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.
“if they’re shooting at you – you know you’re doing something right.”
Asad Shah was a shopkeeper living in Glasgow, he was fatally stabbed on the night before Good Friday, the initial assumption was that this was a race hate crime and now the equally incorrect story is that he was murdered for being a member of the minority Qadiani sect.
In fact Asad Shah was a claimant to prophethood and the Qadiani jamaat had disowned him. The reason was that if their is a new prophet around, and the Qadianis believe prophets can continue to come, then the, so called, Qadiani khalifa of the prophet, is subservient to the prophet and therefore becomes irrelevant.
However, after Asad Shah’s murder he suddenly became their member. Why? Obviously, to gain publicity and for no other reason. We have received an email from a person in Glasgow asking the Qadiani officials to stop shedding crocodile tears about the death of this innocent person and we urge the Qadiani PR machine to stop using his death for publicity and propagation of their movement.
In this talk we look at what is required of an Ahmadi. How he is expected to behave and what he is required to on a daily basis.
From The Guardian:
A scuffle broke out on Tuesday between the two at a gathering of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) when the chairman, Mohammad Khan Sherani, called on the group to consider whether Ahmadis, who are declared non-Muslims by the constitution, should be considered murtads that have rejected Islam.
A declaration of apostasy by the constitutional body charged with advising parliament on lawmaking would likely put Ahmadis in even greater peril, given that many interpretations of Islamic law prescribe death for people who quit the religion.
Tahir Ashrafi, a liberal-minded voice on the CII, strongly opposed any discussion of the incendiary issue, prompting a furious confrontation with Sherani, who is also an elected member of parliament.
I wonder which Islamic doctrine these Muslims were following when they embrioled themselves in violence, in their Parliament no less, whilst trying to discuss the matter of putting into the constitution harsher laws on the ‘non-Muslim’ status of both Ahmadi movements.
Perhaps these Muslim clerics are unaware than even calling another Muslim a ‘kafir’ is stricly prohibited in Islam, let alone passing laws to do so.
Interestingly The Guardian goes on to say:
Pakistan’s 5 million Ahmadis already face considerable persecution because of their belief that the movement’s founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was a messiah
For the sake of clarity it should be made clear that the Qadiani sect believe that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a Prophet, and even go so far as to claim that if he was not then no Prophet has ever come to this World.
The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam correctly assert that he was the Promised Messiah and that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unequivocally the last Prophet.
For over one hundred years the Lahore Ahmadiyya have been saying that it is unlawful for a married man to simply say the word divorce three times consecutively to affect a divorce from his wife. Our Sunni brothers have consistently rejected our interpretation until a few days ago when the Pakistan Council for Islamic Ideology finally recommended that the ‘three in one’ divorce is invalid and attempts to use it can be classified as a criminal offence.
Last year the Pakistani religious courts threw out a case of rape because the only evidence to support the case was DNA. We gave a Khutba (Friday Sermon) to prove that the court was wrong. Now the Pakistani Senate has passed a law admitting DNA into evidence in these cases.
It may be happening very slowly but our Sunni brothers (whether they admit it or not) are turning to our interpretation of Islam as their guidance.
Dr Zahid Aziz informs us :
On Sunday last, 16th March, I watched live the webcast from Darus Salaam, Lahore, of the meeting held to commemorate the centenary of the death of Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din. There was one speaker unfamiliar to me, by the name of Professor Jamil Umar, paternal grandson of Hazrat Maulana Nur-ud-Din, who delivered a detailed speech about the Hazrat Maulana’s life. It was most impressive and informative.
News has been received that the next day, while at his office, Prof. Jamil Umar died suddenly. Inna lillahi wa inna ilai-hi rajooon. May Allah have mercy on him and join him with His righteous servants, ameen.
Aged 62 years, he had been suffering from heart problems for the last two years. His janaza was conducted at Darus Salaam, Lahore.
Below is his story in the words of Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy, the famous Pakistani nuclear Physicist;
JAMIL OMAR – INDOMITABLE FIGHTER – REST IN PEACE
To mark the 39th anniversary of the passing of the second amendment of the Pakistani constitution, which declared Ahmadis non-Muslims, a coalition of anti-Ahmadi religious groups met at a vast conference of their own. The event, held in Lahore, was marked by incendiary speeches that called for further economic and social isolation of the Ahmadi community. Some speakers even hinted at violence.
Mufti Muneebur Rehman, a prominent cleric who heads a committee responsible for sighting the moon at the start and end of the holy month of Ramadan, likened Ahmadis to fifth columnists. He alleged that members of the Ahmadi community were involved in “suspicious activities” and ominously added that “serious measures” should be taken against them.
When Sunnis come to Western countries they demand that their religious practices and beliefs are respected, as is evidenced by the debate going on about allowing Muslim women to wear niqab’s in courts of law. Yet, they are not prepared to extend the same courtesy to minorities living in Sunni majority countries like Pakistan, who because of persecution are being forced to migrate to other countries. Sunnis cannot even tolerate Muslims who disagree with them and Muslim minorities such as Ahmadis are barred from even practising Islam let alone propagating it. Here is an example of the Sunni tolerance that will be imposed on the West as well if Sunnis are allowed to hold sway here.
Original Source: The Independent Blogs
The police approached the community on Friday after a local cleric complained that three worship places for Ahmadis had features that resembled mosques, namely minarets and verses from the Quran written on the walls.
The minarets and verses were covered up, apparently to the police’s satisfaction, but a baying mob gathered at one worship place the next day and demanded that the minarets be torn down. The police did so. The group of protesters is now demanding that similar action be taken against two other worship places within a couple of days.
Persecution of Ahmadis in the name of Islam continues. September 7, the day of shame for Sunnis, is used to stir up mobs against the Ahmadiyya Movement and its holy founder Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. All manner of falsehood is propagated against Ahmadis without there being any opportunity to respond. The fact that in South Africa twice and in England once the courts of law have accepted Ahmadis as Muslims. This is the real face of Sunni Islam and sharia that they want to impose on the United Kingdom
Sunni Muslims always claim that Ahmadis are not persecuted in Pakistan. Here is an example of their bullying and abuse of the Ahmadi Muslims in the UK. On two programmes aired by Takbeer TV our members were subjected to insults and bullying in violation of broadcasting rules as given in this news item.
UK broadcaster Takbeer TV has been fined £25,000 for airing material that subjected members of the Ahmadi community and their beliefs to abusive treatment in June/July last year.
The channel, which targets the Sunni Muslim community in the UK and internationally, was found in breach of Rules 4.1 and 4.2 in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.
As quoted from the Media247.co.uk website the breach by Takbeer was proved and it was fined £25,000. Takbeer TV believes that their views reflect Islamic teaching and that it is every Muslims duty to conduct a jihad against suppression of Islamic teaching. We hope that Takbeer TV will now conduct a jihad against Ofcom’s ruling and as a first step we invite them to repeat the shows in full.
In our land the people have the right to differ with the Ahmadis and to consider them wrong. Persecution is, however, not their right
In the context of the continued persecution of the Ahmadis in Pakistan this scribe recently wrote a column titled “Who will stand for Ahmadis in Pakistan?” Since then I am trying to find the answer.
Have I heard some strong voices in their support denouncing their persecution? With Imran Khan chickening out just before the elections, are these the voices of some brave young politicians and intellectuals? With some others too aspiring for the extremists’ support, are Bilawal Bhutto and Fatima Bhutto responding in the affirmative? Perhaps they have realised that faith is the relationship between man and God, and their liberal grandfather erred when he allowed the state to determine a person’s religion in contradiction to that person’s proclaimed beliefs. Perhaps they have realised that the judgment of faith being the prerogative of God, it was wrong to have succumbed to pressure from the clerics in 1974 in letting them have that one of a kind amendment in the constitution that had declared “Ahmadis as not Muslims for the purposes of constitution and law.” Perhaps they have realised that this single piece of legislation later paved the way for the ascendency of clerics in Pakistan and threw open the unbridled rise of religious intolerance and extremism that has eaten up our social fabric. Perhaps they have realised that what is manifesting as violence against Shiites is an extension of this mindset. Perhaps they have realised that this later paved the way for the military dictator General Ziaul Haq to promulgate laws that made the country most receptive to extremist ideology, and that in turn made pseudo-religious terrorists of the world converge in our area when the time was opportune. Perhaps they have somehow mustered courage from somewhere to say no to the unending quest for innocent blood that a category of mullahs had since developed. Perhaps they have concluded that enough is enough and that the time for the showdown with repressive ideologies has come. Then it all fizzled away as it was just a dream.
For some time now anti-Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya (Jaamat) activities have been escalating all over Pakistan and particularly in Lahore. The members of Jamaat have been mercilessly tortured and rebuked in public over fake and felonious accusations. They have been threatened physically and mentally tortured and now live in fear of their lives. They have even been harassed while offering funeral rites for their dead. In Lahore, the person leading these inhuman and illegal activities is Muhammad Hassan Mavia, the son of Hafiz Muhammad Suleman, commonly known as ‘Tooti’. He plays a prominent role in activities against Jamaat members and is the principal complainant in the fabricated cases against them. For this he has also launched a group whose job it is to watch and report on Jamaat activities and make malicious plans to entrap Ahmadis in bogus cases.