Pakistan: If Ahmadis want equal status, they should stop pretending to be Muslims- Punjab Law Minister

HORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Friday said the Ahmadi minority community should stop declaring themselves as Muslims if they want to be treated in the same manner as other religious minority groups in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference organised to ‘clear his position’ on the issue, Rana Sanaullah said that some media outfits had quoted his statement on Ahmadis out of context.

“I said that Ahmadis pretend to be Muslims as they quote Quranic verses and perform religious rituals just like us in a bid to propagate their faith. But let me state it very clearly that, according to Islam and Pakistan’s constitution, those who do not believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (finality of Prophethood) are not Muslims,” he said.

The Punjab law minister said that all other minority communities are enjoying equal status as citizens of Pakistan and “so will the Ahmadis if they admit to the fact that they are not Muslims and are a religious minority”.

“It is our duty to protect minorities of the country but the Ahmadis will first have to stop claiming to be Muslims. There is no other way around it,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court Bar Association has suspended the membership of Rana Sanaullah.

Moreover, the bar association also imposed a ban on his entry in the bar premises.

The decision was made in a condemnation meeting about a statement of the law minister over Ahmadis, chaired by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Secretary Aftab Bajwa.

The members of legal fraternity also staged a protest within the bar premises, calling for the immediate resignation of the minister.

Addressing the protesting lawyers, the SCBA secretary said that a blasphemy case would be registered against Sanaullah for challenging the finality of Prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat).

“The lawyers will not sit silently on the matter,” he remarked.

On the occasion, other representatives of the lawyer bodies also echoed similar sentiments. The minister has hurt the public sentiment after calling the Ahmadi community as Muslims, they said.

The protesting lawyers also sought an apology from the law minister over his remarks.

5 replies

  1. What! Ahmadiyyah is 100 percent Islam, no doubt about it.
    They believe in Allah, all prophets, all Allah books
    They believe in Hereafter
    They do Shalat, fasting and Zakat
    They do good deeds and forbid unlawful thing

    They believe a new prophet, let them believe it, there is no obligatory in Islam.
    Every Cleric has the right to interprete Al Quran.
    Let us live in peace harmony and happiness.
    With love

  2. Those who oppress / punish Ahmadiyyah Muslim under the name of Islam is the act of evil
    Those who oppress and punish LGBT under the name of Islam is the act of evil
    Those who kill innocent children under the name of Islam is the act of evil
    Those who deny Human Right is the act of evil.

    Always the act of evil is opposite the act of God.
    The act of evil bring disaster, unhappiness
    But the act of God is always bring happiness.
    Allah is Love, Mercy … happiness.

    Love is the seed of peace, happiness and prosperity
    Hatred is the seed of evil, violence and poverty.

    All love

  3. If, Pakistan is truly following Islam, where in the Holy Qur’an does it say that not believing (btw, Ahmadis do believe in finality of the prophethood of Muhamad (pbuh)), in the finality of prophethood makes one a non-Muslim?

    These people also seem to have a one-track mind regarding this verse in the Qur’an and misinterpreting it to the detriment of the rest of the world’s Muslims!

    And what does this Law Minister mean by saying that Ahmadis are ‘pretending’ to be Muslims? Has he and his ilk acquired mind-reading qualities? Has he taken up Allah’s place is judging who is and isn’t a Muslim?

    How dare he impose his ‘belief’ on others? Doesn’t Pakistan have freedom of religion as part of its constitution? What is wrong with these people? Don’t they read and understand the Qur’an and the ways of the Prophet (pbuh), – his Sunnah? They all just seem to follow some selfish mullah or other instead of Islam!

  4. The truth of the matter is that Ahmadiyya Muslim community does not want or need any approval or acceptance from the so called Muslim clerics and scholars of Pakistan or this world. All they care about is the approval, pleasure and acceptance of the One Almighty Allah. So if the whole world wants to declare them as non-Muslim or declare them as whatever pleases their current political or social requirement, it does not matter ; since The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a very unique Goal. The Goal is to spread truth, peace, love, compassion in this world even if it kills them and to gain nearness to Allah and to gain his pleasure and approval.

  5. Allhamdolillah, Ahmadiyya community is muslim. They don’t need any approval from so called Muslims. If anyone has a vision, they can see how they practice their beliefs according to Islam.

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