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One aspect of a cult is financial control through mandatory payments directly to the organisation. Ahmadiyya, among its many mandatory payments has a basic payment called “Chanda Aaam”.

This requires every member of the organisation to make an obligatory payment of 6.25% of their net income every month. This includes pensions, child benefit, income support and incapacity benefit.  This payment is not voluntary and is in addition to other obligatory charities such as “Chanda Jalsa Salana” (Welcome to Ahmadiyyat, pages 396-402).

This is contrary to the Holy Qu’ran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has clearly stated that the only obligatory charitable payment on Muslims is the zakat (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 45) but Ahmadiyya have created many new mandatory payments.