The ‘Othering’ of Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh

In “The ‘Othering’ of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh”, Humayun Kabir notes that the Ahmadiyya community has been historically subject to “othering” by the mainstream Muslims who are strongly antithetical to the Ahmadi belief in the prophethood of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835–1908). Distinctive in the process of “othering”, as delineated in this chapter, is that earlier the nature of resistance against the Ahmadiyya community was limited to theological debates, reform and preaching activities, but now it is becoming increasingly intolerant, hostile and violent. Kabir captures the shift from the Bengali Deobandis’ preaching (tablighi) and reformist activities that began to construct … Continue reading The ‘Othering’ of Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh