Andhra Pradesh, India: Muslim-controlled State Wakf Board issue boycott orders for Ahmadis

Source: AhmadiyyaTimes

World’s largest democracy, India, was given a black eye yesterday when a Muslim controlled governmental entity, the State Wakf Board in Andhra Pradesh (AP) enacted hate based policies towards a religious minority in Hyderabad.

According to the steps taken on February 18 by the AP State Wakf Board, the administration has announced a complete boycott of the Ahmadi Muslims in India and instituted that no members of the Board will provide services to Ahmadīs for their faith-based needs such as Muslim matrimonial services, marriage licenses and performing of wedding ceremonies.

The State Wakf Boards operate under the Wakf Act of 1954 in India to administer Muslim religious institutions such as mosque, shrines, graveyards and various charitable religious entities donated for public use. The Board undertakes the work of issuing of marriage certificates, divorce certificates and many types of religiously required documents, etc.


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12 Comments on “Andhra Pradesh, India: Muslim-controlled State Wakf Board issue boycott orders for Ahmadis”

  1. O J DEEN
    February 21, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    O Allah,
    bless Muhammad ( S A ) and his people

    Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin,
    kama sallaita ‘ala Ibrahima wa ‘ala ali Ibrahima innaka Hamidum-Majid.

    Allahuma barik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahima wa ‘ala ali lbrahima innaka Hamidum-Majid

    O Allah,
    bless Muhammad and his people,
    as You did bless Abraham and his people- You are indeed the Praiseworthy,
    the Exalted

    O Allah,
    prosper Muhammad and his people of Muhammad,
    as You did prosper Abraham and his people- You are indeed the… Praiseworthy, the Exalted


    (I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but ALLAAH, and I bear witness that Mohammad is His Messenger)

    We are Muslim,
    Islam is our religion
    and Quraan is our Book,
    Muhammad ( S A ) is our Rasool
    and ALLAH is our GOD.

  2. Raziya
    February 21, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    How strange that though disunited among themselves, the whole Muslim world is united against our peaceful Jama’at, yet provides no legitimate arguments against it!

    May Allah give them ‘Ilm’ and sense, Ameen.

  3. Zubair Khan
    February 21, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Looks repeat post as already posted by br Azim.

  4. Luqman Bashiru
    February 21, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    O Allah forgive them they don’t know what they are doing. All these persecution testify the trufulness of Ahmadiyya and is a lesson for a seeker of truth.

  5. Muhammad Azimul Haque
    February 21, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    As per Indian laws, Ahmadi Muslims are recognised as those who profess Islam and are muslims
    Ahmadis are held to be Muslims by law in India. Their legal status as Muslims is supported by a landmark ruling by the Kerala High Court on 8 December 1970 in the case of Shihabuddin Imbichi Koya Thangal vs K.P. Ahammed Koya, citation A.I.R. 1971 Ker 206.
    Shihabuddin Imbichi Koya Thangal vs K.P. Ahammed Koya on 8 December, 1970

    Andhra Pradesh state wakf board
    Razzack Manzil,A.P.Haj House,
    Opp Public Gardens,
    Nampally, Hyderabad
    Phone: 040 – 66106248
    Fax : 040 – 66106249

    Syed Mohammad Ahamadullah
    Minister for Minority Welfare, Wakf, Urdu Academy
    Government of A.P.,
    Constituency: Kadapa
    Office Address: B Block No:506
    Residence Address: Qtr.No.26, Ministers Quarters, Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyd.
    Office Phone: 040-23450362/23451064
    Residence Phone: 23384203
    Dr Mohammad Ali Rafath,
    IAS Secretary to Government
    Office Phone: 040–23452114
    Residence Phone: 040-23552534
    Secretariat Office: A-Block, Floor – ,Room No-106
    Habeebuddin Ahmed,
    Chief Executive Officer,
    A.P. State Wakf Board,
    A.P. Haj House Building,
    Opp. Public Gardens,
    Nampally Road, Hyderabad – 500 001

    Shri Syed Ghulam Afzal Biyabani,
    Chairman, A.P. State Wakf Board,
    A.P. Haj House Building,
    Opposite Public Gardens,
    Nampally Road, Hyderabad – 500 001
    040- 23234044
    mobile +91-9849570405

    Shri Lingaraj Panigrahi, IAS
    Principal Secretary to Govt. of A.P.
    Minorities Welfare Department,
    Addres: A-Block, Secretariat, Hyderabad – 500 022

    Phone: 040-23450990

  6. anwar,
    February 21, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Instead of repeating your beliefs to MAGHZUB-E- ALAIHIM, please, do the following.
    Contact Amnesty International,Human Rights Watch & other similar organizations.
    Contact the Foriegn Office in the country of your residence.
    Contact the Indian Embassy, same as above.
    Contact the UN Human Rights Commission.
    Indian Ahmadis may contact The Chief Minister & other elected official of AP.
    Challenge the law in AP High Court.

  7. Amtul Q Farhat
    February 21, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    They have asked not to provide any faith based services for Ahmadis.

    I don’t think Ahmadis use the Board for their Faith Based Services (Nikkah etc). probably the Board felt little ignored, left out—

  8. Zakaria Virk
    February 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    dear anwar,how can you call Muslims ‘maghzoobe alaihim’ when they recite Kalima, recite Quran, believe in 5 basic tenets of Islam. one need not be narrow minded, parochial, and spiteful. tit for tat does not solve the problem, it is better to pray for their guidance.

  9. Mohammed Ghouse
    April 25, 2014 at 3:27 am #

    kindly advice how to get the marriage certificate and what are required docs

  10. yaseen
    September 15, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    Dear Sir / Mam

    Give me details of Muslims Marriage Registration Procedure & Documents

    • Rafiq A. Tschannen
      September 15, 2014 at 7:12 am #

      Yaseen. These procedures may differ in different countries and states. You will need to consult local regulations.

  11. Ghulam Sarwar
    September 15, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    From the post of O J Deen of 21 Feb 2012:
    We are Muslim,
    Islam is our religion
    and Quraan is our Book,
    Muhammad ( S A ) is our Rasool
    and ALLAH is our GOD.
    That is true. The non-Ahmadis Muslims were calling each other Kafir in years 1850 AD. Now they are calling Ahmadis as Kafir.
    The problem is these non-Amadi maulvis do not know the basic meaning of Momin, Muslim, Kafir and Murtadd. I can prove it.
    They call every one who has not recited the Kalimah as Kafir. That person may be a peaceful Hindu or Christian or Budhist or a peaceful man in Afrika. That is not the right thing.
    I will post here the true meanings of these important Quranic words and it will prove the ignorance of the non-Ahmadi maulvis, Insha Allah. Please wait out. Wassalam.

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