Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Unequivocal Pledge for Secularism

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True Islam and the Extremists

Problem Assessment: Years after 9/11, our most recent survey data still indicates persisting concerns among Americans and some Muslim Americans on Islam’s view of important issues such as free speech, human rights, and caliphate. Inconsistent messages from Muslim leadership have created increased risk of extremism and radicalization. To remedy these concerns and risks, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is initiating a public awareness program dubbed the True Islam campaign. The True Islam campaign educates Americans and Muslim Americans on Islam’s view of eleven major points of contention, listed below, as taught by Prophet Muhammad.

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Bait Ur Rehman – Silver Spring Maryland USA. The national headquarter of Ahmadiyya Muslim community

Purpose: To provide all Americans a clear way to distinguish true Islam from extremism and to unify Muslim Americans on the correct understanding of Islam that Prophet Muhammad taught. The True Islam campaign likewise strengthens America’s national security against extremism.

Summary of 11 points:

  1. True Islam rejects all forms of terrorism
  2. True Islam believes in non violent Jihad of the self and of the pen
  3. True Islam believes in the equality, education, and empowerment of women
  4. True Islam advocates freedom of conscience, religion, and speech
  5. True Islam advocates for the separation of mosque and state
  6. True Islam believes in loyalty to your country of residence
  7. True Islam encompasses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  8. True Islam believes in all verses of the Qur’an and forbids lying
  9. True Islam recognizes that no religion can monopolize salvation
  10. True Islam believes in the need for unified Muslim leadership
  11. True Islam rejects the concept of a bloody Messiah

Read further: True Islam and the Extremists – 11 Point Summary

Suggested Reading

Shariah and Constitution: A Personal Journey

Go to True-Islam website to endorse these eleven initiatives

 

 

16 replies

  1. Summary of 11 points from Ahmadiyah.

    True Islam rejects all forms of terrorism
    True Islam believes in non violent Jihad of the self and of the pen
    True Islam believes in the equality, education, and empowerment of women
    True Islam advocates freedom of conscience, religion, and speech
    True Islam advocates for the separation of mosque and state
    True Islam believes in loyalty to your country of residence
    True Islam encompasses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    True Islam believes in all verses of the Qur’an and forbids lying
    True Islam recognizes that no religion can monopolize salvation
    True Islam believes in the need for unified Muslim leadership
    True Islam rejects the concept of a bloody Messiah

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    I agree with Ahmadiyah’s faith in Islam, except no 10.
    It is impossible to unified Muslim leadership—what is Muslim need is that each leader has to accept and respect the differences, and let Allah to judge our human’s faith.

    I would like add to Ahmadiyah’s promotion of Islamic teaching as following;

    12. True Islam advocates that cover woman’s hair is not obligation in Islam, but suggestion to women who live in desert like Saudi Arabia and other’s Arab countries.

    13. True Islam advocates that Bank non Islam is not usury or Riba and Muslim can use Non Islam Banks.

    14.True Islam advocates that Non Muslim can hold the position of President or Minister in majority Muslim countries.

    15. True Islam advocates that if there is no conflict between Muslim and non Muslim, Muslim can eat the meat that slaughtered by non Muslim.

    16. True Islam advocates that Islamic sentence for people who commit crime should not use ancient Islamic code such as; beheading, flogging, cut off hands, legs, crucified, hanging at public place.

    17. True Islam advocates that those who pay tax to Government do not need to pay Zakat. Zakat is Tax in Modern times.

    18.True Islam advocates that there is not such label” halal food.” Al Quran very clear say that Muslim can drink alcohol little of bit, if give some benefits for his health also meat of Pork.

    19. True Islam advocates the core of Islamic teaching from al Quran that Justice for all people regardless his belief, race and gender,

    20. True Islam advocates that Muslim can celebrate Merry Christmas together with our brothers Christians and Jew, because we believe and love Prophet Jesus (pbuh) as we love Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Ibrahii, Mose, Jesus and Muhammad (pbuh) were Muslim or Islam. we are all offspring of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh).

    Hopefully Muslim Ahmadiyah agree with me ( Muslim Liberal progressive ).

    Was Salam
    With love

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  2. We can have an extensive discussion on some of the points raised above. But, let me just pick up on number 18. The Holy Quran does not say that little bit of alcohol is OK. It only says that harm in alcohol far outweighs the good.

    About pork it says that it can be used in small quantity only in condition of extreme need to save human life. This is a golden principle establishing the sanctity of human life that to save it any religious prohibitions are to be suspended in a limited sense.

  3. @ Zia H Shah–thanks for your attention.
    You wrote; === it can be used in small quantity only in condition of extreme need to save human life.===

    This interpretation can be many interpretations. but the true is that the meat of pork do not contains poison. If the meat of pork contains poison, Allah and prophet would said; do not eat the meat of pork even little of bit, because will kill you, same as Alcohol.

    This is my believe in modern interpretation of Islam in 21st century.

    Ancient interpretation; Most ancient Muslim scholars were lack of knowledge,at time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), no paper and pens to write Allah words, all verses were written in animal skins, can you imagine how did people learn about hygiene of foods? There was no laboratory.

    Often we hear from Muslim Scholar Conservative that Muslims are forbidden to eat any foods that contains pork meat and alcohol even though small piece of meat of Pork or little bit of alcohol.

    Also Ultra conservative scholars Muslim forbid Muslims to eat meat of beef, or chicken that slaughtered by Christian, Jews or non Muslim.

    Why? Beside lack of knowledge, we know that the ancient Arab tradition from Al Quran, that Arab people always occur conflict with neighbor ( Jews and Christian ) since Prophet Muhammad (saw) till today.

    So they hate Jews and Christian because they do not follow their ancestor Muhammad (saw). They accuse enemy of Arab and Islam.

    Arab people are afraid to eat meat that slaughtered by Jews and Christian.
    Arab people are forbidden to greet; Merry Christmas to Christian.
    Arab people are forbidden to marry with Jews and Christian.
    Arab people forbid Jews and Christian to visit Mecca.
    Arab people forbid Jews and Christian to be a leader.
    Arab people treat Jews and Christian unfairly.
    Arab people are forbidden to use the Jews and Christian Bank.
    Arab people hate Christian and Jews till today.
    Arab people accuse Bible are not Holy God’s words

    Whereas, prophet Muhammad(saw) treat all people fairly regarding to his tribe,nationality, religion and gender, as Allah and prophet say in Al Quran QS 60:8. QS 5;8.

    Modern interpretation;
    Based on Al Quran, and based on science and hygiene, Muslims are allowed to eat little bit of pork’s meat and little bit of Alcohol. According to science and hygiene the meat of pork, alcohol are not poison, but if you eat a lot of pork and lot of drink alcohol will be harm your health.

    Allah also say in Al Quran, that Muslims are allowed to eat meat of pork a little bit and alcohol a little bit as long as it does not harm your health. Allah say in Al Quran as following;
    ,
    They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit.” They also ask you what to give to charity: say, “The excess.” GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect. QS 2;219
    .
    He only prohibits for you the eating of animals that die of themselves (without human interference), blood, the meat of pigs, and animals dedicated to other than GOD. If one is forced (to eat these), without being malicious or deliberate, he incurs no sin. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful. [QS.2:173] [QS.5:3] QS. (5:90-91)
    .
    Verily, all meat of animals and all kind of drinks that harm health of people is forbidden by Allah’s law. The meat of pork and alcohol are two examples are provided by Allah in Al Quran. There are thousands of kind of meats, thousands of drinks are available in world today, compared at Prophet Muhammad’s times 1400 year ago.
    So Muslims should decide it what kind of food and drink that will not harm human health, of course through of science of technology and hygiene. Not from Ulama’ or Muslim scholars, because they do not have such knowledge.

    Therefore, to put the label “Halal food” on every foods is excessive acts, and misguide Muslim around the world. Because the food contain a little bit of pork or alcohol will not be dangerous to human health.

    The food of the people of the Book (Jews and Christian ) is lawful for you.

    They ask you as to what has been made lawful for them. Say, “Made lawful for you are good things, and (hunting through) birds and beasts of prey that you train, teaching them out of what Allah has taught you. So, eat of what they hold for you, 9 and recite the name of Allah upon it.” Fear Allah. Surely, Allah is swift at reckoning. (4) This day, good things have been made lawful for you. The food of the people of the Book is lawful for you, 10 and your food is lawful for them, and good women from among believers, and good women from among those who were given the Book before you, 11 provided you give them their dowers, binding yourself in marriage, neither going for lust, nor having paramours. Whoever rejects Faith, his effort will go to waste and, in the Hereafter, he will be among the losers. (5) QS 3:4-5

    Based on God’s word above, Muslims are allowed eat the meat of beef or chicken are slaughtered by non Muslim is lawful. (Halal).

    Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own soul) . QS .13:11.
    And such are the Parables We set forth for mankind, but only those understand them who have Knowledge. QS 29; (43)

    MY CONCLUSION.
    After Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) death, only Ulama’ or Muslim scholars had authority to decide which food is halal or haram for human’s health.

    21st century,Health science experts has the authority to decide a healthy diet and forbidden.

    May Allah guide all my brothers to the right path.Amen
    For You from My Heart.
    All those who read shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; O Allah, be my witness, that I have conveyed your message to your people.
    With all my love.

  4. MY QUESTION TO MUSLIM AHMADIYAH.

    A female receive inheritance half than a male. QS .4:11.
    A Husband can beat his wife, if she refuse to have sexual with him any time he want. QS 4;34.
    Men are caretakers of women, since Allah has made some of them excel the others, and because of the wealth they have spent. QS.4;34.

    I would like to ask Muslim Ahmadiyah ( Zia or other ); How do you explain above verses, which is man and woman are not equal.

    Thank you.

    Was Salam.

    • men and women have different Dignity but the measure of Dignity is Equal…
      the Qur’an us saying men have the obligation to go out and work to provide for their wives and Children…
      Women may choose to work but they certainly arent obliged to…
      women often then are the ones looking after the Children, and when one looks at the rights a mother has over her children compared to the Father the Mother’s rights far exceed that of the Father
      (the Holy Prophet SA said the mother is due 3X more respect than the Father)

      the same is true as regards to the Dawry (marriage Dues) and rights of Inheritance..
      in the case of divorce the Husband has no right to any of the Money he gave to his wife, and under Shariah the mother almost always gets custody of the Children…

      as regards the Sexual rights of the Husband and Wife the only reason certain Hadiths state that a wife should not refuse to give her husband sex is that it is generally women who refuse and not men…
      in any sense the rights of both are equal they have the right to engage eachother and one should not refuse the other without just cause…

      that does not however mean that the Husband has no responsibilities for it is his Obligation to be the best in Kindness and care to his wife, he must be the ideal spouse… he must treat his wife like he would his mother or sister that is as a friend and with respect

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