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Plight of the Pakistani Ahmedi: a timeline

Published Jun 10, 2010 04:20pm


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The persecution of Ahmedis is deep-rooted and dates back to pre-Partition India. Even so, the massacre in Lahore on May 28 was one of the worst in the history of the Ahmedi Movement since 1953. Here is a timeline of important events that took place since the beginning of the Ahmedi Movement:

March 1889: The Ahmedi Movement, founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, began in northern India in the city of Qadian, and spread across northern India (including present-day Pakistan’s Punjab province).

1890: In Delhi, religious scholars sign a fatwa against Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his beliefs.

May 1908: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmedi Movement, passes away.

October 1947: Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, an Ahmedi who was influential during the separation, became Pakistan’s first Foreign Minister. Khan went later onto become the first Asian judge to sit on the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

March 1953: Post-Partition, the backlash against Ahmedis became violent in Pakistan. Riots broke out in Lahore after the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, criticised the Ahmedi movement. As a result, an estimated 300 people died and a disputed number were injured, and martial law was imposed in Lahore for 70 days to stabilise civil unrest.

1954: The Munir Report - a historic state-run investigation stirred by the riots - concluded that if the state left the decision of who is or isn't a Muslim than according to the ulemas and fatwas, every citizen would be declared a non-Muslim.

1962: Religio-political groups gained ground when the ulema and Advisory Council of Islamic Ideology added a clause in the constitution, which stated that no future and existing laws should contradict the teaching and requirements of the Quran and Sunnah.

1974: In a response to the backlash from religious groups and pressure for votes, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s regime amended the constitution to include the definition of a Muslim and listed groups that were consider non-Muslim, explicitly listing the followers of the Ahmedi Movement as non-Muslims.

1979: Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam, an Ahmedi and a Pakistani citizen, won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on the Electroweak Theory. Dr. Salam became instrumental for Pakistan’s nuclear plants as well as outer space projects. After Dr. Salam passed away his tombstone which had "Muslim" carved in it was scratched out by officials.

April 1984: The constitution was amended yet again when President Zia-ul-Haq included the full Sharia Law. Ordinance XX included restrictions on religious minority groups. Ahmedis were restricted to: the misuse of epithets, descriptions, titles, etc reserved for certain holy personages or places of Islamic origins. Ahmedis could not call themselves Muslim or propagate their faith - these practices were punishable by death, life imprisonment, and a fine. The public was also refrained from referring to Ahmedis as part of a ‘Muslim sect’ or their places or worship as ‘mosques.’ If a person was found guilty, they could serve up to three years in prison and pay a fine.

1993: Ahmedis who were charged with blasphemy appealed the law eight times but the court maintained that Sharia Law was to be upheld, and even likened them to notorious writer Salman Rushdie.

April 1995: In the town of Shab Qadar in Peshawar, two members of the Ahmedi community were stoned – one of whom died, the body was stripped and dragged through the town, while the second was critically injured - all while the police watched the debacle with the rest of the town.

October 2000: Gunmen opened fire during prayers; five worshippers were killed as several others were injured.

October 2005: Eight people were killed and 18 injured when three men on motorbikes opened fire on them as they were offering prayers. Two of the attackers entered the place where prayers were being offered and sprayed the 26 worshippers with bullets.

June 2005: All Ahmedi students expelled from a medical college in Faisalabad. Dr. Asghar Ali Randhawa, Principal of Punjab Medical College rusticated all Ahmedi students, 15 female and eight males, from the college as well as hostels.

September 2008: “Aalim Online,” a show hosted by Aamir Liaqat Hussain on GEO TV, incited religious hatred and violence against Ahmedis along with two guest panelists, Maulana Mohammad Ameen and Dr Saeed Inayatulla, who referred to members of the Ahmadiyya community as kafir (infidel) and maintained that anyone who holds beliefs as Ahmadi Muslims is wajib-ul-qatl (deserving of death). As a result, religious zealots murdered two eminent leading members of the Ahmedi community.

May 2010: Militants attacked two Ahmedi places of worship during the Friday prayer service. According to government officials the death toll was 80, while the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiya Pakistan spokesman put the toll at 95. More than a 100 parishioners were injured.

Sadef A. Kully is an  Reporter/Associate Producer for

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Mehmood Jun 10, 2010 11:58am
Thanks, I want to clear one mistake here that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad never claims to be as a last prophet in Islam. Although he claim that he is the prophet which was prophecize by the Prophet Muhammad (saw).
khan from Jeddah Jun 10, 2010 12:00pm
Every act of violence is condemnable. To put things in the right perspective and to have a complete picture of intolerance and violence in Pakistan, timelines need to be drawn for Sunnis, Shiias, Christians, Hindus and others as well. I am sure every religious faction had been subject to brutal violence. The issue is bigger than what the article seems to suggest.
Mujtaba Hasan Jun 10, 2010 01:28pm
I agree with Khan.
Ahmad Jun 10, 2010 03:25pm
Just want to point a correction regarding the year and date of the founder of Ahmadiyya jamaat passing away: The correct date is May 26th, 1908.
Fatima Jun 10, 2010 03:38pm
I completely agree with Khan, every community/sect in Pakistan has been a victim of this wave of mindless terror. Still, you cannot ignore the glaring facts from this time line, such that on national tv, people are being called 'wajib e qatl' and no action what so ever being taken, either by the govt or by the media (who have become as irresponsible as the perpetrators, and have been stooping to new lows in journalism by dramatizing/sensationalizing issues), or by even any ulema! Their silence in this matter is their complicity
maestro96 Jun 10, 2010 05:14pm
This issue needs to be highlighted. Thank you DAWN for keeping the readers informed about the persecution that the Ahmadis are going through.
jahangir Jun 10, 2010 05:50pm
what are the sources of this timeline? It should have been mentioned.
Huma Jun 10, 2010 07:36pm
Thank you for posting this timeline. It is necessary that people see these atrocities being committed so something can be done about them. Too long we have been silenced. Too long the oppressor has oppressed. Let all the Muslims join hand against Talibans and defeat their ideologies and beliefs which destroy precious homes and lives. May God give us strength and peace. Amen. Love for all, hatred for none.
Khalid Jun 11, 2010 05:04am
Please make a timeline of attacks on Sunni or Shias, why it is being propagated that Ahmedi's have not been given due security. FYI everyone is facing the same rage and terror from elements that are harming the society so please stop fanning out such impressions that there is a plot against one community and not the other. I have seen columnists constantly writing on this topic why?
Irfan Jun 11, 2010 05:09am
Salam; Let me correct a major and a miner mistake in the timeline. 1890: It was in 1889 whem Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the promised Messiah. He never considered him to be the last prophet. He strongly holds that the Holy Prophet is the last Law-Bearing prophet. This timeline is too short as compared to atrocities unleashed to Ahmedis.
Muhammad.Quddus Jun 11, 2010 05:18am
Thanks for posting the historical events chronologically. It is always good to refresh the memory. Oddly the human element is missing. For example, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed is highly learned person in theology. The poet Allama Iqbal, himself a philosopher deeply steeped in theology, admired Mr. Mirza Sahib. Unlike the poet Iqbal, Mirza Ghulam felt the Muslims really didn't practice Islam. He showed desire to reform Islam, at least in the earliest stages. Following the 1953 riots, the Munir report could have pacified the Muslim passions if only Pakistan had devoted its energies in creating what the Founder of Pakistan Mr. Jinnah had spoken of in his 1946 speech. In his speech, he had spoken of, besides many liberal ideas, the importance of the creation of state where religious differences would in time cease to exist. Had Pakistan shed its energies over creating those necessary state institutions, there would not have been a civil war in 1971 or the clashes over who is Muslim or who is not a Muslim.
Imran Ahmed Jun 11, 2010 05:43am
No comments
Jehanzeb Idrees Jun 11, 2010 05:56am
Nearly 40,000 Pakistanis have been killed in less than a decade. I wish there should be a timeline for that as well.
Neelofer Jun 11, 2010 06:05am
It is so heartening to see that finally our press is highlighting these issues without any fear. Keep up the good work.
Adnan Shahzad Jun 11, 2010 07:14am
I agree to Khan
sara Jun 11, 2010 07:54am
The main argument against this timeline seems to be that it is ahmediya-centric. While other minorities have faced discrimination - ahmedis are the only ones that are declared to be non-Muslims. This is unprecedented. No state or individual however learned has the right to do so. If a person believes he or she is a Muslim, that should be good enough. Otherwise just as the Munir report rightly pointed out - every Pakistani can be declared a non-Muslim based on another person's opinion.
Ataul wahab Butt Jun 11, 2010 07:19am
Its small list of horrific things that Sunni or Shias both have been doing against Ahmedis since from the very begining. Can you tell any single act of Ahmedis to harm anyone in pakistan, I bet you can't.
Danish Hussain Memon Jun 11, 2010 07:21am
If dawn has the courage to publish such an article then it should show the other side of the picture too. I am talking of the activities of ahmadis their believes and thoughts against islam. I condemn the incident of lahore. But while publishing such article dawn must show the other side of the picture too.
arshad Jun 11, 2010 07:40am
This is true that Muslim Ulema in the whole world have shown an extraordinary attitude toward Ahmadis. They have complete consensus on their being non-Muslims. Organization Of Islamic Conference has declared them non-Muslims. An impartial and objective person(and Ahmadi or non-Ahmadi) must make a research on the true nature of Ahmadism and its clash with the sensibilities of Muslim community to understand why the whole Muslim Ummah(which is otherwise divided) is not ready to accept them as their brotheren-in-Islam. The position that it is just a conspiracy of some ill-motive, ignorant Mullahs can be taken but only at the cost of even primary canons of logic and commonsense. One cannot deny the fact that many intellectuals, scholars , thinkers, (including Allama Iqbal )and judges of court in the Muslim world have reached the same conclusion after their research about the status of Ahmadis. But of course, this does not mean Muslims start persecuting them. Ahmadis, even declared non-Muslims, must be protected as citizen of Pakistan.
Abid Jun 11, 2010 10:02am
You havent mentioned the event of 1914 in which the Ahmadiyya community split into two factions due to ideological and leadership differences.(Source-wiki).I agree with khan and secondly attrocities against any religion,sect or group regardless of their religious beliefs should not take place.
Balal Jun 11, 2010 10:10am
First I would like to commend the wonderful step DAWN and its Writers/ Producers have taken by talking about a topic their predecessors might not have had the courage to . The question is not about weather Ahmedies are or are not muslims. The question should be who has given the right to any state or any body to take such decisions? The Quran clearly states the matter of ones religion ( the aspects pertaining to God) are his own matter with God, no person can decide, how today we as a country are supporting this law?
Farukh Sarwar Jun 11, 2010 10:11am
Ahmedis instead of being a minority are an asset to the whole country; they are the citizens of this country and deserve the same level of security and basic human rights as the rest of the nation.
Bilal Jun 11, 2010 11:32am
DAWN is the only media in Pakistan who covered Ahmadi attrocities in a very unbiased manner. I hope that Other Pakistani Media (Print and Electronic) need to follow like DAWN . Thank you DAWN for raising our poor voice ....
Ali from Vancouver, Canada Jun 11, 2010 11:54am
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian never, in his whole life, claimed to be the last prophet of God. His claim was to be the Promised Massiah rather, as was prophecised by the last prophet of God Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (s.a.w.). Don't understand why the people of Pakistan don't get that. I mean if you are that much worried about whether or not Ahmadies are muslims, find out yourself by either reading the literature of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam or watch the MTA for a few minutes. I'm sure if you are a person of any sense, you will find out the truth. But it's going to take a tiny little effort my brother. Do you want to believe in what the Maulvi Sahib at your neighborhood mosque say about Ahmadies or do you really want to know the truth? The choice is yours! May Almighty Allah helps you. A'ameen!
dude Jun 11, 2010 11:55am
First of all everyone agrees that ahmedis are non-Muslim because they violate the fundamental Muslim belief in the end of prophet hood. they say its not the end but the seal of prophet hood thing pretty manipulative.
shahid Jun 11, 2010 12:12pm
It was Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of Ahmadism, who categorically declared the whole Muslim Ummah as infidel if they do not follow him.
Pradeep Jun 12, 2010 05:28am
@Arshad - You said... "They have complete consensus on their being non-Muslims." I respectfully ask you... Do you think anybody has the right to declare a human being Muslim/Non-Muslim except for the human himself/herself in question?
typical paki Jun 11, 2010 04:52pm
I guess that's not many rights. Most pakistanis don't have many rights.
Waseem Jun 11, 2010 09:06pm
I just wonder if people know what are basic differences between Ahmadi and other Muslims
Maria Jun 12, 2010 12:40am
I am curious, who is this "everyone". Outside Pakistan, Ahmedis are Muslims. Are you going to tell me that Pakistan's National Assembly (or whatever sad form of it existed back then and remains today) and the same Mullahs who used to advocate terrorism as Islamic are your "everyone" who now decides who is a Muslim and who is not?
malik Jun 12, 2010 12:55am
let him believe whatever they believe in and stop hating them for it. everyone has been brain washed into their believes and that is applicable to every religion.
Dawood Khan Jun 12, 2010 01:24am
Muslim or non-muslim, every individual should be protected by the state. Every Pakistani citizen deserves to have respect and allowed to live regardless of their faith. Even if someone is not from Pakistan and lives in Pakistan they need to be protected as well. We need to become human beings.
Ahmed Jun 12, 2010 12:38pm
Whole Muslim ummah is waiting for a promised Massiah as per the sayings of Prophet Mohammad SAW. There are many sayings telling details about indications of time and person, so one should be very careful on these topics.
ali Jun 12, 2010 11:44am
Grow up Harry Truman and stop imaging conspiracy theories.
Jehanzeb Idrees Jun 12, 2010 11:26am
Mr: Balal, better knock some sense in your thoughts. Do not try to twist certain injunctions of Quran for the convenience of your opinion? Who gave you the right to become a citizen? A student? Or a professional? There must be some laws you had followed to be where you are today and laws need to be adhered. Can you break a traffic signal because that's your choice? No you won't because you know the moment you do it the law would come in action. Islam too has laws in the light of Quran and Sunnah I have been reading comments here shouting and yelling that its a matter of one choice. No sir, No madam! Embracing a faith is one's choice based upon the teachings of Quran and Sunnah. How can someone minus Quran and Sunnah and declare it exclusively as a personal matter? Don't put the blame entirely on mullah's when we ourselves do not bother to look into the Islamic teachings and know the religion ourselves. We as a nation have become habitual of finding scapegoats for our own excuses and short comings, that's what our politicians do and that's precisely what this nation does.
Kashan Jun 12, 2010 09:49am
It is a bold step from Dawn reporters, producers and colunmist to write about the Ahmedis. Good job Sadef!!!
Aeysha Ahmad Jun 12, 2010 10:33am
Danish Sb : I am grateful to Dawn for having the decency and integrity to highlight some of the atrocities Ahmadies have to face in our country. What other side of the picture would you like me to see? Ahmadies believe completely in the Holy Quran and the beautiful teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammad ( peace be upon him). Never once have Ahmadies retaliated against these incident as others do...never have they burnt tyres or gone on violent protests. They believe that the matters of faith lie with an individual and it's Creator. I would suggest you meet an actual Ahmadi and find out for yourself whether his thoughts and actions are against or in line with the teachings of Islam. Thank you.
Harry Truman Jun 12, 2010 02:12am
That's because most of their activities are covert. They conspire to weaken the state and constantly have damaged the goals of muslims from their conception. That is why 'Mirza Sahab' was knighted by the british during pre-partition accolade only given to traitors at the time.
Harry Truman Jun 12, 2010 02:14am
So its ok to be Messiah.....a position awarded to Prophet Eesa (PBUH) who it says clearly in the quran, will return one day....even if you have not claimed prophethood...interesting how you guys distort facts.
Waseem Jun 12, 2010 03:53am
I just wonder if people know the differences between Ahmadi and other Muslims?
Nafees from LA Jun 12, 2010 04:37am
I just want to make two points: 1. There has been enough violence in the name of religion.It is time that we remove our blinkers of parochial preachings and look at what the Prophets aimed at: to bring peace and happiness to humankind.It is only when the mind is without fear, there can be peace. 2. Look at the essence of what philosophers like Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, Buddha and others said. They too wanted peace and freedom from misery through compassion and mercy. Is there anything in the belief of Ahmediyyas that is contrary to the essence of Islam - except the wrong interpretation of the Mirza being the last Prophet?
Mirza Imran Ahsan Jun 12, 2010 04:40am
Kufr means to reject something. Kafir means the person who rejected. Infidel has different connotation and cannot be considered same as Kafir in all its meaning. All Muslums are Muslims and Ahmadis do not call them non-Mulsims. Kafir is a lower term than non-Muslim. Khatam-e-Nabuwwat is not a fundamental belief, do not mislead people. Ahmadis believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat as anyone else. We believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad came in the same capacity and in the same status.
Babar Jun 12, 2010 04:47am
Is it states role to declare someone muslim/christian/jew/hindu or not?
Pradeep Jun 12, 2010 05:19am
Who is "everyone"? Please explain.
nighat Jun 12, 2010 08:15am
Yes thank you Dawn for giving our ahmedi people a voice.
nighat Jun 12, 2010 08:22am
Who believes in Quran? only Muslims. There are lots of others who don't just like Muslims who don't believe in other religions that came after Islam. So don't say what Quran says. Dont use Islam and Quran in your rigid ideas.
nighat Jun 12, 2010 08:12am
So what if they are against the main stream Islam. no one believes in Islam other than Muslims, so are you going to hurt every one? and when they hurt us in many different ways we all scream LOUDLY. for god's/ Allah's sake try to understand that they are humans too and if you don't consider them humans please atleast consider them as Pakistanis. who are we to take law in our hands. nighat
A. Langerial Jun 12, 2010 05:57am
Dear Shahid Your knowledge on the claim of Mirza Sahib is not based on his teachings . You cannot find any reference in his writing. Rather contrary to that he declared that declaring Muslim Kafir is most dangerous practice for Muslim Ummah. When he was declared Kafir by 200 religious scholars, He responded that any one who declare a Muslim infidel according to Hadith Kufer reflect back on him. Please try to update your knowledge.
Mansoor Jun 12, 2010 08:51am
According to teaching of Holy Quran, there should be no harsh ship in religious matters. Therefore every one has right to express it freedom of teaching in guidance of Holy Quran Teaching. As ahmadis are peaceful community and always loyal to the nation, as our motto is
Izzah Khan Jun 12, 2010 10:45am
I think the main reason for such inhumane activities toward ahmadis is the hatred that has stemmed from discourses given by religious leaders against Ahmadis, putting up anti Ahmadi hoardings, distributing pamphlets that provide distorted information about the Ahmadi faith, anchors on most watched tv shows giving their biased opinions regarding religion and faith. And by this I'm not implying that such activities are not experienced in other sects of Islam. I just wish people would approach the right persons to learn about the ahmadiyya faith. But I feel that courage only comes when you're a minority and are subjected to such torture and discrimination.
Faris Jun 12, 2010 11:16am
Well We All should Follow What the Quran And The Hadith Teaches Us instead of following those so called Mullah and "scholars".....Whatever they say doesn't really matters....but what matters is that mentioned in the Holy Quran and the Saheeh Hadith...Follow that and Research on your own self to Achieve Success ...Don't Listen To Others and If u do please check the Reference of the Quranic Ayat or the specific Hadith
Bilal from Toronto, Canada Jun 12, 2010 11:47am
Hats off to Dawn News and it's staff. Thank you for giving us Ahmadies a chance to speak our minds through these blogs. May Almighty Allah be with you all. Love for all, hatred for none!
ali Jun 12, 2010 11:48am
So, its okay for Prophet Esa (PBUH) to come and claim prophet hood even when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the final prophet? Looks like you need to do more research before claiming that other people are distorting facts.
ali Jun 12, 2010 11:49am
Bravo Dawn!!
Mahmood Jun 12, 2010 12:12pm
If there is not a single example where Ahmadis have given a violent response in last 100+ years, I think its enough to admit that the community is peace loving and very deciplined.
singhrex Jun 12, 2010 12:31pm
I just do not understand the logic of some of the debates. Muslims non muslims.. what difference it makes. are we implying that Non Muslim should be butchered in a muslim country. Then why we jump in name of Muslims being treated badly in a non muslim country. Even though that Muslim enjoys far better right than non muslim in a muslim country. why has hypocracy become such an characteristics in a muslim world.
Atif S Ahmad Jun 12, 2010 12:31pm
We would appreciate if DAWN does that too - Our other side is the true one that we practice on daily basis.
Izzah Khan Jun 12, 2010 02:08pm
I think such hypocrisy has taken root in our society because of the hatred that has stemmed from bias opinions of people, be it mullahs, or TV show hosts or political leaders. Every person has the right to practice their own religion. One cannot be coerced into conforming to a specific religion or its sects. Isn't that what the Holy Prophet (PBUP) tried to preached?
JM Jun 12, 2010 05:06pm
As a nonbeliever in God altogether, I find it rather shocking that human beings slit each others throats and blow others up for not believing in what they firmly believe in. This is tribalism at its best. Please shed your superiority complex because of your belief or skin color or religion or looks or sexual orientation or gender. We are all made of the same materials: carbon/oxygen/hydrogen etc and will perish in about 80-90 years time.
purijammu Jun 12, 2010 05:13pm
Exactly.....this is what I was going to don't have to refer Quran.....what is good or right can come from any source....and it is common sense man......
A.Bajwa Jun 12, 2010 05:57pm
No body has ever told us what are their beliefs !
checkout Jun 12, 2010 06:46pm
@ singhrex It
Dr.Inam Jun 12, 2010 08:47pm
Thankyou Dawn for the best Article ever written.
zafar Jun 12, 2010 08:48pm
The 40000 Pakistanis are killed by the same people who you think are holders of Islam's Teachings. These people have forgotten that Islam gave rights to human. They have forgotten that Allah can forgive his rights, but the anyone who violates another human's rights have to be forgiven by that person only. These people have forgotten that one who kills one human is as if he has killed whole humanity. Go find out who said that. Agreed there are rules and laws, but what makes you think that Zia or Bhutto's rules are correct? Let a human being be a human first, Muslim second....We cannot even agree on a definition of Muslim!! State has no business in defining who is Muslim or non Muslim.. It is a personal belief.
Dr.Inam Jun 12, 2010 09:01pm
Ahmadis read the same Kalimae Shadat as other muslims do for being a Muslim. There is a an event that one Sehaba of Prophet Mohammad (saw) went and told Him that inspite of the fact that a Kafir read kalima shahda I killed him because I knew that he was a kafir and he was scared that I would kill him therfore he read kalima. Huzoor(saw) said did you cut open his heart to see he was not a Muslim. This Hadith should be enough regarding the fatwa of Ahmadis as non Muslims.
Dr.Inam Jun 12, 2010 09:11pm
What other side they want to know other than they dont know.
Dr.Inam Jun 12, 2010 09:16pm
Very true Mohammd Quddus sahib.
Dr.Inam Jun 12, 2010 09:22pm
Where would the finality of Prophet Mohammad (saw) stands if Muslims are waiting for Hazrat Issa (as) to come down if according to their belief he is still alive. Will they accept Issa( as) Prophet again. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad said he is the same Messiah awaited for so long and that all the prophecies described for him have been fullfilled.
adnan Jun 12, 2010 10:00pm
For your info....Hazrat Isa (A.S) will descend from heaven...the very same person you assume as dead.....he won't claim Prophet hood, as he was a Prophet for his time, but he will be a follower of Islam and its Shariah....Muslims will be preparing for a war with Dajjal...Hazrat Isa (A.s), the promised messiah, will descend just before Fajar prayer but Imam Mehdi (a.s) would lead that prayer as its Iqamah would have been said...Hazrat Isa (a.s) would offer prayer under his imamat.............even after Dajjal's killing, Imam Mehdi (a.s) would be caliph, not hazrat Isa (a.s) this is indicated in Sahi ahadith.....which ahmedis of course don't believe.......... any way.... Vindicating any person weather shia, sunni, hindu, christian, jew or ahmedi is wrong in itself and people doing it have their ulterior please do not generalize it and blame it on each other........ regards
MuhammadOfRockville Jun 12, 2010 11:13pm
Shame on you Harry!
Syed Tariq Gilani Jun 13, 2010 03:39am
The Quadianis have declared themselves non-Muslims by denying the finality of the Prophet-hood of Muhammad SAW. Thus denying not only the Quran, but also the established Islamic traditions. It is like someone saying that
Kaleem Ahmad Jun 13, 2010 04:53am
Although the details of atrocities against Ahmadis and in return services of Ahmadis to Islam and Pakistan are not complete in this article still it is a bold step by the author and The Dawn to high light this issue and it definitely triggered a productive discussion.
Muhammad Adeel Jun 13, 2010 05:07am
The concept of Khatam-e-Nubuwwat is simple and straight forward, but unfortunately it was confused by Ahmedis, and presented it as a 'seal of Prophets' used for 'producing' new prophets! If this concept is right, why eminent scholars from Imam Abu Hanifa to Shah Wali Ullah were not able to understand this? it is agreed that 30 imposters will come after the final prophet i.e. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), everyone will claim prophethood in "same capacity and same status"! My friend, think out of the box. Moreover I condemn violence and support peace and harmony.
Lucky Star Jun 13, 2010 05:11am
Ahmdies are human beings and and they have contributions in the creation of Pakistan. Great injustice was done to Ahmedies by declaing them non Muslims. Ulema should fear God when they distort Ahmedies beliefs, because when you distort you lie, and God does not like liars. It's in Pakistan's best interest to protect its minorities if Pakistan wants to be the champion of Muslims rights in India and elsewhere else in world. Pakistani Ulema should do Jehad against social evils and spread message of love, sacrifice and goodness instead of bickering about who is Muslim or who is not. Sunny
worldorder Jun 13, 2010 05:33am
The plight of poor ahmedis! How come no one writes about the plight of poor Pakistanis in general?
Malik Farooq Jun 13, 2010 06:44am
Any Muslim who doesn't believe that Prophet Mohammed is the final and last messenger is a non Muslim. So does Ahmadis. Any Muslim who disbelief's is a murtadh and punishable to death as per shairah law.
farhat Jun 13, 2010 06:46am
Ahmadees are whatever no problem! but why they hide themselves? they use terms of Islam but they are against the beliefs of it. So they are more dangerous than any other community. Read the reports of BBC and Dawn news that a complete suspicious environment in the hospital where injured ones are kept. They were not all to communicate with reporters, and interrepted by Mirza Tahir Mahmood. Why they conceal their teachings and worship places, not utilize security by the state.? It all indicate that they are wrong, mysterious and mischieves.
Muhammad Jun 14, 2010 08:30am
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed spent all of his life in small unknown village Qadian. He was not planned by british. I have personally read his many books he beleived that Muhammad SAW was best of prophets and best of human being in this universe. He considered himself a slave of Muhammad SAW. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed did not change the teachings of Islam. Fact is that today's mullah has forgotten teachings of Quran. Look at the situation of Muslim Ummah today .....all you see is...dishonesty, terrorism, corruption, fighting with each other....can this be situation of righteous people who follow the religion of Muhammad SAW...I don't think so!!!!!!
shakoor Jun 14, 2010 09:28am
All literature of ahmadies is sitting on internet you can read it....most of ahmadies are encouraged to read it and most of them have read it. Extremists mullahs have associated wrong beliefs with ahmadis. They have published wrong literature and talks with ahmadis. If you read the ahmadi literature truth will come in-front of you instantly.
Harris Malik Jun 13, 2010 08:45am
I am very impressed with the greatness of daily " Dawn" that they have covered very well the Masacre of peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslims. It seems they are not afraid of Mullahs backlash. Mullahs has destroyed Pakistan. Nothing is left now. It would also a good Idea to have an Ahmadi scholar write an article and clarify their belief upon Jesus and Khatamun Nabiyeen in details. I know they have a great site Alislam.Org on Internet but everyone does not have a computer.
mubahil Jun 13, 2010 10:31am
Dear Comparing a traffic signal with road laws is just like comparing apple with chair no sense at all IF you theory is accepted can you kindly tell me thAT who will play a role of "policeman" and under "whome" authority..? If this rule is applicable in religion then every individual will publish his own challan book and start issuing the tickets of paradise on killing of so called islamic rules voilater for GOD sake leave these issues on GOD and let him decide as he can make the best decision
Noumana Jun 13, 2010 10:36am
i would like to say thanks to Dawn news for taking one step in the favor of ahmadee community. I would just point out one aspect here, and would like to figure out the main motive of ahmadees by this: You must have observed if this would have happened in any other place of non ahamdee community, people there would gather on roads to shout and yell and to burn tires and roads and government properties. but NO ONE CAN FIGURE OUT ONE SINGLE REACTION LIKE THIS BY AHAMDEE COMMUNITY. that's what we believe in: LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NO ONE. we believe in the prayers and more prayers and this cruel event has firmed our belief far more than before. JazaAllah to dawn news and Sadef one again.
mubahil Jun 13, 2010 10:42am
it is wrong to say that it is complete consensus of muslim ummah as this "saadat" only cames to PAkistan in the whole world to declare those who beleive in kalma as non-muslims Secondly for a point sae if we accept that their is a complete consensus so brother if even whole world agrees to say non muslim to one kalma go even then they dont have the authority to say so Well as far as these intellectuals are concerns i think you need to learn about the history of islam in early days to know that imman is never decided by intellectuals it is GOD blessing that islam is accepted by HAzret Bilal habshi(R.A) and denied by so called intellectual of his time ABU-LEHAB
yusuf Jun 13, 2010 11:02am
Ahmadis are non-muslims, there is no prophet after Mohammad SAW. Muslims didn't declared them kafir first, for the correction of record it was Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadyani who holds this flag.
larka Jun 13, 2010 11:30am
" Ahmadis" Non muslim in Pakistan and Muslims in rest of world????? this is demonstrating Pakistan as a country which is under the rule of mullahs who don't even know themselves what they say... Don't you think that We are not still mature enough to guess what is right and what is wrong?? do you think that it is just right to close your eyes, bend your knees in front of those mullahs and accept and obey them whatever they say without even using a bit of our to guess what is wrong and what is right??? people Open your eyes.. dont act like illiterate people. open up your mind and choose yourself instead of following those mullahs...and stop treating Ahmadis like animals.. they are PAKIS AND NEED All the rights what every body in PAk has.
Yassiah Yasser Jun 13, 2010 01:25pm
I am amazed by your inanity. Why not do your own research. Ahmadis have posted all the books of Mirza Sahib on their web site It is unfortunate people like you despite being educated will never read any portion of mirza Sahib's book. May I suggest to you to read a small book of his written to present Islam to world. Amazement is guaranteed. the book is Philosophy of the teachings of Islam.
ASad Jun 13, 2010 01:45pm
Shall we stick to the blog and suggest a resolution to this problem ?? A whole world of definitions lies between the "truth" and "false" boundaries . We should leave Allah as a decision maker and shall do our best . So what is the solution to eliminate the extremism from our society and create tolerance . According to me ,Islam is religion of peace. It teaches peace and motivate every Muslim to be peaceful.
gpkhan Jun 14, 2010 09:52am
I think we Paks give lot of importance to the religion. There is much more beyond religion. We kill each other on Religion. Its atrocitious
noor Jun 13, 2010 01:54pm
Pakistani constitution has a point of every minority rights equally then why atrocities are always made against ahmadiyyat ?? their are other religions too which are dangerous to Islam. If these like atrocities committed against ahmadiyyat them obviously ALLAH is watching us all and ALLAH obviously do justice that's why Non ahmadi's are in trouble either they are of shia group Or sunni group. Pakistani Government should took a step to protect each Ahmedi and they should be look upon their own laws which are fully accepted by ahmedi's. Ahmedi's never do anything against any law. They are innocent. Then why all cruel activities are always being made against ahmadiyyat ? every one should know the actual teaching Of Quran and Hadees.
shahid Jun 14, 2010 08:09am
I respect Ahmadis but I wonder whether Ahmadis have really read the writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad or they are just following their own Mullahs. Let us be honest.
R A Warriech Jun 13, 2010 03:06pm
The shocking fact is that Ahmadies are not given the right of speaking about their views openly on media. One can easily find the resistance and views of fanatic mullahs right after broadcasting of few programs on channels. I couldn't understand that if these mullahs consider themselves on righteous path then why they are so scarred on giving right of speaking to Ahmadies. It means they do not have courage to face them and they do not have any thing to falsify logically the views of Ahmadies. These Mullahs have not converted any non-Muslim to Muslim but they declared a huge number as Non-Muslims and they should be ashamed on this. Islam is a religion of peace, harmony and tolerance but these fanatic Mullahs have portrayed the wrong image of this beautiful religion. I feel sorry for this country now and I am really afraid of its horrible future of my country due to this intolerance and fanatic attitude of the nation as a whole. May Almighty Allah save my country from these worst creatures (mullahs) under the sky..Amen!
kavithai Jun 13, 2010 03:38pm
Do Pakistan has space for people who do not believe Islam and Mohammad? You should not push religious belief down the throat of other people in the 21st century.
Iman Faris Jun 13, 2010 04:32pm
Well done Sadef
nabeel Jun 13, 2010 04:51pm
Thank you for posting this time line. Love for all, hatred for none.
Usama Jun 13, 2010 05:06pm
The attack on a non-Muslim minority such as this one sparked world-wide criticism on Pakistan and its treatment of minorities. Why does the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities took place in the name of War against terror?? Ahmadis have a right to live freely in Pakistan but they must avoid trying to justify their status as being a minority.
ahmad Jun 13, 2010 05:17pm
One thing I want to add here as my brother has explained in a very easy and simple language even a child can understand it. I want to say that please being a Muslim and mature person its your responsibility to find the truth and don't believe in any one unauthentic material as our Quran also teaches us not to believe on any such news unless you have investigate it from right source and our right source is no doubt Quran pak and hadith. MAY ALLAH GIVES US ALL A COURAGE TO SEARCH THE TRUTH Ameen.
ahmad Jun 13, 2010 05:45pm
HAZRAT MUHAMMAD S.A.W is the khatimun nabiyen and we ahmadis are staunch believer of this fact . if sunnis and other muslim firkas are believer of finality of prophet then how would you justifies Hazrat Esa A.S would come after HAZRAT MUHAMMAD S.A.W???????
Musawar Jun 13, 2010 06:49pm
I agree with Mahmood
Bushra Syed Jun 13, 2010 07:00pm
These attacks have been considered in the most terrible ones. This was one big incident, as you might know many Ahmedis have been killed like this before as well. That
mubaraka Jun 13, 2010 07:06pm
Mr. Hussain Memon exactly what is the other side of the picture. It appears that you don't even have the slightest idea what jammat-e-ahmaddiya is. Have you ever read their literature, or listened to there programs. Have you even seen or herd the coverage of what happened in the parliament when we were declared non-Muslims. Having been a part of this community for the past 30 years I still have to come across any thing that is un-Islamic. When did you get that so incredible chance?. Open your eyes sir. Find out the truth. No body is asking you to become an ahmedi but have the guts to at least find out the truth and except it.
Jehangir Jun 14, 2010 10:55am
Sir, as Quran says " there is no compulsion in religion", so you have all the right to go by your beliefs. You have very rightly commented on the rights of the minorities but we all know that what Pakistan is facing at the moment is all done in the name of religion. Ahmedis have never resorted to any violent way of spreading their message or stopping anyone from doing that, but what happens daily in our mosques, Imam Bargahs, churches and other places of worship is a complete antithesis of the teachings of our Prophet PBHU who was made " Blessing for all worlds". I would like you to tell me the name of the religion which let people do all this because I am sure it cannot be Islam. Also give me one example where the Prophet PBUH declared a person non-Muslim when he declared himself a Muslim. I am sure you must have read the story where a Sahabi killed a kafir in a "Ghazwa" who recited "Kalma" when he was about to be killed. You look literate enough to know the response of our Prophet PBUH on this incident.
Ali Rana Jun 13, 2010 07:48pm
Who are humans to classify anyone as Muslims or non-Muslims. Faith comes from the heart and only Allah is all knowing and holds the power to decide.
Nadeem Jun 13, 2010 09:32pm
Hats off to DAWN management and editorial staff to have the courage to publish these articles.
ram lakhani Jun 13, 2010 09:50pm
What difference? Religion, in present times, is best way to display your knowledge and get attention. Ask Sharifs who claim that Fake degree is not a serious offense. Why he does not go to Court in his siege somewhere he rules. Lying/impersonating is not as offensive than different belief!!! First Pakistan and than Faith as Jinnah said(but he was also declared non Muslim by Mullahs.) One statement a day criticising any one/anything....Keeps the Jamati floating......No it is not against Quranic commands.....Survival demands it. It is like eating dead flesh after 3 days of starving....Gibat is like eating dead flesh? and they are starving (for power longer that 3 days).
ram lakhani Jun 13, 2010 09:53pm
It is not only hatred It is arrogance of ignorance....What i is right.........all other are wrong.
ram lakhani Jun 13, 2010 10:20pm
there are 73 (ta)firqa more or less makes no difference Born in any faith is just a inheritence....not hard earned. False pride and possessiveness of born faith is false arrogance.......unless search learn compare...... No time/need for than....What i say/do right!!!
Mustafa Jun 13, 2010 10:27pm
@ arshad You said
BADSHAH Jun 13, 2010 11:29pm
Hi all, sorry that I don't agree with the Ahmedi'ism. I concluded this after doing significant amount of research back in the 70's. With that said, it is NOT at all correct to harm any human being in this world, right or wrong. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed was a learned person planed by the British to destroy the Muslim religion - and to make them move away from the very basic beliefs - Mohummad Mustufa (PBUH) being the last prophet. This is our belief and any deviation from that is wrong, simply put wrong. The problem is that since this movement is based in Pakistan, it is very dangerous for the teachings of Mrira Gulam Ahmad to move around openly. There is a difference. There are several other religions in Pakistan. Non of them belief in our prophet (PBUM) and that is OK. The wrong is to believe in our prophet (PBUH) and then extending your own teaching and distorting the original facts is what I consider to be wrong and that is why I do not agree with the teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed. Sorry, that is how I feel and belief. Again, this does not give a right for anyone to harm these or any humans and their belongings. On the other hand, these (people who say that they believe in Prophet Muhmmad (PBUM) and then extend and distort his teachings) should be allowed to spread their point of view in an Islamic based civilization....
Skhan Jun 13, 2010 11:31pm
Ahmadis are Pakistanis too and it is Govt. duty to protect
love4all Jun 14, 2010 02:10am
Quran says" there is no compulsion in religion" Ahmadis should be able to practice what they believe in. If they are wrong show the strong arguments and convert them to the true Islam. One should wonder about the hadith regarding the fact that there will be time when there will be 73 sects and only one will be true. Surely the one that is true has to be considered the Kafir by the other 72. Yes Pakistan is the only example of state sponsored horrifying acts based on there beliefs.
Habib ur Rehman Jun 14, 2010 03:16am
The 1974 constitutional amendment declaring Ahmadis non-Muslims has no validity. Only God decides who is a Muslim or otherwise. This authority was not given even to the Holy Prophet (SAW) as the Holy Quran says: "The Arabs of the desert say,
Habib ur Rehman Jun 14, 2010 03:26am
You are wrong again Truman. Mirza Sahib was never knighted by the British. This is a historical fact and can be verified. According to your theory Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Sir Allma Mohammad Iqbal, Sir Khizar Hayat and many more like them were "traitors"!!!!
Qamar Ahamd Faizi Jun 14, 2010 11:26am
It is good effort of Dawn
Srinivasan Jun 14, 2010 02:40pm
No religion preaches hatred against people of other faiths.Those who have read and understand the religion they follow will not show intolerance of people of other religeous faith.However most of the followers of any religion do follow the religeous belief as per tradition and very few understand the broad aspects of religeon.
DAP Jun 14, 2010 04:54pm
The point here is not whether the Ahmedies have read and understood what their beliefs really are what we need to understand is that every one has the right to choose and practice. And it is the responsibility of the govt to protect them but if the govt is itself involved in prosecution.......Since Ahmedies have been declared non Muslims but those of us who are now officially Muslims should behave like one.
Dr Habib ur Rehman Jun 14, 2010 05:59pm
So if Hazrat Issa will not claim Prophethood than it means that Allah will take away Prophethood from Hazrat Issa after having bestowed him with Prophethood in his first advent. Prophethood is a bounty of of Allah Almighty, which once given is never taken away.
Waleed Khan Jun 14, 2010 06:21pm
Unlike other sects in Islam, it is only Ahmadiyyat that encourage individuals to investigate into one
usman Jun 14, 2010 06:22pm
Its a great step that dawn is taking, highlighting what has been hidden for ages, buried deep within.
usman Jun 14, 2010 06:23pm
Someone must become the first drop of rain...
shafqat satti Jun 15, 2010 02:54am
What ever they are don't they have a right to live in Pakistan peacefully? they do like any Sunni, Shia, Christian or any other minority.
shafqat satti Jun 15, 2010 03:37am
Hey Jehanzeb, arguments and discussion here is more about how they are treated in Pakistan, I think they have given a lot to our country, served honourably in forces, even died for Pakistan in the line of duty, never heard any ahmedi got caught in fraud or bribery scandal, have not stolen from the treasury to make mahals in Europe or Dubai. Only world renowned scientist Dr. Salam a nobel price winner was an honest researcher who put the foundation of nuclear basics in our country, M.M. Ahmed may be most of you young people don't know was the planning commission director in 60s when we were growing faster then S. Korea. So wake up, open up your racist eyes and stop killing in the name of Islam and then have nerves to critisize Europe if they try to ban niqaab or some one checks you at the airport. We are the most bigoted people as Sir Bertrand Russel said about Islam best religion with the worst people. And by the way I am a sunni.
syed anwar ahmad Jun 15, 2010 03:39am
Dear, one naturally will consider and ponder again and again if there is an open danger to his life his dear ones his property and above all his future. Thus right from the boy hood an ahmadee per force considers and reconsider he belief.
Sabahat Jun 15, 2010 07:24am
Mr. Mustafa I appriciate your thoughts and your saying is absolutly write. Thankyou
kartik nanjund Jun 15, 2010 05:14am
"Any one who does not believe that Mohammed was the last prophet is punishable by death ?" Can you give any authentic references ?
saleem b Jun 15, 2010 05:59am
Repeat: Some of the comments are down right pathetic. People are more concerned on why Ahmedis, why not others, this side and that side. Pity the nation that has stooped so low in morality and humanity! It is disgusting and shameful. Dawn should be commended to encourage columnists who provide some light in this darkness.
Saira Jun 15, 2010 03:38pm
If you know anything about Ahmadis, you would know we have no Mullahs. Maybe you should study what you oppose and condemn BEFORE announcing your ignorance.
maqsood A. Abdullah Jun 16, 2010 10:51am
Mr. Mustafa you are absolutely right. I have also observed the same. Our Mullah have very small knowledge of Islam. These Mullah were against Quaid-e-Azam and creation of Islam. They called a good man Quaid-e-Azam (R.A) as Kafir and work against Pakistan. We should pray Allah Subhana Tala show them right path. But our people should not follow them.
Hassan Ghumman Jun 15, 2010 05:51pm
Adeel Jun 15, 2010 06:13pm
Mr Hussain I think you should highlight yourself the other side of the picture as we don't know that there must be something horrible goin on should at least know the reality before publishing anything like that...DAWN has taken a great step as it was never taken before...thanks Dawn.
Amina Jun 15, 2010 06:13pm
where does it say in Quran that anyone who doesn't believe in Prophet Muhammad as the "last" prophet is not Muslim. that is not a requirement to be a Muslim. infact the Quran has called Muhammad "khataman Nabiyyeen" which literally means "seal" of prophet, not "last" prophet. and again, no where in Quran it says that a Murtadd is punishable by death. non of the athentic ahadith declare that either. this belief that Malik Farooq sahab is talking about is made-up by the so-called Jahil Mullahs of Pakistan who have no knowledge of Quran and Hadith.
Ahmed Tariq Jun 15, 2010 06:20pm
Thanks Bushra for you comments i just want to know why most of the people are afraid of saying the truth as you have mentioned here...why other people say what they hear without even searching for what is right or it enough to hear what Ullamas of this country are saying? is it really true that what they are saying is really true?
A Ahmad, Netherlands Jun 15, 2010 07:48pm
Yusuf : who gave YOU the authority to declare anyone non muslim??? are you taking on God's role? To clarify your second point, it is a hadith of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) that if someone declares a muslim Kafir then this is reversed ... meaning that the person who called a Muslim kafir then becomes kafir himself. So all the mullahs who got the fatwa against him were.....
Balal Jun 15, 2010 08:48pm
Dear Jehanzeb, I am sorry for the late reply to your query as I was busy lately. I quote you "Embracing a faith is one
Balal Jun 15, 2010 08:56pm
Dear Ms Niighat, your statement "dont use Islam and Quran in your rigid ideas." clearly shows that you are of the opinion that Ahmadis are not well wishers and followers of Quran and Islam. Well just to share some facts with you, Ahmadis are the only Jamaat who have done translations of Quran in more than 50 languages. Ahmadis are the one who give teachings of Quran in more than 150 countries all over the world. Every Ahamdi is in love with Quran and Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), our love for them is unquestionable. But to all hatred we get, we reply with smile and prayers , because our love and beloved Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) always taught us this. If you want us not to use Quran and Islam in our views then I am sorry, we have no views other than Islam and divine book which guides us is Quran and I hope and pray that none of us every leaves the Quran .
Balal Jun 15, 2010 09:03pm
Dear friend, I quote you "you don
Dr.Inam Jun 15, 2010 10:23pm
Adnan,my question is if the awaited Issa (as) will come, is he going to bring his own Sharia or he is going to revive the Sharia of Prophet Mohammad(saw). How will the Muslims accept him. any Hadith that does not corroborate with Holy Quran should not be accepted. The Holy Quran has put seal to the death of jesus. If jesus has been alive and Prophet Muhammad(saw) dead then logically Jesus becomes superior than Prophet Mohammad(saw) Nauzobillah. Think logically. Islam is a logical religion. You need to get answers with rationale thinking.
Dr.Inam Jun 15, 2010 10:30pm
What beliefs you are talking about Farhat that Ahmadis believe in are against Islam? Be open, this is an open forum, do not use vague thoughts and ideas. What suspicious environment you have seen?We do not conceal any thing . go and visit www. and find out yourself. What is there to hide. Ahmadis dont make conspiracies against Pakistan or any other country in the world. They have been taught to be honest with the country in which they live. Learn to solve your mysteries and the mischievous minds and thoughts that Mullah provokes in your mind.
Dr.Inam Jun 15, 2010 10:41pm
Badshah. You need to read the Qaseedah of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad written in honor of Prophet Mohammad (saw)and then realize how much love he had for Rasoole pak Mohammad Mustafa (saw). Khatim in Arabic language mean stamp and Khatamun Nabiyyan means that Islam is the final religion and no other religion or law bearing prophet is going to come. Thats what Ahmadis believe in. Please do not be carried away by the thoughts provoked by the mullahs. All the Ahamdis in this Islamic world have converted from Sunnis go and ask them why this happened, what made them change their thoughts about the teachings of Islam.visit Pray for yourself listen to the official TV of Ahmadies and then decide for yourself.
Mustafa Jun 16, 2010 01:48am
Mr. Sabahat, you are most welcome.
ALI RAZA QULI Jun 16, 2010 04:58am
DAWN Publication/Producers Subject articles about AHMEDIES wonderfully described. Few points for all minority settled where is rate of illiteracy is great. A. Ideology, different sect, religious back ground are the main base of action. keeping in view all this factors minority cannot survives because there is no voice. B. Form groups among minority who settled in Pakistan, start co-ordination, communications, have corner meeting take your agenda to a political party that you trust that party will help you to solves yours issue. Participate in coming election. become the members of parliament, don't forget you are tax paying citizens. Sound very weird
O J DEEN Jun 16, 2010 11:23am
If you are mindful of your duty to Allah, He will bestow upon you a mark of distinction, and will remove from you your ills, and will forgive you. Allah is Lord of great bounty. (8:30) ________________________________________
O J DEEN Jun 16, 2010 11:28am
O ye who believe ! fear Allah as HE should be feared; and let not death overtake you except when you are in a state of submission. And hold fast, all together, to the rope of Allah and be not divided; and remember the favour of Allah which HE bestowed upon you when you were enemies and HE united your hearts in love, so that by HIS grace you became as brothers; and you were on the brink of a pit of fire and HE saved you from it. Thus does Allah explain to you HIS commandments that you may be guided. And let there always be among you a body of men who should invite to goodness, and enjoin virtue and forbid evil. And it is they who shall prosper. (3:103-105) ________________________________________
Rana Mohsin Jun 16, 2010 12:56pm
i know many Ahmadies, they are very loving and peaceful people.plz we should change our minds. Thankyou dawn for beautiful Article.
Mustafa Jun 16, 2010 11:19pm
Mr. Maqsood Abdullah. I appreciate your comments. The Mullahs also declared Sir Syed Ahmad Khan the founder of Muslim University, Aligarh as Kafir. They are the root cause of problems for all Muslims in the world.
Mirza Imran Ahsan Jun 19, 2010 05:11am
My previous answer was truncated, so my answer appears unclear.
murassa sanaullah Jun 25, 2010 11:51am
if the government in 1953 had taken strict measures, & had punished the culprits,such incidences would never had taken place. it was Ayub who made Pakistan islamic republic Quaid-e Azam always claim everybody can live freely without any discrimination.Ahmedis also left their homeland &came to Pakistan.they were among those who supported Pakistan.SirZafarullah fought the case of many muslimswho were under European rule &fighting for freedom.his speeches are in record of UNO.then ahmedis fought the 65&71 wars .you cannot deny Brig. Abdulalis brave command in sialkot sector&general akhtar in kashmir.dr.salam whose work can not be forgotten .only his fellow country men denied him. all muslim countries respect and are proud of him.