Senegal was a French colony, thus, #ahmadis didn’t get special access to this country WW-2. #Ahmadis only got access to British colonies in Africa (see Fisher). There are barely 100 Ahmadi’s in Senegal, and even those are poor people who have been bought out. As of 2020, there seems to be only one Ahmadiyya masjid in the entire country. There is one other Ahmadiyya masjid and can be found here, on their facebook page, it is also very small and indicative of a very small community. From July 2019 to July 2020, the Ahmadiyya Caliph reported 5000 converts to Ahmadiyya from Senegal, which seems to be an exaggeration. Also, read about Senegal’s neighboring country, the Gambia, and read how this was a British colony and how an Ahmadi was made governor general. In 2022, at the #ukjalsa, the 5th Khalifa announced 22,000 new Ahmadi’s.
In the 1990’s, the Gambian jamaat formally controlled and manages Ahmadiyya missions in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania Western Sahara and Cape Verde, since these jamaats are soooo small. The Murrabi (Maulvi Munawar Ahmad Shaheed)(who managed all of these countries) retired in 2012, after serving 29 years in West Africa as an employee of the Ahmadiyya Movement._____________________________________________________________________________________________
“””There was an old register with record of early bai’aits in the Gambia mission. According to that Mr. Abdullah Gauye was the first to perform bai’at in Senegal, round about 1965. However, when in Senegal, I tried a lot to find him but failed. Later I learned from some sources that he was not in Senegal any more.
Mr Hamad Bah is the one whom we can call the earliest Ahmadi
convert in Senegal. He is from Kampamant village in Late Mengui area of Kaolack region. He performed the bai’at in the presence of Choudhry Muhammad Sharif Sahib, the then Amir of the Gambia Jama’at.
He belongs to the Fulani tribe (they herd cattle and keep moving around to various pasturelands throughout the year). He belonged to Qadariya sect. He spent some time with spiritual guides (pirs) of this sect to gain knowledge. However, because of the character and deeds of these so-called scholars, rather than getting closer to them, he distanced himself from them. At last, he left them to search for some other source of truth. One day he went to Salekini – a village in the Gambia, where we have a very sincere and devout jama’at by the Grace of Allah. There he met an Ahmadi – Nuha Toure. Mr Nuha introduced him to the jama’at. He saw glimmer of truth in Nuha’s talk. That gradually brought him closer to the jama’at. He wanted to go to the centre of the Ahmadiyya jama’at and find out more to satisfy himself, thus making it easier for him to decide.”””
In 1985, Maulvi Munawar Ahmad Shaheed was assigned the duty of supervision of Senegal mission. When he went on my first trip to Senegal in 1985, there were a few Ahmadi families at four places in the whole of Senegal.
In 1994 Maulvi Munawar Ahmad Shaheed was appointed as Ameer of the Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Cape Verde.
In 1997 the region was divided into three areas, each headed by a separate Amir. Maulvi Munawar Ahmad Shaheed was appointed Amir of Senegal and Mauritania.
In 1997, the 4th Khalifa grouped Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde together and had Maulvi Hamidullah Zafar manage it.
At the #ukjalsa, the 5th Khalifa announced 22,000 new Ahmadi’s.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essay’s
Who is the Qadiani-Ahmadi Maulvi Choudhry Muhammad Sharif? – ahmadiyyafactcheckblog
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