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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Important Dates

Blessed birth of the Promised Messiah (AS) 1835
Construction of Aqsa Mosque in Qadian 1875
First Divine revelation to Hadhrat Ahmad March 1882
Construction of Mubarak Mosque in Qadian 1883
Birth of Khlaifat al-Masih II January 12, 1889
First Baiat in Ludhiana March 23rd, 1889
First Annual Conference December 27th, 1891
Zia al-Islam printing press started in Qadian 1895
Founding of Taleem al-Islam School January 3rd, 1898
Publication of magazine Review of Religions January 1902
Foundation stone laid for Minaret al-Masih March 1903
Inauguration of Taleem al-Islam College May 1903
Founding of Madrassa Ahmadiyya 1906
Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya instituted January 29th, 1906
Death of Promised Messiah in Lahore May 26th, 1908
Establishment of Ahmadiyya Caliphate May 27th, 1908
Birth of Khalifat al-Masih the Third November 16, 1909
Publication of Al-Fazal newspaper started June 19th, 1913
Death of the First Caliph March 13th, 1914
Election of Khalifat al-Masih the Second March 14, 1914
Establishment of first Mission in the US 1921, Chicago
Establishment of the Advisory Council 1922
Establishment of first Mission in Germany 1923 Berlin
Lajna Ama Allah organization instituted 1922
Khalifat al-Masih’s first trip to Europe 1924
Foundation stone laid for Fazl Mosque in London October 19th, 1924
Inauguration of Jamia Ahmadiyya May 20th, 1928
Birth of Hadhrat Khalifat al-Masih the Fourth December 18, 1928
Tehrike Jadid organization instituted November 23rd, 1934
Khudam al-Ahmadiyya organization instituted 1938
Khilafat (Silver) Jubilee Celebrations 1939
Standard of Ahmadiyyat hoisted December 28th, 1939
Establishment of Ansar al-Allah organization 1940
Migration from Qadian 1947
Founding of New World Center at Rabwah September 30th, 1948
Khilafat Library established 1952
Khalifat al-Masih’s second travel to Europe 1955
Construction of Fazle Umar Hospital in Rabwah 1956
Waqfe Jadid instituted 1958
Gift of Holy Quran given to President Eisenhower 1960
Construction of Mahmud Mosque in Zurich 1962
Death of the Second Caliph November 8th, 1965
Election of the Third Caliph November 8th, 1965
Jamia Ahmadiyya established in Ghana March 1966
Translation of the Holy Quran into Esperanto 1969
Inauguration of Aqsa Mosque in Rabwah March 31st, 1972
Inauguration of Nasir Mosque in Sweden August 20th, 1976
Khalifat al-Masih’s first visit to US and Canada 1976
First Canadian Annual Conference held in Toronto December 1977
Construction of first mosque in Oslo, Norway August 1st, 1980
Forty acres of land for Mission in Calgary, Canada 1980
Sitarae Ahmadiyyat instituted December 27th, 1981
Jamia Ahmadiyya established in Indonesia 1982
Death of the Third Caliph June 8th, 1982
Election of the Fourth Caliph June 9th, 1982
Inauguration of first mosque in Spain September 10th, 1982
Inauguration of first mosque in Australia September 30th, 1983
Establishment of computerized press in London April 1986
Hudhoor inaugurated three new mosques in the US December 1986
Waqfe Nau started April 3rd, 1987
Ahmadiyya Centenary worldwide celebrations March 23, 1989
Inauguration of Bait al-Islam mosque - Canada October 16th, 1992
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) started August 21, 1992
First International Baiat July 1993
Prophecy of Eclipses celebrations 1994
Inauguration of Bait al-Rahman mosque in USA October 14, 1994
Centenary celebrations of Teachings of Islam 1996
Foundation stone laid for UK's new mosque, Morden October 19th, 1999
Golden Jubilee ceremony of secondary school, Ghana January 30th, 2000
Hudhoor's first visit to Indonesia June 19, 2000
Messiah 2000 Conference, Zion, USA August 12, 2000
Death of the Fourth Caliph April 19th, 2003
Election of the Fifth Caliph April 22, 2003
Inauguration of Bait ul-Futooh mosque in Morden, EnglandOctober 3rd, 2003