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Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans


How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential challenge. The Ahmadis are the minority of a minority—people for whom simply being Muslim is a challenge. They must constantly ask the question: What evidence could ever be sufficient to prove that I belong to the faith? This book explores how a need to respond to this question shapes the lives of Ahmadis in Qadian in northern India. Qadian was the birthplace of the Ahmadiyya community's founder, and it r ... More

Keywords: Muslim, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Ahmadis, Qadian, northern India, religious doubt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715686
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas H. A. Evans, author
London School of Economics and Political Science