Ahmadi

Ahmadi

Subtitle
The Ahmadi Muslim Community

In the fall of 1992, members of the Ahmadiyya community in Toronto began to attend prayers at Bai’tul Islam, the largest specially designed mosque with a minaret in Canada, located north of Canada’s Wonderland. The mosque features two large prayer halls, and other facilities that make it the cultural and religious centre for the Ahmadiyya community.


Close to 40,000 Canadian Ahmadi Muslims live in Ontario. Ahmadiyyat is a missionary movement that was founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulma Ahmad of Qadian (1835–1908). He proclaimed himself to be the Messiah, in fulfilment of the prophecies found in the Bible, Mahdi, and Quran, and as foretold in the Holy Quran and sayings of Prophet Mohammed. The movement has a membership of more than 200 million followers around the world. Ahmadi Muslims are well established in Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Caribbean, East and West Africa, Europe, and North America.


The first Ahmadis in Canada came in the 1950s, but the majority arrived in the 1980s and 1990s, composed primarily of refugees from Pakistan. The centre for community activity is Bai’tul Islam. The Mission House, located on a 25-acre property in Maple, Ontario, holds published translations of the Holy Quran in 54 languages and selected verses in 118 languages. Affiliated with it are newspapers, women’s and youth groups, and sports teams, which hold various events.
Throughout the year the Ahmadiyya Movement and its different auxiliary organizations hold several events. One of the most significant events for Canadian Ahmadis is their Annual Gathering in the first week of July. 20,000 Ahmadis attend this three-day event from different parts of Canada, USA and other countries. The Annual Convention is occasionally attended by the Supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, His Holiness, Mirza Maskoor Ahmad Caliph IV. When His Holiness is present, the attendance at the Annual Convention is increased substantially.


Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International (MTA Int.) is a unique network which is owned and operated by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and is fully financed by its worldwide members. It is the first 24-hour Worldwide Muslim Television direct to home channel. Programs are produced by communities in over 150 countries.

Media
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International

Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International (MTA Int.) is a unique network which is owned and operated by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and is fully financed by its worldwide members. It is the first 24-hour Worldwide Muslim Television direct to home channel. Programs are produced by communities in over 150 countries.

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