Qadiani Problem

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Qadiani Problem
Author Abul Ala Maududi
Original title Qadiani Problem and its Religious, Political and Social Aspects
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu & English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Islamic Publications
Publication date

Qadiani Problem is a book written by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. It was first published in 1953. The term "Qadiani" is a derogatory term which refers to members of the Ahmadiyya Community.[1]


The book deals with some of the interpretations of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It discusses the finality of prophethood, the prophethood of Ahmad, and its consequences in Muslim society. It also mentions the status of the Ahmadiyya Community and the political plans which Maududi associated with them. In one of the appendices of the book, a discussion has been given which is claimed to have occurred between Allama Iqbal and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru . In this discussion Allama Iqbal is said to have expressed his views regarding followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and have rationalized his view that followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad be given a status of a different religious community in India.


A comprehensive rebuttal was published by the Ahmadiyya Caliph at the time because the book was considered to be hate speech by the Ahmadiyya community. [1]


Maududi was given a death sentence by a military court[where?] under martial law for writing this book and preaching hatred and persecution of Ahmadiyya Community Members in Pakistan.[2] This sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. He was later pardoned, without any request from himself.[3]


  1. ^ "Hardliners call for deaths of Surrey Muslims". The Independent. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Leonard Binder: Religion and politics in Pakistan, page 263. University of California Press, 1961.
  3. ^ Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr: Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism, page 139. Oxford University Press, 1996.