Brother Mustaq gives a speech from our Wembley Mosque and talks about the fact that Islam is the only religion which explicitly states that there is no compulsion in religion and that we as a people have a choice to make in our lives of who we want to be.
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;
The Western world says that there should be complete freedom of expression and Islam stifles this by forbidding people from criticising the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). We show how little freedom there really is in the West – except if you want to abuse our beloved Prophet (s).
Mr Rehmat Ali speaks on the stance that Islam takes on the meaning of freedom of religion and how that is meant to be applied by Muslims.
We are told much about freedom in the West. Everyone is free to preach, practise and propagate their religion. Sadly, the reality is so different. In Switzerland, mosques cannot have minarets, in France women’s hijab is forcibly removed and the in the US, the bastion of the Western Values . . . read below
The article below shows how the pioneering Ahmadi missionary Hazrat Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din recognised the ability of a freedom-fighter in Kashmir.
Whereas another leader had consigned this person to washing his clothes, Hazrat Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din appointed him his personal secretary and the two toured the East and the West.
This gave the freedom-fighter the vision to enhance the struggle for freedom against the Dogra maharajas of Kashmir.
Read the full story here
Western countries are always telling us that Islam does not allow individuals freedom as do the countries of the West.
Recently, we have had legal bans imposed on Muslim women using the hijab in countries such as France and Italy.
It is now recommended that smoking should be legally banned in cars and homes where there are children.
So where is this absolute freedom in the West that is much shouted about?
Whenever Muslims complain about unfair press coverage etc the Western world always says we have total freedom of expression and propagation.
Here we examine whether it is really true and how Muslims should react to criticism, even abuse.