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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
An Overview

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, it spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Its current headquarters are in the United Kingdom.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited Messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) (1835-1908) of Qadian. Ahmad(as) claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus(as) of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (sa). [Read more]

Lajna Ima'Illah

 In 1914, Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was elected the second successor to the Promised Messiah (as). He felt that a vigorous participation of Ahmadi women was as essential for the success of the Community as that of men, and started activating them for this purpose. In pursuance of this objective in 1922, he wrote a letter to some prominent ladies in the Community, detailing therein the role which Ahmadi women should play to make Islam go ahead. He called upon them to disseminate his views among their sisters, win their sympathies for his plans and to form an Association to help the resurgence of Islam. This led to the establishment of Lajna Ima'illah (maid servants of Allah).

Lajna Flag

The History of the Flag of Lajna Ima'illah: 
On the 25th of December 1939, after hoisting the Ahmadiyya Flag and the Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Flag, Huzoor (ra) [Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Sani] arrived in the Ladies Jalsa Gah [annual gathering] at 25 minutes past two and while reciting the prayer ‘O our Lord, accept this from us for you are surely all seeing and all knowing,’ with his holy hands hoisted the flag representing the women of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at. The flag pole was 35 feet high and the flag was 3 ¾ meters in length and 2 ¼ meters in width. In addition to all the graphics of the flag of Ahmadiyyat, it had three date trees with a stream flowing underneath them. The flag was made of satin and its design was stitched with a machine using different color silk threads. [Read more]