The Ahmadiyya movement originated in Qadian in 1899. In 1914, the community split into two branches: the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam; and the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam. Both branches believe that founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the Mahdi and the Promised Messiah. The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam believes that the founder was a prophet; the Lahore deny that he was a prophet. The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam has a khilafat (caliphate); the Lahore do not.
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