The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a religious organisation with branches in more than 193 countries. It is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history, with an estimated membership of 160 million worldwide.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was established by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in 1889 in the small and remote village of Qadian in Punjab, India. he claimed to be the expected reformer of the latter days and the awaited one of the world community of religions. The community he started is an embodiment of the benevolent message of Islam in its pristine purity that promotes peace and universal brotherhood based on a belief in the gracious and ever-merciful God.
Within a century the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has expanded globally and it endeavours to practice the peaceful teachings of Islam by raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities, building schools and hospitals open to all, and by encouraging learning through inter-faith dialogue.
The UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community was established in 1913 as the first overseas mission of the Ahmadiyya community. In 1924 it built London's first purpose built mosque in Putney, the Fazl Mosque. In 2003 the community opened the largest mosque in Western Europe, the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden. Ahmadiyya Muslim community is one of the oldest and most established Muslim organisations in Britain and now has over 90 branches across Britain.