This week we saw a program, broadcast in the UK on Channel 4, which showed the tragic story of a mother whose son embraced Islam and then misled by extremists went to Somalia to kill the non-believers. Four and a half years later he was killed when he and his companions tried to attack non-Muslims in Kenya.
We present an alternative narrative which shows that the Holy Quran’s command to conduct a jihad does not mean that a Muslim should go out and slaughter innocent non-Muslims. This is a reading of parts of the English translation of the Promised Messiah’s (as) book, “British Government and jihad”.
Immunity is the very antithesis to the Islamic teachings. Muslims or non-Muslims, patricians or plebeians, rich or poor, whosoever disregards legal rules must be held accountable.
Why then should those who contravene article 297 of the PPC, a part of the much argued blasphemy laws, not be brought to book?
Sunnis tell us that the Pakistani constitution says we as Ahmadis’ are non-Muslims and we should accept that. As the article in the link above shows, there is another section in the Blasphemy law of their constitution which many people in Pakistan happily ignore.
Dr Abdul Karim Saeed Pasha is the current Hazrat Amir of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at-e-Islam Lahore movement. He has been travelling around the world visiting our mosques from The Netherlands to Suriname and he recently arrived on the last leg of this long tour in the UK.
On Friday 30th November 2012, we were privileged that he led the Friday prayers and gave a speech to the masses who came to see him in person.
The speech was based around the theme of how and why Islam is a religion of peace.
Tim Miller who is the Vice President of the European Chapter of the Universal Peace Federation joined our Friday Prayers, as a guest of Hazrat Amir.
He gave a short speech on his beliefs and the upcoming activities of the UPF including a conference to be held about the Ahmadiyyah community.
He was also presented with a copy of the Holy Quran by Hazrat Amir at the end of Friday Prayers.
A very long but authoritative article on the “Theory of Abrogation” promoted by the Sunnis which states some verses of the Holy Quran are abrogated by others. It is only the Ahmadi who believe that no part of the Holy Quran is or ever shall be abrogated. The article should be read by Ahmadis, as well, to understand the arguments for abrogation.
Abrogation in Islam