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Title:Ahmadiyya in Sierra Leone
Author:Fisher, H.ISNI
Periodical:West Africa
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Abstract:In Sierra Leone Ahmadyya was established as a corollary of a gold rush. Nazir Ahmad Ali is the father of Sierra Leonean Ahmadyya; he begandhis carreer in the Gold Coast in 1929 and was transferred to Freetown in 1937. Late in 1939 he made crucial move for Ahmadiyya in Sierra Leone, travelling far eastwards to Baomahuh, then a prosperous gold-mining centre. Ali was welcomed by all the Muslims there and when the goldboom died away those who had become Ahmadi took the new doctrine with them. Now the main strength of Ahmadiyya is still around Bo and Baomahun.