Watch my video on this herein. Modern day Netherlands is the home of the old Dutch Empire, which had many colonies all over the world, most notably in Indonesia, Africa and Suriname (South America). Although the Dutch Empire had allowed Ahmadi’s to come to Indonesia and Suriname in the 1920’s, they had not authorized Ahmadi’s to come to the Netherlands. It was after WW-2 and most likely via pressure from the British and the USA that Ahmadi missionaries were allowed into the Netherlands. Per Ahmadiyya sources, the jamaat was established in 1947 (See Mosques Around the World, 1994). Hafiz Qudratullah was the first formal missionary sent to Holland in 1947. However, Ahmadi missionaries had went to Holland and given lectures prior to this. By 2021, there are only 2-3 Ahmadiyya places of worship and one mission house.
Also, read my report on the history of Ahmadiyya in Indonesia and Suriname (old Dutch colonies).
How many Ahmadi’s are there in the Netherlands as of 2021?
We estimate that there are barely 500 Ahmadi’s in the Netherlands, this is based on the amount of places-of-worship, twitter accounts, photos, and other historical data. Ahmadiyya sources claim 1500, that is a lie.
Ahmadiyya places of worship in the Netherlands?
—the famous Mubarak Mosque was built in The Hague, Holland. OOSTDUINLAAN 79,
2596 JJ DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS. Capacity is 500.
—Bait un Noor, in Nunspeet, Holland. Opened in 1985. Capacity is 500. GROENELAANTJE 20,
8072 NUNSPEET NETHERLANDS.
—Baitul Mahmood Mission house inaugurated in 2008.
—Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Almere inaugurated in 2019.
Ahmadiyya missionaries in the Netherlands
—1947, Hafiz Qudratullah was sent to the Netherlands
—1947, Chaudhry Abdul Latif was also sent
—1961, M. Masud Ahmad Jhelumi (see page 16)
—1994, Abdul Hakim Akmal was the missionary in-charge
When did Jalsa Salana start in the Netherlands?
The first ever Jalsa Salana was held in 1980.
The Dutch Empire invited Ahmadiyya missionaries to work on converting Muslims to Ahmadiyya in Indonesia and Suriname. The July-1920 edition of the ROR reports that a resident of the Hague in Holland converted to Ahmadiyya.
In the March-1926 edition of the ROR, it is explained how the Dutch empire allowed Ahmadi’s into Indonesia.
Abdur Rahim Dard travelled from London to Holland and delivered a number of lectures in Amsterdam. He started a fortnightly magazine in Dutch and also published a few pamphlets introducing the teachings of Ahmadiyyat.
Mufti Muhammad Sadiq seems to have married a Dutch lady, named Hidayat Budd. This must be around 1927. The lady went with him to Qadian and I remember her residing at Mufti Sahib’s house. The photo of Hidayat Budd was published in the May-1929 edition of the ROR.
In the December-1927 edition of the ROR, a convert named Bronkhorst is alleged.
The ROR of June-1934 alleges that the Qadiani-Ahmadi missionary Maulana Abdur Raheem Dard had 2000 letters published and sent to Holland (Netherlands).
On October 13, 1946 the three Ahmadi missionaries, Sheikh Nasir Ahmad, Abdul Latif and Ghulam Ahmad Bashir met in Zurich, Switzerland, intending to establish a mission in Germany. However, due to the recent conclusion of the war, they were unable to enter the country. As a result, a mission was established in Zurich instead. Soon after, Abdul Latif and Ghulam Ahmad Bashir left the country for the Netherlands, whilst Sheikh Nasir Ahmad continued to serve Switzerland for the following 16 years, until 1962. During this period a German translation of the Quran was published and an Islamic journal Der Islam was founded. (Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around The World – A Pictorical Presentation. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Khilafat Centenary Edition. 2008. ISBN 978-1882494514).
The Khalifa seems to have sent Hafiz (1917-1994) to Holland (Netherlands) as the first Ahmadiyya missionary in the country. Mirza Sharif Ahmad, the youngest surviving son of MGA was also present.
Mirza Sharif Ahmad in Holland (1947). To his right is Hafiz Qudratullah Sahi
The first edition of the english translation of the Quran by Maulvi Sher Ali was published from Holland in 1955. By 1979, it was up to its 12th edition.
Mirza Tahir Ahmad visited the Netherlands.
Mirza Tahir Ahmad at the Ahmadiyya mission in Holland (1956)
Click to access NY-Souvenir-1989.pdf
M. Masud Ahmad Jhelumi (see page 16) arrives as a missionary.
In 1967, Khalifatul Masih III travelled to Europe, leaving Rabwah on 6 July and returning home on 24 August, 1967. On July 28th, he gave a short lecture at Wandworth Town Hall, London. He also visited Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark and England. During his visit to England, he took a break in the Lake District and staggered tourists and the local people with his flawless Oxford accent. In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Khalifatul-Masih III inaugurated the first mosque built entirely by the financial contributions of Ahmadi women.
Bait un Noor, in Nunspeet, Holland. Opened in 1985.
Mirza Tahir Ahmad visited in June. In August of 1987, an attempt was made to arson Noor Mosque, Holland.
The Khalifa visits the Netherlands and gives many speeches at the Jalsa.
The Khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad seems to have attended the 39th Jalsa Salana of the Netherlands.
Links and Related Essay’s
Ahmad Najib Burhani (2014). “Conversion to Ahmadiyya in Indonesia: Winning Hearts through Ethical and Spiritual Appeals”. Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. Sojourn. 29 (3): 660–663.
- 75 Tahun Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia” (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Philip Shishkin (February 13, 2011). “The Persecution of Indonesia’s Ahmadi Muslims”. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
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