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Germany: Ahmadi Muslims establish "Institute of Islamic Theology and Languages" in Hesse


This Monday the German Ahmadiyya community in the Hessian Ried city opened an “Institute of Islamic Theology and Languages”, located in Darmstadt and Mainz, with an integrated boarding house.

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Source/Credit: Taz | DE
Edited by Ahmadiyya Times staff | October 17, 2012
Adapted from Daniel Box report

They see themselves as pioneers. 

In 1924 they founded the first mosque in Germany near the Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm Avenue, which they utilize to this day.

They also maintain 35 other mosques represented with minarets and dome nationwide, and each year they add new ones.

Only a few days ago they opened two new mosques in the cities of Pforzheim in Baden-Württemberg and Bruchsal.

Here in Germany, the Ahmadiyya are a small minority, with about 30,000 followers, among the approximately four million Muslims.

The community is organized in 230 municipalities nationwide.

This Monday the German Ahmadiyya community in the Hessian Ried city opened an “Institute of Islamic Theology and Languages”, located in Darmstadt and Mainz, with an integrated boarding house.

It will be the first institute of its kind, which is operated by a Muslim association and completely self-supported.

Between 80 and 120 students study there in a seven-year training to translate the Holy Qur’ān and the Traditions in German, English, Arabic and Urdu language.

The Ahmadiyya community is a reform movement that emerged over a century ago in the Indian subcontinent. Its founder, Mirza Ghilam Ahmad (1835-1908), claimed to be the long awaited Messiah and the Mahdi.

In Pakistan and other Muslim countries his followers face open hostility to this day. Many years of oppression and systematic persecution has driven many Ahmadiyya abroad.

The Ahmadiyya Muslims themselves see their community as a model: “Conservative values, but liberal,” says Abdullah Uwe Wagishauser, the elected Chair and “Amir” of the German Ahmadiyya community.

“40 to 50 percent of our members are educated,” adds the association spokesman Muhammad Asif Sadiq.

We categorically reject violence, Muhammad Asif Sadiq emphasizes.

Visit by the caliph 

Unlike the newly emerging institutes of Islamic theology, which are currently developed at several German universities, the students at Ahmadiyya Institute in Riedstadt are also intensely made to familiarize themselves with the writings of the founder of the movement.

The graduates are expected to work as a Imams or social worker in the community or abroad. The Ahmadiyya community is about to form his own theological elite, who is familiar with the local conditions.

There are about 15,000 Ahmadiyya Muslims live In Hesse .

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http://www.taz.de/Islamisches-Theologie-Institut-in-Hessen/!107557/

Raed original source post here: ISLAMISCHES THEOLOGIE-INSTITUT IN HESSEN – Die muslimischen Pioniere

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