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Mirzai is a derogatory religious slur used by some South Asian Muslims to refer to Ahmadi Muslims, primarily in Pakistan.[1]

Etymologically, the term is derived from Mirza, a title of Persian origin denoting the rank of high nobleman or Prince.

Mirzais are mostly the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.

See also


  1. Antonio R. Gualtieri (1989). Conscience and Coercion: Ahmadis and Orthodoxy in Pakistan. Guernica Editions. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-920717-41-7.