Unquestioning Obedience to Authority

The Holy Quran says;

O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is best and more suitable to (achieve) the end.
The Holy Quran, ch4: verse 59

In this verse Allah is telling Muslims not to obey those in authority without question but to check against the Holy Quran and sunnah what they are being asked to do.

Stanley Milgram’s physiological experiments showed that even decent and moral humans can succumb to authority’s dictates and resort to immoral even evil acts. That is why one should always check what one is ordered to do by authorities of this world against the Commands of Allah and his Prophet (s).

If you are unable to watch the video then you can listen to the podcast below;

Remembering Dr Saeed Ahmad

By Samina Malik, USA Jamaat

The Third President of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore

Dr Saeed Ahmad

It is now 18 years since Dr. Saeed Ahmad (affectionately known as Jaanji) passed away on November 15, 1996. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoon. May Allah the All Mighty and All Merciful Grant him a high place in Paradise.

We thank Almighty Allah that he gave us the opportunity to personally know this great spiritual person. He was one of those rare people who had
a personal relationship with Allah Taala and was the recipient of true dreams Ilham and Kashf. Among his qualities was an intense love of truth, justice, fairness and humility. I never saw him abuse or scold a person or lose his temper. He did not like to be praised and was direct and truthful in his dealings. He had a special aptitude to recognize goodness in a person. Members would follow him because of his goodness and kindness and he never held any grudges.

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Live Friday Prayers – 21st November 2014

Today is Friday and we are once again broadcasting our Jumu’ah Prayer live for those of you who are unable to attend a Mosque in person, and for our members who are spread across the World.

You can watch the Khutba and then follow along with the Jumu’ah and individual prayer.

If you miss the live broadcast then you can always click on the link below at anytime and re-watch the full broadcast.

Click here to watch our LIVE BROADCAST


Our broadcast will start at the following local times:

    12.30pm United Kingdom
    13.30pm Germany
    17:30pm Pakistan
    08:30am USA New York
    05:30am USA Los Angeles

Israeli teacher sends students image of Arabs in graves

The Israeli Government often accuses the Palestinians of teaching extremism to the youth in schools. To hate Israel and Israeli people.

So how will officials react to this teachers gross actions, as reported by haaretz.com

a high school teacher in the city sent a group of students an image of a Muslim cemetery with the caption, “In times like these, it’s important to remember there are also good Arabs! And they can be found here.”

The teacher sent the image on Wednesday to a group of 11th and 12th graders via the social messaging service WhatsApp, Ynet reported.

Will this teacher be dealt with as swiftly and harshly as the Israeli Government deal with Palestinians? It seems not as the Education Ministry reminded us all;

it should be noted the teacher apologized to his students and expressed regret for his actions.

They will contunie to follow the case to ensure the correct disciplinary measures are taken.

Perhaps the Israeli Government can learn some lessons from their Education Ministry and look to use the same measured response with everyone…

World Ameer speaks at Houses of Parliament in London

World Ameer of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Association for the propagation of Islam, President of its UK branch and Dr Zahid Aziz spoke at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

Hazrat Ameer spoke on the long history of peaceful propagation of Islam by the Lahore-Ahmadiyya to the West, which started when its founder invited Queen Victoria to embrace Islam and continues to this day. He also stressed that Islam abhors violence particularly in propagation of Islam.

Dr Zahid Aziz used the Holy Quran and hadith to show that there is no punishment of apostasy in Islam, Jihad does not mean violent attacks on innocent people but a peaceful struggle for the advancement of religion of Islam and that Islam does not allow men to beat their wives.

Shahid Aziz made clear that although an Islamic organisation the Lahore-Ahmadiyya is different and distinct from all others and believe that

  • the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet and after him, no prophet shall come, whether an old one or a new one;
  • all those who say they are Muslims, should be regarded as such because it is for Allah to decide who is right and who is wrong;
  • women have equal rights to men;
  • science and Islam are not contradictory;
  • there is nothing un-Islamic in technology, he pointed to use of astronomical calculation to find the beginning and end of Ramadan and the earlt adoption by the Lahore-Ahmadiyya of live streaming which they use for streaming sermons, lectures and prayers over the internet.

Hazrat Ameer to address the UK Parliament

Hazrat Ameer Dr A K Saeed

We are pleased to announce that the Ameer of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Association for the Propagation of Islam based in Lahore, Pakistan is in the UK as part of his tour of the Western countries. He will address members of the House of Commons and Lords as part of his UK tour.

He has already addressed large gathering in Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Holland as well as inaugurating celebrations marking 90 years of the opening of the Berlin Mosque which is a national heritage site in Germany.


Media Contact: Mustaq Ali, mustaq_ali@hotmail.com

Meeting at: House of Commons, Committee Room 6

Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Subjects:

  • Islam’s attitude to non-Muslims and its critics

  • Persecution of minorities in Pakistan (Sikh, Hindu, Christian, Lahore-Ahmadiyya Movement)