Times of India on Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention in Qadian, India

Source: Times of India

Three day 121st Annual Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat to begin on December 29
AMRITSAR: Ahmadiyya’s from across the world including Pakistanwould converge at Qadian in Gurdaspur district to participate in the three day 121st Annual Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat, India beginning on December 29th.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community within Islam was founded in 1889 and spans over 202 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions having current headquarters in UK, informed Secretary Press Committee, Sheikh Mujahid Ahmad while talking to TOI on Tuesday.

Notably In Pakistan Ahmadiyya’s have been declared as non Muslims, they are not allowed to call their places of worship as mosque, give azan and were subjected to severe punishments if they call themselves Muslim. The community have been raising their voice at international level against the alleged brutality of Pakistan government towards them.

He informed that it was the only Islamic organization to endorse a separation of mosque and state. “Over a century ago, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , founder of Ahmadiyya sect, taught his followers to protect the sanctity of both religion and government by becoming righteous souls as well as loyal citizens” he said. Deputy Secretary Maqbool Ahmad said that the aim of the gathering was that the members of the Jamaat should be able to derive religious benefits and at the same time they should acquire more of the knowledge and advance in their realization of God.

Another aim of the Convention, Maqbool informed was to promote peace in the world, to project the pristine teachings of Islam and to promote the bond between human beings and Allah. Likewise safeguarding the rights of women, guaranteeing the human rights, controlling the rise of ‘fundamentalism’ and so on will also be deliberated in the convention in the light of the time-invariant lofty Islamic teachings.

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4 replies

  1. the date mentioned in TOI/OR REPORTER on Dec. 29 seems incorrect. it should be dec. 25 or 26 of dec. Dr. MANGLA

  2. Earlier it was 25-26and 27 while later on, with centre permission dates were changed to 29-30 and 31st of December-2012 as to my knowledge.If some one says otherwise.

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