Unformatted text preview: Ahmadis were the first Muslims in North America. Goal was to come and preach. Muhammad Sadiq- came to America in 1920, denied initially due to the fear he would spread polygamy in the states. Converted 700 people and established a Mosque in Chicago. Targeted the black community. Sufi Bangalee- Ahmadi, came after Sadiq Believed that the best people to convince black people to convert are black people. They established mosques by the 1940’s. The blacks found the idea appealing due to Islam being a colorblind religion. Sent blacks back to Pakistan to train them. Graduates (sheikh) were given higher positions in the movement. Movement was giving hope to the black community, because it was educating them. The black males were wearing Indian clothing and became a center of attraction....
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- Fall '14
- Professor Liyakat Takim
- Islam, Qur'an, Ahmad, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad