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Author Khan, Adil Hussain, author

Title From Sufism to Ahmadiyya : a Muslim minority movement in South Asia / Adil Hussain Khan
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
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
Summary 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 expansion throughout the world, particularly in Western Europe, North America, and parts of Africa, Ahmadis have effectively been banned from Pakistan. Adil Hussain Khan traces the origins of Ahmadi Islam from a small Sufi-style brotherhood to a major transnational organization, which many Muslims believe to be beyond the pale of Islam
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Aḥmad, G̲ẖulām, 1839?-1908.
Aḥmad, G̲ẖulām, 1839?-1908
Sufism -- South Asia
Religious minorities -- South Asia
Religion and politics -- South Asia
Islam and politics -- South Asia
Ahmadiyya -- Missions -- South Asia
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- Religious.
Ahmadiyya -- Missions
Ethnic relations
Islam and politics
Politics and government
Religion and politics
Religious minorities
South Asia -- Ethnic relations
South Asia -- Politics and government
South Asia
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015000957
ISBN 9780253015297