Qādī

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Scope note
Refers to one of two branches of the modern Islamic movement of Ahmadiyya. This branch maintains the Ahmadiyya belief that Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet, considered heretical by mainstream Islam. Believers in this sect live chiefly in Pakistan with other communities found in India and West Africa and to some extent in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States. The Qādī are a highly organized community with a considerable financial base and they are zealous missionaries, proselytizing Ahmadiyya as the one true Islam. After the establishment of Pakistan in 1947, the sect officially relocated from Qadian, birthplace of the founder, to Rabwah, Pakistan.
Qādī
Accepted term: 27-May-2024