The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has ultimately ruled against the Ahmadiyaa, a Muslim sect operating in the country, saying it is outside the pale of Islam.
According to a statement from the council on Monday, GSIC under the leadership of Momodou Lamin Touray, strongly warned Muslims not to deal with the members of the group, saying it has a different faith, different from the true Muslims in the world.
He noted that the sect, which has its origin from Pakistan, has been scrutinised and agreed by all pre-modern and modern Islamic scholars worldwide, including its country of origin that, Ahmadiyaa Jamm’at are not Muslims.
They believe that every Muslim is Kaafir until he becomes a Qadiyani and, who gives a non-qadiyani a wife or who married a non-Qadiyani woman is a kaafir.
They believe that it is not allowed to pray behind a non Ahmad Ahmadi, that is why they created lot of disunity in some remote villages in Gambia, the statement stated.
The Council further revealed that in 1953, the people of Pakistan demonstrated asking Zafarulah Khan – the then Minister of Foreign Affairs to…read more at allafrica.com