A ROW has broken out over an exhibition about the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an. A Muslim group has accused the exhibition’s organisers of ‘hijacking the Muslim identity’. The event organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association was held at Dewsbury Town Hall. But members of Kirklees Muslim Action Committee said the group had no right to put on an exhibition about the Qur’an, saying they were non-Muslims. Committee member Dr Abid Hussain said: “We object strongly to the fact that a small minority are telling people about the Holy Qur’an when they are not even Muslims.” But the Ahmadiyya group argues that it is entitled to organise the exhibition, as they consider themselves to be Muslims.
Arif Ahmad, vice president of the Spen Valley branch which covers north Kirklees said: “There are doctrinal differences between different groups but we believe ourselves to be Muslims.