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History of Islam Ahmadiyyat

It was the year 1934. Jealousy had turned into open enmity against the Jamaat from all circles of the Muslim world, particularly those who were in close proximity; those who had apprehensions about the rapidly escalating success of the Jamaat

In 1919, under the instruction of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II r.a, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq r.a. was told to set course to America to establish the Ahmadiyya Jamaat within the country and begin the propagation of Islam to the Western audience.

The sacrifice that Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq r.a. offered, by going through the ordeal of confinement in the Philadelphia Detention House in Gloucester, New Jersey, was not something that remained confined to his person. It was a sacrifice of greater historic value.

Tracing the roots of early Islam Ahmadiyyat in the USA.

Stanley Brush was a professor at Forman Christian College Lahore when he decided to visit Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II r.a. in Rabwah

The committees which were established in the blessed eras of the Promised Messiah a.s. and Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I r.a. were all of men, for instance, Ishaat-e-Islam, Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Tashizul-Azhan, Majlis Ahbab, Majmaul Ikhwan and Majlis Irshad to name a few.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II r.a. was acutely aware of this important necessity [of having an auxiliary for Ahmadi men over 40 years of age] even at the time of the establishment of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya.

To build a picture of the elementary days of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya in the UK, we spoke to Rafiq Ahmad Hayat Sahib, now Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK, who served as the first Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK from 1988 to 1992.

Regarding how Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya was established, Sheikh Mahboob Alam Khalid Sahib relates...

When, in 1985, we returned to Pakistan from Ghana, the ordinance of Zia ul Haq was in place, which meant that holding Ijtemas was prohibited and any major gathering of the Jamaat was not allowed.