Justice for Ahmadi Muslims

Join our petition to the Prime minister of Pakistan to give Ahmadi muslims the rights they are denied.

Under new ordinances and laws Ahmadis can not: 
1. Preach their belief. 
2. Call themselves a Muslim. 
3. Recite Holy Quran. 
4. Say Muslim salutation “Aasalam-o-Alaikum”. 
5. Recite “Kalima Tayyeba” i.e. There is no one worthy of worship except Allah, Muhammad is His Prophet. 
6. Call for Prayers (Adhan). 
7. Call their places of worship as “Masjid”. 
8. Cannot posses anything (badge/book etc.) on which Quranic Verses or Ahadith (sayings of Prophet Mohammad [peace be upon him]) are printed. 
9. Act or pose like a Muslim 
10. Do any such act which hurts the feelings of another Muslim. 

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Ahmadi plight: Dead but not resting in peace

Pakistan is the bastion of Islam, and Muslims in Pakistan the vanguards of the Islamic movement. They will shortly take over the world and govern it with Shariah laws.

The only problem is for us to draw a consensus as to who really is a Muslim; the Sunnis or the Shias, sub categorised further into Barelvis, Ithna Asharis, Deobandis, Wahabis, the Ismailis or any other less popular sects?

We’re at least a step closer to achieving that end. Ahmadis are non-Muslims, and our constitution corroborates that stand; if people from that sect still decide to be tactless enough, so as to defy us on it, well we have article 298B and 298C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) to ensure they fall in line.

So, my contention is not if Ahmadis are Muslims or not, nor is it on if they have a right upon the Islamic terminologies and symbolism. No folks, I’m a man of democracy and of rule of law, therefore, if my parliament decides upon a law ordering something to be the case, I won’t speak otherwise. However, where a law exists and is not being implemented, I think of it as my moral duty to point it out and to request the authorities concerned to adhere to it.

When a noble woman, named Fatima, committed a theft and Usama ibn Zayd was made to intercede on her behalf by the Arabs, the Holy Prophet (pbuh) asseverated that all are equal before law, and that not even Fatima (RA), Prophet (pbuh’s) own daughter, would have been spared the punishment had she committed the crime.

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Muslims who helped create Pakistan

“Ahmadis are Muslims, If They Say They are Muslims and No One, Not Even the Sovereign Legislature, has the Right to Say Otherwise.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 05 May 1944.

“I have been asked a disturbing question, as to who among the Muslims can be a member of the Muslim Conference. It has been asked with particular reference to the Qadianis (Ahmadis). My reply is that, as far as the constitution of the All-India Muslim League is concerned, it stipulates that any Muslim, without distinction of creed or sect, can become a member, provided he accepts the views, policy and programme of the Muslim League, signs the form of membership and pays the subscription. I appeal to the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir not to raise sectarian questions, but instead to unite on one platform under one banner. In this lies the welfare of the Muslims. In this way, not only can Muslims make political and social progress effectively, but so can other communities, and so also can the state of Kashmir as a whole. What right have I to declare a person non-Muslim, when he claims to be a Muslim.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 23rd May, 1944, Srinagar

Sources:

Tahrik Huriyyat Kashmir (History of Independence Movements in Kashmir), volume 2, 1936 – 1945, page 291)

British doctor in Pakistan arrested for reading from a Quran

Masood Ahmad is a member of the Ahmadi sect, subject to widespread intimidation and banned from describing themselves as Muslims

A British doctor is languishing in a Pakistani prison accused of “posing as a Muslim” after being videoed reading aloud from the Quran.

Masood Ahmad, 72, is a member of the minority Ahmadi sect, who are declared non-Muslims under the terms of the country’s constitution and subject to widespread discrimination, violence and abuse.

They can face up to three years in prison if convicted of posing as a Muslim, a symptom of Pakistan’s intolerance towards religious minorities.

Dr Ahmad was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore last month after two men secretly filmed him reading a translation of a verse from the Quran.

They had posed as patients at a clinic run by Dr Ahmad and after receiving medications stayed to ask religious questions.

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Ahmadi literature: Printing press employees accused of blasphemy

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge has fixed February 7 for arguments on the after-arrest bails of four men accused of publishing allegedly blasphemous books about the Ahmadi faith.

Moeed Ayaz, Asmatullah, Razaullah and Ghulamullah, employees of Black Arrow Printing Press, were arrested on January 7 as they loaded a small truck with thousands of books and CDs. The four accused are Ahmadis. Arrest warrants have been issued for the printing press’s owner, who is at large.

The lawyer for the accused, in their post-arrest bail pleas, said that local police had acted illegally against his clients as they had arrested them on the basis of a call made to 15 before an FIR had been registered, as was evident from the statement of the complainant.

He said that even if the complaint were true, his clients should have been charged under Sections 6 (literal distortion of ayah text), 7 (translation or interpretation of Holy Quran contrary to belief of Muslims) and 9 (penalty) of the Punjab Holy Quran (Printing and Recording) Act of 2011 – which carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison – rather than Sections 295B (defiling the Holy Quran) and 298C (an Ahmadi calling himself a Muslim or preaching his faith) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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