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From Sufism to Ahmadiyya : a Muslim minority movement in South Asia

Author: Adil Hussain Khan
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ahmadiyya Muslim community represents the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908), a charismatic leader whose claims of spiritual authority brought him into conflict with most other Muslim leaders of the time. The controversial movement originated in rural India in the latter part of the 19th century and is best known for challenging current conceptions of Islamic orthodoxy. Despite missionary success and  Read more...
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Named Person: G̲h̲ulām Aḥmad; G̲h̲ulām Aḥmad; Ġulām Aḥmad
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adil Hussain Khan
ISBN: 9780253015235 0253015235
OCLC Number: 879583353
Description: xi, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani before prophethood --
The prophetic claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad --
Authority, Khilafat, and the Lahori-Qadiani split --
Politics and the Ahmadiyya movement under Mirza Bashir al-Din Mahmud Ahmad --
Religion and politics after partition : the Ahmadi jihad for Kashmir --
Early opposition and the roots of Ahmadi persecution --
Persecution in Pakistan and politicization of Ahmadi identity --
Conclusion --
Appendix : Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's family tree.
Responsibility: Adil Hussain Khan.

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