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Aljazeera: Our online community requested that we cover the largely underreported struggles of the Ahmaddiya community.
Discussion on Ahmadiyya starts at 11:40 minutes into the programme.
Controversy surrounds the Ahmadiyya community whose members call themselves Muslim. Many mainstream Muslims contend that Ahmadiyyas are a separate religion entirely. The Ahmadiyyas believe their founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a Prophet and Messiah sent by God to reform Islam. Ahmad was born in 1835 in the northern Indian town of Qadian.
Many Muslims claim Ahmadiyya beliefs are heretical to Islam because they believe Muhammad was the last Prophet.
Some Ahmadiyya leaders claim they have as many as 200 million followers around the world, but Islamic scholars say that number is between five and ten million. A majority of Ahmaddiya live on the Indian subcontinent.