Can a non-Islamic government or court decide who is a Muslim?

When, in the 1970s, Ahmadis approached the South Africa High Court seeking to protect their human rights and sought a declaration that they are Muslims, the Sunnis, after failing to have the case dismissed on technical legal reasons, withdrew from the case using the excuse that a non-Muslim court of government does not have the right to decide who is, and who is not, a Muslim.

To our great astonishment we now find Sunnis in the UK demanding that the British government declare Ahmadis to be non-Muslims. The reason is that in front of a Western audience they have to hide behind Lahore-Ahmadiyya beliefs and hide their own.

Please tell us Sunni friends what has changed that now allows a non-Muslim government to decide who is, and who is not, a Muslim?

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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Lawyer Group Behind Spike in Blasphemy Cases in Pakistan

From Reuters

A little-known alliance of hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan is behind the rise in prosecutions for blasphemy, a crime punishable by death that goes to the heart of an ideological clash between reformers and religious conservatives.

The group, whose name translates as The Movement for the Finality of the Prophethood, offers free legal advice to complainants and has packed courtrooms with representatives, a tactic critics say is designed to help it gain convictions.

Click the link above to read the full story of what this horrible group of men have been doing to destroy basic human rights in Pakistan.

Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court

National sharia court, which hears cases under the country’s Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history.

Ashraf Jehan, 56, who was serving as an additional judge at the high court in southern Sindh province, made history as she took the oath in Karachi.

Slowly but surely progress is being made in removing discrimination faced by women in Pakistan. A surprising development is the appointment of the first woman judge to the shariat court in Pakistan. This combined with the comment of the chief judge of the court that there is no discrimination in Islam against women shows progress being made.

Original Source: Brecorder

Death to the Blasphemers

Life imprisonment is not enough for blasphemers; the only permissible punishment is the death penalty, this according to a recent ruling by Pakistan’s Federal Sharia Court, which struck down Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, leaving the death penalty as the only possible form of punishment. Together with Sections 295 A and 295 B, Section 295 C constituted the so-called ‘blasphemy law’.

In the UK non-Lahore Ahmadi Muslims always tell us that their interpretation of Islam allows minorities complete freedom. Yet when we look at any country where Sunnis are in a majority we find the situation is totally the opposite.

For example, it is common knowledge that in Pakistan Sunnis falsely accuse members of minorities of insulting the Holy Prophet (pbuh) or the Holy Quran. If the accused is set free by the courts he or she is usually then killed by a mob – so much for rule of law.

Now the Pakistan Federal Shariat Court has decided that anyone convicted of blasphemy shall be killed for their “crime” and no other punishment is possible.

Original Source: Asia News

Malaysian court rules use of ‘Allah’ exclusive to Muslims

A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.

The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia’s appeals court overturned a 2009 ruling by a lower court that allowed the Malay-language version of the newspaper, The Herald, to use the word Allah – as many Christians in Malaysia say has been the case for centuries.

A Malaysian court has decided that Christians cannot use the name Allah for the Divine Being they believe in and that the use of this word is restricted to Muslims.

This is both against historical facts and the religious teaching of Islam. The Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (s) father died before the Holy Prophet was born. Islam did not come into existence as a religion until many years after the Holy Prophet’s (s) birth. His father’s name was Abdu-Allah or the servant of Allah. One can clearly see that the word Allah was in use by non-Muslims before the birth of the Holy Prophet (s). So against this historical fact how can the court say that use of Allah is for Muslims only. Further, the Holy Quran says in chapter 2, verse 62:

Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good, they have their reward with their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.

Here three non-Muslims religions are described as believing in Allah and interestingly one of them is Christians.

We regret that courts take such decisions to please the public of their own countries rather than do justice and educate their Muslim populations about what is the real teaching of Islam.


Police face court over refusal to hand over reports on anti-Muslim ‘bias’

Originally written by Vikram Dodd

From The Guardian

Scotland Yard is facing court action next week after refusing to hand over the results of investigations it was ordered to conduct into claims that it used counter-terrorism powers to discriminate against and harass innocent Muslims.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is seeking a high court order against the refusal, which it says amounts to a clear breach of the law.

The IPCC ordered the investigations following complaints from Muslim Britons alleging police discrimination in the use of schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, 2000, which allows stops at airports and ports, even if wrongdoing is not suspected.

Muslims are disproportionately targeted but the police deny they use ethnic or religious profiling. Scotland Yard is the only police force refusing to tell the IPCC the result of its investigation, the watchdog said. Schedule 7 was also used last month to detain, question and search David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has revealed mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency. The Met said it is considering the IPCC’s action. Continue reading

Moses and his Staff

We are all familiar with the story of Moses and his staff in the Pharaoh’s court.

In the above speech we ask if there a scientific explanation of what happened in the Pharaoh’s court? We look at technology available at the time which may explain this incident.

[Video] Divorce

A senior British judge of the Family Court has recently commented to say that a high divorce rate is putting society under pressure and it is to be discouraged. Apart from the parties involved it puts their families, especially their children, under great stress. His conclusion is that divorce should be discouraged. This exactly what the Holy Quran has said that although divorce is allowed it is disapproved.

Asma targeted in Ahmedi hate campaign

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One of the leading candidates in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections is being targeted by a hate campaign that calls her an Ahmedi, pro-American and pro-Indian.

Sunni Mullahs are up to their dirty tricks again. Whenever these “gentlemen” are confronted by someone they do not like their usual trick is to dub them an Ahmadi or use the Blasphemy Laws. How great was our Holy Prophet (S), who 1500 years ago, foresaw this and called these mullahs the worse of creation. We are happy that the Mullah’s dirty tricks are establishing the truth of our beloved prophet.

The full story is here

Sunnis heading to court once again

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Not being able to converse with us on a religious and intellectual level, the Sunnis are once again going to court in an attempting to get ruling to declare Ahmadis as kafirs.

The First South Africa Case was a direct confrontation between Lahori-Ahmadis and Sunnis. At first the Sunnis tried to have the case dismissed on technical grounds and they had some success in it. The case was reduced to Mr Ismail Peck versus MJC but the substantive issue, whether Ahmadis are Muslims, remained. On the day that this substantive issue was to be discussed the Sunnis withdrew from the case saying that a non-Muslim court has no right to discuss Islamic issues.

Now the Sunnis of India have done a volta face and demanded from a Hindu government that it treat Ahmadis as kafirs. So it seems that Sunnis do not have any principles but bend with the wind about what are, or are not, Islamic principles.