The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an international religious organization with branches in over 200 countries. It is established in many continents such as North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. It is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history. The Community is an embodiment of the benevolent message of Islam -- peace, universal brotherhood and submission to the Will of God -- in its purest form.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) (1835-1908) of Qadian, India.
He proclaimed to be the Reformer and the Messiah of the latter days that has been awaited by all religions of the World (The Mahdi and The Messiah). In fulfilling the second advent of Jesus, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) arrived in the “spirit and power” of Jesus and proclaimed Islam as the religion for all mankind: "The religion of the people of the right path" (The Holy Quran-98:6).
With this conviction the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, within a century, has reached the corners of the Earth. Despite being bitterly persecuted in some countries, the Community endeavours to exert a constructive influence of Islam through social projects, educational institutes, health services, Islamic publications and construction of mosques. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has earned the distinction of being a law-abiding, peaceful, persevering and benevolent community.
The Community was established under divine guidance with the objective to rejuvenate Islamic morals and spiritual values. It encourages interfaith dialogues, diligently defends Islam and tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam in the West. It advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths. It strongly rejects violence and terrorism in any form and for any reason. It firmly believes and acts upon the Qur'anic teaching: "There is no compulsion in religion." (The Holy Quran - 2:257).
The Community offers a clear presentation of Islamic wisdom, philosophy, morals and spirituality as derived from the Holy Qur'an and the practice of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him).