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Largest mosque of Canada opens its doors for spreading love and peace in the West

CALGARY, July 6 /CNW/ – The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, along with other distinguished guests, attended the banquet hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada to celebrate yesterday’s inauguration of the Baitun Nur Mosque. The mosque, one of the largest in North America, is a spectacular 48,000 square foot complex.

Calgary Mosque

The mosque inauguration was particularly significant as it occurred during the centenary celebratory year of the establishment of the institution of Khilafat (Succession) in the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, as well as its re-establishment in the Islamic world-at-large. Both the inauguration and the banquet were graced by the presence of the current Khalifa of the Community, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah strengthen his hands).

During his banquet address, His Holiness emphasized that the Baitun Nur Mosque will convey messages of peace, love and harmony. He encouraged the political, community and faith leaders in attendance to join with his Community in conveying these messages.

His Holiness explained that, according to the teachings of Islam, Muslims must defend the sanctity of all places of worship, which includes churches, synagogues and temples, as well as mosques. Causing harm to and forcing religious beliefs upon others are against the commandments of God and the true
concept of Islam.

His Holiness warned that the world’s arsenal of nuclear armaments and weapons of mass destruction have brought humanity to the precipice of destruction, and future generations will not forgive any failure to contain this arsenal. Humanity needs to turn towards a true concept of religion and
strive towards loving God. To love God is to selflessly love and serve humanity in order to seek God’s pleasure. The Baitun Nur Mosque will be a center for such love and service.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised the Community by stating, “Ahmadis are renowned for their devotion to peace, universal brotherhood and submission to the will of God, the core principles of true Islam. They are also renowned for working together to serve the greater good through social, health and education initiatives, wherever they live in the world, Ahmadis are renowned for participating in the larger community and peacefully co-existing with people of all faiths, languages and cultures.”

Prime Minister Harper also paid tribute to His Holiness by referring to him as a champion of peace and religious freedom. The Prime Minister stated, “We especially applaud the Khalifa for denouncing those who pervert faith by claiming it as a justification for violence. Calgarians, Albertans and Canadians will see the moderate, benevolent face of Islam in this mosque and the people who worship here. They will see your love for Canada and your patriotism, and they will see that just as Ahmadis have embraced Canada, Canada has embraced you.”

Also sitting at the banquet head table were the Right Honourable Stephane Dion (Leader of the Opposition), Honourable Deepak Obrai, Honourable Lorne Calvert (former Premier of Saskatchewan), Honourable Ron Stevens (Deputy Premier of Alberta), Don Morgan (Saskatchewan Minister of Justice), Honourable Greg Sorbara (former Ontario Minister of Finance), Dave Hayer (BC MPP), Mohammed Amiri (Alberta MPP), His Worship Dave Bronconnier (Mayor of Calgary), Her Worship Susan Fennell (Mayor of Brampton), His Worship Don Atchison (Mayor of Saskatoon) and Bishop Fred Henry. Total attendance consisted of 6 Members of Federal and Provincial Parliament, 20 MLA’s, 9 mayors, 20 councilors and
aldermen, along with community, faith and leaders and members of academia and the media.

The banquet was televised live around the world via the Community’s 24-hour satellite television service, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA).

For more information, please visit www.baitunnur.org or www.ahmadiyya.ca or www.alislam.org

Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyyat – a blessing of Allah

Alhamdolillah – Ahmadi Muslims are so fortunate to have the blessings of Khilafat which Allah has promised to only those who obey Allah, His Prophet (saw) and do good deeds (Holy Quran). Where is Khilafat in rest of the Muslim world if they are doing these three things? That is another mighty sign of truth of Islam Ahmadiyyat! Allah has put a stamp of truth on Ahmadiyyat by establishing the Khilafat that He Promised in the Holy Quran to Islam Ahmadiyyat. And now it is over 100 years which is what is causing severe jealousy among the foes of Islam Ahmadiyyat.

In another Hadith Holy Prophet (saw) said the one who died without accepting the Imam of the age dies the death of a pagan.

One of the staunch opponent of Islam Ahmadiyyat recently commented on a letter that Hadrat Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah strengthen his hands) wrote to Ameer sahib USA advising him to guide the US community on vices that lead to breakup of marriages. Instead of appreciating the noble cause this evil minded agent of the Satan is presenting it in a way that (God forbid) all Ahmadis are involved in such evils.

There is nothing wrong with the letter of Huzoor regarding reformation. No religion can claim that each and every single follower will remain faithful. Not even the Holy Prophet (saw) did that (reference follows)! So why is it wrong if Huzoor, seeing some tarbiyyat issues in a handful of people, is guiding the community to tarbiyyat? All of the world is full of such vices, and unfortunately a handful of Ahmadis have also fallen victim. It is a great blessing of khilafat that someone is looking out for us, guiding us and pointing our faults. If the rest of the world had such a blessing they wouldn’t have reached such excesses!

Since some people have no knowledge of Holy Quran, Hadith and Sunnah, they blindly follow their maulvis (Mullahs). Here I will quote the Hadith from Sahih Bukhari which is related to the subject matter:

Lo! Some men from my followers will be brought and then (the angels) will drive them to the left side (Hell-Fire). I will say. ‘O my Lord! (They are) my companions!’ Then a reply will come (from Almighty), ‘You do not know what they did after you.’ I will say as the pious slave (the Prophet Jesus) said: And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them. When You took me up. You were the Watcher over them and You are a Witness to all things.’ (5.117) Then it will be said, “These people have continued to be apostates since you left them.”

Volume 6, Book 60, Number 149

This Hadith also proves the death of Hazrat Isa bin Maryam because Holy Prophet (saw) used same “twafi” for himself which non-Ahmadi maulvis say means going bodily alive to the skies for Jesus! :)

Book Review: Manji – Another Pawn Advanced

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Canada, has published a book in response to Irshad Manji’s book ‘The Trouble with Islam Today’. Titled ‘Manji – Another Pawn Advanced’, and written by a Professor of Islam accustomed to both Eastern and Western customs and traditions, Ansar Raza uses his scholarly knowledge and expertise to decipher the true teachings of Islam. Although Raza’s work is not unique in the defense of Islam, it fills a niche in the existing literature.Irshad Manji - another pawn advanced

Where previously this attack on Islam was led by Western Orientalists and scholars of other faiths, Irshad Manji’s book is an attempt to expose Islam from the inside. Through using personal experiences, Manji endeavors to show Islam as being an intolerant, oppressive and primitive faith. It is in response to these allegations that Ansar Raza’s book has been written. For Ansar Raza, not only is Islam a true religion, completely undistorted in its nature and content to that which was revealed to the Holy Founder of Islam, but Islam is also a perfect and living faith containing within it internal mechanisms that allow reformation and change, making it as relevant today and in the future as it was in the past.

The book is organized in chapters corresponding to the arguments presented by Manji. As such it is both easy to read and can be used as a quick reference book. Although written by a scholar, the style of writing is simple, at places humorous and as such makes the book accessible to all and a light-hearted read.

Through direct counter-arguments to those presented by Manji, Raza seeks to expel any misconceptions that may arise from Manji’s arguments. In this regard this book should be warmly welcomed. Through presenting an alternate viewpoint to that of Manji, it provides the audience with a secondary set of ideas and arguments to use to base their own reasoned judgment upon.

In Canada this book can be purchased online at Books on Islam and elsewhere from Al Islam Store.

Deaf – Dumb – Blind – Worst of the Beasts!

The gang of Anti Ahmadiyya Movement being ignorant of the teachings of the Holy Quran (proven daily) have such twisted concepts about Islam and Holy Prophet (saw) that one is sometimes shocked to read their allegations. Devoid of any Taqwa and Fear of Allah, they keep on objecting to things which they have no knowledge about. And when you ask them to go read the Holy Quran, they will just turn their attention to another matter and keep on ridiculing the prophets of Allah. Indeed this is what Holy Quran says that no prophet was left without such ridicule.

These are the people who call themselves Muslims. One of the very old objection they raise is that Mirza sahib has used immoral language for people who did not accept him. The fact of the matter is that Mirza sahib has not used any such words that other prophets did not. Even cursory knowledge of Islam and Holy Quran would have dispelled such stupid allegations. The Holy Quran says:

إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابِّ عِندَ اللّهِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَهُمْ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ
(Holy Quran 8:55/56)
Translation: Surely, the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the disbelievers, who will not believe.

This is just one example. Holy Quran is full of such words for those who do not believe. Alas! Who will give such eyes to these anti-Ahmadiyya to read Holy Quran? They have been declared deaf, dumb and blind. (Holy Quran 2:17/18)

And verse 68:13 has been translated by non-Ahmadis as

YUSUFALI: Violent (and cruel),- with all that, base-born,-
SHAKIR: Ignoble, besides all that, base-born;

What does base-born mean? Dictionaries say: born out of wedlock; illegitimate (Unabridged (v 1.1)). Born of unwed parents; illegitimate (American Heritage Dictionary). In Urdu what do you call an illegitimate child? Yes, you have guessed it right: “Haramzada“.

In another blog I will write why these words are used and their justification. This was just to expose these anti Ahmadiyya’s poisonous propaganda they do and to prove that they are blind and dumb mullahs about whom Holy Prophet (saw) warned us. Oh and yes he called them donkeys and swines (Kanzul Amal) and worst creatures under the sky (Mishkat).

Isa bin Maryam (Jesus son of Mary) and Learned and Eminent Scholars of Islam

Here is a list of Islamic scholars who agree with the Ahmadiyya view that Isa bin Maryam who was a prophet towards Bani Israel (Children of Israel) lived and died like all other prophets and human beings. (references can be provided upon request, due to shortage of time I’m not writing them all here). I hope everyone can recognize some names as they are spread from the time of Holy Prophet (saw) to present day and in all parts of the Muslim world.

Please Note: This is a supporting evidence only. The primary source is still the Holy Quran which has been quoted in another blog entry.

(1) Hazrat Imam Hasan (ra) – tabkatul kubra

(2) Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas (ra) – commentator of the Holy Quran and companion of the Holy Prophet (saw) – Bukhari Kitab-ut-Tafseer, Sura Maidah

(3) Hazrat Jarood bin Mualla (ra) – companion of the Holy Prophet (saw)

(4) Hazrat Imam Malik (rh)

(5) Shia Scholar Allama Qumi (d. 381 H)

(6) Shia Scholar Allama Jabai

(7) Allama Ibn-e-Timia

(8) Allama Ibn-e-Qayyam

(9) Allama Ibn-e-Hayyan

(10) Allama Shokani

(11) Allama Abu Muslim Asfahani

(12) Allama Muhayuddin Ibn-e-Arabi

(13) Allama Siraj-ud-Din Ibn Alwaradi

(14) Imam Ibn-e-Hazam

(15) Imam Akbar Allama Mahmood Shaltoot (Mufti Egypt)

(16) Commentator of Holy Quran Allama Mufti Muhammad Abadahu (Cairo)

(17) Commentator of Holy Quran Allama Rasheed Raza (Cairo)

(18) Commentator of Holy Quran Allama Ahmad al-Mustafa al-Maraghi

(19) Allama Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Hijazi (Prof. Jamia al-Azhar Egypt)

(20) Ustadh Abdul Wahab Anajar

(21) Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Fareed sahib (Chachran Shareef Walay)

(22) Allama Obaidullah Sindhi

(23) Nawab Azam Yar Jang

(24) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

(25) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

(26) Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz (Editor Tulu-e-Islam)

(27) Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri (rh)

(28) Allama Muhammad Anayatullah Mashriqi

(29) Imam Fakhruddin Razi

(30) Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Yusuf

(I compiled this list over a long period of time when I was doing research myself on the subject matter. I have copies of pages from the original books for some of them)

How can Mirza Ghulam Ahmad be Isa bin Maryam (Jesus son of Mary)? His name is not Isa bin Maryam?

He is Isa bin Maryam just like Holy Prophet (saw) prophesised. In religious world prophecies are never meant literally and are always metaphorically described, otherwise there will be no value of eeman (faith) if everything is written in black and white. Look at the entire history of religion. The name of the Holy Prophet (saw) is written in bible but not exactly like Muhammad but in meaning. Even the Holy Quran calls him Ahmad but his name is Muhammad (saw):

 

And call to mind when Jesus, son of Mary, said, ‘O children of Israel, surely, I am Allah’s Messenger unto you, fulfilling that which is before me of the prophecies of the Torah, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmad. And when he came to them with clear proofs, they said, this is manifest sorcery.’ (61:6/7)

 

See Holy Quran even witnesses to the fact that even with clear proofs people called it manifest sorcery. Even the arrival of Messiah in Jews had metaphorical prophecies. This is why Jews are still waiting for their Messiah because they want those prophecies to be literally fulfilled. They also take things literally and waiting for Elijah to come down from the sky, whereas Isa bin Maryam himself told them that John the Baptist is Elijah and no one will come down from the sky like they are expecting. This is the answer he gave them, how can one expect now that he himself would do the same which he rejected?

 

When Holy Prophet (saw) was asked that he should go to the sky and bring a book, he said but I’m a human being and a prophet (Holy Quran 17:92/93) why he gave that answer? Because a prophet of Allah is a human being and he cannot go bodily to the sky. Otherwise this answer will not make any sense.

 

You should think on this a bit more why Messiah and Mahdi was to come? Holy Prophet (saw) said a lot of things about the time when he was/is to come. One of his prime objectives is to bring the Muslims back to true Islam. Holy Prophet (saw) prophesised that Muslims and their scholars would have gone astray. Lots of Ahadith on this subject that can be provided later. So if scholars were corrupt and Muslims following them would be corrupt, would there not be a problem in recognizing the true Messiah and Mahdi? Of course. That is why many learned scholars of Islam predicted centuries ago that Messiah and Mahdi will face severe persecution from the Ulema and will be called Kaffir that is destroying their religion. References available.

Ahadith that Mahdi and Isa bin Maryam (Jesus son of Mary) is same person

All these Ahadith are from Sihah-e-Sitta (6 authentic books of Ahadith)

This Hadith from Ibne Maja clearly says that Mahdi is no other than Isa bin Maryam:

Reference: http://hadith.al-islam.com/Display/Display.asp?Doc=5&Rec=5579

‏أن رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏لا يزداد الأمر إلا شدة ولا الدنيا إلا إدبارا ولا الناس إلا ‏ ‏شحا ‏ ‏ولا تقوم الساعة إلا على شرار الناس ولا المهدي إلا ‏ ‏عيسى ابن مريم

This Hadith from Masnad Ahmad clearly says Isa bin Maryam will be Imam Mahdi:

Reference: http://hadith.al-islam.com/Display/Display.asp?Doc=6&Rec=9002

‏عن النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏يوشك من عاش منكم أن يلقى ‏ ‏عيسى ابن مريم ‏ ‏إماما مهديا وحكما عدلا فيكسر الصليب ويقتل الخنزير ويضع ‏ ‏الجزية ‏ ‏وتضع الحرب ‏ ‏أوزارها ‏

This Hadith from Sahih Bukhari clearly says that Isa bin Maryam will be Imam from the Ummah:

Reference: http://hadith.al-islam.com/Display/Display.asp?Doc=0&Rec=5314

‏قال رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏كيف أنتم إذا نزل ‏ ‏ابن مريم ‏ ‏فيكم وإمامكم منكم

Amazing Confession of an Anti Qadiani Mullah!

Watch how an Anti-Ahmadiyya Maulvi Mr. Manzoor Chinioti was compelled to Admit Truth! In this video you will watch him admitting that that “The Non-Ahmadi Muslims are converting to Ahmadiyyat because they see it as converting from Islam to Better Islam”. This Mullah also admits that “Non-Ahmadi Muslim see Ahmadi Muslims reciting Kalima, offering 5 times prayers & doing good deeds – thus they consider converting to Ahmadiyyat as converting from Islam to Better Islam.”

In other words ordinary Muslims are converting to Islam Ahmadiyya in tens of thousands because they see Islam Ahmadiyya as far better Islam than the Mullah’s brand of Islam.

The question is if Ahmadiyyat is better Islam and its beliefs are soundly rooted in Quran and Hadith why then stay away from it? Join Islam Ahmadiyyat the community of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi.

The Ahmadiyah Community of Indonesia – Documentary

Natasha Fatah of CBC Radio has produced a documentary about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Indonesia and how they are being persecuted by politcal Islam. You can listen to it by clicking here using Real Player which is available free from www.real.com. The detail of the program is available on this page: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2008/200802/20080228.html (The Current: Part 3)

The documentary is really heart breaking and sad on the conditions of Ahmadi Muslims living there and being persecuted for no reason other than that they have accepted the Messiah and Mahdi.