On the forum, brother Khalid has shared some quite embarrassing (for the Ahmadiyya) statistics. These figures are not widely shared. It’s shocking how low they are and shows just how un-dynamic this self-styled “dynamic reform movement” actually is, despite all the money it apparently spends on the “propagation of Islam”.
Total Bai’at: 1084
Still with Jamaat: 218
Move to new Jamaat: 40
Left UK : 232
Unable to Contact: 594
In the 10 years of growth that Ahmadiyya reported as the most explosive, they only got 218 converts. That’s truly shocking. If I was a chanda paying Ahmadi, I’d want to know where it was going. I’d ask Rafiq Hayat some serious questions. Lots of pointed questions.
Here’s a yearly breakdown for a more recent period:
As Khalid points out, there’s a lapse rate of over 50% (what a supportive community) and many of the “conversions” are just original Ahmadis coming back to active membership, renewing their pledges.
Here’s an ethnicity breakdown for 2009-2010:
English British: 7
Mix British: 2
Pakistani British: 3
Indian/ German 1
Indian British: 2
Czech Republic: 1
Ghanaian/ British: 1
Is there any surprise that the list is dominated by Pakistanis?
In the last 15 years, Ahmadiyya has converted and kept no more than 650 people in the UK and some of those were already Ahmadi.
Here it straight from their spreadsheet:
Ahmadis need to ask themselves just what on earth is going on. The Ahmadiyya leadership needs to stop spreading lies and it needs to stop fear-mongering too. Ahmadiyya is not growing. It is shrinking.
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