Info code: 3481655Tehran (IQNA)- In a press release made public on Monday August 8, 2022, the national conference of Ulemas of Mali gave its position on the vision of Islam by the Qadianie community, also known as Ahmadiyya in Mali.
Like several Muslim countries and organizations in the world, the national conference of Ulemas urged the High Islamic Council as well as the highest authorities of Mali to banish this practice within the large Muslim family.
As a body empowered to rule on religious issues within the High Islamic Council of Mali, the National Conference of Ulemas met on Monday, August 8, 2022, around the issue raised by the Muslim community in relation to the conception of Islam by the Qadianie community called Ahmadiyya.
Considering verse 40 of Sura 33, ((Muhammad was not the father of any of your men, but he was the messenger of Allah and the seal of the prophets, and Allah is Omniscient)) and the definition of the seal as the last prophet according to the Hadith: “…there is no prophet after me” (Boukhary and Muslim), the national conference of Ulemas urged to banish the Ahmadiyya community as being from Islam.
For this, she asks the Muslim community of Mali to stay away from any activity carried out in the name of Islam by a “small group”, as is the case in Muslim countries; calls on the High Islamic Council with all its authorities to work to protect the Muslim community of Mali from the intrusion of this group within it; calls on the High Islamic Council of Mali to seek from the government represented by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Worship and Customs to implement this vision and to prohibit any exploitation of the name of Islam by this “small group”. The conference calls on the competent authorities for a total ban on the activity of this group in the country, as is the case, it recalls, in several Muslim countries.
According to the conference, several Muslim countries and organizations around the world, such as the Islamic World League Academy of Islamic Jurisprudence in Makkah, the International Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to which belong 57 Muslim countries including Mali, as well as Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and others, consider the Qadianie/Ahmadiyya community as a non-Muslim minority.
The national conference of Ulemas also took advantage of this opportunity to recall that a first ban had been imposed on the activities of the Ahmadiyya community on the territory of Mali at the time of President Moussa Traoré, on the recommendation of the Association Malian for the Unity and Progress of Islam (Amupi).