The Ahmedis, Qadianis or Ahmediyya community originates from Qadian in Indian Punjab. They follow the teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, born in 1835. The Ahmediyya shifted their headquarters from Qadian to Rabwah in Pakistan after the partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947. The community and its leaders are considered heretics by most Muslims, as the community does not believe that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) was the final messenger of God. There have been two major agitations against the community within Pakistan in 1953 and 1974. The second amendment within the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan during 1974, declared the Ahmedis non-Muslims. [45]


[45] British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). (2010). Who are the Ahmadi? May 28, 2010. Retrieved on: September 25, 2013.Retrieved from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8711026.stm.