This is with reference to the Taliban beheading 17 party-goers in Afghanistan earlier this week, attributed by some news reports to “ultra-conservative Islamist” insurgents. If ultra-conservative means someone who does not follow the peaceful teachings of Islam found in the Koran, then surely they are not “Islamists,” a word which in reality should describe someone who is a living model of Islam. Should we start calling every thief and murderer by their religious affiliation? What part of beheading innocent people comes from Islam? None whatsoever. Therefore, they can’t be called Islamists. Just because the Taliban claim they’re Muslims doesn’t make them representatives of Islam. Please stop referring to terrorists and murderers as ‘Islamists’.
This is from the official record of 1974 discussion that was held to discuss the “Qadiani” issue. On page 256 on the second day of discussion, before going on a recess when the Ahmadiyya delegation left the room, this point was raised by Abdul Hameed Jatoi: (English translation follows)
Abdul Hameed Jatoi: Sir Chairman, we have come to know since yesterday that we are sitting here in the house as judge and we will decide. I understand that our position is like that if a non-advocate is appointed as the judge of the High Court and he gives out fatwa as a judge. My submission is this that if we were expert of Islam, or we had studied Islam, or we were professors of Islam, then you can expect us to give out fatwa. But in this situation as a lay-man it is very difficult for us to become judge.
Chairman: You are not supposed to give fatwa, you have to decide.
Abdul Hameed Jatoi: Have to decide?
Chairman: Have to decide.
Abdul Hameed Jatoi: How can you give a right to decide to someone who does not even know the law that he is going to decide on?
I rest my case!
Mullahs = Ignorant scholars among the Muslims who are responsible for all the bad things you see in the holy name of Islam.
In Pakistan the discrimination in education sector is widespread against Ahmadi Muslims. Recently 10 kids were expelled in Hafizabad. Including among those kids was one who was studying in prep class. He didn’t even start his first grade! Mastar Rana Dilawar Hussain was murdered in cold blood at his school because he was an Ahmadi. Many students & teacher are facing cases. A lecturer in Kotli had “Qadiyani Kafir” written at his rostrum. His son was beaten by some students belonging to student organisations. There are educational institutions de nationalised across Pakistan but Ahmadiyya institutions are not handed back years after Ahmadiyya Jama’at paid a hefty amount and fulfilled all the requirements. Here’s another sinister way to indoctrinate young kids with hate in Pakistani schools by handing them notebook label stickers by the so-called protectors of Islam:
Above is a sticker that children use on their books as “label” with the name and class. This is being distributed in schools of Pakistan by Majlis Tahaffuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (a terrorist organization created in the holy name of Prophet Muhammad(saw) but has actual roots in Majlis-e-Ahrar*). It says on the sticker that if your teacher is “Qadiani” i.e. Ahmadi Muslim, then refuse to get educated from him.
Urdu Version (click to view)
*Majlis-e-Ahrar is the same organization that opposed Muslim League during Pakistan movement and was against the creation of Pakistan.
Which Prophet do Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Jamat-e-Islami, Sipah-e-Sahaba and Ahl-e-Sunnat Jammat follow? Which Quran do they follow? The Holy Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w) was mercy for all. When a delegate of Christians came from Najaran, Holy Prophet allowed them to pray inside his mosque.
Holy Quran orders Muslims to protect the Churches and Synagogues. It establishes freedom of religion for all. Which religion do these people represent? It cannot be the one that was brought by Holy Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w). It is not Islam.
I wrote this letter in response to allegation on Islam in the local newspaper. It was not published but I’m sharing here for the benefit of Internet community.
This is with reference to the letter by Harry Binnendyk dated November 30th.
In his letter Harry Binnendyk has quoted verses 9:5-6 from Quran to justify killing of infidels. Unfortunately this verse is also quoted by extremists out-of-context. If you read the Quran in totality, you could not even conceive of such an idea.
This particular verse must be read in context which refers to those infidels who were persecuting Prophet Muhammad and were in war with Muslims. If someone attacks you in a state of war, in which law are you not permitted to fight back? Prophet Muhammad was persecuted for 13 years in Mecca and when he and his followers migrated to Medina, the infidels did not leave them alone and continued to attack them. Even if you read the previous verse 9:4 it becomes clear that those infidels who were in peace treaty were exempt from it:
“9:4 Excepting those of the idolaters with whom you have entered into a treaty and who have not subsequently failed you in anything nor aided anyone against you. So fulfil to these the treaty you have made with them till their term. Surely, God loves those who are righteous.”
I agree that extremists quote such verses out-of-context to justify the killing and that is exactly what we are fighting against through education and learning the true teachings. Nowhere in Quran there is any teaching to kill infidels or non-Muslims. In fact the permission to fight back against offensive attacks by infidels was permitted to protect all religions as mentioned in the following verse:
“22:40 Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is God’ — And if God did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of God is oft commemorated. And God will surely help one who helps Him. God is indeed Powerful, Mighty”
Quran’s teaching is purely to establish the Unity of God, establish peace and freedom for all religions. It does not even monopolize the right way which is clear from the following verse:
“2:62 Surely, the Believers, and the Jews, and the Christians and the Sabians — whichever party from among these truly believes in God and the Last Day and does good deeds — shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.”
I am happy to see that Mr. Harry quoted the Quran, the primary source of Islam, but true justice can only be done if you read the Quran in totality to understand its message of peace and love for fellow human beings. I know there is a lot of misconceptions about Islam due to extremists within the religion, but let us educate not only ourselves but also the extremists among Muslims or any other religion to turn their attention to the true teachings of their religion and make peace with each other and work towards uplifting the human values.
On the news item that “Kyrgyz Officials Reject Muslim Sect” an anti-Ahmadiyya propagandist posted the usual diatribe against Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Someone asked me to respond to it so I posted the following response:
Joshua Goldstein does not know anything about Islam and is trying to become a judge without any authority to decide who is a Muslim or not. Wow!
1) Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a Muslim sect who believes in the Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. All other Muslims also believe that a Messiah will come in Islam. The only difference is that other Muslims are waiting forever while Ahmadi Muslims accepted the Messiah who came with Mighty Signs fulfilling prophecies of Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw)
2) Calling an open community like Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as cult in itself shows how shallow is Joshua Goldstein (a fake identity) trying to prove nothing! Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an open community with its mosques open for all people to come and pray. There is nothing cultish about Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, however those who leave the community follow a cult called Anti-Ahmadiyya and follow secret rituals including lying and deceit for the purpose of suppressing truth. Looks like Joshua Goldstein is a member of that cult.
3) The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has published Holy Quran translation into English and 70 other languages and its translation has been praised to be best by Saudi authorities as well. There is no doubt that different sects will disagree on the translation. However if Ahmadiyya translation defends the Holy Quran and non-Ahmadi translations offend it, then it is pretty clear whose translation should be adopted.
4) Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is at the forefront of defending Islam and Muslims in every part of the world. They do not sit behind computer screens to malign others like Joshua Goldstein is doing here. They go out in public to spread the true message of peace of Islam. I’m myself involved in it so I know first hand. Muslims For Life, Muslims for Peace and Muslims for Loyalty are some of the latest campaigns run by thousands of volunteers of Ahmadiyya Muslims. Nowhere in any campaign any Muslim has been maligned. However if Joshua Goldstein likes to praise terrorists and supports terrorists ideologies and call them Islamic then shame on such people who malign Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Peace to all who follow the guidance.
In response to allegations on Islam, my following letter was published on 21st December 2011 in The Barrie Examiner under the title of “Qur’an full of love for humanity“:
(Re: ‘Not everyone is looking for peace’ in the Dec. 16 edition of the Examiner)
In her letter, Monti Hannona again cites second-hand sources to make her points about Muslims and Qu’ran. That was the whole point of my argument, which she clearly ignored.
If Muslims are acting against their own teachings then it is not the fault of Qur’an. Do all Christians follow the teachings of the New Testament and turn the other cheek?
How hypocritical to say that those who criticize the Bible or Christians for their atrocities are atheists or pro-Muslims, and those who criticize Qur’an are Muslim scientists?
How she negates her own argument within the same letter can only be termed as delusional.
Ms. Hannona says the teaching of turning your other cheek does not work in all situations. But this is not how Jesus applied it.
Is she creating a new religion?
Islam did not spread with the sword. Swords can win territories, but not hearts.
Which sword brought millions of Chinese and Indonesians into Islam?
It is the beautiful teaching of love and peace that wins hearts. Which sword is converting people to Islam today?
Qur’an’s teaching is full of love for humanity.
It teaches how to establish social, economic and political peace in our lives. I would encourage you to use the primary source of Islam to shun the extremists instead of promoting their corruption.
Peace to all.
There is no shortage of murtadeen (reverts) in Islam. Those who leave Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are only going back to the darkness. Ahmadiyyat teaches us to be true Muslim by following the teachings of Holy Quran and Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) in our lives. What do Mullahs teach? Show me the light and I’ll follow. The light of this age is Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani(as) The Promised Messiah and Mahdi. The one who cuts his ties with him will fall into darkness.
Someone asked on this blog that old Jesus(as) can still come back, to which I replied that why do you reject the verses of the Holy Quran that prove he died like all other prophets and he cannot be alive in the skies and I gave this link that prove conclusively from the Holy Quran that Jesus(as) cannot be alive since 2000 years. I also gave this link that lists the past scholars of Islam that agree on the natural death of Jesus(as). Instead of reading it and discussing the fine points, the gentleman replied: “first of all i dunt consider u guys to be muslims….since u dunt believe in khatm e nabuwwat….”
You can see who loves Holy Quran 🙂
Here is my reply:
- We are not asking for your opinion if you consider someone Muslim or not. God will not judge anyone by what you think. However He will judge you according to His teachings that we find in Holy Quran and Hadith.
- Ahmadi Muslims believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat exactly like Holy Prophet(saw) was Khatam-un-Nabiyeen. And not how you think he should be. Again you are not the authority on the subject, the authority is Holy Quran and Hadith.
So get this misconception out of the way that Ahmadis do not believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat. It is the other way around. You are the ones who do not believe Holy Prophet(saw) to be Khatam-un-Nabiyeen. Instead you believe Jesus(as) to be last prophet on earth.
Now if you have a few minutes please spend them in reading Holy Quran and the verses I quoted that prove that old prophet Jesus who was a prophet for Bani Israel only, and died like all other past prophets. Stop throwing statements like “you are kaffir”. They will not help you anyway, except to keep your ego high. May Allah shower His Mercy on you and grant you courage to accept the verdict of the Holy Quran and Holy Prophet(saw).
This question was posted on the Yahoo! answers website and the responses posted by ignorant Internet users were typical of the anti-Ahmadiyya propaganda. I posted this as an answer:
You can learn about Ahmadiyya Islam at their official website http://www.alislam.org
They believe that the Messiah and Mahdi being awaited by Muslims has arrived in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, to spread the true peaceful message of Islam to the corners of the world. They have missions all around the world. Their members contribute and donate to spread the message and build mosques. They have just built the biggest mosque in Canada and are now building one in Ireland. They built the first mosque in Spain after 700 years. They run 24/7 TV channel called Muslim TV Ahmadiyya (http://www.mta.tv) again run by the donations of their members (unlike oil money of Arabs training terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan)
They have translated Holy Quran (yes of course same Holy Quran that was revealed to Holy Prophet) into 70 languages of the world and have established their missions in 190 countries.
Rest of the Muslims are still waiting for the Messiah/Mahdi.
That is only difference. Rest is all propaganda and lies by detractors.