani Constitution and Qadianis (Qadiani and Lahore branch)
Historical analysis of events that lead to the Pakistani Constitutional Amendments of 1974 declaring Qadianis (both branches) as a non-Muslim Minority, and to the Anti-Qadiani(Ahmadiyya) Ordinance of 1984 - series of 3 articles.
The Prophet Isa (Jesus, peace upon him)
Written from an Islamic perspective, this site discusses and compares what Muslims, Christians and Ahmadis (Qadianis, Lahores) believe regarding Jesus (as).
Qadiyani's / Qadiani's
Overview of and challenge to the validity of Ahmadiyyat.
A Study of the Ahmadiyya Movement
Analysis from a Christian perspective.
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January 6, 2016 at 2:45:06 UTC
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