How many are out there, really!
How many total Ahmadies are there in the world? This is an interesting question that every Ahmadi wants to hear the answer to.
Mirza Tahir Ahmad, a short while before his death claimed that there were 200 million total Ahmadies. This was the figure that was on the official website of Ahmadiyya jamaat for several years ( no increase took place due to new bai’ts and normal population growth).
Last year (or year before last) , without explanation, the figure was drastically changed from 200 million to “tens of millions”. http://www.alislam.org/introduction/index.html ( Screen shot of the current alislam.org is appended below in case they decide to change their minds again.
hecult.info has recently produced references to some very interesting contradictory claims of worldwide Ahmadiyya population from Ahmadiyya sources.
The UK Ahmadiyya Jamaat official website still claims 200 million: http://www.ahmadiyya.org.uk/islam/ahmadiyya_community.php
The alislam.org says tens of millions: http://www.alislam.org/introduction/index.html
A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamath, Sri Lanka. says “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam founded by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India in 1889, spreading throughout the world with the population of over 220 million in 190 countries”: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items08/230208-2.html
In an interview to a British newspaper Mirza Masroor says “Allah gave him strength, he [Mirza Masroor] says. By the next morning the fear had subsided and he set to work from his London base, leading the estimated 70 million Ahmadiyya Muslims in more than 180 countries”: (Please note that this is on the official alislam.org webpage) http://alislam.org/khilafat/fifth/preaching%20peace.pdf
But he changes his mind again. In an interview to an Indian newspaper, he says 170 million: http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/02/stories/2008120253950400.htm
Now the question is, does the Jamaat know how many Ahmadies are out there? The answer is a firm yes. Jamaat has a very well organized system of “Tajneed” in which particulars of every single Ahmadi are recorded. If they wanted to tell the truth they can do so in a minute because the actual figures are right in their possession. The reason they will not tell the truth is because it will be too embarrassing exposing the lies that have been told to Ahmadies for over 15 years. And since no Ahmadi is loudly complaining, why bother with the truth.
Link to the forum page that contains the above links: http://www.thecult.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=252
ahmedi.org appreciates http://www.thecult.info letting us use their research work in this article.
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