‘Kill Ahmadi’ Charity Under Investigation

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a London mosque where leaflets which called for the killing of a sect of Muslims were distributed.

The investigation has been launched following allegations in the public domain that the mosque was distributing literature from its premises promoting hatred towards the Ahmadi community. The BBC had reported in April that “piles of the flyers, which say Ahmadis should face death if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam, were displayed in Stockwell Green mosque”.

The mosque, which is registered with the Charity Commission as Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat but is also known as Stockwell Mosque, was visited by the regulator in May, and again in July 2016.

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The Female Sharia Judges of India

From her home in the Indian city of Bhopal, Safia Akhtar listens in on her neighbors’ most intimate dramas.

 
As often as three times a week, women pass through her door to complain of deceitful husbands, evil in-laws, abandonment, and abuse. Akhtar, a grandmother, hears from both sides of each dispute before dispensing justice, according to the teachings of the Quran.

 
She is a female Sharia judge.

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Judge Reads Complete Quran Before Giving Judgement

In order properly to analyse these speeches, it is necessary, to have a basic understanding of Islam, its terminology and its tropes. It is also important to have an understanding of the historical context of the Qur’an (the Revelation) and the Sunna (the practice of the Prophet Muhammad) and the contemporaneous circumstances in which the Revelations were made to Muhammad (in particular, the need for Muhammad and his followers to defend themselves against physical persecution at the time). The Court heard detailed evidence from experts on Islam and read extensive materials, including the entire Qur’an and the monograph “Milestones” by the 20th Century ideologue, Sayyid Qutb.

 

It is common ground that Islam is a religion of peace. The Qur’an is a book of peace. The words Islam, Muslim and Salaam all share the same Arabic triconsonantal root, s-l-m, which denotes “peace”. Islam forbids extremism, including extremism in religion. Islam forbids terrorism.

 

The Arabic word jihad or jihad means literally “struggling” or “striving”. It has a wide variety of religious meanings in Islam including ‘spiritual struggle’. Unfortunately, the word jihad has now become synonymous in everyday language with ‘armed jihad’ or ‘holy war’.

In the case of Shakeel Begg vs the BBC, the judge read the whole Quran before deciding the case and came away with the Lahore Ahmadiyya interpretation.

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine for work on autophagy

The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to a Japanese cell biologist for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle their own components.

 

Yoshinori Ohsumi, 71, will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£718,000) award for uncovering “mechanisms for autophagy”, a fundamental process in cells that scientists believe can be harnessed to fight cancer and dementia.

 

Autophagy is the body’s internal recycling programme – scrap cell components are captured and the useful parts are stripped out to generate energy or build new cells. The process is crucial for preventing cancerous growths, warding off infection and, by maintaining a healthy metabolism, it helps protect against conditions like diabetes.

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Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday blocked the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic murder convict pending a review of an earlier ruling that his condition was not a permanent mental disorder and therefore not legally relevant, his lawyers said.

 

He was due to be executed Wednesday, according to execution orders issued last week.

 

But the Supreme Court agreed to review an October 21 ruling on Ali’s final appeal, when the court ruled that schizophrenia did not fall within Pakistan’s legal definition of mental disorders.

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What is the real difference between the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect and other Muslim sects?

The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement thus proclaims the absolute finality of the prophethood of Muhammad and also states that anyone that claims to be a Muslim must be accepted as a Muslim. No authority as the right to expel another Muslim from the fold of Islam; otherwise that leads to an environment of hostility and hatred amongst Muslims and leads to extremely bad consequences.

 

With that said, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement also emphasizes certain teachings of Islam that have come to be ignored or forsaken

Read the full article by Omair Raja here

Biggest Charity Fraud in Panama Papers

An article by Akber Choudry on Medium;

Money flows as charitable donations from ‘have’ countries like U.S.,. Canada, Pakistan, Germany and U.K. into AMJ International from where it is distributed into dubious projects around the world. The accounting in each country is kept up to date, but money gets lost in international transactions.

 

The actual work of the organization is carried out through just one charity?—?Al-Shirkatul-Islamiyyah, and curiously, its income and expenses almost balance every year.

 

Since Mirza Masroor Ahmad came to power, he has focused on investing in properties and totally unrelated to the goals of the organization. We see from the Panama Papers that the businesses are involved mostly in property investment.

The dubious accounting practises of the Qadiani Movement laid bare.

Hazrat Ameer’s 2016 Eid ul Fitr Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Assalaam-o-Alaikum Wa Rakhmatullahi Wa Barakaato Hoo.

I wish you all a very happy Eid ul Adha.

Eid-ul-Adha is widely known as Eid ul-Qurban or Eid of Sacrifice. The root of the Arabic word Qurban is qaf ra ba which means qurb or nearness, i.e., nearness to Allah. Sacrificing in the way of Allah is thus the way to attain nearness to Him. This day reminds us of the utmost submission shown by Hazrat Ibrahim by his immediate readiness to sacrifice his young son, Hazrat Ismail, in obeisance to the vision in which Allah commanded him to do so. Allah stopped him from actually sacrificing Hazrat Ismail and accepted his willingness to do so as the fulfilment of the command. Thus we are given the lesson that we must submit to Allah’s will and be ready to make any sacrifice that may be needed in doing so without questioning.

In the verse of the Holy Qur’an that I have cited above it is made clear that the act of slaughtering an animal is not the end in itself but a means to attain nearness to Him. He says:

Not their flesh, nor their blood, reaches Allah, but to Him is acceptable observance of duty on your part. Thus has He made them subservient to you, that you may magnify Allah for guiding you aright, and give good news to those who do good (to others).

The word Taqwa used in this verse means the observance of one’s duty to Allah and being in a state which keeps one conscious of His presence and motivates one to perform righteous deeds and avoid forbidden ones.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, has said that when we place a knife on the neck of the animal which is to be sacrificed, we must also place it on the neck of the nafs al-ammaarah, the evil inciting spirit within us. Only when we do so, will we be slaughtering the evil inclinations and deeds that we may be harbouring within us. This should lead us to the absolute cleansing of our hearts from the idols we hold within it — idols of pride, ego, self-praise and reliance on worldly means. The ultimate reliance should be on Allah’s help (Tawakkul). Then only will we succeed in achieving the state where all our prayers and sacrifices, indeed our life and death, will solely be for Allah.

The process of this cleansing will make our heart clear of shirk, the association of gods with Allah. Such a heart has been likened to the house of God; it has been likened to the Ka‘ba, free of shirk when first constructed by Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismail and when cleared of idols and purified by the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him. Such a heart is the place where Allah resides and this is the state that every Muslim desires for; a state of nafs al-mutma’innah, the soul at peace with itself and all its surroundings.

I pray that we are able to slaughter the animal within us on this Eid day and start a new journey of nearness to Allah.

Aameen

Eid Ul Adha 2016 Live Broadcast

We will be broadcasting tomorrows Eid-Ul-Adha programme for those of you who are unable to attend a Mosque, whether that be due to having to work or health reasons etc. We hope that being able to watch our Eid programme will make you feel a part of our loving community.

Click here to watch our LIVE broadcast

Todays Broadcast
Speaker: Dr Zahid Aziz
Topic: TBC
Venue: UK Mosque (Wembley)
Time: 11.00am (BST)

If you miss the live broadcast then, please remember, that you can always click on the link again at any time and re-watch the full broadcast at a time that suits you.

French official threatens lawsuits over internet photos of police

From Engadget.com;

Unfortunately, it’s all too clear that some government officials just don’t understand how the internet works. After police in Nice, France were shamed online for forcing Muslim women to remove burkinis and other tradition-honoring apparel at the beach, deputy mayor Christian Estrosi announced that the city would sue people who post photos of police taking action against those women. That’s right — your Twitter post showing police officers doing their job (in a non-threatening situation, no less) could land you in court. These pictures “denigrate” the force and put officers in danger, Estrosi claims.

Rather than the pictures denigrating the Police perhaps it is the law in France, which empowers these armed policemen to force women to take their clothes off in public, that is the problem.