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Eid Milad-un-Nabi

‘Holy Prophet Muhammad Day’, marked only by Ahmadis in Lahore, in April 1908 I am repeating, with some revisions, an item I posted here in April 2008, on the centenary of the function that it refers to. It is reported in Badr, 30th April 1908 (p. 6) that an Eid Milad-un-Nabi function was held at Ahmadiyya Buildings, Lahore. (This [...]

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Targeting of Ahmadis continues in Pakistan

As the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha drew to a close last week, it left a bad taste in the mouth of several Pakistanis when they heard that those belonging to the Ahmadi community were stopped from performing the ritual of animal sacrifice because they are “non-Muslims”. According to a news report by Express Tribune, police raided a house [...]

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Ahmadis are not Muslim

In Pakistan, most say Ahmadis are not Muslim September 7 is a day of shame for Pakistan. That is the day when in 1974 the Pakistani National Assembly declared members of the Qadiani and Lahori branches of the Ahmadiyya Community to be non-Muslims. Every year rather than lament this disgraceful event it is celebrated notwithstanding the fact [...]

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The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

…But the Ahmadis are not alone in their struggle to practice their faith in Indonesia. Last week, a group of about 300 people from a variety of religious backgrounds staged a rally at Indonesia’s parliament, demanding that their rights as citizens to freely worship, a right enshrined in the constitution, be respected. Muslims complain [...]

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Ahmadis’ have no right to vote in Pakistan

Photo from warrickpage.com a non-Muslim or Ahmedi cannot register to vote. Any Ahmedi or Qadiani found on the official electoral rolls would be summoned by the Revising Authority. Their appearance before this authority would be mandatory within 15 days of receiving notification. The person shall then be required to sign a declaration agreeing [...]

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[Video] A Day of Shame

A day of Shame: 7th September 1974 is celebrated in Pakistan as a great day – a day of great achievement. And what was that achievement? It was on this day that the National Assembly of Pakistan whose building was surrounded by the a mob which threatened to burn it down if Ahmadis were not declared non-Muslims, caved in. It decided that [...]

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Persecution of Ahmadis continues despite attacks

LAHORE: Persecution of Ahmadi community continues even after the worst ever attacks on their worship places in Lahore in May last year. A few weeks back, a terrorist blew himself up outside an Ahmadi place of worship in Mughalpura area. The terrorist had been caught red-handed and released by police some time back. Daily Times had, in December [...]

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Jinnah considered Ahmadis as Muslims

As our anchors and TV channels commit national and logical suicide by referring to Ahmadi Mosques as “marakaz” and “Ibadgahs”, we must remind ourselves of the views of Quaid-e-Azam Mahomed Ali Jinnah who relied heavily on the Jamaat Ahmadiyya and its brilliant son Ch. Zafrulla Khan (whose younger brother was killed recently). Jinnah [...]

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Ahmadis save the honour of Islam

At the turn of the century India was a great platform for religious debate. Seminars were organised at which each religion was asked to present its teachings. Sunnis failed to attend most such debates and it was left to Ahmadis to save the honour of Islam. This happened at the time of the Promised when his speech, later published under the [...]

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