Throwing Ahmadis to the wolves

Source: Indica News

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. – Khan said Tuesday that both the United States and Saudi Arabia asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

By Justice Markandey Katju, who is former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India

In my article ‘Chaos and hardship: Imran Khan is right to oppose lockdown’ published in I said that I have a love-hate relationship with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. He did many good things e.g. calmly advocating peace, restraint, and mutual dialogue with India at the time of the Pulwama attack and Balakot strike when in India there was frenzied jingoism, and his recent statement opposing prolonged lockdown. But he also did wrong things e.g. taking help of religious extremists during the elections for Parliament, giving PTI tickets to dubious ‘electables’, and sacking of Atif Miyan, the internationally renowned economist from the Pakistan Economic Advisory Council merely because he was an Ahmadi.

I regret I must criticize Imran Khan again for his government’s decision to exclude Ahmadis from Pakistan’s National Commission for Minorities ( see the article ‘ Federal Cabinet approves summary excluding Ahmadis from National Commission for Minorities ‘ published in ).

Ahmadis are a small community in Pakistan of about 4-5 million, which is about 2% of total Pakistan’s population of 220 million. They are a peaceful, hard-working community that have produced great figures like Zafarullah Khan, Foreign Minister of Pakistan and President of the UN General Assembly, Dr Abdul Salam, Nobel Prize winner in physics, etc.

Yet the Ahmadis have been barbarically persecuted in Pakistan like Jews in Nazi Germany, the only difference being that their ‘Final Solution’ has not yet been perpetrated ( see my article ‘Barbaric persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan’ published in ).
And what was their ‘crime’ for which they were treated so savagely and humiliated? That they do not accept Muhammad as the last Prophet, and instead claim that there was another Prophet after him, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, in the 19th century.

Although Ahmadis deny they call Mirza Ghulam Ahmed a Prophet, and say they only regard him as a Mehdi or Redeemer who wanted to restore Islam to its purity, yet even if we assume that Ahmadis regard Mirza Ghulam Ahmed as a Prophet, are they cutting off anyone’s head, are they chopping off anyone’s limbs?

If Ahmadis call themselves Muslims, say Azaan, and call their place of worship a mosque, are they cutting off anyone’s head, are they chopping off anyone’s limbs?

If mainstream Muslims don’t like Ahmadis they need not associate with them, but why persecute them for ‘posing to be Muslims’, calling their place of worship a mosque, etc ? Why humiliate them by compelling them to sign a declaration in passport forms that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed was an imposter? Why murder or attack them physically, as has repeatedly been done ever since Pakistan was created in 1947 ( see details in my article )?

By the Second Constitutional Amendment of 1974 Ahmadis were declared as non-Muslims. It logically follows that they are therefore a minority in Pakistan, which professes to be an Islamic state. How then can Ahmadis be debarred from Pakistan’s Minorities Commission?

The Religious Affairs Minister of Pakistan, Noorul Haq Qadri said that since Ahmadis claim to be Muslims they cannot be called a minority. But the Second Amendment makes them a minority. So the Religious Affairs Ministry of Pakistan overrides and supersedes the Constitution of Pakistan. How wonderful! It looks as if a Mad Hatter’s Party, as depicted in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, is going on in Pakistan!

Why not have a ‘Final Solution’ and put an end to all this ? Na rahe baans, na baje baansuri!


12 replies

  1. I am not really happy about these articles out of India, because they are writing them not because they support Ahmadi-Muslims, but to score against Pakistan only.

    • Quote:
      If Ahmadis call themselves Muslims, say Azaan, and call their place of worship a mosque, are they cutting off anyone’s head, are they chopping off anyone’s limbs?

      Rafiq— very sad indeed-
      Feel sorry to Ahmadiyyah’s members. Their leader cannot help them for 100 years. They live in hortibke cinfition in Pakistan and other Islamic countries— except in Christian countries. Christian treat ahmadiyyah kindly, even Ahmadiyyah attack Christian’s faith.


      The best wisdom in the world— there is no wisdom such as in Al Quran.

      Can you show me Zia ?

      • Of course there is such wisdom in Qur’an and Hadith. Here is some information. much more out there of course:

        Love Thy Neighbour
        12 Nov 2006
        Address to neighbours of The London Mosque
        An address by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community, delivered on 12th November 2006 to a packed audience of 200 neighbours living within the close vicinity of The London Mosque (also know as the Fazal Mosque). The neighbours had a tour of the Fazal Mosque, saw an exhibition and were later entertained to an evening meal. The Head of the community personally met all the neighbours.

        Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim
        Dear neighbours, ladies and gentlemen
        The prayer which I have just recited i.e. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, means as you have already listened to its translation, ‘in the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.’
        This is the first verse of the Holy Qur’an. The Holy Prophet of Islam(sa) is reported to have said, rather he has commanded the Muslims, to recite this prayer before starting any task as otherwise it would be devoid of Allah’s blessings. So with this beautiful teaching, how can a true Muslim be expected to wrong anybody, or do any work with bad intentions, or harm anyone, or create problems of any sort around his surroundings? A person who is starting any work in the name of the Gracious and Merciful God cannot win the blessings and mercy of Allah unless God’s attributes of being Gracious and Merciful are depicted in one’s own gestures towards one’s fellow beings.
        In the light of this teaching, I would like to request you to remove any feeling or fear of mischief from Ahmadis residing in your neighbourhood. The Qur’anic teachings for the rights of neighbours are so explicitly laid out that a true Muslim who is always seeking help from the Gracious and Merciful Allah cannot deviate from this, as any slight deviation might cause him to go astray and lose the blessings and love of God.
        Allah very beautifully guides us to discharge our duties towards our neighbours and give them their due rights i.e. the rights of all of you sitting in front of me. For this, Allah states in the Holy Qur’an, as you have already listened in the recitation:
        And worship Allah and associate naught with Him, and show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbour that is a kinsman and the neighbour that is a stranger, and the companion by your side, and the wayfarer, and those whom your right hand possess. Surely Allah loves not the proud and the boastful. (Ch.4:V.37)
        I will just take one or two points from it. Allah says: show kindness to parents, and to kindred, … and to the neighbour that is a kinsman and the neighbour that is a stranger. At the end of the verse, Allah says: Surely Allah loves not the proud and the boastful.
        So, see how beautifully the Qur’an has described and covered the rights of one’s neighbours. It has equated the right of closest relation with that of the right of a person whom he only knows as a neighbour or one whom he seldom sees. It is difficult to some extent to elaborate and express the Arabic word used for neighbour that is a kinsman and the neighbour that is a stranger. I think that I should try to clear it because, without knowing the right meaning, you would not properly understand it and not know the extent to which the right of the neighbour is established in the Holy Qur’an. It says kinsman; it also means the neighbour that lives near and is kindly. The neighbour that is a stranger may also mean a neighbour living at a distant place and is not kindly.
        See, how beautiful a teaching it is that shows kindness to everyone whether he is kind towards you or not. This is how you can create peace, love and harmony in the society and this also means that all the people residing in your vicinity, town, city or even country are your neighbours. Therefore, give them their due rights. No enmity should crop up in anybody’s mind. This is how you can spread peace, love and harmony in your surroundings.
        At the end God reminds us and gives this commandment that if you do not behave in this manner and carry out your responsibility in this regard, you are a proud and boastful person. Remember that Allah does not love arrogant and boastful people. This is the beautiful teaching for creating peace.
        Here I would like also to quote a few Traditions or Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam(sa) in which we shall see how emphatically he asked his followers to give the rights due to one’s neighbours. One Tradition says:
        ‘Abu Hurairah relates that the Holy Prophet(sa) called out: By Allah, he does not believe, by Allah he does not believe, by Allah he does not believe. He repeated it three times. He was asked: Who does not believe, Messenger of Allah? He said: He whose neighbour is not secure against his mischief.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)
        Muslim’s version is: That one will not enter paradise whose neighbour is not secure against his mischief.
        See how clearly he has stated that a person is a non-believer if he causes any mischief to his neighbour. Then another Tradition, it says:
        [Abu Hurairah relates that the Holy Prophet(sa) said]: ‘He who believes in Allah and the Last Day, must not put his neighbour to inconvenience; he who believes in Allah and the Last Day must honour his guest; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day must speak beneficently or keep quiet.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)
        These are the teachings given to us by the Holy Prophet(sa).
        To avail this opportunity, I would also like to present my apologies for any inconvenience which might have put you in any trouble or caused you any problem from our side.
        Then another Tradition says:
        ‘Ibn Umar and Ayesha relate that the Holy Prophe(sa) said: Gabriel kept exhorting me about the neighbour till I imagined he would include him in the category of heirs.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)
        This is the climax of the rights of the neighbour: how beautifully the Holy Prophet of Islam(sa) has established the rights of the neighbour.
        How can a religion whose teachings are such, be considered as militant? All these militant acts which we are seeing today being committed by some Muslim groups are because of their own vested interests and have nothing to do with the teachings of Islam. As I have made it quite clear by quoting the verse of the Holy Qur’an and the Traditions, I think that if there was any doubt about the attitude of militancy of Muslims in anyone’s mind, it should now be removed.
        The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is the true follower of the teachings and is spreading the true message of Islam to the world.
        I hope that my words will be enough to remove any doubt as I have already said that you might have had in the past.
        Because of the time constraint, I can now smell the appetising smell of the meal. I think I should end here and I hope that having listened to what I have briefly explained about the true teachings of Islam, you would not mind if one day I knock at your front door to enjoy and share my right of neighbourliness. Of course, our doors are always wide open and we very much welcome you at any time with open arms.
        Thank you for coming and showing the kind gesture of being a good neighbour. Thank you again.

  2. I agree with every part of the article except the part that says Ahmadies do not consider Ghulam Ahmed (as) as a prophet. Ghulam Ahmed (as) is a sabordinate prophet to Muhammad rasoolullah (saw) just as Jesus was to Moses and that doesn’t deny Prophet Muhammad (saw) the status of the Seal of prophethood.

        “The most important thing,” answered Jesus, “is this:‘ Hear, O Israel: Lord, our God, the Lord is one. Love God, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. “The second is this:” Love your neighbor as yourself. “There is no greater order than this,” he said
        But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who besides use you, and persecute you. Matthew.5: 44.👍

        If Muslims obey the wisdom of God above, Jesus is the Lord, the King of the Kung, the peace will be pravailed, the world will be better off to live together in harmony and peace.

      • Funny. Why do you not first of all say ‘if Christians obey this wisdom of God above’ ? In the history of colonialism, genocide (for instance of native Americans both North and South), inquisition etc. Christians have always interpreted this ‘wisdom’ differently to what you are saying now. I am just reading a book containing Caribbean history (by James Michener). Christians conveniently did not consider the native population to have a soul, not even being really human. And in that way they managed genocide without loosing a night’s sleep over it. After we see the Christians obey these words then you can come with your advice for Muslims.

  3. Somi tempo :: The Christians do not know the contents of the Bible. They r taken to the place of worship whilst still babies, r baptised, some attend S/School/others admitted at the age of 12, followed by regular attendance for life.

  4. All words ascribed to Jesus were written 1500 years ago in Torah the Jewish Bible.
    Christians are excellent at genocide God bless them. Just ask Jews and German historians.
    Muslims much less so. It is the politics which is the killer now.
    That is not to say that Muslims of all shapes and sizes did not dabble in Jewish blood a la Farhood etc. Just look it up. Muslim killers of Jews.
    Christians and Muslims may hate each other but they are united in their visceral hatred of Jews. As Mohammed pbuh called the Jews God’s chosen people and people of the book. Don’t mess with me. I am now studying with a Muslim scholar in Saudi Arabia sufism. I also visit him! :)I can say with certainty that those who damn all Jews and Israel are destined to incur the wrath of Allah Akbar and our holy prophet Mohammed pbuh

    • Just to mention: I never ‘damn all Jews’. Well, I do not damn anyone, but, yes, I point out the human rights violations of the Israeli Government and settlers and all that. Equal rights for all.

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