Per Lahori-Ahmadi sources, the Lahori-Ahmadi Anjuman was established in 1934. The Qadiani-Ahmadi’s didn’t show up until 30 years later. Per Qadiani-Ahmadi sources, Qadiani-Ahmadiyya was established in 1960 via their employee, Sheikh Abdul Wahid (See “Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around The World”, 2008). By 2022, we estimate that there are no more than 500 Ahmadi’s in the Fiji islands. There are 6 Qadiani-Ahmadiyya temples (see the list in the below) and one Lahori-Ahmadi temple. In 1983, Mirza Tahir Ahmad visited and gave a Khutbah Juma on 9-23-1983, he visited again in 1989. The 5th Khalifa visited in April of 2006. Since 2008, the national president of the Qadiani-Ahmadi Fijian jamaat is Maulana Fazal Ullah Tariq, before him it was Maulana Naeem Ahmad Cheema (who seems to be working in Ghana these days). You can find the MKA-Fiji twitter account herein. In Baypoint, Ca, a Fijian born imam is working, Khalid Khan on twitter as @fijian_imam.
There are 6. There is a Lajna Hall also.
- Rizwan Mosque in Sugar City, Lautoka.
- Aqsa Mosque in Nadi.
- Mahmood Mosque in Maro
- Fazle Umar Mosque in Suva It includes a library, community hall and other facilities.
- Aiwane Mustafa Lajna (Women’s) Hall in Samabula
- Noor Mosque in Seaqaqa
- Masjid Mubarak
There seems to be one, Masjid Noor. Suva, Fiji.
Per Lahori-Ahmadi sources, the Lahori-Ahmadi Anjuman was established in 1934.
The Qadiani-Ahmadi’s didn’t show up until 30 years later. Per Qadiani-Ahmadi sources, Qadiani-Ahmadiyya was established in 1960 via their employee, Sheikh Abdul Wahid (See “Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around The World”, 2008).
The first ever Jalsa Salana was held in Fiji.
While he was in Fiji in September of 1983, he spoke about the Lahori-Ahmadi’s. Since in Fiji, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s have many members. He was asked if it was allowed to pray the janaza prayers of Lahori-Ahmadi’s. Mirza Tahir Ahmad gave a complicated answer, he said yes and no. He claimed that the Lahori-Ahmadi elders had accused his father (the 2nd Khalifa) of many heinous sex crimes, and thus, he wasn’t ready to pray with him. However, he said that the official position of the Ahmadiyya Movement was quite different, it was an administrative decision, nevertheless, Qadiani-Ahmadi’s were not allowed to pray with the Lahori-Ahmadi’s at all.
The 5th Khalifa visited in April of 2006.
Barely 60 men are seen at the annual Jalsa Salana in Fiji. If we add women, we estimate roughly 120 people attended.
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