Protest against inclusion of Ahmediyyas in Muslim census

Source: The Times Of India

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HYDERABAD: The Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwat (MTKN), a body of prominent religious scholars, on Tuesday slammed the Centre for treating the Ahmadiyyas, also known as Qadiyanis, as a part of the Muslim community in the Census 2011.

The MTKN contends that the Ahmediya community cannot be considered a part of mainstream Islam and maintained that it follows a different religion.

According to a press release issued by the organisation, there is consensus among Islamic scholars from all major sects across the world that the Ahmediyyas are not a part of Islam. It also claimed that it was in 1974 that the Muslim World League in its international conference in Mecca had declared that the group is not a be a part of Islam.

According to Maulana Ansarullah Qasmi from the MTKN, the Ahmediyya community believes that its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the second manifestation of Prophet Muhammad. This, he said, is against the fundamental beliefs of Islam. This concept is against the basic beliefs of Islam that Prophet Muhammad is the last of all prophets. Further it is also wrong to say that there are avatars of prophets,” he said.

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