The Ahmadiyya community was just starting to take root in India, when the sudden news of the demise of two great scholars; Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkotira and Hazrat Burhanuddin Jehlmira, was received as a great set back to the community. These scholars were the right hand of the Promised Messiahas, who made unbelievable sacrifices to aid in preaching the true Islam. With no one to fill their shoes and carry on what they had begun, a space of emptiness could be felt within the community. As a result, the Promised Messiahas started an institution named Madrassa-e-Ahmadiyya in Qadian, with the intention of creating such academics who would be able to carry on the duty which was previously served by these great scholars.
In these humble beginnings, this institution, which later evolved into Jamia Ahmadiyya, went through many uncertain periods of time; facing various trials and tribulations, and having to relocate to the likes of mud-huts and stables. However, under the guidance of Khilafat and the protection of Allah the Almighty, nothing could halt this institution from progressing.
After the partition of India and relocation of Khilafat, the community was firmly established in Rabwah in Pakistan. It was now finally time to replicate the institution in Rabwah also, which allowed the Jamaat to attain new heights of progress. Sadly, with success came opposition, which resulted in a second migration from Pakistan to the United Kingdom. With this, the western society was introduced to a new face of Islam, which over time began to be accepted by many as the true faith.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmedaba the fifth Khalifa, stated in this regard:
“The pulses of Ahmadi missionaries should correspond exactly to the heartbeat of the Khilafat at all times”
[Convocation Ceremony of Jamia UK, 2013]
So, as outreach progressed and the tides of this blessed religion gained recognition on an international scale, this blessed institute continued to be established across the globe under the direct guidance of Khilafat; namely in the UK, Can