Document Type



Master of Arts (MA)


Religious Studies

First Advisor's Name

Albert Wuaku

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Iqbal Akhtar

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Steven Vose

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member


Ahmadiyya, Islam, Terrorism

Date of Defense



This study examines the argument that Islam is far removed from violence in any form. It also delves into the discussion that many of the terrorist activities that have been carried out in America have much to do with homegrown terrorism than those related to Islam.

At the center of this research is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which sees itself as an authentic form of Islam attuned to American values and offering a concise and rational version of Islam. This study explores the various outreach initiatives and activities of the Ahmadiyya that supports the counter-narrative that Islam does not condone violence.

Following the various engagements and activities by the Ahmadiyya that are conducted both online and physically with the Hispanic and African community in Miami, the study concludes that the counter-narrative of Islam by the Ahmadiyya is far from the violence perpetrated in its name.





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