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Qadian (ਕਾਦਿਆਂ ) is a small town and a municipal council in Gurdaspur District, north-east of Amritsar, situated 18 km east of Batala city in the state of Punjab, India.

Qadian is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement he founded.


Qadian was established in 1530 CE. Mirza Hadi Baig, a religious scholar dedicated to Islam, was the first Qazi (city Magistrate) of this area. Because of his religious beliefs, he named the new town 'Islam Pur Qazi'. With the passage of time, it changed to 'QaziMaji' (The word "Maji" means Bull referring to the animal still found in abundance in Qadian) and then later to just 'Qadi' and eventually came to be known as Qadian.

It was in 1834 CE during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh that the estate consisting of Qadian and five adjoining villages were given to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza Ahmad, father of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

A remote and unknown village, 'Qadian' emerged as a centre of religious learning in 1889, when Mirza Ghulam Ahmad established the Ahmadiyya Movement. Qadian remained the administrative headquarter and capital of the Ahmadiyya Caliphate until the creation of Pakistan in 1947.


Qadian is located at coord|31.82|N|75.39|E|. [ [ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Qadian] ] It has an average elevation of 250 metres (820 feet).


As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Qadian had a population of 20,827. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Qadian has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 70%. In Qadian, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


External links

* [ Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on Mobile]
* [ Jalsa Salana on Mobile]
* [ Jalsa Salana]
* [ Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on Mobile]
* [ Major Towns of District Gurdaspur]
* [ Pictures from Jalsa Salana Qadian]
* [ Unofficial discussion about Ahmadiyya Muslim Community]

External links

;Ahmadiyya links"Official Ahmadiyya sites":
* [ Official website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community]
* [ Mullah's truth]
* [ Official website of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam]
* [ Biography of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]
* [ Urdu article regarding death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]
* [ Dawat-e-Lillah Articles"] - Ahmadiyya articles at eSnips both in Urdu and in English languages and as well as in Arabic

* [ Life of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad by Maulana Muhammad Ali]
* [ Islamic Books Library @] -
* [] ;Non-Ahmadiyya links"Comprehensive sites with critical works":
* [ replies by Ayatollah Ali Al-hakim from a Shi'ah Muslims' point of view]
* [ Replies to miscellaneous allegations] In English and Urdu USA
* [ "Confession of few facts by severe opponents of Ahmadis like Dr, Israr Ahmad. Positive remarks about Ahmadiyyat and Founder of Ahmadiyyat by Allama Iqbal, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and bitter opponent of Ahmadiyyat Dr. Israr Ahmad. A video Clip from ARY Digital, A famous satellite TV channel")]
* [ What makes one a “Muslim”? (Urdu with English sub-titles)] The act of Mullahs and their followers regarding declaring Ahmadis as “Non-Muslim” and “Non-Believer” is totally against the nature as well as the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (saw). Can the Mullahs and their followers deny it???
* [ Allama Iqbal on Ahmadism] -
* [ Replies to false allegations against Hazrat Massih Maud (as)]
* [ Mullah's Truth Videoz]
* [ Truth about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]

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