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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
From alternet.org; Laurence Rossignol made the comments on Thursday in an interview with RMC radio and BFM TV, during which she slammed retailers who design products for Muslim women, such as hijabs, arguing that these companies are “promoting the confinement of women’s bodies.” When the journalist pressed Rossignol, arguing that some [...]
From Nicole Lee on engadget; “We are often just reduced to four or five stereotypes,” said Dr. Romana Ramzan, a game design lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. “It’s usually summed up by the clothes we wear. So if you’re a woman, you wear a hijab […] If you’re a man, you have a beard [...]
From the BBC News: Muslim Women’s Network UK demanded an inquiry into “systematic misogyny displayed by significant numbers of Muslim male local councillors”. “They don’t like women to be heard, to be empowered,” it told BBC Newsnight. Jean Khote, a sitting Labour councillor in Leicester, said good women [...]
The following is an extract taken from Arun Kundnani’s book ‘The Muslims are coming’. To be classed as moderate, Muslims must forget what they know about Palestin, Iraq and Afghanistan and instead align themselves with the fantasies of the war on terror; they are expected to constrain their religion to the private sphere [...]
In recent years Abu-Lughod has struggled to reconcile the popular image of women victimized by Islam with the complex women she has known through her research in various communities in the Muslim world. Here, she renders that divide vivid by presenting detailed vignettes of the lives of ordinary Muslim women, and showing that the problem of [...]
The Independent is reporting; Thousands of protesters have gathered in several Polish cities, as right-wing groups rallied against plans to resettle refugees in Europe while counter-protesters marched in solidarity with those seeking safety. Around 10,000 right-wing protesters clutching the national flag assembled on the streets in the capital [...]
Some Western media and apologists often accuse Muslim men and Islam of controlling women and cite the use, by some women, of a head covering as evidence of such. Yet all across Europe white men are passing laws to stop Muslim women wearing what they want. France has been in the news in the last few years for passing laws which restrict the [...]
The Lahore Ahmadiyya UK branch has led the way in women taking a leading role mosques by having a woman give the Friday Khutba on more than one occasion. We have always stressed the importance of the role of women in society, not just as wives and mothers, but as leaders of the community. Now it seems that the Muslim Women’s Council [...]