Definition of Ahmadiyya in English:


Line breaks: Ah¦mad|iyya
Pronunciation: /ɑːməˈdɪə


[often as modifier]
A Muslim movement whose followers believe that its founder Mīrzā Gulām Ahmad (circa 1839–1908) was the Mahdi or promised messiah: the Ahmadiyya community
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  • Since completing the mosque he has planned and built Peace Village; helped seven other Ahmadiyya groups build mosques across Canada; and designed a second one himself, for the sect's Calgary community.
  • Upon his death in 1908, he was succeeded by Maulana Hakeem Nooruddin whose death in 1914 marked the split of Ahmadiyya into two groups: the Qadianis and the Lahorites.
  • They started talking about the Ahmadiyya movement.


early 20th century: Urdu aḥmadiyya, from the name of Mīrzā Gulām Ahmad.

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