Watch my video on this here. Per the English-Review of Religions of September-1915 (see page 355) an Ahmadi was living in Kampala, Uganda by the name of Fazl Din, he was a Veterinary Assistant (See Martin also). This Fazl Din mentions about Eid and how many people showed up and he asked them for money to send to Qadian, then he tells us that the British government has given the Ahmadiyya Movement 4000 acres of land to use for a mosque. September-1915, pages 350-357. It seems that the Muslims at this mosque have all quit Ahmadiyya. This mosque seems to have disappeared in the history of Ahmadiyya. By 1947, there was no Ahmadi mosque in modern day Uganda. An Ahmadi missionory, Nur-al-Haq Anwar is sent north to modern day Uganda, which was British-East-Africa by Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad. In 1947, there were only a few indian immigrants who were Ahmadi’s in Uganda, no natives (see Martin). Nur ul Haq only stayed for 2 years, he left for America in 1949. By 1974, Martin reports barely 265 men who were Ahmadi. By 2019-2020, the Khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad claimed that 800 Uganda’s converted to Ahmadiyya in one year, which is a lie.
In 2020, Amir and Missionary In-charge Uganda is Al-Haj Muhammad Ali Kaire. He seems to be a local Ugandan. He also seems to be the first ever local African to be allowed to be fully in-charge by the Ahmadiyya Movement. He is also in-charge of the Ahmadiyya jamaat of Rwanda. In 2020, he admitted that most of the youth had left Ahmadiyya and continue to do so. Interestingly, the origins of Al-Haj Muhammad Ali Kaire are unknown. We don’t know when he became an Ahmadi or any of his history. We do know that in 1973, Idi Amin deported all indians from Uganda, and that’s how and why the Amir and missionary in-charge is a local. In the Ahmadi newspaper, “The East African Times”, they supported Idi Amin and gave loyalty to him, however, they asked that Ahmadi murrabi’s be exempted from deportation. However, this was rejected by the government, only 2 Indian Ahmadi’s were allowed to stay, Mahmood Ahmad, principal of the school, and one of his staff, Munir Ahmad Munib, have remained. The former
is also regarded as the missionary-in-charge of the Ahmadiyya work in the country.
How many Ahmadi’s are there in Uganda by 2021?
We estimate less than 1000 Ahmadi’s. By 2021, it seems that there are barely 2 Ahmadiyya places of worship in all of Uganda (in the city of Jinja). This is the Aqswa Mosque,Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Uganda, which seems to have a maximum occupancy of 100. There is one building, which seems to be a mission house and another property. There is another mosque and mission house in Bulenga, Uganda.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Islam in Uganda
By 2014, Muslims make up roughly 14% of the population in Uganda. Of which Ahmadi’s aren’t even in 1%.
Commander Dr. Abdul Latif is sent as a medical missionary to Uganda and Kenya, basically East Africa. The other one was Major Dr. M. Shah Nawaz Khan (1899–1977), he was the pioneer Ahmadi Muslim medical missionary to West Africa.
Uganda before colonization
It is unclear what role Muslims played in Uganda before the British and others showed up. However, it is clear that there were no Christians in Uganda before 1850. Nevertheless, in 2020, upwards of 85% of the population is Christian.
The Ahmadiyya beef with Sunni Islam on the coast
The Ahmadiyya community even had a beef with the famous Sunni scholar, Sheikh al-Amin Mazrui (see Martin). al-Amin wrote “Upotofu wa Makadiani”– (Exposing the Qadiani – beliefs commonly called The Ahmadiyya).
Per the English-Review of Religions of September-1915 (see page 355) an Ahmadi was living in Kampala, Uganda by the name of Fazl Din, he was a Veterinary Assistant. This Fazl Din mentions about Eid and how many people showed up and he asked them for money to send to Qadian, then he tells us that the British government has given the Ahmadiyya Movement 4000 acres of land to use for a mosque. September-1915, pages 350-357.
Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad arrives in the port city of Mombasa (modern day Kenya) he travels inland, all of the coastal cities seem to be heavily influenced by the Shafi Fiqh of Sunni-Islam and thus hostile towards Ahmadiyya. However, in the inland cities, there was less resistance, quite the opposite situation was happening in West Africa (See Fisher). Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad picks Tabora, which falls in modern day Tanzania for his headquarters. The first Ahmadiyya place of worship was opened in 1945 (when WW-2 ended) in Tabora. Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad is the supreme Amir in British-East-Africa and remains as such until 1962.
It should be noted that the Ahmadi’s (Indian immigrants) paid the expenses of this missionary, not the central Jamaat at Qadian, not the new Tehrik-i-Jadid program. In fact, most of the mosques in East and West Africa were either taken over by the Ahmadiyya community (in west africa mostly) or wealthy donations were given from Indian immigrants living in East Africa (see the case of the ahmadiyya mosque in Mombasa).
1935 to 1962
Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad served as Missionary-in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim missions in East Africa, and established Ahmadiyya Muslim outreach centers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. During this period, Ahmadiyya mosques were constructed in several East African cities. He translated several Islamic religious books in Swahili; his most memorable achievement being the translation of the Holy Quran and commentary in that language.
After being the only Ahmadi murrabi in all of British-East-Africa, Nur-al-Haq Anwar is sent from Qadian to help Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad.
Nur-al-Haq Anwar is sent north to modern day Uganda, which was British-East-Africa.
Nur-al-Haq leaves modern day Uganda. The reason is unknown.
A newspaper was started by the Ahmadiyya jamaat called, “Dobozi iya Obuislamu” (Voice of Islam).
Per Ahmadiyya sources, “Our Foreign Missions” (1958) there was already an Ahmadi mosque there in Jinja, Uganda. The mosque and land that was given to Ahmadi’s in 1915, seems to have been taken back.
Nur-al-Haq returns to British-East-Africa, it is unknown where he is stationed at.
Uganda gets independence from the British. The Ahmadiyya movement installs their Maulvi, Abdul Karim Sharma at Jinja, Uganda. This seems to be where the greatest concentration of Ahmadi’s are. There doesn’t seem to be any Ahmadi mosques in Kampala (See Martin).
Fisher reports one Ahmadiyya place of worship, in Jinja, Uganda, which is at the source of the Nile River. The Ahmadiyya mosque in Kampala opens, The foundation stone was laid for the mosque in Kampala at the Wandegya roundabout in 1957. This was completed and opened in 1963 with an auspicious ceremony favoured by the presence of Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, an illustrious justice of the International Court of Justice (See Martin).
The second mosque In the Kampala area, was completed in 1966 at Masaka having been five years in the construction process. This structure is actually located on the crest of Bwala Hill a half mile south of the town itself (see Martin).
Maulvi M.I, Soofi was working in Kenya as the Amir and missionary-in-charge. He was transferred by the Khalifa to Uganda to be the Amir and missionary in-charge, he seems to have been deported by 1972.
Idi amin was in power, he sent all Indian’s home. This is probably why there are still no Pakistani-Ahmadi imams in Uganda.
Response of Prince Agha Khan. Let’s compare another divinely guided community, the Nazar Ismailis. In 1972, Dictator Idi Amin of Uganda had a divine vision that his country should rid itself of all Asian Africans. He announced the expulsion of all “Indians” when he woke up and gave a 90 day deadline before he forces them out of the country. There were incidents of violence, rape, destruction of buildings. Some 12 thousand Asian African Nazari Ismailis were living in Uganda
. Yet Prince Karim Agha Khan secured the immigration of some 6 thousand Ugandan Nizari Ismailis to Canada immediately
Martin reports that there are barely 1000 Ahmadi’s in all of Uganda. Of which 265 are men. He also reports of only one mosque in Jinja, whereas there are a few Ahmadi’s on the outskirts of Kampala. The three major urban centres where their work is based are Jinja, Kampala and Masaka. Nine communities have village-type mosques located as follows: Three in the Busoga region at Kasambira on the main road and at three and six-mile distances successively off the main road; four in Mengo region at Mbiko, Buvunya and Seta all on the main road between Jinja and Kampala and also at Nikisanja twelve miles south of Kampala; and finally two in the Masaka region at Kyajubira and Kyotera twelve and twenty-eight miles respectively out of Masaka. In addition there are three communities in the rural areas out of Mbale where the Ahmadis mingle with the Sunnis at the Sunni mosques for Friday prayers praying behind an imam in each instance who has converted to Ahnadiyya. These localities are named: Ndega Buwaohi, Bumboi Hill and Bubirabi.
The remaining hope for the Ahmadiyya work rests within the capacity of the Ugandan missionaries that had propitiously been trained and given experience prior to the Pakistani missionaries’ departure. There are more than a dozen of these probably deployed among the various communities that have already been enumerated. Among them two are noteworthy. Sheikh Al-Haj Ibrahim Semfuma was previously a Sunni sheikh until 194$ when he converted to Ahmadiyyat. He had served lor numerous years as a teacher for the training classes at Jinja. Zekaria Kazito is currently the secretary for the mission residing in Kampala, He is a former member of the Lukiko of Bugand a, is knowledgeable in Arabic and ha.s had experience as a translator. The portion of the Quran that has been published in Luganda is largely the work of Kazito.
The 1st ever Jalsa of Uganda is held.
For the first time ever, the Khalifa visits Uganda and gives a speech in Urdu, which no one understands.
Ahmadiyya leaders comment on Ugandan culture.
The 32nd Jalsa salana is held in Uganda. The Amir and Missionary In-charge Uganda is Al-Haj Muhammad Ali Kaire. He seems to be a local Ugandan. He also seems to be the first ever local African to be allowed to be fully in-charge by the Ahmadiyya Movement. Humanity First is working extensively in Uganda, they recently opened up Masroor Acadamy #Fortportal #Uganda funded by Lajna Ima’illah #Norway @LajnaNorge. @lajna_de @LajnaUK @lajnaau @LajnaCanada @lajnamediausa #Ahmadiyya. Mubiru Haruna seems to be the chairman of Humanity First in Uganda.
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